2014, cheers to peace and quiet!

2014… Wow. I am so excited for this year to begin. I love new beginnings, always have. It gives me the feeling of a clean slate, a fresh start, new chances for new beginnings.

And that’s why I always have tons of New Years resolutions, of which most usually fail, but hey! It’s better than having none and don’t try at all, right?

This year I only have one. Getting peace and rest in my head. Work is so busy, life is crazy hectic, I’m going to marry the love of my life in July and the wedding planning causes quite some stress. The pressure of having to perform and the pressure I put on myself to use every second of the day efficiently and wisely, puts an enormous amount of stress on my body and my mind. I have constant headaches and sometimes don’t know where to get my energy from.

That’s why I’m gonna try to get peace in my head. I believe it starts there, and then the rest will follow. So as of this weekend I will pick up yoga again. There’s this nice little yoga school around the corner of my house, yogay yoga, and they offer various classes from intense to relax and energized. I think I will start with the relaxation class and then maybe after a while pick up the more intense classes.

I have tried yoga before and I remember that it brought me a lot of peace and serenity. I hope it will again.

My New Years resolutions never start of January 1 as I’m usually too tired from the night before to function properly and alter my lifestyle. So from tomorrow on I will focus on peace and rest.

Today I am just as lazy as my cat, see picture.

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2013 resolution: superfoods

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new year’s resolution for 2013: live healthier.

In my case this has nothing to do with losing weight, just with the fact that I want to appreciate my body more, and feed it with what it needs and what is good for her.

That means less fat, less alcohol (!!), less snacks.

But it’s not only less, it’s also more fruit (smoothies yum!), and more superfoods.

Superfoods are foods with a high nutrient content, and low on negative properties. Superfoods contain among others antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, and they help you to detox your body. Examples of

superfoods are blueberries, broccoli, kiwis and pumpkin. Superfoods are perfect to start a healthy living.

Amsterdam has two superfood stores, that also sells lots of superfood seeds and grains, next to the fresh superfood fruit and veggies. Quinoa, for example, is one of these superfood grains.

To support my resolution, and to make sure I keep it, I also started with a home study on healthy food.

I will keep you posted in the future on my healthy living quest. I hope I can inspire you to do the same!

Enjoy, xo Rosie