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My body, myself! November 18, 2013

Filed under: Confidence,Healing,Words to live by — relaxattranquility @ 3:29 pm

Nikki, our wonderful esthetician shared this story with us from #FamilyCircle Magazine and we hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

I want to make peace with my body. I want to love it. I don’t mean that I want to improve my body and then love it. I don’t want to weight train it into submission or lotion away my cellulite or train for a triathlon. I know these efforts are healthy for some people, but to me, too much improvement just feels like more war.

I’m nearing 40 and that seems about time to get over believing that I’m not good enough yet. It’s probably time to accept that the people telling me I’m not good enough are all trying to sell me something. A revolutionary workout! Miraculous cream! A new juicer! Improved cross-trainers! I have a friend who’s always running. Running, running, running like she’s trying to escape from something. Aging, maybe? Death? She runs for the same reasons I write, I guess. She tried to get me to jog with her recently by saying, “G, every mile you run adds five minutes to your life.” No thank you, I said. I’m not a mathematician, but I’d rather have 12 more minutes now than five extra minutes when I’m 90.

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By making it to 40, we’ve earned the right to laugh at that “improve yourself!” advice and tune into a message that actually interests us. Forty is when we start running out of folks we have to impress, thank God. It may also be the year that I finally give myself permission to start thinking more about what I’m looking at instead of what I’m looking like.

So wheI say I want to love my body, what I mean is that I want to learn to appreciate and honor this part of me—my body—that helps me do what I do and know what I know. Without it, I wouldn’t be able to lose myself in some of my life’s most astonishing moments: the smell of my little one’s neck after a bath, the reassuring touch of my eldest’s tweeny arms wrapped around me, the velvety sensation of warm ocean water lapping my toes, and the weight of my puppies on my legs at night making me feel so safe and grounded.

It’s amazing how wisdom sometimes starts on the surface of our skin anhen settles so deeply into our minds and hearts. It’s been good to me, this body. And so I want to take some time to make intentional peace with it, because I’ve not honored it in the past. As a matter of fact, I’ve abused, ridiculed and taken it for granted for decades. I need to make amends. My body is owed an apology.

Now I’m 37. My kids are growing up and away a little. I figure I have 15 years until I head into menopause and my body reinvents itself yet again. And so it’s time—now—to make friends with her. It’s time to get to know her before it’s too late. When you’re trying to get acquainted with someone, it’s best to spend some one-on-one time together. So, first, my body and I, we’re heading to yoga. I don’t know much about yoga yet, but it seems like a peaceful, loving way for my body and me to get to know each other.

I was also thinking that nothing hurts a new friendship like mistrust—I will do my best to avoid talking behind my body’s back. No more put-downs about height, no more jokes about leftover baby belly. There will just be gentleness and appreciation for all we’ve been through together.

Here’s hoping that this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship. It’s about time.

 

 

 

Happy 13th Birthday Tranquility! September 5, 2013

Happy Birthday Tranquility! 13 years of growth from a one-woman show to a house of many! On September 5, 2000, Beverly Miller, Esthetician, opened the doors to Tranquility Skin & Body Care at the Stone House in downtown St. Charles, IL.  “I was everyone- receptionist, esthetician and cleaning lady,” stated Beverly.  By 2003, Tranquility moved into a larger space to accommodate the growing staff  of another esthetician, a nail tech and a general manager/business partner, Loreta Lescelius.

Now known as Tranquility Spa and Wellness Center, Beverly’s vision has continued to expand into the present 4000 square-foot space at 113 N. Second Avenue, St. Charles, IL, adding an infrared sauna & steam shower, yoga sanctuary, and multiple treatment rooms.  No longer “just a spa”, Tranquility has blossomed into a haven for beauty, health and wellness.

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Tranquility was built on Beverly’s principle that, “Taking care of the skin is a lifelong commitment.  It’s taking care of the skin and aging gracefully… It’s about health and wellness.”  Relax at Tranquility with services including:

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Skin Care & Waxing

Massage Therapy

Natural Nail Care

Eye Lash Extensions

Infrared Sauna & Steam

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Chiropractic Care

Natural Medicine

Acupuncture

Yoga Therapy & Classes

Psychotherapy

Energy Healing

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Permanent Make-up

Sound Healing & Meditation

Wellness Workshops

As a THANK YOU to all the supportive and loyal patrons, Tranquility is offering a 13% discount on select products each month for the entire year!  During September all Anti-Aging products and serums are 13% off.  “Like” Tranquility Spa & Wellness Center on Facebook to find out about upcoming sales, promotions, events and for knowledge & inspiration.

Here’s to another 13 years and beyond!

Health & Happiness,

Dr. Emily Loveland, DC

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It Is Peace March 4, 2013

Filed under: Miscellaneous,Words to live by — relaxattranquility @ 5:52 pm
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Tranquility Gentle Heart Yoga is beneficial for the body AND the mind.  Loreta, Tranquility owner and manager, shared the following poem at morning huddle.  She was inspired to pass it along after Ellie, Tranquility Yoga instructor read it to her class.

IT IS PEACE

What does stillness sound like?

