11 Father's Day Activities That Are Better Than Gifts
- Created on Tuesday, 07 June 2016 00:56
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Ahhh spring! The time of renewal and the time when so many people are thinking “spring cleaning”. This includes your clients.
This is also the time of year when more people are participating in diet cleanses and detoxes then any other time AND when they’re also looking around their homes getting ready to a do a deep clean there as well. Think these things are unrelated? Think again!
In traditional Chinese Medicine, spring is the season for cleansing… so it only makes sense that our attention and mindset are fixed there. As a business owner, fortune 500 company or even wellness practitioner, it’s smart to take advantage of this momentum and support your clients by offering tips, suggestions, or even samples of foods and habits that can nourish them the most.
Food samples are such an easy way to introduce something new to a client – they’re far more likely to try new recipes, explore things like tongue scraping and body brushing if you give them a head start! If you’re not offering samples to your clients, then you should! This is a missed opportunity to really engage with them!
In my work with health coaches, I love to offer ideas and suggestions of product samples to give clients to help them ease into making safer, non-toxic choices in their kitchens. Searching for safe, toxic free kitchen items, from dish soap, to water bottles, can sometimes be too much for clients. Solution? Give them some instead! Not only does these make them more open to talking further about chemical toxins in the home, it’s shows them that you’re committed to helping them transition to the healthiest life possible!
Here are a few gift basket ideas - all under $50!
Article culled from Lara Adler 2013
The tradition of sending plants and flowers to offer a word of thankfulness, sympathy, or celebratory praise has been around for years. However, plants are longer lasting than flowers, so the message is given again and again. The natural attractiveness of plants creates a gift that is memorable and appreciated, making them perfect gifts if you want to inspire, comfort, encourage, or praise a loved one or friend with a simple gesture that offers a great deal of meaning.
Green plants are attractive and make nice choices as gifts. They take less work to care for them properly since you never need to trim spent flowers. Green plants are hearty and thrive in a variety of light conditions. Flowering plants offer a welcoming touch of color, even if they are a bit more work to keep them blooming.
Don't know what to give the bride and groom? Cash or a gift? A selection off their registry or something more personal? And better yet - how much do you spend? At every wedding you attend as a guest, you're inevitably faced with the age-old question: What should you give?
To get some answers, The Knot partnered with a leading gift registry and polled a resounding 15,000 brides and newly married ladies to find out what they really wanted as nuptial presents. The result? These are the top five things you need to keep top of mind for giving wedding gifts they're sure to LOVE and KEEP.
The news has left chocoholics drooling over their squares of Dairy Milk: scientists have found that tucking into as much as two bars of chocolate a day may actually be good for us. A 12-year study of the snacking habits of 21,000 people showed that regularly indulging in chocolate can cut the risk of heart attacks and strokes.
What’s more, it’s not just bitter Bournville that has a positive effect on health. A humble bar of milk chocolate, researchers say, can be just as good for the heart.
Far from being a guilty pleasure, the sweet treat is something of a superfood, with effects ranging from boosting memory to hydrating skin. Here’s our guide to the many startling health benefits of chocolate.
MAKES HEARTS HEALTHY
The latest study, from the universities of Aberdeen, Manchester, Cambridge and East Anglia, found that people who eat up to 100g of chocolate a day are 11 per cent less likely to have a heart attack, stroke or other cardiovascular problem than people who eat none at all.
The reason for this is flavonoids — a type of antioxidant found in chocolate, tea and red wine, which can help stimulate blood flow by mopping up damaging substances called free radicals, which can cause disease.
Professor Phyo Myint, clinical chair in old age medicine at the University of Aberdeen and one of the study’s authors, says: ‘We observed the association between the habitual consumption of chocolate linked to a reduction in incidence of stroke and cardiovascular disease.
BOOSTS BRAIN FUNCTION
Chocolate is one of the richest natural sources of magnesium, a mineral essential for brain health, and also contains caffeine (around 43mg per 100g of dark chocolate). Eating just a small amount — one or two squares a day — can help boost concentration and alertness.
One study, published in the British Journal of Cancer in 2009, found that phenolics, another naturally occurring antioxidant found in chocolate, boosted the immune system.
The presence of epicatechin also activates the body’s natural detoxification process, helping to rid us of coughs and colds.
OTHER BENEFITS INCLUDE:
- Slows the signs of aging
- Stops Tooth Decay
- Lowers Blood Pressure
- Reduces stress
- Makes us Smarter
You get the Picture!