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Quiet winter days

So again – it has been quiet here for some weeks now. Wintertime, my need to be in silence, to look inwards, to listen to my self. Combined with many things that had to be done, working in the gardens, computer work, and so on.

I really love all my tasks, yet i need to take care for staying balanced. It’s so important to find enough time for my self, and to stay focused on what is important. Discipline. Every now and then i forget this, or get overwhelmed from what is happening in my world, and am challenged to refind my inner balance. Lucky i am, as this gives me the chance to learn, again and again. Each time, i find something new, and each time i find more happiness, more gratitude. I even enjoy this state of not-being-in-balance. Embrace it, go with it.

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Celebration of Love

Christmas. And every other day. Be a light in the world. Love your neighbour, and yourself. Don’t leave anyone out in the cold, share what you have to share. Even it’s not more than a stable. 😉
May our humanity, our love, compassion, understanding and respect extend to all beings, creatures, and this magical planet, mother earth, nourishing and supporting us all.

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Sweetener in a raw vegan ketogenic diet

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You have chosen to eat ketogenic/lowcarb, or to follow the Hippokrates diet, or you simply want to reduce your fruit intake and are looking for alternatives to sweeten your food? Then this post is for you!

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Going raw while breastfeeding, and raising raw children

You are breastfeeding a baby or toddler, and want to transition to a raw diet? Wondering, it this is possible, and safe for your child? Will your breastmilk become somehow contaminated, oder will it become less? Would it be better to wait until your child will be weaned?
What is the way to transition to raw while breastfeeding? Is it possible, and safe, to feed your child with raw food only, right from the beginning?

As people keep asking questions like these, i decided to share my experiences with all this in this article today.

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Gratitude! Feeling endlessly blessed

Maybe you have seen it, at Instagram or Facebook: i moved on to the next place in my nomadic life. And feeling endlessly blessed, rich .. so grateful, i hardly find the words to express my feelings. Life is good! ALWAYS providing me with what i need.

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Minimalism. Or: Freedom begins in your mind.

Compared to many people in this part of the world, my lifestyle is quite minimalistic. Not much material safety. Minimalism, though, is not limited to material things. But, even more, refers to my mindset, my attitude, the way i handle life and its challenges

Years ago, mostly unaware of this, i started getting rid of stuff. Material ballast. Overcoming some of my fears and finding new courage … a journey still going on and leaving me feeling more and more free with each step.

Liberate yourself by practised minimalism, in all respects.

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Marvelous body. All disease is a reaction to what you feed your body and your soul with

“Each of our cells is made of parts of the world that we have absorbed and transformed, all of which are enchanted food.”

A quote by Catherine Newmark.

Nutrition, but also everything else that nourishes our body, mind and soul, contributes to our health. Disease is not a consequence of viruses or bacteria, but a reaction to what we absorb.

Our body is doing its best to detoxify. To cleanse. To heal. All the time. Aging, too, is not as inescapable as you may think. What commonly is thought to be unavoidable is also a consequence of your diet, your habits, your mindset and living in accordance with your soul.

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Meal Planning

Planning your meals can be a powerful tool in transitioning your diet and in establishing healthier eating habits.

Do you plan your meals? Weekly, day by day, not at all?

Read here, how i do it. Why i do it. And how planning your meals can help you transitioning to a healthier, more conscious way of eating.

How much and how accurate i plan my meals differs a lot, depending upon my current situation. If travelling, staying, the possibilities of getting my food and so on.

Note: Of course you don’t necessarily need to plan your meals to succeed and thrive living on a raw diet! It CAN be a great tool for transitioning. And, for regaining your balance if necessary.

Me, i did not do any meal planning when going raw so many years ago. I simply enjoyed this newly discovered abundance. And most of the time, i still live and eat like this. Just in times, like now, i plan my meals. Why, how, and how meal planning might be helpful for you too – this is what this article is about.

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Golden Milk. Or: how to stay balanced in autumn.

Autumn is here. Trees are dressed in their most colourful leaves … letting them go one by one. They know that it takes time to rest in order to grow.

Every year in autumn, i am coming back to the ayurvedic wisdom, to spices – and to the most delicious golden milk, aka turmeric latte. Which, originally, is not vegan nor raw. So today, i am going to share my raw vegan fruitbased lowfat recipe with you.

While western medicine does not care about change of seasons, except of calling people to get their flu shots in autumn (which i don’t recommend to do!), healers in the eastern world, both in TCM (traditional chinese medicine) and Ayurveda (traditional indian medicine), know that while transitioning from one season to another, we have to take special care of ourselves, our bodies.

In chinese five element theory, each season is associated with one element: wood for spring, fire for summer, metal for autumn, and water for winter. In transition periods between seasons, food is recommend to be chosen primarily from the fifth element, earth, and that is thermally neutral or warm. I. e., food that will ground you, calm you, nourish you.

In Ayurveda, everything has a dosha. Vata, Pitta, or Kapha. Each person’s constitution matches on or a combination of two or all three doshas. Seasons, times of the day, phases of life, they all are associated with the doshas. During autumn and winter, Vata is dominating. With it’s elements of air and space, it brings wind, movement, aridity, and cooling – all of which tend to bring Vata out of balance. While also people with main dosha Pitta or Kapha can be effected by this, Vatas are the most prone for this.

In order to rebalance, warmth, humidity and rest are recommended. Talking about food: sweet, sour, and salty food. All of these will warm and moisten your body. Nothing cooling (like icecream, tomato, melon). Try to use warming spices and herbs like ginger, garlic, basil. Maybe a bit more fat than in summer.

Especially when located in cold areas, i enjoy golden milk drinks almost on a daily basis. Sometimes adding some green in 😉

Recipe for golden and gold-green raw vegan milk – Raw vegan turmeric latte

Raw vegan golden milk

– Light, sweet, warming, moistening, grounding. Including lots of turmeric, one of nature’s superfoods.

Ingredients:
– 1/2 cup tiger nut milk*
– 1 ripe banana
– 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
– 1/4 tsp ginger powder
– 1/4 tsp ceylon cinnamon
– 1 dash of cardamom and nutmeg
– 1 mini dahs of black pepper

Blend all ingredients in blender until smooth.

*For tiger nut milk, soak tiger nuts over night and blend with triple amount of water in a power mixer. Strain and enjoy.
If you cannot get tiger nuts, use any other homemade raw nut or seed milk of your choice.

For green golden milk simply add 1-2 handful of wild edibles or farmer’s lettuce.

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