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This Season’s Word: Comfort

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With Christmas next week, all the cozy, festive, holiday vibes are in full force. This season is so special and is such a gift for many reasons, but most importantly it marks the arrival of our forever, perfect gift; our Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ.

A word that has been on my heart a lot in 2018 has been comfort. As humans, an intrinsic motivation and desire is comfort. I recently heard two sermons on comfort (here and here) that confirmed what I knew to be true, but after these two back to back messages, the truth really took roots in my heart and mind. Comfort comes from one place and one place alone: Jesus. He is the only source of true satisfying comfort.


If we seek God, we will find comfort because He is our refuge, strength, helper, and place of safety. (Psalm 46:1-3, Psalm 61:3, Psalm 121:7-8 CSB) However, if we seek comfort first, we will find ourselves being comforted by things other than God. This is the tricky place where comfort can quickly become an idol in our lives without us really even being aware that idolatry is sneaking in. We must remember God is our comforter, not people or things here on earth. God is so good and knows just what we need (Matthew 6:25-27), is our great provider (Deuteronomy 2:7), and has good plans for us (Jeremiah 29:11). Fear not, He comforts us perfectly daily, including days of affliction…especially those days! We just have to seek Him and run to Him as our refuge!

As we enter in to 2019 shortly, seeking God and not seeking comfort is the direction of my heart. He is our True North, in His wings we find refuge (Psalm 91), and His name is our tower of safety (Proverbs 18:10). Seeking Him and loving Him with all our hearts will bring us comfort that the world can never offer. Amen and thank you, Jesus.

 

Merry Christmas to all! xo.

Let’s Talk Hair Care

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Hey friends! Today we are talking hair care. As y’all know by now, beauty is a passion of mine (clean beauty, especially), so I really care about health-conscious hair care. A healthy physical body and wellness of course starts with diet and internal wellness, but taking care of your hair is definitely a fun aspect of wellness! I also have my own dry shampoo company, so, of course I love hair. 🙂

Carachele from Nine Zero One Salon in LA has been the first person that I fully trust with my hair, and I didn’t realize that until I started going to her! You can check out some of her amazing hair work on her Instagram. I have tried nearly every color with her, from platinum to light brown. What I love about her is that her main priority is the health of your hair, so the way she colors and cuts goes through that desire.

Below are details when it comes to my hair care routine and products I love. Enjoy!

PRODUCTS

Shampoo: this / this / or this

Conditioner: this / or this

Heat protector

Hair mask: this / or coconut oil

Dry shampoo

I also make and use this DIY hair toner once a week- 

1 Tbsp ACV

8 ounces of water

3 drops of rosemary oil

3 drops of lavender oil

WEARING:

top / denim

SHOP:

Morning Must-Have: Celery Juice

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As you guys know from Instagram stories, I am totally into my morning celery juice routine! In all seriousness though, celery juice is a morning must-have for me. With so many health benefits, drinking celery juice first thing on an empty stomach has proven itself to be great for gut health by improving digestion and immensely limiting bloating and indigestion. I’ve been on a gut-healing journey with the wisdom and guidance of Dr. Cole, and the addition of celery juice in my daily diet has been a game-changer!

After six months of diligently enacting my gut healing protocol, I was still experiencing daily bloating and started experiencing constipation. Feeling hopeless, he prescribed me to do this every morning an hour before I ate food, and my bloating stopped within two days and I haven’t been bloated since + my energy has improved significantly!

I use a whole stalk of celery and juice it using my juicer. So simple, and I swear by it! Also, this article is a must-read if you are intrigued by this celery juice situation. It is extremely informational and confirms a lot of what I describe in this post. Have you guys tried celery juice yet? Let me know in the comments below and keep sharing your celery juice adventures on Instagram!

THE LOOK

juicer | top | pants

 

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