How to stay cool in the heat

This will apply more to the Southern Hemisphere dwellers and particularly here in Australia where temperatures may rise as high as 50 degrees next week.

“Heatwaves and hot weather kill more people in Australia than bushfires, cyclones and any other natural disaster, so it’s important to adapt your activities and have a plan to keep cool.

Heatwaves can be dangerous for anyone, but they’re especially dangerous for older people, young children and people with a medical condition. However, there are lots of things you can do to help yourself – and your family, friends, neighbors and pets – beat the heat and keep cool this summer.” Source


Wear cool, loose clothing so heat is not trapped and your skin can breathe. Go see pretty dresses here!

Try to spend time in an air-conditioned place like a shopping centre, library or cinema. Read about some of the most interesting cinemas from around the world.


Drink plenty of water (avoid fizzy drinks and alcohol. Heat places a lot of strain on the body and can cause dehydration and heat stroke. Carry water with you when going outside. And speaking of outside, perhaps it’s time to bring back the sun umbrella. Read why here.


Hard Day at Work?

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This article on Bored Panda shows the other side of backtalking against women.

If you’re tired after work and want to rustle up a quick dinner, try Japanese curry! I encourage you to do this soon! It’s warm, it’s tasty and doesn’t take long to cook.

Want to try a little bit of yoga when you get home? Here is a 10 minute yoga stretch routine.  No pretzel poses!

Do you sometimes daydream of being somewhere else other than work?  Well, dream about this this villa in Bali.

To finish off today’s post is a quote:

“Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams. If you’re wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn’t love you anymore.”
― Lady Gaga

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Want to watch the music video? Here! Go and enjoy.

See you folks later!

How to Ikigai (生き甲斐)

The word “ikigai” is usually used to indicate the source of value in one’s life or the things that make one’s life worthwhile. The word translated to English roughly means “thing that you live for” or “the reason for which you wake up in the morning.”

Each individual’s ikigai is personal to them and specific to their lives, values and beliefs. It reflects the inner self of an individual and expresses that faithfully, while simultaneously creating a mental state in which the individual feels at ease. Activities that allow one to feel ikigai are never forced on an individual; they are often spontaneous, and always undertaken willingly, giving the individual satisfaction and a sense of meaning to life. (Source)

Here is Tim Tamashiro on YouTube explaining what this concept is.


Books are our friends …

Today’s theme is … books! After many years of not really reading (life, kids, work), I’ve jumped back into it and man, have I missed it! Looking back I had absolutely no excuse for not being a more prolific reader; even 10 minutes a day would have been acceptable and now my bookshelves are filling up again after having culled them some time ago.

17403672This is what I’m currently reading. Highly recommended! Read its review on the Goodreads website.

The snacks you eat while reading determine the mess you make!  Here, Simone talks about her favourite reading food on her blog, Simone and her Books

Do you think having a dedicated reading chair is a luxury when you can slump down onto your lounge or roll around on your bed instead? This site gives you a rundown on its choice of best reading chairs.

Now that you’ve picked your chair, wouldn’t you like somewhere lovely to place it? Not everyone has room for a reading nook; I have a red tub chair in the corner of my bedroom next to my bookcase and it works just fine! The Spruce website shows you how to create your own space.

So now you’ve chosen your book, chair, food and place to read, what to wear?! This site has a range of stylish stretch pants.

And that’s it for today!