Friday, June 02, 2017

// Creative Break //



Hello my darling internet friends.

As you can tell by the title of this blog post, I'm taking a creative break. 

Why? Mainly because I am going to spend the whole of June in the depths of Vietnam as one last vacation before my very last semester at university ends. Since it's uncertain whether I will have any access to wifi at regular intervals, and since I also just need a break from any social media platforms after all the work I did on my computer for my master thesis and such, my blog will hibernate (no scheduled posts or the like) during that month. 

Don't worry though! I will be back strong after my vacation! And that much I can tell you: there will be changes to my blog after my hiatus :)

Until then – enjoy life, spend less time on the computer and more outside, and take care!!
 



Maisy
 

Weekly Meal Plan CW 21


http://be-alice.blogspot.com/2017/06/weekly-meal-plan-cw-21.html


Heeeeey guuuuuys,

(sorry 'bout that.) So I handed in my master thesis on Tuesday (yaaay), and now I'm off to Vietnam! Since we are mostly going to eat out on our vacation, there is no point in posting any weekly meal plans for the next 4 weeks, but don't worry, I'll be back with loads of new home cooking ideas after that! For now, here's what we ate last week :)

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

What 31 Days of Yoga Did To Me

reading time: 3 min

http://be-alice.blogspot.com/2017/05/what-31-days-of-yoga-did-to-me.html



Heyo, fellow yogis and yoginis! 

As you may know from this Get Healthy With Me post I finally got around to do the free Revolution program from Yoga with Adriene on youtube for the past 31 days. I like to challenge myself every now and then – Day Zero Project, 1 Month Self Love Photo-A-Day, 10 Day Alkaline Diet Detox, 1 Month of No Sugar, now 1 Month of Yoga, and maybe 1 Month of De-cluttering or 1 Month of Meditation or a Digital Detox in the future? – to expand the limits of my body as well as my mind. It's amazing what we humans are able to do. We only have to try!

Today I want to talk about how 31 Days of Yoga changed me. Gosh, that sounds dramatic!

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Places I Would Love To Go

reading time: ca. 1 min


»We live in a wonderful world
that is full of beauty, charm, and adventure.
There is no end to the adventures we can have
if only we seek them with our eyes open.«
Jawaharlal Nehru

 

India.

»A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.«
Lao Tzu


Hi friends. As I am leaving for Vietnam on the 1st of June, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to feature various places that I want to visit some day! (Okay, Thailand, Prague and Nepal don't really belong on this list, but I would love to go back there again!)

Where do you want to go to travel and explore?
 

Friday, May 26, 2017

Weekly Meal Plan CW 20


http://be-alice.blogspot.com/2017/05/weekly-meal-plan-cw-20.html


Hey guys,

I sound like a broken record when I say this but I'm on the FINAL SPURT of finishing my master thesis, next Wednesday is deadline, so you can imagine my sky-high stress levels at the moment. Nevertheless, my boyfriend and I have been active in the kitchen, and here's what we came up with as meal ideas for last week :)

Friday Favorites - Week 374

http://be-alice.blogspot.com/2017/05/friday-favorites-week-374.html


IT'S PARTY TIME!

Hey guys!

When you read this, I will be at my grandma's house who is about to turn 75 years old, so of course we are going to celebrate by spending the weekend together, riding our bikes along the riverbed, eating ice cream, window-shopping, book shopping, eating cake and talking :) 

What are you doing this weekend? If you are in the mood to do some cleaning, I'm featuring 4 Natural Cleaning Supplies You Can Make Yourself this week!

Now happy partying!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Summer Phone Wallpapers


reading time: 1 min

http://be-alice.blogspot.com/2017/05/summer-phone-wallpapers.html



Hello friends! I can't tell you how much I'm craving the warmth of the sun right now, the bright days with flowy dresses, late barbecue nights at the river, cold lemonade and homemade ice cream. 

It is only just starting to transition from a rainy spring to a windy summer here in Germany, and in order to invite summer into my life, here is a round-up of 24 summer  inspired phone wallpapers (that can be used as lock screen or phone background). Click "read more" to view all of them!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Dealing with Anxiety

reading time: 3 min





Over the past few weeks and months I have been working on my master thesis and I reached my personal limits more than once. It was a long and painful process of constant stress, and headaches, exhaustion, irregular periods and emotional instability were its results (plus a 224 pages long thesis). Even though I'm very sensitive to stress, I don't always realize it in time and I oten end up with anxiety and strained nerves. Who can relate?

BTW: When talking about anxiety, I'm not referring to chronic anxiety and panic attacks (for that sort of anxiety toolbox check out Sophie's wonderful blog post on that!), but rather the sort of "everyday anxiety" that comes with exam stress, term papers, an overly tight schedule and our general busy lifestyles.

Here are my methods to deal with stress and stress-induced anxiety:

Friday, May 19, 2017

Weekly Meal Plan CW 19


http://be-alice.blogspot.com/2017/05/weekly-meal-plan-cw-19.html


Hey guys,

I'm currently still finishing up my master thesis, so my boyfriend has been cooking the majority of our dishes this week again. Enjoy! :)

Friday Favorites - Week 373

http://be-alice.blogspot.com/2017/05/friday-favorites-week-373.html

IT'S PARTY TIME!

Hello friends!

How has your week been so far? Mine was kind of a bumpy ride. For the past few days (and weeks) I've worked on my master thesis from 7 a.m. till 10 p.m., sometimes even later, all the while trying to keep my blog going and also doing tutoring twice a week. Now my master thesis is 98% done, and I'm feeling much better. Also, the 31 Days Yoga Challenge is doing me a world of good, as I do feel much more balanced and energized after each yoga session. Other than that I haven't done anything really, so there won't be a weekly round-up today.  

Please note that we are still looking for new fellow party-hostesses, so if you are interested in being a part of the Friday Favorites linky party, just fill out the form at the very end of this linky party :)

Now happy partying!