DO YOU USE CRYSTALS IN YOUR LIFE?

DO YOU USE CRYSTALS IN YOUR LIFE?

Everyone who knows me, knows I am a huge crystal advocate and so is my daughter. I think all children naturally are. Maya loves to sneak away my crystals to put them up on her own little altar and frequently asks questions like “Which stone is good against bellyache mommy” or “Which stone helps me to fall asleep faster and brings only unicorn dreams” 😂 I truly love how easy and totally normal kids handle spirituality. I mean seriously, when do we loose this natural trust we are all born with?

There are so many reasons why I recommend to get some magical gems for your kids. You can use them to smooth sorrow, boost self confidence, witch away fear or in any other area where needed.

To sum it up, here are a few of my favorite crystals and their super powers.

AMETHYST
Calming, promotes sleep and prevents nightmares. Children love it due it is purple color. You can place it underneath the pillow or on the nightstand.

MOONSTONE
Helps to deal with emotional issues (sibling rivalry). It is a gentle stone which you can wear longterm as a pendant, bracelet or to carry in the pocket.

GREEN AVENTURINE
Known as the ‚lucky stone‘ and therefore ideal to put in the pocket during exams when you need an extra boost of encouragement. It`s the perfect stone for shy kids to encourage social engagement and leadership skills.

SODALITE
A great stone to promote focus and concentration.

CLEAR QUARTZ
Known as the master healer and acts as an all purpose healer. THE stone if you intend to only get one.

Also a good way is to allow the kid to pick their very own stone. Create a story around it how it helps them with their issue or how it simply protects them. Kids often know best what they truly need.

I hope this little post inspires you to dig in this topic even deeper. Have fun picking the right one for you and your child.
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THOUGHTS ON BEING A PARENT

THOUGHTS ON BEING A PARENT

Parenthood. It will twist and turn you in every way possible. It will form you like you could never imagine.

You will feel more emotions in one day than you ever cared to feel.

You will be humbled, embarrassed, sweaty, unsure, pushed to your limits, thankful but most of all loved.

You will learn how to forgive easily and how to be fully present with every fiber of your body.

You will wonder how so much love could fit in your heart. And then you will be smacked in the face by a sippy cup.

You will be tired for the next million years and you will look back and wonder how you could function with such little sleep.

You will never be so worried in your life and will google more than you ever knew someone could google.

You will never get so many advices and you will question yourself (a lot) but you will also learn how to ignore the unnecessary and trust your instinct.

There will be days which will be hard but you will never give up because you know it`s worth the effort.

You will honor every step of the way because you know time moves so quickly.

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PENANGS TOP PLACES

PENANGS TOP PLACES

Exactly one year ago today, we left tropical Malaysia to trade it for a dry spot on the sunny coast of Spain. Crazy how time flies- can’t believe it has already been a year since we moved. A year in which so much happened- New work, new home, new friends, new baby… you think it gets easier after the third move in a new country but to be honest, this time felt the most challenging. I never spend a thought on it that it could be harder because like I said it was already the third time and on top of it, we moved to Europe so why worry. But living in Southeast Asia for whole 7 years is not something you forget- the land, the food and especially the people. These have definitely been my mostly formative years even if some things drove me crazyyyy – just to name a few like organizing a wedding where shortly before your guests fly in, half of the hotel is still under construction or that you have an urgent water leakage and the plumber never shows up, same like the friend you wanted to meet for breakfast. But at the end it always came back to this feeling of absolute freedom and somehow everything felt possible, even if it might took a bit longer.

Don’t get me wrong I love Spain. And it feels nice to be back in a space which is more organized and less messy. And so much closer to family. But looking back, it feels like I left a piece of me behind. So today I am taking you down memory lane and reveal some of my absolute favorite spots on Penang. If you ever have the chance to visit this little Island gem in the western part of Malaysia, do it.
Here my top places

FOOD

Real Foods
This place is situated in the Straits Quay Marina, a nice promenade filled with pubs and restaurants. Always pretty crowed on the weekend but worth a trip. Real Foods is owned by a lovely Chinese family who offer a full range of local, chinese and western food – all vegetarian and mostly vegan. They bake fresh almost every day and their vegan cinnamon buns are just mindblowing. So are their cake and bread creations. Due to the location a bit pricier than others, but totally worth a visit (or more). Since we only lived a 5 minute walk away, this was our weekend go to.

Yi ke shu
Located in Tanjung Tokong near Tenby School. Less known among expats and therefore much cheaper compared to other places. Their menu is completely vegan and super yummy. What I loved most is, that they only offer local dishes.

Wheelers
This was our absolute favorite breakfast spot! They are located on Love Lane in Georgetown (close to Mugshot Café). Their vegan sandwich and sweet potato fries are just out of this world. And their almond cappuccino is to die for!

Sushi kitchen
I don`t lie when I say they make the best sushi on the whole planet! Their whole menu is plant based and they also offer take away which is ideal for movie nights. They are located at Gurney Plaza Mall.

Wholey wonder
Located a bit further outside of Georgetown, at HinBusDepot. But definitely worth the trip and traffic. HBD offers weekly Sunday Pop-up markets which are best combined with indulging delicious food at Wholey Wonder. Or join a daily yoga session at their tiny yoga studio situated just on top of the café.

And don’t forget to indulge in Little India’s colorful and tasty cuisine which stalls are open 24/7 and are spread across the whole Quarter located in Georgetown. Best doshas on the planet (outside of India).

YOGA

Wholey wonder (Vinyasa Flow, Yin Yoga) Sunalini Yoga (Iyengar) The Space Penang (Prenatal, kids, restorative)

WELLBEING

Sifu Reflexology (Georgetown)
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TODDLER YOGA

TODDLER YOGA

Hello beautiful momma.

Do you know this moment, when you could finally put your toddler down for a nap, you unroll your mat, sit down, take a deep breath and then you hear. . .“MOMMY“!

This is the moment where your mind will probably goes: Oh great. That`s it for today! BUT don`t roll your mat up just yet, mama! Because it just means you can`t practice alone. But you can practice together even if this means you have to minimize or adjust your practice according to your toddler. And if you allow them to anticipate, I promise you will be amazed on how much you can actually do TOGETHER. Further you aid their natural development of movement and increase their own body awareness while you bond with your child on a whole new level. Allowing them to join your practice is also the best way to cultivate their own mindfulness as well promote an active lifestyle from early days on.

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PUMPKIN SYRUP

PUMPKIN SYRUP

The season I truly miss since living in the tropics, is autumn. When I put on my boots and trudge through streets, colorful wrapped in leaves of all shapes and sizes. The time when I crave to wear my rain coat and jump in every puddle I see. Thinking of this season I also want to soak in my bathtub, sip hot tea and warm my feet in front of the fire place. So to hover in this feeling of coziness, I made this delicious recipe which I love and I am sure you will too  (if you like pumpkins).

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