100% Pure Essential Oil (Therapeutic) – Tea Tree review

Tea Tree (Australian)

100% Pure Essential Oil

  • $6.96 10ml
  • Scientific name : Melaleuca alternifolia
  • Oil origin : Tree, leaves
  • Extraction : Steam distillation
  • Aroma : Sharp, medicinal, camphoraceous
  • Odor strength : Very high
  • Evaporation : Top note
  • Origin : Australia

 

I have grown up with natural Oils and Remedies used in Europe, when I came to the US I was on the search for Oils that have the same quality and results that I have been used to. After many tries I found Jade Bloom a few Years back and that is the Company who is now my GO TO for everything. Continue reading “100% Pure Essential Oil (Therapeutic) – Tea Tree review”

Homemade Lavender Water – recipe

  • 100 drops ( 5 ml ) Lavender Oil
  • 5 drops Peppermint Oil
  • 1 1/2 fluid oz ( 45 ml ) high proof Vodka
  • 20 oz distilled Water

Blend the oils with the Vodka in a small glass bowl. Stir well to make sure all ingredients are blended well. Pour water into a large glass bottle, add oil mixture to water. Shake well and use.

Note:

The linen water may be a bit cloudy but that is normal and will not stain your Clothe or Linen.

Let’s talk Aromatherapy and Essential Oils

Essential oils usage can be followed back to 3000-2500 B.C.

The Egyptians are known to be the first culture to use aromatic extracts for beauty care, culinary uses, spiritual and physical well-being. Remember reading about Cleopatra bathing in Rose peddles and Milk to keep her skin looking young?

I remember my Grandmother always having a used Lemon Slice at the Sink. When asked why, she answered, when she cuts smelly food like Onions or Garlic etc she rubs the Lemon on her hands afterwords while washing her hands so they don’t smell like Onion or Garlic. The citrus in the Lemon eliminates Odors.

I am now in the same Habit. Rather than throwing the used Lemon that I had in my Water in to the Compost, I first leave it at the Sink for the same reason.

The three MUST HAVE’s in my house are

Use of essential Oils – Peppermint

Easy to grow in the Garden (careful though, it is a Weed and will take over where ever you plant it,) I would suggest keeping it in a back Corner since it does not mind shade at all, or plant it in a Terra Cotta Pot and than plant it with the Pot in the ground, so the Roots can not easily expand.
Or plant it in a container on the porch I have mine in an old up cycled Hotel Pot that I found in a Yard Sale.

There are so many benefits to Peppermint that I can only mention a few:

For starters, it is Mosquito repellent. When you have it in your Yard and you run over it with your lawnmower you can smell the light scent of Peppermint and be sure that Mosquitoes will not be around since they do not like that smell.

Harvest the Leaves for Tea or for your Mojitos. Pluck a leave or two for your Lemon Water since it helps to quench thirst and it is known to boost energy and help with your digestion.

Add fresh leaves to your Salad.

In the Fall I usually cut down the Plants and dry them for Tea that can be enjoyed all Winter long .

Peppermint Oil is also one of the most used Oils when I blend my Mosquito Spray or Linen Water.

Use of essential Oils – Lavender

Have you seen a Lavender Field? It is breathtaking, just for it’s Color.

The Lavender Plant is a little more tricky to grow and usually will not produce many Flowers until 3 Years Old. I still have to have one since it’s not just the Flower that is Fragrant but also the Leaves. I use the dried Leaves and Flowers in little Sachets to put in my Closet and drawers.

Lavender is also Mosquito repellent and best as a Spray. Of cause, you could always just rub a few Leaves in between your hands and then over your arms and Legs but I think Spray is easier,

I also always have lavender water in the house for the Items that I Iron, not just will it smell fresh but also keep the Moths away when you store those heavy Winter Clothes away.

Lavender is best known for its Use as Stress Relief. Making Lavender Sugar and use that as sweetener for your Tea you drink before bedtime. Or dab a few drops on your finger and massage into your temples. I sometimes did that at work when I got to stressed.

 

Use of essential Oils – Tee Tree Oil

Now here is an Oil that I do not grow the plant for, but always have on hand.

Tee Tree Oil is known for its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. I have eczema and am I using the Oil with a Carrier (it can be an unscented Lotion or Oil) to keep it under control. The itching stops as soon as I treat the area and the redness and flaking goes away.

