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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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I sink I sink in the sink while sinking about sinking in the sink

Ok, so there is no meaning behind that title 😀
Just so you know.. Latvians often pronounce ”think” like ”sink” and so you can probably notice where it is meant as ”think”..
This is just what my smart husband just said. 😀 It is quite funny!

So you know.. I dag er fredag og jeg er hjemme fra jobben nå.  (don’t scratch your head – just google it! )

I have finished my first work week. So what do I think about my new job?   IT IS AWESOME   !!!!!!
Where do I start? The building is absolutely gorgeous! I love that every floor has open offices with windows from bottom until top.. not to mention the lovely view I have when I am in a lift going to the 8th floor where my temporary desk is. While we are on the subject – I got the desk next to the window! Okay.. so I have the biggest desk a person could have, a fancy chair that you can adjust in every way you can imagine, two big screens and I can drink hot chocolate for free like every 5 minutes!! ( of course I don’t do that because that would not be professional and productive ). I love the fact that we are learning Norwegian everyday for 3 hours and the people.. gosh…they are so friendly! 🙂 AAAAnnnd they serve delicious food in the canteen – it is very important that I can have a proper lunch at work!
So for me it is a major upgrade in every way!

From the casino that doesn’t have even one decent window I now have castle of glass.

Before I tried to take something healthy and delicious to work but now it is already there and warm without the microwaves!

People here are actually professional about everything they do and they still maintain their friendliness – this one I can feel a lot! (the difference) I don’t hear anybody complaining.. EVER!

I don’t have to sit in one posture all day – which makes my back feel great at the end of the day.   And other things I am yet about to discover : )))))))

It also turns out that after 3 months I am going to Oslo for one week. Neat!!! 🙂

Jeg snakker ganske bra norsk nå. Jeg synes at norsk er veldig interesant og jeg skal være flink i norsk. Jeg håper dere har det bra. Tusen takk.. Ha det!
Glad Gulrot! 🙂

 
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Posted by on January 9, 2015 in Everyday Life

 

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Question Everything… right?

So today I would like to share with some good videos.
For nearly a year I have been listening to different spiritual teachers (not so much the religious teachers) and recently I have really started to think about changing the diet which would mean to exclude all animal products. So basically veganism. To make such a decision I really needed more to know about this. Because in our culture there are so many lies that have been told so many times that people do not even question it any more. I also intend to have family in near future so I also have to think about the diet that would benefit the baby. And then there are sentences that come to my mind: ”Milk gives you calcium”  OK. But can’t you get it from somewhere else? Sure you can. ”Meat gives you protein.” OK. But can’t you get it from somewhere else? Sure you can.  And so this continues.. not to mention the fact that you are also consuming unnecessary contents. I had a lot of questions but very few answers. So here was a great video that explained more about the nutrition:

And you know it also seems fair that you don’t eat your pet as well as other animals. Because… where is the difference? Culture? But that is not enough. I am not getting crazy about this…. eating animal products…it just do not make sense any more not only from a moral perspective but also when it comes to nutrition. And the best way to make sure about something is try it yourself right? So far it seems a healthy path to take.. just have to get familiar with all that and find new recipes. So I will let you know more about this when I will have mapped everything out because I eat A LOT of dairy 😀 So I actually have to change a lot of products that I buy.

Another thing that I would like to talk about is vaccines. I have not been curious about them the same way I have not been questioning the food industry… as I said ” A lie that has been told so many times that it becomes the truth”. The ultimate question is  if there is no proof that the vaccines actually prevent from getting a virus.. then WHY THE F*** ARE EXPERIMENTING LIKE THAT? Wouldn’t it make more sense to know what we are doing here? This video is quite long so I guess only really interested people will watch the whole thing.

I am really concerned about the way we do things on earth. Everything is so destructive..  I would like to see a information age that tells the truth! I would live in a world where people can eat what they want and they know why. And when it comes to vaccines.. the fact that you are mandatory to put chemicals in your baby and yourself is just absurd. Freedom? That is an illusion. People should be allowed to make their decision about anything when it comes to their own body and life.

I am just trying to comprehend the world that I am living in and the best way to live for myself. Question everything, please! Question also me and this post. Find your own truth and your own path! 🙂

 

 
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Posted by on December 12, 2014 in Lifestyle and Choices

 

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Norwegian A1 – CHECK!

