Bedtime Rituals: Calm Your Mind and Increase Quality of Sleep with these Simple Tips

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Good sleep is crucial for physical health as well as mental well- being. While we sleep our body rests, recovers and repairs. Efficient sleep is crucial for our level of energy and mood the next day. Sleep is important for our entire being and this post will introduce you to a few techniques, which help you increase quality of sleep and with that feel better throughout the day.
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Physical & Mental Challenges in Pregnancy + What Has Made my Pregnancy so Joyful so Far

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Being pregnant for me has been the most beautiful experience so far. It is however also accompanied by some challenges, both physically as well as mentally. Within my first 5 months of my pregnancy I have learned different ways of dealing with some of these challenges, which I will be sharing on Being Me by Sarah. I’ll be uploading two short videos a week with different exercises, which help dealing with different physical pregnancy issues. I’ll also be sharing some posts on the blog. The videos are all pregnancy friendly, sometimes specifically targeting pregnancy issues, but most of them are helpful also for those of you who are not pregnant (men and women).
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Mindful Eating- a Short Introduction

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Both mindfulness as well as eating are two widely discussed topics. We can find all kind of information and tips for what and when we should eat and what and when we should not eat. The topic of mindfulness starts to get to be known more and more, which is great, because it really has the power to heighten our well- being by taking us into the present moment without judgment. Eating, being such a widely discussed topic is helpful in some way, but in others it just drives us crazy. Bringing mindfulness and eating together allows us to understand who we are when we eat and that is, as research suggests, extremely important. I have discussed the role of our mind in eating in my last post, which you can find here. In that post I listed mindful eating as one way of getting in touch with our mind. I will now explain what mindful eating is and how it can be introduced into our lives.
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Clean Body – Clear Mind

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Today is number two of three days of juicing for me. Doing a detox helps us release toxins and reboot on many levels. When speaking about detox many mention the physical benefits, such as improved digestion, improved energy, healthy skin, a stronger immune system, and better blood circulation. While a detox definitely holds the potential of such benefits I find it just as important to mention the mental benefits. We do not only accumulate toxins in our bodies, but in our minds as well and just as important as the health of our body, is the well- being of our mind.
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An Energizing and Calming Morning Routine

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When you arise in the morningthink of what a precious privilege it is to be alive -to breatheto thinkto enjoyto love.”– Marcus Aurelius

The morning is a very special time of the day. It is an opportunity for a fresh new start, an opportunity to live another day, structure it the way you want, and make choices that allow you to feel good with your self. The way we start our day strongly influences the rest of our day. Allow the beginning of your day to inspire you for the hours ahead. In this post I will introduce you to such a morning routine. It does not take long to follow the routine and is suitable for everyone even if you don’t want to commit to getting up much earlier than you usually do.
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