Holiday Gift Ideas, Inspiration & Family Traditions!
AYRIAL’s Big List of Holiday Gift Ideas AYRIAL
From get your holiday bliss on to, family traditions of best recipes, boozy hot chocolate splurges, to best books to read over the holidays, must have psychic readings, AYRIAL’s 5 influential people to watch, we’ve created a rich list! Start scrolling…
Give a unique gift this holiday; a psychic-intuitive reading with Rose Hart. Rose has been providing psychic intuitive readings for over twenty years. Visit her AYRIAL profile page to learn more about Rose and her psychic medium gift.
Not everybody celebrates Christmas in the same way but everybody who celebrates Christmas has a Christmas tree so let’s kill two birds with one stone and locate the Christmas tree in the best place.
In Chinese culture the evergreen pine tree is a symbol of longevity. Chinese believe that there is no good luck without a long life that is why longevity is one of the most important life aspirations and one of the purposes of good feng shui.
There are different ways to support our life aspirations and the most basic one is to display symbols of good fortune. In this case the symbol is our beloved Christmas tree that is the same as the evergreen pine tree, and the location is the longevity sector in our house or living space.
Every dwelling has a longevity sector, check out the table below to locate yours based on your house facing direction. For instance, if your house faces West the longevity sector is Southeast and that is where your Christmas tree should be.
If using your Christmas tree to boost your longevity doesn’t appeal to you, how about using it to enhance love?
The Christmas tree belongs to the Chinese element wood and could be represented by a star known as star 4. Star 4 symbolizes love and academic success and it becomes stronger when it combines with star 1 that belongs to the Chinese element water.
Additionally, star 4 has a special connection with star 6 and this connection implies personal relations.
During the month of December 2018 star 1 is in the Southwest and Star 6 is in the West. If we add star 4 the result is nothing less than increased love or at least increased meaningful personal connections. Additionally, if you remember my article Love is in the Air, love has been in the South all year long, if you want to boost it even further, you may place the Christmas tree in the South sector of your home as well.
In conclusion, if you prefer love than longevity, place your Christmas tree in the South, West or Southwest. And if any of those sectors happens to be your house longevity location, rejoice, you will be killing three birds with one stone. Happy Holidays!
Viviana Estrada is a certified Feng Shui Consultant, BaZi (Chinese Astrologer) and Life Coach who has a desire to help people. She spent years unveiling the secrets and applications of Chinese metaphysics.Learn more!
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AT HOME WITH LIFE: this is all about the feng shui map. known as the bagua, it is your life-sized vision board. every area where you crave improvement in your life is represented in your living space right now. room by room and life area by life area, a home embodies a framework to affect positive change. and when our space matches our soul’s wish list, transformation is irrefutable.
AHWL is about making a meaningful impact, both inside your home and out in the world; it’s having the support to stay motivated and move through the imperfections; and it’s learning to use our space to advocate for ourselves.
When we honor ourselves and intentionally dress our homes with our dreams and plans, we lubricate and accelerate our personal growth. and that, m’loves, is how feeling at home with yourself begins.
Hello! I am Amanda Gibby Peters, and putting the affairs of a home in order is my genius.
Live with what you love. I help readers + clients simplify their spaces. Because that is where the practical magic to a gorgeous life awaits.
Our homes speak in metaphor – a language I know fluently. The energy that comes into our space influences how we step out into the world. And those metaphors influence everything – our well-being, relationships, prosperity, and happiness.
Lauren Bortolami, “my favorite holiday tradition with my family who are all 100% Lithuanian blooded (Bortolami is my last name from my first marriage) is when my grandmothers, aunts, and uncles would make potato dish called Kougalie or potato pancakes called blinis. These Lithuanian dishes are so tasty, especially when they were dipped in sour cream with a dash of extra salt. We would all try to take extra pieces home.
Year after year we have these members of our family have passed away and now my sisters try to keep up the tradition of making especially the kougalie for Thanksgiving and Christmas. I don’t have a lot of spare time to cook because of working a full time job and running a part time practice, however it will be on my “to-do” list for a future holiday since I recently remarried a wonderful man named John is part Lithuanian. I know my deceased loved ones had something to do with my meeting the love of my life and a man who enjoys cooking and being reintroduced to the favorites we both grew up on.
