\ˈa-pō\ ter·ra : from the earth
4 Trusted Ways to Boost Confidence Despite Acne Breakouts

4 Trusted Ways to Boost Confidence Despite Acne Breakouts

I never noticed how carefree and confident I was until my face broke out with painful cystic acne. But these four trusted tricks helped me rebuild my power. I know they'll do the same for you.
October 12, 2018 by Lalalarell Collaborator
HOW TO STAY HYDRATED IN COLD WEATHER

HOW TO STAY HYDRATED IN COLD WEATHER

If you are anything like me, drinking water when it's cold outside is pretty unappealing. Instead I tend to drink a lot of coffee because it's warm and satisfying!  But unfortunately, day after day of drinking little water and tons of coffee leaves me dehydrated. Here are a few tips that work for me to stay hydrated in cold weather months.
DOING AN HERBAL STEAM AS A COLD REMEDY

DOING AN HERBAL STEAM AS A COLD REMEDY

Winter is upon us which also means cold season is here. I have many tricks I like to use to get over a cold quickly, which includes drinking homemade elderberry tea and eating tons of cooked mushrooms.  These forms of nourishment help my body fight off infection, but they don't do much to ease the symptoms. For the stuffy nose and sore throat, I love to do a daily steam.  

SHARING MY WINTER SOLSTICE RITUAL AND ROLL ON RECIPE

SHARING MY WINTER SOLSTICE RITUAL AND ROLL ON RECIPE

Of all the solstices and equinoxes, winter solstice has always held a special place in my heart.  Something about this time of year always feels so special to me.  Winter solstice is the day that marks the beginning of festivities, renewal, and slowing down.  My favorite roll on for this day smells divine, and really calms my nerves and makes me feel grounded and confident.  I am sharing my recipe with you so you can also enjoy what this lovely blend has to offer!
EXPERT ADVICE: HOW TO DEAL WITH DRY SKIN - PART 3

EXPERT ADVICE: HOW TO DEAL WITH DRY SKIN - PART 3

In part two of our series on dry skin, I discussed how inviting oils into your routine can help create topical balance and alleviate dryness. In part three I want to introduce the best way to fully incorporate oil into your routine as a moisturizer on a daily basis.
WINTER SKINCARE RITUAL

WINTER SKINCARE RITUAL

It's that time of year again when the sun sets early, the air feels cold, and you eat too many sweets (at least I do!).  It's such a festive and cozy time of year, but it can take a toll on our skin.  Winter means less moisture in the air, a tendency to eat too much of the bad stuff and to not drink enough water.  Skin tends to get dry and irritated, but it doesn't have to be that way!
WINTER SKINCARE TIPS FOR GLOWING SKIN

WINTER SKINCARE TIPS FOR GLOWING SKIN

With winter upon us, it is time to start thinking about changing up our skincare ritual to help our skin stay healthy, hydrated, and glowing.  Winter can be really rough on the skin for a few reasons but it all boils down to this:  your skin's ability to retain water.  And in the winter, everything stacks up against it.  Here are 5 tips on how to take care of skin in winter naturally!  
EXPERT ADVICE: HOW TO DEAL WITH DRY SKIN - PART 2

EXPERT ADVICE: HOW TO DEAL WITH DRY SKIN - PART 2

I often ask my clients to take a moment and connect with their inner knowing before grabbing a product meant to "fix" something. In that moment of connection, ask yourself, "Am I choosing this product out of fear or out of love?". In my book, love is always the answer that best serves our needs and can transform our lives.
YOGA GLOW: A YOGA CHALLENGE FOR THE SAKE OF MY SKIN

YOGA GLOW: A YOGA CHALLENGE FOR THE SAKE OF MY SKIN

I often overlook skin care as self care.  I have my regular routine fixed, but I'm rarely mindful of my skin.  When I stop to consider all that my skin does, all of its beauty, uniqueness, strength, resilience, and ability to heal, I cannot help but be in awe, and yet it too often becomes a passing thought if one at all.  So in realization of this, this month I challenged myself to be more mindful of my skin and this challenge took the form of taking up a yoga practice. 
October 03, 2016 by Alison Quaglia
THOUGHTS ON SEASONS, CYCLES, AND SLOWING DOWN

THOUGHTS ON SEASONS, CYCLES, AND SLOWING DOWN

In nature, all things occur in cycles. Winter to fall. New moon to full. The rising and setting of our sun. It would be silly of us to believe ourselves unaffected by these cycles — oh no,it is very much the opposite. If we pay close attention to our bodies, our thoughts, and our emotions, we see that these, too, function in cycles, and that these cycles are very much related to the cycles of nature at large.
September 19, 2016 by Brigette Muller