Reduce Your Waste

As of late, I’ve started to realize how much plastic I use. It really bothered me so I decided to try and get more low-waste. But trying to reduce your waste can be incredibly daunting. Where to begin? Where to get different products? How to still find quality products?

I had these feelings, too, but I’ve got a little bit more experience, now that I’ve looked more into it. Living completely wasteless is obviously impossible in this day and age. But there are some things we can do to make sure we are a bit kinder to the earth. So below you will find 5 simple tips to help you ditch the plastic and single-use products, little by little.

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Healthy and Filling Vegan Kale Salad

Hey everyone,

Aside from work and university I’ve been really obsessed with Ellen Fisher’s Youtube videos, lately. I just love the positivity that radiates from her and her family. Living on Hawaii with fresh food in the garden…. she’s living the dream.
But she’s also inspired me to eat healthy again. These last couple of days I started to notice that I was eating slightly less healthy (which is okay, once in a while!). I usually notice when I start to eat less and less healthy and I think it’s okay to eat unhealthy occasionally, as long as you pick it up again in time.

So what’s the plan? I want to focus more on greens and fruit. I know I can’t eat too much fruit since that will upset my digestive system but I do want to slowly prepare my body for more fruit, as I love to eat lots of fruit in summer. (Don’t get excited, though. It’s still freeze-your-ass-off cold here in the Netherlands).

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Dealing with Negative Energy

In our lives we all deal with negative energy. It can come from someone in your circle of friends and family or a stranger, it can come from a place or it can even come from outside. Sometimes we don’t realize what or whom we’re being influenced by it until it’s too late. Our day can be completely ruined because we don’t realize we’ve been influenced by negative energy from around us. So what can we do to fix this? How can we make sure that negative energy doesn’t have such a strong effect on us?

When the negative energy comes from an outside source, try to be an observer. The first step is realizing what happens and finding out where it comes from. Acknowledge that someone is sending off negative vibes and that they’re getting to you.
When you realize that someone else is sending off this negative energy there’s two things you can do. Distance yourself completely from that person and don’t pay any attention. But this may actually still cause negative energy to cling to you, whether from the original person or from your own guilt of not being more helpful. You see, by ignoring the situation you’re simply shielding yourself rather than countering the negative energy with positive energy.

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Liebster Award

I got nominated for a Liebster Award!

I’ll be honest, before this I’d seen the term float around but I never knew what it was.

First of all I want to thank Kristin Stoker for nominating me. To see her blog-post that includes my nomination click here.

What is the Liebster Award?
The following text, I’ve copied from Kristen’s page:
“The Liebster Award is an award that gives bloggers the power to recognize and nominate other blogs to gain exposure and increase blog traffic. Nominations are given all year, starting in January, and a winner is declared in December. This is an opportunity for bloggers to support one another as well as a chance for bloggers to gain recognition and a shout-out for their amazing content and hard work!”

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Start-of-2018 Favorites

2018 is truly a new beginning for me. Not only will I be finishing my bachelors degree, I have also started connecting to my spiritual side and focused more on personal development. I’ve got some fun activities lined up where I will be connecting with like-minded people, I’ve been doing yoga every day and I’ve been educating myself more on spiritual issues.

As of Tuesday I’ve officially started the preparations for my research paper. I’m hoping I can incorporate my interest in spirituality by focusing on Native American spirituality and culture. This way I can insert some fun into a project that I wasn’t looking forward to, initially. Positive outlook, people. Manifest those positive thoughts.

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Speak Your Dreams

Recently I’ve started noticing something. Every time I ask someone ‘What is something that you want to accomplish in life, something you want to learn, see, do or experience?’ it’s hard for people to answer. Some people tell me they want to ‘be happy’, implying that they aren’t right now, which is really sad. Other people simply ‘don’t know’. And then there are people who will immediately answer with something like ‘see the northern light’ or ‘learn how to tap-dance’. These are the people who know what they’re doing.

I think it’s really interesting to observe these answers. You see, in the end, the most basic thing we humans want is to be happy. But giving this as an answer isn’t enough. It makes happiness such an abstract thing that it is impossible to do anything to actually acquire it. It makes it an impossible goal that is always on the horizon with no paths leading towards it.

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