How To: Whiten Your Teeth With Activated Charcoal

Anyone who has ever touched activated charcoal knows that this stuff has a weird way of turning everything black. With this knowledge, you can understand why I was skeptical about using activated charcoal on my teeth. Aside from working as a whitener, activated charcoal also protects against gum disease and can help with internal toxins and food poisoning.

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The cool thing about activated charcoal is that it isn’t absorbed by the body. It’s an absorbent substance that attracts toxins and chemicals as it passes through the body. You don’t ingest the charcoal during the teeth whitening process, but it’s not harmful if you do. Bye bye, hydrogen peroxide.

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Ladies, Have You Heard About The Mooncup?

Warning: This is TMI post.

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I had never heard about the Mooncup, or any menstrual cup, until quite recently. At first, the thought completely grossed me out. Until I considered the methods I was already using, which were not only harmful to my body but to the environment as well. “On average, one woman will use over 11,000 tampons or pads in their lifetime, which will end up in landfill or in the sea.” Oh dear.

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Doi Inthanon Nature Trail 2015

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It seems to be our family’s annual tradition to hike the Doi Inthanon nature trail during northern Thailand’s cooler months. Doi Inthanon is Thailand’s highest mountain, at 2,565m. above sea level. The nature trail is around a 2.5km hike (which takes about 2.5-3 hours to complete) at an altitude of about 2,200m. It’s a beautiful trail that begins in the forest, which opens to an alpine meadow, hugs along the mountain ridges and returns back into the forest. Hiring a guide is a requirement and the national park charges a 200 baht fee for the trail.

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Sakura Blossoms In Thailand

Seeing the sakura blossoms in Japan has always been on my bucket list so I was so excited to hear that I’d get to see my motherland’s very own version of it. Thailand has its own type of cherry blossoms that produce beautiful pink blossoms during the cool season. The full bloom only lasts for a few weeks so visitors from all over the country head up north to see them.

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5 Ways To Use Your Smartphone To Stay Motivated

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Many of us don’t go far without taking our smartphones with us. Instead of complaining about the way things have developed, let’s find a way to use our smartphones as a tool to enhance our efforts and increase motivation. Since you don’t leave home without it, learn to use to stay healthy and on track.

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How To: Work Better

There are many ways that you can improve your daily life and one of these ways is to work better. By working better, you’ll get more done and feel more fulfilled with the work you put out. Not only will this make you feel good, but also knowing your working your best is great for peace of mind and overall confidence.

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What I Learned In 2014

I sat down and thought about 2014 and all the craziness that made up those 365 days. Some good, some bad – but all part of this life. Here are some of the lessons that came to me when I put pen to paper.

  • Life will keep handing you the same problem until you learn from it.
  • Persistence pays off, if the goal is genuine to you.
  • You have the power to change your body.
  • You don’t have to settle.
  • You can teach yourself new habits.
  • Every pain or set back makes you stronger and more deserving of the good things.
  • Nothing is over until you stop trying.

What lessons did you learn in 2014?

How can you take those lessons and focus on changes that you want for this year?

Last year I learned that I could change my body through hard work and determination. This year, my goal is to have that control over my mind – to develop a healthier relationship with it and nurture it in ways I never have before.

You can use the lessons that you’ve already learned to realise how you can simply change one aspect of it to create a new and attainable goal.

I can’t wait to make 2015 the best year yet and am looking forward to the new lessons that this year has in store. I hope the same for you!

Lots of love xx