How to Keep Calm When Your Baby Is Crying

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Nailah is now eight weeks old and within these eight weeks we have gone through days of almost no crying at all to days with a lot of crying. We are learning to differentiate between the different cries, trying to understand what Nailah needs when she cries. Hearing Nailah cry can be challenging and sometimes I wish she could speak in a language we understand and tell us what is wrong so that we can give her what she needs. This is obviously not an option and that is why we as parents need to learn to deal with our baby crying. In the past weeks I have been working on learning ways to keep calm also in moments where Nailah cries for longer periods of time or in public spaces.
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Easy-To-Make Breakfast Recipes for Breastfeeding Moms

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Within the next weeks I’ll be sharing some easy-to-make highly nutritious breakfast cookies/bars. They are perfect for breastfeeding moms. All of them are easy to prepare, can be stored, and are high in nutrition. Breastfeeding (and taking care of a baby) is energy draining for the body and it is therefore very important to eat nutritious food. These cookies and bars are not just great for breastfeeding moms but anyone who does not like to spend time on preparing breakfast every morning or can be used as snacks throughout the day.
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Beginning A Yoga Practice: The Challenges & How to Overcome Them

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Many people who are looking to start yoga normally have two main concerns: where to start and the thought of not being flexible enough. Both of which can make yoga seem daunting. As a yogini, and particularly a yoga teacher hearing someone say “I can’t do yoga, I am not flexible enough” is one of the most bothersome things to hear. Only because the asana practice (postures) is not at all about being flexible! The practice of the postures is to help gain flexibility and strength within the body.
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My Birth Preparation

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A big part of my pregnancy journey was preparing for birth. As I wrote in my previous posts from the beginning of my pregnancy on I set my mind to wanting to experience my pregnancy positively on a physical and mental level. I had the same intention for birth and I knew that a positive and natural birth experience required preparation. Giving birth definitely is not easy. It is a mental and physical marathon and to be able to successfully run a marathon one needs to train well and do so over an extended period of time.
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Two Weeks with Nailah

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Our little Nailah Lielle is finally here! She was born a bit more than two weeks ago, 11 days after her estimated due date, and we are just so incredibly happy and thankful. We are now mom and dad (we actually are already since 10 months, but now we can hold her in our arms) and these past weeks since Nailah’s birth have been the most beautiful in my life. I feel so centered, present in every moment, relaxed and connected to myself and the people who are close to me. It feels as if Nailah has always been with us and as if we already know each other forever. From the moment our little girl was born there was such a strong connection and it all just feels so natural. On the other hand everything is new and we are still in the process of getting to know each other. Read More


How Nutrition Can Safe a Life- Fighting Cancer with the Help of Nature’s Medicine

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I remember so many occasions on which I would laugh or comment on my friend’s nutritional choice. One of them was vegan. I could never imagine that she chose not to eat a tasty red piece of steak, or a slice of delicious Swiss cheese. Why? What was she thinking? I would look at her and just shake my head… Often she tried to explain to me why she made the change and why I should think about this change as well, but once again I just shook my head.

I love life; I love everything it has to offer. Whether it is the bright sun rays shining into my balcony in the morning, a scoop of ice cream on a hot summers day or just a bright red apple that tastes juicy. I ate everything until just a few months ago when I was diagnosed with breast cancer stages 1,2,3 and metastasis in the lungs.
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Healthy Food Healthy Body

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Food is energy and fuel for our body and so much more than that. Many people see food in numbers, counting calories, paying attention mostly to how much food and calories they consume in order to not gain weight or lose weight. Others do not pay attention to what they eat at all, just feeding themselves with what is in front of them or seems like the tastiest or easiest in that very moment. If we do that we forget to pay attention to what we are eating in terms of nutrients and deprive ourselves of an important quality of food: nourishment. In this post I will explore why we should not only look at how many calories we consume, but at what we eat and why this is so important on a physical level for our health in the here and now and later in life.
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