Trip to Taiwan

腳底按摩: 皇家巴黎, 金樂足, 6星集

回台灣, 一定要好好享受一下腳底按摩. 今天來介紹三家在忠孝復興Sogo和微風廣場附近的三家按摩店和三位按摩師. 這三間的距離, 走路大概十來分鐘.

靠近忠孝Sogo的是皇家巴黎健康養生會館/忠孝會館 (7729-5580 / 復興南路一段146號), 推薦65號楊叡霖老師 (11:00-23:00). 靠近微風廣場, 在八德路二段上有二家,

金樂足體養生會館 (2771-1928 / 八德路二段324號), 推薦99號陳薇米老師 (12:00-23:00/休週三).

6星集足體養生八德會館 (8772-2286 / 八德路二段298號), 推薦7號王柏皓老師 (14:00-01:00).

Trip to Taiwan

永康街41巷: 藏喜, 蒔尚藝坊

家住永康街附近, 但卻一直沒有好好探索. 這次無意間在同一條街上, 發現二家商店, 想和大家分享.

紅線坐到東門站五號出口, 手扶梯上來往前直走, 遇到永康街右轉直走到50嵐/肯亞Aveda左轉, 遇到第一過向子右轉, 或者遇到公園靠左側, 直走穿過公園也可以, 那條街就是”永康街41巷”. 這條街上有二家店, 蒔尚藝坊和藏喜, 二家都在巷子的同一側, 附近還有永康階咖啡館, 築地壽司店, 還有其他茶店, 咖啡店, 家飾藝品店, 中國風的服飾店.

蒔尚藝坊 (臉書) 是一間很小的店, 但是裡面的飾品很有特色, 老闆娘/設計師Tanya將中式的材質(不同顏色的玉, 珍珠, 瑪瑙, 珊瑚, 土耳其石, 琥珀, 水晶), 搭配金銀銅鐵線, 混合西式的設計, 產生現代的款式, 而且價格親民, 想買禮物的人可以來看看 (款式很少重複)。你也可以把舊的首飾拿去給她重新改造設計, 給舊首飾一個新的生命. 你可以上她的臉書粉絲頁, 她貼了很多作品照片 (雖然不常更新). Tanya 也會插花, 做皮包, 我很希望她開課教做珠寶設計和製作, 因為她的作品很有風味, 很適合拿來自用或送人. (週休一天但不固定, 12:00-9:00)

藏喜 (臉書 / 官網) 是一家專賣西藏佛教相關物品的店, 舉凡藏香, 薰香座, 書籍, 音樂, 頌缽, 飾品等等, 我是來買淨化空間用的錐香, 還有要送人的放鬆安寧的線香.  店裡的小姐很有耐心的介紹, 讓我試聞, 店內不大, 東西不少, 有需要的可以來看看. (週一休, 週二到週日 12:00-8:30)

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蘆洲榮總眼鏡公司

知名作家/催眠師/塔羅牌師/芳療師 – 夏霏, 是BNI 大大分會的一員, 這次我回台要換眼鏡, 就問她說你們BNI裡面有沒有眼鏡公司的, 出不其然, 她馬上說 “有”. 然後就介紹我給蘆洲榮總眼鏡的老闆之一 – 莊淑美大姐.

淑美姐很熱絡好客, 看到夏霏和我, 笑容滿面地招呼我們, 還買了隔壁的蛋糕請我們吃.

淑美姐和她的創業夥伴從1989年開始, 所以也做了近三十年了, 雖然她看起來很年輕啊!!!

這家眼鏡公司有很多漂亮的鏡框, 但是真的讓我很服氣的, 是他們驗光師在幫我檢查的那個過程. 他們有幾台不同的機器做不同的檢查, 除了一般常見的檢查視力度數 (有不同尺寸的數字和不同C 的開口方向), 還有我的主力眼是哪隻, 還有檢查散光度數和角度的, 還有檢查遠距和近距的, 最後是檢查二眼瞳孔距離的. 驗光師很有耐心, 反覆不斷的確認, 因為我有時候不是很確定到底是前面那個, 還是後面那個清楚, 所以他需要反覆變更讓我看.

驗光師還很會調整眼鏡, 我原本的眼鏡戴的不是很剛好, 但我又說不出來哪裡要調, 他只是看了我一下, 然後就幫我調好了.

戴上新度數的試戴眼鏡之後, 淑美姐還是仔細的檢查鏡片的度數和放置的位子, 做了幾次微調, 我才發現, 原來微調當中還是有差異的. 後來我決定平常戴的那個變色眼鏡要配上半是看遠, 下半是看近的減壓鏡片, 這樣我就不用因為要看近而拿下眼鏡 (開始老花了), 而備用的那幅眼鏡就配看遠的就好.

一週後拿到新眼鏡, 雖然度數沒差很多, 還是要適應一下, 而且發現減壓鏡片很好用, 眼睛直視可以看遠, 眼睛往下, 可以看近.

你可以坐橘色的中和新蘆線到三民高中站的一號出口, 往回走步行十分鐘到榮總眼鏡 (新北市蘆洲區中正路5號 / 2281-9811).

非常推薦各位去配眼鏡喔, 記得跟淑美姐說你是看我的文章而去的, 她會請你吃隔壁的蛋糕!!!

Health & Beauty, Shopping, Trip to Taiwan

植村秀: 全能奇蹟金萃潔顏油

 

植村秀是我以前在台灣常用的牌子, 它的潔顏油從經典的黃色款, 到後來的綠色和粉紅色款, 這次我發現他還有一款新的全能奇蹟金萃潔顏油 (ultime8∞ sublime beauty cleansing oil) 是含有人蔘, 山茶花和金竹, 450 ml (台灣百貨公司賣NT$3650 / 桃園機場賣NT$3100 或二罐特價組NT$5450/美國網路賣US$95), 另有150 ml 可選.

