Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Beautiful Family

Beautiful Family JandSOne of my dearest friends Jen Clements recently began writing a column for www.examiner.com
Jen is a loving wife and amazing mother to Sophia (pictured Right!).

All her writing for these columns are in some way centered around being a Mom. Since I know that many of you are also Mom's I wanted to make sure that you knew about Jen's work.
Jen gives practical, fun and informative advice on anything from Arbor Day to quitting smoking and lots in between.
Think of Jens articles as Martha Stewart's "Good Things" but for Moms!

Even if you aren't a Mother (like Moi!), I'm sure you will get something out of Jen's insights :)


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Beautiful Skin

An Easy and fun way to exfoliate your face is to take about a packet amount of Sugar (You can use Raw Sugar for less sensitive skin and regular or fine granulated for Sensitive skin) and mix that with a few drops of Olive Oil. Mix until you have a spreadable paste. If you have an essetial oil like Lavendar ,which is calming or Jasmine which is stimulating you can add a drop or two also far added benefits ;)

Wet your face with warm water and then gently take the sugar mixture and apply it in circular motions all over your face and neck. Then rinse well with warm water. Tone and Apply your favorite moisturizer. You face will feel smooth as a babies ...

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Skin Brushing?

Skin Brushing?
Recently my friend Julie told me about the benefits of Dry Skin Brushing... I had never heard of it, but after doing it just once I'm hooked! Below is an overview.
Dry Skin Brushing is perfect for circulation, cleaning the Lymphatic System, firming and smoothing the skin by removing dead skin layers.
Dry Skin Brushing improves digestion, prevents colds and more importantly for the ladies helps eliminate cellulite!
Dry Skin Brushing is helpful in Winter to exfoliate dry skin but should be applyed to your daily health and detox routine.

If you would like a more detailed explanation and techniques
then click HERE

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Beautiful Links!

The Daily Om is an awesome site to reconnect to your Spirit on a daily basis. Check it out! http://www.dailyom.com

Friday, September 4, 2009

Beautiful Eyes: Lash Tints and Lash Perming

In my opinion, Lash tint and perms are over rated and also are VERY temporary for the cost that you will pay. Because it is near your eyes the types of products that can be used on your eyelashes are very mild compared with what you can put on your head, that being the case, most of the time people feel that it doesn't last very long.
A good eyelash curler and the right mascara can do the same thing. ( I almost exclusively use Dark Brown or Brown/Black. It looks more natural. I love Volume Exact Waterproof by Cover Girl)
On the other hand eyelash extensions can work very well, but do the research in your area for the best. It is costly, time consuming and if not done very well they will start washing off within a few days or two.
Hope that helps!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Beautiful Books: The Gift of Change by Marianne Williamson

Marianne Williamson - The Gift of ChangeAs an avid reader of Spiritual material, I have decided to start sharing some books that have changed my life in many ways and hopefully you will find some value in them also.
The first book I would like to share is "The Gift of Change" by Marianne Williamson.
Marianne has long been a favorite of mine since I was taken to hear her speak at a friend's home back in Los Angeles. She eventually began speaking at churches, lecture halls and wrote a very popular book called "A Return to Love".
I eventually worked with her at her organization The Los Angeles Center for Living which helped people living with AIDS back at least 20 years ago. Marianne lectures and writes on A Course in Miracles, of which I have been studying and am a student of for about 20 years.
Besides being extremely well versed on the topic of spiritual growth, especially as it pertains to A Course in Miracles, Marianne has a no nonsense practical way of making what can be very heady material feel familiar and attainable.
Check it out and if you feel so moved please email me with your thoughts. I would love to know what you think.. The Gift of Change