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Makeup! Makeup! Makeup! 

I have not met any ladies who are not Mad for Makeup! It is one of the most exciting things we have as women. I am a complete Geek for Makeup, especially my Mac. Back in high school I wasn’t to big on makeup. Which was mostly due to being involved with swim team and I never had time to put it on. Though when I moved to Tuscon, Arizona, I began work at Buckle, my manager and the freight girl introduced me to the love of my life! That is correct. I became a Mac girl. I have definitely tried other brands. I am so sorry! Yet, they are not like my main besch, Mac!

So what makes Mac stand out more than other brands? Well, not only are their pigments vibrant af, their foundations are flawless and full coverage. I have had so many compliments that my face looks flawless even after events in the Arizona sun! I have “put my face on” in the morning and by the end of the day there might be imperfections around my mouth from eating! ? That is damn good if you ask me.
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I came I saw I contoured!

 

I agree, we must love ourselves 100%. I am not saying to change yourself to hide who you truly are. Sometimes it is just fun and empowering to feel girly! What is more girly then putting on a bomb ass shade of lipstick and nailing a perfect wing with your eyeliner? There is definitely something about putting on makeup and seeing the end result. I still see me.

There’s just a little bit more girly!
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XoXo,

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Christmas is just around the corner

As Christmas draws near, so does the period of long holidays and endless festivities. Every holiday and festivity cannot be a success without great food! We all know how much I absolutely LOVE food!

Regardless of the whether you wish to go on a family vacation or have a family reunion at home, food is the major factor to a successful celebration. That said, you may be wishing to switch up the normal Christmas cuisine for something that will leave a lasting impression.

Who doesn’t love waking up on Christmas morning with crisp air, fireplaces crackling, and breakfast and coffee cooking/brewing within the kitchen?

Just for you, I decided to add a couple of my favorite recipes from some of my favorite websites to help out this Christmas Season.

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Gingerbread Spice Pancakes– Kris Carr

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Vegan Eggnog Chia Pudding– Kris Carr


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Vegan Rose´ Gummies– Gabrielle St Claire


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24 of my FAVORITE Keto Christmas and Thanskgiving Recipes – Leanne Vogel


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In this festive season, do not hold back.

Create fancy dishes for you, friends and family!

 

XoXo,

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What is Leaky Gut Syndrome, or Intestinal Permeability, is a condition in which the lining of the small intestine becomes damaged, causing undigested food particles, toxic waste products and bacteria to “leak” through the intestines and flood the bloodstream”

Anyone hearing this description about their own intestines might be a little alarmed, but this is becoming an extremely common condition thanks to the varying foods we all eat, the busy lifestyles we lead, and even some medications we might be taking for other ailments.

Nevertheless, there are many tips available to help heal Leaky Gut Syndrome, and to have a healthier lifestyle over all.
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Try an elimination diet

Eliminating certain foods that are commonly known to cause problems, like dairy, soy and gluten, can help to pinpoint which foods are triggering problems with the gut; thus letting you know which foods to avoid in the future. Going through the elimination period for two weeks can make a world of difference to mind, body and soul! Furthermore, by keeping a food diary of what you eat, and then paying close attention to how your body reacts and keeping notes on that, you can be much more strategic with what you remove from your diet, and what you reintroduce.

If you feel bloated, fatigued, or gassy, add that food to your elimination list. “Most likely,” says Lipski, “your gut is telling you what foods it is sensitive to. You just need to listen.”
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Work on reducing your stress

Research has shown that stress can affect us physically as well as emotionally. In relation to Leaky Gut Syndrome, stress is a common cause; it increases fatigue and interrupts sleep, which the body needs to heal itself. Luckily, there are lots of ways to reduce stress with these small steps – go for a 10 minute walk, take a quiet moment with the some herbal tea before bed, or even just sit by yourself quietly for 15-20 minutes. All of these strategies have been proven to reduce stress and will help improve any stomach issues you’re experiencing.
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Hydrate!

You hear it everywhere you go – drink 8 to 10 glasses of water a day, stay hydrated, water is good for your skin and your digestive system. Well it’s all true, and it’s one of the easier things to do when you’re stuck at home dealing with a tricky gut, going back and forth to the bathroom.
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Leaky Gut Syndrome is extremely treatable, and it starts with what you do at home, including changes to diet, physical and mental lifestyle, and even changing to a different painkiller.

