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Went to the Vegan Expo in Stockholm and had a blast, surrounded by beautiful like-minded people, volunteers, and helpful workers who delivered information and delicious vegan treats for everyone to taste and enjoy.
I brought a little bit of everything with me back home, from food, snacks, cookies, to books, and tons of flyers for me to read and update my knowledge regarding the animals, environment, and vegan lifestyle.
I was there for around two hours, and it felt like time literally flew by as I was floating around on a fluffy green cloud, completely blissfully at all the amazing food that was vegan, cruelty-free, and organic. Some stands even had makeup, skincare, and clothes.
Big thank you to everyone involved, I’m looking forward to next years event. Xo, Beauty
In December 2012, stormy, snowy, and cold breezes slapping my face as I made my way through the bad weather became a day I’d never forget and would treasure deeply at the core of my heart.
I finally would experience one of our time’s most provocative, artistic, and rawest artist. Marilyn Manson, a man that practically needs no introduction.
His persona, work, and look was something that I quickly became addicted to, obsessed even, and in awe of his outlook, way of thinking, and way of being.
He instantly became a household name and I would use whatever opportunity that I got to bring him up, or praying someone else would so I could gush over my new found hobby that was everything revolving or had anything to do with him. From his art pieces (that I am still shattered I don’t own any of), his writing and story-telling in one of my favorite read Marilyn Manson – The Long Hard Road Out Of Hell, his music that goes without saying to his acting in roles such as Tully in Sons Of Anarchy and The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things.
He’s never been one to stay quiet, he’s very outspoken about topics most would probably stay away from, no subject is taboo, and that is one of the many things that I not only love but respect about him.
He talks about everything between heaven and hell, from religion, politics, violence, sex, to guns and death. Nothing’s off the table, making him real with the purest of depth, soul, and heartfelt – something many artists lack.
I believe in his creativity, the man’s a genius, and I will always support his work. The world needs him – we need people that will scream everything that is wrong, someone that will inspire wandering souls not knowing how to burst free and be themselves. It’s powerful, beautiful, and refreshing.
2012 was the first time I got to see him live, something I had dreamt of for years. The second time was in 2015 when he came to the amusement park Gröna Lund in Stockholm, and now I am a proud ticket owner for his next Sweden visit/concert in 2017.
For as long as he continues to sing and perform, I will continue to be one of the humans standing in the crowd, looking up wondering what we did to deserve such beautiful, brilliant, and outstanding being among us.
”People tend to associate anyone who looks and behaves differently with illegal or immoral activity” – Marilyn Manson
We are all judged based on ignorance, we live in a society where people will try to fuck you, but never go the extra mile to get to know you. If people spent more time building themselves up instead of tearing others down, insecurity wouldn’t divide us.
People has such difficulty accepting someone else’s beliefs and original way of being, or even thinking. Humans are almost programmed to react to something that is off the norms and doesn’t fit their structured picture.
Anyone who colors outside the lines is instantly labeled, being pointed out immediately that they’re doing it wrong.
Two + two is four, but so is three + one – doesn’t make it wrong, just different.
Learn to open your eyes, heart, and mind to newer things, looks, and people. We’re all enchanting in our own uniqueness, and that is the beauty of it all.
A certain outfit, look, or make-up does not define the person, the soul and beating heart underneath, it only defines you. Don’t miss out getting to know new people, making new friends just for the sole purpose that they don’t think or dress like yourself.
Embrace them, experience and have a taste of something that’s outside not only your comfort zone but your structured thoughts that have been laid out since the day you were born, be brave enough to break the chains and accept people for whom they truly are. Make new history, take a different path than the one your parents told you to take.
I truly hope that I get the chance to work with him someday, the day my novel gets published and hopefully becomes a movie adaption, he’s the one that I have in mind to create a song that will become the soundtrack.
I always find a way to mention him in my writings, something I truly hope I soon get to share with the world.
Homemade vegan dip with organic tortilla and chips + botanically brewed herb beverage with cola flavor.
Plant-based quark (always use Alpro’s brand)
Chives (after taste)
Green olives (a handful)
Red Onion (less than half)
1 tea-spoon of Olive oil
Salt (after taste)
Pepper (after taste)
Half tea spoon powdered garlic
1/2 tea-spoon Sambal Oelek
Chop the red onion, green olives, and chives. Throw it onto the quark, add the spices after personal taste and stir everything together.
