Women Blossom Blog
Women Blossom Blog
Leave yourself some time to laugh, to be silly.
Sometimes, you can’t quite understand why your life plays a joke on you, and it’s not funny.
And every time you can find some humor in a difficult situation, you win.
Live in the present moment.
Do what you love,
Eat what you like,
Silly is cool. Crying is fine.
Tell your subconscious mind that everything is okay.
Find The Best Food When Traveling. Travelers Love Food, Aromas, and Good Taste
Why do people like to travel? Travelling allows you to explore exotic cultures and make new friends. Yeah, make new friends. What is the topic to talk about with new friends? Food topics almost always can arouse interest for most people. It may be our innate need to satisfy curiosity, demand for something better, and a zest for life.
Kaiseki in Kyoto
It is a traditional multi-course dinner combining delicious taste, elegant tableware, with artistic food culture. The food uses the best of the seasonal ingredients apply with versatile special skills for making raw and cooked food; fried and deep-fried; barbequed and boiled. Each course is delicate, small, and high quality. The chef arranges the food being display like an aesthetic picture. Kaiseki is not only the food to eat, more like a piece of art.
A Chunk of Cheese
Kraft cheese is not good enough to satisfy your picky tongue? Try the British Cheddar cheese. Either fruity or nutty tastes are great. PARMIGIANO-REGGIANO cheese from Italy or Beaufort cheese from France are delicious indeed. Camembert is raw milk cheese that originated from Normandy. The fresh-made camembert cheese is rich in milky and sweet taste. If you feel like the blue cheese is not your taste, Stilton is one of the best. Have you ever heard about CASU MARZU cheese? It's rotten cheese that allows flies to lay eggs inside of it. The maggots are still moving when you are eating the cheese!
Obsessed with Ice Cream
Ice-cream lovers would love Hokkaido farm-fresh soft serve ice cream. The ice-cream is farm fresh with pure cream, milkier in flavor, with a smoother texture. The taste is relatively mild. I was impressed with Gelato when I traveled to Italy. . If you asked a local Italian where to buy the ice-cream, he would say: “what is ice-cream? We get Gelato only!” Gelato is soft, dense, slow-to-melt milky texture. You get a wide range of flavors to choose from, including tiramisu, limoncello (Italian lemon liqueur mainly produced in Southern Italy), bailey plus whisky, mixed with your favoring mouth-watering fresh fruits toppings. Vivoli (in Florence) had the best Gelato that I ever know, especially the one made from Italian RISO (rice), rich in rice flavor taste with fine texture.
Drinking is acceptable at all times for Londoners. You might meet a work drunk guy who is half-drunk and half-awaken walking along Thames River without caring about today is in which year?! I felt impressed to visit Scotland distilleries single malt whisky tour. The Macallan 30-Year Old single malt whisky mellowed in Sherry Oat cask is an excellent type to obtain 95 marks from ex-Michael Jackson (he was an expert on spirits, the same name with that “king of pop”). If you love whisky, perhaps you would like to drink beer also. Pour with white beer of Harvest Sun or dark beer of Midnight Sun is impressive to your taste buds. Innis & Gunn beer is remarkable from the aromas of vanilla and toffee, hints of citrus with lightly oaked.
Cold Cut Starter
I like to eat the Italian PARMA ham (prosciutto Crudo) as a starter with slices of sweet melons. Parma is the same region famous for Parmesan cheese. Is there any association between the ham and the cheese? The people feed the pigs on cheese remains which caused the pigs to become fatter and tastier. When you visit Parma, never leave the town without eating a piece of Culatello. The taste is so great that people label it as being king of cured meat. The cut used to make it is only a small section from the pig's rear leg, with the skin and bone removed. The production process is complicated that requires drying the meat for 12 months in the 500 years old humid cave.
Anyway, if you ask me what is the best food in the world? Mom's food is the best for sure.
The child would absorb all the information into their mind without filtering.
