The Benefits of Palo Santo

The uplifting and pleasantly aromatic smoke enhances the vibration of any environment, facilitates creativity, and attracts positive energy for those open to its magic.

Photo By Kadesh Carter

• Palo Santo incense wood is used in aromatherapy, meditation, energetic purification of space (smudging), preparing tea, and as an effective repellent for mosquitoes.

• The uplifting and pleasantly aromatic smoke enhances the vibration of any environment, facilitates creativity, and attracts positive energy for those open to its magic.

• Palo Santo delivers a subtle fragrance that no words could describe.

• Deepen your connection to the earth.

• Sourced From Spain

• Expect between 6-8 sticks of 4-6 inches in length.

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Zen Luxury Bamboo Sheets

Sleeping between bamboo sheets is so comfortable! In fact they are cool, durable, ultra soft & silky – hypoallergenic. Bamboo sheet’s will bring you comfort in any climate. In Las Vegas the type of bedding that you sleep in between really does make a difference when it comes to the city’s extreme weather.

If you read our last article you’d know I really like the many uses of bamboo. Well, upon moving to Vegas I learned very fast that the type of bedding that you sleep in between really does make a difference when it comes to the city’s extreme weather. It was in the high 90’s when I first moved here and within a month or so it had reached as high as 114 degrees.

Yes, you read that right. Ninety plus degrees.

For most when coming to Las Vegas it’s usually for a conference, convention, concert, eloping, gambling, vacation, attend a Strip attraction… anything (reason) is possible when it comes to Sin City. Whatever the reason, when coming here many forget that its actually a city where locals live. In the desert. Where it gets extremely HOT during the summer, air conditioning is a must and its hard to cuddle with your lover for more than a few minutes without becoming stuck together from each others sweat.

As I had initially purchased sheets that went along with the décor of the bedroom; white and winter green, but I knew there had to be sheets that could make sleep more comfortable with less tossing and turning.

First, bamboo bedding is even softer than cotton.

Keep in mind that there are two kinds of bamboo sheets, some that are mixed with other materials, and the other which is made of 100% premium bamboo.

I was shopping with my partner at the Fantastic Swap Meet when a man at a kiosk got our attention. I honestly wasn’t interest, but my partner walked over to learn more. They were selling the bamboo sheets that  I told my partner we should purchase a month prior. I then remembered when I first discovered this type of bedding I did do some research on them.

With him remembering that I wanted them, I asked the sales man if the bedding that was being sold was 100% bamboo. He replied that the ones he had on display were not, BUT he could order some luxury bamboo sheets to be shipped to our home. He had a swatch for us to select a color and feel the texture. Right then we decided to go ahead and purchase them.

Bamboo sheet’s will bring you comfort in any climate.

Sleeping between them is so comfortable! In fact they are cool, durable, ultra soft & silky – hypoallergenic might I add. Looking online through Google’s shopping part of their search engine, and at Bed, Bath and Beyond, I did discover that bamboo sheets are such good quality that their prices ranged from the low $100 (on sale) and as high as $240.

Above is a picture of the sheets that we received in the mail. Though they cost more than the previous sheets that I would find at Ross for $16.99 – $48.00, they are totally worth it living here in Vegas. Sheets that are cool in the summer and comfortable during winter is a must for living here.

Fact: Las Vegas gets really hot during the summer and very cold during the winter.

In fact it snowed about a month ago and locals were taken aback!

San Francisco Japanese Botanical & Tea Garden. Photo by Kadesh Carter.

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Kadesh Carter

Experiencing Life Through Exploration

I would hike it’s trails alone, with friends who wanted to keep in shape, and sometimes with friends just to enjoy the scenery.

Lake Chabot is the most beautiful lake in all of the Bay Area.

I would hike it’s trails alone, with friends who wanted to keep in shape, and sometimes with friends just to enjoy the scenery.

One thing about nature that reminds you that humans are connected to the earth is how fresh and clean the air is!

It’s trail offers 20 miles of hiking trails, which then connects to 70 miles leading through Oakland, San Leandro, Castro Valley, Lafayette and further…

– Kadesh Carter

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Nurtured By Nature

Tea tree oil, aloe vera and rose water are staples in my natural body care daily routine.

Tea tree oil, aloe vera and rose water are staples in my natural body care daily routine as well as for short term ailments.

I have found the three to top the list of natural oils, herbs, ect, that I use.

What are your natural favorites to use?

Talk With You Soon,

Kadesh Carter

Alternative Finance Learning For 2019 And Beyond

From cash to credit to crypto, this world revolves around currency. On the finance section of this website, as well as the personal finance articles that will be published on the blog section, information will be shared to guide you to continuous personal finance development.

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From cash to credit to crypto, this world revolves around currency. Some have hopes and dreams of working until they save up and retire early or on time. Others have plans to get promoted at work and earn that amount of money sooner in life. Every day for many people there is the thought of what life would be like having a comfortable amount of money in their savings account. There are many entrepreneurs who have additional work outside of their regular 9-5 career. There are small businesses, entrepreneurs and startups who work independently and on their own. And of course, there are those who are comfortable with the income that they receive. But at the end of the day each of these individuals need money to live.

It is argued that finance should be incorporated in high school as a core, or home-ec (home economics) course for teens to learn about early on. Instead teens are offered credit cards as soon as they are 18 by mailed advertisements or from the bank when they first establish a bank account. Credit card issuance with many young adults not knowing about finance, interest rates, or payment agreements. We could say that this is unfair, or not and the parents should be the ones to teach their children. BUT there are many adults who simply cannot teach because of their own limited knowledge. Do not believe me? Google “personal finance” and see just how many articles there are available targeting adults. Available, and yet still intimidating.

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My first job was in retail working at a department store making minimum wage, (maybe $7 and change if I remember correctly) and soon after receiving the first few checks that barely covered transportation to and from work, and food due to my limited, sometimes only 3 hour shifts a few days out the week I learned quickly that money makes the world go round and I could not continue working where I was at. A friend then suggested that I apply for the bank where she worked. I wanted a higher paying job, so I studied the company like it was an exam. Which I always have prior to interviews to give me the confidence (and advantage) that I knew more about the company than other potential candidates. Therefore, in the interview I answered questions impressively, responded with great questions of my own, spoke of the importance of banking in the world that we live in, as well as I spoke of company history that even my interviewers were surprised that I knew (and sometimes would tell me they didn’t know about themselves). Striking? Very much so.

I began to lean a whole lot about finance from the start of getting hired, and in my 8-year career I understood that a lot of fundamentals were simply not understood by clients. Even when tellers, bankers, and financial planners would talk to clients I knew that it sounded like “bank jargon” from their expression or eagerness to end the discussion. Advancing through promotions, my vocabulary (and knowledge) from corporate training courses increased but the understanding from the general public did not.

Photo AlesNesetril

On the finance section of this website, as well as the personal finance articles that will be published on the blog section, information will be shared to guide you to continuous personal finance development. Before I started working as a freelance creative I left banking in my final position as a Personal Account Advisor/Personal Banker in the corporate office of a credit union on the Peninsula between Silicon Valley and San Francisco, CA. Though my career in banking is in the past I still use what I learned over those 8 years and I continue to read books, read blogs, watch vlogs, and keep updated with current financial trends.

Learn to be motivated and not to be intimidated because before the big dreams of complete financial stability, or financial freedom comes into fruition, understanding the basic knowledge of finance (currency/credit) is key.

Kadesh Carter

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