“The skin is no more separated from the brain than the surface of a lake is separate from its depths; the two are different locations in a continuous media…the brain is a single functional unit from cortex to fingertips to toes. To touch the surface is to stir the depths. Dean Juhan You can scrub and… Read more
My challenge for you in 2020 is this – what actions will create long-term, sustainable behaviors that will make you feel good?
If you follow the latest beauty trends you’ve no doubt seen that Gua Sha is having its moment in the spotlight…and for good reason. But, you probably still have NO IDEA what it is or why you should be doing it! Gua Sha is a rejuvenating facial therapy with roots in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)…. Read more
edited april 7, 2023: this was written years ago so I deleted a few companies/organizations I no longer support. also note, my product routine is SO incredibly pared down nowadays (oil cleansing and leahlani beauty balm for the face and a body oil for the rest! I am frequently asked what personal care products I… Read more
let’s start taking care of ourselves so we can be of better service to our friends, family, and community! here’s one way to jump-start your self care program…the CHAKRA CONNECTION technique from Healing Touch. ideally you’ll want to do this every. damn. day. in order to raise your vibration. and why would you want to… Read more
Well, we are approaching what I think is one of the worst days of the year – the autumnal daylight savings time. This period of time brings with it long stretches of darkness and colder weather, something this fan of summer dreads (and yet I continue to live in the northeast!). BUT I am vowing… Read more
Oooh boy…this was a challenge to write. I DO recommend far infrared saunas (FIR) but there are so many exaggerated claims on the internet about the benefits. I could very easily cut and paste the shared info I found on dozens of spa websites and articles so I’m going to try and sort through what’s… Read more
Detox, noun: treatment designed to rid the body of poisonous substances, especially alcohol and drugs The detox industry is a scam. The term detox should be reserved only for medically supervised treatment for drug and alcohol addiction. It involves the use of machines and medicines to clear the body of d poisons that have overwhelmed the organs so much that they cease to function properly. The… Read more