Borage Oil: Nature’s Miracle Dry Skin Cure

Borage oil is excellent for skin health, helping restore the suppleness, elasticity and tone of tired, dry, or scarred skin.

The essential fatty acid gamma linolenic acid (GLA) from Borage oil has been shown to be one of the most effective agents for the maintenance of healthy skin. The fatty acid profile of borage is unique in that it contains 20 to 24 percent GLA. Evening primrose oil contains 8 to 10 percent GLA and black currant oil contains 15 to 17 percent.

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The popularity of borage oil as an ingredient in topical formulations for the skin is growing rapidly, based on the strong research showing that it is of benefit in the treatment of various skin conditions, including dry skin, eczema, inflammation, wounds, and dermatitis.

Dry skin needs intensive moisture that will repair, restore and heal dry cracked or chapped skin.  Introducing...  Aromatherapy Personals Whipped Borage Oil Hand & Foot Butters.

This spa-inspired massage butter treatment leaves skin instantly nourished, enriched and renewed. Includes a wealth of therapeutic naturally active ingredients and essential oils to provide the ultimate in aromatherapy massage. Borage oil, is whipped into a creamy Shea butter, helping to restore the suppleness, elasticity and tone of tired, dry skin. Rich in Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, Borage oil penetrates deep, nourishing the epidermis giving it an extraordinary capacity of regeneration. Shea Butter, Coconut and Jojoba oil combine to nourish the skin with Vitamins A, E and F, restoring skin’s softness and smoothness.

Apply this deeply moisturizing and therapeutic massage butter directly onto clean skin, holding and pressing at acupressure points (hands, feet) to restore the flow of energy. Breathe in the transforming aroma for an overall sense of well-being and restoration. A truly renewing and therapeutic experience for mind and body.

Helps condition:

  • Dry to very dry skin
  • Chapped or cracked skin (heels, hands, elbows and knees)
  • Inflammatory skin conditions; itchy skin
  • Sun-Damaged skin

butters-duo-02Available in six Aromatherapy Personals blends: Anxiety Relief, Aphrodisiac, Energy Boost, Stress Relief, Sweet Dreams and Meditation. Duo gift sets also available.

 

 

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Tips to Increase your Energetic Vibrational Frequency

The quantum physicists have proven it: We are not just this physical body. Our presence doesn’t end at our skin line. We have an energy field around us.

open-arms-grass-200x154This energetic aura connects us to other living beings and the universe around us. We are all interconnected. Each one of us has a unique aura, and we are part of the same divine brilliance that created the infinite cosmos.

When we are in touch with this feeling of being a part of the divine, our true essence being love, then our energy vibrates at a high frequency. Our positive thoughts and feelings and healthy practices support a bright energy field. True happiness happens when your vibration is high.

In our chaotic world, it’s easy to pick up unwanted energies that can cause us to operate at a lower frequency, without our even knowing it.  If we live in a state of fear, negativity, and separation, and fill our body with unhealthy substances (low-vibrational food, alcohol, and drugs), then our energy field becomes blocked, clouded, and dark.

Our energy is a magnet. It attracts experiences in the world to match our energetic field. Because we create our energy with how we treat ourselves inside and out, we are responsible for our energy and our life experiences. Life doesn’t happen to us. Rather, our outer experience reflects our inner state.

Here are some of the ways you can take responsibility for your energy:

1. Focus on your breath.

This practice takes us right into our body, calms our nervous system, and shifts our energetic presence.

2. Take time to slow down.

Most of us are so busy filling our lives with unending tasks. Put SLOW DOWN on your to-do list and trust that’s its a very important task.

3. Use Essential Oils.

Pure therapeutic grade essentials oil, with high vibrational frequencies like Frankincense, Sandalwood, Lemon, Orange and Geranium can clear negative energy and leave you feeling uplifted. Meditation1-198x198

4. Repeat a mantra like, “I am divine love.”

Mantras help to retrain your mind away from conditioned beliefs. They help us return to our true essence, as mantras carry a vibrational frequency that permeates throughout the body.

5. Cultivate compassion.

Your energy is something you put out into the world. It either uplifts or drains others. When you notice this interconnection, how we affect one another, we start to take more responsibility for the energy we radiate.

6. Surround yourself with high-vibration people.

Associating with positive people on a daily basis can also help keep your personal Chi at a high level. Pets and children, when healthy and thriving, can help raise energies as well.

7. Spend time in nature

Did you know that nature actually cleanses us? I like think of nature as the “Great Healer,” so spending time outdoors can actually be good for your health!

By engaging in daily practices like mindfulness, meditation, yoga, and healthy eating we shift our energy. We begin to operate at a high-vibrational frequency, the frequency of love, and that’s when we are a magnet for more positive relationships and experiences.

