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The Full Leisure Indulgence Menu

Do you love to relax and be pampered and can never get enough? Do you have a few hours to yourself this weekend? Take your luxurious time with this head-to-toe treatment menu to give yourself a recharge that will have you feeling like you’re floating on a cloud all the way to bedtime. Here’s the plan:

Step 1: Get in the Mood. Jumping right into a treatment can be a little difficult sometimes. Get your mind and mood into the “spa zone” with the right music and beverage. Slip into a robe, play your favorite relaxing music, light some incense, and sip on some herbal tea or Champagne. Let your body slow down and quiet your mind before moving on to the next step to fully enjoy the experience.

Step 2: Facial Steam. A simple pot of hot — not boiling — water is the perfect way to start your spa day. It will relax you, open your pores, and prepare you for your next treatments. Add a few drops of essential oil, fresh herbs, or even any kind of tea that appeals to you. Place a towel over head to help trap the steam and breathe in deep through your nose. Steam for 10 minutes and move on to the next step.

Step 3: Body and Face Scrub. Use any exfoliating body scrub recipe that you love and apply it in the shower. Most DIY ones can be used on the face and body. Exfoliating after a steam is a great way to help diminish blackheads, and prepares your skin for your facial mask.

Step 4: Hair Mask. Apply any oil hair mask or hair treatment of your choice, and wrap hair in a towel. I love being able to really let these soak into my hair while I do the next step.
Step 5: Bath. One of my favorite bath recipes is a can of coconut milk, a tablespoon of almond oil, and 20 drops of lavender essential oil. Your skin is ready to absorb moisture and nutrients from whatever ingredients you choose to add into your bath. Don’t forget to dim the lights, light candles and have your relaxing music playing. Stay in the bath as long as you please and bring that tea or champagne with you.

Step 6: Quick Rinse. Hopefully you are already starting to feel a bit like jelly (in a good way). Take a quick rinse-off shower and use a clarifying shampoo if you used an oil-based hair mask.

Step 7: Facial Mask. Get back into your robe and put on any face mask you have on hand. For a DIY option, fresh mashed strawberries is a personal favorite of mine.

Step 8: Foot Wrap. While masking, apply any foot cream or homemade treatment to the feet and put plastic wrap around them. Wrap your feet in a hot towel and leave on for 10-15 minutes. To make a hot towel, get a hand towel wet, ring out excess water, and pop in the microwave for one minute. Don’t skip this step — it’s the cherry on top that truly makes you feel like you are at a spa.

Step 9: Sleep. Remove your foot wraps and rinse your facial mask off with warm water. Apply your usual night moisturizer and eye cream, and just try not to be ready for the sandman after this.




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I would like you all to give yourself one positive affirmation everyday or at least every week. This will build self esteem and if you say things enough you begin to believe them! They can be "I am", "I will", or "I can" statements!

So for today....I am strong.

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Being a supporter of my body and love my body just the way it is.. emoticon

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20 ways to help have a positive body image. Which one did you do today?

20 Ways to Love Your Body
Compiled By: Margo Maine, PhD
Think of your body as the vehicle to your dreams. Honor it. Respect it. Fuel it.
Create a list of all the things your body lets you do. Read it and add to it often.
Become aware of what your body can do each day. Remember it is the instrument of your life, not just an ornament.
Create a list of people you admire: people who have contributed to your life, your community, or the world. Consider whether their appearance was important to their success and accomplishments.
Walk with your head held high, supported by pride and confidence in yourself as a person.
Don’t let your weight or shape keep you from activities that you enjoy.
Wear comfortable clothes that you like, that express your personal style, and that feel good to your body.
Count your blessings, not your blemishes.
Think about all the things you could accomplish with the time and energy you currently spend worrying about your body and appearance. Try one!
Be your body’s friend and supporter, not its enemy.
Consider this: your skin replaces itself once a month, your stomach lining every five days, your liver every six weeks, and your skeleton every three months. Your body is extraordinary—begin to respect and appreciate it.
Every morning when you wake up, thank your body for resting and rejuvenating itself so you can enjoy the day.
Every evening when you go to bed, tell your body how much you appreciate what it has allowed you to do throughout the day.
Find a method of exercise that you enjoy and do it regularly. Don’t exercise to lose weight or to fight your body. Do it to make your body healthy and strong and because it makes you feel good. Exercise for the Three F’s: Fun, Fitness, and Friendship.
Think back to a time in your life when you felt good about your body. Loving your body means you get to feel like that again, even in this body, at this age.
Keep a list of 10 positive things about yourself—without mentioning your appearance. Add to it daily!
Put a sign on each of your mirrors saying, “I’m beautiful inside and out.”
Search for the beauty in the world and in yourself.
Consider that, “Life is too short to waste my time hating my body this way.”
Eat when you are hungry. Rest when you are tired. Surround yourself with people that remind you of your inner strength and beauty.

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