If you’ve been following my journey on Instagram, you may have seen some mala necklaces pass by occasionally. What are they and what do people use them for I hear you ask. Well, I’m glad you did, because I want to show you how these wonderful necklaces are a great tool for supporting a regular meditation practice. While I highly recommend using apps for guided meditations like Headspace, it is nice to have some offline tools available to you as well and just be technology free for some short sweet moments in your life. Sure, you can totally just sit down and count your breaths, but the benefit of having a mala is that they are made with stones that have certain properties to help you manifest the things you want in life. But first of all, why meditate?
Have you ever come across such a simple idea that has the power to change your entire life when applied consciously? This is one of those things that don’t cost any effort at all, just a gentle reminder to yourself whenever it occurs, and over time you will notice that those gentle reminders will have turned into habits. Changing your vocabulary has a huge impact on the way your subconscious mind perceives life, and I’m going to show you exactly how!
Every once in a while I eat or drink something, and get really emotional because it’s so good and it makes me want to shout from the rooftops. Cold brew coffee came into my life about two years ago when I was in Bali, and this is the first time I’ve attempted to make it myself! I’m not a huuuuge coffee drinker –as in, I don’t need it to function, and I drink it because I appreciate the taste. I wrote a blog recently, titled ‘ditch coffee, drink matcha.’ And I FULLY take it back. Sorry, coffee.
After my best friend flew back to London, I decided it was time for me to create better morning habits so I can have more productive days. That definitely sounds like I’m about to come up with a list of ’10 things happy people do every morning, and you should too’. I won’t. But I might, later.. You know, once I figure out life 😉
Here’s a Kickstarter I am SUPER excited about! Reason number one being that it is invented by a woman (ahw yeahh girl power), and reason number two is that it is going to help us keep our oceans clean, by filtering out microplastics from our washing machines! Rachael Miller from the Rozalia Project launched the Kickstarter on the 29th of March, and within 3 hours she reached her goal of $10,000! At the time of writing, she has raised over $163,000 already!
I promised in the beginning that I would not only share with you the positive developments during my startup journey, but also the hardships and how I’m overcoming them. In this episode I am once again learning that when people give you shit, it isn’t personal. Well, it is and it isn’t. On one hand what people say and do is a projection of their own reality. Nothing other people do is because of you. It is because of themselves. When we take something personally, we make the assumption that they know everything that is in our world. And that is totally impossible! This causes us to eat their emotional garbage, and then it becomes your garbage too. Hurray.
I agree with Jane Goodall when she says life can get pretty gloomy if we keep thinking globally. Living as sustainably as possible can feel pointless at times, especially when you’re travelling and seeing how people in other parts of the world are living. Trash gets thrown onto the street without a thought, reducing the daily plastic consumption can be something the locals don’t even consider. “What’s the point of everything I’m doing back home?” will race through your mind.