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Effective communication

Key to good, positive relationships is effective communication 🙏.
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Effective communication is always about understanding the other person, not about winning an argument or forcing your opinions on others 😉. To improve your assertiveness: value yourself and your options. They are as important as anyone else’s. Know your needs and wants.
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Don’t say what you don’t want, say what you prefer.
Don’t say what you don’t like, say what you like.
Don’t say what you haven’t managed to do, say what are the options.
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Examples of effective communication:
➡️ Instead of saying „I don’t like it when you…” say: „I feel better when you…

➡️ Instead of saying „it’s not how you do it!” say: „Have you tried this way?”

➡️ Instead of saying „I don’t want to…” say: „I’d like it more if…”


Do you see the difference?

Health

Spring fever

Nature is waking up after winter, everything is blooming 🌸, spring is here and with that – spring fever…
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Spring fever is any of a number of mood, physical, or behavioral changes, which may be experienced coinciding with the arrival of spring, particularly restlessness, laziness, and even amorousness 🙄.
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Symptoms:
🔸️feeling week, powerless 😮‍💨
🔸️sleepiness 😴
🔸️mood swings 😵‍💫
🔸️headaches 🤕
🔸️trouble with sleeping 😵
Have you experienced it? I gotta say that I am feeling sleepy/powerless and can’t get a good sleep lately 🤷‍♀️.
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How can we fix/avoid that? 🤔
➡️ Stay physically active! 💪 Go for walks 🚶‍♀️, bike rides 🚴‍♂️, jogging – try spending as much time outside as possible. This way you expand capacity of your lungs and get your breath deeper 🤗. You also boost release of endorphins – happy hormones and lower release of stress hormones – cortisol 🤩.

➡️ Make sure you sleep well 🛌 – sleep 7-8h, try making a routine and go to sleep same time every night. If you have time – take 15-20min naps during the day too, they are proved to be very healthy! ☺️ Remember to relax in the evening, avoid blue light (no phone in bed!), make yourself a tea ☕️, have a bath 🛀 and/or light a scented candle

➡️ Remember about vitamins! 🔆 Supply your organism with as many vitamins as possible and do it in a natural way (no pills 💊) – drink smoothies and/or fresh squeezed juices – mix fresh fruit 🍒 and vegetables 🥕 but also mix various vitamins (e.g. vitamin C that you’ll get from parsley, kiwi 🥝 or lemon 🍋; vitamin E present in nuts 🥜 or olive oil; vitamin A from kale, spinach 🍃 or carrot; magnesium from banana 🍌, dates or avocado 🥑)

➡️ Last but not least: drink water! 💧 Make sure to drink 2-2,5 l of water (fresh water, juices, tea etc. don’t count 😉). Drink regularly throughout the day (e.g. 1 glass every hour)
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Easy right? 😉

Self-Love

SELF LOVE: Homemade Rose Petal Face Mask

Homemade Rose Petal Face Mask For Glowing Skin (no, that’s not the mask on my face on the photo 😅)
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You’ll need:
🔸️a few rose petals, washed 🥀
🔸️2 tbsp of milk 🥛
🔸️2 tbsp of oats powder
🔸️1 tbsp of honey (optional) 🍯
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➡️ Step 1: Add rose petals to the milk and make a paste (Yes! the color would be purple and not pink if you do it right).
➡️ Step 2: Add the powdered oats to this mixture.
➡️ Step 3: If you are using honey, then add it at this moment.
Your homemade face mask is ready ☺️.
➡️ Step 4: Apply it on your face and neck and keep it for 20 minutes. Wait till it dries off completely, then wash it off with warm water in a circular motion.
➡️ Step 5: Soak a cotton ball in cold water and dab it on your face lightly and feel your skin.
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🔸️Benefits of Rose petals:
✅️ Rose petals are rich in Vitamin C that acts as a sun block.
✅️ Hydrates skin without affecting it any adverse way.
✅️ Helps in removing dark circles.
✅️ Has anti-bacterial properties that fight pimples and prevent them from coming back.
✅️ Lightens scars and acne spots.
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🔸️Benefits of Raw Milk:
✅️ Since raw milk is rich is omega 3 fatty acids, it hydrates skin like anything!
✅️ Helps in reducing skin allergies and redness.
✅️ Reduces sunburn.
✅️ Lightens skin tone.
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🔸️ Benefits of Honey:
✅️ Honey is an anti-oxidant.
✅️ Has anti-inflammatory, hydrating and moisturizing properties.
✅️ Also reduces skin irritation.
✅️ Keeps skin soft and supple all day long.
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🔸️Benefits of Oats:
✅️ Oats act as an excellent exfoliator.
When applied on skin, oats absorbs excess oil, dirt, germs, bacteria thus help us in having a clean, oil free, acne-free face.
✅️ Oats have ant-inflammatory properties that heals itchy skin rashes.

Source: https://makeupandbeauty.com

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Come back next week for more!

