Thursday, March 4, 2021

Backmate Helps Celebrate #MothersDay2021

It is never too early to start thinking of Mom (or Dad) for the season of  Mother's Day (or Father's Day soon after) for those over-taxed parents during these difficult times. One of the most important ways to combat stress is to improve health in the endocrine and nervous systems. A sympathetic nervous system and a fatigued endocrine system is a recipe for anxious sleep patterns, fatigue, pain, and disease. Neuromuscular therapy with the Backmate can bring the nervous system into a parasympathetic (calm) state in just 3 minutes. This will improve rest and reduce pain and fatigue. The Backmate is one big sigh of relief to expel the tension and stress built up in your day, and offers a long list of other benefits such as natural pain relief and lasting recovery.
The Backmate relieves pain and headaches (which is a big score for me) by relaxing the nervous system and disrupting pain signals to the brain while also stimulating soft tissue health, increasing circulation and ROM, and strengthening muscles.
So - what is it? The Backmate is a revolutionary massage system. It sets up in your doorway in seconds and allows you to target and apply just the right amount of massage pressure to any part of your body - without having to use the muscles you are massaging or having to get on the ground. Use it to alleviate pain in your neck, back, shoulders, legs, or anywhere you need relief. The Backmate rollers are adjustable and interchangeable. It comes with a set of standard ball rollers and a set of blade-shaped rollers. The optional hot/cold therapy rollers can be heated in the microwave or cooled in the freezer to take your massage to the next level. I used this for my neck and shoulders. Amazing! Put in a little work, and you will feel so much better.

Check it all out at Backmate on Facebook, as well as Backmate on Instagram.
 
Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. I have used direct text from the website of the company/product I am promoting to facilitate in my review.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Enter The #GoShopPlayWin Giveaway

Win a $100 gift card to spend at Albertsons Companies stores! 
Wednesday, March 3rd at 12:00 AM PT to Wednesday, March 31st at 11:59 PM PT. Sixty (60) winners will receive a $100 gift cards to spend at Albertsons Companies stores. Users enter the giveaway by heading to the Albertsons merchant page on Savings.com and submitting their email address on the form on the page. The winners will be chosen through a lottery drawing and notified on Thursday, April 1st via the email address they used to enter.
   
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Get Ready For Spring With Women's Activewear #Deals

 
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Tuesday, March 2, 2021

What is Hemp and How Can it be Used?

Hemp is an incredibly versatile plant that has many uses and benefits.

Hemp belongs to the same species of plant as the cannabis plant. However, hemp contains much lower levels of THC, which is the psychoactive chemical that cannabis is most known for.

This is a plant that is widely cultivated and has many invaluable uses and exciting benefits. Read on to discover what some of these are!

Clothing and Textiles
Hemp is commonly used within the clothing and textiles industry. It is a popular choice over cotton because it requires less water during cultivation and grows at a quicker rate.

As a material, hemp is very durable, and clothes made from hemp will usually last a very long time. This is a sustainable choice for clothing and textiles and one that will surely gain more attention in the future.

Plastics
Unlike conventional materials used in plastic production, hemp is completely biodegradable. It is already being used to create plastic alternatives that are environmentally friendly.

As the world comes together to fight climate change and plastic pollution, it seems certain that hemp alternatives will be a part of this plan.

Natural Wellness
The potential benefits of CBD oil continue to be explored and researched.

CBD oil is made by extracting cannabidiol compounds from parts of the hemp plant, including the stalks, leaves, and flowers.

These products, such as Herbal Health CBD oil, are being used around the world to combat pain, tackle depression, ease anxiety, enhance sleep, and much more.

Cooking and Nutrition
In addition to CBD oil, the hemp plant can also be used to make hemp oil. The difference is that hemp oil is for use in cooking and is produced by cold-pressing hemp seeds.

