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Remembering the Power of Ritual

I will never forget when I started believing in magic again.

I was in my mid-twenties and struggling with making sense of the avalanche of changing beliefs that had defined the past decade of my life. Through a couple of new friends I got connected with a local pagan community called Reclaiming. I signed up for an Introduction to Witchcraft class taught by one of the wisest and most wholehearted women I have ever met.

During the first class, my skepticism was running high. I mean, magic? That’s not a real thing. I had a Bachelor’s degree in Science for pete’s sake!

But as we started to learn about the meanings of the carefully crafted actions and symbols of ritual, something began to click. These symbolic items and actions were a way of tapping into the power of our minds, our emotions, and our inner world. And maybe, through practice working through these channels, we might see real results in the world. Not an instant fix. Not Harry Potter magic, but the real magic of harnessing the power of our inner world and focussing it in a more intentional way.

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My perspective on the world changed that day, and this morning I was reminded that this is a tool I need to bring back into my life in a more active way. So in my shower this morning I put an intention into my body wash, that it would wash away all the negative fear and doubt that has been weighing me down lately. And I charged my moisturizing serum (which I always think of as magical unicorn tears) with bright renewing energy of the truth of my bright spirit.

It can be so simple. It doesn’t have to be elaborate and you don’t need to take a class. It can give our self-care routines added meaning and power. And I can help you find what works for you.

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My Baby-Free Weekend Self-Care Extravaganza

I’d been dreading this weekend for months.

My 19 month old was in Alberta with his dad visiting family for 4 days and 3 nights (one whole night more than we had ever been apart!) and the last time he went away in October I basically collapsed into a Netflix coma of despair.

But about a week ago it occurred to me, that I can choose a different story this time. So I started planning. I booked myself in for a full body scrub (kind of like a very luxurious car wash!) at the spa one day and a pedicure another. I made a movie date and a brunch date and a lunch date (thank you friends for not giving up on me this winter!). And I made a list of all the self-development stuff that I always think I’d like to have time to do but never actually make time to do, and put it in my calendar.

And you know what? It worked. I actually started to feel excited as the weekend approached. And although it was hard and I missed Dax terribly, the appointments and plans with friends got me moving and out of the house enough to start to really enjoy the me time. I had baths and read my book and relaxed with my face mask. I took a luxuriously long time to do my makeup. And by the time he got home yesterday I felt grounded, refreshed, and so full of love and gratitude.

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How our products make Self-Care Easy

Here’s the thing. We are all so busy. Whether it’s work, kids, relationships, hobbies, service, or some combination of the above, it can be hard to commit to taking time to care for ourselves. But we all know deep down that if our own glass isn’t full, we won’t be able to be able to fully show up for all those other things.

I want to share a few of the things I massively appreciate about SeneGence products.

1. They all compliment each other SO well.
Our proprietary blend of botanicals increases cellular renewal by an independently tested average of 23%. And it is in basically EVERYTHING we make – including our cosmetics! Which means that no matter what your specific skin concerns, time constraints, or budget, we can easily craft a routine tailored to meet your needs.

2. Did you read #1 correctly? Our cosmetics ARE skin care.
Basically our cosmetics help to make themselves redundant. Our foundation increases luminosity by 49% and decreases fine lines and wrinkles by 56%. Our eyeshadow reduces skin sagging by 25% and increases firmness and elasticity by 52%. Our blush increases collagen synthesis by 168%.

Talk about multitasking. Self-care win!

3. A little colour goes a LONG way.
And I don’t just mean how pigmented our products are. Even if you don’t usually wear lipstick or eyeshadow, I challenge you to try adding a little colour to your morning routine for a week. It will take you 5 minutes but I promise you the boost to your mental health every time you catch a glance of yourself in the mirror for the next 12+ hours will be more than worth it.

4. All your purchases are totally stress-free.
If any of the above doesn’t work out like you’d hoped, you can exchange it or just return it to me for a refund. For ANY reason at all! Seriously. That is how much this company stands behind their products, and even with this remarkable guarantee we have been able to remain in business for 20 years…

So your purchase is totally guaranteed and you don’t have to worry about any retail remorse. It is the safest form of retail therapy I know!