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BOOKS THAT HAVE CHANGED MY LIFE

Here are some of the books that have changed my life. There are, of course, many books that have had an impact on my life, but these are definitely some of the books that have completely changed my life perspective for, what I personally think is, the better. I hope this post can give you some new reading inspiration, and remember that if you choose to always stay open and to keep learning and growing – then wonderful things can happen!

The Magic (aka The Secret)

The Magic by Rhonda Byrne, was a book I discovered back in 2012 in England. It was a time in my life where I had lots of self doubt, and probably way to much doubts about myself and what I should do with my life. Then I came into a bookstore and this magical book just caught my attention. I remember first thinking “I want that!” and then my thoughts convinced me that “no, that is some sort of self-help book, you shouldn’t read that, that’s just stupid“, but after having walked around in the book store for a while I finally decided to buy it. I started reading it as soon as I got back to the hotel, and I was completely in love with it.

This book taught me about Gratitude, the Law of Attraction, Manifestation, and changing your life perspective to focus on the positive things in life. It’s a very practical book, because it has small exercises that you should do each day, and I recommend to completely follow it and do all the exercises. It changed my life, and I’m forever grateful for having discovered this book at the right time in my life.



Money & The Law of Attraction

Money & The Law of Attraction by Esther & Jerry Hicks.
I read this book recently, and it’s all about Manifestation & The Law of Attraction. It might be titled ‘money’, but this book is about so much more than just money. It’s about how to focus on the things that you WANT in life, and learning to attract these things into your life. It’s really good, and I probably wrote down half the book in my notebook while reading it, because there was just so much gold in it. If you haven’t heard about Law of Attraction and Manifestation before, then I would recommend reading ‘The Magic‘ first as an introduction to the subject, and then read this book later in your life, when you feel ready to dive deeper into the topic.

The Four Agreements

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz is a tiny little book with SO much gold in it. These life advices are some that I wish would be taught to everybody in school, because wauw, these are beautiful. I don’t want to say too much about it, because I think you should experience reading it for yourself. But it is a wonderful little book, that I think everybody should read.

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra is another little book which everybody on this Planet should read. It’s also about manifestation, and the flow of life. How in order to receive certain things in life, we must also be willing to give these things ourselves in order to keep the flow of life going. Just like with ‘The Four Agreements’, this is also a beautiful little book, so I don’t want to say too much about it, except for: read it, it’s worth it, it’s another one of those books that could be completely life changing for you.

Big Magic – Creative Living Beyond Fear

Big Magic by Elisabeth Gilbert is a book for creatives. Creatives of all kinds, whether you are a writer, painter, singer, and not only for ‘professional creatives’, but also for people who just practice being creative at home. It’s really inspirering, and gives you such a motivational spark to embrace curiosity and just start creating every time you feel that creative flow coming.

It’s also about overcoming the fear we might have that stop us from creating, which is such a shame, because as she mentions in the book, creating shouldn’t just be for coming up with a final result which we can ‘give’ to others or sell, creating should be something we do for the sake of the experience of creating something, because that is such a wonderful thing.

Think & Grow Rich

Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill is probably one of the foregoers to ‘The Magic’ and ‘Money & The Law of Attraction’, because he spend 25 years of his life learning about what had made successful people successful. This book might be titled ‘think & grow rich’, but this book is about way more than just the financial aspect, it’s about learning a whole new way of thinking which can completely change your life. It’s about finding your purpose, creating plans, staying persistent and believing in it. Again, I don’t want to say too much, because I truly believe that this book should be experienced by reading. But I will say that it’s an amazing book! I have highlighted tons of sentences in the book, I recommended by dad to get it as well, and I also just bought 2 copies for 2 of my friends. This is definitely a game changer!

