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THE GUT-BRAIN CONNECTION

Can you change your mood by changing the food you eat? I would argue; yes! Because the gut-brain connection is incredibly strong! 🌿

One of the things that fascinates me the most about holistic health, is how it’s all connected! Your entire body – body and mind – is connected, and one thing affects the other, and the other way around, it’s incredibly fascinating!

As much as 90(!!)% of serotonin is made in your gut! Serotonin is the “happy hormone”/neurotransmitter, that is responsible for making you happy.

Let me just say that again – 90%!

What can we derive from that fact? That the food you eat and digest literally affect your mood!

You can thereby INCREASE your emotional well-being and happiness by eating more “gut friendly” food, such as whole foods, vegetables, fruits, fermented foods, probiotics etc. – the things that makes your gut health better! And by improving your gut health you will thereby – in the long run, also be able to improve your overall well-being!

Isn’t that just amazing?

Not to mention that eating “gut friendly food”, can also help if you have digestive problems or skin issues – because, it’s all connected! 🌿

Read also: 5 Ways to Improve Your Gut Health

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INTERVIEW MED SPIRITUEL VEJLEDER ZOEY ADRIANNA

Zoey arbejder som spirituel vejleder og clairvoyant, og så er hun super inspirerende, nede på jorden og det sødeste menneske. Endnu engang har jeg fundet en smuk sjæl gennem Instagram, og Zoey er allerede blevet en fantastisk ven og sparringspartner. Jeg er sikker på, at i vil finde hende lige så inspirerende som jeg. I dette interview kan i læse om Zoeys egen rejse med at lytte til hendes intuition, at finde hendes vej i livet, de bøger der har haft den største indflydelse på hendes liv og meget mere. Tag rigtig godt imod, Zoey.

Kære Zoey, vil du fortælle os lidt om dig selv? Hvem du er og hvad du laver til daglig?

Selvfølgelig vil jeg det! Mit navn er Zoey Adrianna og jeg arbejder til dagligt som spirituel vejleder og clairvoyant. Jeg har siden 2008 beskæftiget mig med den alternative verden på den ene eller anden måde.

Jeg arbejder fuldtid med min passion, som er at hjælpe andre mennesker godt videre på deres vej og det er det mest givende og vidunderlige arbejde jeg nogensinde kunne have haft drømt om. Så jeg er meget heldig og der er intet bedre end at mærke, at jeg har gjort en forskel i et andet menneskes liv – det er i bund og grund det der driver mig, nemlig at stå til rådighed som redskab hver dag, som en form for spirituel kanal, der kan hjælpe andre godt videre på deres vej og finde løsninger på de udfordringer som man går rundt med.

Kan du fortælle os lidt om din rejse, og hvordan du er endt op med at lave det du gør i dag?

Jeg tror det hele startede tilbage for 13-14 år siden, hvor jeg fik en bog af min mor der hedder Helbred dit Liv, som er skrevet af den nu afdøde selvhjælpsguru Louise L. Hay. Jeg var måske 18-19 år dengang da jeg fik bogen og gik rundt med de her gængse teenage-udfordringer, som man nu gør i den alder. Og så tror jeg bare at min mor gav mig denne her bog i hænderne, fordi hun tænkte det måske ville kunne hjælpe mig lidt videre. Så det var nok startskuddet på min spirituelle rejse, som dog har været en anelse lang, krøllet og kringlet, da jeg først ikke kunne forlig mig med, at min skæbne var at arbejde med din spirituelle verden.

Men da jeg så fik denne her bog stukket i hånden, så forstod jeg faktisk ikke helt hvad det var hun skrev om hende Louise Hay, selvom det nu ellers er ret simpel læsning. Så efter nogle måneder kiggede jeg i bogen igen og så var der noget der faldt på plads inden i mig… og der begyndte jeg at blive mere og mere nysgerrig på denne her alternative verden, som jeg nu arbejder med.

