Susan Boyle, in that first audition, is one of my greatest heroines. She sings the truth through the light of her open heart, and it blesses all who hear it. Even now, when it’s racked up over 50,000,000 views on YouTube (there are several clips posted, that’s the collective total as of this writing), it continues to bless those who see and hear it.
What if I could be like Susan Boyle was in that audition, every day? What if I could be willing to forgive every past disappointment and hurt, and even forgive those who were mocking me in the very moment that they did so, and just open my heart and my mouth and sing and bless them in the next instant?
If I could, then I would be free.
To me, what Susan Boyle did in her first audition was transcendent. She had been laughed at all her life, and called “Simple Susan” as a child. In fact, she’d had an earlier audition a few years prior for a similar show and apparently the judge was more interested in making fun of her than in hearing her sing. His loss.
If you read up on her, you learn that she was essentially unemployed her entire adult life, never married, no children. Living alone with her cat, Pebbles. I cringe with sadness when I think of it: that beautiful, transcendent voice hidden away in a Scottish village, alone at home with her cat her whole life. Meanwhile she had to endure the mockery and condescension of those who had the power to give her an opportunity.
I write a lot on the topics of self-love, on releasing our negativity and tapping into the power and expression of our higher selves.
For my next few posts I want to write about one of the most inspirational examples I have ever witnessed of a woman doing just those things. It’s always good to have an example to show us the way.
Foundations are exiting the stage and faces are getting updated with a more translucent glow. Formulas such as KORA Organics Tinted Day Cream are more transparent and allow the skin to shine through, lending a more natural look, whilst still boasting a luminous velvety finish.
I keep a KORA Organics Calming Lavender Mist bedside and mist my face and pillow with it to help me drift off to sleep. Lavender is renowned for its calming properties, reducing tension, stress and promoting a restful nights sleep.
Sweet dreams… Miranda xxx
Continuing our discussion on essential oil application, so what do they have to do with the demands of modern living; when we continue to expect more of ourselves; others/relationships and our peers/careers than ever before? How can these catalysts of change help us when we continue to feel time poor; as we strive to excel at home, work and play (because we want it all), when we push ourselves to meet deadlines, fulfill even the most unrealistic goals; and … we want to make money, have fun, be successful, be loved, nurtured and on and on our wish list goes.
Well, maybe they can help us make the small and effective changes to our body and mind by simply deploying them in our everyday skin and body care regimes. All it takes is ‘choice’ and ‘action’.
Aromatherapy is one of the most versatile natural therapies of our time. Essential oils, the working tools of Aromatherapy are used in many industries; they are added to foods as flavors, perfumes, medicines, natural therapies, massage to name a few and they are used extensively in natural skin and personal care products as actives. The versatility of essential oil use spans industry and application; there are so many safe and effective methods of use. The most effective way to use essential oils when addressing maladies of the body or skin is via topical application.
For maximum energy and vitality, I make a green power smoothie each morning that is alkalizing, nutrient dense and high in vitamins and minerals.
Typically my own recipe is:
- The water from a young fresh coconut (or half a glass of coconut water)
- Half a glass Goat or Almond milk
- 1 Tablespoon Acai powder
- 1 Tablespoon Goji Berries
- 1 Tablespoon Spirulina
- 1 Tablespoon Raw Cacao powder
- 1 Tablespoon Maca Powder
- 1 Tablespoon Chia Seeds
- 1 Tablespoon Raw Vegan Protein Powder
- 1 Tablespoon of Coconut Oil
Combine all the ingredients in a blender and enjoy.
Renowned for its long list of medicinal properties, Lavender has been used for centuries to treat everything from pain relief, dry skin, inflammation, acne and allergies to calming anxiety, providing natural stress relief and inducing a good nights sleep…. apparently it was even used in ancient times to tame lions and tigers! Try our KORA Organics Lavender Mist today!
Dr. Ian Mussman shares with you the top ten list of toxic food offenders that will not only damage your skin but will make you age faster if you eat them routinely.
Stop adding sugar to your food. You are already ingesting too much if you eat a typical western diet. Start reading labels and stay away from any food with over 20 grams of sugar per serving, and keep your total sugar intake under 60 grams per day at a maximum.
In addition to making you gain weight and precipitating obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease, sugar causes skin glycation (wrinkling).