Meditate

Meditate

Have you ever tried to meditate? Like this? In the picture?

I decided I would give it a go and see if it balances all those jumbled things swirling in my head long enough for me to think logically. See if I could be like my character Beverley and find my inner ying yang.

Well…I spent my time trying to uncross my one leg which went into a cramp at the time, which made me laugh and then cry at the same time because frankly calf cramps hurt.

Honestly I cannot take things I’ve not really done before seriously. I’m terrible like that and my first reaction is always to end up laughing at myself.

I do meditate. Usually sipping a cup of tea and just being in my own zone. Yet I’ve always wondered if the position makes a difference to how it works.

I’ll be honest. I’ll stick to my cup of tea on the sofa. At least I can then get back up. 😂😂😂

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Credits:-

Charlotte outfit from AnaStyle at the Designer Showcase For a few more days.

Halo Hair from Knox

Reflectice eyes  from Amara Beauty

Sweet gloss  Lipstick from A R T E

Tropical  eyeshadow from A R T E

Catya bento head from CATWA

Angel shape for the Catya head LizBitz

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Nora BOM skin from  Amara Beauty

 

Shot on location at The Coasters Club

 

Call me Princess?

Call me Princess?

I can honestly say I have never been the kind of woman a man could call babe, sexy , sugar and the list goes on.

Anyone who knows me will know I’m one of those women who feels incredibly awkward if some strange dude suddenly calls me “hey babe” Or “Hey sexy” or any of those kind of phrases.

It’s not even because I find it irritating as a women to be referred to in that manner, but more so the familiarity of it before I am familiar. Get what I mean?

Hence on rl dating sites I’m a perfect nightmare. No matter how much of my ideal heartthrob you are, that my knees may jitter and my nether regions become like moving putty, call me babe, sexy or anything like that I turn into ice and you’re gone.

So years later I’m still on dating sites and not finding that unfamiliar person. I probably never will because society today is so transient in how relationships are formed.

You see I’m not the sort of person who easily feels all warm and fuzzy if I’m told I’m beautiful, sexy, etc. I look in my own mirror each day and I see me for who I am and my assets that are not related to physical appearance. I know my flaws like a toad map, I know my bad habits etc.

The person who eventually ( or maybe never) gets me is the one who actually is honest enough to see all my flaws, tells me they see them but still wants me because they see all my other good parts of my person. That person can call me Liz.

Or maybe one day Princess.

Credits:-

Oksho Gown from WILD at the Designer Showcase

Nala Hair from Knox

Gitte eyebrows from A R T E

Reflectice eyes  from Amara Beauty

Sweet gloss  Lipstick from A R T E

Tropical  eyeshadow from A R T E

Catya bento head from CATWA

Angel shape for the Catya head LizBitz

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Nora BOM skin from  Amara Beauty

Paris pose from Lyrium

Shot on location at StoreyBrooke Gardens

The mermaid

The mermaid

Thelma is on her way back to screens again soon. In the meantime she desperately wanted to pose in this outfit for the blog.

Who am I to say no?

As I sit here tapping away on my phone, I’m watching NCIS and drinking a lush strawberry and kiwi Koperberg. What a lovely way to end my day.

I went for a long walk around my lakes today with my daughter and grandson, followed by lunch and a relax on my sofa . (Ok I also fell asleep on my sofa. ) But all of it, just bliss.

To me it’s very important to have downtime from all routine now and then. Work has to always take a back seat and so does blogging and vlogging.

The idea is to refocus and always to make sure you enjoy life.

I did a quick vlog on YouTube earlier about this as I have observed my fellow Vloggers and bloggers and I feel they need to cut themselves slack at times too.

Refocus on what’s important and grasp it with both hands. At the same time, give themselves an opportunity to energise.

I’ve always paced my life in this manner and it certainly does give me a sense of feeling more in control.

