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DO YOU GIVE YOURSELF ROOM TO GROW?

Sometimes we do not follow our passions, our hearts, we don’t spend money on that certain book or course that sparks our interest, and we’re thereby inhibiting our own growth potential. So today I want to ask you; do you give yourself room to grow? 🌿🌿

Back in April I shared an Instagram post about how I was going to repot my plant, because it wanted to grow bigger – but it couldn’t because of the pot that it was in was too small. I wrote about how it’s important to give room for plants – and ourselves – to grow bigger; invest in yourself, take a course, go travel, move, get a new job etc. that will help you grow, because if you don’t give yourself room to grow and the space and capacity to do so, you will not be able to reach new heights.

Picture from my Instagram back in April (2020)


The beautiful thing is that that little plant that you see in the picture above, is now this new plant that you can see in the picture below:

Isn’t that just beautiful?

And I truly feel like, just like the plant has grown over the past few months – I have as well.

I had been wanting to take the Holistic Health Coach education for years, but hadn’t truly “allowed” myself to do so – until Summer last year, where I finally signed up for it – and I can’t even begin to describe my own growth and transformation over this past year. It has been full of ups and downs, but I’ve reached new heights that I would never have had, if I hadn’t followed my own heart and passion and decided to sign up for the program.

So hereby just a little reminder for you – to follow those small nudges, your intuition when it’s telling you to buy a certain book, invest in a course, go to a certain place etc. – follow your heart, and remember to give yourself permission to GROW! 🌿✨✨

Inspiration Personal

SEPTEMBER INTENTIONS

I wanted to start something new here on the blog, so that we could get to know each other better. So I’m gonna make a little list of monthly intentions at the beginning of each month, and tell you what some of my intention/plans are for the upcoming month. Perhaps you can find some inspiration, or if you have some lovely intentions or plans, then please share them with me and then I can get inspired as well ✨🍂

September Intentions

  • Sit on nice cafés and work on finishing the very last of my book, so that I can hopefully get it out around October/November!
  • Business-inspiration meetings with my dear new friend Zoey
  • Drink tons of tea, cuddle up under a warm blanket and spend more time reading good books!
  • Drink warm drinks (cafe lattes, chai lattes, turmeric latte, matcha latte – all things latte) with dear friends or family, perhaps in combination with continuing my current knitting project (#novicesweater)
  • Vacation on Bornholm with my man. I can’t wait to get back to lovely Bornholm, see the beautiful nature, visit lovely cafés and shops and just have a week with full relaxation together with my love <3
  • Watch Female Invest webinars with my friend, so that we can start investing soon!

What are your September intentions or plans? ✨🍂

Health Holistic & Spiritual living

6 WAYS TO GET BACK INTO BALANCE

Do you know the feeling of feeling out of balance? I know for sure. It usually happens when I have too much going on and when I haven’t been sticking to the usual things that makes my life go smooth. So here is a list of 6 things that might help to bring you back into balance again 🌿🙏

Drink Water

This is such a simple, yet so important tip. Water and staying hydrated is absolutely essential for our bodies to function properly, and for your skin to feel hydrated as well! So ask yourself; have you been drinking enough water recently? Otherwise, try to have focus on drinking more water

Daily Smoothies with Good Quality Oils

I love to make either a good green smoothie or a delicious berry smoothie! It’s such an easy way to get extra vitamins and antioxidants, which is so good for your body and your skin! + add some good quality oil to your smoothie, this is so good for dry skin!

Move Your Body

Again, a simple, yet so important thing for our health and well-being – moving your body. When you don’t move, things get stagnant in your body, so move and breathe and make things flow!

Relax & Recharge

When did you last stop to pause, rest, relax and recharge? If you’re like me, you’re very good at finishing one thing and then going straight to the next! I constantly have to remind myself to take time to just be, rest and relax. Because it’s vital for our well-being, to remember to rest and just be and not always do. Take a nap, watch a good movie, go for a lovely walk in nature or read a good book!

Eat Whole Foods

Finding ways to get back into balance, can also be because you’ve gotten out of balance in terms of what you eat – perhaps you’ve been eating out too much recently? Going to many birthdays and eaten a lot of delicious, but not as healthy, whole foods? Perhaps it’s time to get back to more whole foods – vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds.

Clean up, Tidy & Organise your Place

One of the things that can make me feel out of balance, is if I’ve been letting things pile up in my apartment and it has gotten too messy. A messy apartment for me also equals a more “messy mind”, which makes me feel incredibly uninspired and out of balance. Cleaning up, tidying and organising my place can also give me renewed energy and inspiration!

What are your favourite ways to get back into balance again? 🙏

Health

THE BENEFITS OF MAGNESIUM

You’ve probably heard about magnesium before, but do you know how important it is for your body to function properly? In this blogpost I will share about the benefits of magnesium & how you can take it 🌿🌿

Magnesium is a supplement you need to know about, especially if you suffer from migraines, headaches, muscle cramps or have problems with your sleep . As you might know, I work in a health store, and I have so many customers who swear by magnesium – especially for muscle cramps.

