All those little learnings add up

After each day I think about what I have learned. It’s important to me and I make it a point to learn something every day, no matter how small or mundane. The willingness to learn is how you learn, you start paying attention to both your surroundings and what goes on in your head. YouContinue reading “All those little learnings add up”

Skin food; oatmeal floral mask & peeling

I get so many questions about natural skin care and how to find stuff that is not full of chemicals. Some raw materials take some studying up on to understand how to use and blend, or they are not always so easy to find, but there is plenty of stuff you can make yourself withContinue reading “Skin food; oatmeal floral mask & peeling”

Fast food made slow

On Sunday afternoon I found myself inviting some friends for dinner and then realizing there was nothing in the house…Not a very clever move on a Sunday, but I got all excited about seeing them and hanging out on the terrace so I didn’t think straight. But even the emptiest cupboards (and freezer) can unearthContinue reading “Fast food made slow”

Do you give thanks?

Do you? Other than on the obvious occasions, I mean. Think about it; giving thanks and feeling gratitude is uplifting and makes life so much more pleasurable, not to speak about the wonders it does to our health 🙂 I shall give you some examples: When your car starts When you fall and don’t hurtContinue reading “Do you give thanks?”

Nature’s baby food

All vegetable oils come from seeds, berries and fruits that create their oil to feed the next generation. The oil is rich in nutrients to make the new plant strong and sturdy enough to grow root and flourish. Can you imagine that kind of nutrition? I mean, some of those seeds are so incredibly smallContinue reading “Nature’s baby food”

ESSENTIAL OIL SAFETY for home use

Sometimes I meet people who are either very afraid of using essential oils, or very careless. I think essential oil safety is an issue that needs addressing. The bulk of essential oils are used by the food, cosmetics and toiletries industry. It is mainly used as a taste-enhancer in foods or as a scent inContinue reading “ESSENTIAL OIL SAFETY for home use”

EVERY CLOUD HAS A SILVER LINING

You know how little irritating things happen that might throw the day of course? Like forgetting your keys, taking the wrong turn or dropping a glass that explodes in one million shards… It’s really annoying and can put you in a bad mood for the rest of the day. I have been working on aContinue reading “EVERY CLOUD HAS A SILVER LINING”

A MOST UNEXPECTED PARTY UNFOLDED ITSELF

I just had a party for my birthday, which is a really big deal for me. I don’t like throwing parties for myself, feeling uncomfortable as the center of attention. A dear friend of mine offered up her gorgeous house and simply told me that “the girls” wanted to party with me; I did, afterContinue reading “A MOST UNEXPECTED PARTY UNFOLDED ITSELF”

CHASE AWAY THE WINTER BLUES

To many people this time of year brings an all-time low. It gets colder and darker and our energy plummets. This is believed to occur because the hormone serotonin decreases when there is less light. There are plenty of ways how to bring energy and joy back into life as the nights get longer (andContinue reading “CHASE AWAY THE WINTER BLUES”