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Archive for the month “January, 2014”

Cappuccino and homemade apple pie generate profound ideas

Today is such a beautiful day here in Greece. It is sunny and quite warm, like 16 Celsius degrees. So, I was sitting in my kitchen drinking hot cappuccino in a big Christmas cup (yes I like Christmas things even when it’s not Christmas) and eating my mom’s homemade, sweet apple pie while, I was thinking about my creative projects, that I so long wanna complete, but I was never starting, or abandoning very soon, for various reasons.

Yesterday, as you can see, I posted a visual quote, declaring that I’m gonna create something beautiful really soon, like today, and hoping to inspire others to follow me on this creative journey. I’ve been a lost soul for quite a long time now and finally I’m coming to terms with understanding myself and my needs, which is a huuuge fact that leads to my happiness. What is more, I consider myself  a restless soul and I’m always on the hunt for how I can set myself free from all the negative thoughts and disappointments of the past and focus on the positivity of the moment.

While I was browsing the internet last week I found the amazing life coach Vanessa Laven (go check her blog, she’s awesome) and we soon set a Skype date. After my first life coaching session with her I got back on track on chasing my dream to be a profound writer! -Yes, she’s that good!

So, I took the brave decision to start writing the book I wanna write and I wanted to share it with you. Since lately this idea is dancing in my head, but due to self-sabotaging of “not being good enough” and “who is gonna be interested enough to read it”, I put on my brave face and my fingers on the keyboard and started typing the title and the sub-title, which are not yet to be revealed -you’ll have to check on my latter posts!

I’d like to hear from you.  What is your creative project that you were postponing, but you ‘re finally ready to start?

Radical Quote #12

Happiness Quote #12

From my Pinterest

Radical Quote #11

We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantlly disguised as insoluble problems.

Quoted by John W. Gardner

Illustration by Gavin Aung Than & Hellen Keller

Illustration by Gavin Aung Than & Hellen Keller


Radical Quote #10

All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault you find with another, and regardless of how much you blame them, it will not change you. The only thing blame does is to keep the focus off you when you are looking for external reasons to explain your unhappiness or frustration. You may succeed in making anothers feel guilty about something by blaming them, but you won’t succeed in changing whatever it is about you that is making you unhappy.

Quoted by Wayne Dyer.

Radical Quote #9

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Make Every Man Want You: How to Be So Irresistible You’ll Barely Keep from Dating Yourself! – A Book Review

I have to say that this book, written by Marie Forleo and translated in 13 languages so far,  has a really catchy title. Even though I knew from the beginning that it was gonna be a book about self-improvement and not about some strategy to attract a romantic partner, I was curious about its content, because Marie seems like a prestigious life and business coach and I watch her You Tube videos on Marie TV, where she provides advice in a funny and inspiring way. At first look it seems to give away a secret recipe for ultimate irresistibility. And truth to be told it does, in some way. Even though I don’t believe in ready-made recipes that you blindly follow in order to achieve your goals, I do believe in understanding yourself and know what you want and how you can be a complete, grown-up human being. That is actually what makes you charming.

Although there may be some dark moments in each one of us, like moments of self-doubt, self-pity or disappointment, we have to put ourselves together and try to find our inner happiness. I found this book to be consulting in this way. In my opinion, it ‘s a pleasant guide that provides the basic information on how to be an adult. It also provides some answers to questions about how one can manage their relationships to function better. Therefore, since you can’t control or change the other person, all you have to do is work with yourself. But it’s pretty basic stuff, that you can probably find on your own, if you spend some time wondering and observing yourself and the people around you, keeping notes on what went wrong, what worked  and what could have gone better.

In all, I recommend this book for young adults, boys and girls, despite the fact that it’s been targeted to women of every age. It is suitable for people who want to have a better perception about how relationships work and how you can be true and committed to your own values, not letting yourself get lost in a relationship and communicate better with your partner. Reading it has been fun and enjoyable and it’s pretty short. Barely 200 pages. Take care until next time and keep reading!


Radical Quote #8


Radical Quote #7

My happiness is my responsibility and no one else’s.

Radical Quote #6

Happiness Quote #6

I want this for my house!

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