Saturday, July 26, 2014

The Way of Fire: My Primo Passo Using The Color Red And Fire To Take Control of My Body

Okay it is late.  There is a storm rolling in and I can hear the thunder.  It shakes the walls of the room and now I hear the droplets of rain.  Oddly enough, I am showing one of my sisters, Joy, RDG (Red Data Girl) but don't get it twisted I have had this "Way of Fire" idea for months.  I have a slight migraine with nausea.  I am doing better than I was this morning.  I was vomiting at 5:00 am.  It is now 10 minutes until 10:00pm.  It is a new moon and I have put off implementing this little idea for far to long.  The new moon is a good day to take my first step, my primo passo on The Way Of Fire.

My brain and hands seem to be the only living parts of me, every other part of me at best seems to be in a coma and at worst...well a rock seems to have more life.  I thought about it for a long time. My body and I are losing our connection.  I have allowed my physical form to go the path of destruction.  Being in mourning makes it hard to acknowledge the need to get up and exercise. (My dog is demanding my attention at this very moment.) I can't go on a diet. The thought of exercising to improve my health just is not motivating.  There is only one thing that can fix my physical form, my imagination. (Now my dog is hiding under me.  The storm is getting worse.)

I have researched and I have decided to play with the color red, the frequency of the color red and the element of fire. (The electricity cut out for a second, this night has the makings of a good horror film right now.)  My goal is to wear red for one, everyday even if it is just lipstick.  My hope is that by wearing the color red my eyes and soul will awaken.  I have the frequency sound of the color red on disc.  The frequency of red is said to penetrate the body deeper than any of the other colors. There is a warning for people with high blood not to use the frequency red.  No problem for me I have extremely low blood pressure.  They also say people with anger issues should stay away from red.  I will have to take that risk.  I have an infrared sauna, which is also good for the body.  I will use the red frequency tone while in the sauna.  I will also play with the element of fire when choosing my food.  There are websites that talk about the element of fire and the color red.  I am a little too sick right now to write.  What is important for me is to hold the thought of the element fire and the color red.  I need to experience it in a way that makes my body a priority.

Below are links to get you started on your own play with color:

 Colour Therapy   Colors and Color Healing   Colour Properties    Sound Color Therapy

Colours and their Sound frequencies    5 Element Food: About The Five Elements of Food

Friday, July 18, 2014

Grooming and Detangling Natural Hair: My Detangle Hair Plan

Let's be honest the four of us have been in mourning for a very long time.  Taking care of our hair has taken a back seat to mending our souls.  Mom and Joy are lucky they have an ability to at least give some attention to their hair.  Plus mom has wavy hair so, her hair never really tangles as bad as mine.  I have the type of hair that really needs to be detangled at least twice a month and it can be a hard job.  Now picture a woman who has been having a hard time just getting into the shower, yep, that's me, lol.  Detangling my hair rarely happens these days.  My hair is neglected but I do know how to detangle it.  I know how to save it.

Normally I use a wide tooth comb while in the shower to detangle my hair.  The force of the running water actually helps move the comb through my hair with ease.  Plus I use a ton of conditioner so normally this is all I need for proper grooming.  Using a brush on natural hair is almost always a no no.  Grooming for me, is always a wide tooth comb and my fingers if my hair is in good shape.

Wide tooth hair comb for curly hair 
Right now my hair is not in good shape.  My hair is a tangled mess.  This is when I must use a brush. Never use a small tooth comb to detangle your hair.  Always use a brush that is 100% nylon.  Never brush you hair dry and always use conditioner on each section of hair you are brushing.  I use a brush that is 100% nylon because it does not tear my hair and the bristles detangle my hair with ease when wet and full of conditioner.
100% Nylon Hairbrush 
Note: I also like Michel Mercier Ultimate Detangling Brush for thick hair.  It really detangles my worst tangles but the bristles bend.  Even so, they do not seem to break.  It really works and when you are in matted hair hell this brush will save you.  I just don't know how safe it is for my hair but it really does work and cuts down on detangling time.

 My detangle plan:

1. Get in the shower wet hair down completely
2. Apply a large amount of conditioner to your hair and use you finger to "comb through" your hair
3. Rinse hair and apply a second coat of conditioner.  Use wide tooth comb and start to detangle your hair.  Detangle as much as you can with the wide tooth comb.
4. If you are having a hard time with tangles, place that section of the hair under the running water of the shower and comb with the wide tooth comb.  The force of the water should work with the comb.  Usually your hair should be without tangles after using this trick.
5. Okay, you have some really tough tangles.  Wet your hair down completely again. Then get out of the shower.  Take a section of your hair (soaking wet), apply conditioner to this section and brush this section of hair with 100% nylon brush.  Use the conditioner with the brush to remove any remaining tangles.  This takes time.  Be patient, don't rip your hair.  Do this section by section until all tangles are gone.
6. Do not rinse, leave conditioner in your hair.  Use a wet T-shirt to remove extra conditioner sitting on the top of your hair.

Faith Note: We use t-shirts because it prevents our hair from frizzing.  A towel is too drying.  So if you need to dry your hair use a dry t-shirt.  Use a wet t-shirt to remove/manage excess product in your hair.

My mother told me to remind everyone: Having the proper tools is half the battle.  Try different shapes of brushes to find the right one for your hair.

One day I will do a video.

Monday, July 7, 2014

What To Do In Louisville, KY

Ok, you are in Louisville, KY and you have no idea what to do. Louisville is the home to the Kentucky Derby and the Louisville Slugger.  Louisville, KY is a major food mecca.  Many stars from your favorite food shows visit Louisville and not just for The Kentucky Derby.  There is also Old Louisville which is the largest preservation district for Victorian homes in America.  Of course, there is also the University Of Louisville (U of L Go Cards) and  U of L lies between Old Louisville and the famous Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby.  When the Louisville Cardinals aren't playing at the KFC YUM Center there is always a concert.  There are plenty of things to do in the city.  Oh, and our mother has a great place for you to stay in Old Louisville on Airbnb.

Below I will list some of the places to go eat, hang out, visit and just have fun.  Some of the places we frequent and some we plan to visit soon.  I will add things to the list as I think of places or you may also click on our Pinterest page Love Joy Faith- Louisville Choices.  I tend to add more to the Pinterest pages.


 Ward 426
Burger Boy Diner (Old Louisville) Open 24 Hours
Ollie's Trolly (Old Louisville)
Dizzy Whizz (Old Louisville)
610 Magnolia (Old Louisville)
Bucks (Old Louisville)
Nord's Bakery (in Germantown near Old Louisville) (Our Favorite Doughnuts)
Proof On Main (Our Favorite) note: Love their bar, too.
The Village Anchor
Pearl Restaurant (Love the pho) (Located in Horseshoe Casino)
Wild Eggs


Kentucky Bourbon Trail
Kentucky Science Center
Louisville Zoo
Louisville Slugger Museum
Louisville Mega Cavern
Kentucky Kingdom
Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation
The Louisville Bats -Baseball
University of Louisville Sports (Basketball, Baseball, Football)
Louisville City FC Pro Soccer 
Baxter Jack's  Sandbox Volleyball
Bernie's Volleyball

Arts and Entertainment

Actors Theatre Of Louisville
The Kentucky Center
21c Museum Hotel
Asia Institute Crane House
Kentucky Museum of Arts and Crafts
St. James Court Art Show
The Speed Art Museum
The Muhammad Ali Center

Bars and Clubs

Nowhere Louisville Video Bar
Proof Bar
4th Street Live
Garage Bar
The Connection- LGBT Night Club