Thursday, July 10, 2008

Are you getting enough sleep?

After working on tight deadlines I like to take the time to catch up on my sleep. Make sure you are getting eight to ten hours of sleep a day, to make sure your brain is functioning right. Too much stress and worries are robbing people of sleep.
So many people end up with a sleep debt, which is not healthy. When the body is too stressed out, it can get ill easily.
Get enough sleep, so you can live long and enjoy all your achievements! Lack of sleep can create a lot of stress and illness in your body. And it can shorten your life span.
By getting enough sleep, you can recharge your energies, nourish your brain and feel energized to start a brand new and exciting day!

Before you go to sleep, an hour before, take a delicious shower or bubble bath, with your
favorite shower gels, music and candles! Get a bath gift basket, filled with all those goodies!
It is a great way to relax! Take half an hour to one hour just for yourself!
Spoil yourself after a busy and stressful day! You deserve it! Do this every day or at least once a month! Remember to spoil yourself, treat yourself with love, after working hard to take care of others! Remember to spend as much time taking care of others, and also, taking care of yourself! It is very important to love yourself and treat yourself well too, so you don't end up drained! You deserve to spoil yourself once in a while too!
Put your favorite music on! Buy some relaxing music cds...instrumental music, jazz or waltzes, relaxing music.

After the bath, spoil yourself! Massage the body!
Put your favorite lotion on, all over your body. Try vainilla or rose scented lotions. They are my favorite! make sure you moisturize every inch of your body!
Notice how you feel when you wake up! Your skin will feel oh so silky smooth! And you will smell great too!
Feeling this good will help you start a brand new day more happy! Smiling and stress free!

Make sure you turn appliances, radios, tv off, before you go to sleep. Or better yet, unplug them so you don't get the EMF waves going all over your bedroom. They can disrrupt your sleep. Keep the cell phone turned off or out of your bedroom. Radiation is not healthy for the human body.
Make sure you don't have any distractions so you can get 8 to 10 hours of good sleep.
Let go of all worries, anger, stress that you accumulated during the day, erase them from your mind, before you go to sleep.

Try sleeping on satin sheets or velvet covers. They feel great on silky smooth skin!

And keep a dream journal and a pen by your bed. You might get some amazing dreams while you are getting some good sleep! You can have lucid dreams, or some vivid and amazing dreams.
Make sure you write the dreams down as soon as you wake up, so you don't forget them. You can always try to interpret them later.
Lately I been dreaming in vivid color. And some of my beautiful dreams turned out to be some of my new wonderful paintings! And some ideas for wild characters, I get them from dreams as well.
You will be amazed at the symbolism you get in dreans. I love looking at dream dictionaries to help me find the meanings of the dreams I had.

Try getting some good sleep for thirty days, journal it in a diary, write down how you feel, are you improving your life? Are you feeling more relaxed?
Some people swear that they can get solutions to their problems by getting good sleep. Sometimes the solutions will appear in the dream itself. So why not try it?
Wake up refreshed, energized and have a good breakfast. And some freshly made fruit juice. And start your day refreshed and energized! You deserve it! :) Wishing you health, blessings and prosperity!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Why juicing is good for you!

I always love to make and drink my own fresh fruit juices everyday, because they are refreshing, tasty, nutritious and so good for you! I cannot start my day without a great glass of freshly made juice!

Why do I love fresh fruit juices?

1)They are so tasty! refreshing! Every different type of fruit has a different and delightful taste! You must try tasting these juices! They are way better than any type of canned or bottled juice out there, even better than sodas! Plus you don't get the high fructose corn syrup, preservatives or artificial colorants that you get from processed bottled juices. Fresh juices are great for your children and the entire family.

2)Freshly made fruit juices are very nutritious and good for you! Full of enzymes and vitamins and nutrients that help strengthen your immune system and stay healthy. They make your skin and hair look good and the body feel great! Watch how energized you will feel after drinking a glass of freshly made fruit juices. Do something great for yourself, and start juicing! What I mean by freshly made fruit juices is that you blend it or extract the juice out of the fruit when you want to drink it. This way you get all the fresh vitamins and nutrients from the fruits, and absorbing them into your body.

3)They are very quick to make! Faster than cooking a meal!
You can use a blender to blend fresh fruit chunks with milk and ice for a quick smoothie, or extract the juice out of fruits and vegetables with a juicer, like the Jack Lalanne one. I have been using one of them for a few years, and I love it! You won't believe how delicious the juices taste! I mix fruits and vegetables. One glass keeps me energized the whole day! It takes me about five minutes or so to make a batch of juice. Quicker than cooking a meal!
Make sure you pick the freshest fruits for juicing. Even better if you can pick them off the tree in your backyard. If not, get the fruits at the supermarket.

4) juices are easier and faster to absorb by the body than solid foods. It is a quick way to nourish the body!

There are so many different fruits and so many different tastes! Go out there and try them all!
I recently found out that Goya carries frozen tropical fruit pulp, in the freezer section of your ethnic grocery stores. I love buying them because they have no sugar added, and you can make delicious juices, slushies and smoothies with them! My favorite are the pink guava and passion fruit pulp. You can even use them to make some delicious cocktails too!

Try making a pink guava smoothie: mix a bag of the pink guava pulp with 1 cup milk, add sugar or honey or stevia to taste, ice cubes and blend it in a blender until smooth. Pour into a glass and enjoy!
If you can find fresh guavas, use them, cut into pieces, instead of the frozen pulp, but remember to strain the seeds out after blending, before drinking it. The taste is unbelievably delicious!

Try to get into the habit of drinking at least a glass of fresh juice (not bottled or processed) everyday. And watch how your body feels after thirty days! Start nourishing your body with good fruit juices. So you can live long, prosper and enjoy all the great successes in your life! Cheers to your good health! :)

~Elisa :)

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Happy earth day!

Hi everyone!

Just wishing everyone a happy earth day. I am also doing my part, by saving energy and recycling and reusing paper. I don't like to waste paper, so I am very careful at reusing and saving paper for my drawing projects, so I don't throw away good paper. I like recycling paper that I used for sketches.
I am sharing a photo with all of you, of my peach tree in full bloom, in my gaeden.
I was also doing some research on green auras today, since I have been very attracted to the color green lately. I have been wearing green clothes too. Apple green looks great on me. :)
From what I researched, the color green symbolizes balance, harmony and peace. That is how I am feeling at the moment. The color green shows us that if we let our feelings and emotions out, we can achieve balance and harmony. If we bottle our feelings inside, we will just create problems in our life. Bottled emotional energy will be stuck in our bodies, turn negative and deplete us of our life energy. I love seeing all the greens in my garden and the beautiful blooming flowers. It always brings me a lot of peace and relaxation. It also helps bring out my creativity and gives me ideas for my next projects. I always love to draw flowers in many of the paintings I create. I love painting flowers, and also, I love drawing roses the most.
My creative side is having fun today. To add to the going green theme, besides wearing green today, I am having green tea and cooking green foods, such as salads and stir frys. I am also going to do a painting in soothing greens later.
My green drink recipe of the day:

Iced green milk tea

Mix freshly brewed green tea with sugar or honey to taste.Pour into a tall glass with ice cubes, filling it half ways. Top with half and half or milk. Stir and enjoy. :)

I have been painting by candlelight lately. It saves on energy and also adds a distinctive touch to my watercolored paintings. This is going to be fun. An idea to draw a green tailed mermaid has just popped into my head. Off to the drawing board I go! I will see you all later!
~Elisa :)

Saturday, April 19, 2008

The Law of Attraction according to Sofi

After listening to (they were talking about the law of attraction for years before it became wildly popular) I learned so much more about it, and I love this philosophy! This is what I understand and learned from it so far:

1) what you think of, you attract into your life. you ask of the universe for what you want, and the universe gives it to you. The universe listens to our emotions, the feelings attached to our wants. So when we ask for what we want, we must really feel it and ask for it with intention! And the universe gives us what we want. You must be specific though, about what you want, don't be vague, so the universe can get it for you.

2) Be aware of your emotions, positive or negative. Pay attention to what you think about. If you think negative thoughts, you will attract to you negative people and experiences into your life. But if you think positive thoughts, you will attract positive people and positive experiences into your life. It really is as simple as: like attracts like.

