The meaning of injures

9 Apr

Last two weeks I was very low in terms of energy and vital state… I had a flu, a headache and last a terrible back pain that stopped me into the bed for two days and make me miserable.  I tried to think positive and see this moment of “no action” an occasion to reflect about my life, my goals and my daily living. Probably it was the time to change something, probably the universe it sending me a message….

I found that low back pain is the most common health complaint in the age group of 35-50 years in both the sexes and it is usually characterized by dull or sharp aching pain in lower part of the back (spine). This causes restriction in the activity and work capacity. Thus it ultimately reduces the day to day joy, and life becomes miserable.
Ayurveda refers this condition as Kati shoola. Kati refers to ‘low back’ (hip) and shoola refers ‘pain’. The description of this condition is available in some other conditions like ‘katigraha’, ‘prishtagraha ’etc, which are included under Vata Dosha imbalance disorders.
Causative factors: intake of dry, light, bitter, pungent and cold food, less food intake,  fasting or less nutritive food, improper lying, suppression of the urges, work exhaustion, stress, grief, fear and dissatisfaction… Some of this things had happening right away in my life. I realized that was time to make some changes.
I planned to introduce new healthy practices in my daily routine: first of all drinking warm water with lemon when I wake up. Warm water and lemon is a natural energizer. It hydrates and oxygenates the body, leaving it feeling refreshed and revitalized for quite some time. As opposed to coffee, whose effects are short lived. Perhaps the biggest benefit of drinking warm water and lemon is that it helps to maintain your body in an alkaline state. Interestingly, while lemon juice itself is acidic, it’s actually one of the most alkaline foods available (if you are curious check this page).

Also I introduce more fresh homemade juice with lemon, orange, grapefruit

Secondly find new types of “gentle” activities for my body like walking in the early morningP_20170406_063852 and doing some yoga poses like sun salutation.
9509e5faab3ce94f2c362589da58e78eI found a lot of interesting board on Pinterest check this out!
I tried in this week to find more time for me, for my passions and y needs: i bought some kindle ebooks, visit friends, stay calm and find the peace of mind.
I started reading ” The Happiness Project” from Gretchen Rubin and she wrote that it’s important to look for happiness under your own roof…  Commonly we tried to find happiness somewhere, far away from us..the real truth it’s the happiness is in our hands: “happiness is the meaning and purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.”. I’m in love with this book!!!

Today after a tough week I’m feeling ready to star a new week on my life, more confident, more peacefully and balanced.

Sometimes you need to stop and change a point of view to see your real you!!!

See you soon folks!

It’s time for Tea!

4 Apr

Today I want to talk about a new generation of super Teas: t+ The Smarter Tea
I received to sampler in my November Vegan Tuck Box and in the same month I ordered my first Bundles: a perfect combo of four super teas… I was enthusiastic and also my friend and my family. I gave a lot of tea bags especially on Christmas!

Few weeks ago I ordered another box of teas
box smart tea
Plus a nice (trendy eco-friendly) travel cup

I want to specify that none of the company T-Plus ask me a review or to write something about the product. It’s my desire and intent to share in my blog this products because I think they embrace my vegan lifestyle and also because they care for the environment (look at the travel cup), for people (they donate 10p from every box sold to help an amazing charity Vitamin Angels to reduce malnutrition) and I like very much their teas!

I’m not really a fun of green tea but when you mixed up tea with fruit probably you encounter my taste! And T+ offer you four teas just as many specific goal you have:
Detox: cleansing functional tea
Boost: clean energy blended tea (my favorite!)
Multea: multi goodness blended teas
Immunitea: immune boosting tea
selection teas

This time they send me a sampler of Snact
snact2.1Hand made fruit jerky vegan and gluten free as it’s made with whole fresh fruit and fresh purees. They don’t use any concentrates, additives, or preservatives, just 100% fruit. They packaging is home compostable helping us to reduce waste even further. They also made a #deliciousprotest and invite people to become a Snactivist™ whit 4 simple rules:

1. Eat some fruit jerky. It’s really that simple! You snack, you act. Check out other brands that use surplus in delicious ways.

