Natural Beauty

Kora Organics review

10/10/2018

A while back I was on the hunt for some new skincare products – to freshen up my routine and help my skin transition from summer season to Norwegian ice-cold winter. I stumbled upon Kora Organics, and it tickled my curiosity enough to end up in my bathroom cabinet a week later.

Kora Organics is an Australian brand, founded by the beautiful (inside and out) Victoria Secret angel Miranda Kerr. The products are all certified organic and have natural ingredients. On top of that they are energised with Rose Quartz, a crystal believed to carry a soothing energy to encourage love and acceptance of ourselves & others. Thinking of that makes me so happy and calm. Most of her products are vegan – all of the products that I bought are. Non of them are tested on animals. Yey Kora!

I bought the face oil ‘Noni Glow Facial’, the balancing rose mist and hydrating moisturiser. The last two products are for dry skin especially, while the oil can be used for all skin types.

 

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Noni Glow Facial

This is my favourite of all the products. A beautiful oil blend in a beautiful glass container. It’s made of Noni Extract, Rosehip Oil, Pomegranate Oil and Sea Buckthorn Oil which give my skin both beautiful antioxidants and essential fatty acids.

I wouldn’t change this product for anything. I bought the tiniest bottle (10 ml), but I’m not even half way down the bottle. It’s super rich, so two-three tiny drops is enough to cover my whole face. Most days I squeeze a peanut size pump of my moisturiser onto my hand and combine it with two drops of this oil. Other days I take two-three drops onto my face and cover the driest arias.

If you’re gonna get any of these products, make sure it’s this one!

 

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Balancing Rose Mist

This is my least favourite product of them all. Its made of Rose Flower Water, Geranium Oil, Hibiscus and Noni Extracts – which is amazing, but to me it didn’t do anything. I’m used to spraying rose water on my face every day, and find that to be a way better product by itself. The Kora mist doesn’t smell that good to me either, so getting way cheaper organic rose water (which smells yum!) is more my thing.

I ended up finishing the bottle in about a week, and filled it up with my own rose water after that.

 

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Hydrating Moisturizer

This moisturiser is alright. It contains Rosehip and Macadamia Nut Oils, Noni Fruit, Licorice Extracts and a natural Hyaluronic Acid. I’m loving the ingredients, but it leaves my face feeling a little sticky. I haven’t tried that many organic moisturisers in my life, as I’m used to just sticking with oils. But that’s my experience compared to other conventional creams.

As I mentioned earlier I combine this cream with the Noni Glow oil, and it sure does moisturise my face! Its also perfect to put on right before my foundation and makeup. I probably won’t repurchase this one, but it does the job for now.

 

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Over all I’m superhappy to see that celebrities and role models like Miranda stands in the forefront of Organic and Natural beauty, as we sure are in desperate need for that to take over the whole world of beauty 💛

 

 

 

 

 

I tried 'x' for a week

I tried ‘no social media’ for a week

03/10/2018

When it comes to this new column of mine, living without social media for a week is one of the things I’ve been looking forward to the most. So that’s what I ended up doing last week!

On my iPhone I turned off all notifications related to Snapchat, Instagram, Youtube and Facebook – and only left room to interact with people over text messages and phone calls. This week I wanted to see what it would feel like to be without the influence of other people every second of the day, and also what hours of scrolling would be exchanged with. These platforms I previously mentioned, as well as blogs, were banned for the week.

Honestly, Sunday night I was kind of scared, and thought about skipping the whole project. But I was also really curious. Will I be living more ‘in the now’? Will I become calmer and more self confident? Will I feel more like ‘myself’, since I won’t get the usual amount of other peoples values and thoughts thrown at me all day? Needless to say – I chose to go for it.

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Å leve uten sosiale medier i en uke, er en av de tingene jeg har gledet meg mest til med denne spalten jeg har laget for meg selv. Dermed ble det den første tingen jeg valgte å prøve! Forrige uke slo jeg av notifications på Snapchat, Instagram, Youtube og Facebook – og lovet meg selv å verken sjekke disse eller blogger fra mandag morgen til og med fredag kveld. Det jeg ville unngå var påvirkningskraften sosiale medier har på tankene mine, samt se hva all tiden jeg vanligvis bruker på å scrolle meg nedover alt dette vil bli byttet ut med. 

Søndag kveld gruet jeg meg faktisk litt, og vurderte å droppe hele driten. Men jeg var også ganske nysgjerrig. Kommer jeg til å føle meg mer til stede, roligere og mer selvsikker? Litt sånn mer ‘megselv’ siden jeg ikke får den vante mengden av andre sine verdier og tanker slengt mot meg? Så ja, jeg valgte å bare kjøre på. 

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I wrote down some thoughts each day, and here are the 6 things that really stuck out to me over the days:

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The fear was nowhere to be found Monday morning – actually, I woke up feeling an intense sense of freedom and happiness every day of the week. Mornings are usually the time for me to get updated on whatever happened everywhere but here while I was asleep, but this morning I noticed everything around me instead. The sun was out. My green leafy plant was playing in the light, and I was curled up in my boyfriend’s arms. Silence.

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Generally during the week I got a lot of spare time to do different things. Such as making cinnamon buns. I never feel like I have time to make cinnamon buns. Ever. I also watched this very important tv-show about suicide. I found the show by coincidence, at a time I would usually lay in bed scrolling. Yeah, things like that.

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The ‘little things’ suddenly felt like something really entertaining to do – not like a chore that I had to get over and done with asap. Like grocery shopping. Instead of rushing through the store to get home to bed & scrolling, I was actually in the store, looking around and taking my time – something I actually love doing.

4.
This is what fascinate me the most. During this week I felt a real sense of happiness several times. You know, the kind of happiness that comes from within – when your thoughts aren’t a trillion other places at once. It was a feeling of butterflies in my tommy without a single reason for it. I remember this feeling from the last time I spent a few days without social media. I can’t remember feeling like this very often in my day to day life.

5.
During these 5 days I started day dreaming about other things than I usually do. Like wanting to live on a farm, not connected to the whole world – just me and my community. I think being without other peoples influence all the time, give your own values and thoughts a chance to rise to the surface.

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Again; not getting your head stuffed with other peoples thoughts, opinions and life choices all day err day, gives your own thoughts and feelings a chance to rise to the surface. On one side I felt calmer and happier. On the other side all kind of emotions filled the empty space I’d created. I truly discovered how social media have been acting like a distraction for me. It’s somewhere to go instead of being present with difficulties (or whatever else) inside of me. The last few days I felt a lot of anger and anxiety, and I’m pretty sure it’s because of this.

