Wanna be social?

[This is my current temporary working from home setup 🌈] A few weeks back, I thought everything would be alright, that our world was prepared to deal with such a situation in an efficient and timely manner. ⠀
⠀
I wasn’t worried at all.⠀
⠀
With the exponential spread of the virus and all subsequent lockdowns, quarantine and self-isolations measures in place now, I understand the gravity of the situation, accepted that I was wrong, and take COVID-19 very seriously. And I understand that it isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.⠀
⠀
At first I felt like the Coronavirus or SARS-CoV-2 to be exact wasn’t something affecting me personally. I fought off all worries and anxious moments until I couldn’t do it anymore.⠀
⠀
I’m worried and scared. I’m worried about my family, especially my mum, I’m worried about my friends and their families. I’m worried because we’re trapped in our own apartment, feeling like outlaws when leaving once a week for grocery shopping. I’m worried about the global economy and how this shitty situation affects the poorest people the most.⠀
⠀
I understand that I can’t exclude myself, that I’m not a passive bystander to some tragic accident. I’m as much a part of this stressful time as anyone else around the globe and am doing the bare minimum of my bit by #stayingathome like (hopefully) billions of other people.⠀
⠀
The reason I’m writing this post is that I feel helpless and anxious but these feelings won’t help anyone. Researching and writing are two things I’m good at. So the least I can do I figured to hopefully help a few people (and myself) is to put my strengths to work and to provide a list of resources on how to improve the limiting and isolating situation of being quarantined. Link to post in bio 🌈🙌🏽💕⠀
⠀
➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰⠀
⠀
#agorgeoussoul #coronavirus #covid19 #quarantine #quarantinelife #quarantineandchill #whattododuringquarantine #healthylifestyle #healthyhabits #mindfulhabits #mindfulness #kindness #bekind #bekindalways #kindnessiskey #kindnessmatters #kindnessismagic #kindnessalways #bekindtooneanother #mindfullifestyle #mindful #socialdistancing #selfisolation #wfh #workfromhome #workingfromhome #productivity #focusonthegood
0 0 votes
Article Rating

This post contains affiliate links. I’m a member of the Amazon Associates Program and Skimlinks Network. Whenever you purchase a product through one of my affiliate links (at no additional cost for you btw), I earn a small commission, that I will most definitely use for even more books (there’s no such thing as enough books!), geeky tech stuff, glittery notepads and chocolate. Thanks for your support, much appreciated!

The other weekend was scary and empowering at the same time for me: I finally left my comfort zone and brought myself to book a spot in a yoga inversions workshop!

For years, it has been a dream of mine to learn how to handstand and to hold the crow pose for longer than a few seconds (in case, you don't know what the heck the crow pose is, here's a quick video about it).

Despite watching a ton of tutorials and asking different yoga trainers during class about how to find balance in inversions, I never got rid of my fear of falling over and crashing my face (or other parts of my body).

In the inversions workshop though, I finally learned techniques and steps, that got me so much closer to a handstand - and that alone already enhanced my overall yoga and mindfulness practice.

Another really great thing of getting out of my comfort zone that weekend was meeting other like-minded lovely yoginis. Living in a big city can be a bit lonely sometimes and I'm always grateful to meet inspiring women, getting to know their life stories and discussing similar interests.

So not only did I get to hang out with some awesome yoga-loving ladies, I also learned how to face my fear of losing control and heading into unknown areas thanks to a truly motivating and empathic yoga teacher. Yey! (That's me in the picture, the second on the right ;))

That whole experience showed me, that you sometimes need someone else's guidance and wisdom to get to the next level. Someone who pushes and challenges you to get out of your comfort zone. When it comes to self-development, any investment in yourself is well worth it.

That could involve money, but also means putting in the time and effort to learn from someone who's a master in the discipline you want to excel in. Otherwise, you most likely wouldn't get anywhere close to where you want to be.

Weekly Nuggets of Wisdom

Some soul-stirring inspiration to read, listen to, watch and create to "get out of your comfort zone and having new experiences" - enjoy!

I recommend...

...reading:

'Wild by Cheryl Strayed'. Boy, this book is the book about leaving one's comfort zone. And it's not even made up but based on the author's life. One of the most beautiful stories, I've ever read. Period.

Here's what the book's about: "At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage soon destroyed, she made the most impulsive decision of her life.

With no experience or training, driven only by blind will, she'd hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State - alone.

Told with suspense and style, sparkling with warmth and humor, 'Wild' powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her."

...listening:

'Ludovico Einaudi - Eros'. I had the great pleasure to visit one of this geniuses' concerts in the Dubai Opera - and it was AMAZING!

I was utterly speechless after his performance and I still struggle finding the right words to describe this unforgettable and mind-blowing evening. If you're into piano music and ever have the chance to attend a Ludovico Einaudi Concert, do yourself a favor and get a ticket. Trust me: Every single dime is well spent. 'Eros' was one of my favorite pieces of the Maestro's incredible show.

...watching:

'My Trips 2017 | NINA'. That's my travel summary video of last year. 2017 has been truly awesome and I'm super grateful for having been able to travel that much, experiencing extraordinary things along the way and meeting new friends in all different parts of the world. Let's see what's gonna happen in 2018, I can't wait for new adventures!

...creating:

'How to make a Buddha Bowl in no time' & 'How to make an Avocado Rose'.

First, I was really scared to make avocado roses, I didn't want to mess them up right away. And then I thought: Who cares??? If I never try, I'll never learn how to make them! I started a blog series called ‘Easy & Healthy Vegan Treats’ with easy and quick whole-food plant-based recipes.

I regularly add recipes to this section covering breakfast, lunch and dinner. Doesn’t matter if you’re following a whole-food plant-based diet or not, all recipes are easily customizable.

What about You?

When have you lately left your comfort zone and how did you feel about it? Have you tried something new in the last couple of weeks? I'm super curious, so please share your story with me 🙂

If you’re looking for practical ways on how to be more mindful in your daily life, I’ve put together what I call ‘The ultimate beginner’s guide to a mindful lifestyle’ incl. a 30 day planner to keep track on your habits. Download it for free now.

2 years ago
View on Instagram |
1/9
What an amazing gift idea 😻 got these super soft reusable makeup pads from my friend @rohinibajekal and love them so much 😭❤️⠀
⠀
I use round cotton pads a lot to for my skincare routine and always felt guilty for the amount of trash I produced daily due to that 😒⠀
⠀
Watched a few DIY tutorials on how to sew your own makeup pads and always pushed it aside as a project for "a day I'd have time to do that" (aka for sure not anytime soon).⠀
⠀
Therefore, I'm so grateful, that Rohini brought me these from London 😍 such a cute surprise!⠀
⠀
And I can either wash them by hand or throw them into the washing machine in a little laundry bag to wash with similar stuff 💯⠀
⠀
Definitely a gift idea I will "steal" for the holidays 😻🎄🎁🎅🏽⠀
⠀
➿➿➿➿➿➿➿➿➿➿➿➿➿➿➿➿➿➿➿➿➿➿➿⠀
⠀
#notsponsored #notanad #healthylifestyle #healthyhabits #mindfulhabits #agorgeoussoul #reusable #reusablemakeuppads #sustainability⠀
#sustainable #sustainableliving #sustainablelifestyle #sustainablechristmas #sustainablegifts #giftideas #environmentallyfriendly #environmentallyconscious #holidayseason #consciousliving #consciousconsumer #ecofriendly #ecofriendlyliving #ecofriendlyproduct #ecofriendlygifts #skincareroutine #skincareproduct
0 0 votes
Article Rating

This post contains affiliate links. I’m a member of the Amazon Associates Program and Skimlinks Network. Whenever you purchase a product through one of my affiliate links (at no additional cost for you btw), I earn a small commission, that I will most definitely use for even more books (there’s no such thing as enough books!), geeky tech stuff, glittery notepads and chocolate. Thanks for your support, much appreciated!

The other weekend was scary and empowering at the same time for me: I finally left my comfort zone and brought myself to book a spot in a yoga inversions workshop!

For years, it has been a dream of mine to learn how to handstand and to hold the crow pose for longer than a few seconds (in case, you don't know what the heck the crow pose is, here's a quick video about it).

Despite watching a ton of tutorials and asking different yoga trainers during class about how to find balance in inversions, I never got rid of my fear of falling over and crashing my face (or other parts of my body).

In the inversions workshop though, I finally learned techniques and steps, that got me so much closer to a handstand - and that alone already enhanced my overall yoga and mindfulness practice.

Another really great thing of getting out of my comfort zone that weekend was meeting other like-minded lovely yoginis. Living in a big city can be a bit lonely sometimes and I'm always grateful to meet inspiring women, getting to know their life stories and discussing similar interests.

So not only did I get to hang out with some awesome yoga-loving ladies, I also learned how to face my fear of losing control and heading into unknown areas thanks to a truly motivating and empathic yoga teacher. Yey! (That's me in the picture, the second on the right ;))

That whole experience showed me, that you sometimes need someone else's guidance and wisdom to get to the next level. Someone who pushes and challenges you to get out of your comfort zone. When it comes to self-development, any investment in yourself is well worth it.

That could involve money, but also means putting in the time and effort to learn from someone who's a master in the discipline you want to excel in. Otherwise, you most likely wouldn't get anywhere close to where you want to be.

Weekly Nuggets of Wisdom

Some soul-stirring inspiration to read, listen to, watch and create to "get out of your comfort zone and having new experiences" - enjoy!

I recommend...

...reading:

'Wild by Cheryl Strayed'. Boy, this book is the book about leaving one's comfort zone. And it's not even made up but based on the author's life. One of the most beautiful stories, I've ever read. Period.

Here's what the book's about: "At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage soon destroyed, she made the most impulsive decision of her life.

With no experience or training, driven only by blind will, she'd hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State - alone.

Told with suspense and style, sparkling with warmth and humor, 'Wild' powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her."

