- They know and accept who they are.
- They believe in themselves.
- They don’t let negative self talk enter their mind.
- They challenge themselves.
- They have a positive outlook on life.
- They’re comfortable in their own skin.
- They’re grateful for life’s blessings.
- They don’t fear life’s challenges.
- They don’t seek outside validation.
- They surround themselves with people who believe in them.
Healthy Eats: The Benefits of Mangoes & Raspberries
Fruits: Natures Original Candy – Enjoy a fresh cut mango with a side of raspberries and reap their wonderful benefits. Add fruits to your next morning meal, or even as a dessert after dinner.
Fruits: Natures Original Candy
As someone who doesn’t eat candy anymore, I have to admit that the cravings are still there from time to time. But, the last few times (it’s been years) that I indulged in eating my childhood favorite sweets, none of them were as good as I could remember. In fact the recipes would tastes totally different.
Originally when invented, candy was made from sugar, honey, nuts, spices, and fruits. Might I add, used for ceremonial reasons, gift’s to the Gods and Goddesses, but not eaten by common citizens. Today, if you look at the ingredients of candy on it’s packaging you will read that most are made of artificial colors (dyes), flavoring, and words that the average person can not pronounce.
While, fruit is just fruit. Living out in the desert (Las Vegas, NV) I no longer have the luxury of the abundance of Farmers Market’s like there is in California where I would have a plethora of fresh fruit options. What I have found here is that I have to spend more money to find quality produce. Which I can admit I don’t mind. When it come’s to my health and eating, I rather spend the extra money on natures goodness.
• High Level of Vitamin C
• Helps In Digestion
• Promotes Healthy Gut
• Lowers Cholesterol
• Clears The Skin
• Low In Sugar
• High In Fiber
• Mood And Memory Boosting
• Anti-inflammatory Properties
• Boosts Immunity
Enjoy a fresh cut mango with a side of raspberries and reap their wonderful benefits. – Add fruits to your next morning meal, or even as a dessert after dinner.
Focus On Abundance Not Lack
Appreciating where you are and what you have will lead to a more fulfilling life. And if you want more from life work to achieve those goals while appreciating what you have.
Anything is possible if and when you put your mind to it.
What you focus on grows. If you have an idea of something that you want to do or create your mind comes up with all different sorts of ways to make it happen. When we are worried about something bad constantly thinking about it just makes us feel worst. What you concentrate on can make or break you. So why not give into the positive, feel good things that will bring you joy?
Appreciating where you are and what you have will lead to a more fulfilling life. And if you want more from life work to achieve those goals while enjoying what you have.
Anything is possible if and when you put your mind to it.
Earthy Realist: A 2020 Vision
Everyone here at Earthy Realist is saying hello to 2020! (Yes, even though it’s the middle of January.) Like many we are looking forward to what’s to come. But we aren’t hoping, dreaming and wishing we are putting a plan into place to assure that all that we want to achieve will end up being completed goals….
Putting In That (Holistic) Work!
As a brand our focuses remain to be personal development (life motivation), personal finance, and holistic lifestyle. This year we will be featuring more guest writers and content from our affiliate brands.
Cool Mist HoMedics Oscillating Humidifier For Allergies
Humidifiers are great to have in the home. Helping with allergies, houseplants, sleeping and so much more! Humidifiers come in both cool and warm air that they emit but doctors have said both work the same.
I have allergies. BAD allergies. When I was around the age 4-5 years old my mother noticed that I was always, what she thought, sick. We went to the doctor and they explained that I had year round allergies. Some may not have heard of this term. As an adult I actually had a woman not believe me when I had really bad allergies one day, and she stated that she had never heard of this term, “year round allergies” and told me that I had a cold. It was rude, but living with my body I knew personally what it was. And, I felt better once I left the environment where I was at.
Now, back to when I initially found out I had allergies. The doctor asked my mother about our home, and after a series of questions it was determined that I had a lot of stuffed animals which I didn’t play with therefore between the fur and collection of dust that contributed to my constant sneezing, watery eyes, ect. My mom quickly got rid of my stuffed animals. The doctor also recommended my mother purchase barrier pillow protectors, which is a plastic cover that goes over your pillowcase before you put the actual pillow case on. By following these recommendations my allergies at home got better.
But, I was also having bad symptoms outside. It was due to grass and pollen. Outside I would experience runny nose, watery eyes if pollen counts are high. Springtime and early summer was the worst. The worst. I once again was taken to the doctor to see what could further help. I was introduced to allergy shots.
As www.mayoclinc.com describes: “Allergy shots are a form of treatment called immunotherapy. Each allergy shot contains a tiny amount of the specific substance or substances that trigger your allergic reactions. … Allergy shots contain just enough allergens to stimulate your immune system — but not enough to cause a full-blown allergic reaction.”
Weekly I would go to Kaiser hospital and it would be about 10 shots that I would receive up my arm. They hurt at first then felt like a prick thereafter. I wasn’t bothered as a kid having to go each week because I’d rather go than to feel sick all of the time. The allergy shots ended and I was prescribed Allegra (the brand eventually became an over the counter medicine).
I became older and I would have allergic reactions to cut grass, pollen, and perfume the most. Fragrance reactions would burn my nose. I stopped taking Allegra and would go more of a holistic route such as taking a spoon full of local honey. And drinking herbal teas.
Moving to Las Vegas you are living in the middle of the desert literally. So the air is REALLY dry. When I came here looking for a place my allergies were so bad the first day, and throughout that month that when my eyes watered they would burn and I could not see. I purchased eye drops which saved me, and I faithfully wore sunglasses when I was out.
After actually moving here my body better adjusted, but I would find myself waking out of my sleep coughing. Water would be my go to. Sometimes it would help sometimes it wouldn’t. Spraying tea tree mixed with water would make the are fresh but didn’t stop my coughing. I remembered that my mother also had a humidifier in the house growing up. I purchased one and I was amazed how much better I was during the night. And day. The first one I bought was small and I would have to refill often. I then purchased one that would last up to 48 hours.
As you can see allergies have been something I have always dealt with my entire life. I wanted to share my story in hopes that it will help someone else. I’m no where near as sensitive to things that would bother me when I was younger, sometimes seasonally, but that is rare.
I purchased the HoMedics Oscillating Cool Mist 1-Gallon Ultrasonic Humidifier for $69.99 at Bed Bath And Beyond. Humidifiers come in both cool and warm air that they emit but doctors have said both work the same.
Below is a list of reasons to own a humidifier:
Clears up allergies and sinuses
Faster healing times from a cold, a sinus infection, or the flu
No more cracked, dry lips
If you have allergies I would strongly suggest trying a humidifier out!