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Jun 192015
 

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A few weeks back I was asked to write an ad-review-taste-test-torial-thing about a new protein powder brand called Enjoy Natural. I loved the website, the products looked good, and I figured it would be worth a try. Their protein powder is this all-raw, al-vegan, no sugars added protein powder from a young company that is high on sustainability and fair-trade.

That’s great, and important. But also: How does it taste? Is it any good?

Let’s find out.

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Jun 172015
 

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The Yoga Festival in Haarlem is almost upon us: On the 20th and 21st of June, the Elswout Estate is transformed into a great big yoga party, with all sorts of yoga classes, demos, workshops and great healthy foods like zucchini pastas and raw cacao milkshakes.

This year’s Yoga Festival Theme is enjoying yourself: Having fun and feeling lots of love for yourself, others and the outside world. This has everything to do with the sacral/second chakra, the energy centre in your body that regulates balance, harmony and being able to feel happiness and joy.

Unfortunately I myself can’t make it on the Saturday, where I would have LOVED to do (another) Asthanga beginner’s course as well as attend the Meditate and Celebrate workshop. But I AM going the Sunday. I kind of want to do some acro (you ready for that shit, Mariet?)and Kundalini yoga so we’ll see if we can make that happen!

I attended the Sunday of the Yoga Festival Haarlem (wrote about it) last year if you want to see more of what you could do then.

If you want to know more about the program now you can see their schedules here (Saturday) and here (Sunday). You can find more info on the tickets here. Going for a day costs 47,50 (but for all the yoga introductions you can do in one day this isn’t bad) AND if you use the “selfhelp-yfh15” you get a 5 euro discount (applies until Friday the 18th!)

See you there?

(Let me know in the comments. I’m serious, let’s hang – or at least high-five.)

Jun 152015
 

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When you’re motivated, you do better at most things. You work longer, think of better ideas. When you feel motivated, doing things is a little easier, and has a little extra energy. You can work a little harder, stay a little longer, try a little more.

Motivation is a weird thing. Sometimes it can leave you for days, weeks or months on end, and everything just feels so hard.

Sometimes you get super motivated because of something that happens, what someone says to you or just by a random thought.

I get motivated by weird things. What I have found is that it is important to keep connecting to the things that motivate me. If I do that, I keep feeling that positive Let’s Do Dope Shit and Get Shit Done type thing, and that flow keeps me working.

Today I wanted to give you a (rather intimate) peek into the people, places, memories and things that motivate me. I think about them, and I get a little surge of energy to do more, work harder, go an extra mile.

Some of it’s interpersonal, sentimental, and other things are materialistic or just simpleton silly stuff. But hey. If it works, it works.

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Jun 072015
 

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I read this article by Lisanne in January and I remember thinking “YES.”

One, because I agreed and two, because I had been wanting to write about that for a while then too.

Now, as in agreement with my true nature, I got distracted, busy, procrastinated (order may have varied in an over-and-over type of cycle of those three things for a while there) but I did keep it in the back of my mind. Doing nothing. And that we should do more of it, guilt-free.

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Jun 052015
 

Grace Helbig Book Guide To Pretending To Be A Grown Up

(Photography for Grace’s Guide: The Art of Pretending to Be A Grown Up: Robin Roemer.)

After my review on Mamrie’s book, I went on Tumblr to fangirl some more* and saw that the fans of the Holy Trinity of YouTube have dubbed the three books of the ladies (my Drunk Kitchen, Grace’s Guide and You Deserve A Drink), the Holy Trilogy.

Now I think that is fucking cute.

So I thought it would be fun to review the Holy Trilogy here too. You can click the link to Mamrie’s Book Review here and once I’ve reviewed My Drunk Kitchen I’ll add that too.

For now, let’s review Grace’s Guide: The Art Of Pretending To Be A Grown Up!

*Sorry I know I promised I would stop but I just couldn’t, it was too good and I reblogged a whole bunch of other Mamrie Hart quotes for fun that night.

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Jun 032015
 

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I’m on a real productivity kick as of late. I’m rocking the Pomodoro app, I make to do lists and I get shit done. It’s nice.

One of the reasons that this is going well?

I’m using the Bullet Journal method, man.

Working with one Journal To Rule Them All is super enlightening. Everything makes so much sense!

You wanna know more about the general Bullet Journal techniques, and how I personally use mine?

Click on!

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