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Spring Clean Your Mind To Good Health

Posted on: March 25th, 2018

You know it feels like Spring when the air gets warmer, the days get longer and the trees and flowers start to bud. We all spring clean our homes this time of year, why not spring clean your mind? The seasons create change and renewal, and a thorough spring cleaning can be more than just an opportunity to dust the shelves. Think of the activity of spring cleaning. It is a way to de-clutter our homes, wipe away the dirt and grime of winter and open the windows to allow the fresh breeze to circulate. We want to give you more insight into doing this in your mind, so that you can fill it with the things that really matter. In this article, we are going to share a few “cleaning of the mind” tips to keep moving forward to better mind health!

Ways to spring clean your mind

Take a mental note. Maybe it is more than just your email inbox piling up! Write down the things that are taking up mental space in your mind, then address it.

Meditate. When you meditate, you clear away the information overload that sometimes builds up during the day. During meditation, you focus your attention and eliminate the stream of jumbled thoughts that may be crowding your mind and causing stress. Our meditation room is FREE for all students who wish to use it.

Make time for fun. With all the hustle and bustle of our every day life, spend time doing things that bring joy. Maybe it is dinner with friends or sitting and reading a good book. Take 15 minutes a day to focus on those activities that bring happiness.

Remember you are good enough! Sometimes it just takes another person to remind you that you are good enough.

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Get Your Glow On With DIY Self Tanner

Posted on: March 18th, 2018

In Chicagoland this time of year, we can’t wait to be around the warm summer sun. The long winter months can leave some of us feeling dry and pale. Did you know you can skip the tanning bed and spray tans and make a natural self tanner from scratch? As we count the days to glowing tan skin, here are a few DIY self tanner recipes you can try at home.


DIY Self Tanner Recipes


The Cocoa Recipe

Ingredients: Unscented white lotion and 100% Cocoa powder


Mix 1/3 cup of Cocoa with the unscented white lotion. Apply to skin and let absorb and dry completely. Use daily until desired color is reached.


The Tea Recipe

Ingredients: Black tea and unscented white lotion


Use approximately 4 black tea bags. Pour hot water over bags and let steep for 2-3 minutes. Let cool and mix 1/2 cup of black tea to 1 cup of unscented white lotion.


The Coffee Recipe

Ingredients: Caffeinated black coffee and unscented white lotion


Brew the caffeinated black coffee like usual. Mix desired color amount with lotion. *The caffeine is great for cellulite!


With the tea and coffee recipes, if you want to skip the lotion option, but the liquid mixture in a spray bottle and DIY spray tan is born. Always make sure to let dry.


Benefits of DIY self tanner

The harmful UV radiation can lead to premature skin aging (wrinkles, lax skin, brown spots, and more), as well as skin cancer. The benefits of using natural ingredients decrease the likelihood and will not wreak havoc on our skin.


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