I also carry it in my bag when I have my Grand Kids out and about. When little scrapes or cuts occur the Oil will take away the Sting and the play can continue.

 

 

 

 

Aromatherapy and essential Oils – where to buy

You most like already found some Oils in the Grocerie Store or your Pharmacy, As a beginner, I say try it out for the Scent since they are most likely a little less expensive. If you are putting your efforts towards medical / physical / healing and over all Health Benefits I would suggest finding the best of the Best.

I have tried many Product Lines over the Years and when I travel Overseas usually stock up on my Oils that are not available in the United States but for most other purchases that I make for medicinal and healing purposes, I am using Jade Bloom. They have 100% pure Oils that are known to be the best in the World.

I have other Suppliers for the Oils that I am I using in making all natural Candles and Soaps in those Cases I need larger amounts while still being 100% natural they do not need to be Pharmaceutical Grade.

Everyone has their own Idea as to what you want to accomplish with your Oils, happy hunting and let me know if I can help in any way.

I can’t wait to see all of your Ideas of uses and you may want to share some Recipes with us .

Peace, Love, Happiness

GeGi

Sources:

http://essentialoilsacademy.com/history/

https://jadebloom.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=cleaning

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Environment friendly – how to focus on the positive

This morning I had a long conversation with my best Friend. She was upset and we talked a long time about how she felt while being around certain people. We talked for over an hour and it motivated me to research the effects and Risks about a toxic home environment. I truly believe this is a FACT that is not even close to be actively addressed. Home Environment. 

While researching for hours I found a lot of information on children and home environment , about how building Structures like Homes and Cities can make a difference in how people feel and behave, how to create a better work environment , but not much about your home environment.

Looking back at my own experience and the one from my friend it makes sense.

Who likes to admit that the one place, the place that should be your safe place is actually the one that is the unsafest. I could go at this in many ways but will focus on just a few situations and hopefully be able to help with some Ideas to move you towards a more positive direction.

Stress affects your health, You must speak up.!!! 

Some of those Stressors can be:

  1. divorce
  2. mental abuse (never being good enough)
  3. physical abuse
  4. emotional pressure
  5. your job (major workloads every day)

 

you may think that the Headache your keep getting is just a headache, the feeling tired or on the other hand the not able to sleep may be an illness, but they could be Stress symptoms , and those can  affect your health, even though you might not realize it

First off you need to learn healthy ways to cope with your life stressors.

There is a great Article written by the Mayo Clinic Staff that i actually have printed out and then started “working” thru the points that i found are MY stress points .

It was pretty scary at first because I had all of them they had listed. I also bought a book to get me started : The Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress-Free Living  on my journey to a healthier me and I hope it can help you as well.

 

How to focus on the positive.

Start your day with positive thoughts and affirmation.

When i wake up, before I even open my eyes, I say “thank you” to be waking up another day.

Before putting my feed on the floor, I determine that this day will be a good day.

Try it, and say:

this is a great day!say it with meaning and it will happen.

I also have small Cards all over the house and on me at all times, you can buy your first deck of Power thought cards  here to get you started NOW. I have many Stacks that I have picked up over the Years and sometimes I give one to a person I feel needs some “sunshine” in their life.

 

Talk to yourself in a positive way

While in the shower, in front of the Mirror, your Car, tell yourself that you are having a great day, that the situation that irritated you earlier will not affect your positive thinking. Try to only say what you would like to hear from others. Compliment a colleague on the color of her Blouse or his new hairstyle. It is amazing how positive talk can be infectious.

Don’t believe that everything only comes in black and white. I have learned that life is so much more interesting in “grey”. For example, we all have been told all our lives that you need to “go” to work outside your home to make money, but ever since I have not been in an Office environment for a few weeks now the grey has become my Sunshine. I am happy with starting a new journey, I am excited to get up every morning and write about my life and Experience to help others. I have lost weight, been sleeping like a baby and have not had a headache (or in my case Migraine)

I am living every day to the fullest and with a smile on my face. Don’t let the grey scare you.

Make your home a bright place, light colors make your moods more likely feel happy than dark colors. Think how you feel when you walk into a Spa. The smells the colors and light music are putting you immediately into a calm and relaxed mood.