Here are the recipes that I found online to share with you!”
Lauren (Deknis – Lithuanin Maiden Name) Bortolami Robbins. Lauren is a natural born gifted psychic medium who delivers heartfelt, loving and compassionate messages from deceased family and loved ones. Learn more!
AYRIAL’s 3rd Annual 5 Most Influential People to Watch
Victoria lynn Weston, President and Founder of AYRIAL, has announced its 3rd Annual “5 of the most influential people” to watch who are artistically, intuitively intelligent lifestyle consultants and coaches who have a vision to lead and inspire.
From left to right:
Sasha Yungju Lee | “She is a multi-talented woman with extraordinary accomplishments. She’s also an award winning artist whose works have been featured in prestigious museums in the U.S. and Canada including the National Gallery of Canada. Sasha Yungju Lee provides individuals and professionals with meticulous Classical Feng Shui, SaJu (Korean Astrology), BaZi (Chinese Astrology) and Ze Ri (Date Selection) to help improve one’s health, happiness, and prosperity.”
Gerry Phoenix | “Gerry always communicates a sense of freshness and directness without being brash. He will be the first to let you know he trusts his laser sharp intuition when working with a client. Gerry uses methods of Life Coaching, NLP Sharp Observation & Laser sharp Intuition to vacillate Positive Transformational Change within the Individual. Be prepared to be transformed when working with Gerry. He wants you to grow.”
Karen Ferraro | “Karen spent years working as an executive for large corporation and then, she fell in love with the ancient Chinese philosophy of Feng Shui. Yes, she can rearrange your office or home to attract prosperity, but she’s most interested in helping you market and promote your business. Think of Feng Shui for business cards, website design, marketing and business proposals. Imagine if your business card or website could be Feng Shui designed to attract success? Why not give it a try?”
Marc Lainhart | “Marc was an adventurous young boy when he fell out of a tree and had a near death experience. A pivotal moment where he found himself walking with the shadow people. This propelled him into exploring and communicating with spirit. Today, he’s a respected spiritual medium and also known as the Intuitive Prospector. He can tell you things about your spiritual self to help you live life to the fullest. He’s passionate in helping people ‘get more spiritual’ and connect with life. Fun Fact: Marc came face to face with a mountain lion and lived to tell about it!”
Laurie Huston | “Laurie is a gifted intuitive counselor who’s passionate about helping anyone eager to let go of the not-so-good side of yourself; insecurity, jealousy, or co-dependency. She has the voice of angel and is graciously direct when providing clients guidance. She is the Founder of the Intuitive Soul, a radio host for over ten years, she now hosts a popular podcast. News for the Heart on iHeart Radio. Laurie incorporates her professional qualifications that include a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and mBit Coach and Trainer to help individuals.”
AYRIAL reveals 5-Influential People to Watch 2019! #theBest! @1030Gphoenix @SashaLeeConsult @MarcLainhart
Victoria lynn Westonis a business intuitive, entrepreneur and producer of the PBS featured documentary, “America’s Victoria, Remembering Victoria Woodhull” featuring Gloria Steinem. She has been interviewed by dozens of media outlets including; Atlanta Journal & Constitution, Atlanta PARADE magazine, The Atlanta Business Journal, CNBC, ABC Talk Radio and ABC’s Nightline.
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“The Holidays fill me up with gratitude for all that I am and all that I have. They are a great and magical opportunity to celebrate with family and friends and to realize that we are not alone and that life is incredibly better when we share.” – Viviana Estrada
Viviana Estradais a certified Chinese astrology reader, Feng shui consultant with a desire to help people. She spent years unveiling the secrets and applications of Chinese metaphysics. Learn More!
Did you know that your body (comprised of 72 percent water) is affected by the sights and sounds and events in a positive or a negative way depending on what we are engaged in? Japanese author; Maseru Emoto conducted numerous experiments on water and scientifically proved that water is affected not only by the environment it is in but the sounds around it and various other elements. How is your body being affected now by the sounds and sights around you? If you feel positive and full of energy then note what you are seeing and hearing daily in your environment that may be influencing you. If you would like to maintain or add to your positive energy and encourage a happy chi-full holiday try some of the following tips that are proven to raise your energy.
