LIFESTYLE: MY WELLNESS HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

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“It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” ― Mother Teresa

It's that time of year! Although I absolutely adore Christmas for everything that it brings - family, holidays, joyous cheer, lights, smells, decorations, 'healthifying' christmas treats and just being surrounded by loved ones. I'm not a huge fan of shopping, malls, lists and massive consumerism. Not that I don't enjoy gift giving, because I do. It's definitely a love language for me. I just rather have experiences, make memories, plan trips and invest in the bigger picture than buy endless gifts. Again, don't get me wrong I'm not a grinch :) I love gifts, more so giving them, and the givers love and thoughtfulness trump it all! not enjoy the stress that is brought into such a peaceful, joyous and beautiful holiday time.

BUT for fun I wanted to share my (dream) Gift Guide. My health, and lifestyle mean everything to me all of these fall into helping me and my loved ones live a healthier, more sustainable and conscious life. I look at it as giving the gift of health and wellness.

Here are my Top Picks:

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ACUPRESSURE MAT: I've been eyeing these for awhile. I've seen them at health stores and convention shows and have wanted to try one for ages! Might be something that I invest in for the New Year.

The acupressure process improves circulation and increases endorphins, so you'll sleep better, get fewer headaches, and generally feel happier. It can even reduce the appearance of cellulite, because the pressure helps to push toxins out of fat cells. And the best part is, all you have to do to get the benefits is lie down and relax.

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A WEEKEND IN A TREEHOUSE: I freaked out when I found this the other day. How heavenly does it look? This would be the PERFECT Weekend Getaway! Enjoy it with your love, and because it has two beds invite your best friend and their partner. BLISS.

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RMS GIFT CARD: My favorite make up in the world and all I use. Un Cover Up, Living Luminizer are all I wear day to day and I have a few lip shines and lip 2 cheeks for when I got out. It's organic, non gmo, raw coconut oil based and practically alive as it's so fresh. (*** a special someone got me this for my b-day! What a treat.)

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REFORMATION CLOTHING GIFTCARD: The only clothing I ever want to wear. This says it all:

We design and manufacture limited-edition collections in our own factory. Located in downtown Los Angeles, we manufacture most of our products in our own sustainable sewing factory. By cutting out the middleman and selling online and in our own boutiques, we eliminate traditional retail markups. We source sustainable fabrics and vintage garments, and incorporate sustainable practices throughout our supply chain to make beautiful styles at a fraction of the environmental impact generated by most fashion brands. From our heat-reflecting roof and use of renewable energy, to the recycled hangers in our stores and 100% recycled packaging for every order shipped, sustainability is core to our business at every level. It is our goal to raise awareness around the impact fashion has on the environment and at the same time offer sustainable solutions and choices. It is our mission to lead and inspire a sustainable way to be fashionable. Join the Reformation.

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DP CARDS FOR A YEAR: Founded by one of my hometown besties, Dani has developed a line of cards that are unique, heart felt and REAL. They aren't your typical card at all, which is why you need them in your arsenal of greeting cards. All original photographs taken from her travels throughout the world and captions that will either make you laugh, cry, or melt your heart into a puddle. Who doesn't love a good supply of rad greeting cards for every occasion?

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ULTRASONIC AROMATHERAPY DIFFUSER: I've been wanting one of these for over a year now. Although I love a good natural (coconut wax) candle, these are much more therapeutic and healing. The combination of organic essential oils you can concoct makes me giddy just thinking about.

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A WEEKEND AWAY AT A SPA: Another weekend getaway that is pure heaven. I'm all for adventuring, getting away for the weekend while practicing self love and care, even more so with your love. I chose Nordik Spa in Montreal as it's close to me and have heard rave reviews from friends and family. Where ever you are in the world though is bound to have a beautiful spa to whisk yourself and your partner for a weekend of love.

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BALLET BEAUTIFUL SLIPPERS AND BODYSUITS: Last but not least!!! These beauties. I have to admit but I've been coveting a pair of slippers and body suit from BB since I started practicing over a year and a half ago but haven't taken the plunge. Would definitely make my morning 'class' a little more balletic.

My wish for you is that you have the most beautiful holiday season spent with your loved ones. Celebrating, relaxing, loving, sharing, giving of your presence and self as that is truly what matters. Love, time and memories cannot be bought.

Happiest of holiday seasons.

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