Everyone knows that I am a big fan of a good smoothie. To be fair, regardless of how many different ingredients it has, banana is definitely THE staple ingredient. However, if you want to get a lush green color, add spinach, always works! Today’s smoothie recipe is one of those green, super charged, full of fiber ones. Try it, your gut will be grateful and your taste buds will enjoy it!
Everyone knows the saying: ‘Man Plans, God Laughs’. But how many of us know that it is a super old Yiddish proverb? Well, now you know, so you’re welcome. This is exactly what happened to me (and the rest of the world) back in March. Last four months have definitely been one of the more memorable periods of my life (as I am sure for many others too). Not only did I learn a lot about my physical and mental health, spent quality time with my family and enjoyed my mum’s cooking, but I also watched the world go through pandemic and fight for equality.
This is my first blog story since the beginning of May. During this last month I felt very uninspired to write anything lengthy about my health or my past travels. In addition, recent weeks have made me focus on more important things like racism issues, social injustices and everything that is going on in the US and the rest of the world. I am trying slowly to get back to sharing my original content, but at the same time want to be more inclusive, keep learning and become more involved in the issues that matter not only to myself but also others. This post is going to be about my 2016 trip to Bali, Indonesia. It will also be about people, kindness and appreciation. So, if you are still reading this, I hope you will continue further and share your thoughts and experiences afterwards.
I was trying to come up with a name for this post that would reflect its content in the best way possible. You see, in the past, it has always been either mental health or physical health. However, after my CSS diagnosis I have been proven yet again, that health is all inclusive. Therefore, this post is all about relationship between our body and mind.
Everyone always says: be grateful for what you have now, enjoy the present and don’t look back. However, for the last year or so, that’s all I have been wishing for. Moving back to Lithuania, wishing my health was the way it was before my diagnosis, being able to spend time with my family whenever I want to, travel more and just be happier. These things were and still are on my mind a lot. So, what to do when you are haunted by everything from the past, your present is hidden in the mist of confusion and your future feels bleak. How to be grateful for everything you have and for life in general?!
Being the smoothie person that I am, I have decided to do a blog post purely about smoothies. I wanted to make this post informative, inspire you to use your imagination more often and just make it fun and colorful experience. Let’s see if you guys can learn anything new about a dish that became one of the most popular breakfasts out there.
Since no one in the world are able to travel at the moment, I have decided to take you down the memory lane. More specifically, Croatia 2014. It’s not going to be just a post about how amazing this trip was, because let’s be honest, almost all holidays are. It’s also going to be a reminder on how our bodies and self-love can change with time, how discovery of something new can influence our thoughts and how self-criticism and shame can change the way we view ourselves.
I can’t even count anymore, how many times people asked me this. It’s nice to know people care but after a while it can become vexing. I am not talking about those who ask because they don’t know you, I am talking about those, to whom you already explained your diagnosis before. Even though I try my best to explain what Central Sensitization (CS) is, it’s hard for most of us to really comprehend how it works, what causes it and how it can be managed.
Medical world itself has doctors who never even heard of CS. Because it’s something that can’t be treated with a pill, nor can it be diagnosed through one single test, there is still quite a bit of skepticism around it. Nevertheless, neurologists who study our brain and specifically show interest in CS field, have done some remarkable work over a few decades it has been introduced (the first evidence of CS was generated in 1983).
We all love traveling. Regardless of where we live, how we look and who we are. Whether it’s a short trip to a local park, a family weekend in a wood cabin or a lifetime holiday that takes you to the end of the world. Humans are inquisitive by nature and traveling is one of the most fulfilling ways to get answers we seek, to make new friends, to learn about different cultures, food and people. Traveling is the vessel for curiosity, discovery and freedom.
The first time I heard term ‘Invisible Illness’ was just few months ago. I never even imagined that such term existed. Of course, I knew that some illnesses are not visible to the eye and yet they exist. However, it’s true that you only start paying attention to things when they hit closest to home.