Written by Tera on March 13, 2012 – -
by Tera Warner It happens to the best of us, I suppose. As chipper and cheerful as all the Facebook pictures and photos I speckle of myself may appear, I do sometimes wake up, look at myself in the mirror and feel like crap. There’s really no better word for it. While there was a time when I would just move through the day and slowly slog my way to a better state of being, I’ve developed an early morning emergency protocol that helps lift me up and get my sparkle back. I thought you might appreciate me sharing it with you. While I realize the subject matter may not make everyone comfortable, I figure if we’re authorized to engage in endless conversations about food around here, it only makes sense that we indulge ourselves in a few conversations about its transit through our digestive tract. If you talk about food, you talk about poop. One of the things that I do on mornings when I wake and feel like crap, is do whatever is necessary to clear my pipes. Often that looks like a big glass of water. And then another glass of water. Hydration is a great way to get the pipes moving, and experts agree that getting the pipes clear first thing in the morning is VERY important. That’s when you have the best chance of eliminating the toxins that have been working their way to your exit channel during the night, before they start recirculating in the system again! That top o’ the morning poop is a key feel good factor for me. If, for whatever reason, it doesn’t happen, I may be inclined to help it along. I’ll let you do your own research and investigation on that topic, if it’s something that interests you.
This gets my circulation humming and makes me feel amazing. If I’m feeling puffy-ankle syndrome from insufficient sleep, excess salt, or just having spent too many hours at my desk, this gets those lymphatic vessels smiling back at me. I have an amazing body brush and some very specific suggestions for how to brush. My dear friend Teresa Tapp has some great tips for how to stand while doing your body brushing for extra butt-boosting power. (You can catch her call during our WISH Summit, and there will be special videos accompanying her call to help you out!) This is a key part of my morning feel-better routine, and I highly recommend it. In our upcoming BE Beauty program (a 30-Day Natural Beauty Makeover) this will be a key factor to getting results! This is a must do for any woman who wants to glow a gorgeous healthy glow. It literally makes me feel better in minutes! One of the other things that I really appreciate about a practice like body brushing is the fact that while normally I might be inclined to avoid looking at myself or touching the parts of me that feel less than attractive, I am forced to gently, lovingly get in communication with all my bits and pieces and this ALONE makes me start to feel better. Attitude is everything, and simply by lovingly engaging in a self-care beauty practice, we start to shift our attitudes toward our body and ourselves. Once I’ve cleared the pipes, brushed down my body, I’ll already be feeling A LOT better. Then it’s time for me to pull out my beauty kit and go for the Sea Buckthorn Best Skin ever and prepare to annoint and wash my face. This is one the most invigorating, energy-giving, emotion-soothing things I do for myself in a day. It lifts me up. There’s no doubt in my mind that the phytochemicals in that beauty elixir sip their way through my skin into every cell of my body and then start to throw a party! I notice an immediate and profound impact on the way that I feel and the way that I look. For a while I used to think that it was all in my head, but having discussed this at length with Nadine, it’s clear that one of the fastest ways to get a healthy message to the cells of the body is through the nose, and through the fat layer of cells sitting just under the surface of your skin. I don’t always understand the science of these things, I’m generally satisfied knowing it makes me feel better, but the more I learn, the better I understand my reactions to the lifestyle choices I make, and the more motivated I become to improve things. During our upcoming 30-Day Natural Beauty makeover, Nadine will be going into extensive detail about beauty at the cellular level–what’s going on in the creation of cellulite, puffy eyes, wrinkled skin and zits? How does it happen, what are the triggers, and how do we get rid of it and get that gorgeous, healthy, radiant beauty we really want and know we’re capable of having? Because Nadine and I have become friends, I admit that I have a few treasures in my trinket box that help put the finishing touches on my self-pampering routine and make me feel amazing. There’s one thing on that list that I probably shouldn’t tell you about, since there aren’t any more of them. It’s a little sparkle stick of perfectly golden glitter that I use on my lips and eye lids and I just LOVE it! She doesn’t have any left and so you’ll be mad at me for telling you about it. Sorry. I use it so carefully and want it to last FOREVER! It makes me feel SO good. The stuff I can tell you about and share are the scrumptious chocolate mocha lip balms that I literally keep in a pocket of every jacket and purse I own. I never leave home without at least one. They’re only $5, and you can pick them up on Nadine’s website, or you can get one in our BE Beauty makeover kit. My lips are so incredibly smoochable. I love the color! I have one even now, right beside me and I’m going to use it. *slip* *smooch**smile* Then, a spritz of my WISH Mist and I’m literally transformed into another person. (You can order the WISH Mist alone through our WISH Summit website, or it is included in our BE Beauty makeover kit available here.) The phytochemicals that make their way to the olfactory center of my brain send an immediate and explicit message that I am now ready to conquer the world! That I look fabulous, that I feel amazing and it’s time to take on the day! Now that I’m feeling dolled up and ready to reveal myself to the world in a more majestic way than when I started this day, I usually put on something that makes me feel good (often that just means something that makes me feel comfortable) then make my way out to the world. Being in Nature, getting outside where I can take big gulps of Life and polish them off with rosy cheeks and tired toes from walking–these are the things that really help me get out of my head and into the business of feeling like the dynamite whipper snapper I know I can be. We’re putting together our best tips, along with deep, cellular wisdom and knowledge about health and beauty together in a powerful program starting up very soon. Nadine Artemis and I will be hosting BE Beauty: A 30-Day Natural Makeover. Establishing a health and beauty routine is easier when you understand what’s going on in the body and you know what to do to make it feel better. We can’t always avoid the puffy-eyed moments of Life that sometimes happen, but we can establish lifestyle changes that pick us up and get us back on our feet feeling confident and ready for action again, so we spend more time in Life and less time stuck in a frump feeling sorry for ourselves. Here’s to you, Beauty! Share your puffy-morning fixer upper suggestions in the comment box below, and you could be chosen to win access to our upcoming BE Beauty 30-Day Natural Beauty Makeover! On March 19th, when we close initial registrations, we’ll choose a winner from the comment section below who will be able to access this program for free! Have at ‘er, Gorgeous! Reveal your secrets to radiant beauty below!!
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