My True Blood … ABC Drink

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Screen Shot 2015-03-22 at 9.35.20 PMMy TrueBlood… ABC smoothie a Great Little Detoxifier!

1 Apple
1 Beet
1 Carrot
If you Wish add Lemon, Blend… At last Drink Up & Enjoy!

Let’s get a bit personal… about 1 year ago I was having very bad problems in regards to my period. I simply was not getting my period, around the same time I was also having a lot of back pain and funny enough due to the back pain is how I stumbled upon this little magical juice!

A holistic/masseuse and simply amazing woman who I visit for a massage told me to try “ABC juice” because she was not only giving me a massage but she was also genuinely interested in learning about my health and she suggest this juice.

I kid you not, after FOUR straight months of NOT getting my period and before that getting my period very irregularly I got my period that same week of making this juice. After that miracle I wholeheartedly believe in the magic of this juice and still make it every now and then.

These are some of the benefits she told me about the ABC Juice:

  • Helps with Period
  • Helps to better Skin quality and Acne Problems
  • Helps your digestive system
  • Cleanses you liver, pancreas, and kidney
  • Cleanses your body of toxins
  • Can seriously help you after a Hangover* ;)

*If you are wondering about the taste I seriously don’t mind it, specially if you put extra pieces of apple but is not necessary and is my period regular now, YES! :)

Polévka z červené řepy = Beetroot Soup!

The first soup I tried in Slovakia was Beetroot soup! It was super delicious and quite interesting as it was my first time trying it and I had never even heard of Beetroot Soup. Beetroot is said to have tons of benefits therefore this soup plus the juice will probably do magic to the human body!

If you try these please let me know in the comments! I hope it helps you as much as it has helped me.

Lastly, songs of the moment, the videos are pretty cool, interesting and Wow the “Take Me to Church” Video is just WOW incredible and sad, and mesmerizing all at once. After such video I can help to Wish that one day we will be able to accept everyone for what they are just simply human beings without all the stupid labels that are so unnecessary and only bring hatred to this world.

Kwabs – Walk

Hozier – Take Me To Church

Enjoy! :)

Spice Up Your Black Skinny Jeans or Plain Tops!

tumblr_mlzv0gGGuA1sp26bho1_1280A little while ago my cousin asked me what she could wear to look thinner… There are some tricks to looking trimmer but at the end of the day I think is how you wear it not what you wear… I say this because I can see the prettiest girl with the best outfit yet if her persona or aura seems condescending it completely ruins her look for me. But if you are dress nice and have a beautiful smile that really charms me or wearing rags as long as your aura is radiant you will shine! There is something about a genuine smile that is just priceless no matter what you are wearing, if you have a smile on your face I guarantee that you are bound to charm others.

But a trick or two that I think will help is wearing black or more neutral colors and very little patterns, and less funky clothing. Though don’t forget to have fun, it is your life after all so be happy and comfortable with what you choose to wear. Adding more extravagant accessory is always best and will still give you the super cool edge on your outfit. For example I prefer to wear a shoe or bag or even scarf the will be more out there and just keep my clothes on the simple side.

Here is an example of how I would spice up a simple black or white T-shirt:

FullSizeRenderThese are just some simple ideas to have fun with and get inspiration from, hope you enjoy them! :)

*My Lovely Students Spiced Up my blazer this week by bedazzling it with sparkly stickers!

Screen Shot 2015-03-22 at 9.29.40 PM As always a song to end my post! Loving Geronimo right now! Sheppard – Geronimo

Hope you are having a lovely Sunday!

-Dani :)

Sometimes Life Feels Just Like a Song…

Home-Im-a-phoenix-in-theI always find myself relating my life to the music I listen to, it is so easy for me to see a part of my life in the lines of a song or even in the mood of the melody. This song is definitely a certain mood I’m in at the moment so I thought it would be nice to save it as a memory because after all a blog is sort of a digital diary of someone’s life and what they felt in that exact moment. ‘Home’ for me has change so many times in my life  that it makes me relate to this song even more, specially now as I live once again in another place that I get to call home though this one is different as it was my decision and not my parents or the circumstances around my life in the moment. ‘Home’ is always going to be for me how my heart feels, the level of happiness I feel inside. The location doesn’t really seem to matter but what always seems to matter most is the people we surround ourselves with in each new place.

