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    Fun ways to celebrate Saint Patrick’s day

    As a student, I spent one semester in an Irish university. This was a fun time and I liked it very much there. As Saint Patrick’s day is approaching, I have been thinking about ways to celebrate. Many people are simply going to an Irish pub to drink a beer. However, I am not going out so much any more since I am a mother and anyway I do not really like beer. As a student, when I went to a pub with friends, I would take a pint of cider and pretend I am drinking it. However, it already ended up with some guy standing in front of me…

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    9 months of blogging

    I have now been blogging for 9 months and sometimes I feel a little discouraged. When I read posts of bloggers who claim they could give up their day job to work full time on their blog after several months of blogging, I feel I must be doing something wrong. Yet, I really like blogging. First, I like writing and I like sharing ideas with other people. Then, I like feeling part of a blogging community, even if I can’t claim many readers. I even like the time looking for new ideas for blog posts. My results since June 2018 I launched my blog in June 2018. Before, I read…

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    The month of living healthier – week 4

    This is now the very last day of my living healthier challenge. The last week of the month of living healthier was not as good as the week before. Indeed, there were two people around me celebrating birthday, my father-in-law and a colleague. In such circumstances, it is difficult to follow all the rules of the challenge and I did not get as many points as the week before. Points earned during the week 22/02: 5 points no sweet drinks +1            eat fermented food +1 (yogurt)            eat five fruits and vegetables +1            have a walk…

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    The month of living healthier – week 3

    This is now the end of the third week of my month of living healthier challenge. This week went pretty well. I am going to analyze the results of week 3 and compare them to the two last weeks. Finally, I am going to set objectives for the last week of the challenge. Points earned during the week 15/02: 6 points 5 fruits and vegetables: +1            eat fermented food: +1 (yogurt)            have a walk: +1            no sweet drinks: +1            cook a healthy meal with the children +2 16/02: 6 points…

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    Great books that will help you to live healthier

    Reading is one of my favorite hobbies. Therefore, I though that the month of living healthier had to include a list of books that will help you to live healthier. The books in the list will cover several aspects of a healthy lifestyle. This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure page for more information. Books that will help you to live healthier Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body’s Most Underrated Organ (Giulia Enders) I read this book in German when it became a best-seller in Germany. I can perfectly understand why the book was so successful. The author, the young German doctor Giulia Enders is fascinated…

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    The month of living healthier – week 1

    The first week of my month of living healthier challenge is now over and it is time to analyze the first results. I will first give the details of the points earned and then analyze what worked well or not so well during this first week. Points earned during the week 01/02: 5 points no sugar +1            no sweet drinks +1            10 fruits and vegetables : +2            fermented food: +1 (Sauerkraut) 02/02: 9 points new healthy recipe with the children: +2            have a walk with the children: +2     …

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    Motivational quotes for a healthier life

    February is my month of living healthier. This can sometimes be difficult to have a healthy lifestyle. Cakes and sweets are available everywhere and you do not always feel like exercising. Motivational quotes can help you to focus and live a healthier life. My favorite motivational quotes for a healthier life “Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.” Benjamin Franklin “To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.” Buddha “I’ll tell you what I’m grateful for, and that’s the clarity of understanding that the most important things in…

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    The month of living healthier: day one

    Today was the first day of my new monthly project, the month of living healthier. It went well. I was lucky though, because no one did bring any cake or sweets. Just for reminder, I explained the rules of the challenge in the article I wrote yesterday. This is not a strict diet but rather a positive health challenge. I receive points for doing some actions like for instance cooking a healthy meal, have a walk or avoid sugar an entire day. My first day results No sugar during the entire day: +1 Eat 10 fruits or vegetables in a day: +2 No soft drinks or juice during the entire…

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    The month of living healthier

    One of my goals for 2019 is to try new monthly projects. I did not try any project in January but I decided that February would be my month of living healthier. This is not a diet though. Honestly, I would not know which diet to follow. There are so many of them and you cannot be sure whether they are really that healthy. I also find that many diets are difficult to follow if you have a normal social life. It is difficult to refuse a piece of the cake baked by your mother in law because you are on a diet. For this month of living healthier, I…

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    Starting a new job: useful advice

    This year, I finally got the opportunity to start a new job. I am still in the same company but I have a new role now. In this case, things are naturally easy because I already know much about the new colleagues and generally about the way the company works. However, as I have been first training the colleagues who are replacing me and now learning the new job, I have been thinking about the best way to start a new job. Starting a new job is an exciting new experience but it can be scary too. I listed below a few ideas to make your new start easier. 1)…