WOOOHOOOOO!!!!  Jeg er ferdig med norskkurs A1! :)))) ( I have finished my Norwegian course)
It was great! And I still want to continue with a new one. But before I jump into that  – I have two new job opportunities.  So I have sent my CV and application letter to the largest Norway IT company and if I get the job they will pay for 4 month Norwegian learning course and they will teach me to do the job.. And today I found out about new opportunity – to work in DnB Nord bank.. they will provide me with 6 month Norwegian learning course ( and meanwhile I get paid VERY WELL ) and then they teach me to do the job they need me to do and I get paid even BETTER!   So obviously I am more excited about the job in the bank so I am about to send my info to them because this is just GREAT! 🙂

So I am still working at that damn casino.. and today was one of the days when I just wanted to start shouting and run out of the building never looking back ;D  Horrible place for people who value intelligence. I only want to get my big salary (as I had the promotion) and I also have to work until 15th of November if I want to get my bonus which will be 200 – 300 EUR (depending on my performance)… so I kinda want the bonus and I will do my best not to hand in the resignation again ;DDD ( It’s REALLY hard by the way .. )

What else..? Well yesterday we gave pills to the kittens and we should get them vaccinated next week. They are growing bigger and smarted. De er veldig fine. (They are very nice)

My mum had her 50th birthday on 28th October and me, Kaspars, my sister and her groom bought her Phillips Smart TV.   Umm… what else… well there are new people around me but I feel a little bit sad that I have lost the contact with some of the old ones.

My health is deteriorating.. and I guess it’s because of the job. It’s frustrating!!  Nothing bad though … only panic attacks when the lights get switched off and my nausea has turned into puking reflex (without actually puking anything..)

Ok.. for now that is it. I hope to come back really soon and maybe even with some photos 🙂  Maybe on my 100th post.. Its coming soon by the way >: )

And I just wanted to let you know that my husband also got salary increase.. so we both got kind a promoted in October 🙂  I am very happy for him because he really deserves it! I know how smart he is and how he can solve things when others can’t. He is a brilliant mind! 🙂

The day started so so… and now   here I am  :

Happy Carrot once again!

 
 

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On my way.. once again..

I think I am ready today for a longer post than lately ;D

You can put this in the background.. 😀

 

First of all, in my last few posts I have been talking about my depression, my illness and the fact that I don’t want to study.
Well, for more than a month (If I’m correct) I no longer study at Riga’s Technical University. It may sound bad but I have good news – It doesn’t to me! 🙂 I feel much better now that I have time for myself, for my thoughts, my health and also God. It is the hardest decision I have ever made because it is not what everybody would do and also a lot of people may simply not understand this because it seems not mainstream. And it definitely isn’t. But.. It was MY DECISION (I don’t scream it out loud with anger, I say it with rather smile on my face) and that is what I needed – A path of my own. It didn’t seem right.. and it was enough for me to stop and think about this. I prayed God to help me deal with this.. and He did help me. My mother and my whole family, in fact, supported me (which was very important) because it would be very hard to live my life knowing that they are disappointed or somehow unsatisfied. I did it and I don’t regret it. 🙂 I have time to see what is happening around me and I can hear my heart telling me the things I love. It feels like a blurry picture that is being clarified. 🙂

So some of you may ask – what are you doing then? What is your daily routine?
Well, first of all, my aim wasn’t to jump from one stressful routine to another. I just wanted to have a STOP.. to have the chance to look at my life and see where I am going with this and why I am loosing my mind over something. But in the meantime I didn’t want to do absolutely nothing. So I find my own pace of doing things. So now I continue to work as a English home teacher and I have seriously taken on learning Norwegian. And while we’re on the subject.. I had an idea to post grammar and other things I learn here and put it under ”Norvēģu valoda (NORSK)” category but I won’t do it unless there are few people that really want me to do that. So this one is up to you. Leave your opinion in comments or write me personally. 🙂 Okay.. so what do I do other than this? I enjoy the ”little things” in life. I put it in quotation marks because I actually things of them as the the Big and Important things! ^^    Things as helping my parents, seeing my friends, playing with our dog and cat, loving my soon to be husband and praying.. a lot.

