SeasonalPosted by Mayka Wed, March 08, 2017 14:18:31
Today I kept seeing lots and lots of lovely messages, inspiring pictures and quotes celebrating International Women's Day from early morning. It really is heartwarming, as there is normally so much tension and negativity in the news. It does feel good seeing people still find reasons to love and appreciate each other.
Men and women are like two separate species, that are probably not even meant to understand each other completely, however we just can't imagine living in a world without the other.
One of the empowering quotes about women
has made me stop and think for a while. It said: 'A woman is like a teabag - you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.' Now why do you think this is?
Loving caring compassion of women brings this world as much value as logical persistent determination of men, while it rarely asks for credit, and often goes unnoticed. Maybe it is our inherited maternal instinct that just wants to nurture and support everyone around us. Maybe we are happy enough being a support team for our loved ones, we take their dreams and aspirations as our own ones, and celebrate their victories as our own.
But when things start going pear-shaped, we shake off all the inhibitions, storm into the armoury, and finally get on with things.
That moment when we know what we're fighting for (or what we're protecting), we suddenly know exactly what to do and how to do it. This big WHY usually isn't anything to do with money, prestige or credit. You would always find someone close to your heart being in danger, threat to the family or danger of losing connection in a way.
Now let's use this to our advantage, let's get the clear image of what we want and need for our loved ones, how our lives should look, and let's get going now. I mean now! Let's not wait until we're against the wall. If we wait another day, we are literally steeling a day of our amazing brilliant future from our loved ones. Now we wouldn't want to do that. right?
Well, let me wish to all the men, women and children lots and lots of feminine love that makes the whole world warmer and brighter <3
SeasonalPosted by Mayka Tue, July 12, 2016 09:08:42
How to have a silky smooth summer:
We haven't quite seen any of the bikini season yet, but it
has quite been lingering around for a while now. So what is the best way to get
rid of those mini forests we've been successfully hiding all winter?
Both men and women have been trying to come up with the
right answers for ages. Let me help and give you a few tips and ideas, and
explain the differences between the most popular deforestation methods.
The shaving is quickest and technically least challenging
way to get rid of unwanted hair, however, it makes the hair grow a lot
stronger, thicker and sharper. That's how you end up having to shave daily if
you can't stand the second day stubble. Also if you shave in a rush, or get
carried away in your thoughts, you might end up with a bit of a razor burn.
There is a great range of epilators nowadays, if you are
determined to take care of this at home. It gives you a result very similar to
waxing, but they require a bit of practice, tears and sweat to master. You are
the master of the whole process, so getting to very sensitive areas, it is a
lot easier to back out and quit half way through. It can take quite long if you
want to sort out all the important areas, as epilators only take a few hairs in
one pull, and you might take breaks to do some deep breathing exercises to get
over the stinging burning pain.
Waxing is a lot faster, as lots of hairs come out in one go,
and your therapist takes charge of the process, so you don't get so much time
to brace yourself or change your mind completely. It can be quite painful first
couple of times, as we are literally pulling the hairs out of their root
follicles, but you do get used to it. After a few sessions you can have a
relaxed pleasant conversation with your therapist, without tensing up once.
The result, in comparison to the shave, is a lot more long
lasting. You could go for weeks without feeling the urge to sort yourself out,
as the new hair growth is a lot sparser, finer and softer.
When To Wax?
Best time to have your waxing appointment would be after you
have done your day of work, gym session and sorted out your household chores,
as it's not a good idea to get sweat into those sore open follicles. Make sure
that your hair is between 0.5 and 1 cm long, as that would be the ideal length
to help wax capture and pull it out, rather than having to go over the area a
few times, which would only irritate the skin more than necessary.
What To Do Next?
Try to stay out of the direct sunlight, as the freshly waxed
skin needs a few hours to heal and regain it's ability to protect itself from
sunburn, you shouldn't have a hot shower in the next few hours either, as it
would only aggravate the inflammation of the skin. Best would be to have your
loose comfy clothes ready, and a chilled out evening ahead of you. In the next
few days you could introduce a good natural scrub, to prevent in-growing hairs,
and keep that skin nice and radiant. And after all, just wait around for the
sunshine to show up, to get a chance to showcase that silky smooth you!
