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Tip of the Month: Living in Sync with the Lunar Cycles

Are you living in sync with the lunar cycles? People understand astrology in terms of the sun. But what about the moon? The changing face of the moon affects you on a regular tangible basis. There are eight lunar phases the moon goes through as it completes a full orbit around the earth every 29.5 days. Along the moon’s journey, our personalities, our emotions, and our lives are affected by each lunar phase.

Just as the moon controls the tides of the ocean, the moon’s energy can tug on our daily lives. Living in sync with the lunar cycles can make your life easier and more productive. It can also contribute to a healthier lifestyle. I’d like to tell you a story:

My granddad was an herbalist, and he saved many people’s lives by making them teas for their health issues. He was also very familiar with the lunar cycle and knew exactly at which phase of the moon to harvest different parts of a plant to prepare the right tea for his clients.

I had forgotten about granddad’s knowledge and hadn’t paid much attention to the moon, until friends gave me a book to read about the lunar cycles. I tested several of the suggestions in the book and it sure made my life easier. Let me share some with you some tips that I feel can be beneficial.

Personal Care

• Right before a full moon, take time for facials that are nourishing to your skin
• After a full moon, find a few moments to exfoliate and help diminish acne
• There are certain days of the month for haircuts to give more volume or faster growth

Household

• Cleaning windows after a full moon can be done in ¼ of the time with no streaks; e.g. I only use water and newspaper to dry it off
• Laundry done after a full moon seems to need less detergent and stain removing is more effective
• You can also find best days for canning

Garden

• There are different days to grow and harvest leafy vegetables and salads versus root vegetables
• Transplanting and re-potting done before full moon is very favorable
• Additionally, weeding after full moon helps keep the weeds away longer

I gave you just a quick overview as there are many more applications that assist with self-care rituals, cleansing of the body and mind, strengthening the aura and chakras, completing construction work, having medical procedures, and much more. If you are interested in learning more about about living in sync with the lunar cycles, a good book to start with is: The Power of Timing: Living in Harmony with Natural and Lunar Cycles by Johanna Paungger and Thomas Poppel. You can also check the Farmer’s Almanac for useful information on how the moon may affect your health.

Tip of the Month: How to Save on Gas

How to save on gas is on everyone’s mind these days. The price of gas is rapidly increasing right now. Being consciences about how we drive can help you save money. These small little acts can also have an impact on Mother Earth. Here are a few tips we compiled to help you save on gas.

Drive less and drive wisely:

Run errands together starting at the place farthest from home. Also, accelerate slowly and drop your speed. Speed limits are there for a reason. Coast before braking when you see a stop sign or red light ahead.

Stop idling for long periods of time:

Waiting in the carpool line to pick up your kids? Turn off the engine. Stuck at a railroad crossing waiting for the longest train to pass? Turn off the engine. More so, warming up your car on a cold morning? Turn off the engine. The fastest way to warm up an engine is by driving.

Pay attention to the dashboard lights:

Get your car serviced regularly. As oil breaks down, it causes your engine to work harder, which mean more gas burning per mile. Therefore, regular oil changes can help you drive farther on one tank of gas. Additionally, keep your tires properly inflated. Under-inflated tires may cause your car to use more fuel.

Use a Light-Life Tensor Ring:

Try placing a Light-Life Tensor Ring over your gas cap. This may help improve gas mileage and keep your car running more efficiently. We have numerous testimonials from users all over the country stating that their mileage improved after using a Plain Jane Tensor Ring.

Sacred ½ Cubit Plane Jane Tensor Ring

Tip of the Month: Breathing Exercises

Tip of the month is breathing exercises. Your body needs oxygen to live. As humans, we get oxygen by breathing through our mouths and nose. We can also use our breath to help with all kinds of physical and emotional issues. Breathing exercises can help put your body in a relaxed state. When your body is relaxed, your brain becomes more relaxed. This may help reduce stress or anxiety, increase energy, lower blood pressure, improve lung function, aid digestion, and so much more.

Got 5 minutes to spare? VeryWell Mind gives 8 different deep breathing exercises for anxiety. I’ve picked my favorite 3 for you to try*.

Pursed lip breathing

This is an intentional breathing technique that forces you to slow down. It can also be useful during certain activities like lifting or stair climbing.

• Firstly, find a comfortable seat and relax your neck and shoulders
• Keeping your mouth closed, inhale slowly through your nose for 2-3 counts
• Then, pucker your lips as if you were giving a kiss
• Lastly, exhale slowly, keeping your breath slow and steady, for 4 counts

Lion’s Breath

This technique is an energizing breathing practice that can help relax muscles in your chest and face, relieves stress, and improves cardiovascular function.

• To begin, sit in a comfortable position and press your palms against your knees
• Then, inhale deeply through your nose
• Open your mouth wide and stick our your tongue down towards your chin
• At the end, exhale through your mouth making a long ‘ha’ sound
• Do this breath 2 to 3 times

Humming Bee Breath

This technique helps create instant calmness. It can be used to relieve frustration, anxiety, or anger.

• To start, sit in a comfortable chair or on the floor
• Close your eyes and relax your face
• Place your first fingers on the tragus cartilage that partially covers your ear
• Then, inhale deeply
• Gently press your fingers into the cartilage while slowly exhaling
• As you exhale, make a loud humming noise with your mouth shut
• Continue as many times as needed

* Disclaimer: If you have any respiratory issues, please talk to your doctor before trying any of these breathing exercises.

Tapping Your Body can Create Balance

Tapping your body can create a balance in your body’s energy system. Also known as the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), this technique is a self-administered healing technique that reduces negative symptoms from physical-emotional issues. It’s based on modern psychology and the principles of acupuncture’s meridian, but without the use of needles.

