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Triana Park Goes To Eurovision!

Yesterday Latvia chose to send to Eurovision a poprock band called Triana Park.

It’s group that was created in 2008. Group’s solist Agnese Rakovska is known with her creative outfit style and she loves to change it every time she steps on the stage.

There is no fear to be different. Triana Park is also known for their open mind and belief that everyone is equal, no matter their gender, sexuality and race.

Eurovision, get ready for creative boost from Latvia!

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Book Festival in Riga

Bookworms, it’s your most awaited time of the year in Riga, Latvia! It’s annual Book Festival in Ķīpsala!

It’s a festival for book readers and publishers and it’s happening this weekend! Every reader can meet their favorite publisher and get to buy their books for lower prices than in the bookshops.

It will be possible for readers to take a part in discussions with their favorite authors and publishers.

Take a part in the Book Festival!

For more information – visit the offical Facebook page!

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BLURRED

Tomorrow, Friday, in Riga there’s going to be a show “Blurred” that dedicated to open the JVLMA musical festival deciBels. It’s going to be an electroacustic music gig that’s open to everyone.

The entry prices for pupils are free, for students – 3 eur, for older – 5 eur.

Place – JVLMA,  Krišjāņa Barona iela 1, Riga 

 

ideas · writing

Daily education

I was going through my Twitter and all the random people I use to follow, and a tweet caught my attention. It was just a sentence but it made me think for a while.

“Don’t educate me.” The person wrote at somebody who was trying to point them wrong on a topic that I can’t remember.

I know that it’s none of my business but I’m a part of the people who believe that no one can be well-educated on any topic that’s known for mankind. Daily growth involved education. Everyone should spend time to get to know things better.

Don’t people feel the need to learn things?

Since when did pointing out your ideas or thoughts turn into such a bad thing? Since when we started to scream at those who try to fix our mistakes and make us better people?

Is it a part of this society’s egocentrism? Of trying to be the most right about the world while there are so many things that you know nothing about? And why did the society made “learning” as something that’s not “cool”?

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Live. Learn. Educate.

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Anxiety

Lately, I have been trying to understand myself. Someone once told me that the most important person in your life is yourself. This is why I’m trying to learn more about the person I am, because clearly, sometimes I can’t understand myself.

For the past month I have been trying to figure out what gives me anxiety. It’s either walking alone at dark, doing something I could screw up in a moment and public speaking or speaking up.

The last one has been a huge bugger for me. I’m quiet person. I feel better keeping things in my mind, not to speak them all out.

The songs, whose lyrics tell about people, living in their heads, would describe me very well. I have always wondered what’s the cause of it. Is it because I’m afraid to be wrong? Is it because I’m afraid to make a fool out of myself? Is it social anxiety?

Last year I had anxiety attack during a presentation where I started to cry. My throat turned dry, I couldn’t say a word and I was shaking like a leaf. I had to sit down and take deep breathes. Meanwhile 20 people were watching every move I make.

I have been trying to get better at it. I have tried local public speaking contests, as in, pitching your business ideas and reading poetry. Small practices makes things better.

My goal for 2017 is to get ride of the fear from speaking up. 

 

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Shadow Day in Latvia

Today, in Latvia, is the official Shadow Day, known as Ēnu Diena, where students are allowed to be “shadows” of their wanted job’s workers.

For one day, they follow worker’s each step. Students are introduced to the tasks they would have, if they would be working at the job.

It’s a useful chance for students to make sure if their future plans would be associated in some way with the job they are shadowing.

Ēnu diena (Shadow day) is also a great chance for companies or workers to connect with students. They can gain fresh ideas and new outlooks of their job. Also, it’s a great way to put companies names out there for the young adult audience.

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FLOW – realize your potential

Few days ago I attended a lecture about realizing your potential, based on the things you like to do, also know as your inner FLOWS.

FLOW has 3 key notes – positivity, perception and energy.

In daily life you get filled with toxins that make you feel gloomy and low. Your “flows” clears the toxins out from you by active movements. Either it’s dancing or writing, you stimulate your brain’s emotional part to move.

Thanks to your “flows”, you have energy to communicate and to understand the things around you.

You can define your flows by the things you like to do, the things that make you feel good and full of energy.

You can find “flows” in school, in education, in work and in your personal life.

Either it’s your preferences to work alone/in groups, work at mornings/day-time/night, write/listen, face to face/ by online classes.

Flow – the secret to your happiness.

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi asks, “What makes a life worth living?” Noting that money cannot make us happy, he looks to those who find pleasure and lasting satisfaction in activities that bring about a state of “flow.”

Fulfill your days with as many FLOWS as you can!!!!