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My Emergency Rescue Protocol for Puffy-Eyed Mornings When I Wake Up Feeling Like Crap

Posted Mar 13 2012 6:51pm
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.

Healthy Bowels and Colon Health for Natural BeautyWhile 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. ;-)

Body Brushing for Natural Beauty
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.

Natural Face Wash with SeabuckthornOnce 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?

WISH Mist Natural PerfumeBecause 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!

Natural NeautyNow 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!

SBE Beauty 30-Day Natural Beauty Makeoverhare 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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  1. By Mindy on Mar 13, 2012

    Thanks for the article Tera! I’ve found two great things that help me wake up in the morning. One is dropping a few drops of eucalyptus oil in the bottom of my bathtub when I go to take my morning shower. And the other is riding my bicycle to work. It’s definitely a workout but the summer mornings are worth it!

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  2. By Jodi N on Mar 13, 2012

    I’ve enjoyed body brushing in the past. Need to get back into the habit.

    I love the WISH mist!!

    Just using Nadine’s products give me the morning fixer upper. I love the peppermint scrub and Best Skin Ever!

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  3. By Leah on Mar 13, 2012

    Puffy eyes have visited me often in the morning. Allergies in the North West can be challenging, food, sleep etc effect them.
    What has helped me is after I wash my face I rinse with icy cold water for a few moments, then if need be I apply the best eye cream I have yet encountered. For years I refused all products made outside of my home, but I have splurged for Emminence Cucumber eye get. My estetician uses it and it is amazing! I get results I can see!
    Neti pots daily also help with puffy eyes in the AM, Morning and evening Netis is great.
    As Tera said, clean your pipes! COlon Hydrotherapy and enemas are great for your complexion. As well as your overall health!
    Hope this helps!
    I sure want to win the BE makeover! I have yet to figure how to diminish celulite…I do all the right things with no results…hmmmm…

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  4. By Terra Rose on Mar 13, 2012

    Even if you totally don’t feel like it, get out the mat and do some yoga! even 15 minutes will help, but most often, you will get in the flow, and do your whole routine (time allowing, of course). The practice of yoga grounds me better than anything else, except maybe dancing!

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  5. By Sherry Uribe on Mar 13, 2012

    When I suffer from puffy eyes, I have found that laying down with used tea bags on my eyes has helped; love the other suggestions especially about the body brushing and definitely want to add that to my daily regime.

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  6. By Dreamer...Becky! on Mar 13, 2012

    Thanks so much for these wonderful tips…& reminders! (; Your first suggestion is ABSOLUTELY a necessity for me & I find that sometimes all I need is a squeeze of lemon & pinch of sea salt added to my Spring Water to ‘help move things along’(; I also have to chime in that I LOVE*LOVE*LOVE all of Nadine’s products & can not live without Rose Best Skin Ever, Dew Dab (miracle!) and Hot Lover Lips…adds just the right amount of plump & shine! Here’s to Beautiful Mornings! xo

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  7. By Mattie on Mar 13, 2012

    I too drink plenty of water to hydrate and also try to eat more clean and raw and maybe take a nap if I can later in the day. I know when my skin starts looking old, tired and puffy, it is something in my diet so that is what I try to fix first instead of reaching for creams

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  8. By Moni on Mar 13, 2012

    In addition to body brushing, I drink lemon water to further wake up the lymphatic system. I also strech on my yoga mat next to my bed and repeat the mantra, “I’m stretching to allow space for good things to come into my life.” All of these things followed up with 5 things to be grateful for put a smile on my face and I instantly feel and look better.

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    Reply by Christine on March 13th, 2012

    Mona, I love your mantra! I’m going to borrow that for my morning stretches, Thanks for sharing.

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    Reply by Christine on March 13th, 2012

    Moni, not Mona. Sorry…auto-correct gone crazy.on

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  9. By Bonnie on Mar 13, 2012

    I start with a a big mug of warm water (sometimes with lemon) or a big mug of decaf green tea), and take a moment to focus on the plans for the day – I try to imagine the best possible outcomes for all of the “to-do” items on the list, e.g. the kids have a great day at school, the meeting goes well, the gym visit is invigorating, the traffic is either smooth, or compensated by good music! Then I take a shower, and make sure to lightly scrub all over to wake up my body, and by the time I’m out, I’ve realised how good it feels to be in my skin, and just how good the day can (and will) be!

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  10. By Sooz on Mar 13, 2012

    The makeover sounds amazing! But then again everything you offer Tera has been awesome…i’m in the middle of the WISH summit, bout to start the 3 day green smoothie event and loving it all! i have learned so much! thankyou from the bottom of me heart!

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    Reply by Nan~ on March 14th, 2012

    Sooz, I’m with you (and everyone!) Love, Love, Love listening, reading, applying and sharing all of these amazing life changing gems. Thank you Tera~

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  11. By Kelly on Mar 13, 2012

    Ah yes! The less-than-radiant morning! I start with 2-3 GIGANTIC glasses of pure water, while I steep two green tea bags. Next, I SLATHER my face in coconut oil. Then, back into the kitchen to squeeze out my tea bags, look to the sky and blot, blot, blot them all around my eye area. Next, lube up the eye area with some more coconut oil, and take my spoons out of the freezer. I make long strokes under the eyes from the inside corner to the outside temple. A nice little massage. Then, it’s into the shower where I sing Snatam Kaur’s “Beautiful, I am, I am, Bountiful, I am, I am..I AM….BLISS! Aloha world! Shining within and without!

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  12. By Ruby on Mar 13, 2012

    There is a way I use to get energized and more physically ready for the day- I wake up and lie in bed and massage my stomach from the right hip up to the ribs and over to the left, then down to the left hip and around in that manner a few times. Then I drink a quart of room temperature filtered water with a teaspoon (or a few!) of lemon juice. I then repeat the stomach massage, do some light stretching and twitching, and finish by taking a quick hot and cold alternating shower. When I get out I oil up with an almond and essential oil blend. Thank you, Tera!

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  13. By heather reilly on Mar 13, 2012

    since becoming a single mom, i have had quite a few mornings like this. puffy eyed (i miss not being a single mom) and groggy, i get my two wee ones out of bed and while they are eating their breakfast i drink my lemon water and take my “liver rescue”. then i make two mason jars, one with green tea and a spoonful of coconut oil (skinny girl needs her fat) and the other mason jar is a big huge green drink (with all sorts of stuff in it). i then get on the rebounder and literally bounce the sad stuff away and bounce the good stuff in. i look into the woods as i bounce and i imagine myself draining away the stuff that doesn’t serve me and i breathe in the beauty of the woods. then i let the dog out, get my kids warmy and ready to head to school! (dry brushing happens at night before my FIR sauna, I must try to get this going on in the morning, but the time factor prevails!).

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    Reply by Patricia on March 13th, 2012

    Thanks Heather,

    I feel better just reading your post. What would it be like to have a Fir sauna at home?

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    Reply by heather reilly on March 14th, 2012

    it is like an absolute joy! on a desert island, this is what i would bring (and believe it or not, it isn’t that hard to move). i have the one person sauna, 36″ x 36″ and it is so perfect for me. i read, i meditate, i stretch… and my two kids can fit in there with me (they love it and i love it for them). it never gets too hot (148 farenheight max) so my pink skin doesn’t get all red, and i never feel like i have to get out. but it keeps me thin, my skin glowing and i know that it is detoxing life right through me. tera has some great info on the benefits of the infared sauna, check it out. if i could buy one for everyone in the world…. i would! be so well (and sweat!)

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  14. By Lisa on Mar 13, 2012

    When I wake up with puffy eyes, I hydrate with water, do some morning exercise to get the fluids flowing again, and use a cool compress.

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  15. By Cyndy Barrett on Mar 13, 2012

    What can I say…. I just adore you Tera! Thank you for all you do and for the women all over this planet! This article was perfect timing as I woke up puffy eyed and feeling like crap! Thanks for the tips!

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  16. By Monica on Mar 13, 2012

    Thanks Tera!

    I like to wet my face and while it is still damp, but not dripping, I apply an even layer of liquid honey (I use Manuka but any honey that is unpasturized is great) all over my whole face and leave it on while I go about the rest of my morning routine. I’ll have breakfast, brush teeth, etc etc with it on and when I’m about ready to go, I’ll wash it off and I’m good to go. I usually leave it on for about 20 minutes to half an hour. It leaves my skin luminous, supple and so so happy!!

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  17. By Linda on Mar 13, 2012

    Thanks for all the tips, you are so loving. It’s great! The very first thing I do every morning right after I wake up and before I get out of bed is think of all the things I love about my life. The so soft, warm, cozy bed I woke up in; my three little bundles of love called grandchildren; my sons and daughters in law; my amazing friends; the sun shining in the window (or the rain on the roof) etc etc etc. I love to be in that space of gratefullness – and to start my day that way.

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  18. By Joleen on Mar 13, 2012

    i will try anything!
    my fix is more physical – i do my workout (cardio outdoors) first thing in the morning to clear out any ‘fog’ from the night/day before.

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  19. By Tiffany on Mar 13, 2012

    I find that 15 minutes of Pilates, followed by herbal tea and a bit of journaling will USUALLY do the trick! I feel like I’ve armed myself against whatever the day might throw at me :-)

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  20. By Brenda on Mar 13, 2012

    I try to smile at myself and cheer up my mood in the mirror. I can’t help but feel a little bit of cheer as I see how pretty I can look when I’m smiling.

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  21. By mindy on Mar 13, 2012

    I love Nadine’s tooth regime. The first part: to swish with salt water, a tried and true old time helper, helps me fight of the germs of winter, and keep my teeth and gums more healthy. I also dry brush as you mentioned, then I rub coconut oil all over my body (everywhere I can reach, which also keeps me more limber! LOL). Then i take a warm bath, and let it all soak in. In the bath I dry brush my teeth with YOGI TOOTH serum (which I adore). Then I lightly towel off and move on with my day.

    NO winter dry skin. Healthy winter without colds or flu. Peaceful mind.
    Thanks for all your lovely writing. You make my heart sing!

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  22. By lizzy shafir on Mar 13, 2012

    hey, all the things you’ve been saying are great, absolutely the warm water, salt, lemon, these things definitely gets things going.
    Dry brushing is amazing and when you’ve got the right brush, it really makes a difference.

    Jumping up and down 100 times, helps alot.

    But #1 Tera this is a winner! Deep breathing guys!
    I especially deep breathe in a way where I watch my breath flow into every part of me, and what is amazing is that it makes me feel so loved, like the breath is a loving caress. Whenever I focus on my breath, it’s like I feel filled with love, and light. Focus on the sensation that you’re body that you live in is really not as physical as you think it is, it is really made up of water, and air, and the physical is really only as thick as you make it!!

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  23. By Cindy Hansen on Mar 13, 2012

    I mazke a pot of green tea and let it steep a long time…..then I put it into ice cube trays freeze em up….put them into littel freezer bags and when I have dark puffy eyes I take a cube and gentle move it over and under my eyes…..ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh fresh! I also do this with aloe vera juice as well for when some one gets a burn or for those zits that look angry!

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  24. By Jeanne Alleva on Mar 13, 2012

    Hi – these tips are GREAT!! Another one that makes me feel fantastic is sugaring my feet, knees and elbows. I take a small jar, fill with organic raw sugar, drizzle olive oil into it (and essential oil of your favorite scent it you have it) until it get moist. In the tub, take a fingerful and rub gently all over your feet,hands, elbows and knees and they will feel unbelievably smooth – it feels awesome! Hope this is a tip your readers can use. Enjoy! And THANK YOU!!

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  25. By Irene Lavin on Mar 13, 2012

    I do a yoga stretch in bed in the morning to get back in my body, stretching each leg, heel first, then both legs, and then joined by my arms stretching upward. My son did this when he was three months old when he woke up, to my amazement. Must be how earlier people discovered stretching–from infants.

    Also, I open the curtains and let in sunlight to wake me up.

    But the best thing I do for my self before I arise is opening to and connecting with my higher self and welcoming wisdom, forgiveness, and balance for the day to come. I welcome each separately and aim to be present as I say the words.

    Physically, having a cleared out colon starts the day with a lighter body.

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  26. By Jenny Lund on Mar 13, 2012

    I’m learning so many wonderful things from you and from all the comments that have been left so far. I am way behind on this learning curve of taking great care of my skin. For many years while I was young, I just washed my face with Dove soap and moisturized with Oil of Olay everyday moisturizer.
    It has only been in the last year that I’ve begun learning about all the beautiful raw foods, essential oils, cold-pressed coconut oil, crystal salt, raw sweeteners, etc. that are slowly changing my life! For the past nine months I have used cold-pressed coconut oil for my all-over face and body moisturizer and my mom is loving it, too!
    I am so excited to learn from the BE Makeover and share all I learn with my mom, sisters-in-law, and friends. This is great stuff!!!

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  27. By lydia kohler on Mar 13, 2012

    I get onto my slantboard, that I keep set up, and do stretching exercises.
    I go outdoors (weather permitting); with bare feet I greet God and the sun. I shine radiant aura all around me: above me, to the sides of me, underneath me, and to my front and back.
    I follow up with squats: front to back; side to side; circle to the left; circle to the right (each direction 9x). I have consumed two glasses of water (at least). I thank the day.

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  28. By Cindy Hansen on Mar 13, 2012

    I make a pot of green tea and let it steep for ages then I poour it into an ice cube tray and freeze it…..when I wake up with puffy dark eyes I take a cube and gentley rub all around my eyes….I do this with aloe vera juice and when someome in our home burns themselves we have it to apply to the burn….or that angry looking zit ;)

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  29. By Ginny on Mar 13, 2012

    Thanks for all the great suggestions! The warmer weather already has me working more outside and not drinking enough fluids. Green drinks are always helpful to turn it around – thanks for those Tera!!

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  30. By Erin on Mar 13, 2012

    My AM protocol when I feel and/or look awful:

    1. Drink more water than usual and take extra whole food form vitamin c powder and MSM.

    2. Clean my skin with Nadine’s Best Skin Ever – absolutely amazing how much better her product makes me look and feel – love it!

    3. Get outside and take some deep breaths and get sunshine on my skin.

    4. Do some light stretches.

    Thanks Tera. Some great ideas in the other women’s comments too that I’ll definitely try out. The BE program sounds really fantastic and if I’m blessed to be picked I’d be delighted to participate.

    Blessings!

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  31. By Kristin on Mar 13, 2012

    I enjoyed your blog post. I too think that elimination first thing in the morning is the best way to start your day off right. If I don’t feel the “urge”, I typically do an enema with alkaline water. I also eat fruit to help cleanse first thing in the morning. Staying hydrated throughout the day with plenty of quality water, raw fruit/veggies is key for me too.
    Thanks!

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  32. By jackie on Mar 13, 2012

    Great suggestions!! I hydrate with lemon water, take a crap, meditate, and REBOUND on my mini trampoline to circulate the lymph!! When I have time, I go in my far infrared sauna. Then shower and have a green smoothie, and I feel great!!

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  33. By Kristen on Mar 13, 2012

    I use a combination of essential oils on my skin mixed with Almond Oil. I use one squirt in a small glass spray bottle. The essential oils include Lavender, Frankincense, Fennel, and Evening Primrose oil. My favorite concoction comes from a company called Heritage Essential Oils and is called Face Nourishment Wrinkle Ease. However, you could definitely make up your own combination of essential oils that work best for you.

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  34. By Mia on Mar 13, 2012

    I splash my face with water and a gentle toner, after brushing my teeth. I follow that with a serum and natural cream and eyecream. I’m trying different products at Whole Foods. Really like this German line called Weleda. I drink TONS of water. Sometimes I go to bed with olive oil on my face, but that means I have to exfoliate in the morning if I do so my pores aren’t clogged. Need to do the body brushing and try Nadine’s products, for sure! Thank you for the blog, Tera!

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  35. By Sydney Gustafson on Mar 13, 2012

    Hi Tera,
    I read pretty much everything you write in your wonderfully inspiring way! I am truly grateful to hear your cheery messages and am so pleased I signed up for Wish!!
    I just love you and and you site!
    Best Regards,
    Sydney

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  36. By Kate on Mar 13, 2012

    I love having hot water with fresh lemon juice in it first thing in the morning. Sometimes I will follow it with a glass of room temp lemon water if I’m feeling dehydrated. I also put a few drops of lavender into a spritzer with spring water and mist myself. Very refreshing and uplifting.

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  37. By Janelle on Mar 13, 2012

    My best tip is warm water wash followed by a splash of cold water, then coat my face with a thin layer of pure coconut oil. I’d be happy to learn some better secrets!

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  38. By Sofia on Mar 13, 2012

    Thanks Tera, love all your tips!
    And some of the comments that have been made have great tips,too!
    Your first is a must for me, too. If it doesn’t happen after hydration and exercise, I will add some sea salt to some warm water, drink that and then do some stretching exercises for the abdomen: reach to the sky on tip toes and then with feet planted twist around to either side as far as you can go. You should feel the stretch in the abdominal area. This will usually to the job.
    I try to avoid creams and chemicals for my face so I just will splash my face with cold water and smile until I feel better ~ it’s usually enough.
    So much appreciation for all you do. Thanks!
    Sofia

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  39. By Lori Taylor on Mar 13, 2012

    Wonderful happy ideas! I find that keeping a routine with my self care habits ( including those you’ve mentioned) is really important to keeping things moving. I drink a mug of high quality coffee (roasted and brewed by my hubbie) most mornings and esp. love a meyer lemon squeezed into filtered water for cell cleansing!

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  40. By Claire Odishoo on Mar 13, 2012

    One thing that gets my tired face in a happier state is lightly tapping with my fingertips all around my eyes and then gently from the jawline up to my hairline in little circles. It gets the circulation going without being harsh. I bet it would be lovely in conjunction with Nadine’s wonderful Sea Buckthorn Best Skin Ever. I have not tried it yet, but hope to very soon. Nadine is fabulous, and I’m sure her products are as well.

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  41. By heather on Mar 13, 2012

    On mornings when I feel like “crap”, one of the quick fixes I have is a nice warm shower, and visualize all my “feelings of crap” washing away down the drain. I breathe deeply, actually sighing as I exhale, letting any stuck emotion slip away with the water.

