Edinburgh: the ultimate (vegan) travel guide

Today it is time to turn our heads to my favourite place in the entire world, namely the beautiful capital city of Scotland. I have lived in Edinburgh for a year and during that year I fell utterly and hopelessly in love with the city. I don’t suppose I will ever outgrow that love and still try to visit the city as often as I can. I also still hope to settle my roots there again at some point in the future. As I have such fondness for this city and have gotten to know the place quite intimately during my time there, I thought it would be a good idea to share all of my tips for making a trip to Edinburgh unforgettable.

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Diet tips for stress and anxiety

Modern life can be hectic, and we often cram so many tasks in our days, that we no longer have any open spaces left for quiet contemplation and reflection. Not only can this leave us feeling anxious, the stress hormone cortisol is released during busy times. This can lead to all sorts of health problems, from insomnia and headaches to digestive problems and muscle pain. Of course, the most important thing we can do is eliminate the causes of stress in our life. Those might be real events, such as highly stressful jobs, or just the pressure we put on ourselves due to social media or cultural influences. Nonetheless, as food has a strong influence on the body, following the right diet during stressful times can help to manage and even reduce the symptoms we are experiencing due to stress.

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A sustainable outfit and a trip to Austria

A few weeks ago, I visited family in Austria for a lovely long weekend. It was a trip to remember. We swam in crystal clear lakes and climbed the mountaintops of the Alps. We adored the fresh air, the serene landscapes, and the heartfelt chats. I was even surprised by the choice of vegan food that was offered by the restaurants in the little towns we visited. I knew that comfort was at the center of this trip, so I ensured all the clothes I brought, were light, loose and comfortable. On one of the days, my outfit was completely sustainable and fair-trade, which is why I thought it would be great to share the outfit on my blog. I started buying fair-trade and sustainable only about two years ago, so I still have quite a few fast-fashion pieces in my wardrobe. However, it is great to see my collection of ethical clothing growing, as time goes by. Nowadays it is not uncommon to wear an all-ethical outfit. 

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