A day in the life of a housewife

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Happy Sunday my lovely friends! If you hadn't had the chance to check-out my Vlog (posted about a week ago), I linked it down below. It takes you through a rather atypical day in my life - I had minimal chores to do, ran one errand (went to the grocery store) and tried a new facial (Silk Peel). My typical days tend to be slightly dull and very busy - I will show you that another time. 

I'd love for you to watch it and subscribe to my channel! This was a rather "fun" video. Liking and commenting on videos like these, helps other women find the more "important" topics on my channel; I wanted to thank all of you who had done so. I am so happy to have chatted with all of you new followers! Wishing you so much love and happiness as you begin the new week! 

As always, here is the quick run-down of the video, for all those of who you prefer reading. :)

A day in the life of a housewife
1. I always begin my day with a morning walk. My dogs are very energetic, if you haven't noticed by the barking in my videos (LOL). 

2. I don't usually curl my hair on the regular, but I decided to do so today. I use a basic Conair curling iron. 

3. I knew I would be "out and about" today, so I opted to cook a crockpot dinner. You can find the recipe here. I usually eat pita bread and hummus for lunch - I sometimes eat the hummus with veggies, if I have fresh ones available. I like to make myself a larger salad for dinner to go along with the main course overnight. 

4. If you watched my first Vlog, you will know that I use the Method Daily Granite Cleaner almost everyday. I love the smell of this stuff. 

5. My errands consisted of visiting the post office and then grabbing a few items at the grocery store. I usually make a quick shop in the middle of my week, to stock up on items that are running low and/or fresh produce. I do a larger weekly shop on Fridays or Saturdays. I mentioned that I absolutely love the One Coffee brand - plus, it's organic and Fair Trade. 

6. I got a Silk Peel facial that day. You can find out more about it here. My skin felt very dewy afterward. It made a difference in terms of the blackheads in my cheek area. I am going to begin getting this every month (long-term review interest anyone?). 

7. I brought you through my daily cleaning routine. I unloaded the dishwasher, vacuumed and washed the floors and washed my sink with Vim (I don't recommend this harsh of a product if you wash produce in your sink). 

I like to use the Bissell Crosswave Pet for those everyday cleanings - I prefer to detail clean my floors with a swimmer, whenever possible. I would however recommend it, since it is a time-saver. 

8. I briefly mentioned my "holy grail" notebook, that I use to organize my everyday life. I will share this with you in an upcoming video. Please "like" the video to let me know that you're interested in seeing that!

How to have good conversation

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Hello lovely virtual friends! If you had the chance to watch the video I posted yesterday, THANK YOU! For those of you who prefer reading, I wrote this complementary blog post on the topic. It appears that most people currently enjoy the blog more than video, based on the fact that I'm still getting much more traffic on my website in comparison - perhaps you don't like my voice (I'd like to think it's rather the fact that you enjoy reading, LOL). 

If you haven't had the chance to visit my youtube channel, please do! If you like anything you see, please "like" and "subscribe", since it helps other women find my message. I cannot express how grateful I am to all of you! :) 

The topic of yesterday's video deals with having good conversation. This is an essential component of good homemaking and developing your femininity, since both are rather "people-centric". The purposeful homemaker - and the feminine woman - "cares for" her home, in addition to those who inhabit it. It is quite evident that people will not want to be present in your home and/or your social sphere, if you cannot have good conversation. Developing good conversation skills is therefore a foundational concept in purposeful homemaking and exuding feminine energy. 

I share these tips in the video:

1. Body language
I encouraged you to imagine that you have an invisible line parallel to the tips of your shoulders. You want to try to keep your hands and arms outside of these set points, to assume an open and feminine position. You do not want to cross your arms in front of you, nor place them below your belly-button (in your private area). You want to imagine that you are being pulled-up by a string on the top of your head, so that your chest can remain in an open position. 

We must be aware of the fact that we are animalistic beings, and must operate with that in mind. Failing to keep an open position, signals to the other person that you are not ready to receive their message and make connection with them. Be able to receive energy from another is a very feminine attribute.

2. Minimize distraction
Remember to make eye-contact and look at that person from the neck/chest upward. When you are looking at other parts of a person's body during conversation, you are essentially demonstrating that you are pre-occupied with something else of greater importance. You want to minimize the use of your phone, engaging in abrupt body movement, and/or causing any significant noise distraction. If you are awaiting an important call/message, make sure to excuse yourself beforehand.

3. Ask prompting questions 
Many of us think we know how to ask effective conversational questions. The truth is however, that we often fail to ask questions that prompt further conversation. The example I used was not to solely ask someone about their favorite hobby, but rather to ask them what they enjoy doing in their free time. This gateway question will allow for you to later ask a variety of more detailed prompting questions.

4. Do not dominate the conversation
Calming your mental dialogue is a skill. We are often busy thinking of the next thing to say in conversation. Calm your mind by taking a breath and counting up to 2 - this will help you refocus on what the person is saying.

