How to Hug a Tree

Hug A Tree

By Afterglow Founder Kristin Adams

A few summers ago, my dear friend and I went on a 500+ mile epic hike called Camino de Santiago across Spain.  We started on the French side of the Pyrenees Mountains in Saint Jean Pied de Port, hiked up and over the Pyrenees mountain range, and all the way across northern Spain to the city of Santiago de Compostela in the most North West region of Galecia.

While I’ve hiked many state parks in the United States, I have never spent a full 35 days walking through and experiencing nature that intimately.  We walked through mountain ranges, cities, grasslands, deserts, the wine country, and lush, mossy green woods. While the daily hikes were often difficult, the sheer beauty of the experience was worth every step and remains hard to put into words.

The Camino trail is hiked by more than 250,000 souls a year from all over the world. Along the journey, we truly met a cast of characters we won’t soon forget. One day while hiking thro.....
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April 13, 2017 by Kristin Adams | 0 Reply | IN : How to Hug a Tree

Kristin’s Saturday 7 – 1 Apr 17

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Hey Beautiful!

Here's my list of little treasures I’ve uncovered recently that are making me happy, healthy, and more beautiful inside and out this week. Please note that some of the links below may randomly be affiliates. Enjoy!

1. The Wonder of Learning - Learning something new is all about mindset. When I took my first salsa lesson seven years ago, my instructor gave me the oddest homework assignment before my next lesson; read The Inner Game of Tennis. I now listen to it on audible every year to remind me how to learn something new, even when there’s resistance and fear of failure…

2. Moving into a More Beautiful Connection - Most of us live completely in our heads and rarely connect in an integrated, safe way with our bodies on a level that is sacred, free of competition and judgement.Ecstatic dance is an experience that will allow you to reconnect with your body and soul through movement and music. It’s generally a 90 minute happening offered througho.....
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April 1, 2017 by Customer Care | 0 Reply

Kristin’s Saturday 7 – 18 Mar 17

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Hey Beautiful!

Here's my list of little treasures I’ve uncovered recently that are making me happy, healthy, and more beautiful inside and out this week. Please note that some of the links below may randomly be affiliates. Enjoy!

1. Eating Healthy and Local on Vacation - I just spent 9 glorious days on vacation in the wettest place on earth, the gorgeous garden island of Kauai, Hawaii. I’m so glad that our room had a full kitchen complete with a blender and stove top so we could buy food at the markets and eat local and clean for most of our meals!

2. Making Traveling with Supplements Easy - Using these is hands down the easiest way I’ve found to organize and efficiently travel with supplements. These are especially a must have for long trips!

3. Quote I’m Integrating - “What can you do to support other women feel safe in your presence?” - Emma Clare Juniper

4. Creating Connection Around the World - I’m certain that 2017 will go down as ‘The.....
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March 18, 2017 by Customer Care | 0 Reply

Kristin’s Saturday 7 – 4 Mar 17

Kristin's Saturday 7

Hey Beautiful!

Here's my list of little treasures I’ve uncovered recently that are making me happy, healthy, and more beautiful inside and out this week. Please note that some of the links below may randomly be affiliates. Enjoy!

1. Gracefully receiving and gifting compliments - When someone gives you a compliment it’s a gift. Why don’t we receive compliments as the gifts they are? How many times have you rejected a compliment by minimizing it or denying the amazing observation of an aspect that is you?  What would it take for you to gift and receive compliments with pure intentioned love for yourself and others?

2. Why Thinking You’re Ugly is Bad for You - This video. As women we can all participate in shifting this for every generation.

3. Diversifying my healthy lunch menu with - Nori! I’m always looking for a new way to mix up my lunch menu. I’ve found nori sheets (the same stuff your sushi rolls use) help me make the most delicious rolls with .....
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March 4, 2017 by Kristin Adams | 0 Reply

Kristin’s Saturday 7 – 18 Feb 17

 

Kristin's Saturday 7

Hey Beautiful!

Here's my list of little treasures I’ve uncovered recently that are making me happy, healthy, and more beautiful inside and out this week. Please note that some of the links below may randomly be affiliates. Enjoy!

