Why Make New Years Resolutions We Can’t Keep?

New year is upon us once again and many of us are going to make resolutions! You might be asking yourself why make new years resolutions again this year, if I fail like usually? My article will help you to make a promise which you are able to keep and be on your way to self-improvement!

The year is ending and most of us are making resolutions for different reasons. I will take you through the process and let you into the secret of my own resolution. I would also love to hear yours, so be sure to leave me a comment!

Reasons To Make Resolutions

Why should you make a resolution you might ask? There are many reasons to do so, you might have  completely different personal ones, but I will introduce you to the most common reasons people state.

Custom

It’s a tradition in many places around the word to make a promise on new year. It’s mostly due to the fact that when the year is drawing to the end, we often take some time to reflect our lives.

Of course it would be possible to do this at any time of the year, unfortunately a lot of people miss the drive for improvement as they fail to identify the deep rooted reason or need for their resolution in the first place.

The chance of the year is seen to help you leave behind the past with all its troubles and sorrows behind and start over. It can also be combined with a wish, such as hoping someone else will overcome their problems and have a great start for the new year.

Self-improvement

Many people see the new year as an opportunity to motivate themselves with something they have been struggling with the previous year, such as loosing weight or learning a new skill.

These are the most difficult resolutions to stick with and I will be talking about ways to improve your chances about succeeding in the Sticking With Your Resolutions section.

Influence

Some people make a new years resolution simply because they are inspired by someone else. For instance if your partner decides to quit smoking, you have an incredible opportunity to follow in his footsteps.

No Smoking Sign

 

It’s easier to make resolutions that are difficult to stick to together as you can support each other and follow up on each others progress. Just make sure you also commit and don’t start leading each other to temptation instead!

Pact

Many people make a resolution together with other people. For instance the whole school class commits for better results in math or a whole family decides to spend more time together.

Agreement

This kind of resolution is the easiest to succeed as you will be working together towards a success. It’s not so dependant on individual efforts, but about motivating the whole group to succeeding!

Making Your Resolutions

Sit down and reflect about your life. Is there something you would like to improve? Write down the areas of self or group improvement that come to your mind.

Next examine your reasons for making a particular decision, such as stop smoking because it will improve their health. It will help to write the reason down as well. It will work as a motivator when you need reasons to stick with your resolution!

Discussing them with others might help, as they might have ideas of which areas of your persona or life need improvement. Make sure that you are ready for honest feedback though, it might not be easy to hear what others have to say.

Once you have your ideas, consider which would give you most value at this particular time. Basically this means that you should pick one or two that you like most, trust your gut feeling on this!

Don’t be tempted to make too many promises as this will only backfire as you will get mentally exhausted and feel pressure even before you start with your goals. Don’t worry, you can safe those for the years to come!

Before your make your resolution it’s important to consider the following things that will ensure you can stick with your resolution.

Make Specific Goals

Don’t make lofty promises, such as ‘I will loose some weight next year’ or ‘I will exercise more’. Instead make a specific goal, such as ‘I will drop two dress sizes by next summer holidays’, or ‘I will exercise 3 time a week’

Exercise and diet

Making specific goals allows you to measure your success more easily and this will help to keep you motivated along the way! A good friend on mine, who goes to the same cancer clinic than me, made a resolution to try out my meditation for pain-relief program to replace his opiates.

Ensure Your Goal is Achievable

Do not define goals you know in advance you are not able to achieve as this will be demotivating. Keep them realistic enough for you to feel the urge to work towards them.

For instance promising that you will complete a marathon under 4 hours might not be the best promise to make if you spend most of your life on the couch. Instead promise to yourself to complete the couch to 5k program!

Define Steps

Make sure to define steps or check points, so you can easily follow up on your progress. Make sure the steps are not overwhelmingly difficult to obtain. If your exceed your goals, there is reason to celebrate! For instance if your resolution was a weight loss: I will loose 2kg every month.

steps

Sticking With Your Resolution

So you have selected your resolution, congratulation! You are on your way to improving your life! The most important thing now is to ensure you will be able to stick to your resolution and achieve your goals!

