Wellness - Mind • Body • Spirit The Wellness concept of holistic health and well-being includes multiple dimensions of Mind, Body and Spirit. All dimensions are integrated into one whole. If one dimension is deficient, the whole will not be complete. We can achieve a sense of well-being and happiness when Mind, Body and Spirit are in harmony. But for many of us, holistic health and well-being is elusive and seems difficult to achieve. We feel frustrated by our limitations and problems and sometimes feel out of control. The concept of holistic health does not mean that we must have a goal of perfection. We do not all need to conform to the same ideals or health behaviors to achieve a state of well-being. Wellness or Holistic Health is a very individual state of being. What works for one individual may not work for another. The concept of Wellness and Holistic Health encourages each of us to strive for our unique potential within this realm of life possibilities. The Keys to Holistic Beauty: Mind, Body and Spirit in HarmonyEarth's Bounty - Nourish your unique holistic beauty with the gifts of the earth! Good diet and good health behaviors are important to beautiful and healthy skin. Consuming fresh fruits, herbs, and veggies that are high in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals will bring a healthy glow to skin. • Respect The Sun - The warm rays of the sun are enticing, and in fact, recent research has suggested that moderate exposure to the sun is beneficial. But the UV rays of the sun are known to damage skin. Some of those harmful effects — such as suntan or sunburn — are visible right away. But other skin changes, including liver spots or deep wrinkles, appear and worsen over time. With repeated sun exposure, the skin damage can even progress into cancerous tumors. Reducing your exposure to the sun - particularly between the hours of 10:00am and 4:00pm - is one of the most important things you can do to prevent skin damage and premature aging. • Breathe Fresh Air Each Day - Cigarette smoking robs our skin of oxygen and fills our bodies with toxic chemicals. Cigarette smoking also contributes to premature aging. People who smoke tend to have more wrinkles than nonsmokers - even when controlling for sun exposure, age and general complexion. Breathing clean, fresh air will help you to avoid premature aging and will bring a healthy glow to skin. • Love & Respect - It is important to love and respect yourself and to love and respect others as well. It will be impossible to have inner peace and harmony without self-love and love of our neighbor. Practice random acts of kindness - both for yourself and others. • Keep Moving - Regular daily exercise is good for mind, body and spirit! Exercise helps our bodies, including our skin, to function properly. A sedentary lifestyle contributes to premature aging. Exercise helps to keep blood flowing and muscles toned. Before beginning an intensive exercise program, we recommend a thorough health screening. A holistic exercise program will address flexibility, cardiovascular health and general conditioning. An exercise program doesn't have to be complicated to be effective. Walking or jogging or swimming, along with stretching and flexibility movements, such as yoga, are excellent examples. Gardening is also a good form of exercise. Exercise is an important part of every holistic, anti-aging skin care program. It will increase your energy level and bring a healthy glow to your skin! • Stop and Smell the Roses - Life is busy! Take at least a few moments each day for yourself. For years we've known that stress - or more accurately, the way we handle stress - contributes to illness and disease. The same situation may be stressful for one person, but not stressful for another. Stress is a fact of life and cannot be avoided, but the way we handle our stress is important. Try surrounding yourself with positive energy, positive people and positive experiences as much as possible. A good support system with people that can be trusted is important. Music can be inspirational and soothing. Allow your mind to tell you good things and avoid negative "self-talk". Allow yourself to believe the positive things about yourself and your situation. Regular exercise and a good diet will help our bodies to handle stress effectively. Relaxation techniques can be helpful in handling stressful situations. Spending time in nature can bring balance to mind, body and soul. Have fun, rejoice in Life! Touch the Earth, smell the Roses! • Enjoy and Share Gifts of the Earth - Pamper yourself and others with delightful, holistic health and beauty care products. Through time, the ancient wisdom of all cultures has relied on Nature for health and beauty. The Herbarie combines this ancient wisdom with modern science to ensure our products are both innovative and as natural as can be.