How many more days until Christmas? I hope you’re enjoying the holiday season. It can be a wonderful time; celebrating with family and friends. It can also be stressful when the to-do list is long, and free time is in short supply.
To help, I found a few gift ideas that are perfect for a family member, best friend or even for yourself. My goal is to help you make Christmas, the days and weeks that follow, stress-free.
Nurture Your Soul by Theresa Cloud Eagle Nelson (yours truly!)
The book is available in bound or electronic form. The companion journal is a great addition to a lovely self-care gift.
The book discusses, in simplistic ways, how one can incorporate the principles of conscious living to create a life of total well-being, peace, and balance in their daily life. The journal will help you put those principles into practice.
Shanti Essential Oil
I love this oil and use it to aid in relaxation and a good night’s sleep. Add a sleep mask or neck pillow for the person who travels, or needs a little extra help to unwind.
Shanti (Peace) was formulated to calm the mind and prepare the body for sleep. Use the concentrate as an inhalation, diffuse or place a few drops on your pillow. Apply the massage blend to the bottoms of your feet at bedtime. Shanti blend contains bergamot, chamomile, champa, clary sage, lavender, mandarin, mogra (Indian jasmine) rose and rose geranium essential oils.
Herbal teas have been used for centuries to sooth the mind, spirit and body. The botanicals in this Dreamy tea blend present light floral notes with a hint of citrus, making it an ideal choice to unfold into your evening.
You could add a special mug, or local organic honey to make this a great gift for a co-worker or friend who could use a little “me” time that’s easy to create at home.
Included in this Two Disc series is an instructional CD that will help the beginner become comfortable with the process of meditation
Disc One Covers:
- how to establish a discipline
- what physical and breathing exercises will help prepare the body
- why affirmations and prayers are important
- what you may experience during the course of meditation
- There is no mystery to meditation. It is easy to learn.
Disc Two is a guided meditation to help you commit to memory the exercises for relaxation, a prayer, the prayer for protection, and affirmations to keep you focused.
You will have a period of 15 minutes of silence to stay in the connection you have made. You will then be lead out of the meditation back into the present moment.
Warming Shoulder and Body Wrap
Use moist heat therapy with this neck wrap. You can microwave it for 1 minute (add additional 30 seconds to desire temperature) to treat neck, arm, shoulder pain.
This is also great for those undergoing treatment, those who travel or people who deal with muscle tension.
You may find yourself dealing with more stress than normal during this time. The holidays can bring a mix of fun, and worry or depression. You do not have to handle this alone.
My wish for you is a very Merry Christmas filled with the people you love and time to enjoy the moments celebrating brings.