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9 strange things your body does that you never knew were defense mechanisms

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This is what happens to your brain when you’re anxious

I came across this and it gave me more perspective on my own.

When people ask if I get palpitations, shortness of breath and the other symptoms.. really do you think I can record everything or even be aware of what’s going on with my body. All I know is something just unleashed some sort of hell on me! (and frankly should the actual underworld the religions think exist really be true…. I’d rather be there, than here cause to me the place of Hel is a freaking cake walk compared to having an anxiety or panic attack. Add having Depression on it as well and frankly it is LITERALLY Hell on earth (and no I don’t mean the Hell in Michigan)

I know some of you may only go with holistic therapy or some alternate type but honestly I asure you to see a counselor than can prescribe something that would be right for you.  I do get anxiety attacks but not like I did, also all the crap that used to get me upset well I guess the meds work as I basically say F you to those things now.

When I’m in an anxious state I don’t feel in control, also I feel as though I don’t know where I am even though I do (you understand that?) For those of you that have not experienced this, it’s hard to explain. If you have a friend of family member that is going through this or depression… just be there for them when they need someone or when they ask for help.

Be sure if they are showing signs of depression to take them to the emergency room. I learned that was the only way to really get the help you need!

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Winter Chill without being chilly

Winter Basics

Layering

*Socks-my feet and hands as soon as the fall weather comes, usually always feel cold to the touch. I can take it on my hands to a point, but normally go nutty at home trying to keep them warm in booties, socks or both together! So if  I go out, I usually wear a pair of the novelty socks (that are at least calf high if not knee or over the knee high) as they usually fit tight but comfortably and then I wear one of my white knee high socks  and if helping out in the snow, one of my dad’s thick heavy Tube socks. Some people even were the fuzzy socks (which i usually use for slippers)

Leg Warmers– I wore an old Neon green pair to work when it was super cold (hey my knees sometimes wouldn’t want to move when it was really cold) so I got picked on for wearing them, but know what? I was the warm one while I saw everyone else outside freezing their (Male or female) you know what’s off!

*Jeans – jeans with a relaxed fit  (NOT Skin Tight) will keep you warmer as they will retain some of your body heat.
 (if you have to walk, or take public transportation to work….)
You need a pair of long johns Quite honestly I always found them itchy, then one year my dad no longer fit in his, and they were soft so I use the set I have from him (as I usually only wear them when I know I will feel cold.. Or wore them when I used to work outside)
*T-shirt – Short or long sleeve ….again remember you are only layering. It’s best to keep a t-shirt on under your winter clothes this way you can cool off once inside. Usually if I’m wearing my leather jacket, I just wear a short sleeve t-shirt!
*Sweatshirt or ‘open’ sweater (you can button or zip) over it
(if in an office the open sweater would be proper attire, as its not just casual comfortable but also a bit formal yet dressy, some of the girls I used to work with would keep a sweater close by during the winter.)

Accessories

*Hat or ear muffs
*Scarf    (if in colder climate you might want not just the scarf but one of those face masks
*Gloves (I usually start to keep these in my purse now)
* a bigger purse than you’d use during summer. (Room for stuffing your winter layers in.) (because you may have to bring your work shoes with you)
Boots something that can be worn daily but will keep your feet warm. Don’t be one of those people I laugh at for falling on ice because you are wearing fashion boots, and not something to keep your butt literally safe. Check my new boots if you haven’t yet! Not only will they go well under or over your jeans (or whatever pants.. I have yet to try them with a skirt of any sort) for everyday casual wear but with their rubber sole, they will also help you keep from slipping better than those fashion shoes. These are great for this time for them, at least in New York as it hasn’t snowed yet, where I am, but parts of upstate it has. These are good for little to medium snow.  Quite of bit of those I know has complimented me on them. They liked them, then were amazed they had a pocket in each! Great for a Starbucks card for a nice hot mociato while shopping! or as the post says, emergency money, key anything to hide even!)

4 Reasons To Invest In A Leather Jacket

I’m not vegan more like farminarian as I only eat the 3 Chicken, beefs and pork. But Even if you are Vegan There are Faux….leather jackets. They are the ONLY jackets I’ve ever found worth wearing during the winter! They keep you warm, I used to have a biker jacket in the 90’s (the picture in the link is a fair resemblance, only I bought a men’s one as all the girls were like cut offs) but since I can’t seem to find one like that I like (they all look fake even the real ones.. Not sure if it’s because they look matte, or just aren’t the same black color mine was …which I got from a Wilson’s suede and leather) I bought one of the ones for the ‘crotch rockets’ as I call them (like the Ninja or Ducati bikes)  I think this one is even warmer then my biker jacket! This one not only does it keep me warm but heck I normally have to unzip mine all the way, if not take it off!

5 Ways To Brighten Up Your Winter Wardrobe

Liven up your winter wardrobe by adding a fun pop of colour. Take inspiration from these bloggers and experiment with bold and bright outerwear, embellished accessories and patterns that make a statement.   Look 1 Bold Scarf View the Original Post / Follow Fashion Squad on Bloglovin’ Look 2 Statement Outerwear See the…

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5 Ways to style a trench Coat this season

How to wear ankle booties with jeans {part I: three ideas}

Happy December! And welcome to part one of a two part series, all about how to wear ankle booties with jeans. Today, we’ll look at three different…

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How to wear ankle booties with jeans / part II: socks!

Tis the season for socks! In yesterday’s post, we talked about three different pairs of ankle booties — short, medium, and tall Read more

SPA-turday Eco-Tools

Around the end of last year I received  the SLEEK + SHINE FINISHER  Ecotools hair brush from influenster.  What they said is true, it DOES reduce drying time. I have thick long (past my butt) hair. So it takes awhile for it to dry (even when it’s not long) but after a good conditioning & combing in the shower to get all the conditioner through my hair, so I could actually brush my hair a bit once I got out (though you shouldn’t brush your hair when it’s wet as much breakage occurs)

I used this brush after finger combing my hair and what a difference in dry time! I think it works better than 20%!

Here is a collection of the Eco Tools Hair Brushes .  This is not all they have, Make-up brushes individual or sets  Bath & SPa items, Their own lashes line

 

You an find the reviews of products I received from Influenster in the product reviews archive

Vacation fashion tips

Time for your vacation? The kids will be going back to school in about a month (depending what type they are in). So here’s some Travel light fashion ideas

10 pieces 15 outfits

be sure to bring a couple of items that suit the environment you will be in. If you will be hiking or camping. You need rugged ‘heavy duty’ shorts and sneakers/boots.  Be sure you have insect repellent. (Those mosquitoes like neutral colors and are attracted most to you after you eat a banana!)

Natural healthy skin

A Guide for Naturally Healthy Skin