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Turn Stress Into Strength This Holiday Season!

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It’s the last weekend before Christmas and I’m down to my last few posts on Christmas gift ideas!  These two gift suggestions I’m about to share are perfect for your relatives and friends who are at least one of the following:

  • Into health and wellness
  • Fitness buffs
  • Planning on becoming healthier and more active
  • Still deciding on which particular physical activity to engage in
  • Tired and stressed from work

I’m oftentimes the “tired and stressed” person, and being tired and stressed does get in the way of my goal of becoming healthy and well.  These two gifts, though, have helped me throughout the year.

The Gift of Yoga

Photo credit: Urban Ashram Yoga Instagram account

Photo credit: Urban Ashram Yoga Instagram account

Let me debunk a popular yoga myth: You don’t have to be flexible.  I am far from flexible but I do yoga because it helps me in so many ways.  It helps me become physically stronger, emotionally calmer, and for some reason — kinder, more patient and compassionate (no joke).  Much has been said about the physical benefits of yoga, but I like how it teaches mindful living and balance in all aspects of life.

Photo credit: Urban Ashram Yoga Instagram account

Photo credit: Urban Ashram Yoga Instagram account

I go to Urban Ashram Yoga 2-3 times a week after work.  Urban Ashram believes that yoga is for everyone, including non-flexible people like me, haha.  They have a holiday promo which you can get for your friends or for yourself this Christmas — a 5-class pass and a 15-day unlimited pass for only Php 1500!  They have branches in Brixton Kapitolyo, BGC and Makati.  Trust me, this is one of the things I look forward to at the end of a busy work day because it really does wonders for me. :)  For more details on the promo, visit their Facebook page.

Yoga Apparel

Atsui Philippines

I get really excited when I have new workout clothes.  It makes me looking forward to using them and in effect, also makes me look forward to my next yoga class!  I was happy to discover Atsui Philippines and how their clothes are comfortable, chic, and affordable!

Toni Tiu (wifelysteps.com), Vanessa Salas (shedmomblog.com) and myself shopping for Atsui Philippines apparel during the MIB x Luminisce gathering! :)

Toni Tiu (wifelysteps.com), Vanessa Salas (shedmomblog.com) and myself shopping for Atsui Philippines apparel during the MIB x Luminisce gathering! :)  Photo credit: Audrey Angcos

Their items are half the price of the imported brands but of the exact same quality!  The yoga clothes I got from them are my favorite to date! :)  They are available in Zalora and at Urban Ashram branches.

Wishing everyone a meaningful Christmas and a happier, healthier, and stress-free 2016! :)

 

Christmas Gift Ideas: Travel Essentials

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If you have family members or friends who love to travel during their leaves and days off, a simple clear book from National Bookstore would be a good Christmas gift.  Haha! Seriously, I used it to organize my tickets, maps, and travel guides shown on the photo above.  If you have extra budget though, they might appreciate these Christmas gift ideas from Filipino-owned businesses/entrepreneurs!  Or, you might as well consider getting these for yourself as they will surely come in handy during your 2016 trips!  Enjoy!

Luminisce Sunblock

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Luminisce Sunblock is one of the newest babies of Dr. Kaycee Reyes of Luminisce Skin Clinic!  During my recent trip to Sagada with my friends, I made sure that I always had this with me because for the longest time, I underestimated the harmful effects of “bad sunlight” on the skin.  So far, I’m happy because my skin feels protected.  It’s actually not only for travel but is also recommended for daily use.

Luminisce Sunblock contains Tinosorb M (a water soluble ingredient that is added to the sunscreen to provide additional UV absorption), Zinc Oxide (has a wide range of benefits, including protection against UVA and UVB rays), Titanium Dioxide (reduces risk of skin cancer), and Citrolumin 8 (helps in eliminating age spots and in providing overall luminosity).  Spent a number of years of my career in the pharma industry — I made sure to research all of this before using it! :)

The sunblock is available at the Luminisce Clinic at the Mercury Drug Building in BGC.  You  may visit the Luminisce website here.

Lulu Swing Envelope Clutch and Taco

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