Ira: Wrath
´´An eye for an eye makes the whole world go blind.´´ - Mahatma Gandhi -
‘’Hating someone is like taking poison every day, hoping the other person dies.’’ - Nelson Mandela -
“Grudges are for those who insist that they are owed something; forgiveness, however,  is for those who are substantial enough to move on.” - Criss Jami -
Wrath & vengeance is the most complicated sin of them all. The difference between revenge, retaliation and justice is often hard to define. When does something justify a horrible deed and when does justification itself become a sin? 
‘Hate’ is another of those fuzzy words; such an intangible emotion. Does hate mean you’re really very angry? Is hate the kind of anger that leads to vengeance? We honestly don’t know and have determined that we, ourselves, have never actually hated anyone (or well…maybe Hitler and Al Bashir and other genocide committing dictators. Oh and rapists or course. Anyways, that seems to be a different, more distant kind of hate, as in ‘we don’t feel the need to kick Hitler in the balls every day, but we would very happily do it in an instant he was ever actually ever in front of us). We would however love to get justice when it comes down to the kids that bullied us so badly in primary school; but them, we don’t hate. They were kids.
So in short: we also don’t quite know what one should do with feelings of hate and vengeance. What we do know is that – when you really don’t have the answer yourself – it is always advisable to listen to those who have often proven to know a lot. Like Gandhi, Mandela, Eckhart Tolle and Paulo Coelho. And what we also know for sure, purely based on a good brain and some healthy thinking, is that it is always better to let go then to avenge. All mums were probably right when they said ‘’vengeance is lowering yourself to ‘their’ level. Being happy and successful, that is useful revenge.’’

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                                                    Ira: Wrath

´´An eye for an eye makes the whole world go blind.´´
- Mahatma Gandhi -

‘’Hating someone is like taking poison every day, hoping the other person dies.’’
- Nelson Mandela -

Grudges are for those who insist that they are owed something; forgiveness, however,
is for those who are substantial enough to move on.” 
- Criss Jami -

Wrath & vengeance is the most complicated sin of them all. The difference between revenge, retaliation and justice is often hard to define. When does something justify a horrible deed and when does justification itself become a sin?

‘Hate’ is another of those fuzzy words; such an intangible emotion. Does hate mean you’re really very angry? Is hate the kind of anger that leads to vengeance? We honestly don’t know and have determined that we, ourselves, have never actually hated anyone (or well…maybe Hitler and Al Bashir and other genocide committing dictators. Oh and rapists or course. Anyways, that seems to be a different, more distant kind of hate, as in ‘we don’t feel the need to kick Hitler in the balls every day, but we would very happily do it in an instant he was ever actually ever in front of us). We would however love to get justice when it comes down to the kids that bullied us so badly in primary school; but them, we don’t hate. They were kids.

So in short: we also don’t quite know what one should do with feelings of hate and vengeance. What we do know is that – when you really don’t have the answer yourself – it is always advisable to listen to those who have often proven to know a lot. Like Gandhi, Mandela, Eckhart Tolle and Paulo Coelho. And what we also know for sure, purely based on a good brain and some healthy thinking, is that it is always better to let go then to avenge. All mums were probably right when they said ‘’vengeance is lowering yourself to ‘their’ level. Being happy and successful, that is useful revenge.’’

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Superbia: vanity and pride
 
‘’A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.’’ – Coco Chanel –
‘’Poor yourself a drink, put on some lipstick and pull yourself together.’’  – Elizabeth Taylor –
To give vanity and pride some balance
‘’The truest characters of ignorance are vanity and pride and arrogance.’’ - Samuel Butler-
“Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us.”
-Jane Austen -
“There comes a time when you look into the mirror and you realize that what you see is all that you will ever be. And then you accept it. Or you kill yourself. Or you stop looking in mirrors.”
-Tennessee Williams
Vanity and pride are two different things but often inextricably connected. It’s our pride that wishes to wear a mask, our fear that is afraid to be vulnerable. And so we hide our puffy eyes, our flaws, our red spots and our scars. 
And sometimes vanity is simply something to make you feel more secure, it can be a hobby or even a passion.
If you realize that you should be just as happy – or even happier- with your reflection if the mirror would show you your soul instead of your face, then by all means dress up and put on make-up. But when make-up, clothes, vanity & pride become a mask to hide a face that you don’t want the world to see – and that you don’t want to see yourself -, you know you’re in trouble.
-Taj -

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Superbia: vanity and pride

 

‘’A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.’’
– Coco Chanel –

‘’Poor yourself a drink, put on some lipstick and pull yourself together.’’
– Elizabeth Taylor –

To give vanity and pride some balance

‘’The truest characters of ignorance are vanity and pride and arrogance.’’
- Samuel Butler-

“Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us.”

