You all are being bombarded with magazine and web images that have been so overly retouched with Photoshop I am sure half of you don’t even know what’s real anymore. It’s not your fault. It is, however, affecting you.
Because everything you see around you screams perfection, you expect perfection out of yourself. Here is the truth girls. There is no such thing as perfect or flawless. Even the models and online influencers don’t really look like that.
There is no way (in person) to live up to that standard of beauty. Having done editorial and fashion editing we stretch models necks, legs, waists, squeeze in their thighs arms, and waists, remove any trace of a wrinkle (even the ones that need to be there to bend like the lines on your wrists, elbows, and underarms) and decimate every scratch, scar, or zit.
There needs to be some realism in what you consider beautiful, especially when it comes to yourself.
We are all perfect in and of ourselves in our own way. There is no one else who could be a better you than you… that’s fact. So let’s start looking at the positives and stop focusing on our own perceived negatives. We all have good qualities and others we wish were different. Chances are when people look at you they see more of the good than the bad. No one is as hard on you as you are.
Now age 45 I had decided at age 26 that I was going to be ageless. In retrospect, I think this was a brilliant declaration, mostly because it seems to be working. Because of this people often are asking me what I know that they don’t.
I think some of it is of course genetics. But I will pass along the things I have learned, some of which I wish someone had told me sooner.
The fastest places women age are in the hands, neck, and face. Exfoliate, wash, and moisturize. It doesn’t really seem to matter what you use either. I have tried super expensive high end and it doesn’t do anything more than what I use now. Dove soap, random body wash, sugar scrub (which I use on my face as well) and moisturizer.
2. Drink a gallon of water daily. Hydration is key.
3. Do occasional internal cleanses – colon, cellular, liver, gallbladder, all of it. Every few years seem to be fine as long as you don’t have any health issues going on.
4. Exercise – Yep, get off your butt and move. Pick something you find fun and can stick with. We need some weight-bearing exercises to build muscle, not just cardio. As you get older the more muscle base you have not only do you look better but the better you hold together as well.
5. Smile. – Happiness and laughter keep you young. Sadness, depression, and shitty attitude will age you. Everyone goes through dark periods. I am not saying be Pollyanna 24/7 but find happiness and cherish it. Leave bad situations as fast as possible.
6. Vent! – Never keep emotions bottled up. That leads to illness. Illness ages you drastically because it is mentally, spiritually, and physically exhausting.
7. Meditate – it has been proven that getting in a theta brain wave state can heal and help slow down aging so make the time.
8. Save the high heels for special occasions, not daily wear – I was told this and I did not listen. Google ‘Bunion’. You have a very good chance of forming them on your feet if you always wear high heels. Do you look hot? Sure! Is it worth it if you are in pain 10 or 20 years from now and the only way to correct the bone malformation is surgery? Believe me – it’s not. Wear some flats and save the heels for a night out.
9. Eat well but don’t deprive yourself. Life is short. Be healthy but also balance that with happy. Have a treat once in a while…
10. Don’t wash your hair unless it’s dirty – over-washing your hair leads to it looking and feeling bad. You wouldn’t keep tossing an angora sweater in the washing machine would you? Of course not. Be good to your hair. Wash it as needed 1 or 2 times a week. The kind of shampoo depends on your hair type.
11. Your attitude and how you feel about yourself can make or break a beautiful woman. What you project outwardly in so far as how you feel about yourself is, to a great extent, how others will see you as well. Confidence is sexy. The need for constant reassurance is not.
12. The sun is good for you. It’s sunscreen that can cause cancer. Sun is the cure. Don’t bake yourself like a cookie but do get 15-20 min of direct sunlight a day. It helps your body’s defenses and frankly, we all just feel good with a tan.
13. Posture – sit up straight. It looks more elegant and keeps your spine from forming that “old lady curve” as you age.
14. Stretch! – the more limber you stay the easier it will be to maintain that as you age. If you don’t use it you lose it, they weren’t kidding!
15. Makeup – Wash it off at night and give your skin a chance to breathe.
16. RAW Honey as a face mask – wipe on and leave like a face mask 15 min a day. It can clear old scars (just not keloid). It helps your complexion and leaves your skin smooth.
17. Take good care of your teeth – nice white teeth give the appearance of youth so brusha-brusha girls! Floss too! Teeth are very expensive to repair and or replace.
18. Steer clear of permeant makeup. It may look great now but trends change!
19. Throw the rules out the window: If you want to wear something – wear it. Life is short, who cares what anyone else thinks!
20. It’s more than ok to pop pimples and pick oil balls out of your face. Your skin is trying to push that stuff out. Give it a hand just be gentle… A magnifying mirror is your friend.
