Thursday, 17 August 2017

Top 10 skin care tips

Healthy skin is really one of the most important ingredients for beauty-enhancement. This article on skin care tips is an effort to bring the 10 best skin care tips to you.  The list of skin care tips has been restricted to 10 because anything more that that would not only be difficult to remember, but also shadow the more important skin care tips. So letís see what these top ten skin care tips are:

* Knowing your skin type is one of the most important skin care tip. This is important because not every skin care product suits everyone. In fact, all the skin care products specify the type of skin they cater too.

* Drink a lot of water. This will not keep your skin moist but will help in overall upkeep of your health (and in turn your skin). It might seem a bit awkward to some, however, this is an important skin care tip.

* Cleanse your skin regularly (1-2 times everyday).  A very effective skin care tip that helps in getting rid of the dirt and other harsh elements from your skin. Cleansing is especially important when you have been out of your house (and hence exposed to pollutants, dust etc). This skin care tip also advocates the use of Luke warm water for cleansing (hot and cold water, both, cause damage to your skin)

* Be gentle, after all it is your skin. Don't scrub/exfoliate too hard or too often. Similarly, don't apply too much or too many skin care products. A must-to-follow skin care tip.

* Keep your skin moist at all times. This is one of the most important skin care tip.  Don't let your skin get dry. Dryness causes the outer layer of your skin to break, leading to a rough and unattractive appearance. Use moisturisers/ emollients. Moisturisers work best when applied while the skin is still damp.

* Avoid the use of soap on your face. Soap should only be used from below the neck. A small but important skin care tip.

* Use sunscreen to protect yourself from sun's harmful UV radiations. You can use day-time moisturisers that have sunscreen built into them. Use them even when itís cloudy. UV radiations are known to cause skin cancer, so follow this skin care tip without fail.

* A bit of exercise and good sleep are essential too, not just for skin care but for your health as a whole. Lack of sleep can lead to formation of wrinkles below your eyes and lack of exercise can cause your skin to slack. Moreover, exercise and sleep also help in beating stress.  So besides being a skin care tip, this is also a health care tip.

* Treat skin dilemmas with care.  This skin care tip is about not ignoring any skin dilemmas. Consult your dermatologist before you go on to use a skin care product (lest you do end up harming your skin even more).

* Beat the stress. The harmful effects of stress are known to everyone, however, sometimes stating the obvious is essential too (and hence this skin care tip found its place here). Yes, stress harms skin too. So, take a break or indulge in a warm bubble bath or just get good sleep.

Love and Light

Sarab Sandhu

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Should you take the largest mortgage possible?

Be it at the home purchase stage which means making the smallest down payment possible, or refinancing and taking out the maximum amount of equity, many Canadian today believe that they should have the largest possible mortgage.

It seems that gone are the days of working to retire debt free, and to own your home out-right.  It is this exact reason that the government has restricted the rules around mortgage lending, to try to curb the attitude that our homes are ATM machines.

We tend to forget that a mortgage is essentially assigning title to the home or granting ownership of the home to a lender.  Yes, equity remaining in the home is ours and we benefit from increased value, but we do not truly own that home until it is debt free.  If we do not pay the mortgage, the lender has the ability to remove us from the home.  For people who took advantage of 100% financing, until they are in a positive equity situation, they are in truth renting that home as the money they are 'investing' is paying off debt.

In some situations maximizing the equity in your home might make sense.  With a structured investment plan in place, you can make that equity work for you.  But it is also important to remember that mortgage interest is calculated as compounded interest.  I have yet to see an investment plan that so favours the investor by paying a return that is compounded at the same rate.  That is not to say that using equity as an investment tool is not smart, it just means that we have to be careful to place our funds in the right investment.