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  42. By Kat on Mar 13, 2012

    Tera, you absolutely slay me. I laugh my way through so many of your blogs and it TRULY makes me feel great. My mornings begin in such a way that it’s tough for me to start out feeling like crap. I have a rottie/lab mix that believes she is a mink stole and when I wake up in the morning she is usually wrapping herself around me. Snuggling with her and smelling that awful doggy morning breath perks me right up because there is no kinda lovin’ like a doggy’s lovin’ first thing in the morning!

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  43. By Elisa on Mar 13, 2012

    Hello, if i ever feel like it`s a puffy-eyed morning i spend a few minutes outside in the fresh air that immediately pick me up. I also make sure to drink a tall glass of water with lemon in it. If i need a little something more i bust a yoga move or two and that gets me going even more:)

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  44. By rhonda on Mar 13, 2012

    Love all the ideas. That was not quite the advice I thought I was going to read about clearing the skin, but it makes sense! A cup of lemon water first thing in the morning always has helped get things going for me, plus just splashing my face with cold water to help wake me up. Would love to learn more about the dry brushing too! Thanks!

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  45. By Rebecca on Mar 13, 2012

    When I feel puffy in the morning I like to do an enema. This helps with your elimination suggestion, and it really helps when my body needs that little extra “something” to get out of it. It also helps me have more energy.

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  46. By Stephanie Tate on Mar 13, 2012

    Thanks for the tips. I purchased chinese cups and use them regularly for skin tightening but especially on tired puffy eyes. Makes a big difference.

    The real benefits are continued ear, nose and throat plus lymph drainage.

    No matter what, it’s a win win!

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  47. By Yvonne on Mar 13, 2012

    well, it sounds lovely… I’m jealous…
    and wish I could just have a real shot at trying all the amazing goodies in the kit. Love some of the suggestions in the comments. I personally believe in COLD water. I love to end m y shower by slowly making it colder and love to run my hair under the water really cold for a few seconds at the end. It’s invigorating… gets you moving if nothing else will. I know food, elimination and exercise make a huge difference but there’s nothing like good fresh air and sunshine.. which is hard to get if you have to go into a floresent lighted office.. then you really do look your worst.
    thanks for the pep talks…
    everyday is a step towards your future…
    keep it looking bright.

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  48. By Alicia on Mar 13, 2012

    I am so grateful for these amazing tips for those groggy-less-than-glamourous mornings! I begin my days with a liter of purified water with a big squeeze of lemon juice. This gets my digestion going and hydrates me for my day, before my day even begins!

    Next I take a walk outside. I have a dog, so I’m motivated to do this. She gets me outside, sun, snow, rain or shine, and I”m always so grateful for this daily ritual, even if I don’t feel that way at first. ;)

    The next step for me is dry skin brushing- my entire body, including my face. I do this just before I get into the shower. And before I turn off the water I moisturize my skin with an oil and essential oil blend. Then, I turn the water to cold, let it hit my skin to flush my lymph system, and VOILA!- I’m awake, energized, and ready to go!

    When it comes to adorning my body, I make an effort to do just that. I love to dress in a way that makes me feel gorgeous, comfortable, and a version of my best self. After all, the image I project out into the world plays a role in how others see me. So I make an effort to FEEL good, and beautiful because this is what radiates out from me to everyone I meet.

    I use only high quality, biodynamic, edible personal care products. This way I know the care I take in choosing what I feed my body is in alignment with what I’m putting ON my body as well. My skin and hair stay clean, clear, moisturized and happy!

    My current morning beauty routine includes what I put into my body for nourishment. I love to start my food day with a low glycemic green juice, and/ or a glass of purified water with lemon juice and liquid chlorophyll. This energizes me, increases my mental clarity, and gives me a skip in my step to carry me through my day. It also gets the plumbing moving, a major factor in beginning a NEW day- letting go of the old and making way for the new!

    Yay! Thanks for letting me share!

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    Reply by KIm on March 13th, 2012

    I love your sharing. Thank you.

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  49. By Deborah Franzen on Mar 13, 2012

    When I wake up puffy from crying/ feeling sorry for myself the very first thing I do is find my kitten (ok, she’s 13 but..) and give her a big hug and hear her purr which releases a lot of my stress…then off to wake up my parrots…we just rescued one this last October and my male parrot totally adores his new “girl friend” she doesn’t speak human yet but it doesn’t stop the male from trying everything under the sun to get her to talk- that makes me laugh. then after that I take a warm shower and moisturize when my skin is still damp with Extra Virgin Olive Oil it makes my skin silky and the extra pampering makes me feel better. If I need more around the eyes, I cut up a cuke and put a slice on each eyelid and relax with some deep breaths before I have to get ready.

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  50. By Sherry on Mar 13, 2012

    Warm wash cloth to my eyes feels so got and takes the burn away from lack of sleep.

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  51. By Sherry on Mar 13, 2012

    Warm wash cloth to my eyes feels so good and takes the burn away from lack of sleep.

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  52. By Mike on Mar 13, 2012

    Dearest Tera,
    Great advice, lovingly and honestly dispensed.
    You are a gem and a joy.
    Thank YOU!

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  53. By diana tarasiewicz on Mar 13, 2012

    cucumber slices on my eyelids, lots of fresh water with lemon juice and a walk outside in the fresh air… my three best remedies… because sometimes we all indulge.. Thanks for being there with all your great advice, ideas, recipes and more!

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  54. By Jessica on Mar 13, 2012

    I love these tips! I was turned onto Nadine’s products by you over a year ago and the sea buckthorn is all I will use on my face. I visited a friend in NYC this weekend who I haven’t seen in 6 months and she commented on how my skin has completely changed. It doesn’t look like the same skin in texture, clarity and tone. It looks amazing and I loooooove it. I have recommended it to many people and any who bother to try it love it too. I am also listening to the Bruce Lipton call right now and it’s great! You’re an amazing woman, Tera! Thanks!

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  55. By Emily on Mar 13, 2012

    Mornings can be hard for me, especially since I wake up and get out of bed before my boyfriend. To make myself feel great, I body brush before the shower, do some oil pulling while in the shower, and then make green smoothies for both of us. All this is great, but the most effective thing I do in the morning to pull myself out of a rut is to rap Notorious B.I.G. in the shower. I don’t know what it is about it, but I can’t stay in a bad mood after a good rap session. I highly recommend it.

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  56. By Colleen on Mar 13, 2012

    If I feel like crap in the morning I spend some time taking stock of what may be going on to make me feel that way. Luckily, my dog and 2 cats help me solve that riddle. So, my moment alone contemplating, and some time with my animals are first. Then, I got straight for the essential oils…I love a mixture of jojoba oil, grapefruit essential oil and orange essential oil on my pulse points and arms, neck and chest as my happy rescue.

    Thanks for all that you do, I’m enjoying the WISH Summit.

    Hugs!

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  57. By beth on Mar 13, 2012

    great info! Nadine’s goodies look wonderful! when i’m feeling less than my perky happy morning self a nice glass of green juice- i love celery, cucumber & a little kale- fixes me right up! :)

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  58. By reina on Mar 13, 2012

    I do the Tibetan 5 every mornin’…I may not do the entire 21 movements, cause they make me dizzy(er) but I do 11, 12, etc and when those vortexes get a going, so do I!

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  59. By angie on Mar 13, 2012

    so the think that has seemed to help me the most in the morning is taking my dog out. the first thing i do after i wake up is take my dog out. especially now that the weather has been getting nicer and it’s getting lighter out this has really been great. fresh air, the sun coming up…it invigorates me to get going once i go back inside.

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  60. By Bobbi on Mar 13, 2012

    My favorite puffy-morning fixer upper suggestion is to roll out of bed PRONTO!when the alarm goes off and, instead of making coffee for my sweetie, slip into my favorite walking shoes, pants and hoodie and put my little rescue dog’s harness on and head out for a couple mile walk/(run?)around the park in my neighborhood! After hellos from neighbors and a lot of tail wagging from ‘Winnie’ I return to a fresh pot of coffee and a fresh face in the mirror!

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  61. By Ruby on Mar 13, 2012

    oh sweet Tera, you help my life be so delicious.

    I love all these tips and my body especially loves the body brushing followed by a FIR Sauna. I always enjoy my morning hot water with lemon, but the best part is the mug is always a special one. It’s like drinking goodness and love at the same time!

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  62. By Nancy Fabiola on Mar 13, 2012

    I like to drink some water with lemon juice to get myself energized for ready for day. Visualizing how my day will go before getting out of bed helps me get the day started with a positive outlook.

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    Reply by nimesha on March 13th, 2012

    Puffy eyes is caused due to water retention so the best way is to get those kidneys to expel the extra water.. Simple yoga twists from the waist not the upper back will get your kidneys activated.. hold this pose alternating left and right and you will want to pee soon.. Post this alternative nostril breathing will get both sides of your body to work together expelling further air and water from the face area… AND of course lemon water to excrete your morning garb… Also i have found that intense breathing exercises also wake up your entire system…. HAVE A GGREAAATT DAY

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  63. By Vivian Weissmann on Mar 13, 2012

    Tera, your mom is so cute! You obviously have a wonderful relationship with her; the love is so obvious. OMG, I’d forgotten about dry brushing; I’m going to start doing that again. The kit looks divine! Thanks so much for all you do.

