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PODCAST RECOMMENDATION – THE HIGHEST SELF PODCAST

I’ve discovered a new podcast that I really like, and I want to share it with you today! It’s all about Ayurveda, health and self-development and it’s called “The Highest Self Podcast” – created by Sahara Rose.

 

Hi everyone and welcome back here in 2019! 

It has been lovely with a little break off from blogging and Instagram, but now I’m back again with plenty of inspiration and I plan to post 2 blogposts every week. As always, just let me know if there is anything you want to read about. 
I want to start of with a new podcast I’ve discovered, which is really good and inspirering, so let’s get right into it! 

If you’re into Ayurveda or just health and self-development, then the ‘The Highest Self Podcast” by Sahara Rose is definitely a podcast I can recommend. Sahara Rose is a new upcoming leader in the Ayurvedic world and has even been named a “leading voice speaking to the millennial generation into the new paradigm shift” by Deepak Chopra himself (author of the book ‘Perfect Health‘). Sahara Rose is also the author behind the books ‘Idiot’s Guides to Ayurveda‘ and ‘Eat Right For Your Mind-Body Type Program’ , and her podcast is really great.

One of my favourite episode’s so far is the ‘How to Preserve Passion in a long-term relationship‘. That episode is really relatable for me, since I’ve been in a relationship with my boyfriend for almost 6 years, and from time to time it can get very everyday-ish, which is both really comfortable and lovely, but the lack of passion can certainly also be there. The podcast episode is a really good episode and it’s filled with so many good advice, for how to preserve passion in a long-term relationship.

 

Here are a few of the gold-quotes from the episode, that really resonated with me and inspired me:

“You need to communicate. Women often want men to read between the lines, but the man just see that the woman is angry, and if that continues over time without proper communication, the love and passion will disappear. We need to be brave enough to communicate, and express our wants, needs and desires

Only change that comes from yourself can last”

“When we dim our lights we are doing a disservice to others

 

I can for sure recommend listening to Sahara’s wise words, I’m sure you will find some inspiration from her. I’ve also just gotten her book ‘Idiot’s Guide to Ayurveda‘ in Christmas present, and I cannot wait to dive into it and learn a lot more about Ayurveda, because that is truly something I find so fascinating.

Other podcast recommendations

My favourite podcasts about health and spirituality

 

If you have any great podcast recommendations, please share them with me and everyone else below, and let’s all inspire each other!

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MY FAVOURITE PODCASTS ABOUT HEALTH AND SPIRITUALITY

Det er noget tid siden jeg har delt mine yndlings podcast, og dengang var det mere rent generelt. Nu har jeg fundet nogle nye favoritter, og da jeg for tiden er all-in-for sundhed, holisme og spiritualitet, så tænkte jeg at det kunne være interessant at dele mine yndlings podcast indenfor denne genre med jer. Og så passer det jo perfekt hertil weekenden! Selv skal jeg på arbejde hele weekenden, men det kan være at du har helt fri og kunne bruge et godt og inspirerende podcast til en god gå tur ude i naturen.

 

The Melissa Ambrosini Show

Denne her er efterhånden en gammel favorit, for jeg har efterhånden hørt med længe, og har også anbefalet podcastet flere gange herinde på bloggen. Men, hvis du ikke kender til det, så interviewer Melissa Ambrosini alverdens spændende mennesker og man får en masse ny og spændende viden. Især er der fokus på sundhed, men der kommer også emner som parforhold, selvudvikling og meget mere.

 

Awaken Radio

Denne her er en ny favorit. Podcastet er lavet af Connie Chapman (som forresten har den fineste Instagram profil!). Connie’s stemme er så dejligt beroligende, og dette podcast har også fokus på sundhed, men det har også et meget spirituelt fokus – hvilket jeg er elle vild med disse dage.

 

Everyday Ayurveda and Yoga at Hale Pule

Jeg er begyndt at være meget fascineret af Ayurveda (læs lidt mere om det her), og i dette podcast finder man information og hverdagstips til hvordan man kan implementere ayurvedaen i sin egen hverdag. Podcastet er lavet af Myra Lewin som er ayurvedisk udøver og er stifteren af Hale Pule som er et ayurveda og yoga skole.

