10 Things That I tell myself when someone comments about my weight.

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We are a society based on looks. Especially in the city that I live in, L.A., people tend to be more focused on the outside than what is in inside. It is unfortunate because we miss out on so much that someone has to offer on the inside because we are so focused on the external.


I am very happy with the way that I look and feel. I feel healthy, beautiful, strong and full of life. Which, is a far way from where I have come.


I spent years being unkind to myself, starving myself and throwing up my food to please what some of my family, friends and agents thought of my size. That journey led me to realize that no matter how small I get, someone will always have something to say about the way that you look. It is a societal disease to place our insecurities onto others.


I reject it because it is not healthy and not serving.


So now when someone comments about my weight, I might reply to them or not. However, my internal dialogue is more important than what anyone else has to hear.


This is what I say to myself when someone makes a comment about my weight:


1. You are enough.


2. Your health is priority.


3. Don’t give in to someone else’s insecurities.


4. That person and comment does not have power over you.


5. Your body is doing way more for you internally than how it looks on the outside.


6. Health and happiness first!


7. Meeting people’s expectations of yourself is a game that you can never win.


8. Believe what you want about yourself.


9. People’s words only carry weight if you let them.


10. Be stronger! Your journey and progression is in your hands, not someone else’s.

10 changeable things that we can do for the environment.

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Whether we like to admit it or not, it is time to get serious about the state of the environment.


According to many reputable scientific sources, we have 12 years to make a change before there is irreversible damage to the environment as we know it.


Here are 15 little things that you can do to make a positive impact on The Environment:


1. Limit your plastic use.


2. Buy recycled glass and plastic- buy from companies that make an effort to recycle.


3. Buy a reusable water bottle.


4. Don’t litter.


5. Recycle properly.


6. Plant a tree!


7. Buy in bulk to reduce how much packaging you use.


8. Swap out your Air-conditioning for a fan and use an Air-conditioning system that uses less energy.


9. Invest in solar power.


10. Invest in an electric car or use public transportation.

5 choses que j'apprends lors de mon voyage jumeau flamme / âme soeur.

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Si vous m'aviez demandé il ya deux ans ce qu’était une flamme jumelle, j’aurais haussé les épaules et oublié rapidement quelle était la question juste après.



Cependant, aujourd’hui, ma compréhension est très claire, car je suis dans ce voyage à deux flammes / âme soeur (de ce que je peux me souvenir) pendant presque une décennie.



* La flamme jumelle est une autre personne vivante dont vous partagez la même vibration. Quelqu'un qui est une extension de vous mais sous une autre forme. Ce n'est pas toujours romantique et certaines personnes y voient un lien avec l'âme soeur.



Il y a neuf ans, je travaillais comme barman dans un restaurant à SOHO, à New York. Un jour, le chef du restaurant (où je travaillais) s'est approché et a demandé à lire ma paume. Alors qu'il commençait à lire ma paume, il m'a dit beaucoup de choses qui étaient exactes à l'époque. Puis il a commencé à me dire que je rencontrerais bientôt mon âme soeur. Il a dit que mon âme soeur est célèbre et qu'il se présenterait aussi à mon travail et à d'autres choses.
Il m'a alors dit que mon âme soeur m'enverrait un cadeau et que je serais impressionné. Il a dit qu'une fois que nous serions en couple, nous serions très heureux.



À vrai dire, j’avais beaucoup de doutes sur l’histoire de mon âme soeur. Alors, j'ai oublié ça. Lorsqu'il m'avait raconté l'histoire, j'avais 21 ans et j'avais presque épousé une personne très toxique pour moi et pour ma vie. Par conséquent, je suis inquiet à propos de l'histoire ou d'être avec quelqu'un qui pourrait me rendre heureux.



De nombreuses années ont passé et des médiums aléatoires venaient me parler et me racontaient la même histoire. Que j'épouserais quelqu'un de célèbre dans l'industrie de la musique qui serait mon âme sœur / mon feu jumeau. J'étais même allé voir un lecteur de tarot au sujet de ma carrière en 2014 et il avait mentionné que mon âme sœur et moi-même nous croiserions plusieurs fois jusqu'au jour où il se présenterait à mon travail.



Je me sentais comme si je fuyais cette histoire qui continuait de me suivre. Au fil des ans, je rêverais d'un producteur de musique que j'admirais. Je rêverais qu'il m'appelle. Je n'ai jamais pensé que l'appel venait de ma jumelle flamme / âme soeur. Je ressentais une connexion profonde avec lui et je ne savais pas trop pourquoi. Je sentais que je devais le connaître et je n'avais jamais ressenti cela pour personne, pas même pour ceux que j'avais vraiment aimés. Les sentiments n'étaient jamais romantiques mais j'avais un besoin profond d'être à côté de lui. Bien que j’ai parfois eu ce sentiment profond, j’évitais de faire des recherches sur sa vie personnelle parce que je ne voulais pas altérer ce que je ressentais pour lui.



