Barcelona is located in Northeast Spain and is the best of both worlds with the astonishing historic architecture and an active nightlife. As the capital of the autonomous Catalonia region within the Kingdom of Spain, it’s a popular destination known for its unique architecture, fabulous food and its many world-class museums and art galleries. Barcelona is one of the world’s most beloved cities for good reason and here’s three of them. Continue reading Remarkable City of Barcelona
Street Fashion is abuzz with new styles, new colors and you can see vibes from all international markets making a play for it this year. We put together a quick 5 item product list which can help you instantly refresh your look and gel well with the fashion forward scene Continue reading 5 Mens Products To Buy For An Instant Style Refresh
We all know that Yoga and Meditation have serious benefits for our health and overall well being. But for pro athletes competing a high level, playing the game with Mind Control can be really rewarding. Super Bowl champion head coach Pete Carroll, who is in his seventh year as a head coach and executive vice president of the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks, requires that all of his players take yoga classes during the season and even credits the Zen practice for relaxing his players and keeping them focused on game day. Continue reading Mindfulness and Yoga in Sports
Building a strong and reputable Brand needs hard work, vision and tons of patience. Over the years Team Forziani has learnt lessons on Brand building the hard and long way. Here are top 5 lessons from our team on Brand Creation and Value Addition when it comes to consistent, solid Brand.
Super Bowl is well, today and if you don’t have a plans yet then read on. We understand life is busy and if you’re anything like us, maybe you had no time to plan out the weekend. Even if you don’t know Tom Brady from Jan Brady, here are some last minute hacks for enjoying the biggest game of the year and having a great time:
The world’s premier menswear festival, Pitti Uomo 91 just wrapped up in Florence. A must attend for menswear fashion, the event is a street style haven and a solid indication of what would be coming up for rest of the year in men’s style. Here is team Forziani take on upcoming Men’s Jewelry Trends for 2017
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Steve Jobs, who was a master of mind control and living and working purposefully, learned to seize control over his success and his life by asking himself one important question in the mirror every morning:
If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ If the Answer is ‘no’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.
Talk of the town today – Mariah Carey on-stage fiasco at new year’s eve could have been avoided with some ace mind control techniques on her part. Carey, one of the top selling recording artists of all time and a five time Grammy winner while performing at Times Square in NYE, faced a technological breakdown which led to her song lyrics getting whacked out of sync which in turn let to her storming off the stage in a huff.
The Skull. The Tattoo. The Bike. The Jacket. The Steel. The Dare Devil.
Dare Devils are easy to recognize. Their attitudes and accessories speak for themselves. And for that sole reason we think we have the nailed down the perfect gift guide for dare devils. Our sleek collection of skull rings, skull rosaries, Star Wars symbols and steel chains will enthrall the bravest and wildest of them out there and you are certain to score good! Take a look at our Dare Devils Gift Guide here.
Jewelry is always a great Gift idea at usually all occasions – and with recent trends, not only for women but for Men as well. Its a concept which has been gaining ground for last few years and with more and more Men getting conscious about their personal style, it is bound to gain speed. But it can be sometimes daunting to decide what might make a good gift for him. Here are a few tips from Team Forziani to help you out and make every guy fashionable. We thought the best way would be to create gifts based on broader personality types, so let’s begin: Continue reading Gift Guide for Men of Style
The Everest, highest mountain on Earth is also the biggest achievement that an Alpinist can get. Many people have tried conquering the Everest Summit and many have failed. The ones who made it to the top mention precise planning, accurate forecasting and unflinching teamwork in almost all cases. Similar to conquering Everest is achieving your Goal in life. If you aren’t aware of different stages of either of them, you can’t make it to The Summit. Here’s a brief look at how things stack up for Everest climbers and Achievers in Life. Continue reading Stages of Conquest – The Everest Summit and Our Life Goals
Travel to new cities, new countries usually entails traveling with groups of friends or a traveling mate. Its also how routine ads depict travels, with a smiling carefree couple sun bathing on beaches or friends clicking beer mugs in a bar. Travel in any form can be rewarding but if done solo, it can heal up old wounds, open a whole new world in front of you and help you see other side of the continent efficiently.
