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Romantic Treats and Beauty Remedies to Feel Sexy

March 7, 2012

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I’m about to tell you how you can improve your self confidence, feel more beautiful, boost your self esteem, and feel sexy all year long!  

You don’t need Valentine’s day to enjoy romantic treats and beauty remedies to feel sexy and have a fabulous time.

Try some of these great ideas to be your own Valentine any time of the year:

Romantic Treats and Beauty Remedies to Feel Sexy

I. Treat yourself as a queen by buying new sexy lingerie every other month. If you are in a relationship, your partner will appreciate it. If you are single, new sexy underwear will make you feel and look fabulous.

II. Enjoy a romantic dinner with a healthy chocolate dessert at least once a week.

Chocolate Lavender Truffles Recipe

Eat these truffles slowly in order to let the Lavender rise from your tongue to the back of your nose, sending a message of tranquility and that all is well.

  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 16 oz semisweet chocolate
  • 2 drops of Lavender Essential Oil
  • cocoa powder

Beat cream cheese in large mixing bowl at medium speed with electric mixer until smooth. Meanwhile melt the chocolate in a double boiler. Mix melted chocolate with softened cream cheese. Add lavender drops and stir well. Refrigerate for an hour. Shape mixture into 1-inch balls; roll over cocoa. Refrigerate.

III. Take a  relaxing bath filled with essential oils or Romance Bath Salt every day. Some candles will also help us feel and look fabulous.

Listen to some tips on how to use essential oils to relax, feel confident and loved.

IV. Make a home-made beauty remedies facial to rejuvenate, nourish, moisturize your skin  and… relax at least twice a week.

More facial beauty remedies.

V. Have a massage, a real treat you can give to yourself or/and your partner. It  can be a real intimacy gift you can give to each other.  Apply some bpdy oil to enjoy it even more.

Are you single? Who cares! You can enjoy self-massage or foot massage to reduce stress, get rid of headaches, constipation and PMS and feel fabulous.

Try this simple foot massage to calm down,  relax and feel fabulous. Try to do it every day while you are watching TV or talking on the phone.

VI. If you are in a relationship, try to always speak the right love language, such as words of affirmation, quality time, gifts, service, touch…

Read more on five languages of love, and even maybe get the book The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman.

 

Breathe, smile and be happy.

© Irina Wardas, HHC

Women’s Holistic Health, Nutrition Counselor and Relationship Expert

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How a Woman of Tommorrow to Find a Lasting Relationship

September 28, 2010

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If you are searching for love and romance in your life and want a healthy relationship, you are in the right place.

I would like to share with you the article written by Professional Romance & Relationship Matchmaker for Women Jonathon Aslay to help you understand yourself and what you might need to have or find a happy lasting Relationship relationship.Woman of Tommorrow to Find a Lasting Relationship

As a professional romance and relationship matchmaker coach, I’ve helped many women with dating and relationship issues.  This has led me to identify a few client “types,” and coaching methods that tend to work best for each.  Three types I often encounter are what I call the Woman of Yesterday, the Woman of Today, and the Woman of Tomorrow.  While I enjoy coaching them all, I find it most rewarding to work with the modern day “Woman of Tomorrow.”  In my experience, she is uniquely positioned to find lasting love and true partnership—which, any dating coach will tell you, is the brass ring.  Allow me to elaborate.

The Woman of Tomorrow is defined by her self-awareness.  She knows what she wants, goes after it, and invests in it.  She does virtually nothing in life out of necessity, but out of desire.  She has choices, and knows it.  This differs from the Woman of Yesterday, who is less independent and self-sufficient.  Yesterday’s woman embraces her femininity in a traditional way, viewing men as protectors and providers. She depends on her partner for security, and is happiest with a man who is fulfilled by supplying it.

