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April 2017

in Dinners, Healthy Recipes

Mish mash salad ala moi

I have days when I simply¬† throw in the bowl whatever veggies I have and suddenly a salad appears. I know. Miraculous for sure! ūüôā It happened the odd weekend ago. I had some spinach, cauliflower and some basil pesto that I thought would simply serve me over a week. Nope. It did not and as I have a bigger amount of it, an idea for salad came into my mind.¬† So below a super simple recipe for nutritious I think salad ala moi:

ingredients:

*1 small cauliflower

* some spinach of choice

* basil pesto

Wash the cauliflower, cut it into small chunks and pour hot water over it. Drain and ¬†add spinach and pour pesto. Toss everything and voila! ūüôā Serve straight away as I did – I was way too hungry to resist.

 

Light and Hugs From Me

Monika

in Inspiration

Why people are leaving you and Why it is for your good

I reckon that we need to understand that everything keeps changing all the time and remember about it. Even  Me writing this post will be a bit different after completing it. I often hear others saying how hurt and disappointed they are because roads parted between them and a friend or friends or a romantic partner. And yes, it does hurt, it actually makes you super sad. I think we undergo some sort of mourning anyway, even though we tend not to admit it.  I was that person as well, blaming those who decided to leave because it did not make sense to me back then. A close friend of mine stopped answering my phone calls and emails. It was something I could not grasp so I rang and rang. Eventually, after a month of silence from her part, I gave up. It hurt as did not know what happened, I was actually very concerned about her. I also blamed myself and asked never going to be answered questions like: Did I say anything that hurt her?  And it was nine months later, in December when I got a text from her with an apology for not being in touch and asking me to talk to her if I still wanted to talk. I was so happy to hear she was ok, we spoke on the phone and it felt like we spoke just a week ago. I asked her the reason she went silent and it was all fine for a couple of months. And she disappeared again, even though I asked her to let me know if there was anything that would bother her on my part.

That time, I still sent texts and I rang and received no reply. However, there was a difference that time as I stopped contacting her within a week. I decided to let her go for whatever reason she had, it was her decision, her reasoning and I had nothing to do with it. Friendship is one of my top values in life and I was at a stage when I wanted to spend time with people who were lifting me up, quality people. I began to seek ease and flow and no drama in my friendships. I realised that she had to go in order to make room for new people in my life. I had similar situations later as well yet I already knew what was going on. I was no longer on the same vibratory length with those friends and it was ok to be this way. It did not mean they were bad or I was bad or they were ahead of me etc. It simply meant their purpose was done and it was my job to learn from them entering into my life in first place.  You see I realised that I  have grown and I learnt a couple of lessons for the future. One of them was to appreciate your friends while they are in your life and the other was: I wanted to have people around me whom I could grow with and expand.

In those moments, when someone is leaving you, you feel sad and disappointed ( even though you still have other friends and family). I definitely felt ABANDONED. I felt REJECTED.  And I was having way too many conversations in my head about all possible reasons they left. However, I want you to know that it is good for you when that friend you used to go to school leaves, that guy you were dating, simply disappears, that girlfriend you had so much in common stops answering your calls. It means you have evolved and suddenly there is a room for someone new in your life.

I am very grateful for all the agony of negative emotions I had in those moments for they taught me to move forward and led to some beautiful folks I have now in my life. ūüôā

There is always something better ou there, something you can not see yet!

 

Light and Hugs from Me

 

Monika

in Inspiration, Last news

How I overcame the craziness of being unorganised and tired when flying home

 

First of all, I must say flying was definitely not my cup of tea. Nope. And it was not for being afraid of being up in the air. I hardly ever get scared or anxious when boarding a plane. What was driving me crazy in the past, was the fact that I totally sucked in organizing stuff for my flights home which was making me fatigue most of the times.  Looking for flights, booking the bus tickets, preparing my snacks for travel ( I used to just get some random fruit and sandwiches which I was buying in the local shop), leaving  home on time, getting the right bus ( I was a master of getting the wrong ones ie. an hour later bus which made me feel anxious whether I would manage to do the checkin on time), organizing transport from the airport and eventually getting sh.. done when I am actually at my destination. I felt frustrated. I felt angry. I felt like I was always in a hurry. Quick. Quick. You gotta hurry up Monika РI kept telling to myself . AAAHHHHH.  I kept cursing and saying: What the f..? Next time, I am definitely getting better. Next time, I will be more efficient. Eeee. No. That did not happen that rapidly. I went like that for years and then I said: NO MORE! I mean there had to be more pleasant way to deal with it. Because you see when I am going home, it is not like I am going to have there only relaxing time with my family. It also involves my dentist check ups ( Yes, I still trust my dentist since I was 12 years old),  my further family visits ( they all live minimum 1 hour drive from my home town), shopping ( I still have this crave for some Polish brands Рshoes baby!) and some paperwork stuff as well.

And since I have been flying home quite often, the arrangement of stuff to do was overwhelming most of the times. Luckily, it has changed for good and I have had very peaceful and flowing time. How did I do it? I planned in advance. Yes. Nothing strange. No app needed. NO. Just pen and paper. And it works every time. It does!

What I do is creating a to do list and to be list for the voyage and time at home. You may be wondering what the to be list is. You can check my past post about it here: http://www.zesty-life.com/to-be-list-say-what/

For each day, I simply write down a mini plan with date and time and a to be list – it is simply a list of feelings I wish to experience before, during and after travelling.¬† I sometimes take a photo of it to have it handy on my mobile. ( Yes, I am sometimes forgetful! )¬†Both lists¬†make my travels easier and hassle free and then Law of Attraction is taking care of everything as I am already in a vibration of having all sorting out for me in the best possible and smooth way. When writing that plan, I feel like I am already experiencing what I wish to experience.¬† ūüôā

Hugs and Light from Me

Monika