What’s life without some food for thought. Here you can find inspiration columns with a link to the past. Ready to be applied in your own life.

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Oriental Spice and some Chocolate red lips red outfit

Homemade spices are always the best right? Same goes for homemade spicy food for thought. If you’ve read some articles from this category, you know that between the “chocolate” fashion, lifestyle and vintage humor items I regularly like a “deeper thoughts” meal.

Every now and then I get an inspirational brain flash that I like to share with you. You may have seen some of my own inspiration quotes on my facebook page. Here is a compilation of my brain flashes from the last few months. Feel free to apply them in your own life.

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For some things one blogpost just isn’t enough. A while ago I explained to you where my vintage fascination came from. One fine day in my personal history (2 weeks ago), I was half-awake and scrolling through my facebook timeline with one eye open. (People who are smiling right now will understand). That morning, one picture about the 1950s gave me a wake-up call. The picture was taken from and old movie scene and had a caption like: “Why didn’t I grew up in the 1950s”. The discussion below the picture was actually quite interesting. Some people resented the statement and pointed out issues like racism, discrimination and the disadvantaged position of women. Although I obviously know how much these issues (unfortunately) were alive and kicking back in the day, I don’t agree with the comments. But…it got me thinking and led to this sequel of the origin of my vintage fascination v.s. the present.

If you think we are living in “The Best Era”, think again (or just watch the news). Just like there are no perfect people, I believe there is also no perfect era to live in. Every era has its darkside and its charm. The 1950s had it and we also have it right now. Right now we are living in an era with a lot of possibilities, remarkable technological innovations (hello Apple smartwatch, drones and Google glass) and other luxuries. We have so many choices and possibilities that 24 hours in a day are not enough. However, while you are reading this post, someone else may be neglected, bullied or worse or and another person just feels unhappy with his/her life. Racism may be gone (officially in most countries), but bullying is not. We have a lot of communication channels, but sometimes we forget to really talk to each other. Most of us (in the West) have a lot of opportunities to educate ourself and earn more. However, sooner or later we all find out that money is handy and needed (to pay the rent, your house, plane ticket and walk-in-closet…), but you can’t buy happiness.

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When I say challenges, what is the first thing that pops up in your mind? To have and to hold a healthier lifestyle for example? Or maybe to do something you’ve never done before like…bungeejumping? When we are talking about physical or other “tangible” challenges, a lot of people will be up for it. But what about the mental challenges? The amount of people that will start with a mental challenge is far less than physical challenges. The ones that will try to keep challenging themselves mentally? Even fewer. However, keep in mind that everyday, everyone is “seeking” for happiness. Isn’t it ironic? So, let’s hear it for the mental challenges. Because what’s within you will influence every action on the outside.

Welcome to the 100happydays challenge. Or in this case, my 100happydays challenge. Although I am someone who already has a positive state of mind, I really wanted to take up this challenge. So how does this challenge work? It’s quite simple actually. For the following 100 days, you make a picture of something that makes you happy on that specific day and you post this picture on a social platform of your own choice. You will use the following hashtag: #100happydays. With this hashtag it’s easy to track your 100 moments of happiness. I used my @SpiceChocolate twitteraccount. What do you win or gain? Long lasting positive vibes.

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