Saturday, October 23, 2021

JUST SOME RANDOM THOUGHTS IN MY HEAD

 


I may or may not have been in this country for very long (depends on who you ask really) but I've noticed quite a few things that have simultaneously left me both baffled and amused. So today's post is really just me sharing a few of the random thoughts that have been floating around in my head with you.

Thursday, October 21, 2021

WHY GOD CREATED US & WHY THE ENEMY HATES US

 


Thanks so much for coming back today guys and thank you for reading last week's post on this very important message I know God wants to share with us as His daughters. Last week I introduced who an Ezer Kenegdo is and today the goal is to try to get us to understand why God created us and why the Enemy hates us.

Thursday, October 14, 2021

I AM AN EZER KENEGDO WOMAN & SO ARE YOU

 


Okay ya'll, I'm about to do something in CRAZY FAITH that I believe God has instructed for me to do. For the next few weeks till the first Thursday in November, I will be blogging about a topic I have been learning and this is the 2nd step in obedience to God given instructions regarding EXCESS LOVE. A business idea I birthed earlier this year that was just about thrifting and gifting but have now fully surrendered  to God to take it where He wants it to go.

Saturday, October 9, 2021

WHO IS A RICH AUNTY & WHAT ARE HER VIBES?

 


I'm not sure about you guys but if you are on Instagram, there's always someone claiming to be giving us Rich Aunty Vibes every other day and I begin to wonder who is a rich aunty and what exactly are these vibes she keeps giving?

Thursday, October 7, 2021

W.O.R.S.H.I.P

 


In the past when I've thought about what it means to worship God, I always concluded that it meant being a part of the choir, singing worship songs on Sunday. It has only been recently that there is a far deeper understanding of what this act of bestowing honor means to my Creator.

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

HOW & WHY STRESS CAN TRIGGER CRISIS

 


It's pretty well known that pain is the hallmark of sickle cell disease and that a crisis or sickling of the red blood cells can be triggered by conditions associated with low oxygen levels, increased blood acidity or low blood volume. Common sickle cell crisis triggers include: sudden change in temperature, which can make the blood vessels narrow, very strenuous or excessive exercise due to shortage of oxygen.

Studies have also shown that stress or the fear of pain can trigger crisis in patients with sickle cell anemia because it (physical and mental stress) causes the blood vessels to become narrow (as in the case of sudden change in temperature) thus triggering painful vaso-occlusive crisis. Emotional stress is also a known trigger of crisis however the reasons for this association are yet unclear. Individuals who do not suffer from sickle cell disease and those who do, may be exposed to the same levels of stress yet will not experience pain or crisis because they do not have the sickled blood cells that become entrapped small blood vessels as is the case with sickle cell patients.

Using my sister as an example, the stress of school back in the day was always something that triggered multiple painful episodes of pain for her; if she became anxious or nervous about an upcoming test or exam, turning in assignments or giving a presentation, the weight of those tasks on her mentally and emotionally would always instantly trigger a crisis that ended in hospitalization. Managing her stress levels became important and necessary for her to have a good quality of life.

There are over the counter and prescribed medication that can help with the pain but medical professionals also recommend treatment to help manage stress, some of which include activities that you can do at home. Increased fluid intake and getting lots of rest are some recommendations for stress management but others include counselling, getting proper uninterrupted sleep and practicing some relaxation methods like meditation. Make sure to speak with your doctor if you are under stress that's triggering crises to see what treatment is safe and best for you.

Excess Love,

Ibogirl

Saturday, October 2, 2021

MY LESS THAN $20 AMAZON WIG

 

Buying a wig online is a huge risk as you may know. It doesn't matter what online platform/store you patronize, there's always the more than likely chance you won't get what you pay for. So when I was looking on Amazon recently, trying to invest in an affordable headband wig, I knew I was taking a gamble with my money albeit only $20 or less in this case.