Eco-Impact of Must-Have Gifts

Gaiam Staff by Gaiam Staff | November 28th, 2008 | No Comments
topic: Conscious Living News

Every week we highlight the best articles, blogs, news, videos and interesting Web tidbits to help you live green, be healthy, and connect with your sense of spirituality. Read our roundup for info that just helps you live better.

Green Living

The Environmental Performance of the 15 Must-Have Christmas Gifts

Before you step out for one of those must-have gifts, consider the environmental performance of the hottest gifts on sale this season. Here’s some eco info about each of the hottest gift items, as reported by Deloitte’s annual holiday shopping survey. (TheDailyGreen)

Green Your Local Library: Create a Green Books List

Great tips on how to help give your local library a bit of green flavor. Check out the list of green titles to help you get started. (greenUPGRADER)

Sign Up For Great Green Tips Books From AboutMyPlanet on December 2

On December 2nd, 2008 AboutMyPlanet will be releasing two digital books, “Go Green Revolution: My Life” and “Go Green Revolution: My Office Handbook”. They focus on specific areas of your life and what you can do to go green and save money on your energy bill (one of the books features a free chapter from the Real Goods Solar Living Sourcebook on energy efficient water heating in PDF format!). They’re very easy to follow and you don’t have to do everything in the books; all you need to do is try and change one thing a week or month and slowly make your life a greener one. (AboutMyPlanet)

Mind-Body Fitness

How to Keep Black Friday From Making You Black and Blue

Standing in line on the busiest shopping day of the year can really test your patience, and back, and legs, and feet . . . Here are a few things to try to make standing in line bearable. (FitSugar)

8 Tips For Losing Weight After Pregnancy

If you started out at a normal weight and gained the 25-35 pounds your doctor probably recommended, it shouldn’t take you more than a couple of months to get back to your pre-pregnancy weight if you watch what you eat and exercise. (WebMD / CBS News)

Health & Wellness

5 Delicious Recipes for Holiday Leftovers

Simple, tasty and green recipes for all your holiday leftovers. (TheDailyGreen)

Patients Treat Serious Illness as Laughing Matter

While the verdict is out on whether laughter plays a role in healing, the American Cancer Society and other medical experts say it reduces stress and promotes relaxation by lowering blood pressure, improves breathing and increases muscle function. (ABC Health)

Personal Growth

Selfless Gratitude

Through the mindfulness practice of gratitude, you are able to rejoice amidst all life’s suffering. (Yoga Journal)

A Gift of the Heart: Letting People Know You Love Them

It’s easy to take our feelings for granted and to assume that the people we care about know how we feel about them. But while those we love are often quite cognizant of our feelings, saying “I love you” is a gift we should give to our loved ones whenever we can. (DailyOM)


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