Rest, relax, and be in a letgo.

“Rest, relax, and be in a letgo. Letgo is the secret of life. Letgo is the secret of religion. Letgo is the greatest secret. When you are in a letgo many things, millions of things, start happening. They were already happening but you were never aware.” – Osho




Lately I have been really trying even harder to stay present in the moment and to surround myself with the most positive of energies that I can. I have a lot going on with my health right now and I could easily choose to just give in to the stress and the frustration of it all, but instead I am trying to focus on the things I am not lacking in: i.e.- love, support, inspiration, faith, hope.

It can be very easy from an outsiders view to look in on someones life (especially nowadays with blogs, facebook, twitter, etc) and to judge someone’s life based on a mere glimpse of what that person chooses to share with the world. I try to share the things that are hopeful and happy in my life. I will not ever pretend that everything in my life is perfect because there is no such thing as perfection. I also will never be actively negative on my blog or any other source of an outlet for myself and others.

I believe in being honest and real but there is nothing good that can come from focusing solely on the painful and sad things in your life. It’s normal and okay to share those things with people you love and trust but always bear in mind that negative energy can easily be contagious and projected and is not usually ever useful for neither yourself or anyone else.

My goal in my life is to find ways to cope with the hardships I have been given for whatever reason they may be. I plan to take whatever possible good I can from every painful thing I experience, both physical, emotional and mental. From pain comes knowledge and strength. I choose to keep pushing on through the setbacks so that I can find the light at the end of the tunnel. No matter how bad things get there is always something to be thankful for.








Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health

I am lucky enough to live very close by to Kripalu which is one of the most calming, beautiful and meditative spots around. I love to go here and take photos, explore the grounds, visit the cafe and shop and just sit and look out at the magnificent view.




St. Francis of Assisi

Many of the stories that surround the life of St. Francis deal with his love for animals. Perhaps the most famous incident that illustrates the Saint’s humility towards nature is recounted in the “Fioretti” (“Little Flowers”), a collection of legends and folklore that sprang up after the Saint’s death. It is said that, one day, while Francis was traveling with some companions, they happened upon a place in the road where birds filled the trees on either side. Francis told his companions to “wait for me while I go to preach to my sisters the birds.”The birds surrounded him, intrigued by the power of his voice, and not one of them flew away. He is often portrayed with a bird, typically in his hand.





Organic Wild Rosehip Seed Oil  & 100% Pure Unrefined Shea Butter

I have been wanting to try pure Rosehip seed oil for awhile now and when I found this one for just $15.95 I had to get it. It’s an added bonus that it’s Organic. I also picked up some more Shea Butter because I go through it so quickly and this one in particular is so soft, it’s almost whipped! It goes on like a dream. Both of these are super hydrating (and affordable!).


I went to the ER yesterday afternoon after having severe spasms in my stomach for the past few days. It got worse yesterday and I decided it probably best to go get it checked out. I deal with chronic digestive issues on a daily basis but these spasms were consistent and different than usual. I spent four hours in the ER, had x-ray’s and blood work and thankfully they didn’t find anything serious. I am scheduled for exploratory surgery on Friday to rule out any possibility of an Ulcer, Diverticulitis, etc. If everything comes back normal than it’s most likely my Spastic Colon that’s causing the pain. I will feel better once I have everything ruled out though.

I will go back to what I said earlier in this post and that is that I am focusing on the good that came from this situation. I ended up meeting someone at the hospital who recommended a specific medication for my chronic nausea and so far it’s been life changing.

There is a reason for everything we experience (good or bad). It may not always be our destiny in this lifetime to know the reason why, but it is up to us to decide what to do with the information we are given and whether or not we wish to turn it into something positive.



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*All of my reviews are based on my own personal experiences with the brand/products. I am never paid to give my honest opinions and will only recommend products that I love and use myself! All Photographs are (C) Britanie Faith unless stated otherwise.*

November Goodebox

I haven’t posted any of my recent things from goodebox for awhile now. I have loved every single one but I get so side tracked by products that sometimes I forget to mention them before trying them out! I am really enjoying everything from this months box and will be sure to mention them more!

