Pretty on the Inside ( my secret to anti-aging- Photos)

“Gratitude is a nice touch of beauty added last of all to the countenance, giving a classic beauty, an angelic loveliness, to the character. ”  Theodore Parker

I was a very young girl the first time I ever read this quote. I can still recall the feeing I had after I read these beautiful words. It was like a breath of fresh air, a sign from the universe or a ray of sunshine bursting through a cloudy day instilling a hopeful direction in which I chose to take.  And in retrospect, I am so “grateful” that I did do just that. Continue reading

The Gift of a New Season

For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven.   Ecclesiastes 3:1

fall gratifly with watermarkHello Lovelings!

Hello Fall !! Hello change!!

With every new season comes a chance to experience new beginnings.  Perhaps some of us are considering a job or career change? Some may desire a new love or to rekindle a familiar one? Is there a long standing heartfelt friendship or family member  in your life that could use  some nurturing and forgiveness? Maybe it’s time to reboot your health? Continue reading

Manuka Honey & Kelly Rae Roberts

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Today I am blogging in honor and support of one of my heroes, the lovely Kelly Rae Roberts. It is because of her work that, not only am I so very inspired,…. I see now that a long heart-felt dream that I have had since childhood can, and will become a reality. Thank you Kelly Rae!

Recently Kelly Rae expressed that she and her precious toddler that she perfectly named, “True”, has been feeling under the weather. So today I am sharing with her as well as all of you who may possibly be unaware of the miraculous results of using Manuka Honey.

Born from bees that collect the nectar from the Manuka trees of New Zealand, this honey has an array of benefits. Most of all Manuka honey contains MethylGlyoxal which is 200 times more powerful than regular honey. Manuka honey has very powerful  antibacterial properties.  Here is a list of just a few of the ailments you can treat with Manuka Honey.

1. Colds, flu symptoms,

2.  Outer ulcers

3. Mrsa

4. Sinus, ear, and eye infections.

5. Wounds

6. Gingivitis

There are different grades of Maunka honey. Research claims that the honey should be 15+ or higher to prove active enough to receive the best results.  Science studies claim that another benefit is that, unlike antibiotics, this honey does not cause the resistance of bacteria and super bugs that develop after repeated exposure to common antibiotics.

I  personally have used Manuka honey to heal a bout of contact dermatitis that I picked up from a chemical exposure. I applied the honey, in addition to using pure aloe vera from my plants. The rash went away within days rather than the typical 2 to 3 weeks it normally takes to heal something such as this. I applied it topically and internally and the results were quite fascinating actually. I could see the swelling go down immediately upon application. I am allergic to the conventional steroid cream that the doctor prescribed, so I decided to try the honey and it worked! Thank goodness for me!

My sisters  also use it for their children, for prevention of sinus infections and colds. If one of the kids seems like they are facing the onslaught of a cold or infection, just a spoonful or two of Manuka Honey and they are feeling better in no time. However, Manuka does have a warning label not to use with any child under the age of two years old.

Remember that song from Mary Poppins? ♪ just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down ♪♪♪…well, I think they just may be been referring to Manuka Honey. :)

I have another sister whose dog got attacked by a wild bear. The poor dog was pretty tore up. She used the Manuka Honey on his wounds and he is all healed up quite nicely.  Other than if you have a possible allergy to bees, I highly recommend the use of this amazing New Zealand honey.

Of course I am not a doctor and my recommendation to use Manuka honey should not replace your good judgment to see a doctor when you need too. Yet the benefits of Manuka honey are actually quite respected by more and more doctors across the world everyday. It is pure, it is natural, and it works after the fact, yet, as most alternative methods, it is best used as a preventive.

Manuka Honey can easily be purchased at any heath food store near you. Or, if you want to research more or buy it on line…”Google”. :)

Below is a link to see more of the beautiful works of Kelly Rae Roberts. She is sure to inspire you to smile, feel empowered, and joyful :)

Stay Sweet & Live as Love,

Jules

http://kellyraeroberts.com 2598_74924655991_5988654_n

Mother Nature v.s. Mighty Mouse

Yesterday afternoon I walked out onto my back porch and sat down at my hand painted  rainbow-colored picnic table.

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I was loving the feeling of the way the air smelled so crisp and clean after the nice rain that had just passed. I could feel how happy all the plants and trees on my property were feeling, just as anyone would be after a nice cool glass of water on a hot summer day. I gazed down upon the table, and noticed a little caterpillar that could not have been more than an inch long. As I just sat there observing him, I noticed that there was something odd about his movements. It was almost as if he was jerking his body. I looked a little bit closer and that is when I saw it. Continue reading