Månad: april 2018

Spring cleaning your home

”Embrace the now with awareness, and make room for new, uplifting intentions. Notice the birds singing, the trees blooming. The future is created in the present. ”   Spring cleaning your home, aka your mind & body, is an excellent way of getting rid of limiting beliefs and self-doubt, as well as negative thoughts that might hold you back from reaching your true potential. Below you’ll find my top tips for cleaning your home this spring.  Before you can start your spring cleaning you’ll have to become aware of what’s holding you back. Are you always comparing yourself to others? Not thinking you’re worthy of all the abundance that life has to offer? Do you have problems forgiving yourself for past behaviours? Do you have problems forgiving someone else? Or do you simply feed your mind with negative self-talk morning to evening? Take your time to figure out what it is that you struggle with the most; the things you need to get rid of in order to blossom like an early spring day. This …

The beauty of aging

”Every day is a privilege to learn more about yourself, life and all its mysteries.”   Just like the Moon we go through phases, and just like the seasons we change. And like the midnight sky we shine like a million of stars, just like we cry like heavy clouds on a rainy Sunday evening. Life is beautiful in all its stages. Every morning we receive the gift of a new day. We get to grow one day older, and that my dear, is a gift greater than life itself.  Stop being afraid of getting older, show your deepest appreciation instead. The beauty of evolving, and getting wiser is a privilege. Every day we have a chance to learn more about ourselves, we have the opportunity to grow and learn from our experiences. We have the possibility to fall in love with our imperfections, our strengths and all our quirks. I believe that with age comes knowledge, not only the one found in books, but from life. You might find yourself in a situation where …

Use the hours with softness

”Work when there is work to do. Rest when you are tired. One thing done in peace will most likely be better than ten things done in panic… I am not a hero if I deny rest; I am only tired.” – Susan McHenry   As soon as I feel out of sync with my mind and body I start feeling tired, unmotivated and stressed. Nowadays I notice it rather quickly, and I’ve learned exactly what to do in order to feel more grounded and peaceful. Whenever I need to be refreshed or renewed I spend time alone, in stillness, use the hours with softness and show appreciation to the present moment. There is no place more powerful than the present moment. However, most of us use this moment to think about the past or worry about the future. Very seldom we actually embrace all the wonderful things happening right now. Are you spending time with a loved one? Show gratitude. Are you lying on the couch, chilling at night? Show gratitude. Are you smelling the …

Read this every morning

”Dear life, good morning. Thank you for always having my back.”   This is the dawn of a new day and the day of a new dawn. Today is going to be perfect. Exactly as it is meant to be. Every moment counts, and I will focus on every single second. I’m the perfect creator. I create my own life.  I have the power to say I’m beautiful. . I’m intelligent. I’m kind. I’m curious. I’m happy. I’m alive. I’m creative. I’m powerful. I listen to my heart. And it’s all because of you.  There are no mistakes in life; only wins, only lessons. I’m the hero of my own story. I forgive the ones that hurt me. There is no hate within me. I’m a big heart, loving soul. Bigger than life itself. Everything I want I can have. I have the power. I choose how my life will unfold. I accept the process, the things I can’t change, and I embrace the journey. I stay curious, eager to throw myself out there. I challenge myself …

Dear spring…

… you’re my sunshine. My darling friend, you’re beautiful from day one. ”The morning sun dazzling through the broken window. Caressing my soft heart, my recovered soul. Oh, how I adore the warmth she brings.   Life changes with the seasons. Even the coldest, darkest winter happens for a reason. However, it won’t last forever. Spring is coming. Wait, she’s already here, shining brightly on all of us. Let her embrace you. Don’t try to understand her, just love her. And let her shine.  Through seasons she’s changing, Mother Nature. Like you, through your experiences, your being. Every second you have the possibility to move forward, to evolve. Embrace your colors. Only you decide where you’re going. Only you decide when it’s your season to change. Know, that from all of the chaos a flower will start to blossom. Spring is the season when I feel most alive. I blame the sunlight, the long days and short nights. The nature – pure, fresh and green. Spring might as well be cold and rainy, but it’s …

Breathe

”Breathe in life. Breathe out fear. Breathe in every moment. Breathe out every pain.”   My life is pretty hectic at the moment; I have to move by the end of next month, I’m studying for an entrance exam, I decided to participate in a writing competition, I work at a cruise ship, sailing between Finland and Sweden, AND I’m food blogging as well as writing bits and pieces for this blog (my precious baby). When life is busy it’s even more important to chill out a bit – to learn to relax, and find a quiet and peaceful moment every day. Yes, I would like to have more time to study for the entrance exam, but here on the ship it’s pretty darn difficult to find that extra time. However, I know everything will be just fine. And already next week I will go and look at an apartment; the very first one I applied for. Oh well, it’s just a look. Anyhow, it’s completely new so it would be awesome. One can at least …

Dear April…

… I sense you have a heart of gold & stardust soul. Please, dance with me, the birds are singing. ”April dear, nature must be head over heels for you, the way she blossoms when you arrive.”   April is for emerging. Animals and humans awaken from the darkest of night. From the dark, dark slumber we all return to light. Through seasons we’re changing. We dream of doing everything in life, and nothing on rainy Sundays. Watching captivating sunsets and counting countless numbers of stars. Be grateful dear human, cause the flowers and the trees are blooming. Fall in love with her, again and again. Cause when she flourishes, the world spins around. Spring, we’re oh so blessed to have you in our lives. You’re the one we always return home to.  April is all about being kind. Finding the bright light within. Knowing that life is amazing, exactly as it is. Walking through life, carrying our burning, caring hearts. Fragile, yet so powerful. We are. It’s about believing that life is working for us, …

Spread the light

  ”My home is within. That’s where the light is.”   Have you ever been so caught up in a stressful, painful situation that you forgot who you are? I bet you have, you are human. At some point in our lives it might have felt convenient to choose hate instead of love. Fear instead of excitement. Sadness instead of joy. Adopting fear and hatred should never be an option. Love, however, is always an option. It’s up to you to decide.  The past days I’ve been guilty of carrying too much pain and sadness within me. Darkness had its tight grip against my neck. Luckily it felt weird having all that negativity inside of me.”This is not who I am”. I became aware of how easily too much pain can drag a person down. ”Bitterness? Within me? Who am I?” I’ve never been a human filled with hatred. I’m compassionate. Loving and caring. I’ve always loved to dress up in a smile. Life teaches us lessons, every single day. If we let it. It’s …