Friday, May 31, 2013

5 Things I'm Loving Right Now

Here is a post about 5 things I'm loving right now.  It's a nice, light post because I feel like there is so much heavy stuff going down in the world right now. 

I've got some rosacea stuff happening: redness on the bridge of my nose that spreads to my cheeks if I have any alcohol or get hot (and I'm always getting hot- did I mention its now 30C and 100% humidity here now??).  I've been reading and hearing so much about these new skin serums and how great they are for things like redness, but their prices are insane.  I am still not at the point of being able to spend $50 on a tiny bottle of some beauty product, besides which, my skin is very sensitive so I always worry I'd end up having a bad reaction to said expensive product anyways.

Many of these serums are full of vitamins, so when I found an old bottle of Jason Vitamin E Oil in our bathroom cupboard, I decided to give it a try.  I smear a bit on before bed at night and, yahoo, redness has dramatically improved!  No super expensive serums needed!  This stuff, by the way, is also great for helping to heal scars.

Jason Vitamin E Oil

Wearing my compression socks for intense exercise and rolling out my muscles for about 5 minutes a day has done absolute wonders for my body.  I have virtually no hamstring tendonitis anymore (it only ever bothers me now if I sit on a hard chair for a long period of time).  In fact, I have had such a significant recovery, that I  can now enjoy all the activities I used to do that irritated it, including lunges!  This means I am able to actually start strengthening the area again, which will hopefully prevent any further injuries.  Ha, no surgery or expensive, invasive treatments needed!!

My Self-Help Rehab Kit

I have been using Live Clean hair products for a while now, but only recently did I discover the Live Clean Bali Oil Shampoo and Conditioner.  It smells awesome and does a great job of smoothing my unruly curls (which I blow dry straight...or as straight as possible) in the hot, humid weather.

I am addicted to my Cappuccino Frosties, which I discovered last summer.  Sweet, creamy, cold and refreshing, I could drink them all day in the hot weather.  The only problem is, they make me pee like all get out, so I try to limit myself to 2 per day, and usually make at least one of them decaf.

My Sketchers Go Walk Oasis shoes I got in Florida this past year are a godsend:

I am so glad I got these shoes, and glad I got them in 2 colours.  They are super duper comfy and I can get away with wearing them to work, which is perfect because sometimes I do walk therapy sessions back to back with counselling sessions in the office.

Sometimes small things can give us great pleasure, you know?

I am still trying to perform Random Acts of Kindness whenever possible, but I admit I've fallen off the wagon lately with regularly scheduled kindness activities, but I have an idea I'm working on to get the girls to start to understand the concept of gratitude.

Have a splendid weekend!

I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the community, and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can.  I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work, the more I live.  Life is no "brief candle" to me.  It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for a moment and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.
-George Bernard Shaw

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