Tapping can be beneficial for your heart-brain coherence (read more about this in our blog). It can help generate positive emotions which increases your brain’s ability to function. Here’s a great video from Tapping with Brad Yates on listening with your heart and being more heart-centered.  

Tapping is a simple 5 step process:

  1. Begin by tapping underneath your pinky with the fingertips on the other hand. Identity what the issue is and what your focus will be.
  2. Then rate the intensity of the issue on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the worst
  3. Create a comforting phrase that acknowledges the issue and accepts yourself regardless
  4. Tap the following points on your body 8 times as you repeat your comforting phrase. Complete all 8 points 3 times through:
    1. Eyebrow
    2. Side of the eye
    3. Under the eye
    4. Under the nose
    5. Chin
    6. Top of collarbone
    7. Armpit
    8. Finish at the top of your head
  5. Finally, take a deep breath. Rate the intensity of the issue. Repeat all 8 steps as necessary.

Here’s a great article from Heathline that explains the steps in more detail.

Ring in the New Year with Light-Life Tensor Rings!

As you probably know by now, I believe you cannot have too many Light-Life Tensor Rings. Therefore, to ring in the New Year with Light-Life Tensor Rings is a no-brainer. Here are some suggestions:

  • Hold our 1 Lost Cubit Heavy Tensor Ring in front of your heart chakra, visualize your desired result, and go into the feeling as if you already have it. Stay in this experience for as long as it feels comfortable.
  • Ring in the New Year with the Light-Life Tensor Rings by placing them over your cosmetics, supplements, and condiments and be observant. Do they feel better, taste better, last longer?
  • Use Light-Life Tensor Rings for your pets; whether you want to help them with acute physical discomfort or just to support their health and well-being. You can place a bigger Ring under your pets’ bed or put a smaller one around their neck.
  • Put your flowers in a Light-Life Tensor Ring to keep them longer fresh. I had miracles happen doing that.

Get more ideas on our Instagram page and keep experimenting. Be creative and find new ways every week to work with the Rings.

You see, there are many ways you can ring in the New Year with Light-Life Tensor Rings. Let us know on Facebook or Instagram how you are using them. We love to hear and get other ideas from our community.

Tip of the Month: Jewelry Cleaning Tips

Even though tarnishing is a natural process and does not alter the vibration of our Tools’ energy field, we would like to share some jewelry cleaning tips so you can have your jewelry look as beautiful as it did when it was first created. We encourage you to choose our lacquered Personal Harmonizers and jewelry when making your purchasing decision. We use an organic lacquer that helps protect the finish of the plating from tarnishing and wearing off. It protects your product from minor scuffs and scratches and allows your jewelry to stay shiny and beautiful for much longer. However, even with our lacquering process, our jewelry will eventually start to show normal wear by losing their shine.

We recommend using a microfiber cloth or a damp cotton ball to wipe down your jewelry after each wear to remove surface soil. You can make your own cleaning solution with 2-3 drops of dish washing soap mixed with one cup of water and carefully wipe your jewelry. Using a cotton swab is a great idea to remove soil from the inside of your Personal Harmonizer or jewelry. But please never use a sharp object such as knife or paper clip to remove dirt as this will scratch and chip away the plating. Remember to thoroughly rinse with warm water then dry completely using a soft, lint-free cloth and gently buff your jewelry to return its shine.

Here are a few tips that will help keep your jewelry and Personal Harmonizers lustrous and make sure damages over time are minimal.

  • Don’t wear any jewelry when applying hand lotion, perfume, make-up, or hairspray.
  • Make sure to remove any jewelry when preparing acidic foods. 
  • Before exercising, remember to remove any jewelry to prevent salts from damaging the plating. This also applies to other activities that lead to excessive sweating. 
  • Never swim in salt-water or chlorinated pools while wearing your jewelry. 
  • To avoid damage, never throw your jewelry in a purse or bag along with other items. Consider using a jewelry pouch for each item when traveling.
  • Remember to store all your jewelry in small, separate spaces to prevent them from scratching each other. 

Useful Tips for Fabrics –

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Many of the fabrics we wear are made up of over 2000 different types of chemicals. Because our skin is unable to flush toxins, like our digestive system does, our skin starts absorbing these chemicals. As they enter our bloodstream, the toxins can become detrimental to our health causing all sorts of negative effects like hormonal dysfunctions, behavior problems, immune system problems, digestive system problems, skin problems, cancer, and so much more.

The best fabrics to wear are organic versions of natural fibers, like cotton, linen, and wool. Truly organic fabric won’t have any harmful chemicals in them, also making them a great option for the environment. Another fabric that is a safer option is Tencel, also known as Lyocell. However, Tencel just produces the fiber, not the actual fabric, so confirm that the company you’re buying from also cares about using safe chemicals in their productions. Cupro is a great silk substitute creating a beautiful flowy fabric. Plus, it’s a practical option because it can be put in a washing machine and drier.

So, when it comes to buying clothes for yourself or others please make healthy choices. You and your loved ones deserve it!

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Coloring book: the easiest meditation ever.

Of course, it’s not a secret that meditation is very good for you and there are so many different ways to do it, but we are inviting you to try coloring book: the easiest meditation ever! A coloring book for adults – a fun and engaging way to relax your mind and unwind. Here are just a few benefits that this activity can provide:

  • Affordable and available (all you need is a book and crayons).
  • Distracts you from your worries and lowers stress levels.
  • Helps your mind enter the meditative state.
  • Everyone can do it; you do not have to be a creative type to enjoy it.
  • Helps you stay in the moment and practice mindfulness.
  • Great alternative to technology (we all need a break from our phones and computers!)

If you are looking for other easy ways to meditate check this site out or google to find more helpful links.