Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Pisces Horoscope


 

 
Pisces (February 19-March 20) – Hello gentle mermaid. Yours is the second-most emotional sign in the zodiac (with Cancer coming in at number one), so be careful who you spend your time with. Your smiles and laughter are pure, and your heart-felt love is genuine… in a way you’re like a supernatural being sent to Earth to teach us how to love again (like in the late 90s space film, The Fifth Element). Only a few people are worthy of your presence. If they take advantage of and mistreat you, then they need to take a hike.



Pisces people are known for being sensitive, shy and easily-wounded, but on the flip side you’re a tidal wave force to be reckoned with! There’s a lot of badassery gushing from actors like Bruce Willis and Chuck Norris, badass Eleven actor Millie Bobby Brown, and singers like Rihanna and even tattoo artist Kat Von D. So don’t let people assume because you’re quiet and emotional that you’re easy to take advantage of – you have a seething inner force as strong as an angry typhoon. You just prefer not to use it often, because you genuinely don’t want to harm others. You’re a natural lover and very nurturing.



When it comes to dating, your gentle beauty brings all the boys to the yard and it’s painfully difficult to turn down some of the offers. However, you have so much love to give and you make an excellent life partner, so save that for the person who is truly worth it – someone who respects you and loves you so tenderly. You can build a beautiful life together.


As per careers, for a gentle sensitive Pisces, becoming a musician is often a great choice because you can put your feelings into words and accompanying music. However, being famous for it is a whole different story, since the lime light can be overwhelming at times. Some customer service jobs suit you because you’re a good listener and offer gentle advice, but retail and food service are poor choices because customers can be downright mean and nasty there. You deserve a career that doesn’t make you cry. You’re actually very good at managing money. It’s just hard trying not to spend your savings on things that you want, like those cute shoes.

Best sign compatibility: ‘Sensitives’ like Pisces, Cancer, Capricorn and Virgo.

Celebs who share your sign: Drew Barrymore, Rihanna, Albert Einstein, Millie Bobby Brown.

Colors associated with you: The whole rainbow and anything shimmery.

Best idea for a pet: Cute ‘little pets’ like hamsters, gerbils, guinea pigs or bunnies.




Want to get an astrology tee shirt like your favorite over-the-top blogger? 


Get the one pictured about from my RedBubble shop: https://www.redbubble.com/people/kawaiinmore

Or if you like things like wall art, you can get some at: https://www.darylart.digital.etsy.com


There is also astrology-based art prints on my deviantArt page! 


Don't forget to look at my previous post about my 30th birthday this month - you'll gain access to a free birthday eCard/video!

Monday, 12 February 2018

February Birthday

If you were born on February 25, then we're birthday twins! Hello 😃

With my 30th birthday fast approaching (less than 2 weeks from today), I'm getting a little extra about the whole thing! I'll admit, part of me is grieving the loss of my twenties, which many people say are the best years of their lives. 

I'm also somewhat excited about becoming an official adult. Yes I know.... people in their 20s are technically adults, but for some reason I feel like this was the decade for me to find myself. And now that I really know who I am, what I like/dislike, what my boundaries and limits are, etc. I feel more ready to start the next decade of my life. 

To kick start the celebrations, I've ordered me a shirt with my zodiac sign on it, and yes I did design this one: 

Yes, I am posing with a Hello Kitty. Real mature.


So being that everybody has a zodiac sign, feel free to find yours in my RedBubble shop here. If you're not a big fan of wearing cartoon characters, there are also typography ones available.


Anyhow, the tee shirt isn't the only artistic thing I've done to celebrate the month of my birthday. I also went to Old Navy and picked up some adorable party hats, which happen to be plain colors with gold trim; a perfect canvas! It's been too long since I doodled a kawaii face on something with a marker, so I playfully vandalized each hat, with a face that I think matches the color's feeling for each:


And yes, I plan to wear one, or at least make other people wear them when Rob & I go visit my family then. There ain't no party like a kawaii party!





Anyway,

I'd love to share a freebie with you lovely people, because you're awesome! This is an animated birthday card that I created, and you can share with someone special on their special day.

If you prefer the actual birthday video card without all the blog stuff around it, get it here from my YouTube channel.




Are you also a Pisces mermaid? Then stay tuned to this blog, as soon the horoscope for us will be uploaded ^_^ 

And if your birthday is any time this month, Happy Birthday!!

Friday, 9 February 2018

The Art of Kaizen


Today I learned about something new. Well, it's not new in the world - just new in my world. It's a Japanese philosophy called Kaizen, which means "change for better". It can be translated closely to the English "improvement", but goes a bit deeper than that.









The notion here is to become the best version of ourselves possible. The. BEST. Version. Possible. 

This philosophy means first and foremost, to give up bad habits, the ones that cause our bodies harm, such as junk food, smoking, and others like alcohol, etc. Or at least enjoy them in moderation.

Then, give up negative thinking; give up paranoia, past hurts, and assumptions that harm our minds and our souls. Meditate. Pray. Do yoga. Find whatever gets you to your deeper self. It's totally okay to talk with a therapist, they can be super helpful. 

Then develop self-discipline. Learn to say no to what you don't need (or to whom you don't need to serve), and strive to stay true to your own convictions. Become a self-advocate for what you need, while balancing it with the needs of others. Don't be lazy in anything that you do, even if you're alone. Don't give in to temptations to take shortcuts.

Let go of people who suck you of your resources, and let go of things you cannot change. Keep a journal to make this process easier. Find what does & doesn't work for you. Establish healthy boundaries and spend time with other mentally healthy people, who are positive.

