How to Make a Peaceful Oasis in Your Garden. By Guest Blogger Lana H.

By Guest Blogger Lana H.

 

How to Make a Peaceful Oasis in Your Garden
We are surrounded by things people have built, tall buildings, houses, traffic, technology, and by living that fast life, in this concrete jungle, we forget how to enjoy ourselves. We need to learn how to live in a moment and appreciate every second, always tend to find something good in everything bad that has happened to us.
There is no better place to start than your home, and there is no better way to achieve peace of mind and relaxation than surrounding yourself with at least just a tiny bit of nature. Connection with the nature works the best for healthy mind and body. Although we are not built to survive in jungle, to live only by nature, but we can build our own small peaceful oasis where we can come every day and just sit there, relax, and breathe.

Photo provided by Guest Blogger, Lana H.
Photo provided by Guest Blogger, Lana H.

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Location
First of all you need to find a perfect location. Look around, see where trees cast their shades for the most of the day and start from there. Flat ground is also required since you will need room for chairs or something to sit on, since you are going to spend most of your time off right there. You would want it to be some place quiet, so loud noises won’t disturb your peace.

Privacy
In order to completely relax and truly enjoy, you need to make it private, if it is not already. To achieve this, you can simply put up a fence, or some kind of barrier, just to be there, and then plant liana or some similar plant so it can climb up your fence and all around it. In that way you will have complete privacy made of nature only.

Plants
There are simply numerous benefits that plants provide, and it is unnecessary to mention all of them here, but probably the most important one is fresh and clean air. Here you can put your imagination to work and plant all kinds of various plants, from grass and trees to exotic ones. Only thing you need to pay attention to is climate in your area. Some plants cannot handle climate that is vastly different from its own natural habitat.

Water
Fountain, lake, waterfall or water of any kind is a must. Although it is not cheap, it is the key for making an effective oasis. You are able to reach incredible focus and relaxation by simply watching the water. It has been proven that the water gazing is one of the best ways to achieve tranquility and some say that it even prolongs one’s life.

Furniture
For outdoor furniture tend to buy something made of natural materials like wood. It is not only comfortable and sustainable, but it also blends into your small paradise much better than plastic. Esthetics can be very important for better relaxation. Wintons Teak outdoor furniture manufacturers offer a wide range of furniture made out of natural materials such as teak and wicker.

Lightning
For lightning you don’t want anything too bright, but you don’t want to sit in the dark either. Something dimmed or placed far away would be perfect. Low light is great for relaxation for both, your eyes and your mind.

If this is something you are really passionate about, you are going to build it with joy and ease. There is nothing better than working on something you love and you are going to enjoy it later on, for the rest of your life. It is a long term investment, and it can go on for generations.

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Fill in Nail Holes Without Spackle and Paint. Quickie:

By Tia Cristy

Quickie: Fill in Nail Holes Without Spackle and Paint
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Moving the wall art around or have nail holes all over the walls? Spackle and paint may not be necessary. Fill in those holes quickly, with tooth paste.

The white paste fills in holes quickly without the need to sand or paint over.

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You Don’t Have to Clean Your Dishwasher. Stupid Tip of the Day:

By Tia Cristy

Stupid Tip of the Day: You Don’t Have to Clean Your Dishwasher.
Photo provided by Guest Blogger, Karleia S.
Photo previously provided by Guest Blogger, Karleia S.

This is not true. Cleaning your dishwasher is a must. It’s a place that is wet, hot and dark which is the playground for bacterias and fungus. Gross, right.

Pouring vinegar in the soap spot (tray) and running it empty, every so many weeks to months, can keep your dishwasher fresh and clean. Before running it with the vinegar wash, take a vinegar soaked cloth and wipe under the overhand of where the door lays down. That is a spot that is often missed and never thought of. You may be surprised at what you wipe away from there.

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Hair Turned Green from Swimming.

By Tia Cristy

Hair Turned Green from Swimming.

 

Young Girl Swimming Underwater
Young Girl Swimming Underwater


Problem:
My hair turned greenish from the swimming pool, I thought that was just a myth. How do I fix it? K.

Tip from Tia:
It is not a myth, sorry to say. It is a chemical reaction from the chlorine in the pool, with the process of recently colored or lightened hair.

The quickest, safest way to remove the green tint is with ketchup. The red will neutralize the green hue. Tomato juice can work too, but the ketchup is thicker and will stay in the hair for a period of time.

Cover all your hair with ketchup and let it set for 30-45 minutes. Wash out with shampoo and condition. Let hair dry, and if there is still a green tint, repeat process.

I usually recommend waiting a couple hours in between treatments, because washing your hair and blow drying too frequent, can be damaging on the strands.

