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Ahh..Love is in the air..
CUPID..draw back your bow...
..and let your arrow flow, straight to my lover's heart..for meeeeeee!
And aren't you glad you can't hear my dulcet tones; singing is not my strong point as close friends & family will verify!
I remember when I was younger, I too was suckered into purchasing something for my sweetheart Rob every Valentine's Day.
In return, Rob would obligingly buy me the obligatory lingerie, flowers etc despite feeling very strongly that it was all consumer hype.
..& what about, loving ourselves?
Forgiving others is a wonderful way to allow love to flow too. It is the best gift you can give yourself as you release the weight of carrying resentment, anger & other negative emotions.
So don't sweat the small stuff, & let the love flow...
..& if you fancy loving yourself or anyone else either for Valentine's or at any other time during the year here are some ways to express your loving:
love yourself & drink 3-5 pints more water; it will lift your mood & energy levels so you have the get up & go for more loving
eat 7-9 portions of fresh fruit & veg every day. Again it keeps your energy levels high & cruciferous vegetables like broccoli & cauli are great for a healthy prostate.
Eating dark chocolate releases your love hormones, here's a pdq healthy recipe:
Rob's chocolaty balls!
Half a pack or so of dates
About the same of porridge oats
Orange zest & ½ fresh squeezed orange
100% pure cocoa (green n blacks is very yummy)
Whizz up all ingredients; you may need to play with proportions as Rob does to make it stick firmly together, then roll into small balls, & roll in more coconut.
Love your body; eat less processed/junk food & eat more locally produced organically grown goodness.
Catch a romantic cliff top sunset either on your own or with a loved one..it costs nothing except your time.
Indulge in a bath with candles, your favourite essential oils & music, alone or with a loved one....a glass of wine wouldn't go amiss either, but don't do what I did when I was about 20 & smash the glass hitting it off the side of the bath & lacerating my knee...I bled most profusely..not so romantic!
Use 100% natural toiletries & beauty products on your body, not only are they better for your health & your environment, but they smell better too.
Indulge in a massage for yourself, a loved one or for both of you. A massage may feel indulgent, but the health benefits of massage as it tones every system in your body help keep you strong during & between illness are huge. Aromatherapy oils such as rose, jasmine & ylang ylang relax & soothe your cares away, encourage love & nurturing within yourself.
GIFT VOUCHERS are available online to purchase using debit & credit cards with our secure payment system.
Flirt was a huge best seller last year from my TLC in a Bottle range. It is a gorgeous blend of exotic, aphrodisiac essential oils which can be used as unisex perfume or as a massage oil. £14.95 from Half Moon or www.tlcinabottle.co.uk
Another lovely gift is Kisses from the Heart, a sumptuous hand made rose lip balm that comes in a sustainbly sourced wooden heart box & a steal at £4.95
Gift Boxes for men & women are available with beauty creams; rose, lavender, orange blossom flower waters, & eco skin muslin wipes for the ladies, & power moisturisers, Sage Skin Splash & shaving oil for the fellas
Of course there are many more gifts at Half Moon & online at www.tlcinabottle.co.uk from romantic eco candles, to creams & Magic Wands, & all with you & the planet at the heart of our ethos...LOVE YOU, LOVE YOUR PLANET.
So whether you're going to be a soppy monkey all year round like me, or fancy making Valentine's a special day, remember to love yourself & others too. Remember that song we sang at school.it's just like a magic penny.hold it tight & you won't have any, lend it spend it and you'll have so many, they all roll over the floor, FOR, love is something if you give it away...
Love & laughter to you all,
Nicolle Mitchell I.T.E.C., CThA
Holistic Health Therapist & Practice Manager
THE LITTLE MASSAGE CLINIC
THE PENVENTON HOTEL & HALF MOON SALON
TEL: 01209 203230 OR 711686
DISCLAIMER: we do not diagnose or guarantee cures. We aim to help people make informed choices about their health. Any changes in lifestyle, diet, medication, supplementation or remedies, should be taken with your GP's or health professional's support.