World Laughter Day

6 05 2012

“We have to get older, but we don’t have to grow old.” George Burns

World Laughter Day is celebrated the first Sunday in May each year. So have a comedy party, take a laughter Yoga class, just make sure to get the benefits from laughter today!

  • Lower stress and tension
  • Alleviate pain
  • Undo blocks and barriers
  • Gain Vitality
  • Help boost your immune system
  • Tone muscles (it’s internal jogging!)
  • Encourage creativit
  • Restore and Relax




Inner Peace

5 02 2012

How do you sit in relation to life?





What’s inside of you?

27 01 2012





Quieting your mind

24 01 2012

I have recently begun my 200hr Yoga teacher training certification. Meditation being a part of Yoga, and being a person who naturally suffers from anxiety I find it difficult to keep my mind at rest. Yoga helps me with this and the lifestyle is very transformative and I can see myself changing in such beautiful ways right before my own eyes. I suggest that everyone bring inner peace into their lives and be amazed at what you can accomplish!





My Secret Life: Paulo Coelho, 64, author

14 01 2012

My parents were… so desperate that I wanted to be a writer that they locked me in a mental institution three times. Thirty-five years later I wrote a book based on this experience [Veronika Decides to Die].

The household I grew up in… doesn’t exist anymore, but my childhood will never disappear.

When I was a child I wanted to be… a cameraman.

You wouldn’t know it but I am very good at… archery. The gigantic tension before the shooting of an arrow, and the total relaxation seconds later is my way of connecting to the universe.

You may not know it but I’m no good at… singing. However, every time there is a guitar around I will sing, and my real friends will tolerate it.

At night I dream of… what I’m going to post on my blog, Twitter and Facebook.

I wish I had never worn… an old hippie jacket, covered in patches and metal stars.

What I see when I look in the mirror… That I need to change the light bulb, as there is not enough luminosity (this has been going on for the past two years).

My favourite item of clothing… Japanese yukatas [kimonos].

It’s not fashionable but I like… to sleep naked.

My favourite work of art… The Arnolfini Portrait by Van Eyck, the most important painting in the world. With all due respect, the Mona Lisa is overrated.

My favourite building… Chartres Cathedral, in France. Original stained-glass windows and a labyrinth that reminds me of the journey we take from life to death.

A book that changed me… Tropic of Cancer, by Henry Miller. It was while reading this that I discovered you need to use blood to write every single page.

Movie heaven… Once Upon a Time in the West, followed by Lawrence of Arabia.

The last album I bought… Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. I did not have it on my iPod.

My greatest regret… I don’t have one. I’ve done everything I wanted to do, even if I have had to pay a very high price – which has been the case most of the time.

My secret crush… Audrey Hepburn.

My real-life villain… Fundamentalists – and you can find them in every single religion on this planet.

The last time I cried… I cry very easily. It can be a movie, a phone conversation, a sunset – tears are words waiting to be written.

My five-year plan… To continue to breathe.

My life in six words… Blessed, pilgrim, archer, writer, internet junkie.

A LIFE IN BRIEF

Paulo Coelho was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1947. After enrolling in law school, he dropped out to go travelling. He worked as a songwriter, and in 1974 was arrested for penning ‘subversive’ lyrics. In 1982 he published his first book, Hell Archives. The Alchemist, his bestselling novel, was published in 1987. In 2009, his book Veronika Decides to Die was made into a film starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, and his latest novel, Aleph, is out now. He and his wife, artist Christina Oiticica, live between Europe and Brazil.





You got this!

4 01 2012





Life & Happiness

12 12 2011





Being “Green” Is An Inside Job

21 09 2011

For those of you that are unsure of meditation practice, take a look at what Light Watkins has to say on the subject.

http://beginmeditating.com/2011/09/being-green-is-an-inside-job/

He offers free meditation information seminars around the country so make sure to check the calendar of events for a session in your area. Making time for yourself is beneficial to you and all whom you come into contact with!





Best friends…

20 09 2011

 

“Dear Mom & Dad, I died today.You got tired of me and took me to the shelter. They were overcrowded and I drew an unlucky number. I am in a black plastic bag in a landfill now. Some other puppy will get the barely used leash you left.

My collar was dirty and too small, but the lady took it off before she sent me to the Rainbow Bridge . Would I still be at home if I hadn’t chewed your shoe? I didn’t know what it was, but it was leather, and it was on the floor. I was just playing. You forgot to get puppy toys.

Would I still be at home if I had been housebroken? Rubbing my nose in what I did only made me ashamed that I had to go at all. There are books and obedience teachers that would have taught you how to teach me to go to the door. Would I still be at home if I hadn’t brought fleas into the house? Without anti-flea medicine, I couldn’t get them off of me after you left me in the yard for days.

Would I still be at home if I hadn’t barked? I was only saying, “I’m scared, I’m lonely, I’m here, I’m here! I want to be your best friend.” Would I still be at home if I had made you happy? Hitting me didn’t make me learn how. Would I still be at home if you had taken the time to care for me and to teach manners to me? You didn’t pay attention to me after the first week or so, but I spent all my time waiting for you to love me.

I died today.

Love, Your Puppy”

*Footnote: The beautiful boy is the picture was executed on September 14, 2011. If he had a voice he would have wrote this himself. Please, a pet is for life, before getting a pet make sure that you are prepared to keep them for as long as they live to prevent millions of unnecessary deaths every year.

 

Open up your heart and adopt from a kill shelter. Not only do animals bring joy to your life but people who own pets are shown to live longer!. Please help save these beautiful animals. I adopted my little girl from a shelter, and she is definitely the love of my life!

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Music to soothe the… Belly?

20 09 2011

Music is extremely therapeutic. So why not give the gift of music to our children, even in the womb? I am not typically a fan of “baby” music, but with http://www.rockabyebabymusic.com// I can listen to the artists I love and share them with the little ones. No harm of explicit lyrics to the kids and no harm of going crazy from repetitious children’s songs to your mental health either! It’s a win-win!