Processed with VSCOcam with t1 preset*I took this picture last year & decided to write this on it as it fits with the mood of the songs I listed below.

Songs of the moment:

Gabrielle Aplin – Home

Gabrielle Aplin – Please Don’t Say You Love Me

Tom Odell – Another Love

Matt Corby Brother – Brother

For me is also intriguing to see or read what the artist had to say about the lyrics. Gabrielle explained the lyrics to each of her songs on her English Rain album on a blog post. This is the explanation of Home:

I’ve definitely written about Home before. I had the chorus for about a year before I finished the song. I wrote it when I moved to London two years ago. It’s about realising where home is for you. For me it wasn’t the house I was in but the people I was with.

Inspo Quotes1*Some Images are mine others I collected from Google.

Enjoy Your Sunday,

Dani :)

 

I Lived…

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I just finished balling my eyes out to this amazing video and song… This has been the song of the year for me, I am completely in love with this song actually I have been in love with this song for a long long time now but tonight I watched the video for the first time and just before I watched it I said to myself “Video, please don’t disappoint me.” I said this because I absolutely LOVE when videos actually happen to match or go with the lyrics of the song. Call me OCD but seriously is such a shame to hear a wonderful song and then go watch the video and think WTF did I just watch. A song is already such an emotional thing therefore for me the visual part is significantly as important as the song. But I have to say this video did not disappoint me at all, in fact I love it! Loved it so much I even cried, I cried because seriously me and so many others complain daily for such little ridiculous things but here is someone who really has suffer and is still embracing every minute of his life, that’s inspirational.

I won’t stop complaining just from simply watching this video, complaining is a part of being human but watching something like this just reminds me of how blessed I am, and how much I often take for granted. This year has been super interesting and full of emotions for me maybe this is why this song touches me so much but I just wanted to share with anyone who may be having a bad day or simply just because is a magnificent song and everyone ought to hear it at least once. Thank you Universe for all that I have, all that I have lived, I wouldn’t change anything in my life. Life is beautiful even with is obstacles, as I like to say “Life is not about a Perfect Ending but Perfect Moments that make life worth it.”

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A comment I liked from a Youtuber under this video:

Screen Shot 2014-12-01 at 8.24.13 PMThank you One Republic for creating an spectacular song that really touched me even before watching the video which is just as amazing!

Hope you enjoy it as much as me and that at the end of your life you can say “I LIVED!”

Na Zdravie to New Beginnings!

Drum Roll please!!!! ta ta ta taddadat t ta ta a da tt taaa… I have left the States and I am currently living in Europe, Slovakia to be exact!!!

It has been 31 days since my best friend Loh and I arrived in what is to be our new home for 1 year or perhaps 2! This is the BIG Change I hinted on a previous post, since April of this year Loh told me about the opportunity to work in Slovakia teaching in a private Kindergarten and I figured why not let’s apply! But I have to say the Life is quite funny because I was planning to quit my job and travel to Norway to “find myself” very cliche of me but I felt lost/numb/and lifeless ever since graduating college and Norway seem so breathtakingly beautiful plus I felt in love with the images of this magic new land and even with the language, I was so seriously set on going there that I was learning Norwegian on my own and funny enough I found a man who offer to teach me, such a strange sign that Norway was where I was meant to go. But instead of Norway I ended up in Slovakia, a country that I knew was in Europe but seriously that’s all I knew about it and a country I had never dreamed of visiting. It is quite interesting and peculiar the way life works, I really do believe the some things or maybe everything is already written for us but sometimes we alter what is written if we don’t follow the signs. I really thought all signs were leading me to Norway but I have no idea why end up in Nitra, Slovakia though I do feel very strong about the fact that I am exactly were I am meant to be right now in my life and perhaps one day I will reach Norway but for now I am exactly where I need to be. I am living “my own personal legend” as Paulo Coelho would say in “The Alchemist.”

