So getting through year two of "staying in" and dealing with mandates, lack of mandates, masks, a lack of people wearing masks, continued racial stress and racism, and the addition of a rapidly shifting climate crisis has lead to many feeling less than festive this holiday season.
I decided to come up with this Christmas list of self care, self soothing, grounding and mental health care items for you and those you love this year. Let's get through this year in the most supportive and loving fashion possible.
1- Saint John's wort- considered a natural mood booster https://amzn.to/3FfPug9
2- Weighted Blanket, for stress, anxiety, enhanced mood and better sleep https://amzn.to/3HpEq22
3- Calming Tea https://amzn.to/3nhaAEw
4- Sun lamp (full spectrum light therapy lamp), especially good during the winter when sunlight hours are shorter and lead to Depression. https://amzn.to/3ndoF5V
5- Women's walking shoes (no fuss slip on so you have no excuse but to move your body and increase your endorphins (feel good brain hormones)- https://amzn.to/3FkaiDj
6- Men's walking shoes (no fuss slip on so you have no excuses) https://amzn.to/2YKGcZU
7- Father daughter journal for youth, by my fellow therapist and friend Danielle Fairbairn-Bland https://amzn.to/3ncvZyT
8- Kwanzaa Activity Book for children - https://amzn.to/3FczzPG
9- Self Healing Journal with daily prompts and exercises- https://amzn.to/3qDg9zw
And finally my personal favorites..........
10- Self care set, complete with a card, mug, pencil, and trinket tray, journal, and scented soap set packaged for her- https://amzn.to/3orJNEX
11- Aromatherapy oils - https://amzn.to/3wMY6YD
12- Aromatherapy candles - https://amzn.to/3naPS9r
13- Anxiety and Depression Workbook for home use – https://amzn.to/3naV7G9
14- Couples Therapy Workbook for home use – https://amzn.to/3ncEE4o
15- The Family Therapy Workbook for home use- https://amzn.to/3c9Mw0f