Do you let thoughts get in the way of your Life Purpose?

Life Purpose

Yesterday my thoughts tried everything to make me eat the things I don’t want to eat during my detox. There were many, many reasons to eat cheese, chocolate and nuts. I ended up eating a tomato. I woke up this morning with thoughts telling me I was failing this detox. I ate too much, I didn’t exercise enough and my body was just doing what I want it to do. Especially with the things I really want to do, the things alligned with my life purpose, my thoughts try to disctract me. Try to make me do other things. Telling me I’m too tired, not capable, I need to do other things first. I’ll do the things I really want…

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Do you need to have it all?

Do you need to have it all?

Can you smell a delicious dish and not eat it? Can you enjoy an intense hug without needing to kiss her? Can you enjoy kissing her without needing to have sex? Can you have sex without needing an orgasm? So often we are one step ahead in our head, not being present in this current moment. We forget to enjoy what is in front of us, what we have, and trade it for thoughts of how it could be better, leaving us unfulfilled and dissatisfied. Try it today: be present with what is there. If you find your thoughts moving to the next step, smile at yourself, acknowledge your longing, and see if you can let go. It just might…

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Detox week 1 – What cravings for cashew nuts teach me about life

Craving for cashews

Sixth day into my detox challenge and of eating 500 kcal (vegan, no fat, no carbs) a day and having the worst cravings so far. I want chocolate, that cheese I see every time I open the fridge and most of al cashew nuts. It’s so easy to get completely lost in feeling hungry and craving food. And although the craving is different, the situation is so similar to when I get lost in emotions like fear or insecurity. The problem (‘I can’t have the food I want’) feels lethal. It’s like the whole world turns around this sole thing, and I will never ever be happy again unless something outside me gives me what I need. When I ran away…

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My Detox Challenge

Detox challenge

I decided to do a detoxing diet. Starting today, I’m stuffing myself with chocolate, croissants, avocado and more chocolate. Let me explain… Physical reasons for detoxing I have done a lot of work on accepting my body over the years, and come quite far. I accept my curves and my belly, which is not as tight or flat as before three pregnancies.  But I also feel that I’m not being very caring for my body. I’m indulging on chocolate almost daily and not always as dedicated to my yoga practice as I aim to be. I also believe that years of using antibiotics every now and then (last time for two months in a row to control my chronic skin…

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Are you a food addict like me?

Are you a food addict like me?

Many of us are addicted to food and we don’t know it. According to Food Addicts Anonymous “Food addiction manifests itself in the uncontrollable craving for excess food that follows the ingestion of refined carbohydrates, primarily sugar and flour substances that are quickly metabolized and turned into sugar in the bloodstream.” Now it wouldn’t be so bad if we could eat that chocolate chip cookies or Ben and Jerry’s Utter Peanut Butter Clutter Cookie Core without consequences, but: “Due to those uncontrollable cravings, a food addict’s quality of life deteriorates when he or she eats sugar, flour or wheat. It can deteriorate physically, emotionally, socially and/or spiritually.” Oh darn. Am I a food addict? I eat healthy, mostly vegan and…

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Relaxing into life – lessons from an icy tub

Relaxing into life - lessons from an icy tub

When you relax into life, it may feel as if life is challenging you even more. Are you really able to keep going? Are you strong enough to let go? I know I got a lot of car trouble since the first time it broke (5km away from an important meeting 200km away from home) and I took it with a smile (‘Wow, I’m being towed! How cool is that?’). It almost set itself on fire a few times (of which one time I was wearing a very tight a short dress to challenge myself if I dared to go dancing like that – the guy who came for help never stopped talking. I never made it to dance but…

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Tiredness

My body feels tired. I know it’s a symptom the medication I use can be causing, but it feels so much bigger. I’m snoozing half morning on a giant pillow in the corner of our livingroom, with my daughter and her book curled up next to me. I read, snooze, read and snooze.I embrace the tiredness. I have been in my head for days. Trying to push myself to work. I love to write – I feel I should write (working on one or more articles on procrastination, oh how ironic! I am so NOT procrastinating on that one! I have to write NOW! – which is a good base for an instant writer’s block). But this tiredness makes me…

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Video – My practise of dealing with emotions

This morning I felt so sad. It was a feeling beyond ratio. At first I identified with the sadness. I am sad. Those moments are the toughest. As soon as I realise that it’s not me who is the sadness, but that there are feelings of sadness passing through my system, the process of allowing the emotion to flow through me starts. I shared a little message on Facebook: “One of those days… There is so much sadness that wants to pass through me. My mind doubts whether I can really deal with all challenges life shows me. I feel empty, there’s physical pain, energy drains everywhere. I still feel soft, observing all that comes by. I’m still standing and…

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Let your belly fuel your dreams

Let your belly fuel your dreams

There are many ways in which you can live your life. You can choose to focus on your mind and let your thinking direct your path. You can also choose to let your heart guide you on a path of love. On my personal menu there were only those two dishes, and I couldn’t choose both of them at the same time. I considered my past as mind-based lived, whereas from the time I let go of the expectations I believed others had of me, I lived my life heart centered. But I have come to realize that head and heart are both amazing. They are two favors that combine nicely, like peanut butter and jelly. But there is more:…

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On healing each other

How can you help others to heal when you focus on only one person and exclude everyone else? Open your mind, your arms, your heart and your belly for love. The pure act of opening is healing your self and the world. When you worry about your loved one(s) being with others Realize they are helping the others to heal. These others help your loved one(s) to heal. Being more heal they can help you to become more heal. So you can help others to become more heal. Together we heal everybody our selves and the world.

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