3) You are always creating and recreating your reality every minute of your life with your choices. Know that you have free will and free choice. You have the power to change your life by the choices you make. It is very important to take action, to achieve what you want. You must choose it.

4) Always thank the universe for everything you have and all the exciting and amazing experiences you are having. Give thanks and ask for more. And more will be given to you. Count all of your blessings and ask for more! Be thankful for everything you have, your friends, your family, your life, your health, the exciting things that happen in your life everyday, and be thankful to the universe for what it keeps giving you!

I also love writing in a gratitude journal. I give thanks for every exciting experience I have everyday. Sometimes the universe likes to send you a surprise or two. Learn to see them! They can bring a smile to your face and make your day!

5) besides being thankful, give back to your community. Pass it on. Share a little of your good luck with those who need it. It doesn't always have to be giving money, but things that you don't need or have too much of, your time, share your knowledge, share a smile, being a friend, being supportive of others, etc. It feels so good to give and share, and at the same time, you are creating more abundance and joy in your life and in the live of others. :) Know that you are helping make the world a little better for everyone each time you share.

6) Stay positive. Think positive thoughts. Try not to think of negative thoughts, change them into positive affirmations! This will help attract more prosperity into your life! Start loving yourself more! Increase your self esteem! Feel blessed and thankful for every blessing that has come your way!

Stay positive, ask for what you want, and watch it manifest in your life. Keep your energy positive, for the positive vibrations are sent to the universe, and the universe goes and gets you what you want. What you think about yourself, that is how others perceive you as. If you think you are confident, others will see you as confident. If you see yourself as not good enough, people will see you as that too!
but you first must let go of all your emotional baggage! Clear all the negative emotions you have from your past. And take action towards your goals and keep focused on what you truly want. Focus on more positive stuff! Try some emotional healing, and watch how fast you can manifest great things into your life.

Feel the joy. Feel the prosperity around you. Keep this wonderful cycle going. Observe that you start attracting more positive people and great situations into your life. Try to stay positive as much as you can. Change any negative thought into a positive affirmation. Start noticing how you start attracting more friends, people, and circumstances into your life that are like you, and think the same way you are thinking! It started happening for me already. I hope it starts happening for you too! Enjoy it! :)

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Why you must stay away from negative people

The idea for this article came up after chatting with a very close friend, who for years was hanging out with negative friends. They almost destroyed her life. I was able to talk to her to help her move into the right direction.

1) Negative people. They can be your coworkers or friends. Even relatives. Negative people will alaways talk you down. They will criticize you and judge you, no matter if what you did was right or wrong. Don't believe everything they say. The more you hear their comments, the sooner you will end up believing them. Know that everything they say is not true. They are just their judgements.

2) They don't want you to improve and change your life. They want you to stay at their lower level, and they will try anything to keep you in the lower level. Call it sabotage, manipulation, even abuse. Please learn to see the signs and get out of these toxic relationships as soon as possible. They will make you feel guilty, angered, sad, not worthy, etc.

3) They will get you involved in their drama, and get you to waste your time focusing on their problems. Don't waste your time with negative people like that! Time is too short to be wasted by people like that. Think of your precious time. Use your important time to achieve your dreams and goals!

4)Do you feel the same way? I feel tired, as if my energy was drained after hanging out with negative people. Learn to say 'no' and find any excuse to get away from them as soon as possible. Don't spend too much time talking to them. They are like energy vampires. Protect your positive energy, and find like minded people to hang out with! Find people who enjoy the same hobbies you do, and think the same way you do. I love hanging out near positive people. They accept me the way I am, we can laugh and be happy all together without the need to be criticized, or be talked down to. Life is so much more fun and amazing when you are surrounded by positive, like minded friends. What I found out is, you feel energized, after hanging out with positive people.

5) Save yourself the drama, arguments and confrontations that come up when hanging out with negative people. Why not live a stress free life, away from all the negativity?

When you surround yourself with like minded, positive people. you can achieve so much more, have more fun and even enrich your life. They can also help increase your self esteem and self confidence.
Please recognize the negative people in your life. Avoid them, don't talk to them. If you truly want to live a successful life, avoid them at all costs. Stay positive, think positive and surround yourself with positive and smiling people. Watch how your life starts changing and you start attracting better things into your life.