The same applies to using equity in your home for home improvements.  A renovation can dramatically increase the value of your home, but then also consider a few things before you proceed.  Are you doing the renovations in order for the home to better function for you and your family or are you doing it simply to increase value?  What are your plans with the home - live out your days there, or sell in the next five years?  All of these questions and many others need to be taken into account before you make the decision to move forward.

If you want to renovate your home because you want to improve functionality or better enjoy the aesthetics of the home; your choices in finishes might be very different then if it is to get the home ready for sale.  For instance: I once saw a home for sale in a middle class neighbourhood which proudly advertised that the kitchen sink was a unique high end designer brand.  Out of curiosity I went online and looked it up... I was shocked to discover that the sink came with a price tag of just over $10,000.00 Canadian.  I also found a sink that looked almost identical for $900.00.

I can't speak for everyone but I just can't justify in my mind paying ten thousand dollars on a sink, as I am sure most people would agree.  The point is, renovations need to make sense and need to fit the home and the neighbourhood if it is your intention to simply increase the value.

This is where speaking to professionals comes into play and illustrates the need to have someone who is truly Looking out for your best interest.  Be it consulting with a design professional, a realtor, investment advisor or a mortgage broker - we need to make sure that our decisions make sense for our own personal situations.  It is why shopping for a mortgage by only comparing interest rate can seriously impact our financial situation in the future.

Home ownership needs to be about much more than having the biggest and best home or a mortgage with the lowest interest rate, it has to make sense and align with our lifestyle and financial goals.  We need to be smart about the decisions we make today to better prepare for our future.  It is why at CENTUM we encourage you to look beyond just getting a mortgage and getting a home ownership solution, the CENTUM Solution.

Friday, 13 March 2015

5 Ways to Energize Your Day

Straight to the Five best routines to energize you day.

1.      Gratitude Prayer      (Benefits – Triggers your auto immune system)

Wake up 15 mins before your normal wake up time. A quick trip to freshen up, drink a glass of warm water ,then find a place to sit erect with neck and spine in a straight line,  Be still, close your eyes and say a Gratitude prayer and instructions to send fresh energy on each organ and sense.
Take a deep breath where you take fresh energy and exhale through the object, the body part, of your intention – taking away the impure energy (on your exhale). 

  • For your consciousness and perception faculties
  • For your sense of Hearing- try to hear something internally
  • For your sense of Touch – imagine feeling something internally
  • For your sense of Sight – Imagine seeing a pleasant sight with your eyes closed.
  • For your sense of Taste – Imagine tasting something you like – does your mouth salivate.
  • For your sense of Smell – Imagine smelling a rose if you can
  • For your Throat energy centre and all organs associated with the- Respiratory System
  • For your strong and healthy heart – the Circulatory System
  • For your healthy Solar Plexus area , two inch above the navel, Digestive system (stomach, intestines, gall bladder, pancreas, liver)
  • For your healthy Sacral Centre  - the Reproduction Organs, Kidneys
  • For your healthy Root Centre – the system looking after all waste from the body
  • For your healthy hips,thighs, knees, shin and foot.
  • For your healthy shoulder, arms, elbow , wrist and hands.
  • Tell the Mind with intention that if you have missed any part to correct it also.
  • Say Thank You Thank you Thank you and now open your eyes
You can have as many breaths at each point, with time your entire Gratitude Prayer should take 5 to 6 min. 

You have ensured that each and every part of your body was bathed in new energy which ensure that reproduction of new cells will be healthy as per your DNA instructions. 

2.     Meditation  (Benefits – You are consciously finding the calm state of mind while awake. This is the wellbeing state of  mind)
  • Can play some pleasant instrumental or meditation music – it will help
  • Close your eyes again, while sitting erect with neck in line with the spine.
  • Make a sound while inhaling through your nose. 4 to 5 secs
  • Hold your breath for 5 secs.
  • Make a humming sound while exhaling through nose- 7 to 10 secs
  • Repeat this inhale, hold and exhale 24 times
  • Open your eyes and take a big stretch. YOU are READY for what you have to offer this DAY

You can do both #1 and #2 in continuation and allow 15 mins.  
The humming sound while inhaling and exhaling is to prevent any coherent thought being processed by you.

