Happy Halloween 2015

pumpkin head
I love this time of the year, when night falls early, the darkness prevails and the trees sway to the dance of the wind as the leaves fall, tumbling down.
I love the cool breeze, painting the wildest storms with tranquility.
I love its chilling fickle nature, not knowing when it will swirl and roll and spook again.
I love its weight pulling me down deep into the dark where even the most ghoulish creatures are a welcome stay.

Happy All Hallows’ Eve!

Hocus Pocus

What are you up to? 

So what have I been up to?
I’ve got something cooking in the oven, but can’t say what just yet. 
It’s like being pregnant, where you don’t want to tell anyone anything for at least a few months, until its form is clearly defined. 
So when the time comes, I shall share. 
For now,
I wanted to share,
A word to embrace,
Your mind and your thoughts
In a bubble of bliss,
A cuddle and a kiss
From one heart 
To another. 

Lemon Water. Ouch!

So Healthy… Or is it?

Water with Lemon

Lemon water, it is the new -in- thing, the latest health craze. Everyone is doing it. The internet is full of posts about the health benefits of lemon water. Is it really good for you? Of course! Lemons are a miracle fruit; they cleanse the body, brighten and moisturize the skin, and are good for a myriad of other reasons. But to sip on lemon water, soaking your teeth in acid all day long? Ouch!

Lemons are highly acidic. The acidity of the fruit eats away the outer enamel layer of our teeth, making the enamel porous, which in turn causes tooth sensitivity. It also makes it easier for cavity formation. If you already have sensitive areas, those will definitely become more sensitive.

I suggest substituting the lemon with cucumbers, or mint or basil leaves. All three are just as refreshing, and have great health benefits of their own. The mint will also give you a fresh breath.

Should you eliminate lemons completely? Definitely Not! Use a straw when drinking acidic juices if you already have sensitive teeth. Do not sip on them for long periods of time. And Always drink a sip of water afterwards to wash away the acid from the tooth surfaces.

Great accomplishments occur little by little, over time.