Author Archives : magdalena

Women get diseases, not hysterics


In the olden days, women were diagnosed with hysteria. Various disorders were explained by the belief that women were weaker and more sensitive than men. Today, I am at the hospital with a massive stomachache. My doctor asks me if I am stressed and if I feel good in my soul. The question is not completely irrelevant. One of the…

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Mindfulness – slow down to speed up


Sometimes life is chaotic. When time is short and the to do-list is never-ending you might think the solution is to work in top speed until everything is under control again. In fact, to pause and meditate in the middle of the chaos is more likely to help. When I am stressed I tend think “stick and carrot”, meaning to…

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Green, creamy, delicious smoothie


One of my favorite ways of eating veggies is to mix them into fabulous smoothies or squeeze them into delicious juices. Here is a recipe on a green smoothie stuffed with yumminess and vitamins! Ingredients for 2 servings: 2 limes 2 large handfuls of spinach 2 handfuls of green grapes 1 green chili pepper 1 avocado 2 dl yogurt (preferably…

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Simple food = No veggies?


As much as I love fruits and vegetables I struggle to get my daily dose of them. Lately I have been thinking a lot about how I can get a habit on fitting them into meals without making too big of an effort. What I concluded is that I need fruit and vegetables at home that are easy to prepare…

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Fasting – A way of discovery


As some of you may know, we are now in the middle of the christian fast, reaching from the end of Shrove Tuesday, until the beginning of Easter. Lately, fasting may have been associated with weight loss. However, food is only a small part of fasting for me as a christian.   This is not an article meant to make…

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Good snacks!


Everyone knows that candy is unhealthy. But staying away from it is still awfully difficult. Here is a bit of guidance into resisting the temptation! The reason I fall for the temptation of buying myself unhealthy snacks is usually bad planning. An empty stomach at the wrong place and time can lead to many bad decisions. It is crucial to…

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Get fit, undamaged


Have you ever experienced that you are on and going with training, but suddenly an injury takes the edge of your enthusiasm? The frustration is indescribable. While there actually are many things you could do to speed up the healing process and prevent the injury from getting worse, it feels as if you are unable to do anything at all.…

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Five things to do a cold day


This time of the year, Sweden is a cold place to be in. Although I see myself as a person who likes being outside I disturbingly often end up staying inside under warm blankets watching a movie. Isn’t that boring? What happened to the playful little girl who threw herself out, not bothered by the cold thanks to puffy outer…

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Basic lemons and acidulous milk: learn about your bodies pH-value


Did you know that lemons are not really sour? Did you know that milk does not give you stronger bones? The body’s pH-value and how food effects it is both ineresting and important, but far to few people know it. Several times I have felt confused by the fact that we talk so little about it. The human body works…

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The compassion for refugees, where is it?


Day after day we are confronted with tragic and spectacular stories. Most of the time we do not understand what it is that we hear, at least not the real meaning of it. My wake-up call came about a year ago when I was at home in my sofa watching the news broadcast and could not stop crying. For that there…

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