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Things that make me feel better

Hello everyone, hope everyone feels good and spend those confusing days of quarantine with as much positive vibe as possible.

Personally, for the last few days I have been in no good mood, this quarantine and the lack of knowing what tomorrow will bring it’s a little disturbing to me. So to lift my mood a little bit I started with a healthy new habit of making smoothies to myself. As I have written before, I have anemia and i need a lot of iron so i have found the healthiest smootie to have that have a lot of iron and vitamins, highly recommended! Here’s the recipe for green smootie:

One cup of spinach leaves, one cup of kale leaves, 2 stalks of carp, cucumber and half a squeezed lemon. Your body will thank you. It looks like this:

My kids were not so into the green smoothie look, so I pampered them with a sweet and luxurious fruit shake with watermelon with ice and apples with pears.

Last Friday, for me to cheer up a bit and to delight the kids, we went for a walk around the house and collected colorful flowers. The kids were very excited about the activity and learned about flowers and insects, I got a little cheer and finally we got ourselfs a stunning bouquet of flowers that adorned the dining table.

Today I decided I was tired of the hair loss I have and because I have some baldness in my hair, I decided it was time to do something to nourish the hair and encourage re-growth of hair so I applied on the scalp and on the hair itself coconut oil.

I just split the hair into 4 parts and massaged my scalp with coconut oil, I intend to wait with the oil on the hair until the night when I will wash the hair. Promises to update with the results. I wonder if I will see any changes in my hair and how long I will wait untill i will see them. We’ll wait and see.

I saved the best for the last, see what arrived yesterday !! Write me down if you want to see what I got …

This is it for this time, hope you enjoyed, see you in my next post!

Shopping from MANGO and H&M, recommendation and updates

Hi, everyone! i’m so glad that you have stick around and that you are with me again. So let’s start with the updates: What crazy days I’ve been through! As I wrote in previous posts, last week I did a test in a course I failed twice! The test was a home test on the computer, yes, if I don’t pass it this time, it will be a big failuer. The test took 4 hours and they passed me like an intense half hour. Of course I finished the test with a sense of uncertainty about my success in it and with a headache. Wish me luck!

I promised to keep up to date with the Holter Heart test I went through a few weeks ago, well the test turned out not to be normal but it’s good that I am now aware and able to act correctly forward. At this point, it is important for me to stop and recommend to anyone reading this post: Do not wait! Do not postpone tomorrow! If you are not feeling well or you feel that something is going wrong with your body, go check it out as soon as possible, there is nothing more precious than our lifes, take care of yourself!

Yesterday morning I decided that I need (not really) to buy my girl (2.5 years old) new shoes so I went to the mall and found her 2 pairs of lovely everyday sandals. I bought her an antique pink doll shoes and another pair of rubber shoes with pastel pink straps to make her comfortable for kindergarten. Of course I showed her the shoes and she really loved them, the girl loves clothes and shoes – I educated her very well!

After I finished strolling in the mall stores, I got hungry so i bought falafel on a takeaway and ate it at home in front of the TV, such an obnoxious habit. For those unfamiliar with falafel, this is the flagship dish here in Israel. These are round balls made from chickpeas put in pita and of course you can also add salads and Fries into the pita. I personally love falafel and I eat falafel at least once a week. If you are interested, heres a recipe:

https://www.themediterraneandish.com/how-to-make-falafel/

In the evening me, my mom and my sister arranged to meet for coffee at our regular cafe which is in a shopping center (shopping !!). So we met and rattled and laughed and gossiped until we got tired and felt like it was the time for doing some shopping. Although we only went into two stores, I went out with both bags. In ‘mango’ I saw the perfect lather sandals that you can see down in the picture, a brown flip flop with a flattering strap, they will match with jeans or summer dresses. The flip-flops cost $ 66.83, but at the online store in the USA the flip-flops sold for $ 59.99. My mom kindly insisted to buy them for me, so thank you Mom!

After that we went into H&M and there I found a blue-to-knee denim skirt that cost $ 29 (at the USA online store it costs $ 24.99) and a black short suit with inflated sleeves and a white floral print that also cost $ 29 (in the USA online store it is Sold for $ 39.99). A fabulous overall and super comfortable for the hot summer days. I can’t wait to wear it soon. This purchase Mum also insisted on paying, So again, thanks Mom, you are the best!

I came home at night with the loot and sat down in front of the TV because I can’t sleep without some comic series that will clear my head and prepare me for a mindless sleep (I need it during this time). And this is where my recommendation comes in this post: This is a Turkish series! Here in Israel, the Turkish series is very much beloved recently at the obsession level. And after searching on the Internet for a light series that would suit me late at night, I found a recommendation for a series called “Daydreams” which is a comedic romantic series revolving around a low-class girl hero who is in love with the big and handsome boss of a big advertising company, Sure, it sounds absolutely trite, but the plot is light and funny and very suitable for people who just want to get rid of the pressure of the day and want to clear their heads a bit.

That’s it for this time! See you in my next post. Bye Bye 🙂

Iron girl

On Tuesday I spent most of my day studying, as I wrote in my previous post, in two weeks from now I will have a very important test in a course that I failed twice !!! So this time I’m investing everything to get past it and move on.
The last days are insanely hot days, days in which it is impossible to leave home because the heavy heat. We decided to chill the kids a bit and took them out to the pool / fountain in the afternoon and the kids ran in between the streams and cooled down. I live in Ashdod, a city that I think is one of the most beautiful in the country, and here’s another beautiful piece from the city I’ve lived in since 1993.

