What are you up to this weekend?
I'm looking forward to an annual Seafood Extravaganza hosted by the family of my wonderful friend, and massage therapist Emily of E3MT
I received a massage from her this past Wednesday and it was possibly the BEST I've ever received. I met Emily in massage school, so she's been working on me for about 5 years. There was something extra blissful and magical this time. I HIGHLY recommend you go see her if you're in the Pittsburgh area.
SO MUCH JUICY STUFF THIS WEEK!
The theme of Body Image/Body Love/ Self Love has been very present in my little world.
On Monday, I joined a group of ladies in a viewing of Embrace. A documentary by Taryn Brumfitt of The Body Image Movement and this viral before/after photo.
Stay tuned for an upcoming review!
Mama Gena of Mama Gena's School of Womanly Arts released her new book: Pussy. A Reclamation.
I love her because she flips the script on how we as women, view our bodies and our power (her work is pivotal for the men-folk too!)
I use many of the strategies in School of Womanly Arts in my life with great results in my relationships, my work, and the way I feel in and about my body.
Check out her interview with Marie Forleo!
If you purchase the book by MIDNIGHT ON SATURDAY, she has some amazing thank you gifts you can redeem on her website.
You can purchase it on my Retail Therapy Amazon Store, along with some other recommended reading.
Estée Lalonde (Essiebutton) is on a very similar health shift to what I'm exploring, and I can't wait to see how she creates her own "Personal Best"
That's all for now. Sending TONS of Body Love your way.
I hope you've had a wonderful and relaxing weekend.
I took time to care for my home environment, clear out my closet, and spent a lovely evening hygge-ing it up with some friends across town.
Get yourself a cup of whatever floats your boat and settle in for some Sunday reading, resources, and inspiration.
My favorite go-to beverage on a rainy fall morning? English black tea, with honey and milk.
Here you go!
The Full Moon is behind us, but the energy lingers! Here’s a Full Moon Ritual created by my MOST magical friend, Sora.
While cleaning my kitchen the other day, I was looking for something to have playing to keep me in the tidy-ing spirit and found Rachel Talbott's Youtube Channel.
She features many natural cleaning tips using essential oils, vinegar, baking soda etc. Her videos are crisp, beautiful, bright, and clean.
After a few years of trying different types of planners, I've gone back to my roots and ordered a new Planner Pad!
It has a similar layout to the Erin Condren planners, but it's more simplified and compact. I love the trickle down layout, it's what got me committing to writing in a planner in the first place! They used to come in just black and gold, but now they offer a beautiful green and gold cover.
Darling's Easy Upgrades to Make your Favorite Meals Healthier
I'm planning on giving Renly a bath today, because he's going to visit some 2nd Graders tomorrow morning. As a retired Dog Washer, I 1000% relate to This Guy
My friend and life coach, Emily Cassel crowd-sourced a kickass playlist on Spotify for Sexy Soulful Success
Check it out for some jams to get you moving and grooving on your dream.
Emily will be in town in October for two amazing events:
1. Sexy Soulful Success Sisterhood Circle at Inhale
2. Fearless Warrior Yoga Conference at Hotel Monaco
Detox to Destiny: 21 Day Life Cleanse
Drink it. Target amount? Attempt to drink your weight in ounces, divided by two.
180 lbs / 2 = 90lbs --> 90 oz of water/day = approximately 3 Camelbak's (or 3 bottles of wine...but for water)
Try it for a week and see how you feel.
Hope you had a lovely weekend,
All my love,
If you've knocked on your ass by the same heatwave that just won't quit, here's some reading material for you while you chill in the air conditioning sipping on some iced tea or rosé.
Love your Sadness - Rituals for Honoring Heartache from The Dabblist
I love her ideas of engaging and healing with water, and allowing yourself to just feel the way you feel.
Also from The Dabblist: What's on YOUR Autumn Bucket List?
I'm hoping for:
Long brisk walks with my puppy Renly
Copious mugs of hot beverages
Hosting a Haunted Murder Mystery party
Witchy Movies and Rituals
Decorating for Halloween
Soups, scarves, and supernatural stuff
Sarah Jenks' Live More Challenge
The Whole Life Challenge
It's embarrassing how many times I've watched THIS.
It's even more embarrassing that I'm fairly sure I've recognized the pictures from the aforementioned video in THIS.
Have a wonderful weekend, friends!
All my love,