• #PROTECTIONCRYSTALSWEEK {Guest edited by Heather and Timmi at @energymuse} A Bronzite Stone is a protective and grounding mineral that helps to restore harmony in your life. It strengthens your self-confidence and self-esteem, especially in situations where you find yourself feeling overwhelmed or powerless. Bronzite healing properties help to alleviate any feelings of doubt or indecisiveness. This particular bronzite meaning makes this a very beneficial stone to use when considering plans for the future.

Bronzite stones help you to take responsibility for your actions, while balancing, grounding and stabilizing your energy body in the process. Bronzite healing properties not only repel, but send back the negative energies to the sender. They instill the inner strength and courage to follow through with your actions to pave way for your dreams to come true.
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  • #PROTECTIONCRYSTALSWEEK {Guest edited by Heather and Timmi at @energymuse} A Selenite wand (pictured) is the ideal energy tool for all types of energy cleansing. Everyone needs one in their home. It is one of the the very few minerals that has the ability to quickly unblock stagnant energy and remove negative energy. Place one on each of your windowsills to protect your space and raise its vibration. Selenite crystals also greatly magnify the energy of anything that is placed upon them. Place your tumbled stones on top of them to clear their energy. 💎
Selenite is one of our must-have crystals—it’s one that we both wear each and everyday. It is a mineral that holds a very, very high vibration, working on many different energetic levels to cleanse, purify and clear your body of any negativity or energy blockages. Selenite crystals dispel all negative energy from the body and mind, bringing calming energies, deep peace and mental clarity.
Unknown to many, Selenite also promotes fertility as well as unlocks any creative blocks. It is excellent for healers, light workers and people in the public to wear, as they act as an energetic shield surrounding your aura. Some even believe that its' natural ability to cleanse, purify and create energy flow throughout the entire energy system will help to restructure and regenerate cells. It is often used in holistic medicine treatments for physical healing, including cancer treatment and tumor reduction. 💎
Wearing a selenite necklace also shields and protects you from lower energy frequencies, especially energy vampires, spirits or ghosts. Selenite is a form of liquid light that infuses your aura and spirit with white light when worn or held.
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  • #PROTECTIONCRYSTALSWEEK {Guest edited by Heather and Timmi at @energymuse} An Andalusite stone is very powerful for psychic protection, grounding and motivation. Carry it with you when you are feeling anxious, stressed or fearful to help you feel more secure and protected.

Since ancient times, Andalusite stones have been used for protection. They believed that the Andalusite meaning as a sign from God, as it has a very unique, natural black cross within it. Andalusite stones carry a very highly protective vibration, especially for psychic protection. In ancient times, it was used to ward off the evil eye and any negativity directed at them. An Andalusite Stone is a powerful healing stone for focus and grounding, helping to strengthen all of your chakras so that you feel more balanced. It increases your motivation and willpower, so that you are fully focused on your task or goal. The andalusite metaphysical properties include having a deep connection with the Earth. When you hold these stones in your hands, you will feel a spiritually grounding and comforting energy. It helps you to change any negative energy into positive, fostering harmony and peace. Andalusite stones are also wonderful stones to carry when you are feeling fearful, depressed, anxious or stressed, as it helps to relieve stress and leaves you feeling more secure. 💎
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  • #PROTECTIONCRYSTALSWEEK {Guest edited by Heather and Timmi at @energymuse} Peacock Ore’s (also called Chalcopyrite) rainbow color surrounds you with light to inspire positivity. It is a stone of creativity, innovation and blessings that helps to increase creative energies and stimulate new ideas. Hold it in your hands and say: Negative energy will not enter my space. I am surrounded by light and peace. This will amplify its properties for peace and protection.