Anyhow, Thelma is coming back, frankly I’ve missed her dry sarcastic way of talking and as Autumn comes closer all characters will be back in screen again. For now though, I’m just enjoying the casual approach.

Have a lovely Tuesday.

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Cre dits:-

Lady of the sea outfit from Entice at We Love Roleplay

Reflectice eyes from Amara Beauty

Halo hair from KNOX

Tonja eyebrows fromA R T E

Tropical eyeshadow from A R T E

Oline lipstick from A R T E

Simone bento head from Lelutka

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Isabella applier for lelutka in tone 5 from  Amara Beauty

Shot on location at  Caribbean Sea of Love

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Under the waterfall

Under the waterfall

As I stand here by the falls . My tears fall silently upon my heart but cannot be seen.

I’m going to be brutally honest here.

I cry inside with the pain of a mother’s heart that is separated from her children.

I have not seen my son nearly 3 months now and my daughter fleetingly a few weeks ago with my grandson outside on the pavement.

I was excited in many ways that I’d be able to have either of my children come here and come inside and hug from this weekend. Spend some real time together.

But you see that’s not going to happen.

Because I share my home with someone who hasn’t exactly followed the social distancing rules and in turn that means I can’t take the risk. Actually flouted a few times those rules. Don’t get me started on how. The government in its wisdom didn’t consider people like me. So on it goes.

The risk for my kids who won’t now be able to come here and that makes me sad inside. I’m at risk daily and I can accept that. But I can’t accept that my children are so close but feel so far away.

Technology is ok, it has its uses and ya da ya da ya da. Ultimately I’ve learnt that the most important thing for me is to stand in the same room with my family. Nothing else is important. Everything else feels superfluous and meaningless.

So I’m sad inside but also very angry. Angry that people are so selfish and self important and don’t think of others.

I’m angry that the world is right now behaving like a cesspool of hate and people have lost their minds. I’m angry that while I stand here feeling this, the world is behaving like it always has.

People kid themselves with all their self gratuitous statements and trying to be noticed and relevant.

The protests and the violence at a time we are meant to be united disgusts me. The hatred spread through Facebook and other social media’s like a silent virus, branching out and grabbing people along its way.

People victimising and bullying and accusing.

What has the world become? Unity lasted how long? We united because of a disease and then suddenly one police officer changed the world.

The people who have used that moment to gain social media fame and presence disgust me.

The irrelevant models, actors and businesses who exploit it to become someone in a world in turmoil. To behave like parasites using the time to be on stage and feel relevant.

The criminals who loot and commit violence. The people who choose to protest but social distancing becomes irrelevant. No cause is worth that right now. We are supposed to be overcoming something.

I’m tired and worn.

So, as I stand here under the waterfall and my tears fall inside my heart, I know that no one has learnt anything at all.

Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela are the true speakers. They both believed in peaceful protest and the power of what that could convey.

Everyone else? Missed the message.

No matter what way you want to mix it up or kid yourself. No one really knows what they are doing.

That beautiful image this weekend of a BLM protestors who go in and help a racist. That’s human!! Here’s the story Here

Credits:-

Juliette dress from Wild (has hud)at the Designer Showcase

Marie hair from Knox

Gem eyes  from Amara Beauty

Tropical eyeshadow from A R T E

Oline lipstick from A R T E

Catya bento head from CATWA

Angel shape for the Catya head LizBitz

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Edie  skin in 04 from  Amara beauty

Shot on location at It all starts with a smile

Isabelle’s book corner

Isabelle’s book corner

Next week I’m going to start something different on my channel.

It won’t appeal to many unless you enjoy a good classic book and audio.

It was suggested to me a while back to consider choosing a book and reading this and for no other reason other than to relate a book, maybe help someone who is visually unable to themselves read and at the same time myself reread some old books that are part of our learning history.

I’ll try mostly those that are outside of copyright as that’s always an issue.

If it is an interest to people then I’ll switch to requested readings .