The Woman of Today “has it all,” but subconsciously lives life according to society’s template.  She is smart, strong, feminine, and successful, yet often struggles to balance career, family, and personal time.  Today’s Woman reacts to life, deriving satisfaction from being a flexible multi-tasker.  Her true partner is likewise an achiever and takes pride in accomplishments.

But, the Woman of Tomorrow has something more.  She is the Woman of Today, minus the template.  Instead, she is guided by an internal compass.  Her thoughts and plans leverage her gifts, and are fueled by her desires.  She has confidence in what tomorrow will bring because she has already envisioned it.  To have a lasting romantic union, she must be with a man who is her true partner in everything—someone who fully appreciates her core being, has similar values and interests, and will evolve alongside her.

The Woman of Tomorrow prefers solitude to a merely “good” relationship.  She leads a full and satisfying life and only accepts a partner who will enhance it.  Tomorrow’s woman has a soft, feminine side that likes to be courted by the man she is dating.  Her ideal guy is secure, financially stable, continually self-improving, and emotionally available—all things she is.  As a couple, they are best friends and passionate lovers.

Tomorrow’s woman dates with purpose, and brings the man she desires into her life.  She thrives on using empowering know-how to take fate by the hand and maximize her potential—making the brass ring fully within reach.

 

P.S. Click to listen to our interview with Jonathon Aslay on Online Dating Secrets for Women After Forty.

 

Breathe, smile and be happy.

© Irina Wardas, HHC

Women’s Holistic Health, Nutrition and Relationship Coach

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How to Have a Healthy Love Life and Exciting Sex with Long-Term Passion

April 26, 2010

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Do uou have a healthy love life?   Is your sex exciting and healing?  Are you one of those couples who is having a marriage crisis and needs advice on how to make your marriage work? And what about your body image? Are you happy with your body or need some help? Well, there is always a connection between how much we love our bodies and ourselves and how happy our sex life is. And, of course communication…Marriage Crisis? - Marriage Benefits of a Healthy Love Life

Healthy ideas on on how to have a healthy love life and sex with long-term passion:

* Dr. Beiter, a clinical psychologist and sex therapist has created and developed the Beiter Sexuality Preference Indicator BSPI© and later the Beiter Sexuality Intimacy Index BSII© – survey that might help you communicate sexually.

Do you know your sexual preferences? What about your partner’s sexual preferences? Do you like to have sex with lights on or off? Are you dominant or prefer to be submissive during sex? Do you like marriage games? I encourage you to listen to our interview full of ideas and tips on how to communicate, what certain preferences might mean and how to improve your sex life in general for your marriage benefits. This interview will help all couples to learn more about themselves and their partners. Click to listen to the tips on sexual communication and/or take a survey.

* And if you have been married or in a relationship for a while and need help with tips on how to maintain long-term sexual passion, click to listen to Diana Daffner, a Relationship Counselor and Author of Tantric Sex for Busy Couples who leads Intimacy Retreats for couples and marriage couples where she and her husband teach couples how to deepen their relationship, as well as intimacy which might be not only sexual. Their book Tantric Sex for Busy Couples How to Deepen Your Passion in Just Ten Minutes a Day is a must reading for everyone who want to improve or simply deepen, and make more excited their sexual life.

* Yes, it is so difficult for couples – both young and old – to communicate sexually. You can also listen to our interview with Dr. Dunas on Healing Your Body and Marriage Through Lovemaking and Sex if you need the best way to discuss sex with your partner. You will also learn how to use sexual energy for healing and how to have an exciting sex life even if we are so busy. Click to listen even if you are not in a relationship right now.

 

Breathe, smile and be happy.

© Irina Wardas, HHC

Women’s Holistic Health, Nutrition Counselor, Coach and Radio Show Host

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How to Get one Extra Kiss and Hug Daily with Good Night Wishes

July 28, 2009

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Are you a wishing – good – night person? Do you normally wish Good Night to your partner, parents, or in-laws and friends when they are around?  Good night wishes are important because they can warm up people’s hearts, make them feel special and loved and can be used as one of the best insomnia remedies and stress remedy and relief techniques.spouses

What about a Good Night Kiss routine? We are certain in the importance of good night kisses and hugs for our children, but what about us, adults? Is a Good Night Ritual as important for kids as for adults? Apparently, studies show that it is…

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If we do certain things every day, they become a habit, turn into routine, and we don’t feel appreciated any more. Well, maybe. But I truly believe that most of routines are very beneficial especially for kids, dogs and husbands 😆 .

When people know what to expect, they feel safe, confident, relaxed and happy; they become more organized, manageable and more efficient. As for us, things we repeatedly do on a daily basis save us time, keep us focused, help us be more flexible and goal oriented, minimize our stress and frustration level which can save us several migraines and headaches, lower our blood pressure, and of course, help us handle any out of control situation better.

Sometimes we do take things for granted and are not grateful for them any more; sometimes we simply stop doing certain things assuming that they are not necessary any longer. But they are… We do need a human touch, hugs and kisses on a regular basis to feel happy, loved, and appreciated.

Can you imagine: if we start with one Good Night Wish and soon after Good Night Hug and Kiss on a regular basis, we’ll receive extra 365 kisses and hugs within a year? For some people this is exactly what they need to feel appreciated and loved. It might improve our relationship, sex life, health in general, and even business, because happiness makes us healthier and more successful.

  • Happiness is like a kiss – it feels best when you give it to someone else. ~Author Unknown

And if sometimes we have to remind our partners about this extra kiss and hug, so let’s do it!

  • A kiss that speaks volumes is seldom a first edition.  ~Clare Whiting

Let us be wise enough to enjoy extra hugs and kisses by giving, receiving and sometimes reminding….

And whatever we do let’s always remember to breathe, smile and be happy.

Click to listen to our  discussion with author Barbora Knobova on How to Be Loved,  Appreciated and Respected.

Click to listen to our discussion with Dr. Felice Dunas on Healing Your Life and Marriage Through Sex

 

©Irina Wardas, HHC

Women’s Holistic Health and Nutrition Counselor and Coach

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Touch Therapy for a Happy Relationship and Healthy Heart

July 17, 2009

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Are you a touching / hugging person ?

Hugs and physical touch are very beneficial for our health: they reduce stress and relax us,  lower our blood pressure and improve our mood which help to boost our immune system, balance our hormones and speed up our metabolism (we need for a successful weight loss).

And for us, ladies, who are full of emotions,  what can be more important than a touch of a person we love or care? Hmmm, well, maybe a nice gift or two… But I think it depends on our age as well as our perceptions and expectations from our life, our partner, etc. Touch Therapy

According to Gary Chapman, the author of “The Five Love Languages” we can speak  different languages to our partners, and one of them is “Physical Touch” Language – you speak it if you  truly believe that our bodies are for touching and would prefer human touch to gifts, help, etc.

So, do you speak Physical Touch language?

Or you are experiencing lack of physical touch in your life right now? If so, let’s change that!

I’d like to share with you an extract from the article “The Need for Touch – The Importance of Human Touch in Our Lives” by Fred Krazeise, Certified Massage Therapist, Intrinsic Coach, with an integrative health care practice focusing on women’s health and shock / trauma recovery.

...We crave touch from the very moment we are born. We learn through touch. It’s where we first develop feelings of attachment and self-esteem. The act of receiving nurturing touch makes us feel safe; it comforts us, and lets us know that we are loved.

Unfortunately, in America, we seem to be very uncomfortable with touch. And I am not for a minute suggesting that we all abandon our personal boundaries, but we don’t have to always apologize when we accidentally intrude upon another persons “space.”

Consider how touch is used in other parts of the world. Throughout Europe, it is common for women to walk down the street arm-in-arm. In many parts of the world, men and women alike exchange a kiss on both cheeks as the common form of greeting. In Greece it is common for men to dance, arm-in-arm (and it’s not just induced by too much Ouzo!).