Our typical understanding of a Spiritual person is someone who is devoid of ambition and lives a life of peace, calmness and easy path of life. But that can’t be further from the truth. Think of any great personalities through history – Moses, Mother Teresa, Yogi Iyenger and Gandhi. Continue reading Badass AND Spiritual …?
Is Yoga a Sport? Some folks, especially men doubt that it is not. Maybe since Yoga inspires you to get in touch with your inner spiritual self and most men are averse to that. Today, although women are still a majority in most Yoga classes, men are increasingly practicing yoga, including some famous dudes, for fitness and well being. Continue reading Modern Yoga is a Sport
Sure, Watches are the most common accessories worn by men. But a lot of men are now making wrist wear choices which are more engaging and personally empowering to them. Layering of Bracelets is one of them (sounds too much, looks awesome) . These are five new style moves to add to your trend game Continue reading 5 New Rules of Layering Bracelets for Men
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The purpose of our lives is to be happy ~ Dalai Lama
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Once a domain of Royalty and Stars, Men’s Jewelry is fast gaining traction with dynamic metro men. As attitudes shift, men’s jewelry has become one of the fastest growing segments in jewelry industry. Continue reading Men’s Jewelry Trends 2016
An Animal of Ancient Native American legends and residents of Florida, Black Panthers are revered and often featured as leaders or warriors of animals. Fearless, Powerful and Natural Hunting Leaders, Black Panthers signify self-power and propel human spirit towards Success, Achievement and Strength.
All our lives, right from our childhood to youth and then well into adulthood, humans aim for various things which they believe will lead them to the ultimate goal – happiness. Dressed up in many forms e.g. a new phone, a new car or a great job, our goal as humans is to just somehow acquire that one thing which will make us happy. And so on it goes…
I remember at a very young age of 6, wanting a dress similar to one worn by my friend so badly. I would pray for it, whine to my mom about it and in general be obsessed with it for hours at end. Those were the days when mom still stitched at home, and somehow by miracle of manifestations, I did get that dress made out for myself. Now, it would be normal to assume that happiness at acquiring that much wanted dress would last for a while. But not so, within 2 days of getting that dress, my friend had a shiny new pink bike which became my latest object of desire and ultimate happiness.
Recently, I found myself introspecting about this particular incident and I realized things haven’t changed for me so much really. I have been wanting one thing after the other, a dream vacation, a well behaved child, a home as clean as a picture or maybe just a great sunset view while on a trip to the beach. But as soon as that moment is over, irrespective of fact whether I got what I wanted or not, my heart starts to want the next thing. Sounds familiar?
This unsettling feeling resonated with me so much that on my next trip to India, I spent some time in holy city of Haridwar trying to figure out what I really wanted from life. Surely, it had to be something beyond material possessions, or someone else’s behaviour, or someone else’s achievements which would make me happy. In fact by this time I was even wondering if true happiness really existed or was it just a metaphor we are made to believe in to keep functioning.
In Haridwar I met a Shaman (native healer) sitting on the steps of river Ganges during evening prayer times. There was unending peace and compassion in his eyes and I put up this question to him. And his answer did and did not surprise me at the same time. He said, this unsettled feeling comes from the fact that I am following and chasing the wrong thing. It is not happiness that I should seek but Peace. That moment is etched crystal clear in my mind to this date. Suddenly it seemed like the mist had cleared and sun had shone through bright and shiny. I spend more than three hours with him that evening, taking in the beauty, the noise and the lights of the ghats by ganges. My discussion with Shaman changed my entire life purpose, and it seemed I did get my answers that evening.
Seeking of happiness is a futile and indeed a metaphorical exercise. This is because happiness lies in material things and feelings. If we change our focus on achieving peace, our outlook towards life and our relations takes a 360 swing. We start spending our days not focussed on being happy but focussed on being peaceful and spreading peace around us. Here are my biggest learnings from that evening and I sincerely hope they will help you in someway.
- Make peace with your past so it doesn’t spoil your present
- What others think of you is none of your business
- Time heals everything – so give the time, some time
- No one is the reason for your happiness except you, yourself
- Don’t compare your life with others, you have no idea what their journey is all about
- Stop thinking too much, its all right not to know all the answers
- Smile, ’cause you don’t own all the problems in this world
I would love to hear your thoughts on this. Please drop me a note and let me know!
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