The ocean


The pictures above are all from home where I live right next to the ocean, and wake up everyday with an amazing view over it. I’ve been living with that all my life so I didn’t realize what a huge different it makes. I can’t have peace of mind unless I’m waking up looking over the endless horizon of water. It may sound cliché, but it’s a fact that I feel suffocated without it. 

My dad actually warned me about this before I left but I just brushed it off and didn’t think more about it. When I got here and started living the daily life, I really understood what he meant. 

Do you have any similiar experiences? Doesn’t have to be about water, it can be anything else. 

Teetotaler? 

I’ve been thinking about this for a long time, we’re talking 2-3 years. Honestly, drinking can be a lot of fun but the consequences and risks from it aren’t worth it. Especially if you’re into fitness and want your muscles to grow. I know it’s different from person to person how you’re affected by the liquor and feel when you wake up after a night out. For me personally, it’s overall not worth it. The hangovers are so bad and I need to know that I have control over myself, if not I’ll get bad anxiety. 


In 2015 I almost didn’t drink at all, safe to say it was a good year for both my physical and mental health. I want to go back to that state of being. 

How do you guys feel and think about this topic? I’m genuinely curious about your personal experiences and thoughts on it. 

Have a great night!

Fall 

As you all know, fall is officially here and everywhere around me I see different shades of orange, brown and beige. It’s indeed beautiful outdoors during this time of the year. 


Something I love about the fall is that no matter what time it is, it’s always a good time to drink tea. My personal favorite is green tea – as you all might have noticed by now. Admittedly, I’ve lost track of how many cups this body has consumed recently.


What’s your favorite tea? And favorite thing about the fall?

Work B**ch

I was able to go to class today, and because of that I’m really happy. It feels like I’m back on track for good this time! That also means it’s a bunch of assignments to do, but that’s ok. As long as I survive until Friday when I can use all my time on finishing all of it, I’m happy. You know you’re in college when you are thrilled about weekend because you can finally use all your time on homework, without being interupted by classes where they’ll give you more before you’re out again.

Peace out. ❤

 

This weeks…

What am I grateful for?

The intelligent, strong women I am so lucky to call my friends. They’re truly gorgeous inside out, and we share so much of the same point of views. I can’t believe I found them. Another person I’m specially grateful for this week is my roomate Monica, she’s  as kind as a person can be.

Ps: Shoutout to her for waking me up multiple times this past week. I am the heaviest sleeper ever, so she deserves all the credz she can get! haha.

What made me smile?

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This weeks goals?

I was sick this week, therefore, I didn’t really set any high goals. This is what I wrote down:

  • Breathe
  • Survive

As you can tell, I made it. heh

This weeks best workout?

It has to be the one I did sunday morning. I decided to really kick it, due to my absence for the past couple of days. I ended up doing one hour of running and a full body workout afterwards.

This weeks song?

My love for beyonce’s new album “Lemonade” cannot be expressed into words. This song has been on repeat constantly, ever since it was released.

Good night everyone. ❤

Sustainable Lifestyle (part two)

The three pillars of sustainability:

Economical development

This is the issue that proves the most problematic as most people disagree on political ideology what is and is not economically sound, and how it will affect businesses and by extension, jobs and employability. Economic development is about giving people what they want without compromising quality of life, especially in the developing world, and reducing the financial burden of doing what’s right.

Social development

This pillar contains first of all; awareness of and legislation protection of the health of people from pollution and other harmful activities of business and other organisations. Secondly, the importance of maintaining access to basic resources without compromising the quality of life. Sustainable housing  and how we can better build the homes we live in from sustainable material, is also a hot topic today. The final element is education – encouraging people to participate in environmental sustainability and teaching them about the effects of environmental protection as well as warning of the dangers if we cannot achieve our goals

Environmental protection

The tremendous harm we do to our environment today is the primary concern for the future of humanity. Environmental protection defines how we should study and protect our ecosystems, air quality, integrity and sustainability of our resources and focusing on the elements that stresses our environment. In addition,it concerns how technology will drive our greener future; the EPA recognized that developing technology is key to this sustainability, and protecting the environment of the future from potential damage that technological advances could potentially bring

The primary goals of having a sustainable lifestyle.