Quelques années jusqu'en 2018, j'ai 29 ans et je vis à Los Angeles. Je travaille dans un studio de yoga comme réceptionniste un soir. Et, une femme au hasard vient me dire que je suis sur le point de me marier. J'étais choqué parce que le mariage était la dernière chose sur ma liste et au fond de moi, l'idée même du mariage me faisait peur. Elle a mentionné qu'il était amoureux de mon pays d'origine, l'Afrique du Sud, qu'il était dans l'industrie de la musique et qu'il était une personne gentille. Au hasard, le nom du producteur que j’ai admiré et auquel j’ai ressenti une profonde connexion me vient à l’esprit. J'ai pensé, est-ce que ça pourrait être lui?



Je lui ai demandé comment je pouvais savoir que c’était lui et elle a répondu: "Dieu vous enverra des signes". Honnêtement, je ne crois pas beaucoup de gens mais je la croyais de tout mon cœur parce qu'elle semblait sincère et honnête.



Deux mois plus tard, mon camarade de chambre (qui ne savait rien de la situation) est venu me voir et m'a dit qu'il devait lire mes cartes de tarot. J'étais pressé et lui ai demandé si je pouvais le faire un autre jour. Il a été énergique à ce sujet et j'ai donc cédé, je lui ai dit qu'il le pouvait. Il m'a dit que mon âme soeur entrerait bientôt dans ma vie. Que nous nous sommes croisés plusieurs fois mais que nous nous retrouverions très bientôt. Il a dit qu'il viendrait à mon cours de yoga la semaine prochaine. Mon intuition me cria le nom du même producteur mais je l’ignora. J'ai pensé, à toutes les personnes que cela pourrait être, pourquoi lui?



Le mercredi suivant, le producteur de musique que j'avais admiré s'est présenté à mon cours de yoga. Pendant que j'enseignais la classe, j'ai réalisé beaucoup de choses: que nous avions croisé plusieurs fois dans le studio de yoga, que mon intuition d'être proche de lui était vraie et qu'il était mon âme soeur.



Aujourd'hui, nous sommes toujours sur le chemin de la séparation, ce qui signifie que nous ne sommes pas ensemble. Ce qui finira à un moment donné. Espérons que dans cette vie.



Au cours de ce voyage, c’est ce que j’ai appris sur le voyage de l’âme soeur / flamme jumelle.



1. Vous ne pouvez pas fuir.

Depuis que j'ai découvert qui il était vraiment, sur le plan personnel, j'ai passé beaucoup de temps à le fuir et à ce qui l'accompagnait: le style de vie de parti. J'ai commencé à raconter à certains de mes amis comment on m'avait dit que j'étais censé être avec lui et ils m'ont dit qu'il allait m'utiliser de manière sexuelle. Ils avaient vu ses médias sociaux et vu des femmes être dépeintes sous un angle sexuel. En tant que mécanisme de défense, j'ai commencé à le fuir. Il me parlait ou me regardait dans les yeux et je l'évitais à tout prix. Parfois, regarder le plafond quand il a essayé de me parler. Il y a une semaine seulement, avais-je compris que

C'est moi qui le fuis, avant de penser qu'il fuyait. Ce qui était une projection claire de ma part. Il m'a envoyé des pancartes et écrit une chanson disant qu'il est prêt pour cela, mais j'étais trop occupé à tenir son passé contre lui pour voir au-delà du jugement et de la peur. Par peur, j'ai rencontré une autre relation pour me rendre compte que la peur était le contraire de la croissance. La peur étouffe l'amour. Alors, je choisis maintenant de l'aimer complètement.

 

 2. La pardon est la clé.

Il y a un an, j'étais prêt à faire le saut avec lui jusqu'à ce que je voie des images de femmes danser sur sa page Instagram qui me mettaient mal à l'aise. Pour couronner le tout, j'avais entendu dire qu'il s'était lancé dans une discussion publique sur Twitter avec un autre DJ / producteur et que la personne avec laquelle il se disputait avait déclaré qu'il avait eu une longue histoire négative avec les femmes. Après avoir lu ceci, intérieurement, j'ai explosé avec le jugement et la colère. J'étais attristé et déçu que lui, le jumeau flamme / âme soeur, puisse être si irresponsable avec sa responsabilité en tant que personnage public. Je suis aussi devenue jalouse du fait qu'il passait du temps avec d'autres femmes et pas avec moi. Je me suis demandé, qu'attendait-il pour être avec moi? Je me suis tenu pendant des mois et des mois à la colère, au ressentiment et à la jalousie. Si bien que j'allais sur sa page Instagram et le jugerais comme un coureur de jupons et prier pour que je ne finisse jamais avec lui. J'étais en colère et blessé par le jugement et la peur que j'avais créée dans ma propre tête. Il me mangeait. Après avoir été torturée pendant si longtemps, j'ai décidé de relâcher la colère parce que cela ne faisait que me calmer et faire le contraire de ce que je voulais réaliser dans ce monde: créer la paix et l'amour. C'est un processus sur lequel je suis toujours, mais le résultat final est meilleur pour mon esprit et mon corps.




