Creating the life of our dreams – ANYTHING is Pawsible!

Month: October 2017 (Page 2 of 2)

The Change (Part 1)

The headache was there, as it always was, and I finally rose out of bed in the morning to drop an effervecent painkiller (or two) into a glass of water and listen to it fizz. It seemed impossible now to face the day without it. Always skipped breakfast. Ran to the coffee machine, without even taking off my jacket, and hit the black coffee button. Then I felt like my day started, I could finally be useful as I woke my computer up and glancd at my “to do-list” at the desk that I’ve written late last night before going home. My priority’s. Always stressed and chasing deadlines trying to make the employers and my customers happy. Waiting for Another “kick”. I worked many years as an accountant and I was good at it. Just one thing though, I totally forgot myself.

I have no idea how many years it took for me, but quite a few I guess, before my brain was seriously damaged. I’m still recovering from what is called burnout or fatigue syndrome. When will I become well again, is it even possible to be the same person again? I don’t think so, because a part of myself is lost forever, for better or for worse. I’m a completely different person now compare to how I was in the spring 2015, when my life took a turn I did not see coming. I crashed. Hard. Into ‘The Wall’.

I treated myself so bad, during a lot of years, that I got a brain injury. My brain certainly doesn’t work as before. Was it all work? No, off course not. I think it was a combination of a lot of things in my life, for example:

  • Chronic headaches since I was 20 years old
  • My work was my entire life and joy, my number one priority (until I met Märta at least..)
  • A previous unhealthy relationship with my ex that drained my energy levels
  • Tons of suppressed feelings during the 10 years I wasn’t openly gay
  • Started working at the age of 11 in the family business
  • Family values
  • Poor diet and not enough exercise
  • Not listening to any warning signals from my own body (I never learned how to)

Hitting the wall 2½ years ago affected life for me and everyone around me massively. How? I’ll tell you in another blog post next week.

Remember that YOU are VALUABLE. Be good to yourself and respect yourself

 

Freedom lover 

If we allow everyone to be free - mostly ourselfs - we give them/us the space to fly high, to grow, to love with no limits and to expand beyond the box that only exists in our minds

Freedom - is my favourite word. It is the most allowing, spacious word in the vocabulary, I think. If we allow everyone to be free - mostly ourselfs - we give them/us the space to fly high, to grow, to love with no limits and to expand beyond the box that only consists in our minds. 

In this life I have been very sick. Experiencing what it feels like to be locked up in my own body. Someone (me?) locked me up and threw away the key. I was trapped. And after being both the fighter, the victim and probably many more rolls - I gave it my all to become well again. I even learned to give it my all only just to let it all go. I did it all for freedom. To regain my health yes, but mostly - for freedom! 

What I learned from all of this is plenty. But one thing is that freedom comes from a place within us. When the body is sick, or not functioning the way we would like it too, an injurie or getting older, we are pushed to look within ourselfs to find peace. 

All the ripples on the surface, the big storms that life throws at us, I mosly look apone them with peace now. Not necesarily with happiness and cheered up positivity - no, I can feel the deepest sadness, meaninglessness or fright sometimes - but within the storms I now feel peace and a knowingness that everything is as it sholud be. Maybe not the way I want it to be, but as it should be. All is there for me to grow and experience and discover even more peace and freedom! 

In one of my former lives (yes I belive in reincarnation, basic spirit stuff for a spirit junkie like me growing up with a psychic grandma etc. 😉 I'll get back to that another time) I was a balett dancer, and dance has been very healing for me in this life too. Taking me through some hard time and also having to let go of it at one time. Or more correctly, having to let go of the identity of beeing a dancer. Nowadays, I just enjoy dancing once in a while - in what ever form I and the dance come in. 😉 

Dancing, like here on the beautiful roof topp of the Oslo Opera house, has always made me feel free! And that's why I wanted to share this throwback thursday picture with you. It represents some of the most important things to me... 