...listening:

'Ludovico Einaudi - Eros'. I had the great pleasure to visit one of this geniuses' concerts in the Dubai Opera - and it was AMAZING!

I was utterly speechless after his performance and I still struggle finding the right words to describe this unforgettable and mind-blowing evening. If you're into piano music and ever have the chance to attend a Ludovico Einaudi Concert, do yourself a favor and get a ticket. Trust me: Every single dime is well spent. 'Eros' was one of my favorite pieces of the Maestro's incredible show.

...watching:

'My Trips 2017 | NINA'. That's my travel summary video of last year. 2017 has been truly awesome and I'm super grateful for having been able to travel that much, experiencing extraordinary things along the way and meeting new friends in all different parts of the world. Let's see what's gonna happen in 2018, I can't wait for new adventures!

...creating:

'How to make a Buddha Bowl in no time' & 'How to make an Avocado Rose'.

First, I was really scared to make avocado roses, I didn't want to mess them up right away. And then I thought: Who cares??? If I never try, I'll never learn how to make them! I started a blog series called ‘Easy & Healthy Vegan Treats’ with easy and quick whole-food plant-based recipes.

I regularly add recipes to this section covering breakfast, lunch and dinner. Doesn’t matter if you’re following a whole-food plant-based diet or not, all recipes are easily customizable.

What about You?

When have you lately left your comfort zone and how did you feel about it? Have you tried something new in the last couple of weeks? I'm super curious, so please share your story with me 🙂

If you’re looking for practical ways on how to be more mindful in your daily life, I’ve put together what I call ‘The ultimate beginner’s guide to a mindful lifestyle’ incl. a 30 day planner to keep track on your habits. Download it for free now.

2 years ago
View on Instagram |
2/9
Started to finally read this gem of a book, will share my thoughts on it once I'm done 📖😍💭⠀
⠀
Have you read it? How did you like it?⠀
⠀
Or: what are you currently reading? 🤔📚⠀
⠀
➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰⠀
⠀
#mindfulness #kindness #bekind #mindfullifestyle #mindful #mindfulhabits #agorgeoussoul #healthylifestyle #healthyhabits #reading #readingtime #readersofinstagram #bookstagram #booklover #booklife #bookworm #manssearchformeaning #viktorfrankl #selfhelp #selfhelpbooks #selfcare #selfcarefirst #personalwellbeing #purposedrivenlife
0 0 votes
Article Rating

This post contains affiliate links. I’m a member of the Amazon Associates Program and Skimlinks Network. Whenever you purchase a product through one of my affiliate links (at no additional cost for you btw), I earn a small commission, that I will most definitely use for even more books (there’s no such thing as enough books!), geeky tech stuff, glittery notepads and chocolate. Thanks for your support, much appreciated!

The other weekend was scary and empowering at the same time for me: I finally left my comfort zone and brought myself to book a spot in a yoga inversions workshop!

For years, it has been a dream of mine to learn how to handstand and to hold the crow pose for longer than a few seconds (in case, you don't know what the heck the crow pose is, here's a quick video about it).

Despite watching a ton of tutorials and asking different yoga trainers during class about how to find balance in inversions, I never got rid of my fear of falling over and crashing my face (or other parts of my body).

In the inversions workshop though, I finally learned techniques and steps, that got me so much closer to a handstand - and that alone already enhanced my overall yoga and mindfulness practice.

Another really great thing of getting out of my comfort zone that weekend was meeting other like-minded lovely yoginis. Living in a big city can be a bit lonely sometimes and I'm always grateful to meet inspiring women, getting to know their life stories and discussing similar interests.

So not only did I get to hang out with some awesome yoga-loving ladies, I also learned how to face my fear of losing control and heading into unknown areas thanks to a truly motivating and empathic yoga teacher. Yey! (That's me in the picture, the second on the right ;))

That whole experience showed me, that you sometimes need someone else's guidance and wisdom to get to the next level. Someone who pushes and challenges you to get out of your comfort zone. When it comes to self-development, any investment in yourself is well worth it.

That could involve money, but also means putting in the time and effort to learn from someone who's a master in the discipline you want to excel in. Otherwise, you most likely wouldn't get anywhere close to where you want to be.

Weekly Nuggets of Wisdom

Some soul-stirring inspiration to read, listen to, watch and create to "get out of your comfort zone and having new experiences" - enjoy!

I recommend...

...reading:

'Wild by Cheryl Strayed'. Boy, this book is the book about leaving one's comfort zone. And it's not even made up but based on the author's life. One of the most beautiful stories, I've ever read. Period.

Here's what the book's about: "At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage soon destroyed, she made the most impulsive decision of her life.

With no experience or training, driven only by blind will, she'd hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State - alone.

Told with suspense and style, sparkling with warmth and humor, 'Wild' powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her."

...listening:

'Ludovico Einaudi - Eros'. I had the great pleasure to visit one of this geniuses' concerts in the Dubai Opera - and it was AMAZING!

I was utterly speechless after his performance and I still struggle finding the right words to describe this unforgettable and mind-blowing evening. If you're into piano music and ever have the chance to attend a Ludovico Einaudi Concert, do yourself a favor and get a ticket. Trust me: Every single dime is well spent. 'Eros' was one of my favorite pieces of the Maestro's incredible show.

...watching:

'My Trips 2017 | NINA'. That's my travel summary video of last year. 2017 has been truly awesome and I'm super grateful for having been able to travel that much, experiencing extraordinary things along the way and meeting new friends in all different parts of the world. Let's see what's gonna happen in 2018, I can't wait for new adventures!

...creating:

'How to make a Buddha Bowl in no time' & 'How to make an Avocado Rose'.

First, I was really scared to make avocado roses, I didn't want to mess them up right away. And then I thought: Who cares??? If I never try, I'll never learn how to make them! I started a blog series called ‘Easy & Healthy Vegan Treats’ with easy and quick whole-food plant-based recipes.

I regularly add recipes to this section covering breakfast, lunch and dinner. Doesn’t matter if you’re following a whole-food plant-based diet or not, all recipes are easily customizable.

What about You?

When have you lately left your comfort zone and how did you feel about it? Have you tried something new in the last couple of weeks? I'm super curious, so please share your story with me 🙂

If you’re looking for practical ways on how to be more mindful in your daily life, I’ve put together what I call ‘The ultimate beginner’s guide to a mindful lifestyle’ incl. a 30 day planner to keep track on your habits. Download it for free now.

2 years ago
View on Instagram |
3/9
Yes 💯⠀
⠀
Me 10 or 15 years ago: I hope they like me 🙏🏽 how can I make them like me? Am I funny enough? Should I be funnier? Pleaaaase like me and approve of me 😩🥺⠀
⠀
vs.⠀
⠀
Me today: Is this "event" and people there worth my time and energy? Will it be fun and a positive experience? Are there people I wanna see and surround myself with? 🙌🏽💥⠀
⠀
What do you think of this statement, do you agree? 🤔⠀
⠀
📸 Not sure where he got it from, but I took a screenshot of @drock's story mood board because it resonates so much with me 💕⠀
⠀
➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰⠀
⠀
#mindfulness #mindfullifestyle #lifestyleblog #lifestyleblogger #mindful #mindfulhabits #agorgeoussoul #healthylifestyle #healthyhabits #selfcare #selfcarefirst #selfcarematters #selfcareblogger #selflove #selflovefirst #personalwellbeing #selfawareness #selfawarenessjourney #bekindtoyourself #kindnessiskey #positivity #positiveenergy #positivemindset
0 0 votes
Article Rating

This post contains affiliate links. I’m a member of the Amazon Associates Program and Skimlinks Network. Whenever you purchase a product through one of my affiliate links (at no additional cost for you btw), I earn a small commission, that I will most definitely use for even more books (there’s no such thing as enough books!), geeky tech stuff, glittery notepads and chocolate. Thanks for your support, much appreciated!

The other weekend was scary and empowering at the same time for me: I finally left my comfort zone and brought myself to book a spot in a yoga inversions workshop!

For years, it has been a dream of mine to learn how to handstand and to hold the crow pose for longer than a few seconds (in case, you don't know what the heck the crow pose is, here's a quick video about it).

Despite watching a ton of tutorials and asking different yoga trainers during class about how to find balance in inversions, I never got rid of my fear of falling over and crashing my face (or other parts of my body).

In the inversions workshop though, I finally learned techniques and steps, that got me so much closer to a handstand - and that alone already enhanced my overall yoga and mindfulness practice.

Another really great thing of getting out of my comfort zone that weekend was meeting other like-minded lovely yoginis. Living in a big city can be a bit lonely sometimes and I'm always grateful to meet inspiring women, getting to know their life stories and discussing similar interests.

So not only did I get to hang out with some awesome yoga-loving ladies, I also learned how to face my fear of losing control and heading into unknown areas thanks to a truly motivating and empathic yoga teacher. Yey! (That's me in the picture, the second on the right ;))

That whole experience showed me, that you sometimes need someone else's guidance and wisdom to get to the next level. Someone who pushes and challenges you to get out of your comfort zone. When it comes to self-development, any investment in yourself is well worth it.

That could involve money, but also means putting in the time and effort to learn from someone who's a master in the discipline you want to excel in. Otherwise, you most likely wouldn't get anywhere close to where you want to be.

Weekly Nuggets of Wisdom

Some soul-stirring inspiration to read, listen to, watch and create to "get out of your comfort zone and having new experiences" - enjoy!

I recommend...

...reading:

'Wild by Cheryl Strayed'. Boy, this book is the book about leaving one's comfort zone. And it's not even made up but based on the author's life. One of the most beautiful stories, I've ever read. Period.

Here's what the book's about: "At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage soon destroyed, she made the most impulsive decision of her life.

With no experience or training, driven only by blind will, she'd hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State - alone.

Told with suspense and style, sparkling with warmth and humor, 'Wild' powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her."

...listening:

'Ludovico Einaudi - Eros'. I had the great pleasure to visit one of this geniuses' concerts in the Dubai Opera - and it was AMAZING!