There are several techniques to ensure you won’t give up before even getting started. Lets examine them closer.

Write Down Your Goals

Write down your goals and the steps you broken your task down to. Place the paper somewhere where you can easily see it every day, as it will remind you of your promise. Keep a pen nearby, so you can tick each step after you reach it!

Some people like printing a spreadsheet style list with couple of columns, such as:

GoalLoose 10kg by summer holidaysDate
Step 1loose 2kg by 31.01
Step 1loose 2kg by 28.02

They can then fill in the date they achieved their steps or mini goals, which is extremely motivates. If you are part of a group pack, make sure you use a format, which allows both individual and group goals.

Write down your goals

Make sure that you agree among each other if everyone wants their results published, some people might feel sensitive about this, but in general it often encourages people to compete against each other.

You might even make bets or arrange a competition! Just make sure to keep it friendly, so nobody gives up because they feel like a looser.

Seek External Accountability

Make sure people know about your resolution. It’s surprisingly easy to cheat oneself, hence it’s much easier to stick to your resolution, if others know about your decision to give up smoking!

Tell your nearest and dearest, post it on social media, talk about it at work and write it down in your diary or blog. Once others know, it’s not so easy to back down on your word as you need to explain to others why you broke your promise to yourself.

Seek Support

Depending on your goal, support might be extremely important. For instance if you have decided to learn a new language next year support is not as crucial as in the case of loosing weight, stopping smoking or getting better school results!

You might ask someone close to you, partner, friend, teacher, parent or if you prefer someone who doesn’t know you personally, seek a support group on social media or forums, such as Quit Smoking Support Group of Facebook. There are plenty available for any possible self improvement topic, Google will show you the way!

Once you have your support person or a group, make sure to keep them up to date on your progress and ask them to keep on checking on your.  If you are struggling let them know!

Reward Yourself

Make sure to reward yourself in meaningful ways for each mini goal you made. If your goal was to loose weight, using food as a reward might not be the best option, but instead treat yourself to some new clothes when you reach your goals and maybe some accessories or massage or haircut along the way.

Reach your goals

Group reward might be some fun activity, such as taking the whole class ice skating or family night out in the movies or the bowling hall. Be creative and ensure everyone has their say!

Once you reach your goal, make sure your results are known. You have every reason to be proud of yourself, you have done a fantastic job,  this is your moment to shine!

Happy New Year!

FireworksSo remember when the fireworks start, you have the chance to start all over! It is up to you to learn about your mistakes and turn a new page with the experiences under our belt. Nothing lasts forever, not even bad luck or emotional rut! Happiness is just around the corner.

And if your year was a great one,  why not make the next one even greater? There is always something to improve, the human nature is searching for perfection after all. If you need inspiration, take a look at my post about What Is Positive Thinking About – Sattvic Mind

My very own goal this year is to beat my cancer! I will define my mini goals the next few weeks and write a post about it. What kind of promise are you making for the new year?

 

ॐ Love and Peace For The New Year,

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Honey Cinnamon Cures – Ancient Miracle Remedy?

You have probably heard by now about honey cinnamon cures, which are suppose to be an instant, universal cure for wide amount of serious illnesses and medical conditions,ranging from diabetes and kidney problems to cancer. This article examines if there is any truth to these claims or if it’s an elaborate alternative health industry scam.

Lets first examine what exactly makes this natural remedy so effective, that it’s supposedly able to cure many serious illnesses, what does it consist of and how is it used.

Honey

Honey, also known as liquid gold, is produced  by the bees by ingesting nectar from flowers and trees and processing it into honey by processing it through their bodies.

Honey Bees

Honey Medicinal Properties

Honey is being used in many home remedies, for a good reason! In Ayurvedic medicine it has been used for more than 4000 years and is documented in Vedas, where it’s referred to as Yogavahi, as an ingredient to balance out the 3 doshas. You can read more about the doshas here:

What Is A Dosha – How It Influences Our Lives

It has many amazing abilities, due to its anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties it can be used to cure many illnesses. It’s also a rich source of anti-oxidants helping to prevent cancer and Phytonutrients  give it strong anti-inflammatory benefits. It’s also pro-biotic, promoting healthy body flora.

