Wellness – much more than diet and exercise

Wellness for me is a fulltime job. It’s not just working on your body in form of exercise or food in form of sticking to a healthy diet. It’s the full concept of YOU. What you feed your mind and body in form of good and bad energy creates your wellness.

In todays society few people actually take the time to figure out who they really are. What’s really is important to them, it’s probably more true when it comes to women than men. Many of us are seekers all through our life, looking for the next thing that will make us feel just a bit better. Many people thinks the outside world carries the answer to an inner fulfilment.

Many of us run so fast we don’t even have the time to stop and reflect to what wellness means for us. How can you reach your optimal wellbeing? Well it’s not going to happen if you don’t allow yourself to be fully present. Then and only then when you allow your own thoughts to break though you can start discovering true Wellness – Wellbeing.

Hormones – a curse or a blessing?

Well! a blessing for sure, if in balance, especially the female reproductions once. When in harmony they work as a charm, keeps you happy, fulfilled, sexy and powerful. When working in harmony they keeps you on top. Not until they don´t work in harmony you can really spot the difference. I know I covered the subject before but it can be covered again, and again.

Little did I know that what was causing the creeping non satisfied feelings was actually my hormones leaving the body, checking out once and for all. Symptoms in peri menopause and menopause are usually kind of sneaky and tend to shift from one day to another. And what you expect to be symptom like skipping periods, hot flashes etc, may not even appear.

I went from being a tough curious social being to becoming an introvert who most af all just wanted to crawl under the sheets and wait there for a magical change. Everything became a burdan, to be able to function I had to force myself to do things. I felt depressed and to honest did not recognise myself at all. On top of that, I developed serious brain fog. It came to a point where I could not find words or talk properly, I felt dumb, like my brain had checked out. It´s hard to pinpoint what is going on and because it shifts it takes some time to find out what is actually happening.

Not until I got a hold of a doctor specialising in hormones and was put on HRT (Hormone Replace Therapy) my life slowly started to return. I am not fully at my core yet.. But I am on my way, I can only say – Thank God for HRT and what good it does our bodies, let´s face it – we need those hormones. So all you out there suffering – help can be found!

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Longevity for mind

Longevity is not only for the skin, it’s a concept that we all should aim for. Here are some tips to keep your brain happy.

Giving yourself a good workout will not only benefit your body, but also your mind. It will give your brain some good blood flow, an oxygen kick and at the same time release some happy hormones – a double win!

Did you know that learning a new skill, such as a new language, learning to play an instrument or why not a new sport? Will benefit your brain massively. You don’t have to be best in class. But, by doing something different, you will force your brain to use parts that have been “a sleep” for awhile.

What about sleep? It’s a must for the brain to reduce all the unnecessary excess load that it carried during the awakened hrs. If you can’t catch these 8hrs per night (as few of us can) try to get at least 5-6 hrs un erupted sleep. And squeeze in a nap during the day.

Extra bonus – use your non dominant hand often for all kinds of things. Have fun!

This will keep your brain younger.

Ready for a change? I can help you! Drop me a message!

Longevity for the skin – care for ageing skin

The number one sign of ageing is your skin. Let’s face it, few people are born with super genes that leaves you with plumped skin in your fifties!

It’s easy to think that you don’t have to pay attention to your skin as long as it doesn’t show… well wrong! You have to start taking care of that skin in your twenties.

Longevity for skin, beside nutrition (that is even more important as we become older) you need good supplements, all in the vitamins B, A, E and C category.

Besides that, you need some good defensive skincare routines. I am a big fan of Dermaphen and IPL. Dermaphen leaves you looking quite beaten up for a day or two (if you visit a good dermatologist) but the results are amazing.

It literally saved me a couple of years, it will save you as well. If you do that and use tretinoin cream at night and a good moisturizer during the day – you will have longevity skin.

New chapter – begun

Changes comes when you are working on your development, it takes time, it should take time. Changing is a progress. When I decided to approach the coaching world and decided on becoming a Life and Wellness coach, it was not just the nutrition part that I was drawn to but the whole concept of working with the entire person, mind, body and soul.