3. L'amour n'est pas prudent.

Alors que je fuyais cet homme, je me suis retrouvé dans une relation avec quelqu'un d'autre. Non seulement j'étais dans la relation, mais je me forçais à être avec quelqu'un avec qui je ne voulais pas être. Je savais que ce n’était pas censé être, car il ne se passait pas un jour sans que je ne pense au producteur, même lorsque j'étais dans les bras de mon nouvel homme. Vous voyez, la connexion à double flamme vous fait ressentir ce que l'autre personne ressent, émotionnellement et spirituellement. Je pouvais sentir que ma flamme jumelle savait que j'étais dans une relation et il en était triste. Je ne sais pas comment il a découvert mais je pouvais sentir sa douleur dans mon cœur quand je pensais à lui et cela me rendait triste. La semaine dernière, j'ai eu la plus grande épiphanie que je sois en sécurité avec ma flamme jumelle quand, l'amour n'est pas sans danger. L'amour est super! Mais l'amour peut être douloureux, blessant, bouleversant, déchirant, décevant et émotionnel. Mais l'amour est puissant et l'amour gagne toujours. Aimer avec prudence n'est pas le véritable amour. Alors, j'ai rompu avec le nouveau et j'ai décidé d'être avec ma flamme jumelle, peu importe le jour.




4. L'univers a un plan.

Après que ma flamme jumelle ait pris mon cours de yoga, j'ai reçu beaucoup de signes de l'Univers. L'un d'entre eux est que lorsque je regardais une interview avec lui, il a dit qu'il avait tatoué son animal préféré sur une partie spécifique de son corps. Ne t'en fais pas, ma bouche est tombée sur le sol quand mon téléphone est tombé de ma main. J'étais tellement sous le choc de tatouer mon animal préféré sur la même partie de mon corps. Mon esprit était stupéfait de la façon dont cela aurait pu se passer. La semaine prochaine, partout où j'allais, j'entendais sa musique. Je rencontrais des gens qui l’avaient rencontré ou qui le connaissaient et qui mentionnait son nom en passant jusqu’à ce qu’un jour, j’ai vu un panneau de son visage à l’extérieur de Trader Joe’s et failli tomber par terre. Même si j'ai reçu tous ces signes, il m'a fallu un certain temps pour comprendre que c'était hors de mon contrôle. J'ai toujours été capable de contrôler les hommes, les situations et le chemin de mon destin. C’était donc intimidant d’admettre que je ne pouvais pas cette fois. Ce n'est que récemment que j'ai libéré le contrôle complet de cette situation car je savais que l'Univers avait un plan plus ambitieux que je ne pouvais l'imaginer et je suis reconnaissant d'être entre des mains attentionnées et solidaires.

 


5. Ce type de relation est destiné à la croissance spirituelle.

Dans cette vie, j'ai beaucoup souffert émotionnellement d'hommes indisponibles. Il y a 3 ans, j'étais dans une relation stable avec une personne avec laquelle je pensais que j'allais me marier, je suis tombée enceinte et j'ai fait une fausse couche. Après la fausse couche, j'ai mis fin à la relation parce que mon petit ami (à l'époque) n'était pas là pour moi, émotionnellement ou spirituellement. Depuis lors, j'ai eu ma garde de la plus grande façon. J'ai développé cette mentalité dont je devrais me protéger, car j'avais le sentiment d'être à l'origine de ma fausse couche et de la position délirante dans laquelle je me trouvais. J'ai donc promis d'ignorer les hommes qui, à mon avis, pourraient me causer du tort. Quand j'ai rencontré ma flamme jumelle, j'ai eu l'impression qu'il était gentil et aimant envers moi, mais je suis devenu corrompu par ce que j'avais entendu parler de lui et que j'avais vu sur son compte Instagram. J'ai commencé à l'ignorer pour me protéger, en oubliant que l'Univers est mon dos. Bien sûr, nous vivons des expériences pour une raison et nous ne devrions pas apprendre la même chose plus d’une fois. Cependant, j'ai appris que si l'Univers m'a envoyé autant de signes que cette relation est censée être, je ne combats que ce qui est dans mes cartes. Aujourd'hui, je suis là. Avec un esprit ouvert et un coeur ouvert. Profondément curieux de ce qui pourrait arriver si nous étions ensemble. J'ai abandonné le besoin d'être en sécurité, forte et sécurisée parce que beaucoup de vie se libère et admet que la sécurité est le produit de l'imagination. Je suis ouvert à l'inconnu et ouvert à la nature de cette histoire. Je fais confiance aux signes et je crois en mon lien jumeau flamme / âme soeur.