The specific abilities of the honey depend on the flowers that the bees who produce it feed on. Most effective ones being Manuka and Buckwheat honey. Additionally raw honey, separated from honey cones by centrifuge, has more phytonutrients and pro-biotics than honey that has been extracted by heat.

Honey Remedies

It’s been used to threat, either on it’s own or part of other active ingredients:

  • Treat sore throats
  • Treat coughs
  • Treat pneumonia
  • Improve immune-system
  • Improve eyesight
  • Prevent premature ejaculation
  • Treat impotence
  • Treat infertility
  • Treat urinary track problems
  • Treat ulcers
  • Treat asthma
  • Treat nausea
  • Treat gum disease
  • Treat high cholesterol
  • Treat hight blood pressure
  • Treat diarrhea
  • Improve memory
  • Heal and sterilize wounds
  • Heal burns
  • Regulate blood sugar
  • Prevent cancer
  • Lessens allergy symptoms
  • Soften and nourish skin

Raw Unprocessed Honey

Impressive list right? There are many studies into the healing properties of honey. Most clear evidence is in its beneficial properties in treating wounds. Mayo clinic however states that results in using honey for medical purposes are inconclusive, which in itself is no surprise, since they are not strong supporters of alternative medicine.

Raw Organic Honey

However when talking about hone, please understand that the health benefits are only traceable to raw organic honey, which is rich in pollen and because it has not been heated during the process of separating it from the honey cones, contains small amounts of beeswax!

Besides, make sure that you purchase locally produced honey if possible? Why you might ask? Two reason, to avoid excess CO2 emissions for transport and simply because lot of the honey sold in the supermarkets has in fact not much to do with natural product!

China has been running a scam for ages now, making fake honey of high fructose corn syrup. Since the scam was discovered and the import of honey from China banned, they simply shipped it to India, where it was mixed with high pollen content honey and then shipped further to US and Europe.

Unfortunately this has given Indian honey a bad reputation and I personally avoid it at any cost, as it also has large quantities of antibiotics.

Even local honey that is being heated and filtered in the production or pasteurization process is not anywhere near as healthy as organic honey as many enzymes die due to heat and pollen gets removed by the filtering.

Alpine Honey Varieties

How ever above is an example of two types of honey which are both raw, local produce. One is made by bees that feed on the nectar of alp flowers, the second is produced by the bees feasting on alpine forest flowers.

The forest variety is much darker in color and taste! It takes forever to set, but is for sure raw pressed biological variety. The flower variety sets almost instantly and is much milder.

So, can one recognize raw honey from processed? Not always so easily, but often the more ‘golden’ the color, the more dead the honey is. Raw honey also tends to set more easily than processed honey, but is liquid when it’s first harvested.

My own usage of honey is one teaspoon of raw Manuka or eucalyptus honey in the morning and in the evening, every non fasting day. It helps to keep me safe from infections of throat and airways most of the time and improves my immune system in general.

Tea and Honey

If I am experiencing any symptoms of flu, such as runny nose, or sore throat, I will use honey in my special tea. You can read more about my flu remedy here Remedies For Flu

I also ofter use it home to treat wounds or burns, it definitely makes them heal much faster and scaring is much less frequent. I also love to rub honey on my skin in sauna, it leaves my skin wonderfully soft.

Cinnamon

Cinnamon is harvested from the inner bark  of Cinnamomum tree, native to Sri Lanka, Burma, India and Bangladesh. Besides from the inner bark, also flowers are dried and used.

Several different cultivars are used to produce cinnamon commercially additionally in China, Vietnam, Indonesia, Brazil, Caribean, Egypt, and in the old Indian trade partners Seychelles and Madagascar, where it was brought by the Parsi settlers.

The best quality cinnamon is grown in Sri Lanka or Ceylon, it can be recognized by its lighter yellowish brown color, thin layered appearance and highly fragrant aroma.

