Happy Pretty Messy Cultivating Beauty and Bravery When Life Gets Tough by Natalie Wise

happy pretty messHappy Pretty Messy Cultivating Beauty and Bravery When Life Gets Tough by Natalie Wise was released in February 2017. I have heard many wonderful things about this book! So, when I got the chance to read it for myself I was beyond excited. I am a huge fan of self help books. I found that reading this book was a pure joy. Wise does a great job making this a very uplifting read. Her writing style is careful and thought. She makes this book the perfect resource to read again and again. I think this would be a great gift for the women in your life. **I received this book free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.** You can get you copy HERE.

(from amazon.com) Ever felt like you needed a refresher course on how to be happy in life? Happy Pretty Messy is a modern-day inspirational guidebook for women of all ages seeking to live with beauty and bravery. As a modern lifestyle philosopher, Natalie Wise brings her trademark poetic prose to finding and cultivating balance, joy, and depth of self in daily life. Filled with wit and fresh insights for the heart and home, you’ll learn how to: Thrive through tragedy, Turn off your inner monologue, and Get “back to brave”.
You’ll also learn Wise’s secrets to enjoying the “everyday arts”—such as keeping home, keeping in touch, and creating memories. Wise writes, “Sometimes we don’t even realize our hearts are broken. We are fragile creatures, really. A heart has to search to set itself aright just about every moment. That is, unless there is an equilibrium we choose. A balancing point, a weight transfer where things even out and we decide to call life in all of its gutsandglory: Enough. What I have is enough. Life is tenuous and precious. I say that with certainty. And I say with even more certainty: that is why I celebrate the every day.” From cultivating your inner self to creating community and the perfect homemade latte, Happy Pretty Messy inspires a life that flourishes with charm, color, caffeine and, most importantly, courage. Finding value in these things might be the most important thing you do, so grab this book and dig in today.

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Book of the Month April Selections

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Book of the Month Club is a monthly book club that gives you the option of picking one of five books selected for the month. If you like more then one book you can add the other books for $9.99 each. I really like this book club because you get hardback books and the price is amazing. The following are the selections for April 2017.

The Impossible Fortress by Jason Rekulak – Judge Tyler Coates (culture editor at GQ)

Startup by Doree Shafrir – Judge Glory Edim (Owner of popular blog Well Read Black Girl)

Killers of the Flower Moon by David Graan – Judge Sarah Weinman

American War by Omar El Akkad – Judge Maris Kreizman

One Day We’ll All Be Dead by Scaachi Koul (Exclusive to BOTM) – Judge Kevin Nguyen

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Psychic Dreaming by Loyd Auerbach

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Psychic Dreaming Dreamworking, Reincarnation, Out-of-Body Experiences and Clairvoyance By Loyd Auerbach is an interesting read that discusses the different stages of the sleep cycle.  Auerbach goes into very detailed explanation of all four of the sleep cycles, several sleep disorders, and the outside effects in daily activities or stress. I find this a really informative read that shares many new insists on dreams and the psychic abilities. If you are looking for something to help you learn how to recall dreams and learn to interpretation, then this is the book for you. I really feel like I learned a lot from reading this book! ** I received this book for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.**

(from amazon.com) Everyone is psychic to some degree, but did you know that your abilities can be enhanced while you dream? Psychic Dreaming explores how parapsychology and dreamwork can be combined to boost creativity, improve your decision-making, and heal yourself in body and soul. Parapsychologist Loyd Auerbach shows you how to identify telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition, and other psi experiences as they occur through dreams. Discover dream incubation, lucid dreaming, and symbol interpretation to solve problems, relieve stress, confront your fears, and overcome nightmares. Use your dreams to create psychic connections with your loved ones, and explore other points in time and space to create a complete picture of the person you are, the person you have been, and the person you will be in the future.

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Essential Kundalini Yoga: An Invitation to Radiant Health, Unconditional Love, and the Awakening of Your Energetic Potential by Karena Virginia & Dharm Khalsa

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I have read many books on Yoga so many so that my shelves and kindle are filled with them. So when I saw this one I knew I had to read it. I really feel that this one is different from the others. I feel that this book is written to where you can easily understand and practice this with easy. This book would be a great addition to any library even if you are a teacher.  I like how this was written with such profound dedication. I feel like you can relate to each sentence you read. A great book for any yoga lover. **I received this book for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.**

(from amazon.com) Kundalini is a universal life force within each of us that, once awakened, holds the power to transform every facet of our lives. Kundalini yoga is the art and practice of activating this radiant energy. With Essential Kundalini Yoga, Karena Virginia and Dharm Khalsa present the core principles and practices of this revered tradition in an inviting and accessible guide.  “Kundalini yoga opens joyous space for connecting deeply with the energy states of our being,” write Karena and Dharm, “It brings vital health to the body and opens our consciousness to new potentials of awareness.” Created for the modern practitioner, this book offers clear, comprehensive instruction in the key insights and practices of kundalini yoga. From philosophy and lifestyle, to working with anatomy and physical asana, to activating our energy bodies, Essential Kundalini Yoga is a uniquely practical and in-depth manual. Highlights include:

