|Posted on July 9, 2014 at 11:20 PM||comments (0)|
1. Take a 10- 30 minute walk everyday. And while you walk, smile. It is the ultimate anti-depressant.
2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes a day. Buy a lock if you have to.
3. Take 10 deep breaths each day.
4. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.
5. Drink green tea and plenty of water. Eat blueberries, wild Alaskan salmon, broccoli and almonds.
6. Try to make at least 3 people smile a day.
7. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip, issues of the past and negative thoughts.
8. Invest your energy in the positive present moment.
9. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a college kid with a maxed out credit card.
10. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
11. You do not have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
12. Make peace with your past, so it doesn't spoil your present.
13. GOD heals everything.
|Posted on May 13, 2014 at 9:00 PM||comments (0)|
The beauty services and therapeutic treatment staff members of Jade Organic Salon will be blogging here along with me. Today we're featuring Mary Gorka, RN, and Healing Touch practitioner. Mary is giving monthly presentations on health and wellness topics under the brand of White Feather Workshops. Her " . . . on Mary's Mind" programs focus on Health Assurance - the things we can all do to support our own health and wellness.
Last month, at our first " . . . on Mary's Mind" talk, a number of issues was discussed, including the range of choices for a healthy life. One suggestion was that eliminating sugar could be one of the most important choices we can make. it is an addicting substance, may have over 250 different names and combinations, and can be found in so many foods it is almost impossible to avoid. Damaging to health, it is still quite delicious.
And, it plays an important role in the upcoming talk at Jade Organic Salon (JOS) on Pain, Its Causes and Treatments. At the May 19th session, starting at 7 PM, a list of the main names for sugar will be available and also more data on the JOS staff who can help with pain relief.
So, hold the sugar (if you can find it), discover how it can make pain worse, and come to the next informative talk, " . . . on Mary's Mind", at Jade Organic Salon, 365 East Butler Avenue, Ambler, PA
Hope to see you there,
|Posted on April 30, 2014 at 9:00 PM||comments (0)|
10. All the hair follicles you'll ever have are formed when you're a fetus (5 months).
9. 13 days is the time it takes for any white or grey hairs to show from stress, shock or aging.
8. On average you can loose 50-150 strands a day (unless you're bald, duh).
7. Each strand of hair contains up to 14 elements, including gold.
6. Each hair strand has it's own nerve muscle and blood supply.
5. The anticipation of sex makes hair grow faster.
4. 2% of the world population has blonde hair and the rarest hair color is red making up only 1%.
3. The human hair is used by eco-friendly groups to clean up oil spills as a natural sponge.
2. Hair cross- sections under a microscope can be used to tell what race or ethnic origin you are.
1. Gender is one thing that can not be identified by a hair strand.
|Posted on February 3, 2014 at 12:20 AM||comments (0)|
Fran, a "senior" client came in the other day. She's lovin' her natural salt and pepper hair color - only there's a lot of salt these days. Fran asked what could be done. She didn't want a whole head process of color. She said she did that years ago as DIY, didn't like it and had a burning and itchy scalp. She's really happy with the blending of her natural shades. Fran also was concerned about exposure to chemicals in hair color products.
I suggested adding "low lights" where color is applied to random strands of hair and there is no contact by the solution with the scalp. The foil leaves protect the scalp. And I'd use my organic color product. We tried it and Fran is now lovin' her low salt/more pepper look. Even better - as time goes by the look will improve as color is applied to different strands and the already colored strands fade back to their original color. The blending that Fran likes only gets better. Another satisfied client.
Maybe "low lights" is the right coloring option to you, too.
|Posted on January 12, 2014 at 6:40 PM||comments (0)|
In other postings I've stressed our concern for our clients' and our staff members' exposure to harmful and cancer-causing ingredients in hair coloring products.
Our products are free of PPD and formaldehyde (listed on the American Cancer Society's web site under Known and Probable Human Carcinogens).
The tv show, The Doctors, recently did a segment on allergic reactions to hair color and PPD is mentioned. Here's the link:
We'll continue to share similar information with you in this blog so you can make you best decisions for your health and well being.
|Posted on November 22, 2013 at 11:50 PM||comments (4)|
How many of us suffer from dry skin and hair in the cold winter months? As much as we don't like it, that time of year is upon us!
You may be struggling trying to find the products that will help keep your hair and skin hydrated, without containing harmful chemicals or breaking the bank. Natural oils and remedies tend to be pure which makes them a better choice for many people. Other over-the-counter products have a ton of ingredients in them, most of which contain preservatives. Alcohol and fragrances are other common ingredients in commercial products that can cause irritation, an allergic reaction or just help to dry the skin even more. One of the many perks of going natural is most scrubs, creams and soaks can be made in your own home.
Avacado is one of the best foods for hydration, both by ingestion and external use. Making an avacado mask mixed with olive oil is sure to hydrate any dry face. Egg yolks are rich in fat and proteins, and are naturally moisturizing. They are great for your tresses during the frigid winter months, or any other time of year. Honey also naturally locks in moisture, and in combination with avacado or olive oil, would make a great mask for both your hair and skin. The posibilities are endless.
When showering, be sure not to have the water temperature too high. If you're in a rush, reaching for an organic moisturizer is always an option. We have found great luck with the staff at Whole Foods in Plymouth Meeting. Their knowledge of the skincare department is amazing and we are continuing to learn more every time we stop in.
No matter what, the number one rule is water, water, water! Be sure to drink plenty of it, and stay away from things high in caffeine and sugar. Healthy skin and hair starts with smart and healthy choices. If you find a great combination of things that work for you, please feel free to share in the comments section. We love hearing feedback.
Best of luck and stay warm!!
|Posted on November 1, 2013 at 12:10 AM||comments (1)|
Great news! Jade Organic Salon is now open! I'm so excited to show everyone my expanded line of organic hair color products - no harmful fumes, no respiratory irritants, no burning scalp.
You can find us at the top of Butler Avenue next to the Dunkin Donuts in Ambler. Hope to see you soon!