I was utterly speechless after his performance and I still struggle finding the right words to describe this unforgettable and mind-blowing evening. If you're into piano music and ever have the chance to attend a Ludovico Einaudi Concert, do yourself a favor and get a ticket. Trust me: Every single dime is well spent. 'Eros' was one of my favorite pieces of the Maestro's incredible show.

...watching:

'My Trips 2017 | NINA'. That's my travel summary video of last year. 2017 has been truly awesome and I'm super grateful for having been able to travel that much, experiencing extraordinary things along the way and meeting new friends in all different parts of the world. Let's see what's gonna happen in 2018, I can't wait for new adventures!

...creating:

'How to make a Buddha Bowl in no time' & 'How to make an Avocado Rose'.

First, I was really scared to make avocado roses, I didn't want to mess them up right away. And then I thought: Who cares??? If I never try, I'll never learn how to make them! I started a blog series called ‘Easy & Healthy Vegan Treats’ with easy and quick whole-food plant-based recipes.

I regularly add recipes to this section covering breakfast, lunch and dinner. Doesn’t matter if you’re following a whole-food plant-based diet or not, all recipes are easily customizable.

What about You?

When have you lately left your comfort zone and how did you feel about it? Have you tried something new in the last couple of weeks? I'm super curious, so please share your story with me 🙂

If you’re looking for practical ways on how to be more mindful in your daily life, I’ve put together what I call ‘The ultimate beginner’s guide to a mindful lifestyle’ incl. a 30 day planner to keep track on your habits. Download it for free now.

2 years ago
View on Instagram |
4/9
⠀
What's one of your life lessons you wish you'd known/ understood/ accepted earlier on? 💕⠀
⠀
One of mine is taking better care of my face, understanding how a proper skincare routine works, and which sorts of things can be responsible for breaking me out 🙄⠀
⠀
Share your life lesson below with me, I'd love to hear about it - maybe I'll learn something new 😍🙌🏽⠀
⠀
Also, if you're active on Twitter, check out my account there 🐦⠀
⠀
〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️⠀
⠀
#LifeLessons #skincare #skincareroutine #skincaretips #skincarecommunity #skincarelover #lifehacks #lifeadvice #lifelessonslearned #mindfullifestyle #lifestyleblog #lifestyleblogger #mindfulness #mindfulhabits #agorgeoussoul #healthylifestyle #healthyhabits #twitterposts⠀
0 0 votes
Article Rating

This post contains affiliate links. I’m a member of the Amazon Associates Program and Skimlinks Network. Whenever you purchase a product through one of my affiliate links (at no additional cost for you btw), I earn a small commission, that I will most definitely use for even more books (there’s no such thing as enough books!), geeky tech stuff, glittery notepads and chocolate. Thanks for your support, much appreciated!

The other weekend was scary and empowering at the same time for me: I finally left my comfort zone and brought myself to book a spot in a yoga inversions workshop!

For years, it has been a dream of mine to learn how to handstand and to hold the crow pose for longer than a few seconds (in case, you don't know what the heck the crow pose is, here's a quick video about it).

Despite watching a ton of tutorials and asking different yoga trainers during class about how to find balance in inversions, I never got rid of my fear of falling over and crashing my face (or other parts of my body).

In the inversions workshop though, I finally learned techniques and steps, that got me so much closer to a handstand - and that alone already enhanced my overall yoga and mindfulness practice.

Another really great thing of getting out of my comfort zone that weekend was meeting other like-minded lovely yoginis. Living in a big city can be a bit lonely sometimes and I'm always grateful to meet inspiring women, getting to know their life stories and discussing similar interests.

So not only did I get to hang out with some awesome yoga-loving ladies, I also learned how to face my fear of losing control and heading into unknown areas thanks to a truly motivating and empathic yoga teacher. Yey! (That's me in the picture, the second on the right ;))

That whole experience showed me, that you sometimes need someone else's guidance and wisdom to get to the next level. Someone who pushes and challenges you to get out of your comfort zone. When it comes to self-development, any investment in yourself is well worth it.

That could involve money, but also means putting in the time and effort to learn from someone who's a master in the discipline you want to excel in. Otherwise, you most likely wouldn't get anywhere close to where you want to be.

Weekly Nuggets of Wisdom

Some soul-stirring inspiration to read, listen to, watch and create to "get out of your comfort zone and having new experiences" - enjoy!

I recommend...

...reading:

'Wild by Cheryl Strayed'. Boy, this book is the book about leaving one's comfort zone. And it's not even made up but based on the author's life. One of the most beautiful stories, I've ever read. Period.

Here's what the book's about: "At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage soon destroyed, she made the most impulsive decision of her life.

With no experience or training, driven only by blind will, she'd hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State - alone.

Told with suspense and style, sparkling with warmth and humor, 'Wild' powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her."

...listening:

'Ludovico Einaudi - Eros'. I had the great pleasure to visit one of this geniuses' concerts in the Dubai Opera - and it was AMAZING!

I was utterly speechless after his performance and I still struggle finding the right words to describe this unforgettable and mind-blowing evening. If you're into piano music and ever have the chance to attend a Ludovico Einaudi Concert, do yourself a favor and get a ticket. Trust me: Every single dime is well spent. 'Eros' was one of my favorite pieces of the Maestro's incredible show.

...watching:

'My Trips 2017 | NINA'. That's my travel summary video of last year. 2017 has been truly awesome and I'm super grateful for having been able to travel that much, experiencing extraordinary things along the way and meeting new friends in all different parts of the world. Let's see what's gonna happen in 2018, I can't wait for new adventures!

...creating:

'How to make a Buddha Bowl in no time' & 'How to make an Avocado Rose'.

First, I was really scared to make avocado roses, I didn't want to mess them up right away. And then I thought: Who cares??? If I never try, I'll never learn how to make them! I started a blog series called ‘Easy & Healthy Vegan Treats’ with easy and quick whole-food plant-based recipes.

I regularly add recipes to this section covering breakfast, lunch and dinner. Doesn’t matter if you’re following a whole-food plant-based diet or not, all recipes are easily customizable.

What about You?

When have you lately left your comfort zone and how did you feel about it? Have you tried something new in the last couple of weeks? I'm super curious, so please share your story with me 🙂

If you’re looking for practical ways on how to be more mindful in your daily life, I’ve put together what I call ‘The ultimate beginner’s guide to a mindful lifestyle’ incl. a 30 day planner to keep track on your habits. Download it for free now.

2 years ago
View on Instagram |
5/9
Long time no posting - this is about to change today 🙌🏽💕⠀
⠀
Decided to treat myself pre holidays (as in bought myself lol, not an AD) 🎄😋 with the cutest notebook I've seen in a long time by @designworksink and my go to lip balm from @kiehls that's now available as a holiday limited edition 😍⠀
⠀
If you're already looking for the perfect gift for your friends and loved ones, first of all kudos for being that organized 💯🙌🏽🎄⠀
⠀
Second, if you need a little bit of inspiration, I got you 😻 I've put together a gift guide on my blog with 111+ gift ideas for literally everyone in your life:⠀
⠀
🌱 Your plant-based friend ⠀
✈️ Your travel loving friend⠀
🍷The wine lover in your life⠀
📚 The bookworm in your life⠀
🌍 Environmental conscious gift ideas⠀
🎁 DIY gift ideas⠀
📊 Your entrepreneur friend⠀
🎶 The music lover in your life⠀
🎞️ Your movie loving friend⠀
💪🏽 Your fitness friend⠀
📸 The photographer/videographer friend⠀
⠀
... and many more 😍🎉🎁🎄⠀
⠀
LINK IN BIO 💌⠀
⠀
➡️ What's your favorite gift ever (to give) and  what would you love to see underneath the Christmas tree (for you)? 😍🎁🎄🎅🏽⠀
⠀
#notsponsored #holidays #holidaytime #holidayseason #christmasgifts #giftideas #christmasgiftideas #mindfulness #mindfullifestyle #lifestyleblog #lifestyleblogger #notebookaddict #notebooklover #holidaygiftguide #giftguide #christmasgiftguide #giftguide2019 #butterstick #kiehls #selfcare #selfcarefirst #selfcarematters #selfcareblogger #selflove #selflovefirst #personalwellbeing #healthylifestyle #healthyhabits #mindfulhabits #agorgeoussoul
0 0 votes
Article Rating

This post contains affiliate links. I’m a member of the Amazon Associates Program and Skimlinks Network. Whenever you purchase a product through one of my affiliate links (at no additional cost for you btw), I earn a small commission, that I will most definitely use for even more books (there’s no such thing as enough books!), geeky tech stuff, glittery notepads and chocolate. Thanks for your support, much appreciated!

The other weekend was scary and empowering at the same time for me: I finally left my comfort zone and brought myself to book a spot in a yoga inversions workshop!

For years, it has been a dream of mine to learn how to handstand and to hold the crow pose for longer than a few seconds (in case, you don't know what the heck the crow pose is, here's a quick video about it).

Despite watching a ton of tutorials and asking different yoga trainers during class about how to find balance in inversions, I never got rid of my fear of falling over and crashing my face (or other parts of my body).

In the inversions workshop though, I finally learned techniques and steps, that got me so much closer to a handstand - and that alone already enhanced my overall yoga and mindfulness practice.

Another really great thing of getting out of my comfort zone that weekend was meeting other like-minded lovely yoginis. Living in a big city can be a bit lonely sometimes and I'm always grateful to meet inspiring women, getting to know their life stories and discussing similar interests.

So not only did I get to hang out with some awesome yoga-loving ladies, I also learned how to face my fear of losing control and heading into unknown areas thanks to a truly motivating and empathic yoga teacher. Yey! (That's me in the picture, the second on the right ;))

That whole experience showed me, that you sometimes need someone else's guidance and wisdom to get to the next level. Someone who pushes and challenges you to get out of your comfort zone. When it comes to self-development, any investment in yourself is well worth it.

