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The Girlfriend Doctor w/ Dr. Anna Cabeca

Dec 16, 2021

The holiday season can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to stay that way. Dr. Anna talks about the importance of reflecting on the joys in our lives and honoring our experiences without getting frustrated or depressed. She also has the ultimate holiday health gift guide for you, filled to the brim with great ideas for giving the gift of good health this holiday season.

  • [0:45] The holiday blues are a real thing and it’s not just the stress of the season.
  • [1:50] There are four pillars of health in the Girlfriend Doctor community: Embrace, Nourish, Shine, and Awaken, and there are gifts in each area that we give this season.
  • [2:20] Celebrate the simple joys in your life. Reflect on the joys you experience because the more you focus on something, the more it expands and is magnetized toward you. Being able to sit and embrace that feeling is a skill that will change your physiology.
  • [4:00] Dr. Anna is giving to the House of Hope, a place that she helped to start that helps young girls who have been trafficked. The other charity she is passionate about is the House of Dawn, a home for single moms that are finishing school while providing shelter and counseling.
  • [6:40] If you know someone who needs help, or you need help yourself, email the team at and tell us what you need.
  • [7:10] The holiday season is about peace, and being present in this time of our lives. When you shift from fear-based thinking to being happy with your life as it is, it’s a complete gamechanger.
  • [8:30] The things and people that you have lost in your life can be honored in a spirit of love. Sorrow is a reflection of the joy you experienced with someone. Reflect on the joy you shared and journal it. Make it a daily practice.
  • [10:10] The holidays can be stressful, but if you can recreate the joy in your life, you shift from fear to love and that higher emotional energy compounds.
  • [11:00] Dr. Anna’s gift guide has something for every member of the family. One of her favorites is a plant based milk maker called the Almond Cow.
  • [12:50] Another big hit is Garden Guidance Cards, created by Dr. Anna’s daughter. Each card gives you great ideas for cooking and preparing different vegetables and the benefits that come with them.
  • [15:40] Olive oil is something that Dr. Anna likes to use frequently and the Olive Oil Club is a great way to get hand-picked olive oil for yourself or someone special.
  • [16:30] The oral health detox kit from Trina Felber and the skin care line Wellena are two more top picks. Blue light blocking glasses are another great way to give the gift of good health.
  • [17:55] If you’ve been saving all year for your own health, something like a water filter or air filters are a great option to level up your healthy lifestyle.
  • [18:35] One of Dr. Anna’s favorite gadgets recently has been an infrared sauna. There are various models and a huge number of benefits that go with infrared light therapy.
  • [20:15] Gratitude is a practice and a discipline. Pay attention to the little good things in your life and you’ll be surprised at how obvious it is that you're surrounded by joy.




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