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Mindful Beauty: 7 Easy Natural Skin Care Tips

Mindful Beauty: 7 Easy Natural Skin Care Tips

Who doesn’t love beautiful skin? How well you relax, refresh and restore yourself, plays an important role in skin health. Read more for simple natural tips to create glowing, radiant skin.

This post offers easy lifestyle tips. A different post will cover nutrition tips and an update on cutting edge information about the skin’s microbiome.

7 Natural Holiday Beauty Tips

7 Natural Holiday Beauty Tips

You want to look your best for all those holiday gatherings. But, perhaps you’re concerned with what you’ve heard about toxins in self-care products.

The following beauty tips are 100% natural with no risk of harm. Most importantly, remember to laugh (even at yourself, when you catch yourself stressing out), smile more and savor the good in each moment. Happiness is the best beauty elixir of them all!

Lack of Sleep and Weight Gain: Get Your ZZZ's to Manage Weight

Lack of Sleep and Weight Gain: Get Your ZZZ's to Manage Weight

Do you push yourself to do more and sacrifice that extra hour of sleep? You may be undermining your efforts to keep a healthy weight.  While it's good to have discipline and be active, it's also important to give your body and mind the sleep it needs.

How to be More Mindful at the Spa: Awaken Your Senses

How to be More Mindful at the Spa: Awaken Your Senses

During a recent trip to London, UK, I had the indulgent pleasure of visiting ESPA Life at Corinthia, London’s most exclusive, most luxurious spa, offering world-class pampering treatments and spa/fitness facilities. I was especially interested in exploring their mindfulness philosophy, an essential element of their integrated approach to natural beauty and inner calm. Find out about my visit here!

Introduction to Mindfulness: How to Develop Mindful Awareness Exercise

Introduction to Mindfulness: How to Develop Mindful Awareness Exercise

Many people ask me how to start a meditation practice or how to be mindful. The key is to improve the mind-body connection and to increase awareness. The way to do this is to wake up your senses: sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch. Many of us are so caught up in our thoughts, we don't even notice the world around us. We miss the beauty of the sky—the brilliance of its colors, the mystery of the clouds. We don't even hear the birds around us singing. 

Mindfulness Retreats: Here's What I Learned

Mindfulness Retreats: Here's What I Learned

This summer, I had the pleasure to meet with new and old friends at the Midsummer Mindfulness Conference in Rome, Italy. My meditation experience began with my Japanese mom in childhood. My formal training is from yoga instructor trainings and the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program from the Center for Mindfulness at University of Massachusetts. Midsummer Mindfulness was a fantastic opportunity to renew myself at the source.