Thought of the day
Hello there! This is Hans, from Wunderkeks. I asked Bárbara for a bit of space on her blog on the very day of Wunderkeks’ anniversary so that I could express how thankful, hopeful, happy, energized and, frankly, a bit overwhelmed I am by the wonderful day we had last Thursday, which put a perfect bookend to the amazing ride that Wunderkeks has been on for the past two years.
Since there has been a lot of talk about Gwyneth Paltrow's diet lately, I figured I should go ahead and express my own personal thoughts about it as well. But before I get started, let's be very honest about something: has there ever been a diet known to men which has not received criticism? Think about it. Heck, there are even people who criticize reputable nutritionists, professionals who have dedicated many years of their lives to studying about proper nutrition and have effectively improved some people's health. The truth is, we love to criticize.
According to the Urban Dictionary, "El Que Dirán" is defined as follows:
I'll be honest, for the longest time in my life I did not want to have children, ever. My decision was so solid that when I met my husband 7 years ago I was very clear with him that parenthood was not part of my life plan. I never saw myself as a mother and I never felt warm and fuzzy inside toward babies. I was never very good with children, either. Nor very patient. Yes, I was THAT person.
I bet that if I were to ask if you've ever been judged by your appearances, ALL of you would likely answer, yes. Personally, I've been (and still am, I bet) judged a multitude of times, for a multitude of reasons day by day. And even though we know deep inside ourselves that our appearance is not what makes us who we are, we still judge others anyway. Why is that?
I think that it's within all of us to search for things that make us happy. Often we get so caught up looking for outside sources of happiness that we tend to forget that true happiness isn't something that comes from superficial/material things, success, having a perfect body, or a finding perfect partner - all of those things are unstable. True and lasting happiness is something that comes from within, within our mind & spirit.
After a long and much needed break, I'm more ready than ever to start my routine again. I miss the gym, I miss Yoga, I miss my friends, I miss movie nights. The funny thing about traveling is that it teaches you to appreciate the comfort of home but, thanks to my travels, I'm now rested, inspired and energized to start crossing-off all the items on this year's bucket list - and even more prepared to face the new challenges that await...and 2013 brings quite a few.
You know that feeling you get when you listen to a song that reminds you of a particular event in your life? Well, certain quotes have the same effect on me. They touch me in a way that not only makes me think deeper about life in general, but also inspire and motivate me to be a better person - daily. The memories a song possesses may be a very personal thing, a quote however, is something I feel you can share with the world.
There's no doubt that I have changed quite a bit since the beginning of this blog. If you've been a reader of the THW since it's very humble beginnings, you probably witnessed this "change" evolve with time. I knew 2012 was going to be a different year for me. I felt it, I also yearned it to be. Change was needed, but I knew it wasn't going to happen unless I wanted it to, and unless I made the effort.
Today I want to show you a video that has been (somewhat) controversial, and that a lot of you have probably seen (and talked about) a thousand times already - especially if you live in a city where there's an Equinox Gym. It's a video of Briohny Kate-Smith (a yoga instructor and my yoga inspiration) practicing awe-inducing asanas in her underwear. Yes, I know...I'll probably get a lot of judgmental comments because of that (why people are so uncomfortable with this is beyond me - it's a human body.