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Everything listed under: #self care

  • Do I look okay?

    How do I look? Do I look okay? Such loaded questions. These questions may seem innocuous enough, but they’re not always harmless!When you see your own reflection in the mirror, is your first reaction to smile at yourself and think, Wow, there I am - beautiful as ever! ?Or are you critical of your appearance? Do your eyes go straight to the places you deem unattractive and in need of major improvement?It’s kind of an automatic thing - to look at the parts of o...

  • 31 Ways in 31 Days! Tips for Better Skincare & Self-care Between Facial Appointments

    1. Cleanse your skin every single night before bed (this can happen anytime between 4pm and bedtime! With wet fingertips, massage a dollop of cleanser into your skin, using small, gently circles.

  • What Is Microdermabrasion?

    Microdermabrasion is a form of exfoliation for the skin. It was developed in Italy in 1985, and was introduced to the United States in 1996. It grew in popularity quickly and has become a standard staple for many Estheticians. I’ll admit that I was a holdout on this technology for many years, likely due to my training at the Aveda Institute, where using newer technologies simply wasn’t part of the program or the school’s philosophy on how to treat the skin.

  • Meditation on Motherhood

    Happy Mother’s Day to ALL Mamas out there!8 years ago on Mother’s Day, 2010, I had my first date with Dan. 5 years later, our son was born on Father’s Day! This morning, I am meditating on motherhood….One of my dearest friends had her first baby a few weeks ago. I called to check in last night and hear about how these first whirlwind weeks of life with a newborn are going.

  • Skincare & Self care for Every Age & Stage - in your 40s!

    In your 40s:They say Life Begins at 40, so get ready to embrace this phase with all your might! Entering this decade is an amazing time in life, whatever is going on.When I turned 40, I was a new mother of a 9 month old baby. I spent my birthday at home with him and invited 5 of my closest girlfriends over for an amazing dinner prepared my sweet chef/husband.

  • Skincare & Self care for Every Age & Stage - in your 30s!

    In your 30s:STILL LEARNING, with a little more EARNING / Career Life / Family / Social Life / Skincare & Self Care StrategiesAt this stage in life, you’ll generally be full swing into work, maybe you’ll own a home, maybe you’ll have children or be planning for a family. Maybe you’ll be living a lively single life, enjoying the freedom that comes with a bit more earning power and visiting friends in far places. Whether you’re traveling or nesting, you may be...

  • Skincare & Self care for Every Age & Stage - in your 20s!

    Every Age & StageI've been hearing from clients that information about Skincare & Self care for specific ages & stages is of particular interest, so I've decided to do a blog series to address them, decade by decade, starting in your 20s!In Your 20s: LEARNING / College Life / Early working years / Social Life / Relationships/ Skincare & Self Care StrategiesI see young clients in their twenties, still young and fresh in views and physical form. Some still dealing...

  • Awesome Aging vs Anti-Aging

        The “Anti-Aging” rhetoric is a message that is infused into our society and into the minds of women everywhere. This propaganda beats the drum of “growing older is unattractive” and “stay looking youthful at any and all cost” and “your appearance defines you” and “You are losing value as you age”.NO. I don’t buy that and I don’t want you to, either.

  • Cults & Communities part 1

    On Saturday, my husband Dan & I had a rare evening to ourselves, with young Finnegan at Nana’s for the night.Should we see a movie?  We could go listen to some live music!  There’s new restaurants we could check out… We were undecided and wishing we had more energy for a night on the town.Suddenly, I received a timely text message from a friend:  “Have you watched Wild Wild Country yet?

  • Acne: Causes & Treatments

    Oh, Acne, you are such a huge, challenging condition and topic, because there is not one truth that fits all.Acne can be painful, persistent, incredibly stubborn and difficult to treat.Causes of Acne & breakouts include:Hormonal disruption & changes A bacterial disorder of the sebaceous (oil) glands Stress of all kinds Food & Diet can be a contributing factor, mainly because of the internal inflammation some foods cause in the bodyTypical treatments of Acne include:Ing...

  • March Moon & All That's New....

    March is my birthday month, so it's always a reflective time of year for me. It's kind of like my own personal New Year. This year, March has been absolutely and totally transformational. International Women's Day was a few weeks ago.