 

The Spa Dr

The Spa Dr er også kendt som Dr. Trevor Cates, besvarer på spørgsmål omkring sundheds myter, interviewer spændende mennesker indenfor sundhedsfeltet og kommer med en masse tips og tricks til hvordan man kan passe bedst muligt på sin krop rent sundhedsmæssigt.


Hvis i har nogle gode podcasts indenfor samme genre, så må i endelig dele dem med mig, for jeg elsker at opdage nye gode podcasts!

English:

It’s been a while since I last shared my favourite podcasts, and at that time it was more podcasts in general. Now I’ve found some new favourites, and since I’m at the moment all about health, holistic and spiritual living, I thought it would be interesting to share some of my favourite podcasts within this genre with you. And it’s perfect here for the weekend! I have to work all weekend, but you might have a free weekend and could use a good and inspirational podcast to listen to while going for a walk outside in nature. 

 

The Melissa Ambrosini Show

This is an old favourite, which I’ve already shared several times on the blog. But, if you do not know about it, Melissa Ambrosini interviews a lot of different people and you get so much new knowledge. There is especially focus on health, but it also touches upon subjects such as relationships, self development and much more.

 

Awaken Radio

This is a new favourite of mine. The podcast is made by Connie Chapman (which btw has the most lovely Instagram account!). Connie’s voice is so soothing and calm, and this podcast has focus on health, but also a lot of spirituality – which I’m loving these days.

 

Everyday Ayurveda and Yoga at Hale Pule

I’ve become very fascinated with ayurveda (read more about it here), and in this podcast you get information and everyday tips and tricks on how to implement the ayurvedic lifestyle into your everyday life. The podcast is made by Myra Lewin which is an ayurvedic practitioner and the founder of Hale Pule which is an ayurveda and yoga school.

 

The Spa Dr

The Spa Dr is also known as Dr. Trevor Cates, and she answers questions about health myths, interviews exciting people within the health field and comes with a lot of tips and tricks on how to take care of your body and yourself in the best way. 

If you have any good podcasts within the same kind of genre, please share them with me, because I love discovering new amazing podcasts!

 

Read also: Improve your life by simplifying it

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MY FAVOURITE BLOGS, PODCAST AND YOUTUBERS

En sød, sød læser spurgte mig forleden om jeg ikke ville dele hvilke blogs jeg læser og hvilke podcast jeg lytter til, og selvfølgelig vil jeg da det! Og så tænkte jeg også lige at jeg ville inkludere mine favorit youtubere, da jeg selv kan bruge timer på youtube, fordi jeg synes at der er så meget inspiration at finde derinde. Men her kommer de altså, mine favorit blogs, podcasts og youtubere!

FAVORIT BLOGS
Emma Martiny
Gardum
Stonemuse
Emily Salomon
Cathrineyoga
Withlovefromk

FAVORIT PODCASTS
Martiny podcast
Hverdagsminimalisme
The Lively Show
The Melissa Ambrosini Show
The Life Coach School with Brooke Castillo

FAVORIT YOUTUBERE 
Mimi Ikonn
Cornelia Grimsmo
Holistic Habits
Bonny Rebecca
Annie Jaffrey
Jenny Mustard
Janni Deler & Jon Olsson
Emma Martiny

Det var mine absolut favoritter indenfor både blogs, podcasts og youtubere! Jeg håber at i kan finde noget inspiration i det derude, og i må endelig dele jeres yndlings blogs, podcasts og youtubere med mig – for jeg elsker at opdage nye mennesker, og få ny inspiration!

A sweet, sweet reader asked me the other day if I would share my favourite blogs and podcasts, and of course I will! And I also thought that I would include my favourite youtubers, since I spend so much time on youtube, and I just think that you can get so much inspiration from that place. But here they are, my favourite blogs, podcasts and youtubers!

FAVORIT BLOGS
– Emma Martiny
– Gardum
– Stonemuse
– Emily Salomon
– Cathrineyoga
– Withlovefromk

FAVORIT PODCASTS
– Martiny podcast
– Hverdagsminimalisme
– The Lively Show
– The Melissa Ambrosini Show
– The Life Coach School with Brooke Castillo

FAVORIT YOUTUBERE 
– Mimi Ikonn
– Cornelia Grimsmo
– Holistic Habits
– Bonny Rebecca
– Annie Jaffrey
– Jenny Mustard
– Janni Deler & Jon Olsson
– Emma Martiny

That was my absolute favourite blogs, podcasts and youtubers! I hope that you can get some inspiration from this, and please share your favourite blogs, podcasts and youtubers with me – because I love to discover new people, and get some new inspiration!

Health Inspiration

3 GOOD PODCAST EPISODES

Jeg ville lige dele nogle inspirerende podcast episoder som jeg har hørt i den pågældende uge, måske det kunne være noget for jer derude også.

1. The Melissa Ambrosini show  – Heal Your Gut Heal Your Life

Dette er en fantastisk episode som handler om vigtigheden af at have en sund og funktionel tarm, da dette er fundamentet for at vi har det godt rent sundhedsmæssigt. Det er enormt spændende, og bestemt noget jeg skal lære mere omkring. Men basically, så handler det igen om at spise sundt og sørge for at din krop får det den har behov for.

2. The Melissa Ambrosini show – The Pill, Periods and Fertility with Dr Nat Kringoudis

Denne episode handler om naturlig præventionsmetoder, istedet for at bruge p-pillen og andet hormonforstyrrende. Man kan gå nok så meget op i sin sundhed, men hvis man fylder sin krop med p-piller stort set hver dag, så er det lidt dobbeltmoralsk, og det er hertil at jeg er kommet til. Så pt. prøver jeg at lære så meget som muligt om mere naturlige præventionsmetoder, så jeg i fremtiden kan føle mig sikker ved at stoppe med at bruge p-piller, og derved kan gøre noget super godt for min krop.

3. Martiny Podcast – Soloshow / En karriere med klare mål eller flow? 

Denne episode handler om det med at skulle vælge karriere i sit liv, og hvilket enormt pres at man kan føle at det er, og tankerne om ‘man vælger det rigtige’. Jeg synes at Emma’s syn på dette er lige nøjagtig sådan at alle burde tænke – ikke stresse over noget, men at følge det der føles rigtigt for en. Mange fine tanker, og især et relevant podcast for unge mennesker der enten skal videre fra gymnasiet, eller fra en videregående uddannelse.

I wanted to share some good podcast episodes that I’ve been listening to this week, it might be something for you out there as well. 

1. The Melissa Ambrosini show  – Heal Your Gut Heal Your Life

This is an amazing episode which talks about the importance of having a healthy and functional gut, which is the fundament for us feeling well and healthy. It’s extremely exciting, and definitely something I want to learn more about. More basically, it’s about eating healthy and making sure that your body gets what it needs.  

2. The Melissa Ambrosini show – The Pill, Periods and Fertility with Dr Nat Kringoudis

This episode is about natural prevention methods, instead of using the birth control pill or other hormone disturbing things. You can care so much about your health, but then fill your body with birth control hormone pills almost everyday, that seems a bit contradictory, right? And that’s what I’ve come to. Therefore I’m currently learning more about natural prevention methods, so that I in the future can feel sure and secure with stop taking the birth control pill, and thereby do something which is so much better for my body.

3. Martiny Podcast – Soloshow / En karriere med klare mål eller flow?  
(this podcast is in Danish)


Read more: 3 good podcasts 

Inspiration

INSPIRERING PODCAST

Jeg bliver lige nødt til at dele denne fantastisk inspirerende podcast episode med jer. Det er Melissa fra The Melissa Ambrosini Show, som jeg lige har opdaget og allerede er vild med, som interviewer Marie Forleo, som er et af de mest inspirerende mennesker, bare se hendes youtube videoer her!
Det var bare det, hav en rigtig skøn dag!

Lyt til podcastet her.

I just had to share this amazingly inspirering podcast episode with you. It’s Melissa from The Melissa Ambrosini Show, which I’ve just discovered and am already loving, which interviews Marie Forleo, who is one of the most inspirering human beings, just watch her youtube videos right here
That was all, have a wonderful day!

Listen to the podcast here.

Read also: 3 Good Podcasts 

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3 GOOD PODCASTS

Er der noget jeg er blevet lidt fan af, så er det at høre nogle gode, interessante og lærerige podcasts. Man slapper af på en anden måde når man sætter sig til at høre et podcast, end når man ser tv eller videoer. Man kan lave sig en god kop te og bare sætte sig i sofaen og lytte til det, eller man kan tage høretelefonerne i ørene og begive sig ud på en tur i den friske luft.

