If you missed seeing any of our previous Face-to-Face Fridays so far this year, we’d like you to know that we’re taking steps to enhance our skin line with more love as we care for the whole body, mind and spirit. As we move into this “whole”istic wellness space, we think of these synonyms to best help describe our definition of “wellness” - healthy-living, clean beauty, self-care, mental health, fitness, nutrition, alignment and spiritual practices.
A recent study by the Global Wellness Institute (GWI) positively correlated wellness to happiness. The whole study was summarized with this question and answer:
It’s as simple as that and we plan on doing our part to help you. Through my life, I’ve heard sayings like - ”When you don’t have your health, you have nothing” and another, “Your health is more precious than gold”. Having been critically ill with Stage 4 Cancer, now Cancer Free, I’ve been at both ends of the spectrum and know how true these adages are.
At My Alchemy, our mission has never been to make you look 20 when you’re 60. Anti-aging to us is getting your skin to look its healthiest and most youthful using practices and natural ingredients that are truly good for your skin and body.
We took a look at what drives clients to shop with us. Since Covid-19 hit, stress is and continues to be a huge factor. We know how unmanaged stress can have a significant impact on health and how it affects skin. When you feel stressed, your body releases specific hormones including Cortisol. After the stress resolves, these hormones should return to their normal levels but chronic stress keeps them elevated. This constant state of stress on your skin and body can cause numerous issues especially inflammation and premature aging. Bottom line is, managing stress is essential for your well-being and youthful-looking skin.
I’m ready to break into a chorus of “Don’t Worry Be Happy”. Is there anyone who doesn’t need fewer worries? We hope that providing clean beauty products brings you peace of mind knowing what your skin absorbs is nutritious and good for the whole you.
I’d like to introduce a new product that may help you break a feeling of obsessive stress. Have you ever heard of a Thumb Stone, often referred to as a Worry Stone?
This is an stone with an indentation for rubbing, the idea being to rub your stress and worries away when anxiety fills your mind with unpleasant thoughts. Worry stones can be made from onyx or other crystals. They came in all shapes, sizes and colors.
When worry gets the best of me, I grab a stone from my pocket, purse, car, desk drawer, even my bra. Rubbing a stone has saved me from undue apprehension of a doctor appointment, a Pet Scan, running late, sitting in a traffic jam etc. It may be hard to believe but rubbing out thoughts of whatever is bothering me somehow magically gets transferred from my brain to the stone. This helps me take control, soothe my anxiety and brings me some peace and relief. Do your kids ever accuse you of worrying too much? Well, maybe you do and maybe this would help you mentally cope and be a little calmer when the hard stuff surfaces (and it will).
You can find Worry Stones and Worry Stone Necklaces here on our website. Give one a try and let us know how it’s helped you.
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CEO, Co-founder, Cancer Survivor, Certified Essential Oil Coach