Men der skulle gå mange år og mange fejlslagne forsøg på både karriere og uddannelse, indtil jeg fandt ud af, at jeg gerne ville arbejde med mennesker og med den spirituelle verden. Jeg prøvede nærmest alt for at undgå det, da jeg tænkte at jeg hellere måtte tage en ’normal’ uddannelse, set ud fra hvad der er normen i vores samfund, og så måtte det her med det spirituelle ligesom bare træde i baggrunden. Men jeg kunne jo godt se som årene gik, at jeg blev ved med at blive draget tilbage mod det spirituelle… Så jeg besluttede mig for at tage en 1,5 års uddannelse som clairvoyant vejleder og da jeg startede der, kunne jeg endelig mærke at jeg var på rette vej.

Men lang historie kort, jamen så er jeg uddannet både på Copenhagen Business School og i flere holistiske praksisser, såsom englekort, meditation og mindfulness, clairvoyance og snart NLP. Så der er meget der interesserer mig, og jeg bruger alle de her forskellige redskaber som jeg har til rådighed i min værktøjskasse, når jeg har med mine klienter at gøre.

Så jeg tror simpelthen jeg endte op som clairvoyant og spirituel vejleder, fordi det bare er mit kald og jeg til sidst ikke kunne ignorere min intuition længere… det var simpelthen bare den vej jeg skulle gå, også selvom jeg synes det var lidt grænseoverskridende at skulle proklamere til hele omverdenen, at jeg var spirituel og clairvoyant. Så der var lige nogle kameler der skulle sluges der – både for mig, men så sandelig også for min nærmeste omverden.

Hvad er dine bedste tips til at finde ens vej i livet?

Det er at stoppe op og mærke efter. Jeg synes vi lever i en verden, hvor det handler meget om at gøre tingene i en bestemt rækkefølge, indenfor en bestemt alder og man skal helst bare gøre det alle andre gør, for hvis det har virket for dem, så bør det vel også virke for en selv. Men det er bare rigtigt uheldigt at begive sig ud på en vej fordi det nok er det ’rigtige’ at gøre, fordi det siger og gør alle andre, i stedet for at mærke efter indeni en selv hvad det egentlig er man selv har lyst til.

Så som menneske, bliver du nødt til at være tro mod dig selv, og for at finde din vej i livet, bliver du nødt til at stoppe og virkelig mærke efter, samt stille dig selv en masse ærlige spørgsmål. Hvad er du passioneret omkring, hvad synes du er spændende, hvad elsker du at bruge din tid på, hvis du kunne vælge alt i verden, hvad ville du så vælge… alle de her spørgsmål som definerer hvem du rent faktisk er som individ.

Vi har så travlt med at ligne alle andre nogle gange. Vi sammenligner os med andre og vi tænker, at hvis alle tager en bachelor eller kandidat, jamen så må vi også gøre det. Eller hvis de fleste får børn inden 30-årsalderen, jamen så må det også være det rette for mig. I stedet for at stoppe op og lige trække vejret… og spørge en selv, hvad det egentlig der er vigtigt i livet, hvad man selv synes er spændende og hvad der selv skaber noget passion.

Ofte har vi så travlt med at gøre en uddannelse færdig og komme videre ud i arbejdslivet og tjene en masse penge, at vi ikke engang når at få mærket ordenligt efter, om det overhovedet er den vej som vi er passioneret omkring, eller om vi bare er passioneret omkring at nå derhen og tjene en masse penge. Og jeg tror det er vigtigt, at vi altid stopper op, mærker efter og lytter til intuitionen. Og jeg ved godt, at det er nemmere sagt end gjort, for jeg var altså heller ikke god til det for 10 år siden. Så jeg tullede også bare lidt rundt i livet og prøvede en masse forskellige ting af, for så kunne jeg da finde ud af det den vej igennem, hvad jeg ikke kunne lide eller ikke var god til, for så at komme tættere på det jeg godt kunne lide og var god til. Det er bare en lidt omvendt og langsommelig rækkefølge at gøre det i.