Chalcopyrite is a wonderful meditation stone because it breaks up energy blockages to open up the crown chakra. It is also believed to be one of the strongest healing stones in the mineral kingdom, as it has the ability to align every chakra when placed upon it. Using it in body layouts causes a transformative experience that removes negative energy and replaces it with strong, positive energy. Meditating with them on a regular basis increases your intuition and helps you to become more in tune with the universe. It is also said to help us overcome the idea of “perfection,” encouraging us to embrace who we are and accept ourselves. 💎 
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  • #PROTECTIONCRYSTALSWEEK {Guest edited by Heather and Timmi at @energymuse} Black Tourmaline is one the ultimate protection crystals. If you are looking to clear, cleanse and unlock any energy blockages in your home, place a piece of Black Tourmaline in each of the 4 corners of the room or at the 4 corners of your property. This creates a protective shield of energy to ensure that no negative and harmful energy permeates your space. The human body is constantly bombarded with positive and negative energies. When you come in contact with people everyday, you often pick up some of their energy. To maintain a balanced mind, body and spirit, you want to make sure that your energy is 100% your own, so knowing how to remove negative energy from your energy field is key. 💎
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  • #PROTECTIONCRYSTALSWEEK {Guest edited by Heather and Timmi at @energymuse} One of the oldest stones on the planet, Shungite is a must-have for any crystal collection. All gemstones have healing qualities, but in the case of this super stone, the unique purifying and cleansing properties of shungite make it unlike any of the other protection crystals. Found only in Russia, shungite has been a source of healing since long before the discovery of fullerenes within the stone. The natural fullerenes within this carbon dense stone have the ability to reduce the concentration of free radicals. That's why we always recommend setting shungite protection properties on your desk, to shield against the free radicals cast off by your tech devices. It's also great to place shungite in a glass of water to create a healing elixir. The high-carbon content within shungite acts as a filter. Modern water filtration systems use active charcoal carbon for the same reason. In Karelia, Russia, where shungite is found, they've been using shungite in their water for centuries! 💎
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  • #PROTECTIONCRYSTALSWEEK {Guest edited by Heather and Timmi at @energymuse} Black Onyx is one of the best crystals for protection because it facilitates better decision making. In connecting with a black onyx protection crystal, you can work to shield your energy from regressing into negative habits or patterns. It's ideal for releasing tension, and guides you to find grounding within. Use black onyx to find stability during times of turmoil in your relationships. The self-confidence this stone imbues you with comes from that sense of balance within. It will encourage you to pursue your dreams without fear. Wear it as protection crystal jewelry and always have a bodyguard to shield your inner spirit from unwanted intrusions. 💎 
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  • #PROTECTIONCRYSTALSWEEK {guest edited by Heather and Timmi at @energymuse} Energy is your most precious human resource. Your energy makes you, you. Your physical energy, emotional energy, mental energy and spiritual energy all contribute to how you feel and show up to your life on a day to day basis. 
Your mind, body and spirit are constantly bombarded with positive and negative energies. Even when you do your best to maintain a positive mindset, you are still susceptible to the energies of others and your surroundings. When your co-worker or loved one is stressed, you may pick up that energy and take it on as your own. If you walk into a room where an argument just occurred, your energy field picks up the energetic residue left in the space. This is why it’s of utmost importance to prioritize protecting your energy.

When you feel safe, secure and energized on all levels, you just feel good. You are grounded, calm and able to make better decisions. Your performance at work sky rockets. Your relationships become easier. And your home feels like a safe, harmonious haven.

So what can you do to protect your energy? That’s where crystal energy comes into play. Throughout this week on the @ecobeautyeditor feed, you’ll learn what crystals are best for protection of your space and your energy.
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  • #PROTECTIONCRYSTALSWEEK This week’s @ecobeautyeditor feed will be guest edited by Heather and Timmi from (my all-time favourite) crystal house, @energymuse The women are going to be talking about crystals for energy protection — one of the most overlooked health and wellness subjects on the planet IMO. We are actually first and foremost energetic beings, so it makes complete sense that we would need to put certain protocols in place to protect (and nourish) our energy reserves. If you’re a crystal lover like me, stay tuned to find out what ones Heather and Timmi recommend, and why.
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People Real Beauty Rebels

Kimberly Snyder and the Beauty Detox Revolution

October 22, 2017

She’s a sought-after nutritionist and yogi to the stars, but Kimberly Snyder has also become a famous face in her own right. As author of the New York Times bestselling The Beauty Detox book series, she has inspired thousands worldwide, helping them transform their diet and ideas about what constitutes a healthy lifestyle.