That could involve money, but also means putting in the time and effort to learn from someone who's a master in the discipline you want to excel in. Otherwise, you most likely wouldn't get anywhere close to where you want to be.

Weekly Nuggets of Wisdom

Some soul-stirring inspiration to read, listen to, watch and create to "get out of your comfort zone and having new experiences" - enjoy!

I recommend...

...reading:

'Wild by Cheryl Strayed'. Boy, this book is the book about leaving one's comfort zone. And it's not even made up but based on the author's life. One of the most beautiful stories, I've ever read. Period.

Here's what the book's about: "At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage soon destroyed, she made the most impulsive decision of her life.

With no experience or training, driven only by blind will, she'd hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State - alone.

Told with suspense and style, sparkling with warmth and humor, 'Wild' powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her."

...listening:

'Ludovico Einaudi - Eros'. I had the great pleasure to visit one of this geniuses' concerts in the Dubai Opera - and it was AMAZING!

I was utterly speechless after his performance and I still struggle finding the right words to describe this unforgettable and mind-blowing evening. If you're into piano music and ever have the chance to attend a Ludovico Einaudi Concert, do yourself a favor and get a ticket. Trust me: Every single dime is well spent. 'Eros' was one of my favorite pieces of the Maestro's incredible show.

...watching:

'My Trips 2017 | NINA'. That's my travel summary video of last year. 2017 has been truly awesome and I'm super grateful for having been able to travel that much, experiencing extraordinary things along the way and meeting new friends in all different parts of the world. Let's see what's gonna happen in 2018, I can't wait for new adventures!

...creating:

'How to make a Buddha Bowl in no time' & 'How to make an Avocado Rose'.

First, I was really scared to make avocado roses, I didn't want to mess them up right away. And then I thought: Who cares??? If I never try, I'll never learn how to make them! I started a blog series called ‘Easy & Healthy Vegan Treats’ with easy and quick whole-food plant-based recipes.

I regularly add recipes to this section covering breakfast, lunch and dinner. Doesn’t matter if you’re following a whole-food plant-based diet or not, all recipes are easily customizable.

What about You?

When have you lately left your comfort zone and how did you feel about it? Have you tried something new in the last couple of weeks? I'm super curious, so please share your story with me 🙂

If you’re looking for practical ways on how to be more mindful in your daily life, I’ve put together what I call ‘The ultimate beginner’s guide to a mindful lifestyle’ incl. a 30 day planner to keep track on your habits. Download it for free now.

2 years ago
View on Instagram |
6/9
New year, same food 😂

The last two weeks of 2018 were filled with way too much food (all super yum but not really nutritious) 😅🍲🍟🎂🍪 It's time consuming and expensive (more than in Germany) to get organic veggies in Dubai, and not sustainable with nearly everything being imported - at least that's what I thought 🤔

Imagine my surprise when I did the research and found a good bunch of organic farms in the UAE with some pretty affordable veggie/fruit boxes, which they deliver to my door 😍💚 (I got mine from @greenheartorganicfarms and no this isn't a sponsored post). Bye-bye to wasting time driving around (it's a mess) and hello to finally cooking healthy, clean and much more sustainable again 🙌🏽💚😍 Inspired by @minimalistbaker's recipe for roasted rainbow veggies, here's last night's dinner 💚😍🥑🥕🥒🍠🍜 a plate full of yummy roasted rainbow treasures 💗🌈 How's your 2019 going so far? Are you a resolution person or not so much? 💞
.
.
.
.
#newyear #hello2019 #foodstagram #foodporn #veganfoodporn #veganfood #whatveganseat #plantbased #cleaneating #greeneating #wfpb #yummy #foodiesindubai #healthyfood #healthyeating #roastedveggies #rainbowplate #rainbowfood #greenlifestyle #veganlifestyle #selflove #wellbeing #selfcare #selfcaretips #selfcareday #wellbeingwarrior #cleanlifestyle #lifestyleblogger #lifestyleblog #bloggertribe
0 0 votes
Article Rating

This post contains affiliate links. I’m a member of the Amazon Associates Program and Skimlinks Network. Whenever you purchase a product through one of my affiliate links (at no additional cost for you btw), I earn a small commission, that I will most definitely use for even more books (there’s no such thing as enough books!), geeky tech stuff, glittery notepads and chocolate. Thanks for your support, much appreciated!

The other weekend was scary and empowering at the same time for me: I finally left my comfort zone and brought myself to book a spot in a yoga inversions workshop!

For years, it has been a dream of mine to learn how to handstand and to hold the crow pose for longer than a few seconds (in case, you don't know what the heck the crow pose is, here's a quick video about it).

Despite watching a ton of tutorials and asking different yoga trainers during class about how to find balance in inversions, I never got rid of my fear of falling over and crashing my face (or other parts of my body).

In the inversions workshop though, I finally learned techniques and steps, that got me so much closer to a handstand - and that alone already enhanced my overall yoga and mindfulness practice.

Another really great thing of getting out of my comfort zone that weekend was meeting other like-minded lovely yoginis. Living in a big city can be a bit lonely sometimes and I'm always grateful to meet inspiring women, getting to know their life stories and discussing similar interests.

So not only did I get to hang out with some awesome yoga-loving ladies, I also learned how to face my fear of losing control and heading into unknown areas thanks to a truly motivating and empathic yoga teacher. Yey! (That's me in the picture, the second on the right ;))

That whole experience showed me, that you sometimes need someone else's guidance and wisdom to get to the next level. Someone who pushes and challenges you to get out of your comfort zone. When it comes to self-development, any investment in yourself is well worth it.

That could involve money, but also means putting in the time and effort to learn from someone who's a master in the discipline you want to excel in. Otherwise, you most likely wouldn't get anywhere close to where you want to be.

Weekly Nuggets of Wisdom

Some soul-stirring inspiration to read, listen to, watch and create to "get out of your comfort zone and having new experiences" - enjoy!

I recommend...

...reading:

'Wild by Cheryl Strayed'. Boy, this book is the book about leaving one's comfort zone. And it's not even made up but based on the author's life. One of the most beautiful stories, I've ever read. Period.

Here's what the book's about: "At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage soon destroyed, she made the most impulsive decision of her life.

With no experience or training, driven only by blind will, she'd hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State - alone.

Told with suspense and style, sparkling with warmth and humor, 'Wild' powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her."

...listening:

'Ludovico Einaudi - Eros'. I had the great pleasure to visit one of this geniuses' concerts in the Dubai Opera - and it was AMAZING!

I was utterly speechless after his performance and I still struggle finding the right words to describe this unforgettable and mind-blowing evening. If you're into piano music and ever have the chance to attend a Ludovico Einaudi Concert, do yourself a favor and get a ticket. Trust me: Every single dime is well spent. 'Eros' was one of my favorite pieces of the Maestro's incredible show.

...watching:

'My Trips 2017 | NINA'. That's my travel summary video of last year. 2017 has been truly awesome and I'm super grateful for having been able to travel that much, experiencing extraordinary things along the way and meeting new friends in all different parts of the world. Let's see what's gonna happen in 2018, I can't wait for new adventures!

...creating:

'How to make a Buddha Bowl in no time' & 'How to make an Avocado Rose'.

First, I was really scared to make avocado roses, I didn't want to mess them up right away. And then I thought: Who cares??? If I never try, I'll never learn how to make them! I started a blog series called ‘Easy & Healthy Vegan Treats’ with easy and quick whole-food plant-based recipes.

I regularly add recipes to this section covering breakfast, lunch and dinner. Doesn’t matter if you’re following a whole-food plant-based diet or not, all recipes are easily customizable.

What about You?

When have you lately left your comfort zone and how did you feel about it? Have you tried something new in the last couple of weeks? I'm super curious, so please share your story with me 🙂

If you’re looking for practical ways on how to be more mindful in your daily life, I’ve put together what I call ‘The ultimate beginner’s guide to a mindful lifestyle’ incl. a 30 day planner to keep track on your habits. Download it for free now.

3 years ago
View on Instagram |
7/9
Merry Christmas you beautiful people 🎄❤️🎁🎅🏼💞☃️ However you decide to spend these days, I hope you feel great 💞 take care and much love 💝
.
.
.
.
Photo credit 📸 @karolinagrabowska
.
.
.
.
#Christmas #Christmastime #Christmasdecoration #xmas #Christmastradition #tistheseason #fairylights #christmasspirit #Christmasholidays #christmasdecor #selflove #wellbeing #happy #happiness #selflovefirst #selfcare #selfcaretips #selfcareday #wellbeingwarrior
0 0 votes
Article Rating

This post contains affiliate links. I’m a member of the Amazon Associates Program and Skimlinks Network. Whenever you purchase a product through one of my affiliate links (at no additional cost for you btw), I earn a small commission, that I will most definitely use for even more books (there’s no such thing as enough books!), geeky tech stuff, glittery notepads and chocolate. Thanks for your support, much appreciated!

The other weekend was scary and empowering at the same time for me: I finally left my comfort zone and brought myself to book a spot in a yoga inversions workshop!

For years, it has been a dream of mine to learn how to handstand and to hold the crow pose for longer than a few seconds (in case, you don't know what the heck the crow pose is, here's a quick video about it).

Despite watching a ton of tutorials and asking different yoga trainers during class about how to find balance in inversions, I never got rid of my fear of falling over and crashing my face (or other parts of my body).

In the inversions workshop though, I finally learned techniques and steps, that got me so much closer to a handstand - and that alone already enhanced my overall yoga and mindfulness practice.

Another really great thing of getting out of my comfort zone that weekend was meeting other like-minded lovely yoginis. Living in a big city can be a bit lonely sometimes and I'm always grateful to meet inspiring women, getting to know their life stories and discussing similar interests.

