Monday, July 30, 2012

EBT Health and Beauty Tips

While many of us are experiencing serious economic hardships, it is important to stay positive and not allow our economic status prevent us from being healthy and feeling beautiful.  


According to the United States Department of Agriculture, 46.5 million Americans receive Food Stamps.  Recipients redeem these benefits with their Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards.  This is indeed a concerning state of affairs but don't sacrifice your wellbeing.  Instead, learn to make the most out of resources available to you.


In my next several blog entries I will share with you my own personal tips, tricks, and formulas on maintaining beautiful skin, soft hair, and a clean house using items that you can purchase with your EBT card.  These items are not only going to be less expensive than their manufactured, brand name alternatives but they will be safer for you and your family because they won't be full of toxic chemicals!



Wednesday, July 25, 2012

HOMEOSTASIS IS SEXY!

The title of this entry says it all but since I am an educator, I suppose it is my responsibility to expound a bit.  "Homeostasis" is the state of optimal health and wellbeing.  If you were to make a list of all the traits and qualities that you find attractive in someone who you would consider going on a date with, I bet your list would look absolutely nothing like this:

  • poor posture
  • out of shape
  • over weight
  • low energy
  • negative attitude
  • rugged/patchy skin
  • dry/oily/thinning hair
  • strong body oder
The list of traits and qualities above are all symptoms of poor health.  It's nearly imposible to look good when you don't feel good.  Unfortunately, many of us get so used to not feeling good that we begin to recognize it as 'normal.'  I was 'normal' once and it was awful!  Then I learned that I deserved better.  You deserve better.  We all deserve the right to be healthy and to make choices that are healthy for our unique bodies and lives.  If the list above describes you then I suggest you stop being 'normal' immediately!   Instead, seek the guidance of a trusted healthcare professional or go to the library and do some research on how to make healthy lifestyle choices.  Remember, HOMEOSTASIS IS SEXY!