07Dec

You’re Invited: Golden Door Holiday Boutique Open House

December 7, 2015 by Golden Door

You and a guest are cordially invited… Gala Holiday Open House  at Golden Door Boutique Friday, December 18  11 a.m.–3 p.m.   For the first time, Golden Door Boutique opens for an afternoon of holiday shopping… RSVP today!  Please RSVP before Thursday, December 17, to boutique@goldendoor.com  or (760) 761-4177. A reservation is required to enter the resort. Sumptuous, earth-friendly gifts for all tastes and budgets Golden Door Jewelry, Artisan Food and Skin Care lines Home, Children’s, Travel and Meditation products Gift cards for Golden Door stays Experts to answer questions and assist with perfect gift choice Jewelry designers Skin Care consultants Artisan Food specialists Artisan Food tastings and light refreshments ‘Tis the season for charitable giving Every item purchased is, first, a special present for the recipient and, second, a charitable contribution—100 percent of Golden Door’s profits are donated to select charities dedicated to transforming the lives of children. If you cannot …

14Dec

Got Gratitude?

December 14, 2015 by Carol Tibbetts

You probably do.  Amidst the rush of holidays, as another year winds down, our thoughts turn to gratitude for our lives and people in it.  But to truly embody gratitude, we must practice it not just from Thanksgiving to New Year’s, but from New Year’s to Thanksgiving as well.  To-do-lists, work pressures, family issues and health and safety concerns can all threaten our  well-being, so when stress and negativity build up, try practicing gratitude to stay in balance. For the past several months I’ve been hit with some stressful life situations that have put my mindfulness practice to a test.  It’s easier than ever to be hijacked by emotions or anxiety,  but I’ve discovered that actively pursuing gratitude has helped keep me present and calmer.  Not that I haven’t had my moments.  When those happen, I compassionately remind myself that mindfulness (and being a human being) isn’t about being perfect.  …