Her er mine bud på 3 gode podcasts, som jeg syntes var værd at dele med jer.

1. Martiny Podcast – Emma Martiny 
Emma Martiny har jeg nævnt herinde førhen, og jeg har også lavet et lille interview med hende som I kan læse her. Men, Emma er simpelthen en af de mest inspirerende kvinder jeg kender, og hun gør sig nogle fantastiske tanker om alle mulige forskellige ting. Så det er en ren fornøjelse at få lov at lytte med i hendes tanker via hendes podcast. Første sæson af hendes podcast handlede meget om business, blogging og seje kvinder – det var super fedt! Nu er Emma lige kommet ud med første episode af 2. sæson af hendes podcast, som kommer til at omhandle det at leve et mere holistisk liv, og endnu mere af hendes tanker. Jeg kan kun sige at jeg glæder mig til at lytte med.

2. The Life Coach School – Brooke Castillo 
The Life Coach School podcast er levet af kvinden Brooke Castillo, som er forfatter og livsstils coach. Den kvinde er så inspirerende, og hun har lavet over hundrede episoder af sit podcast. Hun laver både podcast hvor hun interviewer andre inspirerende mennesker, og episoder hvor hun bare snakker og deler ud af sin viden, som hun har tilegnet sig. Der er så meget brugbart og lærerigt information at få via hendes podcast. Fokus ligger på livsstil og selvudvikling, som nok er nogle af mine absolutte yndlings emner at læse, lytte og lære om.

3. The School of Greatness – Lewis Howes 
The School of Greatness podcast er lavet af manden Lewis Howes. Han er tidligere professionel fodbold spiller, verdens atlet, og bare en super sej mand, som inspirere en til at blive ved med at udvikle sig, og blive bedre og bedre. Hans podcast er blevet ranket som værende i toppen af Self-Development podcast på iTunes. Lewis Howes interviewer også en masse inspirerende mennesker, og deler ud af sin egen viden omkring selvudvikling og meget andet.

Så er der vidst ikke så meget mere at sige, end på med hørebøfferne og lad noget inspiration og motivation flyde ind i jeres ører! Rigtig god dag!

If there is something I’ve become a fan of, it is to listen to some good and interesting podcasts. You relax in another way while listening to a podcast, than you do when watching tv or videos. You can make yourself a good cup of tea, sit in the couch and just listen to it, or you can pluck in your earphones and go outside in the fresh air and listen to it.

Here are my suggestions for 3 good podcasts, which I thought was worth sharing with you guys.

1. Martiny Podcast with Emma Martiny 
This podcast is made by an inspirering Danish woman named Emma Martiny. The podcast is in Danish, so no further need for explanation here.

2. The Life Coach School with Brooke Castillo
The Life Coach School podcast is made by the woman Brooke Castillo, which is an Author and lifestyle coach. That woman is so inspirering, and she has made over a hundred episodes of her podcast. Her podcast contains episodes where she talks with other inspirering people, and episodes where it is just her speaking and sharing her knowledge and wisdom. There is so much useful and clever information to gain from her podcast. Her main focus is within lifestyle and self development, which is probably two of my favourite topics to read, listen and learn about.

3. The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes
The School of Greatness podcast is made by the man Lewis Howes. He is a former professional football player, a world record athlete, and just a very cool man, which inspires one to development yourself and just become better and better. His podcast has been top-ranked within the Self-Development podcast category on iTunes. Lewis Howes both interviews inspirering people, and shares his knowledge about self development and much more.

Then there ain’t much else to say than pluck in your earphones and let the inspiration and motivation flow directly into your ears! Have a great day!

Inspirering people

INTERVIEW WITH LINA SKUKAUSKÉ

Lina and I connected on Instagram as we turned out to have the exact same passions. Lina is a Certified Mindset Coach and EFT practitioner, and she helps people ditch their fears and shine their light. Lina is from Lithuania, but I was lucky enough to meet up with her when she visited Denmark a couple of months ago, and I’m so inspired by her, and I’m sure you’ll find lots of inspiration from her as well in this interview. Please welcome, Lina.

Dear Lina, will you tell us a little bit about yourself? Who you are and what you do? 

Of course! I’m Lina Skukauskė, a mindset coach and EFT practitioner helping women live more conscious and authentic lives. I’m really passionate about how our beliefs and emotions affect our reality and through deep inner work, I help my clients to ditch their fears and shine their light.

