7 chakras yoga & meditation 🧘‍♀️

Hi ♓️

Har bare lyst til å anbefale dere verdens mest forfriskende serie av yoga og meditation fra Youtube, laget av en dame som heter Brett Larkin. Det er en serie for å aktivere og balansere “chakraene” i kroppen, også kjent som energisenterene, som skal få deg tilbake i balanse, i energiflyt og hjelpe deg til å føle deg som DEG.

// Just popping in to recommend a super good yoga and meditation series that I’ve found on YouTube. It’s made by Brett Larkin, and some of you have probably tried it before. If not - I highly recommend you to do the series one day at the time. It’s built up to activate each and every one of your “chakras” (energy centres) in the body, to make you feel amazing and filled with energy and vibrate good things!! You don’t have to practice every day, but this order makes sure the energy in the body is activated the right way and in the right direction.

This is how it goes:

Day 1: Root chakra yoga & meditation

Day 2: Sacral chakra yoga & meditation

Day 3: Solar plexus yoga & meditation

Day 4: Heart chakra yoga & meditation

Day 5: Throat chakra yoga & meditation

Day 6: Third eye chakra yoga & meditation

Day 7: Crown chakra yoga & meditation (the first yoga class - root chakra yoga)

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Find all the meditations HERE & the yoga classes HERE.

Summer day in Oslo

Jeg tror aldri jeg har opplevd en rarere og mer spennende yoga enn kundalini yoga. Dagen i dag startet med en heftig yoga session på Northern Lights i Oslo. Det er en helt annerledes type yoga enn den klassiske man ser for seg, og man jobber mest med pusten, lyd og noen litt annerledes bevegelser. Dagens time fokuserte på det tredje øye, også kalt intuisjonen. Vi startet med en helt crazy pusteøvelse ala Whym Hoff, for de som har hørt om han, som gjorde at man ikke trengte å trekke pusten på nesten et minutt etterpå, og hele kroppen dirret. Yoga-high! Vi sang også sanger og hørte på læreren spille guitar. Haha for en morgen. Kunne ikke annet enn å smile.

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Kundalini yoga at Northern Lights

// This morning started with a yoga-high at Northern Lights yoga school, and a session of kundalini. If you haven’t heard of it before or tried, I can highly recommend it, and make sure to prepare for some deep breath work and chanting!

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Etter yoga dro Noah og jeg i dyrebutikken for å kjøpe en ny sele, før vi møtte en venninne og hennes nydelige hund på Eckers. Eckers har ganske mange digge veganske alternativer, for ikke å glemme kombucha fra Norsk Kombucha!

// After yoga I took Noah to the animal shop (is that what it’s called??) to get a new collar, and then we met a friend and her doggo for lunch at Eckers. If you’re looking for a nice lunch spot outdoors in Oslo with lots of vegan options, Eckers is a good place to go! They have sandwiches, wraps and salads, and lots of juices and smoothies. And ofc kombucha.

Etter lunsj dro vi på valpekurs på Good Dog i Frognerparken. Det er superlærerikt, og selv om han bare er to måneder er det vilt hvor mye han kan lære allerede! Etter kurs var begge slitne, så vi dro hjem og lagde middag før Noah ble hyper og spiste på ting over hele leiligheten. Valpelivet <3

II Then we went off to puppy class. Today we learned to lay down, how to make the puppies comfortable with grooming and how to get their attention in any situation. I’m at GoodDog school which is super good. After class we we’re both tired, so we went home for dinner and Noah got hyper and started to steal things all over the apartment. yes.

Salad wraps for dinner followed by my fav summer snack: dates, raspberries &amp; blueberries and some chamomile tea with coconut milk

Salad wraps for dinner followed by my fav summer snack: dates, raspberries & blueberries and some chamomile tea with coconut milk

Puppy Noah

Få ord kan beskrive gleden i å få en liten tass som Noah i hus. Han ble med hjem forrige fredag, da han var litt uker 8 uker gammel. Han er en Cockapoo med litt japansk spisshund i blodet, og veier sånn ca 3-4 kg nå. Han kommer til å bli opp mot dobbelt så stor. For de som har lurt så er det jeg, Sus, som er eieren hans, men han får selvfølgelig masse tid sammen med favorittanten sin Nettern. Han har allerede funnet sin faste sovespot på rommet hennes.

// !!!words can not describe the joy of getting a new family member!! Last Friday we picked up little Noah, who is two months old today, a tiny little cockapoo (cocker spaniel mixed with poodle).

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Han er fortsatt i tilvenningsfasen til bylivet (er en gårdsgutt fra Nannestad), og setter seg ofte ned på tur for å ta inn alle inntrykkene. Han har blitt med meg overalt den siste uken sånn at han skal bli best mulig sosialisert og så trygg som han kan bli. Han sover rundt 20 timer i døgnet!! Så jeg må også tilpasse meg etter han, som er ganske deilig egentlig.

// He is still getting used to his new city life, which is a lot to take in for a country side guy. I have brought him with me everywhere for the past days so he can get used to his new environment. He needs at least 20 hours of sleep per day which kind of changes my normally fast paced days into slower ones. It’s super fascinating to learn from him, especially how to relax when you relax and to play when you play, if you understand what I mean.

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Sommeren skal vi tilbringe sammen på hytta, hjemme, i skogen og ved havet!

// This summer we’ll spend in the park, at the cabin, in the woods and by the ocean. 💙

Selv om jeg tenkte det var noe jeg absolutt ikke skulle gjøre fikk Noah instagram i går - så for de spesielt interesserte kan dere følge han HER 🐾.

// I tried to resist, but he just really wanted to get an instagram, so HERE is his page for the puppy lovers!

Summer magic

Is walking barefoot all over. Er å kunne å gå barbeint hele hele tiden.

Is swimming in the ocean every day. Er å bade hver dag.

Is spending quality time with those you love. Er å tilbringe kvalitetstid med de du er glad i.

Is a quiet city and an eternal feeling of weekend. Er at pulsen i byen går ned og det ikke finnes noe hverdag.

Is that everything is possible. Er at alt er mulig.

Good news!

