Self care Sunday

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Vi snakker ofte om hvor viktig det er å ta vare på seg selv, for så å kunne hjelpe andre. Når vi har overskudd og energi så har vi mye mer å gi til verden. Og dette er noe vi trenger å minne oss selv på hele hele hele tiden. Vi liker å få mye gjort, å være effektive, og å holde på med mange prosjekter på en gang. Det er jo ingen hemmelighet at det er veldig mye å gjøre når man driver en liten bedrift selv. 

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Det å si at vi har funnet den såkalte balansen er nok litt å ta i enda, da vi begge stadig får påminnelser om at vi har kjørt oss litt for hardt inni mellom, med vonde nakker, frynsete nerver og dårlig søvn. Så det å ta vare på oss selv, det skal vi bli enda bedre på. Og det er akkurat det vi håper å inspirere dere til å gjøre også – i dag med en liten selvpleiespesial som passer perfekt for en søndag (eller hvilken som helst dag som passer for deg, da).  

Vår ultimate selvpleiesøndag er en dag der man sitter igjen med deilig rent hår, frisk hud, nytt sengetøy, lave skuldre og energi for en ny uke. Det trenger ikke å være dyrt eller komplisert å ta litt selvpleie hjemme! Så her er våre beste og budsjettvennlige tips til et deilig hjemmespa.  

Avslappende yoga 

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Yoga kan virkelig gjøre underverker for det meste. Hvis man har en periode der man konstant er i bevegelse og fullfører to-do listen sin, så er det få ting som kan få oss til å lande like mye som yoga. Det er heller ikke vanskelig, og man trenger ikke å være myk for å gjøre yoga! Det er virkelig for alle. Rull ut en matte på rommet ditt, finn frem Youtube og søk etter en type yoga for ditt humør den dagen. Vi digger denne.

Deilig varm dusj med Love Beauty Planet 

Dra av sengetøyet ditt, bytt til et rent et, og hopp inn i dusjen etter at du har fått strukket deg med litt yoga. I dusjen er det ekstra fint å vaske både kroppen og håret med Love Beauty Planet sine produkter som er veganske og pakket inn i 100 % resirkulert plast. Denne serien er laget av kokosvann og mimosablomst og dufter helt nydelig. Den kommer i shampo og balsam, og dusjsåpe. Hvis du har ekstra god tid er det også deilig å ta hårmaske i samme serien. I tillegg har de fått noen nye produkter, som deodorant og ansiktsrens! Hvis du ikke ønsker å vaske håret, har de også en tørrshampo som man sprayer inn i håret og får det til å se nyvasket ut. Hvis du har en tørrbørste er det også ekstra deilig å børste hele kroppen, noe som setter fart på blodsirkulasjonen. 

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Si takk til kroppen din

Vel ute av dusjen er det bare å pakke seg inn i et stort og deilig håndkle og skylle ansiktet med deilig ansiktsrens og smøre på et deilig lag med body lotion eller body butter. Husk hvor viktig det er å snakke pent til seg selv underveis. Kroppene våre bærer oss igjennom hverdagen så nå skal den virkelig få et stort tusen takk fra oss. 

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Fyll på med næring

Gå inn på kjøkkenet og lag en deilig kopp med te og kanskje kutt opp litt frisk frukt og noen sjokoladebiter (eller hva med en liten raw cake?). Her går vi for full spaopplevelse! 

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Til slutt – ordentlig næring for sjela

Tenn masse deilige stearinlys, hopp inn i det rene sengetøyet ditt og ta med deg en god bok du har hatt lyst til å lese lenge. Nå er det bare å senke skuldrene og trekke pusten dypt inn i magen og slappe av. Det har du fortjent! 

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Love, Beauty & planet shampoo, dry shampoo, deodorant & face cleansing gel

Plantefrokost med Plantego'

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Vi snakker ofte med dere om hvordan det er enklest å gå over til et plantebasert kosthold. Et av våre beste tips er å starte med frokosten. Frokosten din er mest sannsynlig ganske plantebasert allerede, om ikke den er helt vegansk. Havregrøt, smoothie, chiagrøt, knekkebrød, rundstykker og brødskiver med pålegg er enkle og deilige morgenmåltider som lett kan gjøres enda litt grønnere! 

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Vi liker å veksle mellom ulike favoritter, litt avhengig av sesong og dagsfølelse. Noen dager våkner man opp med behov for å ha i seg en stor grønn smoothie, og andre dager har man lyst på varme rundstykker eller brød med godt pålegg. 

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I dag tenkte vi å vise dere litt fristende brødmat med pålegg som du kanskje allerede har i kjøleskapet, sammen med de digge nye påleggsvariantene fra Plantego’. Hvis du ikke har sett disse i butikkhyllene enda er det bare å glede seg – de er virkelig gode. 

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Plantego’ har laget tre varianter av pålegg – alle med kikerter i basen. De tre variantene er røkt paprika, avokado og rødbet. Det beste med påleggene er at de er så naturlige, med mellom 80 og 98% grønnsaker i hver boks. Hvor deilig er ikke det? 

Ting du kanskje allerede har hjemme som kan brukes som pålegg og tilbehør på brødskiven:

  •  Agurk

  •  Tomat

  • Avokado

  • Urter

  • Salat

  • Bær

  • Spirer

  • Rødløk (gjerne syltet – se oppskrift her

  • Sesamfrø 

  • Banan

  • Fiken 

  • Fersken 

  • Vårløk 

  • Bruschetta 

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Påleggene

Vi var så spente på å prøve disse påleggene som vi har sett på Plantego’ sin instagram i en liten stund. Det har jo ikke vært så mange veganske pålegg å velge mellom i butikkene før i år, så det er faktisk en stund siden vi har spist brødskiver på fast basis begge to. Derfor var det ekstra gøy å eksperimentere med ulike smakssammensetninger nå – og vi har funnet noen gode favoritter. 

Vi har testet både søte og salte varianter, det er jo litt smak og behag, men siden påleggene til Plantego’ er litt søte kan det være godt å ha en kontrast oppå. Vi handlet inn til en skikkelig digg frokost, og tok frem noe av det vi hadde i skapene fra før. 

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Susis brødskiver

- Plantego’ rødbete og kikerter, fiken, eple og blåbær

- Plantego’ avokado og kikerter, bruschetta og spirer

Som en ekstra liten godbit på toppen av det hele har vi litt sitronpepper og urtesalt! Nam!

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Netterns brødskiver

- Plantego’ grillet paprika og kikerter og spirer

- Plantego’ rødbete og kikerter og kiwi

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Bruschetta

- 2 bifftomater

- 1 håndfull koriander

- 1 håndfull vårløk

- Salt

- Pepper

- God olivenolje

Hakk opp tomater i små terninger. Vask og finhakk koriander og vårløk. Topp med litt salt, pepper og olivenolje. Voila!

Påleggene kan også brukes som dip!

Påleggene kan også brukes oppå pizza, pannekaker eller som dip til grønnsaker eller chips. Vi kommer snart med enda fler oppskrifter – gleder oss. Spent på å høre hva dere synes om påleggene – skriv gjerne en kommentar under om hvilken som er din favoritt. 

