Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Laughter Yoga


Laughter Yoga is a fun way to change your routine. This type of yoga makes you release stress and helps you feel good. By incorporating yoga and laughter, it will allow you to enjoy your yoga routine. Laughter yoga can be done in a group. However, you can do laughter yoga by yourself at home. 

Think about something funny when you are doing certain yoga poses. Do the frog pose and think funny thoughts. Begin laughing and breathe. Also, do the lion pose or any other sitting yoga pose. Laugh for a second time.  

Stand up and laugh one more time. Inhale and exhale after laughing. Laughter yoga was founded by Dr. Kataria. Since the 1960s, laughter was added to yoga. Here are links about laughter yoga. 

Laughter Yoga Steps and Benefits: 

https://7pranayama.com/hasya-asana-laughter-yoga-steps-benefits/

Laughing Yoga: 

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/laughing-yoga

Laughter Yoga: 

https://www.yogajournal.com/lifestyle/laughter-cure/






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Monday, October 18, 2021

National Color Day


On October 22nd, you can celebrate National Color Day. Color is around you all the time and color affects you. It affects your mood, your feelings, and your appetite. Also, it affects the temperature of the room. Colors can make you feel warm or cool. 

You can enjoy this day by making a watercolor or acrylic painting. As well as using the color wheel. The color wheel is useful for learning about color combinations. Additionally, it teaches you how to mix paint colors to make other paint colors. The color wheel has primary colors which are red, blue, and yellow. 

The primary colors are the basic colors for making secondary colors. The secondary colors are orange, purple, and green. While the color black and white is considered monochrome. The color wheel is also useful for interior design. Each color has a meaning to reflect your mood. 

One section of the color wheel has warm colors. The second section of the color wheel has cool colors. Another way to observe this day is by decorating your room. You can use your favorite color to accent certain areas of your room. Keep in mind how colors affect your mood. 

Knowing the color wheel is not necessary if you love to work on your hobbies. It is a useful tool for helping your creativity. Nevertheless, you can follow the color wheel with your wardrobe.  Practicing color therapy will help improve your mood. Last, you can challenge yourself to color one coloring page per day. Here are links about colors and National Color Day. 

What is National Color Day and How Do You Celebrate it:

What Is National Color Day and How Do You Celebrate It? - Color Meanings (color-meanings.com)

How to Use a Color Wheel to Find a Color Combo:

How to Use a Color Wheel to Find a Color Combo (thesprucecrafts.com)

The Psychology of Color for Interior Design-Interior Design, Design News, and Architecture Trends:

The Psychology of Color for Interior Design – Interior Design, Design News and Architecture Trends (designlike.com)





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Sunday, October 17, 2021

Smoothie for Constipation


Constipation is one of the causes of irritable bowel syndrome. Irritable bowel syndrome is a chronic condition that affects the large intestine. In the large intestine, more liquid will get absorbed to eliminate the material the body no longer needs. The material is moves further into the colon. When the body does not have enough water, fiber, and not being able to go to the restroom on time is one of the main factors of constipation.

Yet, IBS also causes diarrhea, gas, bloating, stomach pain, or constipation combined. However, constipation also occurs with medications, overuse of laxatives, and changes in your life that cause stress. Sometimes, drinking smoothies with fruit, water, or milk can make your body release the unnecessary material. Certain fruits that can help you defecate are mangos, cantaloupe, bananas, berries, pears, and pineapple. Here is a recipe for a smoothie that can help you with constipation.

Ingredients:

10 oz of raspberries

10 oz of blueberries

10 oz of cantaloupe

One small coconut water bottle

Chia seeds

Blender

Preparation and Blending Time:

Wash the raspberries and blueberries. In one blender, add raspberries and blueberries. Then, add the sliced cantaloupe in the blender. Add coconut water and add one to two spoons of chia seeds. Blend everything until it is smooth.

Chia seeds may help with IBS. These tiny black seeds help absorb water making it easier to pass stools. It has fiber which is necessary for relief from constipation. Also, it has iron, zinc, magnesium, and phosphorus. It gets a gel-like consistency when absorbed in water.

