Flax Seeds – Super Food

A few months ago, my doctor prescribed me birth control. As soon as I got home, I googled what side effects were associated with the particular brand and read way too many reviews. Needless to say, I was scared because some side effects are a bit difficult to live with. 

Now I’m going a bit off topic, the title says “Flax Seeds”. So, why am I talking about birth control? Here’s why: I wear contacts. As it turns out, one of the most common side effects of birth control is difficulty wearing contacts. The birth control affects the moisture in your eyes, making them dry, which makes wearing tiny plastic circles in your eyes very uncomfortable.

I did some research and found that flax seeds help with dry eyes. I ran to the supermarket and bough a container of milled flax seeds. I started putting it in my daily morning cereal. It has absolutely no taste and no texture since it’s milled. It just blends right in with my cereal and milk. I’ve been doing this for about two months. So far, my contacts have gotten a lot easier to wear. Flax seeds have also had an added bonus that I didn’t anticipate.

Last night, I was talking to my friend and I realized how clear my skin looks, and has been looking. This morning, I looked at my face again and tried to remember the last time I had to use tea tree oil to help with a breakout. Wouldn’t you know it, the last time I had a breakout was about two months ago. So, I started thinking what am I doing different? The heat and sweat from summer usually means many more breakouts for me. Then this morning, as I reached for my flax seeds, it hit me. Flax seeds. 

Flax seeds are high in omega-3 fatty acids, which are known for providing healthy skin and hair. So, I am hooked. It’s so easy to incorporate in my diet and it’s helping in so many ways.

Ladies, if you are struggling with your contacts for any reason, or want some healthy skin (who doesn’t?), go to your local supermarket and make a trip to the organic or gluten-free isle and get yourself some flax seed. 

Don Jon Review

I just watched Don Jon. It’s been sitting in my list since I saw they added it to Netflix. I figured it would be a funny movie, at least that’s how it was advertised in the trailers.

It was not at all what I expected. I wouldn’t call it a drama, because it wasn’t totally series, and I wouldn’t call it a comedy because it didn’t exactly make me laugh. It just felt real to me. The way guys talk to each other in real life, is depicted well in this movie. Not all the time, but I’m used to being “one of the guys” and they really do talk about girls this way.

I’m sure most reviews will focus on Jon and his porn addiction. I agree his addiction affected his sex life and the way porn depicts sex is not at all what women really want. Porn sex and real life sex are nothing alike. I am a female and I watch porn, I’ll admit. Some of it, I like, and some I don’t. To be honest, some of what I’ve run across looks downright painful, often degrading, I would in no way be interested in doing anything of the sort, and I’m sure I’d have a hard time finding a real woman who would. Unfortunately, we can’t change the porn industry and we can’t change how men are going to interpret porn. My focus is about  the female in the relationship and something I feel some of us may do all too much.

What I loved the most about this movie was how it depicted Scarlett Johansson’s character. Here you have a girl that is so “hot” by common standards that she can get this guy to do whatever she wants. She’s also a pretty smart girl, because she knows just how to manipulate him using her looks and sexuality. And I’m totally not condoning that because, it’s not real. Sure, she gets Jon to do whatever she wants, but it’s not who he really is. She is trying to change him. I feel this is important. It’s a trend I’ve noticed a lot growing up.

Young girls and adult women feel like they can change a man. We crave it. We want to be special and be the conduit of change. It’s the reason bad boys are oh so attractive to us. We want that bad boy to change his ways and become a better man all because we are special and different and he has fallen for us. It works great in the movies, A Walk To Remember, anyone? But it’s not real life. In real life, a bad boy is still a bad boy, and the good girl is the price that he gets to tell his friends he landed in his bed while no one else could.

Ok, ok so I’m going off on a rant. Scarlett’s character uses her beautiful assists and wiles to ‘persuade’ Jon to change for her. He doesn’t even realize she’s doing it. In a way, she’s treating him like a dog. Once he does what she asks, he gets his treat, and guess what? It doesn’t work out. Not because he cheats on her or anything like that. It doesn’t work out because he is who he is and she couldn’t manipulate him into changing.

Ladies, stop trying to change a man to become your perfect mate. First of all, perfect does not exist. Haven’t we learned this already? You need to be with someone for who he is, otherwise you won’t be truly happy. Just how we want men to accept and love us for who we are, we need to do the same.

Overall, it was a fast-paced movie. I didn’t get bored. I didn’t want to give away too much of what happens, I just want to focus on the message I took from it.

Let’s all stop trying to change each other. Fall in love with a real person, as John Legend says, all their curves and all their edges, all their perfect imperfections. That’s the only way to be truly happy in a relationship.

Authentic Sexuality v Dressing Like Prostitutes

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Why do moms let their daughters “dress like prostitutes?” asked Jennifer Moses in a Wall Street Journal piece that got people talking a while back.

Moses thinks it’s because the moms had a sexually free past, which they now regret. “Not one woman I’ve ever asked about the subject,” she declared, “has said that she wishes she’d ‘experimented’ more.”

Well, wouldn’t you want your daughters to NOT look like prostitutes, then? 

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Last week rape survivor, Zerlina Maxwell, went on Fox’s “Hannity” to discuss rape and guns. But instead of saying women should drink less, dress modestly, arm themselves and learn self-defense, like she “should have,” she told Hannity:

I don’t think that we should be telling women anything. I think we should be telling men not to rape women and start the conversation there… If you train men not to grow up to become rapists, you prevent rape.

And all hell breaks loose. The Blaze calls her words “bizarre.” Blogs and tweets say she should get raped.

“Thanks for the feedback, Internet dopes. Why would anybody think that you need some sensitivity training?” responds Mary Elizabeth Williams at Salon.

Maxwell tells Salon that, “We need to teach (men) to see women as human beings and…

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Worthless

 

 

It’s funny how the one who you “love” more
is the one you push away so much.

And that poor weed that you just finished stepping on
will never get the chance to bloom into the orchid
that you would fall in love with.

As she struggles alone to find a meaning within herself
the harshness of voice tries to cut at her leaves.

And even though that little bud only needed you to understand
without you, she will flourish into something greater that you could ever aspire to be.

So, don’t worry about me.
One day, once you pushed me to the point where I won’t recognize you anymore
maybe
just maybe
you’ll realize that I WAS good enough
and all you had to do was love me enough to see it.

Sara Osorio

Sometimes

Ok, so sometimes I fight.
sometimes, I don’t care
sometimes, I ignore you
sometimes, I’m not there
sometimes, I just want to have fun
sometimes, I just need my space
sometimes, I don’t follow my own rules
sometimes, I don’t hug you
sometimes, I don’t show you

Sometimes, you’re annoying
sometimes, you ignore me
sometimes, you don’t hug me
sometimes, you disappear
sometimes, you don’t talk to me
sometimes, you need to be a man.

Sometimes, I miss you
sometimes, I look for you
sometimes, I wait for you
sometimes, I need you

Always, I love you

Sara Osorio

Reasons To Live by Auguste Charlemange Jr.

Many people have reasons
Reasons why to be on Earth
These reasons maybe personal
It Maybe family or just friends
For most, their reason
Would be God

If you are looking
For reasons
Reasons to live
Take me for example
If it wasn’t for my friends
I would have been
Long gone by now

They showed me
That I should not
Let my problems affect my grades
They helped me
Realize what support felt like
Most importantly they gave
The best reason needed to live

Due to the fact
That they are
True friends
Each one does their part
To keep me alive

Sorry I can’t explain just to talk about it causes me to breakdown…..

Auguste Charlemange Jr.