Friday, July 7, 2017

Friday Findings

Good morning. Grace and peace be unto you!

OMG! If you are anything like me your allergies have been kickin. Here are a few things to consider.

Natural Remedies for Allergies & Insomnia
If your doctor told you to take drugs with anticholinergic effects, you should consult with a medical professional before abruptly stopping. Still, it’s often possible to deal with ailments like allergies and insomnia without turning to prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Here are a few remedies to try:

Allergies: 
  • Learn to use essential oils for allergies. A 2010 study published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology suggests peppermint oil acts as a relaxant and exhibits antispasmodic activity, inhibiting contractions that causes you to cough. (5) (It’s not recommended for children under 30 months.) (6)
  •  If you have a ragweed allergy, avoid melons, bananas, cucumbers, sunflower seeds, echinacea and chamomile, as they can trigger an allergic response in your system.
  •  Bone broth from chicken, beef or lamb helps to ease respiratory problems. It also helps to reduce inflammation in the body and boosts the immune system.

Insomnia: 
  • Try valerian root as a sleep remedy with a low risk of side effects.
  • Set your temperature for between 60 and 70 degrees F. This lowers your body’s internal thermometer, initiating sleepiness.
  • Eat melatonin-rich, sleep-inducing foods like bananas, cherries, ginger or radishes as a bedtime snack.    https://goo.gl/uT7ey4   Thank you Dr. Axe
As with any advice, everything might not apply or work for you but it is worth a try. 


And as always remember to ...live Blessed



Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Thursday Thoughts

Good morning. Grace and Peace be unto you!

Women and Economics
While reading a blog post from Women of Color Achieve,  about women and our economy I stumble upon these statistics. These statistics are what keep working women from moving ahead. It is hard to catch up when you are already so far behind.

  •  In 2014, women accounted for 47% of all workers over the age of 16: 70% White, 13% Hispanic, 12% black, 5% Asian.
  • The top category of employment for women was the Management/Professional related occupation, representing 42% of all women, followed by Sales Related careers at 30%. Service came in third at 21%, Manufacturing& Transportation at 5.5% and Nature/Construction/Maintenance <1%.
  •  Asian women make up 49% of the management/professional category, also the highest paid career category for women.
  •  Black Women & Hispanic Women over index in the lowest paying career category (Service $461/week) and Under index in the highest paid (Professional/Management $981/week). The delta in median wage between these two categories is a whopping $520/week.
  • Hispanic women lead in participation in Sales & Administrative careers
  • Black women also show strong participation in the Sales & Administrative career group which speaks to an entrepreneurial nature said to be found in this ethnic group.
  • Black women lead in participation in Service related careers, the lowest weekly wage job group
  • Nature/Construction/Maintenance job group, a very close 3rd highest paying category for men, has a significant wage gap difference between men and women. This could be another category for economic improvement for women if the wage gap was removed. Women are barely represented in this category (<1%).
  • Asians only make- up 5% of the female workforce over 16 years of age in the US, but have highest median weekly earning ($902) followed by white women ($766). Black women and Hispanic women bring up the rear with $261 and $316 less per week than Asian women.
  • If used, the National average vs women’s lower rates, black women would earn $94 more per week, however, Asians and white women would earn $109 and $102 more respectively because of the concentration of higher paying jobs.
  • Essentially the wage gap hurts Black and Hispanic women the least since the service and sales wage deltas is smallest

So what do we do with the statistics? Position our young women so that they can get into fields that will bring them more. We must put them in a place not to start off at a deficit.



Wednesday Word

Goodmorning. Grace and peace be unto you!
As move through Proverbs in July we share a few verses from chapter 5.

Proverbs 5:1-2
My son, attend unto my wisdom; Incline thine ear to my understanding:That thou mayest preserve discretion, And that thy lips may keep knowledge. -

Wisdom is something that the word explains we can and should ask for. Wisdom is paramount as we more forward in our lives. Without it we are bound to create calamity.

And as always remember to. . . live Blessed

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Tuesday Tools

Good morning. Grace and peace be unto you!

Your true freedom comes when you understand your worth. This will free you to be all that God has called you to. It will free you to say no and not feel guilty. It will free you to walk in the path with your name on it.

And as always remember to. . . live Blessed 


Monday, July 3, 2017

Monday Motivation

Good morning. Grace and Peace be unto you!

Too often, the enemy will tell you that you are the only person going through your particular situation. But my sister I will tell you that you are not alone. Others have and will face the same thing that you are facing or experiencing right now. Don't get bogged down with the naysayers. Find those that validate that you are not crazy but will tell you to keep pushing through the mud.

You can not afford to allow the mud to get you stuck in your situation. Everyone is at a different place in their healing but that is not an excuse to stop moving forward. Sometimes you have to reach up and ask someone to pull you from the mud. This is only a temporary situation. You are not designed to be a fossil. You must pull through. Don't be too proud to reach out to others. This too shall pass. And as always remember to ...live Blessed


Wednesday Word

Good morning Friend,  Grace and peace be unto you! [  Nothing but the Cross  ] Live creatively, friends. If someone falls into sin, forg...