Glowing skin became one of my priorities at the beginning of this year. Including health and positive thinking. On December 31, while I was writing down my new year’s resolution, I solemnly vowed that on this new year I was going to take good care of my skin. I promised to use more natural products or home-made recipes. Fill my blender more often with organic fruits and vegetables. Drink lots of water and sleep longer hours. It is June, and I am happy to report, that so far, I have kept most of my promises and I am starting to see beautiful results on my skin. Sleeping? I will be honest, it is getting better, but I am still negotiating with my pillow. I am always the most alert and creative at night. Well, it is a fight each night. That will surely be my next task on my…

The positive benefits of reading are too many to list in a single post. As they say, reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. Honestly, I am not talking about daily reading from a tweet, Instagram post, a text message from a friend or any other social media posts. I am not speaking about an “express” reading, but about the reading considered part of a pleasure time or enjoyment. The reading that gets you acquaintance with a book. Connect you with a single story; its plots and characters since the moment you opened the first page. Benefits of Reading: Cognitive Stimulation: True story: Several years ago, I got terribly sick, and my memory was the most affected. I could not function normally; therefore, I became obsessed with my cognitive recovery. I once had a neurologist who told me that the best thing I could do…

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I must confess, I struggled with keeping what was supposed to be essential flowers on the painting from not ending up looking like fried eggs. Of course, I was not successful. Therefore, artist of the world, I salute you! You will always have my respect! I looked around in my group to observe who did the most damage and yeah, it was the left-handed. It was me. Note: don’t hang out with good painters either.

I thought “just a couple of brush strokes here and there and voilà!…here comes good art!”

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In the end, I was happy I tried painting, even though I sucked. Happily embracing changes in my life. Years ago, I felt trapped in my personal future goals. Never the present, and I was unable to enjoy daily simplicity, gentle laughter or firmly saying NO to what others wanted from me. Crazy things happened since then, and necessary changes entered my life. I examined my struggles and past mistakes, and in many ways, I am deeply thankful for each of them and the woman I aim to become today.

Years ago, I felt trapped in my personal future goals. Never the present, and I was unable to enjoy daily simplicity, gentle laughter or firmly saying NO to what others wanted from me.

WithLoveWen.com-Ways-to-Get-Out-of-Your-ComfortZone-storytelling-newyorkcity-batterypark-batteryparkcity-wendyreyes WithLoveWen.com-Ways-to-Get-Out-of-Your-ComfortZone-storytelling-newyorkcity-batterypark-batteryparkcity-wendyreyesWhen we go through dramatic changes in life, we become similar to a blank canvas. The same as a painter who pauses to think about the inspirational creativity before painting. We are also forced to stop, think and face the upcoming or needed changes. Life is creation. Neglecting or not taking responsibility into creating in our everyday lives means sabotaging our very own existence. It is a life-saving process for us to open up the mind and body into searching for the things needed and deserved. Pausing inside our comfort zone will always be our self-destruction. We need to learn how to become our best friend and heroes. The only way to reach such path is through an honest conversation with the soul or an abandonment of our current level of satisfaction under at a familiar setting.

Let’s face it. There is no excitement around the comfort zone. It is the place where we drown ourselves with boredom.

We are also forced to stop, think and face the upcoming or needed changes. Life is creation. Neglecting or not taking responsibility into creating in our everyday lives means sabotaging our very own existence.

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I believe the number one step to get out of the fear-comfort zone is by learning to make a fool of ourselves. Learning to laugh in front of life’s struggles is the perfect shield to support and nurture courage. An aborting others’ people opinions and influence into what is right or wrong for our lives.

Let’s face it. There is no excitement around the comfort zone. It is the place where we drown ourselves with boredom. I believe the number one step to get out of the fear-comfort zone is by learning to make a fool of ourselves.

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