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How to accept failure – 5 tips to move on

Soon they will be everywhere again – solutions, goals, whatever you call them. The clock strikes midnight, fireworks go off and everything feels shiny and new. This will be the year you finally quit smoking, the year you will get the well-deserved pay raise, the year you find your calling and the love of your life. Anything is possible when the New Year comes!     But how about now, with the old year coming to an end? How about the day you sit down to reflect on what you…

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Monthly Recap – Blog Post Topics November 2018

This blog post contains affiliate links. Please read disclaimer. November is done and dusted, and tomorrow will be the day I get the boxes with Christmas decoration from the basement and start randomly putting them on available surface spots. Not kidding here, I am a lost cause when it comes to decorating, no matter how much Inspiration Boards I have on Pinterest. But I am making an effort, for the kids mostly, as I want them to embrace the spirit of the season.     While we get all festive…

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Body Neutrality – a new way?

I can´t even begin to tell you how many times I wrote and deleted this blog post. Or how long it took me to even write the first paragraph. The reason? This picture.     I wanted to write about my dance class, about Tribal Fusion (the limited knowledge I have of it at least), about happy things. But whenever I looked at the picture above, all I could see was my belly. And it isn´t just a bad angle. This is how my belly looks right now, and my kids are…

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Nostalgic makeup – Do you keep it?

This blog post uses affiliate links. Please read disclaimer. Holding on to makeup for nostalgic reasons – I never thought that would be something I´d do. In fact, I would have sworn that I was very strict about what I was keeping in my stash. But when I recently did the seasonal swap, it dawned on me that I was lying to myself. I didn´t really keep makeup I didn´t like, true that.     But I did keep makeup that didn´t work. Why? Because I bought it in the…

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Create before you consume

Podcasts – a few months ago, I barely ever listened to them, but fast forward to now and you will find me listening to them whenever I have a minute to spare. Nothing lifestyle related though: I have fallen for the entrepreneur version!     The ones with the Blogging and You Tube advice, the ones that make you want to sit down and work on your channels immediately, full of ideas and motivation. Of course not all episodes offer something valuable for my current situation, but for each of…

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Anti-aging – More than just a word?

A little over a year ago, Allure Magazine decided to ditch the term anti-aging.     In their September 2017 issue (featuring the gorgeous Helen Mirren on the cover) they stated: „This issue is the long-awaited, utterly necessary celebration of growing into your own skin — wrinkles and all. No one is suggesting giving up retinol. But changing the way we think about aging starts with changing the way we talk about aging. With that in mind, and starting with this issue, we are making a resolution to stop using…

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Monthly Recap: August 2018

Times are busy, and I feel like they get busier every day. Catching up with my favorite blogs daily is something I haven´t been able to do in a long while, and as I figured you are probably in the same boat, I decided to introduce the Monthly Recap series. It is meant to be an overview of all the blog posts I have written, all the videos I have uploaded and a few extra informations thrown in for good measure. To make it easier to find what you are interested in I split…

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Things you probably never thought about in your beauty products

This blogpost contains affiliate links. Please read disclaimer. A few days ago, when I was driving to dance class and put on a podcast (The Beauty Brains, sadly discontinued) to keep me entertained, I learned that in case of radioactive fallout you should NOT condition your hair. Uhm.     I admit that I don´t often think about what to do in case of a nuclear attack (actually kind of funny given that I love dystopean movies), but if I do, my beauty regimen does not have priority. So why on earth would…

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Why you don´t have to be a morning person to be successful

Just to get things straight: I AM a morning person. With a brief exception, a period of time when I had to be woken at 10 am to attend the family breakfast (I believe it is a crucial part of adolescense we all go through), I have always been an early riser.     I am most productive before noon, I prefer to work out in the mornings and if I get lost in procrastination before 10 am chances are that I am not going to get anything done for the whole…

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Love Island – Is it all just fun and games?

Disclaimer first: I have actually never watched a full episode of Love Island in my whole life. Until a few weeks ago I would even have sworn that this kind of show exists UK exclusive, but doing research for this blog post prooved me wrong. There is a German version on RTL 2. Now how come I want to talk about a show I never watched?     First of all, if you are active on social media, there is no escape. Everyone is constantly commenting on who kissed whom…

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