-Jane Austen -

“There comes a time when you look into the mirror and you realize that what you see is all that you will ever be. And then you accept it. Or you kill yourself. Or you stop looking in mirrors.”

-Tennessee Williams

Vanity and pride are two different things but often inextricably connected. It’s our pride that wishes to wear a mask, our fear that is afraid to be vulnerable. And so we hide our puffy eyes, our flaws, our red spots and our scars.

And sometimes vanity is simply something to make you feel more secure, it can be a hobby or even a passion.

If you realize that you should be just as happy – or even happier- with your reflection if the mirror would show you your soul instead of your face, then by all means dress up and put on make-up. But when make-up, clothes, vanity & pride become a mask to hide a face that you don’t want the world to see – and that you don’t want to see yourself -, you know you’re in trouble.

-Taj -

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AVARITIA: GREED
‘’Let’s cover the world in glitters and pearls.’’
‘’I love pretty things, what else is there?’’
‘’Nothing better to heal a broken heart than a shopping spree.’’
To give Greed some balance
“He who is not contented with what he has,  would not be contented with what he would like to have.”  - Socrates -
“Successful and happy people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful and unhappy people are always asking: ‘what’s in it for me?’” - Brian Tracy -
“Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity, reduce selfishness, have few desires.”- Lao Tzu -
What is greed? When does loving pretty things and wanting to have them become ‘greed’? And is it really that bad, that evil? Someone asked us once: ‘if you’d lose all your things, had no more lipstick, no more beautiful car and no more house with a luxurious kitchen en gorgeous furniture, would you still be you? Would you still be happy?’’.
All those things are a form of security, absolutely, but they’re not the roots of real, deep security. ‘False securities’ you could even call all those things. Real security and real riches is if you’d be just as happy if the entire world, with all your pearls and gems in it, would perish. From your house, your shoes, your laptop, you’re diploma’s, your art and clothing to your rare Faberge egg you once bought in Russia. You’d be okay cause you’d have love; for yourself and others. Because you’d be healthy, you’d have your knowledge, your sense of humor, your talents, your strength and your courage. If these are the things you derive your identity and security from (and then still buy that designer purse, in 4 colors), you’re alright.
Would you be a lost little puppy without all those things, then this could very well be your sin that may no longer be called a guilty pleasure, but a real problem. We all shop to drown our sorrow; a descent petty party simply costs some tears, chocolate and pretty things, and also shopping just for fun is okay. As soon as we NEED it however – start spending money we don’t have, not being able to be happy without that one jacket/purse/chair cause it seems essential to make us who we are – we’re in trouble. Then it’s time to pick to flower that hides the festering wound underneath it and to start dealing with our real and much bigger problems.
-Taj-


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AVARITIA: GREED

‘’Let’s cover the world in glitters and pearls.’’

‘’I love pretty things, what else is there?’’

‘’Nothing better to heal a broken heart than a shopping spree.’’

To give Greed some balance

“He who is not contented with what he has,
would not be contented with what he would like to have.” 
- Socrates -

“Successful and happy people are always looking for opportunities to help others. 
Unsuccessful and unhappy people are always asking: ‘what’s in it for me?’”
- Brian Tracy -

“Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity, reduce selfishness, have few desires.”
- Lao Tzu -

What is greed? When does loving pretty things and wanting to have them become ‘greed’? And is it really that bad, that evil? Someone asked us once: ‘if you’d lose all your things, had no more lipstick, no more beautiful car and no more house with a luxurious kitchen en gorgeous furniture, would you still be you? Would you still be happy?’’.

All those things are a form of security, absolutely, but they’re not the roots of real, deep security. ‘False securities’ you could even call all those things. Real security and real riches is if you’d be just as happy if the entire world, with all your pearls and gems in it, would perish. From your house, your shoes, your laptop, you’re diploma’s, your art and clothing to your rare Faberge egg you once bought in Russia. You’d be okay cause you’d have love; for yourself and others. Because you’d be healthy, you’d have your knowledge, your sense of humor, your talents, your strength and your courage. If these are the things you derive your identity and security from (and then still buy that designer purse, in 4 colors), you’re alright.

