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Self-care 'Genius' Shares 3 Ideas to Jumpstart Care of Loved One

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'Peeling Mom Off the Ceiling' author says relaxation is vital to well-being

SEATTLE, Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for Valentine's Day, self-care 'genius' Leslie Irish Evans is offering three gift ideas for people with packed schedules and high stress levels. "More people are realizing that gifting 'experiences' rather than things is often more fulfilling for the recipient," says Evans. "As an expert in self-care, I'm all for gifts that open new horizons while nurturing our bodies, minds, and spirits."

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Evans, author of Peeling Mom Off the Ceiling, is a licensed massage therapist, a nationally board certified reflexologist and certified aroma-therapist. She advocates for people to slow down and take care of themselves first, so they can stay healthy and be fully able to do all that they do. "If you have a spouse or partner who needs a nudge to take time to relax, consider the following three gift ideas," says Evans.

  • Massage Gift Certificate – Studies consistently show that safe, healthy touch reduces stress, alleviates pain, lowers blood pressure and increases a sense of well-being. Look for licensed, experienced massage therapists and feel free to ask for referrals.
  • Meditation Lessons – Stress-bunnies and mellow-fellows alike benefit from learning to calm their mind. Check local listings for meditation houses or Buddhist organizations that offer instruction (meditation is a key part of Buddhist practice.)
  • Housekeeping Services – Treat a loved one to a day all to themselves, and let them return to a sparkling home. Look for bonded, insured services and ask for referrals.

Evans is no stranger to offering self-care advice. Her newest book, Peeling Mom Off the Ceiling, is a lighthearted, irreverent guide to practical self-care and stress moderation. While her gift ideas are appropriate for both men and women, busy moms especially appreciate her message. "The plain truth is that if we women can't start making time for ourselves, asking for help and cutting ourselves some slack, society as a whole suffers," says Maria Ross, author of Branding Basics for Small Business and Rebooting My Brain. "So follow Leslie's heartfelt and delightfully cheeky advice, and as you enjoy that next relaxing massage, remember you're doing it for humanity."

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About the author: Leslie Irish Evans is a transplanted Midwesterner who now calls the Pacific Northwest home. She holds a B.A. in Communications and Creative Writing from the University of Michigan, and is certified in massage, reflexology, and aromatherapy. Her writing has appeared in numerous publications including The Huffington Post and Airstream Life. When she's not traveling the country with her husband in their Airstream trailer, Evans lives on Whidbey Island in Washington's Puget Sound.

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