These are only a few of the tips available to help heal Leaky Syndrome, and ideally if you think you have any of the symptoms (bloating, food sensitivities, headaches, fatigue) and are unsure of how to deal with them, then you should consult your local GP.

 

XoXo,
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First you might be thinking… What the hell is meditation? Isn’t that for gurus and yogis, which potentially are the same exact thing? Well yes sort of. Though meditation is also for everyone!

Meditation is not as difficult as you may think. Also, with a regular practice it offers immense benefits.
Yeah right… Like what?

So glad you asked!

Some benefits include:

increased brain density,

a boost in connections between neurons,

my personal fav is obvi decreased symptoms of depression and anxiety,

improved clarity of thought,

and an increase of happy endorphin to feel awesome!

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One of the easiest ways is to find a quiet place where you can close your eyes and begin some breathing techniques. Breathing techniques are the shit and probably my favorite technique in life. You can always drop some stress by using Pranayama. Learn it, Live it, Love it!

As you continue these techniques and become more seasoned at meditation, you will likely notice significant improvements in your energy, health and mental/emotional balance.

Here are just a couple of other methods:

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How do you start your mornings? Is it difficult to wake up?

Do you feel lethargic and fried? This is not a healthy way to begin your days!

Instead of feeling overwhelmed on trying to change your lifestyle drastically! Start slow… Give your self some hope.

Stretching in the morning allows you to ground your thoughts, breath deeper, and obviously increase flexibility. It is outstanding what you can achieve in less than 10 minutes.

Make sure to always be a  tiny bit warmed up before you stretch. I usually stretch after I shower! Yet, if you rather stretch right out of bed make sure to be gentle.

Now, what we all been waiting for! The Main Event: 8 stretches to add to your morning routine to feel strong, flexible and grounded af!

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Upper back release- target is upper back and shoulders.

To begin stand hip width apart, you can bring arms up over head with a slight head tilt upwards. Exhale clasp your hands and lower them shoulder height. Round upper back keeping arms straight and engaged.

Hold for 2-3 slow deep breaths

Chest release – target chest, shoulder and bicep.

This one requires a wall, door frame or window ledge. Hold surface with left arm, step forward with left leg and turn entire body to the right including your hips.

Hold for 4-6 steady breaths. Repeat on the other side.

Side stretch – targets the IT band, obliques and shoulder.

Standing with right hand on bed, cross left leg in front of the right. Shift into left hip and reach left arm up and over head. Creating a long line from the left ankle to the left fingers.

Hold 2-3 breaths. Repeat on right side.

Seated spinal twist – targets the spine, neck and shoulders.

Sitting on edge of bed legs together lengthen spine rotating to the left. Bring left arm to ceiling with an inhale. Exhale place behind you. Bring right hand across body to left knee. Deeper stretch gaze over left shoulder.

Hold 2-3 breaths. Repeat on Right side.

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We are halfway through! Ready? Get some water and deep breaths.

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Standing hamstring stretch – target duh Hammies!

Bring right leg up onto bed supporting your knee. (If flexibility is not this advanced yet use the wall, step, or bench) Keep legs hip distance and parallel. Foot flexed. If you need to increase stretch, hinge at hips keeping spine straight.

4-6 breaths and repeat other side.

Standing quad stretch – target quads.

Brace yourself with right hand on bed. Slowly raise right leg grasping with left hand. Keep pelvis neutral and spine tall raising head to ceiling.

4-6 breaths repeating on other side.

Outer hip stretch – target hips and outer thigh.

Place right leg with knee bent onto bed. Square your hips and make sure front of the knee is outside of the front of your shoulder. Keep spine straight, hinge forward at the hips if comfortable, supporting yourself with your hands.

4-6 breaths other sides.

Standing forward bend – target low back and hamstrings.

Bringing your feet hip width apart knees slightly bent, inhale bringing your arms up over head. Exhale swan dive down to the ground. Allow your upper half to hang freely over your legs.

2-3 breaths you can release your neck by moving head side to side or nod yes and no. To come out of this pose pull in abs and slowly rise up vertebra by vertebra.

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What are other ways you begin your mornings? Do you have other stretches you do in the morning? Do you add healthy food choices?

 

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Hello lovelies!

