Tag Archive: beauty

In my previous article we met Aries, the headstrong initiator and leader.  As the first sign of the zodiac, Aries is a real fire-starter!  They get things done, they are bold, brave, confident and impatient to get things going.  As we move through the zodiac we will see how the signs relate to one another, subsequent signs demonstrate the traits that it’s predecessor lacked.  In this case Taurus demonstrates the qualities that Aries lacked!  What Aries begins, Taurus maintains. Taurus is calm, contented and relaxed.  You will usually find them outside in the field soaking up the beauty of nature,... Get the full story

Just to explain quickly, astrology isn’t prescriptive.  Every single chart is basically a photo taken of the sky at your precise location and time of birth.  Super precise!  There are no duplicates.  There are similarities, but each person is unique  even though we are all essentially made up of the same things and we are all here to love and learn; we do it in our individual way. Think of it like this, the planets are instruments, their position in the sky is their tune and the way you direct that influence live through you is how you choose to... Get the full story

Many of us are committed to caring about what we put into our bodies because we care about our health and our future wellbeing, but it surprises me to see how many do not care about the quality of what we put ON our bodies. Although you might not think of skin as an organ, it is in fact the body’s largest. It acts not only as a protective barrier, but it also connects us to the outside world, which means it absorbs a lot of what you put on it. Not convinced? Think nicotine and birth control patches! According... Get the full story

Some say that our herbalists and natural dyers were once our witches…The women who knew the power and healing qualities of the plants and minerals around us; how to derive and use these attributes for medicinal, nutritional or ritualistic value and seek their way through the forests and wildernesses to find a certain plant. Some people believe that they also discovered the color potential in some plant varieties. When they brewed their potions and elixirs, perhaps they splashed their clothing and saw colors develop & last…Later, going back to those same plants for their color. I like the idea that... Get the full story

We are a sleep deprived species. In the UK the prevalence of insomnia is 37%, according to a study published recently. But insomnia and sleep deprivation not only result in the obvious tiredness and irritability; it’s also linked with increased rates of depression, anxiety and even pain. My hypnotherapy practise is full of women with this problem. But what is at the root of all this sleeplessness? Issues I see coming up time and again are of stress, a need to try to be ‘perfect’, an inability to switch off and make time to relax, excessive pressure and worry. Does... Get the full story

As a mom of a small child and with limited time, what kind of 5-minute beauty routine would you recommend? I’d love to look polished and have a punch of color now and then, without the time commitment and having to dig through too many products. This is a question I get from so many of my makeup clients—we are all very busy women and want to look polished in a pinch! You actually don’t need a lot of time, or products, to go from barefaced to beautified. A few minutes in the mirror with the right tools can make... Get the full story

What are the best mists for a daily pick-me-up? Funny you should ask! Lately I’ve been kind of obsessed with misting myself with all kinds of flower essence/crystal/energy infused water. My boyfriend finds it quite amusing when I spritz myself (and surrounding area) throughout the day—when I wake up in the morning, before I leave the house and while working on my computer. I believe my favorite mists have many magical powers. They can help you relax, boost your energy, transform your mood and last but not least, they beautify and hydrate your skin! There are so many wonderful mists... Get the full story

It is getting cold and dry outside, and inside of my place, and my skin and hair are showing it. In fact many times at the change of seasons people can break out or have certain autoimmune disorders flare up. Well, I have many secrets to combat these change of season blues, but one is a stand out to the rest! First, I have to share a few of my other secrets to beautiful, healthy skin, hair, and body in general during the colder and dryer winter months. Wherever you live this is applicable, but if you live n the... Get the full story

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