When are undertaking the most rigorous processes to healing our insides, sometimes it's the simple things that can have the most profound impact. Smiling more is so basic, yet in this stressful world, we are having fewer reasons to smile every day. This means we've got to take it upon ourselves to practice the art of smiling more often. And if you haven't got many reasons to smile, here are a few reasons that will benefit you.
For many, a personal injury is an obstacle that slows down your performance at many levels; professional, at home, social, and even mental. Sustaining an injury as a result of an accident that wasn’t your fault can dramatically affect both your self-confidence and your abilities to keep track of the latest trends in your field. After an accident, you might experience fear, loneliness, frustration and low self-esteem. The mind can’t cope when the body doesn’t function, and consequently, most people who are incapacitated permanently or temporarily following an accident struggle with depression feelings.
When you commit to a partner you love them with all of your heart, as the saying goes- warts and all. Maybe your lover has had a chronic health issue since you met, or maybe it’s something that has developed since you were together. Either way, relationships can be complicated enough already so throw an extra thing into the mix and loving someone with a longstanding health issue can be tricky at times. However, there are ways to make things run as smoothly as possible for you, ensuring that you’re both happy and fulfilled.
If you follow my blog, you know that I strive to live as naturally as possible! Like most people, I'm not PERFECT and I'm still navigating the different areas of my life that could use a touch-up. One area that's bothered me for a long time is my menstrual cycle. I've managed to ditch birth control and follow a natural method, which I'll talk about in another post of the Gone Natural series, so that's all set. However, I wanted to figure out a way to ditch tampons (read on for a giveaway!).
Gabbi was referred to me for weekly Reiki energy healing sessions. I also recommended gentle restorative yoga to help her body heal and to improve body awareness. Right before she came to see me, her arthritis inflamed and she threw out her back. She was curled into a ball in pain so she started researching yoga for sciatic nerve pain. She created a home practice that helped, so she was open to learning more yoga.
I'm going down memory lane (in pictures) and giving you two of my all-natural hair care recipes that have contributed to my hair being healthier and more beautiful than ever!
Leading a natural life is easier said than done in our chemical-laden society. One may not realize the amount of chemicals we consume throughout the day until trying to eliminate said chemicals. I'm making progress each day but I, like everyone, fall back on old habits when in a hurry or traveling. For this "Gone Natural" series, I'll share my journey (successes and failures) on leading a more natural existence, one that coexists with the processes of nature versus an existence that tries to reverse nature or lives in combustion with it.
Perhaps we are facing a confusion of identity. It seems logical to me that many humans mistakenly believe they are calves, needing and craving the milk of their mothers (cows) in order to lead some semblance of a normal life. Stuck in perpetual bovine adolescence, these humans mock the thought of drinking human breastmilk while reveling in the opportunity to consume all things dairy.
In order to make sure that I'm not the crazy one (I mean, there are literally billions of people that must think they're calves so it's a possibility that I'm off my rocker), I examined the differences between myself and cows to make sure I'm not losing my mind.
Sweet Dumpling Squash filled with Quinoa Apple Stuffing
A festive and easy recipe to wow guests and experiment with Fall's bounty of squash varieties. This recipe is simple enough for the newbie chef but unique enough for the seasoned culinary expert who's crowd has come to expect a lot.
Make your own, cost-effective and non-toxic all-purpose spray at home with the ingredients in your cupboard.
Have confidence that this cleaner will kill germs & cut grease and grossness. I've used this recipe in my home for over five years now, and it's the only thing I use the clean my whole house.
This recipe is perfect for the person who wants to:
- Save money;
- Be eco-friendly;
- Have a chemical free home while still getting a quality clean;
- Have a non-toxic, safe environment for family, kids, and animals!
These 5 ingredients are gentle and safe on their own but they combine to make a mighty disinfectant that you can use for a multitude of purposes are the home. You can be confident that your space will be clean for whatever life brings your way.
What is Kapalabhati?
- A form of breath control.
- In Sanskrit. Kapal means "skull" and "bhati" means "illuminating". The increase of oxygen and prone illuminates the skull, face, and skin! It's purifying for the frontal brain, as well.
- Part of the yogic principles of the body cleansing techniques - shatkarma. Therefore, it's cleaning as well as breath work.
- You focus on the exhales instead of the inhales (inhales happen naturally)
- Traditionally done for 3 rounds for 30 pumps of breath each round.
- A very meditative practice - aligns both hemispheres of the brain.
- Can be practiced daily.