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How to Help Puerto Rico | Hurricane Maria

How to Help Puerto Rico | Hurricane Maria




As most of you are aware Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico earlier this week which tragically left 98% of puerto Rico damaged. Earlier today warnings for Dam Failure are imminent post Hurricane Maria, thus leaving citizens of Guajataca Puerto Rico with life threatening flash flood warnings in edition to the waist deep flooding already present. All of this rocked my heart especially since some of my family I have yet to hear back from residing in Puerto Rico.

The island draped in humble souls and simple homes is very much in need of our help. Humanitarians and fellow citizens their are multiple ways we can contribute to helping the people of Puerto Rico recover from this tragedy.  The entire island has no power except for the few lucky enough to have received energy generators. Many are running low on food or have completely lost every bit of shelter and a dry place to sleep. The majority of the island is flooded and desperately needs any ounce of donations whether that is a one dollar or a blanket. Below are a list of organizations and trusted go fund me accounts assembled to help Puerto Rico recover from this disastrous time. 

Puerto Rico needs you, here are ways you can help below:


Hurricane Maria's Children Relief Fund-  To help the children of Puerto Rico Click Here 


18 Fire Houses in NYC -  If you reside in any of the five burroughs in New York City here is a list of 18 fire houses you can donate medical supplies, baby food and other necessary items to help Puerto Rico click here to view the list 

ConPRmetidos - A non profit origination assisting both Hurricanee Irma and Hurricane Maria Vitctims recover, Click Here to donate

Direct Relief - Le Juan a Spanish comedian known on social media has created a go fund me with a credible organization, Direct relief  To see how you can donate and help puerto Rico Hurricane Maria victims click here

Become a Caritas Volunteer - Through this organization see how you can physically lend a helping hand, Click Here


Earlier on the news this week I witnessed the  humble voices of Puerto Rico say with smiles on their face and hope in their eyes. Whilst all of their material possessions and chances for survival are threatened due to conditions and lack of resources - "As long as we have family we will be okay." This is just an example of my people and the beautiful kind hearted minds in Puerto Rico.  Special thanks to everyone who donates.


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An intro to Energy clearing Tools || Wellness

An intro to Energy clearing Tools || Wellness




Staying positive during pestering times is a challenge indeed, however when going through a seemingly dark period the best thing to do is create a light force of energy surrounding you to help lift you through it. If you have ever entered a room of negative people you can easily feel the difference in energy flow. You might feel lethargic and if allowed you may magnetically begin to absorb this energy thus being negative as well. 

As of late, I have been performing  a cleanse or purge of negative people and environments and it has certainly made a huge difference on my overall aura and subconscious thought process. However this is only the beginning, the methods of aura cleansing and energy clearing are many, and me being curiously desperate for any light energies to enter have become a connoisseur of quite a lot of them... I mean a whole lot of them. 

Considering I have familiarized myself with helpful energy clearing methods (which have helped me immensely during thee most trying of times), I narrowed it down to a list you can feel free to try Below. I have found these methods to be most affective in helping me remain positive. 

Importance of Energy Clearing ||

Before we officially begin the list, lets talk about why energy clearing is important. We are consistently in environments where our moods and energy levels are affected by people and situations surrounding us. Keeping a positive upbeat approach to life can feel draining if things seem to be consistently pulling you in different directions. For instance if you reside in New York City then the train may be a great example of everyone sitting in a melting pot of irritability.

Practicing cleansing methods can be therapeutic, healing, and restorative if practiced daily you will find gaining strength and recharging your batteries, also with each practice you may discover it to be wisdom/ self discovering experience. Here are my daily practices which truly have and currently are helping me keep a brave face, a positive outlook, and basically uplifting what feels like the world weighing on me at times. If that sounds familiar then perhaps these can help paint your outlook little better.

Journaling 

Journaling is a great entry way to truly cleanse any negative thoughts, and even if you seek clarity I find it has been great for me to just keep writing until which ever solution to my worries seems obvious. Consider it your affordable ticket to a therapy session with you a pen and a deep introspective dive into greater realms. 

Smudge 

Smudging in a nut shell is a method of using powerful herbal and or wood scents to dispel toxic energies, negative thought cycles and all you wish to release. Scents also like lemon grass possess energy clearing properties as well. I prefer sage over bot methods mentioned however I use all three to cleanse depending on my mood and time frame. Scents like sage tend to be stronger and can saturate your clothing and hair so this wouldn't be recommended if there is apace you are heading to or just not a fan of sage perfume as I like to call it. When spraying and or working with these scents in their various forms it is helpful to recite an affirmation at the end of each sentence stating what you would like to cleanse. For example "I light this sage, to cleanse --- from my mind body and soul--- and so be it." I find it helpful to cleanse myself of negative energies and thought processes before saving my living space. These scents come in various forms to preference, when working with these scents keep a positive mind set full of affirming thoughts to keep you uplifted. Feel free to explore some options of cleansing below.

