Forum posts made by dancing_doll

Topic Listening to this song reduces anxiety by 65%
Posted 12 Sep 2017 05:11



You responded to Trinket who said it "actually irritated" her, which you seem to have read as not liking , but I read it as not bringing down anxiety (or worse) as that's what the thread is about.
And the OP kinda suggests it works for everyone: "A UK study found that it reduced overall anxiety by 65% , and resulted in a 35% reduction in physiological resting rates." So if it doesn't work at all for one person then it would have to reduce anxiety by 100% for two other people to get to that average of 65%.

Now, now, there's no need to be confrontational about it. In this thread, everyone is right. flower

The original post does say, 'Does it work for you?'.

Concerns about research methods can be directed to UK neuroscientists, and specifically, Dr. David Lewis-Hodgson of Mindlab International.

Topic What candle are you currently burning?
Posted 11 Sep 2017 06:22



Dear God, is it based on the respiratory drug delivery system of the same name? It uses a similar principle. (the respiratory care company I work for sells and supports the medical Nebulizers)




Hmm.. maybe? I'm not familiar with medical nebulizers, but here's the mechanics on how the aromatherapy one works:

https://organicaromas.com/pages/how-does-a-nebulizing-diffuser-work

Let me know if it's similar. I would assume the general concept is the same.

Topic The Spa & The Think Tank: same discussions twice?
Posted 10 Sep 2017 09:52


'Fierce debate' or confrontational posts still belong in the Think Tank. The Spa is a place for 'discussion'. You can still discuss politics and world affairs, but everyone's opinion is to be respected and valued. This means not calling someone out as wrong or poking fun at them because they voted for a certain political party, have religious beliefs, or think differently from you. It's not a place for sarcastic memes, ALL-CAPS posts or political name-calling. This is a place for thoughtful discussion, being supportive of each other, and sharing your opinion without potentially offending people with differing views and life experiences.

Tip: When making posts, re-read it and ask yourself whether someone could reasonably feel attacked or devalued by your statements, and make changes where necessary. Otherwise, forum mods will take care of any slip-ups and issue reminders or warnings if required. Your words won't be changed, but they (or certain sentences/posts) may be deleted if they go against the spirit of the Spa.



Topic Listening to this song reduces anxiety by 65%
Posted 08 Sep 2017 12:44

Marconi Union worked with sound therapists to create their track 'Weightless', which is widely regarded as the most relaxing tune in the world.

A UK study found that it reduced overall anxiety by 65%, and resulted in a 35% reduction in physiological resting rates. Researchers measured brain activity, heart rate, blood pressure and rate of breathing. Its carefully arranged harmonies, rhythms, and bass lines help slow a listener's heart rate, reduce blood pressure and lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol.

According to Lyz Cooper, the founder of the British Academy of Sound Therapy, there are basic musical principles that correlate with relaxation. She explains that the song “contains a sustaining rhythm that starts at 60 beats per minute and gradually slows to around 50.” The listener’s heartbeat will naturally slow down to match the track’s BPM (beats per minute). The song’s length is also critical. Cooper explains, “It takes about five minutes for this process, known as entrainment, to occur. And there is no repeating melody, which allows your brain to completely switch off because you are no longer trying to predict what is coming next.”

Does it work for you? Do you use music or sounds to reduce anxiety and stress?

Link

https://www.youtube.com/embed/UfcAVejslrU

Topic Types of tea
Posted 08 Sep 2017 12:14

I have a lot of tea. Here are a few of my faves.

HOT:
Harney & Sons Tropical Green Tea (green tea with pineapple)
Tea Forte brand - Topelo Honey Fig, Pan-roasted Black Cherry, Cucumber mint, Spiced Ginger Plum (iced/hot)
Aveda comforting tea with licorice root, peppermint leaf, sweet fennel, basil
Juniper Ridge - Douglas Fir Spring Tips (a hot cup of forest - pure harvested in the Pacific Northwest, nothing added)
Tealish brand (local tea house) - Blueberry Lagoon, Toasty Almond
Pluck brand - Spa Day (herbal mix)
Matcha Tea - I've tried a couple of brands but right now I'm happy with the 'DoMatcha' organic summer harvest. Some variations/qualities can get super pricey for a small tin.
CJay Tea & Co - Masala Chai

ICED:
Republic of Tea's Hibiscus Sangria, Watermelon Mint black tea
Teavana's Raspberry Limeade, Golden Monkey Strawberry Lemonade
For Tea's Sake - Mojito Twist

Topic What does love mean to you?
Posted 07 Sep 2017 16:09

https://www.youtube.com/embed/QieVYC8uqJs

Topic Elevator Music
Posted 07 Sep 2017 15:57



We seem to have a completely different idea about relaxing. I can't really point it out but this kind of music really gets on my nerves. Oh well, fortunately this elevator has a pause button ;)

The rainy sounds are everything. Try it with a green tea soy latte next time. You'll change your mind. :)

Topic What candle are you currently burning?
Posted 07 Sep 2017 08:12

I love candles so much but I have a horrible habit of burning them until the glass breaks. I picked up a bamboo electric diffuser and using lavender essential oil now. Once the water runs out, it shuts off. It does not have the same effect as a candle but for me it is so much safer lol.

