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Pilates – Fitness for the body and mind October 18, 2012

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Pilates is a combination of yoga, strength training  and aerobics. It is one of the few exercises that gives a total body workout for the mind body and spirit without the use of weights or props and expensive equipment all you need is discipline. It is an excellent source of losing weight for those who may not be able to do cardio workouts or those who have a busy schedule and prefer to do something at home that isn’t time consuming.
                                BENEFITS
  1. Whole Body Fitness including the Breath and the mind.
  2. Adaptable to many fitness levels and individual needs. There are several levels from beginners to advanced.
  3. Creates strength without bulk,building toned muscles.
  4. Increases flexibility. A body that can stretch and bend to meet the flow of life.
  5. Develops core strength.
  6. Improves posture. People who practice pilates have a beautiful and elegant posture.
  7. Increases energy, gets breath and circulation moving.
  8. Promotes weight loss and long,lean appearance. It is a prime weight loss and body toning tool.
  9. Increases awareness -Body/Mind Connection. Coordination of mind body & spirit
  10. There are many ways to learn Pilates.It  can be practised at home,no fancy equipment, all you need is just comfy clothes and a mat. 
                                   
                                                         See video below for a Pilates core workout.
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Sistah to Sistah “Are men really attracted to women with a bad ass attitude ?”

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Now Ladies I can’t have a blog  without a little relationship advice to put in my two cents worth.

I recently came across an article in Cosmopolitan magazine with a  headline that I found interesting

                                                                        “Why men love Power- Hungry women.” 

The concept is that men today have grown used to seeing women in positions of authority – doctors, lawyers, businesswomen and are not intimidated but instead turned on by those qualities.

Cosmo gives three reasons why:

Give him something to think about

Men like to be kept on their toes, the key is not to control but challenge him

Flaunt your ambition

Know what you want and let him know your plans, be it a promotion or a recent job offer. Men find passion in an Independent spirit and women who make the most of their lives.

Talk Straight

Tell them straight ,don’t frustrate them with interpretations they don’t want to work that hard.

 

So ladies the key to win his heart is through your own personal succeess, work on yourself and everything else will fall in place.

Think of your relationships in the past that may not have worked, maybe he wanted you to be more assertive and in control, taking charge of your life. Men are turned on by powerful women- Neyo sang about it in ‘Ms Independent’ as well as Jaime Foxx’s ‘She’s got her own’.

A woman like that has the power to keep the flame alive just look at Chris Brown and Rihanna, Brad and Angelina, Will and Jada and our own Bunji and Faye Ann.  The proof is in the pudding.

Food for thought ladies….. and guys you too!

 Click on this link to read the entire article.

Let me know if you agree.

 

Iyanla Vanzant- An ordinary woman with an extraordinary life October 17, 2012

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If you’ve never heard the name Iyanla Vanzant before you were probably living in a cave for the last decade.

Vanzant is an amazing storyteller and spiritual guru and no spiritual journey would be complete without at least reading one of her books.

Iyanla’s life has been one full of personal tragedy and struggle, but her strength and courage has brought her triumphantly through her life’s experiences, uncovering her purpose and discovering the power that lies within her soul.

To me Iyanla is a high priestess and her life’s difficulties were blessings in disguise lifting her to the spirit, the highest most powerful self. According to her “Spirit is the keyto everything we do…..I believe my purpose in life is to facilitate the evolution of human consciousness…..as we learn to align our being and thinking with the principles of spirit, we become a divine expression and experience of all that life is meant to be.”   (Deep)

Iyanla is one of ‘all natural trini’s’ sheroes and I could only aspire to reach that level of consciousness. Many are called but few are chosen. I highly recommend her books:

“In the meantime:Finding yourself and the love you want”

“Peace from broken pieces: How to get through what you’re going through”

“One day my soul just opened Up: 40 days and 40 nights toward spiritual strength and personal growth”

“Don’t give it away! :A workbook of self awareness and self – affirmation for young women”

“Acts of faith: Daily Meditations for people of colour”

 

Jill Scott- Living the Golden Life

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When you think of classy , elegant , multitalented and of course naturally beautiful only one name comes to mind and that is Ms. Jill Scott.

Born April 4 1972 , she grew up with her mom and grandmother in Philadelphia. From an early age she already displayed signs of brilliance. At eight months she started talking and was reading by four. (It seems that she always had a lot to say from since then). Always the centre of attention at school, she was described as a little butterfly by her principal and she has been flying ever since.