專櫃小姐示範使用方式給我看, 然後給我試用包, 今天剛好有上妝就來試試看, 發現效果非常好, 所以來跟大家分享. 專櫃小姐說每天都應該用這個潔顏油來洗臉, 不管有沒有上妝, 但是有上粉底, 眼妝, 才真正看得出來它的厲害之處啊!!

全臉的用量是按四下, 手是乾的, 直接將潔顏油塗抹在乾臉上, 輕輕畫圈按摩的方式, 把整個臉走過一遍, 如果有上眼妝和唇妝, 就在這幾處多按摩, 全部都卸好後, 將手洗淨, 手溼, 往臉上按摩, 第二次將手沾溼, 再往臉上按摩, 一共做四次, 再用水潑臉洗淨, 就算完成. 它真的把防水的眼線和睫毛膏都輕鬆卸得乾淨, 而皮膚也沒有乾緊的感覺, 非常好用啊!!! 再也不用棉花棒沾卸眼唇液慢慢的卸妝, 不用拉扯眼部細緻的皮膚, 更好.

美國現在沒有植村秀的專櫃了, 只能網上購買. 若有回台灣, 機場的價格挺好的!!

Books, Self-Improvement

50 Self-Help Books Classics

This is an index of 50 self-help books that we consider classics — the ones that you should probably consider reading in your lifetime. These are some of the most influential self-help books around that have been read by millions of people — and helped many of them.

Self-help books are popular for a reason — they are an inexpensive way to try out something different in your life, or look at something from a different perspective. Change only happens when not only do we want to change, but we also have the right tools in order to implement effective change. Self-help books can provide those tools (but you’ll still have to provide the motivation yourself).

These self-help classics stand the test of time when it comes to good self-help books. While not every self-help book will help everyone who reads it, they do help the majority of the people. Not only do you have to read the book, though… you need to put the ideas in the book into action in your every day life. This takes time and patience, as change doesn’t happen in people overnight.

These self-help books were collected from recommendations from psychologists, therapists, and other mental health professionals, and cover the gamut of topics from general personality, to relationships, depression, and more.

The 50 Best Self-Help Books

The list below is not in any particular order. Remember, a book can provide you the outline for change, but ultimately it is up to you to put that change into practice in your own life.

1. “Flow” by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

2. “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen Covey

3. “The Book of Awakening: Having the Life You Want by Being Present to the Life You Have” by Mark Nepo

4. “Thinking, Fast and Slow” by Daniel Kahneman

5. “Psycho Cybernetics” by Maxwell Maltz

6. “Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time” by Brian Tracy

7. “How Good Do We Have to Be?” by Harold Kushner

8. “Getting Things Done” by David Allen

9. ”How To Win Friends and Influence People” by Dale Carnegie

10. “Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation” by Dan Siegel

11. “The Highly Sensitive Person” by Elaine Aron

12. “The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment” by Eckhart Tolle

13. “Mind Over Mood, Second Edition: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think” by Dennis Greenberger and Christine Padesky

14. “10% Happier” by Dan Harris

15. “The Road Less Traveled” by M. Scott Peck

16. “Triggers: Creating Behavior That Lasts” by Marshall Goldsmith

17. “Man’s Search for Meaning” by Viktor Frankl

18. “Courage to Change” by Al-Anon Family Groups

19. “The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself” by Michael Singer

20. “The Four Agreements” by Janet Mills

21. “The Feeling Good Handbook” by David Burns

22. “Happy at Last” by Richard O’Connor

23. “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff… And It’s All Small Stuff” by Richard Carlson

24. “Beyond Blue” by Therese Borchard

25. “Being Mortal” by Atul Gawande

26. “The Wounded Heart: Hope for Adult Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse” by Dan Allender

27. “The Power of Your Subconscious Mind” by Joseph Murphy

28. “Wherever You Go, There You Are” by Jon Kabat-Zinn

29. “A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook” by Bob Stahl and Elisha Goldstein

30. “Unlocking the Secrets of Self-Esteem: A Guide to Building Confidence and Connection One Step at a Time” by Marie Hartwell-Walker

31. “Grieving Mindfully: A Compassionate and Spiritual Guide to Coping with Loss” by Sameet M. Kumar

32. “Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma” by Peter Levine and Ann Frederick

33. “The Power of Habit” by Charles Duhigg

34. “Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality without Religion” by Sam Harris

35. “The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results” by Gary Keller, Jay Papasan

36. “Failing Forward: Turning Mistakes into Stepping Stones for Success” by John Maxwell

37. ”Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success” by Adam Grant

38. ”Never Eat Alone” by Keith Ferrazzi

39. “Willpower” by Roy Baumeister and John Tierney

40. “Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway” by Susan Jeffers

41. “The Seat of the Soul: 25th Anniversary Edition with a Study Guide” by Gary Zukav

42. “Meditations” by Marcus Aurelius

43. “How to Survive the Loss of a Love” by Peter McWilliams and Harold Bloomfield

44. “The Power of Vulnerability: Teachings of Authenticity, Connection, and Courage” by Bene Brown

45. “The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem” by Nathaniel Branden

46. “Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life” by Henry Cloud

47. “The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work” by John Gottman

48. “Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead” by Sheryl Sandberg

49. “The How of Happiness: A New Approach to Getting the Life You Want” by Sonja Lyubomirsky

50. “Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself” by Melody Beattie