Recent Posts

SURVIVING DEATH – BABY TUDOR STOPS BREATHING

SURVIVING DEATH – BABY TUDOR STOPS BREATHING

Picture this: My dad was holding me close to his chest – in one of those cute baby carriers. I was just a few months old. And then I just stopped breathing. My dad panicked – I simply turned blue. There was a hospital close […]

THIS IS HOW I CAME OUT TO MY PARENTS :)

THIS IS HOW I CAME OUT TO MY PARENTS :)

In my hand, I held the sketch of a mountain – the peak read ”PEACE’ and just below, I’d written down ‘COME OUT’. ‘YOU KNOW HOW SOME BOYS LIKE GIRLS…?’ January 3rd, 2016 I came out to my parents. My mom, dad and I were […]

GORGEOUS DRINKS FOR ‘VATA’ BODY TYPE – AYURVEDA

GORGEOUS DRINKS FOR ‘VATA’ BODY TYPE – AYURVEDA

My good friend Mimi Walter recently made me super curious about the three Ayurvedic body types. Listen to this: you could be a (predominantly) Vata, Pitta, or Kapha type!


For example – I am a Vata type (the air element) so I am slender, hardly assimilate, am always cold, can get easily gassy and congested, my mind runs all over, my creativity +++, and so on.

Pitta is the most balanced (sporty people, assimilate easily, find it easy to conform, stick to plans, etc.), whilst Kapha is an earthy type – slower, denser, heavier.

If you are a Vata, then Ayurveda says warm, moist, soft, sweet foods and drinks will suit you best. And, from what I’ve experienced, this tends to hold true.

Are you a Vata type and struggle to keep warm during this cold season? Then here are a few ideas for you, my dear 🙂


Warm Banana Bowl

Make some banana milk (mix a cup of hot, liquorice tea and two ripe bananas in a blender). Then pour it all in a large bowl/mug, and play around with some toppings – I used organic turmeric powder, cacao nibs, and chia seeds.

 

Hot pot of herbal tea

Find a beautiful teapot and a cute mug that you love. Listen in to your intuition and go for a herbal infusion of your choice – in here, I used the ‘Good Morning Mix’ from Sonnentor. Other Vata-friendly options are: liquorice, fennel, cinnamon, aniseed, cardamom. Anything sweet, spicy, and warming, basically 😉 A hot pot of herbal tea will be of great help to your adrenals, kidneys, liver. It will also warm up your cold palms!

Organic Forest Honey

This is not technically a drink on its own – but you could snack on it WHILST you’re sipping one of the gorgeous hot things I’ve told you about above 😉 Any honey coming from a (local) producer you trust in should do the trick. Pay attention to your body’s reaction, too. Maybe it’s something you need once in a blue moon, or it could be that the cold season requires a bit of a more intensive dosage!

Are you a Vata type? Or more of a Pitta, or Kapha? Seeing how the weather is now getting colder and colder, what do you think are the best ways to keep warm and nourish ourselves? Thank you for sharing your insights 🙂

PLANT BASED IN PORTUGAL

PLANT BASED IN PORTUGAL

Is it easy? Yes, if you eat lots of Acai Bowls! Or Fresh Fruit (some of the best mangoes I have tried so far, better than Mexico). And no, if you still crave cooked food, seafood – or you’ve got a ‘sweet tooth’ (I’ll just […]

KINDER IS BETTER

KINDER IS BETTER

An investigation into the benefits of practising kindness – from health to wealth and everything in between. A kind personal conduct will lead to a serene life – and that is the only pre-requisite to manifesting whatever it is you want to manifest. Why? Because […]

PROBLEME? ZAMBESTE, CU IUBIRE

PROBLEME? ZAMBESTE, CU IUBIRE

Daca vad o femeie cu par la subrat? Zambesc, cu iubire.

Daca vad un barbat cu unghiile facute? Zambesc, cu iubire.

Daca vad o persoana si nu stiu ‘ce’ este? Zambesc, cu iubire (si intreb, cu bucurie!).


INFLEXIBIL

Rigiditatea si fixismele mentale se repara cu deschidere si detasare. Nu avem nimic de aparat – nici demnitati, nici familii, nici false sigurante. Nu avem nicio lupta de dus (oricum, intr-o lupta nu castiga nimeni, cu adevarat; cel mai bine inveti sa nu mai fie nevoie sa participi la asa ceva).

Avem de lucru doar cu noi insine. Intotdeauna  – cand simtim acel avant de a schimba lumea si a revolutiona totul in jur, ori vrem sa ii modificam pe ceilalti, sau sa le limitam alegerile – ne reamintim cu ce este propice sa incepem: cu lucrul cel mai apropiat de noi. Corpul nostru, adica…

FLEXIBIL

Suntem atenti la ce combustil alegem, cu ce ganduri ne umplem ziua (capul), ce vorbe catapultam in exterior. Ne amintim de ho’oponopono, simtim iubire si lasam criticile/judecatile sa ne paraseasca realitatea. Duca-se departe.

‘Tu esti eu, si eu sunt tu; care este diferenta?’ Acestea sunt cuvintele uneia dintre mantrele mele favorite Tohi Mohi Mohi Tohi.

Nu este, nu exista nicio diferenta… 😉 Atunci cand incepem sa vedem lumea ca pe o experienta mentala, mai multa decat una materiala, diferentele se disipeaza. Si de abia atunci, poti incepe sa fii creativ, sa iti ocupi timpul cu ganduri inaltatoare, sa faci un açaísa mergi la cumparat de proprietati pe insule tropicale, sa te scufunzi in arta si moda si muzica pentru suflet.

