Saturday Morning Musings Vol. 4

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On motherhood...

Now that the baby boy is 7 months I’m FINALLY starting to physically feel like my old self again. I’m not 100% there nor do I expect to ever be. A 9 lb baby grew inside me and came out of me. One does not go back to original after that. After 3 acute instances of back pain and a Rolfing session and osteopathic therapy that saved my ass I’m doing much better! After a pregnancy that rendered me a half step above bed rest, my muscles are finally properly supporting me and I’m ensuring that I am balancing both sides of my body better. Gosh what a ride. I wouldn’t change it for the world though what with the little bundle of joy I got in return.

 

On adult acne...

Whyyyyyyyy? My pregnancy and breastfeeding produced hormones in me that cleared my adult acne which I’ve had for 4 years. The toxic sludge I was putting on my face to prevent it is actually the thing that sparked me to commuting to 100% natural skin and beauty products. But so why, even though I’m still breastfeeding, is this stuff starting to come back!!!! Ugh. On top of that I tried some natural skincare samples which cr area dry patches in 2 areas on my face. So now I’m nursing the dry patches with my daily go-tos (Josh Rosebrook Nutrient Day Cream and Mahalo Vitality Elixir) while I’m simultaneously trying to treat the acne with the May Lindstrom Problem Solver clay mask. So far so healing! I’ve used the Problem Solver twice since the horrible break out and dry patches and its already working. I’m seeing a significant reduction in the appearance of new spots and the old ones are quickly diappearing.  Also the dry patches are almost gone! I think one more week (2 applications) of the clay mask will get me back to normal. This makes me want to try more of the Lindstrom product line.

 

On the in between time...

We are stuck in a holding pattern that has really been 1 year in the making. It’s been at its highest manifestation for the past 2 months though. Everything is up in the air with the Pookie family and that impacts every corner of my life from raising Kaï to nurturing my business. I am holding on steadfast to my faith in the Universe/Higher Being.  We are seeing slow progress but we just need a break. Living in an AirBnB for almost 3 months is just no fun at all. We’re grateful of course for the calm place but, ooooh, we just need a little normalcy! A prayer or meditation from you wouldn’t hurt ;-)

 

On hair knots...

Ugh I’ve always gotten knots at the ends of my delicate 4c natural hair strands. I don’t know if i always will or if it’s a sign that my hair is damaged. Either way I’ve been trying not to cut them out over this past year and it just doesn’t seem to be very helpful so I have myself a general trim and have been cutting them out as I find them.  Is it just me or does this method seem better for the hair? Will I forever be cutting out knots until I have no hair left to cut? Do you get knots in your hair? If so, what do you do about them?? I’m trying not to get obsessive over the knots and go into seek-and-destroy mentality--eek!

 

On keeping the website up-to-date...

Y’all I’ve really challenged myself by creating a website that offers content that changes weekly but its everything I’ve always wanted to do! I have a weekly news section, THE LATEST, and a weekly dirty-dozen of the top things I want to buy, THE FAVES.  There’s also the blog and social media. I’m not doing all this because I’m desperate for attention. I’ve just always loved creating artsy, fun, and holistic content to share with others. If you’re one of my close friends or family members, you know this is so true!!! It is difficult to really keep things going and expanding while being a full time mom tho.  No lie. But things are a-changing in mid-September as Kai starts daycare so while I cry myself to bed over relinquishing the care of my babe to someone else, I’m also excited to really get this thang going full speed like I want to. I hope you’re liking the content and concept so far, and if you don’t, its okay! It ain’t for everyone! Its as true a representation of what I want to put out into the world as I can muster at the moment.  And that’s all I’m interested in right now, mine and your authenticity showing up in the world at 100%.