What Happened to VLOGMAS WK 3?

Oh boy. I am bummed to say that Vlogmas wk 3 was a bit of a fail but I am grateful to be taking some much needed time to blog about why.

I shared what I had filmed on my YouTube channel along with some news I am in no way ashamed of. 

Week 3 of December I was diagnosed with depression. Not only did I not want to spend time editing my events from that weekend but the medication I am now taking came with some not so fun symptoms the first week or so. YouTube was put on hold to take care of my health whilst my body (and mind) were going through some adjustments. 

It is something I have accepted and something I am working on. I will continue to remain open about it because there is no shame in any of it. Many of you reading this struggle with anxiety and/or depression. I am with you, I understand you, and I feel for you. 

I have struggled with anxiety for the last few years on and off. Panic attacks, serious social anxiety, and living in constant fear was something I had become "used" to. Although its never really comfortable I had accepted it and foolishly put it on the shelf to deal with later. 2015 pulled one over on me and took my anxiety to greater heights because I refused to deal with my issues and many unfortunate events took place that pushed me over the edge.  

It was no longer something I struggled with from time to time. Anxiety became the norm, feeling comfortable became uncomfortable. I had become so used to living in such an anxious state of mind that even when nothing crazy was actually happening externally, it was internally.

2015 was a wake up call in many ways. One of the biggest realizations I had was that I have spent the last 3 years ignoring my intuition. My belief is that when you ignore your mind, body, soul, etc...your body starts to yell at you louder and in different ways to get your attention. For me it manifested itself with more and more anxiety, weekly panic attacks, a very expensive trip to the hospital, insomnia, and my body going some days without eating. 

Not a healthy or happy way to be living. 

2015 was the wake up call that I needed. I am making much healthier choices, listening to my inner guide, connecting with my spirituality, and making many strides to better my life and my surroundings. 

I apologize for not getting VLOGMAS WK 3 out on time but I know you all will be understanding. 

If you want to check out what I did film click > HERE

In other news, I have been working on my 2015 year end video. Its not fun to edit but I know one day I will be glad I put it together. 2015 was bittersweet and I am so ready to leave it behind. I dont know when it will be completed, hopefully soon. Its incredibly painful but its also incredibly healing. So we will see what happens with it. TBD.

I will also have my 2015 year end thoughts coming to you in blog form sometime this month.  

So stay tuned! 

Much love to all of you. I hope you all know how much I appreciate and adore you. My subbies are so incredible, many of you have checked in with me and I cannot tell you how much that means to me. 

XOXO,

-Magnolia Rose

 

TinyTea Detox From YourTea

I am super excited to be sharing this product with you! I am already a big tea fan so when I first discovered YourTea I was super impressed with their tea selection and wanted to purchase a box. I wasnt sure which tea to go for, I have a variety of teas in my home and they have so many to choose from! They have their teas split up between "Body Teas" and " Mood Teas", I loved this and feel like it makes shopping really easy! I encourage you to check out their website and find a tea that works for you! 

Although it might not be the biggest deal to everyone, I particularly get good vibes from companies when they have a great website and/or they are social media friendly. YourTea has both while also remaining totally cute! After I followed them on Twitter and Instagram I started to see lots of posts about one of their very popular teas called TinyTea. The results were amazing and there were so many good things said about TinyTea! 

After seeing all the TinyTea posts, I did more digging into that particular tea and googled some reviews. I was super impressed with what I found and decided to order a box. I wanted to write this post to give you the details along with my thoughts and first impression. 

What Is TinyTea?

TinyTea is a detox that will cleanse your digestive system helping your body get back to its natural function. It increases digestion functionality, alleviates issues associated with food intolerances, and it assists with reducing weight. As a bonus it eases bloating, improves skin clarity, and increases energy! Essentially TinyTea is a tea you drink that your body is going to thank you for! Its also been known to reduce symptoms of PMS which is another reason I was so jazzed about it!

Whats In It? 

Chinese medicine herbs that are based upon Chinese medicinal principles. But to be exact its got oolong tea, sicklepod senna seed, loutus leaf, hawthorn berry, jue ming zi, he ye, shan zha, lai fu zi, chen pi, and mai ya. It DOES contain gluten but they DO offer a gluten free tea bag. 

How Much Is It?

They have two different sized boxes. A 14 day TinyTea detox is $35.00. A 28 day TinyTea detox is $55. Personally I got the 28 day detox kit but I am doing it for 14 days. Josh and I are going to Disneyland at the end of this month so I am doing 14 days now and 14 days when we get back. Getting the 28 day box saved me money so that is why I chose that one. 

Any Side Effects?

Because TinyTea is detoxing the crap out of your body you might have a little breakout or a mild upset stomach for the first few days. If anything take this as a sign of it working and be glad you started it because you obviously needed it. I had a bit of a stomach ache the first day but after that its really been smooth sailing for me. It is also that time of the month for me so as far as breakouts go I havent experienced anything out of the ordinary.  

What Are The Directions? 

Easy! Think of it like water. Drink TinyTea 3 times a day, 30 minutes before or after your meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). You soak 1 bag in hot water for 5-7 minutes and drink! Avoid drinking it with your meals and later in the evening as it does increase energy. To make this easy for me I set alarm reminders in my phone and I drink my tea while I make my meals. I use my coffee Keurig to heat up the water which seriously takes 5 seconds. 

Any Restrictions? 

It does contain gluten but they do offer a gluten free tea bag. You shouldnt take it while breastfeeding because it contains barely and for some people this will dry up breast milk. Once breastfeeding is completed TinyTea is free game! YourTea recommends not taking TinyTea during pregnancy, more info on that subject on their website. You can take TinyTea while on "the pill" it wont effect the functionality of the pill. Any age can take TinyTea because its a digestive aid that does NOT have a laxative effect, however if you are under the age of 15 YourTea suggests you chat with your parentals first!

All of this info can be found on their website, they are very upfront and honest about their products. I encourage anyone interested in any products to do their individual research first. In my opinion and YourTea is a company I trust! I think TinyTea is a great addition to anyones current lifestyle but being that it is the start of a new year I think now is the time to get started! Keep an eye on their social media sites because they have deals going on often! 

What better way to show your excitement then to take a bunch of Tea Selfies! 

Dont judge, we all do it. 

Much love to all of you! 

-Magnolia Rose