RECIPES

Ginger & Lemon Tea & Rest

Just recovered from the flu, this years strain was particularly brutal, unfortunately there are no miracle remedies for the flu. It is lots of Fluids ! and lots of Rest !

For fluids, my go to is Ginger and Lemon Tea, simply mince or cut chunks of ginger and freshly squeeze lemon juice into a large mug, pour over bowling water and seep for 5 minutes. Now ready to drink.

Ginger and Lemons are filled with Potassium, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium vitamin C & B-6.  In addition to tea being rehydrating it is replenishing you with these much-needed nutrients.

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As for forced rest, see it as a period for reflection.  I also caught up on pre-recorded documentaries that I hadn’t had a chance to watch, so I got fuel for the brain as well !,

Think positive thoughts although feverish and achy, I am somewhere convinced it contributes to a speedier recovery

Cristina for Peas and Peace

RECIPES

Two ingredients only !

 

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Make your own !  TEETH WHITENING that is !

I kid you not, Baking Soda and Coconut Oil, 2 ingredients that we all have at home.

You are assured of no additives and will not pay the exorbitant amounts certain brands  retail for.

Simply mix one teaspoon of each ingredient in a tiny bowl.  Mix it well, that is until there are no lumps and until you no longer hear a grainy sound.

1st step, floss and brush as you would regularly do, then use your toothbrush to do same but with your mix, use it entirely. Rinse well.

You will notice a difference after the very first time !

I Repeat every month but you can certainly do it once a week if you wish or on a need basis.

 

Cristina for Peas and Peace

HEALTH

Some can get away without

Many can get away with not wearing a deodorant, I for one can not, not blessed in that aspect  and stink from a mile away.  I certainly tried going without…… but simply the fact that I could not bare my own scent was not a good sign .

That being established, then the question was what deodorant to use ?. Remember in one of my previous articles on how skin absorbs all that we apply on it. Well I surely didn’t want my body absorbing anything toxic. I gear towards natural, vegan and cruelty free.

I can suggest the one I use, but do shop around as everyone has their preferences in scents  and other.

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I love the light scent of the grapefruit and lavender !

I use a few of Cocooning Love’s products: www.cocooninglove.com  They are a local Company,  this way I am also supporting and giving a small local business a chance.

Cristina for Peas and Peace

 

 

HEALTH

The shape of me

Having recently celebrated a birthday, I realised I am in the later part of the 50’s… and heading towards 60.

Know what,  I like the shape of me !

Society, via ads and other mediums dictates how we should or could look. I am of the generation of abnormally thin models and the frenzy was to possibly fit into a size 0. The fact that a size 0 even exists is actually worrisome. I do see a shift and models look healthier where their weight is concerned. I do see that some fashion creators have also broken the mould in terms of diversifying, they will have all ethnicities, heights, shapes and genders represented, thumbs up to them.

Then comes the topic of what should a 60 year look like. Well, like somebody that is comfortable in their skin, and does exactly as they wish regardless of what others think ! you no longer want to dye your hair, then don’t, that is actually my next step.

Should also let you know that wrinkles are beautiful, they tell a story. Those stories enrich you.

Last but not least, your Mind ! at 60 you know BETTER ! you trust your Gut, the same one that was there all along but that we sometimes chose to defy.

 

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Hopefully this will inspire anyone that sometimes has doubts and please pass on the message to all the beautiful women in your lives

Cristina for peas and peace

JADE, WILLOW & SKYE

Body Image

Hi! I’m Jade, and I am a Maine Coon cat. Interesting fact: Maine Coons are one of the largest breeds of domestic cats. That being said, not everyone knows that, and when we have visitors at our home, many of them look at me and say things like “wow he’s huge!”, or,  “oh my, he’s fat!”.

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I just wanted to say that no matter how different you may feel you are from others, and no matter who you are, receiving comments, such as “huge”, “fat”, etc. is hurtful, inappropriate, and unjustifiable. Of course, if medical advice is administered in a polite, controlled way by a physician for health purposes, that’s a different story. But the fact of the matter is that we need to build each other up, understand each other, and work to make the world a more positive place to be.

That being said, I am glad that we are living in a time where body image and body positivity are things that are being adressed more and more, and that the molds we tirelessly try to fit ourselves into are being broken down one by one.

There is beauty in shapes, wrinkles & white hair !!! Never change !!!

-Jade