Hvor finner du Plantego’?

For å se om din nærbutikk selger Plantego’ kan du søke på Mills’ nettside, og følg dem på Instagram for mer grønnsaksinspirasjon.

4 triks til å bruke mindre plast hjemme!

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Helt siden vi hadde en hel måned uten plast for snart to år siden har vi vært opptatt av å bruke mindre plast hjemme. Det er helt vilt å se hvor fort den blå plastposen fylles opp, så det er lang vei å gå til et plastfritt hjem, men det er noen triks man kan bruke som gjør det litt enklere.

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´Tise Basics er ´Tise (som dere sikkert kjenner til fra før) sin egne nettbutikk for ting som gjør det enklere å være miljøvennlig i hverdagen, og produkter man kanskje ikke ønsker å kjøpe brukt. Som for eksempel menskopp, matinnpakning, hudpleieprodukter og bambusbestikk! Butikken finner dere inne i ‘Tise appen (under forstørrelsesglasset, også Utforsk) og på tisebasics.com

De tre første tingene vi har lyst til å vise dere vil hjelpe å minimere matsvinn! Hvis det er en ting som både er bra for miljøet og gir en skikkelig godfølelse, så er det å kaste mindre mat. Ikke bare har det blitt brukt haugevis av ressurser på å produsere maten, men det har vært mange mennesker involvert, og det meste av matsvinnet kan faktisk unngås ved noen enkle triks! Det viktigste å passe på når maten er i hus er hvordan den oppbevares hjemme for å unngå at den skal bli dårlig. 

Det fjerde produktet er et hygieneprodukt som vi har gledet oss lenge til å teste – nemlig en plastfri deodorant. 




 

1. Bees Wax wraps - miljøvennlig innpakning av mat

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Bees Wax Wraps

Disse matwrapsene har vi sverget til å flere år nå, og de er bare helt geniale. De er et alternativ til krøllete og kronglete plastfilm, som kan brukes om og om igjen etter en vask. Det er et slags stoffstykke som er satt inn med bivoks, jojoba olje og treharpiks, og er derfor også helt naturlig. Det er så deilige å ha det man skal spise pakket inn i naturlige materialer, fremfor plast. 

Matwrapsene kan brukes til å pakke inn alt fra rundstykker, grønnsaker og frukt til en skål med middagsrester eller ost. For å ta dem på pakker du bare inn maten, varmer opp arkene litt med hendene, også smelter de sammen rundt det du vil pakke inn. 

De varer i ca ett år hvis man tar godt vare på dem, og vaskes lett i kjølig vann med litt oppvasksåpe. 


2. Stasher bags - to-go oppbevaringsposer

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Stasher bags

Stasher bags er et annet sykt kult alternativ til plast. De er kjemikaliefrie, gjenbrukbare poser laget av silikon, og kan vaskes i oppvaskmaskin, puttes i mikroovn og er gjenbrukbare helt til det uendelige!  

I Stasherne kan du ha snacks, sandwicher eller annen mat du skal ha med deg på farten. Vi har pakket med oss litt hjemmelagde raw kuler og en nøtteblanding, og tatt med vannflaske, bestikk og handlenett til en liten utflukt. (Guri så mye bedre en tur blir når man har blodsukkeret på plass). 


3. Food huggers - innpakning av halve frukt & grønt

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Food huggers

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Et annet sykt kult alternativ til plastfolie er Food Huggers! Ofte bruker man bare en halv frukt eller grønnsak, og med disse små sakene kan man passe på at de halvbrukte veggiesene holder seg friske mye lengre. Det er som små lokk på frukt og grønnsaker, og kan brukes til utrolig mye så lenge man lar kreativiteten styre. De kan enkelt skylles i vasken eller puttes i oppvaskmaskinen, og er laget av silikon. 

Hver morgen skviser jeg en halv sitron i et glass lunkent vann (et hett tips for en digg start på dagen for kroppen), og da blir det jo en halv liten sak liggende i kjøleskapet. Nå skal sitronene definitivt få en liten hug fremover, så de holder seg friske, og man slipper å skjære bort en bit av den dagen etter.  

En pakke har fem forskjellige Food Huggers i forskjellige størrelser, så det passer til ulike typer frukt og grønt! 


4. Nuud - plastfri & naturlig deodorant 

Nuud naturlig deo

I boken vår, Jordnært, har vi skrevet en hel haug om hvorfor vi velger mer naturlige produkter. Blant annet har vi skrevet om hvorfor vi bruker naturlig deodorant, helt uten aluminium og andre rare kjemikalier som vi helst ikke vil ha rett inn i armhulen. 

Nuud plastfri deodorant er 100% vegansk, ikke testet på dyr, og er helt naturlig. Den lager ikke flekker, og innpakningen er helt plastfri. Tuben er faktisk laget av resirkulerte sukkerrør – ganske kult. Rent hygienisk forhindrer Nuud lukt ved å nøytralisere bakteriene med mikrosølv. 

Pakkene er ganske små, men man trenger ikke mye for hver gang. En pakke holder ca til 6-7 ukers bruk, og du tar på en liten ert i hver armhule. Hver applikasjon av Nuud varer faktisk i flere dager – også etter trening og dusj. 


Rabatt til dere!

Vi er så glade for å kunne gi dere 20% rabatt på alle Stashers, Bee's Wraps, begge pakkene med Nuud og alle Food Huggers ut november. Bruk koden RADTISE!

Det er også en egen kategori inne på ‘Tise Basics hjemmeside som heter Radical Broccoli hvor dere finner alle produktene samlet - det finner dere HER. Sjekk ut butikken og produktene, og anbefal gjerne videre til en venn som kan digge dette. Perfekte julegaver eller?? :)

AirBnb for gardens - DyrkOslo 🥬🥕

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Earlier in September we got a message from a company called DyrkOslo who asked if we wanted to check out their project - Airbnb for gardens!

The concept is simple

People who have a large garden, and who don’t have enough time to take care of it can rent it out to people without a garden who wants to have one. How cool is that?

They asked us where we lived, and found a garden that is pretty close, we can either walk for an hour-ish (a good Sunday walk) or take the tram. When we got there, we were met by the people from DyrkOslo and the people who live in the house that has the garden. They are 10 students living in a huge house with a gigantic garden, and they just figured that they wouldn’t have enough time to take care of it.

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We got two large boxes, that the guys from DyrkOslo had picked up from some place that would have otherwise thrown them away (yay)! It’s called “Palledistributøren Alnabru” for those of you in the area. We filled the bottom with a special paper, and added 7 bags of soil and organic fertilizer.

We planted the small seeds - mesclun salad, spinach, another salad mix and radishes - plants that can grow even when its getting colder outside. Most importantly (haha) we talked nicely to them and put in a good intention for the plants.

Every week we are supposed to water the plants and check how its going (until now we have to admit we’ve only watered them once), and then we can gather the veggies in about a month after we planted them!

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The second time we were there to water them, we picked up lots of apples, so there will be some delicious apple recipes coming your way - it’s definitely apple season 🍎🍏🍎🍏🍎🍏

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What do you think about the concept? Is it something you would want to try? Check out DyrkOslo on instagram and on their webpage to find out more!

