Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Re-Inventing Yourself

How important is it to reinvent yourself? For those who already know where they are heading maybe be it is now important. But for those who need to start over, it is important to reinvent themselves. Reinventing yourself can do you good. This means that you now know what you want to do, where are you going in your life and knowing exactly the goal of your life. Below is the steps to reinvent yourself, written by Melissa Kirk on Tinny Budha

These are 5 steps I’ve identified to reinvent yourself:

1. Create a vision for your future.

Sit quietly, close your eyes, and imagine the people, places, or situations that you need to leave behind.  Now imagine the future that you want, whether it’s simply a feeling, a group of people, or a situation such as a wonderful new job.

Imagine how it will feel to be in that new place. Picture the sun coming up behind your future, the warm glow of the light on your face.

Stand for a moment and silently voice your appreciation of everything that came before. Once you’ve thanked the past, turn toward the sun, and with compassion and gratitude, imagine yourself walking away from the past and into the future.

2. Write about your reinvention.

Imagine a scene from it or write about how you’d like it to play out. Where are you living? What do you do in the mornings, afternoon, evenings? Who are your friends? What do you spend your days doing?

Continue writing for as long as this exercise feels invigorating and exciting. Write scenes, dialogues, lists, plans. Make the future come alive. Write about how it will feel to be there. Keep your writing somewhere where you will look at it occasionally. Feel free to add to it.

3. Surround yourself with visual reminders of the life you’d like to create.

If it’s a new job in a particular field, put objects or images from that field someplace where you’ll see them every day. If it’s a home, find a picture of a house that you love and put it near your front door. It can be anything that reminds you of what you’re moving toward.

4. Now that you have a vision of your future, break it up into workable tasks.

What do you need to do—every day—to create that vision? Look for work? Meet new people? Search for a place to live in your chosen town? Make it specific. Make a list of everything you need to do and a schedule for when you’ll do it. Then do it and commit to keep doing it, one day at a time.

5. Every day, go back to that vision of you walking towards your future.

Every morning or evening, close your eyes, and see yourself walking into the rising sun, toward your dreams, and reconnect with why you’re moving toward this new possibility.

Reinvention is neither easy nor always smooth. Often we encounter resistance. We don’t want to let go, even of things that cause us pain or that are obviously already out of our grasp. We often struggle with limiting beliefs or stories about ourselves that hold us back from trying new things.

But there is one way to keep your compass pointed to this new life, even in the midst of any resistance or struggles you may encounter on your path.

Each time you find yourself slipping into old habits—isolating yourself, making excuses not to look for work, procrastinating on a task that might help you advance in your career—don’t bother wondering why you’re doing it or beating yourself up.

Just ask yourself this: “What can I do in this moment to keep moving forward?”

Then, no matter what you feel in the moment—lonely, self-critical, tired, lazy, or disappointed—do something to maintain momentum, even if it’s one small thing. There’s an old adage that says that true courage isn’t about not feeling fear; it’s about feeling fear and acting anyway.

Choose courage instead of letting your fear choose your future for you.

(article via - image via weheartit)

Monday, August 26, 2013

Stain Removal

Don't you just hate it when you see stain on your fabrics like clothes, sheets, pillow cover and so on? I hate it so much. But I do know that there are different stain removal for different stains. Below is an image that you can always look up to for future reminder in case you need to remove any unwanted stain. Have a great Monday =)

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Meat Craving

I'm craving meat lately, until today actually. I browsed about it that when we are craving for meat, it means:

Red Meat
Not surprisingly, cravings for red meat usually indicate an iron deficiency. Often people crave burgers or steaks. Women of menstruation age are especially vulnerable to iron deficiencies. Eat more iron-rich beans and legumes, unsulphured prunes, figs, and other dried fruits. If you eat meat you can also choose lean, organic red meat like beef or bison as a source of iron. Just remember to keep meat consumption to within 15 percent of your total daily diet. Vitamin C helps with the absorption of iron, so take vitamin C alongside your iron-rich foods. Alternatively, eat citrus, red peppers, tomatoes, or berries which are high in vitamin C with your iron-rich foods. (via

Here's a little something that I would love to cook to satisfy my craving for meat. It's a simple recipe of Skirt Steak With Smoked Cumin by Behind The Bites.

