Makeup For Staying At Home

I’ve been making it a point to keep somewhat of a regular schedule even though I’m mostly at home these days.  It’s good to keep routines like meal times, exercise and sleep; our bodies appreciate it.  I’ve been starting my day as I would any work day;  healthy breakfast, shower, skincare, makeup and wearing something…

A Hawaiian Island Inspired Beauty Ritual

Your body is a temple. Worship it.  West Coast winters can be grey and gloomy.  Cloudy mornings and afternoon rains with no end in sight.  It’s around this time each year that I day dream of being in Hawaii.  One way I bring sunshine into my life is with this beauty ritual inspired by the…

The Deep Dark Woods -A Photo Essay On Grief

Nature is neither cruel nor kind. It is utterly indifferent to suffering In the Pagan traditions, there is a right of passage called The Dark Night Of The Soul.  It is a time that we take to confront the dark aspects of our selves, many times propelled by a difficult period in our lives.  I’m…

How I Lost Weight And How I Stay Motivated To Workout.

  It’s been 3 years since I committed to taking my power back.  After years at a job where work/life balance was not part of the workplace culture, I was burnt out, tired, stressed and feeling very disconnected from my Self. Change is hard and I think it’s human to want to stay comfortable and…

A Wellness Day

    “Caring for myself is not self indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival.” It’s 6pm, Friday.  The sun was shining 30 minutes ago then the weather switched.  I only noticed a storm had come in because the wind chimes on the patio began ringing quite violently.  I love wind chimes, they’re…

How To Be A World Traveller When You Have Anxiety Disorder.

“When in doubt, book that ticket and go!”  (Photo by Jennifer Pedraza Richardson) Today I wanted to talk about something that took me a lot of time to overcome.  Anxiety Disorder is something I’ve lived with for over 30 years. I’ve learned tools to manage it  but most of the work came with finding the…

How The Law Of Attraction Has Worked In My Life.

“Everything is created twice. Once in the mind and then in reality” – Robin Sharma   Today I wanted to write about the Law of Attraction as it’s been something I’ve used consciously (and subconsciously as a child) for most of my life.  As defined by Wikipedia “the law of attraction is the belief that by focusing…

The Ritual of Bedtime

At night the energy  turns inward. The home is quiet, lights dimmed and the flannel duvet on the bed invites to restore and dream.  Before I turn the day off the ritual begins. The Ritual of Bedtime. These are some of habits I’ve adopted over the years.  They put me in a deep state of relaxation.  The…

Essential Oils Derived from Spring Flowers

A clear representation of the arrival of Spring is Nature bursting with colourful flowers.  Not only beautiful to the eye;  many have exceptional health (physical and mental) benefits.  I’ve compiled a list of Essential Oils made with the petals of fragrant flowers and their uses in Aromatherapy. I will share not only the medicinal properties here but psychological profiles as well. Blessed…