Last but not least, welcome to the Ultimate Shopping Guide – Experience Crete, the stylish collection of high trusted brands and chic boutiques Crete had enchanted me with during my lovely vacay.
Don’t wait for last minute to indulge into the soothing mood benefits of a jolly Christmas shopping spree online or in 5D – this inspiring guide may become handy at any time of the year so bear with me.
I have prepared a tastefully curated selection of leather goods artisans, natural delicious herbs and spices, essential oils enriched beauties, specialist approved sea shells and dried coral and fabulous antiques to remind you of those precious memories you would like to hold forever and more in your thoughts and near.
Don’t be afraid to explore the old town of Rethymno – its vibrant and colorful streets are full of art gems with a Venetian twist. A little bit of aesthetic awareness is all you need. Of course, you wouldn’t be reading this if you didn’t have plenty of it.
“If you are a dreamer, come in, If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar, A hope-er, a pray-er, a magic bean buyer… If you’re a pretender, come sit by my fire For we have some flax-golden tales to spin. Come in! Come in!”
― Shel Silverstein
My dear audience,
Welcome to the much awaited Royal Endeavors glorious episode, dedicated to one of Greece’s most delightful island – the bright and sunny Crete!
In the ever boiling pot of political frustration Romania is currently drowning into, I hope this highly energetic adventure will somehow smooth the frown lines that have been shading our third eye chakras lately.
I assume you all by now you are aware of energetic sovereignty the pandemic and the deeply disturbing political background is requested at individual level and you have been doing your purging, release and (re)grounding work.
But first, let’s get ourselves aligned to a refreshing new energy because that is what our souls have been craving, not world wide crises and conflicts to distract us from the real grounding and awakening work!
My vacation in Crete was a fabulous experience and this is not just because it has been the first trip out of the country since the beginning of the pandemic. Greece has always been a favorite destination for me ever since I have first visited it 20 years ago.
Even though autumn is demanding her throne as we speak, I can’t miss the opportunity of sharing this blog post with you, spiced up with enchanting tales about my joyous adventures on tropical paradise beaches and bringing into the attention of conscious shoppers the ultimate Greek shopping guide.
I feel it will serve you properly when choosing the next year’s summer destination. Since it is my second time in Crete, I hope by reading my blog post you will clearly understand why this lovely island feels so attractive.
Nothing compares to discovering local traditional crafts, artful artisans and stylish boutiques, savoring new flavors and relishing the enrichment the mediterranean lifestyle can bring. The streets in Rethymno, our residence city for a full week, were filled by tourist curiosity, Cretan inspiration and Godly creativity.
Following a brilliant week, sprinkled with joyous news and long awaited accomplishments, I have decided to celebrate the completion of the Interior Design Advanced Course provided by Designist.ro – Creative Learning with a cute memory made on the road from Jerusalem to the Dead Sea on the West Bank of Israel, when I made friends with a camel and she smiled at me.
You might ask yourself how on Earth is the camel related to design, but a camel totem teaches the lesson of using resources frugally when necessary, just like the inner strength, internal fuel, work ethic, commitment, and positivity win the game of a successful endeavor in any field of interest or expertise.
The spiritual associations of the camel are accomplishment, adaptability, determination, justice, nobility, replenishment, resourcefulness, stamina and TRANSFORMATION.
Just like the Internet says – “Sit with the winners, the conversation will be different.”
Please mind my lack of presence online but I have decided to make an appearance online only to celebrate my achievements.
I feel this is a wonderful opportunity to infuse my posts with more enthusiasm and make a greater use of my virtual persona, in order to inspire and motivate my audience during the age of changes and challenges.
That is what #CrisisIsTheBestCoach is all about – facing uncertainty with open minds for what lays in the silver lining of the events shaking reality and shaping history before our eyes.
One thing is certain – we all reign over our ability to invest time and attention in what matters the most or doesn’t at all, therefore we should use our resources wisely, think through and maintain calm.
These being said, today I am celebrating the completion of Coaching & Mentoring for Business Success Diploma Course provided by @Centre_of_Excellence with Distinction, receiving the feedback of a “superb result”.
Meanwhile, enjoy this accurate depiction of how I let my potential flourish as a referent authority during challenging times. I heard “With great power comes great responsibility” so I am definitely looking forward to applying a distinctive touch to the next professional role.
This is the forth #CrisisIsTheNewCoach episode – the weather outside is frightful but my mood is so delightful for the late March blossom and bloom – at least it forces everybody to respect the latest health norms in order to prevent the virus from spreading and also to maintain the isolation mode/quarantine.
I’ve been thinking about this “social distancing” global mess, which is clearly a very poor use of words, subconsciously encouraging individuals to lack respect towards one another and distance themselves from societal values and community shared beliefs.
First of all, it is a “spatial distancing” that is required when you must keep a 2-3 meters distance from your peers and avoid mass gatherings.