Så hvis vi bare tør at stille os selv nogle ærlige spørgsmål om os selv, vores liv og hvordan vi ønsker, det skal være, så kan vi få så mange gode og intuitive svar. Vores liv skal ikke være som alle andres, vores liv skal være vores, for det er os selv der skal leve det – ikke vores familie, venner osv. Vi bliver nødt til som mennesker, at være tro mod os selv og de valg vi træffer.. og hvis vi vælger ting til i livet, fordi andre mener det vil være godt og fornuftigt, i stedet for at vælge med hjertet, så bliver vi skuffede, triste, syge og deprimerede. Vi må og skal altså vælge med hjertet og med intuitionen. Vores bedste og mest pålidelige pejlemærke, i en verden fyldt med så meget kaos og stimuli, er vores intuition!

“som menneske, bliver du nødt til at være tro mod dig selv, og for at finde din vej i livet, bliver du nødt til at stoppe og virkelig mærke efter, samt stille dig selv en masse ærlige spørgsmål”

Du har selv lavet en taknemmelighedsdagbog og et foredrag om selvsamme emne, kan du beskrive hvad det at have fokus på taknemmelighed kan gøre for ens liv?

Det kan bare gøre så meget og jeg vil ønske, at alle ville praktisere det noget mere. Der er lavet så mange studier om hvilke fordele der er ved taknemmelighed, både fysisk og psykisk. Men jeg vil sige, at det taknemmelighed kan gøre for os mennesker, det er at sætte fokus på det i livet som der er godt, dejligt, skønt og opløftende… og når vi har fokus på det, jamen så vil universet matche det med noget der ligner eller er af samme vibration, nemlig noget mere der er godt, dejligt, skønt og opløftende.

Taknemmelighed er virkelig såre simpelt, men fordi det er der, oplever jeg også at mange vælger det fra. For hvis det er så simpelt, så virker det vel heller ikke? Men det er vigtigt at vide, at det vi fokuserer på det vokser. Så hvis vi hele tiden har fokus på det der ikke fungerer, det der går galt og det negative eller begrænsende i vores liv, jamen så er det det vi får mere af. For universet matcher blot det vi sender ud… Det er derfor det er så vigtigt at prøve at holde styr på vores tanker og sørge for, at de primært er positive og opløftende. Jeg ved godt det er svært at være lalleglad altid, og det er heller ikke pointen, men pointen er, at begynde at se glasset som værende halvfyldt… og begynde at se hvor meget der egentlig er at være glad for, for glæde avler bare mere glæde. Ligesom stress, uro, had og så videre, bare avler mere af det.

Universet matcher det du sender ud, så derfor er det så vigtigt at vælge den gode tanke der opløfter, fremfor den negative tanke der nedbryder.

Så taknemmelighed er virkelig et nemt og helt gratis værktøj, man kan bruge til at få det bedre og til at få mere ind i livet af det man ønsker sig. Det er godt for helbredet, søvn, stress, depression og et hav af andre gode ting.

Så hver dag inden jeg går i seng, så finder jeg min taknemmelighedsbog frem og noterer tre ting ned som er sket i løbet af dagen, som jeg er taknemmelig for. Og det behøver ikke være store ting, ofte er det de små ting for mig, som er mest værdifulde. Om det er min kæreste, eller at jeg har fået et smil nede i Irma, eller at jeg bare stod op i morges og så at solen skinnede. Vi har alle noget at være taknemmelig for… det er bare lige med at huske sig selv på det og gøre det til en vane at praktisere det, i stedet for at praktisere det som mange af os er gode til, nemlig brok. Så man skal bare huske: ”Where focus goes, energy flows”, så sørg for at putte din energi i noget du gerne vil have mere af!

“Universet matcher det du sender ud, så derfor er det så vigtigt at vælge den gode tanke der opløfter, fremfor den negative tanke der nedbryder”

Har du nogle daglige ritualer, som du praktiserer hver evig eneste dag?

