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Self-Care During Divorce

Self-Care During Divorce

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Divorce is undoubtedly one of the most stressful times in a person’s life. The world you knew is crumbling around you, while there are all kinds of legal and financial things that need to be dealt with. Having a good lawyer can help to put your mind at rest, at least where the legal side is concerned. Mediation services like Buncombe mediation can also help to take the stress off.

But what about the emotional side of divorce? While all of the technicalities are getting dealt with, it’s critical to take time for self-care and reflection. Everyone’s divorce situation is unique and each of us handles these challenges differently. If you’re feeling down, stressed or tense due to divorce, spending time to care for yourself will leave you much better off in the long run.

Talking it through

Help make this messy process easier to cope with by understanding some of the mental effects of divorce. It’s totally understandable for you to feel sad, angry, depressed, lost or any other combination of emotions right now. Give yourself time and space to feel what you are feeling. Don’t be tempted to hide your emotions away or suppress them with drink, drugs, or other unhealthy coping mechanisms.

Instead, turn to friends, family, or specially trained professionals who can help you to navigate your way through this maze of tangled emotions. It can help to tell friends and family exactly how you’d like to be supported, as these times can be hard for them to navigate, too. Let them know what will help you.

Remember if you feel that the divorce is affecting your mental health, it’s important to speak to a therapist who can help you to cope. There may be support groups you can go to where you can share exactly how you’re feeling with people who are going through the same thing.

Going easy on yourself

You might be finding it hard to concentrate on other things or spending a lot of time going over the situation in your head. You may even be feeling guilty or having negative thoughts about yourself. It’s natural to feel this way when you’re going through emotional challenges, but try to be kind to yourself.

Practicing self-compassion or mindfulness techniques can help you to see things from a different perspective. You could boost your self-confidence by writing a list of all of the things that you like about yourself or any compliments you’ve received that have stuck with you. Gratitude journals can also be a great way of maintaining a positive outlook, as it can help you to see the little things worth celebrating despite the heartache you’re going through.

Exercising

It’s no secret that exercise is great for mental health and overall wellbeing. Your self-esteem and confidence might have taken a dive during this time. It’s natural to want to hide away when you feel stressed or down. But you can boost your endorphins and your self-image by making time for exercise you enjoy. This could be a challenge you set yourself to take your mind off things. Alternatively, you could take up a new sport or activity that you’ve always wanted to try. Having a sense of excitement and accomplishment could give you a little boost when things seem hopeless and remind you there are new things on the horizon.

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Essential Facts about Weight Loss and Metabolism

Essential Facts about Weight Loss and Metabolism

Metabolism is the most important factor when considering losing weight.
Read interesting facts about metabolism and how it’s important for your
weight loss. Here are 8 essential facts about metabolism:

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Meaning of Yoga – “Inhale the Future and Exhale the Past”

Meaning of Yoga – “Inhale the Future and Exhale the Past”

Yoga is excellent. It teaches us how to embrace small things in living and helps us to fight depression and stress. Yoga not only improves our physical and mental health, but also contributes to turning master in bed. It makes us stay completely fit and healthy.

Yoga beautifully connects us with our partner- physically, spiritually, and yes, sexually by strengthen the body muscles and improving the blood circulations.

There are many yoga poses which increase the energy, and also fire up the libido and sex life.

Down here, there are few yoga poses that works amazingly for the pelvic region and make the entire area to stay fit, fresh and alive for a longer time. So, you can stay love-fuelled; fun-filled under the sheets with your love!  

Author bio: Karan is a blogger, optimizer and owner of For The Closet – online sex toys store. who lives in Hertfordshire, UK. He creates the blog posts to publish his work that users can find interesting too.

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The Secrets To Maintaining Good Health and Healing Your Gut

The Secrets To Maintaining Good Health and Healing Your Gut

If you are someone that is a bit of a germ-a-phobe, then the incessant use of alcohol gel and shower in several times a day could be killing of one of your body’s main line of defense. The same goes for if you are someone that is prone to getting colds, flu or sickness; your body doesn’t have enough the right bacteria to help you fight it. That’s right, some bacteria in your body is necessary for good health! That isn’t the only thing that can be affected either. When you have the wrong kinds of bacteria living in you, then it could lead to immune-related diseases, like an irritable bowel or asthma. So if this sounds like you, and you have a weakened immune system, then some steps to healing your gut to make sure you have plenty of the right bacteria is a must. Here are some tips, approved by professionals, to help.

