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Mental Health Month – Toolkits

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I am eager to share this information for May 2022 Mental Health Month. According to its website Mental Health America (MHA) is a community-based, non-profit organization founded in 1909.

The focus of MHA is to help people who have been living with the stress of the pandemic and to provide assistance with “early identification and intervention for those at risk”. And, this year’s theme is “Mental Health Month – Back to Basics.”

FYI – Below is a description from their website:

In 2014, Mental Health America (MHA) launched our online mental health screening: a collection of online, free, confidential, anonymous, and scientifically validated screening tools to help individuals understand and learn more about their mental health.

You can also signup for their Newsletter and take a Mental Health Test at the link below.
https://screening.mhanational.org/about-mha-screening/

Additional tools to help you work through issues on your own are available at the link below:
https://screening.mhanational.org/diy/

All the best for your mental well-being.

Wellness Connections Podcast link:
https://anchor.fm/judith-guerra7/episodes/Episode-41—May-is-Mental-Health-Month-e1ibigq

Thanks for the Feedback

Hello everyone, I want to take a moment to let you know that I appreciate getting your feedback when you click a ‘like’ button, or click a ‘follow’ button to receive emails from the blog posts that I create.

I have been blogging for about 10 years. Currently, I post on 4 blogs. Recently, I started doing a Podcast. I am an essential oil enthusiast. My intention is to provide interesting and useful information for your Well-being journey, and Wellness regimen.

If you would like to learn more about the topics I post, please visit my website, JudithGuerra.com

All the best for your well-being,

Judith

FYI – Latest Cruelty-Free List

Has it ever occurred to you that purchasing cruelty-free products is good for our planet? You can learn more at the link below.

https://biofriendlyplanet.com/eco-awareness/7-ways-cruelty-free-products-help-save-the-planet/

Find out more about the latest cruelty-free brands by clicking the link below. The list is available in this free pdf document from Cruelty-Free Kitty:
https://www.crueltyfreekitty.com/exclusive/2022-March-CF-guide.pdf

Happy Earth Day!

The Hair Loss Conversation

I am struck so much by the unfortunate display of sadness about the alopecia conversation. I started the HairBlues.me blog 10 years ago, and still, after all this time, women, and I might add, men, and children continue to be troubled by this condition. That’s why the Alopecia industry is such a big industry: wigs, solutions, and potions that promise delivery of new locks.
When you find a moment, listen to my brief podcast about this challenge.

This podcast is available on Apple podcast, Google podcast, and other platforms of your choice. 
Just click this link to select:

https://anchor.fm/judith-guerra7.

We can get to the moon, but we have not solved this problem yet – unless we accept that “beauty” comes in all forms. The sooner we get in touch with that the sooner we will not find ourselves witnessing painful incidents of what is pre-determined as “beauty” by how one’s hair grows and looks.

By the way, does anyone remember the beautiful Black women in the Black Panther film who are bald?

Following is a post that I wrote on this blog March 2013 about hair loss.

Continue reading The Hair Loss Conversation

HEADACHES: Can Caffeine Help?

I always want to share when I have an aha’ moment and I think the information is something people can use for their well-being and wellness regimen.
So, when I heard that caffeine could help with headaches, I just had to find out how could that be true. It certainly was counter intuitive.

When you have a moment, listen to my brief explanation on my podcast: Judith Guerra Wellness Connections – Episode #34 for details about this topic. In addition, you can use the links provided in this post for your own research.

This podcast is available on Apple podcast, Google podcast, and other platforms of your choice. Just click this link to select:
https://anchor.fm/judith-guerra7.

I often preface information presented on my blogs and podcasts that you check with a medical professional to assess your medical care when exploring other methodologies for your well-being and wellness regimen.

The Mayo Clinic states that caffeine can provide relief and reduce pain: Learn more about the facts at their website here: https://www.mayoclinichealthsystem.org/hometown-health/speaking-of-health/does-caffeine-treat-or-trigger-headaches

Are you aware that The National Headache Foundation has been in existence over the past 52 years?
Learn more about them at this link: https://headaches.org/about/

At the website link below, I learned that women have more headaches than men through their lives. For example, between ages 21 and 34, the prevalence of headaches is 92% in women and 74% in men – and older people have fewer headaches.
Source: https://www.webmd.com/migraines-headaches/geriatric-headaches

The resources about this topic are impressive. Listen to a podcast at: Heads UP – Episode 49: Caffeine and Migraine • National Headache Foundation (headaches.org)

All the best for your well-being!