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  64. By Sasha on Mar 13, 2012

    All you ladies seem to have such good advice for taking care of your skin and body. I mostly just rub on some coconut oil or jojoba oil. I also take my morning BMs very seriously :)

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  65. By Kimberly on Mar 13, 2012

    Great tips everyone! I also use warm lemon water with a dash of cayenne pepper and a few drops of stevia (cleansing and stimulating). Dry brushing, rebounding, NIR sauna in morning is Fantastic! Recently, I have been using genuine, pure Moroccan Argan Oil on face followed by the Bellabaci Facial cup which stimulates the circulation in face along with massaging the oil into skin – has done wonders for me. Really reduces the puffy eyes.

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  66. By KIm on Mar 14, 2012

    Thank you for all the great tips!
    I would love to be part of your 30 day BE Beauty Makeover. I do not follow any sort of ritual in the morning and would love to indulge and start my day off blissfully! I need a fresh start desperately.
    I am definitely going to start using my body brush that hangs on a hook in my bathroom. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  67. By andrea on Mar 14, 2012

    I like to meditate, drink some room temp water with lemon, then do a few sunsalutations a few minutes laying down with cucumbers on the eyes and a fresh juice or green smoothie and i feel like a million bucks!!!

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  68. By Kendall on Mar 14, 2012

    Bountiful Beauties ABOUND!

    Hello Gorgeous Ladies!

    One of the things that has me singing from the rafters first thing in the morning, is using Nadine’s tooth care regime, my teeth are glowing and gleaming and it has pipers dancing on my tongue, ready for me to send lush smooches into the world!

    I then sashay my beautiful booty to the kitchen, where I prepare a loving, light-filled smoothie filled with all of the power boosting foods I can imagine (and find), that I know will allow my body to soar to new heights ALL day long!

    Thank you for the chance to share a bit of me, and thank you for the chance at the giveaway!

    Love, light and LOADS of laughter!

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  69. By Emily Tu on Mar 14, 2012

    This is a lovely article and all the comments are so wonderful!

    I do this every morning when waking up – it ensures that I feel perky and radiant regardless of who I see in the mirror: Pour myself a full cup of chilled water. It’s a ceramic cup that I have made myself, light blue color with carvings of the sun, the moon and flowers and really sensual to the touch. So when I’m drinking the water, it feels as if I’m drinking in the sunlight, the moonbeams and flower nectar. As I’m drinking, I look at the water and repeat: “Magic. Love. Abundance. Health. Beauty. Grace” as if the water embodies all those divine qualities. Sometimes when these words still don’t feel enough, I will add, “Today I’m allowing all the magic and beauty to unfold to me with grace and joy.” It’s as if I’m drinking in all the magical qualities, let them nurture and sink into my cells.

    And I always feel so awesome afterwards!

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  70. By Laura Karanko on Mar 14, 2012

    Thanks Tera!

    I also got myself on of Nadine’s AMAZing sea buckthorn oils and I really really DO feel so much better after putting it on. I also thought it was “just in my head” so now I can’t wait to hear more about the science behind how this “miracle” works!

    The best thing though Tera, is that this post arrived EXACTly on the morning of a day when it was needed!

    Thank you so much for BEing such an Inspiration :)
    <3 from Finland

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  71. By Michelle on Mar 14, 2012

    Different days need different tricks. Getting my boomba out the door and my toes in the grass for a few deeps breaths always works, followed by some form of inversion, usually a handstand against the willow in our yard then a dance with the wind or shimmer in the stillness. When I head back inside and hit the loo I usually dab my undereyes and lovely life lines with my magic potion from my pot of cream. It is so wonderful. A little glass jar with the sweetly hand drawn title: Beeswax Herbal Cream. It contains sweet almond oil, beeswax, comfrey root, vitamin e oil and essential oil of whatever scent you choose. My favorties are rose geranium and lavender. I stock up on it when I visit my hometown, Portland, OR but it can be purchased from: The Hargraves Family, 16062 S Feyrer Pk. Rd., Molalla, OR 97038 I think a jar goes for about $5 and usually last me about a year. Pure magic!

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  72. By sandy [blaikie anderson] on Mar 14, 2012

    Hi Tera,
    i really enjoyed your ‘puffy morning’ piece -a whole new level of nitty gritty honesty!

    I’m really delighted to share with you what came to me the other day to cheer me up when i was getting tired of looking at the dark side. It goes like this:
    the bright side of C.R.A.P.is ….
    Compassionate Rearguard Always Present!

    That’s really true in my life- there’s always a Presence that i continually lose track of and gleefully rediscover, and it’s always ready to help before i ask.

    Many blessings on this courageous path you have chosen,
    in kindness,
    sandy

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  73. By Maria on Mar 14, 2012

    I have my green smoothie and immediately I look better.

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  74. By Elena S. on Mar 14, 2012

    For the occasional puffy-eyed mornings I like to wash my my face with ice-cold water. I then wet the corner of my towel and set it over eyes, feeling the soothing cold work against the swelling. It does wonders for me, as well as giving my an energizing jolt.

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  75. By Mahasin Hazziez on Mar 14, 2012

    Pufy eyes for me areusually from lack of sleep. A cold cloth on the eyes can be very soothing along with some deep breathing.(gives you something to do while you’re lying there with the cloth over your eyes.)I can really USE a beauty makeover!

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  76. By Tracey on Mar 14, 2012

    Yip the puffy-crappy mornings is something I too am familiar with especially as I am part of the brigade trying to save the world, so one too many sleepless nights add to that…..but there is nothing like getting in touch with nature before the sun rises, taking a brisk walk and speaking to God. Positive self talk a good appointment with my body-brush and a cool shower all help me feel great. I am fortunate my bowels have a tendency to wake me so I get the crap out (excuse the punn) early before anyone else becomes the target….

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  77. By Okriina on Mar 14, 2012

    Thank you so much for the tips! Here in Northern Europe even the cold and harsh weather can make me look like an alien. During winter time hot water with fresh squeezed lemon wake me up on the morning. Followed by a hot shower and sesame oil as a lotion and a huge green smoothie later on. Also trying to get some fresh air and sun shine as much as possible are essential for my body. And now I will definitely add the body brushing into my routines!

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  78. By trk_evelyn on Mar 14, 2012

    My puffy morning fixer is simple: a green tea ice cube brushed all over my face:) nothing is better for puffy face and it’s really cheap and easy to do, just make a cup of green tea, let it cool, put it in an ice cube tray and in the freezer. ’til the morning you’ll have yourself the greatest refreshment your face needs:)

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  79. By Lisa-Maria on Mar 14, 2012

    Oh, my, after reading these, I realize I have a very long way to go! My routine is not really a routine, just George Michael’s Real Love…Gotta get up to get down! Get’s me going every time! I’m now going to add the eucalyptis oil in the shower! Thanks Tera, thanks all!

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  80. By Sarah on Mar 14, 2012

    Fantastic words Tera!! I find working out first thing in the morning is the best way to make you feel amazing! Also your comment about the water is sooo true, I recently started to ensure I drink plenty of water during the day and I keep a water bottle next to my bed so the moment I wake up and take a sip. since ensuring I am drinking loads of water I find I am more aware first thing in the morning and can get out of bed easier. thanks for all your inspiring messages. x

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  81. By Sanna on Mar 14, 2012

    I love your tips, Tera! I will definitely start doing full body brushing every morning, once I buy myself a brush. Do you have recommendations for the type of the brush? For me I need Nia 5 stages, 10 seconds per stage to get my body and mind alive. Also tapping my sacrum bone to the ground will get liquids in my spine circulating and it will refresh my brain function.

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  82. By Magdalene on Mar 14, 2012

    Besides drinking a cup of hot lemon water and skinbrushing in the morning I like to open the balcony door and stand there with arms stretched wide inhaling deeply the fresh cool air and exhaling while bending forward , sometimes doing a few kneebends while exhaling is amazing how it warms the body and gets me feeling energized.

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  83. By Sarah on Mar 14, 2012

    Thanks for the great reminders! I am working towards drinking more H2O in the morning and brushing.
    In the morning I take a shower to wake up and then mediate for a short period of time to balance myself before the craziness of the work day starts!

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  84. By niki on Mar 14, 2012

    I open my eyes, think “woo hoo! another day and so much to do!!!” Then I do an ayurvedic ritual to unpuff my face – I take some cold water in my mouth, as much as I can hold in my mouth, while I splash, splash, splash all over my face, especially my eyes. When everywhere is wet and cold I let the water out. Then I buzz my way over to some room temp water and with eith a little lemon, fermented drink or gemmotherapy I drink, drink, and drink. Voila! I’m ready to roar ;)

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  85. By Jamie on Mar 14, 2012

    These are all wonderful tips that I am going to try – thank you for sharing! Puffy eyes is something I’ve been dealing with more so over the past 3 years, having a little one who gets sick at night. I’d love to tell you I’ve figured out at least 1 thing that helps with puffy eyes, but I haven’t. Tonight’s a perfect example, 3:14am and I’m awake, I can count on having puffy eyes today. Thanks again for the info! At least now I’m aware of these great tips!