Book your appointment now, just in case the summer is really round the corner :)
SeasonalPosted by Mayka Wed, June 01, 2016 20:05:42
Big things are happening
today! We have waved goodbye to a lovely month of May, with all three days of
sunshine, and it's time to welcome June.
I guess there isn't a
better way then start by celebrating International Day of Children. I have to
share some good news with you, we are all somebody's children, so go ahead,
give yourself a big hug, and treat yourself to a big ice cream. Or considering
the current weather, should I say a cup of hot chocolate?
Well, let's see how do we
go about this inner child, that is somewhere deep inside, waiting to get out,
and play, explore and enjoy. So many modern successful people forget to enjoy
all the great stuff they have in their life, and get carried away with all of
the achieving and accomplishing. The question is, is that the important stuff
you will talk about, when you're old and grey? Is that what you will be sharing
with your grandchildren one day?
It is good to work hard,
as long as you can play hard. Give a little thought to what your hobbies are,
where do you feel happiest, and what would you love to spend more time doing.
You might be surprised how much fun and adventure is still hiding behind those
responsibilities, bills and chores. Trust me, as soon as you develop a habit of
taking a break and enjoying yourself on a regular basis, all the dull and
boring bits will lift a bit, and you will feel a bit lighter straight away.
Not too long ago, I lost myself a little bit, started
working virtually non-stop, and the inner child had to go sit in the corner,
hoping I would sooner or later notice her. Luckily I did, and decided to set
some firm rules I wouldn't bend anymore. It is a great feeling to be needed and
helpful, but even the best of us have to take a step back to take a deep breath
and relax, then, when we are happy, calm and collected, we can serve the world
a lot better.
So how do you take a break? You don't need to get on
the plane and leave the country to re-energize and de-stress. Just make sure you
rest effectively. You can't have a family film night, while responding to work
emails. You can't play a game of tennis while responding to phone calls. Just
remember, 20 years ago we were free of mobile phones, and it sometimes took us
hours to find out when someone tried connecting with us. With the digital
overload, we feel we need to be accessible 24/7, no matter where or whom with.
If you divide your attention in too many ways, you end
up not doing any of those things properly. It takes you longer, you make more
mistakes and people around you feel neglected or even ignored. So decide what
you're doing, give it a 100% and then move onto the next bit. And don't forget,
the play time is as important as being responsible and grown up :)
Children's Day, let's all have a great evening, and see if we can learn
something from the smallest ones :)
SeasonalPosted by Mayka Tue, March 08, 2016 10:26:32
The third month of 2016 is super exciting this year. We have
started it with St David's Day, celebrating a Patron Saint of Wales and all of
our friends that were born and raised or ever lived in this beautiful part of
the world. Maybe a few of us thought of taking a weekend off, spending some
precious moments surrounded by sheep and the green hobbit land. And maybe, a
few of us did :) Let me share a couple of pictures to motivate you a bit:
Not even a week later, we have celebrated our beautiful
mothers. I don't have to remind you how important it is to have your mum close
to your heart. We all are big and strong, very independent and grown-up, but
when the going really gets tough, there is no better healing than a hug of your
protective loving mother. With her by your side, the world is so much nicer
place. Some of our friends have taken the biggest step ever and became mothers
for the first time, sacrificing their own body privacy and freedom, only
regretting one thing, that they haven't done so long time ago. And then there
are those who have their adult children leaving the nest for the first time.
There is that initial worry about how will they manage without your undivided
attention and 24/7 support, but when you settle in and observe these complete
human beings that you helped create, you realize how much more you are alike.
You have given them the best of you, and now they are carrying your legacy
forward, changing the lives of others.
And today we woke up to International Women's Day. This day
is not about comparing and competing between the two genders. It is about
celebrating the roles of each and every one of us in this society, and the perfect
way we complement each other. Behind every successful man, there is a
passionate caring woman. There is always the wife, mother, sister or a friend
that helps us makes sense of all the cold mechanical and technical world, and
discovers a soul of every challenge. With a little more understanding on
spiritual and emotional level, the world might have been a lot more peaceful
place. We are built a bit differently then you guys, so it's not all flowers
and love hearts, so when the hormones bring out the worst in us, please have
patience. We are just fighting the emotional s**t storm, trying to bring our
world back into a perfect harmony, where everything is good and everyone is
happy. Don't try to understand us, just love us. We all need each other to live
a happy and fulfilling life, so let's appreciate today the little things we
give each other to complete the puzzle :)
Another Patron Saint is coming to see us on 17th March, St.
