LIFE + STYLE

Holiday Hosting and Home Hacks with Molly Sims

  Everyday Chic Author Molly Sims. Photo by Amy Neusinger.  In her book, Everyday Chic, Molly Sims offers pages of helpful suggestions for stress-free parties and having more ease and organization at home. She says this about drinks, “Always have a signature bevvie. It’s fun and festive and adds a little personality to [...]

By | November 3rd, 2017|home & garden|0 Comments

Survive the Cold and Flu Season with Ayurvedic Remedies and Rejuvenation

Fall is a time of shorter days and longer nights. It’s also the season when we may be more susceptible to the spread of colds and flus. When we implement some remedies and step up our self-care, our health benefits. The cold and flu are both viruses (small infectious agents that can replicate inside the [...]

By | November 3rd, 2017|Ayurveda|0 Comments

Vedic Astrology November 2017

Vedic Astrology November 2017 Themes One of the repeating themes at play in the Vedic Astrology November 2017 is compromise. This is particularly the case because we are in the midst of a cycle governed by Libra. Compromise doesn’t always mean giving in. sometimes Sometimes asserting ourselves is necessary in order to compromise well. Seeking compromise can [...]

By | October 25th, 2017|Astrology|0 Comments

Natural Skin Care: Recommendations for Moisturizers and Sprays

  Deliciously Ella tests natural skin care for her line with Neal's Yard. One of the ways in which we both nourish and protect our skin is through moisturizing. Layering a light lotion with a mist or spray toner is both a soothing and supportive combination. Solutions for skin care for travelers can be [...]

By | October 21st, 2017|Bath & Beauty|0 Comments

Slow Beauty 101

How I Found Slow Beauty My relationship with Slow Beauty came through my own practice. About eight years ago while I was going through the motions of checking multiple emails, voicemails, and social media accounts, I realized that the world had changed forever. To a certain extent, the changes are positive. We are becoming more connected (virtually), and [...]

By | October 14th, 2017|Bath & Beauty|0 Comments

The Throat Chakra: Aromatherapy and Techniques to Speak your Truth

  Practicing yoga and meditation can help us to become more aware of the connections between our body, our mind, and our emotions. This awareness is amplified when we combine asana with meditation, affirmations, conscious breathwork, Polarity (and other energy exercises), attention to the chakras, and aromatherapy with essential oils. Integrating practices serves to restore [...]

By | October 4th, 2017|Health & Wellness|0 Comments

Chores Not Required: A Farm Stay as a Retreat Destination

  Sometimes you just need to get out of town. A change of scenery is a beautiful thing, and spending downtime in an environment you don’t typically find yourself can be especially beneficial. Thoughts of getting away from it all can conjure images of digging your toes into the sand, reading an entire book in [...]

By | October 4th, 2017|Travel|0 Comments

Shinrin-Yoku: The Practice of Forest Bathing

For as long as I can remember, the forest has been a place of healing for me. As a child I would gravitate to the woods for hours. As an adult in this modern multi-tasking world, it has been harder to keep up the habit regularly. I mean, really - if you go outside, you [...]

By | October 3rd, 2017|Ayurveda|0 Comments

The Sacred Mala, A Mystical Tool for Meditation

  Aside from the latest eco-friendly yoga mat, a popular accoutrement of the modern yogi is a strand of prayer beads called a mala. A mala is often worn draped around the neck or wrist.   While for some people a mala is just a trendy accessory, for others, a mala represents a link to [...]

By | October 3rd, 2017|Style & Apparel|0 Comments

Self-Care Surrounding Surgery

  When scheduling surgery is necessary, then planning wellness-based pre- and post-operative self-care should be non-negotiable in ensuring a healthy recovery. Having recently undergone surgery, I found that surrendering to my situation, resisting the urge to fast-track life, and cultivating compassion helped keep me at ease in mind, body, and spirit.   Today, I’m fighting [...]

By | October 3rd, 2017|Health & Wellness|0 Comments