The Gift of a Gift

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In contemporary society, we sometimes feel pressured to give a material gift for a certain occasion, whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, or holiday. While the discussions on that particular topic could tangent out far and wide, at the moment, the focus will remain with the intention of giving a gift and the giver. Giving a […]

Fun, Frolic And Freak Outs!

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And so it begins. Six weeks of fun, frolic, food, family and friends gathering, and freak outs! Plentiful and bountiful, drama during the holiday season is a sure thing with a very unique flavor. Starting with Thanksgiving, which by the way is my favorite holiday celebration. It just so happens that this year Hanukah is […]

Take A Mindful Breath This Holiday Season

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How many times have we made up our minds that this holiday season “we are going to be good”. We begin to plot and plan and make up a thousand different scenarios in our minds about what we will and what we won’t allow ourselves to eat, only to find ourselves abandoning our best plans […]

Alcohol and Cancer: Your Holiday Drinking Guide

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When you raise your glass at this year’s holiday toast, choose your beverage wisely. Research shows that drinking even a small amount of alcohol increases your chances of developing cancer, including oral cancer, breast cancer and liver cancer. Yet, other research says small amounts of alcohol may protect the body against heart disease and type […]

YOU Are the Greatest Gift to Give!

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We can’t give another what we do not have. How we feel and what we think about our self limits what we give to others in our lives and the people we love. I just celebrated my 39th birthday and the older I get, the more I recognize that how powerful I am in my […]

How to Be in Flow for the Holidays and After

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People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don’t even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the […]

Feed Your Goddess With Animal Joy: Holiday Stress Reducers and Safety Tips

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“Life is life’s greatest gift. Guard the life of another creature as you would your own because it is your own. On life’s scale of values, the smallest is no less precious to the creature who owns it than the largest.”  ~Lloyd Biggle Jr. Many of us feel extra stress around the holidays, and it’s […]

45 Healthy Holiday Foods for your Table

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Don’t let the holiday season become an excuse for skipping out on cancer-fighting nutrients. Use this list to stock up on in-season produce and other nutrient-rich foods your body needs to stay healthy. Remember to make these foods the biggest part of every meal throughout the holidays — and year-round. Fresh, in-season fruits and vegetables […]

Acknowledgement and Appreciation

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“Everybody likes a compliment.” ~ Abraham Lincoln Acknowledgement and appreciation are cultural practices that we embrace at BV Yoga and Baptiste Yoga Institute. I can’t think of a better gift to give my loved ones this holiday season than to express my heartfelt acknowledgment and deep appreciation for who they are to me. Fear or […]

Easy Ways to Give Gifts That Make an Impact This Holiday Season

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The Gift Insider’s mission is to simplify members’ busy lives by taking the hassle out of Holiday Shopping. Be sure to check out our blog with similar articles and tips. Subscribe here 1. Make it Personal So many gifts you order online can be engraved, embroidered and customized for a few extra bucks. It shows […]