Welcome Joia!

Welcome Joia!

Joia has joined us at Joia Beauty. The same business that her grandmother, father and mother started 25 years ago. PS: Yes, our store was named after...
Taking a break from caffeine, by Mette

Taking a break from caffeine, by Mette

One personal lesson in detoxing that I have learned over the last 2 years is about caffeine. The first time I cut caffeine out of my daily routine I decided to do what everyone said NOT to do, I went cold turkey-suddenly no coffee or my beloved green tea. I thought that it would be easy, I usually only have a few cups of coffee a week and daily green tea, but I was so mistaken. Not surprisingly, the massive mind scrambling headache came first on Day 1. Then the big surprise, Day 2 and 3 I experienced deep, constant pain in my hips. I thought I had the flu! By Day 4, both the hip pain and headache were gone. What a relief, those were very rough, grouchy days. The next 2 times I did a detox, I took a more compassionate approach. Or you could say I followed everyone’s advice: wean yourself slowly. Switch to decaf, cut back to 1 cup a day, then after a few days, a half cup. Replace with lots of other warm liquids. My experience was so much smoother, and happier! I personally love letting go of caffeine because I notice an immediate improvement in the quality of my sleep, and better, sustained energy throughout the day. Many fewer ups and downs of mood too. I also love not feeling like I “must have my tea” before my day begins. It is empowering and enlivening. Why I want to detox from caffeine a few times a year: * Disrupts my sleep, and good sleep basically keeps me sane, healthy, and happy *...
Elisabeth Sigmund has passed

Elisabeth Sigmund has passed

“We are sad to share the news that Elisabeth Sigmund, the co-founder and formulator of Dr. Hauschka Skin Care, passed away recently. The brand as we know it would not exist without the expertise and knowledge she brought to develop the products and techniques at the heart of Dr. Hauschka Skin Care.” Dr. Hauschka USA We love Dr. Hauschka products and a very sad to hear about this incredible loss. May she rest in peace. Source: Dr....
Free gift wrapping

Free gift wrapping

No charge for holiday gift wrapping, but we gratefully accept donations for the Northampton Survival Center. Thank you! Photo...

Invitation to Meditate, September 12 -18, 2012

Set your cell phone alarm for noon each day and stop for just 1 minute to pause and reconnect with yourself.  Close your eyes.  Turn inside. Listen to your breath.  Think about something very pleasant.  Feel your heart beat. Pause. Do what you can. If you’re in the middle of a meeting, take your meditation minute (or it may become a few minutes!) an hour later. Be flexible. But do practice this form of 1-minute meditation every day. It is amazing what a compelling practice this can become. Join us. how to. Practice 1 minute meditations, once a day for 7 days, starting September 12, 2012. Post your reactions of mind, body, and spirit each day (7 posts) until September 18, on our Facebook page. (Your posts will indicate that you accepted the invitation.)  As an incentive JoiaBeauty will give a reward for meditating one minute for 7 days and posting on our Facebook page:  a beautiful candle from Olive Natural Beauty, while supplies last ($28 value). to further aid in your success. We will provide you with some advice and tips on our Facebook page. Due to the balancing and harmonizing powers of roses we will have rose-based products on sale at our store from September 12-18, 2012. “The rose, queen of flowers!  Her fragrance, captured in the essential oil, is the most precious of all heavenly scents.  It refreshes the soul; its fragrant poetry brings joy to the heart.  Rose the flower of music, touches the most delicate strings.”  Susanne Fischer-Rizzi, Complete Aromatherapy Handbook. Thank you for accepting our invitation.  All of our meditation practices will be enhanced by...