What does it sound like when you

Turn off the television set and cell phone?

What does it sound like when you

Take a break from talking

With family, friends and colleagues?

What does it sound like in your mind when you

Turn off the constant stream of thoughts?

What does stillness sound like?

 

What does stillness feel like?

Does it feel uncomfortable?

Unfamiliar?

Rejuvenating?

Calming?

What does stillness feel like?

 

What would happen if you stopped thinking about the past?

Stopped replaying the same tapes over and over in your mind?

What would happen if you stopped thinking about the future?

Always waiting with anticipation for what is next?

What would happen if you brought your focus to this moment?

This breath coming in…

This breath going out…

 

What is this?

When you hear stillness,

When you feel stillness,

When your focus is only on this moment?

 

It is Peace.

By Barb Larson Taylor

 

The Dalai Lama’s 18 Rules For Living February 7, 2013

Filed under: Holistic Psycotherapy,Miscellaneous,Support,Words to live by — relaxattranquility @ 3:45 pm
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This morning at our Tranquility huddle (or as Dana likes to call it our “cuddle”) Loreta read these great rules from the Dalai Lama. Enjoy!

1. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve risk.
2. When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.
3. Follow the three Rs:
*Respect for self
*Respect for others
* Responsibility for all your actions.
4. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
5. Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly. (Loreta’s favorite rule!)
6. Don’t let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
7. When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
8. Spend some time alone every day.
9. Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values.
10. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
11. Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you’ll be able to enjoy it a second time.
12. A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life.
13. In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation. Don’t bring up the past.
14. Share your knowledge. It’s a way to achieve immortality.
15. Be gentle with the earth.
16. Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.
17. Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
18. Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.

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What to be Happier? January 13, 2013

Filed under: Nutritional Medicine,Words to live by — relaxattranquility @ 5:50 pm

I received this article from a friend, thought it was worth sharing. Health and Happiness!

The human species evolved in a situation of scarcity and danger where survival demanded that our ancestors react more strongly to threats than to pleasures. Reacting to a lion on the Savannah was a lot more important than enjoying the sunrise. We still have essentially the same brains as early humans, but most of us live in vastly different circumstances than they did. As a result, our automatic responses are often out of synch with the situations in which we find ourselves.

Try This Instead

If you find yourself reacting to an unexpected meeting with your boss as if you’ve just caught a glimpse of a hungry lion running in your direction, take a minute to try to get your emotions in synch with twenty first century reality.

Ask yourself “Am I facing a real threat here, and is my reaction in proportion to what’s really going on?” If your answer is yes, take a deep breath and think of a concrete step you can take to address the situation. And if your answer is no, remind yourself not to let imaginary lions get in the way of very real sunrises. 

2. Comparing Yourself to Others 

Unhappy people tend to spend a lot of energy comparing themselves with people they believe to be in better circumstances than they are themselves, which of course leaves them feeling as if they are uniquely unlucky, unloved, or unattractive.

But what about happy people? You might assume they compare themselves with people they perceive as being in worse circumstances than they are themselves, which might leave them feeling grateful for their comparative good fortune. But that doesn’t turn out to be the case. Research shows that the happiest people tend not to compare themselves to others much at all. Instead, they judge themselves by their own internal standards, take pleasure in other people’s successes, and show concern for others’ troubles.

Try This Instead

Next time you find yourself comparing yourself to someone else, try instead to celebrate your gifts as well as the other person’s and to feel compassion for each of you in your struggles.

It helps to consciously call up a picture in your mind of yourself as a whole person with a whole range of experiences, gifts, aspirations, and challenges, and then do to the same for the other person. It’s a lot harder to rank order ourselves against others when we consciously consider both ourselves and them as whole and complex people instead of “scoring” ourselves on one or two of our more obvious characteristics.

3. “Fixing” Your Weaknesses

We all have areas of strength and areas of weakness, and it seems to make intuitive sense that it’s our weaknesses are where we ought to be focusing our efforts to improve.

But because developing our strengths is usually more enjoyable and a lot more productive than working on our weaknesses, we’re more likely to stick with our efforts when they involve our strengths. For that reason, research shows that we’re not only happier when we focus on our strengths; we’re also more successful. We’re a lot better off working to develop our strengths and finding ways to minimize the impact of our weaknesses than we would be banging our heads against the wall trying to “fix” those areas where we’re a little behind the curve.

Try This Instead

Are you hosting a New Years gathering this year in spite of the fact that you’re better at making people laugh than you are at making them dinner? You really don’t need to spend the next six weeks learning to make gravy without lumps if the very thought of it makes you miserable. Use your natural friendliness and good humor to make it a great celebration your own way. Send your guests a funny email asking them to help save the festivities – if they’ll each bring a dish, you’ll plan an afternoon of fun and games everyone will enjoy. This way, you’ll get to enjoy doing what you love, your guests will have a great time, and no one will go home hungry!

 

“Inhale loveExhale grat… October 3, 2012

Filed under: Miscellaneous,Words to live by — relaxattranquility @ 12:47 pm

“Inhale love
Exhale gratitude
Live compassion”

C. Fasano

 

 
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