October 2010

Add Potpourri to your house!

Want to add a bit of fresh, natural scent to your house? Add potpourri! I used to be a housecleaner and would see many home owners add potpourri to their bathrooms. I remembered when I was just a small child coming over to my parent’s friend’s house and seeing potpourri displayed all around their house. Potpourri adds a light, fresh scent to any room in the house whether it is the bathroom (most common), living room, office, or a guest room. In many public places such as a luxurious hotel or elegant 4-star restaurant, potpourris are sometimes displayed in bathrooms.

Ingrown Nails

            I have suffered from ingrown toenails before in the past. Believe me folks; they are not fun to deal with. Ingrown toenails are excruciatingly painful. My first ingrown toenail was around the time I had started college. Since I am a huge fan of shoes, especially high heels, I know they can be very uncomfortable to walk in them. I’ve been used to wearing high heels since I was very young in my early days of high school. I was always very blown away by the many glamorous, pretty shoes featured in old movies or on fashion magazines. What I did not know was what the high heels were doing to my toenails. Little did I know I was struck with the pain of an ingrown toenail growing into my skin. Ugh, yuck.

Chinese Herbal Medicine

Chinese Herbology, or best known as Chinese herbal medicine have been around for centuries to cure people with diseases, illnesses, and pain in the body. I was exposed to Chinese medicine by my mother when I was a small child. When I was sick or not feeling well, my mother would always make this yummy, invigorating hot soup made with Chinese herbs, plants, and medicine. For many people, this may not taste so great. I remembered eating a hot bowl of Chinese herbal soup, and afterwards I felt so much better. The smell of the soup is very herbal with ingredients of fresh plants and medicine. Not only is this very good for your body, but for your health as well.

The Meaning behind Rose Colors

           I have always wondered what all the meanings behind rose colors were. Since I love roses, I chatted with my friend about this topic. I remembered my chat with my friend was before Valentine’s Day and I wanted to get her opinion on each of the rose colors. On a typical special occasion like Valentine’s Day, anniversary, wedding, or birthday, red roses are the most common bouquet gifts given to someone special. I have never been a fan of “red roses,” simply because it’s a very typical color to get for a loved one. Often when I do get roses for special people in my life such as my best girlfriends, mother, or sister, I try to avoid giving them red roses. I do not mind all the other colors, but the color “red,” just doesn’t ring beautiful or simply exquisite to me.

It’s Chrysanthemum Season!

Oh, how I love my mums! Every year they come back, brighter and bigger than ever. I know people love their yellow and purple mums, but we keep bright orange, Halloween-y and sexy burgundy mums (my favorite) in our garden. It’s always a surprise, too, isn’t it? One day, you’re noticing how barren the yard is with all of the summer blooms dead, and the next, poof—pretty little buds are on display for all to see!

Henry’s Organic Internal Cleanser

           No, this is not a facial cleanser. This Henry’s organic internal cleanser is designed for the human body to help cleanse, eliminate toxic substances, strengthening the immune system, and balancing our endocrine functions in the body. I have first found out about this drinking cleanser from an old friend of mine who had been taking this food supplement drink for years. My friend claimed that this cleanser works amazingly well. Since I am very open and curious about certain new things, I was open to the idea of trying this cleanser out. I went to the Greenline Organic Health, Inc. store to purchase some kangen water.

Trick to getting rid of Warts: String of yarn

             I had dealt with an unwanted wart when I was a small child near my ear. The size was small, round, and puffy. I was always embarrassed as a girl to tie my hair up because the wart was so noticeable. When I was at school or out in public, I always put my hair down so people would not notice my wart. I was afraid to be made fun of or what people were going to say about it. As time passed, I decided to have the courage to chat with my parents about seeing a family doctor about the wart. My parents made an appointment for me to discuss with my doctor about the wart that was bothering me.

Trick to getting rid of Warts: String of yarn

           I had dealt with an unwanted wart when I was a small child near my ear. The size was small, round, and puffy. I was always embarrassed as a girl to tie my hair up because the wart was so noticeable. When I was at school or out in public, I always put my hair down so people would not notice my wart. I was afraid to be made fun of or what people were going to say about it. As time passed, I decided to have the courage to chat with my parents about seeing a family doctor about the wart. My parents made an appointment for me to discuss with my doctor about the wart that was bothering me.

Take the Self-Care Challenge

This month, a St. Louis psychologist is encouraging local women to embark on a 21-day self-care challenge. The idea is inspired by the theme of October’s first week, Mental Health Week. Of course, I ask, why just 21 days, why just women, and why just St. Louis? (The 21 days, it turns out, comes from a psychological theory that it takes 21 days to make something a habit—though I’ve also read elsewhere that it takes 30 or 40.) How about we encourage everyone everywhere to take care of themselves every day? To get started, of course, this challenge is a great beginning tool.