I'm going to dive right in here ---
I feel like I've let the monotony and driving force of monetary gain take control of my life the past few years. I stopped convincing myself to take time to learn for the sake of learning (not as a career move) & appreciate the history and beauty of what others have created just... because.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
I'd like to think of this as the healthiest virgin margarita I've ever had. This is an adaptation from a recipe in the Moon Juice Cookbook and boy is it amazingly delicious and unique. I think the cilantro, lime, and chili give it a refreshing zing. And don't worry... The jalapeño isn't as spicy as you'd think (seeds and core are removed for your own comfort).
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
What the sun does:
According to the American Skin Cancer Foundation, "More than 90 percent of visible skin changes associated with aging are caused by the sun's harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays." Unprotected exposure to the sun over time causes:
Friday, March 3, 2017
Saturday, February 18, 2017
I like to think of my bathroom shelf as a pharmacy... or an apothecary. A place filled with tinctures and concoctions I layer and reach for when my skin is thirsting for something specific. I don't believe in necessarily doing the same thing every single day. Or using the same products forever. Your skin is evolving and changing. It's adapting to new stressors, the weather each day, what you ate last night. It's an expression of what's going on inside of you and beyond you. You can't expect to slather on all of the same things in July and December. Maybe I'm justifying my (very healthy) obsession with trying new things. Or maybe I'm very in tune with what my skin is asking for. I'd like to think it's the latter so let's go with that.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
I remember reading Katharine Hepburn's autobiography "Me: Stories of My Life," in college. A few things really stuck with me, only one of which I've actually implemented into my own life. She attributed her graceful aging and beautiful skin to taking cold showers. You may be thinking that sounds terrible! But maybe, just maybe, the benefits outweigh the discomfort. Let's see.
Saturday, February 4, 2017
I love fermented foods. They're flourishing with enzymes, a b and c vitamins, probiotics, and omega-3s and are amazing for digestion. I recently learned that 90 percent of seratonin (the happiness chemical) in our bodies is created in our gut, so having a smoothly operating digestive tract is directly linked to the way our brain functions! I had no idea...
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
I love the idea of using a clay mask to freshen up my face, but sometimes I find it a little too drying - especially in these windy winter months when I need all the moisturizing I can get. I had all of these ingredients lying around, and decided to experiment and create something with clay that's a little more restorative.
Monday, January 30, 2017
Sunday, January 29, 2017
If when you think of chocolate you think of Reese's, skin breakouts, and gaining weight, you're probably exposing yourself to the wrong kind. Raw cacao is what you need! It's been considered a medicinal and alchemistic food for thousands of years, and has endless health and beauty benefits.
Saturday, January 28, 2017
Whether it's to connect to your spirituality, to calm your nerves, or just to feel safe and cozy, it's important to have a space where you can recharge and collect yourself. I've personally gravitated towards a space in which I can connect to my breathing and clear my mind, but really it's all about surrounding yourself with personal things that bring you joy. It's about you! I like to define my little space with tools that help me in my mindfulness practices. It's a combination of ancient beliefs and things that make me feel comfortable and uplifted.