The Best Succulents

Today, I wanted to make a post solely about succulent plants and their benefits. Succulents are my favorite type of plant, not only because I think they’re really cute, but also because of the way they can improve your health!

Aloe Vera- One of the most commonly known succulent plants is aloe vera. Aloe can repair dead skin cells, and can also be used in conditioners to leave your hair looking silky and shiny. It also promotes hair growth, and as you probably know, it has many healing properties.

Euphorbia Tirucalli- This succulent aids in asthma, colicness, coughs, and also has antioxidant activity like most other succulent plants.

Echeveria- This plant benefits your skin, hair, and makes air quality more purified. It is also very versatile.

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Hippie Lifestyle

Personally, I’ve been trying to become more in tune with myself, be more natural, and be at peace. I researched a lot for this post and found LOTS of good tips and ideas! I’m here today to share them with you!

YOGA- Yoga is a great way to get in tune with yourself both physically and mentally. The word yoga translates to mean “to unite”. It’s a very calming exercise that promotes flexibility, improves your mood, helps relax you, and has many more positive effects!

AROMATHERAPY- For this, you’ll need essential oils made from natural materials. You can use aromatherapy for spiritual, hygienic, and therapeutic purposes. Different scents provide different benefits. It can help relieve stress, uplift your mood, help with anxiety, etc.

MEDITATION- Meditation induces relaxation, energy levels, and forgiveness. It helps you to clear your mind and bring you to a better place in your mental state. There are physical and mental benefits such as boosting serotonin, lowers high blood pressure, increases creativity, and promotes inner peace.

JOURNALISM- Writing down how you feel can help you so much. It’ll help you understand yourself better or a situation you’re going through. Putting it on paper allows you to be more honest with yourself since it’s not talking to another person.

CHAKRAS- I made a post in the past about balancing your chakras, but I ended up deleting it. There’s a lot of information that goes along with this and I’ll probably make a post about it again. Chakras are energies throughout your body, and if they get blocked by negative energy it could cause physical and emotional ailments. Being in balance with your chakras helps boost confidence and improves your mood.

REIKI- This is a form of healing by life force energy. You use your hands and guide all the energy into your palms and move it into the body to promote healing. This is a complex medicine alternative that takes lots of practice.

SUCCULENTS- Certain plants help to clear and purify the air around you, and they look beautiful, too!

INCENSE- By burning certain scents of incense, you can become more relaxed and peaceful. Calm down after a long day and let your senses take over.

That’s all for this post! I hope it helps you and you enjoyed reading it. I plan on making more posts like this, let me know what you think!

Travel Hacks

Another summer post? YES! I’m absolutely in love with summer, you get to do so much fun stuff and not have to worry about school! Seems pretty nice to me. Today, I’m gonna tell you 10 life hacks for when you’re traveling to save you time, money, and space.

  1. Bring your own food on the plane or in the car with you, this will save you both time AND money
  2. Pack an extra bag for things you may buy so you aren’t trying to squeeze everything together to make it all fit- this could break things
  3. Bring a popup laundry hamper to keep your hotel room neat
  4. Bring a neck pillow for comfort, especially if you’re travelling by plane
  5. Roll your clothes rather than folding them, this will save space in your suitcase
  6. Put your jewelry in a pill case to avoid thinks getting lost or tangled
  7. Put necklaces through straws to prevent tangling
  8. Call your credit card company and let them know where you’re going
  9. Use cotton pads to avoid makeup breakage
  10. Bring a multicharge adapter

 

Hopefully some of these will help you on your trips this summer! Have fun and be safe!

Travel Essentials

It’s that time of year again- SUMMER! Time to vacay and go on trips! There’s always a few specific things that I NEVER let myself forget when traveling, they’re must-haves when on vacation. Some may seem obvious, but trust me, I’ve left without them before and it’s not fun… So here are 10 things I always pack:

  1. ID – The worst thing that could possibly happen, is you get to your destination and you’re going out, but you forgot your ID!
  2. Headphones – If you’re traveling by plane, bring headphones or earbuds! Unless for some reason you like to hear everybody talking?
  3. Portable Charger – It really sucks when you’re in the middle of navigating and you’re phone dies. ALWAYS keep a fully charged portable charger with you!
  4. Camera – You absolutely have to take lots of pictures! Show everyone how awesome your vacation is! Then, when you get home you can print the pictures off and have the memories forever.
  5. Tylenol – It’s never fun having a horrible hangover when on vacation…
  6. Hand Sanitizer – Sometimes, public bathrooms are either gross to wash your hands in, or they don’t always have soap. Keep clean unless you want nasty bacteria all over your hands!
  7. Gum – Always keep some gum on you in case you see someone cute and don’t want them thinking you have bad breath, that’s always a turn off.
  8. Water Bottle – STAY HYDRATED!!! I cannot stress this enough! Drink lots of water so you don’t get headaches or pass out. Plus, water is good for you!
  9. Sunglasses – If you’re at the beach sunglasses are always expensive to buy. And you don’t want the sun in your eyes, that’s just plain annoying. So do yourself a favor and don’t forget your sunglasses!
  10. Pillow – Whether you’re camping or at a hotel, bring your own pillow from home. Sometimes hotel pillows can be really uncomfortable, especially if you’re picky when it comes to pillows.

 

I hope you guys enjoy your vacays!! Comment what your traveling essentials are!

Anorexia Nervosa

Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by weight loss, or difficulties keeping a healthy weight. Many people with anorexia have a distorted body image, and usually restrict the number of calories they take in, along with having certain foods they refuse to eat. Some people with the disorder also compulsively exercise or purge. Anorexia can affect all different kinds of people. The disorder usually begins during adolescence.
To be diagnosed with anorexia the following criteria must be met:

1. Restriction of energy intake relative to requirements leading to a significantly low body weight in the context of age, sex, developmental trajectory, and physical health.

2. Intense fear of gaining weight or becoming fat, even though underweight.

3. Disturbance in the way in which one’s body weight or shape is experienced, undue influence of body weight or shape on self-evaluation, or denial of the seriousness of the current low body weight. 

Even if all these criteria are not met, an eating disorder may still be present. 

Fall Essentials

Since it’s obviously fall, I thought I’d make another fall related post. Today, I’ll give you 10 fall essentials every girl, or guy, should have! 

  1. Scarves – You can make a scarf go with literally almost any outfit! It makes it super cute and adds warmth.
  2. Mud Boots – These keep your feet nice and dry when the ground is wet, and they can also put an outfit together!
  3. Uggs – Who doesn’t love Uggs? They’re so fuzzy and warm so your feet stay cozy all day! Plus, they can go with basically any outfit.
  4. Tea – Tea is such a warming drink, it’s especially nice to sip on while you’re standing outside.
  5. Lotion – It’s always nice to soften up your skin, am I right?
  6. Candles – Make your house or room smell like whatever you want it to! Whether it be pumpkin spice or vanilla, the scent options are limitless!
  7. Travel Mugs – Perfect to keep your hands warm as the weather starts to get cooler and you’re standing outside, just put in coffee, tea, or another hot drink and sip away!
  8. Fuzzy Socks – Obviously a must-have to keep those toes warm and cozy at home. 
  9. Touch-Screen Gloves – Again, you’re outside and it’s cold, why would you want your fingers to freeze when you’re on your phone? 
  10. Boot Socks – Keeps your feet extra warm and adds to your outfit!

-XOXO Casey

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

Now that it’s fall, the best thing to have is a Pumpkin Spice Latte. PSL’s can cost so  much money though, especially the real ones at Starbucks! To solve this problem, I found a recipe online you can use to make this autumn essential all by yourself right in the coziness of your very own home!

Things You’ll Need:

  • Sugar
  • Water
  • Pumpkin Puree
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • Coffee
  • Spoon
  • Saucepan
  • Stove
  • Cup

Steps:

  1. Mix together 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of water into the saucepan
  2. Bring the sugar water to a low boil and reduce heat
  3. Add 2 tbsp of pumpkin puree and 2 tsp of pumpkin pie spice
  4. Keep mixture as a syrup and stir occasionally
  5. Take the pan off the stove and let cool for 15 minutes
  6. Add 1/2 cup of coffee and 2 cups of milk to the syrup and mix it together

 

Done! Enjoy your homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte!

 

XOXO Casey