Mel Bell

Writer, thinker, dreamer, artist... Eclectically spiritual Pagan with a passion for life and the arts. Lover & collector of vintage books, avid knowledge-hound, and wordsmith where words are needed. South African heart with Canadian soul, empath, mother, daughter, and friend with creativity that never ends!

#ME TOO, may just be #Too Much for some

With thanks to the impact that social media has on today’s world, it comes as no surprise that the current #MeToo awareness movement could be seen as a double-edged sword. That sharpened shine on the one edge of this sword would be the powerful awareness opportunity and the rally of a united voice, a huge break to the silence this subject has taken so many, many years to break. Now, while the focus on sexual assault awareness is welcomed - enter the dull, darkened edge of the sword - therapist

Should gender identity be newsworthy or political?

Democrat Danica Roem defeated incumbent Del. Robert G. Marshall (R) on Nov. 7 and became Virginia’s first openly transgender elected official. (Claritza Jimenez/The Washington Post) - The electoral race focused on traffic and other local issues in suburban Prince William County but also exposed the nation’s fault lines over gender identity. Individuals who identify as transgender tend to experience higher rates of mental health issues than the general population. More than 41 percent of trans m

Is A Florida Neighborhood being Terrorized by a Serial Killer?

We’ve all seen them, no, not “Serial Killers”; We’ve all seen the movies, TV shows or binge-watched a few documentaries on Netflix. Maybe you’ve read a few thrilling novels that took you down a rabbit hole of twists and turns, ultimately revealing the ever elusive serial killer at the end.  Serial killers - or rather - the mind of a serial killer, have fascinated thousands over many years. With the likes of Jack the Ripper, Ted Bundy or The Zodiac killer, their names alone provoke the need to kn

Is Harvey Weinstein a Sexual Narcissist?

The world of entertainment has a dark side, No, I am not referring to the latest Star Wars movies, I am referring to what goes on behind all that “Hollywood” glitz and glamour. The dark secrets which, like the #MeToo campaign, need to be acknowledged. The recent Harvey Weinstein accusations have caused a ripple effect globally - bringing these dark secrets to the light is much needed and is detrimental to understanding the facade of the entertainment world that we all seem to admire. Don’t g

The Forgotten Vitamin

Sometimes referred to as ‘the forgotten vitamin', this article answers your most common questions about Vitamin K2. It can be hard to keep up with all the nutrients and vitamins our bodies need for various functions. We know we need our Vitamin C, our Omega-3’s and our proteins, but sadly most people have never heard of an essential nutrient that could just be the missing link between diet and many killer diseases. Often overlooked, Vitamin K2 is often never heard of until a mother has her firs

Benefits of Spirulina

Known as the most nutrient dense food on the planet, Spirulina has been around for a really long time. It has been harvested for consumption for centuries, being used by the Aztecs as early as the 16th century. African origins of Spirulina consumption date back to the 9th century in the Lake Chad area. So, what is Spirulina exactly? Well, to put it quite plainly - Spirulina is pond scum. Seriously, that is exactly what it is. You know that algae which is commonly found floating on top of ponds?

Oregano Oil Extract Benefits

“Does oregano oil kill good bacteria? Is oregano oil good for cold sores? Does oregano oil boost the immune system?” - Answering your questions about the benefits of Oregano oil extract. Oregano is a flavorful herb that is often used in Italian, Greek and Spanish cooking. It is often used in seasoning blends, and pairs well with meats, tomato dishes, and eggs. But cooking and seasoning is not all its good for. The benefits of oregano oil extract have been gaining popularity as a natural wellnes

How to increase brain performance with natural vitamins

In today’s day and age, our brains seem to be on overdrive...ALL the time!  There are more and more occurrences of Dementia, Alzheimer’s, Depression, ADHD or memory loss than ever before. Brain supplements are becoming more popular as people realize the importance of brain health for their long-term health. There are many influences that can contribute to these disorders. It can be due to environmental factors, such as lead paint in our houses or chemicals in the air. It can be due to certain

6 HEALTHY SKIN CARE TIPS FOR OLDER WOMEN

So, we have this skin. ALL this skin, from head to toe. Our body’s biggest organ! As we age, our skin becomes thinner, loses fat, and no longer appears as plump or smooth as it once did. Our veins and bones become more visible. Scratches, cuts, or bumps can take longer to heal. Years of being out in the sun for lengthy periods may lead to wrinkles, dryness, age spots, and even melanoma. Now don’t go thinking “it’s all downhill from here”, there are things you can do to protect your skin and to

5 Detox Tips for Summer Energy –

Mental fatigue, body aches and restless nights are common signs that your body could use a re-boot.  A few changes here and a couple tweaks there and you should be well on your way to feeling the best you’ve felt in a long time! There are numerous things we can do to give our bodies an overhaul when it comes to health, Nutritionist, Bobby Adler of YesWellness suggests the following: Let’s start with a little back story shall we?  When I first heard a friend talking about it, I laughed it off a
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