How To Freshen Clothes After Being Around People

Have You Been Around People and Feel Unclean?

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First of all this is not based on scientific evidence. It’s something I started doing because it just makes common sense and it makes my clothes smell great and it gives me a great sense of comfort. This in no way takes the place of laundering clothes, washing hands and social distancing. But it might make you feel better if someone not wearing a mask sneezed or coughed around you. Be advised this has not been tested and not sure what the outcome will be on clothes.

What you need to make:

  • Spray Bottle (you can use any old body spray bottle) can be anywhere from 2-8 ounce. Remember you have to carry around with you so you don’t want something too big to weigh you down
  • alcohol (may use vodka if you don’t have alcohol)
  • essential oil (lavender, peppermint, tea tree, lemon) You can use whatever kind of essential oil you have but these listed are cleansing. The alcohol should clean virus and the essential oil is like icing on the cake.
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How to Make?

  • Pour alcohol in spray bottle not all the way to the top.
  • add essential oil . It’s hard to say how much to add because I’m not sure what size bottle you’re using. But I’m not scientific about it. Since it’s going on your clothes it’s not as critical as if you are putting on skin. Use your common sense. I add until I can smell the essential oils. If you can’t smell it after spraying then you need to add more essential oils. A little goes a long way. Start with a few drops and add accordingly..
  • Put lid on and spray

How to Use?

The uses are endless. But say you just went to the store and you are wearing mask and eye protection and maybe face shield. But after you get outside and before you get in your car, you can spray it all over. Start with spraying all around you and walking into mist. Spray on front and back of body and don’t forget shoes.

If you work and after you get to your desk, spray everywhere. Let it just evaporate. If you want to clean, go ahead but justspraying on there should do something. I would spray around public bathrooms.

Not sure if this works

But it sure does smell good and unless you have allergies, it should be harmless. But use at your own risk. And whether or not this actually does anything remains to be seen but it sure does make me feel better and at this point, that’s all that matters.

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Thanks for keeping it clean. Doesn’t it just feel better when things smell fresh and clean? Make this and spray it everywhere. If you walk into an area and it smells gross get away as fast as you can (why) because those particles entered your nose in order to smell. So that’s why you don’t want to be around stinky smells. Spray that and then go in. Another nice thing you can do is spray this in your mask and then put on because some face masks just don’t smell so good. But don’t huff the hand spray. Let it air out before you put on.

If you dine out spray this before you enter any room to let anything settle down and wipe off table with wipes and stay home if you’re sick.

THIS IS WHAT YOU CALL COMMON SENSE BUT NOT EVALUATED BY ANYONE….Maybe you have something that works just as good or better. Thanks for using and share this with those you care about or share your own concoction. This is about helping each other out during this time. Let’s just relax and keep it clean and social distance, wear masks and wash your hands. Respect people and wear a mask or stay away from them. RESPECT EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!!! OK Bye

How To Be Strong In Body, Mind and Spirit the Easy Way

How To Be Strong In Body..

But depending on your current health condition, this is going to determine what kind of exercise you do. But the main thing is to start moving around and start walking, stretching and getting your heart rate up. If you have no concept of exercise or maybe are recovering from an injury then you really want to start out very slowly. Pilates is a great!! But it has to be a gentle class. Then once you get those principals down you can integrate those activities into your daily life.

For example if you have to type or be on your laptop, as you type you can ensure that you sit up straight. If you really want to go gangster with it you can engage your abs. So basically you have to engage your core when you do your daily living activities. If you are lifting, use your legs. These are just examples of what you can do. But no matter what you do start out slow and start to become aware of how the body actually moves.

Listen To PodCast How To Be Strong In Body, Mind and Spirit Here

How To Be Strong in Your Mind

A little coloring can take away stress.

There are many ways to be strong in your mind. Reading, puzzles and music are great ways to have a strong mind. You have to use your brain in different ways. This means that you try to do different things basically. Use your non dominant hand to brush your teeth, Walk a different route. Just do something different. If you usually have tea at 2:00 in a certain room, go to a different room. Call an old friend and catch up. Learning new things is another way to be strong in your mind. Meditation can also help to allow your mind to focus on one thing for a specific period of time.

