The days are longer, the temperature is starting to rise. We still have a few cold days and nasty storms ahead of us before we can fully embrace the sun but we are on our way!
I spent my Easter weekend with family, eating food, doing some yoga, enjoying the sun, and planning my next few months. During the Spring Equinox the weekend prior I went to YogaFest with my sister and spent the day meditating, picking up a few new ‘yogi’ items, doing hot yoga during Earth hour and just basking in that environment.
It’s time to clean out the cobwebs of winter and I’ve got a few tips to help kick off your spring cleaning!
Tidying Helps Clear Your Mind
As you clean and organize you’re space you might find that you can feel the winter funk start to leave. You can breathe clean air and think clearly again!
Kintsugi is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with gold. There is no attempt to hide the damage but instead it is highlighted and made beautiful as it makes the object unique.
I like to think that my brain and my veins are laced with gold.
Unique and beautiful because of the history, not despite it.
No judgement; just healing.
Mad Max, a character that’s lived through generations. My first exposure to the story and the character was through this film although the character, created by George Miller and Byron Kennedy, was brought to life first in 1979.
Set in a desolate and post-apocalyptic Australia, Fury Road finds Max (Tom Hardy) in a battle for his life with a corrupt civilization and their war lord leader, Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne). In Max’s attempts at escaping he pairs up with Furiosa (Charlize Theron) and her fight to free the five young wives of Immortan Joe and bring them to the greener pastures she remembers from childhood.
I was hesitant to share this. It felt too personal and made me feel exposed. But in light of Bell Let’s Talk Day and the effort to end the stigma around Depression and Mental Illness, I thought I would share it with you. It’s an excerpt from some free-fall writing I did last week.
Alex Garland’s Ex Machina has been nominated for two Oscars this year: Visual Effects and Best Original Screenplay. This doesn’t seem like enough though as so much more of this film demands your attention.
British actor Domhnall Gleeson portrays an American programmer who is called to a remote estate to test the human qualities of a newly developed Artificial Intelligence. During the evaluation Caleb discovers that AI creator Nathan (Oscar Isaac) may have some skeletons in his closet.
Pancakes are the food of the gods … or they could be! Young and old, flapjacks are a comfort food that fills the belly and the sweet tooth! They can be healthy, dessert, or even dinner! Nothing wrong with breakfast for dinner!
Since being vegan I’ve missed out on pancakes as the rest of my family indulged in their fluffy treats! But not anymore!
I write for a depression community called NewLifeOutlook; using my experience with depression and anxiety to hopefully share some knowledge and light or hope to others who are suffering.
I’ve written articles such as:
– The Importance of Talking About Depression
– Combating Depression After Moving
– Mental Illness in the Media
– How to Help Someone With Depression
I really enjoy it! I had never considered myself much of a writer until taking on the project and it sparked a love affair for me. It showed me that despite how much I want to save the world, sometimes giving a single person hope can be just as powerful.
I’m incredibly late writing this review as it’s been about a week since I’ve seen it but I was struggling to find the right words.
To put it plainly – the beauty and detail in this movie are awe inspiring! Director Guillermo del Toro sets the bar high for the many other films to be released in the near future. While Crimson Peak hasn’t received the attention and praise that I believe it deserves, it certainly has the makings of a cult classic for the few that enjoyed the film’s unique genre and exquisite visualization.
At the risk of sounding “old” – wtf is wrong with kids these days?! Though I suppose it isn’t exclusive to youths because so many of my own generation are guilty of the same thing. I’m referring to the ‘DGAF’ attitude that seems to be so abundant! It’s on tshirts, phone cases, tote bags, pillows, and painted across the faces of those who sport it.
Before I dive in too deep – let me just say that I understand where it comes from. I get it. You don’t care what others think so you can continue to be who you are and stay true to you without their judgement. “DGAF what they think” … but has it come too far?
After seeing the Wantable review over at The Wolf and The Wardrobe and hearing her rave so much about how much she loves it, how could I not purchase my own?
What is Wantable?
Basically, it’s a subscription box. The fun part is that you get to choose a box from accessories, lingerie, cosmetics, sports apparel, or others. You could even choose more than one if your budget allows! I chose the accessories box because who doesn’t love jewelry?