Saturday, June 8, 2013

Is laughing the best medicine?

Well, if you ask me, I would say a big fat YES!!!
And I'm not the only one saying it, mind you. It has been scientifically proven, ladies and gentlemen!
Laughter is good for both your physical and emotional health. It strengthens your immune system, boosts your energy, diminishes pain, and protects you from the damaging effects of stress.

Have you ever noticed how good you felt after a good laugh? Well it's because laughing relaxes your whole body, increases blood flow and triggers the release of endorphins (brain's feel-good chemicals).
In short, just by laughing, you will increase your happiness and general well being.
And best of all, it's free and easy!

So my advice for today: Laugh Out Loud!!!
And, just to help you get a kickstart, I thought I would share one of my favorite Youtube video.

So, what do you think? Is laughing the best medicine?
Thanks for stopping by!
x.o Nat.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Is something better when you have lower expectations?

This week, my husband, 2 friends of ours and I, went to see the Show "Spiderman Turn Off the Dark" on Broadway.
It was the first Broadway show we've ever been to and it was an amazing experience!!
There were some very, very, very good parts and some other parts, well, very-not-so-good. 

But, overall, we had a great time!
To tell you the truth, I don't particularly enjoy musicals and I am not a fan of Spiderman but we got the tickets for free when we went to the taping of "The Talk" a few weeks ago! And, they were great seats too!
So, even if it was not the show we would have chosen to see, we were very thankful for this amazing opportunity.
And, because I was not going there expecting to have "the best time of my life", the show turned out to be even better than expected.  

I always say, if you hear about how good a movie, a book, a show, or a place is, you end up having greater expectations and therefor have better chances to be disappointed when you see/read/visit it yourself. However, if you go somewhere or read/see something thinking that it's not gonna be very good, you often end up enjoying it even more because it was so much better than what you were expecting...  
Does it make sense? Or maybe it's just me :)

So, what do you think? Is something better when you have lower expectations? 

Thanks for stopping by!

SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK (Broadway) - Highlights


And a link to my FAVORITE song... Gives me chills every single time I hear it!!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Is late ever { too } late?

I'm back!!!

Ok, it took a while but I have finally decided to give this blog another try... But without any pressure whatsoever.
I just have to remember that I'm doing this FOR ME and that it's supposed to be fun!

 So here we go again!

I have already been working on it for a couple of days and I made some small changes in the design. I've also learned how to add my instagram pictures and the Bloglovin button to make it easier for my (future) readers to follow my blog. Oh! And I've also learned how to add tabs! Yay to me!!
It's taking some a lot of time and patience, plus my brain is getting a serious gymnastic, but it's so well worth the effort! Every baby step in my blogging adventure is a little victory and brings me pride and happiness. So why not keep up what it? Right?

Have you recently gotten back to something you had gave up on?
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Is it worth blogging about?

After 10 days of intense debating with myself about what to blog about next, I realized that I had just wasted those days thinking and wondering instead of creating more and sharing. 
And that, my friends, iz-No-good!
I easily convince myself that anything I create is just "no big deal" because it has already been seen thousands of times all over the webosphere. And, of course, I don't think it's worth blogging about... That's how I end up not blogging for 10 days! :(

Today I'm back and I decided that, from now on, I would blog about something, even if I think it's "no big deal"!
I'm even challenging myself to start posting on my blog every single day starting from today! And I hope my 3 beloved readers out there won't get fed up too soon...

So, for today's post, I thought I would show you one little thing I made this week-end. 
Yes, you probably have already seen it in every color and every size, but this one is mine and I'm super proud of it!

paper napkin flower (medium size)

It's the first paper napkin flower of that size that I actually succesfuly managed to not destroy by trying to "fix it".
Because that's what I do... 
I always see something that is quite not perfect, so I try to fix it. Then, the rest doesn't match anymore so I try to fix one more thing, and one more, and one more.... until there is nothing to fix anymore because I've completely lost it and the whole thing got destroyed (usually with some desperate yelling involved).

So, that's one little thing I made this week-end! Come back tomorrow to see more! :)

Do you ever wonder if the things you make are worth blogging about?
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, February 3, 2012

is red in your { heart } ?

Today is  National Wear Red Day  to support  the fight against heart disease in women.

I just thought it was the perfect day for me to play practice my skills in one of my latest addiction: creating moodboards on Olioboard
I have already spent quite some time on their website in the last couple of months looking for inspiration, but this is my very first moodboard 

very simple but I'm kinda proud ;)
One more little victory to my list! Yay!!!
{ victory dance }

Are you doing anything special today?
Thanks for stopping by!

Pin It

Is it gonna get easier?

After the excitement of publishing my first blog Post 3 days ago, I got bummed...  And I pouted...
and it was not pretty!!!  


Ha!Ha! See what I mean? 
(yes, I have been perfecting my pouting face for quite a number of years...)
Anyway, somehow I thought that the first Post on my blog would be the hardest one to publish and I really believed that, from there, everything will just flow. 
Yeah, right! It's not quite like that...
For those of you who don't know me, let me introduce you to one of my favorite phrases:
                                                   "I want it now".
I tend to expect immediate greatness for everything I start. And, OF COURSE, it never works out like that!
The result? A long list of unachieved goals, unfinished projects, unfulfilled dreams,etc...etc...
An example? In my early 20's I decided that I wanted to play tennis. Lucky me, a friend of mine agreed to give me some lessons. I was so excited!!!
I immediately went to buy a brand new, shiny tennis racquet  and went for my 1st lesson. 
The whole thing lasted 20 minutes. Lot's of huffing, puffing, cursing and complaining...  And I never touched the shiny racquet again.

That's only 1 example and I've got so many similar stories that I could start Blogging just about that particular subject.
But, let's get back to my actual blog...
I have been reading and learning a lot about Blogging secrets, mysteries and how to's. Surprisingly enough, even after 3 days of:

   "Why is it not working? I'm following the exact steps!!!... Plugins? ... Labels? ... HTML what??? Urghhhh!!!!!!" 

Well, even after all that, I still think I can do it! And I even realized that I am actually really enjoying this! 
Who knew? Huh? :)
So, from now on, instead of looking at what I cannot accomplish, I'm gonna try to focus on my little daily victories... And so far,in the last 2 days, I learned how to: 
   - link a page
   - add the { Pin it }and { Olioboard } buttons at the end of my post.
The Facebook thingy is giving me trouble so I still have to work on it...
I have a small list of things I really would like to set-up by the end of the day. So wish me luck!!!

What about you? Have you started something new lately?  I would love to hear about it :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

is this thing on??

Hi! and welcome to my blog!
First, I would like to introduce you to my brain and share with you exactly what is going on inside it right now:
   "ok.... breeeeathe!!!!!!  ....Oh my God, I'm so nervous, it's ridiculous...........     But..... It's not like anybody is ever gonna read this....... right?....... ( deep sigh ), It's just that........... I have been dreaming about starting my own blog for more than 3 years now!!........ And today is THE day!!! Yep! That's it! Any minute now I'm gonna press that "Publish" button and it will officially make me a blogger... Woop! Woop!
Yep! Annnnnnnny minute now.......... ( deep sigh )
Yep! Today is the day I'm gonna stop listening to my fears.... and I'm finally gonna let go of all the "what ifs..." cluttering my mind.
Yep! Annnnnnnnnnnnny minute now... (very deep sigh).
But, what if nobody likes my blog? what if nobody follows it? or subscribes? what if I'm terrible at it? and what if I cannot keep up with it? what if I make a mistake? what if my English is not good enough? what if I receive mean comments? what if...? what if?..."

Well, I guess I will never know unless I try, huh? 
So, that's it! On this beautiful and sunny last day of January 2012, I officially declare my blog "One intention at a time" open for my friends and family the World to see!

Welcome aboard!

We are in this together so why don't you tell me what you think?  How long did YOU wait to take the leap? Or maybe you are still waiting?

Thanks for stopping by!