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1.
Redselen var ingen sted å finne mandag morgen – jeg våknet med en følelse av å være veldig fri og glad. Morgenen er tiden på døgnet hvor jeg sjekker absolutt alle sosiale medier – oftest før jeg hopper ut av sengen. Men denne dagen la jeg merke til alt det fine rundt meg istedenfor. Det var sol. Planten min lekte i lyset og kjæresten holdt rundt meg. Stillhet. 

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Generelt fikk jeg mye tid til å tenke på – og få inspirasjon til – andre ting å gjøre i løpet av dagen. Jeg bakte for eksempel kanelboller (noe jeg aldri føler jeg har tid til). Også så jeg på en viktig serie om selvmord. Den fant jeg når jeg ikke hadde noe å gjøre – en tid jeg vanligvis ville scrollet. Ja, ting som det. Jeg så på at høsten flyttet inn i byen min, og fant meg en ny favoritt-te.

3.
Småting føltes plutselig fint å gjøre – ikke som noe jeg bare måtte komme meg gjennom. Slik som å gå på butikken. Istedenfor å haste hjem til scrolling og tid i sengen, var jeg tilstede i butikken og kikket rundt – slik jeg egentlig elsker å gjøre.

4.
Dette er det punktet som fascinerer meg mest. I løpet av uken kjente jeg på en helt ekte lykkefølelse flere ganger. Sånn lykke som kommer innenfra – når man ikke har tankene tusen forskjellige steder. Litt sånn sommerfugler i magen uten noen grunn. Det følte jeg sist når jeg hadde en helg uten sosiale medier også. Det er ikke ofte jeg føler det sånn til vanlig. 

5.
Disse fem dagene begynte jeg også å dagdrømme om ting jeg ikke har tenkt på tidligere. Som at jeg kunne tenke meg å bo på en gård og ikke føle at hele verden er min oyster. Jeg tror det å være uten påvirkning fra alle andre i løpet av dagen gjør at dine egne tanker, ønsker og drømmer får rom til å komme frem. 

6.
Som sagt; å ikke få andres tanker, meninger og livsvalg inn i hodet hele dagen lang, gir rom til mine egne tanker og følelser å komme til the surface. På den ene siden følte jeg meg mer rolig og lykkelig. På den andre siden var det flere typer følelser som fikk komme til overflaten. Jeg tror sosiale medier kan virke som et slags “dop” for mange – altså en ting som maskerer vanskelige følelser eller det vi ikke vil deale med. Når dopet (eller det som distraherer deg, aka sosiale medier) blir borte, må man deale med det man har prøvd å grave ned.
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During this whole week I felt like I don’t ever want to go back to social media. I want to live simply – just here and now. Snapchat-, insta-, messenger- and facebook notifications are still off, and I love it.

Jeg tenkte hele uken at jeg ikke vil tilbake til sosiale medias. At jeg vil leve enkelt og bare her og nå. Notifications på snapchat, insta, messenger og facebook er fremdeles av – og jeg elsker det. 

Everyday life Mindset

Seeing my own words on real paper

20/09/2018

The concept of ‘time’ is something I can’t wrap my brain around. How holding a challenging yoga pose for 10 seconds feels like a lifetime, while reading a good novel for 6 hours feels like just a minute? It’s such a fascinating thing.

A few days ago I stepped outside my doorstep, walked for five minutes, and entered my moms apartment. I was carrying my MacBook, and asked her if I could borrow her printer to turn a part of my own story into black words on white paper – real paper. Holding my own ebook in my very own hands, a few minutes later, was kind of surreal. 75 real pages, filled with words I had come up with all by myself. And realising that its been about one and a half year since I wrote it? That was truly mind blowing. Kind of feels like it was yesterday. And kind of feels like it was another lifetime.

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‘Tid’ er noe jeg finner veldig fascinerende. Hvor merkelig er det ikke at det å holde en vanskelig yoga-stilling i 10 sekunder kan føles som en evighet, mens det å lese en god bok i 6 timer kan føles som et par minutter? For noen dager siden gikk jeg ut av døren min, og noen meter nordover – til mamma sin leilighet. Med MacBooken under armen ringte jeg på døren og spurte pent om å få låne printeren hennes. Noen minutter senere satt jeg inne hos henne med et kapittel av min helt egen livshistorie i hendene. Sort på hvitt. På ekte. 75 helt ekte sider, på helt ekte ark, med ord jeg for et og et halvt år siden kom på helt selv. At det har gått så lang tid siden jeg satt i Bali og skrev den boken er helt surrealistisk. Samtidig føles det som det hele skjedde i et helt annet liv. 

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This book is something I hold very close to my heart. It represents a part of my life, a chapter of my story, that is done and over with. I look back at it with pride – knowing that my body, mind and soul was able to get though a mental illness by itself, just by living in harmony with nature and who I really am. As I was struggling, I was able to pick up all the great advice given to me by my coach and other health gurus all over the world – to try all the techniques and approaches for myself – and keep what truly resonated with me. Everything I kept is what you’ll find in this book. 

While that chapter of my story came to an end over a year ago, I picked up this book a few days ago and read it in one sitting. Prior to reading it I felt overwhelmed, stressed and kind of helpless. When I was done reading my own wisdom, I felt like myself again. Just like its written in the book: no matter how spiritual or educated you are on health and wellness, you will always need reminders. I truly did at that point. 

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Denne boken ligger veldig nært hjertet mitt. Den representerer en del av livet mitt som er over – og en tid jeg ser tilbake på med stolthet. Tenk at kroppen min, sjelen og hodet klarte å komme seg gjennom en mental sykdom helt selv, kun ved å leve i harmoni med naturen og den jeg virkelig er. Midt i den vanskelige tiden klarte jeg å ta til meg alle råd jeg fant på nettet og fikk av coachen min, prøve alt jeg fant, og til slutt plukke ut det som funket for meg. Alt som funket finner du i boken. Selvom den kjipe perioden er over, plukket jeg frem boken for noen dager siden, og leste alle sidene på kun en times tid. Før jeg leste den følte jeg meg overveldet, stresset og hjelpesløs – etter jeg var ferdig følte jeg meg som meg selv igjen. Det er som jeg skriver i boken: uansett hvor spirituell du er, eller hvor mye du kan om helse, vil du alltid trenge påminnelser. Jeg trengte det veldig den dagen. 

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Reading it I also acknowledged that it could have been so much better. Both grammar wise and how its organised. I considered making a new and improved version of it – but I decided not to. Not for now, at least. There’s a lot of charm in knowing that this Norwegian speaking 24 year old girl wrote a book in English, without any education in either book writing or english grammar (I mean, I learned some english in school, but I was never confident speaking or writing based on that).

