I had never heard about the Mooncup, or any menstrual cup, until quite recently. At first, the thought completely grossed me out. Until I considered the methods I was already using, which were not only harmful to my body but to the environment as well. “On average, one woman will use over 11,000 tampons or pads in their lifetime, which will end up in landfill or in the sea.” Oh dear.
It seems to be our family’s annual tradition to hike the Doi Inthanon nature trail during northern Thailand’s cooler months. Doi Inthanon is Thailand’s highest mountain, at 2,565m. above sea level. The nature trail is around a 2.5km hike (which takes about 2.5-3 hours to complete) at an altitude of about 2,200m. It’s a beautiful trail that begins in the forest, which opens to an alpine meadow, hugs along the mountain ridges and returns back into the forest. Hiring a guide is a requirement and the national park charges a 200 baht fee for the trail.
I know that pressing snooze is oh so tempting, but try waking up at the time that your alarm is set. You know, the early bird gets the worm and all that jazz, but here are some great reasons why waking up earlier is a great way to kick start your day.
Seeing the sakura blossoms in Japan has always been on my bucket list so I was so excited to hear that I’d get to see my motherland’s very own version of it. Thailand has its own type of cherry blossoms that produce beautiful pink blossoms during the cool season. The full bloom only lasts for a few weeks so visitors from all over the country head up north to see them.
Many of us don’t go far without taking our smartphones with us. Instead of complaining about the way things have developed, let’s find a way to use our smartphones as a tool to enhance our efforts and increase motivation. Since you don’t leave home without it, learn to use to stay healthy and on track.
There are many ways that you can improve your daily life and one of these ways is to work better. By working better, you’ll get more done and feel more fulfilled with the work you put out. Not only will this make you feel good, but also knowing your working your best is great for peace of mind and overall confidence.
I sat down and thought about 2014 and all the craziness that made up those 365 days. Some good, some bad – but all part of this life. Here are some of the lessons that came to me when I put pen to paper.
Life will keep handing you the same problem until you learn from it.
Persistence pays off, if the goal is genuine to you.
You have the power to change your body.
You don’t have to settle.
You can teach yourself new habits.
Every pain or set back makes you stronger and more deserving of the good things.
Nothing is over until you stop trying.
What lessons did you learn in 2014?
How can you take those lessons and focus on changes that you want for this year?
Last year I learned that I could change my body through hard work and determination. This year, my goal is to have that control over my mind – to develop a healthier relationship with it and nurture it in ways I never have before.
You can use the lessons that you’ve already learned to realise how you can simply change one aspect of it to create a new and attainable goal.
I can’t wait to make 2015 the best year yet and am looking forward to the new lessons that this year has in store. I hope the same for you!
To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet.
To make all your friends feel that there is something in them To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.
To think only the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best. To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.
To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future. To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile.
To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others. To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.
To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world, not in loud words but great deeds. To live in faith that the whole world is on your side so long as you are true to the best that is in you.”
Christian D. Larson, Your Forces and How to Use Them