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Self-Care in the Age of Anxiety: 8 Ways to Keep Calm and Carry On

Self-Care in the Age of Anxiety: 8 Ways to Keep Calm and Carry On

First things first—get your data stream under control.“Turn off your alerts—across the board, people should do that. At least make it so that you have to go visit a website or open an app to get news. Make sure your phone is not constantly disrupting a train of thought or a conversation you’re having. Airplane mode is a wonderful tool. Consider setting aside some time to be unreachable every day. And to not look at the news sometimes—even if it’s just a two-hour break, or a news curfew at night. Whatever works for your schedule.”   Get back to nature.“I...

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The Benefits of Using Real Handmade Soap!

The Benefits of Using Real Handmade Soap!

Soaps come in many shapes and sizes, with or without colorants, scented or unscented. There are facial soaps, moisturizing soaps, deodorizing soaps, beauty bars, antimicrobial soaps and many more.  We all use soap on a daily basis, being in the shower or to wash our hands throughout the day. But have you ever thought about what’s in your soap? You’d be surprised to find out that not all soaps are created equal.  There are 2 types of soap- those that are commercially made and those that are handmade natural soaps. Handmade soaps may have a higher entry price, but that’s...

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What is ‘Clean Beauty’ and what are the benefits?

What is ‘Clean Beauty’ and what are the benefits?

  First we had clean eating, and then there was clean sleeping. Now? Say hello to clean beauty. But what the hell is it? Clean beauty means products that don’t contain any toxic ingredients – so really, it’s toxin-free beauty. It’s important to note that just because something is natural, doesn’t mean it’s clean – many natural ingredients are actually toxic (like lead or poison ivy), and many products containing the word ‘natural’ may actually be full of synthetic ingredients.   The same goes for organic beauty – this isn’t the same as toxin-free. There’s a lot of green-washing in...

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WHY IS SELF - CARE IMPORTANT? (Plus ways to do it at home)

WHY IS SELF - CARE IMPORTANT? (Plus ways to do it at home)

Self-care is often misconstrued as self-indulgence—which is essentially treating yourself to things you don’t need—but it’s not that at all. “Self-care isn’t selfish,” says Los Angeles–based performance coach Dawn Smith. In fact, it’s the opposite. Self-care is “attending to your own needs in order to be better at attending to others’ needs,” she says.   Licensed psychologist Vanessa Handsel Roddenberry, PhD echoes this self-care definition. “When we feel burnt out and depleted,” she says, “it’s usually because we’ve been denied the time or ability to do things that have deep meaning to us, leaving us feeling off balance.”  Benefits of Self-Care  In addition to...

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Hemp oil is good for the skin

Hemp oil is good for the skin

A Natural Boost It turns out that the active cannabinoid ingredients in marijuana – THC and non-psychoactive CBD – are also found in hemp. And they’re both powerful antioxidants. CBD, in fact, packs more of a punch than vitamins C, A, and E put together. When applied topically, antioxidants work wonders on combatting fine lines and wrinkles. Which means that you can revitalise your skin and give it a natural high (without the rolling papers) by giving yourself a hemp facial. While smoking ages your complexion (whether marijuana or nicotine) cannabinoids, even in very low doses have the reverse effect...

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