Life Lessons from Mariska Hargitay

Hargitay has a very life-affirming personality now, thanks in no small part to her father. She told Good Housekeeping,  “The message I got from my father was that life is hard, but you just don’t quit,” Hargitay says. “I am grateful that I didn’t let fear get the best of me. It only holds you back from possibilities and greatness. You’ve got to kick fear to the side, because the payoff is huge.”

She also said, “I don’t focus on what I can’t control,” saying. “If I can’t control it, let’s move on. I think that we have all been swallowed up in ‘shoulda-woulda-coulda.’ You figure it out and you walk tall and go through it. Some days it’s chicken, and some days it’s feathers.” Smart advice.

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“When in doubt, dive.” – Viola Davis

3. Viola Davis, 51

To young women, in InStyle: “When in doubt, dive. That’s what I would say. I think we hesitate too much, and a closed mouth doesn’t get fed. You need to ask for what you want. It’s not handed to you. You need to go out, and you need to take it.”

Viola Davis

Have you been Sexercising?

So I was browsing the internet the other day and I came across an article that shared information about exercises sexercises women can do to improve their sex life. I was curious enough to scan the article and I was not surprised that doing squats was the number exercise one sexercise on the list.

Apparently, I’ve been sexercising and didn’t even know it.

15 Exercises Every Woman Should Do to Improve Her Sex Life

In addition to squats were

Bridge pose

Pelvic Tilt Pulses

Kegels 

Stability-Ball Pull-Ins

Plank Pose

Open-Leg Rocker

Seated Leg Extensions

And so much more. Read the rest of the article here.

Don’t forget ladies, these sexercises help you lose weight, get toned and increase the release of the feel-good hormones.

Make a decision to get fit and stay fit!

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How to make Overnight Strawberry Peanut Butter Oats


So we all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but are you all ready for a little secret about making breakfast the night before?

Here it is –  overnight oats! It’s that simple. Save yourself some time and pop a half-cup of oatmeal and milk in your refrigerator overnight and wake up to ready-to-eat breakfast.

Overnight oatmeal. Easy breakfast ideas
Here are the ingredients I used in my overnight oats: 2% milk, old fashioned oats, bananas, peanut butter, and strawberries. I didn’t use any sweetener but feel free to add honey or sugar.

Overnight Oats
This is the recipe I followed. I strawberries instead because I don’t like blueberries.

 

Mason Jar overnight oats.
Photo of my overnight oats in a Mason Jar. I used this mason jar container so I can just grab-and-go in the morning. The jar also fits in my cup holder, which is a huge plus.


Notes:

  • This recipe is customizable. You don’t have to stick to bananas, blueberries, strawberries, etc. Customize it with your favorite fruits and have it your way.
  • The first time I make overnight oats, it was late Winter and I prepared it in a small storage bowl with a lid. I was able to warm it in the microwave oven before I headed out in the morning. This was perfect because it was cold out. So, you can definitely switch things up based on your preference. You can also use a soup mug with a lid. I’m sure it’ll work well.
  • Also, you can be flexible with milk based on your preference and diet. Options are soy milk, almond milk, whole milk, 1 or 2% milk, and so on.
  • Get more recipes here.

 

I want to hear from you. 

Are you open to trying overnight oats? If yes, what ingredients would you use?

 

 

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How Much Money Does the Average American Need to Be Happy?

I found this really interesting article at www.cheatsheet.com. It was a good read and I’m sure you all will find it interesting also.

Cost of Happiness

Click here to read this article.

Leave a comment:

Do you agree with this article? What would you add to this list?

25 Ways to Relax at the end of a Stressful Day.

Being mom is not an easy title. Moms are also known as cook, cleaner, maid, comforter, cuddler, educator, mentor, home nurse, advisor, CEO of the home, grocery and everything shopper, appointment scheduler, laundry attendant, hustler (hurry up, eat quickly,…), meal planner, driver, negotiator, toddler language translator, costume maker, lunch packer, and so much more.

Hats off to all you wonderful moms out there trying to do and be your best for your families. However, we need to take time out to treat and pamper yourself. Weekday evenings are the most draining for me because there’s always something to do. Get home from work, make dinner, get the kids to bed, clear the sink of dirty dishes, pack lunch for the next day and then try to relax for about an hour before going to bed. Without further ado, I  share with you the list of things I try to do to relax before hitting the sack.

1) Paint your finger and toenails.

2) Attend an evening dance class, i.e Zumba.

3) Make a craft

4) Take a warm shower

5) Soak in a tub with a bath bomb

6) Rearrange a room in your house

7) Reorganize your closet

8) Listen to soft music

9) View old photographs

10) Write in a journal

11) Make a to-do list

12) Cuddle with your spouse

13) Do a full body stretch exercise

14) Get a body massage

15) Draw/paint a canvas

16) Play a game with your family

17) Read a book or complete a coloring book activity

18) Listen to a podcast of your favorite speaker

19) Finish a project that you’ve had your mind on for a while

20) De-clutter a room

21) Make a list of things you are thankful for

22) Watch the beautiful night sky

23) Search for a new lunch/dinner recipes

24) Get crafty/do a makeover

25) _____________________________ (Help! I need one more.  Leave a comment)

 

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I hope my list has helped you narrow down the possible activities to try tonight.

YES, why not start tonight?

Adios amigos.

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