How To Be Strong in Spirit

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This one is really tricky. Nobody can tell you how to be strong in spirit. It’s something you have to figure out for yourself. I can tell you how I do it but then you would find a reason why my way is the wrong way. But I know what works for me. I think the most important thing to do is to have an attitude of actually wanting to connect with your higher power. You must have the intention that you want to connect.

Often times this comes about during times of great grief. When you lose a loved one or have tragedy. When people have nowhere else to go then they will turn to God. I think a good old fashioned praying on your knees is a good thing. There’s nothing wrong with it. Pull out that bible and crack it open. Just start to ponder how Jesus is working in your life.

Meditation and prayer along with yoga are also a great way to connect with your higher power.

So now you have a basic concept of how to be strong in your Mind, Body and Spirit. It’s not easy or difficult. You just have to try. Just try to have fun more than anything and remember that your life is whatever you chose to focus on.

In Case You Miss Rhea Fusion Check Out Tribal Fusion Dancer

Rhea Fusion is a Tribal Fusion Dancer

In Case you missed out on her interview, you can check it out here. She’s a tribal fusion belly dancer. She has a background in Flamenco, Tribal Fusion Belly Dance and Hip Hop. It’s interesting to watch dancing because it takes into consideration the full integration of dance styles. See if you can pick up a little of her ballet, hip hop and belly dance influence.

Real Soul Filled Performance

In this performance she is accompanied by live musicians which can be more difficult because you have to practice with them. But in any case she did it effortlessly. The more people you add into a performance the more magical but also the more you have a chance of someone making a mistake. But it’s all part of a live performance because people are imperfect and can make mistakes but that’s why when there are no mistakes it’s like “BRAVO!!”

As a dancer myself, I encourage others to dance because it’s just so beneficial and fun as well. But you really have to have a strong foundation to be a great dancer. Also good instruction is key as well. Also having a strong physical body is of the utmost importance for dancers because to be honest, it’s quite easy to injure yourself.

If you read the article about Rhea Fusion, you will see that she teaches pilates as well as dance. So in my opinion, pilates is the foundation for all dancers. It’s just so great at strengthening the core and that’s what all dancers need is a strong core. But actually EVERY BODY needs a strong core so get into a pilates class quickly. Start today or tomorrow but don’t put it off if possible.

Isn’t this just awesome photography of Rhea Fusion? So creative!!

All you really need to get started is a space on the floor and a beach towel. And do BEGINNER PILATES. Not any of this ADVANCED or HIGH INTENSITY stuff. OK Just slow and steady beginning pilates and you’ll begin to feel the magic. There are a million resources on line. I prefer Balanced Arts and Sciences International (BASI) or Balanced Body Pilates BUT do whatever you think is right. You can also order books and DVD’s or go on YOUTUBE. But just know not all instructors are created equal and some are just better than others. So you have to research. I know it’s a bummer. But if you buy instructional books or DVD’s they are usually pretty good.

Just start having a little excitement finding new instructors and researching. You’ll find your peeps before you know it and be glad that you did.

Valeria Star is adapting to this new lifestyle. She encourages others to pursue their passion. She enjoys singing, dancing and yoga. She also has a podcast.

Here’s another video of Rhea Fusion if you haven’t had enough. Just check it out it’s cool. Trust me, I know cool when I see it. XOXO

PEACE IS HERE AND NOW MANIFEST.

Oh yeah and let’s just have a nice tall glass of CALMING TEA. Staying Calm won’t hurt you and it certainly can help. Breathe a lot and start thinking of how amazing things can be. Oh yeah and If someone comes at you with a conspiracy theory. Tell them you need to go do some Pilates. Bye And say a big prayer every chance you get and I want you to know that a whole bunch of prayer GODDESSES are praying for you right now. You can join the club by simply praying. It’s Easy. OK Bye For real!!

