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BOOK RECOMMENDATION – BREAKING THE HABIT OF BEING YOURSELF

If you are into meditation and how to use your thoughts and frequencies to create a new reality for yourself, then you’re going to absolutely love this book! The book Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself by Dr. Joe Dispenza

This book is all about how you can use meditation and going into your subconscious mind to recreate yourself. It’s so fascinating, and Joe Dispenza really dives deep into how we can use meditation on a whole other level.

What I really love about the book is how he describes it, with facts and figures and everything and explains wave lengths and frequencies of the brain. It’s really taking meditation and working with your subconscious mind to a whole other level, and it really is ‘mind-blowing’ so to say.

He highlights the fact that if you want to change your life, you can only do so by first becoming aware of what it is about your current life/reality that you do not like. You can become aware of this by meditation and be consciously paying attention to yourself and your own thoughts and behaviours. From here, you can then start to work on replacing your current reality with a new one.

It’s so fascinating, and it has already given me an even bigger boost to dive even more into my meditation routine. I’m currently following the 4-week program that is at the end of the book, and I’m so excited about diving further into my own subconscious mind.

Find the book here: Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself – Dr. Joe Dispenza
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Quotes from the book:

“We have, within our reach, all we need to make significant changes in our lives”

“The true purpose of meditation is to get beyond the analytical mind and enter into the subconscious mind so you can make real and permanent changes”

“What you think and believe has a profound effect on your world”

“We communicate with the quantum field primarily through our thoughts and feelings”

“If your thoughts determine your reality, and you keep thinking the same thoughts (which are a product and reflection of the environment), then you will continue to produce the same reality day after day”

Have you read any interesting books lately? As always, I would love to hear about it! Or perhaps you’ve already read this book? Then let me know, what are your thoughts about it?

Read also: Book Recommendation – Atomic Habits

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26 THINGS I HAVE LEARNED IN 26 YEARS

Today is my Birthday and I’m turning 26. Therefore, I want to share with you 26 things I have learned in 26 years. I hope this can inspire and motivate you. Many of the things I’ve previously written about in more depth on my blog, so if you want to dive deeper into each area, feel free to explore it here on my blog 🙏✨

I’ve learned many things in my life – and the beauty about life is that I keep learning new things. And isn’t that beautiful? To know, that you can always learn new things. To know that you can always keep growing and evolving and experiencing new things. I find that so fascinating and magnificent, and I truly love this life and all the possibilities and opportunities we have at hand!

But let’s get into it – 26 things I have learned in 26 years:

  1. You Create Your Own Reality
  2. What You Focus on Grows
  3. Gratitude is the Best Attitude
  4. You Get what You Give
  5. Love is always the answer
  6. Food is Medicine
  7. You Can’t Pour from an Empty Cup – Take Care of Yourself
  8. Your Gut Health is Essential for Your Overall Health
  9. What You See in Others, Exists in You as Well – both Good & Bad
  10. Everything in Life is About Balance – Yin & Yang
  11. Without the Darkness, We Wouldn’t See the Light
  12. We Are Energy
  13. Crying is Healthy and Good for Your Soul
  14. Communication is Key to Everything
  15. Treat Yourself the Way You Want Others to Treat You
  16. Mental Health is as, if not more, important than your Physical Health
  17. Small, but Steady Changes is Key to Sustainable Transformation
  18. If you want to Grow, You Need to Step Out of Your Comfort Zone
  19. Your Worst Enemy is Yourself & Your Own Limiting Beliefs 
  20. Forgiveness is Not for Others, It is for You 
  21. Creating Easy, Actionable Steps is key to Reaching Your Goals
  22. You Cannot Change Other People, The Only Person You Can Change is Yourself
  23. The Day You Plant the Seed is Not the Day You Eat the Fruit – but Be Consistent and You’ll Reap all the Rewards
  24. Progress Not Perfection. Done is Better than Perfect
  25. When you are You, you Attract the Right People 
  26. There is No Such Thing as Failure
Health Holistic & Spiritual living Self-development

WHERE MY INTEREST FOR HOLISTIC HEALTH COMES FROM

I want to share with you, where my interest for Holistic Health comes from. This journey has involved all from digestive issues, to a weak immune system to skin issues. But it has all led me to where I am today 🌿✨

What I personally love about following people who shares about fx how to fix health problems, is to follow people who have been through it themselves. Because then you really know that they have been through the same struggles as you, and that they have really done the work and experimented themselves with what works and what doesn’t.

My Personal Health Story

Growing up I had lots of digestive problems and stomach aches during my childhood. And it was for sure something that was interrupting my life, as it was both painful, but also very frustrating that I never really knew when and why these stomach problems was happening.

