Venusia

This winters reachout to Venusia Max Intensive Moisturizing Lotion.ย Venusia is a brand by Dr. Reddy’s

Packaging – It comes in a white opaque plastic bottle with a pump. It has a stopper that makes it spill proof.

Texture – The lotion is milky white in color with a mild fragrance. It’s neither too runny nor too thick in consistency.

Price – 899/- you may get it at a discounted rate that varies from 600/- to 800/- (it is expensive but totally worth the size and quantity which lasts for 8 months to a year).

Venusia is suitable for all skin type, especially sensitive skin.. It calms irritated and itchy skin. It soothes redness and rashes.ย  It hydrates your skin and keeps it supple throughout the day. It is non greasy and absorbs into the skin easily so it can be used even in summers.

It is Dermatologists recommended for people with extremely dry and acne prone skin. It is non comodogenic. Regular use may also reduce dark spots and controls body acne.

It’s size makes it non travel friendly.

It has all the qualities one would want from a Moisturizing body lotion.

Ratings – 4.5/5

Inclusion

We all talk about inclusion, accessibility and equal opportunities to all but does it really exist in the so called corporate world?

Does our corporate world understand the needs of a differently abled person and support them in the way they should?

Does it exist in other areas of our life?

There are a few companies that conduct job fairs for people with different physical and intellectual problems. However there is still a large section out there unaware, unreached, uneducated.

It’s really nice to see people coming in large number and creating awareness on a certain day; World Cerebral Palsi day, World Autism day, etc…

Way back in 2018, World CP day, when I was felicitated with the Young Achievers Award by Adapt I was on cloud9. However such events should be conducted more often.

I remember a few years back when I went on a trip to Mumbai Darshan, all excited. I was disappointed when the Tourist Guide restricted me of getting off the bus at the first destination just because I may not be able to come back on time. This happened for the next 4 destinations. I finally raised my voice and said I didn’t pay you just to sit in the bus and people around supported, that was when the Guide apologized and let me visit the remaining destinations. We still need to reach out these areas for more accessibility and inclusion.

There are quite a few places whereย  they have palanquins to carry people with motion disability to their desired destination. One such place was ‘Elephanta Caves’ . Having the option to be carried I opted to climb up myself as I wanted to enjoy and explore every place there. Though I couldn’t walk for 2 days after that ๐Ÿ˜† The palanquin is a nice facility for people with motion disability.ย  People are willing to extend support, all we need is to raise our concerns / voices wherever possible.

Due to these facilities I visited the Mysore Palace with a lot more ease and comfort

Companies are willing to hire differently able people but are they really aware about the problems people face after hiring. Many a times companies just don’t care. Owners are not aware of the politics being played by people to achieve their own agendas. And amongst this power game the sincere people suffer the most. People around are so clouded with their ego that they just don’t acknowledge that a personย  with disability too can perform. It tales alot for a differently abled person to perform even simple tasks but the so called normal people just don’t understand. They do everything possible to make us feel incapable and eventually having us resign. Once we resign, they are very happy as if they have won a war.

Every person suffering from Cerebral Palsi come with a different set of physical and intellectual problems.

Like in my case, it’s difficult for me to keep up with speed and pace of my colleagues. I was lucky my first employer allowed me to work on my own system to make me more comfortable. I slowly picked up speed and also got over the vision issue by increasing the font size of my screen. Even after years of experience I still find it difficult to adjust in a new work environment. All we need here is patience and time.

I don’t make new friends easily. I only talk to a few known people around me. As a recruiter it was a real challenge for me interacting with new people day in day out. I still stammer at times but I manage interacting as much as needed professionally. Personally I still stay silent when it comes to interacting with a new person๐Ÿ˜

I never faced any challenge getting into a normal school or college. For me I had ‘Inclusion’ , ‘Acessibity’ and ‘Equal Opportunities’ almost everywhere I stepped.

Ofcourse there were struggles but I had strong support everywhere I.e. family, friends and mentors. I feel like I was born with a silver spoon ๐Ÿ˜Ž.

This was my story but there are many out there still struggling for recognition. We need to reachout to more such people

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#CPMakeYourMark

Cerebral Palsy (CP) – An unseparable part of one’s life!

