What a day! I finished work at 9.30am (yes, you read right... I do start really early haha)! After work I did an amazing Vinyasa Flow Yoga class. Seriously felt like a new person afterwards! On my way home from yoga I grabbed some Californian rolls from my favorite sushi place. I often find reasons to spoil myself with yummy sushi. Japanese is definitely my favorite food!

Later on I went to Takapuna to get my nails done. I decided to go for a fresh, natural look this time so I chose a light pink. I really love having nice looking nails, I reckon it makes the hands so much more beautiful and feminine looking.

On my way home from Taka I spotted a bra sale in my favorite shop. Damn it! Why does this always happen when I am trying to save money? Not one but two bras fitted so perfectly that I just had to buy them. Such a girl.

Now I'm finally home, time to put my feet up and enjoy a glass of wine after an awesome day. I'll start my weekend by digging straight into my new book that I got in the mail today; who says you can't? you do! by Daniel Chidiac. This book has great reviews, I've been dying to read it for months now.

Have a nice weekend everyone!❤

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For me, happiness comes in many forms. One thing that always makes me feel happy is helping others. I am a big believer in karma, and I am constantly trying my best to improve and grow as a person. My three weeks as a volunteer in Zambia, Africa truly did set my soul on fire. I really had the time of my life, and it made me grow a lot as a person.

The other day my better half reminded me that I need to do more things daily that sets my soul on fire. Life isn't just about working, paying bills, cooking, cleaning and every other routine you do during the week. Life is about excitement, creativity, love, friendships, family, laughter, animals, nature, spirit. So my question for all of you today is; what sets YOUR soul on fire? It might be something you used to do as a child but somehow forgot about and stopped doing. Like painting, singing, dancing, discovering animals and plants in the forest, photographing, baking or what ever else we all used to do just for fun! It is so important to not give up on these things as an adult. We all need hobbies, something that makes us feel excited to be alive. Something that gives us a purpose. Challenge yourself! Sign up for a course, buy an adult color in book, play an old favorite CD. Do something today that makes you feel happy to be alive for another day ♡

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My diet has changed so much in one year. Around this time last year I was a meat eater. A normal dinner for me could be beef mince sauce with spaghetti. I was raised eating meat and to be honest, I never really questioned it until about 6 months ago.

It all started with me reading a book called "The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari". It is a personal development book, and in one of the chapters the author is talking about how much energy is required to digest red meat. So I started thinking about it, because I get exhausted quite easily. I have IBS since 8 years, and what I eat has a big effect on how I feel. The author also mentions the nutritious side to it. Red meat is really bad for the cholesterol. It contains a lot of Omega 6 fats, which are the unhealthy, unsaturated kinds of fats. To switch red meat for vegetables will mean that you eat more fiber and vitamins, without the dangerous fats that is in red meat.

Once I knew this, I found it very hard to ignore. I started watching documentaries just to gain some knowledge. My partner started watching it with me, and we both felt like "wow, we really need to make a change". Both for ourselves and the environment.

I haven't eaten red meat in 6 months and I feel so damn good! Now my diet includes the most nutritious food in the world. I have literally made a list of the top 30 most nutritious kinds of food, and then made sure I include them all in my recipes. Me and Chris eat lots of vegetables, fruits, berries, beans, salmon, seafood, nuts and wholemeal grains. We also eat cheese and plain yoghurt for the daily intake of calcium, but I try to not include too much dairy because of the effects dairy has on cholesterol.

Just looking at this picture from the other week makes my mouth water. This quinoa beetroot salad was absolutely divine! I would not have chosen to eat something like this a year ago, but now I do. My dietary change is probably one of the best decisions I have made in my life. Yesterday me and Chris enjoyed a black bean-zucchini burger, and I was thinking to myself that I can't believe that I used to eat big beef burgers with bacon. Thank God that we grow and improve the older we get and the more we learn!

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Before moving to New Zealand I had never in my life heard of Feijoa fruit. As a fruit and berry lover, I always try and find new kinds of exotic fruit when I travel. Feijoa is originally from South America, but it is also very popular in New Zealand. It tastes sort of like a sweet version of a Kiwi fruit. I absolutely love it! Since I am allergic to Kiwi fruit, I am stoked about being able to eat something that tastes similar.

What is the yummiest fruit you have tasted overseas?

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This is where I spend most of my days. And I love it! It is so inspiring to be surrounded by happy, healthy, like-minded people. As soon as I step inside our gym, I can almost feel the endorphins in the air.

