Entries from July 31st, 2015
Once In A Blue Moon
Friday, July 31, 2015
Something Needs To Change
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Let’s face it, no matter what side of this debate you fall on, firearms are completely legal in the United States and there is unfortunately not very much that can be done to prevent some lunatic from sneaking a gun into a public event or movie theater and opening fire. There are, however, two ways which I think definitely could help to bring the “body count” way down: Read More >
Every day life is made up of a million little situations and things. Life, it’s short, but it’s the longest thing we have. Even at its most beautiful can be brutally ugly. We will all die, the Stars will fade and everything known will cease to exist, that is certain. It is living that is beautiful. And as human beings, we are able, to the best of our abilities, to live life to the fullest.
One of the biggest struggles in life is the struggle to know, embrace, and accept ourselves, with all of our faults and imperfections. Be mindful of your thoughts, feelings, and behavior. Know your vulnerabilities as well as your strengths and achievements, and learn to love yourself for both.
I don’t know about you, but I’m always trying to live life the best that I can. To be alive is to have experiences – as hard as I try not to, I’m constantly making mistakes (I’m only human), I falter, change my path and direction I life, I judge myself and every move of decision I make while fighting the urge to place that judgment on others.
We all make mistakes which enables us to learn and appreciate our lives – which can often times be difficult, because to be honest, a lot of people do lead difficult lives. People fail all the time, I fail, it just happens, but from hose failures we all learn the greatest lessons for the only true failure is to have never tried.
By taking people and things for granted you can wind up with nothing. And, it’s when you have nothing that you appreciate everything.
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
Thursday, July 16, 2015
This is absolutely terrifying and happening to more and more people…
Rhabdomyolysis – The National Institutes of Health describes the condition as “the breakdown of muscle fibers that leads to the release of muscle fiber contents (myoglobin) into the bloodstream. Myoglobin is harmful to the kidney and often causes kidney damage.” The condition is commonly brought on by excessive physical activity and results when excessive toxins are released into the bloodstream.
- No pain, no gain. You have to suffer to get in shape.
- If I don’t almost throw up, I’m holding back too much.
- You’re only as good as your last workout.
Sore muscles are not always just a symptom of a strenuous exercise – This could potentially be an early sign of a serious medical condition. More and more physicians and trainers started seeing cases of Rhabdomyolysis with the advent of intense conditioning programs like CrossFit, cycling, TRX.
Just because something is “trendy” doesn’t mean it’s good for you. Fitness is a lifestyle that greatly affects your health and should be worked at over time. A lot of exercise machines and routines have a number of ‘warnings’ about what strenuous exercise can do to you body and more often than not, people ignore these warnings. Don’t push yourself to the point of exhaustion and breaking because you think it will pay off when instead it might just kill you, or worse (if you can imagine that).
Please, don’t punish your body and overexert yourself by a cleansing/bootcamp crash course. You body has a limit, and yet people pay for trainers and classes to push them past their limit without realizing the potentially fatal harm they are causing. Focus on the long-term results for yourself and your body, not the immediate. As the old saying goes “anything worth having is worth waiting and working for.” Please… be careful, be healthy and listen to your body and yourself. Life is fragile and we’re only just human.
The Proper Way to Shave Your Legs
Monday, July 13, 2015
Do you immediately reach for the razor the moment you hop into the shower? If you’re thinking yes, you’re making a mistake. Shaving isn’t exactly the highlight of any woman’s day, and it’s perfectly reasonable to want to get it over with, but if you follow this advice you will have smoother, happier legs and skin.
Life is so full of unpredictable beauty and strange surprises. Sometimes that beauty is too much for people to handle. Do you know that feeling? When something is just too beautiful? When someone says something or writes something or plays something that moves you to the point of tears, maybe even changes you. One of the most beneficial and valuable gifts we can give to ourselves in this life: is allowing ourselves to be surprised!
It is okay if life surprises you.
It’s a good thing!
SEVEN Essential Shoes For Every Woman
Thursday, July 9, 2015
As the saying goes: Give a girl the right pair of shoes and she can conquer the world. If you’re an online shopper like me, you’ll know that there is a seemingly endless amount of shoe options each and every season – and I probably have them all! But, I will admit, there are seven essentials for every woman to have and wear for the rest of your life.
Basic Black Pump – The ultimate go-to-shoe! This is as essential to your closet as the little black dress. They are classic, chic and work with every possible outfit tying your whole look together. Stick with a pump with a pointed-toe, it’s a look that won’t be going out of style any time soon.
Nude, Ankle Strap Sandal – These barely-there heels go perfectly with any outfit and are seasonless (Bonus!) Plus, these heels create the optical illusion of longer, more shapely legs. Nice, right?
Metallic Heel – These shoes can dress up any outfit and flow perfectly from day into night. These are essential to every closet.
Tall, Flat Boots In Leather or Suede – This is a nod to a classic, equestrian style – but to be clear, I’m not suggesting you buy Uggs. These chic boots will work over your skinny jeans or with your short boho dress – They’re as chic as they are classic. Be sure to go for a neutral color like chestnut, brown or black to make them more versatile with your outfits and last you years.
Cute Sneakers – Leave your gym shoes at the gym. These faux sneaks are meant to sweeten up your look and are the perfect option to have for a casual shoe. They’re great to wear in the daytime and on the weekends.
Flats – No, I’m not talking ballet flats (those were so 2014). Try opting for a basic, almond-toed shoe with a semi-neutral pattern, this way your kicks will go with everything and can easily be dressed up or down.
Statement Heel – Why not have a fun, show-stopping shoe that makes you feel sexy? Everyone deserves that! Get yourself a pair of neon, animal print or sparkle embellished heel. A little bit of bling and pizzazz goes a long way.
Week Beginning July 8
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
What are your plans for your life in the next ten to twelve months? “Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.” Quite from the beginning of Charles Dickens’ novel David Copperfield.
Horoscopes by Rob Brezsny
Happy 4th of July
Saturday, July 4, 2015
The 4th of July is upon us! I am a proud American, and this year there are so many reasons to celebrate Independence Day with fervor.
- The recent Supreme Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriage. #LoveWins
- American tourists are allowed to visit Cuba and the reopening of the American embassy since its 1961 closure. #Travel
- And, the Confederate flag which is regarded as a symbol of racism, will finally cease to fly over public buildings. #LoveNotHate
One flag, one land, one heart, one hand, One Nation evermore! Have a happy and safe 4th of July!!