On Wednesday morning, I went to visit my sister and my mother, and as always, we sat and eat a cake and drink a cup of coffee in the balcony in front of the day. And of course my sister didn’t let me go empty-handed, my sister bought me a stunning black swimsuit from American Eagle, the swimsuit is just perfect! In addition to it, she gave me two stunning dresses she stopped wearing, so thank you my sister.

Later I went looking for a good sunscreen on drugstore and I bought a transparent facial sunscreen with 50 SPF. After smearing it at home, I felt it was slightly oily, a fact that upset me. In addition to sunscreen, I also purchased a Vitamin C Enriched Facial Serum, which helps slow down the aging process. And again, after I got home, I tried it and found out that it has a shimmery shade, if I know it before I bought it I don’t really know if I had go for it. Anyway, after applying the serum my skin felt nice and soft. The product is somewhat reminiscent of the glam glow shimmering face cream.

On Thursday morning, after six months, I decided that I had to go to a nurse at my health fund and remove an earring that was stuck in my right ear for a half year now. Six months ago I had an ear infection and it swelled so much that the earring was swallowed by the earlobe. And the hole closed with the time and I was left with an earring that stuck in my ear. So the nurse sent me to a surgeon and after he laughed at me he pulled the earring out of my ear with one pull and no anesthesia. This is what it looks like:

because I was such a good and brave girl, I rewarded myself and purchased some “candies”. This is an Israeli cosmetics company that launched a tint that is very reminiscent of Benefit’s famous tint. I love the tint to create a natural tan look to the cheeks and it is really nice for the lips if I like to go for a childish and natural look.

And today, I decided to become the Iron Girl.

I’ll update later.

How did I stop drinking and smoking in one day!

Anyone who has known me for the past six years has known my new version, the latest update. Six years ago, and throughout my 20s, I lived a life of uncompromising hedonism. I spent almost every day of the week drinking a lot of alcohol and cigarette smoke emissions was always part of my image. I was, and I am still, a person who could not enjoy anything, anything, to the extent. When I drank, I drank to the point of obscurity and when I smoked, I smoked until my lungs burned and my hair smelled like an ashtray. Thank goodness I went through this period in one piece and thanks to that I can also say I’m sorry but I am not sorry or feeling any regret about my past. I have reached my thirties saturated with experiences, I won’t look back and regret that I did not live, did not travel, did not wander aimlessly, did not meet people without any special interest, all that I did and not only once. I ended the second decade of my life tired of my extreme life and night life. I realized that my body and mind needed something different. But that’s not what made me stop drinking and smoking.

Photo: pavel t.

The ability to stop living a life you have been accustomed to or stop consuming alcohol, quit smoking, eat chocolate, meat, carbohydrates, or actually stop anything else that has put you in a turbulence that is hard to step out from, must come from understanding, a deep, meaningful enlightenment that will let you examine the situation from the side, you will be able to look at yourself from a higher angle. I remember that moment, that very moment when I realized that my life had to change, I remember it well. A taxi dropped me off under the apartment I used to live in, after a long night out when I was drunk as hell, I lit a last cigarette before going to bed. As I slowly made my way toward the entrance to the building, I realized; These people I spent the night with, who are actually locking in the night and coming to their home, they are good friends, I spend the time with them just as I wanted, but if the body betrays me beacuse of the destructive life I managed, they might be sorry for me but they don’t really Or will be an essential part of me. I realized that I was probably pushing aside the really important things that would build me as a person and advance me later in my life. If you want to get out of some situation you must think about what really matters, we set out on this world air alone and so do we leave it, we must surround ourselves in a enveloping, good and loving environment and we must know that we have done what is possible to extend our stay here. Don’t be sorry when it’s too late, try not to be helpless.

Then the enlightenment came, but I felt I wasn’t strong enough to cut off the habits I loved so much. But this was the most significant step in the rehabilitation process. I took this recognition in mind as I continued to live my normal life, but I already had a stick on wheels that never stopped making problems and ruined every night’s out and all the lighting of a cigarette. That was the beginning of the beginning – and it’s not a mistake. My restoration is a start. point. I believe that because of this understanding, I began to see the things that mattered to me and as if my spatial vision was beginning to clear. I knew my husband and started to build a home.
So yeah, I stopped drinking and smoking in one day, the day I found out I was pregnant but it didn’t lower the value of the acts. Certainly some would say that this is not a big deal because the condition requires me to quit but I see the picture differently and the fact that I did not return to drink or smoke even 5 years after giving birth proves that the process I went through was profound and meaningful. I believe that to make a real change you have to go through a self-examination and a real understanding of what is important in our lives and what is less.

So after watching the positive answer of the pregnancy test, I lit a cigarette with the understanding that it would be the last one. Standing there on the porch and not copying my eyes from the cigarette, I realized in real time that it was a great moment that I would like to remember, a moment I would be proud of, and I really am, very proud of it. I was only able to smoke half a cigarette from that last cigarette.

Flavored water – tasty and healthy

I do not drink enough water and it charges a price, I am weak, not essential and my skin complexion is pale and unflattering.

I thought a lot about ways to make myself drink more water and to put the artificial juices aside and realized that I just had to add a drop of color and flavor effortlessly from ingredients I already had in the fridge.

Here are 4 recipes for water flavors that I particularly love:

1. Cucumber water:

Ingredients: half cucumber, half lemon, mint and rosemary.

2. Apple water:

Ingredients: half red apple, half green apple and mint.

3. Strawberry water and red grapefruit:

Ingredients: 3 large strawberries, half a lemon and a quarter red grapefruit.

4. Berries water:

Ingredients: Any berries you have in the fridge (there is also a frozen mixture) and half a lemon.

Add mineral water and enjoy!