Patrick! We will all be wearing green for a day and drinking Guinness with a
shamrock on it. I believe we have a really strong Irish community around here,
so I thing you might get a chance to kiss an Irish or see a leprechaun even
without getting on a Ryanair plane. Do make the most of it, enjoy the day and
night of music, dance and storytelling about the old good times, back in the
Voila, the Spring Equinox is almost here! Yes, we made it through
the long, gloomy and dark winter. From now on, the days will be longer, the
people will be a lot more cheerful, and you will have the whole bucket of
energy to enjoy the magic of spring! We still have 12 days to go, so why not
get ready. I have already started my spring clean-up, scrubbing, fixing, sorting
and chucking, making sure I have enough space in my life to welcome the
beautiful sunny energy of spring.
So what else can we fit into March this year? Yes! Even
Easter. Easter in Christian tradition is a celebration of a resurrection of
Jesus from dead, and it comes after 40 days of fasting (Lent). Most of modern
day Christians just decide to give up one or a few of their favourite naughty
habits, such as eating meat, chocolate, alcohol, or some extremists decide to
give up shopping :) Anyway, it is a good time to cleanse the body before the
feast that follows after Easter Sunday. Don't let me get started on Slovak
Easter traditions, where all the boys and men get out there, chasing girls and
women with a willow whip decorated with lovely colourful ribbons, pouring cold
water all over them. Then the thankful women tie more ribbons on their whip and
give the guys treats, chocolates, painted eggs or coins, and of course a shot of
homemade schnapps. Imagine the guys stumbling home after the tour of the whole
city :) Family time follows, lots of food and drinks, cakes and fairytales, and
especially the precious few days off.
Whatever you do this March, make it a great time for
yourself and your loved ones, as every single festival is there for you to take
a moment to appreciate what you have, and all the lovely people who are there
to help make your world the best ever. We are not the ones that need to be
divided into categories. Parents or children, men or women, Christians or
Muslims, fun or boring, we all have something to bring to the table, and these
days are merely reminders of our special qualities and superpowers. So embrace
and enjoy :)
Love, Light and Healing
SeasonalPosted by Mayka Sun, February 14, 2016 06:05:55
So here it is, after a swift start of the year we have another Valentine's day! Don't you have a feeling the time flies faster and faster all the time?
As most of the special days, also St. Valentine's day is about going the extra mile (or ten) to show your loved ones how much you appreciate them being in your life, and stopping your daily mad whirl to spend some quality time together.
I don't know about you, but this year I didn't even get overwhelmed by always earlier V-day advertising, as most of the high street stores have just got their Easter eggs out before all the hearts and roses, so I am actually going to enjoy this one :)
Is there a better time to disappear into the sunshine then today? Only a few hours now before we head off to a beautiful Thailand to recharge and unwind after a really hectic Christmas and New Year's. Don't you worry though, I will be back in a few weeks time to take care of your aches and pains, so if you want to book your session after the 1st March, it is best for you to drop me an e-mail or a Facebook message, as I will have a daily hour to take care of the ''office work''. I am not too sure how it is with the signal and voicemail out there, so I don't want to miss any of your messages.
It's not all just fun and games though, so you can look forward to some great news and happy sunny energy after I'm back.
I really wish you a beautiful day of hugs and chocolates, and don't forget that if your love doesn't include yourself, it is not complete. So I prescribe feet up, and a bucket full of all the things you love and enjoy, and maybe your special people too :)
SeasonalPosted by Mayka Wed, December 30, 2015 10:46:01
Another year is over. Can you believe that? It was only like
yesterday when we were planning all that awesome stuff we were going to do and
achieve in the New Year 2015, and we're sitting down with our yearly planners,
counting our blessings already.
Was it a successful year? Or was it at least rich in
lessons? Sometimes it is hard to see the bright side of the situation,
especially when we are playing the main part, but trust me, those are your
future memories, those gems from your past that you will be telling your kids
about. Well, let's try to remember that next time things go wrong.
