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8 Benefits of Classical Music


Did you know classical music is soothing for all ages? Both parents and children finding themselves stressed out can try dim lighting and soft classical music – piano is optimum.

Research shows classical music can actually raise dopamine levels too – helping with depressive moods, trouble focusing, over stimulation, and chaotic thoughts.

• Positive auditory sensory stimulation
• Calming
• Clears chaotic thoughts
• Inspiration
• Healing and nurturing to the mental and emotional spirit
• Improves sleep
• Improves focus
• Lowers blood pressure

Reccomendations

Some of my favorites are Claire du Lune and Reverie by debussy, feure de leis by Beethoven, Nocturne by Chopin, BWV 988 by Bach, and Piano Concerto 21 by Mozart.

Voice boxing it

The One Thing About Women’s Health Nobody Talks About


This isn’t really my area of coverage if I’m being honest; but as a woman and a mom it affects me greatly and I wish it was something I knew much sooner in life.

So let’s talk about it – pelvic health. And more specifically, pelvic organ prolapse.

What is pelvic organ prolapse?

It is when the pelvic floor becomes so weakened during pregnancy, childbirth, or excessive straining, that it begins to be unable to hold up the above organs.

The three areas affected by a weakened pelvic floor are the bladder, uterus, and rectal wall.

You can have one or all three of these areas of prolapse due to a weakened pelvic floor. I didn’t know that, and I definitely didn’t know that this was something that could happen to someone before the age of say 40. I mean, I’m 25 and just found out that besides my endometriosis and PCOS, and other health conditions, the current majority of discomfort I’m feeling while at work is due to the fact but I have multiple pelvic organ prolapses – all three actually.

Just in case I didn’t have anxiety already.

Apparently no one talks about this, because I did loads of research before and after pregnancy and not once did this come up in any of it. Not to mention, nobody warned me of this. Now, I definitely agree unnecessarily frightening new moms is never a good idea. But I do believe this is something that should be mentioned to any woman regardless of pregnancy, so that they can take the necessary precautions growing up and going through life to try to prevent this or prolong it from happening.

Yes, the answer is kegel exercises.

What are the lovely side effects of having a pelvic organ prolapse?

Trouble holding your bladder. This includes laughing, sneezing, coughing, lifting, or exerting any kind of force. Not to mention frequently needing to pee without the symptoms of a UTI. These are the main symptoms of cystocele, which is the fancy term for bladder prolapse, and in layman’s terms your bladder dropping from where it’s it’s supposed be.

Other symptoms of pelvis organ prolapse are difficulty having bowel movements, feeling as if bowel movements are uncompleted, and uncontrolled bowel movements. These are some of the main symptoms of rectocele, the fancy term for the rectal wall bulging into vaginal canal due to a weakened pelvic floor. Honestly, usually in these cases you can also feel the rectal wall bulging into vagina when you an insert a finger in your vagina.

And finally, the other symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse are a pressure felt in the pelvis and/or vaginal canal, sharp sensations in your lower back, hips and cervix, weakened feeling in your pelvis and groin that may radiate down your thighs, and pain during sex – which can occur during any of the organ prolapses. These symptoms are a result of a uterine prolapse. This is when the uterus and cervix begin to drop from where they are suposed to be held within your pelvis. And yes, it can sound and feel quite freeky.

Fortunately none of these conditions are life threatening. However they are very uncomfortable and need to be treated either by surgery, pessary, or with assistance from a pelvic health physiotherapist.

This is my warning to first-time moms.

Literally nobody talks about this. In fact I even posted in about five mom/women groups about this and not one single person had the nerve to talk about it with me.

Embarrassing to share it with everyone? Maybe so.

So quietly take my advice. Doesn’t happen to everyone – only 50% of people. So, I’d try to prevent it if I were you. It’s not life-threatening, just incredibly uncomfortable and life-limiting in certain ways.

For the love of the vagina, stay tight ladies.

Just do it yourself

DIY Hand Sanitizer


Amid the coronavirus outbreak, people everywhere need to take precautions not to contact the virus. Although the virus is spreading quite rapidly, unless you live in china or have recently traveled there, precautionary action is quite simple.

Wash your hands. Don’t touch your face without first washing your hands.

The Covid-19, or coronavirus, spreads like many other bacteria, “through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.” Therefore, touching contaminated surfaces, people, or items is main source of spread.

Not corona beer, not those of asian descent *facepalm*

The covid-19 is also only deadly if you have other underlying health conditions, like heart disease, kidney disease, immune system dysfunctions, etc. Otherwise, it’s just another unpleasant virus fight off. You must always seek treatment if you suspect symptoms of the virus.

Technically speaking, the CDC has urged everyone to wash their hands for decades to prevent virus and bacteria of any kind spreading. At this time, it proves their point just as to WHY this is so important.

According to the CDC themselves, this is what you need to do to minimize your risk of contacting the virus and/or spreading it – nobody is immune to this virus, and you have no idea who has touched the last thing you have touched.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
  • CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
  • Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to  others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

Although hand sanitizer is readily available just about anywhere, stores are selling out rapidly as populous quietly panics. Here is my basic instruction on how to make your own handsantizer gel.

You will need:


An old mini sanitzer bottle
Pure Aloe gel
Vitamin e oil
Rubbing alcohol 75%
Essential oil (optional)

  • Fill the bottle 1/3 with the aloe gel
  • Add vitamin E oil to fill the bottle to the 1/2 way mark
  • Fill the rest of the bottle with alcohol
  • Add EO to create the scent you want (optional)

For example, the small bottle of hand santizer from the store I have, holds 18ml. If I were to use it for this, I would add:

6ml of aloe gel
3ml of vitamin e
6ml of rubbing alcohol
Plus 5-10 drops of EO

Stay healthy friends!