You create your own calm

June edition / By Camilla / June 1, 2023

Pockets of calm

A minute here and there can make a huge difference if repeated regularly. 

Chances are that you don’t need to learn more stress-management techniques, but rather that you need a bit more air in your schedule. 

“So, what if, instead of thinking about solving your whole life, you just think about adding additional good things. One at a time. Just let your pile of good things grow.”

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Is sitting still slowly killing us?

May edition / By Camilla / May 4, 2023

For many of us, work means hours and hours of sitting, with rare pauses of movement. While it’s easy to dismiss this as a routine part of adult life, it is becoming a growing concern, and more and more people are having physical complaints.
When I’m giving workshops for companies on related topics (such as posture, stress resilience and ‘moving more’) I almost always begin by a quick poll. I ask the participants to raise a hand to show how many have pain in the lower back. I ask how many have discomfort/tension in the upper back, shoulders & neck on a regular basis. So many hands go up.  

“Most people have no idea how good their body is designed to feel.”

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Are you a ‘sprinter’ or a ‘marathon’ runner?

April edition / By Camilla / April 6, 2023

Unlike what the headline might lead you to think, this monthly edition is not about running. It’s about your daily pace, and an invitation to reflect on the pace that you’re keeping. 

Many of us continuously keep a high pace focusing on getting things done, all the time, trying to get to the bottom of the famous to-do-list. 

But the harsh truth is that your to-do-list will never be emptied. You will never be finished! There will always be things to do…

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Stop setting yourself up for failure

March edition / By Camilla / March 2, 2023

A conversation I have with a lot of clients is HOW TO REDUCE STRESS, and the effects of stress in their life. We are all different, which means that we react differently to the daily stressors. What is certain though, is that our bodies are reacting, one way or another. 

These clients might have come to yoga therapy because their bodies have started to complain. For some it’s an autoimmune condition (flaring up), or reoccurring digestive issues, troubles falling asleep/waking up too early.

For others, the toll of constantly being ‘on’, keeping busy, being efficient and getting things off their never-ending to-do list, leads to more mental/emotional/energetic issues, sometimes also to burnout. 

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This could potentially save your life

February edition / By Camilla / February 9, 2023

Recently a yoga student reached out to me, wanting to start doing yoga therapy sessions as she has just been diagnosed with breast cancer.

In my job as a yoga therapist, requests like this are fairly common, and when I worked as a nurse I got used to meet people going through illness, you can say it became part of my daily life. But still, every time it happens, I am humbly reminded how quickly life as we know it, can change.

Breast cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer that we women are diagnosed with. We are bound to encounter it, either for ourselves, or in our circle of friends. It’s not just women who get it though, men do too. It is way less common for men but since we all have breasts, and breast tissue, we are all at risk so to speak.

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Have a happy belly

Thoughts on life & what matters  – December edition

December for a lot of us is a month where we often eat a bit more than usual. A bit more of the good stuff (and there is a lot of good stuff to eat). In our little family planning good food (& drinks) around the holidays is a must. Merging our different cultures and traditions, French and Swedish, and our personal preferences means that there will be lots (!) of everything LOL.

Often this is also a time when our digestive system (and our bellies) might not be happy happy. But it doesn’t have to be that way. There are some simple things we can do to keep the belly happy while we still allow ourselves to indulge. 

One of the biggest reasons our bellies (our digestive system) does not fully enjoy this time of the year is that we are changing our habits. The digestive system is actually quite sensitive, and prefer things to be like usual. 

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Biggest reason we’re unhappy

Thoughts on life & what matters  – June edition

Recently I saw this quote that resonated so well with me. And I guess I am not the only one ‘over-thinking’ things & life… Wanted to share with you a technique that I am using regularly that I find very helpful. My hope is by sharing it with you that you too can find some much needed inner peace. 

“The biggest reason we are unhappy is that we think too much.” 

It’s now been a couple of months that I’ve regularly been brain-dumping my thoughts down into a notebook. In the beginning it was something I started doing because I had read that it might be a good way to become more aware of all the thoughts running on repeat in my head. In periods of my life I have wanted to be one of those people who journal regularly, and I’ve made attempts, buying fancy journals and started, only to rather quickly stop. 

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