Popular culture sends a lot of mixed messages when it comes to beauty. We are raised on adages like “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” and “Don’t judge a book by its cover,” implying that beauty comes from within. At the same time, we are assaulted with a barrage of images that clearly communicate the standard of beauty. But not everyone can (or wants to) conform to that one standard, and that’s the motivation for National Beautiful in Your Skin Month—to celebrate your uniqueness and encourage self-confidence in the body you have, no matter what shape, size or color it is. Continue reading Beautiful in Your Skin
At Hale Cosmeceuticals, we’re obviously passionate about skin health. That’s why our R & D team has spent so much time perfecting our formulas. But skin health isn’t just achieved by what you put on your skin. Skin health is nurtured from the inside out, too, with a healthy, balanced diet. And a diet that includes strawberries is even better! Continue reading Celebrate Skin-Protecting Strawberries
Last month was Stress Awareness Month, a time we are encouraged to reflect upon the pace of our lives, our choices in response to stressful situations and, hopefully resolve to do something that helps us achieve a sense of balance. It doesn’t take much searching to find out that meditation is a practice encouraged to help people disconnect from the craziness outside and nurture a sense of peace within. But for those new to meditation, figuring out the what, when and how of practicing can be challenging, especially when everyone else makes it look and sound so easy. Continue reading Nurturing Your Meditation Practice
Every cloud has a silver lining.
There’s light at the end of the tunnel.
It’s always darkest before the dawn.
Look at the glass half full.
Don’t make a mountain out of a mole hill. Continue reading Look on the Bright Side
Every New Year is full of opportunity! New Year’s Resolutions help you to define new directions for reaching your highest potential throughout the coming months. But, the big changes you make are going to be the product of the small changes you make consistently, every day. And we have some ideas to help set you up for success. Continue reading Getting Off to a Good Start
This time of year always makes us reflect on what we’re thankful for. Sadly, this brief exercise often becomes a hollow recitation—we say things like “I’m thankful for my family,” “I’m thankful for my job” without even thinking, let alone feeling, what that means. But, if you choose to do something different—if you choose to really think about what you’re saying and consciously acknowledge the source of what you’re thankful for—you can move beyond being thankful to being grateful. Continue reading Beyond Thankful
Real self-improvement takes endurance, discipline, patience and a lot of forgiveness. Often, the process requires undoing years of bad habits and unlearning a lifetime of perceived truths that only serve to keep us small. Continue reading Partners in Self-Improvement
Every day there seems to be a new product or a new fad to try to improve the appearance of your skin, to decrease the size of your waistline, to make you more attractive to a potential partner. We buy these products or experiment with new fads hoping that it will make a real, lasting difference in our skin tone or pant size or social life…but it usually doesn’t. Continue reading As Within, So Without—Letting Out Your Inner Beauty