Friday, December 31, 2010

Everyday Wabi Sabi

Everyday I live the
Wabi Sabi way.

My meals

are now plant based.

Living mindfully and
living at one with nature,
is living
in bliss.
Happy New Year.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Spaing on Christmas Eve

I am adding aspects of the microbiotic diet
to my daily meals.

Denny Waxman, the author of The Great Life Diet,
has a seven step program that incorporates Ayurveda teachings.
The first step is "Take time for your meals everyday".
It is suggested we spend at least 20 minutes sitting with our meal. By being mindful of our meal we will relax and enjoy our food helping each bite nourish us. Following step one is helping me with digestion.  He also suggests we stop eating 3 hours before laying down for sleep. Another Ayurveda teaching.

I am taking care of my hands and
learning to relax.
I am walking every day
and becoming stronger with every step.
I have never thought of myself as an athlete
but this book is encouraging me think differently.
I shall be thinking about what being an athlete means.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Spa Friday

Once again I am spaing on Fridays.

Last year I made a commitment myself that I would take excellent care of my hair.
For 365 nights I brushed my hair with my natural boor bristle brush 100 strokes. I oiled my hair afterwards with babassu seed oil.  My hair  has never been more healthy. This is a habit now.
I don't think I could sleep if I didn't brush my hair.

I am ready to make another commitment to my body care program.
I am ready to add abhyanga, self massage, to my daily routine.
I am gathering information.
Deciding on my oils.
I think mornings would be best.
I will make infused oils and find pretty bottles
to store them in.
I used to think taking care of myself was pampering.
Now I see that it is the best way
to maintain good health.
I am reading cookbooks
and drinking my water.

I like some of these beauty secrets.
Mink oil is recommended.
I will do some research before I buy any.
I will see if I want to put mink oil on my skin.

My nails become so very brittle in the winter.
I have begun to oil them.
Sweet Almond oil is what I am using right now.
I will be making hand cream this coming week with co-conut oil.
I am back spaing.
It feels good.
I have made a commitment
to The Ayurveda Way.
Friday is my day to share with you.