Example: Hair growth?
I need help...my hair doesn't grow verry fast...anything that might speed up the process?...♥lensie
I have so many clients that ask this very question...the first thing I talk to them about is their diet. I can not stress enough that a proper diet supplemented adequately by vitamins and minerals will optimize the genetic growth cycle. Any deficiency will be reflected in the volume and thickness of your hair. The luster in your hair will depend on what you eat and also on how you treat it.
*Your hairs growth and beauty will always be from the inside out. Once your hair grows out from the roots, the hair is actually dead protein. Your hair will reflect what goes into your body, and I say this with absolute honesty.
*I have a little secret. Personally this works for me! I make sure that I take 2 vitamins of "Maxi-Hair maximized each day. I have tried it without them, and with them. I would not think of going a day without taking them. They have nourishment for my hair, nails and skin. Country Life makes them. They have the essential vitamins that your hair needs! They have made my hair and nails grow faster. I mean, don't expect to go to bed one night, and wake up with your hair down to your waist. That would be a dream. Nevertheless; for me personally, these vitamins do work! I can't stress them enough. Now that I've given my secret away, there is a lot more to growing hair than just taking vitamins.
My professional advise for having healthy hair and tresses that glow with health is:
*First lets start off by getting a good trim and snip off hair that is damaged even if it means sacrificing a few inches because regular trimming ensures that damaged hair is removed and this in turn augurs growth.
*Any heat you use in the form of blow-drying, curling irons or crimpers will stunt the growth of hair. So I would use them only when you need to.
*Using hair color or chemicals with peroxide is harmful and prevents hair from growing longer. I learned this the hard way! If you must color your hair, use products with no peroxide, and avoid perming!
*Keep the hair away from chlorine and saltwater while your swimming by using a good bathing cap and condition your hair to soften it.
*Sun can be disastrous for hair, so use a hat, scarf, or towel around your hair while sun bathing.
*Metal barrettes, plastic combs or even rubber bands can cause hair to break. Scrunchies are the best but if you want the best use hair sticks. (Seriously)
*Brush your hair with boar bristle brushes or wooden ones. They help to distribute the sebum to the ends of the hair, which is so vital to hair. Brush well like this before shampooing.
*Shampoo and lather by adding a little water to your shampoo and then work it into the roots of your hair and then move downwards towards the ends.
*Use a conditioner to soften the hair but do not rub it into the scalp. It could clog the hair follicles. Rinsing hair in cold water is more beneficial because it flattens the hair cuticles and makes combing easier.
*Once in a while deep condition your hair. Hair needs to be pampered to allow it to grow longer.
*Always remember-To make gorgeous hair grow longer, oxygen and nutrients should reach the hair follicles.
*If hair loses its vibrancy and fullness easily, try rubbing coconut oil or sesame oil into the hair, leave it on for an hour, and then wash it out! That's another of my secrets! ;-)
On an average, hair grows at the rate of 6 inches annually, perhaps more ;-)
~Best of Luck~
Example: What does my dream mean?
My dream starts out with me switching between watching a little girl and becoming the little girl. She's young and blonde, and the house she's in isn't my house. I somehow know I'm in the '60s, because my/her parents (not my own) are dressed that way and certain elements of the house give it away.
It's nighttime, and I/she is wearing a nightie and is in bed when the dad comes to tuck me/her in. The dad gives her/me some money to start up my/her dream thing to do, and I/she get really excited and goes to show my/her mom. (The mom looks like Betty from Mad Men but the dad does not look like Don. The house is also not the one from the show.) I/she want to start up a toy shop, and I/she already have a little cylindrical wire rack with sample toys that I/she somehow bought with some of the money. They are vague wooden things in primary colors. The mom gets upset when I/she tell her, and I don't know if it's because she thinks it's a bad idea or something else.
Then the dream changes, and I am either me or have settled into being the little girl, who must be older now since I feel like myself. The scene is completely different, and I am standing inside a pawnshop, and I'm trying to get a gift for my mother in real life. The room is jumbled with things, but nothing looks like junk. It all looks valuable. I see a white teapot with some floral design on a shelf across the room, and a large peridot and gold teardrop-shaped necklace on the shelf behind the counter. I decide I want them both, and then take off my own peridot teardrop earrings to trade for them. The man behind the counter is short and scruffy. He gives me the necklace and gets the teapot, and then I realize that the earrings were a perfect match for the necklace. I ask him what to trade for the earrings again, and he says he'd take back the teapot. Then I saw on the same shelf behind him a beautiful peridot teapot with ribbed sides, transparent with gold trim. It's perfect, and I ask what to trade for it. He tells me something but I don't give him anything and suddenly I just have the teapot. On my way out, I notice in particular a painting on the far wall (the walls are dark red). It's of a forest scene in the daylight, but it's like a blurry photograph. I can't tell exactly what it's supposed to be, only that it's a forest scene and there's something in it but it's blurry.