The Game Changers is out on digital!

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Yesterday I went to see The Game Changers at the movies, a movie that I’ve been excited to see ever since their very first promotion of it in January 2018! That’s a long wait haha. So my expectations where pretty high. And wow, it delivered guys.

Pro athletes turned vegan and boosted their strength and endurance

In the movie we are following the elite special soldiers trainer and Ultimate Fighter James Wilks on his journey in recovering from a knee injury. He is looking for the fastest and most optimal way to recover and heal his body, and stumbles upon the plant based diet. He begins searching for athletes who follow a vegan diet, and finds what seems to be a gold mine.

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James Wilks starts digging into the lifestyle of vegan food through meeting pro athletes, doctors, scientists and bodybuilders. In the movie we meet people like Arnold Schwarsnegger (bodybuilder, actor, mayor), Lewis Hamilton (five-time formula one world champion), Morgan Mitchell (two time Australian 400-meter running champion), Patrik Baboumian (world record-holding strongman), Scott Jurek (record-holding ultramarathon runner), Mischa Janiec (professional bodybuilder) and Tia Blanco (professional surfer) who ALL follow a vegan diet, and have seen huge benefits from it.

For those interested in the details, you can read more of the health and nutritional benefits (especially linked to sports) of a plant-based diet here.

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We all need to see this

Whether you’re a plant sceptic, a plant lover or in between, this is a great movie to watch. if you have someone in your life suffering from different health conditions, invite them over for a movie night that might change their lives.

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The great news - the movie is out on digital now!

Finally, after a period of exclusive one-day screenings in different cinemas (which was hard to catch for many), Game Changers is out on digital (iTunes, Google Play and Vimeo). FIND THE MOVIE HERE.

Have you seen it already? What did you think? Would love to hear your take on it!

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Adam888's top 5 food tips

Adam 888 is a creator & storyteller, artist, photographer & yogi. Through his content he brings us into a creative and inspiring world of good vibes.

He has a colorful vision on food that he describes like this: “My body is ma temple & I’m responsible for cleaning it, filling it with love & healthy energy. I eat foods that make my body alkaline, fresh & vital. This means I feed myself with nutrition that will keep my PH value in balance, if one has a balanced PH the body will be less receptive for inflammations, depressions, overweight & negative thinking patterns.”

Today, he shares his top five food tips to feel good & do good!

1. Homemade tomato soup with cauliflower coconut cream

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Recipes: Tomato soup. Cauliflower cream.

2. Green organic juices

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Recipe: Green juice.

3. Peanut potato stew

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Recipe: Peanut potato stew.

4. Lemon water in the morning

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5. Blueberry banan bowl with home made almond butter

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Recipe: Blueberry banana smoothie


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6 eco-friendly dog tips!

I thought I would share some eco-friendly tips for all the dog owners out there, as I have gotten lots of questions on this 🐾 I am definitely not an expert, but I have done some reading the past few months before I got Noah, and have discussed a lot with other dog owners!

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1. Food

Let’s start with one of the basics - dog food. Depending on your preferences, values and wallet, you might want to opt for food that has a lower environmental footprint, and that is eco-friendly in one way or another. Try looking for food that is produced using renewable energy, vegan or vegetarian food, grass-fed beef, organic, or locally produced food (or a mix).

Thoughts on vegan/vegetarian dog food

Just like our food, the dogs food will have a smaller or bigger environmental footprint depending on the diet. A diet containing more plants and less animal products has a lower environmental footprint. Many people (as I did) believe that dogs are carnivores (meat eaters), as their ancestors are wolves. Technically, they belong to the order Carnivora, (together with Pandas who eat mostly bamboo), but they are actually omnivores - which means that they are able to get all the nutrients they need through a plant based diet. These articles describe how dogs are able to keep a vegan or vegetarian diet, but they both note that it should be done under supervision of a veterinary nutritionist in order to feed the dog everything it needs.

So! If you do your research, its possible to have a vegan or vegetarian dog. I know a few people who feed their dogs a vegan diet - and they have all had really good results, and felt like their dogs became healthier and more energized! Thats pretty cool. Currently, my puppy is very picky about his food, and he didn’t want to try the vegan food I mixed in with his other food, but maybe I will consider it with time. Right now I feel more secure with him eating the puppy feed I got from the vet (Eucaneuba), but after knowing your animal for a while, a switch might be doable - and be better for the dog and the planet!

Vegan/vegetarian dog food

Organic dog food

  • Yarrah is a brand of organic dog food - with meat, fish, vegetarian or vegan.

  • Newman’s Own Organics doesn’t contain GMOs and is produced without the use of herbicides, pesticides or artificial fertilizers, or chemical additives or preservatives.

  • Organix: This brand of pet food is made in the U.S. and is the only complete line of USDA organically certified pet food. It is free of allergens such as corn, wheat, or soy, and is created without synthetic pesticides or fertilizers, antibiotics, or artificial preservatives.

  • I and Love and You: This pet food line uses natural ingredients that contain no grain allergens such as corn, wheat, soy, or fillers like rice and white potatoes and no artificial flavors, colors, artificial preservatives, or by-product meals.

2. Toys

There are A LOT of toys out there for dogs. Most of them are made of plastic, and I usually steer away from buying any of those. In general I have looked for toys of natural materials, toys produced by recycled materials, toys from nature or (new) toys sold at second hand sites that people didn’t want after all. Here are some examples of eco-friendly dog toys.

Toy from cocomat - residial material from their production of beds and furniture

Toy from cocomat - residial material from their production of beds and furniture

3. Dog waste bags

In Norway, there has been a debate on whether or not the biodegradable dog bags are better for the environment or not. Many have thought that these bags can be left in nature, and that they will biodegrade quickly, which is a misunderstanding, as they are made to biodegrade in an industrial compost system. They have to be thrown away in residual waste for the time being.

In my opinion, this might be a better choice for the environment any way, as the production process is more environmentally friendly. It’s a choice not to support regular plastic - made from fossile fuels (oil) - and to support a “new” plastic industry where materials such as corn and potato starch are the ingredients. This is why I opt for the biodegradable bags.

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4. Dog bed

My little puppy was lucky enough to get a sponsored dog bed from the amazing company Cocomat! It’s made of natural rubber, coconut shells and residual materials from their bed producer factory. Find the dog bed here.

His bed from cocomats

His bed from cocomats

Before we got the bed from Cocomats, Noah slept in the coating from Billy’s (moms dog) cage, which he didn’t use.

5. Wash your dog with natural products

I don’t wash Noah too often, as animals clean themselves up, but with the rainy autumn season coming I’m sure there will be plenty of shower sessions with Noah. When I do, I make sure to use shampoo (and conditioner haha) for sensitive dog skin. These from C-Soaps are amazing, Noah is a fluffy cloud!!! ☁️☁️🌦 They smell lavender, patchouli and juniper berry.

6. Pick up trash

The last tip is pretty easy - no purchases needed. This one goes out to everyone, with or without a dog. Pick up 5 items of trash when you’re out for a walk, and together we will prevent lots of plastic from entering the ocean!


