Green Oatmeal Muffins — breakfast olé

I love oats. At least five of seven mornings, my breakfast consists of oatmeal with fruits, berries and (preferably) roasted nuts. Who doesn't like a healthy, fruity, energy boosting breakfast to kick-start the day? That's right. For the past months and years, smoothies -- especially green smoothies -- have been the thing in the healthy living [...]

May I interest you in a little gardening lifestyle?

Waaay way back in history, all mankind had to hunt and gather to get food and nourish their families. Their meals consisted of plants (probably not rarely undefined plants), vegetables, fruits, fish and meat. They were self-dependent and speaking of the health aspect of their eating habits would be doubtful but nature-based. So how bad [...]

acting 101: #6 attitude towards acting

The way you consider your intention and your task as an actor highly influences your performance. Mahershala Ali, winner of this year's Oscar for best supporting actor for his performance in Moonlight, gave an inspiring acceptance speech which I'd like to quote: "And one thing that they consistently told me is that it wasn't about you. [...]

acting 101: #5 scene acting – figuring a character’s story

Today's tip is regarding your character preparation in scene play. There are some simple questions to go over when preparing. The tricky part is to keep those background information that you thoughtfully put together in mind and playing towards them but still being able to react to what your acting partner(s) offer(s) you. Before entering [...]

acting 101: #4 pay attention to your surroundings

In times of smartphones, non-stop connectedness and social media information overload, most of us stare at our phones to bridge time gaps. Me, I try to eliminate this habit whenever possible by setting offline time episodes (even days) and taking along a book wherever I go. Initially, spare time is well used and a dependancy [...]

We Heart Cookies: Double Chocolate Chip Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

If there is a sweet treat, barely someone can resist, it's chocolate chip oatmeal cookies. Crunchy or chewy, does not matter. The combination of rustic oats and sweet chocolate is mouth-watering and can only be topped with a fruity component: cranberries that is. When I discovered this recipe a few years ago, I did not [...]

spotlight on morning routines — take 2

This following notion is take 2 (the beauty of seasonal morning routines) on morning routines. Also see take 1 (the impact of morning routines on us). The beauty of mornings is one of a kind. The seasons define our morning routines. Seasons decide what we'll have for breakfast and where we'll sit having breakfast. They make [...]