Cinnamon

Cassia, also called the Chinese cinnamon, is different subspecies and is the most commercially used cinnamon spice. It’s much darker in color, thicker and woody in its structure.

It is favored due to its cheaper price, which is due to the fact that all the layers of the bark are used. It is also more heat resistant than Ceylon varieties and therefore used in baked goods. Heat releases its trademark sweet tangy aroma.

cinnamon buns

Cinnamon Medicinal Properties

Besides from cooking, cinnamon has a long list of medicinal uses. The active ingredient in cinnamon is called coumarin, which is less prominent in the Ceylon varieties. It has strong blood thinning properties. Its flavor is due to the essential oil, which consists of 1% of the cinnamon spice.

Other ingredients include  Cinnamaldehydes, responsible for its aroma, tannins, terpenoids and flavonoids are also present. Additionally MethylHydroxyChalcone polymers (MHCPs) give cinnamon its abilities to increase body’s insulin sensitivity.

Cinnamon is also anti-inflammatory, contains plenty of antioxidants, and produces antimicrobial activity.

Cinnamon Remedies

There are several remedies out there that base themselves on cinnamon. It’s uses are written down in Vedas, its Sanskrit name is twak  traditionally used:

  • Cure High cholesterol
  • Cure diabetes type II
  • Stabilize blood sugar in diabetes type I
  • Increase insulin sensitivity
  • Treat colds
  • Treat coughs
  • Treat migraines
  • Treat indigestion
  • Treat infections
  • Treat diarrhea
  • Treat thrombosis
  • Treat cancer
  • Treat infections
  • Invigorate nervous system
  • Decrease stress
  • Promote weight loss

I personally use cinnamon by sprinkling on top of food, such as my favorite snack: Apples slices with cinnamon and cashew nut butter. I also use to flavor food and it’s one of the ingredients of my favorite tea. Take a look at my apple and cinnamon infused water recipe!

Apples with cinnamon and cashewnut butter

I ensure to get my daily dose, 1 heaped tea spoon of organic Ceylon cinnamon, in order to control my blood sugar and it has helped to lower my fasting blood sugar levels dramatically. Additionally I take it in higher dose for stomach upsets, infections or flu.

I also often use cinnamon essential oil in a diffuser, to produce a pleasant, mood lifting aroma to the house. I also inhale the vapor if I happen to catch a throat or an airways infection.

Some people remain skeptical about the usage of cinnamon for lowering fasting blood sugar levels, stating they didn’t achieve any results in their own trials. Most common reason for this is, that they didn’t actually use Ceylon cinnamon, but either the Cassia variety or even just fake product, consisting of sawdust with cinnamon oil flavoring, which has penetrated the markets the recent years!

Honey Cinnamon Cures

As the name states, we are talking about a cure with two active ingredients, honey and Ceylon cinnamon. It can be prepares in several different ways. Most advocate heating up the honey and either adding the ground cinnamon to it or infusing couple of cinnamon sticks in it overnight.

Honey Cinnamon Cures

However, some practitioners, like me believe the honey is best when it’s kept raw, as it will retain most it’s healing properties this way. What would be the point of buying raw honey and then heating it up? In the raw honey method, the ground cinnamon is simply mixed into honey.

Some natural health care practitioners also talk about adding ginger into the mix, stating it enhances the healing abilities of this cure. In fact ginger does have many healing properties and you can read more about it here: Ayurvedic Medicine Remedies For The Holidays

Unique Properties

Since a lot of the usages for these two remedies overlap, it is only logical that they were combined  in one remedy. Cinnamon honey cures were commonly described in Vegas and used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years. Traditional Chinese medicine as well as ancient Egyptian medicine records echo the same usages for this popular spice.

Spices

It is claimed to be a cure all, for treating cancer and diabetes, restoring kidney functions and lowering cholesterol with just few doses. Besides from the lack of any supporting medical evidence, anyone  suffering from these conditions can testify that this is utter nonsense.

However on the long term this remedy, when constructed from the correct ingredients, has quite remarkable benefits. It has been shown that this is a potent remedy to fight against infections and improve the overall immune system functions. This makes it a favorite of many cancer patients and other people with weakened immune system.