A few words of wisdom for you; if you’re eager to do something, but you feel like you’re not good enough – just do it. You’ll be glad you did. And if you’re struggling with some inner turmoil or eager to find some real happiness in life – check out ‘Crushing On Me’ here. 

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Mens jeg leste den innså jeg også at den kunne vært skrevet så veldig mye bedre. Både med tanke på grammatikk og hvordan den er oppbygd. Jeg vurderte å lage en ny versjon av den, men bestemte meg for å la være. Hvertfall for nå. Det er litt sjarm i å vite at en norsk 24 år gammel jente skrev en engelsk bok, uten noe utdanning i hverken bokskriving eller Engelsk. Altså, jeg har jo hatt engelsk på skolen, men har aldri følt meg noe flink på bakgrunn av det. Noen visdomsord fra meg: hvis du har lyst til å gjøre noe, men ikke føler du er god nok – bare gjør det! Du kommer til å være så glad for det senere. Og hvis du sliter med indre uro, eller kunne ønske du hadde mer glede i livet – sjekk ut ‘Crushing On Me’ her. 

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Love, Anne

I tried 'x' for a week

Adding a new column to my blog

12/09/2018

Good morning, loves

As I get to know myself better, the content I create changes – and I’m so excited to share my new upcoming column with you. Like – really excited. 

I’m a girl who absolutely love trying new things. I’m curious, I’m indecisive, and changing things up is my hobby. Also, let’s be honest, I get easily bored with routines. This column is going to be me sharing my experience trying one new thing for 5 days straight.

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Etterhvert som jeg begynner å kjenne meg selv bedre, får jeg også lyst til å dele litt nye og annerledes ting med dere. Slik som denne nye blogg-serien jeg har tenkt å kjøre i gang. Noe dere kanskje ikke vet er at jeg elsker å prøve nye ting. Jeg er veldig nyskjerrig, litt ubesluttsom, og kan vel egentlig si jeg blir rekordraskt lei av rutiner. I denne ‘serien’ vil jeg dele min erfaring med å prøve en helt ny ting – i en uke (eller 5 dager, da. En arbeidsuke, ikkesant. Sykt business). Jeg gleder meg sånn!

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I’ve been watching Lucie Fink and her youtube series Try Living With Lucie for a long time now. And along with other youtubers trying different diets and exercise routines for a week – it has left me super inspired.

I’ll do it blogstyle – with an occasional video here and there – and I would love for you to be involved in the process! I’ve got a lot of ideas written down already. Things like juicing, no plastic, different exercises, no social media, intermitted fasting, not washing my hair (😳), and so on. But if you’ve got some cool things for me to try for a week – shout! It doesn’t have to be health-related, I’m up for anything!

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Jeg har fulgt med på Lucie Fink og hennes youtubeserie Try Living With Lucie rimelig lenge nå. Så den serien, sammen med andre youtubere som prøver ulike ting i en uke, har gjort meg superinspirert. Jeg kommer til å gjøre det skriftlig, muligens med noen videoer her og der – og jeg har så lyst til at dere skal være involvert i det hele! Jeg har skriblet ned mange ideer til hva jeg kan prøve. Blant annet juicing, en uke uten å bruke plastikk, prøve ulike treningsformer, null sosiale medier, periodisk faste, ikke vaske håret (hjelp), osv. Men har du noen forslag – rop ut! Det trenger ikke være linket til holistiske sunne ting i det hele tatt – I’m up for anything! 

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Share your input in the comment section, or send an dm on Instagram! Can’t wait to get started!

Lots of love, Anne

Natural Beauty

Treating my face like a baby’s bum

06/09/2018

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Lately my face has suffered the role of the victim, amidst an internal war named stress. For two weeks straight I’ve juggled four different jobs, working night and day – a lot of overtime and some days several shifts a day. It has actually been a lot of fun, but the breakouts and dull-looking skin on my face proves that my body does not agree.

There are a few holistic things I do to keep my skin clear, and you can read about it in this blogpost. Today however, I simply wanted to show you my new moisturiser.

What sets this product apart from the other ones I have is that it’s made for cute little babies. What I discovered after I started working in a health shop, is that baby products generally contain less ingredients than products for adults do. Baby-skin is way more fragile, but I’m over here waving my hands in the air to get the benefits myself! I don’t believe in a concoction of a million different things in my skin care products – I want the simple things too. Please and thank you.

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WELEDA CALENDULA FACE CREAM

It contains beautiful ingredients like
Sesame seed oil
Almond oil
Different essential oils

The only ingredient on the list, that I did’nt know what was
 is glyceryl stearate SE, but it turns out to be something made up of different vegetable oils. I’m okay with that.

This moisturiser leaves my skin feeling so soft. I put on a decent amount before I went to bed yesterday, and woke up with a soft baby bum face this morning. I love the feel of it, and I’m so happy I decided to throw my money in that direction. Btw; it’s pretty cheap as well! Only 99,- nok at the store I work in (Life).

This product is not vegan, as it contains beeswax and wool wax.

 

Holistic

I had an astrology reading

15/08/2018

Ever since I was a kid I’ve been obsessed with astrology. It started with girly magazines – reading what my upcoming month would be like based on my sun-sign. From there it escalated to my mom coming home with horoscope books for me to enjoy – about what every sign could expect for the upcoming year, or a whole book about Pisces. Every time I visit my grandma (this has been going on for probably a decade now), I grab her woman’s magazine and read the weekly horoscope out loud for both me and her – more as a joke than anything else. But I’ve always had a real curiosity and belief in the planets and their impact on our lives and who we are.

Pisces. My sign. I’ve always felt so connected to it, and proud of it. But not until a few years ago did I become aware that there are more to the whole astrology thing than our sun-sign. There are moon-signs, rising signs, different houses and loads more that goes into it.

I’ve tried reading my whole birth chart myself several times (also with help from the awesome website Astrolabe), but last Friday I got serious and contacted an actual astrologer to do a reading for me. The session found place yesterday – and did in a few different ways point me in the direction of more trust and inner calm.

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Key points from my reading:

My chart shows that I have close to nothing of the earth element in me – just a lot of water and fire. In other words; grounding doesn’t come naturally to me. Inner peace is something I have to bring into my life myself. I have to consciously work on grounding to feel safe and not too ‘airy’, and also to lay the foundation on which I can start building cool things.

I do have a yod in my chart. I had no idea what that was prior to this reading, but apparently its known as ‘finger of God’. I was explained that if you have a yod in your chart, there’s something specific you’re on this earth to do – in this lifetime. You’re basically on a mission. I’ve always felt like there’s this one thing I’m here to do, just haven’t been able to put my finger on what that is. Learning about this yod of mine reassured that feeling, and made me trust that what it is will become clear to me when its meant to.

