May Classes: Natural Lotions

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Easily customizable, comes together quickly (probably in less than an hour if you know what you’re doing), goes on non-greasy and absorbs quickly, this lotion is straight tops! I have the driest skin. It’s like the whole of the Gobi desert and if I don’t moisturize regularly (which I’m bad about and don’t) you can most assuredly tell. Sooo ashy!! When I do remember to moisturize, I use all sorts of lotions. I enjoy the amazing smelling ones from Bath and Body Works (my favorite is the twisted peppermint) but St. Ives is probably my favorite. I like that it isn’t heavy and rubs in quickly. The lotion we made in class reminds me of St. Ives in that it is also neither heavy nor greasy and rubs in well. During my forays into Ayurveda, I learned about the benefits of oil massages. I do one once in a while when I remember and have time. I’d like to start …

May Classes: Lip Goodies

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Lip balms, lipstick, and lip glosses! This class taught them all, using good for you ingredients. A few weeks ago, I took a class on natural remedies for mental and emotional health. It really stirred a fire in me and got me thinking and moving. And what’s a hermity, homebody lady to do when the urge to better herself hits? Why suck up that urge to stay in and start going to more classes of course! Are you addicted to chapstick? Desperately need to feel it’s hydrating smoothness glide across your parched mouth? Hear it’s siren call every time your traitor tongue slips across the desert that is your lips? Well lovelies, if you’re anything like me, those ol’ kissers have been hopelessly addicted, probably for years. In fact, I have 13 chapsticks of varying brands on my end table as I’m writing this. Burt’s Bees is a personal favorite. Normally, those chapsticks would be gone in a blink of …

May Madness Begins…

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Determination. Commitment. Consistency. But most of all, patience. A small mix for a bit of success. I did not, even a little, anticipate the amount of overwhelming-ness this project take on. This dream, and labor of love,.. it’s large. A huge undertaking. It’s overwhelmed me. I have suffered for it. This project has suffered for it. But I’ve finally said no more! I have begun to knuckle down, buckle down, and do it. Do it. Do it. I’ve been working on my bullet journal like a crazy person in preparation of May. Everytime I’ve tried to use this bullet journal, I make one week and then wait to make the next week. Since I’m a horrible procrastinator though, I would always wait till the last minute to make the next week. It would get started late and I’d only do the bare minimum. Things did not get done. At all. I gave up. I approached this month differently. I prepped …

Small Steps Forward

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What the shit, guys… It’s April already! And! AND!!! It’s almost the END of April! This year is already flying past at an alarming rate! And I have successfully avoided many of the tasks I’ve set out for myself. What is wrong with me, you ask? Well, buddy, I’m still asking myself this damn question, so your guess is as good as mine! Although, to be fair, I have a good idea… I talk a big game but do not always have the best follow through. Usually, though, I can at least find the see-it-through-bug and get it to give me a little nibble so I can knuckle down and finish the shit out of whatever task I’ve set for myself. Lately, I just cannot do that. I have started or attempted to start many things and have not been able to see them through at all. I blame winter. Fuck. You. Winter. Haha, I kid, but only a little… …

Visuddha Friday

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Ah well, what is there to say about this day? The blue was strong with this day. Blue leggings, shirt with some blue waves, blue jewelry. I was blue head to toe! I own a lot of blue lol and thank goodness. It isn’t super fun when you have to scrounge and get stupid creative to find the colors you’re looking to use to stimulate that particular chakra. So woohoo for blue, got that color out the wazoo in my closet. I worked on my throat chakra yoga and did my Dedicate practice as well. I feel like this practice wasn’t maybe as “difficult,” if you will, as the other ones. It didn’t seem to me that it brought up as many emotions as the other practices have. I was hoping to get some tasty blue foods, blackberries or blueberries, but I didn’t have any. However, soothing, warming foods and liquids are wonderful for this chakra, so I most certainly …

Anahata Thursday

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Joy of joys!! Another snow day!!! Alright Colorado! Winter’s sending us off into spring right. Only got about a week left of winter, and it’s most certainly been a rather lackluster season. This here little storm, tho, was exactly what we needed. Now I’m the first to admit that I really am not a snow fan. Give me sun, warmth, and non-inclement weather any day of the week! But if we don’t get the snow, then there goes the camping season. You can just forget about any campfires and what’s camping without a fire? Pathetic is what it is. Anyway, the point is… I have another full day to play around but mainly I’ll be focused on healing my Anahata chakra. I popped on my greenest outfit (st. patty’s leggings and a green tank top) and hopped onto my mat, eager to start my day with a little yoga. I started off with the yoga with Adriene Dedicate practice and …

Manipura Wednesday

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Today was not a normal day. It was, instead, a SNOW DAY!!!! Finally!! I have been waiting all season for one! I was up early, as I normally am, dressed in a yellow tank top and yellow and green leggings. When I found out it was a snow day, I switched into a more comfortable shirt, an Anchorman “I love scotch” t-shirt. Haha, that shirt is easily one of my favorites, and it has a nice bit of yellow on it. Bonus! I was going to go ahead and do my yoga for the day but then I was feeling a little sleepy, so I instead went back to sleep for a while. When I woke up I ate some breakfast, a little cereal (which wasn’t my first choice, but is actually a perfect choice for Manipura) and did a little reading. Right before lunch rolled around, I got the sleepy sleepies again and decided to give into a nap …

Ajna Saturday (Tuesday)

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Uh oh… It seems I am a few days behind. I went out on Friday night. I had told myself that it was something I NEEDED to do (and truly it was). And I was rather excited for it all day until the time came closer to leave and then I started trying to make excuses left and right. “Oh I’m getting tired.” “It would be more fun to just go out tomorrow.” “You could go out earlier and stay out later tomorrow.” “It really won’t be that fun anyway.” I’m full of such crap excuses. They almost won out too. But I really didn’t want to sit at home and wallow and regret that I should’ve just gone out. I told myself 2 drinks. That’s all you have to do, stay for 2 drinks, but it MUST be 2. I headed out to a small local bar, settled in for my 2 drinks (which turned into 4) and sat …

Svadhisthana Tuesday

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Look at that peaceful, smiling face. Do you think it tells the truth? Do you think that smiling feeling persisted throughout the holding of this pose? Did you guess yes? Well, you’d be wrong, of course. I love yin yoga. I do. It’s right at the top of my favorite styles of yoga. But god is it challenging and in a way that frustrates me right to the point of tears (a good reason why I don’t want to take one of these classes with other people). And this pose… this fucking pose… good old lizard (utthan pristhasana, iffen you want to know the Sanskrit name. I like to, not that I remember most of them tho. One day…)… it kills me. To say that it is difficult for me would be the understatement of the year. I had to pop out of it on each side at least once and it certainly drug up some tempestuous feelings. Ah, but …

Muladhara Monday

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A day of Muladhara stimulation. A red outfit picked out, a grounding yin practice, journaling, and foods to get the base chakra glowing a little brighter: I meant to start my day off bright and early (I normally wake up quite early. 4:30 is not an unusual time, although it tends to be more around 4:45/5) but of course with day light savings time that didn’t quite happen and I did not have the time to start my day off with yoga, or even making my own breakfast, as I’d intended to do. Thank goodness I picked out my outfit the night before (my red shirt with a black raven and nevermore across the top, leggings with bits of red throughout, and socks with red as well. I forgot the red jewelry I picked out. Oh well, I got the main components lol) or I might of not worn anything red! And with that, I grabbed a banana and an …