Month: februari 2018

Saturdays are always welcome

”everything is more glorious before dawn. the serenity flows through every inch of my body, making it easier to remember who I am.”   Saturday. Woke up at 6 AM. Oh how I appreciate being an early riser again. It makes me feel super productive, calm and satisfied. Happiness lies in the simplest of things – like waking up before sunrise, enjoying morning coffee on the yoga mat, taking care of the body. Pure bliss. Pure life. I’ve been enjoying a late breakfast, plenty of coffee as well as homemade ginger tea. I’ve been searching for inspiration for articles, writing and making the most delicious spinach soup. Seriously! It’s tasty and filled with flavour, the recipe will be up on my food blog Health Food & Other Stories during next week. This afternoon I’ve been spending the hours studying for an entrance exam that I probably might apply for. Haven’t really decided though. Nevertheless, I’m reading something different from what I normally would read at the moment, gaining new knowledge. And I’m not the one saying …

Friday Feeling – Don’t ever give up

”Don’t hide your magic.”   Do yourself a favour. Don’t ever hide your magic. Your spark. Even though you might shine too bright for some, you will never shine too bright for this world. The world needs you. You.  Don’t give up on something you really want. Most likely there will be days when everything feels like a constant battle, you’re feeling stuck, and nothing seems to unfold the way you want it to unfold. During times like these patience is key. Giving up is not an option. Yes there will be struggles, it’s part of life. However, every so often set-backs, road bumps, might change your direction. Guide you towards a new path, one that you never thought of before. New opportunities usually enter when you let go of controlling all aspects of your life.   ”keep going. my darling, trust me when I say your time will come.” – Linda   It’s good to have a plan, and clear visions towards where you’re heading. Nevertheless, you should always walk through life with an …

New Food Blog

”Say yes to new adventures.”   From tomorrow on you’ll find my food blog Health Food & Other Stories on the Finnish-Swedish site Foodly. No more food on this site though, so for all of you that are interested in eating healthy and mostly vegan food, please check it out ❤ (only in Swedish) Both today and yesterday have been really productive. I’m in such a nice creative flow. Even woke up at 6 am this morning. I realised how much better I feel when waking up before sunrise. I do hope I’ll stick to my new routines at least for a while. 5 easy ways to be more productive   Wake up early. Write a to-do-list. Such a satisfying feeling when you can check things off your list. Start your day with some kind of exercise – you’ll feel refreshed and ready to tackle the day. Take short breaks in between your work. Be sure to get some fresh air during the day.   Have a cosy evening! ❤ Linda  

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”Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back and reasons to stay” – Dalai Lama   Love Hearts Strawberries Passion Sunset Roses Confidence Fierce Lips Santa Claus Apples Blood Underwear Power Ribbons Women Cherries ❤ Photos: Pinterest

Monday Inspiration

‘Darling, a beautiful thing is never perfect.’   I hope you have a lovely Monday, and a great beginning of the week. After a couple of days feeling unmotivated I now feel the inspiration slowly returning. You just have to find what makes you happy.  For me this means doing things that help me relax. Yoga is of course a great way to unwind but also reading books and inspiring articles, catching the sun, cooking, working out and travelling… (oh how I wish I could jump on a plane right now).   If you feel lost, or you lost your spark, ask yourself when you feel best in your life? What are you doing? Who are you with, and where are you? What do you value most in life? How would you like to feel?   This is not about striving for perfection, it’s about doing the best you can with what you have and with who you are. Appreciate the beautiful journey of life. Try not to focus too much on the destination. I …

Friday Feeling – Love

”I rather feel love than hate. It’s as simple, and complicated, as that.”   Love. The loveliest feeling of them all. Without love this world would be long gone. However, it needs more of it. Heaps of it. Don’t be afraid – sprinkle it everywhere. And remember, give some to yourself. My blog is a mess at the moment. However, my whole life is a mess! But I’m flowing with it. Accepting everything for what it is. Cause, sometimes that’s the only thing you can do. But anyhow, I’m changing things up here on the blog. An early spring cleaning. The reason for this; In February Health Food & Other Stories will be found on another platform. Yeah! Meaning this site (Things Close To My heart) will from now one only mirror my other big passions in life; writing, well-being and mindfulness. For those interested in healthy eating I’ll soon announce where I’ll start food blogging. So I apologise if the blog is a bit chaotic at the moment (chaotic is my new middle name..) …