With the launch of her latest bestseller, The Beauty Detox Power, Kimberly Snyder—the New York Times bestseller—is taking readers beyond her signature Glowing Green Smoothie to wellbeing via the subconscious mind and yoga, infused with nuggets of wisdom about how to foster self-belief in order to live a life with purpose.

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I caught up with Kimberly to find out more about her latest book and her yoga DVD series release.

Kimberly Snyder and her smoothie-loving lil bubWhat is your book about and what do you hope it will do for those who read it?

The Beauty Detox Power is a new way to think about the role of food in our overall wellbeing. Until now, we’ve been conditioned to think of food as the primary factor in our weight and health.

But beyond what’s on your plate, The Beauty Detox Power shows you all the factors at play, how aligning your thoughts, words, actions (such as what you eat), and core beliefs (such as the belief that it is hard to lose weight and keep it off) is the key to success in looking and feeling the way you want. In the book I guide you through exactly what to do to create this alignment, just like aligning your spine.

For people who have been eating a certain way and have plateaued, there’s nothing more frustrating than following a plan to the letter and seeing no results. The Beauty Detox Power helps you take into account all factors that need to be aligned and blast through roadblocks to be happier and healthier.

For example, the gut is the second brain. Emotions affect digestion. Your success hinges on using both of your brains, the one in your head and the one in your gut. They’re equally important. We all know how stress can affect our overall health, and the functioning of your heart. What’s lesser known is how it can affect our weight… but it can.

For example, the gut is the second brain. Emotions affect digestion. Your success hinges on using both of your brains, the one in your head and the one in your gut. They’re equally important.

This approach works no matter how you eat. This is a complement to any type of diet you are currently following, including of course, the Beauty Detox dietary program!

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Kimberly Snyder and her client, Drew Barrymore, on Ellen.

There’s a widespread belief that once being thin is attained, happiness comes as a part of that. Why is that true or not true?

That is NOT true. I’ve always raised the question – what good is it to be a size four if you look ten years older than you are? Now in The Beauty Detox Power I ask, what good is it to be a size four if you are miserable?

I believe that many people are disconnected from their source of power, which is where their happiness lies, and so then project their inability to be happy onto their bodies, becoming increasing dissatisfied with themselves overall and their bodies.

In my definition, true power arises from the alignment between your thoughts, core beliefs, words and actions. It comes from within.

It is this alignment that allows you to become extraordinarily powerful and able to shape the body and life you want.

When you are truly powerful, you are able to exceed perceived limitations in all areas of your life, including in how you look and feel, your weight, health, energy and beauty. Tapping into your true power is really what the whole book is about.

The Beauty Detox Power delves into the spiritual and emotional factors around food. Was it a big leap of faith or did you naturally feel Kimberly Snyder readers were ready for the next phase of what it means to be healthy?

I was so ready for this, and I felt like my readers were so ready for this, too. I wrote the outline for this book while I was editing The Beauty Detox Foods, and then when I was asked to write another book, I wrote a new outline without hesitation.

Remembering that earlier one I wrote, I dug it up on my computer and realised the two outlines were virtually identical. So I felt there was a strong message and intuition guiding me to write about what I did.

The Beauty Detox Power is spiritual, yes, in the sense that spirituality means a focus on increasing consciousness.

My approach is also spiritual in the sense that it recognises that there are other factors at play in weight loss that can not be tangibly seen or touched, such as food, or tracked and measured numerically, such as how many calories you burn on a treadmill.

