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Creating A Calming Place

As you (will) come to know I like to keep my home peaceful. It’s my sanctuary and I intend to keep it that way. Negative energy has a way of sticking with you and the last thing you want to do is come home at the end of a long day to a negative home.

Keep it clean not only is it more appealing it keeps out foul smells and allows energy to flow.

Smudge your home after a negative person.

Incense is your friend and it’s a good way to cleanse your home as well.

Vocalize positivity keep negative silent. Pretend you’re around a two-year-old who repeats everything they hear. You don’t want them learning how to angry curse from you. Keep it light.

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Design your home with things that remind you of peace. Like a water feature or a Buddha statue. Plants have really helped me be calm every time I see them I smile.

Use colors that make you smile.

And lastly practice feng shui to create positive energy, I didn’t believe it until i started moving my things around and i did feel an energy shift.

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Mood Board: Be The Light

Over the past few days, like a week and some change, I have been in the worst mood. Like really bad, I’ve had negative thoughts and have even turned some of those thoughts into actions. That’s not like me, it’s not the “me” I want to be. While we all should accept ourselves for who we are (the good and the bad) we shouldn’t shun change and I’m trying to change and do better.

I feel as if my bad mood has been triggered because I recently started birth control and I started doing the depo shot. I’ve taken it many years ago and loved it and decided to get back on. I currently on my first 7+ day period in 5 years I usually only last 3-4 days.

So this is very unusual for me plus my hormones have been crazy. having a longer than usual period after your first depo shot is normal but again it’s something I haven’t experienced. So I’m chalking my bad moods and overall crankiness to that. I’m praying that all my hard work toward a better life isn’t lost because of this small change.

My mood board is motivation for me to stay positive even though I want to burn every building down while cutting down everyone in sight. I need to remember my peace and go back there when I feel my anger. These images represent where I want to be. Where I will be and things that I need to remind myself like…

To meditate – I haven’t done it as often as I need to.

Reminder to let that bleep – cause it’s never that serious.

To find peace – Take 10 to breathe.

And most importantly a reminder that this moment will pass.

 

 

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Best Crystals for Beginners

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When it comes to crystals healing it’s pretty hard to know what to get and even harder to stop. But everything that starts off difficult is worth the work for a huge payoff and I’m here to help guide you through the confusing world of crystals.

 

In this article, I will tell you what crystals will be beneficial to you based off of what you might need and what your symptoms might be. Let’s go…

 

If you’re feeling out of touch, Moonstone is your friend…

Moonstone is good for pulling you deeper into your feelings and has the power to foster a greater sense of romance between you and your partner.

 

If you’re feeling uninspired Amethyst is for you

Being a multipurpose crystal its healing for all symptoms but when it comes to the need for inspiration, Amethyst is your go to. It has a deep connection to the imagination and it’ll boost your creativity. This stone is perfect for the office or the area you need to think or even under your pillow to help with dreams.

 

If you’re feeling too emotional then go to Rainbow Obsidian 

This stone is believed to help you release of staging emotion or feelings of loss. This stone is perfect for your bedroom and forms a very bonding relationship with you because it cares so much about your emotions. The closure you are to the stone the better the effects.

 

When you need to feel the sunshine it’s time for Citrine

This is the stone that has been shown to improve optimism and make room for newer and brighter things.

 

When you need an energy boost… and you’re out of coffee Grab Garnet

This stone is set to improve energy focus and drive! Keep it with you always.

Time To Relax? Time for fluorite

IT has soothing properties that help you fully unwind and end the day. It’s best to keep this stone in the bathroom or with you during meditation to help ease the mind.

Keep your vibe try Black Tourmaline

This powerful absorbing crystal is great to keep in your doorway or anywhere you need to prevent negative vibes from entering your now peaceful environment.

When you need love You need Rose Quartz

More than just a pretty crystal on Instagram this crystal helps open your heart and invoke the power of love and passion in your life.

Looking for Success? Pyrite!

Not to be confused with Pirate it has the frequency of gold and wealth but it’s also reflective, so it makes you reflect on your career and finances. It helps you keep your eyes on the prize.

Time to get healthy? Time for Shungite

Shungite helps clears your body of bad energy and provides clarity so you can rethink your choices and focus on what you need to get healthy.

Feeling unlucky? Jandro

Need a boost of luck while playing the lottery? Grab this stone it holds the power of wealth and money and opportunities. Keep this one close to you.

There are plenty of shops on Esty that provide sets of healing crystals that you can always search for.

