Resolutions, Yes or No?

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C.S. Lewis

Happy 2017!

With the beginning of a new year, comes the obligatory resolutions. I am wondering if they are necessary or something we do because it is that time of year. I really do not like the word “resolutions” and feel like I’m setting myself up to fail. Instead of improving our life, we are chose a huge or generic goal, subconsciously knowing we will not meet it. Lose 10 pounds, exercise more, get more organized, so trying the latest technique or trend will now make you weigh less, become more healthy with a more organized life and home. Wow, that’s a big job for one little goal.

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Coping with Autumn Anxiety

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“Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree.” — Emily Bronte

Autumn is transform summer to winter: when nighttime arrives earlier, days become shorter, and temperatures become cooler. “Autumn,” a Latin word, first appeared in English in the late 14th century, and over took “harvest.” In the 17th century, “fall” came into use, almost certainly as a poetic complement to “spring,” according to “Folk Taxonomies in Early English” (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2003) by Earl R. Anderson.

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Self Care: Facials Part 2

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“Self-care is never a selfish act– it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer to others.” – Parker Palmer 

 Benefits of Home Facial for Your Skin and Soul

4. Extract

Extractions should only take place after steaming the skin because steam helps to open the follicles and soften the oxidized oil in them. To extract, wrap a tissue around each index finger and carefully place one finger on each side of the blackhead pushing down gently with a slight “squeeze.” The blackheads should come out easily. If they do not, leave them alone to avoid further irritating the skin. You may also use blackhead removal tools

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Self Care: Facials Part 1

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“Love yourself first, and everything else falls in line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world. ” – Lucille Ball

Benefits of Home Facial for Your Skin and Soul

After my recent blog post about relaxation tips for stress, I decided to begin a series about how self-care benefits your body, mind and soul. Because of our busy lives, other things can push our personal needs to the bottom of our “to do” list.  Self care rituals involve all areas: body, mind and spirit, and are extremely important for everyone. Women, who are much more prone to anxiety and depression, should put importance on their self-care. Once you make self-care a habit, you will begin to feel good and improve physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Taking care of yourself, both physically and mentally, can really improve your daily life, your self-esteem, and your overall well-being.

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Are You Stressed? Try These 10 Relaxation Techniques!

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“Stressed spelled backwards is Desserts.” -Unknown

As someone who suffers from anxiety, when the stress level in my life goes up, my anxiety increases. It is impossible to escape all stress, it comes from work, family, neighbors, or  even traffic. This week I have felt extra stressed out. When this happens, I begin to feel panic attacks and my anxiety causes me to feel sick. Once you have noticed the early signs of stress and anxiety, you may learn relaxation techniques to prevent them from becoming severe.

Learning to relax takes time. I have learned to use the following relaxation techniques to help me decrease the stress, tension and anxiety.

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