21. Get massages and take care of yourself! relaxation and healing are key. Health is beauty.
Ok! Hopping off my soapbox now! I hope you all got something out of that. Thanks for reading!
White wine – 1/2 cup (Use to moisten instead of water) 1 big French Baguette 1 Apple 3 Stalks Celery 1/2 onion 1/2 cup raisins 1/2 cup walnuts broken up 1 clove garlic chopped Pink Salt (1/2 teaspoon) Black pepper (to taste) Thyme (to taste) Dill (to taste) Oregano ( to taste) 3/4 stick Grass-Fed Butter
Directions: -Rip apart the bread by hand into little chunks the night before and just cover with paper towels. Let it get stale. -cut up the apples, celery, onion and dump in -add in raisins and walnuts –melt butter, add 1/4 cup of wine and add in garlic and spices….then dump over other ingredients and mix around till coated. —Cover and Bake! (or stuff turkey with and then bake) 400 degrees for 30 min then uncover and bake 15 more minutes.
Voila! Ummmy Nummy-ness! Seriously, people flip for it.
Vaccines have been shown to damage your body cellularly, permanently, and irrevocably in some cases. This is a fact and I am not here to debate this with anyone. You are free to click on and read something else. If you want to heal, read on.
There have been measures taken by our government to try and implement mandatory vaccinations. This goes against our constitutional rights and against all morals and ethics to try and force people to inject unknown substances into their bodies.
But what if this worst-case scenario did happen? What can you do to prevent permanent damage to your body?
You can do avaccination detoxification with all-natural ingredients.
By supplementing as suggested below if, for whatever reason, you do receive a vaccination it will help protect you significantly against the toxins and other dangerous chemicals and viral fragments in these vaccines. Additionally, these steps also help to speed recovery from all forms of flu!
So what is this magical combination? Vitamin C, Milk Thistle, Chlorella, Oscillococcinum, Colloidal Silver and NAC(N-acetyl Cysteine).
Vitamin C – Adults take 2,000mg/day for immune support and chelation of metals used in the vaccines. *Begin taking this several days prior if possible, and 1 full week afterward.
Milk Thistle – This is a powerful liver detoxifier. 175-200mg/daily.
Chlorella – A potent cellular detoxifier and cleanser it also assists in heavy metal chelation. 5g/day.
Oscillococcinum – is a homeopathic remedy that helps alleviate unwanted flu and flu vaccine symptoms. It provides relief for trauma caused to the body. It comes in small tubes which contain pellets. They are to be taken sublingually (under the tongue). Note: do not brush your teeth just before or after taking these, as mint can counteract its effects.
Colloidal Silver – Adults take 2 oz. per day minimum for effective immune support. If possible take several days prior and a week after receiving an injection.
Cold pack: Place a cold pack on the injection site as soon as you can, and keep icing for 2 days (10-20 min on every couple hours).
Fasting: Fasting is one of the quickest ways to flush the toxins through and out of your system. To do a proper fast, abstain from eating food, but drink as much water as you can. 24 hours minimum, and up to 3 days. You can also do a juice fast, drinking just fresh vegetable juice, but it isn’t quite as effective.
Sauna: As soon as you get vaccinated the sauna should be your next stop (if at all possible). Stay in for at least 20 minutes. Sweat released contains heavy metal and toxins.
Sun exposure: Vitamin D3 protects against micro organism invasion and balances your immune system.
Parsley/Celery/Cilantro: Juice and drink, as well as add to foods and eat. They all assist in detoxification at a rapid cellular level.
Do a cellular level cleanse: Google “Nutritional Response Therapy Near Me” – go see a practitioner. They will test you and give you a custom plan to detox you the right way. (it’s not nearly as expensive to do this as one would think and it could save your health).
Your health is your number one asset. We strongly urge you to protect it!
***This is not an offer of medical advice. I am a writer, researcher, and designer. This is information based on experience. Please consult your own trusted physician before undergoing any protocol you find online.
Believe it or not, these “Diet” Milkshakes That Are Actually Great for Your Health and Tastebuds!
That’s right. Fitness over ’40s very own men’s physique competitors and multi contest winner Ken Elrod has concocted a healthy milkless milkshake. We realize that is a very confusing statement. After all, if there is no milk in it… (blank stare inserted here.)
While sticking to his protocol for men’s physique bodybuilding Ken tends to get creative in his food prep. Sometimes with some really good results. This one I wanted to share with you all.
This shake is thick, creamy, and delicious. He had me try it this morning and I almost didn’t give it back.
