Beat the Winter Blues

Beat the Winter Blues

The winter blues are real. Whether you have Seasonal Affective Disorder or just feel a little blah this time of year, there are some easy ways to make yourself feel better.* Staying warm is a simple way to kick the winter doldrums. So wear warm socks out or slippers at home. And why not pop on a pair of fun socks. I know it sounds silly but a pair of fuzzy socks or bunny slippers around the house or a pair of colorful, thick, cotton socks for going out will keep your toes toasty and put a smile on your face! It might seem like fun to hunker down in.

My Trip to Phoenix, AZ

I made a quick trip to Phoenix last week. It was not for pleasure, but there was some time to enjoy the beauty of the area! I felt at one with nature in the dessert, looking at the mountains, breathing in the dry air (good thing I had my essential cleanser and travel mist, or the dry air would have wreaked havoc on my complexion!) It’s fitting that Phoenix, Arizona is named for the mythical bird of regeneration. As I said, this wasn’t a vacation, but I still left feeling rejuvenated. I hope I get to return to this lovely city soon–for a real vacation this time!

Six Simple Ways to a More Relaxed Life

Life is stressful and busy. But there are simple ways to cope with everyday life. If we make time in our daily—or even weekly—routine to implement just one or two of these six simple practices, we can live a more mindful, healthy, and calm life. That is why we have rounded up our best healthy living practices. Read all of them or just one, whatever appeals to you! 1. Reading (it sounds so simple, but picking up a good book really can enrich your life). 2. Nature walks (and if you are feeling brave, perhaps some nature photography.) 3. Yoga (relax your mind and tone your body at the same.

Healthy Living ~ Hobbies

Healthy Living ~ Hobbies

What do golf, watching TV, and knitting have in common? They can all help you live a more relaxed life. The point of a hobby is to do something you love. If you love it, it will relax you and take you out of the grind of day-to-day life. Focusing on a craft or walking to the tee or even immersing yourself in your favorite TV program can help lower blood pressure and reduce anxiety because they give you something you are passionate about to put your mind to. Don’t know how to knit? Check out YouTube or your local craft store for how to guides and lessons. Not keen.

Healthy Living~Meditation

Healthy Living~Meditation

Meditation is an ancient practice with many noted health benefits. From easing anxiety to lowering blood pressure to shortening the duration of the flu, meditation has the potential to enrich your life. What is meditation? Meditation is a practice that focuses on the interaction between the mind and the body. It promotes calmness and relaxation and can enhance mental and physical well-being. There are many different types of meditation, often reflecting the varied religious denominations that developed the particular technique. Most meditation practices have four elements in common: A quiet location, with few distractions A specific, comfortable posture (for example laying on your back or sitting in lotus pose) A focus of.

Vitamin A

Vitamin A

Vitamin A is the ultimate skin care product. It’s found in vegetables like pumpkins and spinach, fruits like cantaloupe, and also in eggs and dairy products. As an antioxidant, it fights free radicals that can break down your skin’s internal collagen structure, slowing the signs of aging. It can also provide natural protection against UV damage like redness and pigmentation. It promotes healthy cell growth, healing skin quickly. Moreover, vitamin A strengthens skin and keeps it subtle, protecting your complexion from irritants. When applied right to the skin, vitamin A fights wrinkles by stimulating collagen production. It can also lighten sun spots and even stop more from forming. Vitamin A also helps normalize skin.

A Picture of Provence Signature Design Theme

A Picture of Provence Signature Design Theme

Bienvenue, welcome to Provence. As you walk through the large, arched wooden doorway, the scent of lavender wafts over to greet you. The natural stone floors and rustic wood desk are reminiscent of a French country chateau. Plaster walls are painted in lavenders, earthy greens, rich burgundies, and warm golds evoking the lavender, olives, wine grapes, and grains that grow in the Provence region. Windows and doorways are arched. Light streams through harlequin stained glass into the changing rooms, providing privacy and a playful feel. Shutters adorn other windows to block out the light in treatment rooms. Soothing music, like Beethoven’s Lavender Fields and Moonlight Sonata are piped in. Cold stone,.

Picture of Provence, a Preview

Picture of Provence, a Preview

Have you seen my LMB Signature Design Plans yet? And of course course you must remember the plan outlines for “Essence of Tuscany” and “Asia“! It’s time to feature my next theme: Picture of Provence! Stay tuned next week for a virtual tour of the French countryside.

An Adventure in London

An Adventure in London

Today I’m taking a break from product features and healthy living tips, because some days you have to cut loose! I’ve mentioned that stress can age your skin. It can also age your body and generally harm your health. If your skincare, exercise, diet, or any other lifestyle routine can’t bend or be put aside for a short vacation it will inevitably lead to stress. So have a carefree day–or week–away from stress and have an adventure! My adventure took me to the other side of the pond. I didn’t have a long time but I did a ton of sightseeing and I had a jolly good time! I went to Abbey.

Letchworth State Park

Letchworth State Park

I live what I preach. I told you that waterfalls are sources of negative ions and you should visit them for your health. I told you that you should walk in the woods for your health. I do both these things for my health. And I love them. This week, I took advantage of the gorgeous, warm, fall weather to visit one of my favorite places: Letchworth State Park. This beautiful park is often considered the Grand Canyon of the East. It’s a region rich in both healthy phytoncides from trees and negative ions from the waterfalls. The beauty alone has benefits. It warms the soul to see this gorgeous piece.