Do you have any comments, questions or products you recommend for me or others to check out?

We guested Braindump podcast <3

About two weeks ago we guested Cornelia Grimsmo’s podcast Braindump. If you haven’t listened to brain Braindump yet, its a podcast on self-love, selv-development, connection and relationships. Cornelia is a good friend and a YouTuber who recently founded Braindump, which is a bullet journal that is made for developing yourself and manifesting your dream life.

In the episode we guested, we talked about how we left our corporate jobs to become eco-bloggers, our book, how we work together as sisters, the ups and downs and the five love languages!

Listen to the episode HERE.

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Vegan burgers @Munchies

More and more places are offering good vegan options, which makes it easy to choose plant based. One place we really love in Oslo is Munchies. They are located at Grünerløkka, at Solli and are soon opening two more restaurants in town. They offer two different vegan options, one is the Beyond burger and the other is a type of vegan schnitzel with cheese and spinach.

Bring yo friends &amp; eat veggie burgers!

Bring yo friends & eat veggie burgers!

Beyond Meat, the company that makes Beyond Burgers aims at being the world first plant-based burger that looks, cooks and satisfies like beef without GMOs, soy or gluten.

They use proteins from peas, mung beans and rice. The red color comes from beet! How cool is that. Did you know that 66 billion land animals are slaughtered every year for food? Seriously that’s such a high number of animals being born just to be killed for food. Therefore we are so glad for options like this.

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If you are interested in trying the burger, Google and see if there are any place near you serving it. In Norway you can also find Beyond Burger at Rema 1000 and Kiwi.

Have you tried Beyond Burger? What do you think?

Have you tried a period cup?

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The last couple of years, my view on having a period has changed a lot. From seeing it as a painful, annoying, but still unavoidable time of every month, I have tried switching my mind into looking at it differently. It’s actually quite strange how having your period is seen as a taboo topic when it affects half our population, and it’s often used as a label for women who are acting out, are upset or feeling down. After a few years, I have begun to see it as a time where the body needs rest, where I listen extra carefully to what it needs and wants, and as a roadmap to whether or not my body and my hormones are healthy and balanced.

In Native American culture, women who were menstruating were seen as holding spiritual powers, and they were respected for taking their time to regain energy and connect with nature and their bodies.

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Organic Period Cup - OrganiCup

The newest thing I’ve tried to make my period even better is using a period cup. It’s a silicon cup completely free from hazardous chemicals (BPA, latex, dye). It holds up to 3 tampons worth, and can stay for up to 12 hours, so you don’t have to worry about your period for a whole day or night. The cup is also a one-time purchase which lasts for years, which frees us from creating lots of waste and also saves our wallet. It might take some periods to get used to the cup, at least it did for me. Once I got used to it, I realized how relieving it was to not create any waste!

How to use the OrganiCup:

  1. Before your first use, you sterilize the cup by putting it in boiling water for 3-5 minutes.

  2. To insert the cup, simply fold it in two, and insert it. It will pop open once inside you.

  3. Check if everything is in place by feeling the base of the cup - it should feel round or oval. If you feel any dents, rotate it around until it unfolds.

  4. To remove it, pull slightly on the stem (the pointy part that faces down), and press lightly on the round part to release the suction. Don’t pull all the way with the stem, as that can be quite uncomfortable.

  5. Clean your cup with the OrganiWash or OrganiWipes, and re-insert.

Anyway, most of us have our periods whether we like them or not, which is why we want to share some advice on how to make the most of it!

4 tips for making your period more enjoyable

  1. Be grateful for your cycle. After having irregular cycles for many years, I’m especially grateful for whenever it comes “on time”, which for me is a sign that my body is functioning as it should. That’s a whole lot to be thankful for! It’s also a clear, outwards sign of fertility, which to me is one of the miracles of the human body.

  2. Take time a for self-care ritual. Draw a warm bath, heat up a warming bottle to put on your stomach, indulge in essential oils, or get a massage.

  3. Treat yourself with organic products such as an OrganiCup, so that you can enjoy a period with less waste while feeling clean, saving money and supporting amazing products.

  4. Buy your favorite chocolate! Why not try a new vegan chocolate? You can find them at your health store, and larger super markets.

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Where to buy the OrganiCup?

If you’re interested in trying OrganiCup, you can order a cup, wipes and wash on the OrganiCup website HERE.

In Norway, the cups have recently been launched at Boots Apotek, both in store and online.

Four eco-friendly sneakers

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The quest to find eco-friendly products of great quality is always ongoing for us. This time we decided to put together a highly requested piece - our best tips on shoes that are produced in a way that’s better for our planet! We are lucky to have collaborated with some of these brands, and have therefore tested the shoes for you, so we can recommend them with our honest opinion.

There are different ways to view sustainability within shoes. Many opt for leather as opposed to plastic, as they argue that most leather is a by-product of the meat industry. Many vegans have stopped using leather, as they don’t want to support the meat industry in any way. Many new brands also use recycled plastic in their shoes, and in that way use resources that we already have, and contribute to cleaner coastal areas. Depending on your preference - you might opt for leather, vegan shoes, or have other qualities that you look for - we hope that you find something you like in this article! Feel free to drop a comment or a recommendation for other brands you like so we can share it.

Veja

We discovered Veja shoes this year through a friend who styled us for our book launch party, and have been in love with the brand and the shoes ever since. Veja is a French brand who work with cooperatives of small scale farmers in Brazil and France. The Veja shoes and accessories are made of organic cotton, wild rubber from the Amazon, vegetable-tanned leather and recycled plastic bottles. The shoes we have, a similar pair of sneakers in white and black/white are comfortable and fit with almost any clothing. See more from Veja here.

We are Wado

Wado shoes are made using organic and recycled materials. Wado use leather in their shoes, and the leather is certified by the Leather Working Group (LWG). They argue that until the meat industry stops, there are few better uses for the leather than for products such as shoes. They also feel like leather is the only option to keep the quality of the shoe up to standards. They also share that they are looking for an eco-friendly substitute! So hit them up if you have any good suggestions. See more from Wado here.

Adidas x Parley

The sports wear brand Adidas have teamed up with the environmental organization Parley for the Oceans to create shoes and training wear that are better for the planet. The products in the collection are made up of at least 75% upcycled plastic trash, which is collected from beaches and coastal areas. The plastic items are baled and sent to Parleys supply partners where they create Parley Ocean Plastic® yarn. You can read more here.

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Timberland Rebotl

In May we attended and spoke at the Norwegian launch of Timberlands new Re-Botl shoe. It was so fun to see the excitement around the launch, and we celebrated that these shoes are made of 50% recycled plastic. It all lead to a huge discussion and sharing of our eco-friendly habits, what we have to do for our planet, and in what ways we like to contribute to the wellbeing of our earth.

Each pair of shoes are produced by the equivalent of 6-10 plastic bottles. Over 310 million plastic bottles have found new life in Timberland’s range of recycled shoes! You can find them at various sports stores and online, and read more about the concept here.

Hope you enjoyed this piece, and that you found some shoe-inspiration!

Homemade deodorant


De siste årene har vi blitt mye mer obs på hva produktene våre inneholder, fordi det har kommet mer informasjon om hvor skadelige noen kjemikalier kan være, både for oss og for livet i havet. Når vi skyller av ansiktsmasken, spytter ut tannpastaen eller renser håret for sjampo ender alle disse ingrediensene fra produktene i vannløpet, som til slutt leder ut i havet.

Har du for eksempel hørt om triklosaner? Det er et antibakterielt stoff som finnes i mange typer tannkrem, deodorant, kosmetikk, rengjøringsmidler, tekstiler (spesielt treningstøy), sko, dyrepleieprodukter, og produkter som er i kontakt med mat. Det er et stoff som er giftig for alt levende liv i vann og kan føre til at bakterier blir resistente mot antibiotika. I Europa er det blitt strengere regler mot å bruke dette stoffet i produkter som sko og klær, men det er ikke ulovlig ennå. Det har også vært fremmet påstander om en mulig kobling mellom jevnlig bruk av antiperspirant deodorant og brystkreft, men det finnes ikke så tydelige funn at det kan konkluderes. Det er en del stoffer vi ønsker å holde oss unna, og vi har en hel oversikt i boken vår.

// Recently, we’ve become more aware of the ingredients of the products we use, because of the rising awareness of how certain chemicals can be toxic for us and for the life in the ocean. When we rinse off our facial mask, spit out the toothpaste and rinse our hair for shampoo, these substances go through the waterways and end up in the big blue.

Triclosan, for instance, is a chemical often used in toothpaste, deodorant, cosmetics, cleaning detergents, textiles, shoes, animal care products and products that wrap our food. It’s an antibacterial agent that can be poisonous for life in the ocean, and can lead towards antibiotics resistance. In Europe there are strict rules towards using the substance, but it is not illegal yet. There are also drawn links between regular use of anti perspirant deodorant and breast cancer, but there are not enough solid evidence for a firm conclusion. There is a whole bunch of chemicals like these that we wish to avoid, and we have an overview in our book.

Homemade deodorant

En god løsning kan være å lage hjemmelagde produkter! I dag har vi lyst til å dele oppskriften på hjemmelaget deodorant med dere. Oppskriften er inspirert av Life.no. // A great solution, which is both cheap and very environmental friendly is to make your own products! Today, we want to share the recipe for homemade deodorant!

You need

• ½ dl coconut oil (cold pressed)

• ½ dl baking soda (removed bad odor)

• ½ dl corn starch, f. ex.. maizena (soaks up moisture)

• some drops essential oils (optional) - we used grapefruit & lemon

How to

Melt the coconut oil by adding a kettle of coconut oil in another kettle of water (vannbad). Mix in the additional ingredients until its completely liquid. Let it sit in the fridge until firm, and its ready to use!

Vegan food & vintage in Copenhagen

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Açaí bowl & green juice, 42 Raw

Just as nature intended. Botanical garden.

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Bowls, The Organic Boho

Tea time, café Dina

Eco friendly products at løs marked

Eco friendly products at løs marked

Shopping in bulk at løs marked

Shopping in bulk at løs marked

Stunning hotel Le Manon

Astrology 101

Astrology 101

Chai latte with oat milk at Kalaset.

Places we love in a city we love.

Other Copenhagen posts you might like:

Guide til standrydding 2019

Nå er det endelig vår og, og tid for å bringe frem alt som har vært bortgjemt hele vinteren. Blomstene begynner så smått å våkne til liv, gresset begynner å vokse ut, og våre bare legger har lyst på litt sol og varme.

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Våren er også tiden hvor vi ser hvor mye søppel som har samlet seg langs gatene og på strendene. Fulger som har trukket sørover for vinteren kommer tilbake fra varmere strøk, og vi har en viktig jobb å gjøre for å passe på naturen for alle dyrene som våkner til livet med sol og sommer. Dermed er det på tide med strandrydding!

GRATIS UTSTYR TIL DIN STRANDRYDDING:

Vi har en supergod nyhet som gjør det lettere for alle å arrangere strandrydding selv om de ikke har utstyret de trenger lett tilgjengelig. Denne servicen fra Ragn Sells gjelder absolutt alle som ønsker å rydde eller tenker å ha ryddeaksjoner over hele landet, så lenge det finnes et anlegg i nærheten. Det kan man sjekke ut her.

Spre det gode budskap og arranger gjerne en strandrydding - liten eller stor - i nærheten av der du bor!

Apropos strandrydding - kanskje du har lyst til å være med på noen av disse arrangementene?

STRANDRYDDEUKA 2019

Strandryddeuka har følgende temadager:

  • Mandag 29. april: Barnehager og skoler

  • Tirsdag 30. april: Båtfolkets dag

  • Onsdag 1. mai: #5forhvalen

  • Torsdag 2. mai: Rydd med jobben

  • Fredag 3. mai: Dykke- og vasseaksjoner

  • Lørdag 4. mai: Strandryddedagen 2019

  • Fredag 5. mai: Mikroplast- og småplastrydding

STRANDRYDDING OG FELLESPADLING PÅ CALIFORNEBU

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Plan for dagen:

Kl. 11 - Padling for de som ønsker det. Ta gjerne med eget brett så vi får flest mulig på vannet! Har du ikke eget brett, vil det være mulig å prøve en av våre utover dagen.

Kl. 13 - Strandrydding! Smart å ta med egne hansker og gummistøvler også da det kan være litt gjørmete noen steder. Vi stiller med søppelsekker. Her hos oss har vi også garderober med dusj, samt gratis parkering for alle som ikke sykler eller tar kollektivtransport! Sjekk linken for veibeskrivelse: http://www.sup.no/kontakt/

Det blir grilling i solen når vi er ferdig! Ta med egen mat.

Strandryddepadling på Californebu 2018

Ryddedugnad Bygdøy Sjøbad

Vi arrangerer ryddedugnad på Bygdøy Sjøbad 4 og 5 mai klokken 11:00! Vi har bestemt oss for å ha 2 dager med dugnad slik at de som ikke har mulighet å komme første dag har også mulighet å være med andre dagen.

Ta med familie, venner, grillmat og dykkeutstyr for en dag i vannet (eller på land for de som vil). Vi satser på å rydde under vann og få opp søppel.

Vi oppfordrer alle til å prioritere denne viktige aktiviteten da det er til stor fordel for klubben, miljøet og badegjestene utover sommeren! Vi satser på grilling og fridykkerprat etter dugnaden!

Vi plukker søppel fra Røa til Bogstadvannet - BLI MED!

Oslo Kvinnehelsesenter inviterer hele familien til en sosial og meningsfull søndag med fokus fysisk aktivitet, hygge og ikke minst - å rydde nærmiljøet for søppel og plast! Ta med deg barna, mor og far, venner, barselgruppen og firbente - sammen rydder vi skog, stier, elven og stranden for søppel og plast!

Praktisk info:

Tid: 11.00 - 15.00. Oppmøte kl. 11.00 og du er med oss så lenge du ønsker.