Me being the receptionist means that my face is the first thing that people see when they step inside. Therefor I take a lot of pride in my work and try my best to be a positive first impression. Being in an environment like this makes it so easy though. People are so nice. Whenever I smile at someone they give me a big smile back. We are like a big family. And I am so thankful to be a part of it.

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Before discovering Freddy Wr Up jeans, I was really struggling to find a pair of jeans that looked good on me and were comfortable enought to wear all day. Normally I would throw my jeans off first thing when I got home because I just could not stand one more minute of feeling uncomfortable. Most jeans are so damn stiff, and as soon as you sit down they dig into your stomach. And to be honest, they don't even look that good. It has never been worth it for me to wear jeans because of this, I have always been a leggings kind of girl. UNTIL I discovered these fantastic, price worthy, comfortable, gorgeous looking pair of jeans! They are AMAZING!!

I think that the first time someone has a look on their website, they get a bit scared because the pants are quite expensive. Fair enough, they are pricy. But in my opinion, it is SO worth it!! They are so comfortable that I even wear them at home with my ugg boots. And they look so damn good on everyone! Freddy's do wonder for your butt. The jeans lifts the butt right up and gives it a nice shape. Everytime I wear a pair of Freddy's I get compliments. People say that I look amazing and they all want to know where I bought my pants. Seriously ladies, do yourself a favor and buy a pair! I especially recommend the mid waist fit. And if you can't make up your mind about what color to get, at least get the black original. I don't know what I would do without my black Freddy's.

Link to black mid waist originals: http://bit.ly/2mUQfn6
Link to Freddy New Zealand: http://bit.ly/2nnzaVS
Link to Freddy Sweden: http://bit.ly/2mQPISi

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My favorite breakfast at the moment is making smoothie bowls. After doing a 6 day working week of openings, starting at 4.45am and not having time for a sit down breakfast, there's no better feeling in the world than a long sleep in and breakfast in bed. Smoothie bowls are full of nutrition and so damn yummy!!

If you want to make your own, just mix half a banana with milk and whatever berries you have in your freezer. I usually use blueberries because it is my absolute favorite berry. Then add some ice just to make the smoothie a bit thicker (remember, you're gonna eat it, not drink it. Think sorbet texture). Sometimes I add some more good nutritious stuff like ground flaxseed or acai powder in the smoothie. Just mix everything together, pour in a bowl and add whatever good stuff you have at home. Granola, chia seeds, nuts, fresh fruit/berries, sunflower seeds, shredded coconut... Chuck it all in there! You'll thank me later =)

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The past few days have been very rainy in Auckland. But I don't mind. We have had such a long, beautiful summer with nearly no rain at all, so I reckon we don't have the right to complain. Besides, rain equals cozy days inside. My favorite place in our house is my little corner in the living room. I snuggle up in the egg chair with my super soft blanket, a cup of tea and a good book or magazine. Our view looks very different when it is raining, the ocean looks sort of dramatic. It goes from beautifully turquoise to intensely grey. No matter the weather, I like to just sit and admire the wonders of this world. Nature really fascinates me. All the trees, flowers, animals, oceans, rocks, beaches, plants... so many colors and shapes. It is pretty cool how unique everything is. Just like our unique finger prints, different animals and plants are so different to each other. Even within the same species. Did you know that no cheetah has the same spots as another cheetah? I find things like that absolutely incredible. The earth is a beautiful place.

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The last time I was visiting Waiheke Island was when my beautiful mum was visiting us. Is was such an incredible day! The sun was shining, we tasted an endless variety of different wines... we even went to an olive oil farm! It is because of places like Waiheke I love New Zealand.. Places like that do not exist in Sweden. I am a big believer in how much of a positive effect nature has on us. If we are surrounded by beautiful nature then we feel so much better from the inside out. After all, we all come from nature so it makes a lot of sense.

Fall has almost arrived in New Zealand. The wind is feeling a bit more chilly, the leaves are changing and there is an 'autumn feeling" in the air. This is good news for all my Swedish friends since it means spring is on the way for them. Everything in New Zealand is opposite to Sweden. So it is pretty easy to imagine how my friends every day life is. I just observe the weather, time and everything else around me and then think that it is the opposite at home.

I better hurry up if I want to make it one last time to Waiheke Island before it gets too cold. Luckily I have a day off on Saturday so I might drag my handsome guy with me and jump on a boat to paradise.

Have an awesome Monday everyone!

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