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, ...

Yoga

01. March 2017 health 0
Yoga
Yoga is one of many physical therapies. It is a way to communicate with our body. When there is pain, for instance, the body says to take it easy, pamper yourself, keep going and gently work out the sore spots. In spite of religious hoopla over yoga’s ancient origin, self-awareness during physical activities is a ...