Be aware of the colors and decorations you add to your environment. Make sure the colors are pleasing and eye catching and keep your decorations at eye level which helps to raise your energy as well. Use plenty of red and gold this season as the color red will raise your energy and you will feel uplifted every time you view the great decorations you created.
Listen with all ears to the sounds of the holiday season. From the music in the stores to the music in your car and home, revel in it knowing that music is very uplifting and inspiring for your body. Certain types of music have a very positive affect on your body. When you are listening to the beautiful sounds “listen” and feel your body. It will tell you how it feels.
Taste all the delicious holiday foods and treats and concentrate your taste buds on those treats and dishes that make you feel wonderful and satisfied inside.
The scents of the holiday also have a powerful and uplifting effect on your inner chi. It is said that scents and aroma therapies such as essential oils immediately go to the areas inside our bodies within three seconds and transform how we feel instantly. Let the scents of the holiday such as pine, cinnamon, vanilla, and frankincense or your personal favorite ignite your senses and inner wellbeing.
If you want to control how you will feel remember you can design your holidays this year unlike any year in the past, for positivity and loving joy. Pay special attention to all your senses this holiday and purposely add those things that make you smile inside and out.
This is personalized holiday Feng Shui. Enhance what makes your chi soar!
Of course, there are hundreds of traditional, festive and wonderful holiday and Christmas CDs, we just selected a few!
If you are considering other gifts this holiday season, check out AYRIAL’s body, mind and spirit lifestyle consultants. From feng shui practitioners to meditation coaches, psychic-intuitive consultants, astrologers and life coaches – consider giving a session or to one a loved one on your list! Learn more!
A professional psychic medium, Rose Hart shares her joy of sharing over the holidays: “Every year I look forward to the holidays and celebrating Christmas with my own family but I also like to share my joy with others.
One year, while picking out my Christmas tree at the local nursery, I spontaneously decided to pay for the tree for the couple standing behind me in line. Afterwards, I learned it had been a difficult year for them. The following year I treated someone that I barely knew to a dinner. Her family was not around and I didn’t want her to feel alone. We enjoyed a casual dinner rich with laughter and sharing fond memories.
Another holiday season, while eating dinner with my own family, I noticed a family of eight across the room. There was something about them that drew me to them. I paid for their dinner. They were most gracious and I learned the father had suffered health issues and was out of a job. I was glad I was able to provide a holiday gesture that they, nor I will never forget. That’s what Christmas is all about to me. Sharing and giving, unconditionally.
Since childhood, I’ve always been generous with friends and people I barely knew. I have never really given it much thought as I’ve always felt that everyone should automatically have; food, shelter and animals should also not have to struggle for basic necessities.”
Share your Joy this holiday season!
Rose Hart is a Spiritual Medium who inherited her grandmother’s psychic gift; and she passionate to share her abilities with those seeking help. Learn more!
Christmas is a low key affair at our place and has changed over the years.
We haul a tree from the kindly Maine tree farm that magically appears on our block in NYC right after Thanksgiving. It is so nice to smell the pine as you walk home.
After years of experimenting we have found the perfect tree stand that stays up and doesn’t require engineering skills to assemble. Neither my husband nor I are handy. And that leads us to the lights fiasco. I have strings of lights from when I was a child. I dutifully try them out every year and replace the bulbs that don’t work. Alas, light manufacturers no longer make those lights, so the tree has been looking rather bare recently. But there are still some oldies but goodies and we supplement with the newer strings that are so easy to drape on the tree.
The ornamental balls are also from my childhood plus we add some handmade ornaments. One year I made a dozen walnut guys. In a half walnut shell I put cotton in the shell and then little peanut shell babies. Some had crowns, tinsel, jewels, whatever was around. Usually we attempt a Gingerbread House but that can also be an iffy proposition. The roof of my house never fits correctly while my husband’s, without much effort, always is snug.
In the food department I have better luck. I used to make brandy soaked fruitcakes every year. I began right after Thanksgiving and soaked the cakes in brandy for a month. Powerful and delicious….and so heavy. We couldn’t eat them all and a lot of people had that distressed look when we gave them as gifts. This year I will make Greek Christmas cookies: Finikia and Kourabiethes. Sweetened with honey and powdered sugar they remind me of family and friends from Greece.
