Honor your body today, it is the only body you have.
Having reverse S curve scoliosis means my hips and thigh muscles are always tight. I want to share my favorite yoga stretch to open up the hips and encourage blood flow to my thighs. It took me years of regular practice before I can stretch like this, yet there is still more room for improvement.
I think this is also good for runners because it stretches the IT band too.
Always consult with your doctor before trying any workout routine.
I do not like unsightly cables seemingly crawling into one big spider web. Plus, the never ending questions of my husband and son 'which plug is which?' is getting a little too annoying.
I browsed blogs after blogs on how to organize cables & computer wires but I never got into actually doing what I read. This morning, I finally remembered that I wanted to label the plugs of each electronic item that we often use. I saw some great ideas like printing the label on a sticker paper and using bread clips, but since I do not have those items on hand, using a silver pen seemed like a good idea while I stack up on bread clips. I also used the plastic cable wraps that goes with toys & electronic cords to tie the cables together.
It's not perfect but at least the cords are not all over the place. Now my husband and son will know which button they should press if they want to turn on the TV or the PC.
I am still be on the lookout on where to get items to tame my tangled cord and plug problems. If you have any ideas you would like to share about organizing just about anything please shoot me a comment. I would love to hear from you!
The moment I found out I was pregnant with my son I felt anxious and scared, so I turned to music to calm me down. I would listen to calming, and soothing instrumental piano music all day if my schedule allows it. My husband and I attended a parents' seminar where we received a free classical music cd in the goodie bag and I played the cd all day even when I am taking a nap. Turned out, music affects babies inside the womb too.
Fast forward to 2016, included in my eldest son's long list of hobbies is playing the piano. Since neither me or his dad knows nothing about playing the piano, his godmother taught him the basics a couple of years back. Sadly she got sick and now their schedules became conflicted. We tried looking for piano classes nearby but the available weekend schedules interferes with his badminton training, which is his 2nd priority, 1st being school of course, so now he is learning by himself. We think he is still in the beginner level but as long as he is enjoying what he does then it is ok by us.
Without further ado, I would like to share with you one of his practice videos. It's not technically perfect. He becomes nervous whenever the video recorder is on, more nervous when someone is watching him. I am hoping making him used to the audience will help him overcome his shyness in performing.
"The woods would be very silent if the only birds that sang were those who sang best..." - Henry David Thoreau
Please leave a thumbs up on his video to help me convince him that even though his piano skills are not perfect, it is not something to be ashamed about.