Alternative Tips For A Good Night’s Sleep

Keep in mind that the bedroom is a place for romance and relaxation.

  • Use Lavender essential oil. Sprinkle a few drops on a piece of tissue and put it under your pillow, make your own room spray by mixing it with water, or use an aromatherapy diffuser.
  • Use organic cotton sheets and make sure to have a comfortable and inviting bed.
  • The bed should be solid and stable.
  • Avoid the color red. Soothing pale colors are appropriate.
  • No plants. Plants can drain the room of auspicious vibrations.
  • The bedroom shouldn’t be too warm but you shouldn’t be freezing as well. Try to keep the temperature around 65F or 19C.
  • Try Valerian, Chamomile or Lemon Balm Tea.
  • Clear the air. Don’t go to bed in the middle of an argument.
  • Clear the clutter. The bedroom should be a calm and relaxing environment.
  • Don’t work or watch TV in the bedroom.  Too many books can also be to stimulating.
  • Clocks and phones should be kept away from the bed as they provide too much electromagnetic stimulation.
  • Be in the present. Don’t worry about the past or future.
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The Power Of Not Giving A F***!

It all begins and ends  in your mind. What you give power to will end up having power over you. If you allow it.

How many minutes a day are you spending just worrying? Worrying about the future or even past? How many minutes or even hours have gone by without you even noticing the present moment? It is probably more than you think. And because you have clicked on this post I hope that you are willing to change that.

Once I came across a great quote which said: If it does not matter anymore in 5 years don’t spend more than 5 minutes worrying about it!

This made me think about how much we actually need to worry. The answer is simple, we don’t need to worry at all. We don’t function better if we worry and nothing is changing by us worrying about it. There is no need to worry. Your worry is not going to change anything!

The same goes for frustration, anxiety, anger and shame. And all those other emotions that don’t change a thing but make us feel very bad.

Ask yourself. Is it really necessary to get angry or frustrated if your partner forgets to take the garbage out or empty the dishwasher? Is your frustration changing anything or doing the work? No! The only thing that changes is your mood  and probably the rest of your day.  For the worse.

Is it really necessary to be afraid of your boss and to stress out about work? No! It is very unlikely your boss is going to kill you. The only reason all the animals on this planet, including us humans are meant to be stressed is in a life or death situation or a fight or flight situation. So there is no need for you to have sweaty hands, a racing heart or even constipation unless you are chased by a bear. How many times do you feel stressed and how many times are you chased by a bear?

Start to think about the things that really deserve your energy. What are the things that are really important in your life? The unwashed dishes or your health? The job you hate or your friends and family? You only have a limited amount of fu**s to give in your day. Chose wisely. The things in which you are investing your energy will grow. So if you spend most of your day worrying about your job you will end up even more worrying about your job tomorrow. It’s like planting seeds. Stop planting seeds for things that make you unhappy and start growing the things that make you happy. It’s your life. You can decide what is important in it. So if you don’t want to go and meet with people you don’t like. That’s okay. No need to worry about it. You have the right to spend every minute in your life exactly the way you want to. Free yourself from worry and start living.

Love,

Lori

Delicious Green Smoothie/ My Breakfast

Yes, this smoothie is green and it actually tastes good. In fact, I go as far and say it is delicious. I must admit, as much as I love living a healthy lifestyle, I was never a big fan of green smoothies. They just tasted bad in my opinion. However, then I created this recipe and I just look forward every morning to drink it. It tastes delicious. The dates make it a sweet treat in the morning.

 

Ingredients

(makes ca. 900 ml or 4 cups)

  • 1 handful of lettuce
  • 2 kale leafs
  • 2 handful of spinach
  • half an apple
  • half a celery stick
  • 8 dates
  • 2 bananas
  • parsley (optional)
  • 150 ml or 5/8 cup coconut water
  • 80 ml or 1/3 cup oat milk ( or whatever vegan milk you prefer)
  • 180 ml or 3/4 cup water
  • 2 tsp lemon juice (optional)

Usually, I tend to put all the greens first in the blender together with the liquids, then I add all the other stuff and blend it again.

Feel free to mix and match all different kinds of greens and fruit according to what is available and in season. However, I really recommend to include the dates as they make this smoothie extra sweet.

Enjoy!

 

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With love,

Lori

You are what you eat!

Is your body a colorful garden or a graveyard?

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Nothing is more important for our health than the food we eat. Ever heard the sentence: Let food be thy medicine. Well, it cannot be more true.

For our health, it is very important to have a connection with the food that we put into our body. Food is the fuel that keeps our bodies alive. Without the right food, we would not survive. However, what you put into your body can either nourish it or cause diseases. Therefore, it is important to know what belongs into your body and what not. Just because it maybe tastes good doesn’t mean it should be eaten.

If you think about it, it is very simple. If you have a body that is filled with chemicals, sugars, rotting corpses and fats and on the other hand a body that is filled with, vegetables, grains, nuts and fruits.Which one do you think is healthier?

Our basic instincts tend to choose the right foods for us. Unfortunately, in today’s society our basic instincts are manipulated by the media, commercials, traditions and prejudices.

Think about this: Who is putting most money into marketing and commercials? Fast food chains and soft drink companies of course. Ever seen a commercial for broccoli or kale? The reason behind this is because, nobody would touch those fast food products or soft drinks if they were not marketed in a way that makes them hip and trendy. In addition, all those products contain additives that make them addictive. So people literally cannot stop eating or drinking them. Their brain is manipulated. Remember those potato chips you could not stop eating? Well, that was intended that way in the first place.

So, it is important to free yourself from additives and brainwashing commercials. Doesn´t a fresh squeezed orange juice sound much better than for example:  Carbonated Water, Sugar, Orange Fruit from Concentrate , Citric Acid, Vegetable Concentrates ,Orange Flavourings, Preservative (Potassium Sorbate), Malic Acid, Acidity Regulator (Sodium Citrate), Sweeteners (Acesulfame K, Aspartame), Antioxidant (Ascorbic Acid), Stabiliser (Guar Gum), Phenylalanine   —>the ingredients of Fanta.

The same goes for processed meats: What sounds better? Fresh strawberries or a combination of lower-grade muscle trimmings, fatty tissues, head meat, animal feet, animal skin, blood, liver and other edible slaughter by-products —> basic ingredients in a hot dog.

Don’t be fooled by nice packaging and commercials!

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