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 bath..got 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 love..so 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. -yourjoyologist.com

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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Pay It Forward Friday!

Pay It Forward Friday!  -www.yourjoyologist.com


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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I Thank You.

I thank you TSA agents.

I thank you coffee shop employees.

I thank you 7/11 cashiers.

I thank you customer service phone reps.

I thank you health insurance reps.

I thank you airline desk agents.

I thank you amusement park workers.

I thank you custodian staff.

I thank you gas station attendants.

I thank you truck drivers.

I thank you prep chefs.

I thank you farmers.

I thank you website developers.

I thank you engineers.

I thank you parking attendants.

I thank you luggage loaders.

I thank you volunteers.

I thank you human resources.

I thank you accountants.

I thank you technology developers.

I thank you nurses.

I thank you.  Yes, you.

I see you and I thank you.  Each and everyone of you is making a contribution to this wide, wide, world going around.  I see that many of you get ignored, get blamed, get mistreated even when you are doing your job to the T.

Know that you are valued. Know that you are valuable.  Who you are matters. What you do matters, no matter what your paycheck is.  Thank you for contributing. Thank you for showing up.  Thank you for being.

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