Cracked Skin

Cracked Skin

Dry, cracked skin on the feet and hands is a common problem, especially during the winter months. In severe cases it can be painful, especially in association with frostbite or skin complaints such as psoriasis.

Mix 3 drops of lavender with 1 tsp wheatgerm oil (or a thick moisturizing cream) and massage well into the affected area night and morning. Continue until the condition improves.

Other measures: benzoin, myrrh, tea tree and patchouli are also useful essential oils for cracked skin when used individually or in combination and applied as you would lavender oil.

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When you feel your heart rate has gone down and your mind has become quieter, you may open your eyes. Im not saying that you wont still need a cup of coffee, but trust me, this meditation is a good start.

A sound woke you up, or you got up to pee, or a persistent thought wouldnt let you rest. Now youre up and your mind is racing. You start thinking thoughts like, Im already up. I might as well start my day.

The world of adulthood is more awesome than I thought it was going to be when I was little. (I was horrified that adults repeated the word responsibility and vowed that I would never stop reading kids books. \bw kept.) However, the hardest part about being an adult is that we love more. (Let me explain.) Our capacity to love grows as we age, and our capacity to think outside of ourselves grows. If we spent all night in our self-centered thoughts, it would be easier to get back to sleep in our own world, but when our world expands, so too do our potential thought bubbles.

The next time you find yourself awake with no foreseeable escape, allow yourself to exhale through your mouth, imagining that the giant exhalation is relaxing your body even more fully onto your mattress. Youre going to have to do this more than once.

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