Smoking or vaping

15. May 2017 health 2
Smoking or vaping
Obviously, smoking hinders arthritis pain by causing swelling, inflammation, and dehydration. Nicotine is considered to be a serious addiction with negative consequences. My smoking habit started years ago. The smoke is fascinating to me. Vaping worked for a month or two; asthma improved tremendously. But, I got aggravated and went back to the curly smoke ...

Spa therapies

23. March 2017 therapies 1
Spa therapies
A personal spa involves creating ways to pamper ourself. My idea of pampering is using a diversion to relieve aches and pains. Although I’ve never actually visited a professional spa or resort, home is for recreation, rest, entertainment, and relaxing. With minimal effort and imagination, a personal space can be a sanctuary, a spa, and ...

Aquarium spa

08. March 2017 hobbies, pet therapy 2
Aquarium spa
Couldn’t resist a beta splendens in a fish bowl yesterday (March 6, 2017). Watching this fish is so relaxing. He simply moves around so slowly and has such a beautiful blue iridescent color. I’ve kept them alive like this for years. Soon as I introduced them to community aquatics (30 gallon) they got bullied to ...

Massage therapy

05. March 2017 health, massage 0
Massage therapy
One thing I learned from yogi studies is self-massage. A Homedics Shiatsu massager hung around here being useless for years; eventually figured out it can used comfortably on a pillow stack. Yogi’s put tennis balls in a sock. That works too. The electric massager makes subtle winding noises. If that’s bothersome there’s soothing sounds: nature, ...