Månad: september 2017

Dear October…

… as your days get darker my soul gets lighter. ‘We were born to create. Create magic. Love. New life. Dreams & thoughts. Never hide your creativity. Never hide you. Create your life. Create you.’ ________________ Linda You’ve never been my favourite, however, you force me to appreciate even the darkest days. Although the sun is hiding and the clouds are heavy we survive. It’s during the rough times we grow, dear October. It’s during those times we know how to live. But I feel you have changed. You’re warmer than before, more colourful. It’s like you fell in love with summer. If that’s the case; I hope you live happily ever after.  October is for facing fears. Dreaming big and taking chances. It’s for enjoying darkness, as well as the light within. Practising mindfulness and feeling grateful for all that is. And like every other month October is for believing in the power within, believing in oneself. Loving oneself. It’s for grasping opportunities. Looking within for happiness, success and courage. Sometimes the things we …

Random Saturday Thoughts

‘Always be you. Stop trying to please others, just to be accepted by others. Please yourself. Always please yourself.’ ____________ Linda Perfectly random thoughts. When the mind is constantly talking to you it’s good to calm it down. Just rest, let it be. Get it out. The power of thoughts. It’s a creative power, which you can strengthen with a little bit of effort (or sometimes a lot) and use to make changes in your life. Be careful of what you think. Good thoughts, positive thoughts, create a positive life. Be impeccable with your words. Choose them wisely – The words you use to describe yourself and the words you use when talking to others. Success. The meaning of success in the Cambridge English Dictionary; ‘The achieving of the results wanted or hoped for.’ ‘Something that achieves positive results.’  However, we should all live our own definition of success. Success is more of a path than a destination. It’s less about the having and more about the being. Nothing outside of us will ever make us …

The power of now

‘You don’t have to move mountains in order to find the answer. Sometimes all you need is to embrace the stillness. Listen to that inner voice. It knows the way. It always does.’ _____________ Linda 5 things I noticed after meditation I’ve introduced a new habit. A new daily routine. Meditation. For 20 days straight I’ve been dedicating 5-15 minutes a day to meditation. One of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Already after 5 days I noticed how easily it had become a new habit of mine. A habit I most likely will stick to, like brushing my teeth. A sense of calmness. I might seem as a calm person on the outside, nevertheless, on the inside, my mind is constantly chatting. I easily get anxious, nervous and caught up in negative thoughts, but meditation has helped me a lot already, only after 20 days. Some days though, I can’t seem to concentrate at all, and the 5 minutes of meditation seem more like 5 hours. However, most of the time the time flies …

HEART-WARMING SOUP & WEEKEND

‘I notice that autumn is more the season of the soul than of nature.’ ______________ Friedrich Nietzsche Spicy, creamy soups are perfect for chilly autumn evenings. Perfect for today. I was too lazy to cook though. The changing of the seasons always makes me slightly unwell, or it feels like my body is drained of all energy. But I was lucky since I got to try the new indian red lentil soup from the  company Spoons. ❤ I just chopped up some veggies; broccoli, bell pepper and kale, fried it in olive oil and mixed together with the soup. And the soup! It’s really delicious – creamy and sooo perfectly spicy. I’m totally fond of lentil soup. One of my favourite dishes. The other day I baked the best banana bread, or should I say banana cake. For the recipe click here. It’s very easy to make and the taste is perfectly sweet, absolutely amazing. Since I’m home alone I’ve been feeding my tired body banana cake the past few days. Cant really complain. Soul food …

5 THINGS I LIKE ABOUT FALL

‘It’s during rainy nights his soul wanders away, leaving him with nothing but thoughts of her. Early morning the sun comes out, his soul returns and she’s gone.’ ______________ Linda   The tranquility that suddenly appears. A sense of calmness arrives when the evenings get darker. Candle lights are burning inside while the nature is changing its colours. Heavier rains, stronger, brisk winds and a mind at ease. Heart-warming soups & spicy veggie stews. Even though I love a creamy smoothie bowl my body is longing for warm, flavourful foods when the days get colder. How wonderful isn’t it to cuddle up with a spicy dish after an hour walk breathing in the cool, crisp air. Nature at its finest. I’m definitely a summer person, but I have come to appreciate the fall more and more. Especially September. The colours of the trees, the fresh air and cooler nights. A creativity that blossoms. Take today for example – It has been raining non stop. I tried going outside but I almost blew away, and by the time I got …

Golden mylk

‘Anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.’ ___________ J.K. Rowling   A lovely anti-inflammatory drink that soothes your soul. A hug in a mug. A cup a day and hopefully my flue goes away. Some health benefits from turmeric and curcumin; boosts immunity, anti-inflammatory, anti-carcinogenic, promotes digestive health and lowers triglycerides. For more proven health benefits of turmeric read this. Now I will rest this tired body of mine. Sleep – the best self-healing while suffering from a cold and flue. My favourite drink this season ❤ Golden mylk Ingredients: Plant-based milk Turmeric Cinnamon Vanilla powder Black pepper Coconut oil Raw honey + sprinkle some love on top Instructions: Gently heat the milk in a pot on medium heat. Add the spices and whisk until blended. Pour into a mug and add a teaspoon of raw honey. Enjoy with a couple of pieces of dark, vegan chocolate.