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WellBEing Resource: Natural Health, Wellness, and Holistic Guide for Sacramento, Roseville, Davis, Folsom

Feed Your Skin Health Food

I have found a bodycare product that I love: Brown Bag Botanicals Body Butter. It’s pure and made of simply: blended cocoa and shea butters.

Christine Trice, President and Founder of Brown Bag Botanicals quoted the following on her site about their thoughts on skin care and it’s role in overall health:

“On the road to wellness & prevention, maintaining the vitality of our skin will in return keep us healthier. Our skin is our largest organ, our largest protective barrier. It is responsible for protecting our body from the harsh elements. Nourishing our outer layer with essential nutrients ensures that our skin is doing what it’s supposed to do. As such, we must be conscious of what we feed our skin just as we are conscious of what we eat. At Brown Bag Botanicals we believe that taking care of our skin is an important step in caring for your whole self. This is why we use raw ingredients of superior quality, in their most therapeutic state, without the use of toxic mineral oil, alcohol, fragrance oils,lanolin or other irritating fillers. You will find only the finest pure essential oils, herbs and exotic botanicals in all our products, and we take special care to accommodate those with skin conditions and sensitivities. Our butters offer you a truly natural solution to skin health, allowing you to express your radiance and to be well.”

In addition to the body butter, Brown Bag Botanicals also offers complementing Body Scrubs and certified organic & vegan Shea Lip Repair…

A treat for yourself, good for your body & health, and made in such a concentrated way that a little goes a long way, so will last you a long time!

Check out their website: www.brownbagbotanicals.com 

The Importance of Natural Skin Care

Written by Gina Cornacchioli

Paying careful attention to product ingredient labels is important, but it can be confusing at times. It’s important that ingredients in skin care and cosmetics are non-toxic, free from parabens, petroleum, mineral oil, artificial scents, and gluten. All these ingredients can cause inflammation and clogged pores.

The products you put on your skin are equally as important as the types of food you eat. In order to keep the skin healthy and maintain lasting results, use quality ingredients that are rich in antioxidants, extracts from plants, and use aquatic based preservatives. Healthy ingredients will help to promote your skins own healing process, build up the tissue, and give you the lasting results that you need without causing injury, and keeping your skin beautiful.

There are ingredients in your cupboard that are beneficial to your health and healing to your skin, such as Green tea which is anti-inflammatory and has polyphenols that fight against the oxidation of the skin cells. Honey, when applied topically, helps heal irritations and hydrates the skin. Ground almonds, used as a base, can make homemade exfoliants. These are just a few of many examples.

Gina is a licensed esthetician and the creator of Sage Skin Studio, 2616 J Street in Sacramento. www.sageskinstudio.net • (916) 899-1407 Gina offers all WellBeing readers a 1/2 hour natural skin care facial for just $25.

The Printed 2012 WellBEing Resource Is Here!

Hi Everyone!  I’m so excited to announce that the new, 2012 WellBEing Resource print edition is available throughout our nearby Sacramento, Placer, El Dorado, and Yolo county region now… Click HERE to find out where you can pick one up today!

Are you interested in distributing at your place of biz or to your friends, family, or classmates? Email Jill with your request for a free delivery!

Healthy Choices @ Tower Cafe

I enjoyed some time at the historic Tower Cafe located at 15th & Broadway in the heart of Sacramento ~ always a great place to go on such a beautiful day like today (Tower has an amazing outdoor eating area with plants, flowers, and a huge nearby water fountain)!

We found several healthy and vegetarian options: Nicaraguan Black Bean Soup and Tecoluca Salad (Pinto, white, and black beans marinated in a smoked chipotle & orange vinaigrette then tossed in salad greens with corn tortillas, cilantro, onion, tomato, avocado and wedge of lime). Other great lunch items include their Earth Burger, East African Veggie Burger, and Roasted Garden Vegetable Sandwich (see more here).

We also toasted to Tower’s yummy Mimosa’s in celebration of each others joyful manifestations and bliss. Cheers!

 

Healthy Chips: Baked Kale ~ Yum!

(Excerpted from Gluten-Free Girl Site)

Healthy_Chips_Kale_ResizeRecipe & Instructions for Baked Kale Chips:

• 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
• 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
• 1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic
• 3 large handfuls lacinato kale, torn into shreds
• 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

Preheat the oven to 350°. Combine salt, smoked paprika, and garlic in a small bowl.

Wash and rinse kale leaves and then put them in a salad spinner to dry. After removing from the spinner, dry kale even more with paper towels (leaves should be bone dry). Put kale in a large bowl, drizzle with 1 to 2 tablespoons of olive oil, and massage the leaves.

Arrange the soon-to-be kale chips onto a baking sheet lined with foil, slide into the oven, and bake until leaves are crisp to the touch, but still a dark green (when they turn brown, they turn bitter). Check at the 12-minute mark, to be sure. Remove from oven and sprinkle with the garlic smoked paprika salt.

Let them cool a bit. Eat. Enjoy.

 

Holistic Happenings in Sacramento, Roseville, & Folsom

Check out our Community Calendar for tons of events & happenings from throughout our region.  Everything from yoga and other movement classes, nutrition and cooking workshops, retreats, festivals, reiki circles, and SO MUCH MORE!

Click HERE to view and make sure to check back regularly as new events are added daily.  If you’d like your event featured on the home page of www.ilovewellbeing.com and/or on the community calendar, email jill@ilovewellbeing.com

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WellBEing Gatherings

Namaste Beautiful BEings!  

We will be putting together a series of WellBEing Gatherings in the latter half of 2013 and would love to know what YOU would like to see, learn, and be part of.

• Are you interested in self growth, increased self esteem, knowing of life purpose, abundance (or all of the above)?

• Are you interested in learning more about business?

• Are you interested in simply meeting and connecting with others that have similar interests?

• Being part of a new retreat or festival?

• Have other ideas?

Please submit a reply on this blog post OR send me an email.

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“Sankalpa” Setting Intention for 2012

On New Years Day I visited Rise Yoga in the Greenhaven Pocket area of Sacramento, CA for an “Inspired Intention” yoga class, in which through meditation and asana (yoga postures), we set personal intentions from our most heartfelt desire.  The yoga teacher and studio owner Ann guided us into an “I Am” statement and suggested we let it come from the heart (not the head).

What came up for me during my New Years Day class was “I Am Love” and it evolved into “I Am In Love”.  Through the class I discovered my core, and was reminded of my deepest desires and to be true to myself.

This can be a practice we can do each day, or any other time, during yoga practice, meditation, or even just lying in bed (morning or night).  As we breath and state “I Am…  I Am…  I Am…”, allowing moments between each “I Am” and allowing your head/mind to stay silent, while your heart fills in the rest of the statement.  Practicing patience with a knowing that what’s true will arise.

(Jan. 2 Morning Follow up: So inspired by my New Year’s Day Yoga class, I am continuing the month with an “I AM” Kundalini Yoga and meditations series with Sukhbir {Monday and Wednesday mornings starting at 5am during January at The Yoga Seed} to ignite the fire of the THIRD CHAKRA and overcome inertia! This course is geared to help us strengthen our will, discipline and commitment so that we are able to set goals and have the staying power to achieve them.)

(Jan. 2 Evening Follow up: I desired more yoga after a long day… And, now, I am learning to respect my desires… So this evening, I visited It’s All Yoga and took a Level 1 Yoga Class with the lovely Michelle Marlahan ~ the class had emphasis on breath, alignment, and strong focus on the presence… the here and now. I left feeling joyful and calm).

Please share what comes to “heart” for you…

 

 

 
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