Share Your World – April 24, 2017


 

Share Your World – April 24, 2017

Share Your World – April 24, 2017

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This photo is from Cee Neuner

 

Wanting something to quench your thirst, what would you drink?

My preference would be Snapple but since I must cut back on sugary drinks I just drink water or tea.

Complete this sentence:  Never In My Life Have I…. 

Hang Glide or Bungee Jump. Since I’m terrified of heights I would never do either of these things.

If you could be given any gift what would it be?

Health and Wealth.  I’m really worried about when my rent increases next November. I’m working serious overtime now just to pay my rent and bills which is not good for my health. I try to put that situation out of my mind as there is nothing I can do to change things.  Whatever happens, happens.  Rising rent is something over which I have no control.  However as those of you who have been following me for a while I’m doing my best to get control over my health. Eating better. Drinking more water. Taking Vitamin supplements and when possible getting exercise.

 

Reviv Wellness

http://revivme.com/new-york-city/

What do you do if you can’t sleep at night? Do you count sheep, toss and turn, or get up and try to do something productive?

I work nights so I’m awake. Prior to my changing to the night shift I worked days and suffered with insomnia. I’m a chronic insomniac. I get very little sleep. Also the nature of my job (museum guard) often requires me to be up for 48 hours straight. I catch up on sleep on my days off.

Optional Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? 

 

I got to participate in a clothing challenge for Ladies over 50 which most of my readers saw this past weekend. Dressing up in various eclectic outfits was lots of fun and helped boost my self-esteem. It was an exercise meant to uplift our spirits. During the workweek I wear a drab blue museum guard uniform. At the job I’m just another cog in the workplace wheel of machinery. For this fun challenge I got the opportunity to express myself through fashion. I mix and match my Funky Fresh Fashion to please myself and through this expression shows that just because you’re past 50 does not mean you gotta dress drab or plain. I enjoy color because Color Pops and bright colors are uplifting.

Thank you Blogging Buddy Madelyn Griffith-Haynie!!  Please check out her blog at your next opportunity!!  She is wonderful!!

https://addandsomuchmore.com/

 

Looking forward to my vacation and Stephen’s birthday which is May 3rd. My baby brother will 56 years old.

Baby Brother then and now

 

 

 

 

 

 

Energy Boost Vitamins for Healthy Lifestyle


 

 

2017 Vitamins for Health Journey Update!!!!

If you think it costs money to be well or to stay healthy believe me it costs more in terms of money, time and lifestyle being sick!!

MENOPAUSE!!!

 

No not that one!! Don’t I wish the Men or at least the handsome good looking wealthy ones would pause my way!! Where are you my African King?!  In my dreams!  LOL!!  8-Track Flashback!! 🙂   😀

Menopause does a number on your hair. Once your estrogen production goes down your skin becomes drier and in many cases for Women your hair thins out or comes out. The Hot Flashes and Night Sweats are pure hell but I’ll leave those for another blog.

Ladies we do not want this. I don’t know about you but the bald look does not look good on me. Our Hair is our Crowning Glory and we need to take care of our precious strands.

MINERAL RICH ~~ MAXIMUM LIVING

Received my bottle of Mineral Rich made by the company Maximum Living!!  Mineral Rich is marketed as a Vitamin Supplement/Energy Drink. It is a dietary supplement. I have taken pill vitamins in the past but pills are not my friends. They are often horse pills meaning that they are large and difficult to swallow. Regular pill vitamins also feel like they are getting stuck in my throat which is extremely uncomfortable. I prefer to drink my Vitamins.

I found out about Mineral Rich from the below Naturalista YouTuber. Hopefully my hair will also grow faster and longer which would be a great addition to also getting more energy.  I will give this product until end of June/early July then I will give you a hair growth update. My goal is not waist length hair but healthy hair, scalp and skin.  When I had my hair in Locs it was down my back to my waist and I could sit on my hair.

Keep in mind that for any health regime to work you must be consistent!!  You can’t get fed up and stop after one month telling yourself and others, “This is not working”. You are in your specially selected program for the long haul.  