30 Things That I will never do again.

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Turning 30 felt very monumental to me. I felt so much clarity on my 30th birthday. So, in honour of all the clarity that I felt, I made a list of 30 things that I will never ever do again:


1. Call myself a bad word.


2. Think that I am fat.


3.  Be my own enemy.


4. Date a Chef.


5. Date a jerk.


6. Surround myself with weak-minded people.


7. Sell myself short.


8. Cheat myself.


9. Cheat others.


10. Intentionally lie.


11. Convince myself out of something that will make me a better person.


12. Have sex on the first date.


13. Date two people at one time.


14. Love someone and not tell them.


15. Enter a relationship out of fear.


16. Enter a relationship out of security.


17. Not breathe during an argument.


18. Acknowledge mediocrity.


19. Give energy to toxicity.


20. Let just anyone into my life.


21. Be afraid of shining.


22. Be with someone who is afraid of me shining.


23. Love halfway.


24. Regret anything.


25. Live halfway.


26. Suffer for reasons that I can control.


27. Suffer for reasons that I cannot control.


28. Let someone walk over me.


29. Walk over someone else.


30. Take advantage of everyday that I wake up alive and able.

10 Inspirational quotes by India.Arie

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India.Arie has had an impact on my life. I absolutely love her and the message that she spreads through her music. India.Arie was born in Denver, Colorado. She is a singer-songwriter who has sold 10 million albums worldwide by raising consciousness.

 

Here are 10 quotes by India.Arie:

1. When I perform, I'm just very much just being myself.

2. It's important to have a place where you can recharge. Everybody's is different, but I do think it should entail quiet because it needs to be where you hear your spirit most clearly. For me, that's the prayer room in my apartment. And since my home is 700 square feet, I mean the coat closet near the front door.

3.  No matter what anybody says, what matters most is what you think of yourself.

 

4. Because you never know where life is gonna take you, And you can’t change where you’ve been. But today, I have the opportunity to choose.


5. The worst disease in the world is hate. And the cure for hate is love.


6. There are rules but there’s really no wrong way.


7. If I’m not doing anything to make a change, then I’m responsible.


8. I heard a voice that told me I'm essential. How all my fears are limiting my potential. Said it's time to step into the light and use every bit of power i have inside.


9. What did not demolish me simply polished me


10. The difference between living and feeling alive, is using your fear as fuel to fly.

The Playlist to help a Yogi flow.

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Here is our monthly playlist. This playlist is about an easy chilled flow. These songs can be added to a teacher or student’s playlist.


Hope you enjoy!


1. Baba Hanuman- Krsna Das.


2. Om nama shivaya- Donna De Lory.


3. I am light- India.Arie.


4. Never mess with Sunday- Yppah.


5. It never entered my mind- Miles Davis.


6. Sunset Lover- Petit Biscuit.


7. Retrograde- James Blake.


8. No ordinary morning- Chicane.


9. Wash. -Bon Iver.


10. Twenty fourteen- The Album Leaf.

10 Inspirational Quotes by Suze Orman.

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As we begin our Financial Freedom course, I thought it fitting to start this week with inspirational quotes by one of the biggest influences in my life, Suze Orman.


Suze Orman is a financial guru who used to own a restaurant and learnt how to finesse financial opportunities through different successful business endeavours; that were not always successful. In other words, she learnt the hard way.


Here are ten quotes from Suze that we hope will inspire you:


1.People first, then money, then things.


2. No one's ever achieved financial fitness with a January resolution that's abandoned by February.

3.In all realms of life it takes courage to stretch your limits, express your power, and fulfill your potential... it's no different in the financial realm.


4. It's better to do nothing with your money than something you don't understand.

 

5. Many people are in the dark when it comes to money, and I'm going to turn on the lights.

 

6. The key to making money is to stay invested.


7. True generosity is an offering; given freely and out of pure love. No strings attached. No expectations. Time and love are the most valuable possession you can share.


8. A wise woman recognizes when her life is out of balance and summons the courage to act to correct it, she knows the meaning of true generosity, happiness is the reward for a life lived in harmony, with a courage and grace.


9. I am a big believer that orderliness begets wealth.


10. It’s impossible to map out a route to your destination if you don’t know where you’re starting from.

10 Inspirational quotes by The Dalai Lama

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He is The 14th Dalai Lama, believed to be the reincarnation of Siddartha (Bhudda). He touches many with his charitable work and kindness around The World.


Here are 10 inspirational quotes by The Dalai Lama:



1. Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.


2. Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.


3. Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.


