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Winter is here and we need to look after ourselves. We need to nourish and take care of ourselves more than the other seasons, as our immune system is being challenged more and need more love and care, we should take some measures to keep our energy level up and also boost our system before we start feeling a bit sick or down. If we dont boost our system before we do feel sick, then the recovery process will take longer, so my approach is to boost your system everyday even though if you feel energised and well, and think you dont need it.

My favourite routine for looking after my immune system and health, is my homemade ginger, turmeric, chilli shots. It is so simple and easy to make and it is packed with goodies for your body.


YOU NEED

Fresh ginger

Fresh turmeric &/or  grounded

Fresh chilli

Pepper

Orange or clementine peel – I add this during the winter period.


Everything is chopped into pieces, the size is not important.
Pepper can be crushed or whole peppercorns.
Fill up a pot with water.
Add the ingredients to the pot.
Making sure you wash the orange or clementine peel first before adding it to the brew.
Let it simmer for a few hours, almost at boiling point.
If you have the time, put a lid on and allow it to cool down for a few hours or even overnight.

Then strain the brew into bottles. You can put all the little pieces into a blender / juicer and add the remaining liquid you get from that into the bottles you have filled up.

Store the brew in bottles in a cool place, it keeps for several months as long as its stored cold. However most likely you´ll finish it in a month or so because its so yummy.

 


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DISCONNECTING TO CONNECT?

Sometimes we truly need to disconnect to connect. Connect to ourselves, connect to our partners, friends or to our surroundings. We need to disconnect from technology that is consuming so much of our energy even when we are not realising it, the technology is draining us for energy. We need to disconnect from our work and our daily life.

Last weekend I went into the mountains staying in a Teepee at an eco farm up in the hills. We barely have internet connection there which gave us time to disconnect from technology and connect with each other, with nature and with ourselves. The concept of staying at the farm is that everyone provides to create community and togetherness. Sharing meals with meaningful and present conversations without the disturbance of modern technology,  which is a rare experience in our society today. A weekend of disconnecting from technology is opening up for connecting with real conversations with yourself and the people your sharing the experience with.

When was the last time you just sat and watched a river or a waterfall ?


Transcending into a new season I find it important to cleanse my space and my surroundings, create clarity and cultivate new energy. Specially going into winter, your energy levels will most likely decrease. It will be very important to be aware of what drains your energy and what gives you energy. I find disconnecting from modern technology is cultivating energy. I´m taking the energy that would usually be put into my phone or pc; into something more meaningful, managing to be more present and connected in the moment.

Give yourself time off from your technology and be present, cultivate that energy and use it to create positive change in your life.

 


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We are at the end of August, last days of summer before first month of autumn for us in the northern hemisphere. Going into a new season I find it very comforting cleaning up; my mind, my body and my surroundings. Allowing space for new things to manifest and grow.
One way is to clean out our closet, accumulating less things. I have way to much, all though I dont really have that much, I feel like I do. My dilemma when it comes to my things, is that I cant just give everything away, as I do have a lot of really nice expensive things. To solve the problem, I decided to take them to a local market here in Oslo, set up a stand with my sister and sell things for reasonable prices. This is a great way to clear out your space, have a fun day at the market and give your things a new home.



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Happy Summer days to all wonderful beautiful humans out there. Hope you are having an amazing time wherever you are, loving your life and the path you are on right at this moment. I´m having a little weekend get a way at my childhood home, this place is just heaven on earth in the Summer. I´m truly blessed to be able to come home to this place and feel this peace that settles in me every time I´m here.

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This month I felt like sharing a cleaning / kitchen essential eco tip with you lovelies. Washing clothes is something every household have in their kitchen, and many people tend to purchase the cheap packs of cloth´s that you only use for a couple of times before they end up in the garbage. This is such a unnecessary waist, that is super easy to avoid. My mother solved this problem i few yeas a go by simply knitting her own cotton cloths that can be put in the washing machine after a few times use, then its good to go again. This is much more environmental friendly and they also look so much better than the cheap once you buy at the store.

If you dont know how to knit yourself or you have no one who can do it for you; check out this page they have some cute once, or Ebay is a good source as well.
https://www.fairtradewinds.net/kitchen-dining/


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Hope you are all having a great week, enjoying yourself with work, friends, holiday or anything else you might be up to.

Summer in Europe means, thousands of people going on holidays, maybe even several holidays. Travel means, more CO2 is being pumped out into our surroundings, which means more pollution. Flying obviously being the worst of all travel methods that we chose. I personally do love travelling, so I cant say that I will never fly somewhere ever again, I also know that most people feel the same way. However we can improve our ways of travelling if we are a little bit more mindful.


