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Being spiritually fit is a big and beautiful part of my life and helps build resilience, patience, confidence and cultivates calm and creativity. I use my spiritual practice and a variety of tools for my mental health, inner and outer health as well as leadership, so I've learned to integrate it into my essential daily method of operation. And I love it! So if you're feeling low or feeling well, going for a goal, wanting to connect back in with yourself, find or know yourself so you can find and know others, my hope is that this compilation of soul searching supplies helps you do just that...with bliss!
INSIDE OUT HEALTH
Walking daily soaking in the blue sky with a soul-speaking Audible book in my ears is one of my favourite ways to stretch the desk legs and switch my mind to expansion mode rather than the distraction mode it lives in 80% of the day thanks to the nature of my social businesses. Some fascinating reads I've absorbed lately include Becoming Supernatural by Dispenza, Ask and It Is Given by Ester and Jerry Hicks, Witch and Love Your Lady Landscape both by Lister Lister, and in paper form, I'm pouring over Moonology by Yasmin Boland.
“Feeling good equals allowing the connection; feeling bad equals not allowing the connection —feeling bad equals resisting the connection to your Source.”
To honour my temple and keep my third eye open, I'm choosing greens over cheese, have cut way back on wine time, take a greens, multivitamin and ACV booster shot each day, as well as a mind health drink, omega 3 and other plant based supplements for optimal health. My digestion has improved, my hair, skin and nails are happier than ever, and I speak loving kindness over my everything I ingest and over the beautiful vessel that is my body.
Stay with me. A bath can be a ritual because it's a regular occurrence and done as a cleansing or detoxing type of experience. Essentially, that's what all forms of bathing are and always have been, but they can be made all the more special, soothing and yes, totally healing, with a few added steps.
I love baths and if I could have one diva demand for the rest of my life it would be that every home I live in from here on out has a bath. After a big day or at the start of a self care session, scorching hot or luke warm, bubbly, salty or still, baths can be super relaxing and restoring.
I light candles - always - add good old not-so-basic Epsom Salts (magnesium) if I want to wash away bad energies (mine or those I've empathically picked up throughout the day); apple cider vinegar for a deep detoxifier, albeit a little stinky; or my favourite turmeric, lavender and citrus extract bath salts. Lay there in silence for 15-30 minutes or enforce peace with noise cancelling headphones and a guided meditation. Focus on 100 deep belly breaths where you feel your stomach and lungs expand and contract fully and use a sponge to imagine everything you need to let go washing off you in downward strokes.
To save water (please do this wherever you are, not just in Australia!) I empty as much water onto non edible plants as possible and then as you watch what's left gurgle down the plug hole, affirm that all that was weighing you down is now gone and you are cleansed and clear to move powerfully forward.
SETTING THE SCENE WITH SCENT & SOUND
Not just a sucker for a gorgeous candle, scents in general play an important part in my spiritual daily routine and are easy to execute (almost) anywhere. A quick spritz of chakra balancing mist, a little roll of essential oils on my neck (or stomach, or temples, wrist depending on the need), or burning incense or sage for cleaning, clearing, resetting or meditation all play a part.
Add Rebecca Campell's Rise Sister Rise Playlist or Native American Flute Music to mix and I'm transported. Music, and sometimes the silence of simply having my headphones in, helps me concentrate when I'm working or disconnect when I'm not. Finding the sounds and scents that activate and affect you for various moods is a fun process and one well worth investigating!
CRYSTAL COLLECTION APPRECIATION & APPLICATION
I cleanse them with water, thought blessings and the light of the full moon, and I really don't get too hung up on what is technically right or wrong, just what feels right for me at the time. Some of my favourite pieces were given to me or chosen by me during times that felt the hardest but were actually major leveling up moments in my life.
If you're wanting to harness the magical and beautiful gifts of the earth in an easy and non-threatening way, get thee to your nearest gemstone dealer, pick a piece that speaks to you, and simply pray with it each day.
Same goes with tarot, angel and oracle cards...go with the flow and use them when and how you best feel called to. I have the Starchild tarot, Work Your Light oracle deck, Ask an Angel, and the new Starseed oracle cards and use them interchangeably as I feel fit. And I don't obsess, I simply use them when I need a little more of a nudge to trust my own quiet guidance.
Remember, they are the tools, you are the truth. Stay in your power and you will find health, healing and happiness in collaboration with your soul supplies, rather than relying on a clutch.
DOING MY PART IN THE PRACTICE
Arguably the most important part of my spiritual practice is that that I must actively do - the mediation, affirmations, journaling, and creation of my artworks and life's work. I feel centered, calm, clear, and charged when I meditate in the morning, affirm throughout the day, journal at night and get stuff done.
