Archives for October 2017

Why Natural Remedies are Safer for Anxiety Symptoms

Over the past few decades, doctors tended to treat anxiety with prescription drugs. While these drugs work quickly, they are now known to be inappropriate for any long term use. These benzodiazapines, and similar prescription medications, are exceptionally addictive. People that have taken these drugs have reported a quick addition. When they tried to stop, the withdrawal from these drugs was horrible. Withdrawal from many prescription anti-anxiety drugs is also extremely dangerous as individuals can have seizures and other medical emergency conditions. It is best to only use natural remedies, like RediCalm, for anxiety to ensure safety.

These types of natural remedies can be found in better nutrition stores. These wonderful health-based stores often have accompanying online shops for the ultimate in convenience shopping. It is known that anxiety and stress depletes the body of necessary stress regulation substances. The important ones are serotonin and GABA. Doctors are now prescribing antidepressants to increase serotonin levels, but these drugs come with side effects that many people find distasteful. Natural supplements for anxiety can be a safe and side-effect free alternative treatment. Be sure to purchase from a reputable natural supplement or health product retailer for quality and safety.

There are natural anxiety/stress reliever supplements thought to replace the depleted GABA and serotonin supply. Unlike some prescription anti-anxiety medications, these wholesome supplements do not cause dizziness, confusion and severe drowsiness. When taken as recommended, these health aides help the body fight stress and anxiety in a holistic and healthy way. Best of all, these are not addictive, and they do not need a physician prescription to obtain. Anxiety can be debilitating. Left untreated, symptoms often continue to worsen. The body goes into overload from lack of sleep, irritability, shakiness, constant worry over insignificant things and may even lead to full blown panic attacks.

There are things that can lessen anxiety. Learning better health habits enables the body to begin the recovery process. Individuals that notice stress or anxiety related symptoms should ensure plenty of sleep time, utilize relaxation techniques and eat healthy meals on a regular basis. It can help to have a wind down bedtime routine that can train the body to slow down and relax close to bedtime. To promote healthy sleep patterns, try taking rediNite, warm milk or calming herbal tea. Keep bedroom lights low. Avoid watching violent or stressful television shows several hours prior to bed, and never place a television in the bedroom. Also avoid taking cell phones, laptops or other communication or electronic device into the room that is meant for sleep.

Regular exercise is a fantastic stress and anxiety buster. Even short walks outside can encourage deeper breathing which promotes relaxation. Some people join an exercise class for a fun way to get fit and promote calm. It goes without saying that individuals prone to stress should determine the cause and avoid those things, people or situations when possible. The health benefits of supplements made with natural earth ingredients is far reaching.

There are countless ways to reduce stress. Take warm, soothing baths with scented candles that provide healing aromatherapy. Avoid excessive caffeine, especially after dinner. Try to avoid working late in the evenings. With patience, determination and a strategy plan, stress/anxiety will fade.

So I Turned 40, What Now?

As I try to reflect on the past month, it is hard to pinpoint what I have accomplished in the first month of being 40. Nothing much happened on the surface but internally, I am more relaxed and happier. I think this has something to do with just being grateful. I like the person that I am now than the person I was 10 to 20 years ago. Life experiences enriched my soul. I am looking forward of the many life experiences that will add layers to who I am. I trust God’s will in my life. I cannot thank Him enough for all the blessings in my life. Although it is not all bed of roses for me, I am thank God for the strength to survive whatever setbacks that came my way.

So what was I up to the past month?

Catching up with family and friends.

Two of my uncles turned 70 and 80.

My friend, Glenda, also celebrated her birthday and invited us to dinner.


An aunt and uncle celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. What a feat! There is forever!


Finally, my cousins and I were able to go to the food parks we wanted to try and stuffed ourselves with these food. Ha!


My friend, Pia, is finally back from more that a month long trip to South Korea. We have been following her adventure. I love her photos so much that I wanted to go to South Korea. We had dinner with friends to catch up.

Photo swiped from Pia’s FB.

Practicing my landscape painting skills.
My friend asked me to paint landscape in watercolor for her. She already sent some samples of the type of painting her husband likes. I already researched on some inspiration for the final painting I am doing for them. Below are two of the practice pieces I have done to prepare.

Practicing some baking.
My friend, Dinah, just celebrated her birthday and she saw that I baked my own durian-filled birthday cake. She wanted one for the gathering she planned soon. So while I had have the time, I tried to bake this Durian-flavored Japanese cotton cheesecake which was a failure. The cake was supposed to rise to a certain height and this one did not. It still tasted good but this is not pretty to look at.


It was supposed to look like this.

Photo from Rasa Malaysia.

Good thing that this was just practice. Maybe I should stick to the same recipe I did during my birthday.

Chilling with this cutie.

Lately, Blessy has been hanging out with me- sometimes in my room and sometime in my work area. I placed a clean, old curtain on the floor for her sleep on. Sometimes, she looks at me chilling in my bed that she wanted to chill with me, too. once in a while, I give in and let her hang out in my bed. I love this dog.

I love Joaqui, too, and we still miss Peachy.

I am loving my 40’s so far. This week, I need to finish the painting and I have a workshop to document. Plus, I have the cake to bake for Dinah.

Bye for now!

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