By MaryGrace Naughton, Yoga & Meditation Specialist
“You, yourself, as much as anybody else in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” This is one of my favorite quotes from the Buddha because it reminds me of the importance of being kind to me.
SEPTEMBER RECIPE OF THE MONTH
This month's recipe Lemon-Glazed Blueberry Scones is featured in Miraval's Sweet & Savory Cookbook
Quick note from Chef Kim Macy
The key to tender scones is being gentle with the dough, which is why I suggest mixing the ingredients with your hands. Work the dough just until it holds together; more vigorous kneading will develop too much gluten in the four, which would make the texture heavy and tough.
By Stacey Manns, Miraval-Clarins Skin Care Specialist
Labor Day weekend marks the end of summer for most, thus fun in the sun comes to a wrap. Whether you were less diligent with reapplying sunscreen or simply had overexposure to the sun, you may notice dark spots or hyperpigmentation. Hyperpigmentation is the over production of melanin – the skin’s natural defense to protect against the suns harmful ultraviolet rays. Lessening the appearance of hyperpigmentation can be a challenge although achievable through:
- eating foods rich in antioxidants
- thoroughly cleansing the skin using Clarisonic cleansing brush
- applying antioxidants topically to skin
- skin lightening products
- proper use of sunscreen
Labor day weekend is filled with family and friends and delicious barbecue! Haven't come up with your menu yet? We have taken care of it for you! We have pulled together some great recipes to impress your guests for this fun holiday, enjoy!