Meaningful and Healthy Gifts
I would like to say thank you to all my patients and people who have
supported me in my practice, as without you I could not do what I truly
love to do. In appreciation I have decided that instead of
mailing out Christmas cards I would do both the environment and a
couple of very worthy causes a favour and do donations instead.
The first donation is to YouthAIDS. I have had the joy and priveledge of working on Ashley Judd for
the last little while, but only just recently learned of her hard work
and dedication to YouthAIDS and Five and Alive, charities of
Population Services International. Ashley acts as International Ambassador for YouthAIDS, travelling around the world to bring global awareness and to be hands on with the local communities.
I really connect with the fact that this organization pushes
prevention and education, just as I do in my clinic. I have
been witness to Ashley's efforts to help others--offering of herself to
both friends and strangers. She displays a passion for
helping those who feel they may not be able to do much to help
themselves. Again, she reminds me of my own personal duty to
help others help themselves, so talking with her has shown me another
way to do that. If you too would like to donate to this
charity, go to www.youthaids.org, fiveandalive.org, or www.psi.org.
The second donation is to my "old stand by", the David Suzuki Foundation.
My parents recently returned from a work/play trip to
Australia and New Zealand and one of the souvenirs my dad brought back
for himself is a photography book and DVD called "La Terre Vue Du Ciel"
(Earth from Above). If you like photography and/or travel, you'd love the book
too! One quote stuck with me. To translate and
paraphrase, it read...It is blue; It is beautiful; But above all, it is
small; And we won't leave it (referring to the earth).
Another reminder to me that
we are very lucky to have this
beautiful place to live and we should do everything we can to protect
our environment. Don't forget that in this season of
consumerism. Re-use Christmas-past gift bags and paper, or
better yet, try making your own wrapping with magazines, comics, or
beautiful material (the Japanese call this furoshiki). To donate to the David Suzuki Foundation, go to www.davidsuzuki.org.
FOR THOSE TANGIBLE GIFTS:
FOR THE HEAT SEEKER
Know someone who’s always cold?
Scarf (various colours to choose from) $28
- 2 Hot
packs (one time use, but when you shake them they stay warm for 12 hours) $6
- Crystal Salt Tea Light (just
looking at it makes you feel warmer) $8
Heat Seeker gift pack (all of the
above) $38 (value $42)
- Deluxe Heat Seeker gift: Moist heat far infrared heating pad $99
FOR THE STUDENT
Student gift pack (all of the
above) $37 (value $40)
Student gift: Nutrition Consultation gift certificate (I was a student
once—well, more than once—and I know that eating healthy was a real challenge
FOR THE BUSY GO-GETTER
Busy Go-Getter gift pack (all of
the above) $62 (value $67)
Busy Go-Getter gift: Office onsite acupuncture treatment gift certificate $100 (new patient),
$80 (return patient)
FOR THE YOGA OR MEDITATION ENTHUSIAST
- Rasa CD (now my favourite relaxation/meditation/acupuncture treatment CD) $20
Yoga or Meditation Enthusiast
gift pack (all of the above) $50 (value $54)
- Deluxe Yoga or Meditation Enthusiast gift:
Acupuncture gift certificate $90 (new patient) or $70 (return patient)
FOR THE PERSON WHO CAN'T AFFORD TO GET SICK
Can’t Afford to Get Sick gift pack (all of the
above) only $32 (value $35)
FOR THE PARTY BOY/GIRL
Partier gift pack (all of the
above) $27 (value $30)
- Deluxe Partier gift: 6 sauna sessions $130, 10
sauna sessions $200 (detoxify from the celebrations)
SOME BEAUTIFUL HANDMADE GIFTS:
earrings were designed by a patient of mine who choses the beads and
stones based off of both their beauty and their significance.
If you would like to give a unique and meaningful present,
then here it is. Come to my clinic to choose yours.