“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” – Maya Angelou

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Thoughts about self-care overload and personal practice

Thoughts about self-care overload and personal practice

Self-Care. You hear about it like it's the newest trend out there. So you either go after it full force, decide it's not for you and not even try, or attempt it half-heartedly and it eventually falls off your radar as the demands of life crowd in and take over.  I usually ping pong back and forth between going in full force and letting it fall off my radar but in the beginning of summer I chose to go all in - I read an inspirational quote in the book "Find Your Happy Daily Mantras" by Shannon Kaiser in the morning,...


Shadow work: There is light in the darkness

Shadow work: There is light in the darkness

Last year's recurring theme in my life was surrounding shadow work. I honestly had know clue what the shadow was until I crossed paths with "The Dark Side of the Light Chasers" book by Debbie Ford. And shadow work can really stir stuff up, make the internal waters a bit rough as you learn more about yourself and work through it. So 2018 wasn't the easiest year but it definitely was one of tremendous growth. Sometimes people come into your life as a catalyst for your growth. To reflect the parts of you that you want to just push under...


Don't forget to do these 2 things before working with a new crystal

mandee metzger

Tags crystal 101, crystals, energy healing

Don't forget to do these 2 things before working with a new crystal

You've bought a crystal, or you've gotten one in your Inner Light Botanicals skincare product, and you are excited and entranced by its beauty.. but now what should you do? There are 2 things you need to do when you get a new crystal. Clear it and Charge it.  You know when you hang around someone who's negative and it starts to bring your mood down? This is a similar reason as to why we should clear a crystal. Clearing a crystal is important because it clears any negative energy it picked up - from where it was sourced, to the shop that...


Something you need to know about morning routines..

mandee metzger

Tags ayurveda, lifestyle, morning routine, mornings, routine, self-care

Something you need to know about morning routines..

If you've ever been like me, you'll push the snooze button on your alarm maybe an average of 3.5 times every morning before flying out of bed. Which makes you rush around to get ready and out the door.  You got ready so fast you didn't have time to eat.. or poop.  Yeah, I went there. Did ya know? Going #2 is also an important part of a stable morning routine. I'll tell ya why later- Keep reading.. Your mind is racing and scattered, and the rest of the day you wonder why you just feel "off".   I'll tell...