I have designed my life to align with my values and allow me to pursue my passions. The art of play to make beautiful and doing the work of coaching, inspiring and leading others sparks joy and makes me feel alive, so I do more of that wherever I can. When I do, opportunities abound, miracles make known, the universe has my back and I attract the high vibe tribe I need and desire.
This all starts with my part in the practice...and it's the practice that makes it possible. I get that it might seem like a lot to introduce at once - so don't. Start where you are, with what you have and a heart-led vision of who you are becoming.
“You create a path of your own by looking within yourself and listening to your soul, cultivating your own ways of experiencing the sacred and then practicing it. Practicing until you make it a song that sings you.”
*This post first appeared on samanthawaters,com.au
Black Friday just came early at Arbonne with the launch of 5 amazing limited edition products that you’ll want to shop ASAP before they sell out.
1. The decadent Cinnamon Roll Protein Shake Mix will have you thinking you’re eating dessert, except what you’re getting is 20g of vegan protein!
2. Blood Orange Energy Fizz Sticks are perfect B vitamin pick me ups and taste like a delicious mix of orange and cranberry.
3. Energy Fizz Stick Variety Pack comes with Pomegranate, Citrus, Green Apple, and Strawberry flavours in a cute green tin that you can reuse.
4. Arbonne True Hair in jumbo size! Get the Shampoo & Conditioner in an exclusive 32fl. oz. size.
5. The Must-Have Makeup Set comes with 10 makeup products, plus an exclusive dusty pink makeup bag, all for 50% off the total value! Ahhhh-mazing!
A quick comparison of skincare, makeup and body beauty products for dry skin vs oily skin and what to use when, from an oily skinned friend! ;)
The new Holiday range from Arbonne is the best they have ever done - everything is super useful, looks, smells and feels amazing! These picks are my favourite must-haves for gifting YOU. Yep, Christmas has come early and you may as well enjoy them now before they are gone - mulled cider candles, handwash sets, relaxing body mist, travel beauty minis and so much more!
The new Holiday range from Arbonne is the best they have ever done - everything is super useful, looks, smells and feels amazing! These picks are my favourites for gifting all your friends and family. They're cruelty free, great value, delicious sets and solo items you can mix and match for your own special present giving - starting now! Yep, Christmas has come early and you may as well be organised before they are gone - mulled cider candles, bath and body sets, travel beauty minis and so much more!
Need to chill out after a long week? Here's our favourite recipe for a soul cleansing soak...with a few beautiful Arbonne Bath and Body products to help you fully relax and detox those bad vibes and toxins in the skin.
And here's the cheatsheet to save on your phone x
7 Step Spa De-Stress Session
There must be quite a few things a hot bath won't cure,
With Mother's Day coming up, it's time to get creative and not just gift mum the standard flowers and card on her special day! Here's 5 ideas for things you can do with your mum - one of them or all of them - to spend quality time with her instead!
1. Breakfast in Bed with Breakfast at Tiffany's
Set your alarm and high tail it over to your mum's place to prepare her breakfast in bed (with all the tea and trimmings), cosy up next to her and pop on the Audrey classic film "Breakfast at Tiffany's." Of course, I'm sure a little blue box wouldn't go astray either, but box or not, I'm sure this is one many mum's will love!
2. Walk & Talks in Nature
3. Lunch in a New Location
We can be sticklers for routine, and for a lot of us, especially when that involves food. Pick up your mum and go for a drive this Mother's Day in search of a new lunchtime menu to try together. Maybe you'll venture to another town, maybe you'll brave a lunchtime cooking class! Who know's...but make it a gastronomical change by having an adventurous attitude.
4. Afternoon At-Home Pamper
5. Kick Her Out of the Kitchen!
Whether you've spent the day doing 1-4 with mum or you're starting here, this is one she is sure to adore! Kick her out of the kitchen and come prepared to cook her up a storm...well, a delicious meal made with love! The online ordering meals kits can help make this a cinch if you're not a master-chef by any means, or if you're feeling confident, try your hand at her favourite dish. Set the table with care and attention and sit down to enjoy the meal together, talking about the peaks of your day - maybe like old times, or maybe like never before! There's no time like the present to start a new tradition. And of course, the rules state that you are most definitely cleaning up afterwards.
Got a great Mother's Day idea? What's about if you are not nearby?
Drop your suggestions in the comments below.
And big love to all mothers, soon to be mums, mother figures and mums in memory.