I haven’t yet had my Saturn return. It happens when we’re 28-29 years old, and for many people life stirs up a bit at that time. If you’re not on the right path, you will be directed to it at that point.

Plutos place in my chart at the moment can explain why I feel so foggy and have a hard time knowing what to do moving forward. (Thanks Pluto, hehe.)

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Based on all this I’ve taken a step back, mentally, and stopped pushing so hard. Especially in the area of career, where I’ve been very frustrated lately. I trust that this is not the right time to find definite answers about that, and that when the time is right I’ll be directed to where I need to go. I’ve also researched ways of feeling more grounded and how to open the root chakra – and I’m on my way to make some of those things a part of my daily routine (although I hate routines… and that’s exactly why I need it I guess hehe.)

I did my reading with beautiful Tonje.

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Have you had a reading? Tell me about it! 💛

Personal

Where did I go?

04/07/2018

Hi there love, I miss you!

Right now I’m eating homemade risotto, in my bed, located in the corner of my little bedroom also ironically known
as ‘the pent house’, in an old house I share with 6 other people, on the countryside of Norway.

That’s where I went, and thats where a lot changed – for the better.

I’m so flattered and humble that so many of you beautiful souls have sent me messages asking if I’m okay, based on the fact that I haven’t been that present on social media lately. My Instagram account used to be a place where I posted pictures and thoughts daily – but for the past year or so I’ve been very on and off with it all.

First of; no need to worry – I’m happy to report that I’m feeling amazing! 

That being said; things are changing around here.

Ever since I went to Bali (a year ago!! omg time flies), I’ve felt this weird feeling around my business and social media presence in general. Long story short; I finally came to the conclusion that I don’t want to do this as a business anymore.

Instagram was once a place for me to express my creativity, but as the following got bigger and I saw the potential of what it could become, it became more and more of a duty to me. Editing wasn’t as fun anymore, shooting photos felt like a chore, and liking other peoples pictures got scheduled into my workday. Alongside this my passion for holistic health slowly faded, and it all felt forced.

Now, let me explain. I will always be grateful for the world of holistic health, as it literally saved my life. I still cherish and use all the tools I’ve collected, and love talking about it, but I am no longer eager to have my whole life revolve around it.

Anyways!

Realising this only led me to a even better place, and I’ve decided that I still want to be here – but in another way. I want this place to be a space where I share my creativity again. I want to learn more about photography, editing, writing and webdesign – and share it all with you. It might not be all plant based, natural, holistic, perfect and consistent, but it will still be me.

Now that this is out in the open I’m gonna run down the wooden stairs, find one of the bathrooms and drown my funny face in cold water. Then I’ll do my best to fall asleep in this 30 degree celsius bedroom of mine. Ayyy, am I the only one looking forward to autumn already?

Can’t wait for crisp fresh air, knitted sweaters, hot cocoa, hugs and cuddles. Mihi.

Love, xx

Anxiety Holistic Mindset Personal

Tips for healing anxiety holistically

29/06/2018

Hi loves – feels like its been forever!

I would love to update you on my life, but if I ever do; that will be a different post 💛

Although I haven’t been that present on my social media accounts for quite a while, I still get DM’s and questions about anxiety. How to heal it holistically, my tips, my story, what I recommend doing. I kind of feel like it’s my duty to share all my knowledge and experiences about this subject, because I myself got through it, and know that so many others are on the same journey right now.

Many of you know that I healed my own generalised anxiety disorder with holistic practices, and consider myself ‘healed’ today. That being said; I still feel anxious sometimes. The difference is that now a days I feel fear or anxiety around specific events/happenings in my life, which is totally normal and healthy. Not like before where I felt anxious 24/7, had random panic attacks and a constant inner turmoil.

Healing anxiety

The secret to healing anxiety holistically is to remember the meaning of the word holistic, which is whole. To make up a whole we need many different (some small, some large), bits and pieces. There wasn’t one thing alone that led me to feel healthy and calm again, it was the combination of many different things.

Now, whenever I feel anxious, I go through a mental list consisting of different tools that usually helps. I ask myself: “what is going to help in this moment?”. And the answer will vary. I follow my intuition and do what feels good to me at that given time.

My mental list:

This list is one that I’ve made myself, based on years of trying different things. This is my list, and your list will probably look somewhat different. You can try the things mentioned in my list, but be kind to yourself and understand that we’re all so incredibly unique and different; not everything is going to feel good to you.

Meditation
(Calm app)

Yoga
(Mostly stretching, with my chill playlist)

Whole plant foods
(smoothies, oats, greens and all the good stuff)

Less refined sugar
(such as candy, ice-cream, cookies…)

Less alcohol
(you can party without alcohol if you want to! promise.)

More me-time
(all alone, just me and my own space)

Sharing my thoughts
(with my coach or someone I trust)

Less nicotine
(for those of us who sometimes enjoys that)

More time in nature
(go for a walk, a run, a swim..)

Exercise
(run, yoga, hit the gym – basically break a sweat)

Journaling
(writing down my thoughts in a secret book)

Make a vision board
(to get a sense of where I want to go in life)

Write a gratitude list
(to see every little fabulous thing in my life much clearer)

Drink more water
(because water is grounding)

Cleanse my living space
(by burning sage)

Use flower essences / essential oils
(spray or diffuser)

Less caffeine
(coffee, chocolate, green/black tea)

Read a self help book
(here and here are some of my favs)

Be creative
(for me: blogging, writing, photographing, singing..)

Positive quotes / affirmations
(that I say over and over to myself)

More sleep
(zzz – we all need them)

BE KIND TO MYSELF
(I am perfect just the way I am, I don’t need to be any different, neither do you.)

This is a long list – I know. But these are all little things that helped and still helps me in times of anxiety. Although its a list, I don’t mean that everything has to be checked of for me to feel amazing – its just a little list of things that usually helps. And for me, all these things in combination led me to a place of health again 💛

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Holistic

Favourite hardbacks for a happier life

18/04/2018

The Power

By Rhonda Byrne

This book is like my bible. It’s filled with inspirational quotes, and motivation to get on a higher frequency and attract to you what you most desire in life. It’s all about the law of attraction – very simple, easy to read, and nice to have on hand at all times. I used to read it as a part of my morning routine before (just a page or two), as it puts me in the right mindset and makes an amazing foundation for the day ahead. 

Rhonda Byrne is the author of The Secret, which you’ve probably heard of before – and this is just a sequel to that one. It has the same structure and message, but I love this one way more than the Secret, so I mean… just go get it.

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The Untethered Soul 

By Michael A. Singer

More of a… in depth book? More spiritual than the other ones I’m mentioning here. It’s about who we are. We’re not our body, we’re not our thoughts or emotions, but we’re the consciousness witnessing all of these things. Knowing this makes it easier to deal with hardships, but also easier to take risks and not fear failure – amongst other things. 

