Hi! I am Ana, I come from Bulgaria and I love Zagreb and Croatia. I am currently a masters student in Software technologies in Sofia, Bulgaria and it has been a few years now that I knew I wanted to have this volunteering experience in my life. It was now that the right timing and opportunity appeared. I am super happy and grateful I lived and worked with the other volunteers and the Syncro family. We were helping each other and creating together something beautiful for us and the others. I felt supported and free to expand my creativity in the workshops creation process and working with kids was pure pleasure for me. I had also the chance to organize an activity in the Jesuit Refugee Service center working with adolescents which I enjoyed a lot. I would definitely recommend this exchange for anyone who is looking to enrich their life and see themselves in another light, make new international friendships and discover the beauty of Croatia.
0 71 hour ago
~ DATE NIGHT ~ Last night I took myself on a date, I loved it! I do this often to connect to myself and to be present with me. I went to acupuncture @zhongcentre (so lush!) and I then adventured down the road to eat some deliciousness @good.love.is.here 💜 So liberating to be able to do this type of thing on your own! I was once scared of this. I would look at people and think how do they do that & now that’s me! Yep I was totally that chick in the corner loving myself sick, smiling, singing, dancing, writing & just being. It was the best 🤪
Not sure these kids have been in bed before 11pm this whole holiday 😂
We've been enjoying meals out each evening, with the warm air and view of the beach. The moon has been stunning and the children have loved rock pool hunts at night. Pre-holiday I imagined packing them off to bed and spending our evenings as a couple but this has been SO much better. Real family time ❤
9 93 hours ago
I’ve come to the end of my first week of new hours. An interesting mix of highs and lows. I’ve tried to pace myself on both the days of work and the days for me.
Work days have been a combination of back to back meetings with little/no time for lunch ☹️ and inspiring meetings and great learnings from new introductions 🤩
Time away from work has been purposely slow and uncommitted, enabling impromptu chats, a walk along the beach, appreciation for the plants and birds in our garden, and of course time to locate and retrieve the ducks 🦆!
I’ve been headhunted and offered a job (which I turned down) and have been able to see some light ahead in terms of my professional future. Something that due to exhaustion has just not been possible.
This book represents an investment by me, in me. I’m excited to learn and reflect on what I am to read within it.
Not only that the sheer experience of buying the book was an absolute joy! .
Menikmati pagi dengan berdiskusi apa saja kegiatan yang akan dilakukan hari ini menjadi kebiasaan kami ...
Bersyukur dengan apa yang sudah kami terima hinggah pagi ini ... Apa yang masing-masing rasakan kepada satu sama lain ... Jalan keluar apa yang bisa ditemukan bersama untuk mendapatkan kenyamanan diri ...
Dilanjutkan dengan kesibukan Abimanyu menuliskan daily jurnal yang sudah terlewat dan agenda kegiatan selanjutnya ...
Sementara Anindhita asyik dengan permainan straregi PAS lungsuran dari Kak Fari-Amira-Fat... Makasih ya Budhe Moi Kusman ... .
Moving house gives the body and mind a good workout!
The children have all lifted and carried to their abilities
It has been nice this time to have 16 & 14, taller and stronger than me, to be able to do most of the heavy lifting
They have all had to problem solve and work together to manoeuvre furniture, effectively pack boxes and the car, plan and arrange their bedrooms, negotiate furniture through door frames and up and down staircases
14 took a tape measure to his bedroom furniture and planned out his new bedroom space using pens, lined up on the floor, to mark out the shape of his furniture
📚🖍️✏️ Our #homeschool supplies haul 📬came in! All the way from NY! THANK YOU! We appreciate it all so much!
1 1815 hours ago
EDUCACIÓN || cuantas veces recurrimos a cosas, personas, actividades para soportar/ tapar ese dolor interno?
Quizás durante un tiempo creas que funcione pero ten claro que sólo TÚ tienes el remedio, la llave, el origen de todo.
