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terça-feira, 25 de outubro de 2016

Make a plan

I think it's very important to have a plan in our life. I would not say that we need to plan every single move, but at least have a goal and a plan for it. 


Know exactly what you want to do in life

I'm sure you know that you want to be successful; even if you don't know exactly what you want to do till you get there. You may want to be a fashion designer with your own fashion show and collection, or an amazing artist with your own gallery, maybe a great writer publishing great books, or even an excellent Chef with your own restaurant. But do you already know what you want to be? 

Make a plan

Don't forget to write everything down and start thinking as you already have that business/job. It's a store that you want? Write the name of the place, how many employees you want to collaborate with you, where you want to have the store, how much money you will need, what's gonna be your first collection, how you gonna make the clothes, how it's gonna be the decoration, what events you should do to promote. You can write everything you want. 


Now the real stuff

What do you need to start saving money for your project? You also need to think how much time you will need it, what you can do, which jobs you can find. Maybe it's better 2 part time jobs than one full time, you can do some extra jobs as babysitting, cleaning someone cars, taking your neighbor's dogs out, teaching math/english/french or whatever to someone . Think an amount of money that you can do during this jobs.

After all I think you can start doing some progress! I mean, everyone can. It's just a question of focus in what you really want. Trust me, it's not easy, but everyone can if they really want! Just make a plan. 


segunda-feira, 24 de outubro de 2016

Trend alert!


The new sneakers by Gucci plenty of color and imagination; square high heels and clear shoes. Like or still not in love with them? For me Gucci has the best sneakers ever! Love the collection!

domingo, 23 de outubro de 2016

Nature

There's nothing like having some green reflected in our eyes. I truly love to see flowers, plants... It's like finding peace. 

Here's some pictures taken by me in Dubai, in Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa




terça-feira, 13 de setembro de 2016

It's all about inspiration

The second interview it's about one person that really inspires me. We met in Dubai, about 2 years ago, and I just remembered that she could be the perfect person to be here, on the blog. I hope you enjoy the interview as much as I did. 






For the people that doesn’t know you, you’re such an inspiration… From where do you bring all the positivity that you have? 
Experience. I believe that our life experiences are based on our mindsets. The quote "change your mind, change your life" comes to mind. I was in a space where my mindset was stuck in the past, filled with worry self-doubt, stress, and so many other things. The moment I began being more positive the better my life became. The more I extended love the more I received, and the better I felt internally. Don't get me wrong, I still feel all the other range of emotions just like any other human being, but I've learned to process them differently. Also my spirituality has become the forefront of my life and with it has come even more joy. Meditation and reiki have had a huge influence as well, between the mixture of these things couples with daily acts of self-love positivity has just become natural to me. 

You’ve have been working a long time in a different job… Usually at night places. Actually we met there, in Dubai.  Could you explain what have you done to become a reiki healer? What moved you to do that? 
It happened very organically. I've always had a caring nature and I knew I wanted to do somethings with my life that I was truly passionate about. I didn't want to just have a job. I desired purpose. For so long I had been living my life based on fear, doubt and my own self-limitations and I was beginning to wake out of that way of existing. It wasn't working for me anymore. I simply began making choices that were more in alignment with how I felt without the need for approval or explanation. As I started to live that way life became more fluid and steps would reveal themselves in their own time. One day I saw an old friend who invited me to a local reiki circle here in Miami led my Melissa Aluna Solano. Reiki was something that had come up for me multiple times in the past and I had recently decided It was something I wanted to pursue. I took that invite as a sign that it was the right choice. I attended the reiki circle and had a beautiful heart felt experience; I went to Melissa afterwards and asked her if she would be my guide. Within a week I had my first attunement and began the process of self-healing. That was over a year ago. Since then I have 2 reiki certifications and I am currently pursing my Mastery. I am the resident Reiki practitioner for "Love Life Wellness Center" one of the top centers in the city of Miami, I work in collaboration with multiple organizations providing reiki service for events throughout South Florida, and I have incredible clients who remind me every day just how blessed I am to do what I love. 

You do reiki sessions, in Miami, right? What’s is that sessions about? What can you change in people’s life? 
We all have 7 main chakra systems that govern our bodies on the physical, mental, and emotional levels; think of your chakras as batteries and when they are fully charged we are vibrant healthy beings, and when they are depleted or low we loose our vibrancy, and sickness can begin to take place. Reiki is the transference of Universal Life Force energy and is like putting your body on charge, restoring vitality while also promoting other wonderful benefits such as: stress and fatigue relief, detoxification, physical relief of chronic pain as well as the ability to unlock suppressed feelings while promoting a peaceful and more positive outlook just to name a few! Everyone's experience is different as Reiki energy responds to what is needed by the individual. I love using a pendulum to read the chakras and my clients enjoy it too so I always make sure to have it! 

