Belief and Believing

Belief and Believing

We all have thoughts and ideas that we believe are true – they are our beliefs. Beliefs are our thoughts and ideas. Our beliefs don’t have to be scientifically proven. Our actions (both conscious and subconscious) are based on our beliefs. Our beliefs shape our experiences and effects the actions we take in life.

So, ask yourself, What do I believe? How has this affected my life?

Have you heard of the placebo effect? The power of believing lets you influence your body in ways you may seem astounding. If a person believes that he/she will get well from for example taking a medication for something, it will happen regardless if the tablet contains medication or not. That is how powerful the mind is when we believe in something.

The thoughts, the pictures, the ideas you put in your mind is what ultimately turns what you want into reality.
So, why not pretend believing and becoming absorbed in the idea of how you want to be or what it is you want in life.

Just as a magnifying glass can focus rays of sunshine, you can focus your mental energy to make your thought, ideas and beliefs real for your body.

You may not always get what you want, but you do get what you expect. Expectations contain the energy of beliefs and become the results of what is believed.

You have the ability to choose your beliefs. Hav you ever heard of “Seeing is believing”? This is pretty easy to do. You experience something with your sense, and that is a familiar way of choosing what is believable or not. Our mind loves what is familiar.

Ask yourself, do you let the world tell you what is true or what to believe?

Remember, you have the choice in what to believe.

Did you know that our subconscious mind cannot differentiate in between what is real or not? The subconscious mind only acts upon what is you want, believe and expect. So, why to expect what you want?!

Your body-mind also perceives your beliefs based on your underlying feeling.
Affirmations are a wonderful way of creating positive ideas and beliefs. If there is resistance to the affirmation, keep going? It will eventually stick, if you put feelings into believing it.

When your belief about something change, they do not revert to old beliefs that are no longer true. Your success is predicted by your motivation, beliefs and expectations. You will see what you believe.





Reality is what we take to be true.
What we take to be true is what we believe.
What we believe is based upon our perceptions.
What we perceive depends upon what we look for.
What we look for depends upon what we think.
What we think depends upon what we perceive.
What we perceive determines what we believe.
What we believe determines what we take to be true.
What we take to be true is our reality.

Gry Zukav

Good sources of plant based protein

Good sources of plant based protein

I, just as many other people, are choosing to eat plant based meals these days. If you are one of them as well, you might wonder what plant food you can use as replacement to meat. So I thought I’ll go through some of my favourite protein option for you who also want to go for the plant based option.

Quinoa is a ancient grain that originated in South America. Quinoa actually comes from the seed family and is high in fibre, protein and iron. Quinoa makes a good based for a vegetarian meal and it’s so easy to prepare and it’s also a great alternative to rice.Quinoa contains 8 grams of protein per cup and is considered as a complete protein, meaning it contains all nine essential amino acids the body needs.

Flax seeds are a great source of protein and soluble fibre which helps to slow down digestion and can help with the regulation of blood sugar level  and appetite. These amazing seeds also contain omega 3 fatty acids that may be lacking in the vegetarian or vegan diet.

Sesame seeds are one of my favourites. I love the taste and they are also so nutritious. It’s so easy to use sesame seeds. Just sprinkle them over your food or salads. They are a great source of dairy-free calcium and essential minerals such as copper.

Chia seeds have so many benefits and each table spoon contains of three grams of protein and five grams of fibre. Have you ever made chia seed pudding? It’s just the best!

Chick peas contains loads of protein and fibre. One cup contains 14.5 grams of protein and 12.5 grams of dietary fibre.

Beans such as black beans, pinto beans and lima beans are a great meat substitute. 1 1/4 cup of cooked beans provides 18 – 22grams of protein.

Lentils are a very versatile legume and can be used in soups, salads, curries, in vegetarian hamburger etc. One cup of cooked lentils provides 18 grams of protein.

Meat is not the only option for getting protein in your diet.

Karin Hagberg
Food, Lifestyle and Wellness Coach
Ideal Weight Hypnotherapist and AromaFreedom Technique Practitioner


Do you set goals to get to where you want to be?

Do you set goals to get to where you want to be?

The journey to elevate your wellness/better your health can at times be a difficult path to follow. Trying to do what’s right for your body, mind and spirit, without a clear understanding of what it is you really want to achieve, is like walking with a blindfold not seeing where you are going.

Without intent or lack of it leaves you feeling lost and without direction. You might feel like just giving up and start doing self sabotaging things. 

I am sure most of us have lost our way at one point of our time, but it does not have to mean we have to accept defeat. It just means we need to find the right map to get there, and setting a goal is the best GPS signal there is to get there.

Can you remember a time when you achieved something you really wanted in life. How did it make you feel? I am sure it made you feel amazing, perhaps accomplished, proud, happy etc. Imagine if you could feel that good  all the time. 
I believe you can, when you set yourself goals that will take you towards where you want to go.

First of all ask yourself “what is it I really want?” Then ask yourself “why do I want this?”

I believe that goals gives you focus and motivation. If we did not have them, we would be lost. We may accidentally make the goal but only after an excessive expenditure of time and energy.

Ask yourself, do you think it’s easy to know what steps to take  if you don’t have a clear objective? Do you think you would be more focused if your eyes was focused towards the finish line/goal. Do you think you would be more focused and less distracted if you knew what you wanted and why it is so important for you to get there?

We all got to start somewhere and I believe it is by setting small specific goals that you can realistically achieve each week, month or year. This will boost your progress for sure.

Set goals that are Specific, Realistic and Achievable. The more achievable your goals are, the more likely you are to find the motivation to follow through. Start small and build as you go. Remember we all had to crawl before we learn to walk.

It’s important to then track the progress as you set of on your journey.  How else would you know if you are on the “right” track. Tracking your progress will enable you to see if what your are doing is getting you closer to where you want to be or further away from it.

Focus on what is working and the progress you are taking and see yourself have accomplished your goal, but more of all enjoy the journey!

Karin Hagberg