 

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Check Food Intolerances

 

To start off with, keeping a food diary can be a good idea. From there, you can go on to identify the foods that you eat and how they make you feel. If you need to run to the bathroom shortly after having dairy or wheat, then you need to know that that isn’t normal. You could also try an elimination diet. It has been recommended that you remove sugar, wheat, gluten, dairy, and eggs (as examples), from your diet for at least ten days. Then slowly introduce them all a day at a time. If you suffer with a reaction like cramps or stomach pain, then it is a sign that you are intolerant to that food. When you eat the right things, your gut will heal much more easily.

 

Use a Supplement

 

If you have ever had an appointment with a gastroenterologist, then you may know that often they recommend using supplements to help heal your gut. You can take enzyme supplements that will help to aid digestion, as well as taking daily probiotics. These will help your gut to have the good bacteria that your body needs. Just make sure that you are taking these alongside foods as they need to be digested together.

 

Add Fermented Foods To Your Diet

 

They might not be to everyone’s liking, but fermented foods like yogurt, pickles, and sauerkraut can be good for your gut. These foods are essentially natural probiotics to help your gut heal by providing it with billions of the right bacteria. If you’re new to fermented foods, then it can be a good idea to introduce one serving a day at first. From there, it is a good idea to build up to a serving with every meal.

 

Feed Healthy Bacteria

 

In an effort to maintain your gut health, then you need to take care of the good bacteria that you do have. You can do this by feeding the good bacteria the foods that they love, called prebiotics. Foods like garlic, beans, artichokes, onion, and green leafy vegetables are key to help keep a healthy gut, as well as maintain a healthy weight.

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How Yoga Brings Women Together Instead of Competing Against Each Other

By Guest Blogger Meera W.

How Yoga Brings Women Together Instead of Competing Against Each Other

As women, we can often tend to compete with each other. We measure ourselves to other women based on looks, relationship status, success, and how well our kids behave. This need to compete comes from a place within that can be managed. If you’ve ever been in a room full of women in an intense yoga class, you’ll find that at the end of the class, there’s a sense of togetherness.

The quiet whispers are words of encouragement and gratitude towards each other. Yoga has the ability to heal many of our wounds that cause judgment. As we touch upon the deepest energy within, we become more open, loving, and compassionate towards others. The unnecessary need to compare or compete simply falls away. Here are some of the things I’ve noticed in myself when I do yoga regularly.

Walls Fall Down When You Open Your Heart

There are many poses in yoga that aid you in opening your heart. The reason we compete is through feelings of “not good enough”. When you can open your heart to the world, those feelings fall away. You don’t have to defend yourself anymore because you know you’re good enough. Opening your heart also allows you to see other women as they really are. They have the same fears, anxieties, complexities as you. When you break those walls down by offering yourself love, you can also give it to others.

The Relaxation of Yoga Helps You See Other Women Differently

Many of our bad behaviors, which includes competing, are due to the ego mind. When you’re stressed out, instead of handling the situation in your mind, you may tend to lash outward. This can manifest as competing. Anxiety often derives from a feeling of separation. When you attend yoga classes, you will feel part of something. This takes away from the isolated feelings you may have been feeling.

Certain yoga poses, especially those that deeply open the hips, can release a lot of stress you’re feeling. Peeling away at the layers of emotions can help you become centered. That centered seat doesn’t allow the mind to play games like competing with other women. It is also known as the seat of consciousness. Nothing can touch you when you become the watcher of your mind, consciousness, or ego. There is no judging or comparing when you reach this level of consciousness. Many of the yoga poses, along with the breathing, were designed thousands of years ago to promote that mental peace.

You Gain More True Confidence

For those that practice yoga often, a confidence begins to grow within. You might think that yoga is nothing more than an act of stretching, making shapes with the body, and breathing. While that is what can be seen on the outside, something is growing within you. It’s something deeper than the body you’re inhabiting.

When you’re dedicated enough, you can find your truth. Part of your truth will be the knowledge that you are good enough. You will come to realize that your problems as a woman are common and shared upon all the other women in the world. Confidence isn’t about proving that you’re better than someone. Confidence is about being okay with who you are. Going deeper into yourself will bring you the truth about life so the outer competitive nature dissipates. You won’t feel the need to prove anything to yourself or to others.

Yoga Allows You to Feel More Compassion

When you have opened yourself up enough through various poses in yoga, you will find that you take your compassion outwards. When you see a woman struggling with something, you will help instead of judge. When you clear your mind of all competitive thoughts, what’s left is compassion for others.

Within your yoga community, you will meet women that have gained the emotional benefits of yoga. If you’re new to the practice, you will likely notice women acting differently and offering you, a stranger, compassion. This can be deeply touching the first time it happens and also help you realize you can be the change you want to see in the world.

