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Your life, your way.

Hi, it’s Liz. :)

Life is what we make it, but sometimes managing a few more than a million things leaves little time for restore, rebalancing, and maintaining our relationship with ourselves, let alone for dreaming and achieving our dreams/goals.

Here you’ll find balance and health tips. Much more than this, you will have a chance to define how you’d like your life to be and leverage tools to create your best life.

No matter your age, your mistakes, or your current lengthy to do list, you’d deserve all good things in your life. And you can have them now.

Xoxo, Liz

Nature's Answer to Gentler Retinol

Nature's Answer to Gentler Retinol

If you re like me and have tried retinol and peel products repeatedly only to be left with dry and scaly patches and general skin irritation, you may want to check out the new more natural approach to Retin -A that appears to have the same benefits. I have tried a product with bakuchiol in it and while I have not used it long-term so can verify all of its benefits, my skin is definitely MUCH improved.

Mind Body Green put together a great article exploring bakuchiol’s potential benies. From the article:

One customer said it helped clear up scarring from cystic acne she had as a teenager without making her skin red and itchy like the prescription retinol her doctor recommended, while another said it helped minimize her smile lines.

Research seems to back up bakuchiol's benefits, too. In one 12-week, double-blind study published in the British Journal of Dermatology, half of the participants were assigned to use a topical treatment containing 0.5 percent retinol, and the other half were assigned to use one containing 0.5 percent bakuchiol. Researchers found that both groups experienced significant but equal improvements in lines, wrinkles, pigmentation, elasticity, and skin firmness with an overall reduction in photo-aging. The bakuchiol group, however, experienced less dryness, scaling, and irritation.

Read the article here for all the details!

I bet I'm not the only one who loves Trader Joe's skincare :)

I bet I'm not the only one who loves Trader Joe's skincare :)

Where Science Meets Stress Management

Where Science Meets Stress Management