Have a Holly, Jolly... Holiday Gift & Self-Care Guide
By Coach Kat, November 22, 2020, copyright Bronwyn Katdaré 2020
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The Gift of Wellness is Timeless.
The year 2020 will go down in history! How you choose to live in the year is up to you. Having had so much change over several months, it’s the ideal time to take a good look at how you are living, get clarity on what you can do to improve your health, and take the time to make your health a priority.
You DO have time! If you think you don’t, you’re right. You will subtract years or decades from your life because you don’t take the time to slow down and care for your needs. Make that the real gift you give yourself!
Let’s start with gifts to maintain the health of your home and family.
Depending on where you live, this is the start of the winter season. Windows are closed tightly and you might not be getting outside in the fresh air as much as you’d like. Your eyes might be getting itchy and your nose runny. It’s important to make the air in your home as clean as possible when the windows can’t be open to let the outdoors in.
This year, I bought a Honeywell HEPA Air Purifier HPA200 (from Walmart) to capture dust, pollen, pet dander, dust mite debris, and smoke (who likes their toast and popcorn “well-done,” Haha). I run mine every other day, alternating with the humidifier. It’s important to look for an air purifier that reduces 99.9% of bacteria, mold spores, and viruses. To do this, the HEPA filter must remove particles as small as 0.3 microns. Remember that number when you are looking for an air purifier!
How many of you exit December feeling run down with a stuffy nose? Nearly everyone! Don’t let it get you down! Try one of So Well’s Himalayan Salt Inhalers. I love mine and I recommend it to anyone with allergies, bronchitis, sinus issues, or asthma. (from $23.95)
So Well introduces Himalayan Salt into your décor, kitchen, and bath. Fair trade, handmade Himalayan crystal salt lamps are a beautiful way to enhance your environment and enjoy a pleasing soft, warm glow in any room of your home or office. Equal parts home décor and wellness tool, Himalayan salt lamps (made from 250 million-year-old ancient salt crystal) emit negative ions which naturally recharge the air to reduce electromagnetic waves and reduce allergens.
If you are looking to add a warm glow to any room – some light, some hope – consider the So Well Himalayan Salt Star Tea Light Holder in Amber or White (from $19.90). The star is often a symbol of light and hope. The light from these candle holders emit a warm, soft glow while balancing the ions in the air to make you feel at peace.
To maintain your health or the boost your immune system when the sniffles start, catch this throwback to my Blog from February 2019, “ELDERBERRY: A Magical Elixir” (recipe included). The elder tree (sambucus nigra) has been prized as a “medicine chest” for centuries because of its versatile applications. Black elderberries (sambuci fructus), the fruit of the elder tree, have been used both to prevent and treat the flu, common colds, coughs, sinus pain, hay fever, and much more. Don’t wait until you feel run down. Just a tablespoon a day can keep the doctor away! https://www.coachkathealth.com/post/elderberry-a-magical-elixir-recipe-included
Let’s move on to stocking stuffers (for you or someone else)!!!
Plaine Products is seeking to rid your bathroom of single-use plastic and replace it with refillable aluminum. Order your vegan, eco-friendly, and sustainable shampoo, conditioner, washes, lotions, and sanitizer. Reorder when low (or auto-ship) and send your old bottles back in the postage paid refill box. All natural, no tears, biodegradable, hypoallergenic, cruelty-free, and safe for pets!
The travel size is great not only for travel but also as stocking stuffers! $5 shampoos, conditioners, body wash, lotion, and hand sanitizer. View Plaine Products here.
Have you ever had acupressure on your hands or feet? I bet you felt terrific afterward!
DAMIJU Swarovski Stone Acupoint Ear Therapy Patch (20 count) or 24 Karat Gold Plated Swarovski Crystal Ear Pellets (60 count) by Ear Seeds give an effect similar to getting a whole body massage just by massaging the pellets on the ears for 10 minutes daily! ($24-45 on Amazon). How? It’s called Auriculotherapy: by attaching the pellets to acupuncture points on the ear and then massaging those points, you receive holistic relieve from many conditions including inflammation and stress, as well as lifting skin and reducing cravings.
Keep your hands and fingers warm while walking your dog.
Microwavable, reusable hand warmers can be tucked into your mittens while heading into the outdoors. There is a massive selection on etsy.com, starting at $3.00!
Remember gifts for your animal friends!