BTW I recently read “The Alchemist for the first time and I am angry I did not read it earlier on in life but again maybe now is when I needed it most so perhaps it is the perfect timing for me to have read it, and I strongly recommend you to read it if you haven’t already because it is magnificent!

Back to Slovakia and our work… Well so far the program hasn’t been fully organized but I figured this would happen as Europeans just seem more relax about everything and even though I don’t love uncertainty it is refreshing to be in a country where people work to live rather than live to work, that is my favorite thing about all the European countries I have visited that I have noticed.

As for me so far I am beyond happy with my decision to come here even though I have had my little struggles here and there, and I miss my family like crazy I just feel way way happier about my life right at this moment. In USA after graduating college I was feeling quite numbed and now I feel alive again, I feel like blood actually runs through my veins and that is what life is about for me. To feel alive at all times because it is not enough to breathe everyday you got to feel it in your veins.

But enough with the lecture, I will talk through pictures now as I have tons LITERALLY tons!

Bratislava!

Bratislava!

Our cute Hostel in Bratislava!

Our cute Hostel in Bratislava!

The Golden Gates! Haha just kidding this are the gates of The Bratislavský hrad... Hrad means Castle!

The Golden Gates! Haha just kidding this are the gates of The Bratislavský hrad… Hrad means Castle!

 

Walking in Bratis (Bratislava)

Walking in Bratis (Bratislava)

This Cup is just sooo flipping cute!! And Coffee in Europe is just stronger, I LOVE IT!

This Cup is just sooo flipping cute!! And Coffee in Europe is just stronger, I LOVE IT!

Normal Picture of our backyard!

GoPro View of a Foggy Day in our backyard!

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My Bestie Loh, Lee another teacher who lives with us, and Me!

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Pictures don’t do justice to this amazing view.

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A little Beer with Lee and a Shameless Bathroom Selfie before a Night Out!

Food!  1.Bryndzové halušky 2.Tomato Soup 3.My Favorite Grilled Veggies & Mash Potatoes 4. Yummy Salad with Lox on a bread Bowl. 5.Ham, Cheese, Corn & Mushroom Pizza! 6.My Favorite/easiest Dinner... eggs, cucumber, tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, & a pinch of salt!

Food!
1.Bryndzové halušky
2.Tomato Soup
3.My Favorite Grilled Veggies & Mash Potatoes
4. Yummy Salad with Lox on a bread Bowl.
5.Ham, Cheese, Corn & Mushroom Pizza!
6.My Favorite/easiest Dinner… eggs, cucumber, tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, & a pinch of salt!

 

Nature is so mesmerizing!!!

Nature is so mesmerizing!!!

Lovie Longboarding in Zobor

Lovie Longboarding in Zobor

More amazing views & mega selfie with our little Slovak Family! :) <3

More amazing views & mega selfie with our little Slovak Family! :) <3

Girls Night with new Slovensky Friends!

Girls Night with new Slovensky Friends!

Waiting for Romeo hahaha

Waiting for Romeo hahaha

Awwww Nature!

Awwww Nature!

Lovie & Me! So happy & blessed that we get to come in this adventure together!

Lovie & Me! So happy & blessed that we get to come in this adventure together!

Futbal Game, thanks to our Awesome Landlord Vlado who brought us to see the game! :)

Futbal Game, thanks to our Awesome Landlord Vlado who brought us to see the game! :)

Lovie aka my New Model! Waiting for her Romeo hehe

Lovie aka my New Model! Waiting for her Romeo hehe

Just love how stunning these Colors are!

Just love how stunning these Colors are!