The scene changes again, and I'm in a forest in daylight like the painting (though I don't know if that was a direct link or not) and I don't remember if I was being chased and she caught up to me, or if she threw me down from a horse or what. All I remember was ending up on the ground of the forest, in danger, after being chased/captured by an Asian girl dresses like a samurai. In my dream she looks like Brenda Song, an Asian actress (maybe she is actually Song, the mom from the first scene only looked like Betty but I knew she wasn't, here the Asian girl may actually be Song).
Anyway, my gifts from the pawnshop spill out on the ground and I'm laying on my side watching them roll every which way, and feeling concerned because they are for my mom. The samurai gets down from her horse and has some kind of grudge against me, and take out a knife and shallowly stabs me in the stomach. I feel sharp pains as she slices the knife on both sides of my neck under the jaw, and then twice more from both near my eyes to the cartilage of my ears. I can't remember if she sliced my wrists or not. I remember feeling like I deserved it. I don't feel any pain, but I can feel blood just clogging up in my throat and being uncomfortable, knowing I'm dying and not being able to move.
The samurai gets on her horse and gallops away into the forest, as I roll over onto my side and see the gifts where they rolled into the grass, the peridot teapot in particular. I think about my mom, and then I die, I suppose, and wake up. I didn't wake suddenly like I do during nightmares, but softly like I normally do.
Important things-- I have a very close relationship with my mother in real life, peridot is her birthstone, and I didn't really feel afraid or angry when I died, only that it was happening. The forest was very bright and light green, and was a continental forest, not tropical or anything. I'm also not stressed or have undergone important changes. I normally don't dream and this was out of the blue. It wasn't very vivid but I remember a lot of it.
I had a dream a few weeks back and I cant get it out of my head because it was so vivid. I need opinions because its been stuck in my head for awhile and I feel like it means something.
I walking into a shed like structure in a middle of a field. It was a cloudy day and looked like it was going to rain. When I walked in I remember a strong smell of herbs. They were hanging to dry on the rafters of the shed. There was also a wooden table in the center of the room. If i were to look straight ahead there was a window and beside it a fireplace that had nothing but embers in it. To my right was an older man. He had scraggly white shoulder length hair, he wore a white cotton button up shirt, blackish/grey wool pants and a leather apron. He was cutting up different herbs at a wooden table pressed up against the wall. Above the table was a window and instantly like a magnetic pull my eyes were drawn to the crest of the woods. A women was standing there in a purple dress bawling her eyes out, she had dark skin and her dark brown hair was pulled into a tight bun at the crown of her head. Instantly I was pulled from her trance by the mans hands grab my shoulders. His greenish/blue eyes absolutely frantic. "You must see whats wrong!" he said.
I just stared at him it shock A sudden feeling of anxiety washed over me and I told him "No, I'd rather not."
He replied with a nod and said, "At least think about it."
It was then a complete scene change and I was driving in my car down a dirt tree line road. It was now raining outside. I noticed a set of headlights in my rear-view mirror. I remember vividly it being a silver bmw and I was absolutely pissed because he was totally riding my ***. So instead of break checking him I sped up, but he remained on my ***. So I got annoyed and pulled over (which I dont think I'd ever do in real life) and instead of him passing me he pulled over and walked up to my car. I remember it being a man probably a little bit older than me, but i cannot remember his face for life of me. Out of this whole dream his face is the ONLY thing I dont remember its a complete blur. The only thing I remember him saying was, "Dont go see the weeping lady, its a trap. I went and I was cursed."
Then it was a scene change to me driving again and I was on my way to the shed to go see the lady because I wanted to know what was wrong, but i never got there because I woke up.
I was talking to my friend who said she thinks its a vision. I just think its one of those dreams that have an underlying meaning. Like someone is going to deceive me, someones going to warn me and I'm not going to listen. Does anyone else have an opinion? Or am I overlooking it? Has anyone else had a dream thats been stuck in their head so vividly for so long? BTW I call the man in the shed the medicine man because of his herbs and The Weeping lady is self explanatory.