Knowing you, makes me believe that you have interesting stories about some sessions, some inspiring stories. There’s any story that you can share with us? 
For me, anytime I have a client that has chosen to take a deeper look into themselves with a readiness to heal is always inspiring. We have been taught to cover up our true feelings, we pretend we don't care about the things that actually hurt us convincing ourselves that they don't matter, we bury those feelings, leaving them unresolved and unhealed. But they don't go away, they sit and create imbalances until we face them and that's not always easy. I myself found the process incredibly challenging and at times I still do, but I do the work and extend compassion to myself through the process and I encourage my clients to do the same. One client in particular, Jamie Bendola, a cancer survivor and founder of non-profit The Anti Cancer Collective has made a radical overhaul of her life since starting Reiki with me and it's been amazing to witness. Her story is truly inspiring and she shares it more in detail on my website www.thesoulfulscoop.com . 

What is your law for living? 
Theres anything that you believe so much, that always became true? Follow your heart. Life is too short to settle for a life that doesn't bring you fulfillment. I did both ends of the spectrum and I'll tell you that following my heart has given me the biggest challenges, hard learned lessons, and my own taste of "failure" & has been the best decision I have ever made . By following my heart, listening to my intuition, and abandoning the need for approval I've gained a new perspective of life and a sense of purpose. Whatever it is that's in your heart to do was put there for a reason, honor that. I believe that we are blessed with the ability to create beautiful lives for ourselves and my life's unfoldment has been proof of that. 

What’s your plans for now? 
I recently launched my Conscious Lifestyle Brand "THE SOULFUL SCOOP" it's geared towards highlighting individuals who are redefining the meaning of success by following their true passions, and covers topics on self-love, wellness, spirituality, etc. I've gotten such a wonderful response from it already so I'm nurturing and building the brand. I'm also in collaboration with "Bosses TV" and will begin hosting my own CrowdCast Webinar covering topics similar to THE SOULFUL SCOOP. The first segment covers Feng Shui! These two projects along with focusing on my Mastery are my main focal points currently.

 For the people that may feel a little bit lost, do you have anything to say to them?
Well as someone who experienced those same feelings for so long I can gently remind you that you're so much more than what you realize. No matter where you are in life know that you have the power within you to create a better reality of you believe. Have courage and be compassionate with yourself; by showing yourself compassion the way you would a friend you can begin to have a better relationship with yourself which is the foundation of everything in your life. Where people can find you to have an appointment with you? You can schedule sessions with me at www.thesoulfulscoop.com!

segunda-feira, 12 de setembro de 2016

Miquela

She's over 80k followers on Instagram and she's making a lot of success because everyone is divided by ''real and fake''. Actually, everyone (must of) knows that she's only a creation from some artist. But what we actually think is that maybe could be someone behind the fiction. Maybe it's a model that is represented by some artist, just because all the details, all the perfection, looks almost real! But what I know is that this piece of art is also a great marketing strategy! 

What do you think about it?



sábado, 10 de setembro de 2016

Giulia Salemi

During Venice Film Festival everyone had their attention. Beautiful models, people, and dresses! Specially Giulia Salemi with her sassy dressy! Well, maybe she was revealing a little bit too much, but she have an amazing body, and thats the point, it's her body. I think we all should stop being mean and care about our lives instead of criticize everyone. Anyway, Giulia it's not even worried about others comments, and her post on Instagram about it it's simply that she was there to help a designer that is her friend and also she says that it's her life and nobody has nothing to do it. 

Go Giulia, you are stunning!



Dubai touch

Hello,

So I have some new pictures about my last days in Dubai. The very first one it was on the plane, during my 8 hours flight! I was just in the middle corridor and I was watching a movie, which is ''Me before you'', suddenly I looked into the window, on my left and I was thinking ''I really need a picture of that! The sunset literally in the sky its so beautiful that I can't even express.'' Of course, my picture it's not so professional, it was with my iphone, and I just wanted to be fast because people was looking at me like ''weirdoooo''! It was a good memory anyway. Even running like stupid in the plane to catch a good moment.


The next picture it's just me taking some sun under 50 degrees. Seriously, it's not even 40 something here, but the humidity it's crazy. I can't be in the sun more than 10 minutes, I'm always going to the pool to refresh a little bit. At the beach the water it's so hot, and trust me, to say that it's hot, its because it's really hot. Literally like a bath! This is a place called Habtoor Grand Beach and Resort Hotel. They have two pools, one on the top (this one in the picture) and the other one is just 3 floors down, bigger, but also with more people. 


This last picture it's from a coffee/ restaurant called Bentley. Yes, just like the real Bentley brand, because actually it's the same. They just have a car inside and all the tables just next to it almost. They have this amazing iced coffee that I can drink 10 times a day! And of course some calories, that I really love. It was a almond muffin. Really delicious also. 



I hope I can update my blog as much as I want and show you around. There's amazing places here, just trying to update you guys. It's also not really easy to go around, visit everything and post, but I'm trying! I want to show whats going on here.

Red is the new black

Red is the new black

Smooth

Smooth

Smooth by nmalvess featuring a leather top

Leather top, 52 AED / High waisted trousers, 1,110 AED / Strap shoes, 145 AED / Betsey Johnson tan handbag, 185 AED

sábado, 20 de agosto de 2016

Cabin Crew

Hospedeiras de bordo, tripulantes de bordo, cabin crew, são vários os nomes que podemos dar... A nossa primeira entrevista foi com a Sara Gomes, que trabalha enquanto viaja! Para todas as pessoas apaixonadas pela profissão podem ler a entrevista e quiçá dar o seguinte passo para embarcar num trabalho de sonho. 

