May 15, 2020

Will Life Go Back to Normal?







How are you doing?

Self Quarantine Diary: May 12, 2020

In the times of Coronavirus everything feels too hard. Fear-driven behavioral changes, low mood and anxiety. It seems like things I previously enjoyed no longer hold the same joy.
I knew that somehow I had to face my anxiety so I've decided to ignore my fears and worries that are holding me back, and I'm starting with the..."Get dressed every day even if you won't leave the house."
I'm just hoping for better days to come! Stay safe, take care!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend. xx 

May 01, 2020

Happy May Day 2020!

Happy May Day, everyone! I hope y'all are doing well staying safe in quarantine. In the times of Coronavirus...but cannot keep Spring from coming.

May day is a national, public holiday in many countries across the world usually celebrated on May 1 every year. It is an ancient European Festival of Spring. Also, May Day is a celebration of laborers and the working classes, in most cases as "Labor Day", "International Workers Day" (Wiki).

Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Explore and enjoy nature in your own backyard! xx





April 17, 2020

My New Life of Isolation

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{Parnassos Mountain horses, Greece. Photo taken April 27, 2013}

My dears, I hope you and your families are safe and well. I have been at home for more than 40 days now. My life has changed. Everyone's life has changed since Covid-19 struck. This is my new reality.
Building resilience is very important right now. So I have turned to my favorite photographs to cure "coronavirus claustrophobia". I am an animal lover and these pictures of the horses just...

March 27, 2020

Be Hopeful

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{Mount Edgcumbe House. Cornwall, England, UK. 2015}

Dear blogger friends, readers and colleagues. We've been thinking of you all around the globe, and hope that all of you and your families are safe and well.
We're experiencing a new reality that is affecting the everyday lives of all of us. What we need to do is be hopeful.
We hope that this tremendous situation will end soon. Keep in touch and let us know how you are doing: https://www.facebook.com/betty.manousos

Social distancing is really important right now. Stay home, stay safe, stay well!
Sending love. xx

Silver Linings: How to stay positive during the coronavirus crisis.

March 13, 2020

Motivation Makes Things Happen

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Sometimes all we need is a little motivation to get you to your goals and helps you live your dreams; to give you the drive and the zest in doing things. Oftentimes, I find myself suffering from a lack of motivation, feeling unhappy with one or two aspects of the life I'm living. But I'm determined to change my life's attitude and I'm really going to work hard to change my way of thinking for the better. We can't always change external circumstances, but we can always change how we think about any situation that occurs. Success and even how we deal with challenges will depend very much on our attitude.  When we change the quality of our thinking, we change the quality of our life.

I openly say that I'm a quote addict. And this saying has helped me many times to battle a rough day or bad day.
"If you feel like giving up, just look back on how far you are already."

Hope you have a wonderful weekend, stay safe! xx

P.S.
Social distancing measures feel really important right now. Hope you're hanging in there.

February 14, 2020

I'm Too Young to Feel This Old!

Okay. Keep sharp while aging by:

* Puzzles

* Crosswords

* Exercise

* Learning something new

Scientists have discovered puzzles and crosswords are an entertaining and fun pastime but can also do wonders to our brain.
And as mind and body are interconnected, exercise it's also a great way to keep our minds sharp.
Also, researchers have discovered that exercise and solving crosswords and puzzles on a daily basis may significantly benefit our mental health. They can reduce stress and anxiety, which wipe out our memory bank.
Learning something new is another strategy we can use to keep our memory sharp while aging.
It matters not whether it's learning a new language, beefing up your editing skills or drawing a picture. Learning something new may improve people's memory abilities, research suggests.

And remember, "at any age, you're too young to feel this old!"

Hope you have a lovely weekend. xx


6 Simple Steps to keep your mind sharp at any age.

(Vintage photos via Pinterest.)

February 07, 2020

When Magic Meets Photography

Hello everybody! I hope it's been a wonderful week! So I've been busying myself with work and lots of wonderful photo walks. 

Well, I'm excited to have linked to a very talented photographer today, George Natsioulis!
I am totally and utterly in love with his exquisite, magical and dreamlike work.

Before I started writing this post I thought to myself, how much I admire George. His style is captivating, almost painterly and gorgeous. 
George Natsioulis was born in Larissa, Greece and dealt with photography from the age of 15. His work is essentially focus on street, minimal, and product photography. He also loves geometry and geometric shapes in his photography.





Natsioulis has the ability to not only capture the reality of the cityscape, but also the mood, evoking real emotion in each picture. The colors are dreamy, the perspective is brilliant, the story in each photo grabs me each time. Just looking at George Natsioulis' photographs can make us feel calm and serene. His photos are soft and peaceful, they almost always depict an uncluttered scene and convey a sense of harmony and balance to the viewer. 

It is impossible not to fall in love with George Natsioulis work; once you look at his enchanting images you will know from that very moment that you will be a fan of his stunning photography.

More about George Natsioulis:

FACEBOOKINSTAGRAM.

Hope you have a great weekend! xx