Year: 2021

4 Positive Affirmations to Improve Your Well-Being

Positive affirmations, which are simple statements that you repeat to yourself, can help you reframe the way you think and influence feelings and behavior.While they are not magic bullets, repeating these affirmations for a few minutes daily may help redirect negative thought patterns and boost motivation and self-confidence.Here are 4 positive affirmations to improve your well-being and deepen your connection with your body.Be Well,Anisa 1. I Am Healthy and Strong… Culture tells us that bodies should look a particular way, and so, we can lose ourselves trying to achieve the unattainable. But remember that the old adage holds true: Bodies come in all shapes and sizes. Instead of chasing an arbitrary ideal and a certain appearance, shift your thinking to focus on function. After all, the ideal body is your body at its healthiest state. This affirmation makes use of your brain's neuroplasticity, or its ability to change and adapt. In other words, by repeating this affirmation, your brain may begin to take it as fact. SummaryRepeating the affirmation "I am healthy and strong" may encourage your brain to see it as fact. This can improve your relationship with your body. 2. I Appreciate What My Body Can Do… Focusing...

Here’s How & Why You Should Take inventory Of Your Belongings

This actually came from my insurance agent and I have to admit I never thought of this. If I had thought of it I would've thought it was hard, but it's not!Think about it. Have you ever moved? During the packing stage, have you ever said to yourself, "Wow, I forgot we had that!"Now think about this. If something were to happen to your home and the belongings inside of it were destroyed, could you list every item you own? If you don't think you could do it on a regular day, you probably won't be able to do it under extreme stress after a natural disaster or fire strikes.That's why having a home inventory on file (or even saved in your email) is so important. And don't fret you can actually do it in less than 15 minutes!Be Well,Anisa First Thing…. I always thought I had to to list every item you own, accompanied by serial numbers, purchase costs, how much the item is worth today, pictures, and so on. You Don't! Taking inventory of your home can be so much easier than that because creating a video version of your belongings is more than acceptable! So, what should...

5 Simple Makeup Tips For Mature Women

While makeup will help enhance your natural beauty, it's never meant to cover up or alter the natural movement and expression of who you are.There's beauty and grace in every decade of our lives and there's nothing more beautiful than a woman who wears her age gracefully.Here are my 5 tips to embrace your natural beauty. A simple routine will help you fall in love with your skin again… even at 50, 60, 70 and beyond!Be Well,Anisa 1. Start with a Glowing Base… Cleansing and Moisturizing is an essential strategy for achieving a healthy complexion, especially as we age. Start with a clean face. Apply some hydrating, yet weightless moisturizer. It is important to know that heavy moisturizers can hamper the makeup you apply. You need a right balance between nourishing the skin, and not adding an extra layer that is oily or heavy. And don't forget about your neck! What goes on your face should also go on your neck. Recommended: NR8 Formula - AM/PM Skin Conditioner orAgeless Skin Renewal Serum 2. Cover Up Conservatively… Wrinkles are a part of life and we just can't hide them, so don't try. All you do is draw more attention to them....

Common House Cleaning Mistakes?

Cleaning the house has never been a fun thing for me. My sister loved to clean the house and boy she kept her house immaculate!But even the best of cleaners are probably making some mistakes when cleaning the house. Here are a list of things that many people overlook or don't do.Are you guilty of these? I admit I don't do half of these! It's a good lesson and I will begin to adapt my cleaning efforts to be more effective and safe.Be Well,Anisa Reusing Rags… Have multiple rags handy when you're cleaning your home and avoid reusing the same cloth to wipe down different surfaces. Using a fresh rag will help to contain bacteria and dirt and avoid the spread of germs. Choosing a Sunny Day for Washing the Windows… The warmth of the sunshine quickly evaporates window cleansers, and when the cleanser dries on the window, it can result in streaks. Save window duty for a dreary, overcast day. Plain and simple… you will NEVER use window cleaner againThe secret to streak free windows is easy with these magical cloths! Ignoring the Drains and Disposal… Remember to clean kitchen and bathroom sink drains regularly, and run and refresh...

7 Things Successful Retirees Do Differently

This past month I've worked remotely in Arizona surrounded by people aged 60 to 90. I'm testing the retirement waters!Everyone I spoke with are Snowbirds. They live here in Arizona just during the winter months.I was struck by how happy and healthy they are. Also to do this type of living they need to be financially secure.The question that came to my mind is, how do they do it? Here are habits, approaches and characteristics that can help put you on the track to success in retirement.Be Well,Anisa 1. They've Made End-Of-Life Plans… I learned this important lesson with my mother and when I was still in my early 50's did this. Did you know that only 32% of retirees have designated someone they trust as their medical power of attorney (or medical proxy) in case they can't make medical decisions for themselves? The rest of us are leaving our loved ones' hands tied when it comes to carrying out our wishes if we can't communicate. Likewise, just 30% of retirees have a living will (or advance directive) telling family and health care providers what end-of-life care they do and don't want. Fewer still — 28% — have assigned someone...