The 5 Love Languages

The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman is a must-read for everybody. Not just for people wanting to improve their romantic relationship, but for everybody. This book can enhance your understanding of other people, and this can improve all your relationships. It’s about how there are 5 ‘love languages’ and that we all have a primary love language – meaning, a way that we receive and give love. But our partner might have another love language, and then miscommunication can arise as we ‘show and give’ our love in different ways and then the love might not be received by the other person, as this is not their primary love language. So if we can learn our closest ones love languages, then we can learn to ‘give’ love to them in a way that they can receive, which will improve our relationships.

These were the books that have been completely life-changing for me and my life. I would love to know which books have been life changing for your life?

Holistic beauty & skincare Inspiration

5 INSPIRERING BOOKS

It’s Wednesday, and I have thought about it and I’ll not just go for sharing interesting links these days, but rather share 5 inspirering or interesting things. Whether that be books, movies, documentaries, food etc. Today I’m going to share 5 inspirering books! I hope you can find some reading inspiration. Also, please share some of the inspirering books which you’ve read in the comments below, cause I’m already on the hunt for a great book!

 

So here they are, 5 inspirering books!

1. “The 5 Love Languages” – Gary Chapman 
The 5 Love Languages* is one of the best books I’ve read about how to improve your relationship with your partner. We all have different love languages, and by identifying your own and your partners, you can learn to show more love and receive more love in a way that is perfect for you and your partner, which will only make your love for each other grow.

2. “Big Magic – Creative Living Beyond Fear” – Elizabeth Gilbert
Big Magic* is one of THE most inspirering and encouraging books about creativity I’ve ever read. If you love being creative, but have a fear of what others might think of you – then you should go pick up this book and read it right away.

3. “Food Pharmacy” – Lina Nertby Aurell & Mia Clase
Food Pharmacy* is about how to get a healthy gut, a better digestion system and much more. It’s all about how you can use natural food to become even healthier.

4. “Mastering Your Mean Girl” – Melissa Ambrosini 
Mastering Your Mean Girl is a book that every young girl should read. We all know the feeling of feeling stupid or ashamed and talking ourselves down. This book will help you get rid of that evil “inner voice”, and become the best version of you.

5. “Beauty Foods” – Sally Walker & Laura Bonne
Beauty Foods* is all about different foods and how they can help you get stronger hair and nails, better looking skin etc. It’s all about how you can use natural food to enhance your beauty from the inside and out.


*Affiliate link: If you buy through this link this means that I will get a percentage of the sale 

Inspiration Personal

How not following Your Dreams, can keep your Passion Alive

Hm, jeg har haft dette indlæg i tankerne længe. Men har ikke helt vidst hvordan jeg skulle formulere mig ordentligt. For overskriften lyder måske lidt demotiverende og lidt af en dream-killler, men tro mig, jeg går all-in for at man skal følge sine drømme og sine passioner. Men, for ca. en måneds tid siden læste jeg bogen Big Magic – creative living beyond fear skrevet af Elizabeth Gilbert. Og den har mildest talt ændret mit syn på drømme.

Jeg må hellere lige starte med at fortælle, at jeg – siden jeg har været helt lille – altid har elsket at skrive. Der var virkelig intet bedre end at få skriftlige stile og essays for i folkeskolen. Jeg knuselskede at finde på historier. Så da jeg var 13 år fik jeg en idé til en større historie, og siden den dag, har mit mål og mine drømme været, at “når jeg blev stor, skulle jeg være forfatter”. Og tro mig, drømmen har hængt ved lige siden. Efter gymnasiet var jeg voldsomt meget i tvivl om hvad jeg skulle vælge at gøre. Jeg overvejede om jeg skulle give det et skud og søge ind på Forfatterskolen og forfølge min drøm. Men, det har altid ligget i baghovedet det med ‘hvad hvis det nu ikke lykkedes, og du så pludselig ikke kan tjene nogle penge og leve’. Så istedet valgte jeg at søge Litteraturvidenskab på Københavns Universitet som første prioritet. Men, mit snit var ikke højt nok, og jeg endte på Engelsk og Organisationskommunikation på Copenhagen Business School. Som jo vitterligt er noget helt andet. Men, jeg tror faktisk det endte med at være det rigtige for mig.