Ja min taknemmelighedsdagbog hver aften, og så mediterer jeg mellem 20-60 minutter og så bruger som regel 20-30 minutter hver morgen med min kæreste, simpelthen bare for at starte dagen helt stille og roligt og hyggeligt. Ingen stress og jag, men simpelthen bare en rolig start, hvor man lige kan få lov til at vågne… Jeg er ikke så god til stressede morgener nemlig – så er jeg bare urolig og stresset langt op ad dagen, så det betyder meget for mig, bare at kunne hygge-starte min morgen på den måde.

Hvilke bøger har ændret dit liv?

Helt klar Louise Hays’ “Helbred dit Liv“. Jeg elsker den! Det er min bibel og jeg anbefaler den til gud og hver mand, og jeg sælger den faktisk også på min hjemmeside, fordi den bare er så god og jeg vil ønske at alle havde læst den. Bogen er godt nok skrevet for mange år siden og hendes måde at skrive på er måske lidt gammeldags, men budskabet er ikke til at tage fejl af.

Og så vil jeg også sige “The Secret“, som handler om loven om tiltrækning og det her med, at det vi sender ud i universet, det får vi tilbage. Det tror jeg er to af mine absolutte yndlingsbøger. Men altså, jeg har et hav af bøger jeg kan anbefale, men så vil det nok blive et alt for langt interview, ha ha.

Hvad føler du at verden har brug for mere af?

Jeg føler at vi har brug for mere indre refleksion og at spørge os selv løbende, om vi lever et liv i overensstemmelse med hvem vi er. For hvad der er rigtigt for mig, er jo ikke nødvendigvis rigtigt for en anden. Derfor er det også vigtigt at vi ikke sammenligner os selv med hinanden, for vi er alle på hver vores individuelle vej og det er sådan det skal være…

Men nogle gange bliver vi så optagede af en masse ydre forstyrrelser, at vi glemmer at mærke efter løbende om vi er på rette spor, om det føles rigtigt i maven der hvor vi er og der hvor vi er på vej hen.

Jeg tror personligt, at hvis vi blev bedre til at lytte til vores intuition og indre vejledning, at vi ville kunne leve et liv der er mere balanceret og i overensstemmelse hvem vi er hver især… Så jeg mærker, at hvis vi fra tid til anden spørger os selv, om det vi nu er i gang med, fylder os op eller dræner os, at vi ville kunne leve et liv der er meget mere i overensstemmelse med vores egne værdier, ønsker og behov.

Hvilke 3 mennesker har inspireret dig mest i dit liv?

Nummer et er helt sikkert Louise Hay. Jeg tager så meget af hendes viden med i min hverdag og giver det videre til mig selv, men især også mine klienter. Al hendes viden og kærlighed i forhold til, at vi skal elske os selv, tale pænt til os selv, behandle os selv godt og med kæmpe kærlighed, det har virkelig gjort indtryk på mig.

Min kæreste inspirerer mig også rigtig meget. Han og jeg er meget forskellige, men han er bare så dygtig til sit arbejde (som også er hans passion) og han er god til at tage sin plads og vise verden hvad han duer til. Så jeg lærer meget af ham, også selvom jeg ikke altid vil vedkende mig det, ha ha.

Nummer tre synes jeg er svær… jeg har så mange jeg kunne nævne, men fælles for dem alle er, at de gør hvad der er sandt for dem i deres hjerte og ikke lytter til alle kritikerne derude, eller i hvert fald ikke lader det fylde så meget, at det sætter en stopper for deres passion.

Hjemme i vores lejlighed har jeg indrammet et citat af Theodore Roosevelt der hedder The man in the arena, som er så smukt og straight to the point.

