How to feel happy quickly – a recipe

Let me teach you a way to feel happy. I’m not pretending to make you BE happy in 10 minutes. That may take some more time. But even in times of sadness or processing, you need some time to laugh. A recipe for how to feel happy quickly. Follow all steps or just pick the one that attracts you most. 1. Make a delicious, healthy smoothie This one offers a lot of comfort. Find a blender or food processor. If you don’t have anything else nearby, grab a fork. Release some frustration with it by mashing the ingredients 🙂 Take: Bananas, 1 per person Soy milk (or any other plant based milk) (Raw) cocoa powder Fresh ginger (soothes nausea); optional Some…

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Feel like crying

Some days things just don’t work out. Emotions swirl around. They don’t have a clear reason or source. They’re just there. Life seems tough. It makes me feel like crying. What’s wrong? Nothing. Everything. I don’t know! I’m so happy with the life I live. I’m so grateful for the abundance it brings me. Still tears run down my face. I want to be free of worries. Feel relaxed in everything I do. See everything and everybody as a source of blissful joy. See each day as an infinite source of possibilities. Enjoy every split second of it, smiling broadly. That’s not how I feel today. Today I feel there’s not enough. There’s not enough time for me to be…

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What is healing?

Healing by using the hands is the oldest form of medicine. The history of healing goes back a long time. It’s older than using plants and herbs. Ancient Egyptian priests are pictured placing their hands on people in hieroglyphs. Over 2000 years old Indian Vedic texts describe how the human body can be healed by using healing energy. Life force energy The concept of life force energy is widespread through human culture. Life force is what permeates through all living things. It’s what differentiates alive from dead. It’s the essence of the body, the spirit, the soul. Chinese call it Chi, Japanese call it Ki, Indians call it Prana, Greeks call it Pneuma and Hawaiians call it Mana. We can…

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In love, 1+1 is much more than 2

Mathematically 1+1 equals 2. If you have a certain amount of something and you wish to divide that amount with a number of people, everybody gets a part. When more people join the party, the portion of the pie each person receives reduces. Young parents love their newborn kids more than they could ever imagine. When a second baby is about to arrive, it is a common fear that they could never love the second child as much as this first child. After the second child is born they realise that their worry was needless. They love their second, third and all following children just as much as they love the first one. Love ≠mathematics Love is not like mathematics at…

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Polyamory: won’t he find a better match?

Open relationships often get the stigma that the partners involved are sexually very liberal, sharing their juices with many people. Often there is a negative energy surrounding the topic. That changes once people get to know what an open relationship really is about. Many couples I know realized that after I told them what an open relationship comes down to, they have a relationship themselves that can be labeled open is some way. To me, an open relationship is a relationship in which you support your partner to completely and totally live the life they wish for themselves. To discover who they are, to connect with people without limitations, fears or feelings of guilt. To enjoy life to the fullest…

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How to come up with topics to write about

What to write about? Some days I wonder what I will be writing about. I challenged myself to write for 30 days a blog post each day. Considering my other daily activities (being mother, owning horses, etc.), it means I have only limited time each day to write. Sometimes there only a little time slot available (like today). For me, there are two ways of dealing with the topic of inspiration: The masculine approach The masculine approach to writing is to set a moment in time, sit behind my computer, and find a topic to write about. It’s about being effective (doing the right things) and efficient (doing the things right). Not going to bed until you finish what you…

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How to clean a mailbox

After a turbulent time with many new experiences, it feels like time for reflection and evaluation. Resting a little before the rollercoaster takes me on another round. Yesterday I felt an urge to clean my house, as a physical act of my mind that’s clearing up. Today I felt like cleaning up more. My email account piled up messages for some years and because of the mess it wasn’t very nice to look for old messages, and I started to forget answering important emails, and getting distracted by unimportant stuff. How to clean a mailbox? Here’s what I did: Start somewhere First I made a new folder for emails and and called it ‘old inbox’. I put all messages older…

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Clean house, clear mind

As I believe, there are different ways to clean your house. Now I don’t mean the coice between a rag, a cloth or a duster, but the differences in mindset while cleaning your house. 1. “Must clean the house!” You clean the house because you believe you have to. It’s Monday and on Mondays you vacuum your house. It doesn’t matter if you look forward to doing it, it doesn’t matter if it is necessary, all that matters is that it should be done. Likely your mood won’t be very pleasurable. Probably you are moody while doing it, having negative thoughts, lowering your energy level and that of others. Have kids? Maybe your kids are getting annoyed when you are…

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Emotions during processes of change

How do you master new habits? How do you grow as a person? There are four steps to take to change yourself: 1. Unconsciously incompetent At first you don’t realize there’s something to change. You lack the knowledge or the experience or the references to be aware a certain habit is not helping you as a person. And since nothing bothers you, there’s no trigger for change. Let’s use the example of smoking. You may be a smoker and be totally unaware of the health risks smoking implies. You have enough money to buy cigarettes and matches, you like to smoke and you love the social interaction with other smokers that smoking brings. Why would you stop smoking if there…

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Easy vegan comfort food

My 30 day vegan challenge was a success! Actually, it wasn’t hard at all to eliminate all animal and dairy products from my diet. I love cooking and improvising. So some restrictions are nothing but a challenge to invent new recipes 🙂 I love to share some of my favorite vegan comfort food recipes. These recipes are all very easy to make, take less than half an hour and require no complex ingredients. Vegan fruit pie This recipe is not my own, but I stole it from Steve Pavlina’s blog. This fruit pie is actually raw when you are using raw nuts. I have no clue where to get raw nuts in my country, so I just used the nuts…

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