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The Power of No

The Power of No

I don't know about you, but I love summer!  There is nothing better than the feel of the warm sun on your skin, the fresh smell of an ocean breeze and the enchanting sounds of nature's evening serenade.  

Summer also brings busy days and even busier weekends.  Every year as summer fades I look back and wonder sadly "where did my summer go?"  I was busy but not fulfilled.  I have decided that this year is going to be different.  This is more than just a hope...it's a promise I made to myself.  
So to put this in action I made a short list of the things I want to do this summer.  Some are family activities, but some are things that I want to do...just for me!!  
The reality is that for me to experience my summer list I'm going to have to say "No" to others and this is not easy for me! I came across the blog "The People Pleaser's Guide to Saying No" by Jude Temple and found the tips super helpful.  

Here's how to say "no" like you mean it (and without being mean):

1. Get the heck out of your head.

2. Get back into your body.

3. Meditate on what it is that you really want.

4. Realize the simplicity of honesty ... and be honest.

5. Delay and walk away.

6. Expect to be uncomfortable.

7. Practice, practice, practice.

If you too are a "people pleaser" click the link below and learn how saying No allows you to say Yes to the things that really matter.  
The summer will still go fast, but at the end I will be able to fondly look back and feel grateful for all that I was able to experience...I hope you are able to do the same!

We would love to hear from you!  What are you resinated with you?  What are you going to do this summer...just for you?

Read "The People Pleaser's Guide to Saying No" by Jude Temple

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What's new at True North?

What's new at True North?

                                                 

                       

Time flys when you are having fun and we have been having a blast over the past few months at True North.  I wanted to pause for moment and share some of the the exciting new products we have introduced to our selection.

I'm delighted to Introduce our newest collection; the Universal Collection.  We have worked for months to bring you 3 products that provides: 

  • The luxurious consistency and feel the you have grown to expect from True North.
  • Our exclusive antioxidant-rich Wild Harvest Blend.
  • Organic and highly specialized oils including the exotic prickly pear oil.  

This carefully curated collection beautifully complements our 4 piece Normal Skin Collection and was designed to target key areas of concern and offer amazing results for any woman regardless of her skin type.  

 

                      

Here is a little information on each these powerful new products.   

Nourishing Facial Serum:  Nourish your skin and replenish its essential moisture with True North Facial Serum.

  • Highly concentrated treatment oils support natural cell turnover to smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and restore smooth, supple skin. 

Illuminating Eye Cream:  Diminish visible signs of aging and allow your beautiful eyes to shine bright.

  • Lightweight yet potent eye cream enhances the appearance of smooth, firm, and bright skin around the delicate eye area.
  • Intensive formula targets dark circles, puffiness, and visible signs of aging.

Hydrating Lip Serum:  Frame your beautiful smile with soft, supple, line-free lips with True North Lip Serum.

  • Diminish early signs of aging by reducing the fine lines and deep wrinkles that form around the lip line.  

Click the link below or visit the hydration link in our store to learn more about the amazing ingredients found in each of these new and exciting products!

https://www.truenorthbeauty.com/collections/hydrate

 

 

In A Word

This is the time of year when we find ourselves reflecting on the year past and begin to anticipate all of the possibilities of the new year. May of us…self included feel the need to create a list of all of the things we are going to do or not do in the new year. Far too often this list is laced with feelings of guild or disappointment. Do any of these sound familiar?

                             

Last year I had a friend share a brilliant idea. Rather than creating a list of lofty goals that we forget about (until we can’t fit in our bathing suit in the summer), she recommended coming up with a single word that would shape our thoughts and actions for the year. A single, powerful and defining word.

The exercise sounds pretty easy right…but it proved to be challenging. The goal is not to JUST pick a word, but to get to the root of your purpose and focus on what will truly bring value to your life. 

                                    

A group of friends and I experimented with this idea last year. We each came up with our word, and shared it along with it’s meaning with each other. We were able to help one another and cheer each other along…and the results were inspiring.

One friend, a professional and mother of 2 beautiful young children chose the word “Habit”. You see she loved to run and hike but balancing her career and family meant that she could not find the time to do something that she personally loved. Candidly this friend struggled with selecting a words that was so “me” focused, but with confidence she did. By focusing on her single word throughout the year she was able to condition and train to reach a goals she never imagined. She and a group of friends courageously hiked the Grand Canyon this fall.

It is tempting to resolve to be a “better mom”, but I guarantee that by my friend focusing on her own physical and mental health her daughters got a happier more fulfilled mom…and the memory of their mom kicking some major butt and achieving such an inspiring goal.

A resolution many times is tied to something that is too aspirational or meant for someone else’s, but a word…your word has meaning when chosen by you, just for you.

What will bring meaning to your new year?  What is your word for 2017?

Love & Happiness!,

Heather