Sadly here in the US, we restrict our hugs to that “all-American A-frame,” bent over at the waist, touching only the upper parts of our bodies. And what about those “air kisses?” What is it with that?

Touch connects us to our own humanity, and nurturing touch improves our well-being. Consider this:

– A study was conducted at a major university library. Librarians were instructed alternately to touch and not touch the hands of students as they handed back their library cards. Then the students were interviewed. Those who had been touched reported far greater positive feelings about themselves, the library, and the librarians than those who had not been touched. This occurred even though the touch was fleeting and the students didn’t even remember it.

– According to Adoption.com, Studies conducted in orphanages and hospitals tell us that infants deprived of skin contact will lose weight, become ill and may even die. Premature babies given periods of touch therapy gain weight faster, cry less, and show more signs of relaxed pulse, respiration rate and muscle tension.

– Marriage and family counselors report that that couples in crisis are most likely to have stopped the simple everyday kind of touch that is crucial to a healthy relationship. I am not talking about sexual contact. I’m talking about simple hugs, a caress – soft, loving, nurturing touch that we all so desperately need and want.
Touch Therapy
As we grow older, we receive less and less touch. We have rationalized that touch is no longer important. We’re adults now. We’re suppos ed to be tough. Sadly, we may come to associate touch exclusively with sexuality, and we forget that as adults we still need touch as much as we did when we were children. Unfortunately, the elderly are the least touched group in our society. They receive less touch because they are more likely to be living alone.

Simple, loving, human touch can:

o Reduce anxiety and stress
o Promote peace of mind
o Improve our focus and promote a state of mental alertness
o Enhance our ability to think creatively but calmly
o Promote a feeling of being cared for and nurtured
o Help fight off disease by stimulating the immune system
o Improve our sense of body image

So I ask you to look for ways to increase the amount of touch in your life. How? Here are a few ideas.

– If you are in a relationship, talk to your partner about your need for touch. If you feel that something is lacking or needs to be changed, change it. Take the initiative. Reach out spontaneously and hold hands. Hold a hug longer than usual. Share a back rub, or foot massage.

– Don’t be shy. Ask for touch. It’s totally ok to say to a friend or loved one, “I need a hug.” And it’s also ok to ask a friend or loved one, “Would you like a hug?” You’ll be surprised at how many people will say yes…

Let us be touch and hug smart, shall we?

And don’t forget to breathe, smile and be happy while touching or hugging.

 

©Irina Wardas, HHC

Women’s Holistic Health Coach and Counselor

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Use Hug Therapy Stress Relief to Avoid Your Seasonal Depression

December 7, 2008

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The Holidays are the most stressful time of the year.  You may experience one or more to the following: holiday anxiety and stress, seasonal depression, colds and flu, and financial stress. My suggestion: let’s hug!

Are you a hugging person? Actually it doesn’t matter, because if hugging is a challenge for you, it may be even better – we all need challenges from time to time, am I right?

So give hugs to people you love and people you know, and maybe even people you don’t.

I would like to share with you an excerpt from an article about hug therapy stress relief by Michael Clutton.Hug Stress Relief to Fight Seasonal Depression

Hugs are good for any occasion: birthdays, holidays, greetings, good byes or sometimes just because you want to. When you get a hug, you feel warm, fuzzy and complete.  The hug of another person expresses a certain feeling of union and caring.  They’re a friendly way to express appreciation of another person.

There are group hugs, tender lover hugs, around the waist hugs, kissing hugs, sweet and tender hugs and yes, even the grab-ass hug.  There is the awkward “lean in” for the timid and the breathtaking squeeze-you-till-your-eyes-pop hug.

As a stress relief tool, hugging can help us boost our immune system, fight  colds and flu, increase our energy level and avoid seasonal depression.

 

Let us hug, breathe, smile and be happy.

Irina Wardas, HHC

Women’s Holistic Health and Nutrition Counselor and Coach

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