4. This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.


5. Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.

6. The true hero is the one who conquers his own anger and hatred.

7. Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.


8. The purpose of our lives is to be happy.


9. There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow. Today is the right day to love, believe, do and mostly live.


10. Man sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.

10 Things I am leaving behind with my 20’s as I turn 30.

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I just turned 30. And, truthfully, I have been afraid of leaving my 20’s. I’ve had a lot of great memories and loved having been in my 20’sBut, like with everything else, change is inevitable. Time has to pass and with that, we get older.


It seems silly but moving forward from my 20’s felt like I hadn’t achieved what I had wanted to by the time that I had wanted to. I had always thought that I would have a family of my own by my 30th birthday and the thought of it not happening saddened and disappointed me.


With the support and encouragement of loved ones around me, I came to the realization that things do not equate to time. Turning 30 has helped me rid myself of society, other people’s and my own expectations on to an age, particularly an age that seems to be monumental.


As I release my expectations, I release these other nine things too:


1. BS


2. Drama.


3. Insecurity.


4. Neediness.


5. Desperation.


6. External validation.


7. Toxicity.


8. People who only want to others down.


9. The need to please.

10 Things I am leaving behind with my 20’s as I turn 30.

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I just turned 30. And, truthfully, I have been afraid of leaving my 20’s. I’ve had a lot of great memories and loved having been in my 20’sBut, like with everything else, change is inevitable. Time has to pass and with that, we get older.


It seems silly but moving forward from my 20’s felt like I hadn’t achieved what I had wanted to by the time that I had wanted to. I had always thought that I would have a family of my own by my 30th birthday and the thought of it not happening saddened and disappointed me.


With the support and encouragement of loved ones around me, I came to the realization that things do not equate to time. Turning 30 has helped me rid myself of society, other people’s and my own expectations on to an age, particularly an age that seems to be monumental.


As I release my expectations, I release these other nine things too:


1. BS


2. Drama.


3. Insecurity.


4. Neediness.


5. Desperation.


6. External validation.


7. Toxicity.


8. People who only want to others down.


9. The need to please.

7 Questions about Aquarius answered.

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Seeing as it is my Birthday in this Zodiac Sign, I thought it would be fitting to start with this Zodiac. This is the twelfth Zodiac and is ruled by Uranus and Saturn, usually meaning that this Zodiac appears to be cold and distant to be many people.


The dates of this Zodiac are from 20th of January-18th of February, the dates can range depending on where in The World you are from.


Here are 7 common questions about Aquarius answered:

1. I can’t read an Aquarius. Why not?
Aquarius is the most unpredictable sign of all. They may be into saving humanity but dislike people around them. They may be quiet and have outbursts of passion. They may claim to want stability but often find themselves in unstable circumstances. One thing to accept about Aquarians is that they will always surprise you.


2. Why are they so flakey?
It stems from their need to be authentic. Every Aquarius has a deep desire to be unique and free of any commitments that stop them from losing their identity. They like themselves and don’t want to change so if you make them do something that makes them change, they will fight you by not showing up or cancelling out of fear of losing themselves.


3. My Aquarius partner won’t marry me, why?
This is not personal. Aquarians don’t believe in being like other people, in fact, they look down upon people who conform to society- seeing it as the easy way out. The ultimate fear of an Aquarius is to settle: in love, life and career. They may or may not feel like you are ‘The One’ but regardless, they want to be unique. They strive to keep their identity and to prove people wrong.


4. Why do Aquarius lack emotions?
It’s not that they lack emotions; it’s that they would rather deal with their emotions alone. Because Aquarius like to be authentic, they don’t like hearing other people’s advice. They would rather figure it out on their own. They believe that a lot of people are selfish, manipulative and only want them to conform so they don’t show emotions to avoid being manipulated, betrayed and used by other people.


5. Is my Aquarius-Ex over me?
Probably. Aquarius are masters of forgetting about people. When people are in their lives, they are fully committed. However , when an Aquarius has moved on, they will act like you don’t exist. Because, to them, you don’t. They are very efficient in controlling their minds. So, if you are not in their life, they don’t care about you.


6. Why are Aquarius so judgemental?
Because they want what’s best for you. Aquarius often say what others think but don’t have the energy or time to sugarcoat what comes out of their mouth. They believe that no matter how they say it, the message is the same.To them, facts are facts. It comes across judgemental but their hearts are accepting of you and who you are, they just want you to do more, be more and progress in your life.


7. Why do Aquarius hardly say ‘I love you’?

Aquarius don’t believe in external validation. They believe that you should believe you are the best because they believe that they are the best. To them, everyone should be their best cheerleader. Also, as I mentioned before, they are very detached so words of endearment are not their thing. They will show you that they love you but hardly tell you. If you want to hear these words, ask them to say them and I guarantee you they will because they don’t want you to feel as though they don’t care about; lack of terms of endearment is just a part of their nature.

