Create an at home mask, quickly and organically. Fight redness, inflammation with the use of lavender and chamomile. Help sagging, wrinkled and/or lifeless skin with hydrating coconut oil and Vitamin E. A simple way to calm and hydrate skin with pure organic ingredients.
- 3/4 cup Coconut Oil
- Teaspoon Dried Lavender
- Teaspoon Dried Chamomile
- 3 drops Vitamin E Oil
- Crush the dried chamomile and lavender in a bowl, then mix in coconut oil and Vitamin E oil.
- Spread onto face
- Leave on for 10min
- Wipe off with semi-moist cloth
- Repeat nightly, as desired!
Chamomile is a very popular and good choice for those suffering from ailments. The amount of benefits one can receive from Chamomile is tremendous.
- Promotes Sleep, Treats Insomnia
- Helps Immune System
- Reduces Stress
- Reduces Stomach and Menstrual Pain
- Induces Relaxation
- Relieves Skin Irritation
- Minimizes Wrinkles and Breakouts
- Treats Diabetes and Symptoms
A cup of Chamomile tea before bed, puts the mind and body at rest. This can help with people who suffer from insomnia. Lack of sleep can have so many worsening effects on the mind and body, so improving sleep patterns is a great benefit of Chamomile.
Stress is a killer, chamomile helps reduce stress making aspects of life much more enjoyable. When we stress to much we can be left irritated, frustrated and annoyed. Chamomile will help relieve those symptoms and prevent them from happening to you in the first place!
The anti-inflammatories and antioxidants work wonders for the skin. Wrinkles and blemishes are deminished with the help of Chamomile and these benefits prevent further worsening of the skin, leaving your skins texture smooth and supple.
The boost Chamomile gives to the immune system is great for colds and flu like symptoms. Helping your body fight off sicknesses faster and with less work on your body.
Strawberries with Chamomile Cream Recipe
- 1 cup chilled heavy cream, divided
- 2 best-quality chamomile tea bags or 2 teaspoons dried chamomile flowers
- 2 pints fresh strawberries, hulled, quartered
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- Heat 1/2 cup cream in a small saucepan over medium heat until bubbles form around edges of pan. Remove pan from heat; add chamomile. Let steep 20 minutes. Transfer to a medium bowl. Cover; chill until cold, about 2 hours.
- Meanwhile, toss strawberries with 2 tablespoons sugar in a medium bowl to coat. Set aside to allow juices to form.
- Strain chamomile cream through a fine-mesh sieve into a medium bowl. Add remaining 1/2 cup cream and remaining 1 tablespoon sugar. Using an electric mixer, beat chamomile cream until soft peaks form.
- Divide berries among bowls. Spoon chamomile whipped cream over berries.
Lay back, completely relaxed. Take 5 deep breaths in and out. Every limb is at rest.
Blue breezes and warm waters surround you as you swim in the sea. You look up to the sky seeing dusk pull over you, wrapping you in its gentle calm.
The trickling of a water fall that is close dances through your ears and when you close your eyes you can hear birds far off in the distance. Their sweet chirping reminds you of early morning, but you are simply ending your day and falling into nights peaceful sleeping bed.
The water slowly crashes to the shore, back and forth. With every wave you feel the sand beneath your toes winding and weaving.
Laying down on the sand, you let the sea waves climb up to your warm relaxed body, the sea is so warm and inviting. You lay there listening to the trickling water fall, it sounds so melodic and transcends you to another time.
Looking up at the sky slowly getting darker, you see the moon and a couple of stars, they are brilliantly vibrant, clouds surround them, purple and blue clouds next to the dark pink and orange sky.
The clouds begin to move in thicker, you can feel the breeze set in and a few drops fall onto your knee. Then a few more rain drops falls on your face.
The rain is warm, feeling much like the sea you are laying near, the sea that keeps creeping up and down your legs.
The rain is falling and you lay there feeling everything and wishing to be no where else.
You breath deeply, filling your lungs with fresh sea air. It smells like sand and seaweed, the two blend perfectly together, putting all of your senses at ease.
You wrap yourself up in your blanket and let the rain wash down on your face. You are completely comfortable, warm and relaxed.
The sea and the rain are comforting your every breath, you breath in deeply again, smelling the sea breeze and the sand all around you.
The rain begins to calm, and the sun is almost completely set behind the sea in front of you.
You begin your peaceful walk home, taking the long way through the sandy beach.
With every step, your feet sink into the soft sand, feeling like clouds beneath you.
The waves still crashing in the distance, in and out.
The sun still peaking out and lighting your way home.
The waterfall still trickling.
The birds still chirping.
And dusk wrapping you in its gentle calm.
You arrive to your home, in perfect peaceful condition.
Looking at life through a filtered lense is sometimes the easiest way to navigate.
What if I told you there is a filter you are missing that not only minimizes hard lights and blemishes but completely restores and heals all it touches?
This is the power of sobriety.
When we face hard times in life, finding our guiding light is very difficult. Seeking solace through drugs, alcohol and bad relationships and environments can become second nature.