 

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Top 10 Ways To Practice Self Care

It’s about 4 months into the new year, how have your year of self-care? We all get caught up in life and something or kinda fall off and forget. No worries I’m here to get you back on track here are some ways to get back on track.

Break Away From The Distractions – To fully focus on your self you need to lose your distractions like your phone, TV, and Laptop.

 

Take A Nap– Who else misses taking mid-day naps? Take a 15-minute nap it can do wonders for your mind.

Seize The Moment – Enjoy life to the fullest. With the weather warming up why not explore your city more? GO out and live.

Clean your room – Nothing feels better than coming home from a long day to a clean place. So edit your space. Toss anything that doesn’t bring you joy or doesn’t serve you like those jeans you had since high school.

Create Ambience– Set the scene for yourself. Go get flowers if they make you happy, run a bubble bath

Make Dinner – Cooking is calming and meditative and you get a tasty treat.

Meditate – It’s calming, relaxing, and it helps you become one with yourself. Meditation is simple to start, take five minutes to read this article (here) and start your healing.

Go for a walk – immerse yourself in nature it stimulates your senses and restorative to your mind and mood.

Have a moment to Yourself – Set a ritual to look forward to waking up to – – like a meditating in bed or making your favorite breakfast.

Have a nightly ritual – Having a relaxing bubble bath or a nice sip of wine to look forward to at the end of the day can make any day a bit more bearable, learn how to start on (here).

Simple things like this are a great way to take care of yourself. What are some ways you self-care?

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Make The Best Of An Awful Situation

 

I enjoy night over day. Days are too busy and hectic and filled with things to do and places to be. At night, however, its always about enjoyment or relaxation. Time goes by very smoothly and calmly at night you can really focus on your thoughts and priorities.

As I walk up the stair to my apartment stairs for the last time and reflect on my day I think to myself, “what did I do today to make my future self proud?” Today it wasn’t anything, and I’m sad to say it’s probably been this way for a while. My mind has been too focused on the wrong things.

I need to get focused back on my goals and my being and remind my self that I work to live not live to work. There’s so much more to life than a routine, there’s so much more to life than work. When I finally reach my apartment and open the door I see the boxes spread out across the room, reminding me of my future move. My frustration dies and I’m happy to be home. This is what my future self will be proud of I made it out my old apartment into a new one.

Another thing my future self will be proud of is a promise I’m making to my self. Letting my anger fuel my dreams. So when I come home angry or upset, take that energy and do something constructive with it.  I welcome you to make this promise to yourself too. Just think of the things you’ll accomplish!

Then when you’re done we can laugh and drink some wine while we watch Netflix it’s all about the process.

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Clearing And Recharging Crystals 101

I know when you get your new crystals you’re so excited to use them. Before you do anything you need to make sure you clean and clear any negative energy they might have picked up along the way. Not sure how or just want to do it as quickly as possible? I got you, girl.

Cleansing Options

Filtered Water– Scrub Crystals Under Running Water

Salt Water–  Use Himalayan Salt Mixed With Water leave overnight

Salt – Bury Crystals in sea salt or Himalayan Pink Salt. The salt traps the impurities in the salt.

Smudging

Brown Rice– Bury Crystals and Leave Overnight.

Earth – Bury Crystals In Earth.

Rainfall & Thunderstorms – Leave crystals Out in the

Breath– Blow on crystals with a purifying breath.

Now that there clean Lets Recharge.

Energize Crystals

Leave them in sunlight or under the moonlight to recharge.

Leaving them buried in the Earth cleanses and recharges them.

Sit Crystals in drinking water for 10-20 minutes.

But keep in mind crystals also energize themselves with natural human contact.

Programming Crystals

Make sure before you program your crystals that you’ve cleared the area of all negative energy by using a smudge stick or incense.

Now sit quietly away from any distractions or strong electrical devices. Hold the crystal in front of you clear your mind and focus on the stone.

Cleanse the crystal with white light and focus on driving the specific energy that you want to program in the stone, and transmit that thought and energy into the stone.

Make sure you’re clear and direct and don’t confuse the stone with so many energy and thoughts at once. Continue this exercise until you’re satisfied.

 

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Preparing For The New Moon

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If you’ve ever been curious as to why many people are excited by the new moon the reason is simple, a  New Moon symbolizes a new beginning. It’s a fresh start that allows you to begin a new phase of life.

To prepare for the moon it is simple.

You’ll Need To Let Go Of Negativity.

This has been something that I’ve been struggling with lately but now is the perfect time to remedy this. On the day of the new moon cleanse yourself with sage and a feather, or take a relaxing salt bath to clear negative thoughts and energy.