10 Inspirational quotes by Albert Einstein.

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When most people think of a genius, Albert Einstein comes to mind. Einstein famously created the equation E=MC (2), which is related to the speed of light. Which measures how much matter can be converted or destroyed.


Besides his inventions and theories, he was known for his wisdom.


Here are 10 of his quotes to help inspire you:

1. Imagination is more important than knowledge.


2. Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.


3. No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.

 

4. There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.


5. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.

6. If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.


7. Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.


8. Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.

9. Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.

10. A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.

5 words that you need to remove from your vocabulary.

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Words carry power, and I've found called myself names I thought I didn't mean, only to find out later that Ididmean them. Because behind every word is intention.

If my intention is to be kind to myself and to others, then I have no reason to use the following words:

 

1. Stupid

We call ourselves, people and things stupid if they don't do what we want them to when we want them to. Releasing this word from your vocabulary allows you to accept things the way they are. Who are we to judge who someone is? What something is? And when something occurs?

2. Fat

If you're calling yourself and others this word, STOP! This word spreads pure hate. Do you want to contribute hate or love to this world? If you want to be a positive influence in this world, using this word will do the opposite of your intention.

3. Should

If things were meant to be a certain way, they would be that way. If you were meant to be with your former partner, you would be. If you were meant to be a millionaire, you would be one. If you were meant to have different parents, you would have different parents. You are exactly where you are meant to be, and you can use what you have to progress. Wishing things were different from how they are now will stop you from progressing successfully.

4. Hate

It isn't only a strong word, but a word that promotes negativity. Why focus on what's going wrong with your day and life, when you can focus on what's going right.

5. Loser

People have their own routes in this journey of life. Most of the time there isn't a winner and a loser because all of us have something to learn from life. If someone has decided to live life the way that they want to, which may seem bizarre to you and others, you aren't the judge of how and what they are meant to achieve. Have enough respect and consideration for people to let them live life the way they want, without them being fearful of labels and restrictions.

10 Random acts of kindness that help The World go around.

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The Dalai Lama famously said, "My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness."

Whether you're religious or not, kindness can go a long way toward improving your overall state of mind and sense of happiness. Here are ways that you can practice kindness in your daily lives:

1. Ask your roommate or neighbor how they're doing.

Maybe they need someone to talk to, maybe they feel alone or maybe they just wanted someone to ask them that simple question. It might mean a lot to them.

2. Smile at a cashier or vendor.

When you work long hours interacting with the public, you often come into contact with less-than-pleasant people. A simple smile can improve a worker's day immensely.

3. Tip at least 20%.

If you have the money to go out and have dinner, you can spare a bit extra to leave a decent tip. While money isn't the cure for sadness, an extra couple of bucks might help out with a metro card or a phone bill. You never know when your generosity will be needed.

4. Compliment yourself!

Your love comes from the inside and is shared to others. The only way that you can truly spread love to others is by loving yourself first.

5. Offer a friend an ear just to listen.

Yes, just listen! Your friend might not need to hear what you have to say. They might need you to just sit and listen without judgment or criticism.

6. Move to the side.

There's no need to stand in front of a pathway so that others can't get through. The only thing this action achieves is frustration by those wanting to get past you. If creating frustration is your goal, stand in the way! However, if you want to be kind to others, move to the side and let others pass by.

7. Let someone go ahead of you.

Holding a door open and allowing someone to step ahead of you is a nice reminder that the world doesn't have to revolve around you and where you want to go. It is a simple act of consideration.

8. Use your cellphone considerately.

It's a sad state of affairs when a loved one tries to have a heart-to-heart conversation, only to be met with a distracted, inattentive response. Put your phone away! Have some quality time with your loved ones and surroundings.

9. Let people be!

Judging and criticizing someone unnecessarily can be hurtful for the person who is being judged. Life can be challenging as it is. Why make someone's life harder by adding negativity that doesn't have to be there?

10. Say thank you!

Gratitude is not only for the person you're thanking, but also for the one doing the thanking. Gratitude can remind you how fortunate you have been to have received something that is worth saying thank you to in the first place.

5 negative behaviour that I am done with.

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When I look back on how I've dealt with difficult times in the past, I realize that I've spent a lot of wasted time on negative mindsets that haven't helped me progress. In fact, they did the opposite. I complicated many simple situations by overthinking, analyzing and ignoring signs that were right in front of me.

So I came up with a list of five negative behaviors that I wasted time indulging, and I won't waste time on them again:

 

1. Believing people who have insulted me.

We live in a wonderful world, but most of us have been hurt. People who have been hurt and cannot move past the hurt will try to hurt others, either intentionally or unintentionally. I've wasted a lot of time believing hurt people's insults, never realizing that people who were ready to insult me were ready to insult others too. Insults are rarely about the person who's being insulted; they're more about the person doing the insulting.

