Green Heart

It's my life and I'm trying to live it healthy, happy and enviromentaly friendly.

Stress, our enemy

Last friday I went to the sea side, where my grandparents have their holiday house. My boyfriend went there by bike, though in the end he made 187km and not around 150 as we thought it will be. But I went there by car and I had my bike with me on one of those bike racks that you fix on a car hitch.

It was not the first time I drove there by myself, neither it was the first time I drove with bike rack on the back, but it was the first time that I had a bike behind on longer distance. And not only that, it was very windy all the way and I know that bike rack isn’t so damn tough as some others are. So I was very nervous all the way, I stopped two times to check if the bike is still holding tight and everything is ok. So it was pretty much the most stressfull experience I’ve ever had.

I came to the finish with no problems, though I was very tired. Next two days my belly started to hurt a bit, but I thought it must have been something wrong with some food I ate or something. But on sunday afternoon it got worse and my head started to hurt, then I had to run to the toilet and after all this I got sick and I had to puke. Then I realised what was wrong. The stress from friday obviously got to me badly! It’s funny because to most people that situation wouldn’t really look like something stressfull, but for me it was.

So my point is just to tell how stress effects our body, sometimes more hidden, but sometimes totally obvious reactions come out. It’s important that we learn how to relax and let our mind find some peace. Unstress yourself! =)

I got better in about two days, but now I know that this kind of situations are my weakness and I have to work on them. I will not let them get to me like this time.

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Go out in nature!

Today I needed to get some sound recordings for my new movie I’m working on. So I headed out in nearest forrest where it’s usually very quiet and usually there is no cars on a rocky road that leads there. But today was different. Like they knew I needed just sounds of pure nature, nearest park just had some sort of concert or something and it was really loud. Though the music was really nice and relaxing, some flutes or something, but I needed nature sounds, not music! So I went a bit further down the road and when I thought there is not much music sounds left some cars started to pass by, then cyclists, then walkers… Damn it!
So I left the road and went deeper in to the forrest, though I didn’t have to go far to get what I wanted. Only pure nature sounds. And to tape the sounds it meant I had to be totally quiet for a while. After a minute of silence I heard some sounds few meters away and it was cute small squirel! It ran a bit, but then I lost sight of her. It must have hide or something. But after another minute I heard another sound a bit further and it was some other squirell that ran over some clearing and up on the tree. It was soooo cute! And then after another minute I heard some weird sounds behind me and there were two squirels fighting and runing away a bit later.

Now that was some experience! I don’t remember the last time I’ve seen so many wild animals just living their ordinary life!
After this I just couldn’t leave. I stayed a bit further and enjoyed in all the energy that was around me, that pure nature energy. It was so relaxing. Then I closed my eyes and just listened to the sounds and it was amazing. Try it some time. It’s really amazing and great experience that we usually don’t do, but I think we should. Nature is part of us and we keep on forgeting it. Just go out, sit down, close your eyes and be quiet. Enjoy the nature!

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Short documentary film: Being Healthy

This is a short documentary film about me and my fighting with Chronic Fatigue Syndrom (CFS). It’s a story about what I went through and how I’m living now to keep the health I got back. Charish your body and notice health when you have it, not only when you don’t!

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What kind of bottles to use?

I notice that many people in school or at work don’t carry any liquid with them. And this is exactly why so many people dehydrate, or just don’t drink enough water which can lead to many health problems in future. I know how these things go, I was one of these people once.

Then in high school I started to carry plastic bottle with me more often and when it was empty I refilled it with tap water (which is in most cases totally ok and sometimes even better than water you buy in shops). This is how I started to take care I really drink about 2-3 liters of liquid daily. But then more and more articles came out about the dangers of these plastic bottles. The biggest problem is that they have Bisphenol A (BPA), that is actually dangerous for us. I didn’t know what else can I do, so I continued drinking water from plastic bottle.
And beside the health issues, I don’t think we have to mention the problem of recycling and the price of buying plastic bottles… When you calculate how much it costs and how often you buy it… Yeah, let’s leave it. =)

Soon it was my birthday and I got one great present – quality plastic bottle that was BPA free. I was really thrilled about it and I started to carry it with me all the time. To school, when shopping, when going out… I mean all the time! But there was one problem… After few months of use it started to taste weird and I just couldn’t clean it as well as before. So I guess that showed it’s still just plastic.

Next step was a small glass bottle, that even had a name Emil die Flasche (Emil the bottle). I was using it probably for a whole year or so. But minus was that it didn’t have any protection, none at all. So it happened on a train; I accidentally droped it on a floor and that was the end of the happy relationship we had.

At that point I really couldn’t live without quality bottle anymore. It was my companion everywhere, all the time and it was even on my night table while I was sleeping, in case I’d wake up and be thirsty.
So it was only natural that I needed to buy myself a new bottle. And I did. I bought myself a great Slovenian product called Flaška. It is a glass bottle with 71% silicon-dioxide (the usual amount of silicon-dioxidein glass), but the difference is that Flaška is made out of informed glass. This way even ordinary tap water becomes quality water. Ok, so it’s still a glass bottle that can break, but here you get some protection “suits” for them, so there is some more safety. I really recommend it. And yeah, ok, it’s not the cheapest, but I’m sure it’s quality and you’ll have it for quite a while if you don’t break it. =)

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