Te han venido llaves a la cabeza mientras leías el post? Genial! #key#psico#happy#lifelearning#emotional#psicopedagogia#maria .ramirez.psico
✨The country radio told me, “you’re gonna miss this. You’re gonna want this back. You’re gonna wish these days, hadn’t gone by so fast.” I love their littleness. I love watching them grow. I love watching them learn. Their childhood is sacred and I’ve vowed to guard it and give them the space to flourish. ✨
It’s a drop-off Forest School program they’ll be doing once a week as homeschoolers.
They’ll have some time apart (and I’ll have some time to myself) where they can learn a bunch of new things they’ve been expressing interest in.
While it will be strange for me not to be there witnessing them learning and practicing new skills, it is an exciting opportunity for us all.
Maddox will be learning: wilderness skills, map reading, tying knots and navigating ancient mariner lore, tending to animals and gardens on a ranch, wild plant identification, woodworking and other handcrafts.
Mason will be learning: skills of shelter, fire, and outdoor safety, archery and discovering woodworking, farm craft and the world of wild plants, reading maps and learning to navigate by sky and compass, creating handwork and tools, from fiber arts to stone work.
Ispalo je na kraju da sam dobar učenik, naravno, tek nakon što sam se u početku mladalački opirala učenju i nisam prihvatala odmah činjenicu da mi je neko "održao lekciju". Ne mirim se odmah sa pozicijom nemoćnog šegrta, ali je dobro što posle određenog vremena uspevam racionalno da sagledam okolnosti. Iz mog sećanja izlazi ono Dučićevo : "Sve što volimo stvorili smo sami". Zaista, i ja sam sama stvorila svoje učitelje. To u suštini svi radimo, zar ne? Povremeno se prepustimo i idealizujemo ljude koji su možda i sami razočarani, nesigurni, nedovršeni u sopstvenom ciklusu samospoznaje i osnaživanja. Sve to znam, rekoh da sam dobar učenik, a ipak, dođe taj neki ludi vetar i potpuno me skrene sa puta. Možda je suđeno da se razočaram ponekad, govorim sebi sa željom da zataškam sopstvenu grešku. Od svega na kraju ostaje naravoučenije kojeg se moram držati: Zaustavi se na vreme, nije svaka lekcija napisana za tebe, ne veruj slatkorečivim ustima! Hm, ili bar tako nešto. #brankica_veljkovic#author#text#lifelearning
1 2119 hours ago
Education is not something that you are done with once you have graduated. It is a life long skill and needs to be tended and fed like a fire.
Treasures. I often received rocks, pebbles, pocket lint and other items from the little ones I taught. I learned early on that things the gifted me weren't just ordinary, but treasures in their eyes. They handed them over to me with huge smiles and just knew it it would make my day. I always had a basket for these treasures and while some thought I should throw them out, my heart felt otherwise. I had students come back years later to ask if I had the "gold" rock they gave me, most often I did. At some point I did let these treasures go...Now my daughter comes to me with the same smile and excitement, hands full of treasures and it makes my heart smile. The world is beautiful in their eyes. They find life in everything. We can learn a lot from our children if we allow ourselves to let them teach us.
We made candles, hanky dolls, and corn husk dolls. Wrote with quill pens, washed clothes by hand, and picked herbs from the garden. Learned from a blacksmith, natural yarn-dye-er, basket weaver, and lace maker... And at least a few others I know I’m forgetting!
Thankful for sunny days spent learning-by-doing with sweet siblings and friends. @historictravellersrest , we always love field-tripping with you. :)
I can’t believe I’m going to share this! I’m 41, premenopausal, and for the first time in my life I tried a diet and exercise program. I’ve always been naturally “skinny enough” not to be bothered with actively managing my weight and body shape. Well, then premenopause hit. My midsection grew to where I’d get questions about being pregnant (when the last time I was pregnant was over 6 years ago!). Not fun! I was having hot flashes and wonky fertility cycles. 💫 🌟
I tried a few different programs, but the one that I ended up falling in love with is Metabolic Renewal by @jadeteta. The thing is, I was starting from a place of ignorance of all the various trends and best practices in the diet and fitness world. It’s just not my geeky wheelhouse. What I do know is fertility charting and the female hormonal cycle. So, when I came across a program that specifically looked at how to leverage the normal hormonal changes in the female cycle, I was interested! 💖 🌟
To cut to the chase, swipe to see a before and after picture of me (I can’t believe I’m sharing this!🙈). Not only did my waistline improve, but so did my cycles, energy, mood, sleep, and the hot flashes that were plaguing me vanished. Also, all that improvement was from me bumbling through the program in a vastly imperfect way and tweaking things as I went along. I’m now starting a new round of MR and I’d love for you to join me on this journey. I have some great tips about how to get started and set yourself up for success. 🙌 🌟
Read more about my experience with the Metabolic Renewal program, including what specific implementations and tweaks are working for me, at the STARRY ✦ LIVING blog. Go to the home page ( #linkinbio ) and scroll down to see the latest blog post or use the URL below. 💫
Metabolic Renewal: A Cycle Friendly Diet & Exercise Plan
Collaboration and Flexibility are the foundations of my life lately.
