A Cosmetology Short Story: The Examination

This is a fun little thing: a writing exercise using a certain set of words. I used cosmetology-related words and wrote a short story using those words. At just under 1,000 words, it’s a bit of flash fiction that only takes a few minutes to read.  So, here you go. Enjoy! 🙂 The Examination The music came on suddenly, awakening me from a deep sleep. I heard … Continue reading A Cosmetology Short Story: The Examination

A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #46: Sweat It Out with a Ginger Bath

Ginger is an amazing root that has been used since ancient times for its medicinal — and tasty — qualities. Cooking it, pickling it, and using it in teas and tinctures are just a few ways to take advantage of its many healthy properties. But it’s also a great ingredient in skin and body care, because it is both soothing and stimulating. One time-tested way … Continue reading A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #46: Sweat It Out with a Ginger Bath

A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #42: Make a Tennis Ball Massager

If you’ve been following my tips all year, by now you’re well aware of the benefits of massage. You’re probably already giving yourself a daily hand massage and a daily foot massage, but when it comes unkinking other chronically tight areas of your body, you might wonder if you have to become a contortionist first. It’s practically impossible to knead your own shoulders, back, and … Continue reading A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #42: Make a Tennis Ball Massager