Would you be a lost little puppy without all those things, then this could very well be your sin that may no longer be called a guilty pleasure, but a real problem. We all shop to drown our sorrow; a descent petty party simply costs some tears, chocolate and pretty things, and also shopping just for fun is okay. As soon as we NEED it however – start spending money we don’t have, not being able to be happy without that one jacket/purse/chair cause it seems essential to make us who we are – we’re in trouble. Then it’s time to pick to flower that hides the festering wound underneath it and to start dealing with our real and much bigger problems.

-Taj-

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Invidia: jealousy and evy
‘’The main difference between envy and jealousy is that envy is an emotion related to wanting what someone else has, while jealousy is the emotion related to fear that something you have will be taken away by someone else.’’Some different views on the matter:
“They’ll either want to kill you, kiss you, or be you.”  -Suzanna Collins-
 “Anger, resentment and jealousy don’t change the heart of others - it only changes yours.”  -Shannon L.Alder-“If the grass is greener on the other side of the fence, you can bet the water bill is higher.”  - Debbie Macomber-
“To find out a girl’s faults, praise her to her girlfriends.” - Benjamin Franklin-
“The motive behind criticism often determines its validity. Those who care criticize where necessary. Those who envy criticize the moment they think that they have found a weak spot.” - Criss Jami-
Jealousy is probably the ugliest duckling in the bunch of sins. The other 6 all have something (no matter how farfetched) endearing or cute. Even ‘wrath’, when in the name of justice. But jealousy and envy seem to be the only sins of which we just can’t say anything good. And that makes sense. It never comes from love, even if it’s often been said that it does; it comes from ego, pride or less mean – but nonetheless annoying – characteristics like insecurity or frustration.
Envy is the mildest of the two; it won’t make you hurt someone, can even motivate and it can be a great mirror. If you handle it well that is. Jealousy on the other hand, is dark. People speak of ‘healthy jealousy’ in some cases, but does that really exist? The most common context for this particular sort of jealousy is when you’re jealous of another woman in YOUR lovers’ life: ‘it means you’re really crazy about him’, is then often said.
We however feel that 1) it means you intuitively feel that something’s going on 2) you’re insecure and afraid of losing your lover (but this shouldn’t be the case if there is true trust in your relationship) or 3) you envy the other woman because she’s prettier/slimmer/smarter and you just can’t control your own mean-streak. In any case: this sort of jealousy is usually pretty destructive AND addictive. Once you’re jealous, it doesn’t easily go away anymore. Time to do some self-coaching; this sort of jealousy is extremely tiring and you’re simply too good for it.

Jealousy amongst women is a whole different kind of jealousy. This sort of jealousy never has to do anything with anybody else, but 100% with you. As long as you realize this and you can laugh at yourself a little, you’re okay (then you get something like: “Years from now, when I’m successful and happy…and she’s in prison… I hope I’m not too mature to gloat.” -Bill Waterson-)
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Invidia: jealousy and evy

‘’The main difference between envy and jealousy is that envy is an emotion related to wanting what someone else has, while jealousy is the emotion related to fear that something you have will be taken away by someone else.’’

Some different views on the matter:

“They’ll either want to kill you, kiss you, or be you.” 
-Suzanna Collins-

 “Anger, resentment and jealousy don’t change the heart of others - it only changes yours.” 
-Shannon L.Alder-

“If the grass is greener on the other side of the fence, you can bet the water bill is higher.” 
- Debbie Macomber-

“To find out a girl’s faults, praise her to her girlfriends.” 
- Benjamin Franklin-

“The motive behind criticism often determines its validity. Those who care criticize where necessary. Those who envy criticize the moment they think that they have found a weak spot.” 
- Criss Jami-

Jealousy is probably the ugliest duckling in the bunch of sins. The other 6 all have something (no matter how farfetched) endearing or cute. Even ‘wrath’, when in the name of justice. But jealousy and envy seem to be the only sins of which we just can’t say anything good. And that makes sense. It never comes from love, even if it’s often been said that it does; it comes from ego, pride or less mean – but nonetheless annoying – characteristics like insecurity or frustration.