But no wonder why, magnesium is such an important mineral for your body! Magnesium is involved in hundreds of biochemical reactions in your body. About 60% of the magnesium in your body is found in your bones, while the rest is in muscles, soft tissues and fluids, including your blood. Every cell in your body contains it and needs it to function properly.

Magnesium is actually involved in more than 600 reactions in your body, such as: energy creation, protein formation, gene maintenance, muscle movements and nervous system regulation.

Benefits of Magnesium

As magnesium helps calm your nervous system and relax your body, it can be very beneficial to help with headaches, migraines or muscle cramps of any kinds.

If you feel like you’re about to get a headache, you can fx try to take a magnesium supplement (and of course, drink plenty of water!). Many people also find that it helps with reducing muscle cramps or that it’s good to take after exercising.

Because it helps to calm down your nervous system, many people also find that it helps to improve their sleep, as their body relaxes more.

Different ways to take magnesium

  • You can take a magnesium supplement, either in capsules or in powder form where you mix it with water and drink it
  • You can use an magnesium oil or spray to put on your body or feet
  • You can take an epsom salt footbath
  • You can of course also get magnesium through your diet. Foods that are high in magnesium are fx dark chocolate, nuts, seeds, avocados, legumes and whole grains. Magnesium is found in almost all foods, but especially foods that are high in fibre

Read also: The Benefits of Flaxseeds

Health

THE BENEFITS OF FLAXSEEDS

Flax seeds have so many health benefits, it’s truly a wonderful seed! If you do not already use it in your diet, then I bet you want to incorporate them into your diet more after reading about the benefits of flax seeds! 🌿

Flax seeds are full of Nutrients

Just one tablespoon of flax seeds provides you with a good amount of protein, fiber and omega-3 fatty acids (the good kind of fat!), and is also a rich source of some vitamins and minerals.

Flax seeds are high in Omega-3 Fats

Flax seeds are high in omega-3 fats, the good kind of fat that we do want to get! Good fats, omega-3 helps reduce inflammation, can help with lower risk of heart disease and stroke and helps with better heart health.

Flax seeds are rich in Dietary Fiber

Flax seeds are rich in dietary fiber, and not only does this help with slowing down your digestion, which helps to regulate blood sugar and lower cholesterol. It also allows more water to bind to the stools, which increases their bulk and results in softer stools. This can help prevent constipation, and can be especially helpful for those suffering from IBS (irritable bowel syndrome).

Flax seeds might help to Balance Hormones

If you are experiencing that your hormones are out of balance, it could perhaps also be that you aren’t eating enough healthy fats (omega-3 fatty acids). As flax seeds are high in these, it’s such a good thing to add to your diet! Especially if you’re a vegan/vegetarian and don’t eat fish, then it’s important to add enough healthy fats to your diet for optimal brain health and balance of your hormones.

Tips for adding Flax Seeds to your Diet

  • You can use flax seed oil in your smoothies or on salads
  • You can sprinkle grounded flax seeds on your oatmeal
  • You can sprinkle grounded flax seeds on your yoghurt
  • You can bake bread, cakes etc. with whole flax seeds



*Nutrition tip! 🌿🌿
It’s best to ground the flax seeds before ingestion, as they are easier digested in this way. Whole flax seeds can still be good to use when fx baking, but you won’t reap as many health benefits from the whole flax seeds, as your intestines cannot break down the tough outer shell of the seeds. The best is to ground them in a coffee grinder and use the grounded flax seeds.

Flax seed oil is very sensitive to heat and light, so once opened a bottle of it, it usually only lasts for 4-6 weeks. And you should store it in the fridge in a dark bottle, to keep it preserved as good as possible. I personally love to use it in my smoothies – after I’ve blended the smoothie I put it in afterwards and just mix it around with a spoon.

Self-development

GET RID OF WHAT DOESN’T SERVE YOU ANY LONGER, TO MAKE ROOM FOR NEW THINGS

Sometimes in life, we tend to hold on to hold on to things for too life, so that there is no room for new things to come into our life. This is why it’s important to get rid of what doesn’t serve you any longer, to make room for new things ✨

Perhaps your wardrobe is full of black sweaters that you’ve had for years – and you don’t want to get rid of them. Yet now you’re more into lighter colours, but you can’t fit more clothes into your wardrobe because of all the old pieces of clothing?

Perhaps you’re holding onto a gift you got from someone, but you don’t really LOVE it in your home?

It doesn’t only have to be materialistic things – this applies just as well to your personality, and your belief systems.

Perhaps you’ve been clinging to an old version of yourself, an old identity – because you keep telling yourself that “this is who I am”, yet you want more, you want something new and better for yourself.

All things in life serves a purpose at a time. But you need to learn to tune into yourself and listen to when things have served their purpose – and it’s time to let go of them, so that you can welcome in something new that can serve the new you better ✨

Holistic beauty & skincare

BENEFITS OF DRY BRUSHING

Dry brushing is such a lovely way to nurture yourself and your body. All you have to do is brush your body, and it gets your lymphatic system moving and your blood circulation going, which stimulates your cells are gives new glow and energy to your skin 💕✨

I love to dry brush my body before a shower, and then after a shower give myself a little oil massage – that just makes my skin feel so soft and nourished, and I really feel like I do something good for myself and my body!