Er det flere som meg der ute som unngår for mye “vanlige” nyheter? Det er nesten uhørt å fortelle om, og litt utenfor normen. Jeg får med meg de viktigste sakene fra nyhetsbrevet Skumlest, NY Times Climate Change News Letter og nyhetspodkaster. Jeg kjenner mange som bruker flere timer daglig på på scrolle nettaviser for å holde seg oppdatert. Det er absolutt ingenting galt i det, men for meg er det som å bli bombardert med forferdeligheter, dårlige nyheter, grusomme menneskehandlinger og lidelse som vi ikke kan gjøre noe med. Personlig synes er jeg generelt imot å formidle med fryktbasert fremgangsmåte, og er opptatt av at det man fokuserer på er det man får mer av. Med en litt sart psyke kan det være mye å ta inn (hehe). Det blir som en mindfullnesshandling - å passe på hva man tar inn og lar seg påvirke av. Jeg vil derfor tipse dere om noen veldig fine sider.

  • Verdens Beste Nyheter formidler fremskritt og positive resultater fra utviklingsland.

  • Good News Network er en motreaksjon på alle de negative historiene som formidles gjennom ordinære media, og deler positive nyhetshistorier fra hele verden.

  • Huffpost Good News er en egen side på Huffpost hvor de deler positive historier om alt fra politikk til popstjerner.

  • SunnySkyz er en lignende side som Good News Network, hvor vi blant annet kan lese om positive miljøtiltak!

Det er utrolig motiverende å lese litt om hva som faktisk går bra her i verden for å bli inspirert til å fortsette å stå på for at verden skal utvikle seg i riktig retning <3

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ENGLISH: I am one of those people who easily feel really down reading the “regular” mainstream news. I don’t know if you can relate, but do you ever feel hopeless, depressed and discouraged by reading in depth about all the sad stories, disasters, catastrophes and awful things going on in the world? I therefore choose where I get information and inspiration from very wisely, also because I am a really sensitive person who takes in a lot from the outer world. I would therefore like to tip you about following some news outlets than mainly focus on the good stuff!

  • Good News Network is an antidote to the “barriage of negativity experienced through mainstream media” and offer positive news stories from around the world.

  • Huffpost Good News is a page within the Huffpost universe where they share positive stories on everything from politics to popstars.

  • SunnySkyz is a page similar to the Good News Network, where we can read about positive environmental projects, among others.

It is super inspiring to read about the good stuff in the world to feel like our actions matter and that the world actually is a quite good place!

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!

6 tips to get through the flu season

Nå er det høysesong for influensa, og de fleste kjenner sikkert noen som kjenner noen som kjenner noen osv. Jeg har akkurat kost meg med en og en halv uke som sengeliggende, og jeg mener det faktisk når jeg sier kost meg, men først når den verste feberen begynte å gi seg. Føler jeg har fått catchet opp på ca alle serier som finnes på nettet - og hallo HEIMEBANE? Nå skjønner jeg hvorfor alle maste om at dette måtte sees. Jeg tenkte jeg skulle tipse dere om seks ting jeg gjorde for å føle meg litt bedre oppi kaoset!

Woho. Officially flu season and this year's flu hit many people pretty hard for a pretty long time. We're talking two-four weeks of lying in bed with fever and coughing and body cramps. Yay. Thought I would tip you on 6 things I did to feel a little bit better while being sick.

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Juice juice juice. Har du sjekket ut våre

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//Have you checked out some of our

recipes

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Digge

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med mango

og

masse grønt

//Delicious guacamole wraps with mango and lots of greens

EN. Bruk essensielle oljer til smertelindring. Jeg blander lavendel og peppermynte, gnir noen dråper mellom hendene og smører det på steder som gjør vondt (f eks nakken). Det virker avkjølende og skal gjøre at smertene føles litt mindre ille.

TO. Drikk MASSE. Sånn mye mye mye mer enn du tror du trenger. Jeg startet dagen med en stor kopp vann med sitron, for så å lage den daglige sellerijuicen.

TRE. Ikke begynn å gjør ting for tidlig. Jeg begynte å jobbe da jeg fortsatt var syk og fikk en skikkelig febersmell dagen etter.

FIRE. Kos deg med å slappe av med god samvittighet! Dette er kroppens rop om å ta en ordentlig pause.

FEM. Prøv å spis noenlunde sunt selv om du er syk. Tenk på hva slags næring kroppen din egentlig vil ha - masse deilige frukt, grønnsaker & juice er perfekt!

SEKS. Ta igjen alle seriene og filmene du føler du har gått glipp av de siste månedene. ✨

Håper du holder deg frisk, eller at du snart blir det hvis du er syk!

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Frisk bær-

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//Delicious berry & banana smoothie with passion fruit

ONE. Use essential oils for pain relief. I used a mix of lavender and peppermint, and blend it together between the hands before massaging it on to painful areas.

TWO. Drink A LOT. Like a lot more than you think you need. A good way to start is to hydrate well in the morning, for example starting with lemon water and continuing with a celery juice.

THREE. Don't go back to work too early, it might put you out for another week. Yup, I tried.

FOUR. Relax and enjoy some time off - you're body decided it was time for a break, and it probably deserves it for some repair work.

FIVE. Try to eat (at least partly) healthy to get better quicker! Lot's of fruits, veggies, and juice is perfect fuel.

SIX. Catch up on all the series and movies you've missed out on. ✨

Hope you stay healthy and away from the flu, or that you get well soon if you caught something bad! ✨

6 ways to start your day in the best way


How you start your day is how you live your day. How you live your day is how you live your life” Louise Hay

Our morning routines have changed a lot over the years and let's just say they have changed for the better. We hope that this will inspire you in some way to get a better start to your day!

  1. Set a nice alarm on your phone, there is nothing worse than waking up in a panic to a loud alarm!

  2. Set your phone in flight mode before you go to bed and don't turn in on or check your notifications first thing in the morning. The ideal is to wait until after breakfast. This way other people's stress won't interrupt your morning.

  3. Start the day with a short meditation. We recommend Deepak Chopra and Oprah Winfrey's 21 days meditations, the app Calm or Headspace. There are also numerous free meditations on youtube.

  4. Do yoga! Anything from 10 minutes to an hour in the morning will make your body so happy. Yoga with Adrienne is a really popular youtube channel with easy and amazing yoga.

  5. Make your self a delicious nourishing breakfast. Have you heard of Chaga? This superfood mushroom is filled with antioxidants that make your skin beautiful and gives great energy. Try making a Chaga latte instead of coffee one morning

  6. Write down 5 things that you are thankful for, 5 things that you are looking forward to and 5 tasks that you want to complete during the day.