Meet dancer Rhea Fusion

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Name
Rhea
What City is home?
Budapest/Hungary
What type of dance do you do?
I have danced classical bellydance for 15 years and I have fallen in love with tribal fusion bellydance for 6 years. I have learned flamenco and modern dance too when I was a child. I am very inspired by ballet and hip hop (currently studying), so I mix all these together in my own dance style. I also love to teach and practice Pilates.
Who’s your favorite dancer?
Mercedes Nieto
What’s your dream?
To make the most out of this life.
What’s your favorite song?
Páva by Ferenc Snétberger
What’s one wish you hope comes true?
I hope after the Covid 19 people will understand that we can't go on like before. We have to change our mind and our attitude and think about the Earth. We are one and we have to take care of it and each other.
What is your opinion on wellness?
If you can feel the gratitude for the things around you, have love in your heart and be in the present moment. These are essentials.

A Little Dance with AnnaMaria to Calm Your Mind

AnnaMaria sure does have a graceful movements. I hope you can take a minute to observe. It’s challenging to slow down even for a couple of minutes. But if you do, I think you will be glad you did.

During this time it’s a great idea to slow down and focus on just the basics. What is easy? Do that. What comes easy? Do that. Why make things harder than you need to?

Valeria chilling with trees.

Want to learn more about the author? Check out her podcast. https://anchor.fm/valeria641

Ready For a Little Naked Cabaret Teaser with Shilly Nakedmoon?

We all Need a Little Dance To Brighten Our Days

Some of you may remember Shilly Nakedmoon from a prior blog post. Well fast forward to Pandemic 2020 and Shilly was able to sneak in a little performance in March (which I missed since she lives in UK and I live in USA but thanks to social media, I felt like I was there.)

Shilly has an eye for fashion and I really LOVED the costuming in her video. The Videographer gets a lot of credit for editing this captivating creation.

A nostalgic throwback to 14th March at Nakedmoon Cabaret! What a show it was. And only just in time before lock down. Thank you the amazing artists and performers who helped me make it happen. I’m Brewing up something wicked for when we all are allowed out to party again….
Sending love and sparkles, hope this lifts your heart
Much love Shillyxxx
Thank you to MiMiMedia for the videography

Shilly is a dance teacher at Dhakini Dance and due to pandemic she has taken her classes on line but For more information on classes with her click here.

This video here really knocked my socks off. Her mom is a fashion designer and I might be getting story wrong but she designed costumes in this video which were so beautiful.

If you Can’t Dance Then Watch Dance and Support Dancers

Dancing is very difficult and like other artists they often don’t get any encouragement, praise or money. But I just want to support other dancers because I know how much time and effort they put into this beautiful art form. And it’s just so beneficial for your whole life. And then for the people that actually want to teach others? They deserve a nobel peace prize because it is not easy to teach and especially teach dancers. Who are not the easiest to work with. We ask a lot of questions, don’t practice and then get mad at teacher for stupid reason and then quit going and then come back and then get jealous and then we end up appreciating them in the end. But let’s show a lot of love to UK from USA and the world to Shilly. Just for having courage to share this beautiful art form.

Valeria Star lives in Nor Cal. She loves to sing and dance when she’s not running with her dog. We’re all in this together. Let’s make this a better world.

How’s This Pandemic Treating You?

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“I Don’t Think There’s a Feeling You’re Having That I Can’t Validate.” Janice in Terms of Endearment

No matter who you are this pandemic is having an effect on you. From the children who are suddenly at home from school, to the workers who are suddenly out of a job to the people who have contracted coronavirus, this isn’t a joke. This is a historical moment in history and whatever you’re feeling, you are entitled to feel that way.

This is a dynamic situation that is very much changing moment to moment and day to day. For those of us that are given the great privilege to shelter in place, consider yourself among the most privileged. Nobody said privileged was easy. And however you choose to deal with it is definitely up to you. On social media you can get a feeling for how people are coping. There are people who are drinking alcohol to lots of comfort eating and lots of fear is undeniable.

