Today is Earth Day. It’s only fitting to honor the women who beautifully lift our spirits and shape who we are becoming. They are the people who remind you that light comes from within and no toxic energy can take that glow away from you. It was humbling to be enveloped by their presence at the Sacred Beauty Collective. This collective is about making space so that everyone can be the best version of themselves. The idea is simple: we explore our own evolution, and in turn, i
Spring is a chance to get rid of winter habits and make room for a fresh restart. While spring cleaning can feel overwhelming, here are easy ways to jumpstart this process. Clear out your mind. Engaging in a mental detox activity helps eliminate distractions. Take a nature walk without technology. Observing nature’s gifts can help you focus and appreciate the small details. Pause and do nothing. Set a ten-minute timer and lay on the floor. This activity disrupts our always-on
Weight loss is a complicated issue. Any successful program includes a healthy diet, exercise and stress reduction. Many people are adding acupuncture to their weight loss plan and having great success. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been proven to assist in weight loss. Acupuncture is not a miracle cure, but it is very effective in making it easier to lose weight and maintain that loss. Keep in mind that just like any weight loss program, you must be willing to modify
As 2015 nears its end, I find myself reflecting on maturity. Throughout each year, we experience a range of things—joy, loss, hardship, accomplishments—that push us to grow mentally and spiritually. When a new year begins, we have the chance to embrace our more mature self, and “restart” with a new sense of strength and a clearer understanding of who we are at our core. During this past year, I made some important decisions, like spending more time at home in North Carolina.