Skirt Steak With Smoked Cumi

Serves 4; 45 minutes
  • 1 1/2 lbs Skirt steak
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 2 tsp Smoked cumin

Season, grill and rest steak 
  1. Preheat and prepare a grill to medium high. 
  2. Season steak with salt, pepper and smoked cumin on both sides and let steak rest for 20 to 25 minutes.
  3. Place steak on grill and cook for 8 to 10 minutes for medium doneness, turning once during cooking. Remove steak from grill and let rest for 10 minutes to redistribute juices. 
  4. Slice across the grain, then serve.

(recipe via

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Pattern On Pattern

Pattern can really bring out the spot in your living room, bedroom or maybe your kitchen. But how about when pattern meet pattern? Can it be good or can it be awful? The right pattern for another right pattern can be perfect. Those different pattern can add harmony to one another. Below are the example of pattern on pattern. 

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

How To Have A Lovely Day

How to have a lovely day? Below are the simple things you can do to add loveliness into your day. Have a lovely day =)

(image via pinterest)

Monday, August 12, 2013

Starting Over

Hi everyone, I'm back. It's been over a week since I posted something here. I was on a holiday and of course it was the right thing to do to stay away from the computer on a holiday. So now that the holiday is over, I think it's the right time to start all over. This doesn't mean that we have to re-new everything. But for some people starting over something new can be difficult. Although for other people it can be easy. There are many ways we can do for starting over. I found an easy-to-read article about ways to start over on Psychology Today. Below is the complete article. 

10 Ways and Reasons You Can Start Over

Once you honestly commit to changes, you've started the process.
Starting Over
Instead of making a resolution, which most of us aren't all that great at keeping, why not look for some areas in your life where you'd like to begin anew? Here are some tools to make starting over a little easier and your new year a little more emotionally fit.

  1. Starting over is not the same as recouping from a failure. It is a new beginning. This mindset is helpful because it keeps you from wasting your time being too hard on yourself.
  2. Moving through life is like climbing stairs. You go up a level and then you level off. Nothing is ever a straight shot. Have some patience with yourself and with your newfound direction.
  3. This new year is also a new decade. It could also be a new life if you approach it in the right way. Sometimes little ideas can turn into big things. Try writing that letter to the editor or, if you need to, make the choice to drink a little less alcohol.
  4. Endings are not necessarily bad things. Even if the past year was your best so far, the one ahead might just leave it in the dust. This is also true if it's been your worst year so far, and you've suddenly found yourself unemployed or unattached.
  5. Starting over may feel scary, but it's really a cause for celebration. Think of it as exciting, and many of your anxious feelings will begin to fade.
  6. Remember that your future is not governed by your past. No matter what has happened in your life, you can find a way to make things a little better for yourself, and hopefully for those around you as well.
  7. Having to start over is different from choosing to start over. For those whose lives are still in chaos because of manmade and natural disasters, starting over is not a choice. Giving support to those in need and being able to accept it when necessary are great qualities.
  8. Healthy alternatives to negative lifestyle patterns abound. Take baby steps if you don't feel comfortable making all your changes on January 1. If you can't stop a bad habit, start by cutting back. It's okay to give yourself a little time to moderate or stop something that's hurting you.
  9. It's not all about joining a gym to get fit. What about taking a dance class to get in shape and have fun at the same time? Starting over can mean chasing your dreams. We're happiest when we're moving toward a goal.
  10. Starting over is about giving yourself a chance at realhappiness. You will have to be brave and get good at learning new things, but how bad can that be? At the very worst, you will acquire the skills you need to start on the next project.

(article via - image via favim)

Friday, August 2, 2013

Weekend Recipe..

Are you in the mood to cook something on the weekend? Cooking can be the right thing to do when you have a free time. This time I am posting a recipe of "chicken escalopes with olive, caper & tomato dressing" by Simply Delicious. At first I was fall in love with the image of the chicken but then I fall in love more when I read the method of cooking. Easy and simple of course. So, here's the recipe. Have a great weekend. 