5. Smile
I structured this apart from body language, because it is a much more simplistic thing to do. You may still be working on breaking those bad body language habits, but it is much easier to incorporate smiling into conversation as you are simultaneously working on those other skills. 

In addition, smiling exudes feminine energy, which breeds feelings of comfort. This allows for excellent conversation.

How to be more feminine... NOW

Monday, July 8, 2019

Hello everyone! I hope you had a wonderful Fourth of July and/or Canada day! If you are in a different country and did not celebrate those, I am wishing you a wonderful week! :) Thank you to all of my new subscribers and followers. I cannot begin to tell you how grateful I am, and how excited I am to grow our community. If you haven't yet subscribed to my new youtube channel, I would love it if you did! :) 

Today, I wanted to share with you some general tips that will help you exude femininity in your daily life – some tips that you can apply in your life NOW. The core areas that must be developed when striving to be complete feminine woman are extensive and must be developed over time. For today however, I thought I would share with you 5 practical ways in which you can begin expressing your femininity. Beginning these actions will help you feel empowered in your journey toward further developing your femininity, as they will enable you to feel an immediate sense of accomplishment.  

As always, if you prefer to watch the video, you can do so below. As you may have noticed, by videos and blog posts are similar but not quite identical - my goal is that you take away something unique from each. 

1.   Relax
To generate a clearer picture of the way in which you should be striving to be as a feminine woman, can sometimes be accomplished by thinking of the opposite. The opposite tends to feel rushed, pushy and always "on the go". Operating from a place of continuous action, in comparison to being present in the moment – easing through the tasks in your life with a genre of effortless flow. This does not deal with laziness, but is rather characterized by your leading attitude. Apart from perhaps re-evaluating if you are stretching yourself too thin, there are things that you can do today that will help you better relax. I strongly recommend becoming familiar with the practices that help reduce anxiety – deep breathing, muscle tension exercises, body scan meditation. A quick google search of these, and you are well on your way. 

2.    Smile
This adheres to the practice of "faking it until you make it"; in a positive way. When I used to perform professionally I would make a point to smile and simultaneously let out a subtle laugh. Even though I was completely nerve-wracked, the more I smiled and practiced laughing, the more this habit became a ritual. 

The mere act of smiling tends to trick your body into thinking that you are actually happy. The physicality of it - triggering muscles in the face - releases endorphins that in turn actually make you feel joyful  Whether you have to smile by yourself in a bathroom stall or at your phone pretending your looking at a funny video, I challenge you to practice smiling.

When you radiate happiness you tend to operate from a more feminine energy, and as a result, you automatically project approacheability. Your body language tends to respond, causing for you to enter into "feminine flow" – your body relaxes itself and you assume a more open position. Approachability embodies the position of nurturer, and which in turn project gentle femininity.

3.  Three things for you
I want you to get into the practice of doing 3 things for yourself on a daily basis. Feminine energy is very giving (in the emotional way - do not confuse this with the masculine trait of providing). You absolutely cannot give your time and energy to others, if you aren’t primarily giving toward yourself. We don’t all have time for that “self-care” bubble bath, stereotypically depicted when we think of taking time for ourselves. For that reason, my suggestion is more along the lines of simple realistic rituals that can be incorporated on the regular  For example, taking a quick walk, buying yourself that Starbucks coffee, and/or calling your mom/friend/sister. 

4.   Something for your body
I structure this apart from the previous, because I want you to uncompromisably do this everyday. I challenge you to streamline your beauty routine and make it a priority. You don't need to make yourself look like Barbie everyday however I encourage you to commit yourself to getting-ready for the day. I guarantee that once you make this a habit, you will feel a sense of accomplishment. This will also help you feel comfortable in your own body, which will continuously activate your femininity. 

5.    Practice positive interaction
Feminine energy is very invested in connecting with others - the feminine helps bring people together. Simple ways to begin incorporating this into your daily life, would be to add value to your everyday encounters. Practicing active listening is one of the many easy ways to do this. You want to ensure that you are making eye contact with the person you are speaking to. You also want to direct your physical energy toward them – lean forward, turn your body toward them, tilt your head, etc. If you are listening to your significant other or a close family member or friend, you can also gently place your hand on them; physical touch strengthens connection and exudes femininity.

The secret struggle countless women face

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Hello everyone! I hope you had a wonderful Canada Day, and/or will have a wonderful Fourth of July! Today, I wanted to bring you an authentic "coffee & chat" video. In this video, I am discussing my authentic thoughts on the "plight" of today's woman - striving for perfection and realizing that it is unattainable and unrealistic.

I provide you with some of my background and inspiration for this blog. I also discuss the importance of femininity, homemaking, and sequencing your life based on your priorities.

I would really appreciate it if you would check out the video, subscribe and let me know your thoughts. I truly believe that we should support all women speaking out about these issues- as cheesy as it sound, we are ALL in this together!