Healing Stones 

I personally am still exploring the many many healing properties stones, crystals, and minerals possess. Stones grow and are created around various locations of the world where energy faults and vibrations all vary. Therefore these stones all possess a special energy and promote energies when worked with. You can place the stones below around your space where energy is needed to be healed or you can search stones according to your needs. I find Rose quartz to be extremely helpful, since Rose Quartz promotes a healing energy that ultimately helps self love and love in all forms. Stones which come in healing packs have also been extremely affective for me as well. After venturing through various articles on healing stones many experts say combining stones with similar healing properties tend to produce a potent energy source. This can take practice for some people, as when I first received stones I was a fetus to meditation and all healing practices mentioned above. I first began by sitting with meditation music on and holding them in my hands for a few minutes at a time and truly trying to absorb the energies. Recently I began venturing further into the world of Reiki and if you follow me on instagram then you may have heard of this amazing Reiki ASMR healer I have been practicing healing with pretty much every night. She also goes into further depth on various stones through each healing session. 

Being Present || limiting Social Media 

Last but not least, this little tip is extremely important in modern society. I find that fasting social media and being present is so helpful. The more time we spend on social media, it is inventible we begin to compare and feed into unhealthy behaviors, which differs us from simply living in the moment. Although these practices may seem small, these small steps can all help in changing our perspective on life... Whist also clearing out any bad juju and or self destructive thought patterns.

"Life has many details not all good not all bad, to see the silver lining venture within and you can appreciate the silver linings with out. Be present, be hopeful, and protect your energy." 

I hope you enjoy this entry way into some energy clearing methods. let me know what works for you below !






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Summer Organic Skin Care and Tips

Summer Organic Skin Care and Tips



Organic and cruelty products are truly the way to go this summer and possibly after that, if you're truly passionate about skin care as I am. Every now and then we all deserve a product that truly adds enrichments back into our bodies with natural and POTENT benefits, ranging from rich fruit ingredients to powerful herbs that help us have that clean healthy glow.

Modern day products are usually jam packed with chemicals like sulfates, parabens and chemicals that are not actually contributing to our bodies. Also it is common these products will advertise the  benefits of natural ingredients such as honey, etc however only use a tiny percentage and the rest of the product is just chemicals which can be drying to our skin, cause hair loss etc! Crazy, but very true.

Most of us crave a perfect healthy glow, so here are products that will surely help attribute to your inner and outer beauty perfectly this summer.

LET'S GLOW TOGETHER [Shop Organic Scrubs Below!]



If you are new to organic products or just want a clean detox and fresh plate for your summer skin these would be the go to products. For a clean radiant glow chose any of these scrubs to gently exfoliate once to twice a month, once a week depending on your skin. This will help you rid of a layer of dull, dead skin cells, plus these ingredients all have separate properties to enhance this glow. Thus leaving you with radiant, vibrant skin! Voila ! 

Summer Skin tip: Do not exfoliate too often, also avoid if skin is recovering from sunburn



MOISTURIZE AND HYDRATE ... [Shop Organic Summer Body// Face Moisturizers Below]





If you are looking for glowing, radiant, sun kissed... ooh la, la skin this summer then these organic and affordable moisturizers will be the answer to your problems! It is always important to hydrate your face and body this summer, in addition to feeding your skin thee best vitamins and nutrients mother nature has to offer. Our skin is porous therefore anything we out on our skin goes into our blood stream, this is important to avoid harsh chemicals and stick to ingredients we are familiar with because we can eat them. Summer Glow here we goooo....

PROTECT YOUR SKIN [Shop Organic SPF Below!]




Keeping your skin protected is extremely important all year long, especially during summer. These organic brands leave out harsh chemicals which can be toxic. Applying sunscreen is vital in preventing early aging. Some ingredients used in non organic sun screens have even been proven to be cancerous. The safest bet to beat early aging, sun burn, and harmful skin conditions would be organic sunscreens such as these shown above! Take your pick on the super affordable favorites above.


ADD A KISS OF COLOR  [Shop organic hydrating lip tints below]




Kiss your worries good bye this summer with these beautiful shades that add the perfect addition to your subtle sun kissed looks. I personally love shades like these which are beautiful accents to natural  summer looks. These lip tints are filled with nutrient rich oils, and organic moisturizers, hydrating and beneficial for your health.

Remember True beauty is inside and out!


Nurturing your body from the inside and outside with nutrient rich ingredients is super important for a radiant healthy glow. Eating Oranges will not only boost your vitamin c but also help give your body the nutrients needed to produce outer radiance.

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Styling white Pants this summer || Goodwill

Styling white Pants this summer || Goodwill



Being a New Yorker it is almost unspoken protocol to wear black or just dark colors in general during your existence. If you have visited New York or are in fact a New Yorker then you understand perfectly that everyone looks like they are casting the Matrix. Something I realized a year prior; fast forward a year later and I decided to venture into the brighter pigments.

I began to shop brighter colors and it is safe to say "I am never going back, never going back... no you can't make me." I know it can be a brave endeavor to be a woman and wear white or just to wear white in general but I strongly encourage you to do so, and it does not in fact have to be all white however I have fell in love with all white ensembles too. Being a conscious, earth friendly consumer I shopped these looks from my local Goodwill in New York City. The great thing about Goodwill is that the pants and denim are all sectioned off by color, so if you do in fact like the looks I have been posting on Instagram or in this blog post then put on a brave face and dive into those light wash denims and white pants. Another plus is, white does in fact go with everything. Just as black does.