1 Scoop Strawberry Dymatize ISO 100 protein (isolate protein)
Place in a blender, Ninja, or Nutribullet for about 20 seconds and voila! Instant milkshake or at least you would think it was by the taste. Drink soon to keep it cold and from separating.
Egg whites 12 fl oz. 180 Calories, 3 carbs, 0 fat, 39 grams of protein
Strawberry Iso 100 Protein 1 scoop 110 Calories, 1 carb, 1 gram of fat, 25 grams of protein
Blueberries 1 cup frozen 79 Calories, 19 carbs, 1 gram of fat, 1 gram of protein
This totals out at: 369 Calories, 23 grams of carbs, 2 grams of fat, and 65 grams of protein!
The average milkshake? Steak and shake = average 700 calories / 145 g carbs / 30g fat and only 18 protein
McDonalds = 560 calories / 91 g carbs / 16 g fat and only 12 g protein
Sonic 10oz. Milk Shake = 480 calories / 57 g carbs / 26 g fat / 6 g protein
The advantage of Ken’s version too is that there are many nutrients besides the normal macros that your body uses and benefits from.
Blueberries – Blueberries, though not classified as a “miracle food” sure are. They are naturally super high in antioxidants, they help to reduce DNA Damage, may help protect against aging, have shown benefit in fighting cancer, can protect from cholesterol and help support healthy blood pressure.
Egg Whites – Are one of the purest protein forms on the market (so long as you don’t happen to have an egg allergy). These are pasteurized so there is no risk of salmonella poisoning as there is with cracking open raw eggs. Frankly, it also tastes better and isn’t that weird slimy consistency. If you have never drunk egg whites before these taste almost like drinking skim milk.
Egg whites, of course, are a protein source but they also hold omegas, potassium, and riboflavin.
Egg whites International’s liquid egg whites which we have found in bulk are far cheaper than buying egg whites from the store in small cartons or even from Costco. They are pasteurized and can last in the fridge for up to 6 months. (not that we give them a chance around here.) www.eggwhitesint.com is our source, tell them Ken sent you if you happen to decide you would like them in your fridge too.
Dymatize Iso 100 – Was named supplement of the year for multiple years running by bodybuilding.com. It is gluten-free, fast-digesting, banned substance tested, and tastes great. It is sweetened with natural stevia so there are no artificial sweeteners.
So – you can now “have your shake and eat it too!” Thanks, Ken!
Many of us look at the number of selfies people post online and think “narcissist”. But is there more to it than that? Our online personas are the faces we wish to present to the world. It’s both who we are and who we strive to be wrapped into one.
With the help of newer technologies, the view we present may or may not be the whole truth. Filters and Photoshop can do a great deal to alter the final image.
The question becomes, why are we doing this and why can’t we just be happy with ourselves as is?
The answer is perception.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. We have all heard that time old phrase but how true is it really?
Have you ever wondered what our brains see and if what one brain sees is the same as the next? My best guess is that indeed we do see things just a bit differently from each other.
In the past, we have relied on others to take photos of us. Cameras just weren’t built for aiming towards yourself. They were too big and too bulky. Because of this we were always only presented through the perspective of the photographer.
This varied perspective is part of why we may love one photographer’s work and not so much another. Composition, lighting, angle, and personal view all come together to make the finished image.
With the invention of smaller handheld phone cameras – came the selfie. I believe why this has become such an enormous trend is not just convenience but the ability to be the photographer. To capture what you see as your true best self. Selfies are the view you want the world to have of you. So when you are happy with the result you are proud to show it off.
***There is some kind of odd phenomenon that happens in photography. Many people will look at an image and say “That’s me?” as if they don’t recognize themselves. Somehow they get so hooked and focused on flaws that they don’t see their beauty until presented third person.
The same happens in voice recording. Your own voice will not sound like you (at least not to you).
Add to that the magic of filters and you can be thinner, have better skin, change your eye color, and do wondrous things. I have done magazine and editorial photo editing. It isn’t a pretty thing to see some of the before and after images. We smooth every line, wrinkle, freckle, birthmark, heck even the model’s armpits are touched up beyond recognition half the time. Necks are lengthened, shortened, and the same with legs and waists. These models are beautiful to start with, yet somehow as an advertiser in society, we wash away on purpose what makes them – them.
It’s no wonder the public has followed suit.
I don’t believe selfies are so much about vanity as they are the ability to try and control how the world sees you, as well as how you perceive yourself so that it matches up with how you view yourself in your mind’s eye.
In digging all I found all over the internet were people who loved the experience. I was perplexed. I had been looking forward to this for years. I finally went and felt very let down.
