Thursday, June 25, 2015

Ups and Downs / What is Happiness?

"Happiness is a state of joy for everything what brings you life… there are ups and downs, but the important part is to be grateful for this day and the experience it brings."

- A phrase I said to my friend today, confirming my happiness.

I was unhappy, I am happy now. I still have the same problems and difficulties in my life. Well I actually don't have any. But I am trying to find myself, or understand what next step should I be doing. Is it travel some more or settle down in my mother country. Yet I have responsibilities and duties, what should I do about this all? Well, I am not one egoistic little girl dreaming about life (I am a bit). But in order to produce a good quality work I have to find my happiness and find my way out. I am ready to work as much as I have to, but the only thing crave for is happiness and knowledge that I walk my destiny and utilise every day of my life with use.

Luckily enough I have got 4 days all by myself, sharing it with my lovely silent Dog, Nicky. I was way down there with a depression and almost suicidal though (which I would never proceed to an action, but there were so much pain inside that it was way too hard to live through).

Such a hard depression was cured within a day or two and was confirmed within another two days. How?

My recipe of happiness or depression cure:

1. Locked inside all by myself and my dog. Obviously having all food I needed and silence I needed. Plus internet, for which I am extremely thankful! I did not use it for communication and facebook, though.

2. Locked and switched off all technology especially iPhone applications such as Instagram, Facebook, Gmail, Twitter and other communication sources. NO CALLS and NO MESSAGES. (Luxury of 21-century)

3. Fresh air 3 times a day / silent walks, listening to favourite music or sounds of our beautiful nature. 

4. Sportive activities. I did running at the gym and some lovely group classes with weights and aqua aerobics. Well anything you love to do, where your nose breaths and mind's too busy to think of problems.

5. The last but least!
Spiritual and mental food and great sources of inspiration!
I have started with iTunes U, where I typed "happiness" in the search bar and bingo...!

VIDEO LECTIRES:
- "Understanding Happiness" - List of TED conferences. Just on overall Talks about researches, where some were amazing, some I did not even understood. Good source to start with, especially if you are a TED fun.
- "Happiness: Exploring Its Spiritual and Rational Foundations" - Beautiful and inspiring lectures  from Chapman University about happiness, confirming that religion and meditation can bring you back to the happiness path.
- "Applied Ethics" by Larry Poller - 10 min basic knowledge about our community by a Community College. Frankly we all know this, but I enjoyed listen it just to understand that I am not really mistaken on anything. Was lovely to take a step backwards and look at out social rules from an academic point of view.

BOOKS of an inspiration:
- "Happy for no reason" Marci Shimoff, Carol Kline - Beautiful book, which I felt to be quite feminine, yet might be quite useful for some man too. Simple step by step guidelines of our happiness.

Thanks to this book for the first time in a long time I have started to listen to myself, take care of myself and treat and heal myself. In the middle of this book I could not resist to smile! I have cried and laugh. For the first time I have relaxed, simple as that.

*** For those who are experiencing problems in their love life, head to "Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus" by John Gray. You will be amused, how much we don't know about each other!

I still feel pain and fell sadness, I have my bad bays and crashes, sometimes desperate with tears on my face... yet I am happy and grateful for feeling what I feel. I really hope that one day I will be an even happier person with a sparkling eyes, in the world on which I look through heart and never through mind.

BTW. I am not an expert or a doctor. I have found a great information, which helped me a lot. I hope this can help you too!
If you have some other tips on how boost your happiness, please share them with me!
Big Hug!


Sunday, June 14, 2015

#FARШ / My food in Moscow.

Big need to share with you one of the new places in Moscow, because today surprisingly happened to eat one of the best burgers in my life.
#Farш is a gastronomic "fast food" in the heart of Moscow a 7 min walk from Red Square and a minute walk from Lubyanka tube station. (1st/red line).
Here you have to stand a line of 20 people in order to order. For some reason it somehow reminded me of McDonalds or Burger King but it is incomparable. Those burgers are with delicious beef, meat out of the most precious parts of the animal, the key component of burger, heavenly light bread, in-house made where potato is a secret component, fresh veggies of this burger are also raised in house. They say that the key to the best burger is a harmony and balanced amount of meat, bread, souse and vegetables.
The owner of this great place is Arkady Novikov. Yes, the one who owns the "Novikov" restaurant and bar in London. Surprisingly when today we were seating and eating our burgers we noted Novikov himself walking in and, well, of course, we have thanked him for such a delicious lunch!

No wonder why the queue to this place is so big, meanwhile realising that the price to this healthy creation of food art is actually almost the same as in burger king.

