Category Archives: Aliciouslife

Aliciouslife: Book challenge

Not usually someone who’s ambitious (at. all.), I still haven’t been able to ignore the plethora of challenges  around. Lately, everything seems to have been turned into some sort of competition: taking photos, eating vegan and now – reading books. That was when I couldn’t resist the urge to jump on the band wagon anymore and here it is – my first ever challenge I’m participating in Continue reading Aliciouslife: Book challenge

Aliciouslife: Diets

After my recent rant regarding the current detox craze, there is more in the world of delusions, the mere mention of which gives me physical discomfort:

The word “diet“ – not as in nutrition in general but as in cutting certain things out of your actual diet to achieve certain results – is another things that makes me shake my head in disbelief at people I have otherwise known as smart and reflective. Continue reading Aliciouslife: Diets

Aliciouslife: Detox

Some things really get me off the wrong foot when they appear in my morning Facebook/ Instagram/ email feed. The word “detox“, for instance, always seems to hit exactly that nerve.

Especially now, with all those (often questionable) New Year’s resolutions, People will spend hundreds of euros/ dollars/ pounds on a couple of days worth of juices which all have in common that they are of strange colour and often rather nauseating taste. Oh, and have I mentioned that they are useless too? Continue reading Aliciouslife: Detox

Aliciouslife: Pangs of guilt

I should  have – I would have – I could have – I didn’t. Why did I not???

Does this sound familiar to you? So many persons around me regularly dive head-first into a deep pool of guilt – because they work too much and/ or don’t get enough work done, because they don’t spend enough time with their children/ friends/ spouse/ dog or think they should simply be a “better person”. Continue reading Aliciouslife: Pangs of guilt

Aliciouslife: Energy vampires

Who doesn’t know them? That one colleague or friend who is constantly complaining? The one who always responds to a polite “How are you?” with lamentations, is resistant to all offers of help as well as suggestions for improvement and who, like a broken record, goes on about how unfair life is, how terrible person X behaved towards them and how generally everyone seems to be out to get them? Continue reading Aliciouslife: Energy vampires