So is there a big pharma cover up against cinnamon honey cures? I don’t personally think so, even though I am no way in favor for using crude and chemical western medicine methods for curing serious illnesses. I simply think there are yet many studies and clinical trials to be made into this miracle cure.

Cinnamon tree bark

There are several medical studies, which show that cinnamon honey cures indeed can help in fighting obesity and treatment of diabetes in several ways:

  1. Increase body’s insulin sensitivity
  2. It slows and partially prevents glucose uptake hence avoiding blood sugar spikes
  3. Miming insulin
  4. Aiding insulin function

Further more like always with a natural remedy being hyped, more studies into the medicinal usages or this compound are bound to pop up the next years.

My Loving Advice

So if its not a cure for all, is cinnamon honey at least beneficial? Absolutely! As mentioned above, I use this myself daily and seen it’s effects with curing stomach upsets, flus and infections, helping regulating blood sugar levels, improving the immune system, reducing stress and loosing weight.

You might also wonder if you need to mix these two properties in order to receive the benefits. The answer is no. There is no magical process that takes place when you combine these two ingredients. Take the separate or mixed together depending your preferences, both will result in same benefits!

Love and Peace,

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What Is Christmas Spirit About

You among many others might be wondering what is Christmas spirit about? It seems that there are so many people today only concentrate on the gifts, food and fighting to whom Christmas celebration actually belongs to.

There has been so much arguing about Christmas the last years. The weeks heading up for Christmas are really getting on my nerves. People are slacking off each other,  sharing memes such as this:

Christmas meme

It has become politically incorrect to say merry Christmas, because not everyone celebrates this holiday and at the same time it has become the Christians way of waving a card in front of others saying: Christmas is my holiday, not yours.

But let’s examine the celebration of Christmas closer for a moment. How did Christmas come to be? What is the message of Christmas and what is Christmas spirit about?

What Is The History Of Christmas?

Before Christmas day 25th of December become a celebration of Jesus’ birthday around 273 AD, it already had a long tradition in Europe, with it’s own traditions and customs.

Yule Man

Why was this particular day selected? Well, the early Christians wanted to eradicate the old religions in the places they converted into Christianity and one of the way doing so, was taking an old celebration and simply giving it a new meaning. There is no evidence to indicate that Jesus was actually in fact born on this particular day.

Yule, was a 12 day celebration for the winter solstice, day when the days start to get longer, before it became the Christian Christmas.

Yule man is still known in some of the Nordic countries and he was the feared spirit of the forest, Odin or some other God depending on the local tradition. He was the  bearer of the gifts, riding on a goat.

Christmas was long time celebrated as a drunken festival, which was based on eating and drinking alcohol. In fact it was so unchristian that is was banned in US and England in the 17th century  by the puritans. Only during the 19th century did Christmas once again become a popular celebration.

However some pagan traditions stayed and they have not much to do with Jesus’ birth, although some are linked to early Christianity.

Christmas Food

As with any celebration, it’s traditional to have plenty of food and drink available. Food varies from country to country and region to region, but remains more rich and varied that food enjoyed at other times throughout the year.

Christmas Tree

The modern Christmas tree is traced to Germany, where Tannenbaum was brought into the house as part of the Lutheran Christmas tradition around the 16th century. It was decorated with edible things such as apples, gingerbread and toffee.

It is often thought that the Christmas tree had it’s traditions in the winter rites, as both the Vikings and Saxon worshiped trees, especially the ever greens, which never lost their green color during the winter months.

Santa Claus and Presents

Saint Nicholas

Santa Claus is modeled after a Spanish or Turkish bishop, depending on the legend, turned into catholic saint Saint Nicholas, who was famous for giving gifts and sweets to children.  In a lot of countries Saint Nicholas is celebrated on the 6th of December and this is the day children will receive their gifts.

In other countries Santa Claus, who variably lives on the Polar Pole or in Finnish Lapland, has replaced this tradition, and he bears the presents either on 24th of 25th depending on the local tradition.