2. Give ugly fruit and veg some love. They’re more and more available – and often cheaper too. Send us photos of your best finds!

3. Do cool stuff with your leftovers. Have you tried baking banana peels yet?

4. Tell your friends. Seriously, that’s how you change the world! (I love this one!).

I want to thank you TPlus for their amazing teas and Snact to be my new favorite vegan snack especially during my running workout and I’m really thinking to design and wear a special shirt to my next running in Geneve (may 2017) with both of your brand and images, to spread the vegan eco-friendly message into the world!

Stay tuned!

Persimmon’s Smoothie

4 Mar

Persimmon fruit is a golden yellow, round or oval, flavorful, smooth textured delicacy from far East Asian origin. Its sweet, delicious flesh is packed with several health promoting nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, and anti-oxidants vital for optimum health. Botanically, persimmons belong to the family of Ebenaceae, in the genus: Diospyros.
This delicate fruit is native to China. From China, tt spread to Korean peninsula and Japan very long time ago, and later was introduced to California during the middle of the 19th century.persimmonVitamin A shows itself to be a powerhouse in nutrition, offering 55% of the daily value in the persimmon. Vitamin C runs a close second with 21%, plus excellent amounts of manganese, a co-factor for the enzyme superoxide dismutase, for healthy mucous membranes and skin, as well as a known protectant against lung and mouth cancers.
Persimmons are an excellent source of fiber, which helps keep the body regulated. B-complex vitamins are present to stabilize the metabolic system, along with copper and phosphorus.

Low in calories and fats, this little fruit contains all kinds of phytonutrients, flavonoids, and antioxidants, such as catechins (known to have antibiotic and anti-inflammatory properties, and for protecting small blood vessels from bleeding) as well as gallocatechins and betulinic acid, a tumor inhibitor. Other powerful antioxidants found in persimmons include beta-carotene, lycopene, lutein, and cryptoxanthin. The zeaxanthin content absorbs into the eyes and helps filter light.

Recipe for two large smoothie (raw, vegan, gluten free)
4 persimmons
1/2 cup of frozen ananas
1/2 fresh squeeze lemon juice
1 frozen banana
a pinch of ginger
add water if you like

Mix the ingredient into your blender machineblendingBlend until they smooth
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Serve in a cup/mug/glass of your choice and Enjoy It!
smoothies
Persimmons are one of a few foods associated with killing breast cancer cells without harming normal breast cells, according to one new study. Scientists attributed this to the flavonoid fisetin, present in several fruits and vegetables, but in persimmons specifically. Fisetin also has been named as a significant contributor in the programmed eradication of colon and prostate cancer cells.

Persimmon Fun Facts
Regarding persimmons, in 1607 Captain John Smith wrote from Jamestown that: “The fruit is like a medlar; it is first green, then yellow and red when it is ripe: if it is not ripe, it will drive a man’s mouth awrie with much torment, but when it is ripe, it is as delicious as the apricot.

Have a nice day!

The Glory of Reaching the Goal

26 Feb

On few posts I mentioned about my big goal, my degree in law…
corona alloroThen finally I reached the goal!!!

If you want to succeed, you need to set goals. Without goals you lack focus and direction. Goal setting not only allows you to take control of your life’s direction; it also provides you a benchmark for determining whether you are actually succeeding.
To accomplish your goals,  you need to know how to set them.
You can’t simply say, “I want” and expect it to happen.
Goal setting is a process that starts with careful consideration of what you want to achieve, and ends with a lot of hard work to actually do it. In between there are some very well defined steps that transcend the specifics of each goal. Knowing these steps will allow you to formulate goals that you can accomplish.

to do listI set my goals a lot of time, changes and ri-arranged them time to time accordingly to my work, my free time, my stuff in general. I set ten rules to stay focus and five golden rules to don’t despair that I’d like to share.

