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The Hardest Part is Getting Started

August 31, 2018

I recently started going to the gym.  I’m not a big fan of the gym, in fact, I would dare say that it is slightly above medieval torture on my scale of things I loathe.  I have tried so many different ways to make the moments at the gym joyful – from classes, to workout … Continue reading The Hardest Part is Getting Started

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Scents the Sounds: Perfect Musical Pairing with Soy Candles

July 23, 2018

I absolutely love all kinds of music.  My iTunes is home to thousands of songs of countless genres. From “Pure Moods” to Pitbull, Gregorian Monk Chants (yes, really) to Lady Gaga, Broadway, Big Band, Beatles, Billy Joel, Billie Holiday, Billy Idol, Billy Ray Cyrus – you get the big picture. I was raised with music as … Continue reading Scents the Sounds: Perfect Musical Pairing with Soy Candles

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Teacher Appreciation Week

May 09, 2018

I am almost finished with my 11th year of teaching. As with every year, there have been times of laughter, times of sadness, times of confusion and dismay, times of pride. While I always enjoy reflecting on my own teaching, what I like to do this time each year, during Teacher Appreciation Week, is think … Continue reading Teacher Appreciation Week

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A Serenity Candle Created From Chaos

April 18, 2018 1 Comment

I bought twelve amber glass jars a little less than a year ago. I stored them in a drawer for that entire time. I had a million ideas for these jars. I knew I wanted them to be a candle, but I pined over the design of the label, and most importantly, over the fragrance. … Continue reading A Serenity Candle Created From Chaos

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More than Soap and Candles: Twenty Random Facts About the Maker

April 09, 2018

I realized in 3 years of blogging about business, I have never actually written about myself. I like to think that anyone who is shopping with Scents the Moment is someone who is already quite conscientious about living a natural, healthy lifestyle and about caring for animals, so they would also be curious about the … Continue reading More than Soap and Candles: Twenty Random Facts About the Maker

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What is Ayurveda and Ayurvedic Herbal Medicine?

April 03, 2018

I have long been intrigued by Ayurveda and ancient Indian herbalist practices. My introduction to Ayurveda is actually one of the (many) reasons I chose to develop my own skincare; I just didn’t feel Western culture used enough of these practices in our own holistic health. The main practice of Ayurveda is the balance between mind, … Continue reading What is Ayurveda and Ayurvedic Herbal Medicine?

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Protecting the Honey Bee

March 03, 2018

As a certified cruelty-free and vegan company, we’re always looking for innovative ways to change the way classic products that have been made with animal ingredients into vegan options. We use candelilla wax instead of beeswax, fruit and vegetable fats instead of animal fats, natural sugars and essential oils instead of honey, etc.. In our … Continue reading Protecting the Honey Bee

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New Name, New Logo, New Brand

February 13, 2018

It’s fitting for our business that 2018 is the year of the dog in the Chinese zodiac – the dog, this year, is the Earth element. As an Earth Dog year, we should expect groundedness, action, and regeneration. It’s especially symbolic for us as we embark on yet another rebranding journey. Why are we rebranding? … Continue reading New Name, New Logo, New Brand

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Moments of Appreciation: A List of Daily Moments to Celebrate

January 22, 2018

It can be so easy to get lost in our woes and stresses; they are truly overwhelming. I don’t know if it’s because I was raised in New York City, or if it’s because I’m naturally cynical, but I need to make a conscious effort to be mindful of positivity and gratitude. This weekend was … Continue reading Moments of Appreciation: A List of Daily Moments to Celebrate

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The Moment My Heart Broke: The Power of Literature

January 14, 2018

  When I read something I love, I read with a pen, with a fervor, with an impatience. I prefer paperback books so I can crease the binding. When I love a book, it looks battered and abused. In my lifetime, I have gone through four copies of Macbeth that have, quite literally, fallen apart on … Continue reading The Moment My Heart Broke: The Power of Literature

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I’m Just So Tired! Ways to Bring Energy into Your Life

January 06, 2018

It’s just about 3:00pm, you stare at the clock, an hour passes by for it to turn to 3:01pm. You’re exhausted. All you can think about is heading straight for your couch, your cozy socks, and a warm cup of tea. The mid-afternoon slump. Or your alarm starts blazing. It’s 5:00am – time to get … Continue reading I’m Just So Tired! Ways to Bring Energy into Your Life

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Appreciate the Grease that Got You Here

December 30, 2017 1 Comment

For all the cooking I do, I did not own a cast-iron skillet. I must have mentioned this to my mother in passing because, in maternal tradition, she, like her mother did before her, and my grandmother’s grandmother did before her, presented me with a beautiful cast-iron skillet for Christmas this year. I was so excited! … Continue reading Appreciate the Grease that Got You Here