Coconut water has potassium and magnesium. This type of water hydrates the entire body. It is useful for the cardiovascular system and relieves constipation. It lowers cholesterol levels and lowers the blood pressure. Therefore, this delicious smoothie may help you with constipation. Here are more links about the benefits of coconut water, chia seeds, and other smoothie recipes for constipation.

 

The Health Benefits of Coconut Water:

The Health Benefits of Coconut Water (healthline.com)

Health Benefits and Risks of Coconut Water:

Health Benefits and Risks of Coconut Water (webmd.com)

Coconut Water-Is it Good for You? 5 Major Benefits-Dr. Axe:

Coconut Water: Is It Good for You? 5 Major Benefits - Dr. Axe (draxe.com)

Chia Seeds-Health Benefits-Nutrients per Serving, Uses, Safety Information and More:

Chia Seeds: Health Benefits, Nutrients per Serving, Uses, Safety Information, and More (webmd.com)

6 Smoothies for Constipation (Recipes) to Help You Go-Livestrong:

6 Smoothies for Constipation (Recipes) to Help You Go | Livestrong.com





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Saturday, October 16, 2021

Reasons not to be in a Friends Plus Relationship


Why would a man want to be in a friends-plus relationship? Why would a woman fall into this type of relationship? If you are contemplating this type of relationship, here are the reasons not to do it. This type of relationship is popular among college students or people in their twenties. Yet, this type of relationship does occur in older adults who are not ready for marriage, committed relationships, or married to other people. 

Usually, there is a strong physical attraction and if you like your friend, it might seem a bonus. As well as wanting to move your relationship further, this might be the wrong route to take. In friends with benefits, one person will feel subjective to being attached emotionally. While the other person will only focus on the physical aspect and their needs of intimacy. Both people can see other people while being in this type of relationship. 

Often, your friend will only call you or talk to you when he or she wants to be intimate with you. Most of the time, you will feel lonely, empty, stressed out, and longing to be in a better relationship. Also, you might want to leave this type of relationship. Fear might arise for wanting to abandon this relationship with your friend. You will feel a mix of sadness, contentment, and other emotions. 

Furthermore, your friendship weakens and gets damaged after being in this friends plus relationship. More men prefer friends plus relationships because of not wanting to settle down with one person. However, women fall into this type of relationship for not wanting to be single. The dilemma is that this type of relationship is not permanent. In the end, one person always comes out getting hurt more than the other. 

If you want to move your friendship to the next level, communicate it to your friend. Do not fall into the trap of friends plus relationships. Discuss your fears and your reasons for wanting to be in a committed relationship. If he or she prefers friends plus relationships, it is best to move on and not pressure your friend. To be in a committed relationship, one must be able to settle down with one person. 

One must accept each other and be serious about being devoted. Most of the time, a person who is in a  friend plus relationship has low self-esteem. He or she has no self-confidence. He or she might not feel capable of handling a serious relationship. Therefore, it is not favorable to be in this type of relationship. Here are links about not being in this type of relationship.  

What does friends with benefits mean: 

https://www.brides.com/what-does-friends-with-benefits-mean-1021859

The Science of Why Friends with Benefits Doesn't Work: 

https://goodmenproject.com/featured-content/the-science-of-why-friends-with-benefits-doesnt-work/

Friends with Benefits-Psychology: 

https://www-psychologytoday-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/in-the-name-love/201109/friends-benefits?amp_js_v=a6&_gsa=1&&usqp=mq331AQKKAFQArABIIACAw%3D%3D#aoh=16340071390488&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&_tf=From%20%251%24s&share=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.psychologytoday.com%2Fus%2Fblog%2Fin-the-name-love%2F201109%2Ffriends-benefits




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Friday, October 15, 2021

Free Coloring Pages of Sulphur Cinquefoil



Sulphur cinquefoil flowers gets its name from its yellow hue. These wildflowers grow in autumn and in spring. Today, I have created three coloring pages of sulphur cinquefoil flowers. These coloring pages are free and for your personal use. Enjoy!