Do you do the New Year's resolutions? What is your success
rate? Some of us just have the standard ones that keep being pushed forward
from one year to the next, and they kind of get forgotten by the second week of
January, and some others have a clear militaristic plan of achievements, and
they don't end the year without having it all ticked off. (Respect guys)
As I am neither of these types, I had to come up with a very
individual approach. My ego doesn't really like me failing at stuff, but trust
me, I love winning, and enjoy success in any shape or form. So from 2008 on, I
just came up with a different strategy. Strategy of motivation and full
control, without the possibility of failing.
Every year, I just take the last numbers of the year, the
next year being 2016, and give
myself a task of trying 16 new things. I can tell you it was a lot easier in
2008, but I really wonder how active my 2070 will have to be :D I am really
flexible with this, some of the things I just try and decide never to do them
again, but at least I know now, and some slowly turn out to be my new habits
and help me live a better life.
This way we have done things, been to places, climbed
mountains, tried sports, eaten all kinds of things, and our lives are getting
richer day by day. As you know, time flies, and more often than not, I find
myself mid-September, wondering how am I doing, if I'm hitting the target, and have
another look around to see what else could we try this year.
However you approach this delicate time of the year, my wish for you is to love yourself, be kind and patient and don't let things that are supposed to make you happy, stress you out.
Let's have a look how have we done this year so far: (Surprisingly, I ran out of my compulsory 15 in October :) Shall I carry the rest forward into 2016?)
the art of Kinesiotaping, that helps us get over aches and pains
2 Done a
FIT training in London to help you guys stay FIT :)
3 Made our
first Maya's Healing Hands video (Finally)
archery for the first time
5 Seen a
Burlesque show (very interesting)
Indian Head Massage (While meeting some lovely new friends)
playing squash regularly (Swapped it for tennis in the summer)
8 Got our 3
lovely re-homed terrapins (and they're here to stay)
Ben Nevis in Scotland (3 Peaks have been conquered one by one)
10 Found great
business mentors and learned some amazing new habits
11 Done a hot
air balloon flight, seen the world as a huge Lego playground
healing with Rahanni
13 Started a
regime of weekly Amatsu treatments
driving again (Yay, independence)
15 Done a long
planned couples massage with my favourite sister
SeasonalPosted by Mayka Mon, June 15, 2015 20:30:41
Summer is here and so for some, the dreaded Hay Fever
As the temperature rises, more and more people all over the world are
dreading this beautiful season. Hay fever is a real mood killer when it comes
to those warm BBQ nights.
If you're not a sufferer, you probably don't really know what the fuss
is all about.
So what exactly is Hay Fever? "Pollen
is the name given to the fine powder that is produced by plants, trees and
flowers to fertilise other plants, trees or flowers of the same species"Patient Info ".
"Pollen contains proteins
that can cause the nose, eyes, throat and sinuses (small air filled cavities
behind your cheekbones and forehead) to become swollen, irritated and inflamed"NHS UK.
Grass pollen is the most common cause of Hay Fever from spring to early
summer however many people are also affected by tree and weed pollen at
different times of the year. Alas for the
unlucky ones, Hay Fever can be a problem
almost all year round, and it can be very uncomfortable and debilitating.It is
your body's self defence against the enemy. It's a shame that sometimes our
good old body gets confused and mistakes something really harmless for a deadly
threat, and starts the whole military operation.
What are the symptoms and why do
Hay Fever is often mistaken for a cold because the symptoms are very
similar, that of having a runny, stuffy and blocked nose, sneezing, itching,
and sore eyes. Symptoms occur, because
for some, their immune system reacts to the pollen and the cells on the lining
of the nose and eyes release histamine when they come into contact with the
pollen. It's this histamine that causes inflammation of the nose and the
onslaught of the Hay Fever, also known as allergic rhinitis.
For some, Hay Fever can be an extremely debilitating or serious
condition, one which can affect your ability to carry out routine day to day
tasks. I was an unlucky kid stuck with
this condition since I was about 2 years old. I can remember often lying on the
park bench with razor-sharp pain in my eyes, swollen and blood shot, struggling
to breath, sneezing so much that my tummy hurt. I was in tearful agony. I kind of thought that's the way the life is from
the spring time on, I never left the house without my antihistamines, which I
have to say, make you really drowsy and tired.
