Through reading mindfully – especially when reading for ourselves – we bear witness to own experience, with all of its joys and challenges, so that we can nourish ourselves with compassion and care.
The thing about journaling is that yes, it is something that tuned-in people do (and you should be one of those people) and it is good practice to adopt into your morning or nightly routine. Regular reflection should be a part of everyone's spiritual and self-care practice, as it helps us to see what's working and what's not, and develop a plan to change. However, the standard "Dear Diary" we saw depicted so often in the media is not the only way to use a journal.
The holidays are here and once again you've got to figure out what to get for your family and friends. It never fails, you probably can't think of what to get for the one (or few) woman in your life who is into weird things that can't be found on the typical trip to Target (unless you know where to look *wink*).
She's an eclectic, non-traditional, earthy, quirky, moon-gazing, horoscope-reading, sage-burning, tea-drinking, Erykah Badu/Lauryn Hill/India Arie type and a generic gift card just won't do.
Don't worry, help is here!
This one might get a little graphic. Oh well. We're friends, right?
It's no secret that women have been looking for alternatives to the pads and tampons we've always known due to the toxic ingredients that these products include.
Stores are picking up on this as well. There is a whole new crop of products in the aisle that used to only house the Always, Kotex, Tampax, etc. These new products claim to provide more sustainable, natural ways to help a woman through her monthly cycle. There are cloth pads, natural cotton tampons, and cute panties that double as pads. I was intrigued by the cups.
In this new year, I've committed to finding more natural and non-toxic ways of being and living. So, of course, I plan to share my adventures with you. Ready to get real close and personal??
My first adventure started at the end of last year. I have always, ALWAYS, had issues with finding deodorant that could handle my B.O. (TMI? Oh well. It's only going to get worse.)
The day is upon us. The day that reminds unattached people that they might be perpetually single. The day that couples prepare for for months. The day that all your social media looks like red and pink and hearts and roses and dates and engagements and on and on and on for a full 36 hours.
Before this begins, just know that this is not a cry to be vegan or vegetarian or anything else. You eat what you want to eat. This post is simply asking you to be aware of the effect of certain foods on your body.
Raise your hand (literally or figuratively) if you deal with the following physical issues:
- Dry, itchy skin
- Runny/Stuffed nose
- Abdominal pain
- Menstrual cramps
What if I told you that these issues could be lessened or completely diminished just by changing the way you eat?