The epidemic of addiction, pervades every crevice of society today. I’m sure we all know of people struggling with some type of addiction, or compulsion. The days of seeing addiction as a malfunction in our brain chemistry, are in the rear view. We now see that addiction is manifested by lack of connection, or lack of ability to connect to oneself and others. The power of therapeutic/healing touch is undeniable. Often times those who struggle with addiction, have had negative experiences regarding touch in their early developmental stages. Getting massages can help them to reconnect with their own bodies, knowing that the touch is for their healing not for someone.
Meditation: Stress Relief It’s has been said that “Life is what happens when you’re busy making plans” and that there are many things that are beyond our control. Yes that is true, but that does not mean we can’t take responsibility for who we are and how we allow our current circumstances to affect us. Our state of mind, is just that-ours; it is ours to cultivate, to develop and to embrace. Life is an ebb and flow of experiences, and our reaction to every encounter dictates the emotional outcome we will have. There comes a point where you must realize that it’s time to let go of what.
There are thousands of pores on every square inch of skin, acting as a thousand open mouths, absorbing that which is applied to the skin directly into the bloodstream and lymphatic system. Unlike foods, toxins absorbed through the skin bypass the organism’s natural defense mechanisms. Recent studies have shown that we may actually acquire more toxins through skin absorption than through the foods we eat, this is especially true due to the lack of regulations banning synthetic chemicals from skin care products. As the largest organ in the body, skin has a fundamental impact on the immune system and metabolic functioning. Restricting exposure to toxic synthetics and cleansing harmful substances.
Taking care of yourself and doing what brings you peace and joy, is NOT selfish. It is self nourishing- And there is a major difference. Being selfish, means doing whatever you like without regard for how you affect others, which can cause pain for those in your life. Being self nourishing, is taking time to refuel, recharge and heal so that we can be of service to others in a more fulfilling way. As a mother of two and a business owner, I know how hard it can be to take time for myself, especially guilt free time. But once you recognize how much better you and those around you.
Here is a list of toxic ingredients to avoid in your beauty care items! Print this out and take it shopping with you- this will help you make a healthier choice. Remember, EVERYTHING you apply to your skin goes INTO your body. *Benzoyl Peroxide: Used in acne products, the MSDS states: Possible tumor promoter. May act as mutagen: produces DNA damage in human and other mammalian cells. Also, toxic by inhalation. Eye, skin and respitory irritant. *DEA(Diethanolamine), MEA ( Monoethanolamine), TEA(Triethanolamine): This foam booster is a skin/eye irritant and causes contact dermatitis. Easily absorbed theough skin to accumulate in body organs,and brain. * Dioxin: Won’t appear in ingredients. Often.
Acupuncture involves the insertion of extremely thin needles through your skin at strategic points on your body. A key component of Traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is most commonly used to treat pain. Traditional Chinese medicine explains acupuncture as a technique for balancing the flow of energy or life force — known as qi or chi (CHEE) — believed to flow through pathways (meridians) in your body. By inserting needles into specific points along these meridians, acupuncture practitioners believe that your energy flow will re-balance. In contrast, many Western practitioners view the acupuncture points as places to stimulate nerves, muscles and connective tissue. This stimulation appears to boost the activity of.