1. Addressing Dry Lips from the Inside - I’ll be the first to admit that a lip balm will not cure your chronic dry lips. I say this even though we make an amazing luxury organic lip balm. Regardless of the brand, lip balm simply soothes the superficial manifestation of your dry lips… but it doesn’t cure it. I’ve noticed that since I went on my hormone shifting diet guided by the amazing online program, Cooking for Balance by Magdalena Wszelaki, all my dry issues have disappeared. I attribute this to eating more healthy fats and healing my gut which has allowed me to fully absorb more nutrients.

2. Podcast That’s Inspiring Me - Dear Sugar: How Do I Find The Courage To Be My Own Guide?

3. Falling in Love with Hemp - If yo.....
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February 18, 2017 by Kristin Adams | 0 Reply

Love Letters Contest

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I’m excited to announce our annual Love Letters contest …. with a twist!

The contest is pretty simple…write a love letter, haiku, poem or testimonial to your favorite Afterglow product and email it to us or post it on social media (more details below).

The first 100 thoughtful submissions will automatically win*

a free full size bronzer, gloss, or eyeshadow refill of your choice w/free shipping AND

you’ll be entered to win a drawing for one of ten $100 gift certificates.

Please only write a Love Letter to a product you’ve actually used.

Beautiful relationships are all about being open and honest. I know that not every relationship is perfect.

While we are aiming for LOVE here... we are happy to hear all of your feedback and honest perspective on your Afterglow experience.

All thoughtful entries will be entered into the contest.* Not just the warm fuzzy ones!   

And don’t forget…  we want you to help us share the love.*

When .....
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February 9, 2017 by Kristin Adams | 0 Reply

Kristin’s Saturday 7 – 4 Feb 17

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Hey Beautiful!

Here's my list of little treasures I’ve uncovered recently that are making me happy, healthy, and more beautiful inside and out this week. Please note that some of the links below may randomly be affiliates. Enjoy!

1. Don’t be Jealous - I don’t mean to brag but... I just picked up a generic version of the pricy EpiPen brand called Epinephrine for a mere $9.99 at CVS! I don’t even have insurance! Last year, the makers the epinephrine injectable that saves lives for those with severe allergies to food and insect stings jacked their Epipen price up to an unconscionable $600! Thankfully, the market responded. Just waltz into your nearest CVS and plunk down this coupon with your prescription and get your shiny new 2 Epinephrine pen pack for $9.99. Please forward this coupon to anyone you know that carries Epinephrine!

2. Awareness and Shifting the Vibe - I’ve become very sensitive to the way conversations turn, and how we frame our experiences a.....
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February 4, 2017 by Kristin Adams | 0 Reply

Kristin’s Saturday 7 – 21 Jan 17

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Hey Beautiful!

Here's my list of little treasures I’ve uncovered recently that are making me happy, healthy, and more beautiful inside and out this week. Please note that some of the links below may randomly be affiliates. Enjoy!

1. Finally Pressing Record - Check out my first video, How to Apply our Natural Concealer, all about applying our Perfecting Under Eye Concealer. Video hasn’t been “my thing” for many years but I know how many prefer video, so I’ve finally gotten out of my own way and my own head and pressed record.  Whew, it took a real push to get here but now I’m officially a YouTuber! Please like the video and subscribe to our YouTube channel. I’ll be adding a video a week!

2. Letting THIS Food Be My Medicine - It’s no secret that our diet, emotional state and lifestyle has the ability to turn on or off certain latent genes that could manifest disease. The study around this fenomena is called epigenetics. There’s a component of crucif.....
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January 21, 2017 by Kristin Adams | 0 Reply

Tips and Tricks from Top Makeup Artists

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Concealing Acne: Tips and Tricks from Top Makeup Artists  

If you’re like many women, you probably thought your skin problems would go away with your subscription to Teen Beat. Unfortunately, as we grow older we realize that issues like pimples, acne and breakouts continue to affect us well into our 20s, 30s, and beyond. You don’t have to settle for zitty skin or rely on antiquated, disappointing “acne cures”. Instead, try these secrets, borrowed from some of the industry’s top makeup artists, for covering and concealing skin blemishes in a pinch.

Flattening the Problem

In an ideal world you’d have time to sit in a dark room waiting for your skin to clear up. But life doesn’t stop just because your skin isn’t cooperating. When a pimple pops up with no time to spare, your first course of action is to reduce the swelling. For an immediate fix, applying ice to your breakout may reduce inflammation, redness and swelling.

If you have a moment for a DIY.....
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January 19, 2017 by Kristin Adams | 0 Reply