That is what your home should feel like.!

Start with a few changes, I just listed the ones that I have started with because I am not done yet with my transformation of my home environment.

  1. Get rid of the dark Drapes and replace them with light Colored ones,
  2. Change the color of your walls
  3. Have Candles and plants in every room.
  4. Make sure the air in your house is fresh, open windows or use all-natural scented candles
  5. Play your favorite Song(s). Music is an emotion regulator
  6. Surround yourself only with positive people, tell that neighbor that likes to come over and gossip to stay away.
  7. Take time for yourself, even if it is just a few moments while gazing out of the Window ( I learned how to totally shut down my brain and relax )

This is it for today.

I am looking forward to hearing what changes you will be doing or have done to make your Home environment more friendly.

 

As always

Peace, Love,  Happiness

Andrea

Sources”:

https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/stress-management/in-depth/positive-thinking/art-20043950?pg=2
https://www.success.com/7-practical-tips-to-achieve-a-positive-mindset/

 

Environment friendly- ways to start to reduce, reuse, recycle

Reduce, Reuse, Recylce

This is not a “new” Term but by my own experience when I ask people where their recycle bin is I still hear to often, just throw it in the trash. Since that just does not fit in my mindset I almost always automatically ask” why do you not recycle? ” and the general answer has mostly to do with laziness. Yes I call the people that do not recycle lazy and ignorant. How , in this time and age can anyone still believe that our Earth will be around for ever if we keep treating it as garbage Dump and taking it for granted.

I am not going to rant here right now but by blood always starts boiling when I am talking about how our Mother Nature is being treated. So I am going to walk you thru some ways on how to be more Eco friendly, and give you a reason or at least an explanation as to why ! .

Reduce

 

Start by looking in to your Garbage Can. Is their a lot of unwanted mail like the unsolicited Advertising, VAL-Paks , Credit Card Offers? Go on line or pick up the phone and unsubscribe . You can use Websites like www.treehugger.com to find out ways to stop the mailings.

 

Please, by all means STOP USING PLASTIC BAGS!

This is one of the easiest ways to start reducing waste. How hard is it to have a few Cotton Bags in the Car when going shopping or even better if you are lucky enough you could use a pull Cart and walk to you nearest Groceries store and fill it up. You are not just reducing waste with not using Plastic bags but also reduce pollution by not starting up your Car for a drive of a few blocks to your store and you are doing your health a Favor with a little Exercise. Want to know more facts about Plastic Waste check out https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/05/plastics-facts-infographics-ocean-pollution/ for starters.

 

 

No more Plastic Containers.

Shop in Bulk and use Glass Containers like Ball Jars or any other Glass Jars to store your Dry Food like Pasta, Oatmeal Rice etc. Not just will you reduce waste but the Cupport may actually look better.

To make it even more clear

NO MORE PLASTIC WATER  BOTTLES.

How hard is it to get a few reusable stainless Steele Water Bottles? i have started to use my pretty Glasses that are usually in the Cupboard for special occasions, when I am writing i am using the Gasses i have picked up at Yard Sales,  but also have found thru  research , that the Hydro Flask Water bottle is one of the favorites out there. It has a Double Wall Vacuum, is Insulated Stainless Steel with Wide Mouth and BPA Free Straw and Lid. Don’t just take by word for it check out the reviews  fro m Backpacker.com they stated:

“The Hydro Flask 24 oz bottle is the Standard Mouth version of a hugely popular line of insulated bottles. The Standard Mouth has a narrow mouth for easy sipping that doesn’t drench your shirt, and the bottle is slim enough to fit in any cup holder or backpack pocket. It has a brushed coat finish and comes in many colors.

“The bottle claims 24 hours of icy cold and up to 12 hours of hot, and I know this is the stat everyone cares about. It met the mark for hot, and went well beyond for cold.”

I have mine ordered and can’t wait to get it in to by hands. Especially when out and about.

Reuse

Stop buying  paper towels and get some reusable Clothe wipes. I personally like Microfiber wipes for dusting hard Services since it will literally attract the dust and I can shake the clothe out the Window and keep going.

In the kitchen I have a regular kitchen clothe that I also use in the Bathroom and for the rest of my House cleaning. The ones for the Floor are just a bit larger.