Hemp oil is a rich source of omega fats, which are heart-healthy and should be included as part of a balanced diet. These omegas are not only good for the heart but also contribute to optimum brain health, as well as boosting the circulatory system and the immune system.

In their whole form, hemp seeds are included in cooking as a nutritious plant-based protein source.

The Future is Hemp
As you can see, there is a wide range of uses for the by-products of this incredible plant.

It is a product that the individual consumer can benefit from, such as through CBD oil and hemp oil, and is also one that the manufacturing industries can embrace.

The countries currently producing the most hemp plants are:
• China
• India
• USA
• Germany
• Spain
Growing hemp plants is considered to be an environmentally friendly practice, and the plant can easily be included by farmers as a part of their natural crop rotation cycles.

Growing hemp on an industrial scale has actually been shown to improve the quality of the soil, which is an exciting prospect for farmers looking to enhance their land. One of the most interesting associated benefits is how hemp plants have the ability to extract metals from soil. The presence of metals in the soil can impact the quality of a harvest, and this is a problem afflicting a number of farmers.

With so many wonderful benefits, advantages, and uses, it’s no wonder that the future is hemp!
   
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Clarkson Avenue Crumb Cakes For The Win This #StPatricksDay2021

Top off your St. Patrick's Day celebration this year with a stout-flavored crumb cake from Clarkson Avenue Crumb Cake Company! Clarkson Avenue Crumb Cakes are baked using an old-fashioned family recipe from 1950s Brooklyn, NY. In a modern twist, the cakes come in a variety of flavors and can be shipped directly to your door.
During the month of March, Clarkson Avenue will offer the Brooklyn Danny Boy crumb cake. This Limited Edition Cake of the Month features a chocolate stout cake, piled high with Irish cream crumb topping. Enjoy one yourself or send one as a gift to a lucky friend with free shipping. The Brooklyn Danny Boy will make a tasty addition to any St. Patrick's Day celebration! Crumb get some!
Seriously, I was a bit apprehensive with the stout flavor. Because number one, I never liked beer flavor, or any liquor like flavor in my food. But I had to give it a go - because well - chocolate, right? Y'all, it is sooooo good. It is really a subtle flavor. Though, the "crumb" part of the cake was my favorite. Jason and Callan about devoured it. I was really lucky to get any, hee hee.

   
Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. I have used direct text from the website of the company/product I am promoting to facilitate in my review.

#GetActiveWithBRFactory Giveaway

Win a $100 e-gift card to spend at Banana Republic Factory! 
Monday, March 1st at 12:00 AM PT to Tuesday, March 2nd at 11:59 PM PT. Five (5) winners will receive a $100 e-gift card to spend at Banana Republic Factory. Users enter the giveaway by heading to the Banana Republic Factory merchant page on Savings.com and submitting their email address on the form on the page. The winners will be chosen through a lottery drawing and notified on Wednesday, March 3rd via the email address they used to enter.
   
Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. I have used direct text from the website of the company/product I am promoting to facilitate in my review.

Another Word: Sober, But Not One Of My #WordsOfTheYear2021

I was going to add Sober to my Words of the Year List, but I think this one stands alone. On St. Patrick's Day, funnily enough, will be my 2-year sober-versary from alcohol. And yes, I feel the need to clarify alcohol because yes, I have done other drugs, but it has been years. I can't even count how many. I lost count after 11. And that was around 2013.

Why did I choose to become Sober? Because of my family, of course. It was time. I was going out to the bar every single weekend and even on some week nights. Plus drinking at home nightly. What example did that set for my son? Not a good one, certainly.

I can give excuses. Reasons. Causes. But that would be the disease. And did I go to counseling or do The Steps? No. Should I have? Maybe. But I did it Cold Turkey. Was that healthy? Probably not the most. But I did it. And have no regrets.
   

Backmate Helps Celebrate #MothersDay2021

It is never too early to start thinking of Mom (or Dad) for the season of  Mother's Day (or Father's Day soon after) for those over-...