A Good Force…

Behind every situation in our life, there are two kinds of forces working- the positive and negative and between these choices, the constantly struggling mind- there remains the major task of  following the vibes and to go ahead with it.

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Be willing to :-

  • appreciate
  • acknowledge
  • show kindness
  • laugh
  • look for the silver lining- where ever possible
  • choose your company wisely- stress and happiness, both are contagious: surround yourself selectively

Always try to push yourself towards the positive force as the power of it  controls your mood and state of mind and also,try to rub-off the goodness to others surrounded by you as well.   Never let your mind and thoughts deplete of good vibes, this state of positivity can be achieved when you start believing that everything will work out favorably in the end. Positivity surely multiples and reaches many folds, you could be at the receiving end or the origination point for it. Let it flow in the sphere and feel the magic!!!

“Very little is needed to make a happy life: it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.”  -Marcus Aurelias

 

 

 

Like A Whirlwind…The Swift Squirrel

Stepping out in the open- under the sky, inhaling the cool breeze that blows by. This fall season is so elevating to the spirit, witness the perfect harmony in landscape with withered leaves whistling a secret of the season.

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Beautiful little creatures hopping around you, befriending you to find something to nibble in return. I believe it’s rightly said- ‘A squirrel is just a rat with a cuter outfit!’ When you are a believer in finding beauty & joy in small things around, you surely would appreciate this little being and can’t resist to enjoy it’s company. Isn’t it amazing this fascinates us even today and takes us down the memory lane when we would spot one of them by the tree searching berries, nuts and flowers to treat themselves and before the wink of eye would be spotted on some other branch of the tree showing true acrobatic skills-  they are indeed unstoppable, carefree and living on it’s term.

To read some fun facts about squirrels, follow link- https://www.thefactsite.com/2014/12/fun-squirrel-facts.html

 

 

“The most beautiful gift of nature is that it gives one pleasure to look around and try to comprehend what we see.”  – Albert Einstein

 

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LOCATION: Jubilee Gardens Playground, behind the London Eye (UK)

 

When you crumble down…

Always remember, failures are a way of life for making you stronger and determined to keep trying numerous attempts/ polish your skills until you succeed !!!

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A note to self- Behind every success story, there goes multiples attempts, trials before finally making it big 😉

Never fear failure, face it fearlessly…  just be persistent in your efforts.

A smooth graph in life shows a stagnant phase, it is the ups and down we face that’s the true mark of  progress & learning achieved also build resilience.

“You are allowed to be both a masterpiece and a work-in-progress simultaneously.”  -Sophia Bush

“Every accomplishment start with the decision to TRY.”  -Gail Devers

 

 

Greeting October :D

Embracing Autumn season, a pleasant transition from summer to winter- season of harvest!!!  Roads/sidewalk covered with withered leaves- all dry and golden-crimson/burgundy red, cool breeze that softly touches the bare skin along with the noise of  rustling leaves. A promise for revival of the tree with new lush leaves and flowery adornments blooming to the fullest.

Brings along excitement for Halloween and other festivities there by, creating a poetic environment- best time for commencement of merriment 😉

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Let’s be October ready and live it to the fullest:

  • Feel Fresh & Hydrated

Fall is officially in the air- chapped lips, dry skin, flaky scalp. Be well stocked with your essentials like heavy moisturisers, tinted lip balms, Vitamin E enriched lotions, shampoo and conditioners, this will be your saviour- making you feel hydrated. Use a revitalising mask whenever required to get rid of dullness and add glow! If your face feels dry & itchy, a face mist is all you need. Hydrate your body by drinking fluids as liked by you.

 

  • Food

Nothing is more comforting than a platter full of  yummy delight to feed the tummy & soul. The most popular ingredients to try this time of the year are- apples, pumpkin, corn & much more. Head to the link & get a quick idea for your fall menu and treat yourself and your loved one’s.

 

  • Festivity: Halloween

With October around, comes the reminder of  ‘Halloween’. All stores be it bakery, toy shop, gifts gallery, in short every shop is flooding with Halloween decoration and gifting ideas. It’s as enjoyable as  Christmas, especially kids look up to Halloween celebration as they get to dress up for it-costumes ranging from zombies to witches, so much fun!!!

  • Fashion & Lifestyle

Well again, the fall fun is not only limited to the kids costumes for Halloween but adults can as well style-up for the season, be it from jumpers, scarves, over sized sweater, beanie, boots, bags. Dress to impress as per the season with color choices ranging from red, yellow, orange, brown. Also, it’s not only limited to dressing but extends to home decor- artefacts, lighting, incense and candles for your rooms, gardens & every corner of the house.

 

“Bittersweet October. The mellow, messy, leaf-kicking, perfect pause between the opposing miseries of summer and winter.”   -Carol Bishop Hipps

“Listen! The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves, we have had our summer evenings, now for October eves!”   -Humbert Wolfe

“October is about trees revealing colors they have hidden all year. People have an october as well.”  -Jm storm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laugh Out Loud :D

Perhaps the most commonly used acronym -Lol!!!

