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Speak Up,Speak Out

imageThere is a thin line between professionalism and sexuality in any Work Industry . So should we turn a blind eye to problem or should we address them. The million dollar question is – should it matter if we are talking about heterosexuals or homosexuals?
Let me just say that I am not discriminating Homosexuality OR ignoring that this abuse happens among heterosexuals as well OR saying that one size fits all. I am simply trying to shine the light on the dark area that goes on in our Schools and other Work Industry’s .
I believe in the safety of everyone despite your sexual orientation and the right to accept or decline offers that people  may get on a daily basis due to their orientation and how physically attractive they are. However,I do believe that abuse is abuse. So what do we do?! Protect our people right .
As a parent or guardian,when you send your kids to school you are entrusting in your children’s teachers and principals that your kids is in good care! You sent them to school so that they can learn and socialize for a bright future .Not abused into giving sexual favors. Sadly,it happens to our kids,brother’s,sister’,aunt’s or whomever else too often.
As humans  we are not thinking about the traumas that stem from these horrible situations and that these victims wether boy or girl,man or woman be-stolen of their bright future,intellect and happiness when they put so much effort into attaining their goals just for that not to be the KEY to success but for sexual favors to seemingly prevail just to get the grades they deserve or the Title they work so hard for.
I fervently urge the public,caring friends and parents to do your part and to follow your instincts on any suspicion that you may have  and to boldly take steps to come forth or speak up on any sad issues or abuse that is going on. To remind yourself you are simply helping someone and giving them the opportunity  for the wonderful talent’s and intellect they possess that is constantly robbed from them.

 

Special thanks to Lamardo,my doting husband and our friend The Jamaican Airman (Brad-Lee) for motivating me to resume Blogging. I really do appreciate the support from you both!!
Mai Chris

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Morals VS Society

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It seems to me that some people no longer have respect for themselves, their bodies or other people. Why do I say this?  For a number of different reasons.  For example, let’s look at the crude gestures people make to others as a form of insult.  If you don’t believe me, drive in certain areas of the city or on our roads during peak hours; try to obey the traffic sign and rules of the road or to be courteous to others and I promise you, you’ll hear and see the crudest of gestures and words spoken to you.  Don’t mention if you are a woman.  Then it takes on another dimension altogether.

 

Then there is the matter of our customer service.  If those who serve in restaurants, hospitals, supermarkets and other business establishments truly respected themselves, then they would take the time to treat others as they would…

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Morals VS Society

It seems to me that some people no longer have respect for themselves, their bodies or other people. Why do I say this?  For a number of different reasons.  For example, let’s look at the crude gestures people make to others as a form of insult.  If you don’t believe me, drive in certain areas of the city or on our roads during peak hours; try to obey the traffic sign and rules of the road or to be courteous to others and I promise you, you’ll hear and see the crudest of gestures and words spoken to you.  Don’t mention if you are a woman.  Then it takes on another dimension altogether.

 

Then there is the matter of our customer service.  If those who serve in restaurants, hospitals, supermarkets and other business establishments truly respected themselves, then they would take the time to treat others as they would wish to be treated themselves.  Instead there is little effort to assist customers and worse if they believe you are poor or live in below Cross Roads, ‘dog nyam yuh suppa’.  Come on, don’t let an address determine how you treat people; we all deserve the best of treatment.  Money is not all, no matter how little or much you make.

 

Somehow it seems to me that generally people have lost the air of good manners and sophistication. Believe me, this is not just about clothes and how you wear them;   this is about behaviour.  For instance, there are people walking into an interview chewing gum and not giving a care as to whether or not they are dressed appropriately.  Some ladies wear dresses that are so tight, nothing is left to the imagination.  Some men come in with clothes better suited for a party rather than a job seeking opportunity. Now some may say they are wearing what they have and should be left to do so.  I say that simple is better.  A simple shirt, skirt and pants is better than flashy clothes.

 

We see less than civilized behaviour as well in our sexual practices. What can make a man look at a girl who is much younger than her, even a child and sexually touch her?  What can make women and men betray the trust of the innocent as they seek their own pleasure, uncaring of others and showing the worse form of disrespect to a human? Yet it happens.  I remember wanting to audition for a music video as a dancer but in order for me to be selected I was asked to do sexual favors with this said artiste.  I could not have been any prouder today, than when I made the decision to say ‘no’.  Even in the workplace, staff members and students are often victims of forced sexual encounters which they do not invite.  Stop the disrespect and damage that comes from these actions.  

 

Once upon a time, music was beautifully made with creative verses that captivated and serenaded people in a positive way. If it was a sad song it was sung and written melodiously. If it were sexual, it was sung in such a way that didn’t disrespect the body of a man or woman and the images weren’t displayed in a vulgar light. Nowadays, you can see women and men degrading themselves in many ways in these music videos.  It’s not just the music, it is an assault on the senses.