Lots of love and freedom to you all! ~ Märta ~ 

Happy pancakes and some other yummy treats

This morning I thought it was time for a healthy treat. Right now I eat fairly strickt just to get my thyroid gland back in balance and to regain strength. Though my view is that we heal through energy (we are energy down to our very core, and there for it´s easy to understand that we also heal through energy. Simple quantum physics 😉 but I´ll get back to you on that another day), I still think all pieces of the puzzle play their part to set the intention to be healthy and to heal. That includes food. Basically – shit in, shit out, is how it is for me. So even though I enjoy some ”shit” at times 😉 I eat clean and mean and green most of the time! Why? Beacause it optimizes my health.
So here are som yummy and healthy treats to face the upcoming colds and winther ahead! 

We heal through energy. Simple quantum physics 😉 

When I was in Skärholmen (a part in Stockholm) for work and passed by the square I couldn´t resist on buying some beautiful veggies at the market. The result; raspberry and parsley pancakes! Served with strawberry mush and honey (and for me a little butter aswell hehe. Maria doesn´t like butter, can you believe it..!) 

If you want to try them make a bach of American pancakes. I always make them healthy 😉 If you want to do the same; remove the sugar or use a bit of honey instead. I used almond milk and a bit of water, and I used coconut, almond and chickpea flour instead of wheat (since I eat glutenfree and beacuse it´s good stuff for you). Add a pinch of mineral salt. After that I added my fine chopped parsley and cut in half raspberries. Mmmm mmm mmmmm! The pancakes turned out delicious! Luckily for me since I never go by recipe, I just blend as I go along 😉 . 

Another thing that I do a lot of right now are different soups. Here is a spinache, sugar peas and tumeric soup (well it was plenty more stuff in it but these were the main ingredients. It sort of resembled the park I walked through on my way to work the other day 🙂 

I love to have a warm healthy drink (besides all the green tea I love drinking). This one is so simple and has a lot of antiinflammatory benefits.
Heat up some water (or you could use almond milk or some other plantbased milk), add some sliced fresh ginger, tumeric, a little bit of cinnamon and a spoon of coconut oil. Sometimes I add some lemon. This gets me started for the day! 

What is your favourite (healthy?) food right now? 

Now you´ve seen bits and pieces of what I eat these days. Sharing is caring <3 So please leave a comment on what is your favourite (healthy?) food right now and let me know if anything above sounded good.

Lots of love, pancakes and treats 🙂 //Märta

Adding more freedom and creativity to life!

After a couple of rough years behind us, Märta and I have decided to break out of old patterns and doing what it takes to reach the life of our dreams. This is partially what this blog is about. Many small steps have been taken along the way, but the other day we took a LARGE step in the “right” direction. Let me tell you about it.

Freedom-Preneur Academy

We joined the Freedom-Preneur Academy. Doesn’t that name have a really good taste in your mouth? I think so. Freedom is very (VERY) important to both Märta and I. We want to live our life more freely and to be able to work as online entrepreneurs from anywhere in the world. Stockholm and our beautiful apartment here will always be our base, but maybe we’d like to work from Spain 3 month a year when the freezing cold weather hits Sweden, or from somewhere else. 

Okay Napoleon-fans stay clam. Napoleon can travel with us within Europe when he gets his passport.

Is this pawsible?

Anything is Pawsible! Never forget that. 😉
Am I scared, sure! Wouldn’t you be? Do I sometimes feel doubt about us being able to provide an income through internet in the future? Off course. But remember, if it feels both terrifying and amazing then you should definitely pursue it. I truly have decided to crawl out of my own comfort zone and start living a life closer to my dream (which includes palm trees). ?

I know we have a LONG (but pawsome) journey in front of us. Märta is super busy right now with her job as a speech and language pathologist and her company Light In Sight. I am still recovering from my burn out and my brain is not functioning as it used to. We are entering a new world with LOTS TO LEARN. And let’s face it – it’s going to take TIME (maybe years)! BUT my gut feeling constantly tells me that we are on the right path and I’m also starting to feel more happy just thinking about this. I’m willing to do the job, to break out in blood, sweat and tears to make this happen for us. We’ve both been struggling with some hard things in life and that has given me the strength and inspiration to pursue our dream life.

“If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it.”

 

So what is our dream life then?

Stay tuned, and we’ll soon tell you more about it. 🙂

A thought for you my lovely reader. Where oh where could your dreams take YOU?

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