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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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  A little piece of beautiful craft that I have had passed on from my grandmother. Vintage lace and amazingly soft silk, I cant even begin to imagine how old this little cameo is, and to all the places she has worn it. Maybe it was even a gift to her from my grandfather once? I love imaging the stories of all vintage things. It also makes me appreciate wearing it much more, knowing it has a story, a passed life. One day Ill pass it one to someone else, to create new journeys.

reduce-reuse-recycle 

“Dont sit and wait. 
Get out there, feel life.
Touch the sun,
and immerse in the sea.”

– Rumi


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I love flowers & I love wild flowers, they are so beautiful. colourful & raw, just popping up alongside roads, in gardens and everywhere. Wild flowers can make beautiful decorations, bouquets or a homemade flower band for mid-Summer celebration maybe? Another great thing about them is that they are only costing you the time it takes to pick them, which is not a bad trade-off.

they are unpredictable, raw, organic & wild.


 

“WE WORSHIP AN INIVISBLE GOD, AS WE SLAUGTHER A VISIBLE NATURE – WITHOUT REALISING THAT THIS NATURE WE SLAUGHTER IS THE INVISIBLE GOD WE WORSHIP”

 


 


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Donating your time and energy to a group or organisation that works for things you believe in is a great way to give back. Giving money is obviously a great contribution, and most organisations would not be able to do their amazing work without money from people. However your time is also a precious thing to contribute.

I signed up as a volunteer for Norway´s largest animal rights groups, NOAH.
I´m joining them whenever I can and I find this is a great way to really give back and support the animal rights, which is one thing I´m extremly passionate about.. It is also a beautiful way to connect with like-minded people, share ideas, visions and passions.

Check out NOAH`S work by clicking on the image above, and if you dont support a animal welfare group yet, become a contributor too. ♥

 


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Having a yoga mat is something any yogi would need, so me being such a strong advocate for the environment felt like sharing two sustainable companies to get your yoga mat from.
Many mats have dangerous PVC, Toxic glues, and other nasty chemicals, so making sure you buy a mat that is good for the environment and for yourself should be of importance to you.


YOGI PEACE CLUB. & SALLY MUSTANG

 

ECO BENEFITS: 

Free from the nasties – latex, silicone, toxic glue, PVC, Chlorine and Phthalates. No toxic smell.

 

My yoga mat is a sacred place I spend a lot of time on, so both how it looks, feels and affect the environment are all equally important aspects of purchasing a mat. 


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Good morning wonderful people, Its Friday morning here in Oslo, I´m having a slow morning before work. My weekend is going to be busy, so today was the only day I could allow for a sleep in and quiet morning.

If you are around Oslo this weekend I hope you are going to check out the Vegan & Vegetarian festival?!

I´m really exited about it, I´ve heard only great things, so I cant wait. There will be several happenings both Saturday and Sunday; cooking classes, food tastings, entertainment on stage, talks and so on…

Check out their event

OSLO VEG FESTIVAL 

So if  you are in Oslo, I hope you will check it out and you dont have to be a full time vegan or vegetarian to go, everyone is welcome.

Go with an open mind and an open heart to learn and experience new ways of living.

 


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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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My yoga trip to Indonesia is coming closer and I´m trying to prepare mentally, physically and materialistically. I always try to support buying secondhand, so for my trip to Indonesia I have purchased a few new things, but secondhand. One of them is a brand new secondhand bathing suit.

Probably many of you are thinking, buying swimwear secondhand is a no-no. But many people purchase swimwear online, without knowing their correct size, and then end up receiving either to small or to big. So many og these wrong-purchases are sold online, to a better price and they are still brand new, so why not. I´m so happy with my new bathing suit, and I have a few more swim items I´m looking at getting before leaving, all secondhand of course.

 


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