Fall and winter can be a dark, cold and depressing period. The temperature is dropping and the days are getting shorter fast. It may sound extreme, but I actually haven’t seen the sun in a while now, and it won’t get any better until after the new year has started. Moving to Norway has definitely forced me to implement some extra self-care and apartment hacks to make the dark and cold season feel warmer and brighter. I’m sure these tips will make the dark winter days less depressing, and even more enjoyable, for you as well, no matter where you live.
Around 25% of adults suffer from a mental illness. I want to raise awareness about this issue, and help people understand the different aspects of living with a mental disorder a bit better. That’s why I’m launching a series of guest posts called Mental Health Mondays, where I give other people the opportunity to share their experiences with mental disorders. This week is all about happiness, as several bloggers share their happiest memories.
The past two weeks there has been a lot of commotion around a certain presidential candidate talking about sexually assaulting women and brushing it off as locker room talk. There were no real apologies, just lame excuses. It saddens me that someone running for president acts this way, and can get away with it. But what disgusts me even more, is that he’s not a one-off case. On a daily basis, men (and women) commit the same acts and use the same lame excuses.
Today’s post is a very personal one, I’m coming out. I’m bisexual. I’m into both men and women. The people closest to me have known for a while. But I never came out, not officially, not publicly. Not until now.
I knew that I wasn’t heterosexual from a very young age but only came to terms with my bisexuality within the past few years. When I was 9 or 10 years old and people around me started to get interested in the opposite sex, I noticed I was different. I wrote about it in my diary, back then.
The leaves are turning red and the days are getting colder and darker. Fall has officially started! What I love the most about fall and winter are the spices. Cinnamon is one of those spices that smells and tastes good all throughout the colder seasons. Every essential oil blend I put in my diffuser has cinnamon in it these days, so I decided to share some of my recipes for homemade essential oil blends based on cinnamon. You can put them in an oil diffuser, make a perfume, or add coconut oil, sugar and baking soda for a homemade scrub. The possibilities are endless!