My Life Adventures
Welcome. This is a place for me to express my thoughts on anything and everything (from fashion to travel), and to share the experiences that I've come across throughout my journey of life. This is basically a place for all of us to unwind and let loose. I would love to hear your stories, so please feel free to comment on all my postings. Now grab a cup of coffee, sit down, relax and enjoy!
Thursday, October 11, 2007
After my relationship ended in 2006, I decided to stop dating for awhile. One betrayal after another, it was enough for me to stop it all. I needed a break to figure things out and concentrate only on myself.
A year later, to my surprise, I actually wanted to start dating again. One night, I met a man who's 6'3", dark and was the finest man I've seen in a long time. But I was too intimidated to strike up a conversation...figured he was taken and if he wasn't, why would he be interested in me? Somehow we ended up talking to each other and he actually asked me to get together sometime. I was so excited because I could feel that there was something very different about him.
One thing led to another, and we've been dating for the past 8 months. The more I got to know him, the more I realized how intelligent and different he was. He has almost all the qualities I wanted in a man....with one exception, he's so hard to get through. After his last relationship and previous personal situations, he's built a huge wall up protecting his heart and has been quite negative about getting 'in too deep' in reationships. I know, some people would this this was BS. But if you know him, you'd know that it's not.
Lately, I feel things between us hasn't been right....we're not connecting like we used to. He not as affectionate and has been distant.
Once again, I'm going through emotions because I thought, finally, here's someone that I could potentially see myself with for a very long time. I never thought I would find a man like him in my life. But things between us hasn't been right.
Lately, bad thoughts and dreams about him and his ex has been replaying in my head (she's been wanting to get back with him and I know she's had a huge impact in his life a year ago). I can't tell if it's my gut giving me these feelings about him, or it's my insecurities taking over.
What do I do?
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Oil from "Down Under", Tea tree oil is yellow / greenish tinged essential oil extracted from the leaves of Melaleuca Alternifolia.
Australian natives used tea tree for antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, insecticidal, and immune stimulant properties. The essential oil steam distilled from its leaves and twigs to treat range of ailments like cold, sores, acnes and even whooping cough. Combats skin infections, insect bites, and minor wounds and is a remedy for oral infections.
The balsamic woody antiseptic fragrant tea tree oil's magical healing powers make it one of the best essential oils to have in your medicine closet. Beside lavender oil, tea tree oil can be used directly without any carrier oil. It can be used undiluted as it is non toxic, non-irritating. It is ideal to perform a patch test your skin before using it. Blends well with lavender, lemon, rosemary, and clove oils.
The much talked about oil treats vaginal yeast infections, plantar warts, warts and insect bites. Rubbing it on to scalp will help in getting rid of nits, dandruff and lice. Fights viruses, bacteria, fungi thereby boosting the immune system to ward off infectious disease. It can be used undiluted on wounds, minor cuts and insect bites. It cures the affected area by penetrating the skin and leaving no scars.
Tea tree oil is good remedy for acne. It heals the acne scars and unclogs the pores. Single large drop tea tree oil dabbed on the pimple may clear it up quickly. Few drops of tea tree oil to your warm bath relax and rejuvenate you. It helps to remove persistent body odor and soothe sore muscles. When added to water in pools, hot tubs and spas it controls bacteria.
Massage few drops of undiluted oil for athlete’s foot and ring worm infections. Inhalation of few drops of this oil is a great relief for persistent colds, flu, toothache, and cough. A dab of tea tree oil around your nose will open up clogged nose soothing sinuses.
Tea tree oil has been used effectively to treat abscess, blisters, burns, insect bites, oily skin, rashes, spots, warts and wounds. You can use tea tree oil to cure sunburns, diaper rash, toenail infections and problems of smelly feet.
Tea tree oil properties act as immune booster helping the body to fight off host of micro organisms that lead to reduction in body's natural resistance power.
About Kevin Pederson
Kevin Pederson, manages number of sites on Home Remedies and Home Cures which gives information on many home based treatment and offers useful information on summer safety and health hazards so that you may enjoy your holidays without worrying about health issues on a trip.
Sunday, September 9, 2007
At one time or another most of us will have to go through a formal interview with a company that has a job opportunity we are interested in. The interview is probably the most difficult part for most people because there is always apprehension about what questions will be asked and how they should respond.
Saturday, September 8, 2007
Have you noticed creases on your face in the morning! This is a dead give away as to which side of your face you were sleeping. The Chinese have known for Centuries the Health Benefits of Sleeping on Silk Pillowcases - as Silk is the nearest thing to human skin known to man - it contains a natural protein and 18 essential amino acids. Studies show amino acids can counter the effects of aging especially in the facial skin and can help calm the nervous system. Silk also contains natural cellular albumen, which helps speed up metabolism of skin cells - thus helping to reduce signs of aging.