3.     Exercise   (Benefits – You help your auto immune system.)
  • Do any exercise which will stretch or use your muscle groups by rotation for 15 Mins daily.

    • Do gentle stretching of your neck and spine – 5 stretches.

    4.     Breakfast    (Benefits – With optimum blood               sugar levels you make better decisions.)
    • Have a healthy breakfast- Egg white, Bran/Oat cereal, Grapefruit, Tea/Coffee, Skimmed milk, High Fibre Bread – suggestion, avoid -  egg yolk , butter and bacon unless you exercise 2 hours a day.

    5.     Pre Pave your day. ( Benefits – You have a path to follow otherwise you may go in circles !)
    • Make your intention as to the flow of activities you wish to accomplish during the day. When you achieve your small milestones you feel empowered.
    You now spend the rest of the day giving your best.


    Five Horsemen

    Some truths.

     If your body is healthy the mind is healthy, your thoughts are positive, your actions are complementary, generally you are in Joyful state of mind and hopefully the people around you are also in that state. Your state of health is one of the important cogs in the wheel of wellness.

    When you are tense there is constriction of the muscles and the blood vessels thus needing the heart to pump more – increased  pulse.
    In the above case LESS oxygen enriched reaches all the organs and extremities.

    With age all organs in the body are subject to decay and malformation of cells , this is due to decreased oxygen enriched blood flow to the organs and tissues.

    When you have a fever, you have muscle constriction, thus causing vasoconstriction- the constriction of all blood carrying veins and arteries, like a garden hose stepped on - the body’s natural response to correct the condition is to increase heart rate to improve good flow to organs and extremities to bring you back to normalcy.

    If in a relaxed state of mind when also the muscle tone is relaxed, there is less constriction. Thus in this state body organs and extremities are now irrigated more efficiently   Now when you further improve vasodilation of blood vessel by induced hypercapnia, increase of CO2 in the bloodstream, you send more oxygen enriched blood to your organs and extremities. There is temporary  increase in the blood pressure during this period. Overall  this causes less degeneration  of cells and healthy generation as per DNA specifications.

    Vasodilation can be explained as ,when we inhale air which comprises of 21% Oxygen, 78.9% Nitrogen and some traces of there gases. When we exhale the composition is 16%  O2 and 5% CO2 , with the Nitrogen still at 78.9%. If we exhale slowly there is more absorption of O2 with respect to time and more production of CO2 – and when we exhale slowly twice that of the Inhalation, the CO2 in the arterial system causes the arteries to overall dilate – called Vasodilation. Example – your veins are always larger than your arteries – because the veins have blood returning back to the heart for further purification.

    When you are sick the auto immune system of the body does all this to correct the imbalance by increasing the blood flow by pumping more. This happens by default. The increased heart rate causes fever to be present.

    Now you can deliberately create this condition for improved overall good health – longevity. Your are mimicking the Auto Immune system of your body!

    So how do we deliberately create a condition in which we place our body’s complex matrix so as to enhance consumption of oxygen enriched blood by the organs and extremities within the same base of time.

    Let us explore how to get 20 – 30 more years of loving life in the most healthy manner.

    The FIRST mechanism in the method is the process of Meditation . If you do 15 mins minimum twice a day you achieve a calm state of mind, less muscle tone, less constriction,less blood pressure, more blood flow. There are many ways to achieve meditation for best results neck and spine should be in a straight line.
    Meditation by itself produces good results in overall improvement of oxygen absorption. Daily meditation improves overall health and increases longevity.

    The SECOND mechanism is the method to induce minor hypercapnia. 15 mins once a day on a empty stomach.

