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    ZEN THOUGHTS: PROMISE COSMETICS’ LIQUICK DEAD SEA MUD MASK

    While there are many facial mask products on the market, many tend to fall short of expectations. Some have dyes in them, others are tested on animals, and some continue to use low quality ingredients or contain ingredients that are promised on the label to be absent.      Those with sensitive skin and morals are left to reading the labels closely and hoping for integrity in the companies manufacturing and marketing departments.     Promise Cosmetics caught our eyes due to the beautiful purple bottle and the wonderful ingredients. Containing only natural ingredients, here is what makes it into the bottle:   Dead Sea Mud – Found in the depths…

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    LIVING WITH BACK PAIN AND BODY ACHES

    If you are someone that has ever dealt with a sports injury or unfortunate car accident, even a physical deformity – you may know what it entails to live with permanent daily pain.      I am someone who knows all too well what it feels like to have lower back pain CONSISTENTLY that pretty much never alleviates, and when it does, it’s only for a few short moments.  Today felt like as good a day as any to begin the discussion on pain management with you lovely people, and talk through methods I have stumbled across to deal with what may be a forever problem in my own life.…

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    ZEN THOUGHTS: LIVING A BALANCED LIFE

    Do you have days where you’ve tried everything, but something still seems, well, “off”? I have slowly come to the realization of the importance in my own life of scheduling out each part of what is important to our personal existence and trying to set aside dedicated time for each piece.     Though we are individuals this does not mean that we are lacking in complexity. In fact, it is through the moments of silence and quiet thought that we are given the gift of seeing the full complexities of ourselves.     Meditation is one area in which I have had to begin scheduling time for. A set…

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    ZEN THOUGHTS: CANNABIS

    As I sit down to begin the writing process for this post, I am met with an uncertainty. An uncertainty in how this piece in its entirety will be received. For those of you that may have avoided the debate on cannabis or have just yet to inform yourself, I encourage you to make it to the ending of this post. I will try to the best of my ability to come from an objective vantage point, while sharing what I have come across in my own research regarding the utilization of cannabis and the products derived from the plant itself.   Cannabis currently sits with some sort of medically…

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    MAKING LIFE EASIER FOR BUSY MOMS

    If you’re reading this, you’re probably a seasoned or new mother with little to no time to worry about anything other than taking care of your precious little one(s). We have two rescued cats, including a Maine Coon, one rescued pit, and one extremely fluffy Australian Shepherd. Needless to say, the house can get out of sorts rather quickly. I have learned the importance of vacuuming two-three times a week, weekly bathing of the animals, as well as a regular routine for wiping down surfaces and keeping an air purifier running at all times! (Will have a further post on our new Honeywell Purifier – It has been a LIFESAVER…

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    WELLNESS & LIFESTYLE, HUH?

    So, you’ve clicked on a link and found yourself here – a wellness and lifestyle blog, huh? This is the point at which I am supposed to “wow” you, as a reader. To make my life seem over the top, perfected, approaching the un-achievable, all while making you desire to achieve what it seems I have accomplished. Reality is, I am just your average, run-of-the-mill human. I enjoy gardening, home decor, sleeping in on the weekend (sometimes accidentally on the weekdays), spending time with my adopted fur babies, going hiking and taking time to meditate and practice yoga. I spend time advocating for the oppressed, and have a heart for…