Happy Easter everyone!

Happy Easter everyone!

Here is a little story which I really love! Its title is “The Egg” – fitting for Easter, don’t you think? πŸ™‚ It was written by Andy Weir and for me, it is one of those stories that can turn your life around. Bonus: It’s 

Stuck at home during COVID-19? Can’t go out? Go within

Stuck at home during COVID-19? Can’t go out? Go within

Use this OpportYOUnity to (re-)discover yourself:

<center>Day 24 – Love, Happiness & Harmony – Opportyounity Advent Calendar</center>

Day 24 – Love, Happiness & Harmony – Opportyounity Advent Calendar

We have arrived at the final day of the opportyounity advent calendar and because most of you are probably getting ready for Christmas eve, I will keep this post short: 

I wish you all a very happy Christmas and that you get to share it with the people you love. For this special day, I recorded a Love, Happiness and Harmony mediation which you will receive for free as my little xmas gift to all of you πŸ₯°

This mediation will take care of anyone who is far apart from their families and friends for this special occasion, but also during any other time you feel like you need the support, warmth and care of your family. Listen to this mediation to feel a deep connection with your loved ones, no matter how far the physical distance may be 🀍 

Another extremely useful way to use this meditation, is to listen to it, before you meet the relatives, that you usually don’t get along with so well. It will help you feel more connected to them and will smooth the way for a beautiful xmas gathering. May you be healthy, happy, safe and surrounded by love β€οΈπŸŒ²πŸ’«
<center>Day 23 – Doing good – Opportyounity Advent Calendar</center>

Day 23 – Doing good – Opportyounity Advent Calendar

We are only one day away from Christmas Eve. The holiday of love, family, support, care, presents, food, warmth and much more. But there are many people out there, which don’t have the luxury to enjoy one or more of these things. Maybe you are 

<center>Day 22 – Winter solstice & solitude – Opportyounity Advent Calendar</center>

Day 22 – Winter solstice & solitude – Opportyounity Advent Calendar

Today is the shortest day of the year and the beginning of winter in the northern hemisphere, whereas in the southern hemisphere, summer is starting and today marks their longest day. The winter solstice is celebrated around the world and is often connected to celebrating 

<center>Day 21 – Stardust – Opportyounity Advent Calendar</center>

Day 21 – Stardust – Opportyounity Advent Calendar

We are actually made of Stardust. Can you believe it?! According to Dr Ashley King, planetary scientist and stardust expert, nearly all the elements found in our bodies, were made in a star, a supernova or even the big bang.

It’s quite fascinating, if you think about it this way: Every time we look at the stars, we are essentially looking at us. On top of that, due to the distance of the stars, we might sometimes be looking at a star that has actually already “died”. Such things really have a mind-blowing effect on me and reminds me of how small and fleeting we are. What are 90 years in the eyes of a billions of years old star?

Today is the day to remind ourselves that life is short and precious. A lot of times we need to get smacked with a severe incident to make ourselves realise that, but let’s try to put ourselves in the shoes of someone who survived an airplane crash. Can you imagine how lucky you have to be to survive dropping from the skies? Would you still look at your life in the same way? Would you still have the same job? Would you be with the same partner? Would you feel accomplished with everything you have achieved in life, if you had died?

The reason why today is the perfect day for this is because tonight (21.Dec.) and tomorrow (22. Dec.) early morning, you can see 5-10 comets an hour, flying through the skies, left behind by the comet “Tuttle”. This is a yearly event happening around the 17th-25th of Dec. and can be best observed around the “little bear” constellation. Tonight, go for a romantic stroll under the stars, and soak in their radiance. Explore your past, your present and your future πŸ’«

<center>Day 20 – sleep – Opportyounity Advent Calendar</center>

Day 20 – sleep – Opportyounity Advent Calendar

We all know sleep is important for our all round health. According to a study on 9000 Participants, 6-8 hours seems to be the optimal resting time. More than an hour less or an hour beyond this, can lead you feeling hungover. During your sleep 

<center>Day 19 – Goals & Values – Opportyounity Advent Calendar</center>

Day 19 – Goals & Values – Opportyounity Advent Calendar

What are your goals in life? Are you chasing the right dreams? Stating your Values is going to help you find the answer to these questions. The more your goals are aligned with your ethics, the more you will burn for them and really try 

<center>Day 18 – the importance of nature – Opportyounity Advent Calendar</center>

Day 18 – the importance of nature – Opportyounity Advent Calendar

Sustainability, Paper straws, creating a biodegradable plastic from fish scales – a new movement has been happening around the world, in which nature is slowly being brought back into the limelight. We all know the importance of this movement (except maybe certain Presidents who claim climate change is a β€œhoax”) so I will not ride the waves with Greta Thunberg right now. Instead I would like to mention a few ways how Nature can improve your emotional well-being and how to incorporate this in your life.

The more time we spend in Nature, the more we feel connected to it and the more we feel the need to protect it. Being in nature shows us how majestic it is. It also increases our overall wellbeing and helps us fight depression, anxiety, stress, cardiovascular diseases, alzheimers, fatigue and many more steadily increasing health issues. 

What you can adapt is to try and go for a walk in nature (or at least in a park) for at least 15 minutes a day. During the summer months, I would even suggest walking barefoot to really ground yourself again. This helps to release accumulated draining energy and gain fresh power from Mother Earth.

There are fascinating studies out there showing how living closer to greeneries, improves your mental health and decreases the chances of physiological challenges like depression, anxiety etc. Even bringing plants into your house increases your mental well-being. Yes, the quality of the oxygen increases in your home, but the energy of plants alone, can change your own vibrations as well. There is even a study showing the difference in patients healing with or without plants in their rooms (Roger Ulrich). 

For today, how about you take a walk in nature and soak up its magic? Link me in pictures! I would love to see what you have experienced πŸ₯°

<center>Day 17 – Be(come) happy – Opportyounity Advent Calendar</center>

Day 17 – Be(come) happy – Opportyounity Advent Calendar

Do you sometimes feel low? Would you like to know a quick way to feel better within minutes? Here are two ideas: This one is going to sound a bit crazy but give it a try: Smile push-ups! Stand in front of a mirror and