In order to live life like a true goddess, there are 11 rules that you must remember to honor. My post on July 11th, Goddess Rule #1, inspired some of you to make dramatic changes in your life, from pursuing the career of your dreams, to leaving an unsatisfying relationship, to changing your place of residence. I want you to know that it meant a lot to me and I am very proud of you for making those changes. By sharing, you have inspired me as well, more than you think you know.
Today, I am sharing with you Goddess Rule #2 in my book and that rule is Honor Your Body. Close your eyes, take a deep breath and a moment to reflect. Have you given your body the attention and care that it really needs lately? Without answering, I already know what many of you will say. Most of you my readers, are givers, and you put others’ happiness before your own. Remember the Giving Tree?
In addition to exercising and getting enough sleep, honoring and respecting your body takes many forms. There are 3 most important ones for me. The first is to pay attention to what you eat. Even though you might look great on the outside, if you are not healthy on the inside, then it does not really matter. Believe me, I know this from personal experience. Stay away from unnatural and overly processed and fried foods. When it comes to rich desserts and good wine, how about consuming them in moderation or just cutting them out completely? Being ruled by Venus in my chart, I enjoy those indulgences very much, but I keep them in moderation.
Another important way that you can honor your body is to be selective in the products that you use to wash and moisturize. Most skincare and bath products out on the market are made of mostly alcohol and man-made chemicals. They not only make your skin dry and bring out more wrinkles, but they can also cause future skin irritations and problems. Just like your foods, read the ingredients carefully. If you cannot eat it and the scent does not awaken your mind and lift your spirit, then do not buy it. More importantly, I truly believe you can heal your mind and body with the right natural products and slow down signs of aging, too. This is why I created my luxurious and natural bath and body collection. Especially after being on my feet styling or hosting a busy work event, I look forward to relaxing in a hot Aphrodite bath under candlelight and to beautiful music. The scent of the essential oils in Aphrodite bath deliquescence is so intoxicating and heavenly that my bath experience is usually a 90-minute goddess experience. After your bath, slip into something soft and natural to allow the skin to breathe. Cotton and silks are my most preferred choices of fabrics to wear.