Envy is the mildest of the two; it won’t make you hurt someone, can even motivate and it can be a great mirror. If you handle it well that is. Jealousy on the other hand, is dark. People speak of ‘healthy jealousy’ in some cases, but does that really exist? The most common context for this particular sort of jealousy is when you’re jealous of another woman in YOUR lovers’ life: ‘it means you’re really crazy about him’, is then often said.

We however feel that 1) it means you intuitively feel that something’s going on 2) you’re insecure and afraid of losing your lover (but this shouldn’t be the case if there is true trust in your relationship) or 3) you envy the other woman because she’s prettier/slimmer/smarter and you just can’t control your own mean-streak. In any case: this sort of jealousy is usually pretty destructive AND addictive. Once you’re jealous, it doesn’t easily go away anymore. Time to do some self-coaching; this sort of jealousy is extremely tiring and you’re simply too good for it.

Jealousy amongst women is a whole different kind of jealousy. This sort of jealousy never has to do anything with anybody else, but 100% with you. As long as you realize this and you can laugh at yourself a little, you’re okay (then you get something like: “Years from now, when I’m successful and happy…and she’s in prison… I hope I’m not too mature to gloat.” -Bill Waterson-)

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Acedia: Laziness
“Inspiration is a guest that does not willingly visit the lazy.” - Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky -  
“We often miss opportunity because it’s dressed in overalls and looks like work.”  - Thomas A. Edison -
To give sloth a little balance
‘’Doing less meaningful works is not laziness. Focus on being productive instead of busy.’’ - Timothy Ferris -
“Progress isn’t made by early risers. It’s made by lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something.” - Robert A. Heinlein -

Lazy isn’t just lazy; it comes in all shapes and forms. There is the ‘lazy laziness’ (sleeping in on Sundays), the ‘tired laziness (after a busy day or a long night when you can’t even make yourself get your favorite coffee at the corner of the street) and the ‘heated laziness’ (the just doing nothing al day cause it is just too hot outside. No biggie; these forms of laziness are pretty harmless (and often wonderful guilty pleasures, if well dosed)
But then there are the kinds of laziness that point out a nasty cause like depression, loneliness, sickness or a rut you can’t seem to get out of; the kinds of laziness that make going to the supermarket feel like an efficient use of your time (it would even make you feel like you’ve been productive if it were the only thing you did that day). In this case, it’s not a sin but a problem. And not one you’re to blame for, but one of which it is up to you to recognize it and to handle it.
Let’s finish with idleness, the ‘mild sloth’. The situation: you’re just being a little lazy or you suffer from the ‘princess syndrome’ and are too spoiled and idle to even point a finger. The more severe variation of this is egocentrism; you simply don’t find it worthwhile to help someone else. You rather stay put in your lazy chair EVERY day instead of helping with the dishes, rather look away instead of helping that old lady with her groceries and you complain if someone asks you to do something, anything. Hate to break it to you, but this is a sin with a capital ‘S’. Does this sound like you? Then it’s time for some serious self-coaching and a kick in your royal butt. 
-Taj-

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Acedia: Laziness

“Inspiration is a guest that does not willingly visit the lazy.”
- Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky - 

“We often miss opportunity because it’s dressed in overalls and looks like work.” 
- Thomas A. Edison -

To give sloth a little balance

‘’Doing less meaningful works is not laziness. Focus on being productive instead of busy.’’
- Timothy Ferris -

“Progress isn’t made by early risers.
It’s made by lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something.” 
- Robert A. Heinlein -

Lazy isn’t just lazy; it comes in all shapes and forms. There is the ‘lazy laziness’ (sleeping in on Sundays), the ‘tired laziness (after a busy day or a long night when you can’t even make yourself get your favorite coffee at the corner of the street) and the ‘heated laziness’ (the just doing nothing al day cause it is just too hot outside. No biggie; these forms of laziness are pretty harmless (and often wonderful guilty pleasures, if well dosed)

But then there are the kinds of laziness that point out a nasty cause like depression, loneliness, sickness or a rut you can’t seem to get out of; the kinds of laziness that make going to the supermarket feel like an efficient use of your time (it would even make you feel like you’ve been productive if it were the only thing you did that day). In this case, it’s not a sin but a problem. And not one you’re to blame for, but one of which it is up to you to recognize it and to handle it.

