clothing · Outfit · Thoughts

Put The Work In

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Outfit from Boy London… Love the colour and the trousers.

Currently doing my best to make plans happen and goals reached. It can be difficult when there’s so many things you just have to do, even though it takes a lot of you and it’s not what you “really really” want to do or spend your time doing. Priorities! Priorities and planning is so important. And living. Just living and enjoying. Time after time we get our question answered; “Does success, money and power make you happy? Are you happier now that you are where you wanted to be?” No. It’s the moments, the laughs, the people – the living part of it all.

So work your ass off for your dreams, laugh your ass off with your friends, and work your ass in the gym – my best tip ūüėČ

I think you all understand though, it can be difficult at times – but a hard worker with time for family and friends, and a healthy functioning body will always be happiest ‚̧ Don’t just stick to one thing.

Outfit

Pastel Blue Outfit

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Det har v√¶rt utrolig lenge siden jeg har delt noen outfit bilder med dere, men det har nok mest v√¶rt fordi jeg har pr√łvd √• fokusere s√• mye som mulig p√• det aller viktigste her – men jeg vil selvf√łlgelig dele litt annen type inspirasjon og bilder med dere ogs√• ‚̧

Hele settet er fra PrettyLittleThing, som har mye fint, meeen jeg anbefaler dere å sjekke hvilket stoff klærne er laget av Рog de aller billigste burde dere holde dere unna, det er som regel en grunn til at de er så billige.

I dag skulle jeg egentlig ha en dag der jeg skulle f√• unnagjort alt mulig, men jeg sto opp, lagde pannekaker og siden det har det egentlig st√•tt litt stille… Jaja, bedre √• i det minste starte n√• enn √• ikke starte i det hele tatt. Skulle forresten ta noen nye bilder idag ogs√•, men det er s√• typisk at det skal regne n√•r jeg f√łrst har fri, og ellers er det over 30 grader med sol…

Jeg skal i hvert fall dra √• kj√łpe malesaker fra S√łstrene Grene og dra innom Jacob’s p√• Majorstua for √• kj√łpe inn litt mat og godsaker. Og trene!

It’s been so long since I’ve shared any outfit photos with you guys, but the main reason is because I’ve really tried to focus on the most important things on here – but I do love to share other types of inspiration and pictures as well ‚̧¬†

This whole set is from PrettyLittleThing, and they do have loads of nice things, but I would recommend that you check the fabric of the product before you buy it, and also if it’s very cheap there’s probably a reason for it…

Today was supposed to be a day where I just got everything done and more, but since I got up and made pancakes this morning nothing more has really happened. So lazy. I swear it’s the weather. So typical it changes from sunshine and a heatwave to rain and crazy wind the second I’m off work…¬†

Oh well, at least I’m being productive for the rest of the day, so that’s better than nothing. First I’ll go buy some things I need for painting (can’t wait to just buy nice pastel colours and listen to music and just paint something random! Haha, I’m so excited), then I’ll go to Jacob’s and buy some food and vegan snacks. And go to the gym!

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Food · personal

Let’s Talk About Food

When you’re young it’s easy to not consider the importance of taking care of your body and the consequences it might bring you later if you don‚Äôt. Choosing good, healthy, and sustainable food has multiple benefits. It benefits you. It benefits the animals. It benefits the environment. Our planet.

As a 17 year old, I got the opportunity to travel as a model. Before¬†traveled, I got “trained” in the modeling industry. My mother agency (your base model agency) that I was with at the time, was telling me what I had to do to be ‚Äúgood enough‚ÄĚ. I always knew in the back of my mind that what I was doing to my body was not healthy or good in any way, and my body also tried to let me know – but my ambition and dreams were bigger, and I eventually got very good at convincing myself and everyone around me into thinking that I only did what was necessary, in a “healthy” way.¬†

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Photo: Susanne Pettersen

The reason why¬†I’m using a lot of quotation marks, is because it later became obvious to me¬†that the food I ate and didn’t eat, left huge¬†marks on me. The way you choose to nurture your body ‚Äď what food you put on your plate – is the most important choice you make for yourself, and you take that choice every single day.

Now I know that it does not matter if someone is –¬† older, younger,¬† more¬†successful or¬†powerful – than you,¬†it does not mean that they know what’s the better choice for you and your health. Listen to your body. Food is the drive for all your thoughts, strength, ambitions – your life and everything it involves.¬†

Be aware. Be aware of how much or how little you’re giving to your body, be aware of what happens to your body when you choose to give it hot dogs and Coca Cola, and most of all what exactly it is you are allowing your body to use as¬†fuel – what it consists of.¬†

As a 15 year old I could not get myself to understand the importance of the right nutrition. Looking back I see now that I felt invincible and did not think that any of the choices I made regarding food back then could ever have the power to stay with me forever.

I tried to convince myself and everyone around me. I became good at that. Until it all became too visible. Until my body said stop. 

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It will always, eventually, come to a point where the body forces you to stop or you’ll break down – completely. Either it’s too much food, too little, or too toxic… It comes to a point where it’s too late and you can’t just go back and “fix” what you have done to your body.¬†The body that always tries to protect you, fix you and tell you when something is not right. You only get so many chances to listen.¬†

So what did all of this give me? What happens when a young, healthy and strong body suddenly stops eating after seven in the evening? What did it do to a happy girl full of ambitions, life and dreams when food became her worst enemy? When she chooses to exclude natural carbohydrates like rice and potatoes from her diet¬†because then “I’ll be thin enough”?