Going in I honestly wasn’t sure what to expect other than that I would love it. I meditate regularly and deeply and have for years. I arrived, and the salon is lovely. Very zen and relaxing. Beautifully done dressing area and individual private float pod rooms. I did as instructed, went into my room, locked the door, and proceeded to take a shower with soap and shampoo to ready myself to float.
Upon getting in the pod I think my skin must have been kind of dry because I felt a salt sting like the ocean. The water was a nice warm temperature and easy to recline into. During my first float, I spent time trying to maneuverer a comfortable position and couldn’t seem to find one. I tried the neck float rest, then removed it. I splashed water in my eye (that hurts quite a bit), once I got into the float, I couldn’t shut my usually silent brain off.
Laying there in silence it seemed an eternity. As I had no markers for time I kept kind of almost anxiously waiting for the music to come back on to signal exit. I felt tingles in my muscles and twinges where I am healing from an injury.
By the time I was just about finally relaxed and beginning to possibly get into it, time was up. I got out, showered, and proceeded to the relaxation area and oxygen bar which was lovely.
We did sign up for another float because my husband had a very good experience. So we still had 2 more on file to use.
The next day I woke up and felt terrible. As if someone had beat me up in my sleep. My everything was sore. As I awoke I also found that I was very overly emotional for no reason and just felt bad.
I didn’t understand what had happened.
I spoke with my Naturopathic Physician who explained that this reaction is actually normal. What was happening was a detoxification healing crisis along with a drop in my cortisol (stress hormone) level. It would pass and was actually for my best and highest good even if it sucked at the moment.
In understanding this: I bravely (or stupidly depending on who you ask) went back again to float yesterday. This time? It was more familiar. I moisturized well all week so there was no itching. My earplugs were in place this time before the shower so they fit well, and I used the Vaseline given on my lips and right at the corner of my eyes.
I also had them put on some meditation music rather than silence for the time. I laid back and chose the most comfortable position I had found and this time surprisingly I relaxed in only a few minutes and had a wonderful meditative experience. I felt as if I was being suspended and fully supported in warm jello. It was amazing!
The zapping feeling in my muscles while in mediation encased my damaged areas. I believe that was healing I was experiencing. I stayed in for most of the time, getting out 15 minutes early when I started feeling stiff. (I didn’t want to push it or experience what I had before).
This time I felt some zaps and painful zings in the middle of the night deep inside my bones. It felt like pain leaving my body, even if I had to experience it as it left this one last time. What exactly was detoxifying, I could not tell you.
We will be going back again. I am very glad I pushed through and asked for answers to understand what had happened to me.
I fully believe this is good for my health and eventually floats will be totally pain-free as will I.
I hope this helps someone should you experience something similar, because I could not find anything online anything like my float.
I spent well over a year sick as hell with a constant nonending headache so bad a brain tumor had to be ruled out.
Without going into the whole story which you can read here if you are interested, I figured it out on my own, got tested, verified organophosphate poisoning and even figured out the causation (where I would have come in contact).
My case, along with several others in Southwest, Florida, was accepted by PodhurstOrseck, P.A. of Miami, Florida in December of 2018. 8 months later I have received a letter stating that Dr. William Sawyer, Expert Toxicologist, could not make a solid connection between my symptoms and RoundUp. They have dropped all of our cases.
The case was literally handed to them. A trained monkey could have made the correlation.
My landlord sprayed RoundUp directly around my entire home for 5 years. How much more clear cut can that be? Now add to that I was living in a highly contaminated area of Naples, Florida. Collier and Charlotte county has numerous residents showing a positive blood test result and coming up sick.
In comparison to some residents glyphosate induced symptoms, I was very lucky. People have died, had to have heart flaps replaced, had skin lesions, loss of bowel and bladder control, inability to think clearly, loss of balance leading to falls (myself included on that one), memory issues, headaches, cancer, and a huge array of other issues.
If you are still using RoundUp – for your own sake, stop it.
Dropping clients who are sick and depending on you after wasting a huge chunk of time that counts toward the statute of limitations for suit running out is highly unethical and should be noted before you decide on a firm to represent you.
I do not recommend PodhurstOrseck, P.A. of Miami, Florida.
Exactly HOW many times is enough Dr. Sawyer? It was enough to make us all sick as hell.. but I guess that is ok with you… Congrats on pushing Monsanto’s agenda…
Are you sick with Roundup Poisoning? You know you can help your body heal and detoxify from this… it doesn’t have to kill you if you catch it early enough. I healed myself with a neurotoxin liver cleanse. I am not a doctor nor do I claim to offer any kind of medical advice. This cleanse is simply my own personal experience. Today I am healthy and my bloodwork is normal.