Deep meditation

Will help you find inner peace with yourself. It will also help bring your thoughts inward and bring focus to aspects of your life that you want to focus on.

Write down things you want in this Phase.

Make sure that you’re writing things that are necessary and of extreme importance to you. Avoid trying to change others, rather invoke change in yourself to help them. I limit my goals to around 4 or 5 things or less. This way I focus only on things I truly desire rather than trying to fill up a list.

 

Now you’re ready for your New Moon Ritual.

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How To Start Meditation

When I tell people I meditate I always hear the same thing. “I need to meditate but I don’t know how!” Or the ever popular “I think too much to meditate.”

Meditation is not something that comes naturally. Like everything it takes practice and consistency to get better at it.

Here’s how…

First thing first is to get comfortable in a quiet area where you won’t be disturbed (that includes turning off your phone).

You can turn on calming music or sit in silence, I recommend music your first few times to keep you focused and to keep time.

Once you’re comfortable start deep breathing, in through the nose out through the mouth. Do this 5 times. On the 5th exhale close your eyes.

Begin counting your breaths til you reach 10. 1 inhale, 2 exhale, 3 inhale 4 exhale and so on. Repeat 5 times.

 

Without counting simply focus on your breaths. Feel your body relax, its all about focusing inward on your self and calming your mind.

And it’s OK if your mind wanders when you notice your mind trailing off just bring it back, focus on your breaths. Relax your muscles starting with the hands, down to the arms, the fingers, all the way down to the toes.

Once you’ve reached your toes start counting your breath again. 1 in 2 out and so on. Til you reach 10.

Take 2 deep breaths counting till 5 for inhale 5 for exhaling l. On your last exhale open your eyes and relax for a minute or two before resuming your day.

Do this for 10 days and you’ll see a difference in your mood, your spirit will lighten and you’ll be able to think and process information clearly.

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How To Turn Your Shower Routine Into A Relaxing & Lux Experience

Soap and Glory, rich and foamous,

For some people, a bath or shower is simply a necessary nuisance that they try to get over with as soon as possible. For me, it’s where I come to end my day and rest my mind. Your end of the day shower should be something relaxing and enjoyable. If it’s not I’ll show you simple ways you can make your bathroom an oasis.

Set the mood. I love to light a candle to get ready for my shower. It’s a much softer effect than using my standard overhead light and so much more soothing.

After I light my candles I like to shower with ocean waves or whale noises. The sounds of water just calm me. But whatever helps you is good for you.

It’s always good to have a cozy warm scent fill the air you can do it with the candles or an exfoliating wash so the warm feeling follows you. I prefer to have a sweet-smelling exfoliator so my skin its soft and smells sweet.

 

You’ll need a luxurious body wash to keep your skin looking amazing. My favorite body wash is by Soap and Glory call Rich & Foamous. It really feels soft like a cloud and works up a really good lather.

To top it all off have a nice plush robe to slip into afterward. It just makes the whole experience that much more relaxing.

I love to moisturize with because it has retinol in it and it helps speed up collagen production for smooth even skin.

After that, finish with your skin care routine and a  with wine.

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I Practice Hypnosis And You Should To

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When you hear the word hypnosis, people are on guard, they think that it’s either fake or something dangerous. It’s not as dangerous as ‘Get Out’ would have you believe (when used in a positive way) and it does work. Let me explain.

You remember in an earlier post (read here) when I mentioned that I was suffering from some negative thoughts? Well, a few days later I couldn’t shake those thoughts.

I decided to train my brain to let go of those thoughts, in other words, I hypnotized my self. That’s all hypnosis is making your brain do what you want it to do.

Now just to clear up somethings, you can’t unknowingly be hypnotized (like in ‘Get Out’). You cant have an idle conversation then someone snaps their fingers and you are at their whim. Some people can’t even be hypnotized. You need to be in a relaxed state and a willing participant. Also, you can snap yourself out of it It’s Your Brain!

After my hypnosis session, now when I have a negative thought I’m taken back to my session and it calms and relaxes me and before I know it the thought is gone.  According to WebMD, Hypnosis or Hypnotherapy (the correct term) has been shown to help with..

  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • phobias
  • Obesity
  • Asthma
  • Quitting Smoking
  • irritable bowel Syndrom

If you’re interested in trying I recommend Training Your Mind To Let Go Of Thoughts That Don’t Serve You by Suzanne Robichaud. It’s the one I used and it works wonders, remember to leave yourself open to the idea of change and it will come to you.