Though I work with people in a few different formats- online 1:1 sessions, Women’s Circles, and workshops my goal is always to create a safe space for connection, healing and deep exploration of how we can live the most joyous and fulfilling lives. Lives where we listen not to the outside norms, but first of all to our heart and soul. 

In personal life, I’m a woman who can’t live without creativity, whether that’s drawing mandalas, mixing up healthy plant-based meals, writing or taking photos (I worked as a professional photographer for 7 years and still really love photography). Spontaneous intuitive dance sessions, time with friends discussing all kinds of mind-opening topics (or simply laughing and goofing around) and being in nature make me really happy.

Can you tell what EFT is?

I sometimes jokingly say it’s magic! EFT (which stands for Emotional Freedom Techniques) is a combination of Western psychology and stimulation of certain acupressure points from Chinese medicine and it’s used to shift negative thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. This technique can be used in a few different ways.

On the most basic level, it’s a quick and effective self-help tool to release negative emotions and stress. Though what fascinates me as a practitioner is a deeper level of EFT which allows you to do deep inner work to heal past traumas. And I don’t necessarily mean big traumas (though EFT is great and scientifically researched for serious issues like, for example, PTSD). With my clients I love working on smaller traumas- we all have negative experiences that affected how we perceive ourselves and during which we made certain subconscious beliefs about ourselves and the world around us. Negative childhood experiences, break-ups, being fired from a job, etc. – all of these leave negative consequences and diminish our confidence, inner peace, and self-love.

Our subconscious beliefs are thoughts that we often consciously know are not logical but we feel them to be true, things like “I’m unloveable”, “I’m stupid”. Through using EFT and rewriting our subconscious programming- the real cause of our “blocks” in life- we can change how we think, feel and act.

“Our subconscious beliefs are thoughts that we often consciously know are not logical, but we feel them to be true, things like “I’m unloveable”, “I’m stupid”

When did you first learn about EFT yourself?

Hm, I think the first time was in 2013. I saw Marie Forleo’s ‘Marie TV’ episode about EFT and thought that it’s interesting but I didn’t try it practically then.

The same year I was in one spiritual retreat where one of the things we explored for a bit was EFT. The lady who led the retreat asked for volunteers and I suggested myself. I experienced something that is not the norm but sometimes happens in EFT- “one-minute wonder”. I did some basic EFT about a phobia I had for about 10 minutes and never experienced it again. This, as I said, is not the normal thing in EFT but it does happen sometimes and it obviously got me thinking- how I could I feel one way for my whole life and suddenly feel like the problem doesn’t exist anymore?

I still didn’t get into a habit of using EFT, but then when I had it for the second time it really helped me- I used it to minimize my fear in a speleology trip (I’m not an extreme sports person, it’s a long story how I got into this trip!). It basically saved my trip and allowed me to experience awesome things I otherwise would have been too afraid to even try and since then I started using it on many other issues and later on went to study and got certified in it.

Which experiences in your life have had a big impact on your own self-development?

There were many- I think the starting point for me was when I became a vegetarian- it then started many other changes in my life- I quit using alcohol, changed my lifestyle and this led to a more conscious living where I started to explore how to create what I desire instead of feeling a victim of life’s circumstances. That eventually led to yoga and other practices and exploring spirituality and manifestation.

Some key things that definitely had a big impact on my own personal-development were traveling and living abroad- being immersed in other cultures allows you to see the world and yourself very differently, it’s both challenging and very rewarding.

Starting my own business- first unsuccessful, then two successful ones- definitely huge, too! I’d say starting a business is a massive learning curve and a constant personal growth journey that kind of never ends.

Trusting my intuition and diving deep to follow my passion and study personal development was really life-changing, too and I’m still on this journey, just the subjects that I’m studying are changing. After studying to become an EFT practitioner and a life coach I spent a year during which I was really focused on doing deep inner work to grow and transform myself, working with other EFT practitioners and coaches. I still remember this year as one of the best years in my life- definitely had its challenging moments but also so many joyful and freeing experiences!

And I wouldn’t be completely honest if I wouldn’t mention my divorce – last year was kind of a test of who I am and whether my practices really work… 
It’s easy to be positive and do the “right things” when you’re feeling well, but when you’re going through a difficult time it gives you a chance to meet yourself in a completely different way- who are you then?