What can we use to treat Hay
There are conventional remedies such as the ones listed below:
Antihistamine tablets are used to reduce
Nasal sprays are used to reduce the inflammation
Saline (Salt Water) to wash the pollen out from
Antihistamine eye drops ease eye flare-ups
Steroid treatment is usually recommended for short
term use in more severe cases i.e. when sitting exams
… immunotherapy injections are used to desensitise
the sufferer to the pollen and reduce the severity of the symptoms
Unfortunately some treatments
come with unwanted side effects, such as feeling drowsy and tired as I
mentioned before. Others like the
injections, where I witnessed my dad go through the procedure and have his
''season'' extended from a few months to about twice as long. I quickly
rejected this idea as an option myself
Natural and Healthier Remedies for Hay Fever are also available if you know
where to find them. I met someone who looked at my teary swollen face and said
he felt my pain, as he used to suffer from hay fever for decades. ''Used to''
is a funny term to be used with allergies, as once you get them, you have them
for life. He shared his secret, and I said I would give it a try. What is there
to lose anyway, Right? He recommended I
try… and 'try' being the operative word, the Aloe Berry Nectar with the Bee
Pollen for an enjoyable sneeze-free life.
So try I did ! My life has been transformed in the last few years. I am proud to say this is my second summer of
the new life, and people close to me are turning to this method now, as it is
so much healthier, and actually gives you loads of energy in comparison to the
old drowsy stuff.
How it works is a mystery because it’s a closely guarded secret but the
famous Aloe Vera plant is used in the treatment of many ailments.
The Berry Nectar is a pure stabilised active Aloe Vera gel,
reinforced with apple and cranberry extracts which offers a great amount of
vitamin C, essential for people suffering from all kinds of respiratory
challenges. Sweetened with natural fruit
sugar, it's just right for both adults and children alike.
Pollen is literally the 'vaccination' without the needle and the side
effects. It's called the Bee Pollen because when the bees gather the pollen and
bring it back to hives, the Forever
team who make this wonderful product, collect the bee pollen in specially
designed steel collectors to turn it into this all natural, preservative free
and readily digestible substance which slowly builds up inside your body and triggers
a reaction to desensitize you against the allergens attacking it, and boost your
Drink the Aloe
Berry Nectar(about 50-60 ml) every morning, on an empty stomach, before you
have your lemon water, tea or coffee, and breakfast, and then you're ready to
get on with your day
With the Bee
pollen though, you need to go slow from the beginning. Remember, it's the
stuff that your body is scared of. Have a 1/4 of a pill one day, 12 hours later
have a 1/3, see how you go. If you get the sneezes or throat itch, you've over
done it a bit, go back to a smaller dose. You should slowly build up to
tolerate 2 pills at a time, then you can have a choice of taking one or two
when you feel your eyes itching or you kind of know you're about to get the
All in all, these two work in a great synergy. The Aloe boosts your immunity, increasing the
absorption of everything you take in, and the pollen helps your body accept the
foreign substances that were causing havoc before.
I've included the links above to the web store if you want to 'try' these
products yourself –Health Forums and websites recommend you
start treatment at least 2 weeks before the pollen season starts to bite, but
it's never too late to start as Hay Fever is not a nice thing to have, believe
me, I used to live with it, but not any more !!
Meanwhile, there are other
things you can do to help you reduce the symptoms, while you're building up your
body's immunity to the pollen:
Check the pollen forecast on the news and
weather channels. Stay indoors on high pollen days whenever possible
Drink plenty of water. Water dilutes the histamine in your body
Shower often on high pollen days to keep your
hair clean of all the pollen particles, and keep your hair tied back to prevent
it flying into your face and making things worse
Avoid flowers or mowing the lawns
Wraparound sunglasses are also highly
recommended by health forums
Change outdoor clothes and avoid drying clothes
Keep car windows closed when driving
So get your summer stocked-up with the Aloe Berry Nectar and the Bee Pollen, and definitely, make
sure you let me know how you get on.
I love hearing good news :-)
Buy Aloe Berry Nectar and Bee Pollen here
If you don't try it, you'll never know what difference these could make
to your life!