Ten good habits to have to reach your goals:

  1.  Pay attention to your energy level: if your vital state is low, none of your action will be productive. That means that you need to stay fueled in your body but also in your mind: eating to boost your energy.
  2. Adequate sleep: seven hours of sleep it’s the best you can do. Don’t be lazy in the morning and don’t indulge with technologies before bedtime. More benefits of sleep here.
  3. Healthy food: like you know I have a vegan-raw lifestyle and I assure you that eat more than 5/6 portions of fruit and vegetables par day it’s the best way to nourish your body and your mind in an healthy way.. trust me!
  4. Exercise regularly: 3/4 times a week for 45/50 minutes a day… choose what you like: walking, swimming, running, biking, doing yoga, pilates…whatever you want but Move Your Body.
  5. Regular routine: plan your day and writing down your goals for the day. Use the bullet journal method or write your day in a calendar. It’s important that you have clearly in your mind what to do in your day and what you need to prioritize.
  6. Stay properly hydrate: bring with you a bottle of water, track down how many glass of water you had, use spray facial water. The results of lack of water are spleepiness, craving food, fatigue etc…See more here
  7. Take frequents breaks: I use the “Pomodoro Technique“. I set my 45 minutes of intense work and 15 minutes of relax where I go out, eat something, check internet, listen some music. Don’t stay at your desk o work station, you need to break and tell you mind Now you’re free to recharge!
  8.  Keep distractions to a minimum: of you’re engaged in a hard project or work or study time, please please please keep away every tools that distract you until you get your work done. Here some tips!
  9. Focus on your goals: if you cannot remain focused on your goals, you will lose momentum and fail to make the progress you desire. This soon leads to a loss of confidence and motivation. Create a vision board: a collage of pictures and images that represent your goals and dreams. It helps you to visualize your end goals more clearly, which inevitably inspires you to take consistent action. Not only that, it also serves to remind you of your goals every day when you see the board. Also stay focus on your plan.
  10. Keep stress to a minimum: when those stressful feelings start creeping up, sometimes the best thing you can do is to just step away from the source of the issues. To make this more effective, figure out what helps you de-stress. It’s different for everyone. You may get relief from a yoga session, meditating, listening to upbeat music, or taking a few minutes to write in your journal. Whatever it is, take a break from what’s stressing you out and do your favorite de-stressing activity, even it’s just for a few minutes. Try to walk and smile people you encounter!

And now my five golden rules to don’t panic and despair

  1. Set Goals That Motivate You: when you set goals for yourself, it is important that they motivate you: this means making sure that they are important to you, and that there is value in achieving them. If you have little interest in the outcome, or they are irrelevant given the larger picture, then the chances of you putting in the work to make them happen are slim. Motivation is key to achieving goals. Set goals that relate to the high priorities in your life. Without this type of focus, you can end up with far too many goals, leaving you too little time to devote to each one. Goal achievement requires commitment, so to maximize the likelihood of success, you need to feel a sense of urgency and have an “I must do this” attitude.

  2. Set SMART Goals: you have probably read my post of SMART goals already. But do you always apply the rule? The simple fact is that for goals to be powerful, they should be designed to be SMART.

  3. Set Goals in Writing: the physical act of writing down a goal makes it real and tangible. You have no excuse for forgetting about it. As you write, use the word “will” instead of “would like to” or “might.” The first goal statement has power and you can “see” yourself reducing expenses, the second lacks passion and gives you an excuse if you get sidetracked.

  4. Make an Action Plan: this step is often missed in the process of goal setting. Writing out the individual steps, and then crossing each one off as you complete it, you’ll realize that you are making progress towards your ultimate goal.

  5. Stick With It! Goal setting is an ongoing activity not just a means to an end. Build in reminders to keep yourself on track, and make regular time-slots available to review your goals. Make sure the relevance, value, and necessity remain high.

