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Saturday, August 9, 2014
I learned a lot about Mario Moreno. As we type I'm also looking for Around the World in 80 Days. The one with Cantinflas in it.
This movie reminded me of my home. In the way that we spoke to one another. The double meaning, and innuendos that went back and forth like a tennis ball during Wimbledon. I learned to be quick witted without ever skipping a beat. It became a dance.
Which I witnessed in this movie. In one scene specifically they go back and forth and it was awesome. The second thing I noticed were all the sayings. They were sayings I heard as a child, and continue to hear, and resonate with. Lastly, I learned so much about Moreno. He won a Golden Globe for Around the World in 80 Days. I had no idea he was even in American Films. I'm grateful for the opportunity to have watched the life of my paisano on the big screen. It was long overdue.
I met the actor who portrays Cantinflas, Oscar Jaenada (pictured above). He really molded himself to both personas. A truly talented actor. The Director, Sebastián del Amo did a fantastic job of bringing the story and puzzle to life. Bravo!
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Read this article.
Friend who posted it asked:
"Where are the rules for the side men?"
I was all, right? Where are they?
(In my head)...
Here's my version.
Rules For SANCHO
1. You are my cousin, if anyone asks. Act accordingly.
2. My time is mine. Be grateful I share it with you. Don't ask me questions. Ever.
3. Remember, you're my cousin. Especially in front of bae.
4. I might meet you at the 7 11. Might. Don't get excited. It's when I want. Not you.
5. Let me do all the talking. The less you say the better. Shhhhh.
6. Don't fantasize a life with me, it will never happen.
7. You know this is just for fun, right? Don't get caught up.
8. No, Bae never makes me quiver like that. Ever.
9. Do not try and impregnate me to keep me. I'll never leave bae.
10. The moment I decide it's over, respect it. There are many Sancho's in the sea. I wanna meet 'em all.
Oh ya, you obviously must be in call at all times. Be grateful I chose you. Many people would love to be in your position.
Sancho Lyfe forever.
OjO - In case it's not obvious, parody. But that article was not. Sadly.
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This weeks theme is text. I added the affirmation that I am currently manifesting in my life. I used two different gel pink pens and a silver at the bottom for the mantra to the Goddess of prosperity, Laxmi.
I then pulled out my puffy paints to add another layer to the card. I really like how it turned out. None of it was planned, which is why I'm loving this project. Teaching me to simplify my art, and fly by the seat of my pants.
Then I created this one. I started out making the triangle doodle and went from there. I really like how it turned out. I'm adding it to the extra pile.
If you should feel so inclined, hop on over to the FAQ page and join me! xo
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
- Kapha types have strong, steady energy, and physical strength. They excel at endurance sports such as aerobics, dance, soccer, rowing, boxing, and so on
- All aerobic activity that works up a good sweat is powerful and necessary for clearing Kapha congestion and sluggishness
- Predominant Kaphas find the biggest challenge may be finding motivation to exercise. If you are finding it a challenge to begin, a brisk walk may jump start your routine
- It is very important that Kapha dominant people experience some sweating during exercise, which may be achieved with layers of clothing. Gradually increase your exercise to include more aerobic type of activities
- Pitta types have a strong drive, prefer challenging sports such as skiing, hiking, and mountain climbing. They have a competitive nature, and need to have care in being gentle with self, being aware of not increasing their stress while exercising
- Pitta predominant types, tend to enjoy winter sports of all kinds because they handle cold better than Kaphas and Vatas. Pittas are likely to have moderate endurance and will benefit from taking a leisurely walk outdoors in nature. This allows you to experience nature’s beauty
- Swimming is an ideal exercise for Pitta dosha. The water cools the heat of PItta and relieves the accumulated tension of the day
- Pittas should NOT exercise in the sun or do hot yoga!
- Vata types enjoy exercise which require quick burst of speed and agility. They tend to tire quickly, due to the low reserve of energy, and must take care in not over exerting themselves
- Grounding exercises such as yoga, light walking, dancing, and strength training are beneficial to Vata types. These aid in developing strength, balance, and agility, which is much needed for Vata types
- Variety is key for Vata types. They tend to become bored easily and need new and interesting to keep their attention
- Avoiding too much cardio is crucial for Vata types. Too much cardio will increase the already swift motion (air) in their mind-body and will stiffen muscles and joints
Monday, April 7, 2014
The warm sunshine has arrived, allowing us to shed our winter gear, extra pounds included. Most of us find it challenging to lose weight, let alone extra winter weight. Ayurveda states the best time to cleanse and detoxify is Spring. As soon as temperatures begin to warm, our internal cycle shifts from building to releasing. Late Winter and Early Spring are ideal times to begin a new diet, exercise regimen, or fasting. Spring fasting helps cleanse the blood after a long winter of fatty, heavy foods.
Spring is called Kapha season in Ayurveda. Kapha dosha traits are wet, cool, damp, slow, heavy. Kapha disorders prevalent in Spring are coughs, colds, allergies, sluggishness, dullness of the mind, and weight gain. Knowing this we can balance all of the above with a few changes to our routine.
4 ways to help you ease into Spring
- Start moving - begin an exercise routine to shed the extra winter weight. There is nothing more refreshing than a brisk walk on a Spring morning. Sweating is the best way to remove toxins that we stored during the winter months.
- Sleep - the best time to sleep is a 10 pm bedtime with a 6 am wake up. These hours are governed by Kapha dosha and allow for a restful, deep sleep. Anything outside of these times can disrupt the sleep cycle causing one to create toxins in the body.
- Nutrition - Eat a dry Kapha pacifying diet which favor bitters. Add spice to your diet with pepper, fresh ginger, cumin, fennel, jalapenos. Make sure to eat 3 warm meals a day. Kapha is naturally cold and we want to balance this with warmth. Drink Kapha Balancing tea as well. Recipe below.
- Fortify your Immune System - This can be done a variety of ways, whether you choose food, or herbal supplements, fortifying the immune system allows the body to combat all external forces much more efficiently and easily. There are Ayurvedic herbs which will help support your body’s natural response to allergens by helping to eliminate existing toxins, which aids a smooth transition into Spring. Turmeric, coriander and cumin are effective spices for helping to cope with allergens, as they improve digestion and immunity.
Kapha Balancing Tea
4 cups water
1 Tablespoon cinnamon sticks, crushed
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon fresh grated or chopped ginger
1 Tablespoon of sucanat or other natural sweetner (optional)
Procedure: Heat water in a pot. Add slightly crushed cinnamon sticks and turmeric powder. Boil for 3 minutes. Add sweetener and grated ginger and boil for 2 more minutes. Strain and serve hot.
Tea is originally from here.
Let food be your medicine, and your kitchen be your pharmacy.
Sunday, December 22, 2013