Exotic Species-Sulfur Cinquefoil:

Exotic Species: Sulfur Cinquefoil (U.S. National Park Service) (nps.gov)

Potentilla Recta (Sulphur Cinquefoil):

Potentilla recta (sulphur cinquefoil): Go Botany (nativeplanttrust.org)

What is Cinquefoil?

What is Cinquefoil? - Alternative Nature Online Herbal (altnature.com)




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Thursday, October 14, 2021

Tips for Online Dating


Since the pandemic, more people have been doing online dating. Online dating can be fun, interesting, and hopeful in finding the correct person for yourself. You might have some things in common and enjoy chatting with each other. But, you might come across a few topics that will make you have doubts about meeting that new person. Yet, those doubts might turn into fear. 

Before you meet the new person, ask yourself questions if this is the person you want to meet. Look for warning signs in your conversations. A few warning signs are criticism, bad comments, disrespect, and getting offended. As well as scams such as asking for money, borrowing items, social security numbers, and other personal information. Besides asking you for indecent proposals that include sexual favors. 

As a woman, it is difficult to find the best person online. There are so many dangers such as online stalking and not knowing if the man is sincere. If you are a man, you might think the woman might be lying to you. You might think the woman is possessive, insecure, and wants to hook you up for marriage. Sadly, men and women might give up searching for a good relationship online. 

First, take things slowly and do not rush in meeting the new person online. Second, discuss general topics no matter how boring they might seem to you. Third, avoid controversial topics and personal topics. Some personal topics are family issues, health issues, and past relationships. Additionally, do not get emotionally attached to the first person you chat with online. 

Ask questions to the person but not all at once. Begin a friendship with the person. Do not do something you might regret. Also, do not feel pressured in meeting the new person. Make sure the online website or online application has a background check. 

Report anything that bothers you or makes you feel uncomfortable. If you see pornographic or inappropriate images in their profile, report them immediately. Do not link your dating profile to Facebook, Instagram, or other social media websites. Stay positive while searching for the person you want to date and meet. Search seriously and not out of boredom. 

There are a few bad online applications that are free for dating people. Research before signing up for online dating. Be careful with people that send nude pictures of themselves. Make sure it is a healthy relationship for you and not a negative one. Here are links for online dating tips to stay safe. 


11 Tips for Safe Online Dating-Straight from an Expert:

11 Tips For Safe Online Dating, Straight From An Expert (bustle.com)

The Dangers of Online Dating-How to Be Safe:

The Dangers of Online Dating: How to Be Safe | Psychreg

The Ugly Truth About Online Dating: 

The Ugly Truth About Online Dating | Psychology Today





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Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Blogtober Month 2021

 


Blogtober month is when bloggers write every day in October. It is a challenge because it is difficult to find the time to write every day. Also, as a blogger, it is hard to find topics to write about. Some bloggers might have a list or a schedule of topics to write about. Others might get ideas from their readers to include certain topics on their blogs. 

There is no limit in terms of topics to write about. Some bloggers write about the holidays, the seasons, awareness months, or anything that might be interesting for their readers. As for myself, I'm participating in the Blogtober challenge for several reasons. However, the main reason is to add some topics I've been wanting to add to my blog. I hope you will enjoy reading a different topic every day in October. 

Most of my topics are about awareness, autumn, and other topics you might want to read about. Some topics are about adult relationships and how to handle certain situations. Other topics will be reviews, recipes, and a few coloring pages. Nonetheless, if you have any suggestions, feel free to contact me. Here are links about blogtober month. 


What is Blogtober? What to Expect and How to Take Part:

What is Blogtober? What to Expect and How to Take Part | Tea & Cake For The Soul (wordpress.com)

350+ Best Blog Post Ideas for Blogtober:

350+ Best Blog Post Ideas for Blogtober - This Splendid Shambles

Blogtober Schedule 2021:

blogtober SCHEDULE 2021 - The Cozy Corner (thecozycornerblog.com)





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