The idea of only keeping what brings me joy and/or serves a purpose has been a guiding light of mine for months. A good purge brings clarity, renewed focus, and opens up space for fresh opportunities. Plus what no longer serves you may be exactly what someone else needs. Donate, sell, or discard (recycle if possible).
Meanwhile, in the spirit of holiday gift giving, I love sharing products and causes that are meaningful to both me and the universe. Sounds grand? Yeah, ‘cuz it is. Every one of our actions matters, and by choosing to support whole-hearted, high-vibe companies and organizations we can do our part to make the world a brighter, happier, more peaceful place. And isn’t that the holidays in a nutshell? May you be inspired by the following offerings. Special treats included. Enjoy!
Emily Rose Shaw, plant-powdered chef extraordinaire, has curated a magnificent holiday e-cookbook: The Plant Collective is filled with scrumptious recipes from the heroes in health and wellness (Goop, Moon Juice, Sakara, House of Citrine, Jing Slingers, The Chalkboard Mag, My New Roots... ). Bonus: 60% of all sales are donated to The Edible Schoolyard Project founded by Alice Waters. Gift gorgeous and make a difference.
The flower essences from Lotus Wei are a true gift. If you’re looking for gentle, yet deep, transformation you’ve come to the right place. Spread love with the Infinite Love aura mist; calm frazzled nerves everywhere with Inner Peace anointing oil; and add holiday cheer to your home & heart with Joy Juice elixir. Beautiful, powerful treats for yourself and others. Inhale. Exhale. Let go...
A Purposeful Rescue is a 501C3 non-profit that saves dogs from high-kill shelters in the Los Angeles area. They’re doing amazing work; please follow along on their Instagram to see for yourself. You’ll feel inspired to help. If you can, foster or adopt a furry angel; if that’s not an option at the moment, consider making a donation. You do make a difference. Thank you.
For the beauty maven, manly man, and everyone in between, Living Libations makes the most divine face-, body-, hair-, oral-, and air-care. If you or someone you know is extra discerning and only wants the purest, finest, most pristine, make a statement with delights from Living Libations. Everything’s organic/wildcrafted, high-vibe, in glass, made with love in gorgeous Canada. Get in on their specials now + save an extra 7% off your order with code MIRIAM.
If you’re lucky enough to bring home a Clearlight infra-red sauna this season, congrats! Whenever I get the chance to enjoy a sauna session I leave rejuvenated because of the beautiful detox (hello, clear, glowing skin!), muscle recovery, deep relaxation, and shedding of unnecessary weight. Shielded from dirty EMFs, this is a true jewel in your wellness tool box. I can’t wait to get my own. If you’re in the market for a Clearlight sauna, mention code MIRIAM AVA to get $450 off your price, free shipping (mainland USA & Canada), and a removable ergonomic backrest. There’s multiple ways to get in touch with the awesome folks at Clearlight: www.healwithheat.com; email firstname.lastname@example.org; call 800.317.5070; @ClearlightSaunas on Instagram. Sweat & glow 🙂
The Gentle Barn rescues animals from severe abuse and neglect who are too old, sick, lame, or scared to be adopted into homes. They’re a sanctuary to both animals and humans as the rescued animals act as ambassadors of love to children who’ve experienced a similar past. Make it a point to visit one of the three Gentle Barns across the US: Los Angeles, CA; Knoxville, TN; St. Louis, MO. Your time with the horses, chickens, pigs, cows, goats, and turkeys will fill your heart and inspire your outlook. Sponsoring farm animals is one of my favorite ways to share my appreciation and gratitude; it’s meaningful in manifold ways, heart-warming, eco-friendly, and sends ripples of love into the universe. You may donate here. Thank you.
May you live in the light.
May you be the light.