You must be “special people” to have a special child…
It’s a phrase that’s often said to us special needs parents, and I can only assume it’s said with good intentions as an attempt to give us a compliment but, inside, I want to scream!!!
I wish I were such a very special person that I came equipped with just the right …Continue reading
When they hear about the health benefits of Essential Oils, many people roll their eyes, brushing it off as a passing fad or, at the very most, a nice-smelling air freshener. These oils, and their benefits, have been enjoyed since ancient times for stress relief, cleaning, health and beauty, etc.
Many people are still skeptical about using essential oils. Hopefully, I’ll be able to answer some of your questions and set your mind at ease.Continue reading
Parenting is no easy task. On top of having to take care of your children’s needs, health and education, you also have to teach them the basic morals, values and etiquettes as well that will make them wonderful human beings. However, in doing so, many parents tend to ignore the fact that children are innocent and more sensitive to everything around them. They easily get curious, excited and afraid. Therefore, it is necessary that you understand their feelings and emotions as well so that their self-esteem and confidence is not hurt, and they know that whatever you are doing is for their well-being.Continue reading
Life is short and you only get to live it once. Therefore, it is important that you make the most out of it and enjoy life to its fullest. However, thanks to our busy lives, we are always in a hurry, stressed and do not have time to make some good memories or rejoice in the old ones. Most of our life’s choices and decisions are guided, directed or influenced by other people’s likes and dislikes, wishes and requests. But, if you want to live a quality life and do not want regret, it is time that you take the matter in your own hands and decide the direction and priorities of your life.Continue reading
Women around the world have their own natural ingredients and local secrets that they swear by. Who better to shed some light than ELLE editors across the globe? In honor of Earth Day, see why Bulgarians swear by rose oil, Chinese love to wash their faces with rice water, and which detoxifying food ELLE Germany’s beauty editor loves, plus dozens more insider tips to looking (and feeling) naturally beautiful—and celebrating the planet while doing it.
My go-to natural beauty ingredients: Chamomile and Fullers earth clay. I drink [the chamomile] but also use it as face lotion after cleansing and before applying cream.Continue reading
Not long ago, I was up to my neck in hefty medical bills, sick kids missing school, and wasted days feeling sick and cruddy. I’m not the type of mom who races her kids to the doctor, but on several occasions that’s what we had to do with sick kids who were not getting better. “Flu season” can wipe out a family for weeks, in more ways than one.
Our youngest little daughter really had a tough time with this season’s illnesses. 🙁 🙁 🙁Continue reading
The most essential step in any skin care regime is cleansing. Skin needed to be thoroughly and regularly cleaned so as to let it breathe and remain healthy. The more you neglect this basic skincare step, the more problems your skin will suffer and consequently lose its glow and radiance over time.Continue reading
One can have dry, scaly lips all year round. But comes winter, most of the people have scaly lips problem. Cracked, dehydrated, chapped lips are one of the most painful, uncomfortable effects of cold temperatures and low humidity.
Over-worked, under-slept, and feeling the pressure like whoa? There are plenty of ways to find calm—without investing in a four-hand spa massage. Turns out all we need is a pair of healthy(ish) lungs, our breath, and 10 minutes or less. Here are six expert-approved ways to relax using breathing techniques borrowed from yoga, meditation, and even the therapist’s chair.
Breathing Basics—The Need-to-Know
Don’t wait ‘til fight or flight kicks in before minding the breath. Controlled breathing not only keeps the mind and body functioning at their best, it can also lower blood pressure, promote feelings of calm and relaxation, and—if we play our lungs right— help us de-stress.Continue reading