Warming Pumpkin Spice Porridge

To manage stress (and your blood sugar levels), a filling, satisfying, balanced breakfast and regular meals are key. This can determine how your blood sugar and energy levels are sustained throughout your day. As the days go colder, I enjoy balancing my energy levels with a warming breakfast. And one of my current favorites is this: A Warming Pumpkin Spice Porridge

Soulistic Travels

After intense stressful periods, or just for the fun of it, we seek travel and adventures to uplift our spirits and feel better, lively, rejuvenated. Here’s the thing. Travel itself is not only the romantic version of the best moments we get to experience. Travel can become a stressful and taxing experience for our bodies and souls. So as much as adventures and travel elevate the spirit, they also require plenty of happy compromises. And because my heart beats for exploring our beautiful planet and adventures, I have put together my tips for making it easier to maintain your balance while travelling and to create these happy compromises yourself right here!

Essentials for Successful Endeavors and Wellbeing

With a mind set on making a difference, no matter if only for ourselves, our family, or a whole society, we sometimes lose ourselves and endure stress, painful conditions, and ignore taking care of ourselves well. Learn about the two decisive essentials that make a difference on the journey of creation; that are decisive in the long-term success of your endeavor and your long-term well-being.

Wrap It Up

Tonight, on my walk home, I could smell fresh pizza. I haven't eaten actual Italian pizza in ages, but I really craved something pizza-ish. The summer heat had me longing for a refreshing dish, too. The consequence of this combined with what my fridge had in store is this in-between wraps and pizza and salad dish. Read this blog and you'll find my instructions, or rather a summary of what I did. My aim is not for you to recreate it and follow the recipe closely. Instead, I'm hoping to inspire you to go more with your gut, to play with your ingredients and to create dishes that you never had before. All it takes, is a little trust, a little confidence, and a little creativity in the kitchen.

Beach Treasures or Trash

Even my earliest memories of beach walks always involve my sisters and me being mesmerized by little shells and rocks we found and collected. The Little Mermaid was one of our favorite movies (we still know the songs by heart) and of course, we identified with the beautiful little mermaid collecting the treasures she found on sunken ships. We imagined the spirits of mermaids in the shells and interpreted the shapes of rocks according to what they reminded us of, a camera for instance. This year on summer vacation on the Greek island of Crete however, our experience was a little different. Even walking along some of the quietest beaches of the island, what you find are not just shells and rocks anymore. What you find is often trash. Our holiday inspired me to devote my blog post to our beautiful blue planet and shed light on the huge plastic problem (which is obviously not limited to Greece). There is hope on the horizon though! Read this week’s blog to find out about ways to reuse and most importantly avoid plastic altogether.

Al(l)one - The Need for Solitude

How many times do we argue, simply, because we are overstimulated - in need for space just for ourselves? Many mistake solitude for loneliness. They either blame those conscious of their need for solitude for isolating themselves, or they are incapable of spending a day without company. But solitude is being alone. It means being one with all. In this week’s blog, I’m speaking about the need for solitude and why it’s important for your well-being.