Oppmøte og ryddeområdet: vi møtes og starter i skolegården til Bogstad Skole, følger elven videre oppover til Bogstadvannet hvor vi avslutter ved stranden på Bogstad. Her blir det servert boller og saft til alle oppmøtte og vi samler inn fangsten for dagen som blir veid og hentet av Smestad gjenbruksstasjon.

Campus cleanup - Sosial søppelplukking i Ås

Vi møtes utenfor Sørhellinga og drar ut for å plukke søppel. Kom gjerne med forslag til hvor det trengs mest rydding. Vi stiller med hansker og poser.

Strandryddedagen, Oslo Kajakklubb

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OKK oppfordrer alle medlemmer til å bli med på Strandryddedagen. Padlerne har en unik mulighet til å bidra til rydding langs kysten. Det er neppe noen som kjenner kysten i detaljer så godt som oss som alltid ser etter artige formasjoner, nye små strender eller andre trygge steder å gå i land. Ofte er dette steder der det samler seg marint avfall.

Padlerne har en farkost som egner seg fint for å ta med seg en liten sekk på dekk. Man kan også putte posen med søppel i luka siden mange turene padles med nesten tom kajakk.

Alle som stiller opp denne dagen vil få sekker, hansker og informasjonsmateriell om strandrydding gratis fra OKK.

Kystlotteriet inviterer: Vi rydder Rauer

Oppmøte: Engelsviken kai klokken 11.

Noe ventetid må ventes for å få alle over

Hjemkomst: Ca klokken 17, med mulighet for å kjøres tilbake tidligere/senere

Alle innleverte sekker er med i Kystlotteriets hovedtrekning

Strandryddedagen 2019, Ormsund Økogrend

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Velkommen til Strandryddedag på Nedre Bekkelaget. UngNorge og Ormsundveien Økogrend gjentar suksessen fra i fjor og inviterer til strandrydding til lands og på vann. Som partnere i Oslo europeisk miljøhovedstad 2019 bidrar vi til å holde strandlinja fri for mikroplast. Kom og bli med!

Fjorårets #5forhvalen med RebMoe og Jenny Skavlan

Climate strike Oslo

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I går var vi med på klimastreik foran Stortinget i Oslo. Over 15.000 barn, unge og voksne møtte opp for å vise sitt engasjement for miljøet. Det var overveldende å se hvor mange som strømmet til da vi kom nedover Karl Johan. Det var en helt sinnsyk energi i folkemengden, og vi møtte masse fine folk som gjør sitt for en bedre jordklode ? Håper alle som er med å streike også gjør det de kan i hverdagen sin - som å spise mindre kjøtt og meierprodukter, resirkulere, bruke mindre plast og transportere seg grønnere ✨ Vi heier sånn på dere!!

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ENGLISH: Yesterday we joined the climate change strike in Oslo, one of many held across Norway and across the world. Around 15.000 people stood together in the city center to speak up against the current governments handling of the environmental threats we are facing. It was a day for the history books and a super inspiration boost

Discovering the soft and feminine in yoga - Guest post from Iselin Amanda

Iselin Amanda is one of those inspiring people who make you want to take better care of yourself and the planet through cooking amazing plant-based food and doing more yoga. She tells us her story about discovering new parts of her practice and how we can learn to tap into different energies within us.

Last year I spent several months with a little bit of what I feel is best described as «soul-searching» in regards to my yoga practice. 

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As a yogini, a student of yoga and a yoga teacher for more than five years, my practice and I have been through more than any other relationship I have ever been in. My practice has been my rock through thick and thin, my safe-space, my feeling- space, my creative-space and in many ways my closest friend. As I have changed, evolved and grown over the years, so has my practice, and my relationship to yoga and it’s many aspects. 

For years, my yoga practice was rather physical. My first few yoga teachers were all ashtanga teachers, and so I was thrown into a world of postures, performance and dedication. And that is how I first fell in love with yoga. I loved seeing how capable our bodies are; how it adapts, changes and evolves with our practice and lifestyle. Furthermore, I loved observing how my inner state of being always (always!) was reflected back to me as I stepped onto my mat in the morning for my series of Surya Namaskar.

When I was in recovery from a decade-long addiction and eating-disorder, my practice was there to give me more space, more room to be; to breathe, to cry and to release. A place for me to really, really feel. And from there learnt how I could use asanas as a tool to get out of my head for a little while, to allow myself to be more in my body. It has been a beautiful, powerful journey, and my yoga practice has no-doubt saved me from myself and my own inner daemons many a time. 

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However, half a year ago, I noticed something had shifted. I didn't necessarily look forward to stepping onto my mat in the morning like I used to. And so I would post-pone my practice for the evening, but when the evening arrived, I still wasn’t feeling it. I kept persisting in my practice most days though, thinking it was just a phase, a phase I was willing to wait out. I told myself, as the yogini I am, that things come and go, and perhaps I just needed to push through. Perhaps change things up a little? Give myself new challenges. Seek more inspiration. Simply sit with it.

Because regardless of how I felt before I did my practice, I would always feel better once it was done.

Maybe that was the thing though. It eventually became clear to me that my practice these days more often than not felt like something I wanted to be over with. As if it was yet another chore waiting to be done. Something I had to tick off my list in order to get on with my day, with my life. 

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Perhaps this was the biggest realisation. Seeing how a practice I had adored and relied on for years, who had been my closest friend for so long, now seemed more like that not-so-pleasant neighbour that keeps bothering you, and that you have to deal with, just to get your sense of peace and quiet to enjoy your life.

I’m not having it, I thought. I refuse to let something that’s been so wonderful for years, so wonderful in fact, that I made it not just part of my morning routine, it was (is) my passion, my  lifestyle, my career. And so I thought, «now is a very bad time for me to realise that this is not what I want to be doing with my life. 

And I guess this is where I started digging a little deeper. Looking a little further. Asking myself what is really going on here?

Well, it us true what they say; Ask and you will receive. 

Not long after I started my quest to fall recklessly in love with yoga again, I stumbled upon a book that has been nothing less than life-changing for me. If you're a yogini, a female yoga teacher, if you’re a woman, or if you’re simply practicing and/or teaching yoga with/to women, I can highly recommend this book. It is a game-changer. 

A few chapters into Yoni Shakti, I thought to myself that «no wonder I haven’t felt good about my practice for a while. I am, and have been for a long time, practicing the wrong kind of yoga». I have been committed to a promise I made to myself a few years ago; that I will always seek out, learn and be open to become a softer, caring and loving person; as a daughter, a friend, as a sister and a lover. And of course in my relationship to myself. But then I began to realize, that over the years, I have also been practicing a form of yoga that in many ways went against all of this.

My practice was until this stage very physical; mostly Yang-based. In other words, it was definitely masculine practice. It was more than anything about dedication, discipline, consistency, and, as much as I hate to admit it, also about performance. 

The next following months led my on a journey into the feminine that exists within the yoga world. I started diving deeper into the beautiful world of softer styles of yoga; yin and restorative yoga, Shakti-yoga, slow-flow and yoga Nidra. I spent days researching the history of women in yoga, reading about practicing in tune with our menstrual cycles, and how we can use yoga to empower ourselves as women; as mothers, daughters, sisters, friends and lovers. And as practitioners of the yogic traditions. 