It is space we must keep between us, not the avoidance of respectful contact, while we treat peers like enemies. Perhaps this is the reason why everybody is so out of tune lately, with panic and fear raising high while they are programmed to cultivate this “social distancing”, forgetting the basic traits which keep a community together, such as mutual respect, generosity, support, conflict resolution, compassion, responsible cooperation, trust and empathy.
🛎 Where are all these values when you question why are some people allowed to come back to their countries?
🛎 Where’s your self respect when you waste your time spying on your neighbors because some of them “dared” to go out of the house and do some shopping?
🛎 Do you really think all elders feed on air or why is it that you’re filming them when they cross the street?
These are some deep questions that intrigue me, along the damaging social distancing mentality and the scarcity mindset gaining momentum. As ever, (self) education is the key.
You certainly have time now so just think about it…
🔮 How do you feel now about your neighbors?
What do you think about when you see a person on the street?
🔮 What feelings regarding the pandemic arise when you check out social media?
🔮 What kind of information circulates on the groups you are in?
Do not let bullshxt clutter your judgement – show some God Damn leadership skills.
Be an example for your community, not the fool pointing fingers elders do their grocery shopping or do some gardening unaccompanied. It is a terrible waste of energy to put your immune system at risk by processing all kinds of negative emotions encouraged by limited people and limiting beliefs.
I have myself limited my presence to 2 hours maximum on social media, less than the world average per day. Imagine the average during the times we live in 🙂
Journaling Day 3 – I have recently started the Easter cleaning – I am detoxing my social media of all people defying God and religion at this point – the type “Where’s your God now?, to be more precise.
Nobody needs this kind of waste of energy and negativity online, especially me on my scroll down page.
It shows a serious lack of empathy and character to extra challenge those brave enough to have found hope in their darkest moments.
🧿 Who are you to question the One they believe in?
🧿 What are you doing to maintain the emotional equilibrium of your audience?
🧿 How are you contributing to the well fare of others online?
🧿 What are your expecting to achieve by questioning God on social media?
🧿 What is missing from your life? 🙂
Of course, I will refrain from being anything from an excellent example of diplomacy and a role model for my virtual audience therefore I further bring into attention we are all equal in face of death, although I am sure fortune favors the ones that walk with God in their souls.
This kind of non believers do not fit my abundance mindset, nor do they compliment my joie de vivre.
They are useless for my self-confidence and they do not bring any extra value to my list of social media friends.
People need faith now more than ever, or else they could succumb to discouragement and gloom.
Faith is the only beacon of Light leading the desperate in time of despair, therefore I do not tolerate any poor jokes lacking judgement regarding God, religion and other spiritual anchors in times like this.
I prefer to remain hopeful and optimist in any circumstances, as I explore further ways to bring joy and empowerment into the world.
I strongly advise you to deliver more than you absorb, no matter if it is good music, book recommendations, funny videos, well being articles or anything that might serve the world.
For anyone reading this right now, I would like to kindly remind you life can happen FOR you and not TO you – it is all a matter of perspective and responsibility.
Now start your mental cleaning, detox your social media and stop with this toxic victim mentality.
We are all in this together but some of us are aiming for the moon.
You can also watch Dean Graziosi’s Unleash Your Inner Hero if you please.
I am back to the journaling game – the urge is strong. I might as well start my first book. I need to strengthen this ability to channel thoughts into writing, so I can release residual emotions and clear my mind off the negativity suffocating social media during these times of uncertainty.
In spite of the calm reigning over my consciousness, I must train myself to de-escalate issues on all levels of conscience.
I had a strange dream last night – half of it was a terrible nightmare involving dead puppies and something weird crawling on my arm, which was so real that I had to wake up. That is probably the effect of the constant exposure to the news and aggressive information, most of it fake, distributed online. The spring equinox mist have contributed to this massive emotional clearing as well.
That is how a global crisis must feel like to my subconscious – as an attack to my innocence and faith.
Please take mental hygiene seriously during this wicked times – most of you are vulnerable to such negative exposure, not aware of it and possibly not well equipped to face this dramatic psychological pressure, which, even worse, could be easily passed on to others, just like all kinds of disturbing conspiracies are circulating on Facebook.
How do you think panic and fear is helpful, and not prevention, decency and having a clear head about it?
What do you believe a long lasting “flight or flight” danger exposure can do to your immune system?
Well, now you can all actually see for yourselves why I have been preaching about Spiritual Awareness and Education for the past years. It can shield your mind from information bombing and protect your overall health.
I advise you to listen to this podcast of Dr. Joe Dispenza for Mindvalley for further details on how to eliminate diseases, perhaps you could prevent them from now.
Nevertheless, my dream ends well.
I find myself talking to someone before entering an electronic music party in a large sphere, on top of a very large tower. Keinemusik was playing but all I wanted to know is if you could see the stars from inside. The answer was yes.
This reminded me of the three things you need to be in life: well-protected, well-respected and well-connected.
Perhaps I am shielded from bullshxt in my own little bubble but I am definitely aware of my impact and influence.
Life is still good beyond everything we tell ourselves.