Silk Charmeuse is a natural heat regular Maintaining body temperature. It does not conduct heat or static electricity like other fibres - heat is retained during cold temperatures and redundant heat is shed during summer temperatures. Keeping your skin cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
Silk is naturally hypoallergenic making it a must for allergy sufferers especially eczema, helping sensitive dry or itchy skin. That’s why babies and children would benefit from Silk by avoiding exposure to allergens and aiding restful sleep. Silk is also inhospitable to dust mites and naturally fire retardant.
Silk Charmeuse will not absorb natural moisture from your face and hair, or facial beauty creams while you sleep, unlike cotton, which is an absorbent fibre and draws moisture. Sleeping on Silk can help prevent thinning of the hair. Cotton causes more friction disrupting hair follicles as we move in our sleep leading to hair breakage and split ends. Because of its special weave Silk Charmeuse Pillowcases will prevent hair from tangling as we move in our sleep, they will also help keep our hairstyle.
Hair care specialists recommend the use of Silk Charmeuse pillowcases. Cotton may feel soft to the skin but its weave actually grips and tugs at individual strands causing damage and breakage. The effects of continuous contact with cotton pillowcases can tangle and ultimately ruin hairstyles.
Hair treated by bleaching, highlighting, colouring, chemical perms, blow drying and curling or straightening tongs are especially susceptible to breakage. For braided, chemically treated or normal hair, the use of Silk Charmeuse pillowcases reduces hair breakage, helps maintain proper moisture balance, protects hairstyles and eliminates most tangling. Silk Charmeuse is more comfortable and cooler than cotton and contributes to a good nights sleep.
Monday, September 3, 2007
This Memo comes from a really great Blogger, Neonscent.
Start Copy--It’s very simple. When this is passed on to you, copy the whole thing, skim the list and put a * star beside those that you like. (Check out especially the * starred ones.)
Add the next number (1. 2. 3. 4. 5., etc.) and write your own blogging tip for other bloggers.
Try to make your tip general. After that, tag 10 other people. Link love some friends!
Just think– if 10 people start this, the 10 people pass it onto another 10 people, you have 100 links already!
1. Look, read, and learn.Neonscent****
2. Be EXCELLENT to each other.http://www.bushmackel.com/****
3. Don’t let money change ya!http://www.therandomforest.info/****
4. Always reply to your commentshttp://chattiekat.com/**
5. Blog about what you know & love.http://sugar-queens-dream.blogspot.com/**
6. Don't use filthy language-buy a dictionary.http://shinade.blogspot.com/*
7. Whenever possible, spread some positive thoughts and love. The world needs more of them.http://ailema4ever.blogspot.com/**
8. Write down from your heart or head. Either way asks yourself why you ever get started.http://chocmintgirl.blogspot.com/*
9. Be Real, Be Yourself and Be Creative! ~Becca
I'd like to tag Choc Mint Girl, Bajanbreeze
Labels: Blogging tips
Sunday, September 2, 2007
Calling all models, photographers, designers...when will fashion begin to accept petite models into their world? As an aspiring model, it's been a rough ride trying to make it in Canada... Besides the fact that I'm well below the average height requirement (5'3") and in a market that barely exist in Canada's 3rd largest Metropolitan.
Image credits: Tim R., MaxAms.
Saturday, September 1, 2007
Here's a list of my favorite books and music of all times. I hope you all will have a chance to explore into these unbelievable items!
- Tears for Water by Alicia Keys: This book of poems inspired me deeply. 'Golden Child' is my favorite poem from this book. Ms. Keys has brought me strength through her words during one of my most devastating times in my life. Her words are so real and this is why this book has stayed so close to my heart. To this day, Tears for Water provides strength, courage and love to my life.
- Blink by Malcolm Gladwell: This is one of the most fascinating books I've ever come across. Blink is about that first split second reaction you have to all things around you. It's about how fasts we make snap judgements on everything around us and how acturate that thought can be. Gladwell called this 'thin-slicing'. We first process information on a subconscious level, then we take that information and do more analysis on it. This then creates less acturate information for us to base our decisions on. This book is so well-written and thought-provoking that I could hardly put it down! Definitely worth reading!
- The Secret by Rhonda Byrne:
- Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides:
- Angels & Demons by Dan Brown:
CuteCircuit's Hug Shirt is a washable high tech garment. When a friend sends you a virtual hug, your mobile phone sends a signal to your shirt via Bluetooth technology to replicate a distinctive hug from the sender.
This is an interesting invention and I'm not sure what to think of it. Just imagining myself walking down the street and getting 'virtual' hugs every few seconds, or minutes, seems a little strange...
The Hug Shirt was listed as one of the best inventions of 2006 in Time Magazine.
Image Credits: http://www.cutecurcuit.com/
Labels: New Inventions