Tilbage til bogen. Elizabeth Gilbert anbefaler at man ikke har sine kreative drømme og passioner som sit primære job. Og det af den enkelte grund, at så bliver du ‘afhængig’ af at skulle frembringe og skabe noget. Du bliver altså finansielt afhængig af at skulle skabe noget godt hele tiden. Og det er bare stort set fysisk umuligt. For kreativiteten kommer ikke til os hele tiden. Og at lægge det pres på ens kreative side, at det skal være så godt hele tiden, at man kan tjene penge på det – kan i sidste ende gå ind og dræbe ens lyst til at være kreativ, og dermed dræbe din passion.

Og det vil jeg ikke ende med. Jeg elsker at skrive, og har altid elsket det. Og jeg vil virkelig aldrig nå til det punkt, hvor jeg vil føle at det er irriterende, eller noget som bare ‘skal gøres’. Nok skriver jeg ikke så meget mere, for jeg har tusinde andre ting at tage mig til. Men når jeg så skriver – så elsker jeg det, virkelig højt.

Dermed ikke sagt at jeg har droppet drømmen om at blive forfatter for good. Den er her stadig. Men det er mere en fritidsaktivitet, end noget jeg anser som skal være min ‘fulde levevej’. Jeg har en færdig historie liggende, og jeg arbejder på at prøve at få den udgivet. Jeg tror på at det nok skal lykkedes engang. Og hvis ikke, så er det også okay. Det vigtigste er at jeg bliver ved med at skrive – fordi jeg kan lide det. At jeg skaber noget for mig selv, og at jeg altid vil elske at være kreativ.

Med alt det sagt, så ville jeg lige anbefale alle at læse Elizabeth Gilbert’s bog. For den er virkelig fantastisk!

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So, I’ve had this post in my mind for a long time. But I didn’t quiet know how I should formulate myself clearly. Because the title might sound a bit demotivating and kind of a dream-killer, but trust me, I’m all in for following your dreams and passions. But, for about a month ago I read this book called Big Magic – creative living beyond fear written by Elizabeth Gilbert. And it has changed my view upon dreams.

Let me start by telling you, that ever since I was very small, I’ve always loved to write. There was nothing better than having to write stories and essays in elementary school. I completely loved to create stories. When I was 13 years old I came up with an idea for a bigger story and ever since that day, my goal and my dream has been ‘that when I get big, I’m going to become an Author’. And trust my, the dream is still alive. After high school I was so in doubt about what to do. I considered applying for the Author school here in Copenhagen and following my dream. However, I’ve always had the thought in the back of my mind ‘what if you don’t succeed, and suddenly you cannot earn any money and you cannot live’. So instead I chose to apply for Litteratur science on Copenhagen University as my first priority. However, my grades weren’t high enough, and I ended up on English and Organisation Communication at Copenhagen Business School. Which is something completely different. But, I do believe this ended up being the right thing for me.

Back to the book. Elizabeth Gilbert does not recommend that you have your creative dreams and passions as your primary job. And that is because of the simply reason that you get ‘dependent’ on creating something. You’ll become financially dependent on having to create something good all the time. And that is just physically impossible. Because creativity does not come to us all the time. And putting that kind of pressure on your creative side, that it has to be good all the time, so that you can make money out of it – might eventually kill your desire to create and be creative, and thereby kill your passion for the field.

And that I do certainly not want to end up with. I love to write, and I always have. And I never want to get to that point where it becomes annoying, or something that I just ‘have to do’. I do not write that much anymore, because I have a million other things to do. But when I write – I love it so much. 

But I’m hereby not saying that I’ve given up on my dream to become an Author. It’s still there. But I see it more as an free time activity, than I’m seeing it as a full time job. I have a finished story laying around, and I’m working on getting it published. I believe that I will succeed with it eventually. And if not, that’s okay. The most important part is that I keep writing – because I like to. And that I keep creating for myself, and that I’ll always love being creative.

With all that being said, I just want to recommend everyone to read Elizabeth Gilbert’s book. It’s amazing!