I know personally I love at times just to hear a voice and to immerse myself into a story. So it’s on this kind of basis.

But if my voice is grating I certainly won’t expect you to listen. But thank you for considering.

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Credits:-

Nairobi dress from UNA at the EQUAL10 Event

Reflectice eyes  from Amara Beauty

Halo Hair from [Knox]

Gloss Lipstick from A R T E

Glam on eyeshadow from A R T E

Catya bento head from CATWA

Angel shape for the Catya head LizBitz

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Nora BOM skin from  Amara Beauty

Memories book back drop from Minimal currently at UBER

Travellers chair from Bazar

 

Visiting Kolmannskuppe

Visiting Kolmannskuppe

Kolmannskuppe a place you need to visit in Second Life.

An amazing job has been done on this sim to replicate the real ghost town of Kolmannskuppe.

A place I highly recommend you go visit and just take in the ambiance.

I’m not going to say too much in this blog as the video below will speak for itself.

Do visit and let me know what you think.

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Credits:-

Asia dress from Kiwy at the EQUAL10 Event

Reflectice eyes  from Amara Beauty

Nala Hair from [Knox]

Gloss Lipstick from A R T E

Glam on eyeshadow from A R T E

Catya bento head from CATWA

Angel shape for the Catya head LizBitz

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Nora BOM skin from  Amara Beauty

To visit Kolmannskuppe

Links to real life footage

Sara Lopez and now I’m a pro!

Sara Lopez and now I’m a pro!

Today is Sunday.

I was going to release this late last night but I basically fell asleep.

Yes it happens. One moment I’m at a virtual party then live streaming and the next I’m passed out and wake up with a cat on my face.

Normal these days.

I don’t know about you but Sunday has been gorgeous here in the UK.

This morning was my first time doing a live podcast as a slot and I was a bag of nerves. But I soon got over that and relaxed and chatted about life here in the U.K. in this crazy time.

I’ll see if I’m invited back next week!

If I am then I may consider linking you guys, but for now I’m just seeing how it goes before I reveal my craziness.

Today’s dance music video features the choreography of Sara Lopez as she dances the Club Groove. I’m also wearing a outfit called Sara Lopez by Fashionatic also available at UBER.

Loving her dance moves coming into second life.

One of the best sassy dancers I have seen and I seriously get excited each time a new dance is released that she has made with Paragon.

Sara has even shared a video I filmed for Paragon on her Instagram!!! Ok my beating proud chest thumps. Now go watch….

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Dance Credits:-

Featuring the Sara Lopez Club Groove Bento Dances from Paragon Dance Animations now at UBER

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Do you wonder what Sara Lopez looks like when she’s just casually dancing at a club? Not even you will see this on her Youtube. Made exclusively for Second Life for those who enjoy clubbing.
Club grooves are casual freestyle dances for dancing at a club versatile to fit a wide variety of music.
Originally danced to “La Respuesta” by Maluma and Becky G. Tempo = 90.00 BPM

See her other releases:
Sara Lopez – Ladies’ Style Solo Kizomba (main pack – the dance that made her famous internationally)
Sara Lopez – Heels Dance Volume 1
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Sara Lopez “The Queen of Kizomba” is a world renown dancer who has revolutionized modern Kizomba and became an social media influencer with over 247k youtube followers with her saucy hips. She maintains a busy schedule traveling world-wide giving workshops and performing in shows. Her popularity increased and her talent was very soon recognized and the videos were quickly disseminated through social networks giving her the international fame.
She starred in Daniel Santacruz “Lento” Kizomba Music Video that has over 113 million views. 
She started dancing at the age of five, studied ballet for 15 years and obtained the certificate of The Royal Ballet of London with the qualification of Honors.
During this period she supplemented her training with 9 years of Flamenco, 1 year of belly dancing, 4 years of Contemporary Dance and various Jazz and Funk courses with nationally recognized teachers. She belonged to the Ballet Joven África Guzmán for 4 years playing soloist roles.