INVEST IN A GOOD HAIRDRESSER
It seems so obvious, but it can be an easy to make the hairdresser a non-priority when you're busy and just throw your hair in a topknot and handle it...for six months straight! Visiting professional hair salons that offer a wide range of hair care services and offer a complete style cut and blow dry are worth finding. Always look for trained stylists and colourists who listen to your needs and are be able to give you expert advice that can be adapted to your exact type of hair, face shape, features, style and lifestyle.
Good hair days make me feel like I can rule the world.
SLEEP ON SATIN PILLOWS
Did you know that your hair can end up quite badly damaged after you’ve had a good night’s sleep? It’s true, and it’s all because of the pillows or fabrics that you sleep on. Hair can easily snag on cotton pillows, so it’s a good idea to switch to satin or silk. The fibers in satin are very smooth and will let your hair glide over, so there is less chance of the strands breaking throughout the night. It's also a great way to keep a style held in place longer - whether that be straightened hair, curled hair, or an up-do from the night before you want to get another day's wear out of. And, they're also great anti-ageing for your face and neck!
ADD A HAIR MASK TO YOUR ROUTINE
Need some extra moisture and shine in your hair? Add a hair mask or treatment to your weekly routine and protect, strengthen and revitalize. There's plenty on the market for every need including cleaner, safer, cruelty free hair treatment options as well. Really brittle hair could also benefit from the easy at home solution of some coconut oil rubbed into the ends. A tiny bit can act as a serum to add shine throughout the day or lather and leave in for a deep condition you can wash out silky and smooth tresses on a budget.
USE A QUICK-DRYING TOWEL
Generally speaking, letting hair dry naturally as often as possible is best for your hair, as too much heat can do the damage that all the above tips are trying to avoid. However, if you want to cut down using a hair dryer and cut down your styling time all in one go, try using a quick-drying towel. It will speed up your hair drying, and you can then start styling it in no time at all. A heat protector spray is also a must add to your routine if you're using lots of heat styling tools.
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Gone are the days of essentials oils only being found in massage parlours and gathering dust in the back of a crystal shop - these babies are rocking social media everywhere and for good reason. Here's a few simple ways to use essential oils in your every day:
ON YOUR PULSE POINTS
Whether it's a 6am wake up dot to the temple with pure peppermint, an afternoon lemon zest pick me up dab in the elbow, or a lavender dot on the wrist before bedtime to wind down and relax, essential oils have become part of my day as much as skincare. Aromatherapy works best on the pulse points of the inside of your wrist, on your neck and chest, inner elbow, bend of the knee and ankles. When using pure and highly concentrated essential oils like this, less is more, especially around the face. It's about transporting your senses to a place of well being and vitality and, with these, everyone around you will feel it too. Good Karma.
IN A DIFFUSER
AS AN ODOUR REMOVER
I was mortified to find my cutest, comfiest flatties are also the smelliest!! So in a clean spray bottle I dropped 10 drops of anti-viral lemon essential oil, and 5 drops of anti-bacterial peppermint essential oil, a few cupfuls of white vinegar and the rest water and sprayed the inside of my shoes to blast the bad odours. It works wonders and I'm particularly stoked to not use those nasty powders that make shoes slippy and blistery. Happy Camper.
FOR A RELAXING BATH
When was the last time you really gave yourself a good pampering? Here's my new favourite go-to bath bliss: First, as the bath is filling, dry brush your entire body in upwards circular motions towards your heart. Then, with a few drops of your calming oil of choice (I use lavender or the Harmony blend) massage into your skin all over, minus the face. Toss a scoop or two of the Rescue & Renew Detox Soak (with impurity removing and radiance boosting properties)into the water and sink in with a guided meditation by candlelight. Finish with the Detox Wash in the shower and lather in a skin firming body oil once dry. You Will LOVE the Skin Your In.
AS AN AFTERNOON PICK ME UP
Get thee an essential oil or two in your lunchbox or work desk draw and whip off the top come 3 o'clock - I guarantee there'll be such a pep in the room people will come from miles - at least, that's what happens to me! Feeling sleepy? Dab some peppermint on your temple. Sore neck from cramping over the computer? Massage some lavender into the area. Not only will you smell amazing but your senses will be invigorated and enlivened. Keeping it close by will mean you'll remember to use it because - I don't know about you - but any chance I get to insert some peace and self-care into my day, I'm making a conscious habit of remembering. 3pm Never Felt So Good!
What's your favourite use for essential oils?
Let us know your best tips in the comments below.
And enjoy exploring them and making them a
permanent part of your day-to-day routine.
*This post first appeared on samanthaclark,com.au