  • Gorgeous photos illuminating step-by-step instructions
  • Detailed instructions, explanations, and illustrations for core kundalini practices—mantra, pranayama, bhanda, asana, kriya, meditation, and more
  • Seven traditional kundalini yoga routines, including a pituitary gland series for intuition, yoga for the immune system, and detoxing for radiance
  • Understand the science of the practice, including its effects on the glandular system, spine, nervous system, and skeleton
  • Meditations, mantras, and yoga poses to activate each of the chakras and bring health to your energetic body
  • Remedies for common emotional challenges—dealing with fear, shame, and depression, among others
  • Kundalini secrets for getting better sleep, aging gracefully, enhancing fertility, cultivating vitality, and more

Rooted in tradition and infused with a sense of infinite possibility, Essential Kundalini Yoga is a joyful invitation for practitioners of all levels to awaken the vital energy within and receive the gifts that emerge from connecting more deeply with your own potential for creativity, abundance, and joy.

Daily Goodie Box March 2017

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I recently found out about Daily Goodie Box from a friend. This company sends you free samples at absolutely no charge in exchange for your honest opinion of the products. You are not required to enter a credit card it is absolutely free. Each box contains a combination of full and sample size products for you to try out. To receive a Daily Goodie Box, you just go their site and answer a few questions. Whether or not you receive a box is based on several factors. Once you receive your box you simply log on and let them know what you thought of the products. Here is a list of the products I received in the March 2017 box.

Pipcorn Popcorn Mini Sea Salt . I like that it is a healthier snack, but there isn’t much flavor. I don’t think I would purchase it even though I really love popcorn. 

Gertrude Hawk – Peanut Butter Meltaway Bar. I really like this peanut butter chocolate bar. It has a really great chocolate flavor and the peanut butter is really creamy.

True Natural – Benecos Natural Beauty Lip Gloss. The shade I received is rose garden, it is a purple pink color. This lip gloss goes on really smoothly and has great coverage wear. I really like the creamy texture.

Bhakti – Yerba Maté Chai Artisan Tea. I received fourteen tea bags in a lovely metal tin. The smell of this tea is amazing and tastes better then it smells.

Miss Jones – Organic Cookie Mix. I really like that this cookie mix is organic. All you need is one egg and a stick of butter, along with this mix to make yummy chocolate chip cookies. I like that the directions are easy to follow. I will definitely buy these soon.

Elemental Herbs – All Good Organic Skin Food. I applied this after my bath. This coconut oil made my skin feel so soft and smell so good. I did not feel greasy, just silky smooth. This is a great way to prevent dry skin.

Savant Naturals – Savi Crisp Chocolate Protein Bar. This protein bar is more like a sweet afternoon snack then a protein bar. I love the taste and texture of this bar.

Wild Foods – Cocotropic, Chocolate Nootropic Drink. I really like how you can add this to water, tea or coffee for a sweet addition. The taste is really good but not to over powering.

RunGum – Energy Gum. I am a huge fan of this performance gum. I used it before my daily run and felt like it gave me added energy. The taste is ok, not a big fan. I will purchase this for my future runs.

Älsa – Energy Drink Mix.  I like the easy to carry and open packaging. I can carry them with my throughout the day and add to my bottle water.  The taste is really good and very flavorful. A great low calorie addition to your diet!

 

 

 

Safety First for Female Joggers

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I love to run or jog and try to everyday. I feel that this form of exercise is like therapy for me but without the cost. Running helps me to clear my mind and let go of all the stress life sometimes brings. However, this form of exercise can bring some scary moments when you feel volnerable due to being alone without any way of protecting yourself if an assault or attack was to occur. I have come up with a few ideas that could help make your daily run or jog less worrisome. There are many new tech gadgets out there and some are great and keeping you safe. I found the Wearsafe Tag that is a device that you clip onto your running belt or waistband and is connected to an app. If you get into a scary situation then you just click the device. Then the device will send live audio and your location to preselected friends and family. Also, I found Sabre Runner Personal Alarm which is a belt that as an alarm that is so loud it can travel father than your voice. All you have to do is will the ring to activate. This belt is good if you like to run or jog in remote areas or on trails that have spots where there is not a lot of people around. Another item I found is Tomtom Spark 3 Cardio , this tracker as a GPS tracker that tracks your footsteps as you leave them and guides you back to your starting point so you will never get lost again. You can also preload trails in unfamiliar areas. I feel these three devices are a great addition to any runner or joggers routine.