So not only did I get to hang out with some awesome yoga-loving ladies, I also learned how to face my fear of losing control and heading into unknown areas thanks to a truly motivating and empathic yoga teacher. Yey! (That's me in the picture, the second on the right ;))

That whole experience showed me, that you sometimes need someone else's guidance and wisdom to get to the next level. Someone who pushes and challenges you to get out of your comfort zone. When it comes to self-development, any investment in yourself is well worth it.

That could involve money, but also means putting in the time and effort to learn from someone who's a master in the discipline you want to excel in. Otherwise, you most likely wouldn't get anywhere close to where you want to be.

Weekly Nuggets of Wisdom

Some soul-stirring inspiration to read, listen to, watch and create to "get out of your comfort zone and having new experiences" - enjoy!

I recommend...

...reading:

'Wild by Cheryl Strayed'. Boy, this book is the book about leaving one's comfort zone. And it's not even made up but based on the author's life. One of the most beautiful stories, I've ever read. Period.

Here's what the book's about: "At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage soon destroyed, she made the most impulsive decision of her life.

With no experience or training, driven only by blind will, she'd hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State - alone.

Told with suspense and style, sparkling with warmth and humor, 'Wild' powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her."

...listening:

'Ludovico Einaudi - Eros'. I had the great pleasure to visit one of this geniuses' concerts in the Dubai Opera - and it was AMAZING!

I was utterly speechless after his performance and I still struggle finding the right words to describe this unforgettable and mind-blowing evening. If you're into piano music and ever have the chance to attend a Ludovico Einaudi Concert, do yourself a favor and get a ticket. Trust me: Every single dime is well spent. 'Eros' was one of my favorite pieces of the Maestro's incredible show.

...watching:

'My Trips 2017 | NINA'. That's my travel summary video of last year. 2017 has been truly awesome and I'm super grateful for having been able to travel that much, experiencing extraordinary things along the way and meeting new friends in all different parts of the world. Let's see what's gonna happen in 2018, I can't wait for new adventures!

...creating:

'How to make a Buddha Bowl in no time' & 'How to make an Avocado Rose'.

First, I was really scared to make avocado roses, I didn't want to mess them up right away. And then I thought: Who cares??? If I never try, I'll never learn how to make them! I started a blog series called ‘Easy & Healthy Vegan Treats’ with easy and quick whole-food plant-based recipes.

I regularly add recipes to this section covering breakfast, lunch and dinner. Doesn’t matter if you’re following a whole-food plant-based diet or not, all recipes are easily customizable.

What about You?

When have you lately left your comfort zone and how did you feel about it? Have you tried something new in the last couple of weeks? I'm super curious, so please share your story with me 🙂

If you’re looking for practical ways on how to be more mindful in your daily life, I’ve put together what I call ‘The ultimate beginner’s guide to a mindful lifestyle’ incl. a 30 day planner to keep track on your habits. Download it for free now.

3 years ago
View on Instagram |
8/9
Pink stuff all day every day 💕😍💞 what's your take on balloons? I'm the happiest person on earth when I get balloons for my birthday (or any other occasion lol no need for other presents 😂 other than books. Books are always welcome 📚😉)
🎈💕🎈💕
.
.
.
.
Picture credit 📸 @amyshamblen
.
.
.
.
#pink #pinklife #pinkballoons #lovingpink #balloons #balloonlove #lifestyleblogger #lifestyleblog #bloggertribe #amblogging #bloggersunite #rosegold #rosepink #pink💕 #pinkstuff
0 0 votes
Article Rating

This post contains affiliate links. I’m a member of the Amazon Associates Program and Skimlinks Network. Whenever you purchase a product through one of my affiliate links (at no additional cost for you btw), I earn a small commission, that I will most definitely use for even more books (there’s no such thing as enough books!), geeky tech stuff, glittery notepads and chocolate. Thanks for your support, much appreciated!

The other weekend was scary and empowering at the same time for me: I finally left my comfort zone and brought myself to book a spot in a yoga inversions workshop!

For years, it has been a dream of mine to learn how to handstand and to hold the crow pose for longer than a few seconds (in case, you don't know what the heck the crow pose is, here's a quick video about it).

Despite watching a ton of tutorials and asking different yoga trainers during class about how to find balance in inversions, I never got rid of my fear of falling over and crashing my face (or other parts of my body).

In the inversions workshop though, I finally learned techniques and steps, that got me so much closer to a handstand - and that alone already enhanced my overall yoga and mindfulness practice.

Another really great thing of getting out of my comfort zone that weekend was meeting other like-minded lovely yoginis. Living in a big city can be a bit lonely sometimes and I'm always grateful to meet inspiring women, getting to know their life stories and discussing similar interests.

So not only did I get to hang out with some awesome yoga-loving ladies, I also learned how to face my fear of losing control and heading into unknown areas thanks to a truly motivating and empathic yoga teacher. Yey! (That's me in the picture, the second on the right ;))

That whole experience showed me, that you sometimes need someone else's guidance and wisdom to get to the next level. Someone who pushes and challenges you to get out of your comfort zone. When it comes to self-development, any investment in yourself is well worth it.

That could involve money, but also means putting in the time and effort to learn from someone who's a master in the discipline you want to excel in. Otherwise, you most likely wouldn't get anywhere close to where you want to be.

Weekly Nuggets of Wisdom

Some soul-stirring inspiration to read, listen to, watch and create to "get out of your comfort zone and having new experiences" - enjoy!

I recommend...

...reading:

'Wild by Cheryl Strayed'. Boy, this book is the book about leaving one's comfort zone. And it's not even made up but based on the author's life. One of the most beautiful stories, I've ever read. Period.

Here's what the book's about: "At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage soon destroyed, she made the most impulsive decision of her life.

With no experience or training, driven only by blind will, she'd hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State - alone.

Told with suspense and style, sparkling with warmth and humor, 'Wild' powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her."

...listening:

'Ludovico Einaudi - Eros'. I had the great pleasure to visit one of this geniuses' concerts in the Dubai Opera - and it was AMAZING!

I was utterly speechless after his performance and I still struggle finding the right words to describe this unforgettable and mind-blowing evening. If you're into piano music and ever have the chance to attend a Ludovico Einaudi Concert, do yourself a favor and get a ticket. Trust me: Every single dime is well spent. 'Eros' was one of my favorite pieces of the Maestro's incredible show.

...watching:

'My Trips 2017 | NINA'. That's my travel summary video of last year. 2017 has been truly awesome and I'm super grateful for having been able to travel that much, experiencing extraordinary things along the way and meeting new friends in all different parts of the world. Let's see what's gonna happen in 2018, I can't wait for new adventures!

...creating:

'How to make a Buddha Bowl in no time' & 'How to make an Avocado Rose'.

First, I was really scared to make avocado roses, I didn't want to mess them up right away. And then I thought: Who cares??? If I never try, I'll never learn how to make them! I started a blog series called ‘Easy & Healthy Vegan Treats’ with easy and quick whole-food plant-based recipes.

I regularly add recipes to this section covering breakfast, lunch and dinner. Doesn’t matter if you’re following a whole-food plant-based diet or not, all recipes are easily customizable.

What about You?

When have you lately left your comfort zone and how did you feel about it? Have you tried something new in the last couple of weeks? I'm super curious, so please share your story with me 🙂

If you’re looking for practical ways on how to be more mindful in your daily life, I’ve put together what I call ‘The ultimate beginner’s guide to a mindful lifestyle’ incl. a 30 day planner to keep track on your habits. Download it for free now.

3 years ago
View on Instagram |
9/9

Want more visual inspo?

[This is my current temporary working from home setup 🌈] A few weeks back, I thought everything would be alright, that our world was prepared to deal with such a situation in an efficient and timely manner. ⠀
⠀
I wasn’t worried at all.⠀
⠀
With the exponential spread of the virus and all subsequent lockdowns, quarantine and self-isolations measures in place now, I understand the gravity of the situation, accepted that I was wrong, and take COVID-19 very seriously. And I understand that it isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.⠀
⠀
At first I felt like the Coronavirus or SARS-CoV-2 to be exact wasn’t something affecting me personally. I fought off all worries and anxious moments until I couldn’t do it anymore.⠀
⠀
I’m worried and scared. I’m worried about my family, especially my mum, I’m worried about my friends and their families. I’m worried because we’re trapped in our own apartment, feeling like outlaws when leaving once a week for grocery shopping. I’m worried about the global economy and how this shitty situation affects the poorest people the most.⠀
⠀
I understand that I can’t exclude myself, that I’m not a passive bystander to some tragic accident. I’m as much a part of this stressful time as anyone else around the globe and am doing the bare minimum of my bit by #stayingathome like (hopefully) billions of other people.⠀
⠀
The reason I’m writing this post is that I feel helpless and anxious but these feelings won’t help anyone. Researching and writing are two things I’m good at. So the least I can do I figured to hopefully help a few people (and myself) is to put my strengths to work and to provide a list of resources on how to improve the limiting and isolating situation of being quarantined. Link to post in bio 🌈🙌🏽💕⠀
⠀
➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰⠀
⠀
#agorgeoussoul #coronavirus #covid19 #quarantine #quarantinelife #quarantineandchill #whattododuringquarantine #healthylifestyle #healthyhabits #mindfulhabits #mindfulness #kindness #bekind #bekindalways #kindnessiskey #kindnessmatters #kindnessismagic #kindnessalways #bekindtooneanother #mindfullifestyle #mindful #socialdistancing #selfisolation #wfh #workfromhome #workingfromhome #productivity #focusonthegood
0 0 votes
Article Rating

This post contains affiliate links. I’m a member of the Amazon Associates Program and Skimlinks Network. Whenever you purchase a product through one of my affiliate links (at no additional cost for you btw), I earn a small commission, that I will most definitely use for even more books (there’s no such thing as enough books!), geeky tech stuff, glittery notepads and chocolate. Thanks for your support, much appreciated!

The other weekend was scary and empowering at the same time for me: I finally left my comfort zone and brought myself to book a spot in a yoga inversions workshop!

