Lara’s Favorite Things for Under 25 or 50 Bucks!


Lara’s Favorite Things for Under 25 or 50 Bucks!

When the dog bites,
When the bee sings,
When I’m feeling sad.
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don’t feel so bad!

So, here they are, little, special gifts that bring joy to my life………..


1) Casina Rossa Truffle and Salt by Nicola

Anyone who knows me knows I LOVE TRUFFLE SALT, because it improves the taste of EVERYTHING! It makes veggies unbelievable! The least expensive brand is my favorite, because it is so fine.
Truffle salt gives you the same wonderful flavor of truffles, AND it doesn’t lose it’s flavor over time like the oil, because it’s preserved in salt. It makes eating healthy oh so much more fabulous. My favorite, most loved salad recipe is below! This might be something you give to yourself!


Throw pre-washed organic spinach into a bowl with chopped celery, chives and red cabbage. Sauté pine nuts in olive oil and add while hot to bowl with olive oil, truffle salt, and the juice from half a lemon.

2) Prosperity Candle
I received this gift at a Debbie Phillips, Women on Fire retreat, and it felt so good to receive a gift that helped another woman and was a symbol of how women supporting women can change the world. Prosperity candle partners with women, providing them with a unique opportunity through candle-making: an opportunity to not only survive—but to truly thrive. Every candle is a vehicle for social change and global connection. In the shadows of conflict and in the aftermath of disasters, women are often left alone to rebuild their lives and support their families.
You can help empower women in distressed areas of the world now, just by giving a gift.
It is a great travel and bathroom candle. The fragrance is pleasing and air cleansing. I am sure the intention behind this product elevates its effectiveness energetically.

3) glassybaby Candle Holders and Vases

Fell in love with glassybaby Candle Holders. Lee Rhodes was just named entrepreneur of the year by Entrepreneur Magazine, the first woman to hold the title!
And, she has donated over 1 million dollars to cancer patients since the start of the company. I am obsessed with these little candle holders, as they light the room in such a magnificent way. The room and my mood are different when they are lit beside me.

4) Frasier Fir Candle by Thymes

This candle smells like a big Christmas tree! It just smells like the holidays!

5) capim santo alchemy by Dana Frost

Great oils! I LOVE this one called SOAR! Makes me feel powerful and serene 🙂

6) Lara’s Energy Makeover DVD

Every day, I help myself and my clients feel better and have more energy by tapping into Eastern healing technology—in a way that works with our Western lifestyles. Get amazing results—from weight loss to health recovery! The exercises on this DVD have helped me recover from chronic fatigue syndrome and food sensitivities. They’ve helped my clients with: insomnia sleep better, muscular aches and pains feel better, high levels of emotional stress stay calm, energy lack feel enlivened –without a chemical stimulant, and those with weight loss issues curb cravings and stay motivated. In just 15 minutes a day, you can boost your overall energy and decrease your body’s reaction to stress. Available on my website on DVD or digitally. I do this program daily, not sure how I would live without it!

7) davidji’s Guided Meditation CD and Terri Cole’s Meditation Transformation CD

I love both of these People and their meditation CDs! They give a practical spin to meditation and spitituality and have really good short meditations, which are great for quick train or car rides. I find my day goes better when I get present as it’s happening!

8) 30 minute Crystal Bed session at The Lara Touch
My entire life has changed since my trip to see John of God in Brazil last year. All I had asked to change in my life has come true, so having a John of God crystal bed in my studio felt so right.
The crystals clean and balance your 7 Chakras and leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated! I have had 2 clients who were having trouble sleeping sleep peacefully through the night after doing a session on the bed. Sessions are only 25 dollars, and a great way to treat a friend or yourself to a bit of peace.

9) Radiant Circuit Class at The Lara Touch

I am so excited to share this with you! My Radiance Class is more than a fitness class; it’s a soul, mind and spirit shifter! It combines emotional freedom energy exercises, core strengthening, circuit strength training, dance, yoga and goal visualization meditation. The class actually trains your central nervous system to react differently to emotional stress and programs your subconscious mind to think more positively about your body. Free your mind, and your body follows. It’s magical how thinking fit, gets you fit faster! You would need to live in NYC to benefit from this one, but if you are here, giving the gift of loving yourself through your workout is life altering.

10) The Anti-Romantic Child: A Story of Unexpected Joy” by Priscilla Gilman

I am not a big reader, and I LOVED THIS BOOK by Priscilla Gilman. I couldn’t put this beautiful and inspiring story about her extraordinary son and his equally extraordinary mother down!

11) “Feng Shui Revealed” by RD Chin

RD Chin is the Feng Shui Master who gave me the blueprint for the energy and color design of my studio. I get the comment all the time of how homey and serene it feels in this space. Thanks RD! If you want to give someone the gift of surrounding themselves with positive energy, this is an amazing book!

12) “Energy Medicine for Women” by Donna Eden

Thank goodness for this book. Donna Eden is the gifted healer with whom I studied, and she gives simple exercises and solutions for women’s issues in this book. I use these exercises all the time with my clients and myself. They are oh so effective! This is a book, I can’t live without!



What under $25 gift can you share that gives you joy?


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lara riggio

Lara Riggio is an Energy Intuitive. Her videos, classes, and sessions have helped tens of thousands discover and heal the mind/body, ancestral, and past life blocks which sabotage health and happiness. She is based in New York City, and works out of her Central Park Energy Center in Columbus Circle.