#SelfCareSunday: A Playlist

#SelfCareSunday: A Playlist

Music has always been a calming force in my life. No other medium other than writing brings me a sense of calm.  When my spirit is down or when I need to de-stress and decompress, I play music.  When I’m angry and upset, I play music.  When I have a broken heart, I play music. When the world doesn’t make sense, I play music.  Music and writing are my therapists.  Music speaks the words I cannot say, and writing allows me to pour out the songs I cannot sing. 

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#SelfCare Sunday: Get Some R&R (Rest & Rejuvination)

#SelfCare Sunday: Get Some R&R (Rest & Rejuvination)

We are a society that is built on staying busy and productive.  We are often told to get as much done during a day as possible and we are masters at multi-tasking. We are a society obsessed with busyness...  Sometimes the best thing you can do for your well-being is to slow down and be still.  When was the last time you were just still?  When do you allow yourself to rest your mind, body and spirit?    Resting recharges the body, giving you the energy you need to complete your daily tasks. How productive can you be when you are exhausted or when your mind is cluttered?   Our bodies and minds need rest to be able to think clearly.   Rest doesn’t always mean sleep either.  It is anything that allows you to replenish and rejuvenate.

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#SelfCareSunday: Journaling-A Daily Excercise in Self-Care

#SelfCareSunday: Journaling-A Daily Excercise in Self-Care

I write every single day, several times a day.  Running two websites/blogs keeps my pen in constant motion. However, I have found that the most important writing I do, no one will ever see. They are the words I write in my journal.  I’ve kept journals since I was a teen but it wasn’t until I was an adult in my 20s that I realized the value in writing for myself every day.  I journal every night before I go to bed on during the day sometimes on the weekend.   Journaling gives me the necessary time and space to just be alone with my thoughts and feelings and put them down on paper.  I am a firm believer in the power of the written word and the healing power of journaling.

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#SelfCareSunday: Activated Charcoal-The Ultimate Detox

#SelfCareSunday: Activated Charcoal-The Ultimate Detox

Charcoal…I’m sure you think of the little squares you use when you are getting ready to barbeque but Activated charcoal is different.  Barbecue charcoal is loaded with toxins and chemicals.  Activated charcoal is derived from coconut shells, wood or peat.   Activated Charcoal is used to trap toxins and chemicals in the body, allowing them to be flushed out so the body doesn’t reabsorb them.    Think of it like a magnet, binding to toxins and flushing them out.  In addition to being a safe treatment for the removal of toxins in the system, activated charcoal can also be deodorizing and disinfecting.  Activated Charcoal is considered to be the ultimate detoxifier.

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#SelfCareSunday: The Benefits of Bentonite Clay

#SelfCareSunday: The Benefits of Bentonite Clay

I discovered Bentonite Clay when I was researching ways to restore my hair after heat damage but I learned that Bentonite clay has amazing benefits for your body.   Bentonite Clay is composed of ash made from volcanos.  It is a healing clay that cleanses and detoxes the body. It is also used to defend against illnesses as well.  Bentonite Clay helps to get rid of the toxins in your body and increase immunity and reduce inflammation.  The Clay has minerals that when ingested are absorbed into the body.

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