This week I'm sharing my Top 5 most-used self-care tools and I would love to hear your favorites too!
1. Part of my everyday morning routine, tongue scraping removes excess bacteria and can help prevent cavities, gum disease, bad breath and dental decay. It also helps improve sense of taste! I love this stainless steel option.
2. I also use Oil of Oregano every day - this powerful oil works as a natural antibiotic, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. I use one drop on my toothbrush every morning to help kill bacteria and boost immunity. Note: a little goes a very long way!
3. Dry brushing increases circulation, exfoliates the skin, stimulates the lymph system to release toxins and breaks down cellulite. I really like this brush - it has very stiff bristles and a removable handle to better reach every inch of skin.
4. My jade roller and gua sha are necessary tools to help reduce puffiness, stimulate circulation and help reduce the appearance of wrinkles. I never leave home without either of these items!
5. I have a journal obsession! I love to write down words, phrases and ideas that tickle my brain and always like to have a notebook close by - I love this luxe suede option and these fun options by my friend and local artist Lisa Kaw.
What are your must-have self-care tools?
Do you have the capacity to receive AND hold on to what you think you want?
Let’s try it – how does it feel in your body to imagine inviting a loving, healthy relationship into your life?
Where do you feel this in your body? What sensations do you feel when you imagine this? How does it feel – expansive or constricting? Do you feel a sense of lightness at the prospect of sharing your life with a supportive partner, or does the thought of this agitate you because your nervous system is used to chaotic relationships? Did you have to self-soothe as a child so now the thought of living with someone else makes you anxious because you are truly most comfortable alone?
Tomorrow marks the Fall Equinox and signifies one of two days out of the year (the other being the Spring or 'Vernal' Equinox) when day and night are almost exactly equal lengths and the entire planet is most in balance.
Taking our queue from Nature's rhythms, this week is the optimal time to examine balance in our lives.