Perhaps for the first time, I was giving myself full permission to practice and flow with the natural rhythms of my own cycle.

«it is not necessary to have a womb to practice ‘womb yoga’, in all phases of womens lives, it is the presence of womb space energies, the energies of «Yonisthana Chakra», which has a capacity to provide deep intuitive wisdom, and to reconnect us with the earthed and watery energies of creativity, fluidity, nurture and fertility that are characteristic of this energy centre.» (Uma Dinsmore-Tuli,  Yoni Shakti)

From the wisdom born from connecting to our wombs follows a naturally arising global green consciousness rooted in a sustainable and respectful honoring of the natural cycles and energies of the earth, the womb that nurtures all life in our wor. So it is through this wisdom, this spiritual awareness that is literally encoded in the cycles of the female body, that we can access the deep healing that our planet urgently calls for now. We are in deep need of exactly such yoga.

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The excerpt from above simply resonates with me on so many levels. I swear that if Uma herself had been in the room with me as I read this the first time, I would have had no choice but to walk over and kiss her. 

And so this is what my practice has been about the past few months: Finding a feminine and soft approach to asana practice. Reconnecting to feminine qualities of fluidity, flow, creativity and nourishment. Cultivating softness, intuition and deep listening in my yoga.

And let me tell you this: it has feltso good.

I believe these last six months has taught me how to develop a greater respect and understanding of yoga as a practice that revolves around cycles. How our cyclical practices inspires cyclical living, and helps us connect to the ever changing cycles of  Mother Earth herself.

I believe that in giving ourselves, as teachers and students, not to mention practitioners, permission to flow with our natural cycle (especially, but not exclusively, for women) we will in turn change the way in which we practice, think and feel, about yoga. Right now it feels like a precious little gift that was given to me, and for the first time in a long time, yoga has again become my best friend. And our friendship has grown much deeper roots and reached beautiful new heights.

So there are many aspects of our modern way of practicing yoga that unfortunately disconnects us female practitioners from our wombs and cycles. And «it is because of our profound disconnection from our own inner sense of what is right for us that we choose to practice forms of yoga which further disempower us (as women). When we adhere rigorously, and without regard for our own lifecycles, to those versions of yoga practice that focus on maintaining power over the body, rather than power moving through the body, then we imprison ourselves.»

We know that menstruation is a time of the month where women should avoid most standing yoga postures, inversions, or any other vigorous forms of practice and movement. However, this does not mean we have to avoid practicing all together. Creating and practicing a sequence of seated and lying down-asanas, with gentle twists, can be of great benefit this time of the month. We’re looking at finding postures that will encourage a positive experience as a bleeding woman, and for this time of the month to be a cleansing, quiet and rejuvenating period. We need to find ways in which to cultivate responsiveness to the cyclical changes in our bodies, as this is, without doubt, an important aspect of our yogic awareness.

I want to teach fluid styles and sequences of yoga; a beautiful balance between fluid sequences and deep resting poses. Movement and stillness. Cultivating the ability to listen to our bodies wisdom of when to move, and when to be still.

«Yoga came to the west to change the west. But the west has changed yoga. We have created forms of yoga in the image of our own disconnection. Practicing this simply mirrors our own disregard for our own inner guide». Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, Yoni Shakti

Follow Iselin Amanda on Instagram and her blog for a daily dose of wellness, yoga, delicious food and feelgood images. She has created such a dreamy world well worth following!

24h in Copenhagen

For noen uker siden tilbragte vi noen dager i København hvor vi begge har studert og bodd i flere år. For meg er det nesten mer hjem i København enn i Oslo. Det er kanskje ikke så rart siden jeg har bodd der lengre. Vi tok i hvertfall en tur tilbake for å mimre, å feire bursdagen min, å titte i botanisk hage og å møte venninner som fortsatt er boende i den kule, danske hovedstaden.

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Våkner av lyder utenfor rommet. Det var tidligere enn forventet, men elsker å stå opp tidlig når jeg ikke har på vekking. 

08.15

Ut av sengen for en kopp te. Pusser tenner med øko tannpasta og bambustannbørste og skyller ansiktet. 

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08.30

Tid for yoga, må vekke kroppen kjenner jeg. Hvordan er det mulig å være så stiv?? Spiser noen plommer jeg kjøpte på vei hjem i går. Er skikkelig treig og ikke en solstråle om morgenen. Stikker ned på «jungle gym»et i kjelleren på hotellet for å få litt endorfiner. Musikken er heftig og folk virker som de har vært i gang med treningen i mange timer. Herregud for en energi. 

09.30

Ferdig med yoga og en slags sirkeletyrkeøkt med Anette. Har ikke stålkontroll men prøver meg frem. Sirkeløkten bestod av roing, russian twist, mage på ball og kettlebell! Nå: dusj i verdens deiligste dusj med håndklær av øko materialer. Luksus. 

10.00

Mails og telefoner med kunder om en jobb vi skal gjøre for dem. Avtaler tid og dato for publisering mens jeg drikker en digg Pukka te med lakris. 

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11.00

Endelig frokost! Spiser vanligvis litt tidligere, men ble en treig start i dag. En stor smoothie bowl på The Organic Boho i Christianshavn. Bestiller en matcha latte og Anette kjøper en blå latte med spirulina.

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12.15

Drar til indre by. Tid for å se i vintagebutikker! Før det tar vi enda et pit stop på Dina. En fransk perle. Tar masse bilder med det analoge kameraet. 

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13.00

Drar innom Episode, Carmen, Wasteland og Knigge Vintage. Finner en sykt kul sebrastripet 80talls jakke/bluse/topp på Knigge og en veske med leopardstriper. Har bare én veske hjemme så denne blir nyttig. 

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14.00

Lunsj på Hope Organic. Her serverer de i utgangspunktet bare vegansk, også kan man velge å ha kjøtt hvis man vil. Velger en type bowl med rosa hummus, bakte gulrøtter, spinat, bakte kikerter med digg krydder og god dressing. 

15.00

Botanisk hage! Utrolig at jeg ikke dro hit mer i løpet av de fire årene jeg bodde i Køben, har bare vært her én gang på en piknik, men besøkte aldri Palmehuset. Herregud for et fint sted! Ble en liten tur til tropiske strøk, jo. Filmet litt til en vlog vi planlegger å lage. 

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17.00

Tilbake til øko-hotellet Manon, som er en del av kjeden Guldsmeden. Følte for å tilbringe litt tid her siden det var så sykt fint. Når man velger bosted der man skal er det en fin ting å velge lokale steder eller steder som gjør en ekstra innsats for miljøet, som Guldsmeden gjør ved valg av produkter, materialer og mat som er økologisk. Inn i morgenkåpen, på med tøflene og opp i himmelsengen med seg. 

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19.30

På tide å karre seg ut av sengen og spise middag!! Vietnamesisk vegansk pho er planen. Finner et sted som minner om NY - bra vibe. Fult av lokale og storfamilier. 

