Summer has just started, and it has been bringing us weeks of blistering heat already! Although I am blessed with a well-insulated and cool home, I do try my best to keep it that way. So as soon as the temperature rises over 25C I put a lock on both the stove and the oven, and resort to what I lovingly call “cold cooking” – which truth be told, doesn’t involve any cooking at all. It is a sure way to keep the house cool for as long as possible! I’d like to take this opportunity to share my favorite and healthy no cook meal recipes with you, perfect for the summer days yet to come.
June went by in a heartbeat! I struggled to find time to blog – but succeeded by writing both a long article and creating a new challenge. I had some close animal encounters which I shared on Twitter, and I binged a mental-health themed series which will get a second season this August. Read all about it in the Wellness Roundup for June 2018!
Practicing gratitude is a famed subject in several methods to achieve happiness, and not without reason. It costs nothing, takes little effort and with regular practice your view on life should drastically change – for the better. That’s why it’s time to put gratitude to the test, with this 30 Day Gratitude Challenge!
Throughout life we learn several important lessons which (hopefully) makes us a little smarter and a little wiser. Personally I felt motherhood was such a milestone in my personal development, and when I started to think about it there were several lessons I learned which will also help me later in life. This is why I would like to share these 5 life lessons I learned since becoming a parent with you. They might sound familiar, or they might give you some insights as well!
Eating is one of the necessities we need to meet to stay alive. Unfortunately in the Western world where food is generally available in abundance, we sometimes use food to substitute for something else. Sadness. Loneliness. Boredom. But also when we celebrate, food tends to take on a prominent role on which we indulge more than we should – and often for all the wrong reasons. In short: Emotional eating. This is an article which describes a solution to this problem: How to stop emotional eating with mindfulness. And as I have a tendency to emotionally eat myself, all of this is covered from a personal – maybe recognizable – perspective.
I love running outdoors. In fact, after I moved out of the city to the countryside, I started to make an effort to become a little better at it. I simply love seeing the world flash by on my own accord, with the sun on my face. So I recently picked up running again and I decided to spice things up a little… This article tells you all about why I choose interval training instead of regular running!
Self-care isn’t attached to a particular season. Ideally, self-care should be woven into our daily routine, whether it’s summer, fall, winter or spring. But as every season gifts us with it’s own particular peculiarities, we shouldn’t leave an opportunity to enjoy these unused! These 10 tips will effortlessly kick off your spring self-care routine. Have fun and enjoy the season!
After thirty days the Vision Board Challenge is completed. While the first two weeks into the challenge often left me in awe about putting such deliberate thought into a variety of subjects, I surprised myself during the last phase by often repeating myself. Is this a good or a bad thing? Read all about it in the Vision Board Challenge report part 2!
I remember a time where I considered myself a good listener. As someone with a good dose of empathy, I’m usually very interested in what goes on in someone’s mind. Unfortunately, over the last few months I noticed I’ve been making a crucial mistake, which I’m planning to fix as soon as possible. In this article I would like to share my tips on how to be a good listener, and share the crucial mistake I’ve been making.