Names

In the Nordic countries the whole Christmas still carries the name yul, or jul, indicating it’s origins in the pagan customs. Additionally the Saint Nicholas tradition never took off and the Santa Claus is still called with the name of Yule man (Christmas man).

Yule Log

In France you still enjoy a traditional bakery during the Christmas called Yule Log (Christmas log), in other countries this is a particular log of wood, burned in the fire place for the Christmas celebrations.

What Is The Message Of Christmas?

According to the Christian religion, Christmas is the celebration of Jesus Christ the savior. He was born to Maria and Josef, in a barn in Nasareth on Christmas eve. This birth was marked by a Christmas star and everything was witnessed by angels and herders.

Jesus and Maria

Three wise men followed the star and visited Jesus and his parents bearing gifts. This what it says in the Bible, the holy book of Christians. And this is why Christians say they exchange gifts, in some countries gifts are exclusive traded on three kings day.

The same message is repeated in some forms in the corresponding holy books of various other religions. Muslims and Latter Day Saints also recognize Christmas as the birth day of Jesus.

What does this teach us about the message of Christmas? According to the Bible, Jesus was born, because God loved us so much, he sent his only son to Earth, so we could find forgiveness and peace for our sins. He gave us the ultimate gift on Christmas.

Does this means we should fight among each other about who Christmas belongs to? I don’t think so. I always thought the message of Christmas was that of hope, faith and pure, unconditional love!

 

Hope Love Faith

What Is The Christmas Spirit About?

We can donate or we can help by sharing the information about what is really happening in the world and donating money where it is really needed? Wouldn’t this display the spirit of Christmas better?

How about instead we started sharing pictures and memes on social media depicting the faces of children that go hungry, so we start to think how important it is to redistribute the food resources on this planet more evenly.

I don’t only mean the children in Africa or Asia or war ridden countries, but even in your own communities. There are children who’s growth and learning is inhibited by lack of nutrition.

Give food to children, they are our hope for future. Here is a good place to start: Unicef

Feed The Hungry

How about helping the Sioux tribe, who are bravely fighting in the middle of snowstorms for the right of clean water for their tribe and millions of other people living in the downstream of a river, which is about to be polluted by the Dakota Access Pipeline?

Or in general taking a stand on any of the environmental issues, this planet is facing? I have written an article about everything that is near to my heart, you can read it here: How To Protect Earth

 

Defend The Sacret

One of the most important things that comes to my mind, are all the people suffering in the war zones. They homes are being destroyed and they have nowhere to go. Nobody wants more refugees, because of inherit problems with clashing of Western and Eastern cultures.

The children who lost their parents, the people who lost their homes, the hospitals that are out of supplies and markets that are empty of food and warm clothing for the winter. Schools that have no more teachers and materials. How about we send them the spirit of Christmas to help out what we can? Unicef Emergencies – Syria

Syrian Children

For me this is what Christmas spirit is truly about! Not fighting amongst ourselves whether Christmas is only a Christian holiday and others shouldn’t celebrate it, or worrying about offending someone how we send them greetings during this special time.

 

Christ In Christmas

How about instead of sending memes like this, indicating we are somehow better than others and more entitled to the message of Christmas than others, because of our faith. we truly send the spirit of Christmas around the world:

Peace on Earth, Love, Understanding and  Compassion!

Christmas should be full of warmth, laughter, happiness and joy. It should be time for giving and serving, time of remembering those who suffer in silence and help those in need of your assistance.

Here is a good start, listen to it and think about it. I hope you will find it in your heart to agree with me and send the Christmas spirit to everyone despite their religion!

One of the traditions I keep onto at Christmas is to make a wish to the Christmas star. This Christmas my wish is that you find it in yourselves to stop fighting and find a way to peace:

Go and make someone happy this Christmas!

I’d love to hear your thoughts! Let me know your favorite place or cause to send some spirit of Christmas to!

Love and Christmas Spirit,

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Christmas Gifts For Women Who Have Everything

You have ended up here because you have identified the woman you want to buy a gift for as woman who has everything. Now let’s get to work in finding the perfect gift for her.