Sa traiesti din iubire, nu din frica, pe scurt… 🙂

10 LECTII + RETETE PE CARE LE-AM INVATAT DE LA MIMI WALTER IN ULTIMELE DOUA SAPTAMANI IMPREUNA

10 LECTII + RETETE PE CARE LE-AM INVATAT DE LA MIMI WALTER IN ULTIMELE DOUA SAPTAMANI IMPREUNA

Mimi imi daruieste – cu fiecare intalnire – atat de multa bucurie, rasete, positivitate, iubire, idei si ‘suport’! Precum Louise, Emmet si alte surse de lumina, Mimi imi reaminteste sa am incredere in planul divin ce are ca scop binele nostru suprem. Dupa ultimele doua […]

THIS IS WHY YOU’RE FAT

THIS IS WHY YOU’RE FAT

Before we begin: this is not a piece of fat shaming – all bodies are great bodies, and we LOVE our way into new conditions, instead of being miserable about ourselves. my intention is to explain, in a radically simple manner, why you get fat, […]

VEGAN IN BERLIN

VEGAN IN BERLIN

For the monthly food review here on the blog – we thought to change things up and give you a guide for the dreamiest eateries, grocers and wellness bars in Berlin (since I’ve just moved here a few weeks ago).

Compared to Mexico (here, and here) everything in Berlin comes at a higher price point 🙂

The choice for organic fresh fruit and veg is larger, too! There’s dedicated bio grocery stores (I like one called Bio Company), açaí bowls come into a smaller serving (remember how huge the ones in Mexico were?).

What I like about Berlin is how novel things are – store designs, funky combinations (breakfast and yoga, pilates and lunch…), delicious people, and so on. Sure, that means you can get overwhelmed very easily, but I guess there’s a lesson to be learned in every struggle. And what a nice struggle to have this is!

Here’s a closer look at the May food extravaganza – Berlin edition 🙂

Yummiest Chocolate: Vivani brand (one of the two we tried is not vegan 😛 the other one is), can be found in places like Denn’s Biomarkt, Bio Company, etc.

Best Açaí: The Juicery, it’s so so tasty and they do a special thing where they drizzle coconut oil on the frozen fruit, thus turning everything into a crunchy sweet yumminess coated heaven!

Best Wildflower Adorned Avocado Crackers: my friend Mimi, find her here

Best Salads/Lunch Specials (And Cheap!): Factory Kitchen, in the heart of Berlin, Mitte. The staff is really friendly (say hi to Fiona) and you get to create your own salad, which is always cool and exciting!

 

Best Ice Cream Place (that I tried so far…): Suessfein, looking very instagrammable, boasting vegan options, and pint-size choices for your late night cravings!

 

VEGAN IN MEXICO

VEGAN IN MEXICO

Açaí madness – that’s what April has been about. This bowl of goodness is basically sustaining my existence for now, so be ready for a really consistent açaí presence in the feed below. Not too shabby in the smoothie category either, eh? We’ve got taro, we’ve […]


READ THIS

THIS IS WHY YOU’RE FAT

THIS IS WHY YOU’RE FAT

Before we begin:

  • this is not a piece of fat shaming – all bodies are great bodies, and we LOVE our way into new conditions, instead of being miserable about ourselves.
  • my intention is to explain, in a radically simple manner, why you get fat, and how to reverse the process, should you wish to.

We are entitled to perfect health. It is our birthright. Most fat/skinny people suffer (personal experience), and we must stop that. We must reclaim our birthright. That is – perfect health!


Why Am I Fat?

In one word: ACIDOSIS.

A small amount of acids is necessary – it helps break down larger stuff. But overall, our body loves being alkaline, not acidic. So when our body is faced with acidosis (too many acids, coming from the food we eat and the lifestyle we live) it needs to neutralise it somehow. Here are the three ways acidosis is neutralised:

  1. Combat acidosis using hormones produced by the adrenals (also known as the stress glands.) These hormones are cholesterol-based. When the acidosis +++, cholesterol +++ (to produce more hormones needed to fight down acidosis). But because the adrenals soon fail (they need lots of sleep, peace and calm to recover…) the cholesterol +++ cannot be put to use –> GAIN WEIGHT.
  2. Use electrolytes (calcium, magnesium, etc.) to deal with acidosis. The body uses electrolytes from bones, muscles, other tissue, and if your thyroid/parathyroid aren’t in top-notch state, the electrolytes won’t be replaced –> osteoporosis, fractures, joint, hair, nails, teeth etc. issues.
  3. Fight down acidosis with the help of the water between cells. This will result in inflammation, water retention, swollen feet, palms, and so on.

If you’re fat, your body is dealing with a serious case of acidosis. Same goes for those of us who are skinny and don’t properly assimilate; faced with connective tissue issues, for instance.

Fat shaming, the stigma around body weight and absurd expectations are very real issues. They must be annihilated; replaced by a radically loving and all-embracing outlook. But so is the case with our personal acidosis.

 

How to Reverse the Process?

The good news is everything can be reversed. Our bodies are smart, strong entities and go through a great deal of work to offset and survive decades of abuse we put them through.

How you change your style in order to best honour your life is a personal decision, and a lifelong process.

Food Wise: you sustain life with life; ideally, you would only consume foods which are alive, such as fruit, and veggies, or green leaves. I know, it sounds radical, but so are the results yielded – miraculous 😉

Lifestyle Wise: do what you have to do in order to live your best life; grounded in serenity, doing what you love, living in beauty, interacting with positive people. Again, it is a very personal journey, because there is a Divine Design for each of us, and so it only makes sense the Perfect Plan to reach it would be personalised 🙂


Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox

Join other followers: