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I am worthy! I am giving! Holiday Gift Guide!

My favorite items for new moms/mom’s to be and babies!

Baby Bjorn Bouncer
It is a sleek design, doesn’t take power, is super simple and both my babies have loved it more than all the fancy electronic chairs.  AND it collapses easy for travel. It comes in many different colors too, btw.

Freshly Picked Moccasins
Obsessed with these moccs.  Not cheap, but they last and they stay on and they are adorable. I own one pair per size unit they are full on walking.  The kept up well for use on baby 2.

Solly Baby Wrap
There are so many baby wearing companies now but these are made so well and have so many colors and designs to choose from.  My babes loooooved being worn in them.  The fabric is so soft!

Little Sapling Toys
Obsessed with this brand!  All wood toys for babes and kids and they can be personalized! I love gifting the fun teethers! Pizza, cookies, tacos, coffee cup, so cute! And so nice to have wood items!


Favorite Wellness/health minded gifts

Wooden Spine Aligner
I have been using this thing for over a decade.  I first found it at a yoga retreat and then lost it and found it on Amazon.  I am prone to super tight neck and back muscles that cause terrible headaches and this thing is a miracle worker.  I start with it at top of my spine, breath for at least 10 breaths and then move it down and repeat all the way to my tailbone. MIRACLE WORKER!!!

Thrive Market Membership
Having a membership to Thrive is a convenient way to get healthy groceries and save money without leaving your house!!! I especially use it for the pricier, hard to find items like four sigmatics, hu kitchen chocolate, Siete foods chips, and all the staples!

One Love Organics
A legit clean, organic skincare line that has drastically improved my skin. When I started using it years ago my lifetime of acne prone skin cleared up. This year I failed to reorder and bought some other brand and I could completely tell the difference.  I took advantage of their cyber Monday sale and bought a full line of goods and seriously saw results to my tired, dry skin in ONE DAY!

I am affirmation mug (with or without candle)
The newest item in my shop that is the most popular item this holiday! Use the candle for intention setting.  Use the mug for all of your hot and cold tonics, coffees, teas, juices, you name it!

Philosophie Superfoods
I loooooove adding these powders to smoothies, oatmeal, yogurt, cookies, pesto…SO many things! Also love the coconut butters and honeys! Made of the best things.

Gift card to local yoga/pilates/spin studio

This is what I want!!! Motivation to get out the door and get my body moving! And it is easy for me to tell myself those things aren’t a priority to spend money on so getting them as a gift is the best!

Ticket to The GoodFest

This is a wellness festival in LA that I am 100% going to! A full day of good vibes, inspiration, awesome food and new friends!

Kitchen Goodies for those who love to cook or want to..


Never use parchment paper again. Never have to scrub a baking sheet again.  I use this for baking and for roasting and seriously almost use it daily.  I have had mine for a few years and don’t see any reason I will need to replace it!


Le Crueset Dutch Oven
Not cheap but so in love with it.  I use mine almost daily for so many things. One of my favorite things to do is to roast a whole chicken and vegetables in it.  We eat off the chicken all week and then use the rest to make a chicken soup…in the pot too. 

Vitamix Blender
Again not cheap but worth it.  Owned mine for a decade and use it multiple times a day for all the things hot and cold!

Instant Pot
This is something I have on my list. People RAVE about it. I kept going back and forth about would I really use it? But after hearing enough direct raves about it…I am going for it! Do you have one? What do you make in yours?!?!

Stasher Bags
Reusable silicone bags! NO more ziplock!  So convenient for taking food on the go or storage at home! You an even cook in them! I haven’t tried but another major plus!

Gifts for toddlers

Aqua Doodle
I am ordering this for Zia and I am quite sure she will love it! Especially for our travel to Ohio soon!

Little Sapling Toys
They don’t just have good baby gifts! We got Zia this stepping stool to help her wash her hands and more and she is obsessed! She can also sit on it. I also love their block sets for older kids, we have the ASL one. USE CODE “TRICIA10” FOR 10% OFF YOUR ORDER!

Paint Markers
I got these for Zia a few months ago and she is able to color much better with them then with crayons.  And she seems to think they are way more special than crayons.

Bath time Basketball Hoop
Zia is in the phase of not wanting to sleep so not wanting to take a her this and now she is running to the tub for bath time again.

Cardboard boxes and packing bubbles
Just save the packaging and tell your toddler they are for building a castle or whatever… Seriously why do all kids love cardboard boxes so much!!!?!??!


My main man is picky..but then so am I…  Here are things he loves

Bonobos shirts
They have lots of sizing options that make the fit perfect!

Ever since Zia was born I have ordered these every Christmas and Father’s Day.  Such a good way to document the family as so much is digital these days!

Coffee Subscriptions
Coffee is one of our guys FAVORITE things.  So last year I got a subscription to Stumptown coffee and it may have been the best gift ever.  Lots of roasters have them but I know and love Stumptown!

Other great gifts I would you or someone in your life may too!

An awesome planner.  
I have used the Passion Planner for a few years but also have my eye on the Simplified Life Planner and the Get To Work Book.

