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 […]

Sage is one of the most purifying of the herbs.  Burning herbs, like sage, is called smudging and the smoke is believed to help enhance emotional and mental clarity, remove negative energy and to overall cleanse persons, spaces and objects. Smudging has been done by the Native Americans since the ancient times.  They, in particular, […]

Meditation is such a hot topic nowadays and there are so many definitions of what meditation means.  For one person, it might mean sitting quietly in nature, for another it might mean praying, for another it might mean just relaxing their mind in whichever way they find most comforting.  I happen to like the thought […]

One of the things that really helps to calm me when I’m feeling unsettled or when I’m feeling like I need clarity is to spend time outside, in nature. Taking a walk in the neighborhood or in the city is one thing, but taking a walk amongst the trees, separated from the hustle and bustle of […]

When I was growing up, I remember my grandma had an embroidered quote hanging on her wall that said, “You are closest to God in a garden.” I’ve never forgotten this quote and it has always resonated with me. She was a total testament of it. I saw her so peaceful and happy working in […]