30 Ways to Nurture Yourself

Are you ready to refill your cup?

The goal: Carve out whatever time you can for yourself. Pick from the list below or choose your own way to nurture yourself.

Post your pics and tag me on instagram or facebook @veggievinyasa. Each week I’ll pick a winner to receive amazing organic skincare products from Pangea! The more you post, the better your chance to win.

30 Ways to Nurture Yourself

  1. Take a nap
  2. Choose a delicious, healthy snack
  3. Relax with your legs up the wall
  4. Say no
  5. Spontaneously dance to an amazing song
  6. Take five deep breaths
  7. Walk in nature
  8. Take a break from technology
  9. Journal
  10. Pamper yourself with a home spa day
  11. Take a (yin) yoga class
  12. Snuggle under a cozy blanket
  13. Create or admire art
  14. Meditate
  15. Slowly savor a warm beverage
  16. Break a sweat
  17. Take a bath with a few drops of essential oil
  18. Laugh
  19. Do nothing
  20. Forgive
  21. Read an inspirational book
  22. Go for a bike ride
  23. Be your authentic self without any apologies
  24. Burn a candle
  25. Get crafty
  26. Create a daily ritual around an otherwise mundane task
  27. Be a tourist in your own town
  28. Lie in a hammock
  29. Wake up slowly
  30. Simplify

What would you add to the list? Post in the comments section. I’d love to hear your suggestions!

30 Days of Self Care

“If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.”  ~Buddha

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Please Join Me!

What: 30 Days of Self Care

When: September 1-30, 2015. Spend five minutes or an afternoon to nurture yourself.

Where: Your everyday life

How: Snap a daily pic and post on Facebook or Instagram. Tag me @veggievinyasa for chances to win amazing Pangea Organics products in weekly giveaways!

Why: To refill your own cup. To cultivate inner peace. To create healthy boundaries. To nurture the best version of yourself to share with others. To be a part of a supportive community.

Facebook: veggievinyasa

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***Stay tuned for an upcoming post with HOW you can nurture yourself!

Organic Love

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I’m crazy about yoga, veggies and natural health. I’ve spent hours researching where to buy the least toxic foods, home products and skincare items. I’ve tried dozens of  facial cleansers and even more natural deodorants. My quest has led me to some pretty amazing companies and products that are healthy and way more effective than yucky chemical-laden stuff. Here are my all-time favorites and where to find them:

Food

I buy milk and eggs from an organic farmer that I have personally visited. Click here to read about our trip to Amish Country. Miller’s Biodiversity Farm is located in Pennsylvania with monthly deliveries to New Jersey and New York.

I get my vegetables from Bonterra Market (a local health food store), farmers’ markets and a weekly delivery from Door to Door Organics. Although I’m currently not a CSA member I support Jah’s Creation Organic Farm.

Home

I love Mrs. Meyer’s dish soap. My favorite scent is Lemon Verbena. I use Seventh Generation Free & Clear laundry soap. Both brands are sold at Target. I also like Method for cleaning products.

Skincare

I use Pangea’s Normal to Combo Face Ritual Set. The Australian Wild Plum & Willow Facial Cleanser and Green Mandarin with Sweet Lime Facial Toner smell amazing! I have three other essential products from Pangea: the facial scrub, mask and balancing oil. I really love their lip balm and body oil too.

I started using Pangea products recently, but I fell in love immediately. The Colorado-based company uses organic, fair trade and responsibly-sourced ingredients. Pangea is committed to transparency. An ingredient list is posted on the website. Pangea also uses environmentally-responsible packaging and has won many beauty and environmental-related awards.

Pangea is only sold through independent business owners. Part of my dream is to someday lead wellness retreats. To me, it makes sense to be part of a company with the same beliefs that I do, so I became an Independent Pangea Business Owner. I’m excited to start throwing mini spa parties & Pangea happy hours! Please email me if you have any questions about Pangea products or would like to host a happy hour (veggievinyasa@gmail.com).

Deodorant

This subject gets its own category because I have spent years testing out every brand I could find. I now have a combo that holds up through back-to-back 90 degree power yoga classes and weekend yoga teacher trainings!

I use 4-5 sprays of Thai Chrystal Mist Pump Spray topped with a few swipes of Philly-based Duross & Langel violet deodorant.

The salt spray kills bacteria, but does not neutralize odor. The stick does not prevent odor (for me) on its own. Together they are a magical nontoxic combo that keep me fresh. I reapply the violet stick as needed throughout the day.

What’s in my purse:

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What are your favorite organic brands? Which companies align with your values?