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Man’s guide to muscle strength and cutting routine. By Guest Blogger Victoria L.

By Guest Blogger Victoria L.

Man’s guide to muscle strength and cutting routine

Photo provided by Guest Blogger Victoria L.
Photo provided by Guest Blogger Victoria L.

Found on: www.mindbodygreen.com
Those who are new at bodybuilding aim to get as big as possible; huge slabs of muscle mass, wardrobe that suddenly becomes too tight, and looks of friends filled with respect and even awe for your new looks. Because this is something you achieve after a long time of intense training, you begin to understand that there is more than just impressive muscle mass at stake in bodybuilding and proportion, strength, shape and health.

Forget about the final result

As silly as this may sound, understand this: focusing on the final result will have you overlooking those great little things that happen along the way, and it may even leave you disappointed. Set more minor goals instead, it will make you strive to accomplish those and fill you with pride and dedication. Specific actions you have told yourself you have to complete will make it easier for you to form healthy habits of going to the gym and clean eating than only looking to see whether you’ve lost your stomach after three gym sessions.

Photo provided by Guest Blogger Victoria L.
Photo provided by Guest Blogger Victoria L.

Found on: www.etsy.com & www.lifestyleandstrength.com

Stimulate muscle growth

There are three ways you can make your muscles grow bigger, but the best results come to those who combine them effectively. Cellular fatigue means that you will be pushing muscle fibers to repeat certain exercises until they can move no more. Muscle damage will gave you damaging our muscles with high levels of tension, after which you need to rest and eat the right food, and your body will grow new fibers to deal with future stimuli better. The third and the most important method is to progressively burden your muscles with more and more weights.

Photo Provided by Guest Blogger Victoria L.
Photo Provided by Guest Blogger Victoria L.

Found on: www.365voice.com
Weight gain doesn’t mean muscle growth

Weight gain is just that – gaining weight, if you are not careful enough in a long run, and if you work out the right way, gaining weight is the result of putting on more muscle mass, but you have to approach the subject carefully. It is difficult to achieve muscle growth, especially if you’re the ‘skinny type’ and have problems putting on any weight, let alone muscle mass. People who have problems putting on weight often have the wrong approach altogether – eating pretty much anything, forgetting about counting calories (the more the better, you’d say), not training intensely enough; all this leads to the wrong kind of weight you’ll be putting on. Nobody wants to put on fat, not even super skinny people.

Man Up

Photo Provided by Guest Blogger Victoria L.
Photo Provided by Guest Blogger Victoria L.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Testosterone is one of the most important hormones in an organism, and for those who are looking for effective ways to get more muscle, perhaps the most important there is. This hormone is in charge of muscle growth, and no wonder an average person is looking for a testosterone booster and doing research about different ways to raise testosterone levels in order to get the best results. What is important here is to note that not even steroids can miraculously increase the amount of muscle you can build, but for people looking for all the help they can get, it is still significant. Make sure you monitor the dosages, and consult an expert in order to get the best results.

Once you decide to hit the gym, you should keep in mind the following: it is not just about the looks; there is a lot more than meets the eye here. Superior strength, overall health, and strict discipline are the basis for great looks, and once you respect the rules and go slowly, you will understand that gym is not the means to get to your goal: it is a lifestyle.

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Ten Foods that are Surprisingly Good Cleaners

By Guest, Julie R.
foods that are good cleaners

Courtesy of: PressureWasherToday.com

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Build Structure to Gain Health. Tips In Action:

By Tia Cristy

Tips In Action: Build Structure to Gain Health.
Family eating their breakfast sitting at the table
Family eating their breakfast sitting at the table

What are daily traditions exactly? Traditions are important; we all have them, like going to grandma’s for this holiday, the cousin’s house for that summer cook out. So  Daily Traditions are, having something specific together ever day.

A lot of families are already doing this. And, it’s important because, having a structured daily tradition in your relationship, can help in continuing a  long and healthy marriage and family life. Not only is the mental and emotional health, benefited by this, but it’s been shown to have benefits on physical health, as well. Couples that do a participating daily tradition, are more likely to have a better sex life as well.

So, where to start a daily tradition? Try dinner or even breakfast time, to sit and socialize with one another and share your day and plans for the night, week, etc. Make a rule to disconnect. No phones, computers or devices. It maybe awkward at first, but without devices, is how we were meant to originally, communicate.

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Back to school- few ideas to “borrow” from teenagers. By Guest Blogger, Daniel R.

By Guest Blogger, Daniel R.

 

Back to school- few ideas to “borrow” from teenagers

Sunshine
Photo Provided by Guest Blogger, Daniel R.

