Photo credit: Lauralyn Andrews Photography
Photo credit: Lauralyn Andrews Photography

A “clarity stone,” Citrine removes things that block one’s personal progress. It supplies confidence in one’s resourcefulness, opens the door to inner hearing, clears chakras, and allows the conscious recognition of causes to inner and outer events. It is a stone of success, because it detangles and clarifies thoughts; increasing access to the Higher Mind and amplifying self-responsibility for thoughts and actions. Citrine emits optimistic mental energy, rejecting anything that is confusing or messy. It helps you to hold on to your money, preventing unhealthy spending habits. It is a great anti-nightmare stone for children.

Physically, Citrine increases the elasticity of skin cells, erasing wrinkles. It relaxes nerves and muscles, encourages a healthy appetite while discouraging an unhealthy one. It heals digestion problems and clears up skin.

Stone Consciousness – Eugenia Oganova (used with permission)

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Beauty Secrets: Mindfulness


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Your beauty regimen has the power to do more than just improve your skin. It can also replenish your spirit.

Being fully present while washing your face can bring a whole new level of power and renewal to your beauty ritual. Practice keeping your mind free of any thoughts except the pleasure of the product you are working with. Notice the fragrance of the cleanser. Close your eyes and feel the texture of the product against your skin. Imagine your cells being bathed in light. Feel all of your anxiety and stress disappear as you gently and consciously wash your face.

Next, apply a facial masque. Notice how beautiful the color is as it goes onto your skin. Imagine your cells repairing themselves and gaining strength. Feel your energy increase as you work with this product. Add water, and as the water activates the life force in the product, feel your own life force growing stronger. You are renewing yourself.

Being fully present with yourself while holding an attitude of love for your body is a powerful way to reverse the aging process. Love can truly help your body grow younger and your spirit grow stronger.

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Beauty Secrets: Exfoliation

Exfoliation Skin Care ProductOne of the fastest ways to transform tired skin is through exfoliation. I recommend an enzyme masque or specially formulated peptide peel. These products gently remove the top layers of exhausted skin cells to reveal younger, plumper, healthier cells. These natural, non-invasive processes stimulate and firm the deeper layers, leaving your skin looking and feeling fresher, more vibrant, and reinvigorated.

Exfoliation brightens and evens out skin tone while diminishing fine lines and wrinkles. By stimulating collagen, an exfoliating regimen can significantly firm the skin, restore radiance, and refine your skin’s texture.

Exfoliating at least twice a week is optimal. People who wear foundation or makeup on a regular basis can exfoliate more often. For those with extremely sensitive skin, once a week will do.

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