How to make Anti-Aging Herbal Facial Steam

Anti-Aging Facial Steaming with dried flowers and herbs

Herbal facial steam is a special way to pamper and cure the skin around the face. It is very easy to do and it saves a lot of money spent on cream and other beauty products. This spa treatment does not require any special knowledge and it can easily be done without any expertise.

Herbal facial stream cures acne, blackspots and other facial problems. It softens and rejuvenates the skin. Facial steaming helps reduce puffiness, eye infection and nasal congestion. It removes dirt and grime; it also deep cleanses and purifies. Continue reading “How to make Anti-Aging Herbal Facial Steam”

10 things your kids will always remember.

My childhood experience remains the best part of growing up. I relate a lot to this chapter of my life. It was filled with laughter, exploration, creativity, imagination and pure childhood innocence.

As a growing child, I never knew I was picking up important tools for the future. Tools that strengthen the foundation of growth, nurture and love. Tools that strengthen the bond between childhood and adulthood and everything in-between.

In our busy and modern world, we often forget the importance of growth, the necessary tools needed to help our children grow, not just physical growth, but, the emotional and spiritual growth. The link between the past and the future.

Here are few things your children will always remember as they climb the ladder of growth. Continue reading “10 things your kids will always remember.”

My Spicy Potato Wedges.

I love to experiment with potatoes. Just like many families, potatoes are one of the foods eaten routinely and in such quantities that it constitutes a dominant portion of a standard diet in my family.

My spicy wedge potato is just right for the weather, it is easy to cook and it does not cost a lot. You only need few ingredients which are available locally. I cooked my potato with skin on due to their many nutritional benefits.

Potatoes are naturally gluten-free and they’re packed with nutritional benefits needed for a healthy lifestyle. Potatoes are one of the world’s most versatile vegetables. Potatoes are a great substitute for pasta, rice, bread and other grains.

Eating potatoes with the skin added more nutrients to your diet.  A  medium-sized skin-on potato gives the body more potassium than a banana, fibre, magnesium, vitamin B6 and nearly half of your daily value of vitamin C. Potatoes have no fat, sodium or cholesterol. Continue reading “My Spicy Potato Wedges.”

My one-pot chicken and rice dish

One of the foods I  often cook is rice. My One-Pot Chicken and Rice dish is one of the easiest. It is easy to cook and just anything could be added. I used loads of peppers. Peppers are known for their abundance of vitamin C.

Peppers have Vitamin B6 and folates. Red peppers have been praised for aiding night vision. Red peppers have loads of antioxidants. To top it all, red peppers help in burning more calories.

Apart from red peppers, I used onions, chilli, mixed herbs and chicken of course. Just like I said earlier, this recipe is easily adaptable, it is what you make of it.

To make my one-pot chicken and rice dish here’s what you will need. Continue reading “My one-pot chicken and rice dish”

The Crawling Old Man

I counted in seconds as the clock tick away. It was the end of the day’s work. A time to leave my monotonous routine until the next day. I hurriedly logged myself out, making sure I did not leave anything behind, I scanned through my workstation and dashed out of the office while saying the usual “See you in the morning”.

I half-walked, half-ran to the car. It takes 10 minutes to walk to where I parked my battered car and another 10 minutes to drive to my child’s school before finally heading home where more chores are waiting. This is my life.

However, on this day as I walked to my car, I noticed an old man about 6 foot tall, probably in his 80 ahead of me. In no time at all, I caught up with him. Something came to mind as I glanced back at him. He was in no rush to catch up with me. Continue reading “The Crawling Old Man”

10 Simple Ways to Develop Self Love

It is easier to get lost in the world without any emotion to self. Self-love is not selfish. Falling in love with yourself makes it easy to care for everything else around you. Practicing self-love unleashes your true potential, you develop the gift the world demands from you. True self-love transform lives. Self-love is not cowardice rather, it is an element which holds it all, it is a connection to all other emotions. Continue reading “10 Simple Ways to Develop Self Love”

54 encouraging words to say to your child.

Parenting can be daunting. The burden of looking after another human can have effects on our relationship with the children. Parents sometimes forget how precious their children are and in the moment of anger and frustrations, we tend to lash out without meaning to.

It has been proven that positive words have lasting effects in shaping children’s future. Expressing how you feel should not be when your child makes you proud, good words and positivity should be part of parenting.

Here are some encouraging words to say to your child daily. Continue reading “54 encouraging words to say to your child.”

Life as my little girl sees it.

“We only live once”, this was what my little girl said as I turned to the road leading to her school. I concentrated on the road ahead in time to recover from the shock of her utterance. As I dropped her off at school that day and kissed her goodbye, I thought of what she said before rushing off to begin my daily monotonous routines.

I have heard this short phrase many times, I sometimes used it when talking to people, but, I never pondered on it until my 11 years old explained its meaning.

Sometimes, I express myself openly and some other times, I crawl backwards. I, however, found myself sinking into myself and shunning the world around me as my commitments and responsibilities expand. With the vigorous effects of life’s ups and downs, I have locked myself in unending spiralling vicious circles.

Continue reading “Life as my little girl sees it.”

Once upon a time in my nice life.

 I was the nice quiet girl in the classroom, I was the nice lady in the office who never argue with anyone, I was that person whose voice couldn’t be heard. The nice one whose rights could be tramp upon. The nice one to whom all the chores could be passed on to. Someone nice enough not to utter a word, despite the inconveniences.

I was once the nice person whose feelings were hurt, the one who was afraid to say how people made her feel, the nice one who traded her ideas all in the name of being nice. The one with the great idea, but, too shy to voice it out. Too afraid to be seen as a showoff. The one who received the look and walked away quietly. Too nice to look back, silently bearing it all. Continue reading “Once upon a time in my nice life.”

When I failed and failed again.

I am very sensitive by nature and my sensitivity reflects in every chapter of my life. My failures were not exempted. To me, failure was an hinderance. An obstruction to success. You see, I grew up having my future all spread out ahead of me.

My early year’s education was easy, with the innocence of a child, I climbed the steps without thinking much of it. High school was easy as well, despite peer pressure and hunger, the journey was smooth. Poverty played a big role among other hiccups, however, the determination to succeed was never waiver.

I explored all possibilities and having people who believed in me around, I exceeded expectations. I had it all planned. My life was going to be easy, problem-free and better than the people I see around. I planned to excel at everything. Continue reading “When I failed and failed again.”