Holistic Health

Trapped Emotions and the Skin

Trapped Emotions and the Skin

Have you considered releasing trapped emotions as part of your beauty regime?

Flawless skin, vibrant health, That's what we want, isn't it? Some of us will do just about anything for it. You could say I'm in that camp. I've had leech facials, mud baths, carbon dioxide injections, ozone therapy, cryotherapy, fibroplasma ... just to name a few. I'm up for just about anything beauty or health-related (if it's holistic).

Recently, one of my dear clients asked how I stay so young looking. Um yes… at 45, that is sweet music to my ears!!! Although genetics plays an important role in the aging process, if my goal is to stay as young as possible for as long as possible, I believe my fate lies in my hands. Staying accountable for self care rituals and strong foundation of diet, exercise and sleep. However, even if all these things are on point, a much larger part of staying young is releasing toxic energy. Nothing ages us faster than stress and negative emotion build-up.

Emotions can become trapped in the body and create resonance with surrounding cells, tissues and organs. Even if you haven't heard the term "trapped emotion", we've all been impacted by the heaviness of lingering negativity and the liberation of emotional relief.

Middle Aged: Crisis or Comeback?

The wrinkles and less defined jawline. Less camera love and jeans that don’t fit like they used to.  Mystery bumps and lumps popping up like ground hogs and gray hair sprouting like wildflowers.  AHHHH.  The joys of middle-agedom. I’m a 44 year old grandmother and things are starting to get real.   I recently found myself keenly aware of the lightning speed in which years fly by, pondering life’s existential meaning.   After obsessively scrutinizing the loss in volume in my face and neck, it dawned on me that I’m the youngest I’m ever going to be RIGHT NOW.  And that NOW changes incredibly fast.  So I may as well embrace it and enjoy the ride.   As an esthetician and health coach the quest for eternal youthfulness is not only a passion but also a core part of my life’s work and mission.  I’m responsible for keeping my clients young and vibrant, and truthfully I want to age as gracefully as possible.  When our personal passions are married with our life’s work, it’s magic.  I vigilantly research new skin rejuvenation techniques, ingredients and products that both safely turn back the hands of time, and preserve our reserves for the long haul.  I love it.  But these things are only part of the equation.  Growing old gracefully means continually loving every part of ourselves as things inevitably change while doing everything we can to promote healthy aging physically, mentally and spiritually. 

How to Rid Your Body of Fat Soluble Toxins

How to Rid Your Body of Fat Soluble Toxins

Fat soluble toxins?  Not exactly a household term.  Fat soluble is commonly used to distinguish between two types of vitamins, fat soluble and water soluble. Fat soluble vitamins such as A, D, E and K are easily dissolved in fats and water soluble vitamins such as B Complex and C are readily absorbed in water.    When a substance is water soluble it is immediately absorbed into the blood stream (mostly water) and excreted through the kidneys.   When a substance is classified as fat soluble, it  has the ability to penetrate through our cells lipid bilayer and be absorbed directly into the cell and stored in tissues anywhere in our bodies.   Fat soluble substances are usually absorbed in fat molecules that travel through the lymphatic system of the small intestines and into the general blood circulation within the body.  If  we take too many vitamins, depending on it's solubility,  the excess will either be released immediately or stored throughout our body, which can reach toxic levels as the body accumulates year after year. So if our body can become toxic from excess fat-soluble vitamins, what other substances are unknowingly being stored in our tissues?  

Powerful detox foods

Powerful detox foods

If our cells get blocked and are unable to expel waste and take in nutrients, this can cascade into more serious blockages in our blood and organs as well causing a host of issues including acne, premature aging, cellulite and sluggishness and eventually disease.  Luckily, eating the right foods and supplements can greatly reduce our toxic load and help our bodies find balance and homeostasis.  I have compiled a list of the most powerful detox foods and supplements that can be incorporated into your current diet or as a complete detox program such as The Beauty Detox.  

Trying to minimize processed foods, sugar, dairy and meats is the best way to support your body's natural detoxification processes. The less we consume things that are harmful the less our body has to work to eliminate.