All posts filed under: Recipe for Success

3 ingredients I use to feel better quickly (all free, no sales in here)

This is part 3 of a video letter I recorded for to a friend, I thought maybe it is useful for you other people, too. This part of the letter doesn’t have any personal information in it, just a little insight into how I am today coping with stressful times.   keywords: How to win, How to do well, how to use time wisely How to do well and live life today: from a letter to my friend Choosing to direct the focus only on what makes body and mind: healthier, stronger and more knowledgable to conquer life hurdles, anxieties, uncertainties etc.

The world needs delicious snacks

This is one of the most tasty and simultaneously outrageously healthy snack treats that I have ever made. And here are the necessary ingredients: • nuts (any nuts, mixed is great, with pecans is fantastic) – lightly toasted (if you have the patience) • dates (pre-soaked in hot water is fantastic, but if they are medjool dates or other soft types then don’t worry too much about soaking, but have some warm water to hand to help loosen the mixture as needed) • ground green cardamom (unless you don’t like it, then skip it) if you like: ground nutmeg, cinnamon, chilli, perhaps you are a fan of aniseed? • the all important HIGH QUALITY 100% coco powder (not the one that has dairy mixed in with it if you can avoid it, but in the end: take what you can find) This Organic Fairtrade Cocoa Powder by Green and Blacks is the one that I use because it is both organic and fair trade, but the company has been bought out and if you can find something …

#3 imagined life

I work with several Spas around the world (literally) and have been blessed with the opportunity to work at a couple of annual Yoga Retreats in Bali and Thailand, too. The way that it works out is that I spend about 4-5 months every year in Asia, of which I work 3 months and invest the remaining time into continuing my studies with my teachers. • Since I got my Green Card for America I have to make sure that I maintain it by spending a solid chunk of time in the States each year, in that time I generally dedicate 2 months to scheduled workshops, which I co-facilitate at a handful of Yoga Centers that I have built a relationship with since I first came to America a few years ago. • The centres are mainly dotted around California, which is good because this way the travelling doesn’t get too much. But occasionally I will spend a week in Portland or all the way south in San Diego or back up North again at …

#2 an imagined life

We rent a semi0industrial unit, which we converted into Jason’s Glass Studio and my Thai Massage Treatment Sanctuary. We share an entrance area in which some of Jason’s most beautiful glass pieces are on permanent display. Jason runs 3 Tai Chi Classes a week from the Sanctuary Space and has 12 regular students and of course some drop ins. They pay $140 each a month and are pretty dedicated. • I offer Thai Massage Treatments and recently added Essalen Massage and Ayurvedic Treatments. As I am only in this space part time I share it with 2 other holistic practitioners and a reliable Yoga Teacher who looks after my students when I am gone. It was a bit tricky to set up but it works well now. …