Welcome Spring 2021

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β€œSpring is the time of plans and projects.” β€” Leo Tolstoy

The spring is always a great season to detox, including in your skincare and nutrition practices.🌱🌿

This blog post will cover:

  • Spring Geography

  • Plato's Allegory of the Cave (for spring 2021)

  • Gua Sha Review (the Quartz Crystal beauty tool)

  • Skincare Inspiration from another beauty blogger to West Coast Herbology Professor, Betty Norton

Springtime Reflections

Spring Geography

I remember hearing a psychology prof lecture how spring is a time when people are generally more tired than normal. It makes sense, if we consider how the weather cycle operates, generally speaking, with the sun warming us up in spring to summer, where we get most of our vitamin D, to help us in the cooling and secluding fall and colder winter seasons.

Interestingly, March 20th is first day of Spring, in North America. However, in other parts of the world, they experience spring at a different time of year. For example, Autumn has arrived in Australia, as I learned through a conversation I had with World History Encyclopedia’s top contributor, Kelly Macquire. Australia’s spring has already passed, as it occurs in September, October, and November.

I had always known that Aussies experienced different seasons, but didn't know that exact timeline. Thanks for the geography lesson, Kelly!

If you live in a part of the world that experiences a different type of β€œspring” than the North American continent, please feel free to leave a comment at the end of this post, or write an email to share your experience. Would love to know how you experience spring!

Spring 2021 is like Plato's Allegory of the Cave

"Education is like sunlight"

-Candace Owens


Candace Owens wrote a powerful book (Blackout) that speaks truth, history and freedom (in relation to the African American situation). She also shared the story of Plato's Allegory of the Cave. Although the Greek philosophers where telling this story for reasons such as the intellect and enlightenment at the time, Candace takes it to a new level and relates this to the freedom of thought of black Americans. She encourages her race (as well as others in general), to step out of the narrative that powerful politicians (in this case, the Democrats) have a history of narrating them with, since the beginning of enslaving them (aside from the history of owning them as slaves); to choose a narrative of not victimhood but of victor.

Candace inspired me, and made me think about transforming this ancient allegory to what spring 2021 can have in store for us. Although 2020 had a lot of setbacks, and perhaps victimized many in different ways, there are still opportunities to blossom this spring, on all levels of health and wellbeing, and to become victors in our lives.

Owls. Photo courtesy of @robbybobfraser.

Springtime Health & Beauty

Detoxing & Skincare Practices for the Spring 2021

How Gua Sha (Quartz Crystal) is an excellent beauty tool

5/5 stars

Benefits Include:

  • releases facial tension ✨

  • natural energy boost 🟒

  • reduces puffiness πŸ’§πŸ’•

  • promotes natural glow 🌞

What's cool about this, is that it brings the home facial to a new level.

I call it a facial tool and Midnight Paloma calls it "Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) healing modality that can be used for both body and face work." Thanks for the awesome and fun facial tool!

Photo credit by Virtueberry on Instagram.

Skincare Inspiration from another Beauty Blogger  to West Coast Herbology Professor, Betty Norton

Photo credit by Beauty and Mindfulness blogger, Justina.

Here is a blogger's take on "The Best Skincare Routine". I think this may be a good infographic to see if anything may work for you this spring, while you do your detox. For example, maybe it's time to apply some of the good SPF on sunnier days or use a Virtueberry salt scrub to help with your weekly exfoliation.

According to The Best Skincare Routine, exfoliating is recommended. Virtueberry salt scrubs are a great way to exfoliate dead skin away while helping support a clearer skin tone as well. Check out the Himalayan Rose Salt Scrub for more details here.

In addition to all this beauty knowledge, Herbology Professor, Betty Norton, once said that the more nourished you are, the better you feel. IF the body is free from toxins, then the less burdened is the liver, which in turn is better for the skin, and this shows as a clear and glowing complexion, overall.

Stay young and age gracefully. 🌿 Keep well this spring! πŸ’•

A humming bird taking care of its offspring at home in the well loved and cared for, community "Spirit Garden". Photo courtesy of Kirsten Mills, a natural at nature and wildlife photography. For inquires, check out her Instagram @millskirsten.

2 Responses

  1. Marilyn Denton
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    Enjoyed reading your blog. Keep it up.

    • Sarah
      | Reply

      Thank you for your kind words, Marilyn! 🌿

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