Monday, 11 March 2019

Where I've been ! and mental health



Hey, ladies, this is a hard one to write to you guys and some of you have been wondering where I've been. I've been myself dealing with some mental issues and to some, it was a shock to some when I told my friends and family on Facebook and had conversations with my friends in person.

For a long time now I’ve been diagnosed with GAD ( generalized anxiety disorder) but something new I’ve been diagnosed with nocturnal panic alongside. It’s something I’ve been dealing badly for the last little bit been to dr appointments and the hospital to boot. I've got some steps in place to start my journey to recovery, but yesterday had to make a hard decision to take medical leave from work it was the last thing I wanted but it was needed. For this and my blog, I'm hoping to have some new ones up on soon got a few things that I have lined up for you guys but you will have to bear with me and please be patient. If you know someone or even you dealing with a mental illness please please know that you aren't alone and it's not something you can snap your fingers and fix. It's something you have to work on and if you have to take time for you and it's ok to be selfish and it's ok to think about you. This is where I am now and I'm worried About this time off I've been selfish and just working on me with my last week coming up before heading to work, I don't find that I'm ready to go back or feel like I'm ready too. I explained it to my therapist like this if I were to go back now I would be 4 steps back from my progress that I've made in the little time, and if I give myself some more time and when I go back to work it will be 1-2 steps back if I have a bad day. Just there is something telling me not to go back to work too soon or all this progress that I've made will be for nothing and I've worked already so hard. 


I have to remember that I have friends and family that love me and everything is going to be ok. Thank you xo

Sites and products that have helped me: 

Canada mental health website

Mental Health UK

Mind over mood book

Headspace app

Calm app

Going back to the gym

Eating a well-balanced meal

medication - please consult with your doctor to see what one will be a benefit to you, if you can get past the side effects it does get better.


Monday, 25 February 2019

Green Beaver Toothpaste - Spearmint

Ladies


Lately, when it comes down to trying out natural/ Cruelty-free toothpaste, I'm having fun with it. Once I'm done one toothpaste I pick up one that I've not tried yet, but I keep a note on what ones I like the most. I've not yet found one that I like at all and there are so many others that I still need to try out there on the market! One the I'm mad that was once in Canada is no longer because we no longer have Target but Hello toothpaste and their products. I know Iherb has Hello products for us Canadians but lately, every time I go see they are sold out of not the one I want to get my hands on it and not sold out of every site is a little hard. I find it super fun to switch out my toothpaste after I'm done with one tube because there are so many brands out there to try and see what ones I like the best and what I like for my teeth. One thing my dentist did recommend for me if I wasn't' going to stick with un-fluoride toothpaste is to get a mouthwash to help combat tooth decay instead.



Pro's


  • Spearment, not overpowering
  • Can buy it at any health food store/ Fortinos
  • Fluoride-free
  • Natural
  • Cruelty-Free
  • Vegan
  • Non-GMO
  • Canadain company
  • Biodegradable
  • Get a very clean fresh feeling in your mouth

Con's 


  • If you expecting a huge froth it's not there 
  • Also didn't find that the spearmint after taste stayed kinda disappeared shortly after brushing my teeth if you want that follow up with a mouth wash. 





Monday, 4 February 2019

Cera-Ve PM Face lotion

Ladies 

Hey ladies I know it's been a while and hasn't been posting as much and I'm sorry for this, just been super busy and then my mom had surgery and just been a whirlwind of events. But I here got one face moisturizer that doesn't know what I did before it! This lotion has really changed the texture of my face during the winter time season was finding I was getting super dry. I walk everywhere and I'm in the elements constantly and I needed something to protect my skin. I did some research and did some testing of other products and didn't give me the moisture I needed it was just a bandaid but by the end of the week my skin was so dried out and flakey. When I was standing in the pharmacy area (  where they have the acne treatment) of my store that I was in I found this stuff and decided to try it out and I'm so glad I did. I have another moisturizer that I need to finish but I want to try their whole line especially if the PM moisturizer did this to my skin doing the whole line I can't imagine what my skin would look like.


On the pending list on logical-harmony 

Pro's 

- Helps my skin that has been through winter elements healthy -  Comes in a handy pump - Also has an AM version too - Won't clog pores- Great for normal to oily/normal to dry- Has B3 vitamin to help calm your skin
- Has really helped with my rosacea and my flare-ups
- 2 pumps will spread evenly over  my whole face and neck  
- The great texture doesn't make your skin tacky 



Con's 

- Depending on how your views are on parent companies let me remind you with that saying on FAQ they don't do any animal testing. They are on  LH pending area they are owned by Loreal.