Think Outside The Box

Every one has a different world view. Individual perspectives are influenced by a variety of factors. These include our family, our friends, experiences, and the cultures in which we live.

 

Here are a few suggestions of thinking outside the box as it can have a positive effect on your career, education, and even your interpersonal relationships.

 
When an issue seems to have no good solutions, your ability to take a completely different approach could be the key to finding the solution that nobody else can see. This makes you stand out from the crowd because you focus on the result instead of following a prescribed process.

 
You will learn to embrace stepping outside of your comfort zone and develop your critical thinking skills and your creativity. Ultimately, people who think outside the box are more likely to become leaders, and they are more likely to create things that are useful to many people. Anyone who is an entrepreneur is somebody who thinks outside the box. This person can see a problem and they think outside the box to create a better solution for that problem than any that currently exist. They see it as an unmet need, and by thinking outside the box finds a way to meet that need.

 
Do You Have The Ability to Think Outside The Box?

This is just like any other skill for some people it could come naturally, others have to work at it like exercising a muscle. Some people have to work very hard to learn to think outside the box. However, this is a skill that anybody can do and here are a few suggestions.

 
Do things that are creative, even if you aren’t very good at them

 
Watch or read things aren’t your usual choices

 
Experience and explore foreign cuisines, foods, art, culture, and music

 

Revisit an old project and work through it again using a different method or technique

 

Mentally correct yourself when you express things like, “This is the way we’ve always done things.” Change up your routine, and your thoughts

 

Thinking outside the box is about unlocking creativity and encourages others to do the same, bringing forth inspiration and motivation. Mastering the art of thinking outside the box and getting out of the box is key to achieving results.

 

love, #krishna

 

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Inner Work

Having done a lot of inner work (by means of cognitive therapy, music therapy, specialization therapy, regression therapy, healing, meditation, yoga, channeling) we thought we kind of knew our dark parts and had more or less transcended them. Well we were mistaken! It took a year for us to realise that it is wiser for us to embrace and make peace with the dark side, rather than fight it, because fighting it made it worse while accepting it, finally, gave a deep sense of relief and a new awareness of the miracle of life.

love, #krishna

 

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Bridal Everyday:Wedding Guide

We are fascinated with how the decision is made of what to wear on your wedding day, and so in the spirit of all things, bridal, we share our dress story with you today!

Everyone approaches their Special Day differently, so the fashion and style decisions could not be more different for different brides. This was a time ultimately our top priority was to make amazing memories, and to start the dress journey with an initial visit to a local Indian bridal shop, BEAUTY Dreams Collections. Several shapes and styles helped narrow down what we were looking for. We narrowed our focus to a red wedding dress instead of a white one, and we planned on having an Indian wedding which it is common for the bride to wear a gorgeous red dress for Anand Karaj. We found the dress during our second appointment at Dreams Collections in Little India, in Artesia California.

 

Indian Bridal Outfit

The most memorable part of an Indian wedding is witnessing the beauty and elegance of the Bride on her special day. With all the sparkle glitz and glamour going on around her, the Bride maintains to be the central focal point of the wedding day. The Bridal Saree or Lengha is decorated with embroidery and intricate designs, making for an eye-catching and exquisite piece of design.

 

Different regions in India require the Bride to wear certain jewelry or wrap her saree in a specific manner. It is common for Bride’s to place Bindi’s, circular diamond, red or white , above the eyebrows, however the area between the eyebrows remains empty until the wedding ceremony; the Groom places Sindhoor, red vermillion, here during the wedding ceremony. The Bride’s hands and feet are decorated in Mendhi, completing a head to toe transformation for the blissful day.

 

 

Punjabi Bridal Suit

The Sikh wedding ceremony is known as Anand Karaj which means blissful union ... Most women will wear traditional Punjabi dress in bright colors or gorgeous crimson red. Punjabi Brides wear a Salwar Kameez, an extremely opulent pant suit, or lengha. Traditionally, Punjabi Brides are said to wear gold jewelry, however with changing times various styles of jewelry as been adapted. The bride wears white and dark red bangles made of ivory known as Chooda.
In Gujurati weddings, Brides typically wear a Saree however it is tied with the Palav, the rest of the Saree material that isn’t wrapped around the Bride’s waist, facing the front.

