Friday, March 18, 2011
In my opinion, the most perfect morning isn't necessarily a memorable one. Rather, it's one where you get to e ..... a ..... s ..... e into consciousness. Leave your pillow with no regrets. And then ...
it may entail:
Body brushing* (to make your skin tingle).
A warm soapy shower with a soap so minty it sweeps the rest of the dreaminess out of your head.
A hot strong coffee in the thrifted mug that fits your hands just. so.
And some sort of pancake/waffle/scone/muffin/granola at a heavy wooden table in the mottled sunlight.
With bright yellow placemats.
And clothes on, of course. (did I forget to mention that?)
*If you haven't tried body brushing - you must. It's an astoundingly easy way to feel AMAZING, and you don't need much time or money to do it. All you need is a stiff-bristled brush or a rough sun-dried towel. You just get undressed (or as we say in my house - "nudie") and gently rub the towel or brush over all the skin on your body. The only rule - so to speak - is to try to start at the periphery of your body (your hands or feet) and move progressively toward your heart. Then hop in the shower!
Now if you look online, there are a lot of health claims associated with body brushing - and I honestly don't know what's true or not. And do I care if this reduces cellulite? (not really). What I do know is that body brushing feels like it stimulates circulation and lymphatic drainage - which is good. It exfoliates my skin - which is good. And it wakes me up beautifully - which is good.
So treat yourself this weekend. Remember that towel you left out to dry in the scorching sun? Consider it ... an opportunity.
Have a lovely lovely weekend, full of happinesses.