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Vegan or not?

June was quite interesting. We went to a wedding. It was really nice. We had some romantic moments especially in the car.

Then another day we drove to Madona with the same car (Which belongs to my father) and it had again problems with starting up. We ended up pushing the car while we were in the graveyard ;D Actually it was Kaspars and his grandparents who pushed the car, because I was driving. My first problems with a car. 😉

Last Saturday it was a teambuilding event for my departement. We had fun time and especially while climbing the thing which was called ”Vells” (translates to Devil). When I got up approximately 2 meters.. my heart started to race and I was in doubt and wasn’t sure if I could do climb any further. I just took some deep breaths and ended up climbing to the top. My colleague helped me a lot by shouting ”Daiga, you can do it!”.

And last but not least... Another attempt of mine to go vegan. Since June 16th I haven’t eaten any meat and I don’t know why but it has been very easy. So I have a feeling that I won’t bounce back to eating it again. But we’ll see of course. And there are other animal products. I haven’t bought milk in few months now although it was my favourite drink together with dinner. The three products that I find most difficult to cut out are sour cream, cheese and eggs. For me meat is the one product that I don’t want to go back because it makes me feel sad to eat a dead animal. The rest of animal products I just want to minimize as much as possible because they don’t have so many benefits. As I also don’t like these labels ”vegan” or ”vegetarian” or ”meat eater” I just call myself a person that avoids eating animal products.
Why am I doing this? I have to be honest here: It wasn’t the fact that someone is dying that struck me the most or made me think about what I am eating. Because I know that animals also have a soul and they still live on and we can see other animals eating each other in nature. So for me firstly it was Teal Swan who talked about so called ”spiritual diet”. Because I was and still am very interested in achieving OBE on regular basis and I wanted to make my body more alkaline so that it is more likely to happen.  And I just understood how healthy it is to cut out animal products and how it could change my health for good. Later on it was Freelee the Banana girl who can be quite harsh sometimes but I guess that that is what I like about her. She is direct and honest. I felt inspired looking at her body and knowing that she is doing all the right things regarding the diet and seeing her blending some fruits and repeating ” you can eat as much as you can! No calories restriction!” just made sense to me because I did not want to do that. She made me buy a blender, finally. Thank god! Now I can have my smoothies! So now when I think about meat and other animal products I also have this good feeling that no one has to get hurt because of me and this is a big bonus. So I see this as a win – win situation. I get my beauty, strength and health and animals get to live on. And I am not there yet to make other people think about going vegan as Freelee is doing this. I am happy that someone is doing this ;D But when it comes to me I just want to make myself feel good and when another person is ready to listen about this lifestyle I will be more that glad to share ideas. P.s. you can find both Teal Swan and Freelee on youtube.  Oh and one more thing – after not eating meat and minimal amount of animal products just for 5 days I felt my skin go soooo soft. I didn’t know that my skin can be so soft! I am amazed! My acne is getting better and my intestines are feeling a lot better.
I have been trying go vegan for a long time and I also had a lot of doubts about protein which we can get from meat and dairy.. and it turn out that there are a lot of plants that can give you full protein. One of my favourite ones are buckwheat and amaranth. 🙂

And now photos and videos!:

My breakfast today 🙂

Yesterday: +31 C

My colleague tries to make me smile.

Teambuilding dinner – burgers! For me – peasburger ;D

I MADE IT TO THE TOP!

To make my workplace look more nice 🙂

Kaspars took a photo because he thought I look sexy

New bikini

Sandcastle

Sandcastle 2

Daiga happy on the beach

Fint, ikke sant?

The next day after our friend’s wedding

Rundales castle

Typical Latvia’s view

Hailey is pooping ;DDD

 

Happy carrot was very very sad  but now she is trying to get back on her feet!

 

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Why do we live?

Is it really that important to live the life until the end? What if we finish early?

 
 

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BOOM! The spring is springing!

My mom showed me these! A little while longer and…. YUM!

Tomato, avocado, salad and other greens 🙂 This was my yesterdays dinner 🙂
Salad and greens were from our garden. I’m waiting when we’ll have our own tomatoes as well >:)

LATVIA

This is a typical view in Latvia. I took this photo this morning 🙂

Ķegums

I stayed at parents house yesterday and this morning it was such a nice and fresh weather (mmmm)… I wish I could have something like that in Riga.

Flower

A few of many flowers in mom’s garden 🙂 And those white leaves come from apple tree 🙂 Romantic, right?

