August 15, 2016 - 1 Comment
Natural Wart Removal
I’ve been suspecting for awhile now that I would be getting engaged soon.
I knew that it could happen at any moment, so I needed my hand to be “ready” at all times. Unfortunately, over the past month I developed a massive wart on my hand (why did it have to be on the LEFT one?!)
April 16, 2016 - 3 Comments
How to Love Someone With a Chronic Illness
I have Lupus, and I have been dealing with the symptoms for about five years now (although my goal is to be in remission someday.) Because I have a chronic illness myself, I have a lot of experience when it comes to the emotional needs of those who are sick. For years I have watched how people have interacted with me, and I’ve been amused by just how many miscommunication problems can arise from diseases.
I want to make it clear that this post isn’t a list of complaints, or a demand that everyone become educated so that those living with chronic illnesses never have to feel offended. I believe it goes both ways, that those of us who are sick need to be just as kind and patient when it comes to understanding the feelings of others.
This post is just for anyone who wants to show love to someone going through a health crisis, but doesn’t know exactly how to go about it. There are probably a lot things going on inside your loved one’s mind that you are having trouble understanding, so I hope this advice is helpful for you! (more…)
April 12, 2016 - 1 Comment
Grain Free, Nut Free “Peanut Butter” Cookies
Peanut butter cookies always make me feel nostalgic, because my mom would bake them for us all the time when I was in kindergarten. She was good at turning snacks into a fun event, so we often had peanut butter cookie picnics on the back porch using our plastic, neon orange toddler-sized table. Or sometimes if the weather was bad, we would spread out a quilt in the living room and gather all of our guests (stuffed animals) for a tea (water) and cookies party.
April 5, 2016 - 1 Comment
14 Ways I’m Conquering Anxiety and Hopelessness
I am not a mental health expert, but I am someone who has a lot of personal experience on the subject. For years I struggled with giant waves of anxiety, sadness, or hopelessness that would just hit me out of nowhere. My thoughts were often irrational to the point of absurdity, but even when I could recognize I was dealing with lies, I still couldn’t let go of the emotions.
March 18, 2016 - 1 Comment
Homemade Hairspray – 2 Ingredients
I can’t use most hairspray brands without hacking up a lung.
Even the brands that my body sort of tolerates make me feel foggy headed. After taking a closer look at the common ingredients used to make hairspray, I knew that something had to change. So a few months ago, I stopped using it completely (I figured limp hair is better than a toxin-filled body.) It hadn’t even occurred to me that I could make hairspray at home, it just didn’t seem possible. (more…)
March 2, 2016 - 1 Comment
DIY Natural Perfume
Even if you’ve never heard of essential oils, you use them every single day!
Around 98% of essential oils being produced today are used in the perfume industry. However, in order to save time and money, these oils are processed in a way that causes them to lose all of their therapeutic benefits. It seems a little bit silly to be using the oils just for their smell, when you could be using them for their smell and their therapeutic benefits. Seriously, why jip yourself like that? Why not have both?!
There are three ways to wear essential oils as a perfume: (more…)