Healthy Release In Writing

This post has nothing to do with beauty but more to do with health and wellness. It is healthy to talk about and release emotions and thoughts. We all have our own ways of processing life experiences, for me writing is my release. Not many know writing is my release as it has been shared with very few individuals but I have many poems, quotes and thoughts written and saved over the years. More recently I have started writing rhymes. My rhyme writing skills are still a bit of a work in progress, so don't judge me.  The rhyme I am sharing has been a tremendous release and it enabled me to process feelings which have been holding in for some time. I hope you enjoy it. I feel a bit nervous sharing such a private side of myself but maybe someone can appreciate it and relate. 

Actions and reactions reveal our reflection
show we care through connection
Others perceive and receive us
believe in us and learn how to treat us
There's no deflection from the aversion
to life's immersion therapy so
choose your next step carefully
 maybe we'll be treated fairly
Rarely do people change, rather disengage
than account for their own rate of exchange
Shocked to be found on a firing range
becoming wounded by crossfire
pointing blame for what's transpired
Let our thoughts lift us higher
we must conspire toward a rebound
Are we still lost or are we found?
Life can be a battlefield or playground
It's our choice in all we voice
so choose wisely and play nicely
more precisely don't be ruled by vices
Think twice before our next caption
leading to a chain reaction
a force of gravitational attraction
 show passion through compassion
In all factions we must be asking
are we living life to satisfaction
if we can't get none then we run
initially for fun or are we escaping a legacy
Face our identity or become our own worst enemy
History's repeating in a lifestyle of retreating
it's ourself we're defeating instead live life with integrity
because what we do presently becomes our destiny

#1 Skin Care Secret: Beautiful Skin Begins Within

I have started some early Spring cleaning in my life; clearing all that which no longer serves me in a positive way. It feels good to clear the way to allow more positive energy. It has become a focus to follow some life long dreams. I am following dreams that I have told myself may be impossible to obtain, but anything is possible in life.  We can make all our dreams a reality, I am doing so by setting clear boundaries and a determined direction, finding balance, and prioritizing my time.

You may be asking what does all this have to do with skin care or health. For many years, I believed the health of our skin came from treating the surface by cleansing, exfoliating and creams. I came to realize the importance of caring for our health, body and skin by the foods and liquids we consume. Yes, exterior and interior components play an integral part in maintaining a health balance. However, I have learned there is much importance in finding peace within the mind and heart,  which will translate to clearer and more vibrant complexion. Any expert will tell you that stress, depression and unhappiness are health killers and they have damaging effects which can be exhibited in our skin. These harmful effects may manifest as eczema, itchy or dry skin, acne, fine lines, wrinkles, or many other variety of skin ailments. In short, what is happening within us will eventually show itself on our surface.

It has been an exciting journey and  I am grateful to be surrounded by some of the best people and my positive circle is only growing. In short, the number one skin care secret that I can share is beauty and health begin within. I am learning to find my own inner beauty by choosing love over fear, and learning happiness is a choice to be made each day.  I am becoming more aware of negative self-talk by accepting myself completely, and allowing self-love to be so divine and strong that it can't help but be exteriorly exuded. This kind of health and beauty only comes from tackling our fears and living a life of gratitude and love. Once we can love and accept ourselves and find true inner peace without judgment, we will begin to treat others in kind, and attract these kind of people into our lives. The simple law of attraction starts within, just as true beauty and health starts within ourselves as well.

This year, two of my resolutions are to act as a sponge soaking up as much knowledge as possible, and form many new connections with those who are inspiring and share similar beliefs. Thank you for your comments, sharing my blogs and your emails and messages. The best feeling in the world is being of services to others in positive way.

Dirty Dozen List of Endocrine Disruptors | Environmental Working Group

This post serves as a follow up to my last entry about toxic chemicals in our cosmetic products. The link below is to a well-written explanation of top toxic chemicals lurking in our everyday products, food, water, etc. Everyone should have knowledge relating to endocrine-disrupting chemicals and how to avoid them. The Environmental Working Group has just released a valuable guide that provides simple, workable strategies – highly recommended read.

Dirty Dozen List of Endocrine Disruptors | Environmental Working Group