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HOW MANICURES AND PEDICURES HELP REDUCE TENSION!

Many of us get manicures and pedicures because we want to beautify our nails and keep our hands and feet looking healthy and smooth, but did you know that the most important and memorable part of the service is the massage? The effects of the massage can be both physically and mentally therapeutic.  Aside from necessary moisturizing benefits to the skin, massages also delivers relaxation, soothes tired muscles, lessens pain, relieves tension in the calves and feet, and improves circulation.  It also satisfies the human need to be touched and pampered and reduces stress and anxiety levels. A well trained nail technician should be familiar with reflexology and the important pressure points in the hands and feet.  Her goal should be to have you leave relaxed, rejuvenated,...

IS YOUR HAIR STYLE AGE APPROPRIATE!

Red, yellow, blue, pink, orange, and green. I could be naming the colors of the rainbow or describing the color of your girlfriend’s current style. With modern innovations, such as hair chalks and clip-ins, women can try vibrant and funky hair colors without the commitment or the possible damage. While I am a fan of self expression, especially through hair colors and styles, some should come with an age cap! Your hair style should reflect your personality, while still being flattering to your overall appearance. Hair should always be rocked as a crown of glory. But your "crown" shouldn't be a multi-colored plastic tiara, with Princess Jazmine gems and all when your 30! While hair color and styles do not come with "for ages 10-25" disclaimer...

HOW TO AVOID INGROWN TOE NAILS

Toenails should be clipped every two weeks.  The proper way to cut a toenail is to clip straight across. Toenail length should not extend past the end of toe. You can check this by running your finger across the edge. After being cut the nail should be filed smooth. Never round the corners or trim them too short because they can begin to grow into the skin and cause an ingrown toenails, which can become red, inflamed, infected and possibly need surgical removal. You should frequently allow your feet time to ventilate to prevent the breeding of bacteria and other microorganisms. Wash your feet daily, keep them dry, wear the correct footwear, and like your hands, keep them moisturized. #Manicuremondays ...

FORGIVE DOES NOT MEAN TO FORGET

To forgive does not necessarily mean to forget. To forgive does not mean that all can go back to the way things were before the negative event. Forgiveness is a means of letting go. For me, I have carried a lot of emotional weight for many years. I judged myself. I couldn't accept myself for the person I was when I was younger. I was embarrassed of the stupid, reckless mistakes that I have made. I allowed myself to hang on the experiences I've had with those whom have horribly wronged me. I clung to all of these negative things, until they became a safety blanket, this was an unhealthy safety blanket that caused me to continue to make similar mistakes and not let go of the past. Some months ago during a yoga session at home, I...

GET RID OF THOSE LOVE HANDLES W/ THIS WORKOUT OF THE WEEK

Tricep press with oblique crunch.  Target these two areas simultaneously will help reduce love handles as long as you incorporate a good diet. Start by lying on your left side, cross your left arm over your chest, take your right hand and place it right in front of the left arm (see video) push up using your right arm until your arm is fully extended.  Repeat 10 times.  Turn to your right side, place your right arm across your chest, place the left hand right in front of the right arm (see video) push up using your left arm until your arm is fully extended.  Repeat 10 times.  Pause at the top for one second to engage your obliques.  If you have any questions please feel...

11 WAYS TO HELP KEEP A SMILE ON YOUR FACE

One of the easiest ways to transform your life and significantly decrease stress is just by thinking positive thoughts. What happens when thoughts and words just aren't cutting it? Themindunleashed.org has compiled a list of 11 ways to attract positive vibes and help keep a smile on your face from the time you wake up to your head hits the pillow again. Click on the link below to learn more. http://themindunleashed.org/2015/04/11-ways-to-change-your-definition-of-life-and-attract-positive-energy.html #Stressfreesundays ...

CIARA’S TRICK TO TIGHT ABS!

Ciara is a jack of many trades; from singer, dancer, actress, and now a HOT MOM!  Whenever you see her you can’t help, but to be captivated by her amazing beauty and toned body. Are you like many women who ask “how does she maintain a rock solid body and her breath-taking beauty?” Well allure.com interviewed the R&B bomb shell about her workout and beauty secrets. Ciara says SQUEEZING her stomach, while working out, helps get her the abs every woman wants, but sit ups never seem to quickly produce. For more insight on how Ciara stays fit click on the link below. http://www.allure.com/beauty-trends/blogs/daily-beauty-reporter/2014/08/ciara-talks-beauty-and-abs.html #Womancrushwednesdays ...

COMMON HEALTH CHANGES CAUSING HAIR LOSS

Health changes can lead to excessive hair loss of 'resting hair follicles' called 'telogen effluvium'. This is when more than hundred hairs come out from your follicles on a daily basis. Thyroid Gland: This regulates your metabolism which can affect your hair follicles. If underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism), your hair may be coarse, dry and brittle. This can cause excessive breakage (various length pieces) or hair shedding (full hair strands with white bulb) all over your scalp.  If you have an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism), you may have slower hair growth, soft/fine hair texture and excessive hair shedding all over your scalp. Once your thyroid is under control by your doctor, your hair loss should improve. Iron-Deficiency Anemia: Iron  helps to provide oxygen to your body. You may have low iron heavy...

DOES SOCIAL MEDIA AFFECT YOUR STRESS?

Are you rolling over out of bed and going straight to Facebook, Are you at the dinner table with your fork in one in hand and phone in the other? If so, it may be time to take a break from social media. Whether it’s Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter it seems like we are living in a generation hooked on online gossip. Not only are people spreading their business on social media, but it has become a mechanism that allows them to fabricate their lives with a post of a picture. It seems we use these online platforms to feel voids in our lives with hopes of causing an emotional rollercoaster in someone else’s life. I want you to ask yourself these questions: Are you dressing up...

EXERCISE OF THE WEEK: GET RID OF THE FLAB AND START BUILDING MUSCLE

No weights no problem! Grab a set of bands and start building muscle.  This week we'll be performing a super set, two exercises back to back. The first exercise is rear delt fly.  Set up a band at shoulder level.  A lighter band will work perfect for this exercise.  Extend the band back for 10 repetitions, immediately move to the band over head tricep extension, a medium weight band would work beautifully for this exercise. Perform each exercise for 10 repetitions each, 4 sets, and 30 second rest in between each set.  As always if you have any questions please feel free to email me at aveigle@hotmail.com SPANISH TRANSLATION: No hay pesas no hay problema! Coge un conjunto de bandas y empiece a construir músculo. Esta semana vamos a estar...