Putting up a wall of intoxication and poisons is a learned mechanism we have created to block out negative feelings and hold on to any happiness we do have.
In doing this we not only create worse feelings, we destroy the happiness we tried to hold on to.
Picture the glass of alcohol or wine or the line of drugs as the last stitch of happiness that you have. That happiness can be a 2 min high a 2 hour buzz or it can be the light that turns you away from the negative wall you have placed in front of you.
That light can guide you into a place where the beauty isn’t found through material things like drugs and alchohol but instead you will find your new highs and laughter through following your light into unknown territory.
This unknown territory is all the places you are afraid to visit.
These territories are full of hurdles. Boundaries, frustrastions. The exact feelings you are running from, and avoiding. These are the places you (believe it or not) miss.
These places are crying out to you, saying PLEASE! Heal me. I need your help.
Our innocence lies in waiting asking for our pain, hoping it gets the chance to teach us all it has learned.
Simple stress and little battles feel like mountains when you are consstantly looking for an escape. Traffic feels like a nightmare, commercials on the radio sound like hell, and all you can do is plan your next drink or pill.
Imagine a world where traffic makes you laugh, the commercials are interesting and you find happiness in every aspect of your life.
That is found through the miracle lens of recovery. Because it is not a lens, it is healing.
If we picture the child we were when we first started using and see that child lifting their hand up to us trying to pull themselves out of where they were left, that child is still inside you needing your help.
They know how hard it is for you, because they are right there with you.
They want to fight the hard times with you and have figured out bigger and better ways to deal with the problems of life.
You are here to teach each other the new way of life, for you both.
This will take work, tears and pain.
The other side of it will quickly catch up to you. Faster then you know, but there will still be days you want to escape.
Just remember the best escape is on the other side of the negative feeling, it is not by chasing that feeling into another bad night, another sick morning.
It is by going THROUGH that pain. Finding yourself on the other side of that pain is the highest feeling you will get. The longer you go the higher you will get.
The stronger you will be.
Sobriety is waiting for YOU!
How to Stay Sober
Staying sober is the best path you can choose in life. Mental clarity and health become abundant when we forfeit dark pleasures for abundance of true happiness. The simple act of staying sober is not always so simple.
Below is a list of activities to do when you get the urge to drink or use:
- Go for a Walk
- Listen to Music
- Clean Your Space
- Make a Goal List
- Call Friends or Family
- Find New Hobbies
- Cook a Wholesome Meal
- Paint, Draw or Create
- Watch an Interesting Film or Show
When we have urges to use they can sometimes feel like the only thing that matters. Getting the next fix is the only way we have figured out how to deal with our issues. We can be functioning or at rock bottom and still have the deepest need to look else where for happiness rather than in a dark place.
- Re-Vamp Space
- Create Chore Chart
- Create Budget Plan
- Read a Book
- Work Towards BIG Goals
- Take a Bath
- Buy Yourself Something Nice
- Write a Letter to Someone You Care About
Try these the next time you want to use and see how these simple activities can impact your life in a positive way, creating better brain function, healthier thoughts, and instant joy.
Sometimes staying sober can take more than simple fixes, seeing a Chemical Dependency Professional and/or joining an AA or NA program can do wonders, while also introducing you to new people.
Working through harder aspects of your life will free you from so many tortures.. you may wonder why you ever used in the first place.
This is a great wonder to obtain in your possession.
Sophisticated emotions and technical knowledge about feelings, these signs are serious minded. Emotions for them relate to their relevant life experiences. Solid and unwavering they tend to be stable and calm when dealing with complex situations that could make others freight.
Deeper feelings and necessity is present from the Moon. The Moon attains unconcious thoughts and emotions. Reflections of ourselves are found in this enlightened planet. Concert of immortality are found through the Moon.
Constructer renegade, Capricorne boasts of successes wise beyond years. Taking something and making it new. Cap is the epicenter for architecture of the mind. Multi-faceted and able to see the bigger project ahead. Strong willed and hard working. Life is career to cardinal earth sign. Structure and conformity are easy for Capricorn.
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Deeper feelings and necessity is present from the Moon. The moon attains unconcious thoughts and emotions. Reflections of ourselves are found in this enlightened planet. Conception of immortality are found through the Moon.
Going where other signs fear to tread, Sag is a thrill seeking sign. Sagittarius is in love with adventure and higher apprenticeship. He will scouer the land and sea for new experiences. Freedom is his only vice. Savior Sagittarius, honing in on his luck and love will keep this wanderer out of difficulty.
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Deeper feelings and necessity is present from the Moon. The Moon attains unconcious thoughts and emotions. Reflections of ourselves are found in this enlightened planet. Conception of immortality are found through the Moon.
Inventive and far-sighted, Aquarius is scientifique. Original Aquarius takes something old and makes it new. Reminding us there is always ways of new actuality. Reduce, reuse, recycle of the new age. Aquarius stands out and away from the crowd, offering unique points of view. The air quality gives them many ways of conversation.