Våre morgenrutiner har forandret seg kraftig de siste årene, ogheldigvis til detbedre. Vi tenkte å dele våre beste tips til en god morgen, og håper dere blirinspirert!

  1. Sett på en fin alarm, ingen ting er verre enn å våkne i halvpanikk av en altfor høylytt alarm!

  2. Legg bort mobiltelefonen og ha den i flymodus til etter at du har spist frokost. På denne måten unngår du andre mennesker stress inn i morgenen din.

  3. Start dagen med Deepak Chopra og Oprah Winfrey. Innimellom har de en gratis 21 dagers meditasjon. Andre apper vi anbefaler er Calm, Headspace eller youtube

  4. Gjør yoga - om det så er 5 minutter eller en halvtime. En solhilsen eller noen få tøyinger gjør virkelig underverker på kroppen

  5. Lag en sykt god frokost og en balanserende drikke. Har du hørt om chaga? Dette er en skikkelig kul sopp som har utrolige helsefordeler. Den vokser faktisk i Norge og det er mulig å finne det i skogen. Chaga er en naturlig antioktidant, og er fantastisk for både hud og hår. Hva med å prøve en chagalatte etter frokost istedenfor kaffe?

  6. Skriv ned 5 ting du er takknemlig for, 5 ting du gleder deg til og 5 ting du skal gjennomføre i løpet av dagen.

Stay hydrated

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Get that H20

Most of us have heard countless times how important it is to drink enough water and to avoid being dehydrated. Sometimes it seems impossible to keep the fluid balance in check. Nor is it so strange that it feels like this because it is actually estimated that 75% of the Western population is chronically dehydrated, according to the Medical Daily.

It is a little paradoxical to think about when we know that annual consumption of bottled water has reached a staggering 391 billion liters and that approx. 1500 plastic bottles end up in nature every second US alone.

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Thus, it seems that we drink a lot, but the truth is that many of us actually don't drink in an optimal way. As with all other "products", there are different types of water of different quality. For example, experts point out that water that has been in plastic bottles over extended periods is "dead". In order for water to be absorbed at the cellular level, it needs some sodium and some glucose, also known as the correct level of electrolytes. Our body needs water like machines need oil as the body generally consists of 60% water - 75% in the muscles and 85% in the brain.Often when you feel relaxed, have a headache or the like, you think you need food, while in reality you usually need something to drink. We need water to absorb vitamins and nutrients, and water is careful to have good digestion, it cleans the liver and kidneys and carries out waste materials.

So what can you do?

  1. Have some Himalayan salt in the water. It may sound like the opposite of what you need to get hydrated, but a good salt helps you build a nice fluid balance in your body. Plain table salt is stripped of nutrition and can make you even thirsty while heavenly salt contains traces of 84 nutrients and minerals.

  2. Lemon + some spices. Boost your water with some lemon and some cayenne pepper or red chili for a cleansing effect. It is said to be Beyoncé's favorite.

  3. Let the water with crystals. Crystals are said to be able to "charge the water" as they are energy transducers and are regarded as natural water-filtrating and purifying.

  4. Have berries in the water. It simply makes the water more tempting and tasteful and increases the chance that you drink a little extra.

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How do you know that you are hydrated?

A nice and easy way to observe if you have drunk enough is the well-known urine test. As long as your urine is a light, straw shade, you probably have a good fluid balance in your body.All the facts and inspiration for the article are the Medical Daily and Porter Magazine Edition 27.