Our emotions, feelings, thoughts, and yes, our spirit is also part of the weight loss process.

I look around and see enormous daily struggle everywhere in trying to control weight from very rigid means, such as tracking calories on an app.

There is so much frustration and wasted energy with women and people in general, energy that could otherwise be used to put towards creative endeavors. It pains me. It is my sincere goal to help others find freedom, the way I have.

You write about beliefs, and how our subconscious mind can house beliefs, unhealthy habits and fear that can literally steer life’s direction. What beliefs did you find you needed to change and how did you do it?

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Kimberly Snyder

I became increasingly aware that I was bound up in ego. I often acted from a place of caring about what others would think about me, versus what authentically served me or what I felt.

For instance, I would often go with the flow, drinking too much or even when I didn’t feel like going out because I wanted to fit in. It all stemmed from thinking I wasn’t good enough in me just being me.

In the book I share about some super deep, childhood stuff that went on with me…and let’s just say that childhood issues can cut very deep and affect our beliefs about ourselves into adulthood.

But I’ve done a lot of work, and I share some of the tools that have been the most effective for me, including exercises to first even become aware of your beliefs and repeated thoughts in the first place (which many of us may not even be aware of) that can contribute to deep-seated habits, and overcome them to step into your full potential into looking and feeling your best, long-term, and without the continual struggle.

But I’ve done a lot of work, and I share some of the tools that have been the most effective for me, including exercises to first even become aware of your beliefs and repeated thoughts in the first place.

Affirmations, when practiced properly and with concentration (as I teach in the program), help change deep-rooted thought patterns that may be hindering your success. If your thoughts and beliefs are not aligned to with your actions and words, then you will not be able to reach your full potential.

There’s quite a bit of talk about orthorexia nervosa, a disorder that surfaces as controlled, extreme healthy eating. What’s your insight with this?

I think that an obsession with numbers and the ease today with apps and information to help you chart every deduced number of everything you eat. It’s truly unfortunate, because to me health should be our natural state, and feel freeing rather than controlling.

But for some, clinging to numbers feel like they give you control, because they are things you can count, but then you start to feel out of control, because you start to plateau and they don’t work anymore. Numbers are oversimplifying, and we are complex beings.

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Kimberly Snyder

Though some people may be successful in losing weight by counting calories – at least for a time- how long can you really keep it off? And how much of their energy is engaged in staying on the plan?

My approach is not a diet, but a lifestyle. You don’t want to have to bring a calculator to dinner with you. It all goes back to alignment. If you take one whole macronutrient out of the mix (like carbs), then your alignment gets off. One brain (your mind) tells you what to eat, and then the other brain (your gut), tells you what to actually do with it.

My approach is not a diet, but a lifestyle. You don’t want to have to bring a calculator to dinner with you. It all goes back to alignment.

Your mind creates stress, and stress can actually adversely affect your digestion, the shape of your body and your weight.

Digestion is not just about what you ate (though that is important), but also your emotions at any given time, your emotional and mental state while you are actually eating. Were you in a fight with your sister or friend? Did you have a stressful day at work and eating during a tense meeting or discussion?

The role of the mind in cravings and our efficiency in digestion are very much as impactful as the foods themselves.

I think if people look at diet and health more holistically, they will be able to ease their obsessive tendencies and realize that health is really a total mind-body-spirit state that can be achieved with far more easefulness than they might have ever imagined (thank goodness!).

Why is yoga an important part of The Beauty Detox Power journey?

Yoga has been such an enormous part of my life for over a decade now, and I think it’s such a powerful tool for self-awareness and balance.

Yoga is infinitely more than just a form of exercise. Though many associate asanas (poses) with yoga, in reality they are actually only a very tiny part of what yoga truly is. Regularly and properly practiced, yoga creates balance, a connection with the greater whole, and a deep peace.

