segunda-feira, 10 de outubro de 2011


sexta-feira, 16 de setembro de 2011


... é tão bom quando se tem as melhores amigAs do mundo!

quarta-feira, 31 de agosto de 2011

quarta-feira, 20 de julho de 2011


… slowing down is a conscious choice, and not always an easy one, but it leads to a greater appreciation for life and a greater level of happiness.

1. Do less. It’s hard to slow down when you are trying to do a million things. Instead, make the conscious choice to do less. Focus on what’s really important, what really needs to be done, and let go of the rest.

2. Be present. It’s not enough to just slow down — you need to actually be mindful of whatever you’re doing at the moment. Focus on what’s going on right now. On your actions, on your environment, on others around you.

3. Disconnect. Don’t always be connected. If you carry around an iPhone or Blackberry or other mobile device, shut it off. Better yet, learn to leave it behind when possible.

4. Focus on people. Too often we spend time with friends and family, or meet with colleagues, and we’re not really there with them. We are there, but our minds are on things we need to do. We listen, but we’re really thinking about ourselves and what we want to say.

5. Appreciate nature. Many of us are shut in our homes and offices and cars and trains most of the time, and rarely do we get the chance to go outside. Instead, take the time to go outside and really observe nature, take a deep breath of fresh air, enjoy the serenity of water and greenery.

6. Eat slower. Instead of cramming food down our throats as quickly as possible, learn to eat slowly. Be mindful of each bite. Appreciate the flavors and textures.

7. Drive slower. Speedy driving is a pretty prevalent habit in our fast-paced world, but it’s also responsible for a lot of traffic accidents, stress, and wasted fuel. Instead, make it a habit to slow down when you drive. Appreciate your surroundings.

8. Find pleasure in anything. This is related to being present, but taking it a step farther. Whatever you’re doing, be fully present … and also appreciate every aspect of it, and find the enjoyable aspects.

9. Single-task. The opposite of multi-tasking. Focus on one thing at a time. When you feel the urge to switch to other tasks, pause, breathe, and pull yourself back.

10. Breathe. When you find yourself speeding up and stressing out, pause, and take a deep breath. Take a couple more. Really feel the air coming into your body, and feel the stress going out.

quinta-feira, 14 de julho de 2011


life is a journey and not a destination. we are all travelers. we all follow paths. the journey of life is a game of give and take where getting lost is something that everyone will experience, at one point of life or another.
there are two sides to the coin and each of us must accept that. life is good and bad. humans are saints and sinners. we have the potential to achieve a greater understanding about the marvel known as life. we just need to look at the bigger picture.we gain and we lose, sometimes in great amounts. keep on walking; you never know whom you'll meet. the journey is long but it offers many offbeat attractions and amazing sights on the way. always move forward. just don't forget to stop and smell the flowers along the way.

(remember ... life is a journey and not a destination!)

quarta-feira, 6 de julho de 2011


"The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them."

Thomas Merton

terça-feira, 5 de julho de 2011