How to (not) pack for the weekend

I’m going away this weekend, the last time I spend more than one day away I spent the entire trip freezing (actually this has been the case the last 5 times..) lesson learned! I’m going to pack for every weather possible, rain, snow (probably not but hey you never know), beach and wind!

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My current dilemma is shoes, do I want my super cute and very comfortable clogs (don’t work in rain) OR my nikes which are even more comfortable but not as cute (work in rain)… (Yes I know my problems are really big)

On my last trip I left in 30 degrees and sunshine, I only packed short dressed and cute skirts. The next day I woke up to 15 degrees and rain!! Thats what you get for not reading the weather forecast.

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ps. I’m craving Birkenstocks big time!! Yes or no?

 

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Ayurveda – Diet

I have a friend who works as a yoga teacher, while living with her for a week this summer we talked about the Ayurvedic lifestyle and especially the Ayurvedic diet. As with any diet you shouldn’t take it to seriously (I mean ice cream at least once a week is a must), everything is good i reasonable amounts.

The Ayurvedic diet or eating for your body type divides people in to three body types the Vatta, Pitta and Kapha. Most people end up being a combination of them since each body type is determent by characteristic.

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Vata

– Thin, tend to be cold, dry skin and hair

– They learn fast and forget fast, enjoy change, and are very creative

– Excitable, enthusiastic, but can become easily anxious

The dietary recommendations for Vata individuals are to avoid dry/crunchy foods, carbonated beverages, and cold/raw vegetables. Their ideal diet consists of warm, cooked, soupy foods; cooked cereals; nuts; cooked vegetables; and hot milk. Also, ghee, which is clarified butter, is particularly good for Vata individuals.

Pitta

– Medium build, have a tendency to always feel warm. Have premature graying hair or balding and reddish complexions.

– High energy levels; and have really strong digestion – they can eat almost anything

– They are extremely intelligent, focused, ambitious people.

– They are passionate about life, have a tendency to be perfectionists, and can become easily irritated

Pitta people should avoid hot spices, alcohol, coffee, vinegar, and acidic foods like citrus and tomatoes. They should eat sweet juicy fruits such as mangos and melons. They should also include lots of cooling vegetables with high water content, such as cucumbers, kale and lettuce, in their diet.

Kapha

– They have wide hips/shoulders; thick wavy hair; good physical stamina.

–  Kapha types tend to me slow to learn, but they have great memories.

– They tend to be very loyal, stable, and reliable.

Kapha people should reduce oil/fats, sweets and salt as much as possible due to their sluggish digestion. Instead, they should focus on cooking with lots of spices, eating large amount of vegetables, and high fiber foods such as legumes.

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If you want to find out what diet fits you take this quiz!

Read about how Stefanie changed her diet for a month!

Does anyone have experience with the ayuruvedic diet?

Life Changes

Hello, I’ve been in the middle of a big move and had no time/energy to blog. I took a year off my studies and decided to move to Australia! I’m spending my first 6 months here as an Au Pair living with a family outside of Melbourne, the other 6 months I have no idea (New Zealand?) so anyone living in the Melbourne area, please contact me! I’m open for new friends (or any friends…. since Australia and Sweden aren’t close and you can’t just drop by)

 

Simplify

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Here are a few ways you can learn how to simplify.

 

–          Get rid of unwanted clutter

–          Turn off your cell phone sometimes

–          Go to bed early

–          Consider what you’re wearing the next day the night before

–          Make your lunch for the next day the night before

–          Say no when you don’t want to do something

–          Catch up with old friends

–          Tell the truth

–          Create an organization system that works for you

–          Carry a note book and pen wherever you go

–          Enjoy the present moment as much as you can

–          Ask for help

–          Reduce your wardrobe to only the things you wear often

–          Be positive

–          Finish old tasks before taking new ones

–          Focus on one thing at a time

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Hello, sorry for the lack of updates. I’ve been on a yoga trip to Greece and just got home, it was great thank you for asking. <3

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I spent my night baking vegan cinnamon rolls (I don’t like cinnamon so I put hazelnut butter in them instead and it tastes delicious, I’ve been eating them for breakfast) and I just realized that the new season of true blood is out! YAY (Johanna If I don’t understand whats going on I’m going to call you!)