Taking Control of High Blood Pressure — Phoebe, MD: Poetry & Medicine

Have you ever been told that your blood pressure is high? Are you already on medications for your blood pressure? If so, you are not alone. Just in the U.S., it is estimated that half of all adults–over 100 million people–live with this condition. In this post, I will discuss the fundamentals of high blood pressure, how to properly monitor your own blood pressure, and what you can do on a daily basis to help improve your blood pressure.

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Women Fall Has Arrived.. Got Tips?!

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Fall has arrived !!!

Ditch the soap, they leave your skin dry, switch to a soap-free hydrating cleanser.

Put away Gels, bring out the Creamy Body wash & Oil-based scrubs. Summer may have left your skin dry.  Start Fall off with a full-body exfoliation session. Oil-based scrubs are to exfoliate and hydrate.

Switch Lotions to Creams. The air becomes drier, the skin needs thick moisturizers. Creams provide stronger barrier, meaning it will reduce  water loss from the outer layer of skin,  providing hydration to the layer of skin.

Lips. Protect them, Start moisturizing to prevent dry, cracked lips,  use a non-petroleum based lip balm.

Hands. Invest in Hand creams. Hands become dry and cracked during fall & winter, prevention really is worth the cure. Start moisturizing your hands now.

ZENAGALLERY BLACK TIE B-DAY

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Private Black Tie  Intimate Birthday Celebration Hotel Henry Resort

Make a Wish. Blow out the Candles. One year older. You’re INVITED…

What Happens at my VIRGO Birthday Party, Stays at my VIRGO Birthday Party!

“REPONDEZ S’IL VOUS PLAIT, RSVP….Thank You for Coming!

See you All Soon!!

Cheers!!!  Ms. Zena XOXOXO

 

The Four Body Types: What The Hormonal, Structural & Ayurvedic Types Are And How They Can Help You Understand Your Body — Thought Catalog

Bodies are just as much a product of habit and behavior as they are DNA and genetic structure.

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Ask God For Wisdom — Pure Glory

by Hazel Straub Knowledge does not make a person wise. God is the source of true wisdom. If you lack it, ask God in faith and you will receive it. Grace and wisdom go together for living an abundant life. And if anyone longs to be wise, ask God for wisdom and he will give […]

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Why are people mean to nice people?!

Why are people mean to nice people?  Short answer,  They’re hurt! Long answer, They’re really hurt!  Some point, somebody, their parents, their lovers, a close one, did them dirty & hurt them, they were crushed & they’re still afraid the pain will never stop, or that it will happen again. Some people you can be nice and sincere too,  some people who may perceive you as a possible threat, you will have to deal with them accordingly. Basically, you will have to keep them within arm’s length but not within your personal space. People who are bad and mean to the nice ones, are those who are generally weak and try to prove they’re not by displaying a hostile attitude. Sometimes they do it because they’re resentful for being treated that way at some point of their lives. The fact is that we’ve all been hurt, and we’re all wounded, but not all of us are mean. We have both the capacity and the obligation to do better. How people treat other people is a  reflection of how they may truly feel about themselves.

By nature, I am a happy, optimistic, idealistic person. I have always been one to look on the bright side and see the good in people. My thoughts about  life is that the world is full of brightness, love, and possibilities to seize. Recently, though, my thoughts began to fade in the face of a mild depression. I began to cry a lot and retreat into myself rather than being social and opening up, which only furthered the problem. I felt alone, miserable, and, try as I might, I could not regain that feeling of the world being beautiful.
I felt like something had crawled into my mind and turned all the positive switches off and the negative ones on. I felt hopeless, like it was more of a disease than a feeling.
Before the depression, I was a kind, gentle, and compassionate person. Sometimes I was even too gentle, afraid to bring up anything that might offend someone else or damage our relationship.
I didn’t understand how other people could be mean, rude, or offensive toward strangers or friends. I took it personally when people were rude with me, believing they were truly out to get me for something I’d done. When someone is rude for no reason, especially a stranger, it’s rarely a personal assault, even if you accidentally did something to irritate them. People aren’t mean for the sport of it, or because they are against you; people are mean to cope. I felt unlovable, undesirable, antisocial, and I needed a way to cope with these feelings by giving myself an alter ego that deserved to be disliked for reasons I could understand. When you find that people are being rude to you in your everyday life, they are really being mean to themselves. They have likely convinced themselves that they are unworthy of love, and that is the biggest tragedy of all. You can simply recognize that the person being rude is struggling with their own problems, and needs a way to cope with them. You cannot control the actions and behaviors of others, only your personal reactions to them. If you yourself are the one who has been unkind, it is time for self-reflection.

Why do you attack people?

What are you trying to protect yourself from?

Should I change my outlook, so I pushed myself to see the good in myself and the reasons why I’m likable; as a result, I began to see the good in others again too. It’s not an easy process, and for many, it requires therapy and months of time. However, you can begin your journey back to kindness by being kinder to yourself. Listen closely to your destructive, self-critical thoughts.

Are they based in reality, or are you fabricating them?

If you criticize yourself because you feel guilty about things you did in the past, work on nurturing self-forgiveness, just as you’d forgive a loved one for those same mistakes.
If you criticize yourself because you were raised to believe you were a bad person, recognize this isn’t true, and know that you can choose to heal and challenge this belief as an adult. Try to look at yourself from an outside perspective and remind yourself of all the unique and beautiful qualities you possess and have the ability to share with the world. With enough time and effort, you will begin to see the pattern in your unkind behavior and its link to your own anger at yourself. The most important thing to remember, whether you are receiving or giving unkindness, is that you are inherently good, too, and deserve to be loved. Bless.

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Safe Travel Tips

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Safe Travel Tips, Reduce your stress for Traveling. Some things you are not able to control, but keeping in mind safety first. Here are a few tips to make your travel safe. 

Schedule your arrival during daylight. Know how you will get to your first hotel or place of stay.  Walk with confidence. Also Stay in public. Where you’re staying is personal information. Basic apps for your phone: Flashlight, Compass, Google maps, Weather, Find you phone. Stay alert.

Make Copies of Your ID and Passport: Make two photocopies of your license or passport in case either is lost or stolen. Make one copy and store it separately from your original, leave another with a relative. There is also a free service for U.S. citizens, The program permits enrollment with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate, if an emergency such as a lost or stolen passport. Also Check your government’s travel site.

Secure Your Wallet:  Only carry the card(s) you plan to use on the trip, leave the rest of your cards at home. If you decide to bring more than one credit card, have the  account information, keep customer service numbers for the cards available, or secure location , or maybe in a hotel safe. Only Take out what you need. Get a credit card that doesn’t charge foreign transaction fees. Don’t flash wealth. Keep your belongings close.

Check Out Activity Guides: Before you book any trips, activities, or anything in general,  check online for customer reviews. See what others have to say about the company, any customer reviews may  help you choose a safe travel experience. Choose your destination carefully. Know how to get help if needed. Any Local Emergency contact numbers. Carry the business card of your hotel or hostel.

Travel like a Local: When visiting any new location, know your surroundings,  plan your route in advance. Be aware of how  locals talk, dress, etc,  consider whether certain actions will make you stand out as a tourist. Know your strengths and weaknesses. Trust your intuition

Weather Check: Keep tabs on weather reports for any travel to & from Destinations. 

Avoid Online Oversharing : Posting photos, checking In social media sites advertises your absence from home. Never overshare Real-time updates, wait until you return home safely.  Be sure to Take advantage of your time away,  relax by taking a  safe travel steps to avoid potential problems. 

Happy Safe Travels