And then sometime on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day my husband, a classicist, gets out the New Testament and reads the Nativity story in Biblical Greek.
It feels ancient and rooted in our tradition. I like the custom.
People pop in; we sing songs at the piano; remember Christmases past and think of those to come. The Winter Solstice is a somber time of year. The pivot between the dark and the coming of the light. I am thrilled as the Sun gets lighter and lighter and inches his way to the Summer Solstice.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to each one of you!
Constance Stellas: Constance is an astrologer of Greek heritage with over 20 year’s experience. She counsels via phone and SKYPE. Looking for fresh insight for the New Year? Book an astrology session with Constance!
What to Give: AYRIAL Feng Shui Daily Tips – ALEXA SKILL!
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Welcome to the world of AYRIAL with the daily AYRIAL: Feng Shui Alexa Skill!Feng shui is an ancient practice developed over 3,000 years ago in China. Feng shui is not religion or superstition; it is a science because its formulas and fundamentals are based on empirical research and it is an art because experience and judgment are critical in the analysis. Feng Shui focuses on the study of Qi (pronounced “chi”, which is energy) and how it can be harnessed to create harmonious living; better health, successful career or business, and fulfilling relationships for the people inhabiting the space.
Journaling is anything you want it to be. The Free Dictionary by Farlex defines journaling as “A personal record of occurrences, experiences, and reflections kept on a regular basis; a diary.” A journal captures your own personal moods, emotions, ideas, challenges, gripe sessions, congratulations, gratitudes and oh so much more.
Creating a to-do list, drawing a picture, taking a photo or creating an intention or affirmation. It doesn’t have to involves hours of labor – it may be stroke of inspiration that you want to hold on too – we love post-it notes and napkins.
To journal gives you the opportunity to spend time with the most important person in your life – YOU! Journaling gives you an opportunity to get to know ALL of you – the you. The good, the bad and yes, even the ugly. No one else needs to see your journal, you can even make a ritual of burning one if you choose.
Pictures speak a thousand words. Is your mind cluttered, unload it, is your space cluttered, unload that too. We are finding that the more we examine our lives – our innermost thoughts as well as personal and work spaces we continue to find more opportunities to eliminate mental, emotional, physical and environmental clutter.
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Answers questions, reads the news, reports traffic and weather, reads audiobooks from Audible, gives info on local businesses, provides sports scores and schedules, controls Amazon Video on Fire TV, and more using the Alexa Voice Service.
Controls lights, fans, TVs, switches, thermostats, garage doors, sprinklers, locks, and more with compatible connected devices from WeMo, Philips Hue, Sony, Samsung SmartThings, Nest, and others.
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5 Liquors to Spike Your Hot Chocolate, per J.J. Goodman of London Cocktail Club
1. American Whiskey “When I’m having a hot chocolate, I don’t want to take myself too seriously. Scotch whiskey can often be too dry, but something like the Gentleman Jack is super smooth, with a lovely rich exterior and a natural sweetness.”
2. Rum “Rum and chocolate have been going together better than peas and carrots for a long time. You can’t go wrong with the 8-year Bacardi or the El Dorado 12 for honey notes, caramel notes and sweet chocolaty notes.”
3. Armagnac “Those feeling adventurous should look to Cognac’s dirty little sister, Armagnac. Go easy on it, because it’s got bags of flavor and will overpower the drink very quickly. In dark chocolate it brings out stone fruit and orange-peel flavors.”
4. Fruit Liqueur “A white hot chocolate with a fruit liqueur would be a really sexy thing. A nice hibiscus, cassis or framboise—I love the Briottet range—works really well in a white chocolate.”
5. Jägermeister “It’s known for being medicinal, but it’s quite sweet, with honey, orange and a lot of clove. Add a touch of amaretto and you’d get the party started for sure.”
J.J. Goodman is globally recognized personality and thought-leader in the world of mixology, JJ Goodman is founder and CEO of TheLondon Cocktail Club bar group, Craft Cocktail Co. * previously published in the WSJ.
