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Yoga lovin’


All of a sudden I can feel my triceps again… The reason? Flow yoga-ing ’till I dropped (or 60 minutes which is the equivalent when you haven’t been to flow yoga for months). A-m-a-z-i-n-g! Sweaty face, trembling arms, hair flowing in all directions and and feet that tell the tale of a recent half-marathon – I loved it.
When I came home today all that was on my mind was “Why haven’t I been able to drag my butt to a yoga class for the past months? This is great!” Yoga really is the perfect thing to compliment my running, and my knee (which is injured) didn’t hurt one bit during class – yay!

Now I’m sitting on the sofa with no energy in my arms whatsoever and a pleasant feeling of self-loving 🙂

If only I looked that cool when doing side planks. Something tells me I don’t…. [Source]

Evening ritual of tea and a book awaits (re-reading this little gem).

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December was hectic to say the least. Filled with work, family and over-crowded weekends which made me want to sit at home under a blanket and just be myself. It was good fun, but not the relaxing month I had anticipated and needed (don’t know why I always do this though, December is hardly ever truly relaxing). And then came January where we are looking forward to another 4 weekends in a row with arrangements, birthdays and family.

But I try to look at things differently now. Dwell on the little things, the moments of zen and relaxation that makes me remember who I am and what I love. This weekend’s greatest moment of zen has so far been waking up this morning to an apartment which was completely quiet. All I could hear were the birds chirping away outside – rare scenario when you live in Copenhagen! I looked around our bedroom and could suddenly feel the stillness creep under my skin and my muscles relax. No thoughts, just happiness. We’ve had guests Friday night and all afternoon yesterday, so waking up to an empty calendar and a quiet home was all I needed. Do you recognize this feeling of being pleasantly surprised and engulfed by silence and a feeling of contentment?

My morning has been filled with more quietness and beautiful things

The rest of the day will be filled with glorious nothingness accompanied by tea, the husband and reading. Running would have been great, but acquired a knee injury when I ran a half marathon on the 31st – you win some, you loose some…

A great Sunday to all of you 🙂

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Some days you just gotta listen to your body. Like right now where I should be tidying the apartment and preparing for an hour of work, but instead I’m on the sofa with sooooo heavy legs after today’s run. And it’s ok…

Today I’m inspired by some quotes from Kim McMillen’s “When I loved myself enough” which is in my opinion one of the best books ever written. Sometimes I just open it at a random page and become instantly inspired and a bit calmer inside. These quotes were the ones hitting it home for me today:

“When I loved myself enough I began to know I was in the right place at the right time and I could relax”
I don’t need to constantly consider if my life is good enough. Things are exactly as they should be, and when they change, that is exactly the way it should be as well…

When I loved myself enough I felt compelled to slow down way down. And that has made all the difference.
Slow is nice. Everything in life needs something to counter it. Balance is key to my happiness. That thought makes me feel calm…

Buy the book – actually buy a couple and give them to people you love. Buy it, read it and notice how life starts to make sense.

 

Life is good. And it’s even better with hot Chai tea so I’m off to the kitchen.

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