I’m glad that after that experience I came out stronger, happier, and still kind instead of resentful. And definitely believing in my “toolkit” much more because I used all of the practices I know to get through that rough time 🙂 And since the divorce, I dove deep into studying everything about relationships and masculine and feminine energies and this, plus now being in a new relationship, is another wonderful chapter of personal development 🙂


Which books have changed your life?

I love reading and there are many books that were impactful! But there are few that I went back to again and again: “Women who run with the wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estés, “Awaken the giant within” by Tony Robbins, “The Artist’s Way” by Julia Cameron, “Light is the new black” by Rebecca Campbell. And Abraham-Hicks books!

What do you feel the world needs more of?

Understanding that they’re not only this physical body. Self-awareness. Kindness- to the planet, animals, and each other. 

Do you have some daily rituals that you do every single day? 

Each day (with very rare exceptions) I start my day with something I call morning rituals. What I do each day during those early hours is different and depends on my mood and where I am in my feminine cycle.

Some things that I choose from are: gratitude, doing readings with oracle cards to connect with Higher guidance, prayer, intuitive dance, journaling, reading through my big vision that I want to manifest, yoga or running, meditating, breathwork, EFT, or sometimes creativity- I LOVE how much inspiration is in those early hours when most people are still sleeping so sometimes I use this time to paint, draw or write.

I’m a huge believer in life-long learning so I also try to incorporate at least a bit of learning into my day- whether that’s studying material from some of the online courses I’m doing, reading or listening to a podcast or an audiobook.

Which 3 people have inspired you most in your life? 

Such a hard question! Probably Marie Forleo, Dr. Joe Dispenza, Rebecca Campbell, though there are so many inspiring people!

If people want to learn more about you or support you in any kind of way, where can they do this? 

I post regularly on IG and I’m on stories daily so you could check www.instagram.com/linaskukauske

My website is currently being re-designed but you can normally find me at www.linaskukauske.com.

I’m on Facebook, too, but I use my personal account more than my page, so you could just find me there as Lina Skukauskė 🙂

Thank you so much dear for answering my questions, and for being such a beautiful human being and thank you for all that you share!

Thank you for this opportunity dear! I love your vibe and what you’re sharing with the world, too and I’m looking forward to another cozy meeting in Copenhagen 🙂

Happiness

SELF-CARING ACTS

There are many ways to take of yourself. When we think of self-caring acts, we usually tend to think about going to a spa, or putting on a face mask. But taking good care of yourself can be done in many kind of ways 🙏✨


Taking care of yourself also means doing things in your every day life that makes your life better, makes you feel better and more at ease and peace. It means doing the things you have to do in a more loving, fun way.

Let’s take an example; you have to clean your house, instead of seeing it as a duty, and something you dread to do, change the way you look at it: see it as a time to put some of your all-time-favourite-music in your ears and dance around while you clean and tidy up, or perhaps you prefer listening to an awesome podcast? Or an audiobook?

Also think about it this way, cleaning up your house and decluttering is a self-caring act. Because when you have a space that you feel happy about, you feel better – and that is self-care.

5 Self-Caring Acts

  • Clean Your House
    As just mentioned, having a clean house, and a tidy space, can be the best kind of self-care. Because when you have clutter all over in your physical environment, it can be so hard to fully relax or get ideas and inspiration. Create a space where you feel good. And look at the act of keeping it that way as a self-caring act.
  • Meal Prep
    Mealprepping is such a self-caring act. Because by preparing delicious, healthy food in bigger batches, makes sure that you always have good, healthy food at hand whenever you start to feel hungry. Set aside some time each week to prepare a big batch of food which you can have for lunch or dinner for the next couple of days. This takes away daily ‘stress’ of having to find out, buy and make food, and just makes life so much easier.
  • Buy Healthy Groceries
    In connection to meal prepping, the act of buying loads of healthy groceries is such a self-caring act. Set time aside during the week to load your fridge with delicious, healthy food, so you always have good options available to you at home.
  • Take Deep Belly Breaths
    Take time to pause during the day and FULLY breathe. Make your stomach big, and fully breathe in fresh air, and breathe out. Often we tend to forget about the simple act of fully breathing during the day, and we just do these small shallow breaths. Just taking deep breaths is so vital for our health and all our cells in our body. Remember to take those small pauses during the day for yourself.
  • Minimise your To-Do List
    Having too much on your to-do list is the easiest way to overwhelm yourself and ending up not getting anything done, or just to keep disappointing yourself by never finishing all the things you have put on the list. This is not a way of taking care of yourself. Strive for only putting 3 big things on your to-do list during the day, and then if you accomplish more things – great, celebrate and be happy about that. But try to minimise your to-do’s and you’ll start celebrating the things you actually get done, which will give you more encouragement and energy to do more things!