Red; Organic strawberries & raspberries with a small scoop of pea protein (vanilla flavored)
Yellow; Organic mango cubes, banana, and a dash of Oatly’s mango and orange drink (milk replacement)
– I added some extra banana extract to sweeten the flavor & small scoop of pea protein.
Green; Organic Kiwi and mango cubes. + small scoop of pea protein.
Dark blue; Mango cubes, banana, and pineapple extract. I couldn’t find fresh organic blueberries at my local store so I had to improvise and use food coloring instead, but thanks to the yellow mango it didn’t become the blue that I wanted. I’ll get it next time. + small scoop of pea protein.
Example; Mix the strawberries, raspberries, and protein in a blender until smooth and then fill up the popsicle molders. Continue the same process with the others. (Make sure to wash the blender after every use, you don’t want red or blue leftovers when doing the yellow one.)
Strawberries; are rich in antioxidants that strengthen the body’s defenses against aging and disease, a lot of Vitamin C, Iron, and fibers. The nutritional content of strawberries helps against such as heart disease and cancer. It’s also known to improve brain function and reduce the risk of depression. It has also been said that they contain more Vitamin C than oranges.
Melon; they’re high in essential vitamins and minerals, and contain almost no fat or saturated fat. One of the main antioxidants that melons have is Vitamin C, that takes care of the growth and maintenance of all tissues in your body. Plus, it speeds up wound healing and repair of cartilage, bones, and teeth. There’s also a high level of Vitamin A that is crucial for beautifully healthy looking skin, bones, and improves vision.
Banana; packed with vitamins and minerals such as potassium, magnesium, calcium, zinc, iron, copper and vitamin B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, Vitamin C & E. Bananas are good for your heart – they’re very rich in potassium but low in sodium which promotes healthy heart and reduces the risk of atherosclerosis and stroke. Strong bones as well, protects against kidney disease and cancer, and can help when you’re suffering a hangover and much more. Potassium may also lower blood pressure and reduce the impact of high-sodium foods.
Kiwi; kiwis has been known to be one of the fruits that provide the most vitamins and minerals. An insanely high dose of Vitamin C, potassium, and magnesium. And the little seeds in the center of the fruit consists mainly of alpha-linolenic acid, a special omega-3 fatty acid which protects against heart disease.
Oranges; very rich in citrus limonoids that protect against cancer, helps to prevent kidney diseases, lower cholesterol and boosts your heart health.
Raw green juice.
Apple; Protects the brain against several diseases, prevents Alzheimer, and fight the effects of aging on the brain. Decreases risk of diabetes, prevents gallstones, detoxifies your liver, and controls your weight.
Lemon; A powerful antioxidant – filled with vitamin C.
Pineapple; Improves fertility, the enzyme found in pineapples can reduce swelling, inflammation, and helps the body to heal faster if sick. Wonder for the skin as it reduces wrinkles, and improves skin texture.
Spinach; Packed with Vitamin A, B2,B6,B9,C,E & Also loads of potassium,
calcium, magnesium & iron. It is also considered good for stomach ulcer. Spinach also contains Coenzyme Q-10, copper and other beneficial substances. B vitamins are the essentials to feeling energized and fueled throughout the day. And, vitamin E is a massive boost for your immune system and repairs damaged skin.
Note, that consumed in excess may cause tooth decay due its high level of sugar that fruits have, and the acid content in especially oranges can wear away enamel. All in moderation, folks!
A simple yet delicious greek salad with vegan feta cheese from Goodstores in Stockholm, with a homemade vinaigrette dressing.
Cucumber; Cleanses your body, around 90 % of the cucumber is water and the fluid helps the body to get moisturized and reduces the risk of dehydration. Regular intake can also reduce the risk of kidney stones and brings out the residual waste from the body. + Vitamin A, B, & C and also contains potassium which has a positive effect on the heart and arteries.
Tomatoes; Filled with alpha and beta carotene, lutein and lycopene. They help your skin to get a better tone, especially if you’re tanning and it will also get your liver cleansed easier. Great antioxidants, plus Vitamin E and vitamin C.
Lettuce; Most people tend to underestimate lettuce, assuming is practically just water but don’t be fooled, it’s filled with Vitamin A, carotene, & potassium.
Red onion; Filled with antioxidants, great immune system boost, cleanses our body and good for our blood vessels.
Olives; And through this link you can read about the ten wonders olives will do for you.