Years ago you were a cheerful teenager with passion for energy and party time, and now when you’re an adult version of yourself with lovely family and comfy house, you sometimes find yourself longing for good old times of constant fun and nonchalant lifestyle. It’s not that your “totally family man” life is less interesting and enjoying, but it’s about seeing your teenage kids living the life to the fullest and you being nostalgic about the time when you looked on the world through the pink eyeglasses. Well, if this looks like something going through your head these days, it is perfect time to evoke your high school memories by trying again cool teenage adventures:

Stay young at heart

While you’re relaxing in your comfy backyard armchair, go back to the times when you and your friends had a high school rock band and every weekend was only about gathering together, playing good old rock n’ roll hits and having hilarious party time. Instead of being lethargic and dejected, why wouldn’t you give a buzz to couple of your high-school mates and suggest them re-establishing of your old rock band. Wipe the dust from your old-school guitar, agree weekend “rocking sessions” and feel how the adrenalin warms up your blood again. Even after you’ve become a parent, don’t forget to keep your inner child as well.

Buy an old-timer cabriolet

Photo Provided by Guest Blogger, Daniel R.
Photo Provided by Guest Blogger, Daniel R.

Well, yes, you’ll invest a bit more money into this “teen-spirited” project, but when you sit into your laid-back -style cabriolet, turn the music on and feel the breeze in your hair, you won’t regret a single penny you spent on it. Give yourself 5 minutes of high-school fame, recall irresistible teenage vibe and hit the roads, Jack!

Camp beside the lake

Gather your friends and organize relishing weekend camping beside the lake, just like you did during your high-school summer holidays, with campfire, barbequing and swimming included. It’s never late to remind your wife on how she felt in love with you, and long walks alongside the lake, lovely moments beneath stunning sunset are just perfect opportunities for that.

Brighten up your life

Instead of letting your days pass in monotony and routine, better enter more light into your life and feel the charms of afternoon sun by spending more time outside. You can let the sun embrace your living space even when you’re inside, so while considering replacing the windows with retrofit double glazing in order to get more light and refreshed ambient, think like an adult, not a teenager.

Forget about worries

Worries are only causing you to get older faster, so forget about them for a while and live just for the moment. Why wouldn’t you do the first silly thing which comes to your mind? Paragliding – why not? If you think out, it’s better to pay for adventure which will realize your dreams and bring the joy into your life, than gambling the money in the casino – although even that has certain charms, as long as you’re not overdoing it.

Even though it was said so many times before, but regardless how many years you have- remember that life is short and it’s never too late to live it to the fullest even if it means reviving your teenage self.

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Ten Foods that Knockout Pain.

By Guest, Julie R.
surprising causes of back pain

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Age-Defying, Really?

By Tia Cristy

 

Age-Defying, Really?

Woman Washing Face ca. 2001
Woman Washing Face ca. 2001

We have heard of many products that promise to turn back the hands of time. Do many of them have much success? Billions of dollars have been spent each year, in trying to find the right product to regain one’s youth.

The fact is, it takes more than one factor to keep years of damage at bay. Remember, what goes in, will eventually come out. So, putting the right diet into your body will show through your skin, hair, nails, etc.

The most important thing our bodies need everyday is hydration.  Getting the daily amount of water is needed through beverages and foods. The right foods and vitamins will give the body what it needs to properly function, which helps determine how your outside, looks. How does this work? Working organs and blood will help build the essential amino acids your body needs.  This helps build collagen and the nutrients your skin needs.

Starting inside the body is the foundation, getting the right oils, protein and fat into the body, is first. Then, moving to the outside with exercise and toning will get that blood flowing the way it needs too.

Finally, finding the right skin products for your needs will help maintain that glow. Washing the face with the right cleanser for your skin type is a personal preference. Using natural products or oils for “healing” skin is always a good option.  I prefer coconut oil or olive oil for healing and eliminating dryness. Clean and healed skin has a better chance of staying youthful and keeping elasticity.

When it comes to anti-aging products, I have tried many for the benefit of my readers, mostly. The trails can be interesting, since I have sensitive skin. Plus, I like to give the true feedback since these products are extremely, expensive off the bat, or can cost less, but still add up, because they don’t work.

I kept hearing about Nerium AD. I was skeptical when I read that they use Oleander Extract, which can be toxic. It turns out the product is safe and effective on the face.

I tried the night cream, only for about two months, and I have seen nice results on my face, including smaller pores and diminished fine lines.  Other testimonies have declared strong results, while using the full line. The night cream is about $80.

So remember, if you are trying to achieve healthy skin, start with the inside first, and then, find the right products that work for you.

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