Det er lidt svært at forstå først, så man skal have tungen lige i munden når man læser det. Men hvis man googler det, kan man læse det og også se, hvor smukt det er skrevet. Men kort fortalt handler det om, at det er nemt nok at være dem der står og peger fingre ad de mennesker der prøver at gå efter deres drømme, for dem der peger fingre, gør som regel ikke meget andet end det, og prøver heller ikke at gå efter deres drømme. Men dem der prøver, dem der står inde i arenaen og kæmper, de er de seje. Også selvom man så fejler og må prøve igen og igen. Men i det mindste har man prøvet, i stedet for at være en af mange, der aldrig har prøvet og derfor aldrig smagt hverken sejr eller nederlag.

Jeg er sikker på Roosevelt forklarer det en del bedre end mig, men det her citat eller brudstykke, det minder mig virkelig om, at bare man prøver, så er man langt foran alle andre der ikke prøver. Og ja, der vil være nederlag, men det er okay… for så længe man prøver at gå efter sine drømme, så er det alt der betyder noget.

Hvis dem der læser med gerne vil lære mere om dig, eller støtte dig på nogen måde, hvor og hvordan kan de så gøre dette?

Alle er så velkomne til at række ud til mig, hvis jeg kan gøre det mindste eller hjælpe med noget!

Man kan se lidt mere om mig på min hjemmeside www.zoeyadrianna.dk eller på min Instagram Zoey_Adrianna_ hvor det jo altid er dejligt med spirituelle og passionerede mennesker der gider følge med i min gøren og laden. Jeg elsker at møde mennesker der er passioneret omkring det samme som mig, og jeg har altid tid til et skriv eller en snak, hvis folk har noget på hjerte. Så bare ved at følge med på Instagram, på min hjemmeside eller ved at kontakte mig, så er man jo med til at støtte mig.

Tusinde tak for at du ville tage dig tid til at besvare disse spørgsmål, og ikke mindst tak for dit skønne nye venskab, det sætter jeg uendelig stor pris på!

Selv tak skønne sjæl! Følelsen er bestemt gensidig og tak fordi jeg måtte være med i det her skønne interview!





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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? 🙏

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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

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BALANCING MASCULINE AND FEMININE ENERGY

Everything in life is about balance. Which is why balancing masculine and feminine energy is vital for your health and well-being ✨

We might be classified as ‘female’ or ‘male’ based on our gender, but all individuals have both masculine and feminine energies inside of them, and these needs to be balanced if we want to live a life in harmony and health.

If we are too much in our masculine (yang) energy, we’ll eventually burn out – as this is very much “go go go” energy, with focus on taking action and getting results.

Whereas if we are too much in our feminine (yin) energy, we’ll never get anything done as this is very much about resting, relaxing and nurturing.

Both energies are important in our lives, but we need them both. It’s all about balance. We need both the light and the dark. We need the individual and the collective. We need the warm and the cold.

Just think about this:

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

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

Life is all about finding balance – and it will never be 100% perfect – and it shouldn’t be a goal to strive for the perfect balance. But you can learn to use the Yin and Yang energies in your life. If you have been working hard, then remember to take some time off to relax. If you have been too inactive for a longer period of time, take time to come up and move your body.

Always remember that we need both in our life to find balance ✨

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HOW EMOTIONS GET STORED IN YOUR BODY & AFFECT YOUR HEALTH (TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE)

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), your emotions and your physical health are connected. Today we’ll look at how emotions get stored in your body & affect your health 🙏✨

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), your emotions and your physical health are connected. Sadness, nervous tension and anger, worry, fear, and overwork are each associated with a particular organ in the body. This aligns with the holistic philosophy, that mind-body-soul all affects your health and well-being.

I’m well aware that for some people this theory of emotions affecting your physical health might be “too weird”, but when giving it second thought, I personally think that it makes perfect sense. Just think about how we’re now finding scientific proof of how long-term stress damages our bodies and our overall health. If stress, a mental state of being, can do this to our body – then just imagine what all the other emotions can do to our health?

In Traditional Chinese Medicine they have seen the connection between emotions and physical health for many, many years – and there is a lot of wisdom to take from it, and things to learn to pay attention to.

