This article is a guest post by J. Nichole Smith You want to be super productive … and also spend enough time on self-care.You want to make money, but also feel like your work is ethical and helping the world.You want to stand out enough to be noticed, but also fit in enough to feel

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It’s a Thursday afternoon. My to-do list is a mile long. I really should be focusing on bringing in new clients for my business. And I’m sitting in the grass in the park, soaking up the bright sunshine. Reading a book.   Pleasure? Yes!  Guilt?  In waves. Sitting in the sun is intensely pleasurable for

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Have you ever thought you’d get to self care later after you finished one more project, blog post, book, launch, etc.? I know I have! But I learned the hard way self care needs to be incorporated along the way, not once you’re burnt out and exhausted.As an entrepreneur, it’s vital you incorporate self care

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Sometimes product ideas can sit with you for months – years even – before you get around to making them.  You need a little push.  At least, I do. Recently I spent a day in Paris with Kimberly Wilson doing a natural perfumery workshop.  Giving a workshop while travelling is always a challenge – what ingredients

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“What changes do you make to get ready for spring?” That’s the question I asked yesterday at the start of my spring natural beauty workshop.  Just asking the question seemed to puzzle people.  Aside from switching our wardrobe, most of us don’t think about how the change of seasons might impact how we feel.  But

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Have you ever tried standing a balance board? If you hold you position exactly, you’ll fall off.  You constantly need to make little adjustments, nudges here and there, to keep upright. Balance isn’t a permanently fixed state, especially in a busy, ever-changing life. (And life is always changing, isn’t it?  Try as we might to

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Isn’t it fun when something that’s good for you, also feels like a little luxury? Take dark chocolate for example.  Delicious and indulgent … and also full of antioxidants! Or getting a massage.  Feels amazing, but also reduces stress, helps muscle pain and boosts your lymphatic flow. This week I’m sharing a quick and easy

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Skeptical? You should be. If you’ve been around here awhile, you know that I often ask readers where they need help with natural health & beauty. Not long ago, a reader sent me a comment like this: “I’m just so tired all the time. It’s hard for me to get up in the morning, and

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Everyone talks about eating seasonally. It’s the way humans ate for millennia (we didn’t have a choice!), and suddenly, it’s trendy. But what about the rest of your life?  Do you make seasonal adjustments? (And I’m talking about more than just swapping out your wardrobe!) Ok at first glance, adjusting your routine and lifestyle for

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You know those ‘out of body’ type moments?  When you suddenly “wake up” and see your life from an outsider perspective, even for just a brief moment? That happened to me this week. While visiting a good friend in southwest France, we were invited to a birthday dinner.  We arrived at a 1800s farmhouse in

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