A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #40: Relax & Focus in Just Ten Breaths

At this point, you’re well aware of the amazing multitude of benefits from meditation and deep relaxation. In case you’ve forgotten, a few ways your body, mind, and spirit can be affected by slowing down include reduced stress, strengthened immune system, enhanced emotional stability, and a greater sense of overall well-being.  Today’s tip is one that you can practice anywhere, anytime—literally. All you need is … Continue reading A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #40: Relax & Focus in Just Ten Breaths

Llewellyn Moon Signs Book + San Francisco Marathon!

Greetings, dear readers! Happy Friday! I have two fun things to share with you today and I hope they make you smile, wherever you are. The Wipro San Francisco Marathon—done!   The first announcement is that it’s done! I ran a marathon! Holy cow! I DID the San Francisco Marathon this past Sunday ~ success! It’s done, I did it… I done did it. 😉 … Continue reading Llewellyn Moon Signs Book + San Francisco Marathon!

A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #21: Practice Mindfulness Meditation

You knew it was coming, didn’t you? 😉 You knew I wouldn’t ignore the physical, mental, psychological, emotional, and spiritual benefits of meditation when discussing natural health and beauty. And yet, some of you resisted. And you’re still resisting because you Just Don’t Want to Meditate. Or you Just Don’t Have the Time. Or you Just Don’t See the Point. I won’t be coy and … Continue reading A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #21: Practice Mindfulness Meditation

Yoga Poses for Your IT Band

If you’re a runner, you might be familiar with the sharp, icy-feeling, or cramp-like pain in your knee or hip caused by a tight IT (iliotibial) band. Lots of other people have written excellent posts about what the IT band is and how you can strengthen, stretch, and heal what’s known as IT Band Syndrome (ITBS). So, instead of rehashing their great material, I’m going … Continue reading Yoga Poses for Your IT Band

A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #7: Stretch Once an Hour

A simple and straightforward tip this week: stretch! It can be so easy to get stuck on your butt ~ in front of the computer, on the couch, in the car, on a plane… We often spend several hours a day just sitting! Recent research has shown that the more time you spend sitting, the more likely your health will suffer as a result. Heath … Continue reading A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #7: Stretch Once an Hour