DIY coasters

diy coasters

Do you have any old CDs lying around that you’re not using anymore, wondering what to do with them? Here’s a useful idea about how not to throw them away just yet.

I was decluttering the other day, which included testing if some CDs I had stored, still worked. It turned out most of them didn’t. Weird thing because they were stored in a dry box at about constant temperatures, seldom moved and/or used. Yet they didn’t work. Anyway, looking at the pile of disks I meant to dispose (they must be placed to a specific place at the local landfill!), I got an idea… Continue reading

Delicious raw vegan fruit cream

Ingredients:

– 3 or 4 bananas

– 3 or 4 medium sized apples

– 80 g dates

– optional: a dash of cinnamon

Blend the fruits. You can add the cinnamon in the blender or sprinkle over the cream after you put it in a bowl.

If you don’t have the best blender in the world, I recommend soaking the dates for a minimum of 2 hours or overnight. This way you can make the perfect cream.

raw vegan fruit cream

Divine!

Vegan chocolate cream

chocolate cream

Ingredients (for one):

– 3 bananas (+/- – your choice)

carob (2 hefty tsp)

– optional: rice/oat drink/coconut milk/coconut water (2 to 4 dl) or water

– optional: something for decoration (coconut flakes, nuts, etc.)

 

Blend all the ingredients and pour it in a bowl. That’s it. 🙂

vegan chocolate cream

Amazingly, carob makes the whole thing taste even more chocolatey than using actual cacao. The reason carob is the better choice, I have explained in this post. Be cautious about this, specially if you’re preparing this meal for some little ones. Continue reading

How to be more effective

intentional

Beginnig of a new year. A time when (almost) everybody is making their new year resolutions.

At this point I have one word for you – intentional.

So incredibly simple – to be better at everything, make sure that every single thing you do, you do it intentionally. Turn off the auto-pilot. Be present, be aware in every action.

You will see the difference in your efficiency right away. And long term you will see how much more effective, efficient, and functional you are and can be.

It’s easy to put this into action but the enthusiasm can wear off rather quickly. In this case I have a hack for you. I write the word »intentional« on sticky notes and put them on spots I spend most time at, throughout my office and apartment.intentional

It works for me, it might for you too, if it doesn’t, try something else and you are very welcome to share your findings with us.

Start now.

Quiet : The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking

By Susan Cain

This book has changed  my life. If you’re an introvert or in any type of close relationship with one, it may just change yours too.

In this world introversion is treated as a desease. As if something is wrong with the quiet thinking people. In the book it is explained why so and why this is wrong.

Without introverts our world would lack:

  • the law of gravity
  • theory of relativity
  • Peter Pan
  • Google
  • Harry Potter

And much more. These people shaped these ideas, formulas, stories and worlds not inspite of their introversion, but because of it.

I am a horse for a single harness, not cut out for tandem or teamwork; for well I know that in order to attain any definite goal, it is imperative that one person do the thinking and the commanding. – Albert Einstein Continue reading

Caitlin Moran

This woman is a badass. She is the woman.

I’ve had the privilege of being able to take my time to go through pretty much every interview with her, or taken by her, that can be found on Youtube. And discovered just how amazing Caitlin is – in the first few minutes. A good thing too – having the time – because once I’ve started, I could’t stop. 🙂

Trying not to sound like Wikipedia, here are some facts: Continue reading

One of the best personality tests

personality test

According to this test (link is below) there are 16 personality types.

If I only knew this before… It would make some situations significantly easier to understand.

If you aspire to research your personality some more, I strongly recommed taking this test. Doesn’t take much time to go through, but it will require some time to read the results as they are quite accurate. I strongly recommend to take your time to go through the test and then the results (10 pages of them!). You may learn nothing new about yourself, which just means that apparently you know yourself well. Lucky you! But see here – you’ve still just learned something more! Which is pretty much never a bad thing. Continue reading