Commemorating Mother's Day this year I am thinking of my mother who has been an angel for some good many years now. She inspired me in many ways. Her natural beauty always shone through no matter the details of the day. She was humble, inclusive and shared her skills as a good mother and housekeeper with our local community by volunteering for our church as a singer in the choir, helping run fundraisers; she was a candy striper at the local hospital helping to send smiles to the patients and staff; mom was a great interior designer and helped our local country club with her skills. She also modeled for the golf pro shop. She entertained flawlessly, always generously added last minute guests without hesitation, and she was a role model for my brother and I.
This is a beautiful moment on her wedding day. Remembering Mothers Everywhere. Thank you for your service to humanity birthing and caring for the next generations as we grow, change, move mountains, and give us guidance on our paths. Thank you to all mothers, and especially to my own MOM.
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Do you have a morning and an evening Beauty Ritual?
Are you consistently renewing the products, buying in small containers to maintain freshness, and working on your own personal rejuvenation by making time for yourself?
In our fast paced lives, filled with obligations with time crunches, I wanted to share the LPO Beauty Rituals that I have created for myself and clients, over the years, that keeps it simple but effective in creating and sustaining our well being and health.
There are several face maps with correlating organs much like reflexology on our feet that we can use as a basis for supporting our anti aging practices. We suggest a conscious approach to a Beauty Ritual using our #AngelGlowSerum. Morning and Night we gently massage the Angel Glow Serum into our face, neck and decolletage using palms and soft finger tips.
Small circular massage strokes to cover our cells after washing with our Sensitive Skin Face Wash followed by our Persimmon Facial Elixir and Rose Flower Water. Angel Glow seals in moisture after the Persimmon Elixir and Rose Flower Water closes pores and gently firms our skin.
A heavenly glow is the result. Treat yourself. #LPO #LibbyPattersonOrganics #LuxeWildRaw libbypatterson.com shop the online store ♡
New Parfums to come in to Smell this Week to Celebrate Spring:
-Sattva Parfum - Lemongrass, Pink Grapefruit, Oud & Woods
-Tea Rose Parfum - Full Bodied Long Lasting Rose Medley with Attar Sandalwood
-Earl Grey Parfum - Inspired by Bergamot, Jonquil, Black Tea Absolute Spring Time xo
-Mimosa Parfum - Also Inspired by Early Soft Scents of Spring Time.
-Modern Love - Blue Lavendar Concrete & Frangipani
In our SLOWCOAST stores in both locations:
Davenport and Pescadero
Happy Spring to everyone
Time for a New Scent for the Season. Treat Yourself.
Creating A Lamb Stew This Morning that will be ready tonight.
Simmering on stove top:
3 Medium Red Potatoes, diced
1/2 Lemongrass frond Chopped into 3 inch pieces
Dash Rosemary Marjoram Herbs from Garden, dried
Distilled Water to Cover in a Medium Saucepan
After 10 Min Add on Small Lamb Chop whole, uncooked
-Simmer for meat, and bone broth into soup
-Add one medium zucchini diced
-Add One Broccoli Head, Cut into small flowerettes
-Add 5 shitaki Medium mushrooms, chopped into pieces
Simmer for 30 min.
Turn off Heat and allow to cool
Remove Lamb Chop and cut pieces of meat off bone to use in soup.
Place meat back into broth
I make this in the morning and save for the evening meal.
When serving I chop fresh parsley, add a dollop of honeycomb and serve as a garnish on the bowl of heated soup with farmer cheese spooned into each bowl.
Great Spring Soup on a Cold Rainy Day
Plan Ahead for Making the Most out of your meals.
Bone Broth is always a great idea. Make your own.
I invite you to try my Skin Care System as it is an organic, simple system that helps us remain youthfully moisturized with smooth beautiful skin. I will write more on some of the other elements of the System. Meanwhile, I hope that you will enjoy this as a base for organic intentional living. All the Scents in the world are so much better on our skin when we are taking good care of it.
Kai Siedenburg's book: "Poems of Earth & Spirit" have some great beautiful poems and practices that are simple ways to reconnect with nature. This is one of the great secrets for anti aging. Get out into nature. Reconnect. Book available hand signed at slowcoast.org. Kai leads interractive deep retreats. Connect with her here: http://ournatureconnection.com/programs/group-sessions-programs-classes/ to find out more about her work.
Anti Aging is more than washing our face with organic consciously created products. It includes a deep connection with nature's intelligence. Gentle walks, reflections, and taking time for creative artistic self expression also do each person wonders.
I hope that you will find a way to stretch your days and nights to include these treasures of inhalation, exhalation so that you receive the inspiration that comes from our birthright of being connected with nature.
Wake Up with More Energy Ready to Embrace your day. Here is a great Anti Inflammation Recipe for a Smoothie that is a smart alternative to coffee to start your day. Gives you a refined sense of renewal and a vibrant uplift.
20-30 Frozen Blueberries
1 Chopped Banana (Fresh or Frozen)
Flax Seeds (2 small grapefruit spoonfuls)
Matcha (2 small grapefruit spoonfuls)
Coconut Milk Fill to cover the fruit
LPO Beauty Tea Chilled 1/2 cup
Put all ingredients in blender and blend for 2 min.
Pour into a beautiful glass and enjoy slowly.
When I was growing up my father often shared this beloved poem with my brother George and me. The idea was that we are all connected.
No man is an island, Entire of itself.
Each is a piece of the continent, A part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less.
As well as if a promontory were.
As well as if a manor of thine own Or of thine friend's were.
Each man's death diminishes me, For I am involved in mankind.
Therefore, send not to know For whom the bell tolls, It tolls for thee.
These ideas apply not only to mankind's relations but also to the spring garden, filled with growing beauty. Native volunteers proliferate along with our herbal bounty of lavendars, rose geraniums and much more. The birds in our garden are so abundant and bring with them seeds as they replant with flyovers. It's been amazing. Loving it.
Excited today to tincture the hyacinth flowers, plant the bulbs into the garden and continue to enjoy the rain. The garden always has a call to some work that can be done to help create beauty. This spring we are adding lavendar officianalis and some irises, hyacinths, lilies of the valley, peonies, roses, honeysuckles, passionflowers and some antique violas. So pretty nestled in and amongst our italian oreganos and marjorams.
Good advice for the garden:
"There are only two days a year in which nothing can be done. One is called yesterday and another tomorrow ..." Dalai Lama.
Here is a link about Water. I have been making an effort to work on getting more distilled water in my life on a daily basis for my well being. I have been enjoying the results. I wanted to share a website that has some good information about water. I learned that in history the word for water *azu or asu* was a synonym for physician. I found that so interesting. Here is the link:
I have been doing gentle infusions in distilled water of citrus fruits and fresh herbs. This week I have been juicing pink grapefruit halves and adding slices of lemongrass together.
It actually was the basis for inspiration for my latest men's cologne just in time for Valentine's Day. More on that in a minute.
The beauty of water infusions is that we are getting molecular support of the cleansing of the herbs. fruits at the same time that the distilled water is working to clean
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