Kopia Marie Curie

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Why taking small steps is so important? 🤔

I keep telling you – whatever your dream is, keep taking small steps forward! With small steps you won’t get tired and/or burned out which means you won’t give up and you’ll reach that goal! 🤩
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If you’re one of those people who need to do a lot to ‘feel like’ you’ve actually worked (gotta admit that I’m one of those people 😅) and that e.g. reading 15 pages a day is nothing to you, saving 5 USD a day doesn’t feel like saving and/or when you work 30min daily on your project you don’t feel like working at all remember:
🔸️15 pages a day (so about 30min per day spent reading) is 5475 pages per year so about 13-18 books per year – that’s quite a lot! Definitely more than the average 😉
🔸️ 5 USD saved daily will make 1825 USD in a year! 💰💰💰
You can buy quite a lot with those money!
🔸️ 30 min per day spent working on your project/business makes 10950 min in a year = 182.5 h !!! You can do/achieve so much in 182 hours!!! 😉
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Remember – small steps matter and can make a HUUUUGE difference!

Self-Love

SELF LOVE: Face Mask for Spring

Winter is finally behind us and it’s time for Spring showers and sunshine 🤩. If the cold winter months have left you skin feeling dry and dull, you’re not alone.
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Papaya Skin-Brightening Face Mask 🤩
This is a very simple face mask meant to bring a natural glow back to your complexion. You’ll get rid of those dead, dry skin cells thanks to the natural exfoliator in the Papaya, leaving your skin bright and beautiful 🥰. Not only does honey help bind this all together, it will also soothe your skin.
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What You Need:
🔸️ ½ cup of mashed papaya
🔸️ 1 teaspoon of honey 🍯
🔸️ 1 whipped egg white 🥚
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Make the Mask:
➡️ Separate your egg white and whisk it until it has a soft whipped texture.
➡️ Cut and mash your papaya. If you have food processor, this step is super simple! If not, just cut up the papaya and mash it by hand with a potato masher or sturdy fork.
➡️ Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.
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Use the Mask:
Make sure your face is clean. You don’t need to scrub, just a good rinse with warm water and pat it dry with a towel. Then carefully apply the mask with your fingers, making sure to avoid the area around your eyes 😊. 
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Sit back and relax and let the mask sit for 10-15 minutes. Practice a little mindfulness or meditation while you let the mask sit 🧘‍♀️. When the time is up, wash the mask off with warm water and scrub your face well to really exfoliate. 
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That’s it! Your skin will have a bright glow almost instantly! 🤗

Source: https://shopgaragecollectivelaguna.com/

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POSITIVE NEWS

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Drought-prone African nations got some good news:

There is enough groundwater under the African continent for most countries there to survive at least five years of drought
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Amazon Joins the U.S. Department of Energy and MIT to Tackle Plastic Waste With New Science
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Denver’s Program to Dispatch Mental Health Teams Instead of Police is So Successful it is Expanding 5-Fold

Come back next Monday for more!

Kopia Marie Curie

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SELF LOVE: Women’s world

„Woman’s day lasts 36h.
Or actually it would last that much if we’d add all activities that a woman does during a day 😬. Woman can perfectly do couple tasks at once – working 💻, cooking 🥘, doing homework 📝, cleaning 🧹, shopping 🛍. And if she won’t manage to do something she resigns from her needs in favour of her closes ones – her hobby, rest, sleep, self-care 😔.

What would a Polish woman spend 1000 PLN if she’d be given those as a gift? 🤩 For house renovation 😳. 72% of women say “My house reflects me”. That’s not true! It reflects everybody that lives there.

Girls, women you need to start thinking about yourself! 😘 Be selfish sometimes! You deserve to have a rest 🛀, to have some sleep 😴, you deserve to develop your passions 🎨. You can also do… nothing 😉!

My healthy egoism reflects me 🙃.
My belief in myself reflects me 🤩.
My self-confidence reflects me 💪.
My peace, the way how I treat others, my sensitivity, my wisdom reflect me 😊.
My smile reflects me. And my experiences.”

That’s a part of new campaign for women made by @tvnstyle_official and I loved it so much that I just had to share it! 😘

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10 easy steps for a happy life

1. Learn to appreciate what you’ve got 🙏
2. Follow your dreams 💫
3. Focus on positives, not negative things 👍
4. Stop overthinking 🤯
5. Learn to accept the things you cannot control 😉
6. Laugh a lot 🤣
7. Always find time for friends & family 👩‍❤️‍👨
8. Practice self-love, take care of yourself 💗
9. Don’t compare yourself to others ⚠️
10. Help others 🤝

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NBA Basketball Star, Bismack Biyombo, Donates Full Salary This Season to Build Hospital in DR Congo to Honor Father
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Google To Support Black-Led UK Tech Start-Ups With £3M ‘Black Founders Fund’

Come back next Monday for more!

Kopia Marie Curie