When our energetic aura shifts, our consciousness expands, our nervous system neutralizes, and we begin to fully realize and experience a spiritual awakening… the recognition of our divine essence. Things become possible that weren’t before. A miraculous life unfolds in front of us.

 

Source: MindBodyGreen

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Brain-Body Benefits of Meditation

The influences of meditation stretch from head to toe, positively affecting your brain, heart, and immune system, and helping with chronic pain, insomnia, and depression.  We’ve rounded up some intriguing recent research showing that meditation is a powerful ally for mind, body and spirit.

BRAIN

Soothe Anxiety– Meditation can reduce anxiety and depression, according to a 2014 Johns Hopkins University meta-analysis of nearly 19,000 studies by researchers.

525004_338610749576668_1496424344_nUpgrade Attention– Multiple studies show that meditation improves your attention span. One study shows that doing daily meditation sessions over just five days makes you more focused and attentive.

Improve Mood– A study by the Sharmatha Project found that meditators’ moods steadily improved over a three-month period.

BODY

Reduce Stress Effects– Meditation helps reduce levels of the stress hormone cortisol.  This supports a sharper memory, healthier weight, and better sleep, multiple studies show.

Slow Aging– Telemerase, an enzyme that prevents- and may even reverse- premature agin in cells, is suppresses when we’re stressed.  But meditation can increase telomerase activity by 30 percent, according to a 2011 research finding by the Sharmatha Project.

Lower Pain- A 2011 study from Wake Forest and Marquette universities, participants reported a 40 percent decrease in pain-intensity ratings during meditation.

Support Heart Health–  Meditation creates a relaxation response, lowering blood pressure, slowing heart rate and improving heart health.  In a 2012 study published in the American Heart Association’s journal, Circulation:  Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, meditation helped those with heart disease lower their risk of cardiovascular clinical events including heart attack and stroke, by 48 percent.

cXWAia58eG6sqs6Oy61QlDl72eJkfbmt4t8yenImKBVvK0kTmF0xjctABnaLJIm9Boost Immunity– According to a study published in Psychosomatic Medicine, meditation increases antibody levels, helping the body fight off illnesses and infections.

 

Source: Experience Life, Well Informed, Jan/Feb 2015

 

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Redefining Meditation in the 21st Century

Yoga, meditation, ‘mindfulness’ – why some of the west’s biggest companies are embracing eastern spirituality

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Work can be a stressful place, and with companies trying to keep an eye on the bottom line while simultaneously improving productivity, many workers may find themselves with more responsibilities than ever before. While there is no way to totally eliminate stress from the workplace, some companies are doing what they can to help employees relax, and many, are doing that through on-site meditation.

Meditation and Mindfulness have infiltrated the upper echelons of some of the biggest companies on earth to cultivate key leadership excellence, to succeed, make a difference and build resilience with compelling research behind it.

Apple

th-1It should come as no surprise to those who know a bit about the life of Steve Jobs that meditation has long been promoted at Apple. Jobs often took part in meditation retreats, was married in a Zen ceremony, and maintained lifelong friendships with many monks. Some speculate that the mental control he gained from meditation was what helped him become so successful in creating new, innovative products for Apple. Whatever it was, Jobs wanted to pass on his love of meditation to others in the workplace, allowing employees of the tech giant to take 30 minutes each day to meditate at work, providing classes on meditation and yoga on-site, and offering the use of a meditation room.

Nike

th-2Nike’s motto “just do it” applies to meditation as well, it seems. The company is one of many big businesses incorporating meditation practice into their workplace. Employees of the athletic apparel giant have access to relaxation rooms, which they can use to take a nap, pray, or of course meditate. In addition to these quiet rooms, employees can also take part in meditation and yoga classes without ever having to leave the office.

Google

th-3Even when you’re working at a company that offers unbelievable benefits like Google, things can get a bit stressful on the job. On a regular basis, the company offers meditation space and meditation courses, believing that meditation can help improve not only employee mental health and well-being but the company’s bottom line as well.

Yahoo!

thYahoo! is another tech company that is doing what it can to reduce employee stress while at work. Employees of Yahoo! can take advantage of meditation rooms or engage with others who share their interests in a more mindful work day by taking free classes offered on-site.

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Meditation has been shown to produce a wide range of mental benefits when practiced on a daily basis. Studies have showncXWAia58eG6sqs6Oy61QlDl72eJkfbmt4t8yenImKBVvK0kTmF0xjctABnaLJIm9
 that it can actually change how the brain processes information and manages the effects of stress, depression, and anxiety. Those who practice meditation, research has demonstrated, are happier and calmer than their counterparts who don’t, so it’s no surprise that many high-stress businesses are catching on and making meditation a part of their corporate mission.