As a kid when I looked at other kids running, jumping, playing I used to think one day a Fairy will come and miraculously heal my legs but as I grew older I learnt about CP, that there was no cure to it. There is no ‘fight against CP’ in my dictionary. I have accepted CP as a part of my life. CP has affected me a lot physically but at the same time CP has made me strong and self motivated.

There are many out there who are not aware or have never even heard about CP, including me. It was only when I was diagnosed with CP I learnt about it. That’s when I decided to pursue psychology as my major subjects in my final year. Along with CP I learnt about so many other physical and mental disorders.

I suffer from CP but I have come a long way from being nothing to being a successful entreprenuer today. I had many rejections and failures but nothing stopped me. There were people willing to give me a chance and I took all the little chances and opportunities to move ahead.

Covid-19ย  has been difficult for me when it came to traveling. I have been in my house for months and always wanting to go outdoors like before. This again came with a blessing in disguise. I got the time to read my favourite Ruskin Bond books. I got time to blog again. I developed interest in cooking and especially baking.

Whether be it work or competition, I never hesitate to take it up.

Apart from running my own recruitment consultancy I have been part of many events

I hosted a fancy dress competition held in a special school on world crebral palsy day in 2017

In 2018, I participated in a special marathon to create awareness for CP

Later in 2018 itself I received an Adapt Achievement Award from the Adapt foundation, for my achievements.

In 2019, I have been part of a special Garba event held for CP kids.

Now in 2020, for the occasion of World CP Day on 6th October I am running a campaign for the awareness of CP

#GoGreen4CP

https://letsroar.in/campaign/gogreen4cp/

To conclude I’d say family plays a vital role in shaping the life of people with special needs. Family’s acceptance gives the confidence to face the world and stand strong in all situations.

#EnjoyMore

In today’s busy life, we hardly get time for entertainment. Amongst our busy life we have those little moments of joy that we capture and cherish all our life. Selecting one perfect selfie is difficult because every selfie is perfect in itself. Every selfie has a special moment frozen in it.

Sometimes great moments of our lives are captured by our loved ones, like the one below
For the first time I was on stage hosting a special event on “World Cerebral Palsi Day”. That day it didn’t hurt to tell the world that I am a Cerebral Palsi person. It was a moment of pride to tell people, how I have accepted Cerebral Palsi and it no longer affects my daily life. Today I own a recruitment company. It really felt nice to tell parents of other kids affected by the same that, “If I can do it, Your kids can do it too”.

The second great moment of my life was when I ran a Marathon for the first time.
This was a special Marathon for people affected with Cerebral Palsi and other physical disabilities. There was no competition here, but a unique message for the world out there. I will run many more Marathons, however this one will always remain the closest to my heart.

Those were the two great moments of my life, captured and frozen forever ๐Ÿ™‚ Life is made up of many small joys and moments spent with our loved ones. #EnjoyMore

When I met the great Master Chef Vikas Khanna

When we won a gift hamper at IndiBlogger meet up

When I wore Mom’s saree

Alex and me at WordCamp Mumbai

When we were talkining about my school days and how I looked in 2 chotis ๐Ÿ™‚

Just chilling on a Sunday noon

And that’s a lollipop selfie

Some of my best selfies #perfectselfie

This picture makes me feel like the Princess of Mysore Palace ๐Ÿ™‚

A Picture don’t really need words to describe itself. It can express a thousands of emotions all at once. Always have your phone with you because you never know when where how you will need to click a perfect selfie moment ๐Ÿ™‚

Go Natural

โ€‹Top 20 Natural Painkillers :

Ginger (add to 1-2 teaspoons daily to diet for general muscle pain)

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Cloves (chew gently for toothache / gum inflammation)

Apple Cider Vinegar (1tspn mixed with water before meals for heartburn)

Garlic (made into a special oil for earache)

Cherries (joint pain, headaches โ€“ 1 bowl per day)

Oily fish (Salmon, tuna, sardines, trout, mackerel, herring โ€“ intestinal inflammation โ€“ 18oz per week)

Yogurt (PMS โ€“ 2 cups per day)

Turmeric (chronic pain โ€“ 1/4 teaspoon per day)

Oats (endometrial pain โ€“ they are gluten free)

Salt (hot, salty foot baths for ingrown toenails โ€“ 1tsp per cup of water โ€“ 20 mins twice daily)

