園藝有益身心健康

做點戶外活動是紓解壓力的好方法,也是提升生活品質的方式。 但是,現代人不管是時間或是空間上都受到擠壓,也很難在這個寸土寸金的城市中找到綠地,或從事園藝活動。

園藝活動對身心健康都非常的有幫助,藉著整理這些花草,你可以在戶外攝取足夠的陽光和新鮮空氣,與大自然做接觸,也可以把這當成是一種運動。你之需要一小塊的土地、一把種子和澆水器就可以。

所以,即使你住在公寓大廈中,也可以試著打聽看看社區內有沒有任何城市綠化的活動可以參加。現在就趕快行動!

柏林,Prinzessinnengarten

倫敦,Culpeper Community Garden

維也納,GGardening

Guerilla Gardening 創始於 2008 年,隸屬於 Kukuma-Network,並且正快速的成長。 GGardening 是一個實踐城市綠化的獨立團體。不想要等待政府機關的核可,這一群人從自己開始做起,捲起袖子在公共區域種植農作,一方面綠化城市,一方面填飽肚子。

 

Future leaders got Positively Relaxed with Tranquini

The 68th International Congress of AIESEC, the world’s foremost non-profit youth leadership development organization, took place in Warsaw, Poland on 14 -24 August 2016. AIESEC has previously helped to create constructive experience for famous leaders such as Bill Clinton, Kofi Annan, former Polish President Aleksander Kwaśniewski and former Portugese President, Cavaco Silva.

This event brought together young future leaders from around the world. More than 1 000 representatives from 120 countries around the globe, including India, Brasil, Colombia and Germany, arrived to the capital of Poland to discuss, and prepare to act upon, the most important global issues bringing forward a variety of meaningful ideas.

It was important for Tranquini to bring relaxation to these passionate future leaders and help to inspire them to be calm, positive and to inject more positivity into our world.

我可以,因為我相信自己可以

遇上交通堵塞?用光了牛奶?因煩惱無煩體會周圍事物嗎?我們每天都很容易因壓力和不便影響思緒。有時,你只需停一停,想想身邊所有正面的事情。 積極滲入正面思緒,我們可以成為自身命運的主人翁。 當我們感覺控制到時,所有事情都是可達成的。所以,以下有5種簡單事情是你都可以做到的,同時幫助你思緒更加正面。

停上模仿別人。

一直擔心別人的成功不會改變你的處境。 專注於你有和你能做的事,因為你投入於你能控制的事,你會感覺更加正面。

從新定義失敗。

明白跌倒是成功的必要過程. Michael Jordan 曾經說過: 「我在我的事業中錯過了多於9000次投籃。我輸了300場比賽。26次,我被信任而安排參賽但輸了,我人生中一次又一次地失敗。這就是我成功的原因。

想做就做。

即使你不感到正面、自信、冷靜或有決定性,你可以像平時做出正確的決定。做決定後數分鐘,猜猜什麼事發生?事實上你會開始感到正面、、自信、冷靜或有決定性。

活在當下。

不要讓你的想法過分滲入你的過去或現在。這會必然地讓負面想法無限地淃進你的思緒。現在的事當然比你過往或現在更加重要。.

表達感激。

記住你擁有美好的事物是一件容影為你生活帶來更正面的事, 同時這是一個將你怒意、傷感和不安情緒轉為好心情的好方法。

所以,想得正面,好事隨之而發生。

Tranquini has arrived to wonderful, green Ireland!

Tranquini has introduced a new way to relax in Ireland in cooperation with Jaymark, our country distribution partner. Major retail accounts were very excited about Tranquini, supporting the development of new age beverages as the healthy alternative to soft drinks. The range of Tranquini flavours is already available in Supervalu, Centra, Spar, Eurospar, Mace, Yes Key Stores, Londis, Musgraves Cash and Carry and Elliotts Cash and Carry.

The country launch was accompanied by numerous activities. As part of Heritage week, Tranquini was present during morning yoga sessions in Dublin City Hall on the 22nd – 26th August. Aideen O’Connor, yoga instructor from Markeivicz Sports and Leisure, encouraged participants to practice active relaxation and to reach a state of “body and mind balance”. Tranquini Chill girls presented the products, explaining the benefits and role of Tranquini in active relaxation to achieve a positive state of mind. In one of the Yoga hubs a Yoga teacher reacted to the Tranquini offer: “Sounds like just what we need”.

