Ways To Detox Your Body!


I have been living pretty unhealthy lately, and decided to make some changes, the body is a marvellous the thing is, though, when we overload our own bodies with toxins – through things like unclean, processed foods; chemical-laden beauty products; alcohol; and especially negative thoughts – our systems don’t function as efficiently as they truly should. To help get ourselves back on track, it’s about eating clean, avoiding chemicals, getting enough sleep, moving our bodies, and avoiding negativity. But, since I know you already know all of that, here are a couple more things you can do to help move those toxins through your body so that they can be removed for good.


Yoga

Now I am NO expert and I have only recently started but Yoga is fantastic.
In addition to helping detoxify the mind, yoga is a beautiful practice for cleansing the body. The pushing, pulling, stretching movements of every part of your body – in combination with deep, rhythmic yogic breathing – cleanses the body by helping along the removal process of waste products throughout. One of the very best yoga poses for detoxification? Downward dog.


Abhyanga Massage

My friend introduced this to me literally two weeks ago (and I am a fan!) This is an ayurvedic massage performed by vigorously stroking the skin in upward motions toward the heart, using a special oil blend that corresponds to your primary dosha. According to the ayurvedic practitioner, I saw Abhyanga “moves obstruction in the lymphatic and circulatory systems, which enhances the health of the skin, organs, and endocrine system.” Daily Abhyanga, usually performed on one’s own self, is one of the main practices in Ayurveda. If you aren’t familiar with it, though, I would suggest your first experience to be a treatment performed by a well-versed ayurvedic practitioner. It’s incredible, and you will not regret it.


Oil pulling

If you’re not yet aware, (and I wasn't) oil pulling is an ancient Indian practice performed by swishing a high quality oil (such as organic unrefined coconut oil) in the mouth for about 20 minutes, aiming to pull toxins from the body. Studies show that oil pulling has incredible benefits for oral health – like whitening teeth and preventing disease – but many believe that this practice can help remove toxins from the entire body, bringing overall health to a maximum.



Dry brushing

This practice is similar to Abhyanga in that it stimulates the lymphatic and circulatory systems, helping to speed up the removal of metabolic waste from the body. It also offers a ton of other benefits, from unclogging the pores and exfoliating the skin, reducing the appearance of cellulite and possibly even improving digestion. All you need is a good body brush with natural bristles. Before you bathe, brush your dry skin in large, upward stroking motions, always going towards the heart – this encourages lymph flow in the proper direction. Once you’ve finished, take your shower, and emerge with smooth skin and a soothed mind. (Read our post about dry brushing!)

What other ways to you help your body to detoxify itself? Please share!



Fashion Friday 118 - Festival Style!

So Summer is well on it's way (clocks go forward tomorrow which means longer lit nights, and well that's officially Summer to me!)  So that means the start of festival season (Coachella anyone?) so here are my inspiration ideas for this years festival style! 

This outfit

Perfect Festival dress

Wouldn't be a festival without a Spell Kimono

Love this mixed up look

Gotta have a flower crown! our favourites are by Rouge Pony

Or keep it casual with an over sized tee, and ripped jean shorts.

You gotta have some super cute boots

S'all about the tye dye

 
Gotta have some tassels!

This gorgeous dress!

What are you festival must haves?

Creating More Magic In Your Life


“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”

Albert Einstein

This quote is so simple yet so powerful for it’s absolutely true: Happiness and seeing the magic in even the smallest of things is a state of mind, and everyone has the power to switch their own “Magic Button” on at any time they want.

The truth is: we are all born with this “Magic Button” switched on. As kids we find joy and happiness in the simplest of things. We can run around, play with flowers, make necklaces out of daisies and feel like a princess when we wear them. We make our wishes when we blow off the seeds of a dandelion and know they will come true. We climb on trees, fall off again, lie on the grass, gaze up to the clouds and marvel at their forms and puffiness. We imagine what it would be like to sit on a cloud or dance on one. At night we look at the stars and imagine living on one. Our parents think we have imaginary friends but we know so much better.