Ao longo do tempo irei publicar algumas entrevistas, de temas que gosto! Fiquem atentos/as! 

O que te levou a embarcar neste experiência de hospedeira de bordo?
O que me levou a embarcar nesta aventura e profissao foi o facto de sempre viajar desde pequena, viajava muitas vezes por ano devido a viver com pais separados em paises diferentes. Começei muito cedo a andar constantemente em aviões e o bichinho ficou, acho eu. A sensação de liberdade e a adrenalina que me proporcionava consumiu-me de curiosidade e embarquei aos 19 anos num curso intensivo em Santiago de Compostela durante 3 meses.

Mercado flutuante Tailândia - Bangkok


O processo para entrares na companhia onde trabalhas foi complicado?
O proceso de entrada. Já tive o privilegio de trabalhar em duas companhias aereas nestes 6 anos de aviação e são basicamente à volta de uma entrevista em grupo, falar em vários idiomas português/inglês obrigatório e depois se formos fluentes em mais alguma francês/espanhol ainda melhor. Falar sobre o Cv ou sobre a experiencia profissional ou escolar. Pode ser também testes em portugues/inglês com textos para traduzir por exemplo ou então perguntas de cultura geral sobre a aviação ou o mundo. Em seguida seguem-se testes psicotecnicos de personalidade/ matematica/ reciocinio e rapidez. Finalmente temos uma entrevista individual com alguns Chefes e Psicologa, em que é basicamente falar sobre nós, o que nos leva ali e os nosso objectivos profissionais. Seguem se os exames médicos e quando entramos para uma companhia temos mais 2 semanas de formação em diversas disciplinas desde os aviões especificos da companhia, factores humanos ou mesmo primeiros socorros.

Mercado em Madagascar


A tua primeira viagem foi para onde? O que gostaste mais?
A minha primeira viagem em trabalho foi ao Cairo em 2010. Fazíamos voos de peregrinos muçulmanos. Faziamos Cairo-Jedah ida e volta. Foi bom conhecer o Cairo em 2010 era um lugar atrativo e tem imensa historia. Desde ir visitar as pirâmides, ir aos mercados à noite, ou jantar no Rio Nilo. Foi uma experiência única ter começado na aviação assim, é uma operação mais pontual e completamente diferente de um voo regular de um ponto X para Y.

- 30 graus em Montreal


Quando viajas para algum sitio ficas lá tempo suficiente para aproveitar a estadia, certamente… O que costumas fazer?
Organizamos-nos muitas vezes entre nós, alugamos um carro ou assim e vamos à descoberta. Normalmente temos oportunidade de ficar nem que seja 24 horas, mas há vezes que ficamos sim 2/3 dias chegamos a ficar às vezes uma semana no destino. É muito bom para conhecer, passear e descansar.


Preferes praia ou frio?
Prefiro Lugares com Sol e Praia. Mas tambem gosto de neve e sítios frios. Ja fiquei em lugares com -20 graus e não foi por isso que não fomos conhecer ou passear. Arranjamos sempre coisas para fazer.
Praia em Cuba (Cayo Coco)



Europa, Asia, Africa, ou América?
Adoro a Ásia. Tailandia/ Malasia, Sri lanka são os meus sitios preferidos no mundo do que conheço os 5 continentes e mais de 75 países. É um lugar mágico, especial e diferente tem imensas coisas para fazer para visitar tem praia tambem, é barato e as pessoas são extremamente simpáticas e prestáveis.
Sky Bridge - Malásia 



Qual é aquele destino que já foste e gostavas de ficar lá a viver? Isto, se gostasses de viver noutro País sem ser o nosso…
Não tenho nenhum sítio que me apaixonasse mesmo para viver, mas se fosse provisoriamente não me importava de viver na Ásia durante uns tempos. Adoro regressar a Portugal e á minha casa .

O que consideras importante para a vida de uma hospedeira de bordo?
É muito importante um tripulante alimentar-se bem, descansar e dormir bem para recuperar energias. Hidratar se e praticar algum desporto se possivel é fundamental. O desgaste dos voos, as noites a trabalhar, e os dias a dormir trocam as rotinas normais do corpo os voos de longa distancia e o jet leg afecta nos imenso. Então temos de nos adaptar e ter soluções para melhorar a nossa qualidade de vida.

Safari no Quénia


Certamente também existem pontos menos bons no trabalho… Quais são?
Pontos menos bons são os longos periodos fora de casa, as datas festivas ou especiais que perdemos ou que não chegamos a tempo. Nao poder ter muitos planos.

Pretendes continuar na area da aviação, ou mudar mais tarde?
Eu pessoalmente gosto muito do que faço, é muito dificil estar numa posição que se gosta mesmo daquilo que se faz. Por isso tenho esse privilegio e quero continuar. 


Crianças em Madagáscar