Your kids heard the words from you get soaked into their minds like water into the sponge. Words carry weights. Motherhood life is so much stress to feel something like riding a plane to go through turbulence from time to time. How to handle stress under pressure? Perhaps, there are two ways:
The feeling of imminent fear escalates with words and action. We amplify the fear of the possible negative outcome.
“Don’t you know this is the biggest event of the year? How dare you have badly stained the terrible dirt on your dress to spoil the night?”
“The examination is coming. If you fail, you’ve to change school. I demand you to practice the whole mock papers and study overtime doing it. Call in your Dad, right now!”
It is not the biggest event of the year. Some dirt on the dress would not spoil the night. Failing the exam won’t require changing school. You only feel that way and turn the worry into components of action you’re taking.
Instead, what if working on the real problem.
“The examination is coming. Would you spend more time studying so that I know you did your very best?”
The kids will gain more confidence and be calm to deal with the problem.
How To Spend Your Time?
One day, I heard a story from a priest:
A senior devil asked a junior to guess what would be the evilest thing to deceive most people. The junior devil thought the answer might be telling people God is non-existence or the devil is non-existence. The senior devil said both answers were incorrect. The evilest thing to deceive people was to make them believe that they had plenty of time.
Well, yes, we tend to waste time as we mistakenly think that we have plenty of time. It is not uncommon having the habit in our daily life such as:
One hour daydreaming
One hour on the couch
One hour gaming
Two hours of social media browsing
Now the time is 3 pm,
Half-day had gone
What had I done?
Busy is better than bored. Time is a strange commodity. We seem to have so much of it, until the moment we have none at all. You can only spend time and can’t save it. Beware of later become never.
What's up to achieve your goal of fitness, learning, wellness, and so on?
The closer we get to animals, the more joy they give us. I love cats because...
1. Ever wonder cats and women are alike?
2. Cat provides the source of creativity for writing a book
3. It would easily get caught when it misbehaves.
4. You would never forget to feed it food to eat because the cat is good at reminding you of its existence. It likes to get a nap on whatever you're doing (reading or working).
5. Sometimes, the cat seems to look so familiar.
(pictures via the web)
What Is Your Financial Habit?
I consume luxury because I want to look rich.
When I did make the merchant rich,
but I become poor!
What is your money story? What is your financial habit? It’s not funny if you’re always struggling with money. What can I do differently about money?
Every day, I play the game of balancing.
Balancing between like and dislike;
Success and failure;
Work and leisure;
Love and not love;
My big ego and my small ego...
My mind keeps disturbing me to make me sick. What would this look like if it were easy?
It would be easy if I stop to balance the mind and the heart. Believe in the wisdom of the heart. When my mind connects with my heart, my mind will become a valuable ally.
Snoopy is glad to have Woodstock as best friend.
Piglet feels lucky to have Winnie the Pooh as forever friend.
"We will be friends forever, won’t we, Pooh?" asked Piglet
"Even longer”, Pooh answered
Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind.
"Pooh!" he whispered
"Nothing”, said Piglet, taking Pooh’s paw. "I just wanted to be sure of you.”
(A.A. Milne, The House at Pooh Corner)
It would be so sweet if someone walking beside you along the journey so that you laugh a little harder, cry a little less and smile a lot more.
If you want to know if people are happy, don’t ask them how much money they have in the bank. Ask them about their friends. Friendships beat money, isn’t it?
Someone says that core factors that contribute to happy life would include the elements of:
Number of friends
Closeness of friends
Closeness of family
Relationship with coworkers and neighbors
How to choose your friends wisely?
1. Insist on Paying the bill
It’s not because they are rich but because they regard friendship is more important than money
2. Concession at the expense of their own interest
It is not because they’re stupid but because they’re willing to share.
Friendship is never anything but sharing (Elie Wiesel)
3. Willing to do more
It is not because they’re stupid but because they understand the importance of responsibility.
4. Be the first to apologize after a fight
It is not because they are wrong but because you are more important than the issue you are talking or fighting about.
