Monday Mingle 31
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Happy Monday! Welcome to the 31st edition of Monday Mingle – a question answer game we play every Monday to get to know each other better. Each Monday I ask 5 questions, we all get to answer them, mingle around and have fun!
This week’s quote:
The supreme happiness of my soul is the serenity of my mind. Nothing can break it, except my own anger.
~The Dalai Lama
I really love this quote, it helps me to work on my self. Anger is definitely a tool, it’s a tool we can use in order to teach our selves to be in control of our emotions, what matters in the end is not the situation that brings out the anger, but how we react or don’t react to it.
This Week’s questions:
What was your favorite toy when you were a kid?
Do you have a favorite fairy tale, if yes which one and why?
How many diets have you tried? ( If you have, shortly describe each of them )
What is your current eating approach and why does it work for you?
If you could give some words of wisdom to each person on this planet, what would you say?
Q – What was your favorite toy when you were a kid?
You are looking at it above . In Russia, back in the ages when I was growing up ( we call those times Soviet Union Times ), they had these very popular tiny dolls we called ” Pupsik”, they don’t sell them anymore, it was only in Soviet Union times, so I saved a piece of history. The Pupsiks are the size of my finger, and the little one is the size of half of my pinkie. These three were my favorite toys, that’s why I brought them with me to US when we moved. Me and my best friend, used to make clothes for them out of pieces of cloth’s we collected from around town from our neighbors. The clothes you see above on my little pupsiks are the one’s I’ve sewed my self when I was probably about 8-9 years old.
Q – Do you have a favorite fairy tale, if yes which one and why?
I absolutely love fairy tales, I still enjoy reading them. My favorite was ” The Snow Queen”. I really loved the Snow Queen because she wasn’t everyone’s favorite character, because she wasn’t very nice. But somehow I saw the good in her, I think she was lonely that’s why she was the Snow Queen.
I’ve always been the child who saw positivity even in the most negative characters, and all of my favorite characters were the one’s nobody else loved. I am this way about life as well, when I meet people that others don’t like very much, I always see positivity in them, because I believe everyone is good and there are no such thing as bad people.
Q – How many diets have you tried? ( If you have, shortly describe each of them )
The main diets I’ve tried were:
- The Blood Type Diet – I wouldn’t even call this a diet, it was more like an eating approach, and it would be the only so called Diet I would ever recommend, because there weren’t any deprivation at all and I could eat as much as I wanted.
- Low Carb Diet – That was a complete disaster for me, I always felt tired, hungry, irritated and I’ve lost lot’s of muscle.
- Complete Starvation Diet – I was probably 15 years old back when I tried that, and it didn’t really last all that long, but I can tell you this for sure, the more you starve, the fatter you become.
- Vegetarian Diet – This is also not really a diet but an eating approach. I was a vegetarian for 2 years, and it was the worst 2 years of my life. I became unrecognizable, I’ve lost way to much weight and all of my muscle, my hair was falling out, I’ve never had any energy and I became very depressed. I realized that it wasn’t for me, because my blood type and body type requires more than just plant protein. It took me several years to recover from this. It’s definitely not for everyone, but I do know some people who can be vegetarians and feel amazing.
Q – What is your current eating approach and why does it work for you?
My current eating approach is Intuitive Eating. I don’t follow how much protein, carbs or fat’s I eat daily, but I do eat very healthy and I am aware of how much I eat, I’ve never been happier. I also do IF eating approach, which you guys already know about, I absolutely love it, because I am the type of person who loves big portions and I can’t eat 5-6 small meals.
Q – If you could give some words of wisdom to each person on this planet, what would you say?
I would say to be kind and helpful to others, because that’s what we’re all here to do.
Have respect for everyone around you, especially respect everyone’s opinions because it might not always match yours, and that’s completely OK.
Do what you love, I believe everyone’s mission here on Earth is do in life what we love most.
Surround your self with positive people and people who help you to become a better person.
Compete only with your self and never with others, because each of us have our own way. Thrive to become a better version of your self every day.
Follow your intuition, it will always lead you to the right place.
Understand that there is no problems or troubles, only lessons. Appreciate every moment, because we’re here as an expression of a Higher Being who want’s to experience life in a physical form.
And most importantly love life because it’s amazing!
You know the drill – LET’S MINGLE!
Hugs and Kisses,