Only a few days… I started to say left in 2017 but I’d rather say until… See the truth is I’m at the threshold packed & ready for the new year!
I’ve taken my memory lane journey:
- Said my farewells to the thoughts, habits & things (15 bags of stuff in the garage) that no longer serve me
- Chronicled lessons learned – what worked fabulously, what sent me to my knees
- Wept in gratitude for the love, relationships & prosperity that met me at every turn
Take a 2017 journey. And better yet, do what I did and do it with a good friend that can remind you of the lessons you’d like to gloss over and the triumphs that you forgot to celebrate.
Because I am not a scrooge this year and my FAVORITE holiday (Kwanzaa) is almost here, I’m hopping into the holiday spirit with my very own Gift Guide! I was inspired by an awesome list I received, yet in trying to put together a very Oprahesque “my favorite things list” I realized, “What list? Kysha, you ain’t loyal!” Lol. I don’t have too many faves because I love to try new brands & companies. So while some of these aren’t specific, I hope you are inspired to try something new. Did I mention these gift ideas are for you?
My List of Faves… kinda
Top Down Planner – I love planners and have tried many (check out my reviews) but this one is perfect for my business & home life. It is driven by your goals and encourages small steps as well as gratitude:
Yes, when I am onstage I believe in heels for the Gawds! But running around with my kids and finding mobile offices, I love to sport my chucks. Not just any old Converse, I like unique fabrics, cool colors, girly designs and insoles by Lunarlon (like walking on mattresses). Find your own at an outlet near you (cuz I believe in outlets). Check out these:
Ring Mount – I loooove these. No particular brand, you can find them at Ross for $5. I listen to audiobooks and podcasts in my car but don’t like the huge mounts that always fall off. I also take lots of pictures with my phone. Having a ring I can slip my finger through means I won’t drop it in the ocean, hiking a hill or taking an incredibly angled selfie.
Magazines! Remember those? I’m a recovered magazine junkie (hubby wouldn’t agree) that only has 2 ahem.. or 3 subscriptions a year. They vary depending upon my focus. I’m listing my current faves but I’d encourage you to go old school and get yourself or a friend a subscription for something you’re passionate about. You can’t beat a $2-4 delivery every month of great photography, engaging writing and/or a new way of doing something or BEing.
O – The Oprah Magazine It’s Oprah, duh.
Bella Grace Beautiful in so many ways.
AFAR Inspirational Travel!
Inc. Thought leadership for business owners.
The fam has subscriptions to Flying, Slam & Photography . Here’s a great place to try out specialty mags inexpensively.
Get your health on – I’m not big on taking over-the-counter drugs so I’m always on the lookout for things to keep our bodies functioning at it’s best. Here are some of my body-savers:
Need iron? Most women could use more. I’ve been Anemic for years and this iron with vitamin C and blood-supporting herbs has been a Godsend. What this means for me is energy when I need it most (like every day lol)! And I don’t get the digestive blues that taking iron alone often gives you.
Probiotics – This one is for healthy digestion and doesn’t need to be refrigerated. Also comes specifically for women.
Aromatherapy – One or all or these are a constant in our household. doTerra is a great company but there are many companies offering pure oils. Do your research or reply and I’ll give you my client’s info (doTerra rep). Here’s why we use them:
Eucalyptus for anything having to do with mucus
Peppermint for fresh breath or tummy aches
Orange for energy, good vibes and immune system
Lemongrass for a fresh scent and a wake up!
I love the ease of Amazon as much as the next person but keeping our local economies & small businesses going can only be done by us. So get out into your community and explore! Here are 2 of my favorite Bay Area treats:
Peter’s Kettle Corn Pure gourmet, healthy, yummy popcorn in drool-inducing flavors
Cupcakin Sigh. Let me count the ways… key lime pie, salted caramel. More drool.
Give yourself the gift of Success for 2018!
Let me begin by the fact that I’ve talked to women in Trader Joe’s, on the kids’ school yard, networking events, public bathrooms, you name it. And if she has a few decades under her belt and is a high-achiever, we’re having the same conversation!
If you are craving a life in 2018 that feels more authentic, passionate and purpose-driven,
If you are craving more courage, confidence and motivation,
Let your first step towards a new reality be this statement:
I am worthy of a life full of passion, love & purpose; I deserve success!
Let your next step be scheduling a free session with me to see if Alchemy is what you need in 2018.