You have and everyone else around her adore her and love her. You want to pamper her and give her gifts she will remember. She already has all the things imaginable so spending the money is not the key here, the thought behind the key is.

You want to give her something unique, something that says: I love you the way you are, louder than any necklace or luxury holiday will.

My top 3 Christmas gift ideas for women who have everything this year are:

1. Sauna

I bet she loves to be pampered? Infrared sauna offers both beauty and health benefits like no other, not only to her, but to you both!

This infrared sauna cabin is stylish, easy to install anywhere and fits 4 people. It means she can enjoy this in the privacy of your home together with her friends instead at the fitness club discover this info here.

Infrared Corned Sauna

Infrared Sauna

The sauna will benefit her skin, by improving blood circulation and cleansing the skin, by opening the pores and getting rid of impurities. The gentle heat will multiply the effectiveness of facial and hair masks.

Sauna is also really good for general health, because besides the increased blood circulation, it relaxed both the body and the mind. Additionally it increases white blood cell production strengthening the immune system that guards us against illnesses!

Besides, sauna also relaxes sore muscles and helps to eliminate metabolic waste via sweating, hence helping to recover from sports sessions.

She will love this youth giving gift for years to come and will absolutely adore you for it. You will both benefit from spending time together relaxing!

2. The Sattvic Mind – DVD Set

This is my top pick for woman who has everything. She has the luxury of time to concentrate on herself and self-improvement, which this program will offer.

Sattvic Mind

Ayurveda is full of secrets for everlasting beauty and wellness. Many of the methods and herbs mentioned on the book and the Satvic Mind video are available  on this amazing website: Ayurveda Experience, which also has an amazing amount of beauty and care products, which she will simply love, so be sure to browse around!

She will love the incredible feeling that follows from understanding how body and mind are connected in creating a peaceful and happy mindset. You can read more about this wonderful program here in my article

What Is Positive Thinking About – Sattvic Mind

3. Luxury Yoga Retreat

Weather she is already into yoga or just interested in getting started, yoga retreat really is the best way to do this! Besides she will get some time to relax and really concentrate on herself.

Yoga Retreats has the largest selection available from any online yoga travel site. Most yoga retreats are now advertising their services via this great platform!

Meditate Yoga Retreat

The platform is easy to use and can make her selection by destination she is interested in, dates, yoga style she is interested in, or by a type of holiday! In this case I suggest that you select the luxury section.

Luxury yoga retreats are yoga holidays with amazing facilities to spoil yourself with! She is going to be amazed by great accommodations in beach resorts, villas, or 5-star hotels.

The locations vary from cosmopolitan centers such as Sidney and London to exotic Morocco and Zanzibar, not to speak of the luxurious Bali.

Yoga on the Atlas Mountains

There are many optional activities as well. She can practice in a spacious shala, rejuvenate with a Ayurvedic spa treatment, or learn to surf on a private beach. The list of things to do is endless and relaxation is guaranteed.

She can expect total pampering and she will return rejuvenated with a new  hobby, which will give her a lot of benefits for the years to come.

Why not give her all three? She will enjoy your thoughtfulness and let herself indulge in spree of self-care. You can be sure she will find ways to thank you!

Love and Light,

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Christmas Gifts Ideas For Women

Christmas is almost here and you feel once again like you are going to fail her because you are unable to pick a gift to please her. There are millions of Christmas gift ideas for women out there and yet nothing feels just right.

Let me assure you, you are not alone! What seems like a mission impossible is going to be sorted in the next 10minutes, so read my explanation why buying a gift for this particular woman seems such a chore.

Let’s examine the problem closer. The problem here is that there is no such things as perfect gift for every woman! You need to tell me just a little bit about the woman in question and I will help you pick just the right gift for her!

Christmas Gift Ideas For Women

It doesn’t actually matter which woman you want to buy a gift for! Your girlfriend, wife, mother-in-law, sister, mother or a friend will fall into one of the following categories:

She is alternative – She lives a healthy lifestyle

You have no idea what to give her because you understand nothing of yoga or latest healthy eating diet. Last year you gave her chocolates and she threw them in the bin when she thought you were not looking!