Question for you: What kind of self-caring acts comes to mind when you read this? Do you do something that you have never thought about as ‘self-care’ before, but which actually makes you feel so good? Share and let’s all inspire each other! ✨

Inspiration Self-development

GROWTH MINDSET

Having a Growth Mindset can change your life completely. But you have to learn to see things differently, and think differently from what you have been used to, if you want to get this kind of mindset. Invest in yourself, keep learning, exploring and stay open-minded and life will turn into the most interesting adventure you have ever been on!

Fixed Mindset VS. Growth Mindset

A Fixed Mindset sees ourselves as static beings, like we can’t change how things are for us, our character, intelligence or creativity. However, a Growth Mindset thrives on challenge and views failure as new learning opportunities, and new ways of growth. Our entire life is defined by our mindset. Our relationship with success and failure determines our way towards happiness. If you keep seeing a failure as you being a failure and you get sad and miserable over it, this will affect your life. But, if you instead see failure as just another way to have learned something new, and a springboard towards success, your world-view will be entirely different.

How to Gain a Growth Mindset

  • Keep learning and exploring new things and ways of thinking. Read books, watch documentaries, talk to new people, listen to podcasts, go to new places
  • See failure not as a failure, but as an opportunity for growth and learning
  • Focus on the good things in life & the small joys
  • See life as Yin & Yang, everything is about balance. You need both in your life
  • Stop telling yourself limiting beliefs, instead go encourage yourself and talk yourself up
  • Another’s success does not mean that you cannot succeed. Learn to be happy about other people’s successes, and know that there is more than enough to go around for everyone

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BOOK RECOMMENDATION – IDIOT’S GUIDES TO AYURVEDA

It’s time for the first book recommendation of 2019! The first book I read this year was “Idiot’s Guides to Ayurveda” by Sahara Rose. It’s all about what Ayurveda is, the three doshas, it contains an ayurvedic dosha test and so much more.

 

Speaking of books and reading, I’ve joined the ‘goodreads‘ site, it’s a site where you can keep track of all the books you’ve read and want to read. You can also make the ‘2019 challenge’ and put in how many books you want to read for the year and then add to the list every time you’ve finished a new book. I already wrote down the books I’ve read in a word document, but this is a bit more fun, so I can definitely recommend that! And now I can tick off the first book of the year: ‘Idiot’s Guides to Ayurveda’ by Sahara Rose.

You might remember the name Sahara Rose, because I already recommended her podcast ‘The Higher Self‘ in here. But Sahara is also the author behind the book ‘Idiot’s Guides to Ayurveda‘, if you are not familiar with the ‘idiot’s guides’ books, they are simply books explaining things in a very easy and understandable way.

So what’s it about?

Idiot’s Guides to Ayurveda is the perfect book if you are new to the concept of Ayurveda. Perhaps you’ve never even heard about this word before? Or maybe you just want to dive deeper into learning about your own dosha and how to balance it.

This book covers the basics of Ayurveda, the three doshas (vata, pitta and kapha), and Ayurvedic dosha test so you can find out of your primary and secondary doshas (I’m primarily vata, and my secondary dosha is pitta, but definitely most vata), how to balance your dosha both when it comes to food and lifestyle tips, ayurvedic self-care practices, all about the 5 koshas and the 7 chakras, good morning and night rituals, all about digestion according to ayurveda, ayurvedic home remedies and so much more!

I already knew a bit about Ayurveda and which dosha was my primary, but I’ve definitely learn a lot of new things by reading this book as well, so I will definitely recommend it if you are into holistic health, self development, growth, self-care practices and spirituality!

 

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As always, if you have any good book recommendations, then please share them with me and everybody else below in the comments and let’s all inspire each other!

 

Ps, if you have taken an Ayurvedic dosha test then I’m curious, which dosha is your primary?