Along my journey of discovering myself, I’ve been reading a lot of natural care for the body and hair. Amongst the articles and information that I’ve found, one key ingredient has constantly been recommended by almost everyone. And it’s FREE!!!
I know, right…who would’ve thought.
Here are some of the benefits that water has for the body. At least one can benefit almost everyone I know. Enjoy!
1 glass of water before taking a bath – helps lower blood pressure
1 glass of water before going to bed – avoids stroke or heart attackTypically, we should be consuming at least half of our body weight of water (in ounces) every day. I know how hard this has been for me, especially since I hate having to pee every 30 minutes. But I’ve been drinking more than half of my body weight every day since only Tuesday and I can already tell it’s effects. I drink less coffee, I consume less food at meal times, and my face is clearing up. If I’m seeing results after only 4 days, just think what else will come in the coming weeks.
To be so strong that nothing
can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity
to every person you meet.
To make all your friends feel
that there is something in them
To look at the sunny side of everything
and make your optimism come true.
To think only the best, to work only for the best,
and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others
as you are about your own.
To forget the mistakes of the past
and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times
and give every living creature you meet a smile.
To give so much time to the improvement of yourself
that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear,
and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.
To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world,
not in loud words but great deeds.
To live in faith that the whole world is on your side
so long as you are true to the best that is in you.
Many of us, including me (more than others lol) have had our hearts broken. Whether it be by a significant other ending the relationship, a loved one passing away, a friendship that didn’t last, a job opportunity that didn’t happen, or a dream that didn’t work out like we planned. When we are faced with these tough life situations, it can be hard for us to bounce back and move past them. Some of us will grieve about it for weeks, months, days, even years. And while we eventually must move on and let go, grieving is OK.
“Someday you’re gonna look back on this moment of your life as such a sweet time of grieving. You’ll see that you were in mourning and you heart was broken, but your life was changing…..” ~Elizabeth Gilbert.
You must allow yourself to grieve if you wanna leave it. If you wanna heal from it, you’re gonna have to deal with it - plain and simple.
Now, after you grieve, LET IT GO AND MOVE ON!! Life is too short and won’t stop and wait for you. This is a concept that not until recently I could and would accepted. I found it so hard to move on from things that didn’t go my way and would continuously replay what I could have done differently. The truth is, what’s not for you will not stay. This statement definitely served to be true for me. No matter how hard you try to hold onto a failing relationship, toxic friendship, job that forces you to live paycheck to paycheck, or pray that God sends back your lost loved one, the truth is that we must learn to let go and move on.
You can’t truly move on and get excited about new opportunities that life has in store if you’re still living in a time capsule of everything that has come before. I have learned to confront my past and move through it. I learned to sit down with my hurt, lost and sadness, look them dead in the eye and just allow myself to feel every emotion without judgement. And guess what? One day I woke up and I didn’t have to worry about letting go of all the heartbreak. It had let go of me.
For those social media birds out there, @TheSW says:
“What’s done is done. You can’t erase it, so you might as well face it. Take your heartbreak to dinner, allow yourself to heal….then leave it with the bill.”
Here’s my take of this thing we call life:
You’ll hurt, you’ll cry and say goodbye…you’ll move on and grow strong and remember how to fly again. And one day you will find yourself so far removed from what once WAS that you will look back and realize that somewhere along the way, those hurtful memories LET GO OF YOU.
“People should not judge failed love affairs as failed experiences but as part of the growth process. Something does not have to end well for it to have been one of the most valuable experiences of a lifetime.” ~Ethel Person
I am forever changed by every “failed” experience in my life, but I am MORE changed by walkng away from them!
Going into another “cuffing season” single makes me wanna re-evaluate the reasons why I am single. So, this fall I will review some of my favorite “I am single because…” blogs and create some new ones. Stay tuned my loves!