I release power struggles.
I release arbitrary “rules”.
I choose connection.
I choose cooperation.
Sometimes things don’t work out the way they had in the past or want them to, but we can scratch that and start over. Not totally from an empty space, but from a place where we take what worked and leave the rest.
Begin anew with an experienced view.
The loose daily tasks we collaborated (and posted here) about a few weeks ago became a struggle as I felt like I was nagging my boys with constant reminders and asking them “where are they at with their charts?” I noticed they started doing things quickly without interest just to check things off. Not the point.
So we had another collaboration meeting and agreed to try something else a little more structured.
They asked for more planned activities on the days we stay home, like science experiments, art projects, and crafting.
We talked about how we could best meet everyone’s needs. Their need for lots of play, fun activities, TV time... and my need for help tidying up after themselves and time to myself.
We came up with this Daily Flow to hold space for what we want to accomplish and give us time to look forward to the things we enjoy while also getting the things we don’t like so much done (brushing teeth, getting dressed before going outside, cleaning/chores). But it still has to be flexible! For example, today they were deeply entrenched in their role play with the new Halloween costumes we picked up a couple days ago, so after some checking in, we decided to keep playing and save the tidying up and activity for after lunch.
It’s been 2 weeks and it seems to be going ok, we’ll continue to check in with each other and see how it goes.
And if it isn’t the right thing for our family, we’ll keep adjusting accordingly to what we’ve learned. ❤️
6 3818 September, 2019
A selfie, a comment against someone and even expressing ones opinion can make people kill you.
Stop.posting your personal information, selfie and create awareness about the same.
People tolerance levels have gone down and frustration levels are up .
We likely won't catch a glimpse of tonight's Harvest Moon, so we made some of our own! 🌕 We did the wet-on-wet technique by running out in the heavy rainfall (at 7am 🙃☔☕) to get our moons wet, painted them, then sprinkled 'em with a little salt for added texture.✨ This was a fun one and the moons are now happily strung in the kids room as decor. 😏✌🏼 Cheers and Happy Harvest-Moon-on-Friday-the-13th Day. 👻
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐡𝐮𝐦𝐚𝐧 𝐛𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐮𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐨𝐝𝐲. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We used to think that we only use 10% of our brain. The reason for this is that we believed that The Neocortex – the grey mass of nerve-cells that we call the thinking brain, was the part we used. It is about 10% of the size of the brain.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
𝐒𝐜𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐟 𝐰𝐞 𝐮𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐰𝐡𝐨𝐥𝐞 𝐛𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧, 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐚𝐭 𝐨𝐧𝐜𝐞 – 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐛𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐰𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐛𝐞 𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐧 𝐚 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐮𝐭𝐞𝐫. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We have about 100 million neurons. That means we can make the brain work in many different patterns.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
𝐎𝐮𝐫 𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐝 – 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐢𝐧 𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We use all of the brain – but not all at once. We develop new sequences and patterns through our thoughts. That means that our thoughts decide who we become. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
𝐓𝐨𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐒𝐜𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐬 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐬 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐬 𝐰𝐞 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐛𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
𝐈𝐟 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐬 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐛𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧 – 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐧, 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐚𝐲 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐤 𝐢𝐬 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐚𝐫𝐞. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
So, it might be a good idea to use your thoughts wisely… they make up your reality…