If you enjoy feeding wildlife, take a gander at this handmade weather-proof bird feeder on etsy.com. WoodNThings Crafts makes this bird feeder look like a lunch counter, complete with signage and “stools” where the birds can sit.
Chewy.com is the most trusted and convenient online destination for pet parents. With over 1,000 brands, Chewy has everything you need for your pet, at amazing prices, everyday. From food, treats, and supplies to health and wellness and the pharmacy, Chewy has your pet covered! Dogs, cats, fish, small animals, birds, and horses!
As a Chewy affiliate (I’m also a dog trainer!), I can offer the Furbo Full HD Dog Camera Black Friday special to you! With Furbo Full HD Dog Camera, your dog will feel like you’re there, even when you’re not! This camera lets you see and talk to your dog and toss treats to him when you’re not home. It has night vision, a 160-degree wide-angle view day and night, a barking alert that detects when your dog is barking, and can record videos!
The Furbo Dog Camera launch price is $199 (MSR Price is $249) BUT this price will be reduced on Black Friday, at which point we anticipate it will be reduced to $133.99, which is the lowest ever price for Furbo!!!
Instead of rawhide, which can be toxic, undigestible, and a choking hazard, Chewy.com lets you pamper your pooch with these nutritious dehydrated sweet potato treats. Wholesome Pride Pet Treats Sweet Potato Chews Dog Treats (starting at $7.59).
Protect the animals without a home who are living outdoors or in barns, garages, or sheds.
Chewy.com provides K&H Pet Products Extra-Wide Outdoor Heated Kitty House (On Sale $68.34). It is the responsibility of all to care for those less fortunate.
Donate goods or money to an animal shelter or rescue. Remember “rural shelters” that may only house animals in barrels or lean-tos and can only visit the animals a couple of times per week to feed and water them. Yes, this IS a thing (I used to work in animal rescue) because they have NO funding!
Did you recently adopt a dog or notice since you’ve been home more that your dog lacks manners?
Save your sanity! Give yourself the gift of Online Dog Training by Katdaré K9 Coaching.
Online training is available anywhere across the country. Katdaré K9 Coaching also hosts Public Educational Learning Events.
Nourish your Self this season.
Annmarie Skin Care is skin care made with wildcrafted and organic ingredients that nourish your skin to give you a healthy glow. Non-GMO, Cruelty-free, and Made in USA.
ANNMARIE FLASH SALE: November 22 until midnight 25% off site wide with code EARLYBF2020
The Annmarie Balance Gift Set offers a complete collection of products formulated for all skin types, including sensitive. These herb-infused formulas soften and rejuvenate the skin, while delivering complex nutrients to optimize skin health. Aloe Herb Cleanser, Ayurvedic Facial Scrub, Purifying Mud Mask, Neroli Toning Mist, and Herbal Facial Oil for Normal & Combination Skin work together to leave your skin calm and harmonious. ($208)
The Annmarie Skin Care signature Jade Stone Roller is made with an ethically-sourced jade, a timeless stone that has been formed into facial tools for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine. Topically, it has been shown to calm skin while delivering anti-aging effects, like reducing the appearance of wrinkles for a smooth, flawless complexion. ($50).
Now that you feel like you’ve visited a spa…
If you are ready for feelings of peace and security, and relaxation, restored health, and vitality, gift yourself Reiki sessions or Shamanic healing sessions at Bronwyn Katdaré Health Coaching.
Want to learn more about Reiki? Get an overview of the medical uses of Reiki in my Blog from March 2020, “REIKI WISDOM: Using an Ancient Therapy for Reducing Stress in Uncertain Times.”
If you want to learn about what Shamanism is, who Shamans are, and who needs the help of one, read up on the details in my April 2019 Blog, "The Shaman's Toolbox."
If you’ve been thinking about learning more about nutrition, health, and wellness or think health coaching would be a great addition to your current career, you can step onto the path at The Institute for Integrative Nutrition: As an IIN Ambassador, I can offer you discounts and bonuses on this fully-online program! Mention BRONWYN KATDARE as your referral for discounts and bonuses. As your Ambassador, you will have exclusive access to savings on tuition and bonus gifts from IIN.
For the ultimate gift of health and wellness for yourself or someone else, review all of the services at Bronwyn Katdaré Health Coaching. Better yet, try any of the health coaching programs, nutritional resets and detoxes, workshops, or FREE brunch webinars (the next one is Dec. 4) – there is a price point and timeline for everyone.
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Have a safe and loving holiday season!