For me even if I can’t get to my Reviv Vitamin clinic for my B 12 shots due to extreme weather I know that I must have alternatives and combos I can rely on.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Continuing the Health Goals and Plans from 2016 into 2017

I am still continuing my Vitamin B injections from the Reviv Clinic:   http://revivme.com/

However living in New York City where weather is one day sunny and the next day snowing it is not always possible to get to the store to buy vitamins or supplements so I Thank the Good Lord for Amazon.com where I can order vitamins online for postal delivery.

Taking more control of my physical health. In order to get better and be better I’ve got to do better. Complaining does not help. Whining is useless. Action is needed. Thus I’m going on a Vitamin regime. I think that some of my tiredness and exhaustion may come from not getting enough vitamins.  I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired!!  Tired of cancelling fun times, parties and events with friends because of being exhausted!!  I’m only in my 50s and I don’t want to feel like I’m in my 70s or 80s!!

No Excuses!! Ladies, Put on Your Big Girl Panties and Rock it!!

I’m been shoring up my finances with as much overtime as humanly possible and I’m going to treat myself to a type of Vitamin Spa. One of the many great things about New York City is that everything is available to keep you healthy and strong. All types of options. Some are not covered by insurance. Some are a bit expensive but with careful saving one can make use of the many holistic options New York City offers.

I think an extra dose of B Vitamins, my Ensure drinks, and Moringa Bitters I expect to see some changes by the end of October start of November.  Moringa Bitters are sold in many Caribbean and African owned stores in New York. Yes it does taste bitter but so did the Cod Liver Oil my Dad used to make us take when we were kids!!  LOL!!
I also eat lots of Yogurt with Probiotics. Mostly for my stomach and to ease my digestion but I’ve noticed a side benefit of eating Yogurt with Probiotics at least twice a day is increased hair growth.

DRINK LOTS OF WATER!!

Investing in myself for a Better Me!!

Nap Chat Videos.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Both Ladies featured in the Natural Hair Videos are of Nigerian Heritage.  I’ve always felt a deep kinship to Nigeria and her people. I also have a great Love for the people especially the Ladies from Ghana. More than likely I have ancestral ties to both these great lands and that’s why Nigeria, Ghana and Egypt resonate within my soul and spirit. In so many ways Africa is not just my ancestral home but also my spiritual home. The Motherland.

 

My Crowning Glory


 

These are some of the products I used for my Crowning Glory, my Mane, to remain forever Afro-Delicious!!  Most of the Essential Oils I use on my hair can also be used on skin. African hair tends to be dry and if you live in a cold climate like New York the cold, wind, ice, sleet and snow can cause your hair to break.  Going from the extremes of ones heated home out into the freezing weather can damage ones tresses.  Wool hats are a no-no for Black hair as they wear away the edges and can pull our hair out. If you must wear a wool hat or any winter hat use a scarf or plastic conditioning cap to protect your hairline.  Also moisturize your hair at night by applying the oils, putting on a plastic conditioning cap which can be purchased in beauty supply stores or drug store, a silk wrap sleep cap or a scarf. When you wake up in the morning either wash or rinse out the excess oils.

Menopause can affect your hair adversely. It’s great that you no longer have a period but that hormone Estrogen is one of the things that keeps the hair strong, glossy and growing. When I was young meaning prior to Menopause I had thick dense hair now my hair is still somewhat thick but not as dense. That’s why I must pay extra attention to my hair now that I’m older.

Like men many of my women friends have complained of breakage and thinning hair. You can combat this through keeping the hair moisturized and avoiding chemical perms, too tight braids, weaves and any styles that puts tension on the hair. I choose to wear my hair natural and only wear braids if I’m going to a function or for a special occasion. Most times it’s just easier for me to go to my barber and get my hair trimmed to get rid of the split ends which will also damage your hair.

Sometimes I do blow dry my hair because as it grows it tends to get tangled. I use blow dryer and a Denman hair brush or a wide tooth comb as I have a tight curl pattern of many small tight spirals.  The hair in the front and top of my head is not the same texture as the hair on the back of my head. The hair on the top and front is a looser curl pattern.

I watch a lot of Black Hair Care videos on YouTube. Black Women have a variety of hair types and textures. Black people are probably the most varied people on earth. We are a grand mosaic.

I also enjoy watching the hair care videos from Ladies in India not that I’m every gonna have their type hair but Indian Women use natural products that keep their hair healthy and strong. Despite the race and hair texture there is always something to learn.

Here are some of my healthy hair products.