The Declaration of You! Self-care & Giveaway!

Posted by on Jun 24, 2013 in Blog, Giveaway, Glowing and Flowing, OMG excitement, self-care | 66 Comments

The Declaration of You!

In case you haven’t heard, Michelle Ward & Jessica Swift (two super talented women that you need to know) have written a gorgeous guide to uncovering your purpose in life, titled The Declaration of You!. How exciting (and enticing) is that?!?!

TDOYWhen Jess & Michelle asked to interview me for their chapter on self-care, I did a little dance! It’s quite and honor to be seen as a self-care expert by two women that I admire so deeply! I am grateful!

About this beautiful book:

Through a series of creative, colorful exercises–questions to get the wheels turning and an encouraging kick in the pants–readers of The Declaration of You will get all the permission they’ve craved to step passionately into their lives, discover how they and their gifts are unique and uncover what they are meant to do! Each chapter begins with a Discovery (explaining what the reader can expect to achieve by the end of the chapter), followed by a series of list-making explorations that leads the reader to creating a Declaration for that chapter. “Make It” sections provide fun and crafty project ideas for applying what the reader is discovering in a tangible way, while ”Own It” sections offers inspiring interviews with successful creatives like Kari Chapin, Susannah Conway, Leonie Dawson, Jonathan Fields, Alexandra Franzen, Anahata Katkin, Natalia KW, Danielle LaPorte, Jennifer Lee, Kelly Rae Roberts, Andrea Scher, and Colleen Wainwright.

Written by artist and designer Jessica Swift and creative career coach Michelle Ward, The Declaration of You will be published in June 2013 by North Light Craft Books, a division of F+W Media. Find more info and pre-order the book at

As part of The Declaration of You’s BlogLovin’ Tour, I am kicking off a week centered around one of my favorite topics, self-care! Michelle, Jess & I got together for an fun conversation (in hopes to inspire you to take sweet care of yourself) and recorded it all for you to enjoy!


Would you love to win a copy of The Declaration of You! (and discover your life’s purpose)? The lovely authors are giving one away to a lucky reader! In the comments below, let us know what is your one self-care practice that is non-negotiable? My secret to self-care is having at least one non-negotiable practice every single day. No matter how busy my day is, I make time for one loving gift to myself (it’s most commonly a green smoothie) that reminds me that I can only be of highest service if I take amazing care of myself! We’d love to know what this one thing is for you!

I’ll pick one reader at random. The giveaway ends on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 11:59 PST.

ps–On Friday, June 28 we’ll have a Facebook comment party at 12:30-1:00p EST! Please join us to continue the conversation on this powerful topic! I can’t wait to “see” you there!

#1Update! I pulled the winner and the lucky number is 1! Congrats to Miriam on winning a copy of The Declaration of You! You’re going to love it!! Thanks to all who played. You all offered up such amazing inspiration!!

Giveaway-Liz Schau Holistic Beauty!

Posted by on May 11, 2011 in Giveaway, Products I Love | 88 Comments

Oh, I’m excited! My good friend Liz, of Liz Schau, Holistic Health has just launched a line of organic beauty products through a brand new etsy shop!  Liz specializes in counseling clients with thyroid disease and auto-immunity conditions and knows how harmful it can be to slather your body in chemical laden products.  After counseling client after client, Liz recognized a running theme–people don’t know where to turn for natural, organic AND affordable skincare products that are gluten, dairy and soy free!  So, Liz launched her line to fill this gap (brilliant!).  I’m sure I don’t need to tell you, but your skin is your largest organ and EVERYTHING that you put on your body is absorbed in one way or another.  I encourage you to be as conscious of what you put on your body as you are with what you put in your body!

I had a chance to try a couple of the new products and I am in LOVE!  First of all, I adore simplicity done right.  Organic coconut oil, organic beeswax, essential oils and pure water are the only ingredients you’ll find on the labels.  The products smell divine with Liz’s custom blends and they feel indulgent on the skin.  My favorite is the hard lotion, a bar that melts with with your skin’s warmth to soothe, deeply moisturize and give you a gorgeous glow.  Since I love to travel, a hard lotion is such a fabulous idea–no runny liquid mess in a suitcase or airport security trouble!

