Soothing Guided Imagery Audios are the Quintessential Gifts for Mother’s Day 2015

Mother's Day is all about love, and families of all kinds. It comes early this year, May 10, so don't miss your chance to honor someone special with a gift to soothe the senses.

Biological mother, adoptive mother, stepmother, mother-in-law, grandmother, expectant mother, aunt, sister, neighbor, friend—to anyone who provided nurturing, understanding and love when you needed it, whether that person is living or not, Mother's Day offers you a chance to say thank you.

When you think of Mother's Day, what usually comes to mind is a special day or memory, your first Mother's Day or the first time you gave or received that special creation, made by someone with tiny hands and a huge, loving heart. You might remember a day when you were able to be with someone in some special way or the last Mother's Day you spent with someone you love.

My mother died several years ago, and I miss her most on Mother's Day. I have often been comforted by Thich Nhat Hahn's words, from No Death, No Fear, "Walking slowly in the moonlight through the rows of tea plants, I noticed my mother was still with me. She was the moonlight caressing me as she had done so often. Together, my mother and I were making footprints in the damp soil. Just because we do not perceive something, it is not correct to say it doesn't exist."

He also said, "The greatest gift you can give anyone is your presence." Even an hour or two, being fully present with someone, is a special gift. There are many ways to show gratitude on Mother's Day, but whatever we do, we should make it special—something to remember.

When you can't be there, sending cards or gifts is a great way to honor that special person, but be sure to include a personal note with a heartfelt message and follow up with a phone call. In this electronic age of texts and e-mails, there's still nothing like the sound of a loved one's voice.

Stress is on everyone's radar these days, and it's mentioned in every other story about mental, physical or emotional health. This time of year, we get many calls from people who are seeking Mother's Day gifts that provide intangible rewards, like stress relief, restorative sleep or simply breathing space—a peaceful interlude or reverie.

If you're looking for gifts to quiet the mind and soothe the senses, you've come to the right place. Take a look at some of our gift selections, aromatherapy products and candles.

To find great ideas for gifts of guided imagery, which can be sent directly to your loved one, complete with a personal message, browse categories in our Online Store.

Also available through our Online Store are gift MP3 downloads, which can be delivered to the recipient's e-mail address within minutes of ordering, around the clock, even on Mother's Day.

We would love to hear your stories and we, at Health Journeys, extend our wishes for a very special and memorable Mother's Day to you and all the special people in your life.