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Τρίτη, 15 Απριλίου 2014

Overweight is neither healthy nor self-acceptance







Loving yourself and your body is not an excuse to ignore your health, guys.

It's hard for some people both to hear the truth and spell it out because it is automatically called 'fat shaming' and 'body issues' and certainly not politically correct.

We all -a few morbid exceptions aside- love our body, that's why we keep feeding it in the first place. But many times we confuse our emotional needs with the need for food and we stuff ourselves. And then it shows.

Being obese or overweight, slightly or morbidly, is not healthy just as it's not healthy being too skinny.  Being obese does not mean you love your body the way it is, it just means you need to do something about it. Being skinny does not mean you are disciplined and pretty, it means you've taken things to the other extreme .

Loving your body means choosing long term health over immediate gratification.

And that is damn hard, otherwise everybody would do it.

But look at the grace and elegance and healthy glow of a really fit body and you'll agree that it's so worth it

Let's do it!
Love and hugs
Eirini 

Σάββατο, 12 Απριλίου 2014

5 Ways To Feel Happier Instantly





5 Ways T o Feel Happier Instantly


Superfast, Supereasy, Supereffective.

Here goes:

1. Expand your energy field: 

Take a really deep, slow breath 
and imagine your energy field e-x-p-a-n-d-i-ng! See it expanding all around you, filling up your space, your room, your home, neighborhood, hometown, your entire country, the whole world!  Give it a colour, texture and scent or sound, if you so wish.

2. Jump up and down for a minute or two

You just have to try it to believe me. The wave of exhilaration that will rush through your body afterwards is unbelevable. Maybe its because up and down  is one of the most effective ways to get rid of the toxins in your lymph system (google it). Or maybe it's just plain old 'shakingyourseld out of old thoughts and patters. Either way, try it for yourself!

3.  Pay yourself a compliment-OUT LOUD!

The trick is to do it out loud. Say something like 'Eirini, I love the way you love inspiring people''. Be specific-and loud!

4. Pretend you have heaps of money in the bank right now

Decide exactly how much  a ton of money is for you  and spend the next couple of minutes feeling appreciative and grateful for it. Enjoy the feeling, relish it. How do you feel knowing all this money is sitting there, waiting for you? Feel blessed and repeat, thank you, thank you, thank you!

5. Give someone a compliment right now

If there is noone around, pick up the phone and call someone or text them instead. Why is that going to make you feel better? It's called 'Tranfer of Energy', and the one doing it gets heaps of it back. But again, don't believe me, just see for youself.

Try them out. All of them

They are guarranteed to shoot your vibration of joy to the stars

Love and joy 
Eirini




Παρασκευή, 4 Απριλίου 2014

On books and reading





Quote from this book I 've just finished:

''The art of living is slowly dying, it's an intimate ritual because when we read we do it with all our heart and mind and so good readers are becoming more scarce by the day since a book is a mirror that offers us only what we carry inside us ''

Don't know whether I'm a great reader or not, but I've been reading ever since I can remember myself and that' s not a figure of speech, 'cause I started reading when I was barely three. Devouring books was , is my lifelong addiction and long before the internet days of easy copy and paste I've been collecting quotes from my favorite books and keeping them written on business cards stacked in my drawers like rare treasure, reading them often and adding more to the collection. To me a quote is the best that a book has to offer condensed in a couple of lines.

Anyway, I've noticed a pattern: whenever I feel on top of the world , I read self help books, spiritual stuff or books about my current interests. Whenever I'm going through a rough patch or need healing, it's always novels. Funny thing is , I can't cross from one kind to the other when I'm not in the right frame of mind, it's just impossible.

Since my mother's death 6 weeks ago it's been nothing but novels for me. They help me unwind, relax and get lost in them. But I've noticed I started craving for other kinds of books the last few days, so I guess I'm back in the charging phase of my life again. And that can only be good.

