Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. –Melody Beattie
November has arrived and that means the holiday season has begun! With Thanksgiving only a few weeks away, we wanted to center this month’s box around GRATITUDE.
The importance of expressing gratitude is tied to the foundation of true WELLth. We challenge you this month to take 5 mins each day to reflect on the things you are grateful for. Expressed gratitude not only has emotional benefits but studies have found that there are physical benefits as well! Those 5 minutes each day have long term positive effects ranging from better sleep, less physical pain, lessened stress, reduced depression symptoms, to increased energy and vitality. Overall, that equals improved well-being and increased WELLth!
Reframing each day with a sense of gratitude makes us happier and overall more emotionally resilient. This month let’s make a habit out of gratitude reflection, because being thankful and acknowledging the things we have and the people in our lives only makes room for greater abundance.
Gratitude reflection also helps us to be conscious of those in need. In that spirit we have curated this month’s box with brands that have gratitude built into their core and participate in giveback programs. To us, the purest way to show our gratitude is to give back to those in need. That is why 10% of the proceeds from this month’s box will be donated to the organization Feed The Children.
Thank you for being a part of our donation. Together we can help end childhood hunger!
November Gratitude Box [$67]
**These products didn’t just make this month’s list because the they’re good, they also do good!**
MATRABAND | Inspirational Bracelets [$25]
MantraBands are simple, elegant bracelets with a touch of delicate polish and an uplifting message; promoting a lifestyle of optimism, positivity, mindfulness. Wear your MantraBand every day as your daily reminder, affirmation, and inspiration.
Giving Back: They are a proud member of 1% For The Planet and donate at least 1% of annual sales to non-profit organizations to protect, preserve, and restore the natural environment.
BOXED WATER | Drinking Water [$1]
Boxed Water inspires a better tomorrow by rethinking packaged water, skipping the plastic and opting for paper packaging. It’s always crisp, clean and refreshing! They use a 5 Step process for purity and taste that involves UV, carbon and reverse osmosis filtration. The water is free from chromium, arsenic, MTBE, chlorine, fluoride and trace pharmaceuticals. What’s even better than just reducing plastic waste? 1% of their annual sales support reforestation and water relief!
DR. BRITE | Mint Whitening Pen [$20]
Holiday season = LOTS of family photos. Brighten that smile with this peroxide-free whitening pen. It uses pure ingredients to whiten teeth up to 4 shades and is safe for sensitive teeth. This Dr. Brite’s pen has the added benefits of Vitamin C (to support gum repair) and coconut oil (to rid teeth of bacteria found in plaque) for mouth health. Vegan & BPA Free! $1 from each pen is donated to the Breast Cancer Fund for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
THIS BAR SAVES LIVES | Mini Granola Bar x 2 [$2]
These bars come in 4 delicious flavors are non-GMO, gluten free, kosher, Fair Trade and just plain awesome. For every bar purchased, This Bar Saves Lives gives life-saving food to a child in need.
For every one of the 2.6 million children who die from severe acute malnutrition each year, there are 10 more at risk of suffering the same fate. This Bar Saves Lives supports these children through treatment (Plumpy’Nut®) and prevention (Nutributter®).
Learn more about their awesome efforts HERE.
YUMBUTTER | Superfood Cashew Butter [$8]
100% organic cashews plus goji berries, chia seeds, and hemp hearts, mean twice the omega 3’s and all 9 nine essential amino acids into each bite! What’s even better than the taste, is that Yumbutter is built on a BUY ONE | FEED ONE business model, every pouch feeds a child in need.
BUY ONE | FEED ONE
Every time you buy one jar or pouch of Yumbutter, you help feed a child with malnutrition. They partner closely with a non-profit called Primeros Pasos in Xela, Guatemala to provide holistic care to malnourished children and their mothers. The care they are able to provide through purchases includes: pre-natal supplementation, education on nutrition and sanitation, parasite de-worming medicine, and education for mothers regarding breastfeeding and healthy food choices.
RAVEN + LILY | Recycled Cotton Gratitude Journal [$11]
Recycled cotton turned into paper with a purpose. This beautiful journal was crafted by and empowers marginalized women in Northern India. Use it as your gratitude journal and jot down what you are most thankful for each day.
Raven + Lily was created to alleviate poverty among women. They currently help employ over 1,500 marginalized women at fair trade wages to give them access to a safe job, sustainable income, health care, education, and a real chance to break the cycle of poverty for themselves and their families. Raven + Lily is committed to providing beautiful and unique modern minimalist products that are made by hand, follow fair trade standards, and honor their eco-friendly commitment. Now that is something we can all get behind!