    This can be induced by breathing in one unit of time and breathing out in  two or more unit of time.
    You can easily induce it by holding your breath long enough till you have to breath again. Like breathing in 4 seconds and holding the breath for 16 secs. All the oxygen is absorbed by the lungs and the increased CO2 causes vasodilation. All you blood vessel, that is arteries, are more dilated.

    Did you notice that your veins, which carry CO2 enriched blood, are always bigger than your arteries. There will be a spike in blood pressure but is is offset by FIRST mechanism.
    You will observe how we are using our body’s respiratory system to affect the body’s circulatory system

    Now the THIRD Mechanism is the method is to introduce more than required oxygen into the lungs. 15 mins in conjunction with the second mechanism. Alternate 5 mins each routine x 6 rounds.

    This causes the oxygen enriched blood to flow further to organs and to the extremities due to increased transportation passage created by the SECOND mechanism.

    This is achieved by hyperventilating rapidly for a prescribed duration. This is the same action like coughing where you use use your diaphragm  to expel all the air from your lungs. – but without the noise. You should expel your air at least once every second and let the air naturally aspirate into your lungs. This way you are breathing by a different process and give your lungs, an involuntary muscle, a rest. All involuntary muscles specially heart and lungs are always in action with out rest from the first time they start functioning till they cannot. All time spent breathing in this way is added to your lifespan as a bonus.

    The FOURTH mechanism is eating whole foods. This is whole new subject by itself. Life style change required.
    Let it be said that any ingress of material into the body by way of mouth is considered a foreign body. The body processes it but the ability to efficiently do so diminishes with time. Now if you eat only whole foods,no sugars, no fats and no salt you should help you digestive system from overwhelm and work efficiently like a well oiled machine. Also you have to prescribe to the belief that the sense of taste was created primarily  to reject bad tasting food, and food is like refuelling a car – we can only put a certain grade for best operation try putting diesel in a gasoline engine.

    Question most asked is what am I going to do with the added lifespan ? For that we need a another talk . Now i would simply say that the Final mechanism could be the answer to your question.

    The FIFTH mechanism is the expending of love. New Way of life.
    In this matrix of what we call real is really imaginary. So deliberately introduce feeling which are higher on the emotional scale to achieve real time joy. Love, gratitude, appreciation are some of the emotions which are there on the top. They are illusions too but they were created by you for the people around you and collectively for the universe around you.
    It is the state of mind of joy which you should always have irrespective of the manifestations. It is not that certain manifestations are required to bring about a joyous state of mind. That is short lived.

    In conclusion

    What you have heard so far are actually the 5000 year old yogic methods used. What you should be doing now has a scientific basis to it.
    Personally I use these mechanism on a regular basis with the desired effects.

    So if you take the longevity challenge the following five horseman are to be remembered.

    FirstMeditation – To bring body and mind to a calm state with less muscle tone – should be floating.
    SecondHypercapnia – Increase co2 in blood temporally so as to create vasodilation
    Third – Hyperventilation – to increase O2 enriched blood to reach organs and extremities via the improved transportation conditions.
    Fourth – Simple whole foods – Life style change required
    Fifth – Love Love and love – If all the world had that highest emotion it would be single living entity.

    So I hope to see you all  at my next talk in 40 years from now.

    Wednesday, 13 August 2014


    The Senses are greater than the Body , and Greater than the Senses is the Mind, and greater than the Mind is the Intellect and greater than the Intellect is the SELF the Spirit.

      - Bhagvad Gita

    We live and perceive our world within the two extremes of Body and Spirit.

    Capt. Sarab Sandhu

    Monday, 21 July 2014


    If our thoughts create our experience, then what does that say about a person that is not aware of where he/she is beating the drums?

    Each thought moves us closer to or farther from our desired outcome! It just takes our attention to the way we FEEL (feel our feelings!) so that we can guide ourselves steadily toward our own goals. It is amazing how our built-in emotional guidance system helps us travel the distance from where we are to where we want to be, exactely as a GPS!