I just got up from having a dream. I was in a room with about 6 people, in a museum type room. And the room had this giant door and I giant keyhole but the keyhole was on top of the door. But it was rusty and clogged. As if it were an ancient door. The door was wooden and had some sort of writing in the bottom. Then there was a man who asked if the door was real because he wanted to try to open it. Since everyone said yes, he left the room and came back and drew a giant circle on the floor. The floors were stone. And on the opposite of the door he put a mirror and forced everyone into the circle. The man then looked into a book and started mumbling a lot of stuff. Then I just heard a lot of screaming and crying as if it were from right behind me and the it started to echo and the room started shaking and the ancient door opened full of fire. I was scared and there was someone next to me who knew that so they held my had and covered my eyes. But through the persons finger tips I can see that the room got real bright. The whole room looked white. I was scared so I couldn't move, and as I'm still peaking through the persons finger tips I can see in the mirror a wooden table with a older dark skin bald man. And there were dead things on fire everywhere. The man who opened the door threw someone in the mirror but you hear him through the door screaming in pain. The person holding me to protect me gets a bird thrown into there body. (Btw I'm scared of birds) so I jump out of there arms. N the bird comes toward me and I step on it out of fear and then I see in the mirror the dark skin man cutting the leg off a bird. I then felt a lot of pain bc my leg was cut and bleeding badly that I passed out. I then awoke from this dream 5 mins ago and I couldn't feel my leg and still can't. Does anyone know whAt this means?
just doing a survey. please answer honestly. thanks. ^^
In the old Navy we knew all about the port we sailed into and it's unique problems. Today there are a lot more studies and environmental savvy for them to go by than we ever dreamed of shame on these people, an hour delay in these dangerous times can mean many lives lost!
So I had this dream where I was in some sort of Transylvanian castle or some Dutch type building. At first it was me and a friend and we were either running from something or escaping, but then, as we went from one room and through a door to an open area, my friends sort of either stayed behind in the room, or got left behind as I ran, or disappeared altogether. But as I ran towards another door to a building within the same area, I felt as if I knew me and my friend were running towards somebody, like trying to find or rescue them. Two girls. Me and my friends are both male, I don't see guys face but somehow I knew he was male. Anyway. As I get through the door, I enter a room with some wooden benches and two pianos facing the same way near the wall across the door, and they are facing to the right as you enter the door. My friends girl is not moving, just sort of staring straight ahead, in a trance like state. sitting on the piano to the right, but I don't pay her any attention. Instead I run towards the girl behind the wooden benches behind the piano, sitting at the second piano. I feel a connection to her, maybe she is my girl. She is dressed in all black, pale-ish, black lipstick, black hair, black nails. She is playing the piano, some morbid, melancholic, creepy song on the piano, I go and ask her what she is playing, she doesn't answer, but when I sit on the piano and face her, she smiles and giggles, she says something in some language I either do not know, or is inaudible to me, like trying to listen when your ears are water clogged.We begin kissing deeply and passionately. Next thing I know Im sitting on the piano bench and she is straddling me and we are making passionate love.Then I woke up. I fully know the dream could have kept going, but I stopped my dream by waking up, becuase I felt like I shouldn't be letting myself fall for this girl or given to my desire for this girl. But in the dream my connection with her felt so strong!I've never seen this girl before in my life. She was either some sort of gothic Victorian/ Transylvanian princess or a Vampiress.
Admittedly I am into goth/alternative/scene/tattooed & pierced girls.But I've never even seen our meet this girl ever before in my life, but the connection to her was intense, like I needed to be with her, protect her, see her, all this. Just oddly drawn to her, even though I had to stop the dream while making love to her, because something felt like I shouldn't feel drawn to get, but I was...
Any guesses as to what this could mean? Sorry for the long story...
So I had this dream where I was in some sort of Transylvanian castle or some Dutch type building. At first it was me and a friend and we were either running from something or escaping, but then, as we went from one room and through a door to an open area, my friends sort of either stayed behind in the room, or got left behind as I ran, or disappeared altogether. But as I ran towards another door to a building within the same area, I felt as if I knew me and my friends were running towards somebody, like trying to find or rescue them. Two girls. Me and my friends are both male, I don't see guys face but somehow I knew he was male. Anyway. As I get through the door, I enter a room with some wooden benches and two pianos racing the same way near the wall across the door, and they are facing to the right add you enter the door. My friends girl is not moving, just sort of staring straight ahead, in a trance like state. sitting on the piano to the right, but I don't pay her any attention. Instead I run towards the girl behind the wooden benches behind the piano, sitting at the second piano. I feel a connection to her, maybe she is my girl. She is dressed in all black, pale-ish, black lipstick, blacl hair, black nails. She is playing the piano, some mkrbid, melancholic, creepy song on the piano, I go and ask her what she is playing, she doesn't answer, but when I sit on the piano and face her, she smiles and giggles, she says something in some language I either do not know, or is inaudible to me, like trying to listen when your ears are water clogged.We begin kissing deeply and passionately. Next thing I know Im sitting on the piano bench and she is straddling me and we are making passionate love.