So, I woke this morning and unfortunately had the weirdest headache… On any normal occasion I  would never EVER take pain relievers. They damage our livers. Yet it would not shake. Sadly, I  took the damn pill…
The headache was still lingering like that damn Garbage song. I decided it would be a great idea to break out my old yoga moves! Duh!

I know the excuses come flooding in. Quite frankly I’m tired of hearing them and I’m tired of making them myself.
I decided on a yoga flow to build energy, relieve stress, and to lengthen my muscles.
Deep breath in and begin!

To start I stepped onto my mat and got into tadasana, mountain pose. Took couple breaths here.
Then:
*forward fold
*halfway lift
*forward fold
*rise to standing
Repeat 3-5x to lubricate the joints

Crawling down to the mat
*Cat Cow
*Thread the needle
*Child’s pose Favorite
*Downward dog
*Plank
*Cobra
*Downward dog
3-5 sun salutations at this time could be optional if you wanted to warm up more

*Low lunge Lovez!
*Half split
*Lizard pose
*Quad stretch
*Yogi squat
*Tree pose
*Seated twist
*Some neck stretches
*Meditation

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Ahhh at the end of this sequence I was refreshed, revitalized, and ready to paaaaartaaaaaay!
Movement, especially in the morning, is essential for a healthy strong body, mind, and spirit. It also leads to a more productive day, for sure!

So how can I make this a morning ritual?
-setup yoga mat the night before
-have yoga clothes on may just in case I need to feel like a”yogi” not just in a tank top and my panties!
-make sure my blocks, strap and meditation pillow are close by

I am so thankful to have such incredible knowledge and tools when it comes to giving my body what it truly needs to thrive!

What are some things you do to stay grounded, centered or balanced within our hectic daily lives? Post within the comments below!

 

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I must say the past few years have really impressed me with the amount of incredibly powerful, sexy (extremely sexy in some cases), awesome, superhero movies and TV shows that have been created! In 2012, my best friend Van invited me to join him at the release of The Avengers. We both were not sure what was going to come of this movie and if they were going to massacre yet another serious such as Blade: Trinity or in some eyes Batman Forever.  To our surprise we laughed through the whole damn thing and I, as most, fell in love with all of the sexy ass characters. Especially Scarlett Johansson’s character, Black Widow. Duh!

Anxiously anticipating the next Avenger movie, Age of Ultron, we were blessed with many new movies and TV shows that will change the status and level of the word geeks as we know it. Obviously, the movies of the individual avengers is always a treat so let’s jump right into the meat of the whole reason I am writing this blog in the first place. TV.

The same said friend introduced me to this lovely show, Arrow. 

Could life get more perfect than this?


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How did I not know of this before? And yes as some of you roll your eyes in total geekery thinking “Gosh, she’s so dumb. Arrow is DC”
K. I know. Yet, this show was a gateway into the true show that has got me smitten! So, it deserves mentioning!

Anywho, We watched roughly 4 episodes in the first night, which is more of a 1/2 marathon for my usual excursions of TV. He had left and I stayed up watching the other 1/2 of the marathon!

I am pretty sure God was thinking “How can I torture all of the geeky women in the world? Ah yes, I will create Stephen Amell..and soon there after I will bring forth Robbie! Take that geeky girls swoon for his loins and luscious smile” Why God seems so creepy is beyond me.

Anywho, that is what happened. That is how Arrow began.

I think…:-D

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Holy Crap…Side Note! I was just linking Stephen’s IMDB info on his name just in case anyone was extremely lame and out of the loop to know who this gorgeous god was, come to find out he has been in so many TV shows that I have watched and obviously missed him! New Girl, Degrassi, Vampire Diaries, nonetheless Blue Mountain State that I watched 3 times over because it was cancelled way to early! I have totally lost it. I am re-watching all of these to find him.. not in a creepy way only in a I cannot wait every week to watch one episode of Arrow or Flash to get my Amell fix before the new TMNT 2 comes out.

Whoa. Apologies. ADD kicked in! Okay back on track.

Needless to say there were many other Marvel movies and DC had graced us with IZombie! They have redeemed themselves! Congratulations DC.

Then one night I was sitting on the couch and Brian decided to turn on Jessica Jones. I have no idea who this is and was nervous I would have to deal with watching such a horrible show. Also, the actress, Krysten Ritter, is in Don’t trust the B in apartment 13 though I didn’t think she could pull off a role such as this one.

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First episode was…eh.

Then the second episode had begun and there it was! Her apartment, her dark past, her incredible witty & sarcastic personality. Who is this adorable superhero? I must finish this first season. I must find out who KilGrave is! This is the best friggin show. I laughed, freaked out, and could not wait for the next episode!

You seriously must go watch this TV show. It is on Netflix and it is epic. There are parts that are a bit cheesy. Yet, they did such an incredible job on it. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!

XoXo,
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Social Media is an amazing tool, but it’s really the face-to-face interaction that makes a long-term impact. -Felicia Day

As you may already know, Felicia Day is the Queen of Geeks. She has been an inspiration to myself and geek girls everywhere! I have  hidden my geekiness for awhile, due to a destructive and extremely manipulating relationship. I am very happy to say that I am starting to open up again to the world on how amazing it is to be yourself.

Never mold yourself into what you believe is appropriate, appreciated or accepted by others.

I play video games, I read books, I have weird @$$ conversations, and sometimes I like to talk like the cowardly lion or impersonate Sarah Palin. This goes over well in large groups!

I am very awkward…actually people are very awkward and I can respect that. I realize they are just like me. So, let your freak flag fly bitches and raise whatever you want to the sky!

On to the real topic at hand. I had the opportunity to become a full on geek the other day! A month ago a friend of mine messaged me saying that Felicia Day herself was coming to Tempe, AZ! That is my backyard! Usually, at a moment of this magnitude I say how much I want to go though deep down I know I will not due to being embarrassed, anxious, nervous or scared. (Some of you can relate to this).
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Yet, this is Felicia Day we are talking about here!

If I don’t go I will disown myself! My life would be a complete waste. Naturally, I purchased her book which guaranteed me a spot at the book signing! I put it in my calendar. I told everyone and posted it on my facebookWell, now I have to go!

Felicia Day

The weekend before the book signing sh!t started to get real! Oh my gosh… I will be going to a book signing! I will be going to a book signing of Felicia Day’s! WHAT AM I DOING? WHAT IF I MAKE AN ASS OUT OF MYSELF?! I WILL MAKE AN ASS OUT OF MYSELF! At the time, I tell my now ex-boyfriend I was going. (This is another thing I never did because he would make me feel horrible for doing things for myself. As I stated before it was a horrendous relationship). He told me I was a geek… You know what? Yeah, I am!

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The day arrives, Monday August 17th…

I go to work. My insides are tight all morning. My friends message me and see that I am going. I see that there are roughly 500 people signed up on Facebook alone. What if i do not get to see her? No signing, No picture, I don’t get to see her smile… My heart races throughout the rest of the work day.

Finally, work was over. I drive…speed to my house. I sit in my closet looking for an outfit that will complement me the best yet not scream “I AM OBSESSED WITH YOU”. Am I already passed that point? Who cares. Anywho, I then sit in the bathroom.  Indian style it on my sink counter and apply my makeup. From concealer, blush, eye shadow, eye lashes I then began my hair. I decided to curl it. I felt safe. As I was getting myself ready my friends were messaging me asking when I would head over there.

I pulled into the parking lot and wanted to puke!
I pulled into the parking lot and wanted to puke!

Great news was that the book store decided to begin the signing early. My friend and I were in line and I could see her! At this moment, I could tell that I started to sweat. Finally, I was going to meet her. Since I wasn’t next I thought about running. No one would notice. While I contemplated we inched closer and closer to her table.

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As a result, I was next. 

I walked towards her, smiling from ear to ear. She spoke to me! “I love your hair! You remind me of Jenna Marbles. You look like her” I lost it. I love Jenna Marbles and Felicia Day is even cooler than I thought! I couldn’t even talk. We got our picture taken and I was shifted to the side to wait for my friend to talk to her next.

WOW!

Felicia Day Book Tour

That was the greatest experience of my life! Looking back at it now I wish I didn’t become startstruck. I wish I would have talk to her about the 1,000 topics I had in my head before I got in front of her. Yet, it was still something I did and survived. Anxiety and all!

Who is someone you saw and became star struck?

XoXo,

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Honestly, it is different for everyone.