My top pick for a woman with a healthy lifestyle:

AromatherapyShe will simply love the Ayurveda aroma experience, a set of pure essential oils have a subtle, yet extremely powerful influence on our mind and body.

This pack contains an aroma diffuser, replacement pads and delightful essential oils collection including blissful heart aroma oil, slumber time aroma oil and worry free aroma oil.

If you are still unsure, read my whole article Health and Fitness Christmas Gifts For Her

She is picky – She likes to buy her own stuff

You have stopped trying, last year, like the last 5 years, you simply give her cash so she can buy herself a gift. She seems pleased, but deep inside you know she is disappointed in you!

My top pick is: The Ayurvedic Woman

Ayurvedic Woman

This gift will teach her how the mind and body are connecting. She will learn how to better take care of herself the natural Ayurvedic way.

So instead of giving her just a standard gift card, you give her some insights to being a woman. If this doesn’t feel right, read my whole article called Unique Christmas Gifts For Women – A Gift She’ll Love

She has everything – She cannot name you one thing she desires

You are trying to buy a present to someone who lives a life of luxury and gets presents all the time, so you need to find something that stands out from the crowd! She didn’t really get excited about that gold chain you gave her last year.

My top pick is:  Luxury Yoga Retreat

It doesn’t matter if she is already a yogin or just interested in self-improvement, a luxry yoga retreat really is a wonderful gift!

She can really relax and really concentrate on herself at luxury  beach resorts, villas, or 5-star hotels accommodations in amazing Zanzibar, Exotic Morocco, Gorgeous Bali or many other destinations on offer.

Yoga Retreats has almost all the yoga retreats collected under the same roof and the site is easy to use to find her just the luxury yoga holiday she will love!

Meditate Yoga Retreat

In case this doesn’t feel right, take a look at my other top picks in the article:

Christmas Gifts For Women Who Have Everything

She doesn’t know what she wants – She had no time to think

You need to figure out the perfect gift to someone, who is too busy with the kids, the pets, being an supporting spouse and the household to think of herself.

She might work during the day or study during the evenings, her days are filled with stress and she is always on the run! She needs something to help her relax!

My top pick for a woman who is struggling to find time for anything is: Amazon Audible $14.95/month

Amazon Audible Books

She will love being able to experience how the master story tellers bring books to life!

If you are not sure audio books are right for her, read my whole article Gift Ideas For a Busy Mum – Pamper her!

She is struggling with overweight – Nothing works

She needs to lose weight and she knows it. She might have health issues due tot the extra kilos she is carrying around and her self worth is all time low. You want to help her, but feel clueless how!

My top pick for a woman who is struggling with overweight:

Give her a gift of Yoga Download. The Yoga for Weight Loss Program will get her started gently yet effectively on her weight loss journey.

Christmas Yoga Girl

To know more about this program read my review here: Yoga Download – How to do Yoga and Meditation Anywhere, It gives you a good idea, what this great online program has to offer!

If you are still unsure, read my whole article Weight Loss Gifts For Her

She is mature age – You have no clue what older women like

She is actually one of the easiest people to buy a gift for and once you read my gift ideas, you will know why you have been failing to give her anything that truly honestly pleased her all the previous times. Of course being from an other generation, she was too polite to say so!

My top pick for a woman who is of mature age is:

Super Saver Kansa Wands pack $148.75

Relax, revitalise and brighten your face with this natural and easy to use tool!

 

Read my article Kansa Wand Reviews – Too Good To Be True? to know more about the  Ayurvedic Kansa Massage, which gives the user a youthful face and at the same time providing stress-relief and total skin and mind-body rejuvenation!

If you are still unsure, read my article Gifts For Elderly Women

My warm recommendations

In case you are still unsure, go ahead and read all my recommendations. Anything I recommend I have personally benefited for years and given as gifts to my family and friends.

Not once I have had anyone complains about my present and they have often been genuinely thankful and continued using the products I gave them for years.

Love and peace,

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