Read also: 5 Ways to Improve your Gut Health

Read also: Tips for Stomach Issues

Weak Immune System

Fast forward into my teenage years, where my immune system was so weak. I kept getting sick throughout high school, and at every bigger event (study trip, dance competition etc. I ALWAYS got sick). At this point I still didn’t know what was wrong, and it was frustrating, because in your teenage years FOMO (fear of missing out) is so big, at least it was for me at that time, so laying sick in hotel rooms at study trips while my classmates was out having fun and exploring new cities was for sure something I could have lived without.

Around this time, I started to find out that my connection to my digestive problems was very much connected to whenever I had dairy of any kind. I started reading and learning more about this, and found out that many people are lactose intolerant. Hereafter I started experimenting myself, and started to cut out dairy products. This was a game changer. I started noticing how every time I was at a family birthday and had some dairy again that my stomach would react, and I got confirmed in that this food group was not a well-fit for me. I was feeling way better without eating dairy, and I started to search for alternatives.

At this point, my digestive problems had become so much better, but now my immune system was a wreck.
Couldn’t I just get to a point where I could feel healthy and thriving?

Funnily enough, today I can see the connection so clearly between my digestive issues and my weak immune system. Because I have later learned that around 2/3 of your immune system is located in your gut. By eating plenty of processed foods, sugar and keep eating and drinking dairy products as a child, this has certainly damaged my gut flora, and thereby also my digestive system later on.

Read also: 5 Natural Tips to Prevent Getting a Cold

Skin Issues

Like most other teenagers I also experienced skin problems, which does absolutely no good to an already insecure teenager. When my skin was breaking out there were days where I just wanted to stay at home and not go out. If you have had skin problems yourself, you can probably recognise this feeling.

Again, today I can completely see why my skin was breaking out at the time.

First of all, my gut flora was already so damaged, so there have been a bacterial overgrowth of the bad bacteria in my gut.
Second, my stress levels was quiet high in High School due to school assignments, exams and just normal high school pressure – and when you’re stressed this easily affects your skin. Because the ‘beauty’ of your skin really isn’t necessary for your overall survival, so when you’re stressed, your body takes nutrients from your skin cells to other, more important functions in your body. This is of course a good thing, but as a teenager, those breakouts was for sure not fun, and out of desperation I have probably tried all the harsh cleansers, creams etc. on the market (which of course didn’t work).

Out of complete desperation I decided to get on the vitamin A prescription through my doctor. This is such a harsh treatment, with very high dosages of vitamin A. It is actually so high, that you have to get blood test results every month while on the treatment. The treatment did work – for a while, but it also completely dried out my skin. And half a year later, the breakouts started happening again.

At this time, I had started to learn more and more about how the food we eat affect our health, and I was really into fuelling myself with healthy food. For many years, I saw the ‘solution’ to my problems as being: eating healthy food and moving my body.

Read also: Skincare is about Way more than just what you Put on Your Skin

Read also: 4 Tips for Dry Skin

Read also: 3 Herbal Teas for Clear Skin

Your Mindset

I have later learned the more holistic approach to health. Being healthy is not just about what you eat and how much you exercise. It’s just as much about how you’re feeling mentally.

Do you love yourself? Do you speak kindly to yourself? Do you have a job that you love? Do you take time to relax and do the things that makes you happy?

Emotions and your mental well-being affects your health so much, I’m positive that in the next few years we’ll learn even more about the powerful connection between our emotions and their effects on our health. I love how the whole body is connected, and I keep learning new things about different connection. I find this to be the most fascinating thing!

And this is why I’m so passionated about Holistic Health. It’s NOT just about what you eat (even though whole foods can do wonders for your health, for sure), but being healthy is just as much about your mindset and your well-being 🌿✨

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FIND MENTORS OR ROLE MODELS WHO HAVE THE LIFE YOU WANT

Find mentors or role models who have the life you want, and then study what they do 📖✨

I have had so many role models in my life, some ‘real life’ role models that I knew closely, and a lot of role models which I’ve read about or seen documentaries about.

Having someone to look up to is incredible to help you get your dream life!

Because if you want what someone has, then you can choose to study them. Study what they do for a living. Study what kind of attitude and belief set they have. What are their habits? Learn from your role models or mentors.

You can do this completely free if these are bigger personalities where they perhaps have an autobiography written about them, or you can also choose to reach out to people and ask if they will be your mentor. All the big people, fx Tony Robbins, who I have studied and read about have also all talked about studying other people, and walking in their shoes.

I have studied countless of people, primarily through reading. It is through these people that I’ve gotten inspired to change many of my habits, to implement better ones and to get rid of some that just wasn’t serving me.

And it is also very inspirational and comforting to know – that if they can do it, then you can as well!

