Owl city

owl city

I just got the chance to finally listen to the last Owl city’s album, Mobile Orchestra and this whole post just flew to my mind. Adam continues to pour his soul into his music as this album is a continuation of his colorful artistic expressions. I meant to write about his music (the author is the amazing Adam Young) for years now. I just couldn’t find enough beautiful words to describe the mesmerising music and the feelings I get every time when listening to it. I still can’t find all the words but at least found some, listening to the mentioned album, to write about it now.

Every song goes right into the soul, the rhythm, the melodies and especially the lyrics. It reminds us how beautiful and magical every aspect of life is. I mean life in its broadest meaning possible – from nature to family to every big and small thing there is.

This music also accompanied me when I was in a deep cave of grief from the loss of my beautiful cousin. When I could think of nothing at all, there was something I heard from afar… Music in my head, and it was Owl city’s If my heart was a house you’d be home. Where he is. It’s hard for me to write about this but very important, because hearing it grew moments that made me feel alive again when I was coming back from being numb of all the pain.

In every note there is happiness, there is also sadness. And magic. It’s filled with magic. It takes you to some outer or inner world (both, really), full of endless colors.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfukjynBoyU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHo4XE3mGiU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psuRGfAaju4

And one of my favourites:

How do you feel about Owl city’s music?

Ocean Eyes

10 songs to get you going!

10 songs to get you going

Presenting the music that always gets me dancing and increases my energy.

It’s also great for working out indoors.

1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4Bj7Zb-YD4

2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGwWNGJdvx8

3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Mgqbai3fKo

4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3CaHeakZF4

5 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tD4HCZe-tew

6 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOMKUihPNm4

7 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gz2GVlQkn4Q

8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDcFryDXQ7U

9 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOBVEq_Bi5k (I recommend not watching this video though, it’s way out of taste)

And of course it never gets old <3:

10 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUsoVlDFqZg

 

Outdoors, however, is a different story. In nature the best and most beautiful music is bird songs, crickets, wind that gets caught in the tree tops, insects buzzing, flowing rivers and streams… Endless…

What music lifts you up makes you dance?

Best vegan hair mask

best vegan hair mask

Weather, dust, washing, brushing and different sorts of heat treatments affect the hair short and long term. It’s very good to nurture it every once in a while by using masks. I’m referring to long hair, I’m not familiar with treating short hair. Pixie ladies out there, you can let us know, how you take care of your hair. 🙂

When starting with using hair masks I went for the natural ones first. So coconut oil. I would apply it, starting a couple cm from the roots down to the tips, put on a shower cap, warm it up with a hairdryer and leave it like that for two hours so it would penetrate the hair where it could. Then I washed it thoroughly. I would do this about once per two months. The problem was, no matter how thorough I was, I couldn’t get all the oil out and my hair would look greasy after it’s dried. But it also made it very smooth and silky, so I insisted for about a year. Continue reading

Favourite lifestyle blog and vlog

Christine Kobzeff, former Pinksofoxy. I found her vlog “by coincidence” some years ago searching for something about minimalistic lifestyle, watched one video and got hooked.

This vlog (and blog) inspires to lead a more successful life, to be thoughtful and always be present or even to completely change a lifestyle. For one it made me change my interior design style, I mean, I was a minimalist before but this vlog helped me create an even cleaner space. It also got me into growing plants. Before I saw houseplants as solely functional (meaning I would only grow herbs, not that I did :)), whereas now I treat them like pets and look forward to every new branch, leaf or flower bud and am happy when I see them growing well under my care (more about growing indoor plants in one of my future posts, stay tunned!).

white orchid

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Short workouts with great results

I have been following Zuzka Light for some years now and she has the best exercises I’ve ever come across, perfect for executing at home, requiring very little time, space or equipment.

If, like me, you quickly get bored of repeating the same exercises, these are just perfect for us and for anyone, really. If you don’t get bored that easily, you can always repeat the one you like, as many times as you like. Be careful not to do it to much, though. Moderation is key.

It’s best to do these exercises every morning. I do them before eating (I don’t eat breakfast, taking into account the natural cycle of metabolism – more about this in one of the future posts) and, if I have time, one more round in the evening. The result is – you feel incredible and look accordingly.

The best thing is, we can moderate them to be as easy or as challenging as we want. And they’re free, no fitness membership needed!

Here are some of my favourite exercises, together targeting the whole body, all muscle groups.

Something to begin with:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DLCbupFN3Y&list=TL0HYQvS9Fd68xOTAyMjAxNg

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