If any of you have ever watched a makeover show, isn't it amazing to watch the person not only change physically (new clothes, a haircut, make-up) but also on an emotional and mental level as well? I believe it is when we have the intention of wanting to live a life where we are our 'higher self' when we naturally want to do things for ourselves that provide us with that extra spark of creativity and vitality. Forgetting to do things for ourselves and with our lover such as a relaxing walk or even doing something that brings us laughter can drastically affect our sex lives.
I have always been interested in how people nurture themselves through exercise, good diet, meditation, and even hygiene and pampering. These are important components and when we neglect them, we ultimately do ourselves a disservice. That is why I am always looking for ways to bring products and services to our web site that encourage those things as I feel it is important for people to have these resources.
When we do things like relax over a cup of herb tea, get a manicure, enjoy facials or massage, take hot bubble baths, stretch and massage our feet, hands, etc. we often feel a sense of connecting with ourselves through nurturing. Self love is more important than most people realize... in fact it is my opinion that it is often lack of self love that keeps us from fully realizing how capable we truly are in our own lives. In turn, sharing this with a partner can promote intimacy on a level that brings sex to an amazing level... not because the sex tips were great (although those can be fun) but because the experience was authentic, carefree and loving.
Often times we get overwhelmed by stress, and we forget to appreciate how wonderful it feels to simply enjoy our body, while pleasuring and relaxing our mind and spirit. When we do these things we not only feel good about ourselves, thus affecting our mental and emotional state, but we also exude that energy to others. People will see you as more attractive, confident and sensual when you put energy into yourself.
That is why one of my favorite gifts to give people on holidays and special occasions are things that pamper them such as a visit to a spa, or bath and body products to pamper them. Life is short, so go ahead, relax, have fun, get creative.