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  86. By Alanna on Mar 14, 2012

    Thanks Tera!

    My ‘emergency rescue protocol for puffy-eyed mornings’ entails drinking 4 cups of spring water first thing upon rising (or 3 cups of spring water and either 1 cup of nettle tea or 1 cup coconut water). I do this in front of my sunbox lamp in the winter, otherwise I hop outside barefooted and let the the warm sun rays lick my cheeks and rehydrate myself with the spring water; putting the ‘spring’ back into my step! At least recalling the beautiful and playfully flowing image of the spring water before I collected it, makes me feel as though it’s bestowing me with its power and attributes as it begins to flow through my body. Hey it’s poetic anyway!

    I then like to do the powerful but simple “Dr. Andrew Weil Energizing breath” combination: breathe in and out rapidly for 60 sec. followed immediately by breathing in, (inhaling) to the count of 4, holding that breath to the count of 7, then slowly letting out that breath to the count of 8 and repeating this 4 to 8 times.

    By now this may be all I need to feel like I can take on the world again however, time permitted and depending on how I feel I may also come
    back inside and for 2-5 minutes and jump on my mini trampoline revving up all my systems and endorphins.

    I round all this off with my favorite hydrating and energizing smoothie:

    1 small frozen banana
    1/2 cup frozen blueberries
    1 scoop of Chocolate Vega Whole Food Health Optimizer (packed with vitamins, essential fatty acids, protein, maca, chlorella etc)
    1 cup spring water
    1 tbsp sprouted buckwheat (full of energizing b vitamins and tryptophan, a pre-curser the body uses to make serotonin, the ‘feel good’ hormone.)

    And finally, after wiping the blueberry stains off my lips, but not the buckwheat induced grin, I apply a natural tinted lip shimmer/balm that is just the right shade so that without any other make up, my eyes pop and my skin somehow looks radiant again! And wait, why was I feeling so bad when I woke up again? :)

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  87. By Amy on Mar 14, 2012

    Being a chiropractor, I realize that we shine the best on the outside when our inner energy is humming optimally. My best pick-me-up on a puffy-eyed day is to give my spine and nervous system some TLC… a deep breath while clasping my hands behind my back, lifting my chest into a baby backbend, and looking up towards the ceiling as far as I can. Works like a charm and it only takes one breath. (Then see your chiropractor later that day!)

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  88. By juliew4 on Mar 14, 2012

    DRINK WATER – CRAP – BRUSH BODY – EXFOLIATE FACE – WASH & ANOINT FACE – APPLY PERFUME – LOOK IN THE MIRROR – SMILE AT YOURSELF (I added the last one)

    I basically do the same. Drink, Loo, Citrus Buble Bath, Grease, Smellies then Smile.
    It helps if you’ve slept in a bit then has to be done in ubder about 5 minutes. There – Ready to go. (;-))

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  89. By Tiffany on Mar 14, 2012

    Hi Peppery Tera,
    Thanks for reminding me to pull out my lonely body brush. We haven’t danced together in a long time.
    My morning pick me upper, when I’ve had a less than majestic night’s sleep, is to have my morning tea outside. The fresh air, and the sounds of the busy birds give me a great lift.
    One other thing, is to turn on some music I can dance to. This really gets the blood flowing! It doesn’t matter the type of music as long as you dance. When my 88 year old Grandmother doesn’t want to go to Eldercare in the morning, I turn on her gospel music. Oh boy, what a difference that makes. She starts dancing around, without her walker :)
    Morning smooches!!!

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  90. By Valentines Honey Bee on Mar 14, 2012

    Ooooo! Love the tips Tera, and thanks to the extra ones from the other ladies!

    When I’m in that waking stage and sense I’m feeling a little rough (or tender!), I pad through in my pj’s to brush my teeth, scrape my tongue, top up my spring water bottle with a pinch of sea salt, take a marvelous proteolytic enzyme, and burrow back under the covers.

    The gift then of an extra half hour of letting the spring water hydrate my body, the enzyme restoring … while I gently let beautiful thoughts of gratitude drift through my mind, mingling with prayer … makes all the difference!

    The day then has a chance for beauty, because I’ve been able to recognize that God has given me another day, and another chance to LIVE!

    If after all of this, I sense my body needs extra tlc, then I brew a Spring Dragon tea which is wonderful for combatting inflammation, followed by a flushing cucumber or watermelon juice … put on the music, potter in my own space with a raw honey and camu camu homemade mask … and in not much time, skin and spirits are brighter, and I’m fighting fit for FUN!

    Yay Women!

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  91. By Kristine Strange on Mar 14, 2012

    Dear Tera,
    I love what you are doing with the Be Beauty Makeover. I have done virtually all of your programs and am a testimony to the fact that they WORK! My family has been severely hurt by this economic downturn, but when we get back on our feet, I will back for some of your new programs like this one. Unfortunately, it may be a long time to recover from this one and for that I would be eternally grateful to be given the opportunity to participate in the Be Beauty Makeover now as I approach 60yo. The phrase “pick me, pick me” is coming to mind right now!

    Okay, for a simple eye puffy morning routine, I drink a glass of warm water with lemon, to help clear out the pipes, as you say, first thing when I wake up. Then, I grab to very cold slices of cucumber from the fridge and relax for 10 minutes while picturing my perfect day. Of course, I have cucumbers at all times because it they are not going into a Green Smoothie, they are headed for a Green Juice. Then I follow up this routine with the best Green Smoothie or Green Drink I can dream up and never look back. Except to glance in the mirror and see that the routine did the trick and it is indeed the perfect day!

    God Bless you and all that you do,
    Kristine/MN

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  92. By Linda Mugica on Mar 14, 2012

    Every morning the first thing I do is take a deep breath and thank God for another day. I stretch my whole body, rub my feet, legs, rotate and shake every part of me. I stand up and drink a glass of water. Start marching and start thanking to my body with the Ho’oponopono phrases: I AM SORRY, PLEASE FORGIVE ME, THANK YOU AND I LOVE YOU. I drink half cup of plain kefir with a spoon of chia seeds (the best digestive gift for me). I eliminate toxins immediately! I take a shower massaging all my body and start signing (whatever makes me feel happy). My final gift is rubbing my body with a hydrating cream while I listen to my favorite music. I do some stretching and get ready for a healthy breakfast. I pray and meditate and get ready for a new day. :)

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  93. By Valerie on Mar 14, 2012

    Hi!
    My puffy eyes fixer is after a green smoothie, I will damp my face with warm water. Then I will mist rose water, leave it penetrate by itself. Then Ill applied musk rose oil under and around my eyes. Ill finish with cocomut butter mix with cacao butter melted in my hand. I will applied it in my face, my neck and on my breast. It smell good, uplift my spirit and of course fix my puffy eyes. It is a good trick but Im sure I could learn so much on BE. Hope to win the contest…because unfortunately my full time student status make that I can afford for now the BE program…Anyway, thanks for sharing all these wonderfull tips!

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  94. By Belle on Mar 14, 2012

    Wow, I needed to read this today and I am sooo glad I did.
    Im based in Australia- are Nadine’s products available here?

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  95. By Christy on Mar 14, 2012

    I like to splash my face with ice cold water, and drink at least one big glass, if not two. I also like to wake myself up by dancing or walking around very quickly for a few minutes, nothing like getting the blood going to help you feel better!

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  96. By Lynn on Mar 14, 2012

    What started as a quick green cleanse has transformed me! I love your blog, the WISH summit, well, just everything!!! Thank you so much for your loving and witty advice!

    I dry brush, shower, then do a quick 15 minute TTAPP workout. BIG glass of lemon water and a green smoothie before heading off to work. I am grateful for every day that I wake up : ) Happy to be alive with a happy, healthy family and a brand new granddaughter. Thanks, Tera, for all you do!

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  97. By Krista on Mar 14, 2012

    My favourite morning routine starts with 20 minutes of oil pulling – while I am doing that I listen to my morning “awaken my joy” playlist or write in my journal (sometimes both!), followed by a salt water rinse. Then teeth brushing, body brushing, and shower using local, organic soaps & shampoo bars (they smell so good!). After the shower, it’s face to toes EV coconut oil moisturising time!

    When I do this, I feel like I fully awaken my joy and I’ve had sacred morning time to honour and love myself.

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  98. By Barbara on Mar 14, 2012

    Tera… you and all your followers are SO inspiring ! I am brand new to your site and just celebrated my 59th birthday. I have just read your post and all the wonderful ideas shared above. Obviously, I have nothing to share at this point…but today is the first day of the rest of my life and I look forward to all the changes and improvements I achieve by learning from you. THANK YOU !!!

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  99. By carla butler on Mar 14, 2012

    Thanks for all the wonderful tips…cold water splash on the face, some stretching and a big glass of water get me going in the am..

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  100. By Nan~ on Mar 14, 2012

    Ooooh, Inspiring Women of the World ~ Thank you for all your many ways to Re-Energize the day!

