Thursday, April 14, 2016

Three Life Optimization Techniques that Can Make You Healthier and Happier

The following is a sponsored guest post from renovationexperts.com via LinkVehicle.com. The opinions reviewed are not necessarily the same as my own. This post contains affiliate links.

 If you've recently become dissatisfied with your life, it's time to implement behavioral changes that can get you on the road to profound health and happiness. While there are many strategies you can utilize to make it happen, you may find the following wellness techniques particularly efficacious:

1. Optimize Your Private Living Space.

Your private living space plays a profound role in shaping your mood, and this is why optimizing your home is infinitely important. Luckily, there are a million ways to get your residential property in excellent condition. Whether you want to focus on functionality or aesthetic appeal, you can get the process started by locating a top notch renovation contractor in your local region. You can get estimates now by visiting www.renovationexperts.com. Another option available to you is hiring an interior designer.

2. Enhance Your Diet.

Another life optimization strategy you should definitely deploy is diet enhancement. This strategy is a wonderful way to boost immunity, improve metabolism, stabilize mood, fight disease, and improve digestion and elimination. These are just a few of the numerous health benefits that you can obtain from eating well, so get the process started now. You can begin by keeping a food journal to get a better understanding of exactly what you're eating each day. You can use online resources such as www.cronometer.com to accomplish this objective. It may also be a good idea for you to have a professional nutritionist or health coach put together a meal plan on your behalf if you lack basic knowledge about nutrition.

3. Start Meditating.

One final technique you can deploy to improve the quality of your life is meditation. In today's world, many people lead a fast-paced life that entails ongoing stress. If this stress is never countered, it can make one susceptible to a wide range of diseases and weight gain. Thus to keep yourself calm and promote mental health, tap into the power of meditation. There are several ways to get started, such as by quietly repeating a positive mantra inside your head. Some examples include "I love myself," "What a wonderful world," and "I am free."

Conclusion

If you're serious about leading an extraordinary life, you need to get serious about behavioral change. By utilizing the wellness techniques outlined for you above, you'll likely find that your life becomes the exciting, excellent entity you always wanted it to be!


 

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Friday, April 8, 2016

'Bridal Veil Falls, Yosemite' by Albert Bierstadt

I received the following products in exchange for an honest review. The opinions expressed are 100 percent my own. 

2016 had a less-than-ideal start for me, hence the reason that I haven't posted an update since the end of January. On the night of my previous post, my father died unexpectedly. With all the hardships that I've experienced in my life, I have never known a pain like this. Little by little, I'm picking up the pieces. 

When FramedArt.com asked me to review a piece framed traditional decor, I welcomed the opportunity. I moved into a new home toward the end of 2015 and need some pieces to liven up the walls, which mostly stand bear.

This is what I chose: 


bridal veil falls
Bridal Veil Falls, Yosemite in my dining room
  
A closer look at the painting that I received. Do you see the deer?

The painting is Bridal Veil Falls, Yosemite by Albert Bierstadt, one of the best North American landscape painters. Bierstadt is known for his glorious, luminous landscapes of the American West. He participated in journeys related to the American Westward Expansion the was one of the first to capture iconic western landscapes. His paintings of Yosemite in the early 1870s helped convince Congress to pass the Yellowstone Park Bill in 1872, making it the first national park in the world. Congress even purchased one of Bierstadt's paintings. Unlike Van Gogh, Bierstadt enjoyed the popularity of his works during his lifetime. 

Here are some other paintings by Bierstadt:

Rocky Mountain Landscape; Source: Wikipedia

Among the Sierra Nevada, California; Source: Wikipedia

The painting that I selected has "Museum Quality Glass." This means the glass has a protective coating that blocks up to 99 percent of ultraviolet (UV) rays, which would otherwise fade the print with time. Choosing this type of glass adds to the framed art's expense, but it ensures that it will look great for a longer period. The frame and mat give the print a touch of elegance that complement the hand-finished details in my dining room. All in all, I'm happy with the product that I received.


I received the products mentioned in exchange for an unbiased review.

Friday, January 22, 2016

How to Use a Tibetan Singing Bowl

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Learn how to use a Tibetan singing bowl


I recently received a Tibetan singing bowl from Geshe's Dharma to test and review. At first, I didn't know how to use a Tibetan singing bowl, but I figured it out after half a day of trial and error.

In this video, you'll see the singing bowl that I received and will learn how to use it.












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Thursday, January 7, 2016

Copper Mugs are Cool

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When guests come to my house and they help themselves to any beverage, they bypass all the fancy glassware that I own. Instead, they reach for my copper mugs. Why? They tell me, "It just looks so cool." They're right. Copper mugs are cool. In addition to looking great, they're great at keeping drinks cold.

Inspired Basics gave one of their hammered copper mugs to review. Check it out:


While you can use any type of cold beverage in a copper mug, these are popular for Moscow mules. Check out this recipe.





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Monday, January 4, 2016

New Year's Resolution: Learn to Dance


I received the following products in exchange for an honest review. The opinions expressed are 100 percent my own. This post contains affiliate links.

I spent most of 2015 in a cast with a broken foot. While this sucked, I was fortunate enough to not need surgery. This year, I'm getting on my feet and learning how to dance. I already know basic salsa and merengue, but I'm not that good at them. I'm that person on the dance floor who just goes with the rhythm ...or tries to.

DanceCrazy recently let me try its Ballroom Dance Mastery System and Dance Lessons Starter Kit -- Swing Dancing, Salsa Classes, Merengue & Bachata videos. Check out my video review:




What is your New Year's resolution?



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