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anonymous asked:

Sorry if this is a bit of a weird question, but I think I read somewhere on your blog (when you were answering questions about your profession) you meditate? Could I ask how you do that? Meditate, I mean? Thanks, hope you have a great day!

Yes, I do. I’ve been doing that randomly whenever I have felt a need for it since I was 19, but recently I decided to start meditate daily for at least 15 minutes.

Meditating is super easy! Basically it just means calming down and shutting the whirling mass of thoughts for at least 15 minutes. It gets easier the longer you do it, like any other hobby or activity, so there’s really no need to feel like a failure or similar if you can’t stay calm for 15 minutes at the beginning.

Here’s easy way to do it.

1) Sit or lay down in a quiet place, where you won’t be disturbed. Turn off all notifications from mobile devices ect. so your meditation won’t get disturbed by any extra noise (trust me; if you are startled from a deep meditation, it physically HURTS.)

2) You can be in a silence or concentrate on listening something; ambient sounds, ASRM music, zen music, special meditative and relaxation music ect. Youtube is full of awesome tracks you can listen to. Concentrate on really listening what you are hearing. 

3) Make yourself comfortable. I like to lay down as it relaxes the best. Remember to take calm, deep breaths at first. Deep breathing relaxes: for example one reason why smoking calms people down is that they take deep breaths in and breathe long breaths out while smoking. 

4) Enjoy yourself! Your body might get numb or tingling; that’s normal. You might have sudden emotional outbursts or feelings; that’s normal, too (means you are relaxing, letting go of resistance and it opens up emotional valves). 

5) Stop as soon as you start to feel exhausted or tired. Try some other time again. Meditation is supposed to be calm and relaxing. 

6) Meditate either at the beginning of the day or before going to bed. You can meditate as often during a day as you want to. 

7) Meditate 15 minutes daily at least for 2 weeks to see the effects in you the best. You can meditate more than that, if you want and if the meditation flows nicely. Sometimes I think 15 minutes has passed just to see it’s been 60 minutes! Time really flies when you get in the meditative zone.

Other things:

If you fall asleep during meditation, that’s completely fine!

It’s completely normal that some days you stay easily in meditation and some days it’s harder. Just like you have days when your hobbies or activities just flow and turn out nice, and then you have days when it just doesn’t work. 

If you mind wanders, don’t worry; correct it back to listening again. In meditation focusing is the work you do. 

If your imagination starts to put you into a nice place, like on a Caribbean sea shore or into your dream house’s bedroom, let it do so. You can imagine yourself freely to any relaxing place. When I meditate I often end up in my imagination to the place from the ambient sounds I’m listening (in a car during a rain, in pirate captain’s cozy cabin, into a garden, into a small creek with clear water ect.) - or to some other place like into my dream house’s living room! 

If you feel like you can’t do meditation alone, search for guided meditation audios from Youtube. Sometimes it’s A LOT easier to relax and let go when you have to concentrate on listening someone’s instructions.

Caribbean Shores--Chapter 7

Caribbean Shores—Chapter 7

Pairing: Captain Swan

Rating: T

Summary: AU.  After a nasty breakup with her long-time boyfriend, Emma Swan takes a job as the security guard at Once Upon a Time Academy.  She reluctantly agrees to attend the school’s annual fundraising gala, Caribbean Shores. Prepared for a boring night, Emma has no idea what’s in store for her when Killian Jones, the sexy new owner of the Jolly Roger Marina, is seated next to her.

(Can also be found at and ao3)

Need to catch up? (chapter 1) (chapter 2) (chapter 3) (chapter 4) (chapter 5) (chapter 6)

           The applause for David and Mary Margaret’s impromptu encore performance was deafening.  Emma smiled at the utterly incandescent look on her best friend’s face.  David had clearly taken her completely by surprise, and she looked like she might combust on the spot from the violence of her delight.

           “You knew about this, didn’t you?” Emma asked, turning soft eyes to her dining companion.  “You knew all along this is what David was planning.”

           He smiled back at her and couldn’t stop himself from giving her cheek a quick caress.  “Aye, I knew he meant to propose, but he kept the details rather quiet until a few moments ago.”

           “I didn’t think he’d ever get up the nerve,” Emma said with an amazed shake of her head.  And no, her face where he’d caressed her didn’t tingle in a way that shot clear to her very heart.  “You did this, didn’t you?  You talked him into finally taking that next step.”

           He shook his head, looking at her with a kind of tenderness that made her feel utterly cherished.  “I’m afraid I can’t take credit for this, Swan.    It was clear to me within five minutes of seeing my mate with your lovely roommate that they were soul mates, but I was far too busy dealing with my own…heartbreak…” he stumbled slightly over the word, “to offer any advice on David’s behalf.”

           Emma found herself wondering yet again what horrors Killian’s past held. She sensed this was more than just a case of unrequited love…or a relationship gone sour.  His voice, the look in his eyes when he referred to it was nothing short of devastated.  She was suddenly seized with the desire to take away the pain, somehow.  

           Clearly it was either her damn empathy…or the strength of Killian’s ‘libations’…that caused what happened next.

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Calypso Shores on the Beach (Montego Bay, Jamaica) :: Located in a lovely California-style residential neighborhood named Lagoons, Calypso Shores is one of the newest homes in this collection. This villa is a 4-bedroom beachfront house. Its prize location is a beachfront acre on a calm lagoon. Lovers of water sports will revel in this location.

Interiors are newly renovated and furnished with Lexington’s Tommy Bahama collection of fine furniture. Most guests opt for the shaded verandah for home-cooked breakfasts, lunches and dinners. This comfy furnished verandah is also the gathering spot for drinks and hors d’oeuvres as the sun sets over the point just beyond Calypso Shores’ beach. 

Calypso Shores’ water sports equipment is complimentary ~ and there’s loads of it! Swim and snorkel out to the reef. Grab a rum punch and take the hobie cat around the point for glorious sunsets. Kayak to your heart’s content. Wear yourself out on the boogie boards and windsurfer. And refresh in Calypso Shores’ own private pool.