"The light is in my heart between my ribs, so why should
I fear walking in the darkness?" - Abu Al-Qasim
This holiday season, in the midst of hectic traveling schedules, family commitments, and moments (or days) when emotions overwhelm, I hope that I - and you - can try to remember this. That no matter what happens, the light inside is still with us, even when the flame is dim. This light cannot be extinguished; it is always flickering at our center, patiently waiting to be rediscovered. Over and over again.
This holiday season, I wish you endless light, happiness, and peace!
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AKA 5 of Eileen's favorite things under $20 that will (probably) change your life:
Individually wrapped candies that are the most delicious blend of spicy and sweet. (I may or may not have eaten an entire bag of these yesterday). So easy to bring when you're traveling, and these candies settle your stomach fast. Also great if you just love the taste of ginger, like me!
2. Lavender Essential Oil Roll-on
I love the easy application of this roll-on. doTerra's oils cost more than some other companies, but the quality is so good that you can actually eat it. Lavender helps to calm your nervous system and reduce stress, while also improving sleep. It's also great for the skin, particularly for rashes and bug bites. Every night, I put a little on my wrists, temples, and chest right before bed.
3. The Hamilton Mixtape
If you met me this year, I probably tried to convince you to listen to the Broadway cast recording of Hamilton. If you haven't heard it yet, you should absolutely still listen, but the new mixtape is also a great entry point to the full show. The mixtape features an impressive range of incredible artists - from Wiz Khalifa, Nas, Common, and The Roots to Usher, Sia, Alicia Keys, Jimmy Fallon (yup, Jimmy Fallon), Jill Scott, and many more. You can listen to both the cast recording and mixtape for free on Spotify. Two great mixtape songs to try first if you're still reluctant: "Dear Theodosia" with Regina Spektor and "It's Quiet Uptown," sung by Kelly Clarkson.
4. The Untethered Soul
This is my favorite book. A bold statement, for an outstanding book that will make you question everything about who you are, in the most meaningful of ways. I bought every member of my family this book last year for Christmas (you still need to read yours, Dad!:)) An outstanding gift for any fans of yoga and philosophy that you know.
5. Life Planner
So I cheated - this actually costs $28, but it is SO WORTH IT. To think of it just as a daily, weekly, or monthly planner is to miss out on all the best parts. This excellent resource doubles as your journal, vision board, good friend, and life coach. Not only has using this made me a lot more organized this year, but it has inspired me to reimagine the things that I want most out of life and create realistic road maps towards those goals. This would be a great gift for a recent graduate or anyone looking for a little more focus and inspiration in daily life.
P.S. Nobody paid me to endorse any of these things, but hey, if anyone wants to... :)
Happy Holidays!! :) xoxo
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