They are a great way to discover more natural brands and to try out products. I have discovered some of my favorite brands through these boxes!

Products featured in November’s Goodebox:

Original Moxie Everyday Leave-in Detangling Conditioner(retails for $17.00)

A creamy detangling conditioner for normal to dry and medium to thick hair, to leave in or rinse out. Shea butter and Pumpkin seed oil provide essential fatty acids and vitamins to help to tone the hair and scalp, while dissolving knots and providing lasting moisture and sheen.

Original Moxie Emollience Penetrating Moisture(retails for $16.00)

A penetrating oil treatment for dry or damaged hair that restores moisture balance. Enriched with Cupuacu Butter and Castor Oil to break the dry out cycle, restoring hair’s natural shine and elasticity. After just one use, hair is noticeably softer, silkier and more vibrant.

Pacifica Color Quench Lip Tint (retails for $9.00)

All natural formula packs major moisture, nourishing naturals and gorgeous, sheer color into one perfectly portable, 100% recyclable tube. Essential fatty acids from avocado and coconut oils leave lips luscious and healthy.

TAY All Purpose Shea Butter (retails for $22.00)

Organically harvested shea butter infused with organic rosemary essential oil, creating a rich aromatherapeutic combination and long lasting hydration for skin and scalp. Doubles as a hair styling aid.

Sweet Libertine Mineral Eyeshadow in the color “Dragonfly” (retails for $5.20)

Add a little color to your life with gorgeous, bold, mineral eye shadows. Sweep over lids lightly for a hint of sheer color, or layer up for depth and drama. A shade to compliment any look, from natural, barely there to super glam.

Simple Sugars Sugar and Spice Body Scrub (retails for 5oz / $10.00 or 8oz / $15.95)

Tickle your senses and smooth out rough, dry winter skin with this decadent sugar scrub. Blends of nourishing, moisturizing oils and pure caner sugar are truly a treat.

Pure Matters Green Tea Extract (forgot to show in the photo above)

Tis the season when we all need a little energy and wellness boost. Green Tea is a powerful anti-oxidant to help boost the immune system while promoting healthy energy levels and a faster metabolism. A healthy alternative to that second cup of coffee.

My favorites from this months box: I think my two favorite items in this box would have to be the TAY shea butter which I have really been loving. It works great as an added moisturizer on certain dry areas of my face. It also seems to combat acne which I think has a lot to do with the Rosemary oil in it. I also love the Simple Sugars Body Scrub! It smells like sugar and spice cookies and leaves my skin so moisturized. I also really love the Mineral Eyeshadow! Such a beautiful color.

Goodebox is a monthly subscription service that contains only natural ingredients in their products. It is $16 a month and each box contains 6 items and special discounts! here is a little more info from the website about it:

What is Goodebox?

Goodebox is a members only service providing trial sized healthy, eco-sensitive, innovative & effective beauty and personal care products, along with samples of natural & organic health and wellness products.  Each Goodebox includes a pre-screened (meaning we and our experts have tried them and liked them) sample selection of the best healthy beauty products out there.  There’s a learning curve when it comes to finding products that are not only good for you and the planet, but perform well too.  Goodebox helps shorten that learning curve, doing the legwork for you on ingredients, brand ethics, and performance, then allowing you to give it a try it before committing to a full size product.  Members also receive exclusive offers, giveaways, sneak peeks at upcoming products, members only opportunities for product giveaways, practical tips and more.  It’s a gift to yourself, (or someone else), that arrives on the doorstep every month…a little surprise to look forward to and a way to take better care of yourself, one small step at a time.



*All of my reviews are based on my own personal experiences with the brand/products. I am never paid to give my honest opinions and will only recommend products that I love and use myself! All Photographs are (C) Britanie Faith*


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