You care about your health and well-being. You practice yoga, eat healthy food, maybe even organic. But, do you know about the ingredients in your skin care products?
Your skin is the largest organ in your body and absorbs what you put on it. As far as your body is concerned what you put on your skin has the same effect as what you put in your mouth. Many companies use chemicals in their skincare products that are very harmful to your body.
I am pleased to announce that I have become a “Beauty Ecologist” for my favorite skincare company, Pangea Organics. Pangea Organics products are skillfully formulated to amplify hydration and support cellular regeneration by feeding the skin with the highest quality antioxidant nutrients, EFA-rich oils, and the most nourishing plant botanicals that nature has to offer. All ingredients are organic. There are never any synthetics or petroleum-based chemicals.
I want you to know that I believe in these products wholeheartedly and have been using them for many years. Not only do the products keep my skin young, healthy, and glowing, I have always been very impressed with the business practices of the company. Pangea always puts people and the planet before profit and I believe in supporting companies like this to lead us into the future.
So what does it mean to be a Pangea Organics Beauty Ecologist? First, as a BE I have my own Pangea Organics web page where you can place orders for any product in the line.
Second, I will also be offering “Pangea Parties” to educate people about the products and allow party guests to try them out, as well as order them at a discounted price. If you are in the Bay Area and would like to host a party for your friends and get free products for yourself, let me know and we will schedule it.
Third, I can help you get started as a Beauty Ecologist. Pangea has set up a new model in social selling with lots of great benefits. Being a Beauty Ecologist means you get discounts on the products you buy, and you get to benefit if your friends buy Pangea products. It can be a great source of income for doing something you believe in, and that contributes to a healthier you and a healthier planet.
For the month of April as you do your spring-cleaning and celebrate Earth Day, I invite you to take the 30 Day Skincare Challenge. Clean out your bathroom and get rid of any products with harmful lauryl sufates, parabens, synthetic scents, and other toxic ingredients.
Try Pangea Organics for the month and see how your skin looks and feels. It takes 30 days for the cells to completely turn over and see the effectiveness of a new product. I am confident you will see results that make you smile.
Here are a few videos you can check out for more information:
Asana: Hold plank, lower half way, lift back to plank – five times per day.
The Planet: www.50waystohelp.com
Inspiration: Spend some time in nature, be quiet and listen to your soul.
Asana: Lower from plank to the earth slowly; make it last five breaths.
Repeat up to five times!
The Planet: Spread the love; bring a friend to yoga. Everyone benefits!
Inspiration: Share the love. Please go to my blog and share your favorite inspirational story, quote, or Ted Talk. What moves YOU?
Here’s one of mine!
Asana: 5 minutes a day of your favorite core work.
The Planet: Save paper by using both sides, then of course recycle!
Inspiration: Have you seen the video of the Bay Area?
Asana: This month your challenge is to slow down! Take a 5-20 minute break each day, turn off the computer, put your phone down, and check out! Dance, draw, put your legs up the wall, have a cup of tea, take a walk, stare into space….
The Planet: Use GoodGuide to check out how the products and companies you use rate on health, environment, and society. Choose products that align with your core beliefs.
Inspiration: “Silence is the great teacher, and to learn its lessons you must pay attention to it. There is not substitue for the creative inspiration, knowledge, and stability that come from knowing how to contact your core of inner silence.” Deepak Chopra
The holidays are upon us. It’s a time when the world around us is festive but the body needs more rest. Here are some tips to conserve your energy and enjoy this time of celebration.
1. Go to bed 1 hour earlier each night you are home. That way you will be well rested for the nights you are out celebrating.
2. Make a big pot of soup or stew and roast some root vegetables. Eating nourishing and grounding foods, rather than grabbing what is fast and easy will help you stay healthy and balanced this season.
3. Commit to your yoga practice and get to the mat each day. If you can’t make it to class, here are some short home routines to help get you started.
4. Take a 5-20 minute break each day. Turn off your computer, put down your phone and check out! Dance, draw, put your legs up the wall, have a cup of tea, take a walk, stare into space….
5. Start the day with 2-4 glasses of warm lemon water each day and continue to drink warm fluids throughout the day.
Wishing you a blessed holiday season!
This time of year I like to make a a meal that warms my home and nourishes my body. Eating cooked soups and stews both helps me to stay grounded and balanced during this busy season but it also insures that I will have healthy food to eat rather than grabbing something on the go.
1 chopped leek or onion
3-4 cloves of garlic – minced
4 tablespoons olive oil
2 cups each:
peeled and diced potatoes
fresh, cut green beans or celery
2 quarts broth (vegetable or chicken)
chopped tomatoes (optional)
1 can of your favorite bean – make sure the can does not have BPA
fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup chopped parsley leaves (you can use thyme, dill, or another favorite herb)
salt and pepper to taste
In stock pot heat the oil. Add leaks and garlic with a pinch of salt and cook for 7-8 minutes.
Add carrots, potatoes, and green beans and cook for another 5 minutes or so, stirring occasionally.
Add the stock and turn up the heat until it comes to a boil. Add tomatoes, beans, salt and pepper and simmer about 30 minutes.
Remove from heat and add parsley and lemon juice.
I make it a little bit different each time. Think of a good soup or stew like a balanced life and put the things you love in it!
Here are some things I like to add to this soup:
Post below and let me know how yours turn out! What did you add?