AYRIAL – It’s the holidays and why not treat yourself to a session with a psychic-intuitive consultant, Feng Shui practitioner, astrology reading or consult with someone who can help you better understand yourself via dream intrepretation. AYRIAL represents #theBest body, mind and lifestyle consultants. Connect with one of them today!
This Cape Cod Style Dog House with built in Kennel Area is beautiful and functional. You have the option to order this as a DIY kit or a pre-built structure (arrives fully assembled)
The kit comes with everything you need for quick and easy assembly. There’s also a human size entry dutch door on the side (61′ high x 34′ wide) and 2 working 14′ x 21′ windows with safety glass, grids and screens
What’s in the Kit?: Everything you need (except tools) to build this dog house with kennel is included – This easy to assemble kit includes all materials that you need such as chain link fence material, dog door between kennel and enclosed area with a 10′ x 15′ flap and locking panel, all trims shown in picture, all hardware (latches, screws, handles, nails, etc.).
Dimensions: 98″ H x 120″ W x 96″ D
*Please see important site prep info in the images located under “more views” – You have the option to order this as a DIY kit (includes all materials and step by step instructions) or as a pre-built structure (arrives fully assembled). ~ More Information!
12 Reasons to Love the Christmas and the Holidays!
Lavish the festive, whimsical and elegant department store window displays. Bergdorf Goodman. Neiman Marcus.
Designing your personal holiday cards with or without the family photos.
Making a large punch bowl of homemade boozy eggnog.
Listening to the Dean Martin’s “Rat Pack” Holiday favorite songs!
Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.
Holiday toilet paper; Santa and his reindeer, or strings of holiday lights.
The Muppet Christmas Carol.
Those neighbors who go crazy over the outdoor lighting! Good. Festive. Original.
Making that “naughty or nice” gift list!
Buying yourself the first Christmas gift; do you wrap it up to open on Christmas morning?
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone of you!
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AYRIAL Founder and President, Victoria lynn Weston shares one of her holiday traditions: “Every year, my husband and I kick off the holidays with a festive party. Our guests always look forward to the star of the show – my silver punch bowl filled with the richest eggnog made with cream and laced with rum, bourbon, and Cognac,” says, Victoria. “The recipe is from Martha Stewart, it’s a bit labor intensive but oh, so worth the effort.”
“Guests can’t wait for a second glass and then everyone gathers around our cozy fireplace chatting up holiday memories while Dean Martin’s Rat Pack Christmas CD plays in the background; ‘it’s Christmas all Over the World…'”
6 large eggs, separated
3/4 cup superfine sugar
2 cups whole milk
3 cups heavy cream, plus more for garnish
1/2 cup bourbon, preferably Maker’s Mark
1/4 cup dark rum, preferably Mount Gay
1/4 cup Cognac, preferably Remy Martin Grand Cru
Freshly grated nutmeg, for sprinkling
Beat yolks in a very large bowl until thick and pale. Slowly beat in sugar. Whisk in milk and 2 cups cream. Mix in bourbon, rum, and Cognac. Cover, and refrigerate for up to 1 day.
Just before serving, beat whites until stiff peaks form. Fold whites into eggnog. Whisk remaining 1 cup cream until stiff peaks form, and fold into eggnog. (Alternatively, you can fold half the whipped cream into eggnog, and top with remaining half.) Sprinkle with nutmeg.
Victoria lynn Weston shares one of her holiday traditions. She is the Founder and President of AYRIAL.
“Christmas is a time of traditions and my family always celebrate Christmas the Swiss way. On Christmas Eve we light candles on the tree and open our presents.
Once we’ve gone to bed, Mum and Dad wrap our stocking fillers. They open my bedroom door very quietly and place the stocking at the foot of the bed. Sometimes I would hear them, before drifting back into a blissful sleep.
I would wake up to find my stocking lying on the floor. With anticipation, I always reached over, pick up my special stocking and tuck myself back into my warm, cozy duvet.
When I open my stocking of gifts, they were always small practical or edible gifts… always a nice surprise. At the bottom of my stocking, there would always a tangerine and a few nuts.