Usually when you are ready to change something in your life, there is a time before you make the decision, a time where you probably had a lot of questions, wonderings and maybe a sense of feeling lost. This is totally normal and a must, it opens up your mind to start to think differently.

You should be moving all the time as a part of constant development, and with moving I am not talking about physical, but emotional. When I decided to quit my full time job, many people was questioning my decision and would find it a bit irresponsible, but for me, it was an absolute MUST.

Lately life have unfolds differently then I have been used to, this have lead me to take steps out of my comfort zon over and over again. And every time, though it have been extremely hard, afterwards I felt such a relief. And when one door was closed, another one was opened. I realised in all of this that if what you are truly seeking is change, you most likely have to go through pain in order to grow. Once the path slowly opens up, there is no way turning back. YOU have to follow along, trust life in it’s full blossom.

Do you feel stuck? or having questions about changing your life, any aspect of it, don’t hesitate contact me.

Longing for a change

Life serves you with possibilities and struggles. From that you will grow and develop. Some obstacles are harder to figure out then other, what was really the lesson to be learned here? Some things you can meditate abut forever and yet the answer is still missing. And maybe, just maybe the answer is taking a bit longer for you to really be prepared. The same as when you’re expecting a child, it take’s 9 months to prepare. And when the baby is born, you’re totally clueless anyway.

Lately my WHY has been very clear, and WHAT I want, and HOW I want to serve as well. I have tired not to think about how it will. happen I trust in universe to lead me there.. but boy have I stumbled a cross some heavy roadblocks leaving me somewhat perplex. Not as the road blocks have been easy, they have been really challenging and I have been ready to give in and up.

Standing with both feet steady on the ground ready for a complete change, I am wiling, ready and excited for that change to come, any day now..

Bring it on universe, bring it on!

Peri/Menopause make it your business

Ladies, let´s talk about hormones, well not just hormon, life. Slowly it creeps up on you. It might start with irregular menstrual cycles, moods wings, hot flashes and nights sweets. You may feeling really low and sometime (or most of the time) depressed. Hard or impossible to have a full nights rest. All of a sudden you start putting on weight, in weird places and your body change and become more square like. Belly fat, love handles, and flabby arms.

What about your appearance? dry thin skin that turns in to wrinkles, dry brittle nails. Feel stiff, less flexible, body ace? a general feeling that something is really off? not being your normal self?

First let me tell you, you are not alone, but it is a subject few people talk about, why is it that we have to suffer in silence? Lets face it, your life is rollercoaster of hormones from birth until we take our last breath. And as we become older, we loose the capability to function properly since our oestrogen levels drop along with progesterone and these are really our power sources. We need these hormones to feel good.

So ladies there is a lot one can do without HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy) but don´t feel guilty if you need it. You might need it for an overall wellbeing, if so please see your menopause doctor. Not just your normal medical practitioner, set of time to find someone who specialise in this area.

So if you just stated to notice symptoms that sort of remind you of the above start acting on it, and please listen in. One of women weaknesses is not to listen in, not to put their needs as a priority. Not give yourself time to be still and find balance. This is what you need to do first. Sleep and good nutrition of-course but it’s easier said than done. Specially when you feel a bit off, if you are stressed – a salad is probably not what is on your mind.

First thing you can do is keep healthy snacks at home, I will list some good things to have at home.

Nuts, Seeds, Eggs and Yogurt

Walnuts are great for brain function. They contain omega-3. Walnuts are great for your hair and your skin. Brazil nuts. These support your hormones, and they’re great for your skin. Your anti-aging nuts, if you like. We’ve got almonds got loads of protein, vitamin E which is great for your skin. High in Calcium and Magnesium , so they’re going to be really good for your bones and your nails and your hair. Hazelnuts are full of fiber. These are really good for you if your bowels are a little bit sluggish. They’re also really good for your hair and your skin as well.

A spoon full of nut butter is OK if it´s the non sweet one, no added sugar. Pumpkin Seed, full of good oils that are going to help your joints, brain function, and they’re full of magnesium, calcium and Zink as well. Zinc is great for your nails and for your skin. Eggs are OK even with some mayo just to fill you up enough. Organic Greek yogurt with a touch of cinnamon or Cacao powder

And ladies – hang in there we are in this together! More will come

Women – ready for 2021?

