I remember having my first child and being that new momma was a little overwhelming for me. Thank god I had help from family members and friends, but still it was a little tough adjusting your life with a newborn. I am on baby number 3 and I had to go back and think about what I and my husband have to prepare ourselves for plus 2 additional kids. Here is a list I put together to help any new parents out there to be! [Read more...]
For so many years now, I’ve been rinsing my hair with cold water after shampooing and conditioning. I first learned about doing this from my hair guy, Ronnie, back in my hometown in Virginia. And I have to say that I think it works. For sure, the most important thing still is to pick a conditioner that works for you to keep hair soft, smooth and manageable. But I do believe that a cold water rinse helps a lot too by keeping the hair cuticle closed and leaving the surface of your hair much shinier, softer, smoother. Also, try out the cold air setting on your hair dryer if you dry your hair this way. It’s another easy way to make sure that the cuticle closes and that your hair is frizz free and perfect for all those humid, warmer days ahead!
PS+ Thanks, Ronnie!!
I was given the book Nurturing the Soul of Your Family: 10 Ways to Reconnect and Find Peace in Everyday Life by Renee Trudeau a few months ago, to read and see if I liked it to review it.
And here I am reviewing it…since I didn’t only like it…I loved it.
Just a little about the author:
An internationally recognized coach and consultant, speaker and author, Renée Peterson Trudeau’s company has helped professionals and entrepreneurs create passion-filled careers and come into greater work/life alignment through integrating who they are with what they do.
She is also the author of the award-winning The Mother’s Guide to Self-Renewal: How to Reclaim, Rejuvenate and Re-balance Your Life, co-author of Courageous Parents, Confident Kids: Letting Go So You Both Can Grow, a contributing author to best-selling What Happy Working Mothers Know. The book I review here is her newest one.
I think people and things come into your life for a reason when they do…Trudeau is on faculty at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, (which I hold dear to my heart since one of my adult yoga training guru’s was part of Kripalu), and Esalen Institute, (I love, love, love). When this book was sent to me, I was thinking about my father’s health, which my family has been concerned with for some time and some critical decisions we needed to make were happening at that time.
The book starts out with the idea and concept of self-care and essentially finding internal peace.
She quotes Audre Lorde in a passage, “Self-care isn’t an act of selfishness, it’s self-preservation, and it’s as vital as oxygen is to my well-being.”