If you have health problems and can identify where you’re hurting, and thereby can connect a specific emotion to it – then you can start to look at yourself and your life and become aware of if you’re holding on to certain feelings, that might become stored in your body and affect your health.

Then from here on, you can not only work on your health through the physical aspect (fx movement, food, supplement, herbs etc.), but you can also engage your mind and emotions and work through the problems on a much deeper layer.

“When there is no movement there is pain. When there is movement there is no pain”
– Traditional Chinese saying

Let’s look at where emotions are stored in the body according to TCM.

Spleen
Emotions:
Worry, dwelling or focusing too much on a specific topic, excessive mental work

Symptoms of Spleen imbalance:
Tired, loss of appetite, mucus discharge, poor digestion, abdominal distension, loose stools or diarrhea. Weak muscles, pale lips. Bruising, excess menstrual blood flow, and other bleeding disorders.

Lung
Emotions:
Grief, sadness, detached

Symptoms of Lung imbalance:
Shortness of breath and shallow breathing, sweating, fatigue, cough, frequent cold and flu, allergies, asthma, and other lung conditions. Dry skin. Depression and crying

Liver
Emotions:
Anger, resentment frustration, irritability, bitterness

Symptoms of Liver imbalance:
Breast distension, menstrual pain, headache, irritability, inappropriate anger, dizziness, dry, red eyes and other eye conditions, tendonitis.

Heart
Emotions:
Lack of enthusiasm and vitality, mental restlessness, depression, insomnia, despair, excessive joy

Symptoms of Heart imbalance:
Insomnia, heart palpitations and irregular heartbeat, excessive dreaming, poor long-term memory, psychological disorders.

Kidney
Emotions:
Fearful, weak willpower, insecure, isolated

Symptoms of Kidney imbalance:
Frequent urination, urinary incontinence, night sweats, dry mouth, poor short-term memory, low back pain, ringing in the ears, hearing loss, and other ear conditions. Premature gray hair, hair loss, and osteoporosis.

How can you then use this to improve your health and well-being? Work through your emotions. Really sit with yourself and feel if you have anger, frustration or if you’re feeling insecure or fearful.

Take out a journal and write freely about your emotions – or talk with someone. Feel the feelings, get them moving. Be very honest with yourself – perhaps you’ve been holding onto something that doesn’t make you happy? Or you’ve held onto anger or jealousy for years? Work with your mindset. Fx if you’ve felt hatred or jealousy towards someone for years, know that this feeling isn’t hurting them, it’s hurting you. Choose to forgive and let go for your own health and well-being 🙏✨

Read also: Forgiveness is Not for Others, it is for Yourself

Sources:
Book: Chinese Holistic Medicine – Steven Cardoza
Emotions in Traditional Chinese Medicine – Verywellmind
Five Major Organs – Traditional Chinese Medicine World Foundation

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THE BENEFITS OF MEDITATION

I’ve been incorporating meditation into my morning practice more and more during the last couple of months. Not only do I feel amazing, there are lots of good reasons to do it. Therefore I want to talk the benefits of meditation 🙏✨

During the last couple of months I’ve added a little meditation into my morning routine, and it feels amazing. Meditating is such an easy way to start your day in a calm and relaxing way. I do different types of meditations, sometimes I just put on some very relaxing music on youtube while meditating, other days I go for a guided meditation and sometimes I put on some positive affirmations (read by Louise Hay) while meditating.

Not only is it a soothing and relaxing practice, there are actually many health benefits to gain from meditating, and that’s what I want to share with you today.

Benefits of Meditation

Reduces Stress

Can Help Control Anxiety

Can Lead to Better Emotional Health & Well-Being

Improves Your Concentration

May Improve Your Memory

Improves Your Happiness

Improves Sleep

Can Reduce Blood Pressure

Strengthens the Immunesystem

Reduces Depression

Have you gotten inspired to start meditating? As with all things, whenever you need to implement new habits – remember to make it easy and simple for yourself. Don’t expect yourself to go from never meditating to suddenly meditating for 20-30 minutes every single day. Start small. Try meditating 3-5 minutes every morning for a month.

Then overtime you can always increase how long you meditate. But start small – and remember, it is something you do for yourself. Think about that every time you sit down, think about how you’re doing a good thing for yourself and your mental health and well-being 🙏✨

Sources:
Book: Perfect Health – Deepak Chopra
Book: 12 Minutter til Success – Mediter dig lykkeligere, klogere og mere rolig – Henning Daverne
Book: Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself – Joe Dispenza
12 Science-based Benefits of Meditation – Healthline
The Science-baked Benefits of Meditation – Headspace
7 Ways Meditation can actually Change the Brain – Forbes

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GLOBAL MASS MEDITATION

In these times, sending out loving and good thoughts can do more than we are even aware of. Take part in the Global Mass Meditation on April 4/5, 2020. Let’s spread the light 🙏✨

I got aware of this event through Jill on Instagram (which I btw will highly recommend following if you’re into spirituality, growth, meditation etc.), and I thought it was such a beautiful initiative, that I highly want to support and take part in myself.

The event is a Global Mass Meditation that will happen on April 4/5, 2020. The idea is to heal the world from the current virus we’re affected by. Whether you believe in the concept of healing or not, I still find the concept of sending all the love and health out into this world, to be a beautiful thing.

What we focus on grows. I’ve said it many times, and I completely believe this. What we give our attention to is what will grow.

I will for sure take part in this, and meditate during this weekend with a focus on sending love, health and healing out into this world. I hope you will take part in this as well. Send me a message on Instagram, or comment below, if you want to join this beautiful event as well – let’s light up this world 🙏✨

Ps, if you find it hard to meditate in complete silence, I recommend searching for ‘Binaural Beats’ on Youtube and you can find the most beautiful pieces of music to listen to while meditating, which can also help to elevate your frequency ✨

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WHAT WE FOCUS ON GROWS

What we focus on grows. Let’s focus on what we want more of, not what we worry about. Let’s spread more love and kindness, and use this time to slow down, and rest and relax 🙏✨

I completely believe this. What we focus on grows. Within the last few weeks the world has been taken by storm of the corona virus. It has gone so quickly. But with the amount of attention that it gets, of course it spreads even faster.

By worrying and stressing about the situation, you’re lowering your immune system, and are thereby also more vulnerable of getting the virus. Instead, we need to change our focus.

I already think many have, yesterday I felt fear and worry, but today I feel more and more love and support for others. It is beautiful to watch people stick together and show love and support.

Let’s focus on that. Let’s focus on how we can help and support each other. Let’s focus on showing and giving love. Let’s take the time off to rest and relax.

Focus on what you want to grow.

5 Ways to Grow More Love Instead of Fear

  1. Meditate
    Meditation helps you to slow down, and focus on your breathing. Put on some calming music or a guided meditation, and take time to slow down.
  2. Breathe
    Breathing is what we need to do. Breath in fresh oxygen, this is vital for your entire system and well-being. It also relaxes the body.
  3. Show Love & Be Supportive
    Offer your help and support to those who need it. Buy groceries for your grandma, ask your neighbour if they need help with anything etc. Let’s show all the love and support that we can – what we send out, we get back, always remember that.
  4. Practice Self-Care
    Perhaps you’ve been told to stay at home for the next 2 weeks, and you’re a person who always go-go-go from one thing to the next, and have a hard time taking care of yourself? Now is the time. Slow down & take time for some self-care.
  5. Take time to Rest & Relax
    Again, our society is so used to this go-go-go mentality. So look at this time as a change to get down in gear. Slow down. Relax. Rest.
    When was the last time you had no plans? When was the last time you were fully in the moment? Use this time to slow down and take care of yourself, and others.
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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 🌿✨