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Thankful Thursday – A Cliché? Or a Good Practice?

What do I have to be grateful for? Thankfully, plenty.

It is a lot of talking and writing about thankfulness and gratitude journals etc these days. So is it just another way of masking negativity and denying the dualism of this world? Or does ‘thought of gratitude’ actually bring something of value?

Being thankful goes way back in spiritual practices. It is a long lost wisdom that is being rediscovered. I believe, this new reinforcement of gratitude is partly due to the new attention and popularity of Yoga and Mindfulness etc.

But there is a reason for these almost cliché-expressions like “Thankful Thursday” – it actually works.

Being grateful has been shown in several studies to affect our brains in a positive way and being of great help in expanding ones life quality, improving the feeling of contentment and being at peace.

Off course it can also be used as a way to mask negativity. But let´s just say that that wont work in the long run. You can´t block things out, you have to deal with them. And as long as you deal with how life is and accept what is in front of you (or with in you) with a loving kindness, the practice of gratitude can really be efficient.

So how do I practice it? Keeping gratitude journals can be great for some. But I like to keep things more simple. I don´t believe there is a “You have to do it this way”. Try different approches and see what works for you.

Every morning when I wake up I take a few deep breaths, center myself in the ‘here and now’, and then I focus on the gratitude for a moment, while still in bed. Wich just might be my first thought of gratitude – our comfortable bed.? Other things that usually comes to mind when paying attention to things I am grateful for is ‘waking up next to Maria’ ‘having our Zen master Napoleon in our lives’ ‘waking up healthy, free of disease (if I am, off course)’ ‘being able to breath and having lungs that function’. And so the list can go on.

My one tip for you when starting practicing or just paying attention to things you are grateful for in life – Anything goes! Nothing is a cliché and being grateful for a beautiful new piece of clothing or for breathing fresh air is just as good as any thought. ??

Last but not least, I am grateful for all of YOU! Reading and sharing and commenting – spreading the love together with Maria, Napoleon & I.

I wish you all a Thankful Thursday ? ~ Märta

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Wedding dresses part 2

Did Maria find her wedding dress?

Nop not this one….

Stunning! But… No. Not this one either.

But she did find a cool, elegant one. And we bought it! She will be gourges! ❤❤❤

But this dress is for us to know and for you to see at the wedding day. We like it a bit old fashion style. Oh wait, that means I shouldn’t have seen it! ?

So what about Märta?

Let’s just say that I am sort of still searching for a dress.

Olé!! ??✌

Happy Sunday to you all ❤❤❤ ~ Märta & Maria

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The wedding dresses…

We tried on…

But did not buy!

Let’s just say there are some gorgeus dresses out there, just not for us. ?

As you can see on the look of our faces. ?

The classical look – it’s just not for me.

Maria though, my bride to be, looked stunning! But not so amused… ?❤

(Maria is standing on a little footstool ??)

I still feel like I want a completely different kind of dress.. but let’s see.

Thankfully we had moral support with us. ❤ Thank you Birgitta!

Let us know what you think! And please subscribe down below to join us preparing for our wedding and creating the life we desire. ?❤

Lots of Friday love to you. ❤❤❤ Xoxo Märta & Maria

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Pawsome spirit

Today I sit in my new office at home. This is the first week with more time on my hands to work towards my dreams. I feel so happy and inspired! And a bit scared. ? That only shows I am on the right track.

My dream is to help women create joyful, healthy lifes through a shift in awareness. To help women ground themselves into who they are so they can discover their beauty and be Pawsome Spirits too! All for one, one for all. ❤ There is a need for women to start empower themselves and other women along with them! To (re)discover the strenght, love and joy from within. ❤??

I know what it is like to beat yourself up. That used to be me. When something didn’t go well how quickly I was sending negative thoughts to and about myself, aware or unaware of what I was doing.

And when you judge yourself really hard, you judge others the same way.

I’ve been through a lot – years of severe illness, stress, death, unhealthy behaviors, not knowing my true self and not knowing what was in my heart. ❤

But I grew wiser. And all the hard times has served me for the better.

When there is darkness, the light becomes more obvious and it can give energy to the light to grow stronger. The darkness however is not necessary. The light is always present, but we humans tend to not see the light and so we are helped by the duality of this world – the darkness and hard times – to discover the light and joy from within us.

So this joyful, healthy way of living is what we are working on – the shape and form of it is under developement and also, this is just the begining. ?✌? A begining that starts with – “Anything is PAWSIBLE”.

With lots of love, we wish all of you Pawsome Spirits out there a happy weekend! ?????

The change

Our home is all quiet. It is early in the morning and I sit in a moment of gratitude.

I have just wrapped up a week with a lot of work, laying a puzzle with several pieces, in order to move my life in the direction I desire. Hard work, intention, allowing uncertainty and trusting the guidance of the universe.

In two weeks time I am leaving my permenant job, which means working less as a Speech and language pathologist/therapist and creating more space and time for yoga, energy medicine and Pilates. And also for things yet unkown.. ?

My fiancee Maria and I are working on ideas of creating a network to spread more joy, abundance, awareness and fun stuff to share with the world. Let’s see how it goes!

But for now I sit in gratitude. With the intentions I place in my mind together with a willingness to let go and let the universe guide me. Simply move in the direction of my gutfeeling. A big change is coming. Slowly but surely. ???

I wish you all a Pawsome, peaceful weekend ❤ Lots of love ~ Märta

The fear of getting married…

Am I nervous about getting married – YES. ABSOLUTELY.

At first, I just felt this unreal distress about our wedding. I couldn’t pin point what the anxiety came from or what it meant, and it made me very confused. Don’t get me wrong – I love being engaged to Märta and I love the fact that she asked ME and that she is so cool about all this wedding planning. And I love HER. ❤

After we went to look at the church where we are planning on having the ceremony I knew what has freaked me out. Feelings.

Sofia church, Södermalm in Stockholm

 

I saw myself standing in front of family and friends bursting into tears and showing my feelings for everyone to see. I’m not an emotional person, or at least I haven’t been before, but everything changes. And I need to get used to it. I know that I will not be able to go through the wedding ceremony without crying and it scares the shit out of me. On so many levels.

Märta is more relaxed about our wedding plans… 🙂

 

I also feel uncomfortable being in the center of attention for a whole day. You might not think so, but it’s true. Maybe it’s appropriate to say God help me now that I’m getting married in a church ? something I never thought I would do.

Always imagined I was getting married in a skyscraper or at the beach in some warm place like Hawaii.

Where did you get married or want to get married? Comment below. ?

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