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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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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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As you all know by now I´m a advocate for purchasing everything vintage, our planet has reached a  tipping point of being cluttered by more than anyone need of anything materialistic. Supporting vintage trade will hopefully slow the production of new things down, it is taking time, but every little effort helps.

Wearing vintage I receive far more compliments when I don´t. Probably 8/10 times wearing vintage I´m given a compliment compared to when I´m not wearing anything vintage it happens not even half as many times. I love clothes and my style is very important part of the person I am, so receiving compliments for my vintage clothes gives me a lot of joy.

This lovely piece of wool cardigan was bought at a vintage & antique market in London, we stumbled up on while discovering new areas. It only cost my 10 pound, which it was so worth. You may find the most beautiful pieces when you are not looking for them. 


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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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If you, just like me, want to eat delicious food, still be ethical, healthy & satisfied to the max?!

The you have to visit Oslo Raw, either if you live in Oslo or just passing by. Oslo Raw are one of the few spots that have 100% plant based & natural food, drinks. cakes and other amazing sweets here in Oslo. The cafe is very small and cosy, so it can be a bit difficult to get a seat, but duringer warmer days you can sit outside, which helps a lot.

 

Lovely staff, fair prices, plant-based, healthy, delicious as it gets.  

 

Oslo is slowly catching on the plant-based trend, so cafes and restaurants are finally starting to offer a better variety of  plant-based foods and I`m sure there will be more all plant-based” cafes or restaurants on the market the next coming years.

 


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Hi again lovelies, hope your 2018 is starting off well? I finished off the year with a really beautiful outfit, inspired by the 20s. I believe that vintage can be just as good as buying new, actually it is better from a ethical & environmental perspective. Going for vintage gives your look a more unique touch, individuality & the amazing greatness of being more eco friendly.


I wore a complete vintage outfit for New Years, besides the shoes. 

Faux fur jacket & velvet dress were bought in London this weekend.
Chanel bag was bought in Sydney.
Hairband I made myself from old fabric bands, and the feather is an old one from my mums grandmother. 
Jewellery is all after my grandmother. 

 


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Hi lovelies, it is Monday. Almost half way through December and all though I dont really care to much for christmas, I am going to spend my days off with my family in Larvik. I´m working until the 23rd, so I do not have much time this year preparing food and I dont wanna put to much pressure on my mum either.

I therefor did some research, as it is going to be 3 days of family time and food, I wanted to eat something a bit different than usual. I did some research and found the perfect answer to my food dilemma.

The vegan christmas food box from www.veganermat.no
(only available here in Norway)

It covers everything you need for a tasty, easy and cruelty free christmas dinner & brunch. Perfect if you are after a little different food this christmas or you simply wanna add some more healthy plant based food to your dinner table.  

 

♥♥♥

 

 


LAST ORDERING DATE IS TODAY 11.12.17 SO DONT MISS OUT ON AN EPIC FEAST 


 


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Christmas is just around the corner, the time of year when people spend ridiculous amounts of money on things most people do not need. It starts with the christmas calendar, one gift for each day counting down to christmas eve. I personally is not a tradition type of person, and specially traditions involving buying is something I try to not participate in.

 

I´ve decided to not do any christmas calendar this year, simply because I prefer spending that money on important things, rather give to charity, spend money on experiences together with your partner our family/ friends. 

 

 


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