Want to clean your Shoes or Leather Purse? Use and old Sock or cotton T-Shirt, The old bath towel that has seen better days also will be happy to help with polishing any of your faucets. I dare you to try it .

Start repairing things rather then discarding and buying new. It’s really not that hard to sew together a small tear in your Shirt or change out a Zipper in your pants, if you are absolutely challenged in that area there are many tailors that will be happy to do it for you. They may cost a few bucks but it is still cheaper then new and more Eco Friendly.

Egg Cartons can be made into small planters or donated to schools that will use them in their Art Projects,

Put the Egg Shells in your Watering Can while watering your Houseplants or in the Garden. Tomatoes especially like that extra Calcium.

Used Coffee grounds can be used in your garden as Fertilizer which improves drainage, water retention and helps with aeration in the soil. It also can be used to repel ants, slugs and other bugs. There are many uses you can check out at www.consumeraffairs.com

Start a Compost

If you are lucky and have a Garden I sure hope you already have a Compost. I used to have one while still living in my house and then had to get creative when I moved to a Townhouse with only a small Porch. I have a Plastic Bucket that is collecting my Compost that I had started last year, this Year I was able to use the Soil and restarted it. For now the Pumpkin and Squash seeds are loving it and showing off there lush Leaves. ( It is Summer right now )

Recycle

Now we are going to the one thing literally EVERYONE can and should be doing. In case you are just getting started  go to your local Department of Environmental Conservation Website. Every state, every County and Town have different regulations on how to recycle and what goes in the Bins or should be separated. For example I live in NY and  use www.dec.ny.gov.

Than start thinking.!!!

Can I use this glass bottle for my home made Salad Dressing or put it in the Bin, how about that Cardboard box? What about those Shoes and Clothe. ???

Yes Textile reuse and Recycling is HUGE

per the DEC.NY ( I live in NY )

“The potential market value of all these materials is almost $210,000,000”

Textile recycling:

  • Decreases the amount of trash we bury in landfills (saving landfill space.);
  • Reduces greenhouse gases;
  • Saves natural resources, including water and petroleum; and
  • Reduces toxins. Cotton is the most pesticide-dependent crop in the world.

So go ahead donate your old drapes, ripped Jeans Shoes pillows etc to non-profit organizations like “Good Will” or “Salvation Army” and know that you made a difference.

Think before you buy AND before you throw away

Come up with your own ways to reduce, reuse and recycle.

Share one of your own Ideas below and hopefully get inspired by some Ideas you will find here from others.

Remember :

The most effective way to reduce waste is to not create it in the first place

Source: EPA

Peace , Love and Harmony

Andrea

Environment friendly – houseplants that clean air

I am a true believer that every room needs a plant. Not just because the color green represents calm, nature, relieves stress and help heal, but it just brightens up a room brings us closer to Nature, especially if you are living in a big City .

Wouldn’t it be nice to sit in your favorite Chair next to your own Palm tree, relaxing, reading a Book? It clams you after a long day at work.

Plants also have an effect on your Environment. First off with their color. Some studies have shown that people that are working in a green Environment have less Stress and are less sick. Second, indoor plants can help with our indoor air quality by getting rid of some indoor air pollution.

The American Heart Association stated in one of their Forms

“The air in your home can be dirty and hazardous to your health. In fact, indoor air can be even more polluted than the air outdoors.”

So Let’s look at some of my findings and Practices I have in my own Home.

Houseplants for air quality

How can my Houseplant help with air pollution in my house you may ask. I find the easiest way to explain it is to describe how the Leaf of a plant works.

Leaves provide food and air to help a plant stay healthy and grow. Through photosynthesis, leaves turn light energy into food. Through pores, or stomata, leaves “breathe” in carbon dioxide and “breathe” out oxygen. Leaves also release excess water, much like our sweat. Look at them as the air filter of Nature. We need the Oxygen to breath, they give it to us.

What Plants to grow

if you are anything like my daughter you may be starting to get chills and say you don’t know how to keep a plant alive. No worries I will give you some Ideas with plants that are easy to grow and keep. I have them all in my own home. Every Plant has a purpose and is placed in a room where it will do its best.