9 ways to avoid winter depression

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Advertisement for SupernatureHi lovely people. Who else is feeling the dark days draining out what's left of your energy? I haven't had a full winter in Norway for almost six years, so it's been a huge adjustment this year. Therefore I’ve been putting extra effort into testing lot’s of different things this year, and have gathered my top 9 tips on avoiding going down for the winter!//Er det noen andre som sliter med energinivået om dagen nå som det har blitt så mørkt? Jeg tenkte over det, og fant ut at jeg faktisk ikke har hatt en sammenhengende vinter i norge på over seks år da jeg har studert utenlands, så det er faktisk litt av en tilpasning i år. Derfor har jeg også vært ekstra opptatt av å prøve alle triks som finnes for å gjøre denne tiden lettere, og ikke minst testet alle triks for å få mer energi! Jeg har samlet 9 av disse tipsene i denne artikkelen, og håper virkelig du finner noe som kan hjelpe deg :) 1. Put your phone away 1 hour before and after a nights sleepThis really improves your sleep quality. For me to be able to follow through, I charge my phone outside my bedroom and set it to flight mode during the night.//Dette er alfa omega i forhold til god søvn. Jeg lader mobilen i stua og setter på flymodus for å unngå å bli fristet til scrolling på kvelden.2. Invest in a natural light + radio alarm clockMine from Philips is really old now, and I bet there are new ones on the market. The one I have is a version of this one, and it has truly saved my mornings! It wakes you up with something similar to natural sunlight, and you can choose between radio, singing birds, forest sounds, or just a regular alarm sound. LOVE IT.//Jeg har en gammel sak fra Philips som har reddet morgenen min de siste årene. Jeg har en versjon av denne, og den vekker meg med gradvis lys som etterligner sollys og behagelig fuglekvitter. Du kan velge forskjellige toner, radio og lysstyrke. Jeg ELSKER den.3. Take Depridix from SupernatureEvery morning when I wake up, I drink one liter of lukewarm water with lemon and take 1 tablet of the herbal supplement Supernature Depridix. Depridix is a Norwegian herbal supplement that combines traditional Nordic herbs with the mineral zinc and vitamin B1, B2, B3, B6, and B12. Vitamin B2, B3, B6, and B12 contribute to the normal functioning of the nervous system and to normal psychological function. Zinc contributes to normal cognitive function. In addition, B1, B2, B3 contribute to normal energy turnover and B2, B3, B6, and B12 to reduce fatigue and fatigue. Depridix also contains Q10, herbal extracts and floral essences. I really feel like this gives me the boost I needed this winter!You can get Depridix product here.//Hver morgen drikker jeg én liter lunkent vann med sitron og tar én tablett med Supernature Depridix urtetablett. Depridix er et norsk urtesupplement som kombinerer tradisjonelle nordiske urter med mineralet sink og vitamin B1, B2, B3, B6 og B12. Vitamin B2, B3, B6 og B12 bidrar til nervesystemets normale funksjon og til normal psykologisk funksjon. Sink bidrar til normal kognitiv funksjon. I tillegg bidrar B1, B2, B3 til normal energiomsetning og B2, B3, B6 og B12 til å redusere trøtthet og utmattelse. Depridix inneholder også Q10, urteekstrakter og blomsteressenser. Jeg føler virkelig at dette hjelper på energinivået mitt, og jeg får gjort masse hele dagen lang.Du finner Depridix her, samt på helsekost. 4. Use a "natural light" lamp indoorsPersonally, I put on the ring light we use for photos. I think it does the magic of tricking my brain into producing more happiness. But there are other alternatives out there that can do the magic, like this one.//Jeg pleier å sette på ringlyset som vi bruker til innefoto for å lure hjernen min om vinteren, og føler rett og slett at jeg blir litt lykkeligere av det. Det finnes alternativer som dette som du kan ha i stuen din for et ekstra boost.5. Get as much real sunlight as possible with your scheduleTry to get a quick 10/20 minute walk if you see the sun popping out.//Prøv å få deg minst en 10-20 minutters tur når du ser sola titte frem. Det letter virkelig på humøret og energinivået.6. Go for a light workoutI like working out in the evenings during the winter, even though it's a bit harder to get myself to go when the evening comes and I just wanna lay on the couch. When I get myself to go there it gives me the extra energy to cook a good meal for myself instead of just eating something that's not really nourishing. It helps to plan my workout schedule for a week ahead, so I know what's coming.//Jeg liker faktisk å trene på kvelden om vinteren, fordi det ellers er lett å synke ned i sofaen litt for tidlig uten å få gjort ferdig det jeg skal. Etter å ha gjennomført en treningsøkt synes jeg også det er lettere å prioritere å lage sunn mat. For at jeg skal få til dette planlegger jeg gjerne øktene mine en uke i forveien – sånn cirka i hvertfall, det er veldig sjeldent uken blir som jeg planlegger, men da har jeg en viss forventning til meg selv.7. Make it cozy indoors!In Norway, we spend lots of time indoors, which may be why we invest in making our nest really welcoming. Get a good blanket and some eco-friendly candles.//I norge tilbringer vi mye tid innendørs, som også er grunnen til at vi investerer mye tid og penger i å gjøre det hjemmekoselig. Siden dette virkelig kan hjelpe oss gjennom vinteren anbefaler jeg å finne miljøvennlige lys (basert på soya eller annen vegetabilsk olje) og et pledd av god kvalitet som varer lenge og varmer godt.8. Plan something nice for yourself every weekI get motivated to work hard when I have good things to look forward to such as a concert, cinema, going to the theater or hosting dinner for my friends.//Jeg blir veldig motivert til å jobbe hardt når jeg vet jeg har noe koselig å se frem til som for eksempel en konsert, kinoopplevelse, theater eller middag med venner. Det hjelper også de rundt deg i mørketiden. 9. Set aside time for creative projects during the weekendFor me and probably many others, it's easy to drown myself in work just to make time pass when I'm not feeling really good. I've figured that it helps a lot to set aside time that's designated for creative projects like creating film and photography, making a vision board, painting or scribbling some words while listening to good music.//For meg og sikkert mange andre der ute er det lett å drukne seg selv i arbeid for å få tiden til å gå i mørket og kulda. For å få opp humøret og inspirasjonen igjen elsker jeg å sette av tid til kreative prosjekter i helgene som foto- og film, lage vision board, skrible noen ord eller male mens jeg hører på digg musikk. Jeg har forresten laget en høstliste du kan finne her.Do you have any more tips that work for you?//Har du noen tips til å elske vinteren? 

Eco-friendly gifts for the wellness lover

We love gifts that are both handly and friendly to mother nature. All of these gifts are made with care for the planet and can also contribute to a real wellness experience. The perfect combination for the wellness lover!

  1. Dry brush - the ultimate skin detox hack! Easy to use and eco-friendly skin product.

  2. Book: The spirit Almanac: A modern guide to ancient self-care by Emma Loewe & Lindsay Kellner

  3. Rose Quartz Crystal Straw from Goop. Helps eliminate plastic with a good vibe!

  4. The Wild Unknown Animal Spirit cards designed by Kim Krans

  5. Sustainable and recycles yoga mats. We love hejhej-mats

  6. Gift card to an infrared sauna - check out this place in Oslo and Trondheim

  7. Kit to make homemade chocolate (the healthy kind). You need raw cacao bites and cacao butter. Check out these from Supernature.

  8. The most nourishing chlorella-algae facemask from Isun skincare

  9. Rose Quartz Face roller - A must-have beauty product for the days you wake up with a puffy face!

  10. Rudolph Care's signature perfume - 100 % natural and 70 % from organic ingredients

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How to embrace good vibes this fall

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So it's definitely getting colder and darker in the morning, but when the sun shines it will still warm your face. This season is typically very hectic and therefore I want to focus on how we can find good vibes and gather energy. For me, it's all about creating a space where I can de-stress & relax. I love mixing new stuff with vintage, spirituality, oils, and nature in my home.

Mornings:So I created a new routine in the morning where I don't check my phone for the first hour or so. I have my alarm clock on my phone, but I just put it on flight mode so no notifications or texts appear on my screen. It's of course not possible every day, sometimes you have an early meeting or flight, but I hope to keep this routine as often as possible. Writing it down here also makes me more accountable for my actions, so thank you internet! If I have time I like to read a little bit or do something that puts me in a good mood

.Afternoon:The afternoons are so different every single day, but if I'm working from home I like to make a big pot of tea. My current favorite is Yogi tea. They are not wrapped in plastic like a lot of tea bags are, they are fully organic and compostable, and they have the cutest little messages.

Evening:I'm a sucker for working in the evening and I find it really hard to put away work. One thing that helps me sleep better if I'm a little worked up is essential oils and some good smells. I also like watching something funny or talking to a good friend that makes me laugh to shake off the serious mood. Finally, it feels good to snuggle into the best bed ever, with organic cotton bed sheets.