For years, it has been a dream of mine to learn how to handstand and to hold the crow pose for longer than a few seconds (in case, you don't know what the heck the crow pose is, here's a quick video about it).

Despite watching a ton of tutorials and asking different yoga trainers during class about how to find balance in inversions, I never got rid of my fear of falling over and crashing my face (or other parts of my body).

In the inversions workshop though, I finally learned techniques and steps, that got me so much closer to a handstand - and that alone already enhanced my overall yoga and mindfulness practice.

Another really great thing of getting out of my comfort zone that weekend was meeting other like-minded lovely yoginis. Living in a big city can be a bit lonely sometimes and I'm always grateful to meet inspiring women, getting to know their life stories and discussing similar interests.

So not only did I get to hang out with some awesome yoga-loving ladies, I also learned how to face my fear of losing control and heading into unknown areas thanks to a truly motivating and empathic yoga teacher. Yey! (That's me in the picture, the second on the right ;))

That whole experience showed me, that you sometimes need someone else's guidance and wisdom to get to the next level. Someone who pushes and challenges you to get out of your comfort zone. When it comes to self-development, any investment in yourself is well worth it.

That could involve money, but also means putting in the time and effort to learn from someone who's a master in the discipline you want to excel in. Otherwise, you most likely wouldn't get anywhere close to where you want to be.

Weekly Nuggets of Wisdom

Some soul-stirring inspiration to read, listen to, watch and create to "get out of your comfort zone and having new experiences" - enjoy!

I recommend...

...reading:

'Wild by Cheryl Strayed'. Boy, this book is the book about leaving one's comfort zone. And it's not even made up but based on the author's life. One of the most beautiful stories, I've ever read. Period.

Here's what the book's about: "At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage soon destroyed, she made the most impulsive decision of her life.

With no experience or training, driven only by blind will, she'd hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State - alone.

Told with suspense and style, sparkling with warmth and humor, 'Wild' powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her."

...listening:

'Ludovico Einaudi - Eros'. I had the great pleasure to visit one of this geniuses' concerts in the Dubai Opera - and it was AMAZING!

I was utterly speechless after his performance and I still struggle finding the right words to describe this unforgettable and mind-blowing evening. If you're into piano music and ever have the chance to attend a Ludovico Einaudi Concert, do yourself a favor and get a ticket. Trust me: Every single dime is well spent. 'Eros' was one of my favorite pieces of the Maestro's incredible show.

...watching:

'My Trips 2017 | NINA'. That's my travel summary video of last year. 2017 has been truly awesome and I'm super grateful for having been able to travel that much, experiencing extraordinary things along the way and meeting new friends in all different parts of the world. Let's see what's gonna happen in 2018, I can't wait for new adventures!

...creating:

'How to make a Buddha Bowl in no time' & 'How to make an Avocado Rose'.

First, I was really scared to make avocado roses, I didn't want to mess them up right away. And then I thought: Who cares??? If I never try, I'll never learn how to make them! I started a blog series called ‘Easy & Healthy Vegan Treats’ with easy and quick whole-food plant-based recipes.

I regularly add recipes to this section covering breakfast, lunch and dinner. Doesn’t matter if you’re following a whole-food plant-based diet or not, all recipes are easily customizable.

What about You?

When have you lately left your comfort zone and how did you feel about it? Have you tried something new in the last couple of weeks? I'm super curious, so please share your story with me 🙂

If you’re looking for practical ways on how to be more mindful in your daily life, I’ve put together what I call ‘The ultimate beginner’s guide to a mindful lifestyle’ incl. a 30 day planner to keep track on your habits. Download it for free now.

2 years ago
View on Instagram |
1/6
What an amazing gift idea 😻 got these super soft reusable makeup pads from my friend @rohinibajekal and love them so much 😭❤️⠀
⠀
I use round cotton pads a lot to for my skincare routine and always felt guilty for the amount of trash I produced daily due to that 😒⠀
⠀
Watched a few DIY tutorials on how to sew your own makeup pads and always pushed it aside as a project for "a day I'd have time to do that" (aka for sure not anytime soon).⠀
⠀
Therefore, I'm so grateful, that Rohini brought me these from London 😍 such a cute surprise!⠀
⠀
And I can either wash them by hand or throw them into the washing machine in a little laundry bag to wash with similar stuff 💯⠀
⠀
Definitely a gift idea I will "steal" for the holidays 😻🎄🎁🎅🏽⠀
⠀
➿➿➿➿➿➿➿➿➿➿➿➿➿➿➿➿➿➿➿➿➿➿➿⠀
⠀
#notsponsored #notanad #healthylifestyle #healthyhabits #mindfulhabits #agorgeoussoul #reusable #reusablemakeuppads #sustainability⠀
#sustainable #sustainableliving #sustainablelifestyle #sustainablechristmas #sustainablegifts #giftideas #environmentallyfriendly #environmentallyconscious #holidayseason #consciousliving #consciousconsumer #ecofriendly #ecofriendlyliving #ecofriendlyproduct #ecofriendlygifts #skincareroutine #skincareproduct
0 0 votes
Article Rating

This post contains affiliate links. I’m a member of the Amazon Associates Program and Skimlinks Network. Whenever you purchase a product through one of my affiliate links (at no additional cost for you btw), I earn a small commission, that I will most definitely use for even more books (there’s no such thing as enough books!), geeky tech stuff, glittery notepads and chocolate. Thanks for your support, much appreciated!

The other weekend was scary and empowering at the same time for me: I finally left my comfort zone and brought myself to book a spot in a yoga inversions workshop!

For years, it has been a dream of mine to learn how to handstand and to hold the crow pose for longer than a few seconds (in case, you don't know what the heck the crow pose is, here's a quick video about it).

Despite watching a ton of tutorials and asking different yoga trainers during class about how to find balance in inversions, I never got rid of my fear of falling over and crashing my face (or other parts of my body).

In the inversions workshop though, I finally learned techniques and steps, that got me so much closer to a handstand - and that alone already enhanced my overall yoga and mindfulness practice.

Another really great thing of getting out of my comfort zone that weekend was meeting other like-minded lovely yoginis. Living in a big city can be a bit lonely sometimes and I'm always grateful to meet inspiring women, getting to know their life stories and discussing similar interests.

So not only did I get to hang out with some awesome yoga-loving ladies, I also learned how to face my fear of losing control and heading into unknown areas thanks to a truly motivating and empathic yoga teacher. Yey! (That's me in the picture, the second on the right ;))

That whole experience showed me, that you sometimes need someone else's guidance and wisdom to get to the next level. Someone who pushes and challenges you to get out of your comfort zone. When it comes to self-development, any investment in yourself is well worth it.

That could involve money, but also means putting in the time and effort to learn from someone who's a master in the discipline you want to excel in. Otherwise, you most likely wouldn't get anywhere close to where you want to be.

Weekly Nuggets of Wisdom

Some soul-stirring inspiration to read, listen to, watch and create to "get out of your comfort zone and having new experiences" - enjoy!

I recommend...

...reading:

'Wild by Cheryl Strayed'. Boy, this book is the book about leaving one's comfort zone. And it's not even made up but based on the author's life. One of the most beautiful stories, I've ever read. Period.

Here's what the book's about: "At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage soon destroyed, she made the most impulsive decision of her life.

With no experience or training, driven only by blind will, she'd hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State - alone.

Told with suspense and style, sparkling with warmth and humor, 'Wild' powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her."

...listening:

'Ludovico Einaudi - Eros'. I had the great pleasure to visit one of this geniuses' concerts in the Dubai Opera - and it was AMAZING!

I was utterly speechless after his performance and I still struggle finding the right words to describe this unforgettable and mind-blowing evening. If you're into piano music and ever have the chance to attend a Ludovico Einaudi Concert, do yourself a favor and get a ticket. Trust me: Every single dime is well spent. 'Eros' was one of my favorite pieces of the Maestro's incredible show.

...watching:

'My Trips 2017 | NINA'. That's my travel summary video of last year. 2017 has been truly awesome and I'm super grateful for having been able to travel that much, experiencing extraordinary things along the way and meeting new friends in all different parts of the world. Let's see what's gonna happen in 2018, I can't wait for new adventures!

...creating:

'How to make a Buddha Bowl in no time' & 'How to make an Avocado Rose'.

First, I was really scared to make avocado roses, I didn't want to mess them up right away. And then I thought: Who cares??? If I never try, I'll never learn how to make them! I started a blog series called ‘Easy & Healthy Vegan Treats’ with easy and quick whole-food plant-based recipes.

I regularly add recipes to this section covering breakfast, lunch and dinner. Doesn’t matter if you’re following a whole-food plant-based diet or not, all recipes are easily customizable.

What about You?

When have you lately left your comfort zone and how did you feel about it? Have you tried something new in the last couple of weeks? I'm super curious, so please share your story with me 🙂

If you’re looking for practical ways on how to be more mindful in your daily life, I’ve put together what I call ‘The ultimate beginner’s guide to a mindful lifestyle’ incl. a 30 day planner to keep track on your habits. Download it for free now.

2 years ago
View on Instagram |
2/6
Started to finally read this gem of a book, will share my thoughts on it once I'm done 📖😍💭⠀
⠀
Have you read it? How did you like it?⠀
⠀
Or: what are you currently reading? 🤔📚⠀
⠀
➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰⠀
⠀
#mindfulness #kindness #bekind #mindfullifestyle #mindful #mindfulhabits #agorgeoussoul #healthylifestyle #healthyhabits #reading #readingtime #readersofinstagram #bookstagram #booklover #booklife #bookworm #manssearchformeaning #viktorfrankl #selfhelp #selfhelpbooks #selfcare #selfcarefirst #personalwellbeing #purposedrivenlife
0 0 votes
Article Rating

This post contains affiliate links. I’m a member of the Amazon Associates Program and Skimlinks Network. Whenever you purchase a product through one of my affiliate links (at no additional cost for you btw), I earn a small commission, that I will most definitely use for even more books (there’s no such thing as enough books!), geeky tech stuff, glittery notepads and chocolate. Thanks for your support, much appreciated!