 

The other side of the story is also those men and women looking for someone to pay the bills in exchange for sexual favours.  Don’t sell yourself short for material things.  If you can’t find the means of getting the things you need or want, you should first evaluate how important these things are Are they building your status quo or are they necessary for building yourself a better future?  Then work hard and honestly to achieve your goals.  It may take longer but to know you did it honestly and respectfully makes all the difference at the end of the day.

 

Respect.

Maaya Christopher

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Gender Roles and Household Chores!

 

It can generally be seen where there is a belief in society that people should only do certain jobs on the basis of their gender. These stereotypes and expectations were upheld by many of our ancestors and older people and were largely shaped by traditions and beliefs. Thankfully, these views are changing among our people.

In Jamaica like elsewhere, the stereotype exist with household chores; for example, there is a belief that men should not wash the dishes, go grocery shopping or do the laundry; heaven forbid them washing their women’s delicates.

Why, you may ask? Simply because it has been ingrained (culturally) through our music and artists who sang songs talking about not washing their woman’s underwear. So the point I’m making here is that nothing is wrong if 1) a man chooses to do laundry for himself, his woman or family and 2) if he ever decided to wash his woman’s delicates or pick up a pack of sanitary pads for her that should be totally fine.
Similarly, if a door is off its hinges, the sink in the bathroom needs to be fixed or the car engine is not working and your woman knows how to fix these things then that shouldn’t be a problem either.

I do, however, believe that it is a beautiful thing for our children to see both genders doing any household or yard chore that needs to be done without giving thought to whether it’s a man or woman doing them.
There are benefits to be gained from this shift away from gender based chores. It saves time – anyone finding it convenient to complete the chore should just do it. It also helps to promote positivity and more bonding time between the couple and the rest of the family. The family works as a team and has more time for relaxation and fun

In our household, my husband is a man of no boundaries! I believe that his mom grew him in such a way that he can cook, clean and take care of his business. I must say she did a very good job of that.

For me, ever since I was a little girl I loved turning my bicycle upside down to oil the chains and pump the tires. I loved fixing things and so a hammer was my best friend. I always enjoyed going out in the mornings to clean up the dog’s poop and wash out their kennels but as I got older my father didn’t want me doing it anymore and eventually he asked my brother to take over. Yes, I was hurt because it was something that I liked doing; even now I still do it occasionally.

I conclude by saying that times are changing and so should we. Let us not restrict ourselves when it comes to household and yard chores because it is not manly for a man to do this or it’s not ladylike. I do believe that we should focus on our strengths and not our weaknesses and learn as much as we can from each other. After all, there is more than one way to skin a cat.

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New Year Resolution

First of all, let me say “thank you Jesus for carrying us all safely into this bright new year called 2018”. So many things have happened, both good and bad and a new year brings the time to consider changes. Usually at the start of a brand new year we like to make resolutions.
A resolution is a firm decision to do or not to do something. Beyond resolutions however, there are somethings we can do to achieve our dreams and goals.

Personally, one of my weakest point is being consistent. Although I’m ambitious, talented and have big dreams, I need to be more consistent. So, for example, this year, I’ll be doing my physical exercises every day at the same time and so build a good habit and consistency.

Next, I’m going to be making declarations over myself and my future. I declare that for myself this year, I will build myself mentally, emotionally and in every other aspect. The better I am to myself, the better I will be for my family and friends. Declaring that ‘yes I will have a great year, yes, I will overcome any obstacles in my life, yes, I will be more awake and in tune with God and myself, yes, I will be healthy and put more fun into our lives with the people I truly love.’

I’m going to be genuinely grateful. This is a big part of going into 2018. I can tell you that I am super-duper happy and grateful that God is who He is and even though they are times when I don’t worship or communicate with him, I’m grateful for my boys (husband and our son) who are my world. I’m grateful that I am able to love and be loved by family and friends.

So in closing I pray that we will all find the courage to pray, make good declarations over ourselves and be grateful. Enjoy the gift of health, life and gratitude for 2018 and get a lot more positivity and happiness in our day to day lives. Happy 2018 everyone!

Writer,

Maaya

Beauty/Health

What is Eczema?

What is Eczema?

I recently wrote an article on How To Tame Eczema as I thought to myself-why not help others who are sadly often in the same position as I am. At the end of this article I will leave a link to that specific article however in this one(article). I will be sharing with you something important,just as my heading suggests.

Eczema is an auto-immune condition where your parts of your skin becomes uncomfortable due to how dry,cracked,itchy and bloodied in mild-severe cases.

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Here are facts on Eczema!

* Not only dairy,egg-based foods are triggers but also outside factors such as smoke and/or pollen.

* Eczema is not contagious but it is argued that it is genetic. However,they are studies that shows a family who don’t have eczema but a new born baby may end up having eczema. Not sure what’s up with that!

* Eczema is not curable,unless that is your lucky. Weirdly enough,some babies end up having eczema up to the time that they are 2 years old while some of us up until your teen years. However,for me-I seem to be stuck with it sadly.