It’s really not about how “hard” the poses that you can put your body in are, but rather your deepening level of consciousness, breath awareness, and feeling less reactive off the mat.

Your yoga practice can awaken consciousness in your entire life, and fits into The Beauty Detox Power philosophy that all parts of your life are interconnected. So how you move your body does have an effect on your mind, and a yoga practice can ease rigidity and help you feel more balanced, and creative, as you move in a more creative way as well.

Are there certain postures you rely on regularly?

I love Virabhadrasana II, or Warrior II, which makes me feel really strong and grounded. But I do all self-practice these days, and I love the flexibility and authenticity of a home practice. I love going into lots of inversions when I feel like I have a lot of energy to work out, and some days (like today, actually), I incorporate only long forward folds and hip openers in my practice, staying close to the ground and my mat, when I need to chill out and go inwards.

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Kimberly Snyder has practiced and taught yoga for many years.

From your first book to your latest, what have you learned and how have you changed since you began?

I’ve learned to keep looking deeper and deeper. With The Beauty Detox Solution, I thought I had it all figured out, about how digestion is the key to health and beauty.

I still believe that, and now that I’m diving deep into an Ayurvedic doctoral program and am amazed to see how the roots of the world’s oldest medical system support the same Beauty Detox premise (agni is Sanskrit for digestion).

But now that I see there is so much more to health and beauty than food. I wouldn’t have stated that a few years ago, I don’t think. But now I see that your emotional, mental and spiritual state, and how you nourish yourself on those levels and strive for balance, are really as key to health and beauty as what is on your fork.

What’s the most common beauty, health and diet advice you’re asked and what’s your answer?

I would have to say, most people ask me – If I can just commit to doing one thing, what should that be? And my answer is always the same, and it’s to incorporate my Glowing Green Smoothie into your every day.

Not only will you get a chockfull of beauty nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, enzymes, fiber and so much more, but it puts you in the right mental state of mind of having done something good for yourself and putting you on track to make good choices for the rest of the day.

It’s the best natural foods grown in the bounty of nature, and connecting with the greater whole of nature in which we are part will leave you feeling amazing, and your energy will soar.

What’s your must-make recipe from the book?

It’s hard to say as I rotate around and love them all! But I do make the Spaghetti Squash Puttanesca quite a bit, and the Triple Layer Chocolate Mint Cream bars are a huge client and crowd pleaser.

What’s next for Kimberly Snyder?

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Kimberly Snyder and Deepak Chopra

So much! I just launched (July 2015) my first yoga DVD, which I’m thrilled about. I’ve been wanting top put this out for a while, but the timing wasn’t right. Now it feels really authentic and I really poured my heart into it.

There are some really creative sequences I offer for beginners and intermediate yogis, as well as a led pranayama (breathing) sequence.

I’m also collaborating a lot with Deepak Chopra, and we are co-authoring a book together called Radical Beauty that will be out this year. We’re shooting a bunch of videos together and also teaching together at a conference.

My smoothie, juice and cleanse shop, Glow Bio, is expanding, which is exciting to be part of… I’ve been traveling a great deal, as always, and I feel so grateful to have this constant source of inspiration in my life.

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Kimberly Snyder brand, Glo Bio

And finally, are you planning a return trip to Australia?

There isn’t anything on the books yet, but you never know! And I have to say that I have a few dear Aussie friends in LA, and there are tons of Aussies that come to visit Glow Bio, so I get a lot of Oz love even from afar.

But you know how I love my Australia and everyone there! So I will make it back hopefully sooner rather than later.

About Kimberly Snyder

Kimberly Snyder was struggling with extreme acne, weight gain and low energy. She tried everything. But it wasn’t until she backpacked around the world for three years and learned how to heal herself and her skin, by working from the inside-out, and creating what would ultimately become the Beauty Detox lifestyle.

Find out more about Kimberly Snyder here.

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