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Health and Wellness Empowerment: Inspiring Non-Fiction Books To Read For Fall 2022

From healing trauma, to DIY beauty, here is what we are making room for on our book shelves, and what we continue to love re-reading. The cozy Fall season is ideal for reading books as we practice mindfulness and critical thinking. Curl up with these top picks. Soon To Be Released This Isn’t Brave by Laetitia Duveau, is a self-love guide for anyone who strives to educate themselves on the female body. This is not your typical boring guide. It is packed with beautiful illustrations, facts, tips rooted in reality, and advice on radical self-acceptance and body positivity. Release date: October 11, 2022. Coming Back to Life: A Roadmap to Healing from Pain to Create the Life You Want By Rebecca Silence is one of those books we look forward to most. We are all about self-healing here, and this book promises to offer real tools, strategies, and support that will allow readers to get to the root of their pain patterns while also giving them hope, encouragement, and access to the light at the …

Summer Worship: Slow Beauty Rituals To Help You Relish The Golden Days of Summer

Be mindful to stop and face the sun.Take a lover that you can dance with arm in arm.Run to feel the rain on your skin,let it dissolve like a blissful sin.Float on the salty sea of calm,shed winter’s dead skin,then heal it with nature’s balm. Summer ceremonies wake up the spirit, and allow it to run free until the sleepiness of autumn. This is your time to bathe in the sea, under the sun, and in the wilderness of the forest – then come home to a soothing self-care ritual. Play with your six senses by incorporating scent therapy, hydrotherapy, dry brushing, and massage into your every day routine. With the right tools in hand, smooth summer skin, and a relaxed mind, is never out of reach. 3rd Ritual SUN Body Gel SUN is an ironic name for this product, because it makes us feel cool in all the best ways. We made it an essential part of our apothecary tool kit, bringing it with us on road and plane trips. The tingling sensation and …

Self-Care Insiders: Spa Talk With ISPA’s President, Lynne McNees

Officially the International SPA Association plays an important educational and research role in the spa industry, for professionals and spa-goers alike, however it does so much more than that. Today, it is more important than ever to promote wellness and self-care for those looking to live a healthier lifestyle. ISPA gives us a glimpse into the wide world of spas, they are the real insiders. Most importantly, their mission is to promote the advancements in wellness for public welfare. This means more than luxury spa treatments. Spas and wellness should be encouraged and accessible to the masses; through fitness, self-care, spirituality, holistic health, medical care, and yes, professional spa services. Fostering new leaders and making sure the public and media are made aware of quality wellness services, available and visible to all, has been at the core of ISPA’s philosophy since the very beginning. ISPA’s President, Lynne Mcnees, admits that when ISPA launched, there was a real lack of education about what the word spa means and what spas can do for your mind, body …

3 Products for Practicing Divine Rituals

In the past lives of our ancestors, mindfulness was a way of life. It was not labeled or made into a trend. This was a time when humans took special care of their possessions, single-use products did not exit, there was no need to document every other moment of their lives and leisure was sacred, therefore taken seriously. Even though self-care is very much needed and has become a popular buzzword, the constant distractions of technology and stress around us makes it easier said than done. Turning self-care into a ceremony is one way to ensure that you get the most out of your “me time”. Unplug. That is your first step towards slowing down. Put your gadgets out of your mind. Doing this will allow you to check in with yourself and take inventory of how you are feeling. Savoring the moment is slow living. There are times we rush through our lives and use our daily products and tools out of habit. Then there are times when we know we have something special …

Let’s have the “Wellness” and “Self-Care” Conversation

As the last weeks of summer slow down and so do our lives, I wanted to reflect and have the wellness and self-care conversation. For those who have always been a part of the wellness and healing community, this past year has been an interesting one to watch. While visiting with a number of beauty brands and accomplished artisans, holistic health sanctuaries and spas, the wellness and self-care conversation has always come up. When I am asked to have these conversations, my mind automatically goes back to my childhood and appreciation for all things green, natural and slower paced. Being a lifestyle blogger and beauty editor since 2006 and someone who grew up a part of my childhood in central Europe, living the wellness lifestyle has always been a given for me. Growing up in the mountains, hiking amongst untouched nature, watching my mother make healing salves and my father garden, makes me feel fortunate. It has showed me that wellness and self-care matters. This natural way of living did not need labeling. So why is …

Quarterly: Letter From The Editor “Kindness is My Religion”

BE KIND TO ONE ANOTHER BUT DON’T FORGET TO BE GENTLE AND KIND WITH YOURSELF One of the many reasons I started writing and created this website destination is kindness and urgency. Writing and creating has been a part of me since I was a little girl. I even art directed and wrote my own magazine when I was 11. My sisters were my only subscribers. The arts are important, especially for someone like me. I create to survive: it is my outlet for righting a wrong, for highlighting the beauty around us, for my own well-being and to put something out there that is genuine and has integrity. For these reasons and more, I choose to write about brands and subjects that make people feel good. I research brands, not always for their products, but also for the way they treat their employees and customers. If a brand builds its empire by mistreating others, I do not want any part of it. Of course, no one is perfect and people make mistakes, but I …