Unique ways to meditate
If you are someone who has a hard time meditating, this is for you! I know many people who haven't been able to get a grasp on meditation and its major benefits. Sometimes they can't sit still, or their mind just keep racing and doesn't seem to calm.
I see meditation as a connection to 'Source' [this word can be replaced with 'Allah', 'God', ect.] or the source of the universal energy. The energy that powers the sun, stars, and everything else in our universe. So no matter your ailment, meditation IS available to everyone, you just have to find the way that works for you. Discover new and unique ways to meditate for people of all ages and walks of life with this list below. We go into details on unique meditation styles and who these style might best benefit. Don't forget to comment which unique mediation worked best for you below.
Meditate with Water
Henna on the Beach
Countless years down on the boardwalk I have seen henna advertised, sometimes advertised as Black Henna. At the time I didn't think twice of it, enjoying my dripping frozen lemonade and the shining sun.
Now, as an adult with some knowledge, I know that these stores typically use the most cost effective products without the care of the quality of that product, as long as it can sell for the season. That's where Black Henna comes into these stores. This 'Black Henna' is essentially made up of different dyes and chemicals including PPD, which is found in most hair dyes (which all states to avoid direct scalp contact). When on the beach, enjoying the beautiful day, one rarely stops to think about these details. One may not even know the right questions to ask about back henna versus organic henna.
So How is Black Henna Bad?
There is a high population that are severely allergic to Black Henna. Meaning breaking out in hives, itching burning feeling, and can even escalate into respiratory arrest. I know this all sounds scary, but don't worry too much. There are safe options and the knowledge is spreading more and more each day. Though many people do not first have major issues with PPD, this allergy can also be developed from continual or repetitive application. With that being said, there is no reason to continue the use of this product or advocate for its use.
There is especially reason to leave Black Henna behind when we have organic products that can deliver the same expectation in a much safer and healthier way.
What can we use instead of Black Henna?
d.i.y. henna kits
Want to try your hand at henna? Not sure what to get your cousin for their birthday? A Henna Kit is the answer! These kits make personable gifts that can spark inspiration and could become a loved hobby or more. Plus, you can also gift that to yourself. Treat Yo Self!
Each D.I.Y. Henna Kit comes with all you need to get a jump start on learning how to apply henna! You'll learn a little about henna too, but I'll touch more on that in this blog post.
What's in the Henna Kit?
I have hand made with love each henna kit for the ease of learning. I tried my best to keep it simple, while giving you as much knowledge and tools for success a possible. Henna is such an in depth and creative pursuit. It is highly personal journey between the henna and the artist. Of course I find a fond connection to the art, and maybe you or your cousin will, too.
Each henna kit includes all you need to learn how to henna at home...
Practice Cone - This is a cone filled with lotion! It's the perfect practice for easy to rub in designs that wont stain the skin. Great for a beginner who just wants to work directly on the skin! Also great for practice on the holographic practice sleeve as it wipes away easily with a paper towel.
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Sound too good to be true? Let's get into the details.
There are many social phases that come and go with the times. Henna in general certainly found a demand surge within the state's younger generations. Other cultures and regions have kept henna relevant for centuries and many children have grown up with the art in their homes. Henna Freckles, on the other hand, are something new to nearly everyone! Using henna as a means for temporary freckles is a fun Instagram trend that has really caught on. Using a makeup pencil for beauty marks or nose freckles isn't unheard of, but using henna is so genius!
Henna Freckles vs Makeup Pencil Freckles
Less Routine, More Fun!
Have a new jagua or henna tattoo?
Well good for you, first of all. Congrats on a beautiful form of temporary body art that is all natural and safe for the skin. Watch out, or you will get addicted too!
Okay, lets start from the beginning.
History in the making
We are in the middle of history right now. I guess we always are. Yet, somehow, this episode is bigger than most. I think we can all recognize that 2020 is a year to be carved on the rocks, written in the books, and told around the fires. We are living it, baby.
I know it can be hard to keep our wits about us when we feel that all we know is falling. But really, that is so simply in our head. "No one is ever promised tomorrow", or some other inspirational, carpe diem quote. Our security is moment to moment, and in this, we are free! So write your own story while you have the chance. Life moves beautifully fast.
Are Henna Tattoos Safe?
Some of you may be new to the henna game and aren't really sure what henna even is! I am here to tell you all about safe henna, the dangers of 'fake' henna tattoos, and how you can easily tell the difference.
Meeting Other Henna Artists
As a henna artist's I find a variety of people in my chair. It's quite amazing how versatile we can be as humans. But when I find a fellow artist in my chair I am always excited. I love to learn about what other people are currently doing creatively and where they started with art. I'm especially elated when a fellow henna tattoo artist comes to sit with me. First, it's an honor to have someone who is in my line of work, appreciate my style of work, and appreciate it enough to pay me for said henna tattoo! Mind blowing. Second, I revel in thier stories of how henna came into their life and what sort of styles in henna they're working on currently. I always try to trade a henna tattoo for another henna, if time allows, so that I might view their style of work and become inspired for the next few days.
Thinking about bridal henna tattoos?
Are you thinking about getting henna tattoos to celebrate your big day, but arent sure if its appropriate? I may be biased, but I say DO IT!! Overall your experience will be one to cherish for a lifetime, and though your henna tattoo may only last a few weeks, there is a fragile beauty in temporary art. I'll do my best to explain that along with all the pros and the cons to getting mehndi done for your wedding so you can decide if it's right for your big day.
Henna For All
I first want to address that HENNA IS FOR EVERYONE! It is an art form that belongs to our creativity and passion. Henna tattoos can be adorned on men and women from across the world. Since henna has been found in many regions and in many lifetimes, as far back as Egypt, you need not worry about any cultural shifts or misrepresentation. Though many areas practice henna tattoos along with religious or sacred circumstances, the henna tattoo is to represent that ceromony, not necessarily a part of the religous aspect. Henna tattoos just enhance the experience! Henna is timeless and comes straight from the earth in many regions, which brings many styles of application.
For wedding henna some people cover themselves in beautiful patterns from fingertips to elbows while others place a dollop on the palm and a flower or cotton on top of the dollop. A more recent trend is using 'white henna' (white body paint) for your bridal henna tattoo, which goes great with a white wedding dress! Sometimes both parties get henna tattoos, other times just one of the betrothed receives a henna blessing. So, rules are meant for breaking, do whatever your heart desires! This is YOUR big day, so I am here to make you happy and helps you celebrate your new union.
I am first + foremost, a creative. To build + organize a design, an idea, or a goal + see it actually materialize is something hard to describe. I will always cherish + cultivate my ability to do this.