Best Reactions to The ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5 Finale

My mind was blown after watching the season 5 finale, but the best part of it all were the reactions! I’m still cracking up, lol! Send me the funniest one’s you’ve seen and I’ll keep this list running.

Book Con 2015: Mindy Kaling; My Summer 2015 Current Reading List

Hi guys,

This past weekend was The Book Con and I was lucky enough to attend and see the amazing, Mindy Kaling speak!

I took a few pictures and bought two new books: Last Night at The Lobster by Stewart O’Nan and Food Rules by Michael Pollan.

Few pictures from The Book Con:

The Book Con inspired me to some degree. As I’ve grown up and immersed myself into this technology filled world I forgot how books used to make me feel when I was a teenager.

With books you’re able to see through the façade of all the glitz and glam of our seemingly superficial society. You’re in the minds of the author and they will often share their bare insecurities with the reader. And I miss that. I miss the realness.

With books there are no filters, no edits, no FOMO because you are sharing the experience with the writer.

When I was younger I used book as an escape, especially when I was in middle school where I always felt out of place. I remember being in 6th grade and not having many friends. So during lunch I would eat as fast as possible and then go to the library to read the latest Sweet Valley High or Lurlene McDaniel book.

As I’ve gotten older I still find comfort in books, especially love stories and books about the Amish (don’t ask me why lol). I’m currently reading, Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll.

Next up on my list:

1. Dear Carolina by Kristy Woodson Harvey
2. Last Night at The Lobster by Stewart O’Nan
3. Mrs Sinclair’s Suitcase by Louise Walter
4. The Lake Season by Hannah Mckinnon
5. A Sister to Honor by Lucy Ferriss

What is on your summer 2015 reading list?

Happy National Handwriting Day! — Handwritten Quotes That Inspire Us

Today is National Handwriting Day! And while it doesn’t mean that we have a day off, as a journalist, it’s still important to me.  Using a pen and paper to write and create ideas has been the foundation of many great works.

According to David Baker, executive director of the Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association, “Though computers and email play an important role in our lives, nothing will ever replace the sincerity and individualism expressed through the handwritten word,” the International Business Times reported.

In honor of this day, Penguin Random House asked its followers to tweet their favorite quotes (hand-written, of course)! Friends and family of mine have decided to share some of their favorites with you, too!

 

 

 

 

 

3 Healthy Things You Should Do Every Morning

Hey all,
I wanted to share with you a few things that I do everyday. They make my mornings better and my days happier. Here are three of my favorite tips!

1. Drink Warm Lemon Water With Turmeric

This is a MUST for me. Before I hop into the shower I turn on my Bp4nYwTCQAAimQzwater pot, this way the water is ready for me to drink when I’m done.
I just take my favorite CNBC mug, fill it up, and squeeze about two teaspoons of lemon juice from an actual lemon (not the bottled kind) into it, and then I add a dash of turmeric.
When drinking this I use a straw because I don’t want the acid from the lemon to affect my teeth.

There are so many benefits to doing this: It’s great for digestion, aids in weight loss, it’s great for your skin, and it helps you to maintain a healthy liver. According to Dr. Alexander F. Beddoe’s Biological Ionization in Human Nutrition, the liver can make more enzymes out of lemon juice than any other food.

2. Use A Tongue Scraper Before You Brush Your Teeth

tongue scraperThis is an ancient Ayurvedic daily routine that I learned from my father. It helps to maintain oral health and it gives your mouth a fresh and clean start to the day by removing toxins.

Scraping your tongue can also help to improve your digestion and enhance the flavors of the foods you eat. By removing the guck from your tongue, you’re also helping to unblock your taste buds.

My dad actually made my tongue scraper for me. It’s basically a little piece of metal with a dip in it, but you can find them at any drug store.

3. Dry Brush Your Skin

21ZpqvU+nALI would suggest doing this every other day to see how your skin react at first. It might seem like another annoying step, but the results are wonderful! Start from your ankles and scrub in a circular direction up your legs, abdomen, back and arms.

 

Not only will this help to flake off the dead skin cells but you’ll also improve circulation.Then step into the shower and use your favorite soap or body wash. When you’re done, slater on some lotion or oil and you’re ready to go. 

 

What are some of your health/beauty morning rituals?

Maya Angelou: A Phenomenal Woman Who Inspired Me

Ymaster-class-maya-angelou-2-600x411esterday I heard some very sad news, a great american poet and activist had passed away. And while I can’t sit here and tell you that I’ve read every book that she’s ever written or recited every poem that she ever beautifully penned I can tell you that she did inspire me.

 

Here are a few of my favorite Maya Angelou Quotes that inspire me daily:

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

“The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.”

“If I am not good to myself, how can I expect anyone else to be good to me?”

“You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody.”

“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.”

“The love of the family, the love of the person can heal. It heals the scars left by a larger society. A massive, powerful society.”

“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”

“Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.”

“I do not trust people who don’t love themselves and yet tell me, ‘I love you.’ There is an African saying which is: Be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt.”

Good Morning America Segment: “Water Diet”

Hey all,
Last week I published a story about a personal experiment that I conducted. I drank 3 liters of water everyday for one week to see the results. Good Morning America contacted me about my story, here is a clip of the segment:

Click here for the original story: I Drank 3 Liters Of Water Per Day — Here’s What Happened  

6 Ways To Detox Your Mind And Body

Mind:
1. Emphasize Positive Emotions: By emphasizing thing such as love, trust, compassion, forgiveness, and joy, you’re essentially increasing the importance of these emotions in your life. By doing so, you are affirming the good things in your life and focusing on the positive. This leaves little to no room for negative thoughts. However, there is no clear-cut scientific answer as to happy thoughts equaling a cure for any type of disease or ailment. But there’s evidence that mood can predict whether someone who has had one heart attack will have another, according to LiveScience.

2. Morning Meditation: Taking 20 minutes in the morning to just focus on yourself is a good way to calm your mind and collect your thoughts before you start your sometimes hectic day. “Mind strength is one of the most empowering tools we can employ to impact and improve all aspects of life,” according to psychotherapist Dr. Ron Alexander.

3. Start Working On Your Goals: By taking control and getting hard at work on your goals, you’ll begin to feel more accomplished. Even small tasks can have great rewards because they eliminate overthinking.

Body:
1. Eliminate Alcohol: By eliminating alcohol, you’re essentially ridding your body of one form of toxin. And a 2013 study also noted that those who didn’t drink alcohol lived longer.

2. Eat Plenty of Fiber: Eating fiber is a key component in mainlining healthy bowels and ridding the body of physical toxins.

3. Dry Brushing: This entails using a bristle brush in a circular motion all over your body. This helps to eliminate the dead skin cells, decrease the look of cellulite due to an increased blood flow, and improve skin tone. Take a look at Refinery29.com for a full description here.

The original article can be found here: Medical Daily