* Yes,Eczema is treatable. With the right natural products and healthy eating you can successfully treat and soothe your eczema. Want to know how! Just click this link on “How To Tame Your Eczema”👉🏾https://maichrisblog.wordpress.com/2017/12/11/how-to-tame-your-eczema👈🏾

 

Writer,

Maaya

Beauty/Health

Fruity and exciting New Year Facials

Can I just say how grateful and excited I am about safely making it into the year 2018 -with my family and everyone else. I’m super duper happy. With that being said! Happy New Year to you all and I pray that each and everyone of us will have a prosperous,safe and exciting New Year!

I have a surprise for you all ,below they are a few ways we can all spend some time pampering ourselves with fruity detox body and facial scrubs! Yay for us! First recipe is;

Ingredients

• Juice from 1/2 ruby red grapefruit

• 1/2 cup cooked, cooled oatmeal (not the instant kind)

• 1/2 cup milk (full fat preferably)

Directions

Mix ingredients in a small bowl. Apply and leave on skin for 15 minutes, then rinse.

Ingredients

• 1/2 of a ruby red grapefruit

• Drizzle of olive oil

• Coffee grounds, probably about 1/2 a cup

Directions

Drizzle olive oil on the cut side of the grapefruit and dip the fruit into the coffee grounds. Apply to skin and scrub your body in circular motions, starting a the feet and working your way upward. Add more olive oil and coffee grounds as needed.

Minty Chocolate Mask

Ingredients

• 1/2 tbs of bentonite clay

• 1/2 tbs of cocoa

• 2 tbs yogurt

• Drops of peppermint oil

Directions

Use your fingers to spread a thin layer over clean, dry skin and leave it on for up to 20 minutes before wiping away with a warm, damp washcloth. The antioxidant flavonoids in cocoa are great for detoxification, while peppermint improves blood flow to speed up cell turnover and bring some much-needed color back into your face.

Avocado Lemon Mask

Ingredients

• 1/2 of an avocado pear

• Tablespoon of coconut oil

• 1 tbs of lemon

The healthy fats and lipids in the avocado will soften dry skin and leave it feeling super smooth, and the lemon will help to shed dead skin cells. Apply a thin layer of the mask all over your face and leave on for up to 20 minutes, then rinse away with warm water.

Have a splendid,safe and beautiful New Year!!!

Writer,

Maaya at BEAUTY

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How To Make Yummy Hair And Face Masks!

DIY Banana Beauty Hair Mask
One of the many masks that has this many ingredients but it’s even better that most of us have this many ingredients in our kitchen. Isn’t that great?! This Hair Mask not only heals but strengthen, and promote a healthy scalp.

* 1 to 2 overripe bananas
* 1 tsp. coconut oil
* 1 tsp. olive oil
* 1 tsp. honey
* Blender

Blend banana until smooth before adding honey, coconut, and olive oils to the blender and blend again. Slather mask into cleansed hair and allow to sit for 5-10 min. Rinse well with warm water making sure to remove all of the hair mask and style as usual.

Now I know many of us despise the words Aloe Vera or as many other are accustom to Singlebible but using aloe Vera in our hair,scalp and on our faces does wonders. It helps to soothe inflammation(Eczema), reduces dark spots and blemishes on your face and even helps to minimize stretch marks. Both help reduce dark spots and blemishes on your face, and even help minimize stretch marks. When used in your hair, they provide nourishment, prevent excess oiliness, eliminate dandruff, encourage hair growth and prevent hair loss.

How to prepare an aloe vera and lemon juice mask (Face)
Things you will need:
* 2 aloe vera leaves
* Half a lemon
* 3 bowls
* A sharp knife
* A juice squeezer (optional)
* A blender
If your going to use the Aloe Vera in your hair then there is no need to use the Lemon juice.

Aloe Vera Hair Mask

Aloe Vera, Coconut Oil and Honey – dry hair mask:

4-5 tbsp. of fresh aloe Vera gel
3 tbsp. of coconut oil
2 tbsp. of honey

Mix everything well and apply this on your hair in root to tip direction. This is a hydrating hair mask and if your hairs are dull and dry then this will nourish them deeply. Keep this mask for 20-25 minutes and then wash off using your regular shampoo.
(If your ever in need for fresh,raw Aloe Vera juice or leaves I have them. So you can let me know.)

 

SWEET CHOCOLATEY FACIAL MASK
* Chocolate is a great mood booster. Its scent and properties elevate levels of serotonin – a natural antidepressant. Chocolate produces endorphins in the brain that create feelings of happiness which help reduce stress. Even the smell of chocolate can have a calming effect. –pretty cool

 

CHOCOLATE OATMEAL FACE MASK RECIPE

Ingredients

* 1/3 cup cocoa
* 1/4 cup honey
* 2 tablespoons heavy cream, or sour cream
* 3 tablespoons oatmeal powder

Instructions

1. Using a small bowl and spoon or spatula, mix all ingredients until well combined.
2. Apply immediately on face using a clean brush or fingers.
3. Gently massage into skin.
4. Lay down, and leave on skin for 15-20 minutes.
5. Rinse off with lukewarm water.

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