Chicken Escalopes With Olive, Caper & Tomato Dressing
Serves 4 

  • 4 large skinless chicken breasts, de-boned 
  • 1 cup flour, seasoned with salt & pepper for the dressing 
  • 1 cup Mediterranean Delicacies Calamata Style Olives, pitted and roughly chopped 
  • 2 tbsp capers (if the capers you buy are packaged in salt, rinse and drain them before using) 
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, roughly chopped 
  • 1/2 cup olive oil 
  • juice of 1 lemon 
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped 
  • salt & pepper to taste


  1. Start by pounding the chicken between two layers of cling film until approximately 1cm (0.39 inches) thick.
  2. Coat the chicken in the seasoned flour and fry in a hot pan until browned on either side and cooked through (approximately 1-2 minutes per side).
  3. In the meanwhile, combine all the ingredients for the dressing and set aside.
  4. When the chicken is cooked, remove from the pan and serve topped with the dressing.
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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Dessert Personality Test

I found this personality test on Piffe, it's one of those test you can take just for fun =) It's a personality test based on your type of dessert. Mine is Chocolate cake with chocolate icing which means that I'm sexy, always ready to give and receive, very creative, adventurous, ambitious, and passionate. Haha those are really fun answers =) Somehow those personalites can be true and applied to my real personality. How about you? Choose yours...

If all of the eight desserts listed below were sitting in front of you, which would you choose (sorry, you can only pick one)! Pick your dessert, and then look to see what psychiatrists think about you.

Here are your choices:

1. Angel food cake

2. Brownies

3. Lemon meringue pie

4. Vanilla cake with chocolate icing

5. Strawberry short cake

6. Chocolate cake with chocolate icing

7. Ice cream

8. Carrot cake

No, you can't change your mind once you scroll down, so think carefully what your choice will be.

OK - Now that you've made your choice, this is what the researchers say about you... SCROLL DOWN---No cheating !!!

  1. ANGEL FOOD CAKE -- Sweet, loving, cuddly. You love all warm and fuzzy items. A little nutty at times. Sometimes you need an ice cream cone at the end of the day. Others perceive you as being childlike and immature at times.
  2. BROWNIES -- You are adventurous, love new ideas, and are a champion of underdogs and a slayer of dragons. When tempers flare up you whip out your saber. You are always the oddball with a unique sense of humor and direction. You tend to be very loyal.
  3. LEMON MERINGUE -- Smooth, sexy, & articulate with your hands, you are an excellent care giver and a good teacher. But don't try to walk and chew gum at the same time. A bit of a diva at times, you set your own style because you do your own thing. You shine when it comes to helping others and have many friends.
  4. VANILLA CAKE WITH CHOCOLATE ICING -- Fun-loving, sassy, humorous, not very grounded in life; very indecisive and lacking motivation. Everyone enjoys being around you, but you are a practical joker. Others should be cautious in making you mad. However, you are a friend for life.
  5. STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE -- Romantic, warm, loving. You care about other people, can be counted on in a pinch and expect the same in return. Intuitively keen. You can be very emotional at times but a true person in every way. You like to do things for yourself and help others learn about themselves.
  6. CHOCOLATE CAKE WITH CHOCOLATE ICING -- Sexy; always ready to give and receive. Very creative, adventurous, ambitious, and passionate. You can appear to have a cold exterior but are warm on the inside. Not afraid to take chances. Will not settle for anything average in life. Love to laugh.
  7. ICE CREAM -- You like sports, whether it be baseball, football, basketball, or soccer. If you could, you would like to participate, but you enjoy watching sports. You don't like to give up the remote control.
  8. CARROT CAKE -- You are a very fun loving person, who likes to laugh. You are fun to be with. People like to hang out with you. You are a very warm hearted person and a little quirky at times. You have many loyal friends. You were meant to lead and teach others. A wonderful role model.

(Test via - image via