Skin Care By Carmen

Carmen Cruz - 53 years young - - Look At That Clear, Glowing Skin!

Carmen Cruz – Look At That Clear, Glowing Skin!

It was the photo above that blew my mind!  I hired Carmen Cruz in 1990.  This is 2015; she is 53 years old; and her skin looks better than ever!  I had to know what she is doing and found out it is a combination of things, all of which involve natural approaches.  Want to know how to do it?

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Basic Meditation

WHAT IS BASIC MEDITATION?

Meditation

Meditation

I love Wikipedia for research! Here is part of their definition of meditation.

“…meditation refers to a … variety of practices … to promote relaxation, build internal energy or life force (qi, ki, prana, etc.) and develop compassion, love, patience, generosity and forgiveness …(and) to enable its practitioner to enjoy an indestructible sense of well-being while engaging in any life activity

ALMOST NO-ONE IS REALLY GOOD AT IT!

WHO CARES?!!

Swamiji Chinmayananda

Swamiji Chinmayananda

One of my favorite teachers was Swamiji Chinmayananda(an investigative reporter turned Himalayan monk).  He used to say meditating is like riding a stationary bike in your home. “You know all along you’re not going anywhere. It’s the practice that counts.”

To paraphrase Shirley MacLaine, every time you stare at a candle flame, a sunset, waves of the ocean, or a fire in the hearth, you are meditating. Other people call it “zoning out.”

Fire and Ice Sunset on Frozen Shores

We all do it; we just don’t call it meditation. We can benefit more by doing it consciously and daily, even if only for a few minutes. Continue Reading →