When does all this stop? Once we start worrying too much. Worrying destroys every magic we have in our lives. Let’s not worry, let’s be who we used to be. Let’s keep our inner child happy. Let’s all be like Peter Pan! But how can we do that?


Believe in yourself

“Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen.”

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Sounds very basic but it’s so true. How can you look for beauty outside if you don’t see the beauty inside of yourself? You will always be looking for external approval and you will be wasting precious time. Time where you could be day dreaming about your next big project or a new hobby you want to learn. Fact is, when we believe in ourselves and our abilities, possibilities become endless. We become creative, we dare to dream, we dare to grow, we dare to share our visions and not being scared of being ridiculed for them.


 Magic of Synchronicity

The Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung, defines synchronicity as "a meaningful coincidence of outer and inner events that are not causally related."  In fact it was Jung who coined the word synchronicity. Jung speaks of a collective unconscious, a universal pool of knowledge, independent of culture and belonging to us all. Picture it like this: We are all swimming in the same waters and can feel the reverberation of each other's movements as we are all riding the same waves.

What I want to say here is: you can live your life and take everything and everyone for granted. Or you can see the magic behind each and every encounter in your life. The way I see it: we all meet for a purpose. We all have a message to share, a lesson to teach or a lesson to learn. When I meet someone new I always know I will either learn something or teach something. And those people who hurt us the most are ironically the best teachers in our lives and I’m grateful to each one of them for without these lessons I wouldn’t be who I am today. So, as you can see: every encounter with someone new is truly magical.


The magic of Love

 “There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved: It is God's finger on man's shoulder.”

Charles Morgan (English novelist, 1894-1958)

Let’s be honest: is there anything more magical than loving and being loved? I’m not only talking about romantic love but about any form of love. All we need to do is open our hearts fully and not being scared of loving someone or showing who we really are deep down.


Magic in the HERE and NOW

One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon-instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today.”

Dale Carnegie (American author, 1888-1955)

A lot has been written on this topic. There is a whole new trend emerging about living in the here and now. There is mindfulness meditation, there are famous books, like “the power of now” by Eckhard Tolle and an endless information pool on the internet about it.

But still it seems most of us just don’t know how to live in the moment. We don’t know how to stop worrying about future events or regret the many mistakes we committed in the past. We constantly believe the grass is greener somewhere else and that everybody else has more luck than we do. But why is is so difficult to just stop for a second and realise that what we have right now is more than enough? Why can’t we be grateful for the little things we already have and above all for being alive right now. Why can’t we get up each morning and sing and be happy that a new day has started?


Believe in magic

“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.”

Roald Dahl

I would like to end this blog entry with the above quote. Of course you can try to have more magic in your life, but if you don’t believe in it, you will never find it! I hope that with this blog entry you will find your own magic moments and start seeing this world from a magical state of mind. It is an ongoing process for me too, but tt’s time to switch our “Magic Buttons” on now!

Have a magical day everyone!

Macro Monday - 156!

Macro Monday time, better late than never!


 I don't why I love this and find it hilarious.







 BEST THING EVER.


Kayne means business. 


 I would probably reply.


 The fact Rihanna actually posted this.



 Wish this worked for me.

 So true.

 Lol.



oh god. 



Truth! 

Have a good one kiddos

Gratituesday 120 - Coffee Dates and Fresh Flowers!

Another week over, cannot believe it is the middle of March already! So many things going on at the moment, but that's never a bad thing! Lets get our gratitude on shall we? 


This quote is awesome and true



 These amazing bottles


 Another fab quote


 <3


Swishy hair



 Be great


This amazing gif.

Little Things...

Amazing friends who always cheer you up Coffee dates, and catching up and really making progress Seeing old friends by accident New Stock which is beautiful Not following the crowd and doing your own thing The mystical coon Walks Friendly people baby kicks Having fresh flowers fill the house good vibes Blue Skies bubble guns cow boy boots SALADS  

What is filling you with joy this week?