Learn to accept your shortcomings. All of them - these beautiful flaws are charming and what make you an awesome, perfectly imperfect human being. It's when we stop letting our self-doubts and fears of what others think, that we truly grow and flourish.


Read up on mindfulness meditation and growth mindsets - you'll be glad you did.


Now look to healthy habits for your body again - are you getting enough sleep? Make that a priority. Take 10 sips of water every 20 minutes to half an hour at work. Yes you will have to pee a lot for the first while, but then your body gets used to it. 

Pre-make healthy meals at home on a Sunday evening, portion them into freezable containers and store them in your freezer for quick but healthy meals for every night of the week!

This Kaizen is a life-long process, with no set end date, and unsurprisingly, is adopted by high-end and incredibly successful businessmen in Japan. And very likely also adopted by athletes and priests and all of the revered people there.

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Now here is the funny thing: I just recently read about this mindset and lifestyle, of developing into one's best self over time, and yet I feel it's already been happening in my life. 

I was picked on as a child and, without going into a lot of detail about my personal life growing up, I had extremely low self esteem and a low sense of self-worth. I felt I had no real place in this world, and this feeling got carried well into my 20s (I'm now almost 30 years old). As a teen, I was already watching shows like Dr. Phil and occasionally seeing counsellors through school. This was soothing as well as fascinating, and I began researching cognitive behavioral therapy as a tool to help people with various mental illnesses, which led to research on neuroplasticity and well, I've been keeping personal journals for years, and this is leading to a LOT of self-improvement (Kaizen) without even knowing a name for it.

My confidence has increased, mainly because I understand myself and my neurology a lot better. I still enjoy watching Dr. Phil because he's tough but gentle, and explains people's brains on the show. Now I am better with personal boundaries and keeping a safe distance from those who overwhelm my emotions, so I don't end up drained. It feels good to blossom as a person, and find my place in this world, as:

An artist.  A friend.  A therapist (when needed).  A writer, a thinker.  A communicator.


It's a way of life that's highly recommended to you guys, the readers 😍



Saturday, 3 February 2018

What Do You Want?

Hi sweeties!

First of all, don't take offense at the title, because it's meant in a positive tone. Literally guys, I'd like to know: What do you want with this blog now that we're already so far in the new year?

It's now 2018 and this blog has been running for approximately a year & a half already. We've had fun challenges, such as:



And: 

The challenges had prizes, such as a coloring sheet (drawn by me), or even your own image featured here on this blog!!





We also had a major giveaway in Christmas 2016, won by Silvia D. 



And in addition, we've got cute games and quizzes here for you to enjoy!




Last March/April we had a fun contest where those who correctly guessed a visual pun [from a popular Disney movie], won a cute coloring page. Can you try to guess?







In addition, for quite some time throughout 2017, this blog was running Review Wednesdays, where we'd do a video or photo shoot of some kawaii cute items. I am honestly planning to bring these back to this blog, now that I've recovered from the flu and am less busy since the Holidays are over... for now.

We also used to have a very fun part of this blog, called Feature Fridays. Currently, this blog is calling for submissions - it's free to be featured once, as long as some of these guidelines are met:

⭐ You're a kawaii artist, fashion mogul, YouTuber, blogger, or fan of the culture ⭐

We also still like to occasionally review characters or pop culture that may be considered 'kawaii', and weigh in on whether or not it counts.



So please, as a loyal reader of this blog, if you have any suggestions for NEW fun stuff for 2018, please direct ideas to darylannderoche@gmail.com 

Thank you,
Daryl J. of


Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Aquarius Horoscope - Kawaii Style

 
Aquarius (January 20-February 18) – Some astrologers would say you’re every person’s friend, because you’re a natural conversationalist and know it’s not right to judge a book by it’s cover. After all, most Aquarians sport an unconventional style yourselves, so you know it’s the person inside the outfit or hairstyle that truly matters.

You don’t like to be bombarded by overly emotional people, because you’re more of a cool thinker who enjoys ideas, concepts and challenging facts. When it comes to potential romantic suitors, most water-bearers decide to marry later in life so you can spend your youth building your career, saving money and enjoying life. It’s not uncommon for you to enjoy travelling, learning new languages and trying exotic food. For a curious intellectual like you, the more varied experiences the better!

When it comes time to ‘settle down’ and get married, you prefer a partner who is more like a friend and your intellectual equal. It’s important they can keep up with you on a conversational level, because if they’re too emotional when you challenge them, it probably won’t work out. You also tend to enjoy many friends of both genders (because you like the minds, not necessarily the bodies) so your life partner needs to be cool with that.

Aquarius people tend to gravitate toward unusual careers – partly out of sheer curiosity, partly for the interesting attention from it, and partly because someone’s gotta do it. Although you enjoy travelling, you usually pack light and are good at saving the money you make. You are actually one of the least materialistic signs of the zodiac. Still, you know it’s important to save for the future because you’d rather be retired early, than old and still working.

Best sign compatibility: Thinkers such as Gemini, Libra or other Aquarius.

Celebs who share your sign: Ellen DeGeneres, Jennifer Anniston, John Travolta, Alicia Keys.

Colors associated with you: Cool colors like blue, purple, and grey.

Best idea for a pet: Something more self-sufficient, like a cat.




Do you like being a cool Aquarius? Then show it off:


Printable Wall Art on Etsy


Aquarius art gifts on deviantArt







Now go and have an awesome day!