Guten Morgen! (Good morning!),

So, quite a few of you have been asking me why I chose to change my diet from being an enthusiastic meat-lover to becoming a committed and spirited vegetarian. Here is my story...

I grew up in Germany when I was a child and everybody knows that meat is an enormous part of the German culture. Therefore, the chances are extremely high that you will pass numerous shops called “Metzgereien”, whenever you go walking in an urban area in and around this beautiful country. “Metzgereien” are butcher shops that locals would go to several times a week. Children would receive a slice of “Gelbwurst”, which is a sausage originated from Bavaria, when they visited. I absolutely adored the taste of this inviting sausage when I was a kid, however back in my childhood days, I did not quite understand the concept of where the meat that we consume actually comes from. I remember asking about the topic quite often since I was always a drastic animal lover. However, most of the time adults would respond by giving me answers such as “the animal died of old age” or “the animals are killed in such a way that they feel no pain at all”. Startling enough, I believed this for a long period of time.

Throughout high school and first year of college, I noticed that more and more people were stopping their consumption of meat. At that time, it did not make sense to me. I would ask myself questions like: “Do they not miss the taste?” or “How can they resist food such as BACON or miss out on a filet mignon steak?.”

One day, in my second year at college, I was scrolling through Facebook when I got home. On a daily basis, I quickly check my feed and a variety of videos end up playing; making me giggle, or making me feel rather intrigued in a certain topic or update me on something in the world. However, this one certain video started playing and from then on, once it was over, I stopped eating meat for what I believe will be for the rest of my life. (I am not going to write what was shown because in no way am I trying to prevent people from eating meat). I soon realized that animals go through immense trauma before they are murdered, not “dying of old age”. That night, my mother made Spaghetti Bolognese, one of my favorites, and I was actually really eager, even after what I previously just viewed on Facebook. YET, I had a single forkful, and immediately my body overheated and tears were running down my face involuntarily. I could not get the image out of my head of what I saw a few hours ago and my body was telling me: “you do not need to consume this”.

With regards to fish, it had never really been apart of my diet. Nevertheless, I still call myself a sushi lover. People always ask me: What?! You don’t eat sushi? I do eat sushi and I absolutely adore it. Yes, I am that girl who orders Avo Maki every single time. However it’s not because there are not any options (cucumber, bean curd, radish, pickled plum, carrots etc…), but because I am just simply obsessed with it haha.

One of the positive outcomes that has resulted from my transition is that I have fallen in love with cooking. I used to always go for meals that would be quick and simple such as a ham sandwich or a good old German schnitzel. By changing my diet, it has forced me to learn recipes that work as alternatives to consuming meat. Like the curious person I am, I have done so much research and discovered endless, outstanding and inspiring recipes.

This alteration honestly has changed my life for the good. My body has been feeling better than ever and I have a constant good conscience and awareness about what is important to me. I never thought this transition would ever occur but it did and I am proud to stand out and call myself a vegetarian.

So there you go, this is my story in a nutshell. I will be posting my own vegetarian recipes that hopefully will encourage you to explore this miraculous journey with me.

Kind regards,

Sarah Drews x

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With the emerging and developing awareness of health benefits of this popular beverage, green tea has gained recognition and increasingly become part of people’s lifestyle.


From living in Denenchofu, Tokyo, I have been surrounded by the lifestyle and art of green tea. I can clearly state that from living in Japan for three years, it has impacted my life in many specials ways. If you ever get the chance to go travel anywhere in Asia, this is where I would recommend you to go. The culture is just spectacular with each aspect of it having its own individual beauty, unique traditions and graceful etiquette.

So where did my love for Green Tea come from? My mother would attend Japanese Tea ceremonies on a regular basis and would come home sharing her experiences in such an enthusiastic manner. She would teach me the types of matcha, the art of how to hold/present the cups and the movement of the steps performed on tatami mats.

Interesting fact: The actual ceremony is known as “sado” or “chanoyu” and the manner is named “otemae”.

One of the main reasons why people have become so obsessed with this drink, is because of the powerful and effective health benefits. Here they are!

  1. Eliminates drowsiness and improves brain function
  2. Improves digestion.
  3. Prevents clogging of arteries
  4. Helps with weight loss. Green Tea does not consist of any calories and is drunk without sugar
  5. Lowers the risk of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, prevents diabetes and boosts the immune system
  6. Loaded with zinc minerals- (recommended and works incredible for expectant mothers!)
  7. Lowers cholesterol levels and slows the aging process
  8. Aids with cardiovascular and heart difficulties. Lowers the risk of strokes.
  9. Lowers risk of breast, prostate and colorectal cancer
  10. Helps prevent tooth decay and removes tobacco stains


I hope you feel encouraged and motivated to make green tea become part of your lifestyle. With such fascinating health benefits, who wouldn’t want to?

Kind regards,

Sarah Drews x

(Below are a few of my personal favorite Green Tea's)

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Welcome to my blog! To feel constantly positive and happy is regarded as impossible, however, my blog and I wish to create and aid the idea that it can come very close to being the complete opposite. Throughout my lifetime, I have endured some obstacles which have allowed me to explore the question "What truly makes me happy?", hence in this blog I will be sharing tips and tricks on how to live your life as positive and as happy as possible that have enabled me to open the doors to consistent positivity and the feel-good vibe needed in my life. I know that for some, this blog may not be of any help, but we are all human and I hope that what I share will be of as much use as it can. Enjoy, #feelgoodbehappy!

To kick-start the first post, here are 10 Feel-Good Habits that you can practice on a daily basis to boost your mood:

1) Surround yourself with people who make you laugh and spread good energy.

2) Tell someone you love them, whether it is a family member, a friend, your boyfriend/girlfriend...etc

3) Personally, I prefer to drink 3 cups of green tea a day (it promotes bone health, speeds up your metabolism + more health benefits)...will be making a Benefits of Green Tea post soon. However, any hot beverage that makes YOU feel content will brighten up your day for sure.

4) Load up with fruits and veggies

Does this fridge below inspire you enough?

Reference: (https://i.pinimg.com/originals/44/77/fb/4477fb3e26de146b0104da6cc8277ff7.jpg)

5) Have a teaspoon of cinnomon each day (balances blood-sugar level)

6) Switch your phone on aeroplane mode for one hour a day. You need to take time for yourself and refresh your headspace.

7) Apply lavender, peppermint or eukalyptus oil on your temples for relaxation.

8) Make sure your bedroom/environment is clean and organized. Anyone can feel chaotic if their surroundings are cluttered.

9) Learn your love language:

a) Words of Affirmation

b) Physical Touch

c) Receiving gifts

d) Quality Time

e) Acts of services

Personally, mine is physical touch, therefore I know that hugs, kisses and cuddling boosts my mood by a billion. So if I'm felling down, then I know that this would help me get back on my feet. If you are interested to know more about this, search The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman.


I hope you all have a wonderful evening x

Sarah


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