A Yoga Class Makes You Realize You’re All in this Together

Regardless of what level you are when it comes to yoga, you will sense a feeling of oneness in a class. The more challenging the yoga is, the more you come together as women. As the energy improves through poses, breathing, and potentially chanting together, every goes through a similar emotional journey. Whether you enter beginners or advanced poses, every woman will tap into the same parts of their energy.

Throughout the class, you will often be centered and having moments that are your own. You will feel the energy of the room though. This is partly what makes yoga classes so magical. You are on your own physical journey but spiritually you surround others as they surround you. Think of how much easier it is to make eye contact and smile at other women after your class is over.

Yoga will deepen your understanding of the world which will stop you from bad behaviors that could hurt others. When you open yourself up to women, you will find that we are all in this together. Once you do that, it can never be unknown to you again. Competition is essentially closing yourself off to the world. Wouldn’t it be better to stay open?

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Meera Watts is a yoga teacher, entrepreneur and mom. Her writing on yoga and holistic health has appeared in Elephant Journal, Yoganonymous, OMtimes and others. She’s also the founder and owner of Siddhi Yoga International, a yoga teacher training school based in Singapore. Siddhi Yoga runs intensive, residential trainings in India (Rishikesh, Goa and Dharamshala), Indonesia (Bali)

Website:  https://www.siddhiyoga.com/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/siddhiyogaacademy

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The Fashion of Wood

The Fashion of Wood

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Wooden fashion accessories have hit the mainstream for men and women alike. This isn’t a new rage concept of accessories, completely. Some women’s jewelry has been made of wood since the dawning of accessorizing. But the expansion of wooden accessories has taken a new height.

qtq80-xZVk8GFinding anything from necklaces and rings to watches, belt buckles and bow ties to sunglasses is ready for the taking.

Konifer offers a fabulous selection of men’s and women’s wooden accessories and their watches are lightweight and beautiful in their craftsmanship. Offering men’s, women’s or unisex, anyone can know the time in high fashion.

So Why Choose Wood Accessories?

Believe it or not, they just don’t look awesome, but actually help the environment in several ways.

It takes less energy to produce wooden accessories than their alternatives.

Wood absorbs chemicals in the air. Wearing wood absorbs excess carbon in the air around you.

Wood accessories are hypoallergenic.

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And unlike other accessories that become worn out or broken and end up taking up space in a landfill, wood is biodegradable. It will eventually breakdown and help grow more trees.

So, remember next time you think how can I look cool helping the environment?  Get yourself a wood watch like the Sequoia Zebra and a wooden pair of MILANO BLACK Sunglasses and go reduce emissions.

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Add Some Natural Greenery Inside

By Tip Expert, Tia Cristy

As spring is around the corner …or six weeks away; we all anticapate the return of that beautiful green mixed with gorgeous floral colors.

A majority of the population suffers from a degree of SAD (Seasonal affective disorder) over the cold months.

Creating rooms and projects that contain bright colors that remind us of a spring or summer nature, can have a major positive effect on the human brain and moods.

So, with that in mind, why not add a little natual greenery into your home to admire all year round, using colors and designs to bring the memory of a warm outside-in. Here’s a few examples of bringing the outside ‘naturals’, in with a decor idea for any style.

 

A Touch of Spring Green All Season Long

 


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If you’re looking for additional inspiration this spring, check out some of these Florida homes for more design concepts.

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Beauty Tips for Having an Amazing Wedding

By Guest blogger Diana S.

Beauty Tips for Having an Amazing Wedding

marriage-451596_960_720Organizing a wedding is a stressful enough endeavor as it is, and having to look your best doesn’t make it any easier. Even though your task as a bride will be to try to relax and focus on your beauty, most of the time, you will be stressed out. Nevertheless, with these handy tips at your disposal, you can make sure you will look astonishing on your wedding day.

Notice Any Blemishes

Proper skincare begins noticing blemishes and any other marks on your skin you don’t want to be seen during your perfect wedding. You probably already know it, but it doesn’t hurt to make sure what your skin type is. This will play a key role in deciding what kind of treatment you need, and whether or not some creams will help. Choosing the wrong product just before your big day might have really bad results, since some might cause more harm than good.

Learn How to Do Facial Cleansing at Home

image-5-2In order to start purifying your skin and making sure it will glow when the big day arrives, learn how to put together a good deep cleansing facial. Avoid going overboard because too much of it could have dire consequences and you might end up ruining your skin permanently. After all, keep in mind that looking beautiful takes time, which is why you should start with treatments well before your wedding week.

Watch Your Diet

image-2-1You can achieve much by watching what you eat, and how you prepare your meals. Some foods can be great for your skin, and will do miracles. However, you still need to make sure your diet is healthy and isn’t causing you any health issues, otherwise, your body could react in a strange way. On the other hand, you shouldn’t adopt a specific diet only for your wedding; make sure to follow it afterwards and you will have radiant skin many will be jealous of.