    My favorite way to wake up in the morning (especially when feeling crappy) is have a last stretch in my warm n cozy bed ~ contemplate another beautiful day ~ send my heartfelt feelings to family & friends ~ get up with each step I breathe in & out infinite gratitude in while stretching up and around several times of my intentions for the day. Drink a glass of spring water followed by hot lemon water ~ yoga ~ rebounding ~ sunshine ~ getting ready for the 3 day green smoothie!!! (yesterday, I was so excited about it, I just found what was in my fridge and blended it ~ omg, who knew red chard & pink grapefruit would be so freakin’ yummy???!) Some enzymes, more spring water & green tea. Love Nadine’s products, which smell like Heaven. I have used up, but kept the great blue (miron glass jars. On to the day Ladies ~ I’m feeling great just reading ~ but first, let’s see what super green drink to make ~ then a walk in the park is calling….Blessings All xoxo

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  101. By robyn on Mar 14, 2012

    I am a newbie to natural beauty treatment, so I am ready to practice a few of Tera’s tips. H2o, brush my largest organ, maybe go for a bike ride. 3 suggestions from Tera, hopefully i can continue this journey with tips from Nadine!

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  102. By Tami on Mar 14, 2012

    This morning was the perfect time to receive your email! My eyes are so puffy today. Probably from eating noodles last night, that I usually don’t eat. To ease it away, I drink a tall glass of distilled water in the morning. Cool my eyes off with a soft wet wash cloth that makes me feel pampered. Then I take it outside for a brisk walk/run for at 15 to 20 minutes.
    Which is really brisk being this time of year in Canada. Which, I just noticed your addess was Canadian also.
    Thank you for your site. It is amazing!

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  103. By Lindalou on Mar 14, 2012

    I do the makeover

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  104. By Puffy-eyed Kate on Mar 14, 2012

    It sounds a little too good to be true, I think these bags are here to stay.

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  105. By Allison on Mar 14, 2012

    I also start my morning with water, as well as some Bragg’s cider vinegar drink to “clean the pipes” as you say. I will begin to add the brushing technique, which we’ve found very helpful at my school for young children who have ADHD and other issues. That is significant! Lastly, I want to say that my sister got me some of Nadine’s WISH spray last year and I was so excited–it does smell fantastic! By the 3rd or 4th time I used it, I broke out in a rash. I continued to try it, hoping it wouldn’t continue, but it got worse and worse until by entire trunk had a red rash. (You can take that part out if you want, b/c I’m sure others would really like it.)

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  106. By Natalie on Mar 14, 2012

    What a wonderful email to receive this morning! It brought a smile to my face and reminded me of that extra-special self care that gets the day off to a good start. THANK YOU for the reminder.

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  107. By Juli Mitschke on Mar 14, 2012

    My Puffy eyed remedy consists of taking a loooong soak in my tub. I try to use a body scrub to wake up my body and a scrub for my face. When I get out I take the time to oil myself down usually with coconut oil. I lather my face up with a moisterizer put on my house coat and spend a few minutes brushing my hair and really feeling it hit my scalp which feels like a massage. I follow that by a quick yoga routine to stretch out my body and then make sure to head out the door whether it be to get the mail or go exercise. Just something where I see sunlight, feel the breeze across my face and breathe fresh air!

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  108. By Tami on Mar 14, 2012

    Hi,
    Can you let me know where to view/purchase the BE Beauty Makeup Kit you mentioned. I cannot seem to locate it on the site.
    Thank you.
    Tami

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  109. By Véronique Larose on Mar 14, 2012

    This really hit home!!! I AM feeling like crap right now and will start right away to put into practice the great suggestions above. Already I am feeling a little better, just knowing I have a plan! Thank you Tera xxx

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  110. By Anya on Mar 14, 2012

    The best thing I do for myself in the morning is wake up at the same time, no matter how late I am asleep. (I try not to go to bed late… ever!)

    I get up, wash my face, brush my teeth and…

    Do yoga!

    I love watching the sun rise. I get a natural energy that nothing can compare to.

    Love your mornings! They’re sacred! (The birds will agree with you)

    xoxoxo

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  111. By Véronique Larose on Mar 14, 2012

    Also… After a glass of white clay water I hop on my rebounder for a few minutes. This really gets the stuff moving in my pipes…… And instantly puts a smile on my face because it is just soooo much fun to jump around!

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  112. By Lisa on Mar 14, 2012

    Such great suggestions! I always feel so much better in the morning after I use my facial scrub in the shower. After the shower I like to put on my wonderful organic non-toxic scented body lotion. It makes me feel awake and refreshed. I sometimes also like to use my essential oils on my skin in the morning. The aromatic scent just makes me feel so much better. I really want to try Nadine’s WISH mist. Sounds delicious!

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  113. By Tami on Mar 14, 2012

    Wow! This is a wonderful approach. I like it I like it I like it! It makes the body (and the body’s owner :-) ) happy!
    Thank you!

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  114. By Claire on Mar 14, 2012

    Those are all great practices to have! I’m going to follow your suggestion to drink more water in the morning, because I definitely don’t drink enough. The other thing I do is practice Gyrotonic Expansion System (www.gyrotonic.com). There’s nothing like moving your body to move your energy first thing in the morning. The combination of movement, breath and rhythm gives my internal organs a massage and gives me a sense of wellbeing I can carry into the day. Then I go through my ablutions covering myself head to toe in beautiful plant botanicals (courtesy of Living Libations) and spritz myself with one of my own perfumes (totally natural, of course). Things are really looking up by then!

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  115. By Jenny on Mar 14, 2012

    WOW, what great ideas. I deal with puffy eyes quite a bit- a combination of genetics (hooded eyelids) and year long allergies. When they are at their puffiest, and I don’t recognize myself in the mirror, I drink water with lemon juice, up my vitamin c and potassium, and try to get out for a walk before work. Thanks for all the tips!!!!

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  116. By Amanda on Mar 14, 2012

    This is so exciting love what you are doing hope I win!! I need it right now not only am I detoxing my body but I am detoxing from an unhealthy relationship!! Great tips I body brush everyday and shower and that always wakes me up, also start my morning with my lemonade lemon water with stevia.

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  117. By Heather on Mar 14, 2012

    Thank you for the article! When I’m not feeling peppy in the morning, I do sun salutations. The great thing about this is that you do not need any props…just yourself! I will set a timer for 5-10 minutes or whatever I have time for that morning. Not only does it give me a rosy glow but it brings me back to my breath, bringing a sense of relaxation and definitely a better start to the day!

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  118. By KM on Mar 14, 2012

    My Emergency Rx – Music!!! Singing and dancing to a favorite playlist gets the blood flowing to my skin and raises my vibration to help bring about a glow. Sometimes you gotta fake it til ya make it, but nothing makes you look better than a smile. And of course lots of water!

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  119. By marilene on Mar 14, 2012

    For puffy eyes in the morning I drink lots of water too….and I also wash my face with cold water and put on camomile tea bag. After that a good massage with coconut oil,from inside the eyes to the outside, and I’m good to go!I can’t say that works all the time but for sure it makes me feel much better!Thank you Tera!

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  120. By KM on Mar 14, 2012

    PS – BE Beauty sounds amazing – WOW! What a brillant and beautiful program :-)

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  121. By Kathy on Mar 14, 2012

    Thank you.
    You are beautiful, but not perfect. It gives me hope ;)
    It is always refreshing to hear people’s honest stories on how life smacks them in the face and they survive and even thrive.
    I have just completed a course on natural beauty treatments. For the first time I have put natural organic products on my skin and the difference is wonderful. At 49 I am starting to glow. I just need to keep the raw food up and my inner bits will meet my outer bits and I will be radiant.
    Please keep up the good work.
    Lots of Love Kathy = B-) xx

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  122. By emmy on Mar 14, 2012

    Wow so many responses already!
    I get some hot water and squeeze a lemon into it. the warm water feels great. I also jump up and down and celebrate if i notice that i’m feeling slow. i like blending up three apples and some algae tablets and drinking that, which gets my bowels moving even if they already have.

    Stepping outside and taking deep breaths of air is the final step. I also take my kid at his hands and have him walk on my stomach for a good organ massage. Sometimes he steps on my boobs and it hurts but as he gets older he’ll learn where its good.

    I hope i get this makeover! i love your programs

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  123. By Natasha on Mar 14, 2012

    Thanks for the great tips, Tera!

    My favorite routine for a well rested face is drinking a tall glass of water with chlorophyll a while before bed, and going to sleep with olive oil on my face. This cleanses, purifies, and nourishes the body and skin inside and out! When I wake up, (after a great BM, of course ; ), I wash my face with tea tree oil and a hot (like really hot) wash cloth, which opens pores and further detoxes the skin. I follow this with a rinse of ice cold water which closes pores and refreshes skin!

    Check out my site, for more tips!

    Natasha Uspensky, CHHC

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  124. By Judy on Mar 14, 2012

    I splash cold water on my face to wake up and then do some stretches to get my blood moving. But a nice cup of coffee really gets me going!

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  125. By Heather on Mar 14, 2012

    Not just for puffy-mornings:

    Water with Lemon immediately upon waking, a few Sun Salutations, dry-brushing before the shower, and a batch of fresh veggie juice before heading out the door!

    (a sunny day doesn’t hurt, either!)

