The Best Smell in the Whole World

With the Ataxia comes the fact that I have not been able to smell anything for years. As a substitute teacher and a mother of three boys and a girl that can be both a blessing and a curse.

I’m sure Jordan Essentials did not cure my sense of smell, but since I have started to do these mailings. I am able to smell the lotion and other pleasant smells.

I am trying out the 24 Karat Collagen Under Eye Gel Pack, ‘slug,’ that came with this months JoyfulJordan Box. They smell awesome and they feel great!!!!


Why Do My LIPS Hurt

With winter comes exposed skin. The lips are exposed to the elements everyday. If you are a mother, like I am, you probably heard it a time or two or experienced it for yourself. ‘My LIPS hurt,’ is a common statement.

Why do your lips hurt? They are exposed to the elements and may be the form of exfoliating that you do is chewing off the dead skin. I admit it a time or two that has been my way to get rid of dead skin.

Here are some tips on protecting those kissers in the winter or before they hurt:


What it is like

What is it Like with Ataxia? Let me tell you, if I didn’t have Ataxia I would have had a blog a long time ago. What do I mean? I have several different things going on that make this blog longer than it should be.

We will start with my eyes and mind. I have what is called a nystagmus. People thought it was dyslexia for so long, because my eyes are constantly moving they send the wrong messages about the spelling of words. But, I also have OCD as far as Grammar and Spelling goes. So I am constantly pressing backspace. My mind has an outline of how things should go. But, by the time the message gets to my hands, I have already rewritten it.

My goal with the blog is to be free. My hands may let some of the typos and grammar go. And then again maybe not. I retyped this sentence three times.

My hands, I have told you that my hands do what they want. But what I didn’t tell you that it not only takes a lot for me to write and type, it hurts after 10 minutes. It may be from how hard I type or it may be from how many times I type it.

These are just some of the reasons that Ataxia is such a pain in the Ass disease. Imagine choking on your saliva, I do daily. Imagine you tell people your birthday and they hear something else, guilty.

Imagine playing pool and your opponent thinks you are drunk, because you stagger around the table. Happened to me and I only drink water at the bar.


January’s Joyful Jordan Box

I just received my January JJ Box. I opened it and the first thing that jumped out at me was the card. The card says”Embrace a new Beginning Open Your Heart to the Possibilities.” The quote is from Nancy, the founder of Jordan Essentials.

I turned over the card and it shows what is in the box.

24 Karat collagen under eye gel pack. These eye packs or ‘slugs’ for slang, fight the visible signs of aging. You wear them under your eyes.

The Jade roller is next. Roll all over your face to bring out the cooling and lifting of your face. Roll the toxins out of your face.

Next, is the Toner Mist for your face. Similar to its cousin the Tone and Firm, which is used for your body, the Toner Mist is a hug for the skin on your face. Multi-vitamins for your face, it is a spray of refreshing replenishment for your face.

The Toner Mist and the Tone and firm are this author’s new favorites. ‘I love the hug your skin gives you when it is being pampered.’

But, that is not all. There is a sample of Age Defying Serum. Turn back the visible signs of aging with the Age Defying Serum. Wrinkles, crows feet, make this a part of your skin care routine,


The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me!

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton