The first ever Love Sessions!
So excited to announce the very first *Love Sessions*, hosted at AURA this October! This will be an inspiring, uplifting, and free event for anyone who is interested in learning more about self-compassion, and how to start the journey to truly loving yourself: inside & out.
This event will feature special guests Adira Dalia from 3/9 Destiny and Trisha Harner from It's Your Life, Create it!
In this video I address the most commonly asked question I receive about cosmetic tattooing: Does it hurt?
If you have any questions, please feel free to comment!
Today this little angel got her big pretty wings.
Here is a quick little story for you: The picture on the left of my client's before was a tattoo that she had done as a memorial to her child. Years later she decided to create something more colorful & vibrant as a memorial to her everlasting relationship to her daughter.
It never ceases to amaze and inspire me, all of the incredible people that I have the honor of working with each day. A special thank you, to my amazing client today, for such a special experience!
Permanent Makeup is exciting, yet holds many mysteries to potential clients. In Michigan, in order to practice tattooing of any sort, there are not laws in place that ensure that all technicians and artists are trained professionals. Because of this, we have all heard (& seen!) some interesting permanent makeup.
The good news is, there is a dignified organization in place that hold technicians to high standards. The SPCP, Society of Permanent Cosmetic Prodessionals, will grant membership to any technician upon confirmation of their certified training. This can be at an accredited school or as an apprenticeship.
This isn't to say that there are not technicians out there that are amazing at what they do, regardless of their credentials, but it is one good thing to look for & ask questions about when you are looking for the right technician for you!
In 1968, a prominent Harvard psychologist, Ram Dass (aka. Dr. Richard Alpert) began teaching his students the important of breathing and mindfulness.
He is famously quoted saying, "The best thing we can do for eachother is work on ourselves."
In the flood of today's information-crazed world this sentiment stands out and feels especially important.
It's too easy to let outside forces like media, politics, and other's opinions control our mind and mood.
Breathing deeply is a practice that has the ability to center our energy back into our bodies, releasing the tension of the mind. This practice assists us in shifting from a reactive to a receptive state.
In scientific terms, we shift from the predominant use of our sympathetic nervous system to our parasympathetic nervous system.
When we shift from reactive to receptive we become much more effective at creating the lasting change we desire in our lives. Our expression becomes more authentic, intentional, and effortless.
And that feels pretty dang good.
All of our energy, whether calm or frazzled, has an impact on our well-being as well as our loved ones. We are able to show up more while in our relationships, with a little more compassion, patience, and curiosity.
As Ram Dass so beautifully pointed out, by nurturing ourselves first, we indirectly begin taking care of others in the most important of ways.
The most common side effects of practicing deep breathing are:
♡ Feeling connected to our sense of purpose
♡ Being less reactive and more receptive
♡ Improved sleep
♡ Overall better health
♡ Incease of self-esteem
Here is a quick & simple exercise:
For a fascinating and more introspective look at the power of breathing check out this TED, by author of "A Life Worth Breathing", Max Strom:
I am inspired by the results of this practice in my own life and my hope is that you find this information of benefit for yourself and loved ones.
Thank you for reading, from my heart to yours.