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The 4 Easy Steps to Genuine Gratitude

Once November hits us, so does the pressure! No, we don’t mean the pressure to shop for holiday gifts, or think of a great turkey recipe for Thanksgiving dinner, but the pressure to feel grateful. We devote so much time and energy into planning for the holidays ahead, that often we overlook taking the time to nurture our mental and emotional well being. Cultivating gratitude is a proven way to feel better and happier, so we thought we’d share our top four tips on how to experience genuine gratitude every day.

1. Look for what’s good: The mind can be like a magnet for both positive and negative things, and very often we let our minds focus too much on what stressed us out. Instead of that, try to focus your mind on what’s good around you in the precise moment that you are in, whether it’s someone’s brightly colored scarf, or a nice cool breeze, keep your attention on those things around you that make you feel good.

2. Gratitude Journal:  One of our favorite tricks for feeling grateful is keeping a gratitude journal, and writing down at least 5 things that we are grateful for every day. At the end of the year you can look through it and physically experience the bounty of life by flipping through page after page of your self-expressed gratitude. Another version of this would be a jar that you slowly fill up with with colorful post-its full of what you’re thankful for (and it makes for super cute desk decor!)

3. Say it out loud:  There is no better way to reconnect with old friends or reignite old friendships than by offering a quick thank you for everything they’ve offered to your life. Whether you send a handwritten note, or simply send a cute meme over Facebook, sharing your gratitude with another not only strengthens your bond, but adds to your experience of gratitude by including others in it.

4. Helping Others:  There are as many ways to help out others as there are people on this planet that need help! Whether it’s through work with an official charity or simply a shopping trip for an elderly or disabled neighbor, self sacrifice is the fastest road to gratitude that we know. A great resource for finding volunteer opportunities in your area is VolunteerMatch.org, a website specializing in matching people to volunteer options that are close to their areas and their hearts.  And if you’re hard pressed for ideas on where to help out, don’t forget noya’s alliance with the National Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) Council to distribute free lip balm to homeless and low income people. For every lip balm you purchase and send a photo of, noya will donate one to the National HCH Council, while supplies lasts. Click here for more details:  buy a balm, give a balm

We hope these suggestions help you to dedicate just a few minutes a day to cultivating gratitude, and spark your imagination to find your own ways to fill yourself with the joy of gratitude. Let us know what you like to do to stay upbeat, positive and full of thanks, and as always, live divinely!


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Announcing NOYA’s Homeless Initiative!

We need your help! We are proud to announce NOYA’s new homeless initiative: for every balm you purchase and send a photo of, we will donate one to a homeless or low-income person.

  1. Purchase one of our balms. Use the store locator on our website to find a retailer near you. If your favorite store doesn’t carry us, ask them to give us a call!

  2. Follow us on Twitter (@NOYAbeauty) or like us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/noyacosmetics). You can also submit by emailing give@noyabeauty.com

  3. Upload a creative picture of you with your NOYA lip balm.

That’s it! Keeping your lips smooth and hydrated never felt so good.

And since you’re giving to the homeless, we’re giving back to you: while entries are limited to one per person, your creativity doesn’t have to be. The most creative photo submission will win its sender a year-long supply of lip balm for herself and three friends. Now that’s sure to perk up anyone’s pout!

We searched meticulously through charities that would be a perfect fit for us until we finally found The National Health Care for the Homeless (HCH), who will help us distribute the balms. We are so excited to contribute to their cause. And you can now help us by giving a much needed, and sometimes overlooked, self-care staple.

Let us know in the comments how YOU like to give back, and as always, live divinely 😉

The nitty gritty:

NOYA will be making donations while supplies last, and submissions are limited to one purchased balm per person. Submissions must include a picture of you holding your newly purchased NOYA lip balm through any of the above mentioned outlets.

Please note that by submitting your photo publically, you are giving us the right to upload and share your image on our twitter, instagram, website, facebook, youtube, pintrest and all other avenues associated with the NOYA brand. Submissions through email are excluded from this, we recognize and respect your request for privacy.

Twitter: twitter.com/NOYABEAUTY

Facebook: www.facebook.com/noyacosmetics

Email: give@noyabeauty.com

For more details:  noyabeauty.com/buy-a-balm-give-a-balm/