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Self care

photo credit : Roger N. Clark

It’s not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, and to make your happiness a priority. It’s necessary. - Mandy Hale

Over the years i have tried various practices for self care. I am sharing some of the ones i have tried including a few favorites with the hope that it may be helpful in this difficult time that we are all living in now.

Find a quiet place and meditate. Studies have shown that meditation can reduce the damaging effects of stress on our cells—and helps reduce anxiety.

Put on a face mask. A face mask serves a a time to take a break and treat yourself. It soothe, soften your skin plus relax and revitalize your mind. A tropical face mask recipe is below.

Take a walk. Stepping outside for a breath of fresh air has always done wonders for me. And even if you don't go outside for a walk, stepping on your balcony or in your backyard will help greatly.

Start a coloring book. A friend gave me a coloring book as a "get well" present. I found it to be such a relaxing activity and had so much fun going through the book. There are website dedicated to adult coloring and of course you can create your own drawings.

Look at pics of cute animals. And here you thought scrolling on Instagram was a waste of time. Studies show that looking at photos or videos of cute animals increases mood and decreases stress. So, indulge #cuteanimals

Tropical face mask recipe 1/2 banana 1 Tbps of orange juice 1 Tbps of honey Mash the banana, mix in the orange juice and honey. Apply the mask to your face and keep for 15 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water and then moisturize

We do offer masks and you can also find them here

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