What is Rhodiola Rosea Root and why I take it

If you’ve never heard about Rhodiola, let me tell you that is most commonly used for increasing energy, endurance, strength, and mental capacity.  It is also used to help the body adapt to and resist physical, chemical, and environmental stress.

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Rhodiola Rosea Root grows at 10,000 feet in the Altai Mountains of Siberia. The root when cut gives off the aroma of a rose. It’s suitable for Vegetarians, Vegans, Gluten Free, Soy Free & Dairy Free.

I started taking Rhodiola Rosea from Brainpower Nootropics 6 weeks ago as a natural supplement to help me fight common daily stress and I can tell you that I definitely feel the difference.

I’m a very organised person so I tend to accept any tasks coming my way because I can always find time to do them, but what I never do is considering taking time off. Nowadays I’m more conscious about it and I make sure my daily schedule is balanced with work, entertainment and relaxing time off. But for the days that are hard to maintain this balance, taking something natural is great support.

I always take two capsules a day with water, they don’t replace any of my meals and I make sure I maintain a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise and eating a varied, well-balanced diet.

This is only my personal experience, so if you’re considering using Rhodiola I would recommend you to visit the following link so you’re fully informed:

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The ultimate massage experience at home

Imagine arriving home from a stressful day at work and having a massage always waiting for you.

I’ve recently got a Naipo Shiatsu Kneading Massager Neck & Shoulder Massager with Heat and I’m really enjoying all its features! It has 8 kneading shiatsu massage nodes that give me an in-depth bi-directional massage, which helps with stress relief to tired muscles while soothing away tension for ultimate relaxation.

Its design fits properly to different parts of my body: my neck, my shoulders, arms, back (where I usually have all the pain from being seated all day), thighs, etc. But my favourite feature is the gentle heat from the massage nodes that really help me relax, especially during these cold months.

I also tested it on a long car drive (of course I wasn’t the one driving) and it’s very practical and made the whole experience very relaxing.

This is one of those things that you didn’t know you needed it until you got one, and once you do, you’ll start using it daily because it becomes an addiction. A really good one!

You can order yours here.

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Olivia’s First Birthday

I can’t believe Olivia is already one year old! Even though we adopted her only after she was two months old, I still remember the day I visited the house where she was born. I wanted to meet her on her first days, even though that meant that I had to wait for weeks until I could bring her home with us. She was so small and calm compared to what she is now.


During her first month in our house, we couldn’t wait to leave work at the end of the day and go back home to spend time with her. She was learning something new every day and no way we were going to miss that!


Until her second month with us, we made sure that there was always someone with her. Even that young she had a passion for destroying my plants and play with whatever came in her way, so we had to be extra careful with every object we left on the floor.


On her third month in the house she started climbing furniture, she could reach everywhere and she loved being on top of the highest points in the house so she could observe everything that was happening at any time.


On the fourth month, she decided that she didn’t like going out, whether if it was for a quick drive to the vet or to spend the day at a family’s member house. She hated it.


The fifth month, she finds out we had a balcony and spent the entire day out there looking at the birds flying around, probably wishing she could catch them.


On her sixth month with us, we travelled for a week to Portugal and she had to stay in a “cat’s hotel” for the first time. Surprisingly she was quite happy with it and made a few friends during her stay.


The seventh and eighth month with us, she’s stopped being a baby kitten and started giving us the attitude. She chooses when she wants to be pet, it’s not up to us anymore! Unless it’s meal time, then we can pet her as much as we want.


During the last couple of months, she loves to follow us around the house while we do the laundry, water the plants, and do all the household tasks. Her favourite one is organising papers because she always gets to play with a few at the end.


Today she has a very unique personality that she has been building up for the past year. She likes to play as much as in her first days at home, but also sleeps a lot. She brings us her toys for us to throw them and brings them back again, just like a dog. She likes to cuddle when it’s cold and even when it’s too hot. I don’t know how she can handle the heat so well, being British and all…


She likes to keep us up at night sometimes, especially when she decides to chase a bug at 2am. Forgot to mention how great of a hunter she is. But we don’t mind because she became part of the family the moment she entered our door and makes me wonder every day, how there are people that can abandon their pets.

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