Use this guide to find the perfect gift (or gift card) for everyone you know!
Experience a truth-capturing portrait session with Gabby Rodrigue of Gentle Bull Studio in Hartford, CT. If you appreciate warm, gentle, energy and a deeper sense of connection, this is your person. Gabby is super down to earth with some bomb photo skills!
Purchase a print from interdisciplinary artist educator, Kay Douglas. Inspired by social issues through the African Diaspora in the Americas, she creates pottery, sculpture, installations, paintings, and digital prints of people who provoke conversations rooted in race, history, and privilege. Kay’s work makes for a powerful and inspiring gift. AND – stay tuned for her upcoming workshop in February 2020 at the Hudson River Museum, teaching people how to make their own portraits of prominent Black leaders. Fun fact: Kay and I went to the University of Hartford together!
Learn the language of your body through Fertility Awareness Courses & Natural Birth Control with Megan McNamara of FAMtastic Fertility, LLC. Megan is a Certified Fertility Awareness Educator teaching women 99.4% effective natural birth control through online fertility awareness courses. She teaches women globally, as well as in her own backyard (Connecticut)! I love talking to this woman! You will learn so much and laugh a lot too!
Certified Fertility Awareness Educator
#SecondNatureCycles Online Course
Contact Megan directly to purchase this course as a gift: firstname.lastname@example.org
Reconnect with your purpose and remember your sacred divinity through the power of Jyotish (Vedic Astrology), Dharma Types, Ayurvedic Medicine, and more with Andréa Miller. This woman is a powerhouse and a well of wisdom! With more than a decade of experience in ancient teachings and a background in transpersonal psychology, you will learn more about yourself while working with Andréa, than you could’ve ever imagined.
Vedic Counselor & Teacher at Ayni Center in Mystic, CT
Ayurveda, Ayurvedic Massage, Dharma Specialist, Jyotish (Vedic Astrology), Sacred Ceremonies and Shamanic Healing
Get Marie Forleo’s New York Time’s Bestselling book, Everything is Figureoutable! Marie Forleo is a life coach, motivational speaker, author, and host of MarieTV. She’s one of my favorite inspirational people and I highly recommend this book!
Life Coach, Speaker, Author, TV host
Deepen your healing journey with Nicole Lewis. Nicole is a yoga teacher, health coach, reiki practitioner, aromatherapist, and shaman. With Nicole you can work any issue or pattern at the level of the mind, body, and soul. You can clear karma, ancestral baggage, and discover new destinies and your soul’s calling. Nicole was the first person I ever experienced shamanic healing with and her work changed my life!
Celebrate new beginnings with engagement, wedding, and newborn photo sessions captured by Sarah Noele. Sarah will bring your vision to life and help you feel super comfortable while you’re in front of the camera. You’ll immediately feel like sisters when you meet her!
Engagement, Wedding, Maternity, Newborn, and Family Sessions
Reclaim your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being with Health Coach, Amelie Dion. Through nutrition coaching, shamanic healing, and herbalism, she helps people regain a strong sense of health and prosperity. Amelie is one of the kindest people you’ll meet. I guarantee you will love talking to this French-Canadian goddess!
Nutrition, Shamanic Healing, Herbalism
at Ayni Center in Mystic, CT
Get the sun and her flowers, by New York Times bestselling author, performer and illustrator, Rupi Kaur. This book is a tender collection of poetry on love, loss, trauma, healing, femininity, migration, and revolution. This book was actually given to me as a gift in 2017 and it has brought me to tears more than once. A truly beautiful book to share.
Author, Performer, Illustrator
Learn, heal, and grow with Jelan Agnew, LCSW. Jelan has been working in the field of social work for 13+ years, she’s an adjunct professor at ECSU, and has a private practice called Nalej of Self, (pronounced Knowledge of Self), which provides individual, family and group therapy, as well as mindfulness and meditation workshops in Connecticut, Atlanta, and New York City. You may have heard her on the Basic Latina podcast or 94.3 FM addressing mental health and issues that impact communities of color. Jelan is a true, inspirational leader and you should definitely know about her!
LCSW and Professor
Therapy, Workshops, Community Collabs, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Group, Retreats, Training, Coaching, Consultation, and Clinical Supervision
Work with CT-based filmmaker and visual storyteller, Heather Fay Dawson in a Creative Consulting Session. Heather is a pink-haired content creatress and she helps people live and speak their truth. Heather is here for all the soulpreneurs, teachers, creatives, makers, game changers, and innovators!
Digital Content Creation, Storytelling & Strategy, Video Production, and Creative Consulting
Get I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual by author, speaker, comedian, activist, and digital strategist, Luvvie Ajayi! This New York Times and Washington Post bestseller book is lighthearted, witty, and really funny. Luvvie covers topics ranging from social media and culture, to race and representation. I recently got this book and I absolutely love it!
Author, Speaker and Digital Strategist
Explore yourself and realize your worth in a boudoir photo session with Katrina Gallant Russo. Based in CT, and also ready to travel to your location, Katie is the real deal. She truly helps women see themselves in entirely new ways. If you’re wondering who captured all the photos I currently have on my site, it’s this talented babe!
Boudoir, Portraiture, Maternity, and Couples Sessions
Get grounded in Salty Yoga, with Kundalini yoga and meditation teacher, Kristen Marie. Kristen is the owner of CT based traveling studio, Mish Mosh Studios. If you haven’t heard of Salty Yoga before, it’s a practice that combines Kundalini yoga and meditation, infused with salt therapy inside a salt cavern. Talk about connecting with the elements of the earth! In addition to Salty Yoga, Kristen offers some really beautiful services such as traditional kundalini yoga, breathwork, and workshops for parents of special needs children.
Purchase prints made by Lindaluz Carrillo and jewelry made by her cousin Gabriela Pizarro in Lima, Peru! Lindaluz is a first-generation Peruvian, born in NY and raised in the South End of Hartford, CT. She’s an urban pop artist and graphic designer. Her work is influenced by textile patterns, graffiti elements, and urban cultures. Carrillo’s work tells a story about her customs, traditions, and values that form conversations about our world today. Her work reflects topics like self love, growth and resilience. You need to check it out! Her work is FIRE.
Urban Pop Artist and Graphic Designer
Set yourself up for an amazing year with Danielle LaPorte’s 2020 Desire Map Planner & Program. You can order Daily, Weekly & Undated Planners, and The Desire Map Program is included. “It’s a whole system designed to help you prioritize what’s most important to you. Mindful, heartful, practical… powerful.” This is the planner that I personally use and I think it’s the best. Get one for your planner-junkie friends and one for yourself too!
Author, Speaker, Entrepreneur, Podcaster, and Blogger
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