I was recently thinking about how the sun and the rain and how symbolic it is to the way we live our lives. Where bright sunshine in the sky and some added warmth to the air can influence our mood in positive ways, a windy or stormy day can make us more introspective and indoors […]

With the warm weather coming its so important to ensure that your skin and body are getting full hydration. This can be particularly challenging when you live in a super dry climate like Southern Utah and the other southwestern states.  The first tip, albeit obvious, is to make sure you are getting enough water each day. I try […]

Although October is my favorite month, spring is my favorite season. In spring, our sense of smell begins to heighten and our bodies begin to reawaken from the dull winter months. Spring is a time for getting outside, planning a garden and possibly shedding a few pounds.  It’s definitely a season of new beginnings.  I recently ordered some seeds […]

I was recently filling some sachets with lavender from last summer’s lavender crop and I started to think more about the important role of our sense of smell in our daily lives and how different scents can have such an impact on our mood.  Lavender is definitely one of my favorite scents. I really like to […]

I have been wanting to do a yoga post for awhile.  Yoga is so special to me and has really helped to bring a lot of peace and balance into my life.  Mudras are an area of yoga practice that I have been studying and have become a part of my yogic meditation routine.  I […]

Today, I was thinking about how whenever I spend time outside, I feel more peaceful, centered, and happy.  Our bodies rely on nature not only for our physical health, but our mental well-being, as well.  The sun provides us with our necessary Vitamin D, which our bodies need to survive, and which also helps to […]

Baths are one of the most amazing things on earth.  I cannot live without a bathtub.  The bath is a safe haven where you can just turn your mind off and relax.  I really love using soaking salts in the bath, particularly when I’m sick.  They help to make the water softer as it wraps […]

Steaming is an underused skincare regimen that has some amazing benefits.  This technique is known to help improve circulation within the skin, clear pores, and softens the skin, which all contribute to a more glowing complexion.  The four ingredients that I like to use in facial steam are chamomile, lavender, rose and mint.  Chamomile is […]

The cucumbers in the garden are ready for picking. I am so excited as they are some of my favorite vegetables to grow and to have in the kitchen.  As they have such a high water content, they are wonderful to keep the body and skin hydrated, especially when it is hot outside.  They are […]

Radishes are a root vegetable that have been around for as long as can be remembered and they are known to be a great vegetable for healthy skin.  Radishes have a high water content, helping to keep the body hydrated and maintaining moisture in the skin.  Radishes also contain Vitamin C, which are known to […]