Shopping at Goodwill has allowed me to develop a stronger sense of understanding my style needs. Things in Goodwill or thrifted shops are not exactly trend curated through out the store therefor it is good practice to learn what staple pieces you need to build your wardrobe. I encourage you all to spend a day at goodwill and try on various styles and take note of what you feel comfortable in. What looks do you admire? If those looks are outside of your comfort zone for instance ... white denim. Then I encourage you to find a pair with a cut suitable to you, push your limits and try them on.






Great news, more posts will be coming your way with topics such as, how to curate your style, what staple pieces to purchase, how to avoid buying the same things over and over yearly and more! Stay tuned as those posts will be coming your way.
 
In the mean time feel free to Follow my Instagram for outfit inspiration, wellness, positive words and more... I am currently having one of thee most grounding experience in Florida if you have not already seen on my recent Instagram stories.
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A peak inside Refinery29 x HBO Girls pop up exhibit

A peak inside Refinery29 x HBO Girls pop up exhibit



As many of you may know, The hit HBO series Girls is coming to a melancholic end! If you do not watch the show you are granted full permission to check out this two day pop up exhibit collaboration in NYC brought to you kindly by Refinery29 x HBO Girls.... Then proceed with no question to your couch and bing watch this feminist-ly fabulous series from episode one season one.
     If you do not reside in NYC or simply cannot make it out to reserve your spot here, well no worries as the following snaps will provide you a peak into the amazing exhibit. Reliving this series from all its physical gems, beginning the exhibit from all the high lights of Season 1 leading you through to  Hannah's iconic apartment on the show, played by [Lena Dunham]. P.s Sitting on their epic couch, along with gazing at all the physical props was mind blowing. If you are in NYC today is the last day reserve your spot below!
#R29xHBOGirls

@girlsHBO

12-7pm

John Doe Gallery

112 Waterbury Street

Brooklyn, NY
Enjoy the Happy heart break dances from season 1 aka "The F#@k you Dance" leading you through A window of truth, a small portal into Shosh's trip to japan and more...






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"Today was a dream come true, not only did I get to sit on the set couch from the HBO series #GIRLS but it was the best form of therapeutic closure for this shows end. @lenadunham you have voiced a world of raw and comedic truths for us women, us "Girls". This show was a window of inspiration expression and proof we are all alike in numerous ways. In a sense you have proved us to feel less alone, more ALIVE and able to laugh at our beautiful, "flaws". Gracious social media thank yous are certainly sent your way and to the amazing cast. Oh & special thanks to @refinery29 x @hbogirls for this amazing experience." 




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Healing with Pink Himalayan salt || Wellness

Healing with Pink Himalayan salt || Wellness


Having a reiki healer on hand at all times to soothe fellow stress would be ideal however many of us do not have the time or pocket for a daily dose of reiki no fear because the Himalayan salt lamp will literally heal you as you sleep or work. Yes a salt lamp has never been closer to gold. 
One night I crashed at my sisters place after a painful night, she simply kept her Himalayan salt lamp lit bedside for me and seriously I awoke the next morning googling if this thing was magic. 

After continuous research a discovery was made that, Himalayan salt lamps are indeed small chunks of magic... hehe just kidding, but the Healing properties Himalayan Salt and the Himalayan salt lamp are no joke. 

Healing properties of Pink Himalayan Salt 

The Himalayan Salt is derived from Pakistan and thankfully brought to places a round the world to benefit from it's healing properties. The Himalayan salt lamp is known to produce negative ions, if you dont know what negative ions are well heres just a small peak at their magic. Negative ions are found mainly in nature surrounded areas, such as beaches, forests, oceans, waterfalls etc Hence why us humans often feel increasingly blissful and at ease in these environments. The Pink himalayan Salt lamp takes in positive ions thus producing negative ions. It absorbs water particles naturally found in the air and release cleansed water vapor back into the air filled with those luscious negative ions, this has an amazing affect on the lungs keeping them clear.

Having this baby on will improve the air quality in your living space surrounding the lamp, and is great for asthma! 

-Salt lamps cleanse the air

-Eases asthma 

-Increase energy levels

-Improve mood and concentration

-Treat seasonal affective disorder [For all the fellow winter haters, say yellow to its warm sunlit reminiscent hue and warmth]

-Improve mood and concentration 


 Benefits of ingesting Himalayan salt 
[Use Himalayan salt to cook in with your meals]
 Ingesting Himalayan salt in your food is extremely beneficial in that it contains 84 traces of minerals beneficial for our health. Sea salt may seem like the healthier choice but with our oceans becoming increasingly more toxic with chemicals, salt extracted from salt mines such as this one might just be the new healthy norm. 
the benefits are endless...

-Helps ease muscle cramps 

-Improves mineral status of the body 

-Helps balance blood sugar 

-Improves hydration 

For more information click here


 

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