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A Moment to Rise Up: Body Shaming For Business

December 03, 2017 11 Comments

I am fat. This is not a secret. Aside from the pragmatic fact that I can’t hide this reality, it is something I have accepted about myself. I recognize the health risks, the lack of clothing options – I am painfully aware of weight limits on rides, of my hips on airplanes, how I choose … Continue reading A Moment to Rise Up: Body Shaming For Business

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A Moment to Give Thanks

November 22, 2017

While I encourage everyone to practice gratitude every day, Thanksgiving is specially set aside for us to give thanks, appreciate, and fill our hearts with graciousness for what we have. On this Thanksgiving, I would like to share little moments of gratitude that I have for 2017, hoping it will bring you joy and help … Continue reading A Moment to Give Thanks

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Different Ways to Incorporate Aromatherapy into Your Life

November 17, 2017

You’ve heard the term “aromatherapy” thrown around quite a bit since the resurgence and rediscovery of essential oils in the last fifteen years. I say resurgence and rediscovery because using aroma to create mood and atmosphere has been around for centuries, and using essential oils for various purposes has been around for millennia! “Aromatherapy,” as … Continue reading Different Ways to Incorporate Aromatherapy into Your Life

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Holidays are for Grown-Ups, Too!

November 11, 2017

Today we were vendors at a Holiday Fair geared for children. Santa was there taking photos with all of the kids. LOTS of toy vendors, kids jewelry, arts and crafts for…kids. What we saw: A lot of happy children with parents who were so giddy to make their kids happy that they denied themselves moments … Continue reading Holidays are for Grown-Ups, Too!

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Perfect Gifts for Everyone You Might Forget

October 25, 2017

Believe it or not, the holidays are right around the corner, and as we all know, the older we get, the longer our lists become!  When we have so many gifts to buy, planning can become cumbersome. The worst situation would be to find ourselves forgetting someone we definitely should have bought a gift for, … Continue reading Perfect Gifts for Everyone You Might Forget

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Meditation for Everyone: A Guide for the Less-Than-Novice Meditator

October 18, 2017

In our busy lives of working, learning, care-taking, chauffeuring, cooking…the list goes on, finding an extra 20 minutes in the day may seem impossible. Especially for those of us who may be critical of the idea of meditation – “There’s so much more I can get done in 20 minutes than to sit there and … Continue reading Meditation for Everyone: A Guide for the Less-Than-Novice Meditator

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What it Means to Live a Life of Abundance

October 12, 2017

For those of you who may not know, I am also a high school English teacher. This past summer our department asked rising seniors to read Siddhartha by Herman Hesse. I’ve read and taught the book before, many years ago, so I saddled up my sunscreen, flip flops, and my trusted copy of Siddhartha not expecting to … Continue reading What it Means to Live a Life of Abundance

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Living Naturally with Breast Cancer

October 02, 2017

  October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and I need to ask you: Have you had your mammography in the last year? Not trying to get in your business, but totally getting in your business. In the last year, I have learned about five women I know who were diagnosed with breast cancer. Turns out that according … Continue reading Living Naturally with Breast Cancer

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One Full Year as a Homeowner

August 15, 2017

On August 17, 2016, Frank and I closed on our first home. It’s in Richmondtown, a beautiful and historic neighborhood of Staten Island. It has three bedrooms, one of which we converted into our lab/office, the other is a hodge-podge of a guest room-meets-storage, and the third is our bedroom. One and a half bathrooms, … Continue reading One Full Year as a Homeowner

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Mindful Moments for the Overly Anxious

August 08, 2017

I am an anxious person. I am consistently riddled with various anxieties. If someone were to open the door to my mind right now, this is what they would see: Must write a blog post Should get to sleep because it’s past 1am Less than a month before school starts Did you even think about … Continue reading Mindful Moments for the Overly Anxious

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Taking a Moment Away from Social Media

July 22, 2017 4 Comments

I love social media. I love reading funny updates from friends and family, watching videos of adorable pets, staying abreast of momentous occasions from people I don’t speak with very often. But despite all of the wonderful news I learn from social media, and the glorious “unfollow” button, I am still bogged with political banter, … Continue reading Taking a Moment Away from Social Media

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The Best Moments Products During Pregnancy

June 29, 2017

  Pregnancy is an amazing time for future moms, but it can also be incredibly nerve-wracking. There are so many rules involved about what you can and cannot ingest, wear, smell, etc.; it may feel like pregnant women should be walking around with a caution label. The Cautions When it comes to fragrances and skincare … Continue reading The Best Moments Products During Pregnancy

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