Thursday, April 3, 2014

How Laughter Impacts Your Health

Good day beauties!

Did you know that laughter reduces stress? I love to laugh and it's a bonus that laughter helps to reduce my stress levels! ;) Laughter does the following things:

Laughter Reduces Stress: When stressed, we produce a hormone called cortisol. Laughter can significantly reduce cortisol levels.

Laughter Can Reduce Pain: Laughter causes us to produce endorphins, which are natural, pain-killing hormones.

Laughter Strengthens the Immune System: A hearty laugh decreases stress hormones and increases production of T-cells, immune proteins and infection-fighting antibodies.

Laughter Helps the Heart: When we laugh we increase blood flow and the function of blood vessels, which can help prevent cardiovascular problems.

So now that you know all the wonderful benefits of laughing, make sure you get a good chuckle or two in today!

Until next time...Be Sweet! xoxo

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

It's Spring!

Good day beauties!

Although our calendar's were marked on March 20th as the "Start of Spring", in my neck of the woods, it was still snowing after the 20th! But I am so happy to report that Spring looks like it is finally here as the weather is breaking and the trees and flowers are blooming. 

Spring is always a great time of the year for me as it marks a time of renewing, rebirth, new growth, and a new start! I have so many new ideas that I am working on and I can not wait to share with you all. I am working on a new logo for my products as well as a new website. I am planning to reveal everything in the Fall so I will be working diligently during the Spring and Summer months to get everything together. 

Is Spring a favorite season for you as well? Are you working on anything new this time of year?

I look forward to hearing from you and until next time...Be Sweet! xoxo

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Managing Change

Good afternoon beauties!

Hope you all are well...long time no talk to! Recently I have been managing change and in doing so, I haven't blogged on a regular basis. I had to put writing and connecting with you all on hold until I was balanced again. Thankfully I can say that I am getting back to that space again. 

I always say, one thing that is constant in life is change. It will come when you least expect it and also come when you have faith it is coming. I recently was in faith that a new job change was coming my way. I didn't expect it to happen as fast as it did but I am so happy I was ready. One thing I have learned about faith is that when you believe in something, it will come to pass but sometimes it will come years down the line and sometimes it will happen instantly. Either way, I firmly believe in Hebrews 11:1 - Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. 

Have you all been dealing with any change lately? How do you manage? I'd love to hear from you. 

Until next time, which will be soon ;) - Be Sweet!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Monday Momentum - Love

Good morning beauties!

Today's Monday Momentum is about Love...

Until next time... Be Sweet! xoxo

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Are You Dealing with Loneliness? Be Encouraged!

Good evening beauties! This video is an awesome message of encouraging yourself.

Be Inspired and as always...Be Sweet! xoxo

Sunday, February 2, 2014

How To Live an Inspired Life

Good Sunday evening beauties!

Today is Super Bowl Sunday and millions of people are tuned into the game right now. I usually watch to see the new commercials and the Half Time Show - am I the only one? ;)

Another segment that I like to watch is the pre-game show. The pre-game show is always very inspiring because there are back stories about individual players, leadership skills described about the coaches, and illustrations of fan support. The pre-game show today made me think about living an inspired life!

Inspiration can be found in so many places, so living an "inspired life" simply takes observation of what is going on around you. I gain inspiration from listening to my daughter, talking to my mother, reading posts on Instagram, reading articles on Twitter, etc. The list goes on and on. And tonight was no different - I wasn't preparing to take notes about leadership by watching the Super Bowl pre-game but my ears perked up as the commentators described the energy of the coach and how that affects the team and how the team feeds off of each other's positive energy. Listening to their stories was very inspiring!

So how do you live an inspired life - be open to receive inspiration from all areas of your life and you will be surprised by the gems you will gain along the way. 

Until next time...Be Sweet! xoxo

Sunday, January 26, 2014

How to DIY Hot Oil Treatment

Happy Sunday beauties! 

I hope you have enjoyed your weekend and have been able to relax and recharge a bit before starting the new week. Yesterday I started the day with the #sitssharefest on Twitter, ran errands, and attended the birthday party of a close friend. Now today I am relaxing, planning for the upcoming week, and giving myself my weekly pamper treatments which include: deep condition/style of my hair, manicure, and facial. 

I posted on Instagram (@sweet_trinity) this morning that I would write about my hot oil treatment today. I absolutely LOVE hot oil treatments because they soften my hair and also help me detangle prior to washing. 

For my hot oil treatments, I use my Sweet Trinity Aromatherapy Aloe Vera Body Oil (which will be back in stock shortly). If you do not have my oil, you can use any carrier oil and I prefer Olive Oil for my treatments when not using my Aloe Vera Body Oil. I pour about a 1/4 c. of oil in a tea cup and heat for about 30 seconds in the microwave. You can also use a double boiler if you do not want to use the microwave. Also, please note, it is very important that you test the temperature of the oil on the inside of your wrist to make sure it is not too hot - you do not want to burn your scalp! Once I place the oil on my hair and gently finger through to detangle, I place a plastic cap on my head, wrap in a towel, and leave on for about 30 min. After the time has elapsed, I rinse out and shampoo, condition, and style as usual. I will give myself a hot oil treatment about once a month but you can determine your frequency by how your hair feels. 

Do you all use hot oil treatments? If so, do you use before or after shampoo? I'd love to hear about your techniques.

So that is all for now! ;) Also, going forward, I will be posting every Sunday. I may post periodically during the week but you can expect a post every Sunday from now on. 

So until next Sunday... Be Sweet! xoxo
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