Tired of the 2020? Ready for 2021? I started a new chapter diving in to my favorit subject health! Studying to become a holistic health coach. Specialising in women and hormones imbalance. My mission is to help women become their best and healthiest self.

As we become older, the body is not working as it use to and we need to change our habits. I don´t know about you but 2020 brought a mix of feelings. Healthwise, it was challenging. Working from home did not make the work life balance easier. Even though I really enjoyed being at home it sure made life easier, the everyday movements (walks, bike rides to and from work) was non existing. And as the months went by it started to show.

With not taking care of your body, brings an overall imbalance. This is such an important issue as we become older (40 + and beyond). When we are young, our bodies are capable to cope with lack of sleep,lack of good nutrition and stress, but if we overdo it, it will show. You will not just feel it in your body, it will show on your posture, your skin and mental health.

And it´s never to late for anything, it is better to do something than doing nothing at all. Whit us women, our bodies function in a special way, and we need to really listening in. A deep soul search once in awhile is very important, your body is going through changes all through your life and it´s important to feel that your mind is following these changes as well.

I know it is easier said then done, especially last year, spending time homeschooling, cooking, cleaning and doing all shores that needs to be done and still keep some kind of sanity. But to start a new beginning, just do one thing. Make time for 10 minutes of totally alone time, no phones, kids. Start listening to your inner voice. Listen as if she was a good friend, give her space to blossom. Honestly, when was the last time you listen in? for real? call it your moment..

I will check in here soon again to give you another mission, but for now give your self 10 minutes of listening in.

Stay healthy and safe.

Next chapter!

I just turned another big corner of life. It’s amazing really, I am truly grateful to still be alive. I am here and I am turning a new chapter in my book. This year has put so much need bad stuff on my plate that forced me to rethink my purpose. My body and mind is aching becoming a new me. This is not me, or this is not what I want to use my service for. I was meant to do something else.

And I believe when you reach a point, where you can’t do it anymore and you continuing doing it you become sick. It does’t matter if you are in a relationship that is not working or you’re work does’t fulfill you, if you don’t pay attention it will make you sick

I have made closers in my life, that needed to be done. Some tougher then others and this year has put a perspective to my life. It’s like the paths finally opens up and the dots finally mend together. This year has been so strange, this year has not been like anything else.

Life- bring something good for all of us in 2021!

It’s my moment

Sweets for a dark soul

I find the pandemic exhausting, not only does it isolate people, it keeps people in constant fear. Uncertain fear. I was OK to stay home for the first couple of months, but now it’s slowly going downhill. Not that I am in any way in love with my current job but being isolation it’s not good for either the body or soul.

I am starting to feel frustrated and a bit sad. I know this will eventually end and will become somewhat normal again. But the bill we have to pay for this will be extremely expensive. Will the cost be worth it? In some cases it might be but for others absolutely not. A lot of people will lose their job, home and loved ones, OK no doubt it has been good for climate. 

Divorce rate has increased 34% during the pandemic and the strains on people will be devastating. Sorry for being negative but, now that I got that out of the chest. How are you doing? What has changed in your life during this year? Let’s kick this virus in the butt and kick start a new tomorrow. Bring some happiness back …please!

I guess the mix of frustration and sadness will be the perfect way to kickstart the rest of your life? right? at least you have more time on your own now right?. Use that time to really go inside and ask yourself what it is that I want? what is important to me and where do I stand? As a woman this questing usually gets blurry after a couple of intense “family” years. We tend to get so involved for better and worse in the family scene.

Working with yourself in more then one way, will fill your soul in all good ways. You might end up feeling totally lost before you find the path that was ment for you. and it might involve a journey you never expected. Aren’t you curious? Curious to find out what you can become, what your gift to the world is it? So mark today the first day of your next step. Your choice to make the world a better place for others.

Health is my no1 fokus in all ways, not just for the body but also for the soul, and thats where I am going.- Health Coach