Question for you: Who are your role models in life? And why do they inspire you? What is 1 habit that your role model does, that you can implement in your own life? ✨

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IMPLEMENTING NEW HABITS TAKES TIME

Implementing new habits takes time. It’s so important to be patient with yourself, and rather set smaller, more achievable goals, than overly ambitious habits ✨

Implementing new habits takes time. It’s the most common thing to want to change something, or start a new habit and thinking that you will just go all in and go from fx not working out to working out 5 times a week.

And then what happens? It gets overwhelming, and then you quit one day, then you feel like you’ve failed and you go down the rabbit hole and thinks that it doesn’t matter then and then you quit it all, and you’ve disappointed yourself.

Does that sound familiar? I know the feeling, I’ve done it many times myself with all kind of things, and I know this is such a common thing for so many people. We want to do it all at once.

Get these free Year & Quarterly Goals downloadable PDF files here

But the secret to succeeding, and making yourself happy and proud, is to set smaller, more achievable goals for yourself.

Instead of saying to yourself that you will go from not working out to start working out 5 days a week, then begin with just 1 day. Just focus on exercising 1 day at week for a longer period of time. You will gain way more satisfaction from being able to stick to this ‘simple’ habit. This small success experience will give you even more motivation, and when you feel like the 1 day workout a week is just a natural part of your life, then you can add 1 more day etc.

Small, but steady progress makes all the difference towards creating healthy, sustainable habits for yourself ✨

TIP If you find it hard to stay accountable to yourself, then find someone who can help you. Find a friend, family member, boyfriend/girlfriend or a coach who can help you and encourage and support you on the side.

Book recommendation: Atomic Habits

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STEP OUTSIDE OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE

The only way to grow as a human being, is to step outside of your comfort zone 🙌✨

Every time you try something new, you learn and broaden your perspective – you grow as a human.

Getting outside of your comfort zone means doing things that frightens us. The act of doing something that we are not completely comfortable with almost always turns out not to be so bad once we’ve actually done it, often times it’s just our own mind that build things up to be hard, difficult, scary. And it’s when we try and learn new things that we expand our worlds, and grow.

One of the things that I personally feel very uncomfortable with and which is definitely outside of my comfort zone, is to make videos. So this year I want to challenge myself even more and get outside of my comfort zone.

I’ve committed myself to make 1 IGTV video pr. month. I have already uploaded my first one, about this exact topic, which was very nerve-wracking at first, but it was so well-received by all the lovely people who follow me. If you aren’t following me on Instagram, then I’ve shared an IGTV video about this exact topic, which was so in line with creating a video for me, because that for sure is stepping outside of my comfort zone!

But as my goal is to make 1 pr. month, I would really appreciate it, if you comment or message me about things you would like to hear about in video form.

I also want to encourage you to find something that’s outside of your comfort zone, and then try it out. It can be a small thing, or a bigger thing, but every time you get outside your comfort zone you’ll expand and broaden your world 🙌✨

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WHAT LIMITING BELIEFS ARE HOLDING YOU BACK?

What limiting beliefs are holding you back from reaching your full potential? Let’s talk about all the things you tell yourself day in and day out, because those thoughts are more powerful than you might think ✨

Have you ever paid attention, to what you say to yourself? I don’t mean what you say out verbally to yourself, but to all the things you tell yourself during the day? What thoughts run through your head when you pass a mirror? What thoughts come up when you speak to someone else? What thoughts do you tell yourself about whether or not you can do something?

For a lot of people, these thoughts are not very positive and encouraging. actually, they can be quite the opposite, they can be harmful, negative and limiting.

And as I’ve mentioned so many times in here – what you focus on grows. Also what you might not have been consciously focusing on, like the things you tell yourself daily in your head.

Become Aware of Your Thoughts

The first step to changing this, is to become aware of your thoughts. Every time you are about to or you have just thought a negative, limiting thought about yourself – stop yourself, and try to “recreate” the thought to a positive and more encouraging one.

At first, you might not believe yourself. But the important thing is to become aware. Because all kind of change, first starts with awareness.

When you have become aware of what kind of things you tell yourself, identify those thoughts. Why do you even say or think these things?

Perhaps you’ve been told for years in school that you are a shy girl who does not speak up. Over the years you’ve taken this identity to you by keep reinforcing those beliefs, which have probably held you back from many things in life – fx feeling comfortable with doing presentations, speaking up etc.

But is there actually any true to this ‘identity’? You can choose to change it, but it does take time. Because something you’ve been identifying yourself as for years, can’t just be changed from one day to the next.

