Matcha tea

So because I finished my lemon-water detox weeks and I stayed for a couple of weeks… I start something new.
This one is the matcha tea.

1.jpgThe first thing what I should tell you about it: I love it. And the next is a few benefits.

  • High in antioxidants
  • Loaded with Catechin, EGCg
  • Boosts Memory and Concentration
  • Increases Energy Levels and Endurance
  • Burns Calories
  • Detoxifies the Body
  • Fortifies the Immune System
  • Improves Cholesterol
  • Amazing Flavor
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DIY make up and beauty case in three steps

19415757_1417879684968232_581230540_n.jpg First step:

Cut off some old boots of jeans.
Push the pin over or below the seam position and pin the zipper to the other side.

Second step:

Sew together with sewing machine or hand on the both side. If you ready with these things cut the pocket if you want (the angel wing is on the packet) and sewing on the ready beauty case.

Third step:

Put some decoration to your creation. (Paillette, stass, rivets or anything else what you want). I love it because all stuff in my bag was so higgledy-piggledy. Every woman accessories can fits in these and the distraught is over in my bag. 

3 weeks body and skin detox

Lemon Water Nutrition Facts

Lemons are loaded with healthy benefits, and particularly, they’re a great vitamin C food source. One cup of fresh lemon juice provides 187 percent of your daily recommended serving of vitamin C — take that, oranges! Lemon juice also offers up a healthy serving of potassium, magnesium and copper.


5 Benefits of Lemon Water

For such a simple drink, the list of lemon water benefits is impressive. Even if you’re not a big H2O drinker, you might find yourself reaching for a glass when you check out how awesome it is for your body and mind!

1. Aids in digestion and detoxification

Because lemon juice’s atomic structure is similar to the digestive juices found in the stomach, it tricks the liver into producing bile, which helps keep food moving through your body and gastrointestinal tract smoothly. Lemon water also helps relieve indigestion or ease an upset stomach.

The acids found in lemon juice also encourage your body to process the good stuff in foods more slowly. This drawn-out absorption means insulin levels remain steady and you get more nutrients out of the foods you consume. Better nutrient absorption means less bloating. Lemon water benefits the enzyme functions in your body, stimulating the liver and flushing out toxins. Because it’s a mild diuretic, you might find yourself using the bathroom more often, helping the urinary tract get rid of any unwanted elements. All of this helps detox body & skin.

2. Bumps up the vitamin C quotient

Since your body doesn’t make vitamin C on its own, it’s important to get enough of it from the foods and drinks you ingest. Luckily, lemons are chock-full of the vitamin.

What are the benefits of getting enough vitamin C? It stimulates white blood cell production, vital for your immune system to function properly. As an antioxidant, vitamin C also protects cells from oxidative damage. Plus, getting enough vitamin C helps the immune system keep colds and flu at bay. Drinking lemon water daily ensures your body gets a sizable amount of vitamin C daily.

3. Rejuvenates skin and heals the body

The antioxidants found in vitamin C do double duty in lemon water. They fight damage caused by free radicals, keeping your skin looking fresh. Getting enough vitamin C from your lemon water also keeps the body producing collagen, essential in smoothing out lines in the face. And, in one recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, regularly consuming vitamin C led to younger-looking skin and less wrinkles.

4. Helps shed pounds

Regularly sipping on lemon water can help you lose those last pounds. That’s because lemons contain pectin, a type of fiber commonly found in fruits. Pectin helps you feel fell longer; that satiated feeling means you’ll chow down less throughout the day. Plus, did you know that when you’re even mildly dehydrated, you’re more prone to things like headaches, fatigue and an overall bad mood? Chugging down lemon water helps your body stay hydrated and feeling happy.

5. Boosts energy and mood

Skip the morning cup of coffee — lemon water can boost energy levels without the caffeine crash. Here’s how it works: Our bodies get energy from the atoms and molecules in foods. When negative-charged ions, like those found in lemons, enter your digestive tract, the result is an increase in energy levels au naturel.

Additionally, just the scent of a lemon has been found to reduce stress levels and improve moods. Don’t forget to offer a glass to grumpy co-workers or family members.

This is my favorite drink for breakfast. I started using this one week ago and I can feel the change. My skin is cleaner and my stomach is not burning. Nay! Even my kidney does not hurt in the morning. Pitcher of water with lemons.jpg.838x0_q67_crop-smart

Diy Dreamcatcher

18175445_1359750820781119_24842723_oThe best pastime to everyone who love DIY stuffs. 

This is mine dreamcather what I made yesterday.
The black and white color combination is the best for me because I change the room constantly. 

What is needed:

  • Glue
  • Circular wood or plastic
  • Lace tape (or any tape)
  • Feathers (and flowers)

If you don’t have any circular base you can make from wire. 

