Let us be clear: Baking soda is not going to permanently cure your acne or turn back the cruel hand of time. But if you’re looking to detoxify your body and your household, this multitasking ingredient will make your life easier (and more beautiful) without denting your coffers. Mom may have taught you that baking soda will make your bread rise and your fridge smell better, but did you know of its many cosmetic applications? Even the ancient Egyptians—and what beauty post would be complete without them?—used a compound similar to baking soda as soap.
1. The only person that can ever truly make you happy is yourself. Stop depending on everyone else . 2.
When you stop chasing the wrong things, you give the right things a chance to catch you. So starting today… Give up trying to be perfect. – The real world doesn’t reward perfectionists, it rewards people who get things done. Give up comparing yourself to others. – The only person you are competing against is yourself. Give up dwelling on the past or worrying too much about the future. – Right now is the only moment guaranteed to you. Right now is life.
If there’s one thing Friedrich Nietzsche did well, it’s obliterate feel-good beliefs people have about themselves. He has been criticized for being a misanthrope, a subvert, a cynic and a pessimist, but I think these assessments are off the mark. I believe he only wanted human beings to be more honest with themselves. He did have a remarkable gift for aphorism — he once declared, “It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book.”
I used to be so focused on healing myself. With healing came freedom, a new me, a better life, peace, comfort and safety. Now I’m beginning to realize that all of those qualities have less to do with healing and more to do with my simply accepting them as I move through this journey called life. As part of my conversations with “God”, I’ve come to realize that I have the power to grant myself freedom, growth, peace, comfort, safety and the life of my dreams. I’ve had that power all along. I just hadn’t chosen to see myself in that role.