A good night’s sleepPosted: October 6, 2022 Filed under: D/s Relationship, Discussion, Entertainment | Tags: advice, aftercare, Ass, BDSM, D/s, dievca, Harvard Medical School, health benefits, Humor, Life, Love, pillow, sleep Leave a comment
Some of dievca’s best sleep is when, after Play, she is tucked into her Master’s armpit – making an earmark on His arm.
That earmark is pretty drastic.
Perhaps an earmark on an a** would be better.
Or following HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL’s “8 secrets to a good night’s sleep”:
Going for a brisk daily walk won’t just trim you down, it will also keep you up less often at night. Exercise boosts the effect of natural sleep hormones such as melatonin. A study in the journal Sleep found that postmenopausal women who exercised for about three-and-a-half hours a week had an easier time falling asleep than women who exercised less often. Just watch the timing of your workouts. Exercising too close to bedtime can be stimulating. Morning workouts that expose you to bright daylight will help the natural circadian rhythm.
2. Reserve bed for sleep and sex
Don’t use your bed as an office for answering phone calls and responding to emails. Also avoid watching late-night TV there. The bed needs to be a stimulus for sleeping, not for wakefulness. Reserve your bed for sleep and sex.
3. Keep it comfortable
Television isn’t the only possible distraction in your bedroom. Ambience can affect your sleep quality too. Make sure your bedroom is as comfortable as possible. Ideally you want a quiet, dark, cool environment. All of these things promote sleep onset.
4. Start a sleep ritual
When you were a child and your mother read you a story and tucked you into bed every night, this comforting ritual helped lull you to sleep. Even in adulthood, a set of bedtime rituals can have a similar effect. Rituals help signal the body and mind that it’s coming to be time for sleep. Drink a glass of warm milk. Take a bath. Or listen to calming music to unwind before bed.
5. Eat—but not too much
A grumbling stomach can be distracting enough to keep you awake, but so can an overly full belly. Avoid eating a big meal within two to three hours of bedtime. If you’re hungry right before bed, eat a small healthy snack (such as an apple with a slice of cheese or a few whole-wheat crackers) to satisfy you until breakfast.
6. Avoid alcohol and caffeine
If you do have a snack before bed, wine and chocolate shouldn’t be part of it. Chocolate contains caffeine, which is a stimulant. Surprisingly, alcohol has a similar effect. It makes you a little sleepy, but it’s actually a stimulant and it disrupts sleep during the night. Also stay away from anything acidic (such as citrus fruits and juices) or spicy, which can give you heartburn.
The bills are piling up and your to-do list is a mile long. Daytime worries can bubble to the surface at night. Stress is a stimulus. It activates the fight-or-flight hormones that work against sleep. Give yourself time to wind down before bed. Learning some form of the relaxation response can promote good sleep and can also reduce daytime anxiety. To relax, try deep breathing exercises. Inhale slowly and deeply, and then exhale.
8. Get checked
An urge to move your legs, snoring, and a burning pain in your stomach, chest, or throat are symptoms of three common sleep disrupters—restless legs syndrome, sleep apnea, and gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD. If these symptoms are keeping you up at night or making you sleepy during the day, see your doctor for an evaluation.
May You (we) be so LuckyPosted: February 9, 2022 Filed under: Entertainment | Tags: BDSM, D/s, dievca, Happiness, health benefits, L.E.J., Life, Love, Master, mental health, music, Sex, submissive, video Leave a comment
Great sex helps one get by in an amazing manner.
dievca’s hoping everyone is getting Lucky ~ XO
L.E.J, short for Lucie, Élisa and Juliette, sometimes Elijay, is a French band composed of three women from Saint-Denis, a city in Paris’ suburbs. They became famous by condensing numerous top songs from the summer of 2015 into a mashup performance.
How the Strong add Coffee!Posted: January 10, 2022 Filed under: Discussion, Entertainment, Home and Garden | Tags: BDSM, coffee, D/s, dievca, Health, health benefits, Life, Love, Monday, Morning, workout Leave a comment
Drinking coffee around 45–60 minutes before a workout allows for caffeine to reach its peak effectiveness. Most studies indicate that caffeine is highly effective for workouts when consumed in doses of 0.9–2.7 mg per pound (2–6 mg per kg) of body weight.
Game Changer – Something of UsePosted: December 3, 2021 Filed under: Accessories, Home and Garden | Tags: BDSM, body awareness, D/s, dievca, gift, health benefits, Life, Love, massager, relief, Shopping, something of use, Working Out Leave a comment
dievca has discussed various vibrators she and Master have purchased. she is going to step away from the sexual and talk about a Recover Massage Tool for workouts and activities. Her Physical Therapist bought her a Theragun Mini as a “Thank You” gift for allowing the PT to stay in her apartment as dievca traveled for three weeks.
The Massager qualifies for the “Best Gift Ever” catagory: it offers amazing physical relief, it is used everyday, and is easy to store/travel. Trifecta!
Might be a good Holiday present for someone in your Life or YOURSELF!
While it’s important to rest your muscles, massage guns can also provide relief by loosening you up and getting some blood flowing.
Massage guns work by pounding your muscles at rates of up to 4,000 times per minute. The depth of the stroke (called a percussion) and the amount of force it exerts determines how powerful it feels. Muscular people who prefer hard massages should look for a gun with a higher stroke rate, more percussions per minute, and more force, while sensitive folks should opt for a lighter-duty massager.
Staying cool with watermelon & LOEWEPosted: June 12, 2021 Filed under: Accessories, Analysis, Clothing | Tags: BDSM, D/s, dievca, Food, health benefits, hot weather, Life, Loewe, Shopping, submissive, Summer Leave a comment
Watermelon is a delicious and refreshing fruit that’s also good for you.
It contains only 46 calories per cup but is high in vitamin C, vitamin A and many healthy plant compounds.
- Helps you hydrate
- Vitamin C: 21% of the Reference Daily Intake (RDI)
- Vitamin A: 18% of the RDI
- Potassium: 5% of the RDI
- Magnesium: 4% of the RDI
- Vitamins B1, B5 and B6: 3% of the RDI
Watermelon is also high in carotenoids, including beta-carotene and lycopene. Plus, it has citrulline, an important amino acid.
- Contains compounds that may fight cancer
- May improve heart health
- May lower inflammation and oxidative stress
- May help prevent Macular Degeneration
- May help muscle soreness
- Is good for skin and hair
- Can improve digestion
While eating your way to health – it might be fun to wear a Watermelon via LOEWE!
When you have done your part and…Posted: November 3, 2020 Filed under: Entertainment, Home and Garden | Tags: 2020 USA elections, BDSM, Bubble Bath, D/s, dievca, health benefits, Life, self-care, Stress, voting, Wine Leave a comment
you cannot control an outcome.
It might be healthier to step away rather than obsessing~
Toes in the WildPosted: October 20, 2020 Filed under: Body Type, Entertainment, Musings | Tags: Advertisement, BDSM, COVID-19, D/s, dievca, Fetish, health benefits, Humor, Life, Love, NYC, self-care, submissive Leave a comment
Have you had a haircut?
How about dental cleaning, a massage, facial, leg wax, or pedicure?
It’s been 7 months and dievca finally brought her toes out from the Wild to a salon for a more formal clean-up.
What a pleasure. (www.dearsundays.com)
The return of her toes to civilization reminded dievca of the great 2003- DSW videos of the same nature:
2003 – Value City Department Stores Inc. has launched a second series of ads for DSW Shoe Warehouse since Value City named Charles Rath its executive vice president and chief marketing officer.
Dubbed “Shoes in the Wild,” the spots show women hunting for the perfect spring shoes. The ads were created by an all-woman creative team at New York-based Cliff Freeman & Partners.
The ads are running on cable networks, including E!, Oxygen and HGTV, and in cities such as Columbus, Denver, Dallas, Miami, Boston, and Atlanta.
2009 – Cliff Freeman & Partners, a one-time creative hotbed, is shutting its doors. The New York agency’s only major client, Baskin-Robbins, says it is searching for a new shop. Agency founder Cliff Freeman is known for Wendy’s, “Where’s the Beef” ads, creating Little Caesar’s “Pizza, Pizza” ads and Snapple‘s “Wendy the Snapple Lady” ads.
Cliff Freeman delivered some classic ads for Outpost.com. Most people will cite the Gerbil Cannon as the best. It was quite shocking when it was first aired, and there s just something special about the pure look of terror on that tuba player’s face in the Wolves commercial.
The shop had trouble emerging from the dot-com bust and by 2003, was leaking crucial talent. One trio of former executives started the boutique Amalgamated. In 2005, Freeman brought in CEO Jeff McClelland, a big agency executive with time at Dentsu and Ogilvy. The idea was to help the firm adapt to changes in the ad environment and move into more multidisciplinary integrated work. McClelland had some new-business success, but he left the agency last year.
Something of Use: Hiding the Fish OilPosted: August 14, 2020 Filed under: Accessories, Analysis, Home and Garden | Tags: BDSM, D/s, dievca, Elegant, health benefits, home accents, Life, Presentation, Shopping, submissive, Supplement Leave a comment
dievca kept hiding the large ugly bottle of Fish Oil pills in her cupboard,
taking a pill once a week…maybe.
That’s not an effective way to ingest a Fish Oil supplement.
It needs to be taken 3 times a day with meals.
Changing containers and leaving the pills on the countertop has made a world of difference.
Much more elegant, much more apt to work.
Something of use!
Healthline: 13 Important Benefits of Taking Fish Oil Supplements
Omega-3s contribute to normal brain and eye development. They fight inflammation and may help prevent heart disease and a decline in brain function.
As fish oil contains a lot of omega-3s, those at risk of these disorders can benefit from taking it.
However, eating whole foods is almost always better than taking supplements, and eating two portions of oily fish per week can provide you with enough omega-3s.
In fact, fish is as effective as fish oil — if not more so — at preventing many diseases.
That said, fish oil supplements are a good alternative if you don’t eat a lot of fish.
ergoErgo: Something of UsePosted: July 24, 2020 Filed under: Accessories | Tags: BDSM, body awareness, COVID-19, D/s, dievca, health benefits, Life, Shopping, submissive Leave a comment
Remember that dievca told you that her back will always be a work-in-progress?
Working from home was taking its toll.
Until the ergoErgo seat arrived at her doorstep. In ORANGE.
Active sitting has strengthened her core and worked on her back flexibility.
dievca’s back is moving pretty freely these days.
There are three sizes: Regular, Extra and Kids
How it works:
RIT design school article about the development of the ergoErgo chair.
Click here to purchase.
Aftercare = whole body and mind carePosted: July 17, 2020 Filed under: D/s Relationship, Discussion, Entertainment | Tags: ball gag, BDSM, body, bondage, D/s, dievca, Dominant, health benefits, Life, Love, Master, submissive Leave a comment
Sexually active older adults tend to have less inflammation
and, in turn, a higher quality of life, suggests a recent Journal of Sexual Medicine study.
Avocados are a great source of healthy monounsaturated fat and antioxidants,
which can dampen your body’s inflammatory response.
In fact, the anti-inflammatory properties of avocados are so strong
that they may actually offset less healthy food choices.
Master and His dievca are catching up for a little playtime and lunch today.
They’ve been sharing a Lenwich Vegetarian sandwich during aftercare:
Green Leaf Lettuce,
Shredded Red Cabbage,
Aftercare = whole body and mind care
Feel the Heat – Something of UsePosted: June 19, 2020 Filed under: Accessories, Home and Garden | Tags: BDSM, body awareness, D/s, dievca, healing, health benefits, homeopathic, Life, Shopping, submissive 1 Comment
Years ago, dievca picked up this Kōzi Neck & Shoulder Wrap in TJMaxx on clearance for $12. It sat in its box for a year or more until dievca realized that heat really helps her aches and pains. Ever since that moment – its been in heavy rotation.
The wrap is handcrafted using natural herbs and grains to relieve stress, tension, cramps, and muscle discomfort. You can microwave (2 minutes) or freeze for instant therapy. dievca has ice packs, so she hasn’t frozen the wrap.
$50.95 + shipping seems to be a really high price for the wrap – so dievca found it elsewhere for a better price – if you are not choosy about color: Click here for chocolate, lavender or plum at $16.43 +shipping.
There are other shapes available, but this one hugs the neck and upper back nicely – then you can wrap it around a calf, knee /hamstring or sit on it for lower back or glute issues. dievca wouldn’t go for another shape. she doesn’t have the room for multiple pieces.
It’s been really great on text neck/computer neck. And a good option for Aftercare.
cryotherapy and thermotherapy
Ice is for injuries — calming down damaged superficial tissues that are inflamed, red, hot, and swollen. The inflammatory process is a healthy, normal, natural process that happens to be painful and more biologically stubborn than it needs to be. Icing is a drugless way of dulling the pain of inflammation and taking swelling down a bit. Examples of use: a freshly pulled muscle or a sprained ankle.
Heat is for muscles, chronic pain, and stress — taking the edge off symptoms like muscle aching and stiffness, which have many causes including overuse and arthritis. Chronic pain, especially back pain, often involves lots of tension, anxiety, hypervigilance, and central sensitization. Comfortable heat can soothe a jangled mind and nervous system.
Heat therapy is an effective remedy for back pain because it boosts circulation, which then allows nutrients and oxygen to travel to joints and muscles. This circulation helps repair damaged muscles, relieves inflammation, and improves back stiffness. Any type of heat therapy can help relieve back pain.
Sole Searching – Something of UsePosted: May 15, 2020 Filed under: Accessories, Body Type | Tags: aging, ball, BDSM, D/s, dievca, Foot Massage, health benefits, healthcare, Life, stretching, submissive 4 Comments
Rolling the foot with a ball is an exercise you can complete on your own as a way to massage and stretch the bottom of the foot and the plantar fascia making it much less likely to become irritated. A ball can help to improve flexibility and range of motion of the ankle.
The type of ball to be used is open — what do you have at home? A softer ball is easier to start with and you can work your way up to a lacrosse ball or a golf ball.
Put enough pressure on the ball to get a deep massage. You may feel some soreness, back off if you feel any pain.
Try it… Sole Searching
Remember the ball loosens up stiffness in your sole’s muscles, joints, and connective tissues.
How to do it:
1. Circle the ball under your heel with some pressure.
2. Slowly roll your foot from heel to toe through the middle of the foot. Repeat for 1 to 2 minutes.
3. Roll the ball side to side so the ball crosses your arch. for 1 to 2 minutes.
4. Curve your toes around the ball to open up the phalanges and metatarsals. Help with your other foot if needed.
Repeat with your other foot.
Coffee – a discussion: the good, the bad…Posted: February 3, 2020 Filed under: Analysis, Discussion, Home and Garden | Tags: BDSM, coffee, D/s, dievca, habits, Health, health benefits, Life, Love, Monday, submissive Leave a comment
Why Coffee Keeps You Awake
Caffeine acts on a chemical in your brain called adenosine. An increase in adenosine levels induce sleep and the longer you are awake the more adenosine you have in your system. Caffeine binds to the molecules of adenosine reducing its sleep-inducing effects.
Typically, the half-life of caffeine is around four to six hours, meaning that four to six hours after consumption, about half of that caffeine is still in your system.
Coffee can affect healthy sleep cycles by increasing your arousal frequency — how many times your brain wakes up each night.
However, some studies have begun to debunk this claim. It often depends on the individual. If you have had a cup of coffee every evening for twenty years, you may not have trouble sleeping.
What Research Says About Coffee Consumption
Coffee appears to affect everyone differently. Some people get headaches and restlessness from a simple cup of black coffee. Others can drink multiple espresso shots without noticing much of a difference.
Part of this stems from tolerance. There are many different variables that come into play when discussing tolerance: age, weight, sex, consumption, type of roast, etc.
Coffee can give you a temporary mental and physical boost. How it impacts you depends on how much you consume and the source. There is a big difference between drinking one or two servings of black coffee every day and making multiple trips to Starbucks for a Cinnamon Roll Frappuccino.
Research shows that daily consumption of caffeine in coffee, tea, or soft drinks increases daily sugar levels by nearly 10%, boosting their risk of cardiovascular disease and obesity. Just adding cream and sugar to your homebrewed coffee could quickly skyrocket to over 200 calories per serving.
A Starbucks Venti White Chocolate Mocha, for instance, has 580 calories, 22 grams of fat and 75 grams of sugar. A plain cup of brewed coffee? Two calories, no fat, and zero carbs.
Acid Reflux: Caffeine causes the gastroesophageal sphincter to relax, which allows acid to enter the esophagus.
Not for children: Small amounts of caffeine, equivalent to one cup of coffee, increased children’s blood pressure. And to compensate for the rise in blood pressure slowed their heart rates.
Osteoporosis: There is some evidence showing that moderate to high coffee consumption (more than four cups per day) is linked with calcium loss and fractures.
Drinking Coffee Can Be Good For You
Coffee is linked to a positive mood, alertness, and an overall increase in mental function. Coffee consumption habits may even reduce the risk of mild cognitive impairment and dementia.
What are the nutrients in coffee?
A single cup of coffee contains:
- Riboflavin (vitamin B2)
- Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5)
- Manganese and potassium
- Magnesium and niacin (vitamin B3)
Coffee shows more antioxidant activity than green tea. There is some evidence that coffee may lower the risk of developing heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
A number of studies have suggested that consuming caffeine can reduce your risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. Coffee drinking has beneficial effects on the liver, including reducing the risk of death from liver cirrhosis, decreasing harmful liver enzyme levels and limiting liver scarring in people who have hepatitis C. And researchers found that those who drank four or more cups of caffeinated coffee each day had a 20 percent lower risk of developing melanoma than people who drank decaffeinated coffee or no coffee.
Caffeine is a performance and endurance enhancer. It fights fatigue, strengthens muscle contractions, reduces an exerciser’s perception of pain, and increases fatty acids in the blood to support endurance. The belief that coffee is dehydrating doesn’t have much interference with exercise if it is consumed at a reasonable level.
Enjoy Your Coffee Like Everything, in Moderation
Thank you to Jonah Malin via Medium, wiki, Rush.edu and nih.gov