So when you have everything glue the lace tape ends, roll around and that’s all. The flower (if will be added) also be glued. Than put ribbons on it and glue the feathers. 

You can use to this beads and everything what you want.

Earth Day

“Whatever has the nature of arising has the nature of ceasing.”

– Buddha

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Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22. Worldwide, various events are held to demonstrate su
pport for environmental protection. First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day events in more than 193 countries are now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network.

picture: celtic symbol (life tree) – google
  • Earth Day 1970:

The first Earth Day celebrations took place in two thousand colleges and universities, roughly ten thousand primary and secondary schools, and hundreds of communities across the United States. More importantly, it “brought 20 million Americans out into the spring sunshine for peaceful demonstrations in favor of environmental reform.” It now is observed in 192 countries, and coordinated by the nonprofit Earth Day Network, chaired by the first Earth Day 1970 organizer Denis Hayes, according to whom Earth Day is now “the largest secular holiday in the world, celebrated by more than a billion people every year.” Environmental groups have sought to make Earth Day into a day of action to change human behavior and provoke policy changes.

This day is amazing. We should make our home in a newborn world. This planet is out mother. We should protect her and care about her. We must live together not destroy it and not for a one day. The whole year should be about this. 

7 Chakras

  • What is a Chakra?

In many spiritual and healing disciplines, and in the world of complementary medicine the word Chakra pops up quite a bit. That’s fine if you know its meaning; not so great, and I must say pretty confusing, if you don’t. Here’s our simple summary of the 7 Chakras that covers what a Chakra is, and what the Chakra System is all about.

  • The 7 Chakras are the energy centres in our body in which energy flows through.

The word ‘chakra’ is derived from the sanskrit word meaning ‘wheel’. Literally translated from the Hindi it means ‘Wheel of spinning Energy’. A chakra is like a whirling, vortex-like, powerhouse of energy. Within our bodies, you have seven of these major energy centres and many more minor ones.

  • You can think of chakras as invisible, rechargeable batteries.

They are charged and recharged through contact with the stream of cosmic energy in the atmosphere in much the same way that your home is connected to a central power source within a city – the only difference is that this cosmic energy source is free.

Imagine this, a vertical power current rather like a fluorescent tube that runs up and down the spine, from the top of the head to the base of the spine. Think of this as your main source of energy. The seven major chakras are in the centre of the body and are aligned with this vertical “power line. ”

  • Chakras connect your spiritual bodies to your physical one.

They regulate the flow of energy throughout the electrical network (meridians) that runs through the physical body. The body’s electrical system resembles the wiring in a house. It allows electrical current to be sent to every part, and it is ready for use when needed.

Sometimes chakras become blocked because of stress, emotional or physical problems. If the body’s ‘energy system’ can not flow freely it is likely that problems will occur. The consequence of irregular energy flow may result in physical illness and discomfort or a sense of being mentally and emotionally out of balance.

 

  • The 7 chakra systemThis image shows where the main chakras in are located in your body. You can read a brief, yet full explanation for each chakra below.

 

 

 

 

 

1. The Base (or Root) Chakra — Represents our foundation and feeling of being grounded.

  • Location: Base of spine in tailbone area.
  • Emotional issues: Survival issues such as financial independence, money and food.
  • Its colour is red and it is located at the perineum, base of your spine. It is the Chakra closest to the earth. Its function is concerned with earthly grounding and physical survival. This Chakra is associated with your legs, feet, bones, large intestine and adrenal glands. It controls your fight or flight response. Blockage may manifest as paranoia, fear, procrastination and defensiveness.

2. Sacral (or Navel) Chakra— Our connection and ability to accept others and new experiences.

  • Location: Lower abdomen, about two inches below the navel and two inches in.
  • Emotional issues: Sense of abundance, well-being, pleasure and sexuality.
  • Its colour is orange and it is located between the base of your spine and your navel. It is associated with your lower abdomen, kidneys, bladder, circulatory system and your reproductive organs and glands. It is concerned with emotion. This chakra represents desire, pleasure, sexuality, procreation and creativity. Blockage may manifest as emotional problems, compulsive or obsessive behaviour and sexual guilt.

3. Solar Plexus Chakra — Our ability to be confident and in control of our lives.

  • Location: Upper abdomen in the stomach area.
  • Emotional issues: Self-worth, self-confidence and self-esteem.
  • Its colour is yellow and it is located a few inches above the navel in the solar plexus area. This chakra is concerned with your digestive system, muscles, pancreas and adrenals. It is the seat of your emotional life. Feelings of personal power, laughter, joy and anger are associated with this centre. Your sensitivity, ambition and ability to achieve are stored here. Blockage may manifest as anger, frustration, lack of direction or a sense of victimisation.