I love essential oils too.

I used to use a water-based diffuser, but last year I discovered Nebulizers. It doesn't use water and breaks down the essential oil into very tiny particles using a pressurized air stream. It doesn't alter the chemical composition of the oil or require dilution with water, so it's a really nice pure way of diffusing an oil and the scent throw is incredible. I use my Nebulizer during yoga, at the studio or just when I want to clear the air.

Honestly, some of them kind of look like bongs, but I have the 'Raindrop' model by Organic Aromas (got it off Amazon) and I'm really happy with it. Super easy to clean too.

https://upload.lushstories.com/1884100006-nebulizer.jpg

Topic What candle are you currently burning?
Posted 07 Sep 2017 05:26

The one I'm working through right now is 'Sweater Weather' by Bath & Body Works.

The scent includes sage, juniper berries, fresh woods and aromatic eucalyptus. Perfect for the beginning of fall weather.

What are your favourite candle scents and what's got your wick on fire lately?

https://upload.lushstories.com/1322088954-sweaterweather.jpg

Topic Elevator Music
Posted 07 Sep 2017 05:14

It's super relaxing. I enjoy listening to this while making low-fat green tea soy lattes. drunken

https://www.youtube.com/embed/PFw83-39KWU

Topic Let's Get Serious: Unicorns!
Posted 07 Sep 2017 05:08

I like unicorns that can manifest rainbows. Usually, they have small and discreet rainbow tattoos or birthmarks as well. Not only is this a cool trait (aside from the horn thing), but it also gives back to the environment. I think this is something all mainstream unicorns can aspire to, however if they can't actually manifest rainbows, they should stick to temporary tattoos and use multi-coloured glitter for a similar effect.

https://upload.lushstories.com/352017274-unicornrainbow.gif

Topic Moderator of the Month, for August
Posted 06 Sep 2017 09:53

Very well deserved! This girl always goes above and beyond with her sexy and stealth superhero skills. Congrats! :)

Topic Poll:what is your favorite shade of white?
Posted 06 Sep 2017 08:10

As a Canadian, the correct answer is snow.

Topic How tall are you & what famous people are your height?
Posted 30 Aug 2017 16:57

5'5"

And my list includes:

- Marilyn Monroe
- Kate Bosworth
- Kristen Stewart
- Selena Gomez
- Naomi Watts
- Sienna Miller
- Emma Watson
- Charlie Chaplin
- Woody Allen

Topic Favorite
Posted 29 Aug 2017 05:21

Golden Retrievers. I've had two. The one I have right now is an 'English style'. They tend to have boxier heads, rounder eyes, and are heavier boned and have shorter hair than the American version - kind of like a long haired Lab. They can be lighter in colouring too, incl. cream coloured.

I love all dog breeds though.

https://upload.lushstories.com/916442272-Baby2.jpg

Topic Temporary Tattoos: Yay or Nay?
Posted 29 Aug 2017 04:35

Although I have one small real tattoo, I've done temporary metallic ones for occasions like EDMs, music festivals, beach/vacation. I don't see it as any different than makeup or jewelry. Just adornments.

I think if someone was doing temporary tatts in an attempt to look tough or legit street, it backfires and looks lame, but that's more because of attitude or intention, not the tatts themselves.

https://upload.lushstories.com/1109911152-tattbeach.jpg

https://upload.lushstories.com/770046538-tatt2.jpg

https://upload.lushstories.com/1037322902-tattpile.jpg

https://upload.lushstories.com/1797472979-tatt4.jpg

Topic Spirit Animal
Posted 20 Aug 2017 09:38

The elusive Neon Pink Squirrel. Uncommon yet eye-catching, flexible and nimble, and just a little bit nutty.

https://upload.lushstories.com/808134626-HotPinkSquirrel.jpg

Topic Moderator of the Month, for July
Posted 17 Aug 2017 06:51

Ultra hardworking and efficient, and she really is the sweetest. Congrats, Candy! :)

Topic Announcing the Winners of our "Pure Filth" Story Competition
Posted 31 Jul 2017 19:34

Some of my fave writers on the site claimed top spots! A big congrats to the winners, as well as the top ten and everyone that wasn't afraid of getting dirty with this comp theme. :)

Topic Polish trouble
Posted 26 Jul 2017 12:07

I also thought there was trouble in Poland and this was the Think Tank. LOL

Anyway... what brand/kind of clear polish did you use? Is it possible you used a base coat rather than a top coat? That would account for the rough finish, because base coats (while also clear) usually have a rougher/sticky finish meant to help regular coloured polish grip onto the nail plate.