One thing that can change your whole morning

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@netternThis year I have learned so much about habits and how small changes in our lives can lead to bigger improvements. One thing that I am really good at from time to time is not checking my phone first thing in the morning. Sometimes I fall back into scrolling on Instagram before out of bed, but when I leave my phone off for the first hours of the day I experience less overall stress. I get super productive, much happier and much calmer. This way I'm not letting everyone else dictate how I start my day, and I really enjoy just being where I am. Maybe you should try tomorrow? I really recommend it!

7 lessons of self-love from our vacation

  1. This is a note to self: REMEMBER TO TAKE A VACATION! It is so important and we actually haven’t been taking it seriously. Funny but its true.

  2. Drinking 1,5 l of water every morning improves digestion and makes you hydrated for the rest of the day

  3. Breath is everything! We should all have some kind of breath work in our daily routine

  4. Never stop learning new thing and asking questions or think that you know it all. This is when we stop evolving

  5. Life is supposed to be fun

  6. When we fall into place, everything else does too.

  7. Taking a break and getting rid of old bad stuff makes room for new amazing things

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7 tips to beat a hangover naturally

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Yep, we’ve all been there - some even every week. Most people can’t escape a hangover after a big night out. The good news are that you can ease the symptoms with natural solutions!With a hangover, you're most likely suffering from dehydration and a deficiency of important minerals, such as magnesium and potassium. Symptoms of dehydration include, but are not limited to, headaches, cottonmouth and thirst as well as lightheadedness. Moreover, alcohol is an irritant and can cause inflammation of the stomach lining and gastrointestinal discomfort. According to LiveScience,  these symptoms become worse if someone has consumed beverages with a higher alcohol content like shots of whiskey, as opposed to more dilute drinks such as beer."

How to Ease the Hangover

1. Water

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According to Dr. Kahn, hydration is supreme. Make sure to drink water before, under and after your night out. Even better is drinking alkaline water - keep reading to find out how!

2. Antioxidants

Antioxidants fight free radicals, which are basically rogue cells that cause, amongst other things, degeneration and aging of the body. Most of us think of berries and certain vegetables as high in antioxidants. However, not many people know how much more potent essential oils are for this. ORAC stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity and quantifies the "total antioxidant capacity" (TAC) of a food. On the ORAC scale, blueberries contain 2,400 TAC, whereas premium quality Clove essential oil contains 1,078,700 TAC, Myrrh contains 379,800 TAC and so forth - you get the picture. IMPORTANT: most essential oils on the market are synthetic and should NOT be consumed internally. Make sure to get the right essential oils! Other great essential oils against a hangover are:

  • Ginger oil: Energizing, anti-nausea and liver-protecting

  • Lavender oil: Has shown to reduce headaches and have pain-relieving properties

  • Lemon oil: Ingest for alkalizing effect and inhale for anti-nausea

  • Peppermint oil: Anti-nausea, pain-relieving and assist digestion

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3. Magnesium

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Magnesium has shown to relieveheadaches. You can either do supplements or pamper yourself with magnesium-rich Epsom salt bath. Magnesium absorbs through the skin and makes it easily available for the body to use.

4. Coconut water

In addition to the dehydrating effects of alcohol, it also triggers electrolyte imbalances. Coconut is by many considered better than sports drinks in terms of replenishing the body's water levels after dehydration, and supply the body with  electrolytes. It’s a great source of potassium as well as containing small amounts of sodium, magnesium, calcium and phosphorus.

5. Sulfur-rich foods

This mineral plays a big role in detoxifying your body. Your liver could use all the help it can get after a heavy night of drinking. Garlic, onions, cruciferous veggies are great sources. Moreover, turmeric, which is also highly anti-inflammatory, is amazing.

6. Sleep

Alcohol reduces the quality of sleep. However, as sleep deprivation increase a hangover’s misery, aim for at least eight hours’ sleep after you’ve had a liquid night out.

7. Exercise

While experts are divided about the benefits of mixing exercise with a hangover, research has found it gets the liver working faster to break down alcohol in the body and rid the body of those nasty toxins. As the liver is already working hard, make sure to do light exercise and nothing too straining on the body.

Bonus Tip:

One of the easiest and simplest things you can do is to start your day with something that is alkaline, detoxifying, easy to digest, and easy to make. However, it is beneficial to set your body up BEFORE you head to the party as well. An easy way to do this is; make yourself a small glass of water with ½ teaspoon of bicarbonate soda and flush it down. This is highly alkaline, and will be neutralizing for your body as alcohol is very acidic. Drink this before going to bed as well for optimal effect.

Guest Bloggers

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Wellness Wednesday

Martine Thomassen and Olga Divakova run the concept, Wellness Wednesday. It is a series of workshops made up by four different health topics within a month. Week one: “Green Non-toxic Home”, week two: “Green Beauty and Body”, week three: “Natural Health and Diet”, and week four: “Emotional and Spiritual Wellness “. Follow them on Facebook to see where we’re hosting our next workshop.

Divine Wellness Tribe

Divine Wellness Tribe focuses on community and to gather people who aspire to lead a green lifestyle. Are you looking to learn more about developing a sustainable lifestyle with less toxins, or are you already all in, leading a green lifestyle with personal and spiritual development? Either way, you’re welcomejoin the Tribe! ♡

How life changed radically in one year!

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@netternIt's so weird to think about that this time around last year we had both just resigned our jobs, packed our bags and moved to Portugal to just take some time off and figure out what we wanted to spend our time on. Synchronically, we both needed an extremely big change and knew we needed to do something that gave us more meaning and where we could be creative and feel free! Just as a little hobby we started posting photos on our Instagram account again and documented the things we were doing in Portugal. I don't know exactly when we decided that we were going all in on this but things just sort of fell into place once we started. It's been a really interesting, tough, cool, fun and exciting year with a lot of work and extremely many changes. I think we are both workaholics by nature and this is probably why things have gone very fast.The past year we have built up a company, traveled to our favorite places, tried to get our health back on track, gotten a whole lot of new friends and have the most engaged and cool readers. There is so much we want to accomplish and put out in the world, places we want to see and things we want to create. We have also learned a lot about working together.This summer we never really took any time off because we had so much we wanted to do and now it's definitely time for a break. If its one thing we learned it's that if we don't function neither does Radical Broccoli. Therefore I'm so happy that we are going to Greece for a yoga trip. Although things are so much better health wise it really takes time to get back to a good place both physically and mentally, especially when we want to do it naturally. That's the thing with a sustainable lifestyle, we are in it for the long run and that means that there are no quick fixes!Hope everyone is having a great Sunday, and it would be so interesting to hear where you want to be one year from now and what is stopping you?

