Fighting Aging Without Needles or Surgery

Written by Victoria Shandra SImone

When we are children there is a considerable amount of effort expended inrepparttar cause of looking older. Much ofrepparttar 135870 world seems cut off to us because of some silly little thing called age. We adorn make-up like our mothers to appear older than we really are and have a lot of fun doing so! And then—we grow up and suddenly we arerepparttar 135871 adults we always wanted to be for all those years and then all we want to do is look younger than we really are! Life is so funny sometimes, isn’t it?

Andrepparttar 135872 great news is that we have an abundance of options available to us these days inrepparttar 135873 fight against gravity and time. Products and procedures are seemingly being developed almost daily and this really is a great time to be alive! People are definitely looking younger longer now and we certainly have science to thank for this.

I don’t know aboutrepparttar 135874 rest of you but I would rather avoid “going underrepparttar 135875 knife” and walking down that plastic surgery route if at all possible. And though Botox® appears to be a great alternative, I am not too keen of needles either and there are certain side-effects and drawbacks to this treatment option. Bruising, drooping eyelids, difficulty breathing, muscle weakness and headaches are some ofrepparttar 135876 known side-effects of this product and there is still that needle thing, isn’t there? Now I don’t know about any of you, but anything that is derived from Botulism, a dangerous and sometimes fatal form of food poisoning, isn’t exactlyrepparttar 135877 kind of thing I want coursing around my veins!

Hecate is the Greek goddess of the crossroads

Written by Judi Singleton

Hecate isrepparttar Greek goddess ofrepparttar 135752 crossroads. Properly pronounce her name is "E-CA-TA" or "e-CO-ta,repparttar 135753 H is silent. She stands atrepparttar 135754 crossroads of your life and protects you from takingrepparttar 135755 wrong road. She is alsorepparttar 135756 guardian of new borns,repparttar 135757 home. Not only was Hecate called upon to easerepparttar 135758 pains and progress of a woman's labor, but especially to protect and restorerepparttar 135759 health and growth of a child. She is a moon Goddess, she was described as shining or luminous. In other legends she is invisible, perhaps only glimpsed as a light, a "will-o-the-wisp". She always carries a torch or latern at night. She can guide one onrepparttar 135760 dark night ofrepparttar 135761 soul for she sees inrepparttar 135762 dark. She is symbolized byrepparttar 135763 Owl. Inrepparttar 135764 magical papyri of Ptolemaic Egypt, she is calledrepparttar 135765 Bitch andrepparttar 135766 She-Wolf, and her presence is signified byrepparttar 135767 barking of dogs. She is classified as a virgin Goddess, she had no need to marry. She highly valued her independence. She hasrepparttar 135768 ability to see in all directions,repparttar 135769 past, present and future. This forsight allows her to predict one's future. It also gives her intuitive knowledge of which path one should take. She is known as havingrepparttar 135770 ability to conjure up dreams, prophecies, and phantoms. Hecate's ability to see intorepparttar 135771 underworld,repparttar 135772 "otherworld" ofrepparttar 135773 sleeping andrepparttar 135774 dead, gives her unusual power to read one's future. New beginnings, whether spiritual or mundane, aren't always easy. But Hecate is there to support and show yourepparttar 135775 way. She loans her farsightedness for you to see what lies deeply forgotten or even hidden, and helps you make a choice and find your path. Oft times she shines her torch to guide you while you are in dreams or meditation. Whetherrepparttar 135776 Greek goddess Hecate visits us in waking hours or only while we sleep, she can lead us to see things differently (ourselves included) and help us find greater understanding of our selves and others. Hecate reminds us ofrepparttar 135777 importance of change, helping us to releaserepparttar 135778 past, especially those things that are hindering our spiritual growth. She urges us to accept change and transitions. She asks us to let go of what is familiar, safe, and secure to learn trust and faith in allrepparttar 135779 Goddess offers. Hecate symbolizesrepparttar 135780 dark within us,repparttar 135781 part of our psyche we refuse to acknowledge. But because she is so comfortable inrepparttar 135782 dark likerepparttar 135783 owl she can take your hand a travel with torepparttar 135784 places in yourself you arerepparttar 135785 most afraid to go.

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