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It seems like forever that my periods have been hell on me. Well, the fatigue and pain I can solve with sleep and Advil, but I ca also flood the highest absorbency tampon in an hour.

No More!

This is my last Tampon period. I’m researching the Divacup, and the MooncupDid You Know That Menstrual Cups Have Been Around For 80 Years??? Unreal that they’re not common knowledge. I’m to the point though of buying the prefolded cloth diapers, and using them as pads.

Anyway, if you have suggestions, I’m open to them. Well all except to continue tampons. I am honestly to the point of begging for a hysterectomy.

 

)o( Goddess Bless You In All That You Do )o(

43 AND FED UP (WARNING: Female Topic)

Ready To Go No ‘Poo’?

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How to No ‘Poo’

Dissolve about 1 tablespoon of baking soda in just enough water to make a paste. Apply this to your roots only; work it in and let it sit for a minute.

In order to stimulate blood flow, clean your pores and get off built up grime, use your finger tips to scrub your scalp. Start by making a circle on the top of your head in the area you’d wear a crown. Focus on the back of this circle to begin with. Next, fill in the circle. This is where your part will be; grease here affects the way your hair looks. Trace while still scrubbing with your fingertips around the bottom edge of the circle. Keep making scrubbing circles underneath each one, drawing lines in circles around your head.
Lastly, scrub the back of your skull and your temples/sideburns. This will result in less grease and more growth. After doing this, your scalp will feel alive. Many women swear their hair grows faster after a visit to the salon — it does, and this massage method is why.

When scrubbing, you’re actually rubbing your fingers back and forth in short movements. Be gentle; you don’t want to break your hair. Next, pour about 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar into a cup and add water. (I keep two plastic 12-ounce cups in my shower and just mix when I get in.) After you rinse the baking soda out, pour the apple cider vinegar over the ends of your hair, let it sit for a minute and then rinse it out. That’s all there is to it!

No ‘Poo Troubleshooting

Remember, there is a transition period from two weeks to two months depending on the person. Here are a few tips:
• If your hair becomes frizzy, try using less baking soda or leaving it on for a shorter period of time. Adding honey may also help.
• If your hair becomes greasy, try using less apple cider vinegar, switching to lemon or lime juice, leaving out the honey, and/or using a comb instead of a brush. Also, make sure you’re applying the apple cider vinegar just to the ends of your hair.
• If your scalp itches, try the following essential oils; tea tree, lavender, rosemary. If your hair becomes dry, try a tiny bit of oil (any oil, I use olive) smoothed on bottom of hair.
Ready to make the change? Sure! Don’t be afraid to go no ‘poo. You know how to do it! Enjoy the journey – you’re on your way to a healthier you!

© Christi Colvin is a certified labor assistant and photographer with one three wonderful children and a stellar husband. http://www.christicolvin.net

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Hijab/Headscarf Does NOT Equal Terrorist.. STOP THE HATE!

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Reposting from my dear friend. “I don’t care what assumption you want to make about someone because of a cloth on the head; it still doesn’t excuse working up phlegm and spitting in the path of a lady.”

That’s right, people. Someone SPAT at her today because of the scarf on her head.

Not long ago, a Muslim woman from California was murdered, simply because she is a Muslim (wearing hijab). The sicko even left a note on her dead body saying, “Go back to your country.” The US IS her country!

I am furious. Why is a a headscarf/hijab so threatening? How do you even know if she is Muslim or not? (And if she is, SO WHAT?!). Let me enlighten you of just some of the religions where women cover their hair.

Amish, Japanese Buddhist Nun, Catholic Nun, Catholic, Druze, Eastern Orthodox Nun, Eastern Orthodox, Hindu, Jain Nun, Mennonite, Muslim, Orthodox Jewish, Sabian, Sikh,Taoist Nun, and certain Pagan and Polytheistic religions.

Many women *choose* to wear the veil. I’m not talking about women who are forced. That is wrong as well. However, no one has the right to be treated like this because of a piece of cloth on their head.

Please, pass this along and STOP THE HATE!!!!!

My friend Jenn Rana, wrote this about a mutual friend of ours that covers her head, who was spat at. I dare anyone to get rude with me over what I CHOOSE to wear, cause it won’t be pretty. I’m bitch enough to give you back what you dish, and then some!

My Friend Starla reminded me about cancer patients.. She said this:

I am right there with ya hun.. STOP THE STUPIDITY! I have a very dear and close friend that wears a scaf because she is FIGHTING CANCER! It’s not all about religion but also bacause it might be medical and because it keeps us cool! You don’t “diss” a man for wearing a “Do Rag”… Then stop messing with the ladies! I will bring you to ur own size you mess with my family or friends over something so small as this! STOP YOUR STUPIDITY!!!!

Trust me, this is far from over, at least until the discrimination and hate ends!

LINKS:

One Million Hijabs for Shaima Alwadi

To Learn More about the women who cover, and why, check out Covered In Light

It’s Just A Cloth

Blogging and Summer W/Kids & Kittens Do Not Mix

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This is a conclusion I’ve come up with. Even as I type this I have kids talking to me, and kittens crawling on me. Dividing my attention thoroughly. I love em all, both kids and kittens, so I’m not complaining. I tried to start a blog on Facebook thinking maybe that was why I rarely blogged anymore, but nope, that wasn’t it either.

So, what I’ve been up to. The heat is actually getting to me this year. Ugh it means I’m getting old. The week of the Fourth of July I ended up in the ER. I couldn’t talk right. Yes, it was a TIA, and I was quite dehydrated. Eventually they decided to keep me. (Sheesh, had I walked in they’d have probably done something right away, but I think all they saw was my disability). What happened to giving the patient who displays stroke systems the meds that reverse it? I’d arrived at around 8 and it wasn’t until midnight that they called my own doc that he said admit her. So by the next morning after having been on an IV with them pumping fluids in me, I was apparently dehydrated what my doc said. I ended up staying in until July 4th morning, discharged with the instructions to stay out of the heat! So armed with a buttload of scripts to go fill I go out where? Yup, into the sweltering heat. Of course my husband who acts more like an old woman, had to stop by and gossip with everyone on the way until I had to get bitchy and tell him he must like me in a hospital. (I’ve already been pissed off at him since I entered the ER because he had the gall to rip my cover from my head and tossing it in the truck even before entering the ER… I still have not spoken to him of it yet.) Finally we got to Wal-mart and I’m thinking, “yes, it’ll take forever for them to fill my scripts and I can relax in the A/C. (Did I mention our truck has no A/C?) For once the pharmacy had everything ready. Yeah, shocking, right? So, to stay in the cool a bit more I buy a few items for the house, then head home. I was on FB most of the day catching up, then even before sunset I had to go lay down so I missed the 4th of July festivities. I have the best neighbor in the world though. She bought food and fireworks so Saturday the 7th I could enjoy a celebration too.

So, now it’s July 14th and life is back to normal except I have to remember to take those damned pills, and Doc doesn’t want me drinking Coke anymore. On the bright side, I was able to quit smoking… again.

)O( May the Mother Goddess Bless You in All that You Do! )O(

 

Neglectful Me…

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Seems I have seriously neglected my blogs. For that, I am sorry. Blogspot sorta pissed me off when they changed the design editing layout. So I am still in search of a blogging place that fits me. I like WordPress, don’t get me wrong, I’m just not ‘feeling’ it lately.I’ll try to get better at posting again, but fear it may not happen much until Fall hits, and the kids head back to school. They seem to think the internet is theirs.

Jeaux