My favorite green smoothie recipes on www.wantforwellness.com
Food, Health

My favorite green smoothie recipes

Smoothies are generally made with fruits like blueberries and strawberries, making them milk-shaky and delicious. And with overpowering berry flavors, it’s easy to throw in some greens as you’ll barely end up tasting them!

But what if you’d like to avoid berries all together? Or if you’d like to add some extra (and unconventional) greens? If you want to avoid some of the fruity calories, or if you simple enjoy the green and earthy flavor? Look no further: In this article I will share my favorite green smoothie recipes with you!

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How to power nap: a short and effective guide at www.wantforwellness.com
Lifehack

How to power nap: A short and effective guide

What do Salvador Dali, Albert Einstein and Ludwig van Beethoven have in common? Besides the fact all three were brilliant in their respective fields, they all took regular power naps which provided them with new and unique insights. Additionally, many people feel short naps are the key to their success as it makes them more productive and more focussed during the day. Let’s take a page from their book, by having a refreshing nap now and then! In this article I’ll share with you the best tips on how to power nap.

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My 10 favorite personal articles at www.wantforwellness.com
Personal

My 10 favorite personal articles

Last month, while I was on holiday, I hit the 100 post mark. A milestone, as I generally tend to put a lot of effort into my writings! It inspired me to browse through Want for Wellness and see which articles were most successful and which posts I enjoyed writing the most. The answer was, those of a more personal nature.

Now admittedly, all my posts generally have a personal nature. I started Want for Wellness to share my findings about the various concepts of physical and mental health, and I only write about what drives or interests me. But some articles describe past events in my life, brain-snippets which occupy me endlessly, or bad habits I’m looking to change. In other words; these articles can get pretty damn personal.

This is why I would like to share with you my 10 favorite personal articles, as they occupy a special place in my heart.

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The gratitude perversion: Why practicing gratitude doesn't work for everyone at www.wantforwellness.com
Self-improvement

The gratitude perversion: Why practicing gratitude doesn’t work for everyone or for every case

I love practicing gratitude, as it tends to keep my mind on the right track. And with it’s many proven advantages you could almost call it al pillar in practicing self-love and self-care. But is practicing gratitude really a solution to feel better in any case? It took me a while to find out but the answer is no: Practicing gratitude doesn’t work for everyone. And here’s why.

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Fall self-care: 10 ways to practice self-care this autumn at www.wantforwellness.com
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Fall self-care: 10 ways to practice self-care this autumn

After the success of the round-up of self-care activities you can practice during spring, I decided to do a similar article for this season. Because to me autumn is all about comfort and coziness: The perfect time to practice self-care. But I also find it an ideal time to make room for new beginnings after summer. This top 10 is inspired by those themes! I hope these fall self-care ideas will inspire you to do lovely, if not great things.

 

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The benefits of barefoot walking + a personal test at www.wantforwellness.com
Fitness, Health, Self-improvement

The benefits of barefoot walking + a personal test

Last year I read an about the joy of barefoot walking. Instead of writing it off as a new-age peculiarity I chimed in that I used to roam the woods barefoot as a kid by days on end, with dark soles and a light mood. From then on I felt I should give the concept another try. This is an article about the benefits of barefoot walking, and how I put barefoot walking to the test!

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How to deal with struggle: A gentle reminder to dance in the rain at www.wantforwellness.com
Personal, Self-improvement

How to deal with struggle: A gentle reminder to dance in the rain

There’s a beautiful expression I try to live by: “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain.” This expression has always appealed to me because:

A) You shouldn’t waste your life waiting for better times to come and

B) I love me a bit of rain, no matter the season

Unfortunately, I can’t really remember the last time the soil around here has seen a little rain. And that in a country which is famed for dreary summers.

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Food

Healthy no cook meal recipes for hot summer days

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.

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30 day gratitude challenge at www.wantforwellness.com
30-day challenge

The 30 Day Gratitude Challenge

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!

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