 

Clothing Credits:-

Sara Lopez top, jeans and heels from FashioNatic at UBER

Reflectice eyes  from Amara Beauty

Halo Hair from [Knox]

Gloss Lipstick from A R T E

Glam on eyeshadow from A R T E

Catya bento head from CATWA

Angel shape for the Catya head LizBitz

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Nora BOM skin from  Amara Beauty

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Little bird

Little bird

Little bird, let me love and protect you.

Let me nurse you to spread your wings and fly.

So yesterday I had a major meltdown. Major.

It’s to be expected but none the less I scared even myself.

The rollercoaster of emotions that come and go during this time is something I know many of us can’t control and what do we do?

Well my honest answer is, why hide how you are feeling. Yesterday my whole work team got to experience how I was feeling.

Usually I’m chatty and laughing but something snapped and I let them all know that hey guys I’m not ok, I had questions to ask. I was told that the meeting was not the forum to ask those questions.

I felt bad about it, burst out crying and ended my side of a video conference call.

I cried all day and all evening. Cried my heart out. Missing my children and also upset with myself for my human outburst which may have upset my colleagues.

BUT I woke up today and thought, hang on a minute!!! Why ask me if I’m ok but then shut me down when I answer.

Isn’t the point of that question is to get my honest answer? Isn’t it? Aren’t meetings about the well being of staff supposed to also address that there are people not coping ok?

So today I wake up and I feel much better about it because I realise that I allowed them to see I’m not. But when it was seen I’m not ok, it suddenly is not “appropriate” to not be ok as people can’t face the reality of what that question actually means.

I think a lot of you know what I mean. It’s the seen to be doing something but not actually doing it.

I don’t blame my colleagues or my manager at all. They’re human beings too and are also struggling with their own inner conflicts.

But will I participate in these meetings in the future? No. Because, if I am asked am I ok, I don’t feel I should pretend I am, when I am not. That is a waste of time for me and my logical mind says that I’d rather work than do that dance because it ticks a box.

I’d rather get on a telephone and talk to a good friend who understands and isn’t scared to listen or answer.

The worst part of yesterday. It was a video conference. So not only did my colleagues hear my upset, but they got to see it. That isn’t fair to me or them.

One thing I am learning in this whole experience that we deal with things in very different ways.

That we mustn’t keep inside how we are feeling because by doing that we make it worse.

Talking about your feelings is important and even if they’re irrational, airing them helps you to move forward.

I truly advocate open discussions and checking in on people. Letting people know you may need help or that you just need a hug.

As human beings we are quite social beings on the whole. Although some of us like solitude, we also need to express emotion, talk, feel, hug, love and be ultimately human.

It’s totally ok to melt down. It’s totally ok to cry. Shout and be irrational.

Don’t let anyone make you feel guilty for those feelings. COVID19 is affecting everyone in many ways.

Be there to listen. Be there to show you do care.

Be human!

Credits:-

Alyxx utility jumpsuit from Vinyl at the EQUAL10 Event

Halo hair from Knox at the Tres Chic

Reflectice eyes  from Amara Beauty

Gloss Lipstick from A R T E

Glam on eyeshadow from A R T E

Catya bento head from CATWA

Angel shape for the Catya head LizBitz

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Shot on location at Dya’s scent of carribean

Los Lounges holiday

Los Lounges holiday

Today in my Coffee chat I am coming to you directly from my holiday destination in Los Lounges.

As I sit here at Rotunda De Sofa, admiring the sunset, I can’t wait for tomorrow.

Sunshine at Las Balconies.

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Credits:-

Kuuda tunic  dress (with hud) from Artizana at the Designer Showcase

Reflectice eyes  from Amara Beauty

Nala hair from Knox

Gloss Lipstick from A R T E

Glam on eyeshadow from A R T E

Catya bento head from CATWA

Angel shape for the Catya head LizBitz

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Nora BOM skin from  Amara Beauty