Thursday, May 26, 2016

Dry Brushing -- try it!

Dry Skin Brushing is a body care technique that supports lymphatic health, boosts circulation, softens skin and boasts bonus benefits like smoothing the appearance of cellulite, reducing stress and supporting digestive health and kidney function. A must try, my friend!

Dry Brushing = lymphatic health and smoother skin--I'm in.

One of my hypothyroid symptoms is edema in my lower extremities. So the idea that body brushing supports lymph health piqued my interest. I started body brushing last year. But is was only after I got a new brush (so much better) that I seem to have found my rhythm with this self-care habit.

Although I found it invigorating, my first brush seemed to be a bit too harsh. Now I have one that is Goldilocks approved--just right!

These two brushes from Amazon are working really well for me: Body Brush and Face Brush.

To brush or not to brush? Appreciated this balanced review of dry-brushing from Alex over at D.I.G Primal where she traces her evolving thoughts about body brushing: "A while ago, I put dry brushing in the same unicorn-based category as oil pulling."

What benefits have you found from brushing? If you haven't yet wielded a body brush, are you tempted to test it out? If you do, let me know how it goes.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

"Here's your change"

It's nice when some things don't change. Or at least not too much.
Returned to Carl's with a small group of friends this week at the prompting of a chap who hadn't visited for 19.5 years. Perhaps the prices have gone up slightly, but in the bright spring sunshine it's nice that hanging out in front of the custard shop has some of the same magic from my first visit as a Mary Wash Freshman.Carl's visit: change
Carl's Ice Cream, Fredericksburg, VA


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