If you haven’t thought about this before, this book will be revolutionary for you. It’s a well known book, popular in the spiritual community, and I totally get why. 

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You’re A Badass 

By Jen Sincero 

If you’re one of those amazing little souls who’s been following my journey the past few years, you’ll know that my obsession with Jen Sincero is absolutely never ending. I refuse to stop talking about this incredible woman and her work, so you’re just gonna have to bear with me. I’ve been a bookworm since I was a tiny little girl (glewed to my bed, finishing every Penny & Friends book I could get my hands on in just hours), so I’m quite picky with my books of choice. Not every, actually quite few, authors tickle my brain, but this woman does.

I have this book both in hardback and on iBooks, so you can read a little more about it in this blogpost (my fav iBooks). All I have to say for now is that this book will change your life, it’s easy to read, and she makes you laugh – what a perfect concoction. 

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You’re A Badass at making money 

By Jen Sincero 

My current obsession – no surprise, since the almighty Jen Sincero is the woman holding the pen. This book has changed my relationship with money completely, and what happened while reading it was a magical experience to be honest.

She talks about how money is energy, and the whole universe is built up of just that. I spent 3 evenings engulfed in these pages, and just reading the words raised my frequency in incredible ways. I don’t know how to explain this to you without coming off as a freak, but I’ve never experienced the law of attraction work so instantly for me before. While reading it, and doing the exercises in the book, so many money-opportunities came to me – and that happened every single night I read it. I got mails from a bunch of people looking for coaching, different businesses wanting to collab, and messages about more hours at my part time job – and that in only 3 nights. 

She teaches you how to get a different mindset around money, how to get on the right frequency to attract more, and also how to actually dare to go for your wildest career dreams.

I will read it again and again, and if you’re ready to afford your dream life you should get your hands on it as well. 

Healthy Food Holistic

How I stay hydrated (with Eva Solo)

17/04/2018
Bottle sponsored by Eva Solo 

There’s one thing I know I should do, but find really hard, and that is to keep myself hydrated. Although I know how good it makes me feel, and how easy it really is, plain water just ain’t that fun. And we’re all about the fun around here, am I right? Yes I am.

That’s why I’m so excited to show you my recent rescuing prince – the MyFlavour bottle from Eva Solo. The bottle is made of BPA free plastic (which is much better for our bodies), and comes with a stick of stainless steel to place all my favourite fruits and vegetables on. Mind. Blown. Not only does the stick help me get a beautiful instaworthy look on my water, but it also makes it so much easier to get the fruits and veggies out of the bottle when I want to empty it. 

I fill up my bottle with cold water, fresh fruits or berries right before I go to bed, leave it in the windowsill overnight (it’s like a fridge during the Norwegian winter) and drink it all up first thing in the morning. I’ve kind of made a vow to myself not to do anything until that bottle is empty. This is such an awesome addition to my morning routine, because the sight of this fresh looking bottle actually makes me crave the almighty H2o the second I wake up.

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Here’s, to remind myself, why I want to stay hydrated:

Keep my energy levels up
We’re made up of just about 60% water, so, if we’re lacking, our body will be busy taking care of more
important things than challenging workouts and fun night with friends

Better skin
In addition to exercise, water is key to glowing skin for me

Smooth digestion
It helps flush waste from the intestines, and can help break down food as well

Help my body flush out toxins
Through sweat and urination

Clear mind
Since our brain is mostly water

To feel more grounded
Water comes from nature, and makes me feel more in tune with both myself and my surroundings

I aim to get in 2-3 of these bottles a day, as that equals about 2 litre of water which for me feels perfect.

You all know I’m all about the simplicity, so I’m a happy girl when I don’t have to make things too fancy smancy. Luckily for me, I don’t need more than a little lime sliced in pieces before my tastebuds are clapping. Add a few strawberries or kiwis in there, and I’m blown away. 

Up until April 22 you can get 20% off when you order the bottle on www.evasolo.com. Just enter the discount code HOLISTICAL20, and you’re the proud owner of my recent lifesaver.  

Adenomyosis Natural Beauty

Testing 3 organic tampon brands

30/03/2018

I love my period.

It’s funny – me and my flatmates, both girls and guys, had a conversation about periods the other day. And when I expressed my love for this time of the month, one of the guys were like “I have never heard anyone say they love their period before.” All we ever hear about the period is how much most people hate it, the inconvenience of it, and all the discomfort and pain that follows.

I have always loved mine. It makes me feel feminine, and let me tell you – there’s so much more than just bleeding involved in this process. When you decide to educated yourself on the cycle and this magical process happening inside your body every month, you’ll see that it is really interesting.

With my increasing curiosity around this bloody time of the month – choosing organic and natural menstrual equipment has become very important to me. Especially after I learned that I have adenomyosis. We really don’t know what is hidden inside conventional tampons and pads, but it can be a lot of shit that our body isn’t fan of. The vagina is one of the most absorbent parts of the body, so I want to make sure that what I put up there isn’t harmful.

Regular cotton and synthetic rayon is what most conventional tampons are made of. When the cotton isn’t organic it means it is grown with pesticides. And synthetic rayon is most likely bleached with chlorine and dioxin. Some conventional tampons also contain fragrance and dyes.

It might not be the biggest deal in the universe, but I’m fan of making the best choices that I can in every area of life, so that the sum of chemicals and shit entering my body is at a minimum. After all, a woman uses around 11.000 pads or tampons in her lifetime. ELEVEN THOUSAND.

Anyways! I decided to check out the three brands of organic tampons you can find in Norway – Ginger Organic, Masmi and Natracare. You can get one called Yoni as well, but it was a little expensive to ship only one package, so I skipped it. Here are the results:

 

Ginger organic

59,- nok (6 euros) for 18 tampons
3,- nok per tampon
Bought mine at BeeOrganic

Before I tried any of the three brands, this one was my definite favourite. Just look at it. I actually think I’m in love with this package. I just love the earthy feel both the colours and the material of the packaging is giving me. I feel very calm when I hold it in my hands – and that’s a first one with menstrual necessities. The package is biodegradable, and I have to say, this whole brand is awesome when it comes to everything eco.

They are certified by ECOCERT, GOTS, FSC, Allergy Certified and the nordic certification Svanemerket. The tampons are made of 100% organic cotton, and are free from harmful chemicals and chlorine.

MY EXPERIENCE: 
I tried this one first, and actually bled through it in one hour. By accident I bought the MINI one, and since I have the heaviest flow the first day – that’s probably why. It worked perfectly the last few days, so I’ll definitely get the ‘normal’ one and try it some other time. When I looked at all the tampons I tested, this one and Masmi looked very alike.