Good luck to all those out there fighting Monsanto. I wish you wins so maybe one day this crap will stop being sprayed and people will stop falling ill.
No problem! Your doctor will prescribe an opioid- based pain killer, and you’ll be good to go… right?
That’s what the suburban mother, the grandparent, the young high school football player all thought… until their opioid addiction stole away their health and quality of life.
The trouble is that when you are in pain, you just want it to stop… to just go away. In fact, when you are in chronic, intense never-ending pain; the truth is that you will do just about anything to get some relief… respite from the overwhelming, consuming PAIN!
So, if simply swallowing a pill will make it go away (after all, it was prescribed by the doctor) then that’s what we do.
The complication is that this prescription answer to pain has led to a nation in crisis. The opioid crisis is startlingly real. And, it’s closer to home that you might want to think. It’s not just affecting “drug addicts.”
And, to further aggravate the problem, medical professionals continue to prescribe opioid pain medication at an unprecedented rate. Drug companies are pushing their opioid products harder than ever, knowing all the while there are serious safety concerns.
In fact, newly unsealed documents from a lawsuit brought by the state of Massachusetts alleged that Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, planned to branch into the market for opioid addiction overdose medicines while Continuing to aggressively market drugs with addictive opioids.
There were internal Purdue documents discovered that stated: “Pain treatment and addiction are naturally linked.”
Even as they continue to push the use of opioids as the best solution for pain, they predict that sales of naloxone, (the overdose reversal drug) and buprenorphine, (used for opioid addiction) will increase exponentially.
But… there is some good news! There are alternatives to Big Pharma’s addictive “solutions.”
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It all starts on July 23rd, and you will want to catch the latest science, hear from the world’s leading experts and discover how to approach pain in a new way!
Do you ever pause these days and look around and think “What the heck happened?” If so, you sure aren’t alone.
Common sense and critical thinking has gone the way of the DoDo bird. Nothing makes sense anymore.
Try having a conversation online these days and what you find is a radical split in perception. The old parameters of agree to disagree don’t even seem to apply anymore. It has become “agree with me or you are evil, wrong and fuck you.” There is little grace, no manners, zero common courtesy, just bickering and bitterness.
It has become the new norm to be an asshole. But why?
What I see is that those who defend to the death their opinions by spouting regurgitated media created mantras cannot rationally or logically back up why they feel the way they do. So instead of being able to explain themselves they step into fear which in turn becomes anger because no one likes feeling stupid. They cant explain because they have no real idea why they believe what they believe and therefore when pitted in defense, they lash out hoping their rage will make you back down.
Topics from Illegal immigration, Racism, Reverse Racism, Abortion Rights, Gender-bending stupidity now claiming there to be a growing number of sexes and worse trying to force all of us to use ridiculous pronouns in order not to offend, and even those trying to force pedophilia as mainstream rather then being a horrid crime and perversion against children are making it to news stories. Not to mention its how many months after the presidential election and liberals are still whining that Trump is not their president? He is your president. You live here, it’s not optional. Many of us didn’t appreciate Obama being elected not once but twice, however, we didn’t take to the streets dressed in vagina costumes burning businesses down. How these topics actually have two sides of support I truly do not understand. Get a grip America.
Here is the thing. When someone truly believes something with reason and feeling behind it – they don’t feel the need to defend. They may bother to take the time to try and explain it to you, but they don’t get angry or defensive because it doesn’t matter what the other person thinks.
There is also the fact that some people simply aren’t ready to hear the truth of certain things. We aren’t all at the same level of learning or vibrational readiness of perception and understanding. On a very real vibrational level, no matter what you say… they cannot and are not ready to hear you. Going on and on will waste your time and theirs. Plant the seed, and walk away.
This brings me to the topic of being offended over every little thing. Why exactly are things that have little to nothing to do with your life offend you so greatly? Why are you taking things so personally that do not affect you?
This day and age of reality tv has ruined us. We now feel we have some sort of innate right to butt into everyone else’s life. We do not have that right. Mind your own business and shut up if it doesn’t pertain to you. No one cares if you are offended. Living in fear and walking on eggshells around people is stupid and a waste of time. Speak your mind and your truth and if you offend someone, so be it. That is their issue – not yours. You are only responsible for what you say not how someone else decides to take it.
This 2019 PC bullshit needs to come to an end. Stop pussyfooting around topics, coddling attention seeking morons, and making people famous just for being obnoxious – it’s not a talent.
How do we Make America Great Again? – By taking care of legal American residents, and teaching kids to think for themselves again creating one confident thinking person at a time.