Let’s finish with idleness, the ‘mild sloth’. The situation: you’re just being a little lazy or you suffer from the ‘princess syndrome’ and are too spoiled and idle to even point a finger. The more severe variation of this is egocentrism; you simply don’t find it worthwhile to help someone else. You rather stay put in your lazy chair EVERY day instead of helping with the dishes, rather look away instead of helping that old lady with her groceries and you complain if someone asks you to do something, anything. Hate to break it to you, but this is a sin with a capital ‘S’. Does this sound like you? Then it’s time for some serious self-coaching and a kick in your royal butt.

-Taj-

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The 7 sins
We’re talking about ‘the 7 deadly sins’ and paradoxical as it may sound; that sounds pretty tempting right away. We will take the dark edges of humanity and nicely wring them out; who is jealous, is a green monster; who has quite the libido, is a sex addicted nymph and who is proud, is an arrogant ass. 
‘’Look Mary, now that is bad!’’ And immediately Mary knows that she can’t dip the hair of that beautiful girl in her class in her ink anymore and that she’d better leave the boy next door untouched. What is good and what is evil? We are raised with a strong idea of it. And with success; we quickly feel guilty when we bust ourselves ‘sinning’ (after which we tend to compensate with another sin, like eating a gallon of ice cream). But don’t we all have a ‘little sinner’ inside of us? And can’t that just be a little okay?
Love yourself, embrace yourself, respect yourself and don’t just do it in ‘slices’ but do it completely and unconditionally. This we preach and stand behind a 100%. So does that mean our life’s philosophy justifies everything? That ugly characteristics like jealousy and envy and bad behavior like avenging oneself are okay? Let’s throw another Taj-favorite in the mix: it’s all about the balance
Gorgeous men and uncontrollable lust, donuts, chocolate and pizza, all those irresistible bags and shoes and those pretty women that come a little too close to OUR lovers…Yes, we all submit to the 7 deadly sins every once in a while.
To refresh our memories:
-          Superbia             > vanity & pride
-          Avaritia                               > greed
-          Luxuria                > lechery & lust
-          Invidia                  > jealousy & envy
-          Gula                      > gluttony
-          Ira                          > wrath
-          Acedia                 > sloth & laziness
Does that make us sinners, simply human or something like ‘über-Taj’ - cause eh, we do exactly what WE feel like, right?!
We are very much pro ‘being-mild-to-yourself-when-sinning and putting that extra muffin on it’. But we are even more pro ‘being-strict-with-yourself-when-you-do-it-too-much’. ‘Healthy jealousy’ for example, what is that? And is that okay? And when does it become a nasty habit we have to break off a.s.a.p by quite the dose of self-coaching (maybe even in order to become who we REALY are; to become Taj in spite of our insecurities – and so jealousy?).
By the means of a small photo project we will go in the 7 deadly sins a little deeper this week; in the dark and heavy sides and the wonderful guilty pleasure aspects. So no Yoga Monday for the body tomorrow, but the start of a Yoga Week for the mind & heart.

 ALSO IN DUTCH @ www.taj.nl

The 7 sins

We’re talking about ‘the 7 deadly sins’ and paradoxical as it may sound; that sounds pretty tempting right away. We will take the dark edges of humanity and nicely wring them out; who is jealous, is a green monster; who has quite the libido, is a sex addicted nymph and who is proud, is an arrogant ass.

‘’Look Mary, now that is bad!’’ And immediately Mary knows that she can’t dip the hair of that beautiful girl in her class in her ink anymore and that she’d better leave the boy next door untouched. What is good and what is evil? We are raised with a strong idea of it. And with success; we quickly feel guilty when we bust ourselves ‘sinning’ (after which we tend to compensate with another sin, like eating a gallon of ice cream). But don’t we all have a ‘little sinner’ inside of us? And can’t that just be a little okay?

Love yourself, embrace yourself, respect yourself and don’t just do it in ‘slices’ but do it completely and unconditionally. This we preach and stand behind a 100%. So does that mean our life’s philosophy justifies everything? That ugly characteristics like jealousy and envy and bad behavior like avenging oneself are okay? Let’s throw another Taj-favorite in the mix: it’s all about the balance

Gorgeous men and uncontrollable lust, donuts, chocolate and pizza, all those irresistible bags and shoes and those pretty women that come a little too close to OUR lovers…Yes, we all submit to the 7 deadly sins every once in a while.

