Aphrodite’s 1st Year Anniversary

Honestly I can not believe a whole year has passed and my little salon is celebrating it’s 1 year anniversary on the 10th of September. So much has happened and we both have grown so much from feeling overwhelmed to strong and independent business and boss lady.

This shop and her energy completes me and my energy towards this salon makes her a success. It makes me so happy and I feel deep gratitude when my clients come to the salon and immerse themselves into the calm and joy this place offer.

It’s hard work, oh yes it is but it is one of the best decisions I have made to set up Aphrodite. I started with one chair, mirror and a basin. The salon grew from tiny beginnings. At this moment we are a full service salon with services from hair, body and nails. Complete one stop shop. My dream and vision a reality.

Well deserved award for “Best New Business” in Sai Kung District

Aphrodite Hair and Makeup I do wish you many years success and great fortune. May you continue to pamper and create a safe place where clients can come to unwind, relax and feel like a goddess!

Happy birthday my darling

We love you!

Jacqui

Mama’s Boys

Blond little monkeys,

Scattering around the house.

Laughter and swirling,

Delightful in their play!

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I love you, Mama.

My heart overfilled!

I need you, Mama.

My purpose confirmed.

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Energy levels of crazy notes,

Frustrations competing with each other,

Fighting to assert their presence!

Cries of hurt that Mama comfort.

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Double hugs,

Double joys,

Four little arms,

Wrapped around my neck.

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Jacqui

The Pink Lily

Shining bright against the window,

Stealing a glimpse in your direction.

Pink and loud

Peace for my overwhelmed mind.

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Busy bee, working Mama.

Forgot about herself,

Rushing at work for her existence.

Caring of needs for others.

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Pink and dominant!

Holding its ground,

Bringing me back to reality.

Mama breath and be present.

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The pink lily,

Joy sparked in an instant!

Catching the glare of the sun,

To connect with my heart.

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Be present.

Jacqui

Anxiety

Wrapped around heart so tight,

My only friend in fright delight.

I need you!

I hate you!

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I wrestle in fear,

You are always near.

I am tired,

You are so hard wired.

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Mindfulness, my sight is clear.

My heart opened and free, my dear!

You are jealous of my victory.

Holding on to our history.

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I surrender to my being,

You don’t know where to begin.

Letting go of me

I close my eyes and smile in glee.

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Jacqui

Healing Journey

Every human being is the author of their own health or decease. Budha

I have been suffering from Chronic High Blood Pressure for the last 15 years, a lifetime, RIGHT! All these years I just surrendered to what the Dr’s prescribed or suggested, never taking responsibility for my own health. I can’t change the past now but my future is mine now. My slogan ” I Am Taking Power Back” has been my motivation.

Anxieties and feelings of overwhelm cause by my high blood pressure has been my friends for so long. I finally have these under control through Meditation, Tapping, Reiki and being mindful. It’s a continued journey of learning and adapting. Some days are easier than others but I have taken power back. This in itself is a victory.

I am actively taking care of myself, balancing family, work, social and spiritual foundations in my life. Making sure I am happy, time alone and I try not to overthink. I am still struggling with this, my mind is alway busy. Never resting. Study shows that we have 50 000 – 70 000 thoughts a day. Crazy! I

t has been 4 months of diet change, salt intake management, rest, exercise, homeopathy and consultations with an alternative medicine Dr. It does feel great to be in control. Knowing the plan and my expectations helps me to stay focused.

My biggest supporter is my husband, Graham. Honestly without him I don’t think I would have gone this far. Words of encouragement, praise and my voice of reason when I try to over achieve. I love you babe, for always being there. Looking at my babies is all the motivation I need to preserve their mother till old age.

It is a journey, a lifestyle change to have healthy and long lasting effects. Just live!

Jacqui

Mind Games

Free as the sprayer in the pound.

Thoughts spread across my mind,

Notice them and let it pass,

Calm my mind from it’s chatter.

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Replace the negative with the positive.

You are blessed to be alive.

You are a beautiful soul.

It is possible when the mind believe.

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Reaching the tips of the palm trees;

Soaring high above the clouds!

Still against the chirping of the crickets.

At peace and healing.

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Immerse in the moment,

Appreciate the opportunity.

Let go and surrender

To the tranquility of the mind.

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Jacqui