6 tips to handle a rough time

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@anette

Hi gals&guys

I hope you are doing wonderfully wherever you are. I want to explain a bit more about how I have been feeling while struggling with depression, and of course to share my best advice with all of you. Last time I wrote about this, I got lots of feedback from you telling me how you have struggled with the same things, so I feel like building on that open relationship so we can help each other out! For me, it's more comfortable to talk about now, because I finally feel good and like I am in a place without depression, and able to reflect back on my experience. I have probably experienced depression more often than I have been aware of, I just never really understood what it was. I didn't understand how the physical and the mental parts of the body and mind are interconnected, and I didn't want to face the fact that my thoughts were making me ill. I actually thought the constant feeling of worry was a part of my personality, and I blamed my job, life situation and surroundings for how I felt.

In my down periods,  everything can feel incredibly hard to manage, and it just feels like I'm drowning and can't breathe. One year ago I was in a completely different place than I am today. I was in a job I didn't enjoy, my health was horrible and I was so depressed. I didn't see any escape or relief and I probably didn't want to either. But I decided that this was not how I was going to live my life, I am worth so much more and I intend to enjoy every single day of this ride. Since I made that decision my life has changed in so many ways. I love my life so much and can't wait to see what the future holds. However, the mind is a tricky thing. About a month ago I woke up with this very familiar feeling. I felt a sorrow lying in my chest, my stomach was hurting, I was had no energy. I could not fit into any of my clothes. I knew I had to change my mood somehow so I put on some nice music, tried to smile and just ignore it until I managed to drop my blueberry smoothie on the floor making it look like a crime scene. That was it for me, I just sat down on the kitchen floor and cried. This was also ten minutes before a meeting. If this happened to me one year ago I would just lock myself in the apartment and it would take me three weeks to recover. I was so exhausted that I just couldn't deal with people, places and myself. This year I have learned so much about myself and my mind and body and how it's all connected. Therefore I want to share some of my best advice if you ever wake up with a morning like this, or if you experience severe depression as I did last year.

  1. Accept the situation, and let your feelings out! Cry, be angry, be worried, whatever you are feeling just let it out. When you calm down again it's much easier to understand what's behind these feelings.

  2. Try to understand that you are not your feelings or your thoughts. The mind/ego will always try to make you believe this.

  3. Ask yourself in what areas of your life you´re not giving yourself love? Did you eat well, enough and nutritious food? For me, this is always key. If I go too long without eating enough I get super exhausted.

  4. Remeber that you are good enough just the way you are.

  5. Ask your self where you are placing others happiness in front of your own? Is it more important that your boss/colleague/mother/brother/boyfriend is happy than you? No, if you are not taking care of your self you can't take care of others.

  6. REMEMBER that life is meant to be enjoyed, stop taking it so seriously. When was the last time you laughed until your stomach hurt?

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I know how hard it is to change your mindset, but start with the small things, like making yourself a lovely healthy meal and you have taken one step in the right direction! Is this something you want to read more aboout? Comment and let me know <3

A personal story on how we became "green"

Very often we get the question of why we are so radical brokkolinis. On that note, we thought we would share a bit of our separate, personal stories on how Radical Broccoli became what it is today, why we care about the planet, why we are total food geeks and keep a plant-based diet, why we are super curious about everything that can make you feel better and heal like crystals and superfoods. And last and probably most importantly - how we learned that the way we treat ourselves mirrors the way we treat our planet.

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Anette

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I am extremely uncomfortable with sharing, but I have thought about it for the last three years and decided that it would be a good exercise for me to share a little bit of my personal health story with you guys, especially if it can help some of you and maybe show why the way we treat ourselves affects the planet. My health journey changed when I started my master's degree at Kings College in London when I was 23. I was one of five girls in the class, the youngest and most inexperienced, and was studying my ass off. I loved it, but it was insane. I was commuting one hour each way on a fully packed tube, was going out a lot in the evenings, and bought most of my meals on-the-go. After living there for six months, I experienced extreme stomach pain (to the extent that I had to lay down on the street), I was exhausted and I couldn’t recognize my body. I didn't understand why I gained weight when I was seemingly healthy (I practically spent my free time at Wholefoods) and why my heart would not stop racing. I also had a weird rash all over my chest.I went home to Oslo and I could not stop crying. My dad convinced me to take a month or two in Norway to calm down, which I did. Over the summer I began keeping the same routine every day and overall reduced my stress levels, and slowly but surely the symptoms disappeared and I tried to forget about it all. After I handed in my thesis, I went on vacation and everything was glory until I came home again, and my body collapsed. It was really scary, I went to the emergency room and different doctors but no one could find anything wrong. I had no clue what to tell my friends because I didn't know what was going on, so I didn’t really tell people about it. Since doctors could not help at all I started looking for answers online. I found a book by Kris Carr, which became the start of a health journey.I decided to go plant-based and remove as much toxins as possible through cleaning out my cosmetics and buying mostly organic products, because I understood that my body must have been completely toxic from the way I was previously living (we're talking stuff that we are brought up to regard as normal - dairy products, tobacco, alcohol, meat, antibiotics, the pill). This is when Radical Broccoli was born, in 2015 - trying to figure out the food system and how to eat well.Along with that came a massive research of how our current food production affects the earth, such as how farmers are working with huge amounts of toxins from non-organic farming, the harmful effects of meat production and factory farming for animals and the environment, and a whole range of other aspects of sustainability. My sister came home from an exchange in Singapore at this time and she thought I was nuts, but she joined the vegan diet and did lots of research to be supportive. It's so funny to look back at the blog posts we made back then, we were really angry at the food system, and at the same time, we would die if anyone found out what we were blogging. haha.Around six months later I felt amazing again and I started to be social and started a new job in the Armed Forces in Norway. I felt like hell was finally over and I was so happy! I just wanted to forget all about Radical Broccoli and focus on having fun and enjoying life, and for a whole year, I did just that. I had periods of more and less energy, but overall I felt good. With increased health, my expectations also skyrocketed, and my priorities changed from health to work and fun. Let’s just say I had another downturn because my body now sort of knew how it felt to be treated well, and then it was deprived of it all over again.I got the diagnosis of "Chronic fatigue syndrome", and I tried to make peace with that, but wasn't convinced at all. Although, it was surely a relief to finally have an explanation for the outside world. The last six months of 2017 were hard for my body. At some level, I knew my body was speaking up because I was not living right or doing what I loved - and it had to tell me again and again and again.After a LOT of soul-searching and a kick in the ass from my sister, I decided to quit my job and do something that was meaningful to me - that was the rebirth of Radical Broccoli!!Fast forward until today, I'm still struggling more than I want to admit with my body. I am trying different methods to get better, and one of the biggest steps for me was doing a yoga teacher training. Not because of the title or the yoga actually, but in seeing how much I stress. I got a panic attack from just sitting on a mat and being still with my thoughts! I also learned that we store emotions in our body, and if we don't let them out we become sick. I highly recommend these three weeks to anyone who is going through something and has a hard time being with themselves, undistracted.