 

2. Convincing someone to love me.

I wasted time trying to convince a former partner of mine to love me. All that time spent waiting for him to call me back, hinting at him to buy me flowers and waiting for him to see how grateful he should've been to have me could've been spent on someone who genuinely appreciates me. Not only was I wasting time, but I was also subconsciously telling myself that I wasn't worth being loved. Ultimately, every single person is worth being loved.

 

3. Beating myself up about the past.

Whatever has happened is done. I used to spend a lot of time wanting to change what my behavior in the past. The clock moves forward, and wanting to change what has happened is impossible. All that time spent on looking in the past can be used to help me progress in my future. The future is something I can actually do something about.

 

4. Judging people on the decisions they've made.

I won't be happy with some people's decisions, and that's OK. I don't have to live with the consequences their own actions — they do. Time spent criticizing and judging someone else's decisions is time truly wasted. That time could have been used to help me progress in my own life. I can't control what others have done with their own lives, so there's no need to judge them based on my expectations and views on life. 

 

5. Excusing selfish behavior.

I once had a friend who behaved in a way that seemed like she thought life was all about her. She would call me or want to see me only when she needed me to be there for her; however, when I asked the same from her, she would disappear. I wasted a lot of time convincing myself that she didn't intend to be selfish, and I excused her behavior because I feared losing a friend. After it all, I did lose her as a friend, and all that time I spent convincing myself that she wasn't being selfish could've been used on appreciating a friend who actually isn't selfish and gives me back what I give them.

10 Inspirational quotes by Mahatma Ghandi.

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Mahatma Gandhi is , to me, one of most influential people in history. Born in Porbandar, India, he became a lawyer, civil rights activist and Nobel peace prize winner. He helped India gain independence of British reign by practicing peaceful protesting. 

 

Here are ten quotes by Mahatma Gandhi that I hope will inspire you

 

1. Where there is love there is life.’


2. ‘In a gentle way, you can shake the world.’


3. ‘ I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.’


4. ‘A man is but the product of his thoughts; what he thinks, he becomes.’


5. ‘You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.’


6. ‘Be the change you wish to see in The World.’


7. ‘An eye for an eye leaves The World blind.’


8. ‘A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.’


9. ‘To lose patience is to lose the battle.’


10. ‘My faith is brightest in the midst of impenetrable darkness.’

3 mitos sobre el cuidado de la piel y la verdad real.

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Cuando se trata de cuidado de la piel, hay información limitada por ahí. Como especialista en piel, creo que es mi trabajo ser informativo y difundir las verdades que he aprendido sobre el cuidado de la piel.




Aquí hay 3 cosas que he escuchado sobre el cuidado de la piel que no son ciertas y que se han aclarado:




1. Las espinillas son causadas por la piel obstruida.

A menudo escucho a la gente decir que sus espinillas y el acné son causados  por los poros bloqueados, que están en forma incorrecta. Este es un error común de que toda la piel dañada se crea por poros bloqueados; Sin embargo, la mayoría de los granos y el acné se producen debido a una producción excesiva de aceite y bacterias en la piel. Esto se puede curar de diferentes maneras, según el tipo de piel, como: exfoliación, usar una máscara o cambiar la rutina de la piel.




2. La exfoliación es ideal para tu piel.

Esto puede ser cierto, pero no siempre es así. Nuestra piel trabaja en ciclos, ciclos de 4 semanas. Lo que significa que su piel tarda 4 semanas en deshacerse de la capa de piel. Recomiendo la exfoliación una vez al mes para ayudar con este proceso, pero algo más que eso interrumpirá el proceso natural de desprendimiento de la piel y conducirá a la sequedad de la piel, los granos y el acné.




3. Las espinillas y el acné son causados  por la piel grasa.

La piel es el órgano más grande del cuerpo, es un sistema muy inteligente. Parte de este sistema está diseñado para corregir la sequedad en la piel. Casi el 70% de las personas sufre de sequedad que causa acné y granos. Esto sucede porque cuando la piel está seca, nuestra piel lo compensa con un exceso de aceite que produce piel grasa. A menudo, la cura para las espinillas y el acné es encontrar una rutina de aceite que complemente la piel en lugar de secarla.



Patrocinado por www.kindgirlco.com

My Evolution as a Woman with Hali Tsotetsi.

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With the introduction of our new segment, we found it fitting to sit down with our Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Hali Tsotetsi. If you’d like to find out more about her, click on our *About BiologiqueLife* button.


She expands on her evolution as a woman:


What has been a big part of your growth as a woman?

Heartbreak, pain and not getting what I want. For some reason, ever since I was a kid I thrive off of challenge. When I am faced with something that might break another, it gives me drive.