Thanks to electronic media, it is part of our daily conversations through texting but do you forget to actually follow this in your daily life otherwise. To be able to laugh at yourself, have a good sense of humor and get over difficult times & failures by laughing over it.

–Laughter is the Best Medicine–

Physical health benefits of laughter

  • Boosts immunity
  • Lowers stress hormones
  • Decreases pain
  • Relaxes your muscles
  • Prevents heart disease

Mental health benefits of laughter

  • Adds joy and zest to life
  • Eases anxiety and tension
  • Relieves stress
  • Improves mood
  • Strengthens resilience

Social benefits of laughter

  • Strengthens relationships
  • Attracts others to us
  • Enhances teamwork
  • Helps defuse conflict
  • Promotes group bonding
Source: https://www.helpguide.org/articles/mental-health/laughter-is-the-best-medicine.htm

 

Even in the toughest trials of time, laughter gives you the optimistic approach towards  dealing with adverse time. It is contagious and rubs-off the energy and reaches others. Allows you to be hopeful and look at the brighter prospects, stay composed. Laughter helps build stronger bonds and connects people. The best therapy for your mental and emotional stability.

Builds the ability to face failures and errors gracefully, be accepting and most important allows you to learn from mistakes and avoid conflicts and frustration. Doesn’t deter the mindset from the focus and improves the thought process. Keep replenishing your laughter stock, invest your time in it & cultivate the habit of good humor.

Have A joyous day…

“A day without laughter is a day wasted.”  -Charlie Chaplin

“I have not seen anyone dying of laughter, but I know millions who are dying because they are not laughing.”  -Dr. Madan Kataria

“Laughter is an instant vacati:)n.”  -Milton Berle

 

 

 

Home Aesthetics

Casa Felice (Happy Home)!!!

An extension to our personality, our lifestyle. A home is our dynasty and accessorising it well reflects our taste and projects approach to our space. It not only adds beauty but also brings about happy functionality and what better than coming back to an inviting environment after a long hectic day at work. All we wanna do is just laze around, find a cosy corner which is like a customised cocoon to dwell in 😉

Adding our home, living space with a few accessories or decor, can be so spirit-elevating/comforting and it takes just a little addition and effort ,voila- your paradise is ready! Home interior forms an integral part of our happiness.

  1. Lighting –

Light influences an environment, it is a crucial factor-  lighting create illusions of size and space.  It inevitably affects your mood/ behaviour, use of lamps & chandelier can help brighten the dullest of room space when placed strategically keeping in mind the exposure of light required.

Lower-warm lights are soothing and induces relaxation, on the other hand intense bright lights are energising and keeps mind active.

 

2. Playful Props- 

To command attention and add uniqueness, add a element or two which stands out from the lot and becomes the highlight of your interior decor. It could be a vintage cabinet/trunk, a classic furniture piece, collection of mason jars, bird cage etc.

3. Fruits & Flower-

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Now, this one is the easiest to apply and a sure winner. Adding these elements triggers positivity and infuse energy in our lives. Affect the health and prosperity, making for a colorful addition in the space. Vases with fragrant flowers are relaxing, similarly a fruit bowl full of different varieties adds a pleasant smell and is visually appealing.

 

4. Colors-

The walls and ceiling of the room are main factors  governing the color scheme and over all mood created but starting the minimal way; adding a few items like cushion, bolsters, rugs, throws, runners and vases accordingly can help achieve the look and feel of the space.

Adding vibrant colors like violet, reds, corals in form of cushions, bed runners & rugs etc. can brighten up a room, adding pastels like lilac can give illusion of space and simplicity or earthy color tones like beige, cream adds warmth to the interior.

 

5. Add Art-

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To make your space look brighter and creative, use wall stickers or photographs/frames to add an instant magic spell and transport yourself to dreamland with all things bubbling with cheerfulness. Make the wall a canvas for your imagination and bring out the best & enhance you mood; from nature to nautical, birds to balloons- whatever satisfies you. 

 

“Decorating- and life- is about moderation. Splurge, then pull your jets in for a while.”  -Larry Laslo

“If you go anywhere, even paradise, you will miss your home.”  -Malala Yosufzai 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Perspective…

Our perspective are wide and complex like a honeycomb maze, over-lapping and confusing. It has its share of both, the attraction and repulsion side and it always continues that way. It’s up-to us to turn it favourable and take things in stride.

Just like a foreseeable  risk for someone can turn into a lifetime opportunity for some other person. Similarly, say red color being synonymous to love, passion, warmth but at the same time it is also related to aggression, danger, rebel.

All the matter of perspective… use your wisdom!!!

 

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”  -Henry David Thoreau

 

“The reality of life is that your perceptions- right or wrong- influence everything else you do. When you get a proper perspective of your perceptions, you may be surprised how many other things fall into place.”  -Roger Birkman