Healthy Holiday is my invitation to make the holidays holy and healthy again. Whether you gift goods money can buy or those that are priceless, I’d like to inspire you to make wholehearted, conscious choices. Below are some of my favorite things to spread the light and be the light during the festive season.
In case you missed it, here’s Healthy Holiday, Part 1.
Glow Time, Big Time: A must-have for the beauty lover on your list. Better than a box of chocolates, Tata Harper’s Best in Glow set reveals her bestsellers collection in a gorgeous presentation. It’s so good it reminds me of opening all the doors of an advent calendar at once 😉 From cleansing & toning, to targeted boosting and moisturizing, to adorning and unwinding, this 11-piece collection is an opportunity to revel in beauty without compromise. Lovely introduction to the line as well as travel kit. As always, Tata Harper Skincare is vertically integrated, meaning they do everything from planting seeds to sealing bottles under one roof on their Farm in Vermont.
The Gift of Community, Inspiration, and Infinite Expansion: I’m a huge fan of NEWSWIRE.FM. and HEALTHWIRE.FM. They’re a cutting-edge digital broadcast network reaching viewers across 200+ countries. Every time I tune in to Deepak Chopra’s galvanizing conversations with news-makers in business, health, wellness, relationships, creativity, science, and consciousness, I feel deeply inspired and enriched. And I’m thrilled to share an extra special gift with you! With this unique URL you’ll receive a free one-year subscription to NEWSWIRE.FM and HEALTHWIRE.FM. I know you’ll love!
Adorn with Intention: HEALTHWIRE.FM’s beautiful Tree of Life Prayer Beads have been created in collaboration with Blessings in Disguise. I adore the tree of life symbol as it alludes the interconnectedness of all life. Sacred nature in us, around us, at all time. Choose from malas and bracelets made from moonstone, sapphire, ruby, pyrite… and set your intention. Tap the cosmic flow of your highest self… and revel in the beauty of your creation. The Prayer Beads will make a divine gift to yourself and/or loved one. To keep the good energy going, $22 of any purchase will be donated to The Chopra Foundation in support of Deepak Chopra’s scientific research efforts.
Because You Can: Desiring chocolate but don't want to mess up your system and compromise high performance? Me too. And now you can have your treat and eat it too. Bulletproof Chocolate Fuel Bars are made from premium cacao beans carefully sourced to minimize contamination from performance-robbing heavy metals and fungal toxins. Time to upgrade your chocolate. My fave's the Himalayan sea salt which tastes like the most luscious caramel by the sea. If I love it, it's great. Fabulous stocking stuffer or little elf treat for your superstar colleagues.
Love the World Alive: Your smile lights up the world so shine your joy upon us freely. Nourish your lips. Speak your truth. Give love. 100% Pure’s Mint Lip Gift Set is one of the simplest, most heartfelt ways to say, “I’m glad you’re here. Take good care of you.” ❤️ The set includes 2 beautifully moisturizing lip balms (orange mint and berry mint - yum!) as well as a brown sugar scrub that’ll create the perfect canvas for your luscious lips. As with all of 100% Pure’s creations, the ingredients are top-notch, organic, and pure. Comes in the most adorable candy-cane-striped box.
Be the Light: Be a force for good in the world. Light up the world with your love. Give a smile. Hug a loved one. Pet a dog. Adopt a kitten. Save the world with your kindness and courage because you can. Show us what you’ve got. Beam, baby, beam!
Boutique Treat: This boutique line from Canada combines appealing looks with natural, nontoxic ingredients. Of course cruelty-free (only tested on happy humans), Love Fresh will particularly delight those on your holiday list who otherwise shop for brands that might sound fresh and sexy but are neither once you look past the veil of marketing. I discovered their deodorants earlier this year and really like them, which is why I'm loving the idea of a deo trio to gift to yourself and your 2 siblings, or friends, or Mr. & Mrs. Claus. Orange-Patchouli is amazing. The new travel kit includes a mini deo stick and essential travel goodies that’ll make the amenities in nice hotel bathrooms blush.
Hemp, Hemp, Hooray: Nurture your inner artist with nutrient-dense delights. Hemp hearts (aka raw, shelled hemp seeds) pack a punch of flavor and supercharge most every meal with plant-based protein and omegas. It's what I like to put in my superfood hot chocolate and magnificent grain-free muffins (explore my Insta for enticing snaps of both), but Manitoba Harvest’s hemp hearts are also great in smoothies, salads, healthy cereal, or straight from the package. I prefer the organic ones but if you get the regular you're still galaxies ahead of the curve. Hemp Pro 70 can become a great companion to your empowered choice to move more. Refuel post run or yoga; it's water soluble + has a smooth texture. This is the sign you’ve been waiting for. Take control of your wellbeing now — food & movement are a great place to start. When would now be a good time?
Jewels for Your Face: Crafted from scratch, Precious Skin Elixirs is a holistic skincare line perfect for the jewelry lover as each product bears the name of a precious gem. You’ll be blown away by the luscious aromas, delectable textures, and smart efficacy. The integrity of the products is reflected in the packaging as these jewels for the face are housed in violet glass jars. Two of my favorites are the Peridot Cleansing Balm and the 24K Gold Serum.
Aphrodite Calling: The supernatural beauties on your list will go bananas for Elemental Wizdom, the under-the-radar superfood company from Malibu, CA. Expect cutting-edge rejuvenation from the inside out courtesy of Piao Liang ("elegant & bright") beauty formula and mindful transformation of your oral microbiome via Oralight toothpaste. Oralight, which will illuminate the beauty of you teeth, is a high-vibe concoction of ormus, colloidal gold and silver, trace minerals, activated charcoal, MSM, ozonated raw organic coconut oil, frankincense, myrrh, to name just a few. Spoon out a pea-size amount and brush as usual. Expect miracles. Piao Liang complements the transformation by nourishing your body and mind with nature’s beauty heroes schizandra, lycium (goji), and pearl, amor others, as well as their Super Human Enzymes. If 2016 is your year of renewal from the ground up, look into these.
Play of Light: Tata Harper’s Luminous Definition kit is pure magic. Consisting of a luxurious highlighter and elegant bronzer in addition to samples of supreme skincare to optimally prep the skin, this kit is all you need to effortlessly sculpt, highlight, and enjoy. And who can say that their color cosmetics are packed with neuropeptide technology to promote a smooth, juicy look? Tata of course. Every time I apply the formulas I’m amazed at how silky and airy the texture is. Superb stocking stuffer for both the makeup maven and no-make up beauty on your list.
Live Love: In the flurry of things to give and get, albeit fun and gorgeous, sometimes the best gift to yourself and others is to offer support to those who’re making a difference on behalf of the voiceless. A donation to your favorite organization captures the essence of the holiday spirit as you’re stepping into your highest self. Farm Sanctuary is one of my favorite organizations because they rescue abused farm animals and offer them a life of dignity and joy. I’ve visited their shelter in Watkins Glen, NY and encourage you to go see for yourself (there’s also one in CA). This holiday season, do what makes you feel great. For me, that includes supporting those I love. Learn more about Farm Sanctuary on my Impact page.
I hope Healthy Holiday has inspired you to make more fun & meaningful choices this year. Share your holiday joys with me on social. Use #HealthyHoliday or tag me (@ColorsGratitude on Twitter and @ColorsofGratitude on Instagram and Facebook).
Wishing you & yours the most magnificent festive season!