The Concept of Hygge

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This is a word that has been trending around social media, and let me be the first to say, I don’t particularly pay much attention to what is trending and why. About a year ago, I was quite intrigued when I first saw the word hygge, mainly because I asked myself “How on earth do I say that?” (the answer is HUE-GUH). Accompanied with the article where I first saw the word, were Christmas stockings, a fireplace with a crackling fire, and a warm cup of hot cocoa. This warm coziness caught my attention, and hooked me into the reading the article. After that, all I could do was research more and more about hygge, as this is the key to why the Danish people are the happiest people in the world. And if they know the key, I want a part of it. Continue reading “The Concept of Hygge”

Blending Aromatherapy and Humor

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Nothing can strike a memory, a spark, and emotion more than a certain scent. Certain smells can trigger something within us, and make us well up with emotions. Whenever I smell Light Blue I think of my mom getting ready to go out for the evening when I was a child. Whenever I smell a campfire, I think of my Uncle who took me to the country western town Rawhide when I was little, and I would watch the crackling fires and take in that lovely, woody scent. Lavender reminds me of my husband.  All of these beautiful memories to say, that scent is a wonderful, powerful player in our lives, and I love to surround myself with them. Whether I am burning a candle, lighting incense or sprinkling essential oils around my house, I am always surrounding myself with beautiful, natural scents. Continue reading “Blending Aromatherapy and Humor”

Getting Sensual: Chakra Intimates

 

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As a woman, I love to feel sexy- but truthfully, I don’t always feel that way. Some days I am more bloated than other days, or maybe I have put on a few pounds, or my skin is sort of dull. Ideally, these things wouldn’t bother me, and I would always feel like a bad-ass babe feeling sexy all the time, but we know that isn’t realistic. Sometimes these things just get us down, and exploring new ways to embrace oursexiness despite these feelings are really needed. Does this sound familiar to you? One of my favorite ways to really get into that sexy feeling is wearing lingerie. There is something about lingerie that makes me feel so feminine, womanly and completely sensual. Everyone has different styles of lingerie that works for them- whether that’s neon pink thongs or a beautiful silk vintage nightgown- but what I do know, is the classic shapes in classic colors are always in style, always sexy, and always a mood-booster. Continue reading “Getting Sensual: Chakra Intimates”

Get Skin Like a Goddess

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Skin care feels like the bane of my existence most of the time. I had decent skin until I hit my 20’s, and then I began to deal with adult acne. Which, seems so unfair because at that point, after the teen years, you feel like you’re in the clear, and then one day: BOOM! Now you have acne to deal with. Bah! I’ll be the first to admit, though, that I continuously slept in my make-up, despite my mother’s warnings, until I was 25. That’s when I decided I should really focus on my skin care and actually get this under control. I went a little crazy- Sephora became my new best friend and worst enemy (as in, I tried nearly every product in the store and most would agitate my skin even more.) Continue reading “Get Skin Like a Goddess”

The Three Doshas

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The oldest systems of healing are often the best and most reliable, and one of the oldest systems of health and healing is Ayurveda. Ayurveda was developed over 3,000 years ago in India, and is among one of the most ancient forms of holistic (whole-body) healing systems that is still prevalent today. Ayurveda is held in the belief that the mind, body, and spirit all must work together in order to achieve a balance of full healing. If you begin to study Ayurveda, and want to practice and reap it’s benefits in your own life, you must figure out what your dosha is. So, what exactly is a dosha? Continue reading “The Three Doshas”

Spiritual Baths

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Like many people, you probably enjoy taking a nice, luxurious, warm bath at the end of the evening. I know that I do! In fact, it’s one of my favorite daily activities, and if it doesn’t happen at least once a day, something feels off. But, how much thought and effort are you putting into these baths? Maybe you’re like me, and don’t add much effort at all. I  run my bath to the desired temperature, hop it, sit around for 15 minutes playing on my phone, hop out and that’s a wrap. So, what’s the point? Well, have you ever had a spiritual bath? Continue reading “Spiritual Baths”