To refresh our memories:

-          Superbia             > vanity & pride

-          Avaritia                               > greed

-          Luxuria                > lechery & lust

-          Invidia                  > jealousy & envy

-          Gula                      > gluttony

-          Ira                          > wrath

-          Acedia                 > sloth & laziness

Does that make us sinners, simply human or something like ‘über-Taj’ - cause eh, we do exactly what WE feel like, right?!

We are very much pro ‘being-mild-to-yourself-when-sinning and putting that extra muffin on it’. But we are even more pro ‘being-strict-with-yourself-when-you-do-it-too-much’. ‘Healthy jealousy’ for example, what is that? And is that okay? And when does it become a nasty habit we have to break off a.s.a.p by quite the dose of self-coaching (maybe even in order to become who we REALY are; to become Taj in spite of our insecurities – and so jealousy?).

By the means of a small photo project we will go in the 7 deadly sins a little deeper this week; in the dark and heavy sides and the wonderful guilty pleasure aspects. So no Yoga Monday for the body tomorrow, but the start of a Yoga Week for the mind & heart.

 ALSO IN DUTCH @ www.taj.nl

Life is like a box of chocolates

This has to be one of the most famous movie quotes ever. Tom Hanks as the mentally challenged Forrest Gump, sitting on a bench cute as a button, telling the woman sitting next to him: “Momma always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you´re gonna get.” And then Forrest had, just like that, taught us a simple but beautiful life lesson we won’t quickly forget.

Yup, there are moments in which we wish things were different, but it’s a gift really: we never know what the future holds and life is unpredictable. And so we have to learn to cope with surprises, with not knowing what lies ahead. You can build a boat, but never predict the winds; you can only prepare so much for your life, and that’s it. That doesn’t mean you have to not do things because the future is unsure – work towards you dreams, always! – but that you shouldn’t be to focusses on what’s coming, in whatever aspect of life.

The future is in five years, but the future is also by the end of this week or even tomorrow. By being occupied by what’s coming too much, we often forget to enjoy the moment as it is. In our minds we’re already busy planning the next moments, we’re daydreaming about it or even stressing about it. And then there are the days on which you simply can’t remember what you did yesterday or those kind of weeks that feel like only three days cause they passed by too fast. Let go! Don’t forget to live in the ‘now’; that is the only moment you actually DO have control over.

A friend of Cho’s said to her once: “Let go of the idea that you have control over anything”; a simple, comforting line that has already proven its worth to us in many moments of frustration.

Now that we have established that can be a lot of wisdom in chocolate, we have some moreForrest inspired chocolate life lessons, written by our very own and lovely Shardey-Lynn Aalders: (see photo above :))

More Forrest wisdom? Okay, one more then: Momma always says there’s an awful lot you could tell about a person by their shoes.” More on this next time!

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35x the most beautiful bralettes

Bows, see-through lace, sweet colors, earthy shades and sensual simplicity; we have handpicked the 35 most beautiful bras and bralettes for you. Oh. La. La.

Beautiful lingerie simply makes us women happy. Put on some nice lingerie on a chaotic day instead of a red bra with white granny panties and you’ll feel more organized and together instantly (it truly are the small things that make the difference). Beautiful underwear can give you that wonderful feeling of self-confidence and beauty. And the best part is: you don’t need anybody to show it to. Cause beautiful lingerie, you primarily wear for your lovely self.

35 x the most beautiful bralettes that are available all over the world and shipped internationally:

 