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  126. By Kristin on Mar 14, 2012

    I am going to have to get a dry brush now!
    In the mornings I love to have a nice cup of Chai tea. I also agree with you on the clearing out of the pipes- it instantly makes me feel better!
    Most mornings I have a big green smoothie- frozen fruit and lots of kale, spinach, cilantro, etc.
    I also love my sea veggie and aloe drink called Body Balance from Lifeforce. It’s my liquid gold:) and i can’t live without it.
    Steam bath facials are also a great pick me up!

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    Reply by Kristin on March 14th, 2012

    By the way, I have been praying and dreaming of a natural makeover for the past few months….as a homeschooling mom with 3 kids and a husband who works at a large church and is quite busy- it would be amazing. I am in my mid-thirties and feeling like it is harder and harder to look my best. I don’t have the time to spend on myself as I am running around taking care of everyone else:)

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  127. By Nancy on Mar 14, 2012

    After I drink water, I take my cat outside for a little sunshine. No shortage of that here in Florida! I pick a piece off my aloe plant, open it up and rub the gel on my face and arms and legs. It soaks right in and I do not even wash it off. I do not know if this is a good thing as I just did it one day and it makes me feel good!

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  128. By Sharon on Mar 14, 2012

    I use Prairie Naturals Morning Rise & Shine which is a lemon, organic aloe and alkaline mineral mix and in addition to routines mentioned by others dry brush, regularity, walks etc, add a stop on the T-Zone Vibration machine and although all of this this results in feeling better the outer appearance ….. puffy eyes still stare back at me in the mirror. So obviously desperately need the BE Beauty Makeover!!!!

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  129. By Donna on Mar 14, 2012

    Love this article Tera! I wake up with puffy eyes nearly every morning. And I have a body brush that I’ve never used. I’ll have to try and get in the habit!

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  130. By Bianca on Mar 14, 2012

    THANK YOU! I had a fight with my boyfriend yesterday, woke up feeling lousy, tired, and not at all excited about going work. I checked my email before and left the house, and just by readind about these tips made me feel SOOO much better. I had only 5 minutes so I gulped down two glasses of water, put on my super cool, “trees please” perfume from Nadine ( yay!) and struted into work with a grin.

    Amazing how just giving myself a little love and care makes me feel beautiful! And even if my puffy eyes are still there after I body brush, hidrate, wash and exfoliate my face and smell gorgeous, WHO CARES? I’ll feel like a puffy eyed ROCKSTAR!

    I can’t wait for tomorrow morning, i’ll make sure I give myself some extra time for the entire ritual. Exciting!!! :D

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  131. By Manar Siegel on Mar 14, 2012

    I think the most important thing to do in the morning is to put yourself at the TOP of your to do list! I do this by waking up before my kids or husband and sit with a hot cup of after with lemon and think of how I want my day to be. This sets the tone for the whole day and makes me a patient and loving Mom and that makes me beautiful inside and out!

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  132. By Tandi on Mar 14, 2012

    Awesome article! My greatest morning energizers are fresh vegetable juice, exercise and putting a squeeze of fresh lemon in my water in the morning. Lemon is so refreshing and it makes me feel completely revitalized.

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  133. By JW on Mar 14, 2012

    Hi Tera,
    I like to eat a piece of delicious Kiwi which is loaded with Vit.C among other valuable restoring nutrients. When you peel the kiwi, don’t throw it away…gently wipe the flesh-side of the kiwi peeling on your face. It dries and tightens your skin and feels rejuvenating. It does not dry sticky either.
    This is penetrating… vitamins and antioxidants skin deep! Lay a peel over your puffy eyes too.
    Also, stretch and get your oxygen flowing…

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  134. By Mary on Mar 14, 2012

    I love this! wonderful ideas :)

    I like to first lay in bed and do really simple stretches on my back and repeat some things I’m grateful for in my life.
    Then I drink plenty of water with lemon!

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  135. By Kathy on Mar 14, 2012

    I love the beauty routines, I already do a few, and I need gentle reminders on some. In the mornings I love to get out and walk my dog, loving the quiet and peacefulness of the night sky (still dark when I wake up). The body brushing in the morning really makes me feel like I come alive. I always bathe in the morning, and add lavendar epsom salts to the water. I have just recently bought a “natural bristle” hair brush, so I give my hair a nice brushing as well, as I have just recently gone “no-poo”… so far that is working well, on day 3 of no chemicals on my scalp :)

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  136. By Audry on Mar 14, 2012

    drinking the water of 2-3 coconuts. That’s it! It works everytime :)

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  137. By Michael Smith on Mar 14, 2012

    a.m. puffy eyes, bowel movement inconsistancy…might want to check thyroid function. Of course a good clinical history helps to identify other related symptoms..how about those adrenals: puffiness: fluid retention : sodium: potassium imbalances associated with….might want to check your morning urine and salivary pH for acid -alkaline problems. Add a tsp. of pure lemon juice to your first thing in the morning water to get the digestion going and alkalize ….

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  138. By polly on Mar 14, 2012

    Oil Pulling is super for getting rid of puffiness around the eyes. The way I do this is 1 tablespoon of sesame oil held in the mouth and swished around for 10mins every morning.This practice is a great simple detox.

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  139. By Joyce on Mar 14, 2012

    First

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  140. By Joyce on Mar 14, 2012

    First I stretch to get rid of the cobwebs, then I spend 5 minutes on my rebounder. After that I dry brush using Teresa Tapp’s method and finish up with a warm shower. Ahhhhh…

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  141. By Klare on Mar 14, 2012

    What I do when I have puffy eyed mornings is to simply just wash my face with cold water and say ” Hello, Brand New Day!”

    I stayed up juicing greens one night until 3AM. This was so my Husband can spend some alone time at the house while I took my son out to eat dinner and have fun together outside of the house. I came home and had to make sure I juiced for the next day. Little did I know I would be up until 3AM. Normally, I hit the sack at 10PM and that’s pushing it too.

    The next morning, I was a bit tired, but I washed my face, got myself ready, made breakfast for my 3 year old, I drank my usual quart of water with lemon, and I topped that off with my morning juice of fresh grapefruit, raspberries, lemon, and ginger concoction. Took my son to school and got lots done for the rest of the day. I did some meditation and slowed down and just relaxed for 30 minutes or so.

    The rest of the day I was fine with my green juices until at night around 9PM. I was ready for a long good sleep.

    Great tips on brushing and especially morning elimination! I often have mine before starting the day and I feel much better.

    Starting the day with a “Sunny Side Up” attitude and seeing the Sun is the way to go for me.

    I love to win the 30 Day Beauty Makeover. I could use a kick start after years of just taking care of my son, Husband, and home needs.

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  142. By Catharina on Mar 14, 2012

    My routine on a puffy-morning is first to drink a huge glas of water with a good squeeze of lemon to get the system going. Then I do the body brushing whilest thinking all sorts of loving thoughts and imagining how every cell is being filled with joy, life and beauty. I like to end my shower by turning the water icy cold. It really gets the body started and it all ways make me feel refreshed and ready for the day. It’s like a clean slate.
    Thanks for all the great tips.

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  143. By rosemary on Mar 14, 2012

    Hi Tera,

    your routine sounds fabulous. Just one more thing to add, while we’re at it awakening our intestines, skin and attitude…a little stretching and then on to about 20 mins of meditation and quiet breathing and I’m really ready for anything. Meditation gives me a chance to do “yoga for the mind”, inhance my judgement center, and meet the universe with a grateful heart.
    Similar to how I feel every time I read your truth! Blessing and greens,
    Rosemary

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  144. By kathleen on Mar 14, 2012

    My puffy morning fixer uppers. First of all hydrate with some lemon water. A pumpkin mask facial then a shower with peppermint soap. Cucumber eye gel for amazing eye depuffing, lavender seaweed toner and my most hydrating mositurizer Then more hydration with a really big mug of tea.
    I make a smoothie in my vitamix with tangerine juice, frozen banana, berries and organic whey powder to the consistency of soft serve ice cream and put it in a pretty bowl. Or of course a big green smoothie!

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  145. By Yaffa on Mar 14, 2012

    1. Hot water with lemon helps get anything on the way out out!
    2. Getting my body moving, (with some T Tapp exercises) or just taking a run gets me glowing and happy! Just getting out to let my skin drink up some sunshine in the morning feels so good.
    3. Getting my mind calm and my heart loving! Meditating on the people I love ups my vibration and makes me feel much better about myself, the universe and life. Even just interacting with them in a loving way works.
    4. I have a natural woodsy scent I love to roll on some secret spots and on my lips for early morning grounding. its almond oil with some woodsy essential oils added, and it makes me feels like a wood nymph.
    5. Kisses, kisses, kisses! Giving morning blessings to my body and children and feeling how it already is a wonderful day.
    6. Starting the day with a song that expresses how I really feel is a winner, and helps the rest of the day flow.
    7. Getting up early, so I have that quiet time before everyone wakes up – oh yes – a morning walk at dawn can do wonders to awaken the inner beauty queen. But this starts the night before so maybe it doesn’t count….you have to get to bed early enough….
    8. When I don’t get up early, just holding the third eye in the TAT pose and affirming that everything that led to whatever is causing the puffiness or grumpiness happened and its over and I don’t identify with it anymore and forgive all those who hurt me because of it clears the way for a new beautiful day and a new beautiful me with a clean heart and new beginning mo matter what happened…

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  146. By Claire on Mar 14, 2012

    I always drink a glass of warm ginger and lemon water before my morning shower. I love how it detox and refresh me. I think it is a wonderful way to start a day!