After performing with groups like ‘The Roots” in the underground circuit, Jill Scott burst onto the scene in 2000 with her debut album ‘Who is Jill Scott?’ which went multiplatinum and the world definitely knew who she was after that. Since then she has a reputation of being a classic thoughtprovoking artist and her music range infuses Jazz,R&B , Spoken word and Hip Hop among other genres to create a disinct style known as neo soul.

Jill Scott wears many hats as a  Grammy winning American poet, actress, singer and songwriter.Some of her hits include:

A long walk

It’s just the way you love me

Blessed

He loves me

and of course Golden

This year Jill turned the big 4 0, and you know what they say…… Life begins at 40 !  so we look forward to many more hits from this phenomenal lady. 

                                            Jill Scott is rockin naturally beautiful with soulful sexiness.

 

Get yuh coconut water October 16, 2012

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Did you know we have one of the best drinks in the world right here in TnT. Nature’s own Coconut water!

Coconut water which is low in carbs,99% fat free and low in sugars has many benefits.

1. Keep body cool and at right temperature

2.Orally hydrates body

3.Replenish body’s fluids after exercising

4.Carry nutrients and oxygen to cells

5.Raise metabolism

6.Promote weight loss

7.Boost immune system

8.Detoxify and fight viruses

9.Cleanse Digestive tract

10.Control diabetes

11.Aid body in fighting viruses

12.Balance PH and reduce cancer

13.Treat kidney and urethral stones

14.Boost poor circulation

All that in one little nut?

I guess no more soft drinks and artificially flavoured juices again

All i  hope is that the coconut vendors don’t raise the price.

 

Toco Getaway

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I always say if you are looking for the perfect place to get away from it all and get in touch with nature you must go Toco. One of my favourite places to visit after Tobago of course, Toco is one of the few beaches in Trinidad that has still maintained its pristine and natural state, not being spoiled by the advances in civilisation.

Having roots in Toco from both my paternal and maternal sides of the family Toco has always had a special place in my heart. I remember as a child looking forward to the ‘Toco drive’. At that time there were literally four car loads but has now dwindled to one. But the feeling hasn’t changed the connection is still there, anytime I want to feel at peace and connect with my inner spirit , Toco is the place.

I have always said that when I die I want my ashes to be spread in the Toco waters such is the spiritual connection I feel.

Maybe it is the spirit of my ancestors!.

However my last trip was tainted when I made the trek to the Toco Lighthouse , while basking in the beauty of the nature  I was disheartened to see rubbish strewn between the rocks around me. Are we humans so caught up in ourselves that we can’t appreciate anything. They want to name the Lighthouse after Keshorn well at least keep it clean nah ! 

Trinidad is a beautiful place people let’s keep it that way! when yuh go to visit the people place leave it how you met it!

Anyway despite all this Toco still sweet too bad and only a place like Toco could produce talent like Keshorn Walcott

‘so next time yuh goin again give yuh gyul a call nah’

 

Chic Shak adventure October 15, 2012

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Chic Shak Jewellry
Photocaption http://www.Chic Shak Lifestyle.com

I remember it like it was yesterday , I stumbled upon an ad online of a local store with locally made accessories. Anyone who knows me knows that I have an obsession with accessories. My weakness gave in to temptation and I made my way to the store on Jerningham Avenue. This was  a few years ago and the store at that time was filled with all types of craft items, accessories, clothing and oils. I was in heaven, the girl behind the desk was helpful and we even chatted for awhile and she took my Email address, I couldn’t make up my mind what to purchase everything was so gorgeous. In the end, I bought a few earrings and a couple bangles which I still have to this day and which I always get complimented on. I am proud to say that to this day I  have never seen anyone else in anything like it. That’s the beauty of specially designed items. I always look forward to getting Email from Chic Shak on their latest designs.

  I want to take this opportunity to congratulate Ms. Lesley Ann Noel founder and lead designer of Chic Shak Lifestyle for promoting and supporting local and ethnic designs,everything is made from natural materials. Ms Noel not only buys and sells clothing and accssories from local designers but she offers marketing advice to them as well.

Chic Shak is also into antique items from around the world from Brazil to Suriname. Check out their blog .

Actually her personal blog is quite interesting also as she has been to many countries in Africa , an opportunity that most of us would die for .

 

 
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