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
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
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
With fireworks, the odd bottle of champagne and the Blue Danube waltz by J. Strauß we welcomed the New Year only 3 days ago and just like always, this new year comes with new hopes, expectations and aspirations. Continue reading Aliciouslife: Happy New Year 2015
My dear readers,
I wish you and your families a merry Christmas and happy holidays! I hope you get to spend the next couple of days with those you love, eating plenty of home-cooked food around beautifully decorated Christmas trees and generally enjoying yourselves.
May the spirit of Christmas fill your heart and house.
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
Oh, the lights. Each year I’m once more excited when the first Christmas lights are put up on Vienna’s shopping streets. Then the markets come up and I’m again mesmerised. Continue reading Aliciouslife: Christmas lights
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
Until my good friend Chicagogirl took me to my first yoga lesson, I had been ambivalent in regard to …well, what was that yoga anyways? Sitting still, breathing, making strange poses, incense sticks and esoteric chatter – neither of this sounded at all appealing to me. This, however, pretty much sums up my understanding in the time BY (before yoga). Continue reading Aliciouslife: Forrest Yoga
Every minute somewhere in Austria blood a (450ml) unit of stored blood is needed, however, hospitals are usually critically short on blood. Only 3.5% of the Austrian population regularly donate blood (source: Rotes Kreuz) which I think is frankly embarrassing as well as highly egotistic. Continue reading Aliciouslife: Give blood, save lives