Thursday

Road to Recovery Continued Yoga was the first thing I did today. Then the scheduled visit to the Social Agency where I met with two delightfully friendly and helpful people (who unfortunately didn't want to appear on photographs). At least I have the luminous reception to show you! My father also joined me, being very … Continue reading Thursday

Format Friday

Today's blog post is divided into two main parts: DiaryAdditional Topics What do you think about this? I try my best to facilitate reading by creating interest specific sections. If only I could insert a block with a wiki-styled quick link index! Diary Calmed Confusion A thing that helped me a lot yesterday night was … Continue reading Format Friday

💪 Short exercise routine • The making-of and tasting-of home-made Vegan 🖖 energy bars • Jumping into Mom’s comfy pants 👖 (#fashionfriday)!

I finally made the energy bars I had shopped ingredients for over a week ago. It was really easy to make, even though I had to go twice to the supermarket — I forgot bananas!🍌🙈 I created a new recipe (click here to read it) from another one, switching up the ingredients. I added more … Continue reading 💪 Short exercise routine • The making-of and tasting-of home-made Vegan 🖖 energy bars • Jumping into Mom’s comfy pants 👖 (#fashionfriday)!

12 Tips for a Good Metabolism

Workout before breakfast Move after eating Flush stomach with water before eating Eat plants instead of animals Eat protein in all meals. Quit alcohol Vary the tastes, spice up your food Have any coffee or tea just BEFORE meals Nibble Train maximum strength at least once per day Deep belly breaths before eating Go to … Continue reading 12 Tips for a Good Metabolism

Become Buddha — Meditation practice with Visual Guide

The first step is to get rid of the 5 hindrances: Sensory attachments Ill-will Heaviness of body Restlessness and worry Doubt Their opposites are represented in the picture below A state of bliss is reached when the five hindrances are removed. This is the first jhana, or meditative state. Jhanas are sometimes called samadhi. The … Continue reading Become Buddha — Meditation practice with Visual Guide

Yoga, brunch and photo walk

Yesterday I read a bit in Ashtanga Yoga by David Swenson and found some useful things to add to my practice. To start with, one can use a dedicated cloth on the typical rubber yoga mats. It will keep the practice more hygienic since the cloth is simple to wash. I used my bed sheet … Continue reading Yoga, brunch and photo walk

Yesterday’s art, today’s yoga and yummy vegan breakfast!

I borrowed a bundle of art supplies from my mother. At first I messed around on this old sketch of hers to familiarize myself with acrylic pencils which I have never used before. I filled in some flower petals, leaves and played a bit with the water and contours of the glass. Then I felt … Continue reading Yesterday’s art, today’s yoga and yummy vegan breakfast!

Back on track

After taking my parents advice to return into the Swedish social security system, we took an energizing walk around the beautiful mix of residences and wilderness in Vallentuna. Here we are at rune stones telling the history of ancestors in the age of the Vikings, a millennia ago. Full pictures of the stones to learn … Continue reading Back on track

Waking up in Sweden

I started the morning with some yoga. It has been a while and I feel a bit rusty, but I went through 5 minutes of deep breathing and 10 sun salutations. Then I improvised for about another twenty minutes; sitting reaching for the toes, cobra, candle, child's pose, headstand. I also tried a new pose … Continue reading Waking up in Sweden