Little Treasures Week 8 - Dirty Chai Pancakes, Food Cravings and being alone.
Each week I find all sorts of little treasures online and offline that I want to share with you, the must-read articles, the news everyone must know about, the new green brands, quotes, books, but also beautiful handmade products or inspiring people.
You can find them here, in our weekly posts called
Coconut Chai Smoothie Bowl and six aspects of the wheel of life by Alexa Gray and nutritionist Kristin Dahl "When we think of “nourishment” we usually think of food, but nourishment actually comes in many forms. Let’s dive deeper into all the other layers of life that can leave you feeling either invigorated or depleted. Browse through all six aspects then take a peek at our recipe and all the benefits included in this incredible smoothie bowl."
Someone please make me these dirty chai pancakes + vanilla cranberry compote!
Three products I'm totally crushing on this month!
There is no shame in doing things alone. As an introvert I really had to learn this lesson. Doing things alone (or with just my partner by my side) saves me energy. This doesn't mean that I don't like the people around me or that I don't love my friends. It just means that I need more alone time than most people. This article "The stigma of doing things alone" was a really good read for me.
Find out what your food cravings really mean and how you can beat them!
I personally get a lot of "Comfort Cravings" : The desire for comfort foods – sweets, creamy foods and carbohydrates – is really a desire for something warm, nurturing, calming and grounding, and usually accompanies feelings (conscious or subconscious) of anxiety, insecurity, restlessness, fear, worry or upset. In other words, it is an expression of vata imbalance and calls for vata-pacifying techniques.