Having some Pivo (Beer) alone!  Coffee, just love the coffee here!  Shots of Gold Tequila with Cinamon and Orange, a first for me and they were delish!  A Alcohol Breathalyzer at the Bar, interesting & smart!

Having some Pivo (Beer) alone!
Coffee, just love the coffee here!
Shots of Gold Tequila with Cinamon and Orange, a first for me and they were delish!
A Alcohol Breathalyzer at the Bar, interesting & smart!

I like the street signs in the places I have been in Europe!

I Love Funky Street Signs!

 

Having Lunch with a View

Having Lunch with a View

Na Zdravie!

Na Zdravie!

And lastly the songs of the moment!

ZUZANA SMATANOVÁ A ADAM ĎURICA – MIESTA

*Loving Slovak music, this one is my favorite!

Enrique Iglesias – Bailando (Español) ft. Descemer Bueno, Gente De Zona 

*Love this song & the video was recorded in my home country! :)

Peter Cmorik – Mam pocit I love Peter! Probably my favorite Slovak Singer!

OneRepublic – If I Lose Myself

*This songs, is one of those songs that are just so perfect, just LOVE IT LOVE IT!

Foreigner – ‘I Want To Know What Love Is’

*Hahaha this is song, what can I say, is just funny & perfect! An oldie but Goodie!

Carolina Wallace · Infinity / Wicked game (Mashup cover) 

*One of those songs that simply hypnotizes you!

Hope you are having a Lovely Monday! :)

Over 1 Month…

Blog is been so sooo long… I have to say it has been a mixture of procrastination, lots of things going on, and of course me judging myself extra hard on whatever I put on the blog which makes it harder to just whip up something quickly and hitting the “Publish” button…

But anywho here is a bit of what has been going on:

I quit my job! – It was planned, I didn’t just go Bananas and quit, I had been saving some money just so I could quit, travel a bit, and just simply enjoy myself for a little bit.

One of my Best Friends, Katinka came to visit me from Germany!!! We spend 2 weeks together! I’m so happy she came, and I am so thankful to have a best friend like Katinka in my life! I can’t wait to see her again soon hopefully!!! And at some point I will write a bit about what we did in our 2 weeks of vaca!

After Katinka left, I decided to finally make my way to my country Dominican Republic!!! God, I am so Thankful for my little time in my country! More on that coming next…

Lastly, my little cousin’s graduation from College!!! Gosh I am so PROUD of her!!!! Caro, is more than a little sister to me, I gladly give my life for her without even thinking it, I got so much love for my little rat and to see her graduate from college is just unbelievable! Beyond happy for her accomplishments!!!

It’s been over 1 month, can’t believe how fast time has pass!

The Highlight of the Over 1 Month Hiatus!

The Highlight of the Over 1 Month Hiatus!

Can’t not end this post without a song… so here Vitamin C - Friends Forever – the BEST graduation song EVER!!!

Beijosss! :)

Surround Yourself by Nature

IMG_2303“O mundo precisa de pessoas mais simples e verdadeiras.” – Portuguese

“The world needs more simple and real people.” – English

“El mundo necesita gente más simples y reales.” – Spanish

Quotes from Roberto Shinyashiki.

*I like to take little walks during my lunch break and today I made it my mission to cheer me up by capturing some pictures of nature specially as just last week all trees were completely bare, now look at the magic that has bloomed! Great way to recharge the batteries is to take a little walk whenever possible, it does wonders for the mind.

Remember, Is the Little Things!

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Lilly Ahlberg – Amazing Singer, I definitely have to see her perform live once in this life time!

My Fave: Kiss Me (Cover)  & Riptide (Cover)

Comfy Working Outfits

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When I first started working in an office/extra professional environment I struggled to dress comfortable because I will usually wear button up shirts and blazers, while you will look sharp wearing those things for me it just didn’t seem to work because I was feeling uncomfortable and stiff all the time. So gradually I just started to switch up my button ups for cardigans and comfy sweaters, I still look nice and sharp without sacrificing my comfort.

