Secret to a Radiant Glowing Skin

Beauty in nature
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Nature is beautiful and so are you. Everyone can have a flawless beautiful glowing skin. Some days the skin will feel fresh and radiant. The other days not so much. Skin is the largest organ of the body and believe me it throws tantrums too.. just like your moods.

The secret is to incorporate a simple skin care routine twice a day to get to a healthy skin. Just like the fine balance of musical notes makes a melodious tune- a healthy skin has three basic notes.

Note 1 Cleanse with a gentle facial cleanser- upward, outward circular motion

Note 2 Tone-always use a toner to firm up your skin, and give it a healthy pH balance

Note 3 Nourish– massage in upward outward circular motion – with cream and/or serum to give nutrition to you skin – look for a cream with natural antioxidants which will nourish and feed your skin.

Follow these three steps every morning and evening to get a healthy looking skin. One should exfoliate every other day as one gets older. You can use any exfoliating scrub (eg organic jojoba beads), turmeric dry powder mask or a organic chemical peel such as a pumpkin glow mask. This will help with rejuvenation of skin and reduce blemishes and pigmentation over time.

There are many products out there in the market. Pick something which has organic ingredients, are gentle, and free from harsh chemicals. I have found that having essential oil based products has an added benefit of aromatherapy. The aromatic fragrance of essential oils will also make you relaxed and happy which in turn will help your largest organ – the skin of course behave in the most glowing manner.

You should still treat yourself to a day out to a spa as the pampering you are given will be peaceful to your mind.

The most powerful ingredient to your glowing beautiful skin is positive thinking and happiness. Stay away from negativity and regret. Start with excersizing and eating healthy.

Mastering these three simple steps (cleanse, tone and nourish ) will give you a healthy skin. This in turn will determine your art to aging gracefully.

But Why? Malaysian Airlines Crashes.

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Horrific plane crash- Malaysian Airlines

Horrific plane crash- Malaysian Airlines

A horrific plane crash and even more horrifying sequence of events.

Anytime a plane crashes we as human beings feel collective pain for those who died and those who they left behind. This is purely from the perspective of those caring sensitive people who are not directly related to anyone on the crashes planes.
We all go through various stages of grief. Initial stage is total shock. Then trying to understand what happened and could it have been avoided or prevented. Most of the time we can’t ever answer that question at that moment because the investigation takes so much time. Maybe that is for the best because I am not quite sure what we would do if we had to deal with grief and the fact that the crash should not have actually happened. All those souls died senselessly. The third stage is becoming immune to the constant media coverage. The last stage is to just simply get on with our life with a little bit of ourself dying and attributing that to part of growing up.

Recently our capacity to deal with how we view crashes has totally changed.

The first Malaysian airlines MH370 crash is a big void. We do not know what to do with it because it just disappeared and that is just so unacceptable in this day and age of constant connectivity and instant results. Since we can’t understand it we can not grieve for it and consequently never recover from it.

The second Malaysian airlines MH17 crash is multiple why’s. First is why Malaysian airlines again when we have yet to grieve for the first crash. Second is the brutal conscious cause of the crash associated with blame game of multiple allegations, bickerings and pointing fingers from the world leaders. What are we going to do? We lost about 300 passengers and crew. We just can’t grieve for them because nothing makes sense. Does anyone even care for those who died. Did their lives mean anything or Is it more important right now to determine how the crash happened. Remember the initial stage was to remember those who died and then came the cause of the crash. Doing it in reverse is painful and mind numbing. To make it worse the geopolitical environment of the crash region is making it difficult to recover bodies for purposes of closure.

The loved ones of the deceased of the second crash are going through the most difficult time of their life and in fact will continue to do so for generations to come. The relatives of the first crash have nothing and this is also something which will haunt them for generations.

9How do we make sense of it?Do we need to or do we care to? I believe we need to and should care to make sense of these for our own sanity if we believe in humanity.

Humanity is taking a dangerous turn and we have constant exposure to it everyday with media coverage of atrocities, rapes, and total disregard to human life around the globe. We do the same in our own personal life also by being callous and totally insensitive to each other. Is it a pattern we are developing. What kind of world do we want to leave for our next generation? A good one I hope.

 

Delicious Energizing Rasgullas- a centuries old Indian Sweet

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Rasgulla is full of intrigue. It is white, milk based,spongy, mouth watering cottage cheese dumpling in sugar syrup with a fascinating history and it will soon be part of future in space. It has been around for many centuries. The origin is controversial with some historical accounts saying that they were first offered to Indian Goddess of Wealth Lakshmi in Puri, Odisha, India and others claiming that they are purely from Bengal. Regardless they are delicious and gradually gaining global popularity.

They are round dumplings made from a blend of cottage cheese and semolina, dipped in sugar syrup and eaten cold. Some make them purely from cottage cheese. The size can vary from small to large round balls

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Recently Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has been working with Mysore Defence Food Research Lab in India to make dehydrated Rasgullas so they can travel to space for a planned 2016 mission for Indian Astronauts.

I envision future of Rasgulla to be part of a regular menu in space. On Earth an exciting thought is to eat this exquisite Indian sweet made purely from organic milk and organic sugar (www.organicrasgullas.com).

Having tasted both prepackaged and home made rasgullas I am definitely partial to homemade ones. Recently I have had the opportunity to be part of an Organic Rasgulla movement and it is just so unbelievably tasty.  As you take a bite- it hits your pleasure sense and from then on you have a delightful experience which is refreshing and energizing.  A perfect pick me up snack for those lazy afternoons.

Something so totally wrong

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Death of three teenagers- it makes no sense. Killing of youth is never condonable. I am no expert about the issues of Israel region. However, I do know it is quite complex and has been for many years. But no matter what the issues and no matter what the perceived crime.  It will never make sense to have teenagers killed so senselessly- – especially when they are our next generation.

The news has become brazen with global issues such as multiple killings and rapes of young girls and women in India, abductions of girls in Nigeria, unrest in Ukraine, and terror in Iraq. The local issues are equally frightening and include ladies found in suitcases, children left in hot cars, and multiple mass shootings.

What is the point of all this? The message being conveyed is simple- it is a message of hate, terror and pure evil.

Something is so totally wrong that it has become quite reprehensible. Is it something we can forgive?

Not really because our core is shaken and our soul is crying.

It brings us back to what we would like our next generation to be? We want it to take us forward, carry us through this evil, survive and live.

For that to happen we will need to remain sensitive to our surroundings and go through every grief like our own. Feel it and react to it. However, we should not let hatred consume us because that is what will continue to make us choose the deadly path every single time.