7 Things Organized People DON’T Do

Everyone wants to be more organized but most of the time we're just not sure what to do. It really isn't as hard or overwhelming as it seems. You just need a few minutes every day along with a few guiding principles to help you along.One of the things I learned many years ago was the word OHIO… yep like the state but what it means is Only, Handle, It, Once… makes you more efficient AND organized.Below are are some easy do's and don'ts for everyday organized living.Be Well,Anisa 1. Don't: Dump Your Mail… Don't dump your mail on the counter when you first walk in the door. It will continue to collect in piles and drive you nuts. Plus, keeping it unorganized also increases the odds that you'll miss something important. Instead: File and Review Mail by the DoorFind a helpful way to organize your important messages and keep track of things that need action. Try our handy organizer you can DIY to keep your mail from becoming a entryway eyesore. 2. Don't: Put Things Away Without a Plan… Try to avoid stuffing your drawers with random things like batteries, pencils, paper clips and other random bits. If you...

3 EASY Ways To Put Money In Your Pocket

This is the year that I will semi-retire so cutting expenses and finding money is of the utmost importance.I'm going to share with you a few things that I have done and ALREADY I have put $434 in my pocket!Hopefully you can "find" some extra money as I have.Be Well,Anisa 1. Find Money That Is Owed To You… This is how I put $434 in my pocket so far with more on the way! Did you know that every state government has "lost" property or unclaimed funds from all kinds of sources? They don't try very hard to find you but a simple search will tell you if you are owed anything and then depending on the state just a few pieces of info or paperwork and a check is on the way. For me in Illinois it was easy. I was able to recover $434 from an old State Farm home policy I had cancelled when I moved. I merely answered a few questions and in 10 days I got a check. Now in Arizona, a state I used to live in, there is also some money owed me. How much I'm not sure as Arizona doesn't say. The...

5 Healthy Aging Tips Every Woman Should Know

I got a phone call from a friend who told me she just hasn't been feeling well. The first thing I asked was, "Did you go to the doctor?".She told me no, so immediately I thought it was psychological and asked her what was bringing her down. I was surprised to find mentally she felt great it was physically she wasn't. Well what surprised me is that she hadn't been to a doctor!I'm going to speak to the women on the list right now. Ladies, most of us are often the first line of defense when protecting our family's health. That can lead to us putting our concerns on the back burner.Let's get into some quick tips that can help keep us happy and healthy as we juggle everyday responsibilities.Be Well,Anisa 1. Get Breast Cancer Screenings Every 1 – 2 years… 1 in 8 women in the USA will be diagnosed with breast cancer, making it the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women and this risk increases with age. Mammograms are the best way to screen for breast cancer, especially during the early stages. The good news is that breast cancer can usually be treated successfully when found early. Medicare...

7 Tips for Building an Emergency Food Supply

Before the pandemic, many of us never thought of an emergency food supply. Now with store shelves barren at times it has us asking, "Is my pantry prepared for emergencies?"Stocking emergency food and supplies is like buying insurance: Your household may never face a devastating natural disaster or pandemic, but if it does, and you are unable to get to a store, knowing what to stock up on for emergencies may prove priceless.Let's get to some pointers on how to start building an emergency stockpile storage for your home.Be Well,Anisa 1. Set A Goal and Get Started… How much do you want to store? Should you aim for three days' worth of supplies? Or enough for three months? At the very least, the federal government recommends you have a basic emergency supply kit that includes enough food and water for each of your household members for at least three days. Other supplies on their list include a flashlight, battery-powered or hand-cranked radio, and basic first-aid supplies. But you can be much more secure in a crisis if you go beyond the bare minimum of 72 hours. Once you hit that goal, move the goalposts to one or two weeks. Keep...

14 Things In Your House To Get Rid of Right Now

Of all the articles I've done, decluttering the house are always most popular.With the start of the New Year it is always a good time to start with renewing your home. Decluttering is a simple way to make you fall in love with your home all over again!Ready to start? Here is a list of 14 items you're sure not to miss!Be Well,Anisa Old Shoes… Get rid of any shoes that are broken beyond repair, worn out or missing a mate. Can't remember the last time you wore a still-good pair? Donate to a thrift store. Socks Without a Mate… We all have that bag of socks without their, ahem, sole mate. If you've done a full round of laundry without finding their partner, it's time to let them go. Old Spices… Many ground spices should be replaced after 12 months. A simple test? Give each one a whiff. If there's no scent, there will be no flavor. Go ahead and toss it! Your Dish Sponge… When was the last time you replaced the sponge in your kitchen sink? If it's been more than a month, toss it. In between, sanitize it with a spin in the dishwasher. Why I...