Its a basic principal in chemistry that "like dissolves like." Therefore, oil dissolves oil. I'm sure you have heard by now that oils cleansing is all the rage. Even Neutrogena has an oil based cleanser. I am super happy about that, I have been using this method happily since 2011. I was preparing for a long backpacking trip and kind of broke. At the time I was looking to make my beauty routine as portable as possible. At the same time, I needed to do it with product that I c
I believe it was Marilyn Monroe who once said “True beauty is learned.” I have always believed that and taken in to heart when caring for myself. We live in a culture where, up until recently, women are have been told that only skinny, blonde and blue eyed was beautiful. And if you weren’t, then beauty came from within. What a crock. Beauty lies somewhere in between. Beauty is weird, it is unique, it is graceful and it is lingering. Beauty is not in the eye of the beholder -
As a Los Angeles native, one of the things that gives me great joy is watching the modern health movement turn more towards natural remedies and preventative maintenance; formerly known as “Hippy Sh*t.” This is a great shift for us: for our health, for our planet and for our wallet. At their worst, most ayurvedic treatments do nothing and cost very little. At best, they actually help that is ailing you, produce less waste than single-use, overly packaged goods and give you ow
In an overstressed world, we need to talk a lot about recovery. In my last article, I talked about how important self-care and recovery is in a fitness program - if you want to effectively losing fat or gaining muscle and athleticism. I’d like to share with you one of my favorite methods of self care: a bath. Yes, some old-skool shit but a bath does wonders for mood, skin, muscles and nervous system. If you are trying to get the illusion of great skin through Kardashian conto
The more I learn about coaching and training, the more I end up telling people to take it easy. It seems butt-backwards in the pursuit of fitness to down-shift. I am shocked how frequently I tell people to do less, to set boundaries and to schedule an hour for themselves - yet it must be done. Our westen, christian society values Hard/Long Work. In America, Hard/Long Work - not deep work - has become our new god. Even in making ourselves happier and healthier, modern busynes
Anyone who knows me knows that I am a big believer in organic beauty routines. I am not talking about expensive high grade products, but natural produces such as coconut oil, lemons and baking soda as part of our daily hygiene and beauty routines. It's affordable, easy to access, and easy to travel with and it cuts down on the amount of products and bottles that are stored in the bathroom (this I am the biggest fan of).
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