The impermanent nature of life

Two months ago today, death came closer than as a quote on my phone screen. My dear Farfar (fathers father) passed away in a peaceful sleep while I was in New York. It was his time to go and he did so with family by his side so very loved. I feel so strongly that by reading and reflecting on death and thereby accepting it as part of life and being alive, it was a lighter process for me than it would have been otherwise.

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Ayurvedic and vegan meal with chapati

I often get the question if Ayurvedic food is vegan. I understand the concern, and it's great that so many people are becoming more conscious about where and how we source our food. 
The only animal product that I have regularly in my diet is ghee. It's also called clarified butter, and it just that, butter that has been cooked and purified to reduce the clogging effect it has on our bodies.

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Kitchadi

Are you feeling sluggish and low in energy? 
A kitchadi cleanse is an excellent way to clear out ama (toxins) from your system and strengthen your Agni (digestive fire). When Agni is strong we can digest what we consume, both food, emotions and general stressors in life.

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How I am healing my relationship with sugar

It hasn't been a simple or straightforward journey this no-sugar-experiment. 
After making a few exceptions, I realized quickly that I would like to go back to only having natural sugars found in fruits, honey, jaggery and maple syrup. I feel great, my skin is clear and I rarely crave sugar anymore.

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Balanced travels with Ayurveda

When we travel the Vata dosha, or the wind element and subtle energies in us are affected. The qualities of Vata are then increased in us, and so our bodies become frail, dry, light and sometimes our mind get disoriented and distracted. 

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Vegetarian feast recipe

Many of you wanted to have the recipe for this glorious meal I shared on Instagram last night.
​​​​​​​Let me know if you make it yourselves, I would love to hear how you like it. It's one of my favorite combinations and so easy to make!

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Autumn Cinnamon Apple Cake recipe

Ayurveda recommend to have fruits on their own away from other foods. Therefore it's best to bake fruit cakes with ghee as the only animalistic ingedient, or keep them vegan. Have the cake when your digestion feels strong, ideally in the mid afternoon or morning as a snack.

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Perfection

Sometimes I don't even feel that perfectionism in the way I used to think of it, is the goal anymore. I want to be myself, fully and thoroughly with all what that means. I want to have highs and lows, and a full range of emotions without getting stuck or identify too much with them. I want to be in acceptance of what is, and trust that everything is on time, right now. Perfection can be masked as imperfection sometimes. 

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Soupy Rice - Kanji

This is one of my favourite breakfasts. Light, easy, and quick to prepair - it gives me energy all through the morning, while giving my diestive system a break. It's a perfect way to rejuvenate and get ready for the day! You can make three different variations of this dish:

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