Okay, now for the fun part!  Let’s get your skin nourished with Liz’s new line!  Enter to win the entire line of Liz Schau, Holistic Health BEAUTY! Included in this giveaway are one classic hard lotion disc in Mint Tea Tree scent, a large heart-shaped Spiced Orange hard lotion bar, one Herbal Lemon lip tube, and one anti-bacterial instant hand sanitizer tin. All BEAUTY products are lovingly made in small batches, crafted with delicate aromatherapy scents, and with the highest quality ingredients: organic coconut oil, organically-produced local beeswax, essential oils, and purified water.  Made without chemicals, as well as gluten, dairy, and soy (hypoallergenic and allergen-free).  Perfect for those ladies (and gents) with dry skin, as the hard lotion is deeply moisturizing and nourishing — never gritty or clumpy, always smooth and creamy.


* “Like” Liz Schau, Holistic Health on Facebook

* “Like” Natalia KW on Facebook

Leave a comment below on this blog post letting us know you did so and you’re entered to win!

For additional entries and multiple chances to win, complete any of the following.  Please leave a separate comment on the blog for each additional entry.

* Sign-Up for the Liz Schau, Holistic Health Newsletter

* Follow Liz on Twitter.

* Link the giveaway online. Each link will earn you one more entry (Twitter, Facebook, StumbleUpon, etc.

* “Favorite” the Liz Schau, Holistic Health BEAUTY products on Etsy.

* Add Liz Schau, Holistic Health BEAUTY to your circle on Etsy.

Please just make sure you leave a separate comment for each additional entry so we can keep track! Everyone will be entered via and the winner will be chosen at random. The winner will be notified immediately and the products will be shipped directly.

This giveaway ends Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 11:59 pm Central Time.

Thanks for playing!!!

Natalia & Liz





Glass Dharma Review & Giveaway!

Posted by on Sep 8, 2010 in Giveaway, Products I Love | 62 Comments

I recently had the pleasure of trying Glass Dharma straws for the first time and wow, I was impressed! Check out my video review to see just how amazing these are. Glass Dharma is so awesome, they have generously shared a $25 gift certificate for a giveaway! It’s simple to enter, just watch the video and then check out the rules below!

Heehee, did you love it? It’s my first crack at a Vlog, so don’t laugh!

Okay–for the giveaway!

One $25 gift certificate to Glass Dharma’s website will be awarded to a lucky (random) winner! Please complete the following steps to enter.

1. Sign up for the Glowing Temple Newsletter.
2. Leave a comment here on my blog letting me know you are signed up. This will count as your entry.

That’s all that is required, but for additional entries, up to 5 total per person, complete the following steps and leave a comment for each step that you complete:
1. “Like” Glowing Temple on Facebook.
2. Follow @NataliaKW on twitter.
3. “Like” Glass Dharma on Facebook.
4. Follow @GlassDharma on twitter.

The contest ends at 11pm EST on September 19th. I will announce the winner on September 20th through the Glowing Temple Newsletter that you just signed up for! Good Luck!

Wishes of Bliss!

Coconut Secret Product Giveaway!

Posted by on May 27, 2010 in Giveaway, Products I Love | 19 Comments

Happy Birthday Glowing Temple!!!

Glowing Temple is celebrating it’s first birthday with a super yummy giveaway! Thanks to the generosity of Coconut Secret, we’ll be awarding a gift pack of the full product line to one lucky winner! All items are raw and organic. The prize includes:

* 8 oz Coconut Aminos (gluten-free soy sauce alternative!)
* 12.7 oz Coconut Vinegar
* 12 oz Coconut Nectar (low glycemic liquid sweetener)
* 12 oz Coconut Crystals (low glycemic sugar alternative)
* 1 lb Coconut Flour (high fiber & gluten-free!)

It’s been an amazing year & this is my way to express gratitude for all of the support I have received.

If you haven’t yet, check out my review of the Coconut Secret product line.

Coconut Secret Product Line

Coconut Secret Product Line

To enter:

1. Become a fan of Glowing Temple on facebook.

2. Leave a comment on this blog post answering the following question: what is your favorite way to enjoy a coconut or coconut based product? Hmm, right now, mine would have to be using the coconut aminos in Sweet Sesame Ginger Lettuce Wraps!

Contest ends June 4th (Glowing Temple’s birthday!!!) at midnight, EST. I’ll choose a winner at random and announce it within 3 days of closing.

Thanks so much for participating!!! Please spread the word, share on facebook & Twitter. Let’s have some fun with this!

Wishes of Bliss!