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Masmi

45,- nok (5 euros) for 18 tampons
2.50,- nok per tampon
Bought mine at Naturkilden

The packaging of this one is very… typically natural products looking? Not too fancy, just kind of boring.

They are certified by ICEA (Environmental and Ethical Certification Institute) and GOTS (Global Organic Standard). The tampons are made of certified organic cotton. They are also free from perfume, viscose, chlorine and dioxin, and they are hypoallergenic. Also, they are 100% biodegradable.

My experience:
I changed over to this one after I bled through the Ginger Organic one, and it worked perfectly. Since this one looks very similar to Ginger Organics I’ll probably keep getting this one as it’s a tad cheaper.

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Natra care

59,- nok (6 euros) for 20 tampons
3,- nok per tampon
Bought mine at SkinLove 

This is the brand I’ve been using for years, up until now, just because they’re available everywhere in Norway. The packaging is alright, with cute little flowers on them.

This is an award winning brand. Their products are made of organic cotton, free from chlorine and plastic, and are also biodegradable. They pay huge attention to animal welfare, and make sure that non of their products are tested on animals. They actually have a certification from The Vegetarian Society.

My experience:
Harder to open the individual tampons, but the packaging of the single tampon is SO CUTE. I also know that these tampons works just the way they are supposed to. I never leak through the ´regular´ one, and can always go the normal 4 hours before changing.

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Conclusion:
I’ll probably keep getting the Masmi tampons, as they are the cheapest and they work. They’re not super easy to find in Norway though, so don’t be surprised if you see me with a package of Natracare either. Bottom line though; organic and natural tampons works just as fine as conventional ones – and they’re so much better for you! Also; make sure to get the right size for your flow! xx

Natural Beauty

Vegan makeup-brush brands

19/03/2018

Like I said in my post about vegan and organic makeup brands, I’m all about choosing vegan whenever I can. Makeup is one of the areas where doing so has become very easy. And especially with high quality makeup brushes, as we only really have to buy them once.

I remember when I was younger, and I stumbled upon a brush made of goat hair. I remember thinking this is so SOFT. I want to cuddle it all day. I wasn’t educated enough to understand that there was actually parts of an innocent animal I was stroking over my skin (although it said goat hair) – no wonder I wanted to cuddle it.

I’m not for animal testing or the use of animal by-products at all, and really think animals have a bigger purpose here on planet earth than to be used for makeup application. That’s why I find it so cool that we’re living in a world that are becoming more and more aware of this, and offers awesome makeup products without animals in them.

Today I’ll show you 4 brands that makes vegan makeup brushes, so that you can look like a doll and leave the animals alone at the same time.

ECO TOOLS

A sweet little US brand, which makes all their brushes from recycled materials such as bamboo. They place a huge emphasis on being environmental friendly, chic and affordable at the same time.

In my makeup bag you can find three of these, and I love them. I’ve had them for years and they still works perfectly. I use this one for bronzer and finishing my makeup, this one (to the left) for concealer and foundation on smaller areas, and this one (to the right) for eyeshadow.

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BEAUTY UK COSMETICS

UK based brand, with all vegan makeup brushes. I’ve never tried any of them, but they look high quality and pretty! You can find them here.

 

SO ECO

As far as I can tell these are UK made, and do an awesome job to support the environment. Not only are their brushes sustainable, but also the packaging. The brushes have bamboo handles, and the packaging are printed with vegetable inks and have ‘windows’ made from corn starch – stuck using solvent free water based adhesives. Pretty awesome, hey?

I recently bought their powder brush, and it’s perfect for contouring or applying bronzer.

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URBAN DECAY 

You’ve heard of this brand, right? I had no idea they were all vegan before my friend started working there. They are US based I think, but you can find them all over Europe as well. This brand is high quality in everything they do – if it wasn’t for the fact that their makeup aren’t organic (yet?!) I would dive all in. You can find them here.

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Do you know of any awesome brands?  💋

Anxiety Holistic

My goals in life

13/03/2018

What you’re about to read is a blogpost I wrote exactly a year ago, but for some reason it’s been left chilling in “drafts” since then. I stumbled upon it today and thought hey, let’s put it out in the universe. Definitely still stand by all of it. 

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April 24th 2017: 

I recently reposted an old blogpost about my experience with anxiety (you can read it here), and in one of the last paragraphs I wrote that my goals in life has changed. Since some of you asked what my goals are now, I thought I would write a little bit about it today.

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Not skinny but happy

One of the reasons why I got anxiety at the time that I did, was because I restricted my calories and was very strict with myself, the way I looked and “performed” in life. I’m not kidding when i say that the last 5 months or so up until my first panic attack I thought about food and my physical appearance every second of the day. Now my goal is not to be as skinny as possible – it is to be happy. I just want to be happy! No matter what that looks like to me, that’s what I want. I know that when I eat healthy, exercise, meditate and laugh, that makes me feel good and alive in the long run. So that’s why I do it.

Be a kind person

I just want to be kind to absolutely everyone. Not that I was a particularly ‘bad’ or bitchy person before, but still. My anxiety really taught me the lesson of being kind to myself, and when I saw the value of that, it made me want to be nothing but kind and loving towards everyone else as well.

Do work that I love

My family has always been very open minded around work, and encouraged me to study and do things that I’m passionate about. But as a teenager I was very much in the mindset of getting a lot of money by doing hard work I don’t necessarily like. After working a lot on myself I realised that the reason I wanted money was because I wanted to buy things/feel safe, which would eventually lead me to a state of happiness. My goal now isn’t about the money, it’s about going straight to the happiness part. Life is a unique gift, and for me, wasting 50% of my days doing something I’m not passionate about – it just isn’t what I want anymore. My goal is to earn a living on something I truly love.

Help people

With my own healing came a passion for helping others as well. I want to spend my time on this planet making other people feel good, and with my own experience show people a different way of doing just that. My goal is to leave everyone I meet happier than when I met them.

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If you see hardships and bumps in the road as blessings, you can learn so much about yourself and how you want to live your life. I’m forever grateful for anxiety and all the big and tiny ways it changed me.

Natural Beauty

4 natural makeup brands I trust

09/03/2018

Today, my little dolls, I thought I’d introduce you to some makeup brands I truly trust. They are all both organic and vegan.

Organic because I want to avoid the harmful ingredients you’ll often find in conventional products. You’ve heard it before; our skin is our bodies largest organ – and it absorbs a lot of what we apply to it. Organic products also tend to contain a lot of ingredients from nature, which is beneficial for our health and wellbeing – and I want more of those!

