Need ideas for useful, beautiful and memorable gifts this holiday season? Here are The GPS Girl’s favorite things for 2016 – as well as our very own shopping cart at thegpsgirl.com/shop where you can find holiday music, books to uplift and products to help you recalculate – happy shopping and happy holidays xoxo #itisnevertoolatetorecalculate
1. Natchie Art
Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass is a trove of holiday treasures. Natchie is Nadia Ackerman, an artist with the most charming drawings of NYC scenes now available as prints and all manner of gorgeous goods.
2. Essence of Vali Aromatherapy
I am a huge fan of Vali’s oils and mists made from pure plants; so much so we worked together on a customized aroma, the Recalculate Your Life mist. Bestsellers like Sleep and Passion give you exactly what they say they will.
3. Swarovski Holiday Ornament
In a home of few possessions I admit to collecting one of these crystal beauties every year since our son was born.
4. Money Master the Game by Tony Robbins
A transformational book for even those who have read every money book around. A powerful tool for creating and implementing a life you love.
5. Tickets to the Theatre
There is nothing like it. Whether for yourself or for loved ones, sharing an in person artistic experience is one of the most memorable gifts you can give. Read on if you would like to have something to wrap up to go with it.
5b. Books about Theatre
Hamilton, the book of the making of the broadway show is a masterpiece. Add to it The Untold Stories of Broadway for the true theatre obsessive.
Yes the board game. I am in love with gifts that create experiences, interaction and togetherness. In an attempt to not only ever be on my phone, we love to play Scrabble and Uno and seek out brand new ones. Put the screen down and play with real tiles, boards and cards.
7. Chocolate, Caramel or Peppermint Cocoa Fit Chews
These super delicious treats are vegan, gluten and sugar free. Absolutely diabetic friendly and will also satisfy hunger. From Arbonne so you know they are pure and safe.
8. Moticise Mindset Reset DVD
A mind and body workout at the same time? Yes please. Calling all multi-taskers wanting to combine motivation and exercise, Sonia Satra’s mindset reset is a groundbreaking process to keep you strong and focused on where you want to be headed. It’s a game changer.
9. A Spiralizer
These kitchen contraptions make your vegetables into glorious ribbons to create salads you can’t believe. If you are breathing you need one. I swear my veggies actually taste better.
10. Amazon Dot Speaker
It seems like there is now another woman in the house. Call out “Alexa” and “she” can give you the news (actual news from NPR), the weather and your favorite song or style of music. She is a part of our daily lives in a very satisfying way.
Karen Jacobsen, The GPS Girl’s speaking voice is in over 400 million GPS and smartphones worldwide giving directions. Through her empowerment brand The GPS Girl, she helps groups who want to navigate change powerfully by showing them how to Recalculate when life and business go off course. She is an award winning Singer & Songwriter and Author of Recalculate – Directions for Driving Performance
The GPS Girl’s new book Recalculate – Directions for Driving Performance Success
is filled with tools she uses on a daily basis as a mother, wife, business owner, international speaker, concert performer and the voice in over 400 million GPS and smartphone devices around the world; to keep herself on track, especially when things do not go as planned.
For Karen Jacobsen, success has to be the whole picture –
I love my homeland.
I know I hit the jackpot to be born and raised in North Queensland and I absolutely adore going back there and being under Australian skies.
In late June and early July my schedule is taking shape for events in Brisbane, Melbourne, the Gold Coast and Toowoomba.
There is still some room on my calendar, so if your organization or group is navigating change, or looking for an entertaining keynote speaker, it would be my pleasure to explore the possibilities.
Returning to Australia for speaking, singing and media appearances is incredible. In between professional engagements I cannot wait to be connecting with friends old and new and experiencing new adventures.
Performing live for over 12 000 people and a Channel Nine television audience of 2.7 million, Karen sang and played Hark the Herald Angels Sing at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl on Christmas Eve in Melbourne, Australia.
Sharing the stage with John Foreman, Delta Goodrem, Dennis Walter, David Campbell, Lisa Wilkinson, Taylor Henderson, Ellie Brennan, Daryl Somers, Wilbur Wilde, Deb O’Toole, Marina Pryor, Sylvie Palladino, Anthony Callea and Jimmy Giggle, Karen was accompanied by a 60 piece orchestra and 230 voice choir.
Extensive media covered the event leading up to the 78th year of the Carols, considered an institution in Melbourne, and funds raised were for the important work of Vision Australia.
GOWN: Michael Kaye Couture
Karen was on the TODAY morning show in Australia. She is having a chat about all things GPS,#destinationchristmas the new album and of course the big upcoming event, the Vision Australia Carols by Candlelight which will be televised live across Australia, New Zealand and Asia on Christmas Eve.
Karen sings Let There Be Peace On Earth from her album “Destination Christmas” live at Stage 72 at The Triad in New York City.
Let’s make this the International Anthem.
Fabulous News To Share:
The GPS Girl will sing at the Vision Australia Carols by Candlelight concert at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl on Christmas Eve.
The event is attended by 12, 000 people and televised on the Nine Network to more than 2.5 million across Australia, Asia and New Zealand.
For 77 years the Carols have been a part of Australia’s Christmas celebrations.
The timing could not be more perfect as Karen celebrates the release of her CD, Destination Christmas.
Read the announcement story in the Herald Sun.
The first song from Karen’s first Christmas album, Baby’s 1st Christmas (Snowflake). Enjoy all of these gorgeous, adorable and not always cooperative babies in the music video.