It’s a tradition that continues to this day – I’m now in my early 40’s. It’s safe to say that a part of me will never “grow up” – inner child magic! ” – Isa Styles
Isa Styles is an intuitive adviser for personal, business growth and mind-body training. She also empowers clients to strengthen their intuition. Certified Sophrologist, Reiki Master and NLP Practitioner. Learn More!
Do you know someone who is ready to live an extraordinary life? Today, nobody can do it alone. You need someone, a mentor, consultant or coach who can consistently help you grow to reach your goals. That’s what an AYRIAL lifestyle consultant and coach can do for you. They are educated, trained and certified to provide you with valuable insights, resources to help you or your loved one reach their goals. Whatever area in your life you want to change, personal relationships, your health, career or your business – working with an AYRIAL vetted coach / lifestyle consultant is one of best tools you can have. They say, invest in yourself first and you will yield some of the highest returns.
AYRIAL features the best lifestyle consultants. We did all the research, the vetting to save you hours of searching the internet. Whether you are looking for a feng shui expert, an intuitive consultant, astrologer, dream expert, wellness coach, we feature the best! AYRIAL also provides inspiring and informative articles along with custom ALEXA Skills! Featured Members.
Keep Inspired & Motivated with AYRIAL Positive Living Daily Tips – Alexa Skill!
AYRIAL Positive Living Daily Tips presents inspiring, motivational and unique daily tips from AYRIAL’s featured members, who are among the world’s leading lifestyle consultants including; certified feng shui experts, intuitive counselors, health & wellness practitioners, dream experts and more!
At the end of each daily tip presented by AYRIAL’s featured member, Alexa will send you a sms text with web-link straight to your mobile device! Click on the web-link to read the featured member’s bio and easily “Click-to-Call” or email them to discover how they can enhance your way of living personally, professionally and spiritually!
Sybilla Lenz, Positive Living
Whether career, relationships, health, or wealth – Sybilla presents inspiring and easy to embrace tips to help make your dreams become reality through the principles of Feng Shui.
What to Give: Meditation Cushions from Switzerland!
Aspect.33 invites you to create a space for peace of mind, comfort, and a little self-indulgence. Quality time for you to recharge.
The meditation cushions are hand-made in Switzerland through social community organisations and a donation from each cushion goes to the World Land Trust. The cushions are made from beautiful high-end Japanese and European cotton and linen mixes. The inserts are made from Swiss organic cotton and filled with organic millet hulls which are anti allergic. The cushions offer a firm seat to hold a good meditation posture. They also make fun floor cushions for children and adults and add an additional splash of color and culture to a room.
Does your dog just LOVE America? Let them show their pride for the United States of Treats in this classic flag sweater. Whether it be the 4th of July, Memorial Day, or not! Every day is a good day to be an American pooch. Barbecue supplies not included. Order!
“BIKER DAWG” PLEATHER BIKER DOG JACKET
Dust off the Harley…your pup will be ready to ride when this jacket arrives. Faux Leather with the look feel and smell of real leather. Lots of sizes to choose from!
• General Benefits – There’s a reason that they say dog is man’s best friend. Having a pet, not limited to dogs, is something that everyone should experience at some point in their life. Pets can be calming, mood lifting, empathetic, and so much more. They teach you how to be selfless and responsible as you are caring over another life (for those of you without children). Generally speaking, they make you happy.
• Stress Reduction – Some studies show that people begin to feel less anxious after spending less than an hour with an animal. There are endless benefits from lowering your stress level and while the things that we find stressful in our lives are often hard to cut out, including an animal in your life can help.
• Helps with Depression – In some cases, therapists suggest to patients suffering from depression that they adopt a pet. An animal will love you unconditionally and also be a great friend and listener. People with depression often benefit from having a pet, as the animal can help them get out of the house and out of their own head.
• Engaged Mind – A key to a healthy mind, especially for those who are elderly, is staying engaged with others. A pet is often a conversation starter and being out with a pet often warrants questions or comments from passersby. Bringing your dog to a dog park is a great way to meet other people with similar interests.
Pet Behavior Expert and Training Manager at Camp Bow Wow, Erin Askeland, CPDT-KA can solve any of your holiday pet dilemmas.
*Check your local animal shelter for available dogs, puppies, cats and kittens that are available for adoption! Happy Holidays!