Today I had the first experiment with my wedding hairstyle. Agita (our wedding organizer and hopefully Kaspars’s brother’s girlfriend) recommended me Agnese (the hairdresser) and today we met. We bought some daisies (not real of course) and white pearls.. also black metal wire for my hairstyle. So we made curls and then we just tried different things. But I really liked that we put 3 daisies in the back (all hair are basically down) and we made like .. strings with white pearls that came from the daisies as if they were little stars. I won’t have wedding veil so we wanted to make something nice ourselves. I would put some photos but I still have the feeling as if I should wait until the wedding is over ;D Sorry! 🙂  We will meet again on the 25th of April to dye my hair and then on the 28th of April to have the last experiment for hair and also to put the make up on and see how it looks.

Few days ago I found a great website and a very interesting evangelist Ray Comfort. I Shared the NOAH video which was the first video I saw. I would like to put some links to videos and information about them:
http://www.livingwaters.com
http://www.livingwaters.com/outreach/180-movie
http://www.livingwaters.com/outreach/evolution-vs-god

They are easy to watch but they are incredibly interesting. 🙂 I was very interesting to realize that you need more faith to believe in Evolution than Creation. And other mind blowing facts. Enjoy! 🙂

Once again, Happy Carrot

 

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Scorpion Needles – Feels Like Wind of Change

English: Scorpions in Kavarna 2010 Български: ...

English: Scorpions in Kavarna 2010 Български: Скорпиънс в Каварна 2010 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Scorpions

Scorpions (Photo credit: José Goulão)

Ok.. so it has been almost a month now since I last wrote.

Things have happened:

I and Kaspars went to Scorpions concert! ^^ It was amazing! Drum guy had a T-Shirt with ”Rock and Roll Forever” on the back side and then he lifted it up and there was the same thing tattooed on his back!!! It was just so great! They performed really well and I even had tears in my eyes when they played Wind of Change ! Everyone stood up! Amazing!

Today I visited an acupuncturer Ilana. She is the first person in 3 years who can really explain why I have been having nausea,racing heart (lol – because my hearth is very competative xDD She didn’t say that. It’s just something I just came up with :D), and some problems with nerves – shaking n stuff. I had needles in my head today ^^ So cool ;D She told me what I should eat and what I shouldn’t. She seemed convinced and she convinced me too that I will get past this and everything will fall into its place.

English: Basic Acupuncture.

English: Basic Acupuncture. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 
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Posted by on November 13, 2013 in Everyday Life, Lifestyle and Choices

 

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Morning glory

English: Blue Morning Glory Close-up

English: Blue Morning Glory Close-up (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Yeah.. I mean.. morning glory for everybody else ;D
This morning feels heavy and silent – because of my runny nose and soar throat. But there is one thing I always notice – I sing better with my nose full ;D Whaat? Yeah.. I dunno why is that.

So I am home alone again. My boyfriend (iamdelime.wordpress.com) is also at work which I needed these past few weeks, because I can do the things I want ^^ but I don’t like when he stays in Riga after work because when he comes home we don’t have any time to do something together. I don’t worry because these are just exceptions, mostly he is home around 7 p.m.

English: onion

English: onion (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: milk bottle showing cream at the top

English: milk bottle showing cream at the top (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

First thing I’ll do today is that I will make a magic health drink. My mom made it yesterday because it’s good for runny nose, cough and even flu.
How to make it? You’ll need cows milk and I mean not the one in the shops, but straight from the cow! And one onion.
First, cut the onion into small pieces and then heat the milk until a membrane appears on the milk (it is when the milk is ready to start boil, but you don’t need to boil it) and then pour the onion into it, stir it a little bit, turn off the heat and cover the milk for few minutes to let them both  um.. how ya say it.. simply interact with each other ;D And then filter the onions out and drink the milk! It though that it would be gross, but it was actually ok. 🙂

The Scorpions will be in Riga on 10th of November. ^^  It is 90 % that I and Kaspars will go too. YAY! It is so good when we have jobs ( well.. I have unofficial ones ;D English teacher and I travel around the country and make money by painting faces, making glitter tattoos for kids and grown ups) but it is ok for 19 year-old ;D

Ralph Rieckermann of Scorpions.

Ralph Rieckermann of Scorpions. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 
 

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