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I Got Accused of Spreading Panic

I didn’t publish anything on my website regarding my views because it wasn’t publish worthy. After all the leaders were saying this was a hoax. But I was posting on social media about washing hands and sounding the alarm because many of my friends were running around going to plays, using public transportation and just enjoying their life but there was the corona virus beginning to spread and I wanted my friends to know that it was coming and what they can do to protect themselves. It was a stress response for me to feel that I was doing something. I don’t regret doing this but now I feel that people are now taking this issue seriously for the most part so I’ve decided to let this go. I just didn’t want to see my friends get sick because I didn’t say something.

So How Are You Doing?

You really have to look at your behavior. I talk to many people and they act like they are so cool. Like nothing is bothering them. I’m like really? Do you realize what’s happening? Maybe they are numb. Maybe they don’t know how to cope so they just don’t feel anything. But in any case we are all entitled to our own feelings. And how other people are coping shouldn’t really be too much of your concern. Of course if your child is upset, you want to comfort them or if someone you love wants to talk about their feelings you can listen. But for the most part the only person you can really have any influence over is yourself.

What Are You Doing During This LockDown?

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Well you really do have many options. You can eat whatever you want, you can watch whatever you want on TV, you can read whatever you want and so forth. But the actions you take can have very different effects on your life. If you stress eat while watching news and drinking alcohol, you might end up gaining alot of weight and maybe become an alcoholic which can have tragic consequences.

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Or you can still be really concerned about what’s happening and maybe decide that you really can’t deal with this and you can give it over to your higher power. Just really ask God to take the burden and like a boss, he will. That’s what I chose to do because I was freaking out to be quite honest.

You’re Literally Not Alone

Everyone else in the whole world is coping with this situation. So there are many people you can talk to about this situation. If your friends and family aren’t encouraging, find a support group on line or get professional help. There are many resources available to assist you. This is an unusual time but we will get through this.

Ask Yourself What You Can Do

Since many people have to stay at home, the best thing to do is to establish a routine. Wake up around the same time (but don’t beat yourself up if you struggle with this.) Stay hydrated no matter what and start to make a list of some things you enjoy doing. Also a list of things that have to get done like laundry and dishes. Look around and see if there are any special projects that you can contemplate working on. Cleaning is an essential function as well as laundry and some sort of food preparation and or going out for food.

There’s Nothing Wrong With Prayer

Prayer is very powerful. It not only helps the people that are praying but it also helps the people you are praying for. So do me a favor and say a prayer for the your loved ones, for a vaccine and for all of the essential workers that are really taking care of us during this difficult time. If you are fortunate enough to shelter in place we really do owe them a lot of appreciation. Maybe reach out to one of your essential worker friends and family and let them know you care.

It’s OK to Have Fun

I’ve been called a party monkey back in the day. What can I say other than I like to have fun. So I choose to listen to great music and dance and sing. On March 31, 2020 it was JS Bach’s 335th Birthday. I did a video to celebrate. This is a great piece of music. This is what I do for fun but you can surely enjoy or do whatever you enjoy.

Dancing in a small space. Do you have a small space to boogie?
Valeria is on Shelter at Home in Nor Cal. She encourages everyone to stay positive, healthy and follow their dreams. There’s no time like the present to make yourself happy. No matter where we are on the beautiful planet, we are all in this together. Sending lots of positive energy to everyone. Peace is here and now manifest.

Warm Garlic Beverage

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Warm Drinks Are Great For Throat

I was talking to my friend, Alice, and I was asking her if she had any healing remedies in her family. She told me her sister drinks the following. I tried it and I decided to publish it especially during this pandemic. We need to do everything we can to build our immune system and garlic has many benefits.

Drinking warm beverages in general is great and also consider gargling with salt water.

Alice’s Sister’s Garlic Brew

  • 3 cups water
  • 3 or 4 cloves garlic cut in half
  • 1/2 cup of fresh lemon juice
  • honey

Place water and garlic in a pan and bring to a boil then turn it off add the lemon juice. After 15 minutes pour in a mug and add 1/2 to 1 teaspoon honey. Stir and drink warm.

Just know that Warm Beverages are great for keeping your throat healthy.

Valeria Star lives in Nor Cal and coping with this pandemic. She likes to sing and dance.Wishing everyone health and healing during this difficult time. In the name of the Father Son and the Holy Spirit may we all be healed.