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Date archive for: January 2017

Beauty That Can Heal

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I’ve been feeling pretty good about my health and even my appearance lately. They go hand in hand. For a hot minute, I was beginning to beat myself up daily for having tired looking skin or not moving my body or for not changing out of yoga pants (can you blame me?).

However, once I started investing in myself after my birthday in December…I’ve noticed a shift.

I’m moving my body more.  Pilates and barre classes are becoming my new faves.  My pelvic floor has been testing me lately (won’t get into too many details here) so Pilates has been a great way to strengthen my core and pelvic floor.  And barre class is helping me lift that booty and get in touch with my inner ballerina!

I’m feeding my body more healthily, adding in more fats and doing my best to cut it out on the sugars and caffeine…that’s a work in progress!  Adding collagen proteins and aiming for a salad a day are beginning to become a lifestyle habit.

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I’m also treating myself to better skin care because this is the only epidermis I get. If I’m focused on moving my body and feeding my body well, then why the heck have I forgotten about my skin? A few friends, without me even asking, had brought up Beautycounter to me recently.  After listening to my friend’s podcast episode on safer skin care, and another girl friend randomly bringing up her cruelty free make-up, I thought “I love makeup and fashion and beauty! And helping the environment…AND KEEPING PEOPLE HEALTHY!”  I’ve always been very much aware of the make-up I purchase.  Never one to buy photo shoot heavy cover-ups, but conscience of how the products were made and if they were even vegan.  But I guess I never really thought about all the “stuff” that even the better, safer brands still were hiding in the make-up or skin products.

My mother in law has been fighting off breast cancer (she’s doing great, btw) and I have more friends than I can count who are dealing with infertility or some other insane health factors that are putting their lives in jeopardy.  And I want so badly to help them.  Inspire people to move their bodies, to seek prayer and counseling, to work on their emotional well being.  I swear, becoming a mom will do this thing to you. I have a heart that’s even bigger now and my mission in life is to teach people. And right now I am being called to teach people to find confidence through yoga, through oils to help their mental and emotional well-being, to use skincare to cleanup what they’ve been putting on their sweet skin, and look radiant from the inside out! 

My Why

Three of my favorite Beautycounter products I’m loving right now (and the links to grab your own to love!):

Lip Sheer

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One of Beautycounter’s best sellers, this lipstick goes on smooth, smells amazing, looks luscious, and LASTS!  I love Scarlet.

Dew Skin Tint Moisturizer

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I love the fact that this moisturizer is light yet has 20SPF, hides my blemishes, and even has a pump on the tube.

Baby Bundle Collection

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This collection is wonderful because it’s fragrance free, has a light finish on the skin, and hasn’t irritated my son’s skin at all.  This would make a great gift for a mama to-be or a friend who is looking for safer products for their baby’s sweet skin.

For more info, visit Beautycounter and learn about their mission and why I believe this movement is so important and beautiful.

 

 

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Weekly Yoga Schedule

Yoga Schedule

Mondays: 6:15-7:30pm Mansion Yoga at The Burrage Mansion.  This class is a mix of vinyasa flow and yin (30 minutes each).  This is a Holy Yoga class that incorporates both secular and worship music as well as prayer and meditation.  What I love most about this class is we are fundraising for Magical Days, families in need.  Plus we practice in a ballroom, in a historical Redlands Mansion, that used to house nuns!  The ballroom used to be their bedroom/living courters…how cool is that?!  To register for classes, go to Mansion Memories.

Tuesdays: 11-11:40am Mommy and Me at Seed in DT Redlands.  This class is a Holy Yoga class of 40 minutes of gentle stretching and core work for mommy and baby/kids.  Feel free to bring your kiddos.  The space is perfect because if your little one doesn’t feel like doing yoga with you they can play with the toys while mommy gets to take care of herself!  It’s a win/win! This class is Free or Donations welcome.

Thursdays: 5:15-6pm Sloga at Reveille Yoga Studio in DT Riverside. Sloga is a class that focuses on 45 minutes of breathing and focus on fundamentals of vinyasa and yin.  This is a great class for ANYONE.  If you’ve practiced yoga for years or have never stepped foot on a mat, are out of surgery and need recovery, or just need a space to relax and breathe, this class is perfect for everyone.  To register go to Reveille Yoga.