A list of book that I read to stay motivated and productive:

  • The Discipline Manifesto: Conquering Procrastination and Harnessing Willpower in 5 Steps by Julio Lara
  • How to Organize Yourself (Creating Success) by John Caunt
  • Setting Goals Worksheet with 7 Goal Setting Templates! by Paul Maxwell
  • The Pomodoro Technique by Francesco Cirillo
  • Manage Your Day-to-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus, and Sharpen Your Creative Mind (The 99U Book Series)
  • Raw Energy: 124 Raw Food Recipes for Energy Bars, Smoothies, and Other Snacks to Supercharge Your Body Kindle Edition by Stephanie L. Tourles
  • How To Set Goals: Ultimate Goal Setting Guide to Having Your Best Year Ever by Craig Ballantyne
  • Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen

More inspiration from Seth Godin, Leo Babauta, Gretchen Rubin and Sheryl Sandberg and TEDTalks!

See you soon…

 

 

Now…2017

7 Jan

It was since April 2016 that I was away from here. A long time.
Like a pause of meditation when you’re in a complicated relationship. It was the same for me because I like the new technology that connect everyone everywhere but in the same time I’m so scared about privacy and identity’s thief and other same things.
It’s why I “broke up” with my blog… but when you love something it’s impossible to stay away for so long…I like to write about my day, mi ideas, my discoveries.
new-yearAnd I’m back!!! In the most precious time of the year: the beginning of the year, a fresh start to design in a realistic way my plans, my desires…me.
Because this is my home and after a long journey I came back, renovated, more mature and aware about me, my life, my future!
I noticed that no one have visited my blog…probably because there is nothing new or interesting but it’s ok because a didn’t write to be popular or famous but just for me, to re-order my thoughts and gave some useful tips to the people that accidentally came here.
And the same spirit is moving me to restart writing. One of my new year’s resolutions it’s to write more constantly here and share more things…I’ll hope to find the right time to do that and don’t be rough and hasty.

Few things to share:
Taller than a tree: a very moving real story about love, family and tradition in a part of the world where tradition and innovation are constantly in conflicts.
Crywolf: an eclectic musician who published an heartfull album named Cataclams: new, energetic and dramatic at the same time.
Books for livingis a treasure for everyone who loves books and loves to hear the answer to the question: “What are you reading?” .
Raw Vegan Turmeric Ginger Smoothie: an anti’inflamatory smoothie good for this season and very tasty!

Good Saturday Night Folks

 

 

Life Hacks…

25 Apr

…you Can Learn from Game of ThronesJon Snow!!!
Game of Thrones’ Jon Snow is easily one of the most popular characters in said popular TV show. He’s smart, he can fight like a knight with twice the experience.

You learn to do the right thing, even when it’s hard.

The Wildlings are a sour bunch aren’t they? Who would love these hard ass fighters who seem ungrateful to everyone? Jon Snow would love them, that’s who: The Wildlings needed to be rescued. They were in deep trouble but they were enemy. They had no love for each other. Jon Snow saw it differently though. He knew these people were still people, no matter how much they were hated.

200_sThis led Jon Snow to explore his inner Wildling and discover that, yes, he cares about people – just like Samwell – when others don’t. Jon made a decision to help their enemy when they needed it. Everyone was against him and though he was absolutely out of his mind. He saved them anyway. It might have seemed like a bad decision at the end of season five, but it pays off down the road.

“The only time a man can be brave is when he is afraid.” (G.R.R. Martin)

The Bullet Journal

1 Apr

What a smart idea to do more with less.
The Bullet Journal is a customizable and forgiving organization system. It can be your to-do list, sketchbook, notebook, and diary, but most likely, it will be all of the above.
In this site bulletjournal.com you will find all information about that!!!
The Bullet Journal is an analog system created by Ryder Carroll, a Designer based in New York. In his words, the Bullet Journal is meant “to help you track the past, organize the present, and plan for the future.” It’s an amazing system that keeps a record of everything you could ever want to toss at it. It can be your task manager, sketchbook, journal, idea catcher, and much more!

The Bullet Journal is a organizational system in a notebook that keeps track of anything you would like to write down in an coherent way.download

With a Bullet Journal, each new page is a blank canvas. You are never limited to a pre-printed layout. Each day, month, and year can be completely different and of your own making. This massive versatility is what has propelled the Bullet Journal to planner fame.
(Boho Berry) 
Surfing the web to find more information about that, I found this clever You Tube Channel called studyign… Funny and useful…