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Finding and sharing new love for self, people, food and my environment on the isle of South Korea.


The purpose of this blog is to share the things that I enjoy: living a healthy lifestyle, natural hair, DIY projects, positivity, travel, Korea and sewing. The only thing I am a professional in is being me, but if you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.

* I am not a medical practitioner nor am I a nutritionist. All recipes showcased here are taken from various sources, such as books, websites, word-of-mouth and my imagination. If you wish to incorporate any foods or methods from this blog into your daily life, please consult your personal medical practitioner before doing so.*

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It’s about that time for a challenge. But what oh what shall it be? Hair? Food? Exercise? Pole? Sewing?

If its one thing I’m learning about being in Bali, it’s that you should never get TOO comfortable. Shake it up. That doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to get rid of the past relationships you’ve had or end situations that you’ve created, it just means that you have to add new challenges to your life. That can come in the form of people, a location or task. Just don’t get comfortable. It’s time for a change!!!

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blottoflower:

1. The world is trying to keep you stupid. From bank fees to interest rates to miracle diets, people who are not educated are easier to get money from and easier to lead. Educate yourself as much as possible for wealth, independence, and happiness.

2. Do not have faith in institutions to educate you. By the time they build the curriculum, it’s likely that the system is outdated– sometimes utterly broken. You both learn and get respect from people worth getting it from by leading and doing, not by following.

3. Read as much as you can. Learn to speed read with high retention. Emerson Spartz taught me this while I was at a Summit Series event. If he reads 2-3 books a week, you can read one.

4. Connect with everyone, all the time. Be genuine about it. Learn to find something you like in each person, and then speak to that thing.

5. Don’t waste time being shy. Shyness is the belief that your emotions should be the arbitrators of your decision making process when the opposite is actually true.

6. If you feel weird about something during a relationship, that’s usually what you end up breaking up over.

7. Have as much contact as possible with older people. Personally, I met people at Podcamps. My friend Greg, at the age of 13, met his first future employer sitting next to him on a plane. The reason this is so valuable is because people your age don’t usually have the decision-making ability to help you very much. Also they know almost everything you will learn later, so ask them.

8. Find people that are cooler than you and hang out with them too. This and the corollary are both important: “don’t attempt to be average inside your group. Continuously attempt to be cooler than them (by doing cooler things, being more laid back, accepting, ambitious, etc.).”

9. You will become more conservative over time. This is just a fact. Those you surround yourself with create a kind of “bubble” that pushes you to support the status quo. For this reason, you need to do your craziest stuff NOW. Later on, you’ll become too afraid. Trust me.

10. Reduce all expenses as much as possible. I mean it. This creates a safety net that will allow you to do the crazier shit I mentioned above.

11. Instead of getting status through objects (which provide only temporary boosts), do it through experiences. In other words, a trip to Paris is a better choice than a new wardrobe. Studies show this also boosts happiness.

12. While you are living on the cheap, solve the money problem. Use the internet, because it’s like a cool little machine that helps you do your bidding. If you are currently living paycheck to paycheck, extend that to three weeks instead of two. Then, as you get better, you can think a month ahead, then three months, then six, and finally a year ahead. (The goal is to get to a point where you are thinking 5 years ahead.)

13. Learn to program.

14. Get a six-pack (or get thin, whatever your goal is) while you are young. Your hormones are in a better place to help you do this at a younger age. Don’t waste this opportunity, trust me.

15. Learn to cook. This will make everything much easier and it turns food from a chore + expensive habit into a pleasant + frugal one. I’m a big Jamie Oliver fan, but whatever you like is fine.

16. Sleep well. This and cooking will help with the six pack. If you think “I can sleep when I’m dead” or “I have too much to do to sleep,” I have news for you: you are INEFFICIENT, and sleep deprivation isn’t helping.

17. Get a reminder app for everything.Do not trust your own brain for your memory. Do not trust it for what you “feel like” you should be doing. Trust only the reminder app. I use RE.minder and Action Method.

18. Choose something huge to do, as well as allowing the waves of opportunity to help you along. If you don’t set goals, some stuff may happen, but if you do choose, lots more will.

19. Get known for one thing. Spend like 5 years doing it instead of flopping around all over the place. If you want to shift afterwards, go ahead. Like I said, choose something.

20. Don’t try to “fix” anyone. Instead, look for someone who isn’t broken.

Written by: Julian Smith inoveryourhead.net

I like this list.

Trueness

I’m a believer! Over the past few months, I’ve included this method into my hair washing regimen and have noticed a dramatic change in the condition of my hair. I have less split ends, less hair breakage and, naturally, more length retention. 

I love not having keys

The sun this morning!

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Day 2 (7): Words #febphotoaday; One of my favorite quotes from my favorite character in my new favorite book series.

“A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.”

-Tyrion Lannister 

George R.R. Martin, A Song of Ice and Fire: A Game of Thrones, page 103

Baked sweet potatoes, Cooked lentils with raw onions and lettuce

Add lentils to lettuce and fill yo belly!


Breakfast (not pictured)-Green Smoothie (3 bananas, 2 big leaves of kale, approx handful of blueberries, splash of maca powder and splash of flaxseeds), non-raw crackers with peanut butter

Lunch (not pictured)-2 small baked sweet potatoes

Dinner-야채 김(안)밥 (kim bab minus the rice) 

Ingredients

  • 4 sheets of 김/dried laver
  • 2 small carrots
  • 2 handfuls of soaked walnuts
  • 1 inch of ginger (you can use however much or little you’d like)
  • 2 stalks of celery
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 spoonful of olive oil
  • 1 big leaf of kale 
  • splash of Liquid aminos

How to:

  1. Place carrots, walnuts, ginger, liquid aminos, and olive oil together. Place aside.
  2. Slice celery and green peppers into long shafts.
  3. Lay laver onto foil 
  4. Lay pieces of kale onto laver
  5. Place carrot, walnut mixture onto kale in one line.
  6. Place celery and green peppers on top.
  7. Roll up into a tube using foil
  8. Place a small amount of olive oil onto laver to hold together
  9. Sharpen knife 
  10. Cut into desired size
  11. EAT AND ENJOY!

Brunch- mango, spinach, ginger smoothie

Lunch- Chana curry and naan