Shampoo bars

24. June 2018 grooming, therapies 0
Shampoo bars
Re-purposing used soap is my idea of fun. I’m enjoying my coffee scrub bars. The latest batch is shampoo balls. I used glycerin soap, coconut, almond and vanilla Dead Sea bath salt with coconut cooking oil spray. It took some tinkering; this turned out better using stove top simmering heat and a portable mixer. Instead ...

Grief relievers

20. June 2018 health, therapies 0
Grief relievers
I was feeling awfully sad and sensitive during the week of June 20th. Even the most comical movie I’ve ever seen only lasted for two days worth of relief. Rat Race (Wikipedia link) gave me uncontrollable belly laughs again; I peed. Laughing was a temporary fix and probably wouldn’t define it as depression. Well okay, ...

Scented ideas

27. November 2017 therapies 0
Scented ideas
Putting cats among lit candles can be a recipe for disaster. I’ve found some notable solutions to aroma therapy. Instead of lit candles, a mixture of baking soda with scented oil inside a glass can fill a space with aroma. Battery operated tea lights can be used in place of candles for special effects. Chunks ...

Therapeutic Sun Days

04. October 2017 health, therapies 0
Therapeutic Sun Days
Sunshine makes my spirit brigter. Frankly, I’m not concerned about damages because sun exposure is natural heat (I don’t over do it). Vitamin D from nature, food and sunshine, is only one simple way to feel better. Conflicting information exists about so many things. I stopped listening. Rain is music to my ears. That beautiful ...

Writing relieves stress

17. September 2017 hobbies, therapies 0
Writing relieves stress
Journaling brings relief from worry that causes stress. Michigan State University backs up the evidence of James Pennebaker study during the 80’s that expressive writing allows people to deal with anxiety, stress, and improves the immune system. Thanks to these observations, the field of “psychoneuroimmunology” was created to find out how expressive writing improves the ...