My favorite lotion since I was 16

I have been using Nivea lotion since I was 16. I have always been told I have soft skin. Until someone pointed it out I didn’t realize not everyone’s skin is soft. I think it’s due to the fact I have had the same lotion regime for years. After I shower I use Nivea essentially enriched lotion on my body. I also put it on my feet and socks on at night. If you look up the history on the internet about Nivea it’s quite interesting. I figured since people kept saying something I should share the lotion I use.

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Started the lemonade charcoal detox

I have heard of the Garcia lemonade detox a lot and never tried it. I am on day one so we shall see. I also have become gluten free and try to minimize my dairy.

I can say I have slept a lot better and wake up refreshed with no sleep aids. Which I had used sleep aids over the counter and prescription for years. It’s an absolute relief not to the last few months.

I would love to hear anyone else’s healthy living habits that may be useful to myself or others.

Happy fourth

I hope all of you have a happy Fourth of July. Please be safe. It is a fun holiday but biggest drunk driving night of the year.

I have a story about my two Shihtzus got loos in upstate New York while some friends and myself were in Saratoga. The dog was at my friends house in Clifton park New York.

So next am my two friends drove to feed my dogs and come back 20 min away. Then I got a phone call that my dogs weren’t there. I thought it was joke that was not funny.

Well they did get loose! On Fourth of July! In upstate New York where there are a lot of woods and other animals.

So I look at my phone and there are missed calls. Both dogs were found by two different people. Buddha trotted to two neighborhoods over. And a family w a dog let him stay the night and reached me. The family that found mai tai three towns over not neighborhoods towns. And mai tai is a fear biter so they called animal control. They put him in doggy jail that was on the property of a real prison. And it was the Fourth of July weekend. I was out of my mind we got Buddha and went to the jail and they saw I wasn’t leaving without my mai tai and the vet came in and gave me mai tai. We donated 75 to the shelter for letting me have my baby. Now the hotel we were R didn’t allow dogs but at that point they weren’t leaving my sight. They were filthy. For some reason I think that probably was their wildest not running around like lunatics.

But I am very lucky both my dogs got loose on the Fourth of July with all the highways and bi ways and woods and I still got them back. So I truly believe they were meant to come back to me. Thank god. But still years later I wake up in the middle of the night to check they are in bed with me.

So hug ur pets and your family and be safe when your having fun!!

Allergies and compassion omg

Since 2004 I have suffered from severe allergies. I never understood or had compassion and empathy or even understanding of how allergies can make you suffer. I am good today now but for two days it felt like I had fire aunts burning my eyes and scratching at them. They looked so red I can’t describe it in a way that would give it justice. I had to walk around even in my house with sunglasses on.

So for those of you that suffer allergies I totally understand and for those that don’t try to be understanding of friends that suffer allergies bc it’s not joke.

Happy Fourth of July

Sleep doesn’t work for me…

I wake up almost every night thinking about the people I have lost. It makes me so sad, so alone. I feel like no one gets it. They expect me to move on and forget or just appreciate the memories when the loss feels like a huge part of my heart will never be whole. I have had a great life and there is so much more in the future but how do you see that future that you know is there waiting for you when your heart is broken?

A Tough Year

Last spring my grandmother fell and she was in rehab and the hospital. Back and forth between the faculties a lot. In August she passed away. My grandmother raised me. Anything good in me was from her. I didn’t celebrate any holidays this past year and I am just getting clarity again. Yo be honest I feel as if I were in a fog and finally have woken up. It wasn’t that my life stopped it did not. But it was as if I were on autopilot. Like a blur. I still did what I needed to do and enjoyed things but the memories are just there but not “present” I am doing better been writing and doing my thing but wanted to emerge from my state and thank everyone who has been there for me. Those who reached out and just lent an ear or a hug. Thank you!

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