Focus, vision, goal and affirmation!

Focus this week is on achieving goals and delivering results. To actually complete what I’ve started. We all have to do lists- now it’s time to tick them off and ensure they are closed out.

Vision is more family, friends and fun towards the end of the week! Realise that stressful moments are temporarily. Remember to breath! Enjoy today.

Goal is my focus; to complete what’s been started!!!

Affirmation to “excel in all that I do, success comes easy to me”. A bold affirmation perhaps but why not?? Who says that we can’t achieve what we set out to achieve as long as we are clear and focused and plan. Make a plan!

I so recommend. I would also like to share some inspiration with you:

Renard’s World

I’ve read these blog posts diligently since I started to become part of this blogging world. Please go and have a look! They are very inspiring, motivating and helpful if you ever get stuck in your writing. Something else to recommend this morning! Go out there! Enjoy. Live for today and look at what is around you. Happiness is in the smallest of things…

Waffles in the making!

This weekend we’ve had many friends visiting. Something I have not used, made or eaten in years came back on the menu: waffles.

I don’t know if this is a Scandinavian food item but we’ve enjoyed them for breakfast brunch this weekend. I actually prefer to make my own batter as well.

I did waffles with egg & milk and also dairy and egg free ones.

Waffles:

  • 50gr butter (dairy free if you prefer)
  • 1 egg (can be left out)
  • 3 dl flour
  • 1 1/2 dl milk (oat milk or other alternatives)
  • 1 tbs baking powder
  • 1 tbs vanilla sugar

Mix all of these ingredients thoroughly then the trick is to add in a little bit of very cold water in this. Make sure though that the mix is quite thick (thicker than pancake batter). Then start heating your waffle maker, add butter/ dairy free and close it to ensure this ends up on both sides! Then add about a dl/ small cup of batter and close the waffle maker. Check it regularly and I used butter knives made of wood to check, poke and take them out with (see the photo below!).

We served these with cream, strawberry jam, freeze dried strawberries, blueberries, Nutella or maple syrup. Yes a crazy mix but so nice! I really recommend! I have also come across waffles served savoury with caviar, creme fraiche, finely chopped onion, different type of cheese etc. Maybe something to try next time? A fun way to start your day though and so far, a hit with everyone who have tried them! Enjoy…

Sunday yoga tips!

As you may or may not know, I am a big big fan of Yoga with Adriene.

A few weeks ago, my back snapped. It was incredibly painful! So now I’m trying to get back to the “before”. If you have back ache I really recommend moving and stretching as opposed to being still. Of course we are all different and I’m not a doctor so these are by no means medical advice. But I did find that by moving through the pain, it has started to clear up.

Yoga movements for lower back ache

I just tried this very gentle session. And I did it extremely gently listening to my body. The last thing I want is for it to happen again!

I also read this Post about Chocolate and back ache and it made me think about my own diet that is full of too much refined sugar. Unfortunately one of the draw backs being back in Scandinavia with all the amazing liquorice… I need to get a grip!!!

Anyway- I so recommend gentle movements through back pain (with the huge!!! disclaimer I am NOT a doctor), but so far it is working for me and of course to that you listen to your body!!!

Have an amazing Sunday and go out and move your body today!!!

How to manage Stress?

There are buzz words and there are buzz words. Stress- something that has been around human kind since the beginning of days. Imagine what our ancestors faced on a daily basis? Today, we are much better at labelling things- one of them is stress. It is something I personally struggle with at times and I really need to tell myself that “if you do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got” (Henry Ford) So it’s time to take action!

Stress management I will be listening to these, start up my yoga and meditation again. It’s never too late to start again.

Having a full time job, being one parent a lot of the time managing our household and everything around that- well sometimes it just gets too much. Then it’s time to take a step back and rethink and priorities differently.

Andrea Steane also shared a fantastic picture the other day that I want to share with you. When I read it, it really rang true to me! What do you do in stressful times? What are your coping mechanisms??? Please do share?!