I have been dry brushing for years, and it’s actually an old Ayurvedic practice that is recommended because of its health benefits – and its skin benefits.

Benefits of Dry Brushing

  • It mildly exfoliates the body in a gentle way
  • It helps to increase blood circulation in the body
  • It stimulates the lymphatic system
  • Through stimulation of the lymphatic system, this helps to eliminate toxins from the body
  • It can help on cellulite
Self-development

HOW YOU TALK TO YOURSELF MATTERS

The way you talk to yourself matters. It actually matters way more than you might have previously thought. Which is why becoming aware of your own self-talk is essential for your own health, happiness and growth 💕✨

The things we say to ourselves are running on repeat, and often times – we don’t even notice it.

We are not even aware of the things we say to ourselves in our head, because we’ve just become so used to it being that way.

But have you ever witnessed your own thought for just 1 day?

How often do you criticise yourself? How often do you talk down to yourself? How often do you blame yourself?

It’s so easy to talk really badly to yourself, when we would NEVER say any of those things to a friend or a child.

This is where the concept of seeing your inner child comes into play. Think about every time you screw up, you make a mistake, you do something you shouldn’t have done – how would you then speak to a friend or a child?

THAT is the way you should speak to yourself as well. Be kind, be patient, let it be okay to make mistakes, encourage your inner self, motivate, inspire yourself – don’t talk yourself down.

Our worst critics – are often ourselves. Which honestly, is sad. Can’t we turn that around and become our own best cheerleader? ✨

EXERCISE:

Take 1 day this upcoming week where you pay attention to the things you say to yourself in your head. Just notice the thoughts, become aware of what you go around in every day.

Now try to replace every negative thought you come up with, with a positive and more encouraging one 💕✨

Holistic & Spiritual living

BALANCING FEMININE AND MASCULINE ENERGY

If you want to live a balanced life, it’s so important to balance your feminine and your masculine energy. Or, what is also known as “yin and yang” 🙏✨

Everything in life is about balance.

We need both. We need both the light and the dark. We need the individual and the collective. We need the warm and the cold.

To find balance in life, we should look at balancing the Yin (feminine) and Yang (masculine)energies in our life.

It’s good to dream and envision how we would like our life to be like (yin), but we also need to take action towards achieving those dreams (yang).

It’s good to go out and socialise with others (yang), but we also need time to be still and tune in to ourselves (yin).

It’s good to move your body and be active (yang), but you also need to take time to rest, relax and let your body recover (yin).

It’s good to work, especially on projects you are excited about (yang), but you also need time to just relax & recharge (yin).

It’s good to give generously (yang), but you should also allow yourself to receive as well (yin).

Remember, life is all about finding the balance, and it will never be perfect – and it shouldn’t be the goal to strive for “the perfect balance”. But learn to use the Yin and Yang energies in your life – if you have been working hard, remember to take some time off to relax. If you’ve been too inactive for a longer period of time, take time to come up and move your body. Always remember that we need both feminine and masculine energy in our life to find balance 🙏✨

Read also: Preventative Health

Health Holistic beauty & skincare

THE BEST NATURAL DEODORANT

I’ve tried so many different natural deodorants that’s free from aluminium, and it’s certainly not all that does the job. But this is the best natural deodorant I’ve tried so far for sure 🌿🌿

Years ago I saw the documentary “The Aluminium Age“, which talked about how the aluminium found in many products today affects us and our health negatively. Most deodorants on the market contain aluminium, as this is what “blocks” the sweating.

However, some research have shown a connection between aluminium and alzheimers, breast cancer and the reason why so many people today have reproductive problems. That really terrified me, and even though many might say that there is “lack of evidence” between the connection between these things – I’ve probably always been more to the skeptical side, so I’ve personally chosen to go for a deodorant without aluminium for the past many years.

However, I’ll be very honest to say that I’ve tried my fair share of natural deodorants that did clearly not work for me. But now I’ve found one that definitely does the job! I’m still trying new deodorants, as I want to explore the market, but this one definitely does the job.

Another thing that really isn’t good about the conventional antiperspirant deodorants with aluminium, is that they block the sweat. Sweating is our bodies natural way of getting rid of excess heat and toxins. So when you go in and block your pores, you essentially “keep” the toxins and excess heat in your body – which does no good to your health!

So when you buy a natural deodorant without aluminium, you can still sweat, but it just prevents the odor that might come when you sweat. Sweating is natural, and is one of your bodies elimination systems – which is a good thing.

The natural deodorant that I’m absolutely loving is the “Real Purity” deodorant, which just works wonders, not just for me, but certainly also what I hear about from many customers in the health store that I work in

Do you use natural deodorants? Do you have one which you just love and swear by? I would love to get new recommendations and try others as well! 🌿