The Spider Plant

This Plant you can pretty much be put in any Spot in your home. I actually have them all over, from Kitchen to Living room and Bedroom even in my Bathroom. It makes a great hanging plant to green up your Walls. Unless you want a Jungle within a Year you want to make sure that you trim the Baby Trunks, that will help to keep the “mommy” Plant healthy and lush but also keeps your Plant under Control. I often grow the Baby’s separate and gift them to people in a pretty Pot.

In the Kitchen

The Aloe Vera

This is a MUST have plant the House. She will be happy on any Window sill. Water every 3 Weeks and Spray during the Winter month. This Plant with its fleshy leaves is great to have around. I am constantly touching a hot plate or grab something the wrong way out of the oven so for first aid with burns the kitchen is the best Spot for her. Cut part of the leave and squeeze the juice on to the burn, it will immediately take away the pain and minimize a blister.


Your living room

Weeping Fig Tree also knows as Ficus Tree


This Plant is easy to care for. Water when the top of the Soil is dry. It likes bright Light but no drafts. When you move a ficus he most likely will lose some leaves because they do not like to be relocated. I would suggest finding a “home” for it and leave it. Ficus grows rapidly and therefor needs Fertilizer once a month. This Tree can grow up to several feet high and is perfect for a Corner in your Living Room. In some Studies its been found that he can help filter out pollutants that typically accompany carpeting and furniture such as formaldehyde, benzene and trichloroethylene.

Next is the Rubber Fig or as commonly known Rubber Tree .

This Tree is another easy House Plant that likes it not to bright but some light will not hurt him. Water when soil is dry and if you like to keep the large leaves looking shiny wipe him down with a little water or Beer. Yes I said Beer it makes the leaves shine and will not clog the pores. Mine is next to the TV and loves that indirect light. In a Study by NASA

The large leaves can absorb airborne chemicals and break them down, making them harmless. They absorb exhaled carbon dioxide and convert it to breathable oxygen.

The Bedroom

The Snake Plant


The perfect Plant for the Bedroom. She releases oxygen at night to help you sleep better. With very little need for light and watering every few weeks she is the top pick for many as an air purifying Plant. The long leaves will grow straight up so you do not need a huge place for it.

Think why and where

With these few Tips above think about the reason you are buying a plant or how to set up your home to make it more Environment friendly. My thing is, ” Every plant has a purpose”. What can I do to make my home more Eco friendly, for beauty, air quality or better sleep? Happy plant shopping, and as always, if you have questions or Commends please let me know below.

Peace, love and Harmony

Andrea

Can Environment effect your health- how to go green in your house

When it comes to being more environmentally aware, most people think that this is something only the Big Corporations can make a difference with. Unfortunately that seems to be the overall perception and how I see it, People are detached from that Subject mostly due to very little information and awareness.

I am here to tell you that EVERYONE can do and should do there part and it WILL make a difference.

Global warming is REAL Eco friendly is REAL and you can help by starting with small changes in your own life. I will give you some Ideas how to start. Things I have been doing since I was a little girl, my Family and I live it. Sharing this lifestyle is just another part on how I am still making a difference.

Good Home Environment.

A good Home Environment is not just a well-kept house that is clean with a pretty Garden. It should also be healthy and positive.

Think about what you are using on a daily bases. What is it you used to clean your Surfaces with, your Carpet, Clothing and so on? Read the labels on those Products and see if you can pronounce any of the ingredients. If not, there is a good chance that you are using chemicals that can actually harm the environment and in return YOU.

What can you do?

Start by opening your Windows. You just cooked something smelly and it stinks up the kitchen, rather then reaching for that bottle with smelly stuff that just covers those smells, think as to how can it be that one smell can get rid of the other if it never even leaves your room? Where does it go?

My Kids used to make fun of me, saying that when ever I woke up, the first thing I did was open the Windows no matter if it rains or shines or even in the Winter. I still do so and most of the time I don’t even close them at night Unless there is a major Snow Storm or Temperatures are too cold. In case, you wonder, now that my kids are Adults, they are doing it as well.

