Complement Me

Don't Complete me, Complement me

Have you ever heard people say " I want to be someone with who completes me" or say something like " You complete me" to their other half? I know I have. I actually used to believe that at one point in time. But as I got older, that belief kept being challenged by my experiences. 

I started to wonder- why do I need somebody else to complete me? Why would who I am as a person depend on somebody else being present in my life? Shouldn't this process of feeling whole and complete be just dependent on myself? The only answer that my mind  kept coming up with was that-I should feel complete and whole without being dependent on another person. I shouldn't need anybody else to complete me. Rather than looking for someone to complete us, we should look for someone who can complement who we already are as a person. 

Come with us to Cuzco, Peru

 Cuzco, The Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu
Travel Guide 

Overview

Cusco/Cuzco
Cusco was the capital of the Incan Empire before the Spanish colonials came and conquered it. The city exhibits a fascinating and an intriguing blend of the Ancient Incan Empire and the Spanish Colonials. The city has been described as a “ gateway” to the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu as this is the place most tourists go to before embarking on their journey towards the mystical Andean Valley surrounding the city.

Sacred Valley
This has to be one of those places that make you appreciate how beautiful our planet really is.  The Sacred valley is tucked away at the foothills of the Andean mountains with quaint villages and ancient Incan ruins stretching across its landscape.

Machu Picchu
Go experience it. Not enough words or pictures can do justice in describing this mysterious city, it is something you must experience in person. It is well preserved and walking through the city, you can’t help but transcend into the ancient times of the Incas. This place touches your soul!

City of Cusco

Come with us to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro 
Travel Guide

Rio has it all! It is quite big and there are plenty of subcultures that can be observed when visiting the city of Rio in the state of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. The people are quite different, the ambiance is unlike anything you will experience, the culture is a mixture of different people that dwell there and the beaches are calm yet bustling with energy through all the hours. Brazil in itself is a vast country and we do intend to go back to explore more because what we saw was only a portion of what Brazil has to offer. One thing we noticed was that no one in Brazil shares similar features in the way they look or can be picked out from a crowd as a Brazilian. The population is quite diverse and you can easily be mistaken for a local. Don’t be surprised if people there spoke to you in Portuguese and thought of you as one of them.

  
                            

Speak

Five Reasons to Speak Your Mind 


I wonder what the world would be like if people had the ability to look inside other people's brains to understand their thought processes and be able to identify why they act, speak or think the way they do. I think it will solve a lot of issues but at the same time, it may create certain issues that didn't exist. Since this is an ability we don't have yet....Speaking what is on your mind is so so so soooooooo important. Most of my posts are inspired by what happens in my life. It is my experience that I draw from when creating posts to put up here and this one is no different. Not speaking about what is on my mind has created situations  with family, with friends, with colleagues that left me in uncomfortable positions. This past year, I have been working very hard at speaking what is on my mind ( and I don't mean being rude to someone to get your point across, I mean using effective communication to get the point across).

Meant To Be

What's Meant To Be 

Today, I want to discuss this saying "What's meant to be will happen" or "What's meant to be will find a way". You are probably thinking what is there to discuss? I mean that is a pretty straight forward quote/saying.

But just think...the next second, the next minute, the next hour, the next day, the next week, the next month, the next year , the future is going to be a reflection of a choice we make. Every choice we make- whether it's something simple or something complex has a consequence. Sometimes we see the result of the choice right away, sometimes it takes a little while. However, the choice we make now, in this moment, somehow decides what's going to happen in the time to come. And isn't what's going to happen (you know what's going to happen will happen anyway etc) the same thing as what's meant to be? I  maybe looking at this wrong but I actually think that this saying might not be true or might be misleading

Monday Motivation

Quick Reminder

STOP SLACKING ( huge note to self) 




Happy Monday!! 

Late Night Thoughts


Stop wishing and start doing..it's as simple as that. Now, I just need to start living by this...