“Dreams are the single most often ignored thing that most people could benefit from in a big way.” David Low, MS, PhD.
Ditch that dream book of interpretations! According to David, most people think of meaningful dreams as the rare ones they hear about it the media, where someone gets in a very literal way some inspirational message about what they should do in their lives, or some other important information—and that they themselves don’t have the spiritual sensitivity to receive such messages. “This is a tragically misguided notion,” he says. “Dreams manifest from higher internal faculties, which pick up on personally relevant information transcending time and space. For most of us that data is on offer all the time.” He facilitates dream groups and offers interpretations through the phone, SKYPE or online.
Sasha’s Chinese Metaphysics consultations are intended to guide those that require advice in their actions and attitudes, relationships, career, to help them achieve personal goals and create greater advantages in their lives.
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“Sasha’s expertise and knowledge of Chinese astrology far exceeded any expectations. Aided by my Four Pillars chart and intuitive awareness of Qi, she transform my space in ways that unleashed new levels of creative energy and better support my life goals…”Donna G., M.D. & Photographer, Richmond, CA
Sasha Yungju Lee is a multi-talented woman with extraordinary accomplishments. She is a Classical Feng Shui expert and Chinese Metaphysics Consultant, designer and event producer. Sasha makes San Francisco her home base where she provides individuals and professionals with Classical Feng Shui, SaJu (Korean Astrology), BaZi (Chinese Astrology) and Ze Ri (Date Selection) to help improve one’s health, happiness, and prosperity. She loves sharing these five thousand year-old practices that she grew up with. These traditions are still used today in building relationships, careers, homes and even city planning.
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“I was in 7th grade and I squealed in delight when my parents gave me a cheery red Panasonic Transistor Radio! I would take it to school and play disco music, a small crowd always gathered around. I thought I was the bomb!”
Julie Bell Buras is an intuitive consultant who works with individuals to enhance their personal and professional lives. She is also a ISFG Feng Shui practitioner and uses Feng Shui to help parents with their children to focus on school work, creating harmony or help with unruly children. Learn more!
“I can’t lie, I’ve always had a sweet tooth. My favorite treat each holiday was always the yummy wreaths my mom would make. It’s pretty simple to make and if you like Rice Krispie treats then you will like these. Since I am really into health food, I always get the best ingredients for any cooking or baking and that is reflected in the recipe that I’m sharing with you here. Enjoy!” – Kristin Marie Short
Marcey’s Holiday Wreaths:
1 large box of Corn Flakes (such as Natures Path brand or Erewhon)
1 bag of marshmallows (Their are different varieties of vegan or gluten free marshmallows at the health food store)
1/2 stick of organic butter (alternatively you could experiment with Ghee or a non-dairy butter)
Green food coloring (search Amazon or your health foods store – there are many brands that are organic and/or gluten free and just much better to ingest than the cheap stuff that is commonly sold)
Red gel icing (again, best quality you can find)
Melt the marshmallows and butter, then add the food coloring. Use a large bowl because next you will stir the cornflakes in. Butter your hands really good and shape the wreaths on a piece of wax paper. Squeeze a couple of red dots of icing on.
That’s it. Very easy. Might want to make a double batch, they go fast!
Email me of picture of your wreaths and let me know how they turn out!
If you eat too many treats this holiday, give me a ring or email and I’ll give you a $50 coupon for some of the best health products you can find right now!
If you have any digestive trouble, want more energy, or, you want to lose weight. Raise your consciousness using food! Ask me for a $50 coupon by January 6th. I can’t wait to connect with you! Happy Holidays, Kristin.
Kristin Short is a holistic lifestyle coach. She works with open-minded individuals to guide them to a world filled with clarity, connection, and purpose through life coaching, Feng Shui, and Energy Work. Learn More!
SUN MOON MIRROR is available to order on Katherine Metz’s website!
Order your Sun Moon Mirror today and create your new path!
As you use a Sun Moon Mirror, you are absorbing the wisdom of the entire universe. The power of the Sun Moon Mirror is broad and deep – from helping a timid child speak up, to calming the temper of a raging spouse. From helping a woman conceive, to simply getting a better night’s sleep. From enhancing a gua, to capturing the luck of a rainbow.