WAYS TO IMPROVE

Stay away for longer periods when you first fly somewhere, try avoiding flying somewhere just for a weekend trip.

 

Use public transport when you can, even on holidays, unless you are 4-5 people filling up your own rental car.

 

Walk or rent bikes instead of jumping in a taxi.

 

If you are travelling for longer periods, make sure you don´t fly domestic or across to a country that is close by,  take a train or busses instead. 



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Hi lovelies, is that time of the month again when I share a mindful & Eco tip with you lovely people. Living mindful & ethical is a passionate eye-opening journey, so I hope I can inspire you to become a bit more mindful joining me on this incredible journey that I´m so very passionate about.

 

CLEAN UP RUBBISH ON YOUR TRIPS, YOUR WALKS IN NATURE & ANYWHERE YOU ARE OUTSIDE…

Our precious nature and planet is drowning in our manmade rubbish, so its therefore our responsibility to clean up after ourselves. We are making a huge mess around us, harming our planet, humans and animals. It is time to take action against our waist problem and start cleaning up, even if you didn´t leave it there, pick it up.


 

Your rubbish is everybody’s responsibility  

 


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It is the time of month again, when I recommend you guys one little or big thing you can do, add to your life or take out of your life to live more sustainable. Making your own life and your surroundings a little better. As my interest for wellbeing, ethical living, yoga and mindfullness is growing so is my passion for sharing little or big things with you guys. This months tip is more a tip for your own health and your own wellbeing, but I find this just as important as living ethical. In my mind it is all connected, if you dont feel good about yourself, you are not going to add much positive value to your surroundings.

 

M E D I T A T E

Meditation is something I have not been the best at, I´ve done it off and on over the last few years with really good periods over longer time. I recently started meditating more again, I do find it really hard to find peace to do it. That is a sign in my eyes, that I really need more of it in my life. Being and living mindful is in my opinion very important to a healthy and happy life. We all need to just be in the moment, let our minds rest. There are different ways to mediate, so my tip is that you just experiment a little and try different techniques. I prefer going to a meditation meeting or group, so I´m not distracted by other influences. I also try using meditation music before going to bed on either Spotify or an app called Calm.

B E C OM E   M I N D F U L

Both in Sydney and here in Oslo have I managed to find free meditation groups, which is something I recommend anyone to look for where you are located. The group here in Oslo is called Oslo Community Mindfulness.

Meditation is the journey
from sound to silence,
from movement to stillness,
from a limited identity,
to unlimited space.

– Sri Ravi Shankar

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Rubbish, rubbish, rubbish. We are drowning in it, it is surrounding us, it has gotten to the point where we do not even notice how much unnecessary rubbish we are using on a daily basis. Saying that, I know there are many people doing a fair bit trying to avoid rubbish, without making a huge effort. And I´m so proud of every single one of you making little efforts. Every little bit matters. and if you are reading this, thinking you can do more  you are probably right.

You can become a little bit more eco friendly by taking tiny steps and making effortless but important changes. One change is to bring with you a eco-friendly coffee keep cup. If you are a regular on the go coffee drinker, why not have a beautiful easy to wash coffee keep cup with you?

I have my keep cup at work, so when I get a coffee during work, I have it in my own beautiful cup. I drink about 4 coffees a week, so that is 4 plastic lids and 4 paper cups saved every week, which is 208 lids and 208 cups in one year.

IMAGINE HOW MUCH RUBBISH YOU CAN AVOID WITH SUCH A SMALL EFFORT?!

 

     Right vs Wrong       

 

 


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Allow yourself to be absence when you really need it, just listen to the signals your mind and body are trying to give, if you dont you are bound to hit a brick wall at one point. I do feel better when I get to be creative and work on my blog, so even though I take breaks when I have to, I do feel the craving for being back at it, very quickly.


February is already in full bloom, so time to share another monthly eco tip with you lovely people. I started brusing with bamboo toothbrush a while ago, they have even started selling them in the normal grocery store here in Norway, which is great. They do not cost a fortune, they are much much better for the environment and I personally think it looks nicer than a ugly plastic toothbrush. I have also become much more aware of only bying products not tested on animals or with any animal by-products in it, as I have made a transition to be 10% vegan. The fairy floss tooth powder from Lush Cosmetics is also on my eco tip for February, together they make a hell of a team.

Brush with the planet in mind 


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If you have´t yet heard of or tried beeswax wraps you should set that as a goal for this coming week. Locate the nearest / easiest place to purchase them and start wrapping your food leftovers or sandwich.
Beeswax wraps are made of cotton / linen cloth covered in beeswax which makes the cloth wrap-able. It is much much better than using single use plastic or foil pluss it looks way nicer, especially bringing your sandwich to work in a cute little wrapping cloth.

 


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