Even how I was born is an example of that. I was discovered in my Mother’s ovaries during an operation that she had. She was told to have me aborted because of the high risk that I might be born stillborn, with autism or other mental challenges. However, my Mother believed that I would be fine and healthy. When I was delivered, she was right. Since I was a baby, I have always been “re-born” out of difficulty- that is truly when I grow.


Who has inspired you to stay true to your role as a strong woman?
One of the great advantages of social media is that now, we have so many examples around us to inspire us. The first example is my Mother. She is the definition of strength, she never gives up on something and has instilled that in all of her daughters. The second example is Oprah, a fellow Aquarius and big change-maker, I identify with her need to be genuine. To me, you can’t be strong by being fake; authenticity is the foundation for true strength. The third example is Maya Angelou, there is nothing more powerful than people who spread the message of forgiveness and taking the high road. Which, I think was her life’s message.
Although I have had many examples, the last one is Iyanla Vanzant. As a fellow Spiritual Teacher and Influencer, it is admirable that she stands firm. When you are in the process of healing someone else, there are moments when they don’t always like you but, as an healer, it is important to commit to why the person sought you out to begin with. She has shown me that to be an healer, you can’t dote and pamper someone. Sometimes the best thing for someone is to tell them ‘no.


What other women have supported you when you needed it the most?
So many! I used to live in New York for ten years and although I love to talk about the negatives of living in New York; you can rely on women to have your back. I’ve met the most courageous and beautiful women living in that city. There are the obvious answers of support when I need it most like family and friends; however, I have also been supported by strangers.
When I first started practicing hot yoga everyday, I would take the midday class and a Dear Teacher of mine would teach that class. She didn’t know it then but her presence and ability to nurture had such an impact on my life. She helped me through so much. She taught me the true definition of a teacher: I am here for you if you need me but if you don’t need me, that’s okay. I won’t force my persona on you if you are not ready to listen to what I have to say.


What has been the hardest part of being a strong woman?
My romantic life. It’s interesting, I have heard women saying that other women are intimidated by their strength; however, I have not found that to be true. I have experienced men being intimidated by my strength by either running away from me or trying to dim my light. I made a promise to myself three years ago that, I would rather be alone than have someone dim my light by making me into what they want. Nobody wins that way.


Where do you see yourself evolving in the next few years?
I was just talking with a good friend, who is a man, the other day. I know that we are supposed to be talking about women but he noticed that I put a lot of pressure on myself and I realized that I have become so accustomed to thriving out of challenge that now, it doesn’t feel like work if I am not under pressure. So, for the next few years, I am working on not needing to be doing many things at once. I have been focusing on my career and now it’s about balance, going on dates, adorning myself and the one that I have chosen to be with.


What imprint would you like to leave on the world?
Great question! That love, faith and hope are alive and the most real things that you can ever imagine. I feel like the schooling system does the opposite of that. So, a lot of us spend 18 years being trained into disbelief of this positive mentality. That’s why I disliked school so much: I believed then, as I do now, that no one else can determine my success and my worth in This World. It is only between me and God.

10 choses à faire pour être plus propre et vert en 2019

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Le moment est venu pour tout le monde d’être plus conscient de ce que nous diffusons sur la Terre. L’ONU vient de publier une étude selon laquelle, à moins que nous agissions de manière propre, le réchauffement de la planète aura des effets dramatiques sur nos environnements naturels.




Nous pouvons tous faire la différence, voici comment:




1. Prendre des douches de 2-3 minutes.




2. Recycler le plastique.




3. Achetez du papier recyclé, notamment des essuie-tout, des mouchoirs en papier et du papier toilette.




4. Prenez les transports en commun, OU




5. Investissez dans une voiture électrique.




6. Achetez des produits qui utilisent des produits recyclés.




7. Réduisez votre plastique en réutilisant vos bouteilles en plastique.




8. Investissez dans une bouteille d’eau pouvant durer jusqu’à un an ou plus.




9. Éteignez les lumières et les appareils électriques lorsque vous ne les utilisez pas.




10. Mettez les ordures à la place, pas dans la rue.

10 Things to do to be more green and clean in 2019.

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The time has come for everyone to be more conscious about what we are putting out into The Earth. The UN has just published a study that unless we get our ‘clean’ act together, Global warming will have drastic effects on our natural environments.


ALL of us can make a difference, this is how you can:


1. Take 2-3 minute showers.


2. Recycle plastic.


3. Buy recycled paper, including paper-towel, face tissues and toilet-paper.


4. Take public transport, OR


5. Invest in an electric car.


6. Buy products that use recycled products.


7. Reduce your plastic by reusing your plastic- not bottles.


8. Invest in a water bottle that can last up to a year or more.


9. Switch off lights and electric appliances when you are not using them.


10. Put trash where it belongs, not on the street.