Susanne

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I'll begin with the end-ish, and work my way around. After hitting a big wall last year, I had to start digging into how I treated myself and my surroundings. I have dealt with a general anxiety disorder for almost a year (we're talking about walking around with my dizzy head in a cloud, not recognizing myself in the mirror, feeling like I couldn't see clearly, having zero energy, and being intensely afraid of disease or dying), and tried to understand what caused this and how to get past it. I have learned that the body speaks - at first with a low voice, and then, after being ignored consequently over time, it starts shouting. It's easier to understand everything looking at it in retrospect, even though I still have some issues that feel unresolved.So, back to the beginning, or at least the beginning of the major changes health-wise. Some months after I started studying Economics in Copenhagen in 2012, I began dealing with some health issues. My lifestyle was pretty much like this: I got up super early to go to the gym for a rough workout, followed by something between 8 and 11 hours straight in the library, where I spent half the time worrying that I wasn't prepared for the next exam and half the time reading. I spiked my energy with coffee and tobacco (snus) and went out a lot on the weekends. I felt like I was eating healthy and doing lots of exercise, so I didn't really see any reason for feeling bad. After a while, I started to feel insanely bloated throughout the day.I went on exchange to Singapore, where I remember that my tummy got worse, and I suspected dairy to be part of the problem. I was also experiencing lots of weird fear for everything from heavy rain (super common in Singapore) to driving a car. I tried quitting all dairy products and soon felt a lot better with my stomach (even if my lab-test came out negative). Right after I moved back home, Anette had decided to go vegan overnight, and I thought she was the craziest ever but decided to join her to be supportive for a week or so. I practically went from having meat and dairy in every single meal, to completely clean up my diet in a few days, and I just felt SO gooood. I remember being very concerned with having the facts and the research straight, that everything I did was scientifically backed, even though the only proof you actually need is how you feel (easy to say now).Soon after, I said to Anette that she should make a blog about her health journey, which turned out to be the birth of Radical Broccoli vol. 1.After a while of maintaining a radically healthy diet  - we’re talking all plant-based, organic, lots of superfoods, gluten-free (I thought I was healthy before but woaah), I felt beaming with energy, my skin was super clear, and my digestion was getting back to normal. But I didn't feel like I had time to cook, and at least not to blog, as I had lots of reading to do and lots of things going on in my life. It was also feeling a bit like a weirdo.During my master's, I decided to go on another exchange - this time to Brazil. I had the time of my life at first, but my health was soon becoming the worst it had ever been. My stomach was constantly hurting, I looked pregnant every day, couldn't wear any of my old clothes, and barely had the energy to do anything. I went to lots of doctors. The first one wa convinced that I was pregnant, and I cried for days until I got the blood test back. I visited specialists - an gastrointestinal specialist that diagnosed me with esophagitis (inflammation of the esophagus) and an endocrinologist that was supposed to explain me something about why my cycle was so odd, but ended up giving me pills for anxiety (didn’t get a clue why?). In Rio, I had my first panic attack. It was the day after a night out, I went to school and then to the movies with my friends. After the movies, I felt a sting in my chest like we all do sometimes, and didn't think more about it at first. All of a sudden, I felt numb in my hands and feet, and like my whole body was melting to the ground. We jumped in an Uber to go home, and I was certain we needed to go straight to the hospital since I was dying. My heart beat like crazy, and I felt like I couldn't breathe. My two dear friends luckily kept calm and just took me home, and I went to bed but was up most of the night feeling my heart pounding so loud. The next day, I still had the same sensations and called my mom in Norway to explain. I also told her that my vision was blurry. My roommate decided to take me to the ER in Rio, and soon after I had all tests clear with no abnormalities, popped a valium (from the ER) and felt insanely good in a little buzz. My heart calmed down. They told me it was a panic attack, and I had no relation to that from before. Similar symptoms kept coming and going all until today, my body had some more panic attacks in store. A funny thing I noticed was that all symptoms would disappear when I was in the water, surfing, and then appear again immediately after.I remember being on a date at one point shaking like a leaf and having to tell him about my situation because I felt like I couldn't breathe. Haha poor guy.After Rio, it’s been a bumpy road with testing different elimination diets, doctors, and cures. I got the “diagnosis” IBS as so many others, which is basically something doctors say when you have some typical symptoms. Things are gradually becoming so much better, especially after changing the way I regard working and becoming my own boss. I, unfortunately, had to say no to a very cool job offer and take some months completely off - which I spent in Portugal before Christmas. I also started working out differently, more low-impact training like yoga and pilates instead of pushing myself insanely hard like before, got my first appointment with a phycologist and started with meditation every day. I thought we intuitively knew how to breathe, but I have been breathing only in my throat for so long without noticing anything! I haven’t been prioritizing a really good diet until now the last weeks, it’s been pretty hectic starting a company – but now I’m SO motivated to get back in amazing health both mentally and physically.The most important message from my journey is definitely that you have to listen when the body is acting, and everybody's needs are different! Maybe a stable 9-4 life is perfect for you, it just wasn't for me, and maybe yoga and meditation isn't your thing. That doesn't matter, as long as you respect yourself enough to treat yourself just as good as you would treat a little kiddo or the ones closest to you.