1.       ANTHROPOLOGIE Rose Gold hamper € 51,43,-

2.       LA PERLA Paisley Triangle Bra € 189,69,-

3.       LA PERLA Beige Bralette € 122,68,-

4.       LASCIVIOUS Kitty Cupless Bra € 88,23,-

5.       VICTORIA’S SECRET Rose Lace Bra € 22,76,-

6.       HANKY PANKY Steamy Peek-a-boo Bralette € 36,-

7.       EBERJEY Millie Longline Bralette € 39,70,-

8.       FLEUR OF ENGLAND Naked Boudoir Bra € 107,35,-

9.       CHANTELLE Palais Royal Demi Bra € 64,70,-

10.   MYLA Dominetta Non padded Balcony Bra € 227,92,-

11.   STELLE MCCARTNEY Giselle Charming Underwire Bra € 102,93,-

12.   LILIPIACHE Pearly Blue Bralette € 58,-

13.   LILIPIACHE Sweet Pea Bralette € 61,76,-

14.   LILIPIACHE Antique Memories Underwire Bra € 77,20,-

15.   ANTHROPOLOGIE Xavia Bra & Bottom 67,06

16.   COSS Lace triangle Bra € 25,-

17.   FLEUR OF ENGLAND Blush Guipure Boudoir Bra € 132,34,-

18.   FORTNIGHT LINGERIE Vega Long Line Bra € 102,93,-

19.   SAMANTHA CHANG French Leavers Lace Victoria Bralette € 83,82,-

20.   H&M Lace Bandeau € 7,95,-

21.   KRISS SOONIK Silvia Lace Bra € 69,85,-

22.   H&M Lace Bra € 14,99,-

23.   ANTHROPOLOGIE Scalloped Laced Bralette € 50,-

24.   SAMANTHA CHANG Meet Me At Midnight Longline Soft Bra € 44,11,-

25.   EBERJEY Delirious Triangle Bralet € 25,53,-

26.   MYLA Monique Plunge Bra € 139,70,-

27.   ONLY HEARTS So Fine With Lace Bralette € 38,97,-

28.   EBERJEY Mabel Retro Bralet € 35,29,-

29.   ONLY HEARTS Whisper Bralette € 41,17,-

30.   FLEUR OF ENGLAND Brighton Boudoir Bra € 101,46,-

31.   STELLA MCCARTNEY Selma Dancing Soft Cup Bra € 110,29,-

32.   VALERY Charleston Triangle Bra € 62,50,-

33.   LA PERLA Saree Wireless Racerback Bra € 179.40,-

34.   H&M Mint Triangle bra € 7,95,-

35.   BLUSH Sweetest Sin Bralette € 26,47,-

ALSO IN DUTH35x the most beautiful bralettes

Bows, see-through lace, sweet colors, earthy shades and sensual simplicity; we have handpicked the 35 most beautiful bras and bralettes for you. Oh. La. La.

Beautiful lingerie simply makes us women happy. Put on some nice lingerie on a chaotic day instead of a red bra with white granny panties and you’ll feel more organized and together instantly (it truly are the small things that make the difference). Beautiful underwear can give you that wonderful feeling of self-confidence and beauty. And the best part is: you don’t need anybody to show it to. Cause beautiful lingerie, you primarily wear for your lovely self.

35 x the most beautiful bralettes that are available all over the world and shipped internationally:

 