Recently I finished reading a book by Jenny Lawson named Furiously Happy it really opened my eyes. This book explained to me many things that I have personally dealt with and what others struggle with even more than I ever have.

I realized that this illness isn’t like breast cancer or leukemia. It isn’t treated this way either. Once someone gets out of a depression spell no one is there to cheer them on or tell them what an inspiration they have been.

Then, just like that, the depression, numbness, feeling alone, anxiety and nervous feelings are back for round two. Making sure they lie to you to make you feel worthless and sometimes think of really horrible things to do to yourself.

Sometimes depression can be brought on because of a distressing or traumatic event. If this is the case, then it is more then likely that the people and situations who are associated become referred to as traumatic triggers.

A common example of this is when someone we love passes. The individual must take proper time to grieve their loss and to process unfinished feelings about the deceased. Depression may set in almost immediately.

 
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favorite activities
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over minor things
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and insomnia
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Other traumatic triggers include losing a job, divorce, or financial reversals such as bankruptcy or home foreclosures. There are so many symptoms (seriously, I am not sure how much I trust WebMD yet I linked it anyway) that can arise from depression’s clutches. As I stated above it honestly differs for everyone. Some of the symptoms that I am challenged with are

Not being able to wake up and get out of my bed

Anxious thoughts upon waking that put me in a whirlwind of depression

Body pains that occur daily and increase with my thoughts

Eating disorders

Feeling exhausted

Extreme emotions, mostly intense crying at everything

I have also had suicidal thoughts in high school.

A lot of people have used prescribed medications. Anti-depressants, sleep medications, maybe diets Yet, these are all just symptom relief.

Some go to counselors. They will talk about their feelings which may help for awhile. Other therapists may try relaxation techniques combined with positive affirmations.

Unfortunately, these still do not resolve the deeper underlying causes of depression.

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So, How does clinical hypnotherapy treat depression, you ask? 

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Well, that doesn’t sound like somewhere I want to go!

I’ll tell you this. It is extremely relaxing and enjoyable. The conscious mind is only 10% of the mind. By entering our subconscious we are addressing the whole person, 100% of our mind than just treating symptoms.

 
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Unresolved feelings, such as resentments, regrets, blame, anger, guilt, jealousy, and fear are stored in the body and must be released as soon after the triggering event as possible. Otherwise they become deeply buried beneath the numbness, addictive behaviors, and the concurrent repression that occurs when trauma and grief go untreated.

 

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With each session clinical hypnotherapy can help replace the fearful repetitive thoughts. Creating positive affirmations will work because the underlying emotional release has been accomplished. Bringing you peace and balance.

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Hypnotherapy provides an effective way to access your ability to affect your physical body.  We self-sabotage with our thoughts and behaviors. Through the guided meditations you will notice correcting of restless sleep, low energy, headaches and chronic pain. Can even use hypnotherapy to increase motivation to exercise and eat properly!

Clinical hypnotherapy works for depression because it removes the underlying basis of depression and completes the unfinished business that continues to recycle as self-sabotaging thoughts and behaviors. You know what I am talking about.

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Hypnotherapy can be highly successful, painless, and side effect free!

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A camera is a save button for the mind’s eye 

I began my journey within photography three years ago. Needing an outlet for my creative side it fulfilled just that. Loving the experience as well as the final product photography is a process that will always be apart of my life. When Jodi Lynn of Photography by Jodi Lynnpresented this incredible opportunity to become an Intern at Le Boudoir Studio, I jumped right in!

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. -Scott Adams

What brought me to enjoy photography?

Photography was something I have had immense passion for since High School. I received my first digital camera in 2009 and annoyed everyone with taking their pictures and took pictures of everything around me.

Boudoir has definitely been the one that has caught my attention. Even when I was younger I admired all of the beautiful women, the makeup, the outfits, the poses.

Who doesn’t want to feel like an Angel in the Centerfold?

 

It tells such a gorgeous story through the eyes. The way someone can be captured with not only outer beauty yet also inner. My favorite person, whom I’d watch movies as well as look at her photos, is Marilyn Monroe. No matter, what she could catch anyone’s eye and tell a story through her own!

I will continue to practice photography and better my skills. I cannot wait to continue sharing with you the incredible things I capture.

You should check out some of my other posts such as Felicia Day Book Tour! Enjoy!

XoXo,