CRYING GAME | August 20th 🌱It's my party, and I'll cry if I want to. Cry if I want to, cry if I want to. You would cry too if it happened to you.🌱 How is everyone today? Mixture of excitement and anxiety here on this lovely Sunday morning.
Excitement as the sun is out and Camden has called. So little browsage and vegan treats are on the plan w @zuzanaparbhu
Anxiety as.... no idea really. Comes and goes, seems to have its own life and expiry date. I felt i had to analyse it and explain it to myself in past but now i just acknowledge it and leave it.
Sometimes its a memory, dream or anticipation of day ahead... it varies. It is a strange feeling of fear/helplessness that manifest in real life- i get shaky and my breath speeds up. I want to hide away and see no one. It was much worse few months back. Now, only visits here and there. If i try to suppress it for a day or two it will come back w a vengeance- full on meltdown. I don't have any advice on how to prevent these, but you can manage it by being honest w yourself and just let it be. Breath slowly and try to calm down. Thinking about the great and positive things in your life helps too. Its a rollercoaster and comparing yourself to what should be or punishing yourself for not being "normal" wont help this. Thank goodness you are not NORMAL! How ordinary.
So if you are feeling anxious this morning i hope this found you in time. What a glorious day this is shaping to be. Possibilities are endless. Things you could see the people you could meet, life could change forever. Don't let it get away.
Nordic Race Refshaleøen ✔️💪🏻 Helt anden oplevelse når vandet er x3 varmere end i april 😜 Jeg er pisse stolt over mit team og ikke mindst, at min træning at betalt sig - jeg klarede armgang i ringene hele vejen, trods jeg sleb flere lag hud af, ved at glide for hurtigt ned af et reb 🙈👋🏻
ALIVE | August 18th
Thank you all for the positive vibes. Survived the blood test. No punctured veins here. Big shout to Mike the nurse for some serious needle skills. Steady, steady hands. 🙌
On a serious note, so sad to hear about Barcelona. I wish i could say i cannot even imagine what it is like, but here in London we got numb to the shock and threat. The reaction is literally like: Oh, another one?
Watched #johnvenus and his wife Catherine's video and how close they were to it, the fear and adrenaline pumping through them, i felt sick to my stomach. Another reason to take the days as they come. Each moment. Be in present. I find it so hard, always drifting away in my later-land. Or worse-the past. I am really trying hard to stay in the moment and notice people and places. Talk and open up more to my friends and colleagues. We have to fight hate but not with more hate. That has never worked. More kindness and understanding. Connect, share ideas. Yes, religion will poison anything it gets its paws onto.. but the problem is much deeper. Pure disconnect, isolation... want to belong.. be part of something bigger. Be remembered. Unfortunately for some people the route of infamy is the easier and faster way.
We are all earthlings. Scared, confused and if we do not hold it together and help each other we are even more fucked than we think. ☮️ #todayismyfavoriteday#justinbiebertwin
Raw vegan carrot cake! Recipe courtesy of @thisrawsomeveganlife !! @crayborn1978 and I had a blast making this with our super handy, durable, amazing @vitamix !!! ❤️❤️ Treat, treat, yummy in my tummy! And of course, when sharing with coworkers, I carry my delights in my @wholefoods bags!! ❤️
👑 | August 17th 🌱“The sky has never been the limit. We are our own limits. It’s then about breaking our personal limits and outgrowing ourselves to live our best lives.”🌱 Goal setting, plan making, executing.
It's your life, have it your way. Dream it. Design it. Dare to realise it. Do what you love, that has higher purpose. Help others get what they want, and you will have what you want too.
MINIMAL | August 15th 🌱"Not that you should own nothing, but that nothing should own you."🌱 The less i need, the lighter i feel. Really enjoying this less hair-less worry-less distractions-simple life vibes.
Levitating towards monochrome colours and design. Especially white. New found obsession.
White is associated with light, goodness, innocence, purity and virginity. None of which i really posses lets be honest, but it has a calming effect on my "soul". White means safety, positivity and cleanliness.
