Månad: december 2017

Goodbye 2017

”The best view comes after the hardest climb.”   Every day you should learn something new. Every year you should grow. I’ve never considered New Years Eve like a time to start over, however, this year I see it as the most perfect day to leave everything that do not serve me behind, and believe that everything do happen for a reason. It’s not what happens to us that defines us, it’s our response to what happens. And response is something we can choose. Everything I’ve been through has made me who I am 2017 has been one of the toughest years ever, nevertheless, I feel I’ve grown tremendously. 2017 was the year I became more aware. I’ve learned to become more mindful, more present. And most importantly, I understand that I can always trust my intuition. I can trust myself, and all I’m capable of. I know I’m unique – we all are. I know I was meant to inspire other humans, I might not know exactly how, but I know that everything will eventually fall …

Sweet breakfast porridge

This is a deliciously sweet porridge recipe that satisfies every sweet tooth. Perfect as breakfast on New Years Eve or New Years Day. I’m a huge fan of nutella and porridge. They marry very well together. Feeding my soul. A simple recipe, yet extremely tasty. I recommend you to try it out ❤ Creamy steel cut oats with vegan nutella Ingredients: 1.5 dl gluten free steel cut oats 3 dl unsweetened almond milk 1 tbsp chia seeds Salt & cinnamon Topping: Vegan chocolate hazelnut spread, maple syrup & hemp seeds Instructions: Cook the oats in almond milk on low heat until creamy. Add chia seeds, salt & cinnamon. Eat with maple syrup, vegan nutella and hemp seeds.     

Dear 2018

… You are like a newborn relationship. Exciting and deeply treasured. ”Life is uncertain. Life is beautiful. Accept where you are, and be proud. But most of all be kind. Always be kind to yourself, fellow humans, the planet and the animals. You have one body. We have one Earth. Show respect, kindness and courage. Life may be uncertain, but we all got a chance of making something beautiful out of it. Be bold, take the chance.” Dear 2018, I heart you. I heart you like I heart the beauty of nature. The sound of the ocean, the whispers in the wind, the calmness of the forest. The sky so endless it makes us believe everything is possible. I believe the sun will set every night, I believe the sun will rise every morning. How can there not be magic with a nature so magical? Welcome! I look forward to getting to know you. Together we can achieve anything, darling friend. Darling lover, life begins now.   never rush something you want to last forever. …

101 Lifetime Goals

”Goals have a finish line. Dreams never have to end.”   Don’t confuse your dreams with goals. Dreams are imaginary, goals produce tangible results. Goals usually have a deadline, either in the near future or several years from now. Dreams are simply dreams, if they aren’t turned into goals. Achieving a goal requires action, and you won’t reach them over night. They usually require hard work, focus and determination. However, if you want them bad enough you won’t give up on them. You shouldn’t give up on your dreams either, but remember that dreaming doesn’t take you anywhere. It’s important to have both short-term and long-term goals since it brings joy, purpose and meaning into your life. Begin by writing your goals down; it’s an excellent way to make them more specific, more tangible. You can introduce weekly goals, monthly goals, one year goals, five year goals etcetera. Write a list with several goals you’d like to achieve. Since some goals will take longer to achieve than others it’s good to include short-term goals that are somewhat …

Vegan Ginger Bread Sugar Cookies

”Christmas (noun) = The only time of the year one can sit in front of a dead tree and eat candy out of socks.”   It was December – the month of early sunsets, soft pillows, big sweaters, warm tea and long talks beside the fire. Snow flakes were soundlessly falling down from heaven, filling hearts with desire. Magic. No one could hear it, but everyone could feel it. They believed it. Life didn’t have to be perfect to be wonderful. They knew life was for deep kisses, late night conversations, strange adventures, midnight walks, spreading kindness and enjoying the little things like freshly baked cookies. Lights were brighter, snow was whiter, sweaters were bigger, books were thicker, kissing was nicer, hearts were closer, people were softer. It was December – the month when the nights were crisp, and all they were wishing for was peace.    (Update: Oups, I noticed I forgot to write sugar in the recipe. I used approx. 1.5 dl coconut sugar.) ❤ Linda