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  147. By Amanda on Mar 14, 2012

    Cold water or an ice cube on the face followed by a big glass of water and a good sweaty workout usually does the trick. When I wake up like this, it’s usually because I’ve been out of balance with diet, sleep, or too much celebrating!

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  148. By Natalie. on Mar 14, 2012

    Whenever I wake up feeling puffy and bloated through my face I make sure to drink 3 glasses of water right away. Then, getting my circulation going by jogging up the stairs, rebounding, etc. seems to help. A green smoothie is always always on my de-bloating agenda of course :) I almost always trace my bloatedness to what I ate the day before and practice and remind myself that sugar, salt, and too many carbs aren’t worth the after effects of walking around looking (and feeling) like I’m in the biggest fog that ever walked this planet! I really hope to win this BE makeover because I’d love to sign up but due to financial reasons and being on a medical leave from school I can’t spend the money right now. It would help me boost my self-esteem by hearing from Tera and Nadine, who I both adore, about how to make myself look younger and more vibrant from the inside out. Conquering dry/oily skin, getting rid of warts on my hands, and diminishing cellulite are areas that I am ready to tackle!

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  149. By Paige on Mar 14, 2012

    Breathing! I tend to get a red color in my skin, especially if I’m nervous, excited, stressed, or a slew of other reasons but I’ve found that just doing some great deep yoga breaths clears this up in seconds. I also concentrate on any other portions of my body and just breathe into them. Makes me feel alive and gets oxygen flowing everywhere! Also, different stretches, especially spine circles. It’s a stretch I learned in a fabulous dance class: you sit cross legged on the floor and make circles with your upper body starting with your chest forward and open, then leaning to one side with your rib cage, back and around. Pushing to all ends of the room, sometimes it feels like you’re pushing to the ends of the earth! I like to put on a song that makes me feel great and let my curves get the day started! My sister and I just ordered pretty much one of everything from Nadine; we have the excitement of kids on Christmas Eve waiting for the sun to come up.

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  150. By Jenny on Mar 14, 2012

    Before I even get out of bed I spend 5 minutes lying flat on my back and straghtening my spine, and deep breathing. Then I like to do a little coconut oil pulling.(I read you should do it before anything else goes in your mouth). While I’m makin my morning Green Smoothie, I always indulge in a quickie Eyedews (multi-tasking) session to look fresh and bright eyed.. then I’m ready for anything – or anyone!

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  151. By Theresa B on Mar 14, 2012

    What wonderful comments people have posted, in addition to a great post itself. I am grateful! I LOVE what Moni says, when she does yoga, “I’m stretching to allow space for good things to come into my life.”
    I just started the Gerson Therapy. Being ill does not feel good or look beautiful, but I KNOW I am well on my way to both feeling and looking good!
    Mornings, on Gerson, include: meditation, coffee enema, and juice. When I am particularly struggling or in a dark funk I’ll belt out Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds (in the shower, of course, ’cause I sing better in there) and it tends to put me in a lighter mood, if nothing more!

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  152. By Sussan F on Mar 14, 2012

    Love the suggestions in this article and those offered in the comments. Sadly I have nothing to offer. When I have puffy eyes, I chalk it down to not enough sleep, bad diet and dehydration. I slap cold water on my face, drink a few glasses of water and then try to not look in the mirror!

    I’m new to all of this, but very interested in learning how to take care of myself using natural methods and products.

    Thanks again for the great article and suggestions!

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  153. By Kathryn on Mar 14, 2012

    Hi Tera.

    Thank you so much for all of the great programs you offer. Your energy is amazing and touches so many people. In the mornings, I love to use papaya apple cider vinegar on my face. (I soak leftover papaya skins in a glass jar of apple cider vinegar and let it sit for a week. I keep it in the bathroom and it lasts until I’ve used it up.) It is a natural exfoliant without the harsh abrasives and it leaves my skin feeling soft and invigorated.

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  154. By Meg on Mar 14, 2012

    A good full body stretch wakes me up and makes me feel delectable!

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  155. By Violet on Mar 14, 2012

    My pick me up is to go to nowplaying and listen to a powerful seminar on go to the ones I’ve saved on my computer or to contactalkradio.com or look on facebook or check my email if I can’t find something to listen to.

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  156. By Ciaara on Mar 14, 2012

    Wow! I am amazed by everyone that takes such good care of themselves. I have so much to learn. The best I do if I get to it is to drink some water and get some fresh air. Nothing fancy, but it’s where I am and what I have to offer. Thanks Tera for your ongoing support!!

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  157. By renee on Mar 14, 2012

    I like to start my day with hot orange green tea with lemon. Thank you…Tera for WISH and for inspiring women!

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  158. By cheryl on Mar 14, 2012

    I LOVE it! I’ve recently also discovered the amazing affects of a bit of rosemary. I take a fresh-picked sprig or two, rub it between my fingers and under my nose, and take some long, deep breaths. It’s such a clarifying, brightening herb. Then I add it to my water bottle for the day, for a refreshing, rosemary-infused pick-me-up all day long! :)

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  159. By staceyb on Mar 15, 2012

    The local fair trade shop sells soapstone hearts from Kenya. The stone is so smooth and cool, I love to hold it, but it is also amazing for puffy eyes, especially when chilled. If you can buy them fair trade, all the better!

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  160. By Malia on Mar 15, 2012

    I love your insight, wisdom and humor. You MUST BE on the right path as you surely help many women. You inspire me. I am a retired grandma on a fixed income so I have less money now but I am not complaining as I love spending time with my grandchildren. God bless you and all those who belp others live healthier happier lives!

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  161. By Anne on Mar 15, 2012

    I am loving all of your suggestions Terra! I am turning over a new leaf and focusing on taking better care of myself so I am soaking all of this up. If I am feeling crappy in the morning I stretch, wash my face with cold water and focus on my attitude. I have been know to belt out a few rounds of “oh what a beautiful morning. Oh what a beautiful day. I got a beautiful feeling everythings going my waaaayyyy.” :) My girl thinks it is hilarious.

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  162. By Amy on Mar 15, 2012

    Thank you for those great reminders! Body brushing is great and so is drinking tons of water first thing in the morning! Love that. :)

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  163. By Sarah on Mar 15, 2012

    I love your emails Tera! I actually am having one of those days today and I know the cause. I ate food that I am sensitive too. Everyday, I take a lesson from nature to get my day started. If you have ever noticed the first thing cats and dogs do when they wake up is stretch, so while my water is getting hot (for my 20-30 ounces) I take 5 minutes to do stretching. Then drink my water, last one with a little lemon to help alkalize my body. Then spend 15 -20 minutes on my rebounder. On a day like today I then do a day juice/green smoothie detox to allow my body to rest and revilalize! I would love to learn more about the natural cleansers and body products in your up coming program as that is an area that I do not know enough about! Thanks for all your encouragement!

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  164. By Sarah on Mar 15, 2012

    I forgot to tell you where I got the idea to do a juice/green smoothie day! I got the idea from your 3 day green smoothie challenge. I felt so good after doing that it inspired me to do it for a day on my bad days. Thanks Tera, you’re the best!

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  165. By Karen on Mar 15, 2012

    Get moving! I always feel better (and look better) after some exercise. As bad as I may feel when I wake up, after I work out, I have renewed energy. Exercise is another great way to detox…sweat out whatever your body worked so hard to purge during the night. Follow the workout with a highly nutritious breakfast (green smoothies are the best!) and you’re on your way to a great day.

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  166. By Wilhelmina on Mar 15, 2012

    I love to use a few differend things depending on my mood,
    cucumbele slices-refreshing and sexy or
    green tea bags, i have a lovely cup of green tea, or two and use the warm tea bags on my puffy eyes, then go ly back into my hammock under the tree in the beatiful morning glory and lissen (with tea bags on my eyes)to the beatiful songs of the birds and the trees wispering sweet notings in my ears

    Wilhelmina

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  167. By Charmaine on Mar 15, 2012

    I do a facial lymphatic drainage massage when my face looks puffy and all is well again afterwards! Chamomile tea is also a good diuretic, as well as cacao. They get the extra water out caused by consuming more sodium or sleeping longer than you normally would.

    Great site, great blog, great summit!Keep it up Terra! Cheers!

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  168. By Laura Poe on Mar 15, 2012

    These are great ideas. I’d love to find out ways to make natural beauty easier for a mom on a limited budget.

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  169. By Susan on Mar 15, 2012

    I wake my digestive system up by drinking two cups of warm water with lemon juice and follow that by drinking two more cups of water with 1 tbs of MSM. I wake my muscles and body up by doing some yoga or other stretching type of exercises. I wake my skin up with a shower and coconut oil on my skin afterwards. I wake my attitude up by saying out loud my Daily Declarations and choosing one to focus upon for the day. My favorite one is “I am beautiful and my beauty radiates and attracts good things and great people!”

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