This is for anyone who is struggling on what is appropriate to wear to a more professional work environment.
My favorite dressy pants are from American Eagle and Walmart so don’t think you have to sacrifice your wallet to look nice at work either. It can be done gradually by shopping for 1 or a few items at a time and then of course just rotate your outfits, there is no need to have tons of clothes to look nice. Most of my cardigans I bought for under $20 so again be creative and look around! Also I’m usually freezing at work all the time so I always bring a large scarf, my favorite right now is a scarf from Zara Men section.
Hope this helps anyone who is looking for what to wear to work! Feel Free to ask me anything if you are interested in more info!
*In case you are wondering, I use a website called Polyvore to make the little style collages like the one in this post and the other Travel Post I did before.
Have a lovely Monday Friends!
Kisses, Dani :)

We Often Seek Dreams that Don’t Belong to Us…

Photo(6)“This is the Answer  to a Question that was asked to the psychiatrist Roberto Shinyashiki in an interview for the magazine “Istoe
Camilo Vannuchi The interviewer asked him:
- Many people have tried to seek dreams that are not theirs?
Shinyashiki replies:
- Society wants to define what is right . There are four Crazy ideas in our Society .
The first is:
- Establish that everyone has to succeed, as if he/she had not individual meanings.
The second is crazy:
- You have to be happy every day.
The third is :
- You have to buy all you can. The result is this absurd consumerism.
Finally , the fourth madness:
- You have to do things the right way. There is no right way. There is no single way to do things.
Goals are interesting/important for success, but not for happiness.
Happiness is not a goal, but a state of mind. Some people say they will not be happy until they get married, while others say they are unhappy precisely because of marriage.
You can be happy eating ice cream , staying at home with family or true friends, taking your children to play or going to the beach or the movies.
When I was newly graduated in São Paulo, working in a hospital for terminally ill patients.
All dying, around nine or ten patients will die everyday. I always tried to talk to them. Most of them will grab the doctor by the shirt and say:
“Doctor,  don’t let me die. I sacrificed my whole life, now I want to enjoy it and be happy.”
I felt a huge pain for doing nothing. There I learned that happiness is made ​​of small things.
Nobody at death says how they regret not having used their money in real estate or stocks but what they do regret is to have waited too long or missed on several opportunities to enjoy life.
‘Having problems in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional.’

My best friend sent me this interview in Portuguese and I was so happy because I was able to understand everything and I think this article should be read by everyone and then perhaps a few of us will understand and see that money does not equal happiness, yes money helps. But way too often we forget that money is material, it banishes, heck money even catches on fire, we spend so much time preoccupied in how much money we need for this and that, that we forget what truly is the meaning of happiness, happiness will never be measured in money if that were the case why do so many people who seem to have it all commit suicide? I hope that who ever reads this is inspired to live the life they wish to live without the restrictions that we see way to often in our society. To appreciate the little things, to stop focusing so much on money, spend more time focusing on enjoying the ones we love and doing the things that make us happy because in the end that’s what really matters or at least that is what those facing death seem to want to tell us.

If you still have your doubts listen to the words of Alan Watts or THIS – Fifty People One ?

Photo(4)Songs to reflect on the topic:

Sam Garrett-Don’t Let Go

Years Around the Sun-Miles Away

Lindsey Stirling – Beyond The Veil – no words but Lindsey is just pure inspiration!

Happy Sunday, wishing everyone a lovely week!

What Kind of Traveler are You?

tumblr_n4n5uvDIer1sp26bho1_500The Rockstar Beauty… Effortless Beauty… or Pain is Beauty Traveler…

I find that I am in between Rockstar & Effortless Beauty Traveler, it definitely doesn’t hurt to look cute when traveling but I more than cute want to be comfortable because traveling can get exhausting and having the attire that works for you is probably the best way to feeling fully comfortable when up on the air, train tracks, for wheels on the open road!

What is Your best way to travel?

Songs of the Day:

Arctic Monkeys – Do You Wanna Know?  &  Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?