28 juin 2020
The other evening, I asked my husband to humour me in mime. Intrigued to be on stage, he paused the TV news.  “Ok. What’s up?” he asked. “You are entering a store and are greeted by the sanitizing dispenser. What do you do?” He mimes pressing the pump, receiving the imaginary glop onto the palm of one hand, and then proceeds the cleansing hand dance, vigorously rubbing the palms together, round...
20 juin 2020
“Amazon delivery!  Wahoo! My new shadow from ColourPop is here, Spiker.” Val chimes to her pet lab as he barks his approval. She then rips open the package and being smart and savvy, peruses the label. “OK. Label. Let’s see what you say. Everyone is telling me to READ YOU. So here goes.” Val scrunches her face as she skims the listing. The ingredients do not seem to be making much sense.   “OK. I...
15 juin 2020
This is a reminder. Cold Water Power works. Repeat. Repeat. Take a cold Shower. When things get heated good advice is, ‘Take a cold shower and calm down.”  Cold water does reduce stress.  Cold water can prevent you from getting sick in a number of other ways too. At the start of Covid, I wrote Add Cold Showers to Your List . In case you shivered at the thought, please reconsider. Summer weather...
14 mai 2020
Salmon, kale, eggs, tuna. All high in Retinol. Cheese. Liver, Cod, Squash. All high in retinol. Aka Vitamin A, an essential. When consuming fatty acids, we also consume the fat-soluble vitamins, like retinol. Our skin needs it. Today, with Covid precautions that dictate recommended products on the skin, we need all the help we can get. Since time began, oils containing natural retinol, have been...
06 mai 2020
“Is This Product ‘Dermatologist Tested’?” An understandable query for one who is trying to make sure the product is ‘approved’ by people in the know. BUT, if the true nature of the question was really understood, there would be no question. Because both question and answer mean nothing. Seeing the term ‘dermatologist tested’ on a label or in advertising should actually reduce the product’s...
16 avr 2020
The jury is out. The world can’t decide. On masks: (views to date) The Czech Republic: masks mandatorySlovakia, Bosnia-Herzgovina, Morocco: masks mandatoryAustria: must wear a mask to enter a supermarketNew Zealand disagrees with masks and says personal hygiene is what is bestThe USA recommends simple cloth coverings.  We all know Trump said he would not wear one though. But as long as Americans...
01 avr 2020
The groceries are outside on his front porch, awaiting retrieval. The challenge is how to safely tote them inside? On the screen is a U Tube Doctor demonstrating one method. The viewer watches, with certain trepidation, as conflicting advice has flooded the media. The concern is the packaging? The food? Covid contamination?  Worry over how long germs stay on cardboard, plastic, metal? The U Tube...
24 mar 2020
Her shift was soon to begin. An emergency doctor, prepared for battle. Feet encased, monkey suit secured, hair harnessed, face masked. Glove? Only one? No time to search. Grabbing another, she greets her first patient of the day. An hour later her nurse giggled, “We found the missing glove, Doctor.” But why had no one said anything?  Perhaps the baby the doctor gently prodded and probed and...
18 mar 2020
With Covid-19, soap is even more of a necessity. Handwashing for 20 seconds or longer is not an easy feat. One trick is to sing Happy Birthday to yourself twice while enjoying the lather. Choosing what soap to wash with should be a huge consideration. I have taken excerpts from an article I wrote last year.  Soap or detergent? Liquid or Bar?  It is a good time to highlight the pertinent points...
18 mar 2020
New rules. Stay home when you can. Separate. Sanitize. Wash often, no less that 20 seconds. Not as easy as it sounds, so best to find a repertoire of fav songs to help master the task. Anything less than 20 seconds, not wise..How are your hands BTW?  Raw. Dry. Red. The Purells are deemed necessary, but they are harsh. Our hands are taking a hit. We need more creams, lotions, moisturizing butters...

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