Then I woke up. I fully know the dream could have kept going, but I stopped my dream by waking up, becuase I felt like I shouldn't be letting myself fall for this girl or given to my desire for this girl. But in the dream my connection with her felt so strong!
I've never seen this girl before in my life. She was either some sort of gothic Victorian/ Transylvanian princess or a Vampiress.
Admittedly I am into goth/alternative/scene/tattooed & pierced girls.
But I've never even seen our meet this girl ever before uh my life, but the connection to her was intense, like I needed to be with her, protect her, see her, all this. Just oddly drawn to her, even though I had to stop the dream while making love to her, because something felt like I shouldn't feel drawn to get, but I was...
Any guesses as to what this could mean? Sorry for the long story...
Well actually, all of my questions. I need some honest people to tell me what life is like in Japan! I'm a college student and I love learning about other cultures, especially that of China and Japan. I'm thinking of visiting Japan some day, or studying in Japan, or perhaps living in Japan some years from now after I get my degree. It's always been my dream to at least visit there and study it's culture but the more that I am reading about it, the more that it doesn't seem to be what I thought that it was!
There seem to be several "rumors" that I've been reading on the internet lately about Japan that are discouraging to me, and are even a bit frightening. The internet can be helpful but also deceiving, so I need some truthful people who actually live or have lived in Japan to help answer some of my questions. I am determined to learn the language eventually, but only if Japanese culture will prove to be worth while!
So if you qualify, please take a few minutes to read each of my questions; your insight would be very much appreciated as this is very important to me!
My questions about Japan are as follows:
1) Are people there un-accepting, and unfriendly toward foreigners? / Are citizens "cold" and "rigid?"
I have been reading lately that people are difficult to get along with in Japan if one isn't Japanese. I fear that I will be unable to make friends there or develop relationships among people there if they are cold and un-accepting toward new people or "foreigners" Also I've been reading that people in Japan are a strict and serious folk, unlike people from China who I've read are more open to foreigners, are more relaxed, and like to have fun. Am I in for a bunch of unfriendly stuffed-shirts if I go to Japan, or is this just a rumor? Because for me, making long lasting friendships with others is a top priority.
2) Is missing a day of work in Japan considered "A small act of Treason"?
I've read that missing even a day of work could lead to getting fired from one's job. . . Is this true? I live in the United States and when a person is too ill to work the proper thing to do is to call in sick and take a day off or two in order to recover properly and so as not to get everyone else at work sick. Also in the United States if one for whatever reason must go in for surgery, work is normally supposed to pay "workers compensation" during the amount of time one takes off. In Japan is it considered very dangerous or very difficult to take time off from work, or to even take vacation time? I know I will be a hard worker when I graduate from college but vacation and sick-time are equally as important to me, and I annually get sick at least once a year with the flu or pneumonia during the fall!
3) Are foreigners often "isolated" from everyone else?
I've read several articles on the internet in which one who spends extensive amounts of time in Japan will often feel isolated because they are different. Is this another stupid rumor or is this to an extent, true? What I mean by isolated is that I read that there isn't a lot of friendly human interaction with people, especially in towns and rural areas, because everyone is mostly concerned with their own lives. For the sake of Japan, I hope that this is just a rumor.
4) What do people in Japan enjoy doing for fun?
All I've been reading are negative things about Japan, so what I want to know are what people who live in Japan often do for fun. Here in the United States, people my age and older enjoy doing group activities such as going out dancing, going shopping, going out to eat, having house parties, and most popularly, going to bars for some drinks and a good time. What do people in Japan like to do for fun, if anything at all? Because so far the internet is making people from China seem far more fun and adventurous than the supposedly boring and self-isolating people from Japan. What is true here?!?!
5) How do people in Japan heat their homes?
6) Do people there snub you if you can't speak Japanese / if you can't speak it well?
7) Has traditional Japanese culture "died"?
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The internet can be a great tool but it can also be a deceiving one. The only way I can truly get answers are from people who live or have lived in Japan that can provide some insight on what life is really like there. So if you qualify, your input will be extremely appreciated!
I'd like to explore Japan's culture, past and present, even more thoroughly than I do now because it is so interesting, but if what I've been learning lately is true, perhaps I should invest my time with China instead. . .