The BEST Natural Treatments for Depression

Are you feeling blue? Temporary feelings of depression are normal healthy reactions after a life-changing or traumatic event such as isolation, health challenges, the death of a loved one, the loss of a job, etc. However, if a person suffers from chronic depression, melancholia or dysthymia, this is a major depressive disorder. What is the difference and what steps can you take right now to help with your symptoms of depression? Continue reading

25 Healthy Holiday Gift Ideas

It’s that time of year when many people are scrambling for holiday gifts.  Most people give the typical clothing item, jewelry, toy, or electronic gadget.  Why not focus on “healthy gift giving” this year?  There are many options of the “health-minded” friend or family member. Here is our list of the top 25 best ideas for healthy holiday gift giving.

Healthy Holiday Gifts

Give a healthy gift this holiday season.

  1. massage certificate
  2. blender or juicer
  3. fruit basket
  4. charity donation
  5. concert tickets
  6. dancing lessons
  7. family outing or getaway
  8. swimming lessons
  9. exercise equipment
  10. camping equipment
  11. new glasses
  12. tree or outdoor plant
  13. meditation music CD’s
  14. manicure or pedicure certificate
  15. acupuncture certificate
  16. spa gift certificate
  17. herbal tea collection
  18. organic spice set
  19. gym membership or class
  20. supportive shoes
  21. foot massager machine
  22. dental cleaning appointment
  23. educational books
  24. air purifier
  25. professional house cleaner

25 Healthy Holiday GiftsWhat ideas do YOU have for healthy gift giving?

Best wishes to you and your family this holiday season from your heath and wellness friends at the Monterey Bay Holistic Alliance!