    It is really important to get clear about which is our goal, which are the steps that must be taken for to achieve it and where we are in relationship with the ultimate outcome. This represents a „bring you back on track” when we are distracted by those that may interfere and ask us to act in a different way for to positively affect their experience and so get lost and go off track.

    Which Direction to go.
    Sexy action steps and of course sexy goal! This is what got me personally to another level on my journey to my goals. If our goal does not feel attractive to us, then how much willingness, perseverance would we have during our journey? Let`s be sincere, with the first blow of wind, we would even forget that there was something that made us dare for more! So, make it sexy, attractive to you, try to see the benefits in each and every step and connect to that good feeling. This will be fuel for us!

    Ancient Wisdom
    On a piece of paper, write down your goal and on a scale 1-10 determine what you have to do to get there, what you are willing to do. Decide what actions would take you to the next level. If for example you are on the fouth level on your scale, decide what actions would take you to a five, then to a six, to a seven, to an eight, to a nine and finally to your goal. I experienced the benefits of doing this, so make all of it feel sexy to you!

    Feel and experience!

    Adelina Maria Micu

    Friday, 18 July 2014



    Everything is energy. Everything! Including us!
    It is good to remember this as our tendency is to focus so much on the solid, palpable things that we forget that there is much more than that.

    We are Source Energy in a physical body! We are not just this physical body, but also energy, spirit (however you want to call it). I love the comparison with the electricity that passes through the walls of my house up to my toast. I do not see the electricity inside it but it is there working perfectly together for to get my toast.

    Energy Centers
    All energy vibrates and all these vibrational waves carry a bit of information about us. Our thoughts determine emotions within us that are our indicators of the vibrational content of our Being and the signal that we transmit as electromagnetic vibrating info energy waves.

    People didn`t have this understanding form the beginnings but they observed the relationship between the way they were feeling and their experience. (You know those moments when something bad happens to you and then it gets worse and worse until you can find some relief and begin to feel better and so your physical experience begins to improve.) The feeling precedes the experience!

    On one hand, there were people with positive, healthy beliefs about life in general, therefore experiencing good life, on the other hand, there were people with negative beliefs and therefore experiencing a hard life, none on them being aware of why they were experiencing what they were experiencing, but just accepting it or feeling a victim. We now know that we can become aware of the feeling of your emotions, therefore we get to know what is our vibrational offering.

    They decided to take advantage of it and practice the alignement of their thoughts and beliefs therefore they could reach a level of good feeling (joy, love, freedom, appreciation) on purpose for to attract and experience good things in their lives. It worked!

    They saw the connection between thoughts, emotions and physical experience. They observed how their experience changed according to their thoughts and believes and they knew there was no exception to this.

    That was something universal, a universal law. They realized that was similar to the Law of Gravity. The ball that you throw up in the air comes back to you; the emotion that represents the signal you send out in the universe comes back to you as a physical experience. So, they gave it a name: The Law of Attraction.

    How could I find out about this law just now? Shouldn`d this have been one of my first lessons about life? Where have I been living until now that I have not heard anything about it!?” these were my questions a few years ago when I first found out about this universal law.

    I specialized as Law of Attraction Couch as I experienced on my own skin how challenging it can be to literally take the responsibility of being the creator of my life and not a victim of circumstances. How empowering that can be!

    Don`t get me wrong! You do not have to be a Law of Attraction coach or even know about it for to live a great live, but if you don`t live the life you want, if you struggle then it should be your tool. I don`t say it from books, but from my own experience!

    All is energy…
    Brandon Buchard said: “Life itself is energy, so if you have no energy, what does that say about your life?”
    Please, ask yourself right now: “What is my energy level?” Become aware of that (on a scale of 1 to 10) and see if that energy level satisfies  you or if you feel like rather taking action and increase it. (you could do that several times a day!)

    Feel and experience!

    July 18th 2014