Monday, 30 November 2015
Besides this, it is used for cuts and burns due to its antiseptic effect and ability to promote healing. In addition, turmeric boosts liver detoxification, so that pesticides and other environmental chemicals are safely removed from the body. And it can help to decrease muscle soreness after an intense workout. In fact, turmeric is currently even being investigated for possible benefits in Alzheimer’s, cancer and arthritis.
Surprise: Turmeric doesn’t always stain your skin!
Many of us balk at putting turmeric on our skin for fear of looking like a character out of The Simpsons. I resisted it for quite some time as well – right until I attended an Indian wedding, where the bride was covered from head-to-toe in a mixture of turmeric, gram flour, sandalwood powder and mustard oil. It turned out this is an ancient bridal ritual to deep cleanse the body and impart a radiant glow. A similar tradition is held sacred in the palaces of Indonesia, where brides-to-be rub a mixture of turmeric and gram flour on their bodies on the morning of their wedding to give their skin a golden glow.
Saturday, 28 November 2015
Holiday Gift Guide: Feeling Creative With My Adult Coloring Book #MoodEnhancingMandalas #Holidaygiftguide2015
I have been artsy for as long as I can remember. I went to an art high school, and then took graphic design in college. With me being a new mother, I don't really have much time to do art. That doesn't mean that I don't want to be creative, I sometimes enjoy doodling or coloring when I get the chance. I have little kids coloring books at home, but those are too simple to keep my creative juices flowing. I recently got a chance to review My Masterpiece Adult Coloring Books Mood Enhancing Mandalas Volume 1.
Friday, 27 November 2015
|Photo credit: BabySense site.|
My little munchkin was born this past July, and it's been a fun journey so far. She's going on five months now, and a day doesn't go by that I'm not amazed by her. I look back at pictures from day one, and I can't get over how much she's grown and changed... my little angel is growing so quickly. We've been trying to sleep train her, and have been trying to get her to sleep in her crib. She's still having a hard time falling asleep, unless she's cuddling with her mommy feeding. So I'm currently trying to break that habit, and get her to sleep directly in the crib. Since she's sleep training, I'm incredibly thankful for getting the opportunity to work with a company called BabySense.
Tuesday, 24 November 2015
Monday, 23 November 2015
With the holidays quickly approaching, I'm greeted in every store with holiday themed items. People will be going to Christmas parties and family events, which means lots of pretty dresses, sparkly shirts, and lots of bling. I'm not that much of a girly girl, but I do like stuff that's shiny and sparkly, whether it be some form of jewelry or makeup. I recently came across the company Simplyeartha... a line of accessories that say something. They're little reminders that you wear, a form of inspiration at your fingertips. Kitt Shapiro's company is a tribute to her mother's wisdom and beauty. Yes, Eartha was her given name.
"Remember. Treasure. Love."