All posts tagged: Lifestyle

10 Qualities of Successfully Happy People (+ Tips to develop them)

There are so many different definitions of success, at least as many humans there are on this planet. However, the one that is well-spread the most certainly involves earning money in order to survive. Surviving…such a powerful and yet horrible world. What is the point of living a life you have to survive in? It is quite normal for a person to be unhappy, stressed, anxious & even a little depressed when having to survive! I know that this aching definition and fixity actually come from our society’s evolution and is now embedded into what seems to be a very tricky web. Let’s start off all together, by picturing life as a vehicle for blooming and thriving, and with “success” being synonymous of joy, abundance and happiness…

Monday Motivation – 15th of August

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough”. – Oprah Winfrey In the last “Monday Motivation” article, I shared my take on Oprah Winfrey’s beautifully written book What I know for sure. Going through it again this week, one specific phrase really amazed me and seemed to be echoing just perfectly with what I was living at the moment. If you’re not a yoga practitioner, you might not know that after a class, for the final five minutes, we’re lying on our mats, in Savasana (aka. The Body Pose), eyes closed, feeling all the emotions and sensations that are going through our bodies. This is the perfect time for the teacher to share something personal but yet universally recognised, some philosophical thoughts or even an emotional and heartfelt story. What our teacher told us a few days ago is so true and yet so hard to apply on a day-to-day basis: “Focus on what you’re doing well, on what …

8 Reasons Everyone Should Start Yoga

It’s been two years and a half since I’ve stepped into the yoga world, blooming from my mat and shading light on my life and that way I am trying to create for myself. Now that I am halfway through one of the best experience of my life so far, a Hot Yoga Teacher Training, I wanted to share with you all the knowledge I’ve gathered throughout my practice. Without further ado, here are the eight reasons I am in love with yoga…and for you to step on the mat!

Monday Motivation – 1st of August 2016

Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.” – Oprah Winfrey Many months ago, a friend of mine offered me a book. That might sound a little silly but trust me, it is not a normal book. And now that I do have a purpose of writing down my feelings about it, I am using one of my Monday Motivations to share it. “What I know for sure”, written by that fantastic, strong, hard-working and passionate American philanthropist, Oprah Winfrey, is a genuine treasure. From page to page, with all these meaningful words, terrific examples, sparkling and awe-inspiring life lessons, the reader is enabled to nourish her routine, thoughts and feelings with liquid happiness. Even though I might well call it my bedside book, being in love with every single thing in it, there only are a few things that affected deeply me. This quote is one of them.

Monday Motivation – 18th of July 2016

“Let us live for the beauty of our own reality” – Charles Lamb I’ve been thinking a lot about writing such an article. But if you’ve been wandering through my “About” section, you might have noticed that everything that is related to our vision of our own body and our definition of beauty is very dear to me. I know that it might sound strange on a food blog, and that some people that cannot understand that might judge me for what I am about to share; but I am not doing this in a self-pity way, or trying to show off. What I am aiming at is showing you all that look is unhealthily essential in our society, and that people who are suffering from body distortions, eating disorders, or simple feelings of self-disgust are more present than we think. For last week’s National Nude Day, I posted a special photo on Instagram, which served as a brief introduction to today’s article. This very special Monday Motivation is going to be about our definition …

Monday Motivation – 04th of July 2016

“My advice is, never do to-morrow what you can do today. Procrastination is the thief of time. Collar him!” – Charles Dickens I am so excited to introduce you today to this new page, my “Monday Motivations”, which will hopefully succeed in showing you life and routine from a different point of view. I’ll try to emphasise all the beautiful aspects of life, the do’s and don’ts for a happy living as well as to tell you some of my stories, in hopes of inspiring you and making your heart a little lighter. To start off, I’d like to present you one of my favourite English writers, Charles Dickens. I just adore this phrase; it is so true and yet so difficult to apply in a day-to-day basis.