South Indians on the other hand wear different type of Saree made of silk material with gold bordered lining, a more traditional take on Bridal wear.

 

Hindu Bridal Wear

The traditional Hindu Bride is said to wear a red outfit symbolically referencing the planet Mars. According to astrology, Mars is the planet in charge of marriages, representing prosperity and fertility. Bridal attire is the bride draping her Saree which is wrapped around the waste whereas a lengha is a skirt that you can slip on.

 

Outstanding Outfits for Ordinary to Extraordinary Days!

love, #krishna

 

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Glow in the Dark Party

Are you looking for food ideas for your glow in the dark or black light party? Well, the party starts right here.

Glow in the dark drinks are easy to do. But putting together glowing food to serve to party guests is a bit of a challenge.

Never fear, though. There are tons of great food suggestions here.

Below there is a list of edible foods that glow and foods that look very bright under a black light. You will also find a recipe for glow in the dark salad and desserts.

These food ideas are great for kids, teens, and adult black light parties or anytime you want to serve really cool food.

Flip on the black light, get out the glowing food, and get ready to throw an awesome blacklight party.

There are several foods that will glow under a black light. Here is a list of food that will glow along with the color it appears.

 

Foods That Glow

cooking oil (yellow)
olive oil (orange)
honey (golden yellow)
caramel (golden yellow)
maple syrup (golden yellow)
vanilla ice cream (yellow)
yogurt (yellow/pink, the tint will depend on the color of the yogurt)
freshly sliced orange (bright orange)
freshly sliced lettuce (red)
freshly sliced peppers (red)

 
Some other freshly cut fruits and vegetables will have a red glow under the black light. Some will appear brighter than others. When the vegetables that glow are cooked or coated with oil, especially olive oil, they will glow more brightly. The glowing liquids can be used as toppings for other foods. One example would be, serve pancakes with glowing yellow maple syrup.

 

 

Other Suggestions
rice
marshmallows
some cereals (ex. rice krispies)
coconut
sugar
salt
parmesan

 
Some of these white foods can be used as toppings or garnishes for dishes. You can sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top of the foods, the bits will be very bright, then you can sprinkle powdered sugar on top of desserts for extra glowing effects as well.

 

By the way, serving food on a white plate will enhance the bright white effect of black lights.

 

Glowing Desserts 

 

Make glowing Jello. Substitute tonic water for regular water in the Jello recipe. Add a bit of sugar. The tonic water can give the Jello a bitter taste and the sugar just covers that up. Use fun containers for the Jello or cut out shapes with a cookie cutter.

 
Whip up cupcakes with glow in the dark frosting or icing. The process is pretty simple. You just make your cupcakes (or cake) and ice them like normal. Then you put them in the freezer to harden the icing to give it a glowing glaze.

 
Serve Rice Krispies Treats. Since marshmallows and the Rice Krispies are both white, this will stand out brightly in the black light. You can add other glowing things to them for decoration. Swirl honey or caramel on the top for glow. Shredded coconut or Powdered sugar will look pretty on top.

 
Mix a glowing milkshake. Create a glowing gold yellow milkshake with vanilla ice cream and coconut milk. Pour caramel syrup on top for bonus glow power.

 

Serve glowing eats to your very amazed guests

love, #krishna

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LUNAR ECLIPSE IN AQUARIUS:

We are having a Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius tonight August 7th/8th depending on where you are located in the world.

Eclipses represent changes and shifts in certain areas of our lives and they usually occur in pairs with a Solar Eclipse at the New Moon before or after. The influence can start weeks before, which sets the tone for the following next series of eclipses.

