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Everyday Habits to Change Your Life

‘Consistency is more important than perfection.’   Here is a list of small habits that will make your days more enjoyable, productive and mindful. Keep in mind that it takes approximately 21 days to form a new habit, therefore be consistent. Performing habits like these might not seem like a big deal, but it is usually the tiniest habits and routines that at the end of the day will have an huge impact. Like choosing a positive thought over a negative one, practising gratitude and drinking enough water.   Wake up one hour earlier. If you’re not already waking up super early try to set your alarm one hour earlier than usual. Dedicate this extra time to yourself; enjoy your coffee, read something educational, practise yoga or take a morning walk. Getting ready for the day ahead in a calm and relaxed manner is a crucial  step towards a more productive day. At least it will help you feel more in control, since having more time will make your morning less stressful, which in turn, …

Day Trip & Own Creation

‘psithurism  (noun) = the sound of the wind through trees.’   It was a cold and crisp November’s day when I got the most spontaneous idea to go to Sigtuna, a small and cosy town approx. 2 hours from Stockholm. Or actually, the idea came during my morning meditation. I had this voice inside my head; ‘You have to go to the cosy little town outside Stockholm that your friend keeps talking about all the time.’ I did not remember the name of this cosy, little town though. But thank you Google. I was very pleased because my friend Emelie had a day off and was happy to join. We strolled around, trying to keep ourselves warm, had lunch at the main hotel in town and enjoyed a beautiful sunset by the water. Nature and stillness – and the brain is intact again.   I received my book in the mailbox today! I have to proof read it first, and then I might order some more copies so I can give to friends and family. …

You are a powerhouse

‘You’ve always had the power my dear, you just had to learn it for yourself.’ – The Wizard of Oz There are days when we just need to hear that we are amazing, fabulous, extra ordinary, smart, fearless and absolutely wonderful. And the person who needs to tell it to you is you. Yes you heard me, you.  ‘No one is you and that is your superpower’   Today I ask you to tell yourself that you can do anything, anything, you set your mind to. I ask you to believe that you’re exactly where you need to be right now. I ask you to tell yourself that you’re smart, creative, courageous and funny. I ask you to tell yourself that you’re strong. Tell yourself that there’re beauty and happiness surrounding you. Tell yourself that there’s plenty of love on Earth, kindness. I ask you to know your worth. I ask you to tell yourself that you’re magic. Tell yourself that there’s magic wherever you lay your eyes. You’r capable of creating magic. It’s all inside. And …

Ta hand om skogen

‘And into the forest I go to lose my mind and find my soul.’   I samarbete med Alpro och WWF ger jag mig ut i skogen. Njuter av naturen och lugnet. I skogen är det lätt att finna ro, lätt att finna styrka. Jag minns än idag när jag som barn hjälpte pappa och mamma plantera tallar. Fina minnen. Skogen spelar en betydande roll för klimatet och påverkar livet för oss alla   Alpro och WWF har startat ett projekt som syftar till att bevara jordens skogar. Alpro lanserar en specialutgåva av deras sojadrycker där en krona för varje såld liter går till WWF och deras program för att skydda skogarna i Östafrika. I Östafrika finns några av världens mest unika skogsområden. I dessa finns en biologisk mångfald med djur och växter som inte finns på något annat ställe på jorden. Den mångfalden är direkt beroende av skogen. Tyvärr utsätts skogarna i området för illegal och ohållbar skövling för virke och träkolproduktion samt exploatering för att odla grödor. Om träkolproduktionen i Tanzania fortsätter på dagens …

Pumpkins & Halloween

‘By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes.’ – William Shakespeare, Macbeth   Is fall my new favourite season? It might well be. However, I do still love summer, but autumn… I believe you stepped up your game. Halloween & pumpkins – Let the festivities begin! And how can one not fall in love with October? Dark nights, colourful days, fuzzy socks, books, creative writing, candle lights, spicy soups, a sky full of stars, cosy sweaters and ice cold fingers. If I only had a dog. Then it would be picture perfect. Ha! One can at least wish… Photos: Emelie Lassfolkh

How to get your inspiration back

  ‘You don’t have to look far in pursuance of success. You have it in you. Sometimes you just have to dig a little deeper in order to find it.’ ___________ Linda Sometimes we work too hard, not allowing ourselves time to breathe, time to pause and reflect. And despite all the hard work we put in, we don’t seem to get anywhere. Yes we work hard, but do we work smart? I’ve noticed that when I put aside time doing the things I love, things that improve myself and boost my confidence, I also notice the inspiration flowing more effortlessly. Over the past couple of months I’ve introduced some new habits, and picked up old ones that I’ve neglected. I’ve done my research, and through trial and error I found out what works best for me. I’ve listed 5 changes, or habits, to make my days more successful, more inspirational. Maybe there are a few you can start now. Broaden your horizons and learn something new. I stumbled upon Skillshare the other day, and I …

A sunny weekend in Vienna

‘Autumn killed the summer with the softest kiss.’ _____________ d.j. Hello from beautiful and sunny Vienna. I’m visiting my childhood friend Anna for the weekend and we’ve been enjoying a couple of lovely autumn days here in Austrias capital city. It’s my first time in this gorgeous city, and I really like the atmosphere – all the beautiful buildings, the architecture, the market places, and of course, the Wiener Melange – a speciality coffee drink similar to cappuccino. Not to forget all the traditional Wiener cafés. We’ve been eating delicious vegan food (which is by the way very easy to find), strolling around the city, drinking coffee and enjoying apfelstrudeln, visiting Schönbrunn, and yesterday we visited the art museum Belvedere. I’m flying home tomorrow so still one day left to explore. Below you find a mix of pictures from the past days. The sun has been shining the entire weekend. Just lovely. Liebe Gruesse aus Wien ❤

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 …

Health Food & Other Stories

‘The most effective way to do it, is to do it.’ __________ Amelia Earhart   Update! After much thought and careful consideration I’ve decided to change my blog name, as well as my Instagram name. However, cleaneatingbylinda.com will still be the blog URL (at least for the time being). I’m still CleanEatingbyLinda though; I simply view the name change just as it is – a name change or more or less – Health Food & Other Stories by cleaneatingbylinda. While CleanEatingbyLinda is the brand name, Health Food & Other Stories is the blog name. After four years I felt it was time for some fresh vibes to sweep in and change things up. As I wrote in an earlier post: ‘Although CleanEatingbyLinda is evolving, growing up, the main purpose will always be the same as from the very beginning; A wish to inspire to a healthful and holistic lifestyle.’ ‘Health Food & Other Stories is going beyond eating clean. It’s about awareness. It’s about feeding the body, as well as the mind & soul. It’s about passion. It’s about listening to …