4. Heart Chakra — Our ability to love.

  • Location: Center of chest just above the heart.
  • Emotional issues: Love, joy and inner peace.
  • Its colour is green and it is located within your heart. It is the centre of love, compassion, harmony and peace. The Asians say that this is the house of the soul. This Chakra is Associate with your lungs, heart, arms hands and thymus gland. We fall in love through our heart Chakra, then that feeling of unconditional love moves to the emotional centre commonly known as the solar plexus. After that it moves into the sexual centre or Base Chakra where strong feelings of attraction can be released. When these energies move into the Base Chakra we may have the desire to marry and settle down. Blockage can show itself as immune system, lung and heart problems, or manifest as inhumanity, lack of compassion or unprincipled behaviour.

5. Throat Chakra — Our ability to communicate.

  • Location: Throat.
  • Emotional issues: Communication, self-expression of feelings and the truth.
  • Its colour is blue or turquoise and it is located within the throat. It is the Chakra of communication, creativity, self-expression and judgement. It is associated with your Neck, shoulders, arms, hands, thyroid and parathyroid glands. It is concerned with the senses of inner and outer hearing, the synthesising of ideas, healing, transformation and purification. Blockage can show up as creative blocks, dishonesty or general problems in communicating ones needs to others.

6. Third Eye (or Brow) Chakra — Our ability to focus on and see the big picture.

  • Location: Forehead between the eyes (also called the Brow Chakra).
  • Emotional issues: Intuition, imagination, wisdom and the ability to think and make decisions.
  • Its colour is Indigo (a combination of red and blue). It is located at the centre of your forehead at eye level or slightly above. This Chakra is used to question the spiritual nature of our life. It is the Chakra of question, perception and knowing. It is concerned with inner vision, intuition and wisdom. Your dreams for this life and recollections of other lifetimes are held in this Chakra. Blockage may manifest as problems like lack of foresight, mental rigidity, ‘selective’ memory and depression.

7. Crown Chakra — The highest chakra represents our ability to be fully connected spiritually.

  • Location: The very top of the head.
  • Emotional issues: Inner and outer beauty, our connection to spirituality and pure bliss.
  • Its colour is violet and it is located at the top of your head. It is associated with the cerebral cortex, central nervous system and the pituitary gland. It is concerned with information, understanding, acceptance and bliss. It is said to be your own place of connection to God, the Chakra of Divine purpose and personal destiny. Blockage can manifest as psychological problems.

And you can read here about the illness which are show you the chakras under-operation: https://mychakras.wordpress.com/chakra-illness-directory/

Pillows

Hi ev18073530_1354767274612807_1271940773_n.jpgeryone. You can find this pillows in the VIDA shop. I am a designer here and I show you my newest creations on square pillows.

As I said before I love drawing especially mandalas. I think this colorful and energetic samples are the best if you want to wake up to be happy. I make mandalas but just those that carry positive energies. Maybe this stuffs will be the best decoration in your home (or mine) and matches with every style – minimal, hippie, bohemian.
I hope you like it and check my collection here: https://shopvida.com/collections/lillo

DIY bookmarks

I show you my newest bookmarks for my new book ( Magus of Strovolos – Kyriacos C. Markides). I wrote in the last post about DIY mandala making. So my two favorite thing what I love: read and drawing. The bookmark making is the best for both. If you love read you should try this. Absolutely keep in calm.

So in the last post you can see how can you draw a mandala and if you forget it you can see everytime.

What you need for this?

  • Paper.
  • Glue.
  • Color pencils and markers.
  • Watercolor etc.

That’s all. So simple.

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DIY mandala

I show you how to draw an easy and simple mandala. 👆

All you need is:

  • Promenade
  • Ruler
  • Protractor
  • Pencil and paper

If you can do the circles you will use the protractor and mark a measures what you want. This template can help you in mandala and every sample making.

Simple and easy so if you want making your own mandala on your home. You can make this and if you have any idea what you draw on the paper you can looking for some sample at google and select your favorite samples. This is my drawings and I make now the blue-green-yellow mandala.

 

DIY shell necklace

What is necessary for this purpose:

  • Shell (I used one what I found in the Netherlands on the beach.)
  • Pearls (The colors can be so as you wish.)
  • Thin wire
  • Glue
  • Colorful strass

Steps:

1. You should make a loop of the bottom wire pieces and you glue onto the selected strass.
2. Put it onto the pearl what you want.
3. You need punch the shell and put the wire through the hole.
4. You make another loop and this will be ready.

If you want something special you can paint out the shell.

It is soo easy, simple and beautiful. If you like the minimal accessories this will be your favorite. And this is mine:

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