The other weekend was scary and empowering at the same time for me: I finally left my comfort zone and brought myself to book a spot in a yoga inversions workshop!

For years, it has been a dream of mine to learn how to handstand and to hold the crow pose for longer than a few seconds (in case, you don't know what the heck the crow pose is, here's a quick video about it).

Despite watching a ton of tutorials and asking different yoga trainers during class about how to find balance in inversions, I never got rid of my fear of falling over and crashing my face (or other parts of my body).

In the inversions workshop though, I finally learned techniques and steps, that got me so much closer to a handstand - and that alone already enhanced my overall yoga and mindfulness practice.

Another really great thing of getting out of my comfort zone that weekend was meeting other like-minded lovely yoginis. Living in a big city can be a bit lonely sometimes and I'm always grateful to meet inspiring women, getting to know their life stories and discussing similar interests.

So not only did I get to hang out with some awesome yoga-loving ladies, I also learned how to face my fear of losing control and heading into unknown areas thanks to a truly motivating and empathic yoga teacher. Yey! (That's me in the picture, the second on the right ;))

That whole experience showed me, that you sometimes need someone else's guidance and wisdom to get to the next level. Someone who pushes and challenges you to get out of your comfort zone. When it comes to self-development, any investment in yourself is well worth it.

That could involve money, but also means putting in the time and effort to learn from someone who's a master in the discipline you want to excel in. Otherwise, you most likely wouldn't get anywhere close to where you want to be.

Weekly Nuggets of Wisdom

Some soul-stirring inspiration to read, listen to, watch and create to "get out of your comfort zone and having new experiences" - enjoy!

I recommend...

...reading:

'Wild by Cheryl Strayed'. Boy, this book is the book about leaving one's comfort zone. And it's not even made up but based on the author's life. One of the most beautiful stories, I've ever read. Period.

Here's what the book's about: "At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage soon destroyed, she made the most impulsive decision of her life.

With no experience or training, driven only by blind will, she'd hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State - alone.

Told with suspense and style, sparkling with warmth and humor, 'Wild' powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her."

...listening:

'Ludovico Einaudi - Eros'. I had the great pleasure to visit one of this geniuses' concerts in the Dubai Opera - and it was AMAZING!

I was utterly speechless after his performance and I still struggle finding the right words to describe this unforgettable and mind-blowing evening. If you're into piano music and ever have the chance to attend a Ludovico Einaudi Concert, do yourself a favor and get a ticket. Trust me: Every single dime is well spent. 'Eros' was one of my favorite pieces of the Maestro's incredible show.

...watching:

'My Trips 2017 | NINA'. That's my travel summary video of last year. 2017 has been truly awesome and I'm super grateful for having been able to travel that much, experiencing extraordinary things along the way and meeting new friends in all different parts of the world. Let's see what's gonna happen in 2018, I can't wait for new adventures!

...creating:

'How to make a Buddha Bowl in no time' & 'How to make an Avocado Rose'.

First, I was really scared to make avocado roses, I didn't want to mess them up right away. And then I thought: Who cares??? If I never try, I'll never learn how to make them! I started a blog series called ‘Easy & Healthy Vegan Treats’ with easy and quick whole-food plant-based recipes.

I regularly add recipes to this section covering breakfast, lunch and dinner. Doesn’t matter if you’re following a whole-food plant-based diet or not, all recipes are easily customizable.

What about You?

When have you lately left your comfort zone and how did you feel about it? Have you tried something new in the last couple of weeks? I'm super curious, so please share your story with me 🙂

If you’re looking for practical ways on how to be more mindful in your daily life, I’ve put together what I call ‘The ultimate beginner’s guide to a mindful lifestyle’ incl. a 30 day planner to keep track on your habits. Download it for free now.

2 years ago
View on Instagram |
3/6
Yes 💯⠀
⠀
Me 10 or 15 years ago: I hope they like me 🙏🏽 how can I make them like me? Am I funny enough? Should I be funnier? Pleaaaase like me and approve of me 😩🥺⠀
⠀
vs.⠀
⠀
Me today: Is this "event" and people there worth my time and energy? Will it be fun and a positive experience? Are there people I wanna see and surround myself with? 🙌🏽💥⠀
⠀
What do you think of this statement, do you agree? 🤔⠀
⠀
📸 Not sure where he got it from, but I took a screenshot of @drock's story mood board because it resonates so much with me 💕⠀
⠀
➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰➰⠀
⠀
#mindfulness #mindfullifestyle #lifestyleblog #lifestyleblogger #mindful #mindfulhabits #agorgeoussoul #healthylifestyle #healthyhabits #selfcare #selfcarefirst #selfcarematters #selfcareblogger #selflove #selflovefirst #personalwellbeing #selfawareness #selfawarenessjourney #bekindtoyourself #kindnessiskey #positivity #positiveenergy #positivemindset
0 0 votes
Article Rating

This post contains affiliate links. I’m a member of the Amazon Associates Program and Skimlinks Network. Whenever you purchase a product through one of my affiliate links (at no additional cost for you btw), I earn a small commission, that I will most definitely use for even more books (there’s no such thing as enough books!), geeky tech stuff, glittery notepads and chocolate. Thanks for your support, much appreciated!

The other weekend was scary and empowering at the same time for me: I finally left my comfort zone and brought myself to book a spot in a yoga inversions workshop!

For years, it has been a dream of mine to learn how to handstand and to hold the crow pose for longer than a few seconds (in case, you don't know what the heck the crow pose is, here's a quick video about it).

Despite watching a ton of tutorials and asking different yoga trainers during class about how to find balance in inversions, I never got rid of my fear of falling over and crashing my face (or other parts of my body).

In the inversions workshop though, I finally learned techniques and steps, that got me so much closer to a handstand - and that alone already enhanced my overall yoga and mindfulness practice.

Another really great thing of getting out of my comfort zone that weekend was meeting other like-minded lovely yoginis. Living in a big city can be a bit lonely sometimes and I'm always grateful to meet inspiring women, getting to know their life stories and discussing similar interests.

So not only did I get to hang out with some awesome yoga-loving ladies, I also learned how to face my fear of losing control and heading into unknown areas thanks to a truly motivating and empathic yoga teacher. Yey! (That's me in the picture, the second on the right ;))

That whole experience showed me, that you sometimes need someone else's guidance and wisdom to get to the next level. Someone who pushes and challenges you to get out of your comfort zone. When it comes to self-development, any investment in yourself is well worth it.

That could involve money, but also means putting in the time and effort to learn from someone who's a master in the discipline you want to excel in. Otherwise, you most likely wouldn't get anywhere close to where you want to be.

Weekly Nuggets of Wisdom

Some soul-stirring inspiration to read, listen to, watch and create to "get out of your comfort zone and having new experiences" - enjoy!

I recommend...

...reading:

'Wild by Cheryl Strayed'. Boy, this book is the book about leaving one's comfort zone. And it's not even made up but based on the author's life. One of the most beautiful stories, I've ever read. Period.

Here's what the book's about: "At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage soon destroyed, she made the most impulsive decision of her life.

With no experience or training, driven only by blind will, she'd hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State - alone.

Told with suspense and style, sparkling with warmth and humor, 'Wild' powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her."

...listening:

'Ludovico Einaudi - Eros'. I had the great pleasure to visit one of this geniuses' concerts in the Dubai Opera - and it was AMAZING!

I was utterly speechless after his performance and I still struggle finding the right words to describe this unforgettable and mind-blowing evening. If you're into piano music and ever have the chance to attend a Ludovico Einaudi Concert, do yourself a favor and get a ticket. Trust me: Every single dime is well spent. 'Eros' was one of my favorite pieces of the Maestro's incredible show.

...watching:

'My Trips 2017 | NINA'. That's my travel summary video of last year. 2017 has been truly awesome and I'm super grateful for having been able to travel that much, experiencing extraordinary things along the way and meeting new friends in all different parts of the world. Let's see what's gonna happen in 2018, I can't wait for new adventures!

...creating:

'How to make a Buddha Bowl in no time' & 'How to make an Avocado Rose'.

First, I was really scared to make avocado roses, I didn't want to mess them up right away. And then I thought: Who cares??? If I never try, I'll never learn how to make them! I started a blog series called ‘Easy & Healthy Vegan Treats’ with easy and quick whole-food plant-based recipes.

I regularly add recipes to this section covering breakfast, lunch and dinner. Doesn’t matter if you’re following a whole-food plant-based diet or not, all recipes are easily customizable.

What about You?

When have you lately left your comfort zone and how did you feel about it? Have you tried something new in the last couple of weeks? I'm super curious, so please share your story with me 🙂

If you’re looking for practical ways on how to be more mindful in your daily life, I’ve put together what I call ‘The ultimate beginner’s guide to a mindful lifestyle’ incl. a 30 day planner to keep track on your habits. Download it for free now.

2 years ago
View on Instagram |
4/6
⠀
What's one of your life lessons you wish you'd known/ understood/ accepted earlier on? 💕⠀
⠀
One of mine is taking better care of my face, understanding how a proper skincare routine works, and which sorts of things can be responsible for breaking me out 🙄⠀
⠀
Share your life lesson below with me, I'd love to hear about it - maybe I'll learn something new 😍🙌🏽⠀
⠀
Also, if you're active on Twitter, check out my account there 🐦⠀
⠀
〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️⠀
⠀
#LifeLessons #skincare #skincareroutine #skincaretips #skincarecommunity #skincarelover #lifehacks #lifeadvice #lifelessonslearned #mindfullifestyle #lifestyleblog #lifestyleblogger #mindfulness #mindfulhabits #agorgeoussoul #healthylifestyle #healthyhabits #twitterposts⠀
0 0 votes
Article Rating

This post contains affiliate links. I’m a member of the Amazon Associates Program and Skimlinks Network. Whenever you purchase a product through one of my affiliate links (at no additional cost for you btw), I earn a small commission, that I will most definitely use for even more books (there’s no such thing as enough books!), geeky tech stuff, glittery notepads and chocolate. Thanks for your support, much appreciated!

The other weekend was scary and empowering at the same time for me: I finally left my comfort zone and brought myself to book a spot in a yoga inversions workshop!

For years, it has been a dream of mine to learn how to handstand and to hold the crow pose for longer than a few seconds (in case, you don't know what the heck the crow pose is, here's a quick video about it).

Despite watching a ton of tutorials and asking different yoga trainers during class about how to find balance in inversions, I never got rid of my fear of falling over and crashing my face (or other parts of my body).

In the inversions workshop though, I finally learned techniques and steps, that got me so much closer to a handstand - and that alone already enhanced my overall yoga and mindfulness practice.

Another really great thing of getting out of my comfort zone that weekend was meeting other like-minded lovely yoginis. Living in a big city can be a bit lonely sometimes and I'm always grateful to meet inspiring women, getting to know their life stories and discussing similar interests.

So not only did I get to hang out with some awesome yoga-loving ladies, I also learned how to face my fear of losing control and heading into unknown areas thanks to a truly motivating and empathic yoga teacher. Yey! (That's me in the picture, the second on the right ;))

That whole experience showed me, that you sometimes need someone else's guidance and wisdom to get to the next level. Someone who pushes and challenges you to get out of your comfort zone. When it comes to self-development, any investment in yourself is well worth it.

That could involve money, but also means putting in the time and effort to learn from someone who's a master in the discipline you want to excel in. Otherwise, you most likely wouldn't get anywhere close to where you want to be.

Weekly Nuggets of Wisdom

Some soul-stirring inspiration to read, listen to, watch and create to "get out of your comfort zone and having new experiences" - enjoy!

I recommend...

...reading:

'Wild by Cheryl Strayed'. Boy, this book is the book about leaving one's comfort zone. And it's not even made up but based on the author's life. One of the most beautiful stories, I've ever read. Period.

Here's what the book's about: "At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage soon destroyed, she made the most impulsive decision of her life.

With no experience or training, driven only by blind will, she'd hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State - alone.

Told with suspense and style, sparkling with warmth and humor, 'Wild' powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her."

...listening:

'Ludovico Einaudi - Eros'. I had the great pleasure to visit one of this geniuses' concerts in the Dubai Opera - and it was AMAZING!

I was utterly speechless after his performance and I still struggle finding the right words to describe this unforgettable and mind-blowing evening. If you're into piano music and ever have the chance to attend a Ludovico Einaudi Concert, do yourself a favor and get a ticket. Trust me: Every single dime is well spent. 'Eros' was one of my favorite pieces of the Maestro's incredible show.

...watching:

'My Trips 2017 | NINA'. That's my travel summary video of last year. 2017 has been truly awesome and I'm super grateful for having been able to travel that much, experiencing extraordinary things along the way and meeting new friends in all different parts of the world. Let's see what's gonna happen in 2018, I can't wait for new adventures!

...creating:

'How to make a Buddha Bowl in no time' & 'How to make an Avocado Rose'.

First, I was really scared to make avocado roses, I didn't want to mess them up right away. And then I thought: Who cares??? If I never try, I'll never learn how to make them! I started a blog series called ‘Easy & Healthy Vegan Treats’ with easy and quick whole-food plant-based recipes.

I regularly add recipes to this section covering breakfast, lunch and dinner. Doesn’t matter if you’re following a whole-food plant-based diet or not, all recipes are easily customizable.

What about You?

When have you lately left your comfort zone and how did you feel about it? Have you tried something new in the last couple of weeks? I'm super curious, so please share your story with me 🙂

If you’re looking for practical ways on how to be more mindful in your daily life, I’ve put together what I call ‘The ultimate beginner’s guide to a mindful lifestyle’ incl. a 30 day planner to keep track on your habits. Download it for free now.

2 years ago
View on Instagram |
5/6
Long time no posting - this is about to change today 🙌🏽💕⠀
⠀
Decided to treat myself pre holidays (as in bought myself lol, not an AD) 🎄😋 with the cutest notebook I've seen in a long time by @designworksink and my go to lip balm from @kiehls that's now available as a holiday limited edition 😍⠀
⠀
If you're already looking for the perfect gift for your friends and loved ones, first of all kudos for being that organized 💯🙌🏽🎄⠀
⠀
Second, if you need a little bit of inspiration, I got you 😻 I've put together a gift guide on my blog with 111+ gift ideas for literally everyone in your life:⠀
⠀
🌱 Your plant-based friend ⠀
✈️ Your travel loving friend⠀
🍷The wine lover in your life⠀
📚 The bookworm in your life⠀
🌍 Environmental conscious gift ideas⠀
🎁 DIY gift ideas⠀
📊 Your entrepreneur friend⠀
🎶 The music lover in your life⠀
🎞️ Your movie loving friend⠀
💪🏽 Your fitness friend⠀
📸 The photographer/videographer friend⠀
⠀
... and many more 😍🎉🎁🎄⠀
⠀
LINK IN BIO 💌⠀
⠀
➡️ What's your favorite gift ever (to give) and  what would you love to see underneath the Christmas tree (for you)? 😍🎁🎄🎅🏽⠀
⠀
#notsponsored #holidays #holidaytime #holidayseason #christmasgifts #giftideas #christmasgiftideas #mindfulness #mindfullifestyle #lifestyleblog #lifestyleblogger #notebookaddict #notebooklover #holidaygiftguide #giftguide #christmasgiftguide #giftguide2019 #butterstick #kiehls #selfcare #selfcarefirst #selfcarematters #selfcareblogger #selflove #selflovefirst #personalwellbeing #healthylifestyle #healthyhabits #mindfulhabits #agorgeoussoul
0 0 votes
Article Rating

This post contains affiliate links. I’m a member of the Amazon Associates Program and Skimlinks Network. Whenever you purchase a product through one of my affiliate links (at no additional cost for you btw), I earn a small commission, that I will most definitely use for even more books (there’s no such thing as enough books!), geeky tech stuff, glittery notepads and chocolate. Thanks for your support, much appreciated!

The other weekend was scary and empowering at the same time for me: I finally left my comfort zone and brought myself to book a spot in a yoga inversions workshop!

For years, it has been a dream of mine to learn how to handstand and to hold the crow pose for longer than a few seconds (in case, you don't know what the heck the crow pose is, here's a quick video about it).

Despite watching a ton of tutorials and asking different yoga trainers during class about how to find balance in inversions, I never got rid of my fear of falling over and crashing my face (or other parts of my body).

In the inversions workshop though, I finally learned techniques and steps, that got me so much closer to a handstand - and that alone already enhanced my overall yoga and mindfulness practice.

Another really great thing of getting out of my comfort zone that weekend was meeting other like-minded lovely yoginis. Living in a big city can be a bit lonely sometimes and I'm always grateful to meet inspiring women, getting to know their life stories and discussing similar interests.

So not only did I get to hang out with some awesome yoga-loving ladies, I also learned how to face my fear of losing control and heading into unknown areas thanks to a truly motivating and empathic yoga teacher. Yey! (That's me in the picture, the second on the right ;))

That whole experience showed me, that you sometimes need someone else's guidance and wisdom to get to the next level. Someone who pushes and challenges you to get out of your comfort zone. When it comes to self-development, any investment in yourself is well worth it.

That could involve money, but also means putting in the time and effort to learn from someone who's a master in the discipline you want to excel in. Otherwise, you most likely wouldn't get anywhere close to where you want to be.

Weekly Nuggets of Wisdom

Some soul-stirring inspiration to read, listen to, watch and create to "get out of your comfort zone and having new experiences" - enjoy!

I recommend...

...reading:

'Wild by Cheryl Strayed'. Boy, this book is the book about leaving one's comfort zone. And it's not even made up but based on the author's life. One of the most beautiful stories, I've ever read. Period.

Here's what the book's about: "At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage soon destroyed, she made the most impulsive decision of her life.

With no experience or training, driven only by blind will, she'd hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State - alone.

Told with suspense and style, sparkling with warmth and humor, 'Wild' powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her."

...listening:

'Ludovico Einaudi - Eros'. I had the great pleasure to visit one of this geniuses' concerts in the Dubai Opera - and it was AMAZING!

I was utterly speechless after his performance and I still struggle finding the right words to describe this unforgettable and mind-blowing evening. If you're into piano music and ever have the chance to attend a Ludovico Einaudi Concert, do yourself a favor and get a ticket. Trust me: Every single dime is well spent. 'Eros' was one of my favorite pieces of the Maestro's incredible show.

...watching:

'My Trips 2017 | NINA'. That's my travel summary video of last year. 2017 has been truly awesome and I'm super grateful for having been able to travel that much, experiencing extraordinary things along the way and meeting new friends in all different parts of the world. Let's see what's gonna happen in 2018, I can't wait for new adventures!

...creating:

'How to make a Buddha Bowl in no time' & 'How to make an Avocado Rose'.

First, I was really scared to make avocado roses, I didn't want to mess them up right away. And then I thought: Who cares??? If I never try, I'll never learn how to make them! I started a blog series called ‘Easy & Healthy Vegan Treats’ with easy and quick whole-food plant-based recipes.

I regularly add recipes to this section covering breakfast, lunch and dinner. Doesn’t matter if you’re following a whole-food plant-based diet or not, all recipes are easily customizable.

What about You?

When have you lately left your comfort zone and how did you feel about it? Have you tried something new in the last couple of weeks? I'm super curious, so please share your story with me 🙂

If you’re looking for practical ways on how to be more mindful in your daily life, I’ve put together what I call ‘The ultimate beginner’s guide to a mindful lifestyle’ incl. a 30 day planner to keep track on your habits. Download it for free now.

2 years ago
View on Instagram |
6/6