You may have heard of the therapy of Reflexology, based on a system of meridians and nerve pathways in the feet, hands, head, and face. Foot reflexology seems to be the most common type of this bodywork, however, facial reflexology is gaining some new ground. The theory is that our face yields a map of our body/anatomy. Massaging or putting gentle pressure on these areas (called reflex points) can possibly stimulate the corresponding anatomical areas. For example, the kidn
Do you get dry, irritated skin in the cold months? I do! The northern Maine winds have a way of slapping my skin into redness and irritation. And I have to say, these masks do not help with skin 'de-congestion & clarity.' My skin is higher maintenance more than ever! I shift into 'extra skincare mode' once I see the tree's leaves twirling to the ground, exiting autumn, and preparing for winter. I have slowly learned over the years that I can no longer neglect my largest o
FOCUS ➡ Dermatitis, Eczema, & Rosacea SYMPTOMS: ➡ Dry, irritation, flaking, inflamed, red, warm, skin sores, itching, scaly, rough, advanced rosacea will cause pimple/blister-like bumps, and painful skin. Dermatitis is a general term for inflammation of the dermal layers (skin). Within that category are the skin conditions of eczema, psoriasis, and rosacea. These conditions have many symptoms in common, and often times they can overlap in the methods of helpful treatments/int
Cedar, nutmeg, cloves, pine, cinnamon, oh my! The scrumptious smells of Christmas! If you are a sensory person (one who is very keen and aware of all five senses), then likely you are super sensitive to smells. If perfumes provide you with a mean headache-like they do me, you may have good luck with trying 100% pure essential oil-infused options. I use essential oils every day and have for over 20 years- they've proven their therapeutic value to me. So, instead of buying a
Hopefully, you read Part 1 of this post, "Sucker for Skin Serums," especially if you are shopping for more affordable serum (less than $20). In this post, of Part 2, I will be sharing higher price tag serums ($20 or more). As I've said before, I am a sucker for botanicals and antioxidant based ingredients that are youth promising, skin radiance promoting serums! I get into a trance over the magnificent ingredients of these concentrated substances that infuse into the skin
I am a chronic teeth-brusher, 3 to 5 times a day. I had to switch to a softer toothbrush because I was doing damage to my gums with the more firm toothbrushes. Silly me.
Because I am a coffee, tea, and wine drinker, my teeth are subject to staining. Note:
I promise I drink a slew of water in between my mug of tea and glass of wine with dinner! :-) I greatly value a clean, white smile, and longevity for my teeth. Over the years I've done a decent amount of research to
Do you think as I do? Many of these 'secrets' to health, longevity, and fulfillment are rooted in our past? I also assume that much of the theories behind these secrets to life in abundance are 'back to the basic' habits, such as cleanliness, movement, hydration, proper rest, nourishment, abstinence from things that cause harm, and a good dose of love & support. Have we come so far from those great truths? I should hope not. As I look at myself in the mirror, seeing the 4
Green smoothies. You read about, see them blended up on YouTube, and recipes are in the magazine you pick up and thumb through. Vibrant, leafy veggies, just waiting for you to go to Whole Foods and pulverize them up into bright green super drinks. Do you drink it AND enjoy it? Some do... I get that. I've made some yummy slime colored smoothies before. However, generally speaking, greens grant a bitterness that most people do not indulge in with a milk-like lingering gre
I admit it- I am a sucker for antioxidant, youth promising, skin radiance promoting serums! I get into a trance over the magnificent ingredients of these concentrated substances that infuse into the skin and ta-da- you have a new face! Okay, that's not actually the case, but, some serums certainly can make improvements :-) This industry of skincare is enormous, bringing in more money than you and I can fathom. Stated on their 2018 charts (https://www.statista.com/statistic
It is a glorious autumn day outside, filled with crisp inspiration. I turned 40 years old this month and I feel invigorated for this stretch of my path. Though my Mother has declared me an 'old soul' since my childhood, I am now starting to see hints of that in my physical & spiritual being. I am so grateful for this life... and I want to live it with radiance and wise stewardship (care) of my body, soul & spirit! I plan to share those lovely things with you in this blog!
I am sure this will sound weird, but often, when I sit down to eat, I imagine each nutrient dense bite of food I take, traveling through my body, being absorbed by my cells. The trillions of cells that the human body contains, holds only the power they are given- most of that is through FOOD! Yes, I believe there is also much might held in exercise (stimulating mitochondria), as well as the power of thought, and a touch of genetics, but those are blog posts for another time
Do you have skin that gets irritated, red, or hot angry mad at you? I do! Though I have a tan tone to my skin, I also have a fair touch of Irish that lends itself to sensitive skin. My face can experience mild rosacea if I use products that are too harsh, sleep too little, or stress too much! As we come into colder months, here are 4 moisturizers I find sweetly gentle and soothing to my delicate skin: 1. Need cooling? Skin Iceland's Antidote Cooling Daily Lotion - Refresh