5. Always care for you
It is not because insincere intention but because they care.
Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity (Khalil Gibran)
6. Willing to drop everything and help, no matter what
It is not because they owe you anything but because they regard you as true friend.
Ever wonder there must be something that can trigger your hot button instantly.
Think carefully about what’d happened in the past that could stir up your negative emotion intensely. I couldn't control my flame when I knew that..
OMG! It’s a matter of jealousy. I always like to compare myself with someone else. How did other people think about me? Did they respect me and like me? It seems like my self-worth requires other people to define or judge. The emotion that appears on the surface is angry. The underlying core emotion is fear or insecurity. I fear the other person will take away the thing that is supposed to be mine. You know what? The root cause was implanted during my childhood when my mom always tried to remind me that I was not good enough. What did I want in my childhood life? What can I do my best to my children not to repeat my pattern? Words carry weight. It’s harmful to criticize the child with disappointment and comparison to say something like:
Instead, don’t let a single day go by without telling the kids:
I know you can do this
I believe in you
I trust you
I’m proud of you
You make me happy
I like it when you do such good thing
I’m grateful for you
I love you
You are a good child because…..
Do you know that you can’t do that in last year and now you can make it!
You do it by yourself! Good job.
I've a wounded inner child inside my heart. I'm so happy my children are the angels to allow me to get my second childhood...
What to do when you lose your job, suffer business failure, or suddenly your husband asks for a divorce? Susan is my friend. Ten years before, she was 45 years old, had fallen from the top of a corporate ladder who struggled to survive from depression, bankruptcy, and divorce. What is her situation now? She has her own business with seven figures in revenue. How to turnaround from defeat to success? She shared her insights that had helped me a lot.
1. Celebrate It
On the day she got fired, she went to enjoy a perfect lunch in her most beloved restaurant. Ever wonder you got fire was not a coincidence of bad luck but somewhat the job or the boss you’d disliked for a long time. Ironically, you might unaware you hated your bosses in your subconscious mind. But they did aware of it more than you do. Nothing worth looking back on except for learning to understand yourself.
The bad thing did happen. Let's celebrate! It can be a relief. Boost up the energy to move on.
2. Appreciate Yourself
Don’t beat yourself up with the self-blame. Catch yourself on what you had done right, instead of what you had done wrong. In a few years before, when I got fired, I appreciated myself for what I had contributed to the company such as:
Recognized and appreciated my strengths such as:
When you appreciate yourself, you build up your self-worth to make a solid ground with confidence. We connect with our inner power to remind ourselves that we can deal with all sorts of challenges.
3. Regard The Setback As Blessing
Every obstacle or setback is the gift arrange by God (or the universe) to teach us. The same pattern would repeat until we have learned, finally. Ever wonder when the student is ready, the teacher will find you (proverb).
I got fired multiple times that urged me to re-examine the root cause. Most of the time, the question itself had hidden the answer. The question I asked myself was: What bordering me most during my career life?
And then, I realized that my issue was jealousy and thirst for approval from the authority. The core emotion was my fear of not being good enough. That was the reason why..
My core issue is about dealing with jealousy and low self-worth. The learning is about self-love.
4. Daily Mantras
Motivate yourself through daily mantras. Your mind doesn’t know what your narrative is real or not. Very often, our brain is preoccupied with negativity from storing the memory of past failures. We need to feed our minds with positive energy every day.
My mantras are:
When you say it, close your eye to feel it, to believe in it. You don’t get what you want. You get what you feel.
5. Create Value
Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant (Robert Louis Stevenson). How to plant the seeds? The answer is helping those people who want the same thing as you:
You might hear people tell you there are three ways to be successful:
The most effective way is to team up with others. Money follows joy. A joyful person is influential, spreading out the love and positive energy upon others. Good people attract good people to help each other. The magic is the whole universe is conspired on your side to make your success.
I’m where I should be.
Never too early nor too late.
Star and moon can shine when it’s their time.
Cheers. Good Luck!
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