Make Sure to Get Enough Sleep

Even though it sounds impossible, especially when you have so many chores to get done before the wedding, it is imperative that you get plenty of sleep. If you feel exhausted and tired all the time, your skin will show it as well. Above all, get quality sleep, because if you sleep less than usually, resting up will do you a world of good. Your skin will look simply astounding and you will feel great.

Cut Back on Stress

Good planning is key to a successful and stress-free organization of your wedding. Try to get everything done on time to ensure that you won’t have any issues to deal with later on. One of the most important things to mail before it’s too late are your wedding invitations, otherwise, nobody will show up on the most joyful day of your life. It’s a good idea to hire a wedding planner, who will be able to handle all the tasks, on time and with maximum precision. This will significantly unburden you and give you enough time to prepare yourself.

image-1-2The wedding will be all about you, which is why you should make sure you look your absolute best. Also, every girl’s dream is to have a fairy-tale wedding. However, that can be difficult to pull off if the bride does not fit into the fairy-tale setting. Be sure to start preparations in time, to have all the blemishes on your skin handled, so that when you arrive before the altar, people are awestruck by your beauty.

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The Power of Mint on Your Face and Body

By Guest Blogger Alize C.

The Power of Mint on Your Face and Body

thIn a previous post on Tips from Tia, the benefits of lavender oil was tackled but today, the spotlight is on mint. You may know this essence best as a flavour of tea, gum or Tic-Tac considering that it gives off a natural soothing sensation and fragrance. That’s also why it’s commonly used in toothpaste. According to Tooth Wisdom U, the usual toothpaste being mint flavoured doesn’t necessarily affect its mouth cleaning properties and even mentioned several other flavours of toothpaste. It’s just that mint really has that soothing and refreshing taste which feels nicer after every brush. The ‘coolness’ attached to mint not only applies orally, but visually as well.

Everyone knows mint as a popular colour given that it’s ‘cool’ to look at and not heavy on the eyes. A blog post from Tootsa highlighted how nice it appears when paired with melon and few will argue against the intrinsically appealing colour combination. With all that being said, this familiar extract has so much more other uses than just a breath freshener or for a colour basis in fashion. Mint has numerous beneficial properties which is why it’s used by many self-conscious individuals in their beauty regimes. In this tips sharing session, let’s learn about the power of mint when applied to your face and body. Let’s start with your hair. Did you know that mint can make your hair stronger?

Photo provided by Guest Blogger Ken Thomas
Photo provided by Guest Blogger Ken Thomas

The Experts’ Column enumerated several benefits of mint and mentioned that a solution made of boiled mint leaves together with celery will strengthen your locks and even help in preventing hair loss. Create your own minty hair wash by boiling the leaves in water for 20 minutes, straining the herbs, and rinsing your hair with the liquid after it becomes lukewarm. If you or someone you know has head lice, it’s also worth noting that mint can help solve the problem given that it acts as a natural insect repellent. Depending on the degree of infestation, apply mint oil on your hair for up to four times each week, gradually lessening the frequency as the condition gets better.

Moving down to the face, you can use mint paste to get rid of blackheads. Style Craze explained how and stated that you should apply the paste and let it stay on your face for at least 15 minutes. Afterwards, wash it completely with warm water. For those suffering from acne, mint will also serve as natural remedy. A paste made from mint leaves and rose water applied regularly to the face for 20 minutes will help treat the condition or prevent it from returning. If you’re face just needs maintenance for that youthful glow, create a mint-based toner or astringent by boiling mint leaves in water.

Additionally, mint essence has components that can tighten pores and you can achieve this effect by scrubbing your face with a mixture recommended by India Times which is made of crushed mint leaves and honey. Face masks containing the ingredient will help keep your face feeling cool and soft as well. Bride Everyday shared different methods of making your own mint face mask which varies depending on your skin type.

As for the body, one surefire way to hydrate and moisturise your skin is to mix oats in mint juice and using the concoction as a body scrub. The combination of oats which brushes off dead skin cells and mint which soothes your skin will leave you revitalized after each bath!

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Lastly, you can eliminate cracked heels through mixing boiled mint leaves in a tub of warm water and soaking your feet in it. Notice how soft the soles of your feet feel after doing this ritual. Now that you know several benefits of mint from head to toe, it’s time to consider this ingredient more when choosing your beauty products. Seeing as it’s all natural, it’s a bonus not having to worry about any side effects.

These are just some of the benefits of mint on your face and body, and there are so much more you can do with this essence. If you have additional tips to share regarding mint, do share your beauty regimen through your comments!

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