How To Love Yourself

What are your Valentine’s Day memories? Sure I received flower and candy gifts over the years but I'm remembering those days when my Mom and I bought those little inexpensive Valentine's Day cards for my classmates. Did you do that? You made sure to get a card for everyone, even if you didn't know them, so no one would feel left out.

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As children, we are taught to love others, but we are rarely encouraged or taught to love ourselves. This has always puzzled me, since you cannot give  something that you don't have.

Recently, I read an article by Deepak Chopra with tips on how to love ourselves more. You can read it here…/love-yourself-unconditiona…

At RENEW BOTANICALS, we want you to love yourself too! ...In addition to the inner love you give yourselves as outlined in Deepak Chopra’s article, we feel taking care of yourself so you look and feel your best is also part of loving yourself.  We believe that our products can hep you do that in a very personal and positive way.  For an extra “love boost” for yourself may we suggest the following?


1.    Get enough sleep.

Renew Botanicals organic and vegan body lotions

Renew Botanicals organic and vegan body lotions

2.    Take a few extra minutes after you shower or bath to apply some body lotion, butter or oil.  If you can spare even a few minutes more, slowly massage the product into your skin.  Our body lotions would be perfect.

Aging With Attitude Facial Serum by Rene Botancals Organic Skin Care

Aging With Attitude Facial Serum by Rene Botancals Organic Skin Care

3.    Add one luxurious but effective skin care product to your regime like our Aging With Attitude Facial Serum.  Handcrafted in small batches with the finest organic ingredients to give you radiant skin at any age.

It is our hope that you will find just the right combination of products  to complement the quiet space you carve out to show yourself the love, appreciation and acceptance you deserve.

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Question: How do you celebrate yourself? Do you carve out quiet time to reach inside and find and show love to the best parts of yourself? I'd love to hear about it -- and if any of our products help you do that, do tell!

Thank you for reading, and leave a comment below.

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New York State of Mind

I was born and raised in New York City, The Bronx to be exact.  As an adult I lived in Brooklyn, Manhattan and the Catskill Mountains.  I moved to Maryland in 1987, but my heart is and will always be in New York.  There are reasons I have stayed in Maryland and perhaps I will discuss these in a future blog post.

This past weekend my husband and I went to visit my sister and brother-in-law in NY State.  I love spending time with my family.  My sister and I have always been close. They have a lovely home and are the excellent hosts.   It was an ideal weekend. Unlike the high humidity of Baltimore, Saturday was picture perfect, reminding me of summer days in the Catskill Mountains.  Until moving to Baltimore, summer was a favorite time for me.  While Sunday was a little more humid it was still lovely.

We went swimming, grilled dinner, and enjoyed the evening on the deck around the fire pit, listening to my husband play guitar. At first the sky was a little overcast but as the evening progressed the sky cleared and the stars twinkled with a beautiful half moon.


Sunday morning we went to the Farmers Market.  I don't know if it is just me, but boy everything I bought was the sweetest and the absolute best I had in years.  A repeat of Saturday left me feeling more relaxed and rejuvenated than I have felt in quite a while.

As I sit here, back home, I just finished eating some corn we brought back, putting me in the New York State of mind.