1.       ANTHROPOLOGIE Rose Gold hamper € 51,43,-

2.       LA PERLA Paisley Triangle Bra € 189,69,-

3.       LA PERLA Beige Bralette € 122,68,-

4.       LASCIVIOUS Kitty Cupless Bra € 88,23,-

5.       VICTORIA’S SECRET Rose Lace Bra € 22,76,-

6.       HANKY PANKY Steamy Peek-a-boo Bralette € 36,-

7.       EBERJEY Millie Longline Bralette € 39,70,-

8.       FLEUR OF ENGLAND Naked Boudoir Bra € 107,35,-

9.       CHANTELLE Palais Royal Demi Bra € 64,70,-

10.   MYLA Dominetta Non padded Balcony Bra € 227,92,-

11.   STELLE MCCARTNEY Giselle Charming Underwire Bra € 102,93,-

12.   LILIPIACHE Pearly Blue Bralette € 58,-

13.   LILIPIACHE Sweet Pea Bralette € 61,76,-

14.   LILIPIACHE Antique Memories Underwire Bra € 77,20,-

15.   ANTHROPOLOGIE Xavia Bra & Bottom 67,06

16.   COSS Lace triangle Bra € 25,-

17.   FLEUR OF ENGLAND Blush Guipure Boudoir Bra € 132,34,-

18.   FORTNIGHT LINGERIE Vega Long Line Bra € 102,93,-

19.   SAMANTHA CHANG French Leavers Lace Victoria Bralette € 83,82,-

20.   H&M Lace Bandeau € 7,95,-

21.   KRISS SOONIK Silvia Lace Bra € 69,85,-

22.   H&M Lace Bra € 14,99,-

23.   ANTHROPOLOGIE Scalloped Laced Bralette € 50,-

24.   SAMANTHA CHANG Meet Me At Midnight Longline Soft Bra € 44,11,-

25.   EBERJEY Delirious Triangle Bralet € 25,53,-

26.   MYLA Monique Plunge Bra € 139,70,-

27.   ONLY HEARTS So Fine With Lace Bralette € 38,97,-

28.   EBERJEY Mabel Retro Bralet € 35,29,-

29.   ONLY HEARTS Whisper Bralette € 41,17,-

30.   FLEUR OF ENGLAND Brighton Boudoir Bra € 101,46,-

31.   STELLA MCCARTNEY Selma Dancing Soft Cup Bra € 110,29,-

32.   VALERY Charleston Triangle Bra € 62,50,-

33.   LA PERLA Saree Wireless Racerback Bra € 179.40,-

34.   H&M Mint Triangle bra € 7,95,-

35.   BLUSH Sweetest Sin Bralette € 26,47,-

ALSO IN DUTCH @ www.taj.nl

PEACE & LOVE & BOHO
Flower crowns, Woodstock, marihuana, bare bellies, bras up in the trees, great music, free love and easy sex, friendship and above all a lot of LOVE & PEACE. A hippie life has something so beautiful, so tempting and such an intangible charm that we simply have to integrate some of this lifestyle into our summer state of mind. Who oh who has one of those irresistible yellow Volkswagen vans à la little miss sunshine available for rent?
All these wonderful, typically hippie-things however, have a lot more than charm alone; they have a rule of life, an ideology. In the 60s the hippies were the ones that started the Flower power movement in the States (the Beatles have even dedicated an album to it: ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’) and the hippie lifestyle therefor embraces beautiful Flower power principles. Typically hippie for example is to live in harmony with nature. And while we have only been recycling for a couple of years now, being eco has been part of this hippie rule of life for many decades. 

Next to the fact that hippies did indeed smoke a lot of pot, lived in communes and practiced ‘free love and sex’ as if it was as normal as having afternoon tea, they also fought against war, hunger and poverty by provocative protests and activism. And we all know the average old-school hippie in his psychedelic print shirts, head bands, bare feet and Indian style pants, but it were also the flower power hippies that made the mini skirt and the hot pants hot to support the independence of women. This was a way of fighting for emancipation, and yes…naked boobs were a part of that.  So, the whole hippie entourage may be a little extreme to embrace these summer months (we don’t necessarily feel the need to send our puppies loose and to dance naked under the moon with strange men) but to actively think about emancipation again, about freedom, passion, friendship, music and living life relaxed, sounds like a love summer plan to us.

ALSO IN DUTCH @ www.taj.nl

PEACE & LOVE & BOHO

Flower crowns, Woodstock, marihuana, bare bellies, bras up in the trees, great music, free love and easy sex, friendship and above all a lot of LOVE & PEACE. A hippie life has something so beautiful, so tempting and such an intangible charm that we simply have to integrate some of this lifestyle into our summer state of mind. Who oh who has one of those irresistible yellow Volkswagen vans à la little miss sunshine available for rent?

All these wonderful, typically hippie-things however, have a lot more than charm alone; they have a rule of life, an ideology. In the 60s the hippies were the ones that started the Flower power movement in the States (the Beatles have even dedicated an album to it: ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’) and the hippie lifestyle therefor embraces beautiful Flower power principles. Typically hippie for example is to live in harmony with nature. And while we have only been recycling for a couple of years now, being eco has been part of this hippie rule of life for many decades.

Next to the fact that hippies did indeed smoke a lot of pot, lived in communes and practiced ‘free love and sex’ as if it was as normal as having afternoon tea, they also fought against war, hunger and poverty by provocative protests and activism. And we all know the average old-school hippie in his psychedelic print shirts, head bands, bare feet and Indian style pants, but it were also the flower power hippies that made the mini skirt and the hot pants hot to support the independence of women. This was a way of fighting for emancipation, and yes…naked boobs were a part of that.

So, the whole hippie entourage may be a little extreme to embrace these summer months (we don’t necessarily feel the need to send our puppies loose and to dance naked under the moon with strange men) but to actively think about emancipation again, about freedom, passion, friendship, music and living life relaxed, sounds like a love summer plan to us.

ALSO IN DUTCH @ www.taj.nl