Author Archives: Celine Davis

Thinking Positive When Cooking as a Beginner

If you have never learned to cook and you want to learn, you must get yourself in the right frame of mind, believe in yourself, and think positive about what you can do. It’s a lot of fun to cook! Cooking is a science and an art that will serve you well over a lifetime.

When it comes to cooking, it is important to keep in mind that everyone started somewhere. I do not know of a single person who was born with a wooden cooking spoon and ready to go. There is a lot of learning that must be done in order to become a prolific cook and then there is always room for improvement. Not only do you need to begin with the basics when it comes to cooking but you almost need to begin again when learning to cook a new cuisine such as Chinese, Thai, or Indian food.

This means that at any given time in your cooking learning cycles there is quite probably someone somewhere that is better and/or worse at cooking than you. Take heart from this because even the best have bad days when it comes to cooking. There are many people who cook for different reasons. Some cook in order to eat and survive while others cook because they actually enjoy the process of cooking. Some cook during times of emotional upheaval and others cook out of sheer boredom. Whatever your reason for cooking or learning to cook you should always begin with the basics.

Just remember to keep thinking positive and soon you will be cooking like a professional chef!

Think in Advance What You Can Talk About on a First Date

Do you sometimes feel at a loss when trying to come up with conversation topics before a first date? I’m sure you want your date to have fun, and you want to have fun, too! You want to ensure that the conversation is interesting and stimulating to both of you.

Remember that body language always speaks first in any conversation. When you are confident your body relaxes, becomes more open, you lean in, you smile, and you become more animated. When you are tense or not at ease with yourself, you will be sitting back, crossing your legs, maybe your arms, your mouth will barely break a smile, and your eyes will be searching elsewhere in the room. Knowing this will allow you to convey confidence with your body language.

Your verbal dating conversation skills will largely be judged on how able you are to create a conversation that your partner enjoys. Ultimately, that leads to you getting more dates. If youire thinking this is obvious, yes it is! The question is HOW to create an interesting conversation.

Your dating conversation will be made up of you both asking and answering questions. If you ask the right questions, your partner is going to have fun. If you ask the wrong questions, they are going to ditch you. If you are evasive or less than honest when answering her questions, she is going to ditch you quicker.

Questions are powerful. Funny thing is that when a person is asked a direct question they somehow feel obligated to answer it. Here are some conversation starter question ideas for your first date:

What do you love to do in your spare time?

What do you particularly enjoy about that?

If you could go on a fantasy holiday, anywhere in the world, where would it be and what would you do?

By asking these questions you will cause your date to recall pleasant past experiences and share them with you. Sharing positive thoughts will make the time spent together very enjoyable!