Yes, yes and yussss!
Need. More. Please.
Almost bought this cute dress from @bimbaylola how sweet and tranquil. Then realised i am broke af and just took a picture in it. 💁😎
These beet carrot sunflower flax burgers went into the dehydrator this morning!
Soak 1.5 cups sunflower seeds for 1 hr
Drain water and place them in food processor.
Add 1 medium onion, small bunch fresh parsley and blend (scrape down sides)
Add 1 tbsp miso, 1tbsp tamari, 1/2 cup water and 2 tsp sesame seed oil and blend.
Pour paste into bowl and add 1 cup ground flax, 1/2 cup hemp seeds and 3 cups beet and carrot pulp from juicing or finely grate 1 beet and 2 carrots.
Mix everything with your hands, taste it and add extra sea salt or hot 🌶 if you like that!
Makes 12 burger patties. Place on dehydrator sheet and dehydrate at 105F for 3 hrs one side then flip on mesh for 1 hr. Keeps in fridge for 2 weeks.
SHINE DARLING | August 15th 🌱People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within"🌱 In difficult situations you will see who your true friends are. Selfless and compassionate. They will be there for you no matter what. Look forward to difficult situations, they will show you the true colours.
I have been on both sides of the coin. And have not been the best of friend in the past, due to lack of empathy. I have judged and scoffed because i could not understand the turmoil. Lesson learned, LISTEN rather than TALK and ADVICE.
If someone tells you this is how they feel, and that is what they go through- take their word. You may not feel the same, or the situation is much easier from where you stand. Compassion and empathy is all you really need.
Shine bright my dear ones, August 15th, the only one you ever get this year!
Go make some epic shiz! ❤️
Budget Tip! 🗣🌞🍀🦋
I bought this stuff from "Lygten Bazar" at Nørrebro and saved lots of money!
12 cans of chickpeas for 3kr each, 3 mangoes for 10kr, 25kr for 500g of medjool-ish dates and cheap nuts! 🥜🍠🍌🥑 Definitely worth visiting this place! 🙌🏻🌱
THREE MUSKETEERS | August 13th 🌱When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.🌱 My amigas, my rock. I can laugh my ass off with you, and cry on your shoulder if i want. I am not sure what exactly would happen to me if you were not there for me. In life you are pretty much on your own, but friends are an essential ingredients to make it slightly more palatable. You guys, here is to us- and the 10pm-icecream-craving-and-window-shopping-randomness. @yoricamoments always hits the spot.
O R I E N T A L. S P I C E. B U L G U R. S A L A D with V E G A N. S T E A K (S E I T A N) 💚💛💚 and nacho cheese sauce and crumbled walnut parmesan ✅ Seitan made by 81 year old Spanish yaya 👵. This is her favourite vegan recipe so far (thanks @thehappypear 🙏) . We convinced her 3 months ago to try 100% vegan and she totally sticks to it now. After so many years of taking so many pills every day she is now completey off colesterol medication, and takes only 1/4 of the diabetes meds, soon we will be able to cut that further down. Her joint pain disappeared and she is now walking down streets she couldn't do anymore before because of her knee and hip pain. Also blood pressure down, diarrhea gone, 5kg weight loss 👍 .... she could not believe that this is happening 😃 #fitness#fitfood#feedfeed#healthyfood#vegankitchen#vegansteak#vegan#vegancommunity#veganfood#bbg#vegansofspain#thehappypear#workout#afterworkout#drgreger#nutritionfacts#healthy#hownottodie#veganfoodshare#cleaneating#plantbased#organicfood#eatclean#plantpowerway#plantprotein#forksoverknives#whatveganseat#veganshares
Recipe for the Bulgur Salad 👉
3 cups bulgur, cooked
1 red bell pepper
1 green pepper
2 medium onions
2 medium carrots, grated
1 cup fresh spinach, chopped
1 lemon, juice
Spice mix: 3 tsp turmeric, 3 tsp cumin, 3 tsp thyme, 3 tsp fresh sage, 3 tsp fresh parsley, 1.5 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp nutmeg, 1 tsp sea salt
👉 Chop all the veggies (except spinach) in small pieces and fry them in the wok with some veggie stock (no oil necessary). Once done, add the spice mix and the spinach. Then mix everything together, bulgur & veggies and add the lemon juice.
