The Benefits of Tea Tree Oil – Why you should have it at home

Tea Tree essential oil is something you shouldn’t miss out on. It is one of nature’s most important antiseptics. It is also antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal. It is used by the Aborigines for centuries.

It can be used for example on:

  • Burns
  • Insect Bites
  • Stings
  • Wounds
  • Skin infections
  • Athletes Foot
  • Cold Sores
  • Vaginal Yeast Infections
  • Acne
  • Warts

If you haven’t used tea tree essential oil before, make sure to dilute it first with water or a carrier oil. Test it on a small area on your body. Usually it is very skin friendly however we are all different and allergic reactions can occur. But one thing is for sure, it is much safer than any chemical treatments or drugs you can buy at the pharmacy.

Love,

Lori

 

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The Importance of Decluttering – Getting Rid of Stuff

Getting rid of stuff might be more important than you think. Nowadays we live in a capitalistic society in which it is important to own a lot of stuff. The more you own the happier you are – That’s what they try to sell us.

However, this couldn’t be  more far from the truth. It is the opposite. We learned to believe that we can buy happiness. We only need to open a magazine or watch TV. Everyday we are flooded by a wave of products that promise us more happiness and a better life. We may be happy for a couple of minutes but then we tend to be more miserable than before.

It is important to understand that we cannot buy happiness. Happiness comes from the inside. Nothing and nobody can make us happy. Happiness is a choice we make every single second.

Our things don’t just occupy space in our house or apartment they also occupy space in our mind. The more we have the more we have to think about. This space could be used more efficiently if it wouldn’t be filled with stuff. The less you have the less you have to worry about. Getting rid of things brings freedom. More time and space that you can use for the moments that really make you happy. You can focus on the present and future instead of holding on to things from the past.

Stay tuned for my next post on how to actually increase happiness.

Love,

Lori

 

Green Pesto – Easy Raw Recipe

 

 

This pesto is super easy to make and delicious. I like to serve it with pasta but feel free to enjoy it the way you want to.

Ingredients

2-3 handful of fresh basil

2-3 handful of fresh parsley

3 garlic cloves, if you don’t like the taste of garlic use less

1/3 cup  ( 5 tbsp) seeds of your choice. I used some ready bought mix of different seeds

2 tbsp nutritional yeast

1 handful cashews ( soaked over night)

1/8 cup  ( 30 ml) apple cider vinegar

1/3 cup ( 80 ml) extra virgin olive oil

black pepper

 

Put everything in a blender and there you go.

25 Life Lessons- Lesson 18

Lesson 18

It’s okay to have no plan.

It’s okay to just live in the moment and not knowing what will happen tomorrow. Life is never going to be certain and predictable no matter how much we try. Be spontaneous and open for new opportunities.

Love,

Lori

My 3 Favorite Apps For Self-Development

I try to stay away from my phone as much as possible. However sometimes the phone can be very useful as well. Here are 3 apps I use almost on a daily basis.

1. Bliss

Probably my favorite app. I use it every day. It is filled with all kinds of positive psychology and gratitude exercises. I especially use the ‘three good things’ section to write what I am grateful for everyday.

2. Headspace

A meditation app that works like a personal trainer for the mind. A great app for beginners to learn about mindfulness in only 10 minutes a day.

3. Audible

No time to read books? Well, then listen to them. Audible offers a huge collection of audiobooks. So you can listen easily to books while doing other tasks.

I hope these apps help you to stay balanced no matter how busy your lives are.

Love,

Lori