Living a Simple Abundant Life

It seems as if it was only yesterday we were together at our Morning Break for Women Simple Abundance Close-to-Home Workshop. This picture shows the smiling faces of the wonderful women who invited me to lead them on a journey to discover their “authentic self.” We discussed how important it was to take time for ourselves and I recently sent out an e-mail with a little suggested activity. As we approach that season of frenzied activity, don’t forget that in taking care of yourself you will be in a better position to take care of those you love.

One of my favorite pamperings is to take a long, hot bath with Lavender bath salts. The salts smell heavenly!  I close my eyes and breathe in the lovely scent while the hot water soothes my sore muscles. After a full day of _____________ (you fill in the blank:  baking, card writing, decorating, craft making with the children, and of course, your “normal work routine”) perhaps that would be something you’d enjoy as well. I make my own bath salts and you can too.
You will need:  1. Epson salts (you can find this in any drug store, Target, or Wal-Mart)
      2.  Essential Oil (you can find this at a drug store, Target, or Michaels)
      3.  Glass jar with a tight lid (such as a Mason canning jar)
Fill the glass jar just full enough that the salts move freely when you shake it.
Add 2-3 drops of your favorite scent of Essential Oil to the salt, cover securely and shake several times to distribute the Essential Oil.
Allow several hours before using so that the Essential Oil is fully absorbed into the salt.
Then fill the tub, add the scented bath salts, pour a glass of Sparkling Cider, light candles, slide into the watery bliss and ENJOY!
Wishing you a Simple Abundant Life today and every day!

About Mary E. Knippel

Mary E Knippel, Writer Unleashed and the founder of The Unleashed Homemaker(tm) mentors women to leverage their impact through writing...reclaim their voices...unleash from stories holding them back...to polish their words so that they sparkle and shine from the start...and go from making dinner to making a difference. Contact her at mary (at) yourwritingmentor.com.