I can’t get the song “My Favorite Things” out of my head! I work two other jobs along with being a Health Coach. I am the Office Administrator at Christ Lutheran Church, as well as an educator, advocate and consultant for Beautycounter.
At my church job while I am preparing for our Christmas Concert with Elisabeth von Trapp, the granddaughter of Maria and Baron von Trapp, I am humming “These are a few of my favorite things…”. So naturally with that message of positivity it gets me thinking with my Integrative Health Coaching hat on…Maria sings about thinking positive even when you think ‘everything’ may be going wrong. She is right and studies for years have confirm it!
First thing in the morning jot down in a journal 3 or 4 things you are GRATEFUL for - Maria’s 'my favorite things’.
Then look yourself in the eye in a mirror and state three AFFIRMATIONS (or write them down). Like...I am healthy. I am happy. I am loving. I am supportive. I am a leader. You are what you believe!
Third, you may want to write down three people or thoughts to PRAY about. Studies show that spiritual people are happier and more peace-filled.
After being with Beautycounter for 3 1/2 years I can say I am grateful for the mission of Beautycounter. We are a movement whose mission is to get safer products into the hands of everyone… because it matters! I thought I would share my favorite safer, better beauty items with you that make me feel good and do not contribute to poor health - what could be better! It’s so important to be health protective of your body. One good choice is eating whole, UNPROCESSED food. Another is to SWITCH OUT your products that have unsafe ingredients for clean, effective skincare.
Cleansing Balm is an ALL TIME FAVORITE. Perfect for cleaning the face, including makeup and mascara, and rub a pea-sized amount back on at night and you have a rich overnight mask.
Overnight Resurfacing Peel is a no-peel peel. Apply to clean skin. Wait five minutes. Apply moisturizer. Go to sleep. In the morning when you wash your face you will not believe how silky soft your skin is! (Don’t forget using on your décolleté.) I am telling you this is a game changer!
Rejuvenating Day Cream is my favorite moisturizer for improving aging, wrinkles, spots and uneven skin tone. (In the winter I use the Rejuvenating Night Cream day and night.)
No. 1 Brightening Oil with natural Vitamin C. I never used a Face Oil before Beautycounter. This is a lovely addition to my regime. Three drops patted over your face and neck in the morning is a lovely hydrating moisturizer.
Now, if you just want a simple cleanser and moisturizer regimen that will guard against aging and is still extraordinary with Bio-Mimic Technology matching to your skin needs, I recommend Countermatch Pure Calm Cleansing Milk and Countermatch Recovery Sleeping Cream . (In the winter use day and night.)
Educator, coach, Yin Yoga instructor and advocate for healthy, toxin-free living. Organic gardener, whole-food, plant-based cook. Service-minded Rotarian. Photographer. Storyteller.