Vegan because animals are beautiful, cute, living beings that in my opinion deserve a life in happiness and peace – just like you and me. There’s absolutely no need to test products on animals (which really really hurts them), and there’s no need to put their flesh, bones and by-products into makeup in order for it to work wonderfully.

I opt to choose organic and vegan in every area of my life, but I don’t always find that easy – except from makeup and beauty products. Reason being that beauty products you only really have to research and purchase a few times a year, while with food for example you have to make a choice several times a day.

I want to make it easier for you to make sustainable and healthy choices with makeup yourself, so I’m going to introduce you to four brands that exclusively produce organic and vegan products.

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INIKA

This brand is Australian, fully organic and vegan. I would say this is more on the luxurious side as it is quiet expensive and looks absolutely beautiful.

I’ve fallen in love with their bb-cream and primer – and apply it everyday for glowing skin. I’ve also heard great things about their bronzer.

100% PURE

A US owned brand, which is also fully organic and vegan. When I think about them, I think about fruit – as they get most of their colour pigments from that which happen to be my favourite food-group.

I’ve become addicted to their bronzer, and their lipsticks are so soft and well pigmented. The only thing I’ve tried that I didn’t fancy is their mascara – it’s a little too runny for my liking.

ZAO

A French brand, which again is fully organic and vegan. They are also awesome because they have bamboo packaging on most of their products (good for the environment!), and they offer refill on all their products. A to the wesome.

I love their eyeshadows and wear them every time I do a full face of makeup. I’ve also been drooling over their fluid foundation for a while, and will definitely try that one out when I run out of my current one.

 

AU NATURALE

This is a brand I discovered yesterday, actually – and it made me so happy! Fully organic and vegan, from the US. I’ve never tried any of their products myself, but they look like high quality, well made products that I can’t wait to get my hands on.

I’ve been crushing on their bronzer, concealer, foundation sticks and brow pencil.

 

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Do you know any great brands I should check out? 😘

 

 

Natural Beauty

My favourite natural deodorant 

07/03/2018

Finding a natural, organic and vegan deodorant that does the job on all levels – that’s a mission. And it’s a mission I’ve been on for years.

I find that most of the natural deodorant’s out there have this intense scent of essential oils (which I just don’t really enjoy for my everyday deo), or they irritate my armpits, or they just don’t work at all. So it’s safe to say that I was beyond excited when I found one that met all my requirements.

I bought The One about a week ago, without doing any research on it at all. Faith In Nature is a brand I trust, so when I saw their deo in my local health shop I just grabbed it and took it home. My expectations wasn’t high at all – but boy did this one raise the bar.

This deodorant is gentle on my skin, doesn’t smell much at all, it’s easy to apply and it’s very affordable (compared to other organic ones). I also find that it’s enough for me to apply it once in the morning, and then again after my workouts, to keep me feeling fresh all day.

Many of the conventional deodorants out there, or all of them, have a lot of harmfull ingredients – and the skin on our armpits are very thin, so we absorb a lot of what is applied on it. For that reason I’m very careful about what kind of products I apply there.

If you’re looking for a natural deodorant I highly recommend Faith In Nature – Chamomile & Aloe Vera. I’ve also used Schmidt’s Naturals Geranium for sensitive skin, and it works perfectly, I’m just not too found of the scent anymore!

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Holistic

3 natural ways to fall asleep faster 

05/03/2018

A while ago I had real issues with sleep. Once I fell asleep I was all fine, but the art of falling asleep was something I just couldn’t master. Now, on the other hand, I’ve found three things that makes me fall asleep the second I decide to do so.

Massage my feet

When I studied natural medicine I got a crash course in reflexology which I found super interesting. The theory is that the soul (the underside of the foot) reflects our whole body – it’s packed with different zones that are believed to corresponded to specific areas of the body. You can see it visually here. By putting pressure on these areas you can heal everything from headaches, bad digestion, stress etc.

Right before I go to sleep I grab my coconut oil and start massaging my feet. It feels amazing and it’s so calming to me. I don’t massage any specific areas – I just rub my whole foot and focus on the areas that feels a little uncomfortable. This just takes me about 2 minutes, but really works wonders.

I imagine blending in some sleep supporting essential oils would be beneficial as well. I would love to try adding lavender, frankincense, vetiver or roman chamomile!

 

Yoga Nidra

I’ve written about this before (here), and I’m still a huge fan.

Yoga nidra is something I do after my foot massage at times when I feel like my body is very tense, or I have way to many thoughts flying around up there. I lay in bed, put on this podcast and follow the instructions.

It’s very calming for both body and mind – I sometimes fall asleep while I’m listening to it.

Inhale exhale

This is something I do every single day, no exception.

What tends to keep me up at night is my thoughts. It can be worries, but just as often happiness. I can’t seem to stop thinking about all the fun things I’m looking forward to, or everything I have to be grateful for. And I mean, that’s a good thing, but not very sleep provoking!

What I do is that I find a comfortable position to fall asleep in, and start breathing (since I don’t normally breathe throughout the day…) When I inhale I say in my mind “inhale”. When I exhale I say in my mind “exhale”. And I fall asleep instantly. It always works! (knock on wood.) But if your thoughts start flying again, just go back to the breath. Again and again and again until you fall asleep.

 

Additional things: 

Other than these three tings I’ve made an habit of:

  • not drinking too much water before bed
  • going to bed and waking up at the same time every day (23:00 – 07:30)
  • making sure my bedroom is cold and comfortable
  • making sure my bedsheets aren’t itchy
  • and not having coffee after 2 pm in the day

 

 

Good night, babe 🌙

Holistic Mindset

Favourite iBooks for self growth

02/03/2018

The War Of Art by Steven Pressfield

I was introduced to this book by a friend last year, when I was back from Bali and ready to get things going in my career. It’s about how every one of us have one or more things we want to do in life, but most of us just don’t do it.

He describes a type of energy that he calls “resistance”. When we’re about to do something that is really important for our souls evolution (something that means a lot to us), things tend to come in the way. Without being aware of it we come up with “more important things” or we feel like we don’t have the time, energy, skills or confidence to do what we need to do.

“Fear is good. Like self-doubt, fear is an indicator. Fear tells us what we have to do.”

Resistance is in all of us, and this book is about how to move past it. Every single day. And by that achieving whatever we want to achieve.

I swallowed this one whole back then, and it really changed the way I look at work and my dreams & desires. If you’re ready to do what you came to this earth to do, this one is for you.

Read more about it here.

 

You’re A Badass by Jen Sincero

Ah, where to begin. When I was in Bali I found this book in the villa I was staying in, and during a little breakdown this book really saved me. I had read it prior to my trip as well, and I’ve read it many times since. The messages are powerful and something I need to be reminded of every now and then. It’s just everything you need to get that good vibe going.

