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Weekend is almost over, but if you live like me you hopefully dont just wait for the weekend to start then hating on life again once its over. Live in the moment, do things you like and love everyday of your life. Yes the weekends allows more time and freedom to fully explore and embrace the things you love doing, but it is important to incorporate this into your everyday life.

I had such a great day visiting the botanical gardens here in Oslo, they offer free guided tours every Sunday all Summer, and in July & August you get them both in english and in Norwegian.

BOTANICAL GARDENS OSLO INFORMATION 

Cool down with organic ginger beer or heavenly Kombucha 

Hugging magnificent ancient trees, a beautiful way to feel grounded and connected to earth

Feel like you are in a tropical place just for a little while

 


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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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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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We are already half way through June, blessed with several weeks of beautiful weather which have enchanted Oslo, everything has blossomed to life.

I have not made to many plans for this Summer, as I´ve decided to work a lot until January, planning a new long trip from beginning of January until whenever, cant wait to share more of this with you lovelies.

I have a few plans for the next months, but I just take the weeks as the come, there is a lot happening in Oslo the next months, so its just fun to take each weeks as they happen, with the occasional planned happenings.


 My PLANS


Hiking at our cabin 

Exploring Oslo´s nature spots & vegan eateries.

 

Visiting Larvik in some of my free weekends.

Going to Spain with the family

 

Mountain/car trip to the Vest of Norway, going on a few different hikes. 


I love to plan a lot, with plans constantly changing as I change my mind. My mind is a tornado of ideas and thoughts, so this next months I´m trying to tell my self to slow down the planning, just be more present & take the opportunities as they come at me. 

 

 


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When the days never turn into nights, thats when you know that its Summer in the north. Its nothing like a pristine Nordic Summer, when the weather is in our favour which is has been for weeks.



Long days. Short nights. Birds singing. Ocean smell. Flirting. Bare foot. Green fields. 

 

The LOOK

Dress – Arnie Says
Shoes – Second hand from Tise
Necklace – Noa Noa
Other jewellery – vintage


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It has been about one month since I completed my yoga teacher training in Bali. I have been practising everyday, some days only 10 minutes but I have been doing it everyday. When I left Bali I knew that my practise would not be as it were during my time there. Here everyday life is happening at the same time, so somedays 10 minutes is all that is manageable, but my teacher in Bali said;

Practise everyday, even if it is only for 7 minutes.

So I intend to keep that promise. 

My self practise is one of my most important priorities, which I intend to keep as part of my daily life routine. I´m feeling the power of the work I put into it, it is a vibrant flow of energy.
Everything is a work in progress, I believe I will never reach a final stage where there is no more to achieve, but this is such a motivation to keep learning, reaching higher and improving, because there is always a new level to reach.


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With spring comes the beautiful yellow dandelions, they pop up everywhere and most people dont think much of them. I´m here to change your opinion on that. The dandelion is a super great plant that has real health benefits, especially the root of the flower.

The dandelion root is a great, to mention a few amazing uses for it; detoxifier of our digestive system, liver, gallbladder & its also a powerful antioxidant. The amazing thing is that you can just go out and pick it yourself, so its a complete free super food right outside of your door.

The best way to use the root, is to dry it, pick it into tiny small pieces and boil it. I decided to add in a few other amazing elements to my elixir, to get a kick ass super healthy daily booster.

turmeric root, ginger root, black pepper & chilli. 


A LITTLE TIP

I add the black pepper because it makes it much easier for the body to absorb the health benefits of turmeric, it increases the observation with app 2000%, which is insanely high, so no point leaving it out.  


 

STEP BY STEP

Chop the turmeric, ginger and dandelion root into small pieces, add it into the pot with water.

Crush the black peppers or use a pepper cracker.

Chop the fresh chilli, just add after your liking of spice, I like it pretty spicy so Ill add a reasonable amount.

Let it all boil and then simmer for a while, 1-2h.

Let it cool down before you strain it with a cloth, to get all the pieces out. I´m leaving it to cool all day, as I´m busy for the rest of the day.

FINAL STEP

To make sure we dont waist any part of the brew, try to blend all the little pieces with some new water in a blender, drain it again, so hopefully you can still get some final juice out of the ingredients.

Your end result will look like this 


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I´m  a dedicated podcast listener, specially  self-improvement / self-growth & spirituality, and on the other side of the scale; true crime podcasts. I mostly listen to podcast when I commute, as I find it a great way to keep occupied with something useful while travelling, instead of just scrolling through Facebook/Instagram looking at non-useful content.

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My absolute favourite spiritual and self-growth podcast at this current time, is “Highest Self” podcast. The host is a female called Sahara Rose, who talk about many interesting aspects of spirituality and how to become your highest self, and she also interviews interesting people.


 

Check out the website clicking the image under, to find out more about Sahara, the podcast and her messages to us.

I use Podcast Player from Castbox; you find it in your app store/play store and it is free.

 

 


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“I UNDERSTAND
I LOVE,
I SEE,
I FEEL,
I AM 
THAT I AM”

Be true to yourself, be true to others.

“Dont be afraid to say no to others, if it means saying yes to yourself”

 


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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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