Pineapple (stomach bloating, gas โ€“ 1 cup of fresh pineapple juice)

Peppermint (add a few drops of the essential oil to bath for sore muscles)

Grapes (back pain โ€“ 1 heaping cup per day)

Water (general injury pain, helps wash away the pain-triggering histamine โ€“ 8 x 8 ounce glasses per day)

Horseradish (sinus pain โ€“ 1 teaspoon twice daily)

Blueberries (bladder / urinary tract infections โ€“ 1 cup daily)

Raw Honey (topical application 4 times daily for cold sores / canker sores) 
Flax (breast pain โ€“ 3 tablespoons daily โ€“ must be grounded or seeds will pass right through!)

Coffee (migraines โ€“ caffeine stimulates the stomach to absorb pain meds better)

Tomato Juice (leg cramps โ€“ tomato juice is rich in potassium โ€“ 10oz daily)

Eat Healthy Stay Healthy

Here are a few interesting facts about Bananas.

Bananas contain three natural sugars – sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber. A Banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy.

Research has proven that just two Bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minutes workout. No wonder the Banana is the number one fruit amongst the world’s leading athletes.

But energy isn’t the only way a Banana can help us stay fit. It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.

Depression – According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND amongst people suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating a Banana. This is because Bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to relax you, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier.

Premenstrual Syndrome – Bananas contain vitamin B6 that regulates the blood glucose levels, which in turn helps in maintaining your mood.

Anemia – High in iron, Bananas can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood, thus helps in cases of anemia.

Blood Pressure – This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it perfect to beat blood pressure, so much so that the US Food and Drug Administration has just allowed the Banana industry to make official claims for the fruit’s ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.

Brain Power – 200 students at a Twickenham (Middlesex) school (England) were helped through their exams by eating Bananas at breakfast and lunch in a bid to boost their brain power. Research has shown that the potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert.

Constipation – High in fiber, including Bananas in the diet can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives.

Hangovers – One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a Banana milkshake, sweetened with honey. The Banana calms the stomach and, with the help of the honey it builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes and re-hydrates your system.

Heartburn – Bananas have a natural antacid effect on the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating a Banana for soothing relief.

Morning Sickness – Snacking on Bananas between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness.

Insect Bites – Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of a Banana skin. Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation.

Nerves – Bananas are high in vitamin B that calms the nervous system..

Overweight and at work – Studies at the Institute of Psychology in Austria found pressure at work leads to gorging on comfort food like chocolate and chips. Looking at 5,000 hospital patients, researchers found the most obese were more likely to be in high-pressure jobs. The report concluded that, to avoid panic-induced food cravings, we need to control our blood sugar levels by snacking on high carbohydrate foods every two hours.

Ulcers – The Banana is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture and smoothness. It is the only raw fruit that can be eaten without distress in over-chroniclercases. It also neutralizes over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach.

Temperature Control – Bananas are seen as a ‘cooling’ fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional temperature of expectant mothers. In Thailand, for example, pregnant women eat Bananas to ensure their baby is born with a cool temperature.

So, a banana really is a natural remedy for many illnesses. When you compare it to an Apple, it has FOUR TIMES the protein, TWICE the carbohydrate, THREE TIMES the phosphorus, FIVE TIMES the vitamin A and iron, and TWICE the other vitamins and minerals.. It is also rich in potassium and is one of the best value foods around So may be its time to change that well-known phrase so that we say, ‘A BANANA a day keeps the doctor away!’

Bananas must be the reason monkeys are so happy all the time ๐Ÿ˜›
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Go Natural

Today we have medicines for everything. Right from a simple headache to a major health issue. We have become so addicted to pills that we tend to have pain killers very often. We have forgot natural remedies used by our ancestors. These home remedies are very useful and also saves us ftrom being slaves to these pills.

Today I’m come with some interesting home remedies for Back pain

โ€ข Mix salt in Ginger juice and massage your back.

โ€ข Massage back with hot olive oil (always use hot oil for massage, it is very effective)

โ€ข Clove oil massage

โ€ข ยฝ teaspoon Ajwain and ยฝ teaspoon Jaggery to be chewed well twice a day. If back pain is very severe then increase the quantity to 1 teaspoon each.
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