But by becoming aware, and starting to tell yourself a new story and try new things that challenge your prior belief – and keep doing this over and over again, you can change your identity and thereby your reality and your own perception of yourself ✨

Read also: Positive Affirmations


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FORGIVENESS IS NOT FOR OTHERS, IT IS FOR YOURSELF

Today I want to talk about choosing to forgive. Forgiveness is not for others, it is for yourself 🙏✨

Forgiving others. We often talk about certain things as being something we can’t forgive. And if people have done you wrong in any kind of way they perhaps they do not deserve your forgiveness. But what I wanted to talk about today is why you need to forgive others, in your own mind, for your own sake.

If you keep holding onto anger, resentment, jealousy about what someone else did to you – then who does that harm? Only yourself. I know the feeling, even though you can feel like your negative vibes are somehow punishing someone else, in reality, you are only hurting yourself even more – and you deserve better than that.

I wanted to address this topic, because not only is it damaging for your mental health to carry anger, jealousy etc. But, if we look at the body from a holistic point of view (which I’m all about), then according to Traditional Chinese Medicine, emotions and physical health are intimately connected. Sadness, nervous tension and anger, worry, fear and overwork are each associated with a particular organ in the body.

Fx irritability and anger can affect the liver and result in menstrual pain, headache, redness of the face and eyes, dizziness and dry mouth.
So not only are you hurting yourself mentally by holding onto things, but you are also creating dis-ease in your own body and doing physical harm to yourself.

Again, forgiving others does not necessarily make what someone did to you okay, but forgiving others can be a way to set yourself free.

The only person you hurt by holding onto things, is yourself. I’ll recommend to write a letter (just for yourself), and truly express your feelings and then choose to forgive and let it go 🙏✨

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YEAR & QUARTERLY GOALS (PRINTABLE PDF FILES)

Achieve your goals with this method! Here you get some Year & Quarterly Goals in printable PDF files, to help you stay on track with your goals all year round! 🙌✨

I did this exercise last year, and it helped me stay on track with my goals throughout the year, and I accomplished almost all the goals I set on my list for goals I wanted to achieve in 2019. I have just done the exact same exercise again but for 2020, and I can’t wait to stay on track again this year with actively pursuing and working towards reaching my goals.

How do you do it?


Year Goals

Find Goals file here


Print 1 copy of the ‘Goals’ file:
On this page you write down all the goals you want to achieve this year. Remember, it’s okay to have many dreams, but also be realistic about what you can achieve within 1 year.

Find Quarterly Goals file here


Print 4 copies of the ‘Quarterly Goals’ file:
On these pages, you write “1st quarter” (1. January – 31. March) / “2nd Quarter (1. April – 30. June) / “3rd Quarter (1. July – 30. September) / “4th Quarter (1. October – 31. December)

Now you look at your Goals for the entire year, and then you begin with the first ones you want to accomplish, and write these under the ‘important to achieve’ section.

After you have done this, you can break down the goal even further in the section below. Write down the actual steps you need to take to accomplish this goal.

Write down all 4 quarters, so it covers all your goals for the year.

Now if you have a stick board over your desk, or somewhere where you’ll look at it often, then put your first quarterly goal paper up here. Now for the first quarter of this year, only focus on these goals. Don’t think too much about all your goals for the year, but focus only on the first ones.

Let’s take an example on how to do it:
One of my Goals for this year is to become a certified Holistic Health Coach, so this is what I have written on my Goals for the year.

On my Quarterly goals I have then written down what I need to do in order to make that come true, which involves:
– Accomplishing X amount of Health Histories
– Take my weekly classes
– Accomplish the tests during the year
– Participate in Coaching Circles

So what do you say? Do you want to actively work towards your goals and dreams this year? 🙌✨

“A Goal is a Dream with a deadline”

I would recommend reading this post first, and doing the reflection questions in there, and then you can fill out these goals documents afterwards.

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YOU CANNOT CHANGE OTHER PEOPLE, THE ONLY PERSON YOU CAN CHANGE IS YOURSELF

We cannot change other people. The only person you can change is yourself. But by showing others that you can change, you show them the opportunities they have at hand as well 🌱✨

It can often feel frustrating when you see your dear ones doing things that doesn’t do them any good, and you want to help them change their habits so they can feel better. It could be a parent smoking, seeing someone in deep debt, or seeing someone eating lots of junk and not taking care of their health. Often we want to help our dear ones to make them feel better, but know this – you cannot help a person who does not want to be helped. So we cannot change other people, as frustrating as that is. But what we can do, is showing others the possibilities they have at hand, by doing the work ourselves.

And funnily enough, very often, the things we see in others, are mirrors of things we have in ourselves. So do the work. Focus on yourself. Once people see you have done something, this will inspire them way more, than you telling them to try this and that or stop doing something.

Be patient. You might not change someones life from one day to the next, just by showing them what’s possible. But never underestimate the power of planting a seed 🌱✨

“If you wanna make the world a better place, take a look at yourself and then make a change” – Michael Jackson