 
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Posted by on May 24, 2015 in Everyday Life

 

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Racing With My Husband and Making Friends With Crows

I must confess… for more than a month now.. I’ve been trying to befriend with crows. They are amazingly smart and they can recognize a person by face. But the most interesting part is that they can remember you if you do something bad to them or because you do something good to them. My plan is to feed them – so I want to get on their good side ;D There are many species for crows and these are those who I meet everyday on my way to work:

And here are two videos from today’s fun with my husband in Mežaparks:

Later we went to eat some not so healthy food and we ordered a takeaway and we ate it at Kaspar’s office. I had never been to his office before. It was nice. And we also played ping pong a bit.. When I was starting to get good at it… I realized that I was tired ;D So then we went home. 🙂

And here I wanted to show you how Haley ravaged the blanket today… she also fell down from the bed.. Take a look! 🙂

 
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Posted by on May 10, 2015 in Everyday Life

 

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Det latviske språket

It is the homework in Norwegian but I thought that I could publish it.. before it was corrected by my teacher. Enjoy my mistakes ;DD
Det er en hjemmelekser i Norsk men jeg trodde at jeg kunne å publisere det.. før det er rettet av læreren min. 😀

Det latviske språket er morsmål til cirka 1.7 millioner mennesker og det er det eneste offisielle språket i landet. Det Latviske språket tilhører til baltiske språkgruppe i indoeuropeiske språkfamilie. Jeg synes at det er veldig interessant hvordan det latviske språket ble skapt i løpet av flere århundre og hvordan overlevde det til tross for undertrykkelsen som ble tvunget av ulike land.

Det latviske språket har 3 dialekter – Lībiskais (Libisk), Vidus (Midten) og Augšzemnieku (toppbønder eller topp landboere ) men det literariske språket, som brukes fortsett i dag, er basert på den Vidus dialekten.

Opprinnelig var det Kurši, Zemgaļi, Sēļi, Latgaļi som befolket landets territorium som skiltet seg fra indoeuropeere omtrent 2000 f.Kr. Etter hvert forsvant det forskjellen mellom alle fire språk særlig da de ble kristnet og forenet under samme politiske, økonomiske og religiøse taket – Livonia (Den tyske orden).
I 16. – 18. århundre var det tyskbaltiske prester som ønsket å gjøre latinske religiøse bøker tilgjengelige til latviske medlemmer i kirker og det bidro til skriftlige språket. Men når vi snakker om den litterære språket er det viktig å nevne Ernsts Gliks som var prest i Alūksne. Han oversatt det nye testamentet og det gamle Testamentet til Vidus dialekten men dette språket ble akseptert i Vidzeme, Zemgale og også i Kurzeme.

Jeg synes at det er imponerende hvordan folk levde på denne tida. Jeg synes også at det er så deilig at utenlandske kunne hjelpe slik som de gjorde. Til tross for at det var menn som ønsket å tvinge den kristne troen, var det også menn som ville hjelpe uten å ødelegge kultur og språk. 13. århundre er veldig merkverdig på grunn av at så mye skjedde som påvirket måte hvordan vi lever og snakker nå.

 
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Posted by on May 7, 2015 in Everyday Life

 

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Tree Hugger

This is how I enjoy silence and nature. Forests are truly a blessing!

Tree Hugger

 

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Find Your Shadows

Sometimes I cannot even grasp the teachings and enlightenment that I have learned and experienced by watching Teal Swan’s videos. I’ve been watching her videos for more than a year now and when I look at myself back then, I realize how much I have changed. The things that I have achieved. She talks about the things that I and everyone on this earth can relate to. No one could help me the way that she did. She gave me the chance to really understand what is going on in my life as well as in my internal world. One of the most valuable things that I’ve learn is shadow work and core beliefs. We all go on in our lives hiding behind our true emotions and our true selves.. What is more.. we do not even notice it and even if we do sometimes notice it.. we just don’t know what to do with .. those emotions.. 

I warmly recommend everyone of you to watch this latest video but do not just stop there. If you see something that catches you eye, go ahead and watch it. Because this video is like learning about adding in maths.. but if you stop here.. you will never (hopefully later.. not never ) learn about multiplying and other great stuff in maths.

A small devil on Daigas shoulder: Great job Daiga.. really? Maths? Was that the best comparison you had? You know that like half of the humanity hates maths, right?

 

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