Honor Thy | Heart

Happy February! I hope you’re feeling refreshed after having dedicated all of January connecting with your inner and outer ‘self.’ If you’re rolling your eyes, maybe you missed our January posts on resolutions & routine. Or, maybe you did read them, and you dedicated as much time to yourself as possible in spite of the never ending stream of to-do lists and kids-home-sick.
 
Regardless, we’ve reached February and we are moving on from honoring ourselves to honoring our hearts. And no, I’m not talking about those conversation hearts you keep resisting in the seasonal aisle of Walgreens (you go girl!). I’m talking about your heart of hearts, and what keeps it beating.
 
First stop: affection. How do you display affection to the people you love? A thoughtful “good morning” text, perhaps. A drive to the airport, or a loving embrace. Or maybe a gift card to Starbucks?
 
If you ever feel like you’re putting out more affection into relationships than you’re getting back, well, you’re not alone. But in fact, you and your loved one may just be speaking different love languages. Dr. Gary Chapman is a long-time marriage counsellor who, after years of reading in between the lines of arguing couples’ issues, developed the idea that there are 5 Love Languages: receiving gifts, quality time, words of affirmation, acts of service and physical touch.
 
Take this free quiz to find out what your love language you are speaking, and have your loved ones do the same. Then, read up on each other’s results to ensure that this year, you give them the most thoughtful Valentines’ Day gift they’ve ever received.
 
Here’s a little Luxxe|Honor Valentine’s Day Gift Guide I made for you, from the bottom of my heart.
  • FOR HIM ♡ Peppermint Deodorant: switch him off that toxin-heavy anti-perspirant

  • FOR HER ♡ Diffuser Bracelet: add a couple drops of Ylang Ylang, Lavender or Geranium to warm her heart

  • FOR KIDS ♡ Bath Bomb: a sizzling delight that moisturizes and calms

  • FOR TEENS ♡ Head Haven: great for late night study sessions & helpful during the cold season