August 18, 2016No Comments

Rubik’s cube – #ThrowbackThursdays

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Aaaahhh one of my favourite distractions for years. As a kid I would love to try and figure this out and never could. I’d ask my dad to help and all he used to do was take off all the pieces, rearrange them into their right colours and then put them back on haha

As a grown up this has a symbolism for me. Life is all about being as healthy and conscious as you can, being happy. Most of this site, these blog posts are dedicated to physical ways to do that. Cooking, eating, exercising, thinking but when do we focus on our minds? When do we do some workouts for our brain to keep it healthy?

Meditation is a great way to do that but so is playing with toys like this. There are countless studies to say when children use their imaginations and play with toys, colour in or generally have a way to play with just their minds they they are happier and more able to take on the world.

When was the last time you just picked up two toys and created a scene in your head using them and your imagination? Not a dirty one….. haha I still have all the action figures I had as a kid, spiderman, power rangers, transformers, they’re all in my loft. Maybe it’s time I got them out, dusted them off and messed around with them. I even used to make grappling hooks out of bent nails and string so they could obviously climb up and down the furniture in my room.

So for today, why not find a way to let out your inner child. Be silly. Let go. Have fun. Imagine.

Ciao for now x

August 4, 2016No Comments

Pokemon – #ThrowbackThursdays

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Pool-Perspective Now, I know this has literally taken over the world again but this tv show, game and overall concept was something I connected with so strongly when I was growing up.

The concept of travelling around a world full of monsters with special powers was exhilarating. The powers that some of the monsters had were amazing and of course the legendary monsters that came with certain story lines was just mind blowing.

What I liked most about this tv series apart from the cloned Nurse Joy and Officer Jenny, was the diversity of who they would meet on their adventure. The number of gyms, the number of monsters but then how they would use those monsters always differed.

You see, each monster has it’s powers and what it should be able to do. Water Pokemon do water attacks, fire Pokemon do fire attacks. What I found most interesting was when a trainer would use a Pokemon and it’s attacks in a whole different way.

Ash, the main character would always turn around a battle at the last minute and use his Pokemon in the most unexpected way to win. I remember once he used his Pikachu (sort of second main character) to beat a Pokemon much stronger than itself.

It got me thinking about life in a more general perspective. So many people use perception of how things ‘should’ be and live their lives that way. The way people look at them, the way their family or friends would want them to live, that you forget to live your way.point of view

What about if we all took what we have available to us and used it in a different way, mixed it up, and surprised people. It’s true, you might get nowhere apart from making lots of mistakes but don’t we grow by learning from our mistakes?

So today, why not mix it up. Take something that you wouldn’t normally do in a certain way and change it. Do something you wouldn’t normally expect to do. See how it makes you feel.

Ciao for now x

  
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