Satisfying yet harmless homemade fudge (vegan + sugar free)

This fudge is incredibly satisfying! Seriously, after my first bite I couldn't contain myself and the piece was gone before I knew it. It’s dangerously easy and quick to whip together, delicious and filling!  The star of the recipe is peanut butter (any type of nut butter will do). I’m hesitant to call it a …

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A simple exercise to feel better (the power of gratitude)

10 years ago, I was enrolled in a course on positive psychology, my favorite type of psychology! Traditional psychology mainly focuses on dysfunction and what does not work. On the flip side, positive psychology aims to understand what does work, meaning what contributes to our flourishing,  increased happiness and life satisfaction.  I don't recall a …

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Treat yourself with nutritious Avocado Chocolate Balls (vegan, sugar & gluten free)

Do you ever get chocolate cravings? I do! But there’s such a difference between chocolate and chocolate. I wanted to find  a chocolaty treat that not only satisfies the urge but also is loaded with nutritional properties. So, I went on a digital hunt for inspiring recipes when I found “Cecilias avokadochoklad”, which hit the …

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Make your own personalized shampoo and conditioner (DIY)

I’ve tried out countless brands of shampoos and conditioners of all prices, with the result always being the same; overly dry hair, scalp covered in build up and leaving hair trails everywhere. It annoyed me to the point of refusing to purchase commercial hair products (seriously, washing my hair with only water is a better …

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Super moist blueberry & banana cake (vegan, sugar & gluten-free)

Blueberry season is sadly coming to an end, so I made sure to have a field day in the woods where I scooped up as many berries as I could. Most of the blueberries went in the freezer but I also wanted to bake with freshly picked ones. There are so many delicious pastries which …

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People pleasing- appreciated dysfunction

My name is Nouseibah and I’m a recovering people pleaser (“Hi Nouseibah”).  People pleasing is a well hidden, dysfunctional yet socially awarded way of living. The mechanics of people pleasing are simple: it's an exaggerated agreeableness and helpfulness at the expense of oneself. Behaviour wise, the primary motivation is externally driven: moving according to other  …

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Celebrating Apple Day with a tasty cake (vegan, sugar & gluten-free)

Unbenounced to me, last week it was Apple day here in Sweden (25th of September). Definitely the perfect day for it, being the peak of apple season. My parents have an apple tree with fruits perfect for making jam and sauce but not baking unfortunately. On the bright side, I live around the corner from …

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Ghosting- a peephole into a persons character

According to Oxford languages, the definition of ghosting is “the practice of ending a personal relationship with someone by suddenly and without explanation withdrawing from all communication”. Unfortunately, this type of disturbing behaviour is closely associated  with the dating world. Ghosting can take place on a small scale ( after a nice date or two) …

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