Every mirror was personally created by Katherine in the Valley of the Moon in the wine country of Northern California. Katherine followed the explicit instructions taught to her by her mentor, H. H. Grandmaster Professor Lin Yun, in the creation of each and every mirror.
Your participation will tap you into the endless source of light and energy of his teachings and the sophisticated wisdom of the Sun Moon Mirror.
This double-sided Sun Moon Mirror is 3″ in diameter with a 1/8″ bevel and is accompanied by a document explaining it’s use.
Guy Isabel is a Spiritual Medium and Spiritual Life Coach who receives communications through a kind of automatic writing called mechanical. This is the sort of gift that keeps on giving – Guy provides thoughtful insight to help in your career, business or personal life. Learn more!
A fun new way to shake up your cooking routine, Foodie Dice provides inspiration for creating simple, seasonal meals. Simply select the five primary dice, add a seasonal veggie die and roll. Then shop, cook, and eat! Over 186,000 possible meal combinations to inspire creativity in the kitchen. Amazon.
Another Special Gift Suggestion: A Spiritual Medium Reading
Guy Isabelis a Spiritual Medium who also uses automatic handwriting to connect with spirit. Gisabel is a spiritual medium, who receives communications through a kind of automatic writing called mechanical.
Treat yourself this holiday or give a session as a gift. Guy is offering 50% discount through the entire month of December on sessions! Learn more via his website.
When I was 10 years old I always wanted to learn and play guitar as it was my preferred instrument. I so wanted it that I started to learn it without having one. My teacher was providing me with a guitar when I was attending the guitar lesson, unfortunately I was unable to practice at home. My mother and father realized my passion for the guitar and at Christmas they gave me a guitar, that was the most beautiful gift I could have had! I was so proud and happy to attend my sessions with my own guitar!
Guy Isabelis a Spiritual Medium who also uses automatic handwriting to connect with spirit. Gisabel is a spiritual medium, who receives communications through a kind of automatic writing called mechanical.
Treat yourself this holiday or give a session as a gift. Guy is offering 50% discount through the entire month of December on sessions! Learn more.
“When I was 10 years old, I wanted a sewing machine to play with, a plastic one. But my parents surprised me with a real one. Frankly speaking I would have liked the plastic one better but my parents always went above and beyond and they thought the real one was better. So instead of playing I ended up sewing.” – Viviana Estrada
Viviana Estradais a certified Chinese astrology reader, Feng shui consultant with a desire to help people. She spent years unveiling the secrets and applications of Chinese metaphysics. Learn More!
My Favorite Holiday Recipe: Brunsli (Swiss brownies, Christmas treat)
“These are my all time favorite Swiss Christmas cookie… they are a bit crispy, yet chewy! So…so delicious!” – Isa Styles
Makes approximately 50 cookies (depending on the size of a single cookie):
150 g (5 ounces) sugar
1 pinch of salt
250 g (9 ounces) grind almonds
¼ tea spoon cinnamon
1 pinch of clove powder
2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
2 tablespoons of flour
2 fresh white of egg (about 70 g (2.5 ounces))
100 g (3.5 ounces) bitter chocolate
2 tea spoons of kirsch
Mix sugar, salt, almonds, cinnamon, clove powder, cocoa powder and flour in a bowl.
Add white of egg and stir until ingredients are evenly distributed.
Cut chocolate in real small pieces, pour hot water over the chocolate, let rest for about 5 minutes, then pour off all water except about half a tablespoon, stir until even. Now immediately proceed with the next step.
Add melted chocolate from the previous step and the kirsch, knead to a soft dough.
Roll out dough on a flat surface (it may be slightly covered with sugar), approximately 10 mm (0.4 inches) thick. Put out different shapes and put them on a baking sheet covered with baking paper.
Let them rest for about 5 to 6 hours or over night in a dry place.
Bake for about 4 to 6 minutes in the center of the pre-heated oven at 250 °C (480 °F).
Let cool completely before serving.
Isa Stylesis an intuitive adviser for personal, business growth and mind-body training. She also empowers clients to strengthen their intuition. Certified Sophrologist, Reiki Master and NLP Practitioner. Learn More!