Although I have promised to deliver daily #CrisisIsTheBestCoach insights, I probably won’t, but still – let’s keep this space extra positive – I am sure if I don’t deliver daily words of wisdom, it’s probably because I am involved in a thorough self-education process.
You see, this is the best time not to waste it – almost everybody is at home, complaining about their uncomfortable lives even before interrupted by the global crisis. Now they wish they would have them back – that’s precisely why spiritual teachings preach and praise the art of GRATITUDE.
Newsflash, ladies and gentlemen, if you don’t like something, just change it.
Maybe not now, because you are in quarantine, but you surely have a lot of time to think about how you will shape your future reality.
Also, there are no more services delegated to outer sources – skills and creativity should come first at play in order to adapt and harmonize to this mindblowing context.
By the way, I can’t wait for this situation to be over so I could cut my hair.
I still need a professional touch to my image but while I am stuck at home, I will do my cosmetic maintainance by myself – it is what it is and my hair doesn’t really matter right now.
Why should I let it disturb me?
This attitude would totally work if I still had toxic people in my life – I also would have cut them off. Lucky me.
However, take my advice and see how you feel about certain people missing from your life, now that you are stuck in isolation and quarantine. It’s a good time to see if you are stuck with the right person/people, don’t you think?
The pandemic context has totally caught me by suprise, as I couldn’t have imagined the whole world would pause and actually reflect the mood I was in for the past year and a half. I hope everyone also reflects ON it. There is time for everything.
It is impressive to see a magical bitch slap given to fast living, fast food, fast everything and especially consumerism.
So many businesses, some not contributing at all to the world’s well-being and best interest, are challenged by this new economic threat – who would have thought industries, business owners and entrepreneurs would get this extra chance to reconsider their mission, vision, products and services? What about meaning, purpose and contribution? Those should be the new foundation of the New World arising from shedding the fake conditioning.
How anyone and everyone can make the most out of this disturbing crisis?
That is the question you could answer, if you all have the time to think.
I hear dolphins reappeared in Venice and the water is finally clear. People see the sky again and the air is fresh and clean. We can even hear the birds singing.
But still… In these troubled times, honesty matters the most – who are you with?
I finally have a clear mental space to proceed taking the HarvardX Course online on Omens, Oracles & Prophecies.
What a great time to be alive, isn’t it?
“Knock, And He’ll open the door
Vanish, And He’ll make you shine like the sun
Fall, And He’ll raise you to the heavens
Become nothing, And He’ll turn you into everything.”
– Jalal Ad-Din Rumi
My beloved audience,
Welcome to another brilliant “Spiritual Fashion” enlightening episode, signed by your Hypeness, The One and Only, Higher Self(ish w/ her Energy), Queen P, hosted by the dazzling We Cafe, a cozy little piece of Heaven which accomodates creative evenings in the heart of Bucharest, this by taking into consideration I do find Tarot and Therapy to be among the extremely rewarding and highly creative fields of expertise, whose purpose is no different than my personal contribution to Humanity – self-realisation, growth and empowerment.
For this very special ocassion, I chose to dress up lightly, showcasing the impact of bold colors in creating a streetstyle that could match my increasing interest for eclectic harmony, one which could complement the warm and welcoming space of We Cafe with nothing but grace and beauty.
I am particularly pleased of how I refrained myself from adding too many eye-catching details to this styling, so I could accentuate the high class elegance of the Pringle of Scotland cashmere two tone schal. This reminds me of the greatest time I had in Scotland, an unforgettable journey and a spectacular country I would love to see again.
“Persistence. Perfection. Patience. Power. Prioritize your passion. It keeps you sane.”
– Criss Jami
Ladies and Gentlemen,
I am pleased to introduce the first photo shooting of 2020 highlightening the fabulous collaboration with my favorite photographer, Volker Vornehm, after an year (+) absence from the attention of social media.
This enlightening edition was brilliantly hosted by one of the most surprising interior decor vintage shops in Bucharest, Circa 1703-3071, a fabulous treasure hunt hidden in the proximity of Club Fabrica, where you can both admire and purchase a bold collection of peculiar ceramics and one-of-a-kind glass chandeliers and lamps, which can easily become the central piece and the big IT in your ambIenT.
It won’t hurt if you try to cast an eye around in this majestic boutique and meet & greet the lamp master – Laura Paraschiv, who was a flawless host and very sweet!
I must admit I stepped into 2020 with a big hit, as I graced Volker’s invitation to make the first working Monday of the year a memorable win, even though doing what I love meant waking up at 4 in the morning to catch the train to B City for this shooting only. After a three hours train ride, two cups of coffee and a rise of my self-esteem, I was sure I can make a blast of what I’ve got, in spite of little sleep and only two days of wardrobe brainstorming.
I might have borrowed 3/4 of my outfit from Queen Mum because style runs in the family – the skirt, the shawl and the belt do not pertain to me, but with a great chance of becoming so, if I insist.
“A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.”
– Francis Bacon