21.30

Stikker innom butikken i lysten på noe søtt. Kjøper noe frukt, tørket frukt og god te og kaller det en dag. Lurer på hvor gammel dame jeg egentlig er :) Ser på alle de kule folka på syklene sine.

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Hjemme. Prøver å skru av mobilen en time før jeg sovner så jeg ikke tar den med i oppladingen min. Det funker sykt bra for søvnen! Lurer igjen på hvor gammel dame jeg er?? Leser heller en kul bok på sengekanten. Dagens er en om astrologi og hvordan man kan få det meste ut av livet avhengig av hva slags stjernetegn man har. Haha litt skrullete, men mange bra tips uansett. Som for eksempel å kjenne etter om man setter stor nok pris på seg selv på jobben eller om man bruker nok tid i naturen. Fine ting å jobbe med! Natta. 

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Herregud for en magisk by. Savner det.

Eco-friendly lingerie

✨Guest post by Celine Syverud @celinedoubles - see full bio below✨

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When it comes to shopping, underwear is one of the pieces we don't buy second-hand. The reason for this is simple, but we all wear them and need to replace them occasionally. Knowing which brands are making an effort in lowering their environmental footprint, and ensuring top quality while avoiding any chemicals getting absorbed into our skin is essential in reaching better decisions.

In this post, you will find a handful of lingerie that’s ethically and sustainably produced, and at the same time beautifully made for the conscious woman in mind. This includes pieces that are made in limited runs from end-roll and scrap fabrics, hand-dyed and eco-friendly materials such as organic cotton, bamboo, and silk. Look for certifications like the OEKO-TEX 100 and GOTS to ensure genuine and authentic practices within the business.

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1. Undies, Organic cotton, Vege Threads

2. High cut brief, Organic silk, Kent

3. Stella Bra, Organic cotton, AIKYOU

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4. Body, Organic cotton, Nude

5. Georgia Ruffle knickers, Hand-dyed and sewn in small quantities, Eco Intimates

6. High waist pant, Organic cotton, and hand dyed with botanical dyes. La Luna Intimates

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7. High briefs, Organic cotton & non-toxic dyes, LÖV

8. Darling Strappy Set, up-cycled materials, ANEK.

9. Seamless and wireless bra, organic bamboo & natural plant dyes, HARA

For more basic needs check out the Scandinavian Woron, Organic Basics and Bread & Boxers.


Celine Stene Syverud holds a PBA in Sustainable Fashion from KEA in Copenhagen. She was a design-intern for Holzweiler Oslo in 2015 and was hired as Elin Kling’s personal fashion assistant in Stockholm under the brand Totême. Celine has written articles for The Daily, during Copenhagen Fashion Week, and for trendtablet.com.

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22 ethical & eco-friendly christmas gift ideas

Now that Christmas is around the corner, it's time to present to you the ultimate minimalist, eco-friendly, ethical Christmas present guide! Christmas and the surrounding months are for some people synonymous with shopping mania, to-do lists, and stress and for those who want to avoid that, we have some cool tips. What's better than giving gifts with meaning, that are great for the planet too? Minimalism is actually about having fewer choices, and thereby less stress in your life. What could be better than that?

  1. Buy tickets to a musical/theater/cinema/concert/stand-up comedy show/art gallery opening. If you are looking to be more original, what about looking for outdoor movie screenings or a trip to the sauna in the Oslo fjord?
  2. An invitation to go for a cool hike, maybe plan it as a weekend getaway, and stay the night at a cabin in the woods. We recommend Trolltungen if you live in Norway.
  3. Homemade gifts are always a winner (except maybe those you brought home from the ceramics class in 3rd grade?). What about granola (we have a delicious suggestion here), sauerkraut ( this is a great recipe) or crisp bread? Give it in a big glass jar with a gift-band tied around, and you will be begged to make more.
  4. A treatment at an organic spa. In Oslo, we suggest testing out Greel Peel and in Lisboa we love Organii. In Copenhagen and Bali, you can enjoy a luxurious, organic experience at Hotel Guldsmeden
  5. Minimalist kit - everything needed for people who often buy food/drinks at cafés to take away, and don't want to use so much single-use plastic. Something like this.
  6. To the true environmentalists, a thoughtful gift is a washing bag that prevents microfibers from your clothes to enter the ocean. Radical! Guppy bags are cool.
  7. Organic makeup or cosmetics. Some favorites worth mentioning are: Evolve Organic Beauty (in Oslo you can find it at Green Spirit), ZAO nail polish without toxic ingredients, The Body Shop has tons of goodies, Dr. Organic's facial scrub with Manuka honey, and Eco Minerals mineral foundation.
  8. A homemade “gift card" to go second-hand shopping!
  9. Sustainable swimwear from the amazing brand Halla Halla.
  10. If your mother/sister/father/boyrfriend/friend is into yoga, we recommend that you have a look at Hejhej yoga mats!
  11. Eco-friendly candles is a super cool gift. There are tons of brands online, or most likely in your closest mall or health store.
  12. Lingerie in organic cotton. Oysho and Lindex have some affordable choices.
  13. If they are into more luxurious eco-conscious brands, check out Mara Hoffman, Reformation, and Stella McCartney
  14. Sunglasses from W.R.Yuma that are 3D printed from plastic waste. Just amazing.
  15. If the person is into surfing, you should check out these sustainable surfing brands: Eco Fins surfboard fins made from recycled waste,  Bees Knees natural organic surf wax and EcoLeash from the Ecosurfshop.
  16. The "perfect" white T-shirt made from sustainable materials from The White T-Shirt Co.
  17. For the pricier gifts, have a look at Patagonia. The company is taking huge steps towards sustainability!
  18. Sustainable water bottles are very popular, and some types have such a nice design too.
  19. Take away cups are lovely gifts for the coffee or tea lovers.
  20. Check out ethical gifts from charity organizations - you can give away vaccination, invest in building a school, providing a birth certificate or give a family goat.
  21. Order used books from Amazon, or give a Kindle or a subscription to an audiobook app or Spotify!
  22. Give a subscription to a city-bike!

Other tips for an eco-friendly Christmas

  • Use newspaper as gift wrapping, and decorate the presents with thing you can find in nature, like pines
  • Recycle the wrapping
  • Swap a meat meal for a veggie meal
  • Make a plant-based hot chocolate with homemade hemp milk instead of using cows milk

Have a lovely pre-christmas time!

Podcast recommendation: Deliciously Ella

Hi all of you lovely readers!In Oslo, the first snow just appeared and it's for sure getting colder! We are testing out loads of new recipes for the winter month and it's all about warm, cozy and nutritious meals. Since so much of our immune system is in the gut it's really important to take good care of it in order to keep those nasty flu bugs away. We listened to Deliciously Ella's podcast the other day with Dr. Megan Rossi from King's College, London and she talks about how important veggies and fermented food are for our well being, both mentally and physically. One thing that we totally agree with her, is that how you feel about what you eat is so important! If you are stressing about your food even though it's super healthy you might end up with a stomach ache.  So we just want to remind you to enjoy your meals and remember and have fun with food. It's all about enjoying the taste, warmth, joy and fun with food.Highly recommend the episode, listen to it here.