Why I dry brush every day

There are a lot of ways I incorporate self-care into my life, big and small.  It’s taken me a long time to understand the importance of these practices and make time for them, every day.

Instead of just rushing through my day mindlessly, I’ve made a conscious over the years to slowly start weaving in little practices that have added up to really helping me feel my best.

Everything from meditation to yoga.  Making time for weekly chiropractic adjustments, massages, and infrared saunas.  Down to things like gua sha facial massages each morning, and by brushing before my showers.

Each of these seemingly little things adds up.  And I think that’s why at 42 I feel my healthiest and happiest to date.

So I wanted to share one of these simple practices with you – dry brushing.

Dry brushing is one the simplest, most cost-effective, and fastest ways you can help support your body in the detoxification process.

Our bodies work REALLY hard every day to cycle through and detoxify all of the “things” that move through our bodies.  Our bodies (internally through what we eat and externally through our skin) are constantly being put under a toxic load, without us even realizing it.  There are so many things in our food, in our everyday skin and household products, and even just in our air that are really harmful to us.

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Setting down the invisible weight

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Unexpectedly Sober

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