  • End poverty and hunger
  • Better our standards of education and healthcare.
  • Sustainability to include health of our land, air and sea.
  • Tackling the effects of climate change, pollution, and other environmental factors that harms people’s health, lives, and livelihood.

I could have written so much more about this subject, but I decide to end it here. I’ll get back to it on a later occasion, I don’t want to overflow you with too much text and information at once.

Just some quick facts to end it with.

The main source of environmental harm

The meat industry/ animal agriculture – THE ONE INDUSTRY THAT HARMS OUR PLANET MORE THAN ANY OTHER.

  • A source of 51% of all greenhouse gasses.
  • A meatbased diet requires 18 times more land than a plantbased diet.
  • Responsible for 65% of the all human caused nitrous oxide emissions (a greenhouse gas with 296 times the global warming potential of carbon dioxide).
  • Number 1 cause of rainforest destruction.
  • Responsible for 91% of the Amazon rainforest destruction.

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Everyday ONE vegan saves:

  • 1100 gallons of water
  • 45 pounds of grain
  • 30 sq. ft. of forest land
  • 20lbs CO2 equivalent
  • 1 animals life
  • A vegan diet also cut our carbon footprint by 50%.

Being a superhero has never been easier. Go vegan.

Puh! that’s it for sustainability today.

Have an awesome day!

Sources:

“What Is Sustainability and Why Is It Important?” Environmental Science. N.p., n.d. Web.

 

Sustainable Lifestyle

Since I’m currently working on a project where I’ll speak about sustainable lifestyle, which is a subject I’m very passionate about, I wanted to give you a brief summary of what it is and why it matters so much. During lunch some days ago, me and my friend started talking about the speech, and when I told her what my thesis statement was, she told me she didn’t know what a sustainable lifestyle is. That shocked me a little bit, but I’m glad she did, because it gave me a reminder of how important it is to inform people about the matter. Talking and surrounding myself with people who’s well informed about the topic, makes it easy to forget that many actually know little to none about the lifestyle.

What is it?

A lifestyle that attempts to reduce an individual‘s or society‘s use of the Earth‘s natural resources. Practitioners of sustainable living often attempt to reduce their carbon footprint by alternative methods of transportation, energy consumption, and eating habits. They use as few resources as possible and cause the least amount of environmental damage for future generations to deal with. 

Why do it?

First, let me tell you, I could go on and on about this question until the day I die, but I’ll try my best to make this paragraph as sort as possible. However, The United Nations panel of over two thousand scientists warns that the planet is heating up rapidly -by as much as 11 degrees farenheit this century. Further, half of the worlds population are living on less than two dollars a day. A pack of gum costs more than that. My point is, we have enough resources to feed all the people in the world if we share them evenly, but richer countries over-consume, while poor countries starve. At the same time, we are ruining our environment, mostly with greenhouse gas emissions and waste. If everyone performed a sustainable lifestyle, this would not be as big of a problem.

Most political and corporate leaders thinks that environmental and social progress will result from more economic growth, the globalization of trade and commerce, and unfettered enterprise. They claim the ability to lift people out of poverty, protect the natural world, and generate more wealth is through expansion of the global marketplace. This perspective assumes that the planet will provide infinite resources and the ability to absorb infinite waste… Hello? We don’t have that, and we never will. Period.

The answer to these problems, is that the majority of the worlds population take action towards a more sustainable lifestyle. As Abraham Lincoln once said, “You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.”

I will go deeper into why and how in a part.2. This post is very long already and I want people to read it, without getting scared away by seeing too much text in one post. It’ll be up tomorrow!

 

Sources:

Schor, Juliet, and B. S. Taylor. Sustainable Planet: Solutions for the Twenty-first Century. Boston: Beacon, 2002. Print.