We are healing from a harsh winter as nature would have it. These past few months have brought us record cold temperatures and unpredictable weather! Spring's first blooms are on the verge of popping- some already have. The best part of winter is the necessity to take it slow- sometimes even hibernate. This is the chance to nurture ourselves as winter prepares for spring's re-birth. A bit of magic in being alive is that we have personal seasons, as unique as everyone's heartbeat. Skin is an external reflection of our inner seasons, and during the year's tougher months, there is nothing so renewing as taking time to soak in an Oat and Honey Milk Bath, with a dancing flame from a Honeysuckle candle, as you drift warmly into a dream; Follow this by oiling up to seal the healing- your day can start over any moment and a new season can begin. Personal blooms come in many forms- both seen and unseen, but they are as real as the first burst of a magnolia flower and as re-assuring as a crocus bud poking out of the snow, searching for the sun and ready for a new beginning.
From being a clinician specializing in women’s wellness, to running my own bath and body company, I have had the unique experience of bringing together two worlds I feel passionate about. The common thread is how do we feel our best each and everyday. The idea behind this blog is to share useful, tried and true, accessible tidbits, to enhance various aspects of life by building balance between the body and the mind. We encourage you to rummage through these blog entries as you would a big box of tag-sale goodies in a church basement. Dig around and you may be pleasantly surprised to find something which helps smooth the odd bumps in your life’s journey.
Thanks for reading,
Kristina Ivy, Ph.D.