Body Image – Learning to Love Who We Are

I look at my 3-year-old daughter and worry, have I unknowingly skewed her view of the world and her place in it? Despite my best efforts, have I already “tainted” her with my own lapses in self-esteem? Maybe she hasn’t seen me throw a disapproving, albeit silent, look at my own backside in the mirrorContinue reading “Body Image – Learning to Love Who We Are”

Water Wealth – Baths for Detox and Skin Health

Skin is an amazingly complex organ and, by weight, the largest of the body. It covers some 22 square feet and weighs around 9 pounds (roughly 7 percent of body weight).1 Its integumentary system provides the front line of defense for the body, as well as being expressive of physiological conditions and emotional states. SkinContinue reading “Water Wealth – Baths for Detox and Skin Health”

Beauty Within – How detoxifying diets can improve skin health

Cleansing isn’t just for the exterior. In many ways, your skin is a reflection of what’s going on inside. For this reason, many skin care professionals are hearing about nutrient-rich, detoxifying diets as a route to better skin health. Properly done, a detoxifying diet can clear digestive pathways and remove irritating toxins, producing a betterContinue reading “Beauty Within – How detoxifying diets can improve skin health”

Detox Days – Internal Spring Cleaning

Spring marks a time of renewal, rejuvenation, and restoration. Buds burst from the soil. Birds build nests. Children rediscover the outdoors. And adults celebrate the season by cleaning and uncluttering their surroundings. This year, along with tidying the garage, attic, and basement, consider freshening your internal system with a detox diet. While detox diets mayContinue reading “Detox Days – Internal Spring Cleaning”

Do You Need A Massage? Yes, Of Course

The short answer is, yes, of course–you need a massage. Who doesn’t? You deal with deadlines, long lines, short tempers, and your dog’s distemper. We’re all at the receiving end of things we would rather not deal with. Massage can be the valve that eases the pressure. Massage therapy is useful for many conditions, inContinue reading “Do You Need A Massage? Yes, Of Course”

Awakening the Senses, Awakening to Who We Are – How to Focus in the Moment

Awareness is about focusing our attention — specifically, it is about focusing in the moment. Awareness is a commitment to being present both to our external and internal environment, to our bodies and to our lives. We are used to defining ourselves through our senses, by what and who we pay attention to and withContinue reading “Awakening the Senses, Awakening to Who We Are – How to Focus in the Moment”

Awakening the Senses – Rediscovering Ourselves

It is through our bodies that we experience life. It is through our physical self that we can awaken to whom we truly are. How do we do this? Through our senses. Sight, sound, smell, taste, touch — each sense is a doorway inviting us to rediscover the pleasure and rewards of being in ourContinue reading “Awakening the Senses – Rediscovering Ourselves”

Clearing the Clutter – Inside and Out

What’s cluttering your life? Is it the stuff in the corner of the bedroom or the stuff in the corner of your mind? What are you tolerating that keeps you from expressing your true self? Authors Bruce and Lou Stewart say that clutter — both in our environment and our mind — is stagnating, blockingContinue reading “Clearing the Clutter – Inside and Out”

The Power of Yes: Affirmation and Intention – Energy Medicine

Life is an act of affirmation. Each day that we rise from our bed and engage in the moment-by-moment activities and choices that script our personal story, we are saying “yes” to life. Some do it unconsciously. Some do it with great relish and joy. Some do it consciously and with skill. It is aContinue reading “The Power of Yes: Affirmation and Intention – Energy Medicine”

11 Ways to Become the Person You Love

You are powerful when you believe in yourself – when you know that you are capable of anything you put your mind to.  You are beautiful when your strength and determination shines as you follow your own path – when you aren’t disheveled by the obstacles along the way.  You are unstoppable when you letContinue reading “11 Ways to Become the Person You Love”