Creative Kids Course
If you don’t follow Elise Cripe on Instagram I highly recommend.  She is always doing things and making it work with her two kiddos! Super inspiring and love this course she created.

A Simplified Life Book
I ordered this book and haven’t read it yet but just having it in my house has inspired me to start getting ride of things that I know I don’t need…like socks with holes and shirts that don’t flatter me.  It has a ton of tips for simplifying your life so you have more time to enjoy what matters!


That is what I have for now!  Feel free to comment with your ideas or requests for other people in your life. This list is based on the people I shop for and think of! And of course EVERYTHING FROM MY SHOP IS ALWAYS A GOOD GIFT IDEA.

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You can not always control which thoughts come into your mind, but you can control which stay.

You can not always control which thoughts come into your mind, but you can control which stay.

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Their opinion of me is not my opinion of me.

Their opinion of me is not my opinion of me.

You know you best.

Always remember that. —

And often times when people make up an opinion about you that you don’t feel is true

it’s more about them, then it is about you.

— keeping being you.

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Fall Fresh – UnDiet Meal Prep Made Easy Giveaway

You guys, it’s fall!  I love summer.  I love the beach.  I love the warmth.  I love a nice glass of chilled rose’ on a hot summer evening.  But…I  really love fall, too.  I love getting cozy in a sweater and boots and warming up with a blanket.  I also love the shift in foods.  I have already made two soups in the last week from my Nourish Cookbook !

For me fall feels like an opportunity to start fresh, and also to really dive in to my dreams and passions.  The weather shifts, the leaves change colors and start to fall, new seasons of my favorite TV shows start…  It feels like the perfect time to create new routines and throw out what isn’t working.

In my fitness routines, in my working life, in my personal life, and in my kitchen!  Feeding myself foods that make me thrive is a passion of mine, but I have to admit sometimes I start to slack and then start to feel the effects.  I feel too busy, tired, achy, unmotivated to cook myself nutritious and delicious meals and then I just become even more tired, achy and unmotivated because what I am feeding myself is slacking.

Most people dream of having a chef in their kitchen- all the time!  I know I do, and I was this person and more for clients when traveling all over the world with them!  But now, that I am running my own business I realize how truly valuable I was and wish I had someone taking care of me, the way I take care of the artist’s I toured with!

Someone to slice, dice and prep the contents of my fridge (after picking up the freshest produce), and whip those meals up in a flash that will help me to feeling my best, by eating the best and tastiest meals!

That is why I am sooo excited about this new group challenge that my super amazing friend, Meghan Telpner, a Toronto-based nutritionist, director of the Academy of Culinary Nutrition and author of the bestselling book UnDiet, has developed.   This program as a 4-week, step-by-step challenge to take you through the process of cleansing and organizing your kitchen, and sharing amazing ways to optimize your time in the kitchen.

Of course, it won’t be quite as luxurious as having a personal chef, but with some simple guidance, tips, tricks and strategies, meal prep can be made so easy and fun and then you feel productive, energized, healthy, creative, and alive!  Let’s all get Fall Fresh!  YES!

I am so excited about this program and truly see the value in it that Meghan and I have teamed up to offer one FREE spot in the program!

The UnDiet Meal Prep Made Easy program includes:

– 21 amazingly entertaining and educational videos. That’s over 2 1/2 hours of greatness.

– Nine instructional cooking/demo videos with correspondng recipes and endless creative variation options.

– Over 200 pages of information divided into 40 PDF resource guides, templates and exercises to take you through to the next level of prep, planning and health.

– A jam packed enthusiastic community of supportive health inspired people from around the world.

– A full 7 day meal plan with over 35 recipes.

– Twice weekly coaching emails for four weeks to keep you motivated and on track with the transition.

– 50+ recipes plus infinite modification options.

– A completely dairy-free, and gluten-free real food  program with both vegan and meat/fish eating options.

– Support from Meghan and her team to answer your questions and guide you along.

– Unlimited access to the videos and content 24 hours a day, seven days-a-week forever and ever.MPME-Giveaway

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The randomly but awesomely selected winner is April!!!!  Congrats April! Contest ends Sunday, October 5th at 11:59PM Pacific! Winner is picked at random and will be announced on Monday!

To find out even more about this program check out these webinars:

Tuesday, September 30th at 8pm ET: UnDiet Your Way To The Life of Your Dreams

Tuesday, October 6th at 8pm ET: UnDiet Q&A with Meghan

Join this community, join this challenge and UnDiet your way to vibrant health and the life of your dreams!

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Pay It Forward Friday!

Pay It Forward Friday!


A very generous soul who took my last Be Your Own Joyologist. The Program.  loved it so much they paid for a spot in the fall session to give away!

To Enter to grab the spot post a short video on Instagram on how you #ownyourawesome or on why you want to be in the program!  Make sure to tag me (@beingtricia) in the post and tag it with #BYOJOY so that the generous donor and I can see it and choose.

I get that posting a video can be uncomfortable, but getting out of your comfort zone is often where transformation happens!

And if you are not on Instagram I will accept some other various entries.  You can comment here, write your own blog about it, post a youTube video, {make sure to post a link to it here though} get creative but put your soul into it.

I will announce the winner on Sunday! The course starts Monday!

You can check it out here.

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