Our very best advice

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It's important for us to say that we would never go back and tell ourselves that we shouldn't have partied so much or eaten differently than we did - that's part of growing up and the student life, and we had so much fun! The problem as we see it today has been the amount of stress and pressure that we put on ourselves, the insane expectations, while also having a super intense social life, and all the toxins we have taken in overall - and on top of that doing something that you don't really love!Another huge lesson which is definitely part of the reason for our vision and mission with Radical Broccoli is that the way we treat ourselves and the way we treat our planet and surroundings are connected. When we feel good, we have extra energy for those around us, including animals and the ocean. Most of us have no clue how much toxins we eat, wear, drink and think, and that it's not only hurting us but also the planet. Our mission is to change this and to make it easy, fun, and cool to be and do good. When you find your "thing" in life, everything will flow much easier, even though you might have to work through some old toxic from your past lifestyle.Okay, so that was a lot of information. Hopefully, we can give you some good advice after going through some stuff:

  • Think about how you can live closer to nature – by avoiding too much plastic and chemicals through non-organic food and products, but also toxic thoughts, relationships, and old patterns.

  • The Epstein Barr Virus (mononucleosis) which we both had at some point the last years sometimes has a hard time leaving the body, and it can affect you a long time after you have had it. This is why it can be useful to do a detox ala Medical Medium.

  • Always follow how you feel rather than putting all your trust in research reports and facts about what worked for others

  • Adding lots of plants and superfoods to our diets has been the biggest change ever – when we stick to a radically good vegan diet with no sugar, gluten or processed food, little alcohol, and no coffee, things just change so much even though it feels like it's taking forever to see real progress. It sounds hard for some, but having a hard time in your body is worse and it's SO good for the planet.

  • Explore – don’t take no for an answer when you know it is not right

  • Physical symptoms can come from mental disturbances – for example anxiety can give you a headache, tight muscles and affect your vision

  • If you haven’t gotten into meditation yet, this is a life-changer! We highly recommend the guided ones from Deepak Chopra and Oprah, or apps like Calm

  • Ask yourself if you really love what you do

  • Remember to trust that the body always wants to heal and feel good - it just sometimes needs a little help!

  • And lastly - don't be shy to reach out for help - to experts or to us if it can be useful for you :*

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*Hoping that sharing is caring, and will now go back into shell*

Spring cleaning 🌼

Fuglene kvitrer i takt med at energinivået stiger, endelig er våren her! Det er på en måte den aller beste tiden av året, fordi vi har noen nydelige måneder foran oss. Dette er også en skikkelig fin tid å bruke å på røske ut gammelt gruff som sitter igjen etter vinteren, både mentalt og i vårt fysiske liv. Når vi gjør dette, skaper vi nemlig plass til alt det nye, friske og gode vi vil ha inn i livene våre. Det kan være absolutt alt du drømmer om!

  1. Ta en ordentlig nøye husvask, og rens ut alt fra inni skap og kriker og kroker. Vask også vinduer så du kan slippe inn sola. Det tar noen timer, men fy søren for en ubeskrivelig deilig føelse etterpå!

  2. Vask alle sminkekostene dine med en snill og mild balsam (det bør faktisk gjøres ganske ofte) og huden din vil takke deg!

  3. Rydd skapet ditt og ta bort alle plagg som du ikke kommer til å bruke nå som det bli varmere i været. Legg de bort til et sted hvor du lett kan finne de neste vinter. Hvor deilig er det ikke å kunne fjerne alle vinterjakkene fra gangen?

  4. Gi skoene dine litt kjærlighet! Er det noen sko som trenger en omgang i vaskemaskinen eller trenger en liten skopuss? Skoene blir nesten som nye bare de får litt behandling. Hvis det er noen du ikke bruker lenger, legg de ut på tise eller gi de bort til Fretex.

  5. Har du ofte høye skuldre og mange bekymringer du går rundt med? Gi slipp på disse ved å skrive alle ned på et ark og prøv å dele det opp i mindre deler. På denne måten vil du gå fra å konstant bekymre deg, til å bli handlingsorientert og fokusere på hvordan du kan løse disse istendenfor. Er det ordentlig store problemer er det kanskje på tide å ta skrittet til å gå og snakke med noen som kan hjelpe deg?

  6. Rydd på mobilen din! Hvor mange av de appene du har lastet ned bruker du egentlig? Slett de du ikke bruker og skru av varsler på de du ikke trenger å ha på. Dette gir virkelig et mye mindre stresset hode.

  7. Kjenner du at huden og håret har fått gjennomgå i vinter? (Det gjør jeg). Lag deg en skikkelig koselig spakveld hjemme, og unn deg selv hårkur, ansiktsmaske og en real skrubb.

  8. Rydd en strand. Det kan nesten ikke sies nok, men det føles og er så utrolig bra å bruke noen minutter på å plukke opp plast før det flyter ut i havet.

  9. Føl på takknemlighet. Å være takknemlig er utrolig viktig. Det er bevist at det gjør oss gladere, sterkere og mer i stand til å ta gode avgjørelser for oss selv. Skriv ned en liste over alt du er takknemlig for og les den høyt for deg selv hver kveld. På denne måten kan du garanrere seg et mer positivt sinn i månedene som kommer.


The birds are back and so is my energy. Spring is finally here! This is a really good time to clear out old stuff, both mentally and physically to make space for the new things we want to bring into our lives. It can really we anything you dream of! Last year we made a list of 9 things to do for a spring cleaning. This year we made 9 new points.

  1. Clean your entire house, every single corner and especially the windos. It takes a couple of hours, but it feels so good after!

  2. Wash all of your make up brushed with a mild conditioner. Your skin will thank you later.

  3. Clean your closeth and store away all of your winterclothes that you wont need in a while. Place them where you can easily find them next winter (or during the summer in Norway).

  4. Give your shoes some love! Maybe some of them need to go in the washing machine or some of them need a little polish? If you have shoes you don't wear anymore, sell them or give them away.

  5. Do you constantly go around worrying? Write down everything that is going on in your head. Once it's in a paper it's much easier to go ahead and do something constructive about it instead. Maybe it's time to go and speak with someone about it? Getting help is the best thing you can do for your self.

  6. Clear your cellphone! How many of your apps do you actually use? Delete the ones you don't use anymore and turn off all notifications. Hello less stress.

  7. Do you feel like your hair and skin has had a rough winter? (I do!) Treat yourself to a little home spa with a facial and a hair mask.

  8. Clean a beach or pick up some trash. It will prevent it from ending up in the ocean, and I believe it's good karma!

  9. Be grateful! This will make you more happy, at peace and generally have a better everyday life. You will start to notice everything that goes well in your life and attract more of it.

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