Jen Sincero is funny. She’s wise, but she puts it out there in a way that is easy for everyone to digest. If you’re feeling a little lost in life, you’re ready to live a truly exciting and fulfilling life, or if you’re just about to tip your toe into the holistic, spiritual world – then this is perfect.

She talks about how to get over your bullshit already and kick some ass, while she also explains why you’re not doing just that right now – aka how you got this way.

“There will never be anyone exactly like you, so you’re kind of a big deal”

This one is so so so inspiring, and now that I’m writing about it I feel like a want to read it one more time.

Read more about it here.

 

Making Life Easy by Christiane Northrup

Christiane Northrup is a medical doctor who’s known for her work with women. She’s super inspiring as she really gets the connection between western medicine, holistic health and spirituality. She connects them all and are full of facts and insight.

Making Life Easy is the only audio book I have on iBooks, and I’m frequently listening to it before I go to sleep at night. In 12 chapters she goes into depth on how to make life flow and have a good time here on earth.

She talks about letting go of blame and guilt, and embracing vulnerability. How everyone can communicate with the Divine and how to understand the Universe’s messages. She also talks about food – how eating well will enhance your life. And a little chapter about the importance of having good people around you and creating a supportive community.

She has a magical feel about her, and although she’s only 68 years old I kind of feel like she’s my additional wise grandma. (Grandma’s are my fav.)

You can read more about it here.

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Now tell me, what’s your favourite self growth book? 💛

Mindset

Win one of my favourite books!

01/03/2018

Hi there beautiful living creature 💛

A few weeks ago I found myself laying on the floor eating raw brownies, when I jumped over to instagram to find that I had the 10k number on my very own account

While I’m not here for the numbers, I did get very excited, because it means that I reach more and more people with a message I think is very important. I see you all as friends rather than “followers”, and I’m so grateful for you that I don’t even know where to begin.

What I love the most is all the messages and lovely conversations we have, all the love I find in the comment section, and how my own struggles and win’s is received with so much unconditional love and support. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I’ve been looking for a way to give back to you for a while now, and the way I decided to do it this time unfolded in a very synchronistic way.

I’ve been obsessing with Michael A. Singer for a while now. Swallowing both The Untethered Soul and The Surrender Experiment whole. So much so I wasn’t completely satisfied reading them on iBooks – I wanted them in paperbacks as well. So I ordered one copy of both, but what happened is that I got both those books + an additional one of The Surrender Experiment!

This was right at the time where I was looking for something to give to you – and I knew that this was it. I truly believe that whoever wins this giveaway is supposed to have this book.

Books are, in my opinion, one of the biggest and greatest gifts you can receive. Because when you’re finished reading you’re in some way a different person. Books changes us, no matter if it’s fiction, literature or a self help book.

I am giving away this book on my Instagram page here – and you can attend up until March 5th.

The book is about Michael Singer’s life, and how by surrendering to life he ended up accomplishing amazing things. For example starting a billion-dollar public company and a thriving spiritual community on over six hundred acres of pristine forest and meadows in Florida.

It changed my life in many ways, and I hope it will change yours too.

Healthy Food

Perfect matcha latte on the first try

01/03/2018

My first time making matcha latte was a success!

Writing the previous sentence is something I thought I’d never get to do. Purchasing my first supply of matcha powder was supposed to be my first step on a long and challenging matcha journey. The world wide web is filled with bloggers saying their first try was a failure, and that it took them a long time to master the skill. I was frightened.

But I womaned up and decided to go for it. Because I’ve had matcha latte magic at cafes before (hint hint Oslo Raw in Oslo makes a bomb one), and the thought of having this vibrant frothy drink on my working desk in the morning, every single day, was tempting – to say the least.

But this is where I have to confess… I’ve cheated. Or just done what I always do; kept things simple and quick. I bought a matcha latte mix. Not just matcha powder. So all I had to do was add warm milk (I was lucky with this one as well, because Kaja taught me to use this one which probably made all the difference).

So if you’re a homemade-matcha-latte-virgin, and you want to make it perfect the first time around; get this mix from super nature and this iKaffe milk from Oatly.

I will be trying to make it all from scratch once this package is empty, but for now I’m so pleased with my green magic being just this <3 I made it for the first time just a few hours ago, and now I’m enjoying my second cup.. hehe.

Ps none of this is sponsored in any way! Although I wish it was. 

Holistic

Why crystals can be healing 

03/02/2018

When I first dipped my toe into the pool of alternative medicine in 2014, I stumbled upon a lot of different things. Many of them way too crazy for my Scandinavian brain to even accept the existence of.

One of these were crystals.

It was just way out of my comfort zone to think that shiny rocks could be anything more than pleasing to the eye. So I left them alone where I thought they belonged – with the sage, chanting and crazy tarot cards.

Fast forward 4 years and I’m doing my dad a huge favour saging his apartment for shitty energy (while he’s laughing), chanting away in my room, friend crushing on my go-to tarot reader, and just received my first three crystals in the mail.

It is safe to say my mindset and understanding of the universe has changed a whole lot over the course of 4 years.

I now understand that the whole universe is made up of energy – just in different forms. I am energy, you are energy, music is energy, the chair you’re sitting on is energy and even the glittery rocks in my hand is energy.

Our whole body, including bones, flesh, skin and blood are just energy that shows up in different patterns and densities. The same with our emotions and thoughts – they are energy in their unique density. Our flesh and blood, and the furniture we’re sitting on, are a kind of energy that we can see and touch. While our thoughts and emotions, and the music we’re listening to, are a kind of energy that can’t be seen by the human eye. That being said; all energy is connected. 

Not only are things energy, they also radiate energy. Have you met a new person and gotten a bad feeling? That’s because this person is radiating a type of energy that doesn’t sit well with your own energy. Maybe you’ve also walked into a house and suddenly felt this calming sensation? That’s probably the house radiating energy that sits very well with you.

When we understand that concept, we understand that crystals are alive like everything else in the universe. They are energy and radiate energy that interacts with any other energy field near it.

When it comes to using crystals for healing, it’s based on the theory that when all energy in our body is balanced, we experience health.

The way crystals are made, in the earths crust over million of years, makes them objects with the most energy – and they’re also known to be the most stable form of matter in the universe. It works with our own energy, being able to defuse, absorb, move or shift energy within the body. It works on emotional, mental and physical stress. When we come in contact with a crystal, its energy interacts with the vibration of the cells in our bodies.

Working with crystals makes our body find its natural rhythm.

I got my first three crystals in the mail just recently, all clear quarts, so I don’t have a lot of experience with crystals myself yet. But I’m so attracted to them and I’m sure this isn’t going to be the last time you see me talking about them.

I bought mine at Marits Krytaller (for Norway only I think)