What is YOUR reading experience? Do tell

Σάββατο, 29 Μαρτίου 2014

I like myself better when I'm writing regularly




me too

and here's why:

-writing helps me focus with laser-beam precision on what I want out of life
-writing is a miracle way of achieving my goals and dreams, I dont know exactly how it works, but it does. Work miracles, that is
-writing helps me stay fertile, this is no shit, the seat of your fertility and the seat of your creativity is one the same, in men and women alike, so keeping one alive and vibrant, helps the other too. makes sense, right?
-writing is a selfie of the inner workings of my mind , and I just love, love selfies 
-writing is my secret vice since I was a kiddo
-writing brought to me a great love story (both litterally and figuratively :
http://love-a-story.blogspot.gr/ )
-writing saved my sanity when I was going through a rough patch a couple of years ago
-my writings are more me than either my looks , my attitude or my circumstances

This is why we write: http://askyourdreamsforideas.blogspot.gr/2012/03/why-we-write.html

and this is how to write a materpiece ( havent nailed that one yet, but hey, I'm on my way!)
http://askyourdreamsforideas.blogspot.gr/2013/12/how-to-wrirte-masterpiece.html

Δευτέρα, 24 Μαρτίου 2014

A Rich And Beautiful Life






So I was reading this biography of that woman,
can't even remember who she was, probably Virginia Wolf's sister, Vanessa Bell.

The biographer said, she led a 'rich and beautiful life'.


Of course, she was a wealthy polyamorous little bitch, with a number of kids-by different men- and a number of interesting hobbies, that mostly had to do with art and the like, yadda, yadda, yadda. Hence her biographer thought that she led a rich and beautiful life

Reading this  made me ponder and think.

Most people's lives, even lives of people that can be objectively called rich and beautiful, are lives that are anything but rich and beautiful.

Most people's lives, if we are to be fair, can be called 'nice' or 'alright.

 If one is really lucky, they might lead a  'good' life. 

But show me someone who says he or she is living a rich and beautiful life and I'll show you a liar.

For one thing, the person believing this to be the case for their lives, might think so at one moment and then a few days, months or years later, think otherwise.

You see, life is made up of of so many components, so varied and plentiful, that a few of them are bound to be off at any given moment.

Think of heartache, illness, death, deprivation, loneliness, to mention only a few that even the priviledged ones have to deal with , whether they like it or not.

And logic says, a thing is only as good or bad as its components.

You might argue, that well, maybe some parts of life might be good and some parts might be bad and some indifferent, but what matters is the sum of it.

But the thing is, if that is the case, who judges what makes a good or bad life, if even the one living it may not have a clue about its total sum or if they are likely to change their mind about it from time to time?

Is there a universal, non-subjective metric system for measuring a life well-lived? For a rich and beautiful life?

Take Virginia Wolf's sister for example.

Supposing that she did live a rich and beautiful life, as stated in her biography.

 I'm sure there were many moments in her live that felt totally crazy or unhappy ( for one thing because keeping all those different men that fathered her kids happy sounds like hard work to me, not to mention childbirth is in itself being messy and mostly  involving pain and hormones running havoc in your body and emotions).

 I'm almost certain that if anyone told her at certain moments in her life that she was living a rich and beautiful life, she' d laugh a bitter laugh of desbelief, thinking 'if only they knew'.

Same as it is with all of us.
Rich and poor, beautiful and ugly alike.

Our lives are sometimes beautiful and rich, then at others poor and ugly, in every sense of the word.

Can that change?

Nope, it keeps fluctuating.

Too many variables at stake, remember?

Impossible to control them all at any given moment, superhumanly impossible on this plain of existence.

How does this tranaslate into your life?

Here 's how:

It is impossible to live an entirely rich and beautiful life,
but it is very possible and easy to create rich and beautiful moments most of the times.

So I' ll just go and do that.

I'll go create as many beautiful and rich moments as I can.

Forget a rich and beautiful life.

It's the moment right now that counts

Love and hugs
Eirini

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