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Spiritual Gemstones And Their Meanings

Many people, including myself as of recent, turn to crystals for their healing properties. I'm a firm believer that gemstones and crystals are full of elemental energy. These precious stones help channel our true intentions and when placed in certain areas of the body, can provide mental and physical benefits. I personally use my crystals when I need to create alignment and balance within my body's energy field. I keep two jade stones in my office for focus and to help reduce stress. I recently went to a cool shop along the beach in Monterey, CA. There were crystals and gemstones everywhere and I was so overwhelmed. I picked a few that stood out to me and decided to study what their meaning and intentions were. Amethyst This is one of my favorites aesthetically. Amethyst is a spiritual healing stone widely used in meditation. It can help reduce anxiety, protect against fear, instill calmness and alleviate feelings of guilt. Amethyst stones tend to be lilac or purple in color. H

What Is Dry Brushing?

                 (Photo credit: ) One of the growing trends in beauty is dry brushing your skin. Detoxifying and exfoliating is always a great way to take care of your skin. So what is dry brushing? Dry brushing can take your skin to a whole other level of smoothness and wrinkle-free. It's also known to stimulate lymphatic drainage increasing blood flow to the face and body. Dry brushing isn't complicated, it's exactly as it sounds. You take a coarse brush and gently use it against your skin. It will help remove dead skin cells and flush out toxins from the body.  Dermatologist Melissa Kanchanapoomi Levin from New York told SELF magazine "gently brushing the skin is a form of physical exfoliation, meaning it can slough away dead skin, leaving it smoother. When you exfoliate on dry skin, the friction is increased as opposed to when the skin is wet. When the friction is increased, exfoliation is more effective." Exfoliating dry skin enhances the ra