Come with me to República Dominicana

Un Lugar Hermoso

I have missed writing on here! Life has been "chaotic" to say the least. However, I have to say I am VERY grateful for the few days of rest and relaxation I was able to squeeze in despite the chaos.

I had the chance to visit...Dominican Republic!!!!!


The Blue Waters. The Tranquil Breeze. The White Sand Beaches. The Perfect Weather.  The Endless Dancing. Do I need anymore reasons to want to be there on vacation forever? Also, my beach hair was on fleek! I didn't even need to do my hair the last two days!


Laugh a little

I was reading this article as I was sitting here and procrastinating. I couldn't help but share on here! I couldn't have read it at a better time as I was just thinking about how unprepared most people our age are to deal with everything that life throws at us in our twenties. It is effortlessly funny and true to an extent. I think sometimes we just have to find humor in certain situations to get through them.

This was my favorite one from the list! 


If you haven't read through it already, you MUST!! Click on the link below.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/michelleregna/if-motivational-posters-were-rewritten-for-twentysomethings?utm_term=.mxYzAK7yl

-Dhara


Detach

Emotional Detachment

I am as emotional as emotional can get. There is no other way to describe just how much of an emotional person I am. Now, don't get me wrong- this does not mean I am not happy or I am always serious. Contrary to the belief, emotional people can have a sense of humor as well. I admit I may not have the BEST sense of humor out there, but I do have one. I always thought that being emotional was a good thing (I was in touch with my emotional side, I mean what's wrong that?)  but as I got older, I realized that it actually isn't. Let me reword it - being an excessively emotional human being can be a bad thing. I believe there should be a healthy balance of how "emotional" someone should be so that they don't compromise who they are.

Clear Mind

Five Things I Do To Clear My Mind. 

I space out a lot. My mind wanders a lot. I get jumbled up in my own thoughts for hours. Sometimes I just sit there, staring into empty space without a reason. The moment I start experiencing these things, I know the time has come to clear my mind. I have learned over the years that this happens because there is so much going on in my head at once, it becomes incapable of processing anything at all .  Let me give you an example - think of a washing machine - If you load it with more clothes than it can handle, what will happen? It is going to get stuck, unable to do it's job (bad analogy, I know) but I like to think our minds work similarly. If we overload it, it will get stuck not being able to do it's job. When my mind gets stuck, it throws me off of my balance, I start to forget important dates and deadlines, I even start putting clean dishes in the fridge thinking it's the cabinet (I know I am not the only one who does something like this, or at least I hope I am not). My point is when my mind stops working, I feel lost.  However,  just as if the solution to an overpacked washing machine is to take some clothes out, the solution to an excessively cluttered mind is to clear it!

Rewind

5 Things I have learned in the past 5 years...


1) Regrets - It's okay to have regrets. Admitting to yourself that you failed, that you messed something up or did something stupid is Okay! Stop associating regrets with negative connotations. It is human to make mistakes, it is human to make stupid decisions and regret them later. It is human to think " Oh, I should have done that" . Stop telling yourself to have this mentality of having " no regrets" . This mentality will push you to oppress your thoughts and that is going to drive you insane. Be honest with yourself about regrets. Face them. Accept them. Learn from them. Move on. 

Appreciate

The Little Things- Part 1 

I was driving home today and while sitting in traffic, I saw a little girl get filled with excitement when the flurries started coming down. Somehow, in some weird way- her excitement and innocence made me realize that we often overlook the little things in life. And that somehow, prompted me to think about the times I may have taken people for granted in my life ( How did my brain jump from watching a little girl enjoy flurries to thinking about being ungrateful- I have no idea). The entire drive back, my mind was bombarded with moments I have taken for granted. So, here I am making a list of things/people that I have taken for granted in the past few weeks but am now making a conscious decision to be grateful for them and the little things they do. I will be sure to tell them in person since some of them may not read this.