This place does not need any advertising, I just want you to try it if you live in or visit Moscow. Personally I am not a big fan of Moscow restaurants but today I was honestly impressed by the taste of food, other doesn't matter at all!
Bon appetite!

novikovgroup.ru/restaurants/farsh/

How we wanted to look:


How we actually looked eating....


Sunday, April 5, 2015

In the memory of mine
I have a section that never die
Some bits are blurred
Some bits are clear
But all of them do make me feel
As if I did experience a dream.

I must admit it was My dream 
which wasn't estimated as true deal.
It's still unclear what do I feel 
about this possessive fear...
Should I except you leave me here 
or should I beg you to be near?

I know my dear that hesitation thrill 
is dirty game that never should be real. 
But through that mental way i still
Believe in memory of mine and dream…

Time pass and things as well
But should we leave imagination hell
That takes us up to hill 
or trough from mountain back to here.

This poesy is pure and clear
It helps my heart to breath and feel.
My soul should not be closed
As there is darkness at the close.

I want to shine and give that shine
To open heart and leave it bright
But downside of that is thrill

Emotional, possessive and surreal.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Confession, or the way we communicate and receive love.


(Banksy)

This is so funny, because I have no idea who am I talking to. I am not that active over here, so even if I earn some reader I loose him/her immediately, as there are no constant posts. It's like once every year… But every time I post something here, is the greatest pleasure! It is sharing and grabbing and sorting out thoughts and feelings. I love writing, even though I am not the best at grammar. But this is communication and a lovely experience of sharing….

Communication to people is important, but what is more important to you? Communication or acceptance?
"Thanks" to Instagram "likes" became a way of communication, as well as receiving love and attention, and if your picture doesn't have enough "likes" you are no longer loved. Well you may lough but there are really people who truly getting upset about it. And they put thousand of hashtags to get followers or likes from other unknown people. Isn't it funny? or sad…. Even me getting a bit effected by this disease, I must admit! Obviously not extreme, but I am addicted.

-"Hello Everyone! My name is Liza and I am addicted to Instagram and receiving likes..."
-"Hi Liza!"

The issue of acceptance is so so important for me right now. As I have started the business that doesn't work that well. And this fiasco I take so personally… Every little negative comment makes me aggressive and irritated. In reality people talk bullshit and make subjective assumptions and think they do a big difference… In one of my posts I was talking about silence. Sometimes it is the best! Even my greatest friends try to sort out my troubles by giving me irrelevant solutions which way they show that they don't believe in me and what I do. (This is advice, cheer people up and inspire, and don't give any advises unless you have been asked to do so, they find the way how to solve the problem themselves.)

-"Hello Everyone! My name is Liza and I have failed my first business, and don't really like when people give me advices and irrelevant assumptions..."
-"Hi Liza!"

And the last bit of communication that I have though about for some period of time… Does everything what people say, express (and post on social media, picture, write, videotape, email, whats app, sing….) is true?
Quite a few times I knew a person who I though is truly hating me, later for some reason he or she was telling me that I was almost their inspiration. And visa versa, people who gave me promises of love and respect were actually just disturbing the silence.
Even now, I don't really know if somebody reads this post and love it or they think that I am one of those crazy bloggers rubbishing the Web. And if the negativity is there, maybe it is not because my blog is bad, but because they have a bad bad day at work….

-"Hello Everyone! My name is Liza and I don't believe to everything people say to me. Sadly I think they lie and misinform…."
-"Hi Liza!"

I am leading to the conclusion that our main part of life - communication, is so complicated. But in stead of spreading love and opening heart, we suppress those feelings and pretend to be cool and indifferent.
Here where I have started the business, people are not communicative. They are judgmental (as all customers) and very distant. They pretend even to themselves. But the reason behind is most probably not being open for new things, not being able to express emotions and positive feelings.

Therefore….

-"Hello Everyone! My name is Liza and I suggest everyone to spread love (especially in comments bellow) and open your heart to receive love… Be communicative and let people know that their affords are actually appreciated. However appreciate the good will you receive back from others"
-"Hi Liza!"

Dear reader, if you read this, please find the time to let me know about it which ever way you want.
If not, it was a please to open my heart in a labyrinth of internet communication.

With love!
Liza!

Monday, October 6, 2014

REBUS_ME


Dear readers and friends!

Here is my new project!!
I am so excited and simultaneously scared to reach fiasco eventually...
All my energy is dedicated to this little start up.

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The store is located in Moscow, Prospekt Vernadskogo metro station.
Call me before coming I will explain you how to get there!!
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