Tuesday, June 21, 2016
The longest day of the year, the Summer Solstice is one of my favorite days! I enjoy teasing my friends and family about my naked fairy dancing rituals, which aren't actually practiced, just a fun way to mess with them 😄 Now I know I'm a day late but I was too busy soaking up every last bit of sun in the day that I could! I mowed my lawn and worked on my garden! And found this big beautiful butterfly enjoying my potted plants.
Monday, June 13, 2016
Today's meditation time is a fun light hearted way to clear your mind and relax! Coloring!!! I've been enjoying this simple relaxation technique lately and think you should try it out also!
"The activity not only provides a low-stress, low-stakes way to unlock your creative potential, it also unlocks memories of simpler, childhood times, when the biggest cause of anxiety was how to avoid your next nap. "I recommend it as a relaxation technique," psychologist Antoni Martínez explained to the Huffington Post. "We can use it to enter into a more creative, freer state. I recommend it in a quiet environment, even with chill music. Let the color and the lines flow."
Finished this fun and racy one this morning from the Swear Word coloring book Wyatt got me for my birthday 😄
So grab a coloring book and some crayons and color yourself to a more focused and relaxed state of mind 🖍
#messageme @ #massagemegen and #treatyoself today
Friday, June 10, 2016
Finding ways to wind down will add years to your life! Meditation is a great way to destress and so is a monthly massage, so #messageme @#massagemegen and #treatyoself to a massage today!
Monday, June 6, 2016
We know Meditation is good for us but do you know it's powerful benefits?!
I'm a big fan of meditation, I've used it for years to help improve my moods and stress levels. My mom taught me to use it when I was a teenager after my parents divorce. It helped me get through that difficult time in my life and ever since then I've personally experienced the benefits of meditation.
Meditation has been proven to reduce levels of the "stress hormone" cortisol. This is huge! Stress is a major factor in most illnesses. Spending ten mindful minutes a day keeps your immune system running better by increasing your body's ability to ward off illness and infection. The decrease in stress promotes mindful snacking and healthy eating choices meaning meditation can also help you lose weight. Stress eating is a problem that could easily be fixed by instead focusing on our breathing and calming our minds rather than grabbing a snack. Meditation can help you feel less overwhelmed and fight fatigue. It helps you detach from all our modern distractions while giving you a feeling of renewed energy. Meditation can also improve your sleep! It will help you fall asleep faster, stay asleep longer, and wake up feeling more overall rested. With all the growing scientific evidence of the benefits of meditation, why wouldn't you incorporate it into your self-care routine?!
Reduce your #stress and learn more about meditation #messageme @ #massagemegen #treatyoself #lebanonoregon #massageandmeditationaremagic
Saturday, June 4, 2016
We are having so much fun waiting for the parade here in Lebanon, Oregon. It's strawberry festival time and we enjoyed judging the floats earlier this morning before having pancakes at the Lebanon, Oregon Optimist breakfast! We are looking forward to the carnival this afternoon even though it's suppose to be super hot today!