To celebrate World Relaxation Day and offer people a positive moment of relaxation out of their busy schedule, we set up a Tranquini Relaxation Station in the middle of Dublin City Centre. We offered Tranquini for people to taste in the wonderfully relaxing area of South King Street, adjacent to Stephens Green Park, which attracted many people. This Tranquini Relaxation Station allowed people to participate in some unwinding activities like playing mini golf, or yoga exercises while listening to music. It was a great atmosphere activating people to take the time to relax and feel how important it is in a daily routine. Consumers were intrigued by the drink as they had never seen it before and they were keen to try the product. They appreciated the unique experience of Tranquini Positively Relaxed and more than 3000 people said that they enjoyed our product.

Tranquni also shared its positive relaxation with people at work and with shoppers to enable them stay calm despite their daily stresses in the office or handling family duties. Tranquini brought its healthy lifestyle offering during an in-store Musgraves Robin Hood Olympics Event on 4th of August, where we promoted health products for the Olympics.

From the start, the reaction to Tranquini was very positive. One young couple said ‘This is exactly what we need, especially just after work when we have had a very stressful day…we’ll take two of each please!’

爵士情懷

當你想到「爵士樂」,你大概會想像身在一間煙霧瀰漫的地下美式酒吧。你接下來想像著成熟的樂手演奏著銅管樂器,,歌手用醇厚如同威士忌的嗓音低唱,顧客們自在的坐在高腳椅上享受這個片刻時光。而這,只是揭開美麗夜晚的序曲。

吉米‧亨德里克斯、披頭四、滾石樂團、詹姆士‧布朗等知名的歌手,都曾經表示爵士樂是他們創作的靈感來源。 即使對很多現代的嘻哈、饒舌歌手來說,爵士樂對他們也有著非常重要的影響,從爵士樂中他們獲取了許多即興表演的靈感,也從經典的樂曲中獲得啟發。

而爵士樂從古至今不曾改變的,就是它的即興、充滿情緒,卻又讓人覺得非常放鬆的魔力。

以下的幾首歌,你可能不曾想過他們跟爵士樂有任何關係,但其實這些歌的主旋律都是從經典爵士樂曲才而來的。讓我們一起來聽聽這些歌曲,一起放鬆一下吧! 

A Tribe Called Quest – Jazz (We Got)

A Tribe Called Quest 是非常具有代表性的嘻哈歌手,而這首歌,是他們對爵士樂致敬的經典歌曲。這首歌的旋律是以有現代 John Coltrane 之稱的薩克斯風手 Eli ‘Lucky’ Thomson 的演奏為主。

https://youtu.be/cxN4nKk2cfk 

Jay Z – New Day

這個現代流行樂壇響噹噹的名字,讓 Nina Simone 再次回到主流。爵士低音繚繞的旋律無人能抗拒,新的編曲也為經典注入不同的生命力。

https://youtu.be/77XUrtPFZ-M 

Lauren Hill & Carlos Santana’s – To Zion

Lauren Hill 能夠容易地令你處身於爵士黃金歲月。 她和傳奇結他手 Carlos Santana 和爵士傳奇 Lou Donaldson 的 ‘Ode To Billie Joe’ 合作,創作出現代經典 ‘To Zion’。

https://youtu.be/QZD8FEzxaig 

Ludacris – The Number One Spot

Ludacris 是當前最紅的饒舌歌手之一。他常常拿身邊的事情或人物做為饒舌題材,而且見解獨特。而當他與爵士樂屆的傳奇製作人 Quincy Jones 一起用 ‘Soul Bossa Nova’ 為基礎,創作出他的代表歌曲 ‘The Number One Spot’ 時,我們可以看出爵士樂對他的影響有多麼深刻。

https://youtu.be/dQW6zMWOnic 

US3 – Cantaloop

US3 用 Herbie Hancock 的 ‘Cantaloupe Island’ 做為靈感,創作了 ‘Cantaloop’ 這首被成千上萬間俱樂部和咖啡廳拿來播放的歌。 .

https://youtu.be/JwBjhBL9G6U 

因此,即使沒有清楚的意識到,你其實也是個爵士迷!