How To Have A Mindful Christmas

”Don’t live to please others. Above all please yourself, and the world will be pleased by your genuineness.”   With less than one week until Christmas I decided to continue with the Christmas theme. Christmas is the most magical time of the year. Nevertheless, it’s easily a busy and stressful time. This year, when you’re buried in to-do’s try to remember to be more present, more mindful. A study by Oxford University shows that ‘being mindful not only reduces stress but also gently builds an inner strength so that future stressors have less impact on our happiness and physical well-being.’ So more sitting in front of the Christmas tree sipping on hot chocolate, and less worrying about all the things that needs to be done. Nothing needs to be done, except from spending time with loved ones. How to have a mindful Christmas   First thing in the morning; make yourself a nice cup of coffee and sit in stillness for 15 minutes with the Christmas lights on, preferably in front of the Christmas tree. A …

Christmas Holiday Bucket List

‘Holiyays’   Outside the world is covered in darkness and snow. Soft snowflakes dancing from a midnight sky overflowing with christmas lights, twinkling in all their brilliance. A cold, crisp breeze and suddenly everyone around you is blushing red. Your heart a burning flame filled with fireworks and Christmas wishes. You place the big carrot on Mr. Snowman’s face and wonder if; You will be walking in the air, floating in the moonlit sky while the people far below are sleeping as you fly. And in that moment you start to see the beauty within the darkness, because without it you wouldn’t be able to reach for the stars.   Christmas Holiday Bucket List; Drink hot chocolate Go on a Christmas tree hunt Bake gingerbread cookies Decorate the Christmas tree Snuggle on the coach Do a random act of kindness Drink glue wine Write a letter to Santa Make epic plans for 2018 Play in the snow Read books Wake up early and enjoy the coffee in silence in front of the Christmas tree Watch Christmas …

Simple tips to improve your diet

‘You gotta nourish to flourish’   Eating well is a form of self-respect. However, when life passes by in high speed, and each day feels like a roller coaster, making healthy choices might not be your number one priority. When you’re stressed out and overloaded with work and responsibilities it’s even more important that you take care of your body. Eating healthy is a lifelong goal, but that doesn’t mean it has to take ages before you see any results. In fact, there’re a few simple and easy changes you can start making already today – making a bunch of little changes to the diet you’re already following is one of the best ways to get results. Below you’ll find a few of my favourite nutritional tweaks. Let’s build wellness rather than treating disease!   Simple & Easy Ways To Improve Your Diet   Drink water. I immediately notice when I haven’t been drinking enough water – I have trouble concentrating, no energy and get easily bloated. Every time I’m dehydrated I’m reminded of just how …

How to be more present

‘Don’t wait for the perfect moment. Take the moment and make it perfect.’   Most of our time is spent in the past or in the future, rather than the present moment. According to science there’re great benefits of being more present. By being mindful, you enjoy your friends and family more, you enjoy your food more, everything you’re doing, you enjoy more. Life simply becomes more joyful.   How to be more present-minded;   Pay attention to your breathing. This is one of the simplest ways to become more present. Take a few minutes every day focusing on your breathing. Focus on the inhale, focus on the exhale. Breath in deeply, exhale fully. Allow yourself to bring all of your awareness to your breath. Listen to the sounds. There’re most likely many sounds that you don’t pay attention to when you’re caught up in the past or future. At the moment when I’m writing this I don’t hear anything, but then I stop and allow myself to listen. My neighbour coughing, a child laughing, …

A basic plant-based nutrition guide

I made a basic vitamin & mineral guide in order to make it a little easier to fully thrive on a plant-based diet. There’re certain vitamins & minerals you need to watch when following a plant-based diet. Make sure you’re getting enough of Vitamin D, B12, Iron and Calcium. Two important nutrients that aren’t included in the guide are Zink and Omega-3 fatty acids. Include a variety of zinc-rich foods throughout the day, such as whole grains, tofu, tempeh, miso, legumes, nuts and seeds. In order to get an adequate amount of omega-3 fatty acids make sure your diet includes flaxseed oil, walnuts, olive oil or hemp oil.   Click the link below to download the guide. Eat the rainbow   /Linda