Life stands still for no one, and in our quest to keep moving and push through whatever emotion we may be dealing with, we can unfortunately lose touch with our true feelings, which is unhealthy.
This will sound strange, but one of the things I actually enjoy about my cycle is getting in touch with feelings that I may have set aside (or not even realize that I had) during other days in the month. This doesn't mean that I literally cry over spilled milk, but I find that I am very aware of concerns, loved ones, and personal decisions during this time, and I allow myself to feel and deal with whatever the thought or concern may be accordingly.
I look at it as another opportunity to become centered, and always feel better for allowing myself to cry, laugh, connect with someone, or otherwise. Getting into your feelings can be good, whatever it is you need to process is not going to get better until you do.. :)
Marci Lundy is the Founder and CEO of 303 Face | Body.
This Wellness Wednesday I'll be discussing the fine art of mental escapes.. yes, mental escapes.
Lovely display in the loft that brings beauty, and a lovely sense of inner peace.
Who doesn't love a vacation? Of course we all do, but after an incident affects your chi and you find yourself off center, not all of us are able to shut life down at the drop of a hat and head to our ideal vacation spot. Being aware of what makes you smile or brings about a sense of calm is your mental escape, which allows you to be in a moment of stress.. however you can find the balance and the peace regardless.
A beautiful floral arrangement or smooth jazz gets me there right away. If I'm in an environment where I may be unable to have either around, I always carry soothing scented oils with me. There's never been a time when I wasn't able to decompress while doing this.
If you're not into any of those suggestions, one of the absolute best, no-fail methods for a mental escape is slow, steady, deep br...
I live for activated charcoal. Seriously. I use it everyday, more than once a day, and perhaps you should also.
Known for removing toxins as well as well as whitening teeth, it is amazing when used for your daily skincare regimen.
As a person with oily skin, activated charcoal really tones down the naturally oily nature of my skin, without overdrying, and I never need to use foundation or powder.
A recent photoshoot for 303 Face | Body where I wore the Sugarcane Spice lip duo set by 303 Face | Body and nothing else, just a freshly washed face with my go-to for the last five years, the Poppy Block.
Peppered with amaranth seeds for a natural exfoliation and of course, activated charcoal, this bar works wonderfully all seasons. No need to change your regimen because of a new season, this is a winner year round, and for an effective, time saving ( no foundation or powder) regimen each day, activated charcoal receives an overwhelming YAY!