Otherwise, you may have ended up with an old bottle of clear polish or it might be that the brand doesn't provide that thick gel-like glossy finish (like a coat of Seche Vite would give you). Some brands (esp ones that claim to be gentler on the nails, 2-in-1 base/top coats, vegan, more natural) are thinner and don't have the ability to even out any natural bumps or ridges on your natural nail.

Topic How to get feedback on stories
Posted 17 Jul 2017 19:22


- Create a forum signature, then become active in the forums so your banner gets seen.

- Post about it on your profile.

- Make a thread in the Self-Promotion and Marketing section in the forums, introducing your story and asking for feedback.
https://www.lushstories.com/forum/yaf_topics56_SelfPromotion-and-Marketing.aspx

- Here's the Interview Q thread that Puddleduck mentioned. It's a sticky in the Ask the Author section:
https://www.lushstories.com/forum/yaf_postst24392_Can-I-get-an-interview-with-you.aspx

The more you write, the easier it becomes to build an audience.

Good luck! :)

Topic you favorite song of all time that never gets old how ever many time you listen to it
Posted 17 Jul 2017 05:32

My teens and 20's were Portishead heavy. I could listen to Glory Box, the original or one of the many live versions anytime and it's still just as riveting. When I finally saw her sing live, I was in awe. Beth Gibbons is raw, real, and legit sexy.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/C3LK5ELvZwI

Topic Get In Here and Wish Nicola A Happy Birthday!!
Posted 15 Jul 2017 10:41

All hail the Birthday Queen! Wishing you an extra special day! xo

https://upload.lushstories.com/1638084452-bdays.jpg

Topic fifty shades of...red?
Posted 13 Jul 2017 04:16

I rarely wear red (if anyone posts a thread on the best nudes though, I'm there!)... but I came across a really gorgeous red this year, kind of by accident. Sephora added it to my spring sale box for being awesome (ie. spending too much money). But you mentioned wanting a red gloss , so this might be one to consider because I'm really enjoying it, despite being a non-red kind of girl.

It's YSL Vinyl Cream Lip Stain in 401 Rouge Vinyle. I think it has a balance of cool/warm tones, so it should work well with most skin tones.

The cream part totally moisturizes the lips, the pigment is insanely rich, and the gloss aspect gives it that patent shine. It also lasts forever and when it does fade down to a stain, you can even add a clear gloss or lip oil over it and it still looks great.

Here it is on Cara Delevingne:

https://upload.lushstories.com/2008164123-caradelavigne.jpg

https://upload.lushstories.com/1554825193-YSLrouge.jpg

Topic Picture your favorite perfume
Posted 10 Jul 2017 13:01

https://upload.lushstories.com/971787345-a279081-600x533.jpg

these aren't my favorite perfume (i don't really have one) but they are my favorite bottles. the backs are hand painted and they look like mini works of art on my vanity.

I have some of these in the small 'coffret' size as well. Paradise is my fave of these.

I also have a full bottle of Passiflora (I think that one might be discontinued now). Beautiful bottles!

Topic Picture your favorite perfume
Posted 10 Jul 2017 10:55

I got Sun Saint recently as a gift and I'm really enjoying it. It's my first time trying a Pinrose fragrance. It has a smooth beachy vibe to it, and the lime and eucalyptus perks up the sweetness of the coconut and sandalwood. It's a great summer scent.

** Top notes are eucalyptus, lime, mandarin orange and yuzu; middle notes are sea salt, cashmere musk and violet; base notes are sandalwood and coconut.

https://upload.lushstories.com/1389277185-SunSaint1.jpg

https://upload.lushstories.com/1225968038-Sunsaint2.jpg

Topic Allowable drug use in stories
Posted 05 Jul 2017 16:50



I'm not sure we should say voluntary these days shouldn't we say recreational drug use. Regaeman Man

We could, I was just rolling with the language used in the OP's question - 'involuntary drug use', 'voluntarily taking Ecstasy' etc. :)

Topic Allowable drug use in stories
Posted 05 Jul 2017 13:03

I dont think Lush allows that.


We do. I've written several myself.

Topic Allowable drug use in stories
Posted 05 Jul 2017 12:58



I think voluntary drug use in stories should be mandatory.

And also while reading them. Regaeman Man

Topic Allowable drug use in stories
Posted 05 Jul 2017 11:08

Voluntary drug use is not a problem in stories. thumbup