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Save Money By Cutting These 7 Things From Your Budget

For me saving money has never been more important. This is for two reasons. First I'm getting older and thinking about retirement. Plus the current state of the world has me concerned about the economy. I've been going through expenses and things that I've spent money on in the past and seeing what I can cut out. Turns out there are so many things that I can cut. Think of when you are dieting… just cutting a little bit of items routinely can have a great effect. It is the same with your budget. Let's look at some items you can cut and if you're like me you won't even notice them. Be Well,Anisa 1. Gym membership… Depending on where you live gyms may or may not be open. But this is something to look at. Is a membership with a monthly fee really the way to do it? There are so many free workout programs available on YouTube or maybe a one time purchase of a Yoga or workout DVD is worth it. If you want a some gym eqipment at home, check for-sale sites such as Facebook Marketplace or Craigslist. You will be surprised how many are available...

Can a Daily Skin Cleansing Improve Your Complexion?

Younger folks as well as mature ones as myself all have one thing in common. We all want a better complextion. How do we do this? It is as simple as using a good quality daily cleanser and skin moisturizer. Companies like ProActive, Neutrogenia, Murad and more all want you to buy a whole host of products to acheive this. The truth is to acheive healthy skin you only need a good facial cleanser and a good skin moisturizer, preferrably one that isn't cream based as it can clog pores. This along with a simple skin routine will have your complexion glowing and your skin healthier than ever! Let's explore some tips in creating a daily skin cleansing routine. Be Well,Anisa Skin Care Routine… Think of your skin-care routine as consisting of two main steps: - Cleansing: Washing your face- Moisturizing: Hydrating and softening the skin. Adhering to these two steps and making them become your daily ritual will help you achieve a healthy skin tone and complexion. It doesn't need to be as complex as other skin care companies would have you believe. Tuning Up Your Complexion… The goal of any skin-care routine is to tune up your complexion...

Going Gray… Mary’s Story!

A few months ago I did wrote about tips to going gray gracefully.I got more feedback on this issue than any other.Mary in our office is one person I know who has done this. I asked her to share her story with us. Mary is the editor of The Daily Recipe found at GopherCentral.com Embracing My Natural Color… I'm 52 and have colored and highlighted my hair for at least half of my life. At some point early on I was shocked when my stylist told me I was about 90% grey hiding under all that color, and I was still young!Fast forward to a couple of years ago; after staring at way too much unintentional outgrowth from missed salon visits I finally realized my natural color was so light it actually resembled the highlights I was spending a fortune on!I was in a bit of a rut with zero budget for any massive makeover, not to mention the cost of the 5 to 6 week upkeep. I needed something new to do with my hair or a new baseball cap!After some good pondering I decided to embrace my natural hair color and went 'all-in' letting it grow completely out....

Should Change Careers After Age 50?

July 14, 2020 Changing careers at any age can be daunting but the thought of it after the age of 50 can lead some to think you might just be crazy! However there are many reasons it might just be time to do so. With people living longer and working longer, a person turning 50 may have 20 or more years to go before they retire. Staying in a job that isn't satisfying can be downright torture! Below are things to ponder about making a career change after you've turned 50. Be Well,Anisa 1. You Have A Dead-End Job… There are many declining industries and the fear layoffs are always stressful. Rather than waiting for the axe to fall, start preparing for a new career while you're still employed. It is important both financially and mentally to prepare while still employed as it can be challenging to bounce back from losing your job. If you're worried about being forced out of your current job, it makes sense to begin preparing for a new one, says New York-based career counselor Rebecca Weiler. Older workers "can take classes to improve or sharpen skills or try to further specialize in an area that...

What’s Skin Conditioner and How Can it Benefit You?

You may have heard about the wonders of Korean skincare. If not, it is among the highest rated products in the world.One of the items touted is a skin conditioner. Popular all over Asia for years skin conditioners are still relatively new here in the USA.So, what is a skin conditioner and do you need one?Be Well,Anisa Not A Toner, But A Moisturizer… You might be thinking, it's a toner, but skin conditioner, such as our NR8, has a specific function to hydrate, soften and nourish your skin. Applied after cleansing and before your normal makeup routine, is a lightweight moisturizer so it is quickly absorbed by your skin. Most skin conditioners are fragrance free and lightweight in nature with little or no water in them. Because of the lack of water a little bit goes a long way. I like to say the consistency is a mix between a serum and moisturizer cream. Skin Conditioner vs. Moisturizing Cream… Most of us have been taught to use a heavy cream at night. This can actually increase puffiness by as an emollient on the skin overnight can force oils back into the skin. A skin conditioner is super light and suits...

5 Things to Know About Hand Sanitizer

If you're like me, hand sanitizer has become a way of life. I ALWAYS have a bottle with me.Along with wearing a mask, keeping your hands clean and germ-free is an important step in minimizing the spread of infections.Whenever I get back into my car the first thing I do before touching anything else is reach for the hand sanitizer.I think we can all agree there is so much misinformation right now, but the one thing EVERYONE agrees on is using hand sanitizer in between hand washing or when hand washing isn't an option.Today we're going to delve into Hand Sanitizer. When you should use it, how to use it properly and why you shouldn't make it at home.I learned quite a bit while researching this like I wasn't using my hand sanitizer correctly. I hope you find this informative and it helps.Be Well,Anisa 1. Hand Sanitizer Kills Germs On Your Hands But Doesn't Clean Them… While hand sanitizer is essential to staying healthy it doesn't clean your hands. It is a germ killer. Soap and water are still should be your number one method to actually cleaning any dirt and grime off your hands. But, but believe it or...

Is Negative Energy Surrounding You?

Energy is all around us. Not only do we create our own, outside influences can affect our whole well being.Both positive and negative energy is contagious, but it always seems as though negative energy spreads more.When there is negative energy in and around us, it can bring on both physical and mental struggles.So how do we surround ourselves with the positive and rid our space of the negative?Let's explore!Be Well,Anisa Where Does Negative Energy Come From? You are probably not surprised but it has many sources. The world around us (as with recent events) can assault us with negativity. Almost always you'll find negative energy surrounding you through a traumatic experience. Heck even a trip to the store to try and find sanitizer, only to find out they're sold out can unleash a wave of negative energy. In short most energy (good and bad) is a result of strong emotions. These can directly impact our environment, particularly our homes and can be oh so hard to let go of. And our home, a place that is supposed to be a sanctuary, often takes on the negative energy we feel. Some Signs You Might Be Surrounded By Negative Energy Sadness and...