Eclipse season can be symbolic of a turning page, or even beginning a new chapter, in the story of our life. The series of eclipses is happening in the Aquarius- Leo axis with the upcoming Solar Eclipse occurring in Leo. Eclipses occur near one of the two lunar nodes which intersects on the path of Moon and the pathway of the Sun. Tonight it will be happening near the South Node which is associated with the past and certain aspects of this energy that could be holding us back.

Aquarius is the sign of friends, the team, the group, and the collective. Although we may experience a few positive new developments in relation to this energy, ultimately this is a South Node Lunar Eclipse which is about making changes and even endings in some cases, endings related to what it could be that is holding us back.

In the sky Leo-Aquarius nodal polarity, could be avoidance of our heart's desires and not operating enough from a creative and self-expressive side. The energies of this eclipse reflects necessary changes that could be a quick change in the coming weeks.

This eclipse's trine to Jupiter in Libra offers expansive energy in our relationships and partnerships. Friendships as well, this aspect is combined with a supporting sextile to Saturn in Sagittarius, it helps us look at the big picture. This combination involves everything to do with travel, foreign countries, currencies, education, teaching, marketing, publishing, or anything to do with reaching an audience. There may also be a theme of soul growth, related to bringing in harmony, truth, balance, lawfulness, morals, and justice.

Reflection during this Period

What changes do you have to make in relations to your network, collective, colleagues, friends, within a group that you are involved with?

What are you learning through your relationships?

Where are there opportunities for growth in relationships?

Reflect on how you're feeling during the eclipse, ground into Mother Earth and trust the process of life.

love, #krishna


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5 Coffee Brewing Methods

Coffee-Brewing-Methods of preparing coffee, helps to guide you to choose the right brewing equipment, and to make decisions about coffee.

When you are in the pursuit for the perfect cup of coffee, you probably have tried a few alternative brewing systems, a pursuit for the perfect cup of coffee, but none of them are quite what you were looking for, or maybe you just want to experiment. This is the best place to start your journey to discover a variety of coffee brewing methods.

 

Coffee History

An Arabian shepherd from Ethiopia, according to the legend, found his goats jumping from one bush to another, grazing on the bright red cherries. He wondered if red cherries were the source of the unusual energy experienced by his goats, and he tried them too. The precious fruit and seed were further researched by the monks at a local monastery, who started to use them to cope with the long hours during prayer.  Then, they sent them to other monasteries around the world, and coffee was popularized.

 

The legend is beautiful, and it makes us wonder how did they brew their coffee at the time? They didn’t have a drip coffee machine, and they didn’t have espresso machines back then. Infusing finely ground coffee beans is what they relied on, in a way that is now known as Turkish brewing. The beans were pounded into a fine powder then infused in hot water.

 

Coffee Brewing Methods

Experiment with many coffee preparing techniques, with brewing methods and a  just a brief introduction to the various brewing methods and a starting point to guide you through our coffee brewer reviews. We have espresso machine reviews, drip coffee machine reviews, and we also assessed some of the best coffee grinders. We just want to make your job of buying the gear easier.

 

Espresso is prepared by pushing hot water through a layer of compressed ground coffee, contained in a port-filter. Espresso is a very concentrated coffee, with a lot of aroma, flavor, and body. Containing coffee oils and solids. The distinctive features of espresso are the foamy layer on top, and low volume of the drink.

 

Turkish coffee is a method of infusing finely ground coffee in boiling water. A very specific to Turkish brewing method is the grind size which is the finest possible, almost a powder. Turkish coffee has the fullest body of all brewing methods. If you like clear coffee, stay away from it.

 

Drip coffee is the most popular preparing method in North America. Drip coffee method involves pouring hot water over ground coffee beans. The brew is strained with a paper filter, or a metal mesh. The coffee from a drip brewer is clear and clean, the brew is good, with a high ratio of caffeine extracted per spoon of ground coffee.

 

French press, is a very simple coffee brewing device with a beaker and a filter. The preparing technique consists in pouring hot water over coffee grinds and let it steep for a few minutes. After the steeping is over the filter is pressed down, to separate the grinds. French press coffee has a medium body, less than espresso but more dense than drip. The aroma and flavor of a press coffee are intense, and the method is gaining more popularity.

