All posts tagged: Positive Attitude

What’s it like to spend 36 hours in Madrid? // 36 a Madrid – quante cose si riescono a fare?

Oh, well, well if one is not living in Madrid (anymore) should be advised by a doctor to go and visit it once each quarter or at least twice a year 🙂 It’ll probably be because I spent some of the best years of my life there, almost 3, and I have really excellent memories here and this for sure helps, but Madrid has something rare that not many cities have. It is beautiful indeed, but if you compare it to some other cities, well, it’s not the most beautiful one. Nonetheless it has that something that attracts one as a magnet! It’s full of life 24 hours, it has delicious food, so every time you can’t avoid the classics (jamon, pan tomate, tortilla, etc etc…), elegant avenues, of the kind that belong to a capital, but also arty & innovative lanes, that lively & friendly attitude of people, more relaxed, prone to enjoy themselves despite everything else, that is “sexy” and addictive. Even if we probably stayed not even 36 hours I believe, we …

What is the Expat attitude?

I encourage to read this article by The Age about Expat life or better attitude. I think it reminds everybody how to look at life and brings a bit of positive attitude and care for others, it pushes you to know more about the country you live in, it brings the curiosity to go out and make new friends. Among other things, it talks about expats you usually do things and don’t spend much time thinking whether they should do something or not.  I think we all need to remember that from time to time. From my personal experience, I do think that as an Expat you are, in a way, forced to put yourself out there to make new friends and explore the new city you live in, but then it also comes down to each one’s attitude. It allows you the freedom of being different, discovering your newself, if you want, although you always need to cope with yourself, but that is another story. I remember the first time I came back from …

POSITIVE MONDAY! What is it about? An inspirational video – #GenBetter // In fondo di cosa si tratta? #GenBetter

It’s been a while since the last time I wrote, but I really wanted to share this inspirational video featuring Rod Laver, the greatest Australian Tennis Champion, who holds the record for most singles titles won in the history of tennis, with 200 career titles (Source: Wikipedia). By the way, the main tennis arena in Melbourne, where the Australian Open are played, is named after him. It inspires all Australian to get better, to get moving, to do something or as the ad says: “It’s not about expensive gear …or being No. 1…It’s just about getting out there and having a go, do something…encouraging every Australian to have a go, all part of Generation Better #GenBetter Eventhough it’s a Medibank commercial, just absolutely watch this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CksvfeLJ8-8 See here other #GenBetter TV commercials: http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%20%23GenBetter%20&sm=12 ——— // ——— Dopo qualche settimana di silenzio, volevo proporvi questo video che secondo me ispira a fare, a muoversi, e soprattutto rida’ il buonumore! Per chi non lo sapesse l’”attore” della pubblicita’ e’ Rod Laver Arena, il piu’ grande campione …

POSITIVE MONDAY! – Start with the sun (inside) // Inizia il lunedi’ con il sole (dentro)

Good morning Monday! Today it’s a very windy cloudy Monday, not for sure a way to positively start the week… because of the weather after a beautiful sunny Sunday and because it’s a Monday. Anyway I think we can always try to change our attitude and our mood ourselves. Personally, probably like many other people, the sun puts me in a positive mood. It really works as an extremely big boost for me and I can jump around, maybe only with my mind and my mood, only because it’s a beautiful sunny day! I though know it can’t always be sunny and sometimes you need a cloudy day to really appreciate the sunshine again. Anyway I’d suggest everybody to think about happy, light thoughts, a happy song, visualize a space full of light like a beach or flowery field, colourful images, set yourself a goal for the day. It really helps and it really does work for me! I hope for you too! So here I leave you with this bright picture I took yesterday …

POSITIVE MONDAY! – Monday Positive Start!

Just a quick note & video to start a new week with a positive attitude! We know Mondays can be quite hard sometimes. Spring has just started, UpAbove is still summer, we can make what we want out of our life. I’m quoting my friend Carlos: “Half an hour can change your life”,for the positive, or even just a minute! (Original quote in Spanish: “Una media hora te puede cambiar la vida”) So let’s take it slowly, relax, stop for a moment and listen to this people singing a song in Federation Square, just in the Melbourne CBD. For the Video Click on the photo below or on the following link: http://youtu.be/ZPK5eI4tRnA