Monday, January 31, 2011

Communicating with Babies

Is there anything cuter than seeing a little baby using sign language? It is more than just cute??? Researchers have found that using sign language with babies does help to improve their language learning and IQs. So more parents are using sign language with their infants, whether they are hearing or deaf.

Your baby will start talking at around 2 years old, but he/she can actually communicate with you using his/her hands much earlier than that - as early as 6 months old! Imagine your baby being able to share with you that he needs a diaper change or would like some milk, or that his tummy aches using sign language instead of fussing, crying, and whining.
You can find a lot of Youtube videos on this like the following to help get your baby started.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Vision Board


A vision board is simply a visual representation or collage of the things that you want to have, be, or do in your life. It consists of a poster or foam board with cut-out pictures, drawings and/or writing on it of the things that you want in your life or the things that you want to become. The purpose of a vision board is to activate the law of attraction to begin to pull things from your external environment that will enable you to realize your dream. By selecting pictures and writing that charges your emotions with feelings of passion, you will begin to manifest those things into your life. The image below is just an example (not mine) of what your board should somewhat look like.

Complete Vision Board Kit, The

A vision board is a simple yet powerful visualization tool that activates the universal law of attraction to begin manifesting your dreams into reality. The concept of the vision board (also known as a goal board, goal map, or treasure map) has been around for generations. To understand more about the Law of Attraction, I recommend renting/buying/downloading the movie "The Secret". When I first saw this trailer on Youtube, I had to see the rest of the movie!

The Secret (Extended Edition)

  • Cork board, poster board, or stretched canvas (Get the biggest board you can get! The more goal images you can put on the board, the better!)
  • Scissors
  • Adhesive
  • Find images (make sure they are in colour!) from old magazines in different genres - or the easiest and efficient way (what I do) is to go to Google Images Save the images and paste a bunch of them onto a document using a program like Microsoft Word or Publisher. Print them out on your colour printer or if you don't have a colour printer, print them out at a copy centre like Staples. You can conveniently send your saved document(s) over online at
  • Have fun with the process! The more positive energy associated with the board, the faster the goals on it can be manifested.
  • Don’t worry and stress over how the goals will be accomplished. When the vision board is created, there may not be a clear path towards achieving them.

The Law of Attraction states that whatever you think and speak about will be attracted into your life. By focusing energy on positive goals and changes, they can be manifested. Vision boards are an inexpensive, yet effective way to help clarify and focus goals. For anyone who is looking to take their life in a new direction or actually achieve their New Years resolutions, this technique can help clarify what is truly important to them and focus their energy on it.

Take your passion and make it happen!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Inspirational People - Will Smith

I think we need more role models like Will Smith!

His role in The Pursuit of Happyness was a great movie to watch. I absolutely recommend to watch this movie.
The Pursuit of Happyness (Widescreen Edition)

Friday, January 28, 2011

BMO Vancouver Marathon May 1, 2011

I'm excited and I can't believe I'm going to be running my first full marathon this year! 

The first thought of it scared me. I almost was convinced not to do it. When I talked to other people about their thoughts about it, some comments were:

"that can't be good for your knees"
"that's tough!"
"I can't imagine running for more than 4 hours!"

I actually never liked running before and at times I just did it just to get some exercise in my daily life. I couldn't run for more than 10 minutes. However, I was inspired one day by my friend Yvonne...she asked "Do you want to run the Sun Run with me?" As much I wanted to resist and feared that I would not be able to fully run that distance, I agreed. Since then, I've run the 10K Vancouver Sun Run and a 1/2 Marathon and continue to run at least 10K once a week. Now here I am training for a full Marathon 1 year later. This runner's high is a good addiction!

With my amazingly committed running buddies Yvonne and Mike, we are currently training to run the full BMO Vancouver Marathon this year Sunday, May 1, 2011.  We are so amazingly committed that we've been running in the pouring rain, snow, at 6:30am in the morning and one 10K+ run a week. I couldn't do this without them! Their attitude is just like what Nike says "Just do it!"

If you are interested in running, I totally recommend and encourage it. I have a lot more energy these days since I've started running. If it's rainy or gloomy out, my mood is no longer affected by the weather. It's actually better conditions for running as it keeps you cool while running and you totally feel refreshed after the run. I feel that I'm in the best shape and more motivated than I've ever been in my life!

In running, it doesn't matter whether you come in first, in the middle of the pack, or last. You can say, 'I have finished.' There is a lot of satisfaction in that."

01.20.11 - 6:30am - Proof that we ran in the snow!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

An Inspiring True Story Between a Father & Son

The first time I saw this video, it made me cry. A very inspiring true story between a father and son...Just goes to show, you can do anything if you put your mind to it and a great example of unconditional love.

Devoted: The Story of a Father's Love for His Son 

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

You're Amazing Just the Way Your Are!

I absolutely love this song by Bruno Mars! Whenever I play this, it puts me in such a good mood. A note to yourself, to remember & to pass on - you're amazing just the way you are!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Watch Documentaries for Free Online

If you like watching documentaries, here's a great link to watch them for free on the net to feed your mind. Enjoy!

Monday, January 24, 2011


My first blog. I'll first start off with one of my favorite inspirational quotes:

Dance like no one is watching...
Sing like no one is listening...
Love like if you've never been hurt...
Live everyday as if it were your last... (this line is missing from the plaque but it's an important line. When I saw this in the store, I still had to buy it!)