Posted on March 01 2021
Now that February and the intense winter storms are behind us, we are one month closer to beautiful weather. March can be gloomy, cold, and rainy in most of the country - even snowy in some areas! After the long, cold winter, these cloudy days can affect our mood and disposition. If the weather is impacting your mood, take a warm bath. While you're in the bath, why not write in your journal? The written word is so powerful and can help you focus on your goals. Setting goals is so important. Even if they are small goals like taking better care of yourself - both inside and out - or completing projects that have been put off, lists and goals help you feel more in control of your destiny and give you peace of mind, which helps you to feel calm.
Since most people are not outdoors as much during the winter, it is a good time to add a drop of Very Berry Antioxidant Serum to your moisturizer either day or night. Using it during the day can help you achieve a natural glow and a sun-kissed look. During the month of March, Very Berry Antioxidant Serum is being reduced from $105 to $70 to enable customers to try this magnificent product.
Now is also a good time to make sure you are taking Vitamin D3, 5,000 IU's. Vitamin D can lift your mood as well as improve your immune system, and we all need this now more than ever. Studies show how effective Vitamin D is in fighting infection. Vitamin D can have a very positive effect on your skin, too. Vitamin A is another vitamin you should incorporate into your daily routine. Vitamin A is excellent for your eye sight as well as your skin, and is a great anti-aging vitamin. Obtaining vitamins through your food is a very good way to absorb them. I've included a recipe for carrot soup in this newsletter, which is high in Vitamin A. It should be eaten a few times a week. Every day you should add foods high in Vitamin A to your diet such as broccoli, carrots, orange squash - butternut and acorn - as well as cantaloupe. These fruits and vegetables contain high levels of water, which helps to keep your intestinal track moving, which in turn, keeps your pores small and your skin radiant. Your liver loves foods high in vitamin A. We cannot live a healthy, long life without a healthy liver.
Your daily habits will impact your health and beauty. Starting your day off by performing thorough oral hygiene before you take your first sip of water is very important. Your mouth has potent bacteria and needs to be cleaned first and foremost by brushing your teeth and scraping your tongue. Your first glass of water should contain one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar or fresh organic lemon juice in a least 8 ounces of water. This will cleanse your alimentary canal, which starts in your mouth and ends in your lower intestine. After that, if you're not practicing intermittent fasting, eat a light breakfast with nourishing, wholesome organic foods.
As always, I want to emphasize the importance of daily meditation. Meditation helps you have more control over your emotions and life. The joy you experience is ecstatic and palpable. I teach meditation to my lovely clients in my spa and also offer mediation instruction virtually. I was raised in a chaotic home - the environment was very unhealthy for me and nearly destroyed my spirit. My skin was a mess and I was sick all of the time. Life's lessons are bittersweet and good always comes out of difficult trials. It is my life's purpose to help people feel self-love, peace, and joy. I would not feel this so strongly if I did not experience what I did for decades. Give yourself a hug and make this the best day possible.
Carrot Soup Recipe*
2 cups of shredded carrots
1 cup of chopped onions of your choice
2 tablespoons of chopped garlic
1 celery stick chopped
1/2 cup of fresh chopped parsley
2 teaspoons ground coriander
1 tablespoon of fresh peeled, minced ginger
1/2 cup fresh chopped tarragon of 1 tablespoon of dried tarragon, if you cannot find fresh.
1 teaspoon of ground peppercorns
2 quarts of chicken or vegetable stock, or water, if you prefer
1 can of coconut milk
2 tablespoons of coconut oil.
Add coconut oil to your stockpot along with all the chopped ingredients, salt and pepper to taste. Saute for 10 minutes on medium heat stirring frequently. Add stock and coconut milk. Simmer for 1/2 hour on low heat, stirring occasionally. Puree soup in a blender or with an immersion blender. Finish with a small dollop of organic plain yogurt, and sprinkle with fresh herbs. Serves 4-6 people.
*Use all organic ingredients, if possible.
In addition to teaching meditation, I also teach clients, in groups of four or more, how to prepare high-quality foods in their homes.
Please remember that the energy you cook with goes into your food. This affects the outcome energetically. It is important to realize that your energy is so consequential, which is why meditation is the key to a good and happy life filled with love.