French fries are unhealthy? Forget about that..

I wasn’t sure if this is actually worth a post but then I decided it is because: So many people complain about French fries being so unhealthy and having lots of calories and fat and that this is the reason they don’t eat them. Good news: You do not have to deny yourself French fries! Potatoes themselves are actually a health food, full of good stuff such as vitamin B6, potassium, vitamin C and fiber. They also contain a variety of phytonutrients that have antioxidant activity. At the same time they are low in calories and contain no cholesterol or fat. French fries…

Three easy ways to use pumpkin.

It’s pumpkin season, yay! But.. how do you prepare them for eating without any complicated recipes, you might be asking yourself? Good news: You don’t need a lot of time or crazy kitchen skills for a simple and quick pumpkin meal, that’s why I love them so much. I’m actually pretty lazy when it comes to cooking and don’t like to waste a lot of time in the kitchen that’s why I never use any long recipes for which you need tons of ingredients but rather keep it super simple. So, to give you some inspiration, here are 3 ways in…

Getting into meditation: My experience with “Headspace”

I’ve heard a lot of people, especially happy and successful people, talk about what benefits they get from meditating regularly. Even my ex-boyfriend was always meditating when we were together and I saw it was doing him good. I never meditated in the past. I sometimes tuned in some guided meditation on my laptop before going to bed to be able to fall asleep easier. This works really good for me but I wouldn’t really say that I was meditating as the purpose of meditating isn’t to fall asleep, I guess.. A few weeks ago I heard about the app called “Headspace” for the first time.…

Don’t look for love, let it find you.

“You will find love when the time is right, when destiny calls, not before. Desperation is a terrible perfume.” – Leon Brown Something I noticed is that a lot of people complain about being lonely and not finding a partner. Honestly, I believe that this is where the „problem“ starts: trying to find a partner. I’ve made the experience that love tends to happen suddenly. It comes to you when you least expect it, in situations when you least need it and when you simply don’t look for it. I remember that when I was younger, I was stressed out…

Eat slower, feel better.

Sometimes I catch myself eating too fast and not feeling my best afterwards. I believe a lot of people have this problem. In our stressful times, we of often don’t have the time to spend a lot of time on eating or we just don’t appreciate the food we have enough to take our time to fully and slowly enjoy it as it is available all the time. We all know that it is pretty unhealthy to eat very quickly though. First of all, the feeling of satiety usually just kicks in after 15-20 minutes so that we tend to eat more than we…

How to attract people into your life? Love who you are.

You know these cool people? These people that anyone knows, that everyone thinks are just so cool and with whom people wanna hang out with? I’m sure you do, we all do. So, here’s a little story: When I was a teenager and even a little bit older, I went out quite a lot at the weekends and I always looked up to these “cool” people who always got invited to parties and stuff without even asking. They just seemed to be so cool that they didn’t have to ask anyone, everyone was just asking them as they wanted their…

Can a vegan diet heal a pollen allergy?

Since I was about 12 years old I had to deal with hay fever every summer and often it was really heavy. So heavy that during some times I had to get up earlier in the morning as my sneezing otherwise would have kept me from getting ready for school in time. My record was sneezing about 85 times in a row. Some days I could not put my contact lenses in because my eyes were too swollen and were itching way too much. Just to give you an idea of how bad it was.. I went vegan around March/April last year, so right…

Why I love tahini and you should, too.

I have to admit that I am obsessed, obsessed with tahini. For those of you who might wonder “What even is tahini?”: Tahini simply is sesame butter. You can either buy it or make it at home yourself, I always buy it. As a tip: Look if you can find some shop where you can buy it cheaper as it can be pretty expensive in regular supermarkets. I always get mine from a Turkish supermarket. So, what is so good about tahini? First of all: Tahini tastes amazing, as simple as that. It is rich in protein, vitamin E, B…

How to deal better with being anxious and nervous before a trip.

Tomorrow I’m leaving for a two-week trip and I’m always pretty nervous before leaving. As soon as I have reached my destination, everything is fine. So, I’m actually not scared about visiting other countries, just the thought of how to get there stresses me out a little. I have already been on several trips now but everytime it’s the same: I’m thinking too much about what to take with me, if I have booked everything right, what could go wrong etc. To be fair, a lot of things went wrong on my last trips.. but anyway, I’m working on myself to worry less…

Create more, consume less.

In our today’s society, instead of being creative, we tend to consume a lot because there are lots of possibilities for consumption: TV, radio, internet,.. The last couple of months, I myself have been consuming way too much to be honest. Videos, articles, podcasts,.. Okay, to be fair – I guess I needed this during that time, to get inspiration and new ideas. To learn about other ways of living and what others do to grow and fulfill their dreams. Now it’s enough though. I realized that the main reason for consuming wasn’t anymore to learn or get inspired but just…