It has been proven over and over again by Researchers like The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Individuals that have been living this way for generations, that when you open a Window you let out not only the foul smell but also the indoor pollution. Yes, there is pollution in your “clean” e. Like the ashes of your Fireplace, the dandruff from your Dog or your left over skin cells that fall of in your bed while you sleep. The air that comes out of your Vents when the AC or heat is on. (by the way, when was the last time you cleaned out the Vent/Ducts and not just the filters) . In a Studies by the cps c.gov it was stated that

“a growing body of scientific evidence has indicated that the air within homes and other buildings can be more seriously polluted then the outdoor air in even the largest and most industrialized cities. Other research indicates that people spend approximately 90 percent of there time indoors. Thus, for many people, the risks to health may be greater due to exposure to air pollution indoors then outdoors.” you can start with

I am not trying to skeeve you out or scare you but want you to look around and think how you can help!

Forget the Dryer

Have you ever been to Germany or any other Country in Europe? If so you most likely seen the Laundry hanging from the Window cills or on lines over the small Roads of the Town and they seem to hang there night and day. This is not because they can not afford a Dryer but because the fresh air will get rid of pollution settled on Clothe even after wash, when you air dry they will not just help your electric bill but will also give you an extra “cycle”. Sunlight is a Disinfectant, yes you hear that right. The UV that is so bad for our skin is actually good to get rid of petty bacteria. Its also great if you have a stain you can not get fully rid off.

I recently had a coffee stain on my favorite white Shirt, brand new of course, if you knew me you knew that this is exactly what happens to me.

I washed the Shirt in cold water, put a bit of Salt on the Spot and then put it in the bright Sun. Voila, Stain be gone…… Thank you, Sunshine.

Why Clean your Carpet

Besides the obvious cleaning the Dog hair, dirt you bring in on your shoes from the Outdoors, the Crumbs that fall during Dinner, and still are may more reasons you should keep your Carpets clean. It is suggested to vacuum at least twice a Week. Yes I get it’s not the most glamorous job or even fun but did you know:

In studies by the EPA and several Vacume Cleaner Manufacturers they found out that humans shed over 1million skin Cells every 24 hours, not sure how many an animal sheds but yuck to that. When looking a little deeper into what some fabrics attract I came across all kids of cridders including fleas , mold, moisture, spiders and Bed Bugs .

You thought that vacuuming is very unattractive to you, think again.

How to improve Home Quality?

Start with these 2 simple steps, air dry your Laundry, if you are lucky and have a garden use a clothesline between two Trees or get yourself a drying umbrella, in case, you have limit space or/and want to extend your air drying to a year around thing check out this drying rack  by Everyday Home

Vacuum your carpet twice a week or if lucky enough make it a chore for the kids. Make sure you are using a hepa filter  in your Furnace and a Vacuum that has them as well ,  keep your Windows open while vacuuming so any dust particles can fly right out rather then just settling in a different spot.

Till next time

Peace Love Harmony

Andrea

 

Environment Friendly-What is a friendly Environment

More and more people are trying to find out how to be Environmentally Friendly, and by researching this Topic will see a lot of information. I like to start with the definition for en·vi·ron·ment . It is the surroundings or conditions in which a person, animal or plant live or operates.

So let’s talk about this

What is a friendly Environment

A Friendly Environment is a place that is friendly, harmonic with a “feel good” touch, a place where you like to be. It should be everywhere! Your home, work, garden, city or the vacation spot you like.

It is their where you can thrive, where the family comes together, friends gather and you can breathe.

It also needs to be within you.

If you feel that knot in your stomach when you enter a room but you are not sure why? That means the environment in that Room or that Place has something that makes it unfriendly for you.

Today I want to concentrate on One Space and that is your Space at Work.

Something that I have learned the hard way and want to share so that hopefully I can save someone from going thru the same pain and ongoing Health issues that I am still dealing with.

I am a Cancer Survivor taking back my Life

Toxic Work Environment

 

This is a Phrase I had never heard before.

What does that mean ?

After researching the matter I found that almost all articles are going back to the Work place and how Employers can change the Environment in which Employees are working in, but what about the Employees themselves, the People, YOU.?

A Toxic work Environment is a place where you feel down, not acknowledged, where you can try your hardest but are never good enough. Do your Co workers commiserate with each other? Does your Boss show favoritism, are the Expectations lined out in their entirety and stay that Way or do they keep changing? Is the Equipment you are working with up to par? Are the Systems working efficiently? Those are just some questions you should ask yourself. Listen to your Gut.