 

Cold brew is the favorite way of preparing coffee for individuals with stomach problems. The brewing method implies steeping coffee grinds for extended periods of time, (12 to 36 hours), straining it and serving it cold or hot. Because it takes so long to brew, people prepare large batches and store it in the fridge for several days.

 

Learn to brew sensational coffee now and Find out exactly what type of brewing method is perfect for you!

love, #krishna

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Unlocking Hidden Messages

Every cell has a story! Your body is sending you information on a daily basis: be it in symptoms you experience, pains you have, extra weight we carry, and even in our dreams.. to unweave hidden blockages within your DNA is an opportunity to initiate your natural life-force energy and your body’s spiritual sparkling radiance!

You will have the opportunity to:

Realize why you were born with your specific body type.

 

Activate powerful cellular rebalancing of your body.

 

Align your body with life purpose.

 
Learn the mystical correlation between your mind, body, and spirit.

 
Understand how clearing the mind can help heal health challenges.

 

And so much MORE!!!

love, #krishna

 

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How To Make An Authentic Mexican Burrito

You don’t need a recipe to make a burrito — you just need to know the art of burrito rolling.

 

1. First, heat your oven to 350° F and then go set up your space: choose your veggies of choice, heated refried beans, cooked long grain rice, grated cheese (swiss, jack, cheddar, or a mix) crumbled queso fresco, chopped cilantro, chopped cabbage, salsa of your choice–homemade is best.

 

2. Tear off a sheet of aluminum foil just larger than the big flour tortilla you are about to lay on top of it. The largest tortilla is what you will need. 10- inch. Next, cover the mid section with your tortilla with a layer of beans and cheese of your choice. Pour on some rice, chopped cabbage, a sprinkle of cilantro, and then a generous drizzle of salsa.

 

3. Next: the fold and the wrap. Pretend you are facing north. Fold over the east and west sides to cover the ingredients by about a third of the way from each end.

4. Now pull the south side (closest to you) over the ingredients, allowing a margin at the far end. Pull toward you as you roll seal by pushing everything on top of that last bare margin of tortilla. Sometimes it helps to dip a finger in water and run it along the margin first. You can poke the ends in a bit to keep tucked.

 

5. To complete making a Mexican burrito, wrap the burrito in the foil in exactly the same way you folded the tortilla. Bake this in the oven for 8 minutes. yum it is ready.

love, #krishna

 

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5 Ways to Have a Successful Surprise Party!

The best surprise parties are well thought-out, involve only a few people in the beginning stages, and, clearly are a total secret! With the following guide, your guest of honor will remember this party for a long time.

 

Here are a few Ways to Plan a Great Surprise Party

 
Shhhhhh!– First rule of thumb is to not say a word.  It sounds obvious to not tell the party person about their surprise, but trust us – It can be the most difficult.

 
Give Clear Instructions in the Invitation – One of the biggest obstacles is trusting the guests to join you with zipping their lips so as not to give away the surprise. Make it understood by the surprise party invitations that the party is a surprise and not to leak a word of it to the party guest of honor.

 

Venue possibilities- The home of another friend – it’s cheerful, and access is stress-free.
Party outdoors – think beach, the woods, a garden. Outdoors is a nice change of scene for the surprisee. Book a private function room – you or the venue can have the food and refreshments catered.

 

 

Smile – Don’t go through trouble of making the perfect surprise party and then forget to arrange to take pictures at the perfect time or to get a video of the moment the surprise is revealed. Get ready to capture the moment of surprise by the surprised look on their face as soon as the happy moment is revealed with the door opening and everyone shouting, “Surprise!”

 
Relax and Enjoy the Party – Even when you follow the best-laid back plan, sometimes the guest of honor knows what is going on before it happens or a glitch gets in the way and your cover is blown. You’ve put your heart and soul into this amazing moment, so relax and enjoy the party!

love, #krishna

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