By JackieBelle

Self esteem, self respect, and self confidence- these are things that can’t be given by a plastic surgeon, makeup artist, or stylist, but they can be given by you!  Inspirational Diaries is a collection of journals and personal diaries aimed at providing a channel for people to reconnect with their inner self and help others embark on a journey of transformation, unconditional self-love and empowerment.  It’s a really nice way to give someone a holiday gift of reflection and self love.  This season, Inspirational Diaries is launching a new series of feel-good diaries called Loving Yourself designed to tackle life’s daily struggles such as stress from work and family.  I like to think of it as an Oprah-style study in self-improvement.  It’s not about beating yourself up about not being “enough,” i.e. thin enough, rich enough, smart enough, or pretty enough; it’s about being okay just as you are!  The Loving Yourself diary begins with an introduction on how to love yourself, and then each day in the diary displays a daily question, along with a powerful quote which is designed to move you to a joyful and fulfilling life. The diary focuses on how you have cared for your body and spirit, what you are grateful for, how you can help others, and making each day better than the next!  Each month follows a different quote theme:

January – Loving Yourself ; February – Gratitude; March – Giving; April – Faith; May – Dreams; June – Health

July – Joy & Happiness; August – Growing ; September – Fun & Pleasure; October – Being the Best You Can Be!

November – Family & Friends; December – Love & Romance

Notice that there is no month dedicated to “Counting How Many Pounds I Have Not Lost This Month” or “Why I Haven’t Landed the Job of My Dreams Yet” or “All the Reasons I’ll Never Look Like Kate Moss.”  It’s the exact opposite!  It teaches you to base your self worth not on how you look, how much money you make, or how perfect your “Perfect Fit Tee” is, but on how well you live, love, and enjoy life.  It’s so empowering!  For anyone on your gift list who is more tech savvy than old-school papyrus savvy, there’s a digital format that allows online journaling and offers the same unique capabilities as the original.  Either way, you or whoever is the lucky recipient of this gift will learn to keep your most valued possessions right where they belong- in your heart.  So this year, aside from all the sweaters, trinkets, and electronics you’ll be giving as gifts, wrap up some inspiration for someone you love!

Inspirational Diaries retail cost:  $63.95 ($39.95 for the online version)

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