For me it was the Headaches, the depression and Anxiety, the not be able to sleep, drinking too much and eat out of frustration. Then the Bombshell. Cancer. Don’t’ wait for your Bombshell .

There are two things that I believe you can do

Quit and find a new Job or find out

How to create a healthy work Environment

Start with cleaning up your work Space.

If you are working on a Desk I always suggest having a Plant (a real one) on your Desk. The color green is known for its soothing and refreshing impact on your psychological health.

Get organized.

I always say ” everything has a home” so your Computer has its place, your pens are either in your drawer or in a pretty container on your desk (try a small Vase or Glass). Papers and everything else you need to be productive at work should have a home.

Be nice to everyone.

I know that may be a challenge but I am a true believer in what I give out I will get back. So Even though, these pestering Co-workers are gossiping about you, keep on smiling.

Make yourself feel good:

This can be a challenge if you are working in a casual work environment. But try to just wear something comfy yet fashionable. For example instead of Jeans and a T-Shirt make it Jeans and a pretty Blouse.

If your a woman wear Mascara, even though it takes a second out of your morning, As a Man try to wear that aftershave you like. You will be surprised what it does to your mood if you just take a moment and do something for yourself .

These are just examples on what you can do. think about what will make you happy at work and than just go for it.

Last but not least

How to become more aware

Look at you and your Space you work in objectively, be honest. Do you like the Company and what it stands for? Do you like your co-workers and do they treat you well? Sit at your Workplace, close your eyes and ask yourself, “How do I feel”?

Then look in the mirror and tell / ask yourself do I really like who I am when I go to work, come from work, while I am at work?

Start writing down what effects you at work, make 2 columns, one for the good things and one for the not so good things. Do that for a week and then reflect on that, preferably in a Place you call your good place. Could be a Park, your Bedroom, or your Car.

Ask your Partner or Friends what they see. Ask them what they think of you when coming home from work,how you talk about your job? take note of their responses and make sure to tell them to be honest and not to worry about maybe hurting your feelings. You want to know the truth.

Then write down your Goals, what is your priority, what are your dreams what is your plan

Finally

Peace, Love and Harmony. That is what you deserve and nothing else.

Meditate! Yes meditate and listen to your inner self. Don’t’ be afraid to jump Ship if that is what your heart tells you to do. There will always be a way to make money their will always be a Company that will have a positive work Environment. Put yourself and your health first. Because you are no good to anyone or yourself when your Environment makes you ill. You have ONE Life, live it well.

 

About Andrea

Hello,

and Thank you for visiting my Site!

For starters I like to get the obvious question out of the way .How did my Name Andrea turn in to GeGi. Well it’s actually simple, while working for a large Company in the past, my Manager had the worst time pronouncing my name correctly since I am German ,so she decided that she would call me GeGi for German Girl . It stuck !

I hope you will enjoy the Collection of Idea’s, Tips, Tricks, my Experience and Products that I am sharing on this Site.

Growing up in Europe I was told from an early age to respect the Earth and my environment. We recycled over 40 Years ago and since my family went thru WW2 and the Cold War, the knowledge of living on a budget and to work with what you have available to you was just normal to me.

Now many Years later and almost all grown up, I come to understand how much my Family has given me with that knowledge. I now have lived in the US for over 25 Years and have struggled to keep up with my beliefs in Environmental Health since many things just simple were not available to me .

Environmental Health is not just the trees and bushes in front of my house or the recycling of plastic and papers etc but it is also the health of your environment at work, your colleagues your friends and neighbors and even the state you may be living in.

I have made it my “Project” to give back

I want to share my trials and sometimes fails on recycling, upcycling, alternative medicine and much of what I experienced while surviving Cancer. Along with growing a garden and starting a share program for neighbors as well as some “old” lifestyles that are called “new” our days, I want to let you know what worked for me and why it may not work for you. I want to give back as much of my knowledge as I can.

My Goal with this Site is to share

With a growing understanding and knowledge here in the States about the Environment and it’s effects on everything living, I hope to create a site were we can exchange Idea’s and projects to help everyone that is living or wants to start living a life that is environment healthy.

If you ever need a hand or have a questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out. If I don’t have the answer I am positive with  my continued research i may be able to point you in the right direction.

All the best,

Peace, Love and Harmony

Andrea

andrea@gegisexclusive.com

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