It gave me pain. It gave me a lifelong illness, ulcerative colitis. A stomach constantly fighting against something that’s not there in the first place – leaving me with unnecessary pain that will never leave. Making it more important than ever to give my body the right nutrition, and giving me no opportunity to neglect my body any more, because only the best will help me. It gave my mom tears and fear. It gave my friends a distant friend that slowly disappeared. It gave me sadness and emptiness, tears and loneliness.¬†

It also gave me something else. It gave me a lesson, a tough and lifelong one, but a lesson. It gave me an understanding.

We all have a responsibility. I have a responsibility. 

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Bad food and food habits pose a bigger threat to health globally than tobacco, alcohol,¬†¬†drugs and unsafe sex combined, but while there’s an age limit for alcohol and warnings about death on cigarettes packets – what is there for food? Toxic, unhealthy food? Nothing. There are¬†commercials for it. It’s on kids menus.

There are so many people out there today that have a complex relationship with food Рand I used to be one of them. It is difficult, tough and all-consuming. 

I wish I would have been kind to my body. I know for a fact I would have appreciated everything so much more. Everything that gave me real and true happiness. The new countries, the amazing people, every single experience. The things that still give me butterflies looking back at.

I would love to be able to go back in time and have a long conversation with myself, but then again РI am here now, a lot wiser, and with so much more experience. That counts for something. 

Imagine if we all could get rid of those thoughts… Take away all of those “this makes me fat, we have eaten meat since forever, it doesn’t affect me”… Imagine if we could change it into “what is actually good for my body, what will give me the correct nutrition, how can my body function the best way possible”… – And from there knowing that all the positive changes will show on both the inside as well as the outside.

The world isn’t where it should be when it comes to plant-based and sustainable food, but together we could all get further. We are the ones who can make a change. Everything is about what we want, what we are buying, what we need. What if we could ask for the best, not just for us, but for the earth as well?

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But how can we make it simple? We constantly have newspapers, bloggers, nutritionists, parents, teachers and even doctors telling us one thing is good one day, then bad the other day.

What is good food? Food that is good for your health, for animals and people in the supply chain – for the planet?

Food journalist for NYT Michael Pollan summarises the science and says that the short answer to what us humans should eat in order to stay maximally healthy is – ‚ÄúEat (real) food. Not too much. Mostly plants.‚ÄĚ

Less is more. Less ingredients, less food additives, less mass produced products that can stay in your cabinet for months without turning bad. And yes, less meat.

More simple, clean and natural foods. Food that grows, that doesn’t come in a box and that has ingredients you know of. Food that can rot. It’s a natural and good sign. Eat more plants, seeds and grains.

When you are stuck with an illness and your only option is to eat what in reality is good for the human body, and not what people necessarily tell you – you start to realise the importance and huge impact it¬†has, which is hard to see when you‚Äôre constantly getting pulled in different directions the second anyone talks about the word ‚Äúhealthy‚ÄĚ.

The reasons why I have been eating more plant-based food in the past years have been the welfare of the animals and for my own health. I have also had many discussions with my closest people about it, and a lot of them, I surround myself with today,  have gone through a journey of their own and found reasons to choose a more plant-based lifestyle, which makes me very happy now that I know how much the food you eat can affect your health. Through documentaries I have learned how the meat industry affects the environment and our planet. Globally it is one of the largest sources of greenhouse gas emissions, and in developed and emerging countries it is perhaps the leading source of water pollution. It truly needs more attention. Recently is has made an even bigger impression on me, as I now know more about the impact is has on our planet. By meeting Gunhild Stordalen, Executive Chair and Founder of the EAT foundation, I have been inspired to learn, read and educate myself more on the environment side of it all.

Please Рlove yourself by choosing the right daily fuel. Last, but not least РDon’t forget about our planet!  

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Photo: Susanne Pettersen

Thoughts

Two Kids In Love

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two kids

different lives

different worlds

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trying to figure out life

life and love

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we already know love

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do you know it takes work?

do you want to love and be loved?

do you know it means not giving up?

do you know it means loving yourself?

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go your own path

choose the real love

the unconditional love

the self-love

the love that makes you not just fight for someone else

but yourself as well

 

life is unpredictable but I get to wake up next to someone 

I love.

 

Photos: Vilde Bråten @wildust.photo

mental health · Photographs · selective mutism

Is There Anything You Want To Know?

So after speaking and contacting different people around the world I have figured out the best way to reach a lot of people and spread more knowledge about SM for right now is to make a YouTube video.

I am really doing my best to be able to have talks about it and see people face to face because I think the affect is bigger, just from my own experience. I really want to be able to visit schools and talk with people working with kids, because that’s where the knowledge so desperately needs to be in order to help… But a great way to start is social media. And I also want to be able to inspire others that are struggling right now, and I know I could reach them with videos.

So with that, I want to know if there is anything you want to have answered? Any questions you have? My first video will mostly be about my own story and how it feels like growing up with selective mutism and not getting the help I should have gotten from the system and school… Write any questions in the comments, and I will answer them in either this video or the next one!

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