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Soothing Tea

7 Aug

I have brought many types of tea from India and Nepal. yesterday, I tried one of them out -Rose tea. It was delicious and fragrant.

Today I plan on making the infamous (and very good) Masala tea or spice tea.

Tea made me long for my parents – growing up in Russia, we have always had tea. Every day, several times, you will have tea: morning, afternoon, evening.

This week I have been busy and productive with many things: curriculum revision, doctoral classes, unpacking my travel fotos, cooking healthy meals, cleaning the house, attending professional deleopment workshops, putting together presentations for StaffCollege, participating in PLN tweetchats, etc. I have also been going for morning walks in the neighborhood.

I am curious, how do you enshure that your day in productive? Do you make a list? Do you prioritize it? Do you determine three most important things? Do you reflect afterwards?



Can’t Decide Which Idea to Pursue? Here’s THE key question + 10 More to Help You Choose.

10 May

MAY 7, 2014 AT 6:05 AM
from Positively Positive » Feed by Danielle LaPorte
All the ideas, the seemingly competing goals, the various opportunities, and the compelling projects…What to do, which to choose, where to start?

Right here:


That’s the key. It’s the purity that pays off every time. Never mind that your idea or the work at hand may be daunting and unreasonable. Out of your various intentions, goals, opportunities, or projects, what are you the most enthusiastic about? Without enthusiasm, you’re setting yourself up for struggle and pushing. And that’s no good for anyone’s creativity or prosperity.

Once THAT’S obvious (remember, forget about the practicalities when measuring your excitement about what’s possible), then you can vet your creative choices with the pragmatic considerations. Your decisions should not ride solely on the following questions, but these will help you get clear.

How will this affect other people?
How can I work with people I like and respect to get this done?
Does this help me generate more than one of my core desired feelings?
How would I feel if I never did this?
What will take the least amount of effort to pull off?
What has the highest earning potential?
What will require the largest amount of money?
How could this affect the next five to ten years of my life?
What is the scariest thing to do?
Do I feel I was born to do this?
Enthusiasm + pragmatism = the unstoppable you.

Danielle LaPorte is the outspoken creator of The Desire Map, author of The Fire Starter Sessions (Random House/Crown), and co-creator of Your Big Beautiful Book Plan. An inspirational speaker, former think tank exec and business strategist, she writes weekly at DanielleLaPorte.com, where over a million visitors have gone for her straight-up advice — a site that’s been deemed “the best place on-line for kick-ass spirituality”, and was named one of the “Top 100 Websites for Women” by Forbes.
Twitter: @daniellelaporte

Conscious of my time

9 May

Time is a precious commodity. Do not remember who said it but it stuck with me.

Today I took my little notebook (it is literally a size of my palm) and was writing down everything I did today. Eat, walk, work,relax, everything went on that list.


Turns out, I am very conscious of my time! Even when I am relaxing it tends to be very “productive” relaxation – read a book, write a blog post, meditate, do breathing exercises. Or take a 20 minutes nap. It is rarely “watch TV” or go on social networking.

My question to you is: how do you keep yourself in check as to where you spend your time? Please reply in the comments.

Today, while taking a walk in my neighborhood, I have stumbled on so many pretty flowers. Here are some of them:










How much time do I spend on…

7 Feb

On Friday night I have outlined as exactly what I’d like to be spending my precious time on… And here it is…



Darren Hardy Talks Productivity for Super Achievers

3 Feb

This video is worth an hour and a half of your time. Watch it! 🙂

The weekend…

17 Nov

The weekend flew by. Here are the things that I have dedicated my time to this weekend:

1. Went to see NYC burlesque. My friends are I had an amazing time.
2. Gym x2. Yay me.
3. A long hike in Watchung Reservation. Foggy, moody, quiet. Perfect day for still, mysterious shots. Ventured out with my camera.
4. Cleaned, did laundry, went grocery shopping, cooked dinner.
5. Read.
6. Wrote.
7. Called mom and dad, my good friend, and left comments on some blogs that I am following.
8. Watched a few inspirational videos. TED.

Have an awesome week! Sending love and light your way.







Time is valuable, take inventory

6 Oct

This morning I have taken a thorough inventory of my time, on a weekly basis. And here are my findings:

168 hours in a week, total.

168-56 (sleep) – 48 (work)- 5 ( weekly commute time)=108.3 hours.

168- 108.3= 59.7 hours that I still have.

59.7-10 hours that I spend with hubby = 49.7 that I still have…

WHERE do all these hours go???? Ohh, ok I like listening to lectures from KDP, reading, exercising, writing in my journal, going to concerts, visiting the library, seeing friends…

But still, almost 50 hours that are unaccountable for? What am I doing wrong? 🙂

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