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I’m Single & I Don’t Want Kids.. Deal With It

I’m Single & I Don’t Want Kids.. Deal With It

Ever since I was around the age of 12 I knew I didn’t want kids. I admittedly was sexually mature for my age and aware that while we might use sex for pleasure it’s primary use is making babies. I made the logical decision then […]

My Top 10 Safety Dating Tips

My Top 10 Safety Dating Tips

 Dating is fun. I mean is there a better thrill than finding someone to go on adventures with? Especially when they just get you.  But everything isn’t a Hallmark movie where everything is perfect and the bad guy is as obvious as his bad dye […]

Cure Respiratory Issues With Nature’s Cure

Cure Respiratory Issues With Nature’s Cure

Mother nature is so equipped to handle even our toughest problems its mindboggling on why we keep trying to destroy her. I have learned how to channel mother natures healing powers to help with my breathing issues.

I suffer from asthma, so dusty or overly polluted areas cause me to have a flare-up, not to mention my sinuses always do me in. The air that I’m surrounded with can make or break me, I used to always have an inhaler on me at all times. That was until I learned how to keep my flare-ups at bay.

I keep Air purifying plants in my home.

What is an Air Purifying plant?

According to an article from Live Science states scientists found that plants can absorb many gasses besides carbon dioxide including Benzene(found in some plastics, cigarette smoke, fabrics) formaldehyde which is found in some cosmetics, detergents, fabric cleaner and carpet cleaner. There’s a longer list of VOCs here if you would like to read up on them. But some of these pollutants are linked to asthma, nausea, and chronic illness like cancer.

 

I couldn’t believe it all of those things are floating around in the air and we’re just inhaling them wondering why we’re getting worse and not better. While medical attention might be necessary, there are always alternatives.

  1. Have some plants in your home. Use the power of nature to eliminate those toxins from your environment so you can breathe easier. Read my article Creating Your Indoor Jungle to find easy to care for plants.

READ: Create Your Indoor Jungle 

      2. Clean. No brainer, but it does help remove all the dead skin cells.

      3. And cleanse open a window and light incense while saying a quick                  prayer for good health. You’ll feel the air and environment appear                  lighter.

While these may lessen your need to take medicine, please seek medical attention if it is needed.

natural, carefree, black girl

Review: I Tried A Dry Sheet Mask, Here’s What Happend

Review: I Tried A Dry Sheet Mask, Here’s What Happend

The other day I was on Instagram and I saw this one company (don’t ask me the name) promoting a dry mask. I like to think I’m pretty up to date on the latest in beauty skin care mainly this, however, I was in the […]

Why You Need To Keep A Journal By Your Bed

Why You Need To Keep A Journal By Your Bed

Our minds are amazing things. They have the ability to not only control our bodies and everything we do. So when it comes to dreams they really me something.  Just think about it, your mind knows more about you then you. All your suppressed feelings […]

Mindfulness: What Is It And How Do You Do It?

Mindfulness: What Is It And How Do You Do It?

Slowly but surely we as a people are literally killing ourselves. Our on the go lifestyle is stressing us out and makes us go through life wondering what the heck we did with our time. 

There is hope. The #MindfulnessMovement is growing steam with every inspirational quote and every head standing yogi. But what does it mean to be mindful? 

Mindfulness is taking the time to slow down and focus on one task at a time. Really appreciating and enjoying the moment and the time we are in right now.  

I know it’s easier said than done. How do we do this when we have so much already ready to do but remember that’s exactly what mindfulness is here to stop. That rush, rush, rush lifestyle and let you breathe. 

Start A Morning Or Nightly Ritual. 

It doesn’t have to be a long extensive process. However, you want to signal your brain in a stress-free way that the day is over or is about to begin. Something as little as a quick meditation in the morning and writing down a positive affirmation in a journal in the morning will change your entire mood. You could also take a bit longer in the shower at night and have a nice cup of tea in the evening while reading a good book is something small you can do that helps increase your mindfulness. 

Remembe To Breath In Stressful Situations

Life can be stressful and hectic, it’s life no one said it would be easy. However, when it gets stressful; remember that this moment will too pass. Breathing is known to help calm the mind and can help with stress. It’s ok to take time to breathe for 10 seconds, 5 seconds in through the nose and 5 seconds out through the mouth. It helps so much. 

7 Healing Bath Products To Try Now

7 Healing Bath Products To Try Now

Bathing is a ritualistic experience that can awaken your body in amazing ways. It’s something that we all do to calm(& wash) our bodies and prepare our minds for the next task. via GIPHY  Let’s talk about the bath well-known in particular, bath gives your […]

Creating A Compost In A Small Apartment

Creating A Compost In A Small Apartment

I’ve always been interested in composting. Partly because I garden and I would love to have a instant source of soil and I feel a little guilty throwing out my scraps after I’m done cooking. In my head I’m like “but can’t I just regrow […]

Learn How To Over Power Your Bad Thoughts & Reclaim Your Happiness

Learn How To Over Power Your Bad Thoughts & Reclaim Your Happiness

I have a really bad habit of replaying bad and negative events that have happened in my life. No matter if it’s from high school or last week my brain just loves to watch old movies.

Every time one of those thoughts come up I would wallow in it. I would let the same shameful and embarrassing feeling wash over me. I would try to think something positive but that didn’t work. My feelings were just too strong, and let’s be honest sometimes being positive just doesn’t work when the tears are about to fall.

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Instead, I decided to be a bit more, analytical about the situation and ask my self, what good is this thought serving you? Or what’s the reason behind this thought? Doing this not only put a stop to those thoughts but it made my mind think of something else.

I never have a good reason. Like I can’t say I want to think about this because I like feeling sad.

1. That doesn’t make sense 

2. If it makes you (me) think “why do you want to be sad?”

These questions make you hold up a mirror to that voice and makes it answer you, and sometimes that’s exactly what you need to do.

What Happened When I Was Sober For A Week

What Happened When I Was Sober For A Week

I have/had a drinking problem, I’m well aware of my tendencies. However it’s not as bad as everyone thinks. A few weeks back I was going to see a therapist a few weeks back to work through somethings. When she found out how often I […]