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Why Self-Love is Important

February without a doubt is the month of love. Many people choose to only focus on showing love to their significant other. This month, I want to challenge you to focus on your most important relationship of all: the relationship you have with yourself. Focus on self-love. Self-love simply means to fully accept and allow your true, natural self. Self-love is to embrace the unique being you are and fully express the unique energy that represents the very core of your being. When you love yourself, your life seems to work a little differently. Self-love helps you elevate your self-confidence and self-esteem. Self-love gives you the ability to grow stronger mentally and improve your relationships with others. Health and happiness will start to come naturally. Taking time for self-love and self-care isn’t selfish at all. Because you are your best…

Important Winter Self-Care Tips

Winter can be a beautiful and contemplative season, but it’s often difficult to enjoy it with the cold temperature and various illnesses in the air. Trust me, I know as I’m home right now battling a cold. Luckily, it’s entirely possible to enjoy a picturesque winter season with a few simple steps! I’m here to give you three self-care tips you need to enjoy winter. Staying Healthy and Warm One of the most difficult things about winter is the high-probability of getting sick. Whether it’s a sore throat, stuffy nose, or dangerous flu, you’ll want to protect yourself while still enjoying the season’s benefits. And these days the strain of cold or flu is even stronger, so instead of being sick for 3-4 days, you’re down for at least a week. While flu vaccinations and over the counter medicines are…

4 Self-Care Tips for the Winter

It is essential that you take good care of yourself throughout the year, but there are some unique advantages during the winter. This is when you might not spend as much time on your own beauty practices because you are bundling up, wearing hats or beanies, and spending more time indoors. However, it is more important than ever to pamper yourself and really pay attention to self-care. Try Skin Brushing The first thing you can do if you want to take good care of yourself in the winter is skin brushing. While you definitely benefit from this year-round, winter is a great time to spend a little extra time on your skin. Plus, you get some special benefits by doing this in the winter. Dry skin brushing is more effective than wet exfoliation because water causes the skin to plump…

Why You Should Start Journaling in the New Year

Journaling is a positive way to channel your creative energies and get focused on your goals. The beginning of a new year is a perfect time to start a journal. The blank page represents the boundless opportunities that await. Here are some things to consider before starting your journal in the new year. Your Journal and Life are Works in Progress Sometimes a journal full of blank pages can be intimidating. But writing can be very therapeutic. Journaling allows you to be self-expressive with no judgment. Writing allows you to clear your head of all the thoughts that might be clouding it. Make one of your goals this year a commitment to be perfectly imperfect. Be yourself, flaws and all. Don’t labor over each sentence in your journal in an attempt to make it polished and worthy of a writing…

Winter Superfoods with an Anti-Inflammatory Kick

Have you ever had problems with inflammation? It’s our immune system’s response to anything foreign in our body, including various chemicals and microbes. Inflammation helps us fight whatever our immune system considers a threat to our health. And even though it can be useful, if it lasts for a prolonged period of time, it can exhaust our body, leading to conditions like heart disease, arthritis or depression. There have even been cases where inflammation was one of the causes of cancer. One good way to fight it naturally is through food, so take a look at these four superfoods that can help you keep inflammation at bay this winter Chia seeds Not only will these wonderful seeds help you thicken your home-made fruit yogurt, but they’re also very healthy. First of all, they contain omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, but…