**This post contains a giveaway. If you’re reading this in your inbox, click here to enter on the site!**
There’s no denying it’s a strange holiday season this year. Annual traditions are on hold for many. Loved ones are far away. And I imagine most of us are getting antsy for a return to some semblance of normal.
While a lot feels different this year, there’s one thing that remains the same: the spirit of the season. And right now, that means focusing on what we appreciate (admittedly easier for some than others at this point in time).
For me, among other things, that’s all of you, and the love, kindness, and generosity of spirit you bring to this site.
I only need to look through comments and forum posts to see what an amazing group you are. You care. You offer empathy and support. You see beyond the surface, understand instead of judging, and give the kind of love we all deserve but haven’t always received.
It’s easy to get cynical sometimes—to focus on the worst of humanity and everything that’s wrong with the world. But then someone comes along and reminds you people are good. That’s what this site is for me, and I think for many of you as well: it’s a place where people share their light, even when they’ve known tremendous darkness. And I can’t think of anything more inspiring than that.
So to celebrate you this year, I’m running a giveaway for my new Mindfulness Kit, offering a pair—one for the winner, and one for the winner to gift to a friend.
What’s in the Mindfulness Kit?
The kit includes a daily mindfulness practice guide and four aromatherapy-based products, including:
- A Soothing Bath & Shower Gel
- A Lavender Essential Oil Roll-On
- A Relaxing Pillow Spray
- A Lychee Flower Scented Candle
It also includes access to three free digital bonuses, including:
- How to Make Your Shower Mindful, Blissful, and Rejuvenating
- 5 Breathing Exercises to Calm & Focus Your Mind
- How to Do a Bedtime Body Scan for a Peaceful Night’s Sleep
Why Did I Create This Kit?
I decided to create this kit because I know what it’s like to live lost in your thoughts. I’ve felt the pain of dwelling on the past, worrying about the future, replaying things I think I’ve done wrong, and obsessing about what other people think.
This is my default mental mode, programming I’ve lived with all my life, as I imagine is true for many of us.
But I also know the peace and relief that come from practicing mindfulness. I know how tension and anxiety melt away when I get out of my head and come back to my body and the present moment.
There are countless ways to do this—meditation, yoga, incorporating mindfulness into your daily activities. And it doesn’t require anything other than a willingness to focus on your breathing and bring yourself back to your breath when your mind starts to wander.
But I personally enjoy having tools to enhance my practice, specifically aromatherapy products. It’s easier to ground ourselves in our bodies when we connect with our senses, and there’s no sense as powerful as the sense of smell.
I chose lavender for most of the products in the kit because it’s scientifically proven to reduce stress and anxiety.
Whether you’re washing your worries away with the Soothing Bath & Shower Gel, taking a few deep breaths at work after applying the Calming Essential Oil Roll-on, or practicing progressive relaxation after spraying the Relaxing Pillow Spray, I believe these products can help you access a state of peace and calm.
And let’s face it: we could all use a little peace right now!
How to Enter the Giveaway
To enter the giveaway, post a comment below sharing one reason you want this kit.
You can enter until midnight, PST, on Thursday, November 26th. I will list the winner’s name at the top of the post on Friday the 27th. Please note you will need to check back then to see if you’ve won so you can email me your address!
If you’d like to grab a Mindfulness Kit right away, you can get one here.
Sending you all so much love!