Add salt & pepper if needed 😃
#10K run 🏃🏼♀️
Partied 'till 4am this morning (no alcohol since I'm preparing for different races) with my best friends at a birthday party - we watched shooting stars while laying on a field and got to meet cool new people 🍃🌌💃🏼
Today, instead of biking all the way out to my boyfriend and THEN running, I threw on a backpack and ran the distance instead 🤘🏻🌻🚦🌅 #burstingwithenergyandhappiness
OATSOME | August 13th
Back to overnight oats we go.
Soaked the whole rolled oats in water overnight. Then strained, added chia, flax, coconuts shavings, blueberries, walnuts and generous dollop of peanut butter. Higher fats really agree with me. I like.
Today i am reflecting on the female strength again. A close friend is going through some really REALLY distressing time. My heart breaks out for her and can barely understand how one little human can manage so much adversity. But the most beautiful part is she does it with so much compassion and empathy. Seems like the more she has been hurt, the more she loves others. The worse the financial situation is, the more generous she becomes. It's so humbling and inspiring. What is it about us women, that is so different about men in regards to hardship? We handle it so differently. I am so glad to be a woman. Would not trade for nothing. The older i get the more i appreciate this fact. And starting to agree with my younger but wise-beyond-her-years sister @lauriee_fekecc that the best is yet to come. A mature woman in her 40s' is an elegant, beautiful creature. Knows what she wants. Been around long enough to have her shit together. Well, cheers to that!
Celebrating with a dinner and a movie with my #girlgang later on. #todayismyfavouriteday
SELF LOVE | August 12th 🌱Even if you cannot change all the people around you, you can change the people you choose to be around. Life is too short to waste your time on people who don’t respect, appreciate, and value you. Spend your life with people who make you smile, laugh, and feel loved🌱
Curse of my life. My saviour complex. I try to understand and nurture people around me, regardless if i receive same in return. This time we try something new. Reggie first and when she is happy all others will be spoilt too. How about that?
So a lovely mani-pedi, facial and delicious avocado salad for dinner it is. Cuz i am a girl y'know. Despite trying to prove otherwise. I am not as tough as i picture it. My feminine self squeaks for attention. It's a mixed bag. I presume i am not alone. I am learning to be more vulnerable. I don't always have to save the day. Relax a bit. Breathe. You are doing all you can with what you have. And that is good enough.
Hakuna Matata. ❤️
A little crazy for @sanremopasta Pulse Pasta range. This spiral pasta is made with chickpeas. Gluten free alternative using plantbase protein.....🙌🏼 I'm very time poor at the moment 😬- one full day off from work and uni creates many challenges to creating healthy meals. One bowls are my favourite kind of meal preps. I can see the array of nutrition in one hit. 🌈
AMORE | August 11th
Pure happiness if you cannot tell. Met this beauty-Matilda-today and her human, whom used to be my classmate in high school. We have not seen each other in 12 years (!!!) and best part? It did not matter one bit. We talked like the bestest of friends. Our lives share a scarily similar trajectory and i am once again inspired by pure strength and courage of my fellow #girlgang member.
I want to tell you, i am so proud of you!! You looked absolutely stunning, and your new flat is so cute. So much to be proud off! Life has brought us together for one reason or another and today was a great day because of you. ❤️👈
Also, how random to bump into you, @zuzanapower at the airport. Such a good little chat we had there. To be continued.
I am not gonna lie, the anxiety i felt when landing in London was unreal. 😷
Lots of good but also not so nice memories. I had a mini panic attack but managed to calm myself down eventually by (and that is so random) singing the musical's Wicked- "What is this feeling"-song. 🙈✌️
Ohh child, you are so weird!! Picked up a delicious quinoa salad from M&S (well done on that one!) and now chilling on the sofa, reflecting. 🙌❤️