My Monday After-Work Promise

What’s your Monday After-Work promise to yourself?

We all know the old Monday morning song, feeling like three two-ton bags of ‘here we go again’. Or perhaps, you’re one of those folks who meet your Mondays with not just a smile but a wide grin, rearing to take on your week. Or maybe, your Mondays aren’t even Mondays and your week begins on Tuesday or even Saturday.

Whatever it may be, I’ve learned that there needs to be a transition. Something to bridge your mind, body, and spirit from being at rest to diving into activity. A moment in time you gift to yourself after the first day back at the grind. Continue reading

Sweet Magic, Sweet Baths.

fafHave you made yourself a sweet bath lately? Ever?

Connect with earth, connect with the divine, connect with ancestors, connect with love and treat yourself to some sweetness. Baths work differently across spiritual practices, but I instinctively know that all paths allow for a sweet bath in some way. There’s an energy that you can reach to, pray to, speak to that brings connection to earth, spirit, and yourself and brings goodness, love, light, joy, and pleasure.

Trust your instinct, trust your connection. Chances are, all you need for your sweet bath is already in your space. The quantity of things you put in isn’t as important as what intentions you put in.

Grab some sweet herbs and flowers and honey, meditate and pray as you create, pour over yourself and appreciate all that comes forth in the meditation.

Light a candle, meditate on sweetness, and pour over yourself in the bath or shower.

Connect!

Don’t know where to start? Some basic ideas for ingredients: honey, flower petals/buds (roses or lavender are popular), brown sugar, any sweet herbs you have in the house, any sweet smelling essential oils. No limits, enjoy yourself!

Bath Delights: Abundant Joy & Abundant Sweetness

Abundant Bath Delights

Making bath salts and scrubs is one of my favorite things to do. They are quick easy, and endlessly fun. I recently made two of these as gifts, and I did it in about an hour, and I’m very excited about how they came out.  Continue reading

Calm & Clear Epsom Salt Bath Soak

img src: Dawn Endico @ flickr

img src: Dawn Endico @ flickr

Epsom salt is an absolute gift. Made of magnesium sulfate, it has a myriad of uses for our health and wellness. It has been used to remove splinters, lessen foot odor, and ease swelling. Personally I love throwing them in the bath, enriched when I mix them with essential oils. I find that a bath taken with epsom salts doesn’t even need bubbles to feel lush.

Here’s a favorite mix I particularly enjoy when I need to calm myself or when I’m suffering aches and pains, especially headaches. I also love that this sets me up for a great night’s sleep. Continue reading

Sugar Scrub Delight

I made my first sugar scrubs the other day and discovered decadence like nothing else. Sugar scrubs are a great, and relatively quick, way to renew and exfoliate your skin. They are especially recommended in winter months, when skin can get dry and flaky. The best part is you can easily make your own at home with all natural products so you never have to worry about what is going on your skin, and often with ingredients already in your pantry. As a treat, add some essential oils to immerse yourself in some instant aromatherapy as well as receive all their benefits. The recipe possibilities are endless. Continue reading