feeling anxious, scattered and stressed? need clarity or help falling asleep? or maybe some kinda boost? whether you’re looking to calm and relax or energize and entice there are scents that can do just that. lavender, and chamomile will relax your mind, camphor will clear your mind and mint and geranium will increase energy and give your libido a boost, respectively. even without massage, simply by incorporating the scent you can feel the effects. massage is a topic for another time.

snack anyone?

a glimpse at what I’m having today. it is unusual that I don’t have some sort of protein as well but you grab what you’ve got, right? still, with this you’re getting vitamin C, flavonoids, B vitamins, potassium, and magnesium to name a few, not to mention fiber and natural sugars giving you that nice afternoon pick-me-up. also, I learned recently that ayurveda believes that eating a banana/day on a somewhat regular basis can serve to naturally maintain the serotonin levels in the body. who knew?!

wear nothing

so i’ve learned that with all the hype on keeping skin soft, moisturized, hydrated,
  clean, clear, and gorgeous we’ve actually forgotten to give it time to breath.
i learned that clean skin should have ample time (1-2 hrs) sans cream, 
lotion, makeup, etc every day.  apparently we’re drowning and suffocating our 
skin to some degree by not allowing it to have access to the natural elements. read more

Tweet from @DeepakChopra

Always choose the irrational wisdom of the heart over the cold analysis of the mind.

interesting message this morning.

let the right one in…..TDL

i recently attended a conference, one which I didn’t really have the time for the day it
took place.  but, isn’t that always the way?   I soon discovered the message intended for me.
the speaker reminded us of the power in seeing what we want and saying what we want.
write it down, say it aloud, think it, tell people and look at pictures of it (if tangible, of course).
just like athletes are told to see themselves successfully completing the race or carrying out
the play, anyone that has a goal or goals should be doing the same.
that message was huge for me that day.  i needed it.  read more