SMELL and Aromatic Wellness

As you no doubt know, there are 5 major senses: Smell, Sight, Hearing, Taste and Touch.

SMELL is the one that I have been reading about recently.

When you have a moment, listen to a brief explanation on how your sense of smell can assist your well-being.

This podcast is available on Apple podcast, Google podcast, and other platforms of your choice. Just click this link to select:
https://anchor.fm/judith-guerra7.

Based on recent observations, I believe that COVID-19 has sparked a new interest in the role smell can play in our well-being.

As a Certified Aromatherapist, I am trained in the role that aromatic tools can be used to assist in an individual’s wellness regimen. In fact, it is currently one of methods used in Integrative Medicine, which complements a person’s conventional medical program. Not as a replacement but in addition to. Users of Aromatherapy are advised to check with their doctors before engaging in these methods.

The selection of information and websites to guide you in using these methods safely is substantial. Click the links below to learn more.


Continue reading SMELL and Aromatic Wellness

January 23 is International Integrative Health Day!

Listen to my latest podcast to find out what tools are available with these free resources for attending to your well-being.

This podcast is available on Apple podcast, Google podcast, and other platforms of your choice. Just click this link to select:
https://anchor.fm/judith-guerra7.

Winter Haircare

Managing Winter haircare static electricity and frizz both caused by the dryness heat exposure can be challenging. Below are some tips I hope will help you.


https://www.stylecraze.com/articles/6-winter-hair-care-tips-you-should-definitely-follow/

https://www.stylecraze.com/articles/hair/basic-hair-care/

If you want to find static sheets, which help minimize static electricity, are also cruelty-free and support our intention to do what we can to participate in the climate change conversation by purchasing climate friendly products, visit the websites below.

Anti Frizz Hair Sheets: The Celeb-Approved Genius Way to …

The Nunzio Saviano anti frizz sheet can tame flyaways, split ends, and humidity-induced frizz instantly without making your hair feel sticky. … Besides smelling deliciously good, the IGK no-frizz smoothing hair wipes are vegan-friendly, crueltyfree, and have zero traces of mineral oils, sulfates, and parabens.

Read the blog of Nunzio Saviano at the link below.
https://nunziosaviano.com/category/blog/

If you would like to check cruelty-free brands use the link below to view the updated 2022 Ethical Elephant List for Cruelty-Free Brands
https://ethicalelephant.com/cruelty-free-brand-list/

Yes! Use Sunscreen in the Winter

News Flash!
I know I have posted about this before, but just in case you need a reminder. Yes! Sunscreen is required in the winter months too.

365 days a year!

Below are links to cruelty-free and vegan sunscreens for you to consider:
https://www.beautybeyondcruelty.com/cruelty-free-face-sunscreens/

Source:
https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/beauty/why-you-should-wear-sunscreen-in-winter-too/ar-AAPFIHK

A Conversation about Cruelty-Free, Vegan Beauty Products and Climate Change.

These days the conversation about climate change is a constant concern. A recurring topic on HairBlues.me has been cruelty-free and Vegan products. This month we continue that conversation as we explore what the differences are between cruelty-free, vegan cosmetics, and why some companies use “green” packaging.

The November Wellness Connections podcast explains the difference among these products, and packaging.

Also available on Apple, Google and other podcast platforms

Do you know cruelty-free products are not more expensive?
Source: Are Cruelty Free Brands Actually More Expensive? (crueltyfreeonly.com)

Do you know that there is no confirmation testing on animals makes cosmetics safer for humans?
Source: http://www.humanesociety.org/resources/cosmetics-testing-faq

Do you know that Covergirl has a Vegan product called CleanFresh?

Source: Is CoverGirl Cruelty Free and Vegan? (2021 Update) – Cruelty Free Only

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What is “green packaging“?

Source: https://www.thecosmeticboxes.co.uk/


Find out more about cruelty-free and vegan products :
ethicalelephant.com/crueltyfree-vs-vegan/

Reasons to Use Vegan, Cruelty Free Products – Cocosoul (mycocosoul.com)

Natural Skin Care & Hair Care Blogs – Cocosoul (mycocosoul.com)

Happy Holidays!