It’s about training minds to be more focused, to see with clarity, to have spaciousness for creativity and to feel connected. That compassion to ourselves, to everyone around us – our colleagues, customers – that’s what the training of mindfulness is really about.

Does your organization practice meditation, yoga and  “mindfulness” in the workplace?  Ask us how we can help with our range of Aromatherapy Personals Meditation and Stress-Relieving Tools, Wellness Workshops and Holistic Therapy Services. Email: admin@nuworldbotanicals.com for further information.  

 

Sources: http://www.onlinemba.com/blog/10-big-companies-that-promote-employee-meditation/

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Beyond the buzz…what does it really mean to be mindful?

It may have started as a trend amoung Silicon Valley tech companies, but mindfulness seems to be here to stay for all of us.

2014 has been called the “year of mindful living” and in  the past several months, mindfulness has made headlines in seemingly every major print publication and news site. No longer an activity reserved for the new age set, the public is looking to mindfulness as an antidote to stress and burnout, technology addiction and digital distractions, and a sense of time famine and constant busyness.

But beyond the buzz, what does it really mean to be a mindful person — and what do they do differently every day to live more mindfully? Mindfulness, the practice of cultivating a focused awareness on the present moment, is both a daily habit and a lifelong process. It’s most commonly practiced and cultivated through meditation, although being mindful does not necessarily require a meditation practice.

It’s the awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment and non-judgmentally.

Here are 13 things mindful people actually do every day to stay calm, centered and attentive to the present moment.

They take walks.  Walking through green spaces may actually put the brain into a meditative state, according to a 2013 UK study. The act of walking in a peaceful outdoor landscape was found to trigger “involuntary attention,” meaning that it holds attention while also allowing for reflection.

They turn daily tasks into mindful moments.  Mindfulness isn’t just something you practice during a 10-minute morning meditation session. It can be incorporated throughout your everyday life by simply paying a little more attention to your daily activities as you’re performing them.

They create.  Mindfulness and creativity go hand-in-hand: Mindfulness practice boosts creative thinking, while engaging, challenging creative work can get you into a flow state of heightened awareness and consciousness.  If you want to become more mindful but are struggling with a silent meditation practice, try engaging in your favorite creative practice, whether it’s baking, doodling, or singing in the shower, and see how your thoughts quiet down as you get into a state of flow.

They pay attention to their breathing.  Our breath is a barometer for our overall physical and mental state — and it’s also the foundation of mindfulness. As mindful people know, calming the breath is the key to calming the mind.

They seek out new experiences.  Openness to experience is a byproduct of living mindfully, as those who prioritize presence and peace of mind tend to enjoy taking in and savoring moments of wonder and simple joy. New experiences, in turn, can help us to become more mindful.  Spending time in nature is one of the most powerful ways of giving yourself a mental reboot and reinstating a sense of ease and wonder.

They feel what they’re feeling.  Mindfulness isn’t about being happy all the time. It’s about acceptance of the moment we’re in and feeling whatever we feel without trying to resist or control it.  Excessive preoccupation with happiness can actually be counterproductive, leading to an unhealthy attitude towards negative emotions and experiences. Mindful people don’t try to avoid negative emotions or always look on the bright side — rather, accepting both positive and negative emotions and letting different feelings coexist is a key component of remaining even-keeled and coping with life’s challenges in a mindful way.

Meditation, the quintessential mindfulness practice, has been shown to be a highly effective intervention for managing emotional challenges including anxiety, depression and stress. People with mindful personalities enjoy greater emotional stability and improved sleep quality.

They meditate.  You can be mindful without meditating, but all the research and experts tell us that meditation is the most sure-fire way to become more mindful. A regular practice can help to reduce stress, improve cognitive function, and boost well-being. Research has found that mindfulness meditation can even alter gene expression, lowering the body’s inflammatory response.

They’re conscious of what they put in their bodies — and their minds.  So often, we shovel food into our mouths without paying any attention to what we’re eating and whether we feel full. Mindful people make a practice of listening to their bodies — and they consciously nourish themselves with healthy foods, prepared and eaten with care.

They remember not to take themselves so seriously.  A critical factor in cultivating a mindful personality is refusing to get wrapped up and carried away by the constant tug of the emotions. If you can remember to laugh and keep an even keep through the ups and downs, then you’ve come a long way already in mastering the art of mindfulness.

They let their minds wander.  Engaging in imaginative thinking and fantasizing may even make us more mindful. Research has found that those whose daydreams are most positive and most specific also score high in mindfulness.

(Source: Huffington Post)

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