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Adidas by Stella McCartney SS16 Collection

Please Spring when are you here, I´m dreaming of this Adidas by Stella McCartney outfit, I saw it during the press days at 9PR last winter and I really hope I will get my fingers on this summer outfit very soon.

The colors are very typical for Stella McCartney´s collection, she usually have the nude tones and nice combinations, the designs makes me feel very feminine and I don´t feel like I´m in my sweat or gym wear, it´s so fashionable, so it´s easy to combine with a cool knit like an everyday wear.

Adidas have some great places in Copenhagen were you can see the a big selection of the collections

  • Magasin
  • Intersport, Frederiksberg centeret

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A little bit more about me

I grew up with organic vegestables all around me, my granddad was a greengrocer, my parents both worked so before and after school I was at my grandparents house.

I only had candy once a week and sodas was for birthdays, sometimes my grandma and I made cookies or pancakes, but in general I grew up with a very healthy lifestyle.

When I moved away from home, I had an urge to celebrate my “freedom” with partys, which included alkohol and junkfood, but in my early twenties, I was diagnosed with Morbus Bechterew, which meant I was in pain, hospitalized, wasn’t able to put on my own socks, I went to rehabilitation and decided to think about my health.

More than 10 years with a big amount of pain, I still succeeded working my way up through the fashion industry, my last job with fashion, was so exciting traveling the world as an export manager, until the crisis came.

The company decided to focus on home markets, which meant, my position was closed down, so I found another path, coaching, personal training, nutrients, I really enjoy helping others, this is my way of giving something back… So here I am

//JoannaScharlett//

Sunday Thoughts about Bullying

Sundays are for me a day where there is time for a little reflection, relaxation and getting ready for the coming week.

This Sunday, I reflected on the concept of bullying, it takes place in many workplaces and according to the labor inspectorate it´s a growing problem.

I have no doubt participated in some form of bullying at some point and I have recently been exposed to it, but why do we do it?

Bullying is typically a sign of low self-confidence and frustrations, (The bully don?t have any particular talent or skill that can impress people) which is expressed throughout the bully behavior. There can actually be many reasons for the behavior, problems at home, the bully use to be bullied or have difficulties by someone else being different from themselves, no matter the reason, all of them is a bad solutions to their own problem. Other times the bully think it’s a way to win a conflict.

Personally, I’m a person who likes to be part of a community, where I feel comfortable in my surroundings and therefore trust is important. If I experience untrustworthiness, I tend to avoid socializing with the person who behaves like that.

My last experience led to, not wanting to socialize, it was my way to stand up for myself. Later on, other colleagues confirmed that this person don´t like me and others have been instructed to avoid me. We have had different approaches to how we work, which also ended up in conflicts, that despite meetings has not been resolved. But is it not ok, to agree to disagree?

I think it´s ok, but it´s not ok to bully others because they don´t see the world as you.

I would lie, if I said it didn’t affected me and it was partly why I decided to open my own place, where I can avoid a bad working environment.

In the process, I became aware about a follower, who typically is a person who are participating or passively accepting, these people suffers evenmore about low self-esteem, because they are afraid to stand alone and be victims themselves.

Why I think it´s relevant for my website and what it has to do with health?
In my opinion it has everything to do with our health. Being healthy is not only your performance at the gym or the track, its also about a good state of mind. I experienced that my energy level went down, I had a short fuse (which had a negative side effect on my boyfriend) and even though I didn’t think it affected me as much, I still didn’t feel comfortable being there and doing my workouts, because I didn’t know who to rely on.

Not everyone can open their own place or find another job and sometimes, the problems follows, whether you are a strong person with certain opinions or another minority of some kind. Solving is by fare the best, their are no reasons to have sleepless nights which affects our life in many directions and are so unhealthy for us.

If you want to know more check
http://www.arbejdsmiljoviden.dk/Emner/Psykosocialt-arbejdsmiljo/Mobning
and

Følgevirkninger af mobning

Luckily I´m trained in coaching and has worked many years in the fashion industry where there is a high stress level, so I didn’t develop any stress or anxiety, which bullying can do.

Learn these three simple steps,

  • Say yes (let other people know how you feel, getting help from others is not a sign of wickness, but the oposite)
  • Say no (let your bully no there are boundaries)
  • Say Never mind (some situations are just not worth it, let go and move on)

The experience has taught me a lot about myself, I´m able to handle uncomfortable situations and its actually gets easier to let your bully become indifferent especially when you know its not because of you, its a problem they have with themselves.
//JoannaScharlett//

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Dansk

Søndag er for mig en dag hvor der er tid til lidt reflektion, afslapning og gøre klar til den kommende uge.

Denne søndag har jeg reflekteret over begrebet mobning, det foregår på mange arbejdspladser og ifølge arbejdstilsynet er det et stigende problem.

Der findes mange former for mobning og arbejdstilsynet skelner i mellem mange forskellige typer af mobning.

Jeg har uden tvivl deltaget i en eller anden form for mobning på tidspunkter af mit liv og jeg har selv været udsat for dette, men hvorfor gør vi det?

En mobber har typisk et lavt selvværd, de har behov for at markere sig og det kan der være mange grunde til dette. Deres talent er typisk manglende og de bruger mobningen til at hævde sig selv. De er selv blevet mobbet eller de har svært ved at omgåes andre der er adskiller sig fra dem. Andre gange tror mobberen det er en måde at vinde en konflikt.

Personligt er jeg et meneske som har behov for at være en del af et fælleskab hvor jeg føler mig tryg i mine omgivelser og derfor er tillid en vigtig faktor for mig. Hvis jeg oplever utroværdighed så har jeg tendens til at undgå samvær med dem jeg oplever dette fra.

Jeg har senest oplevet en person sige noget og agere på en anden måde. Yderligere så oplevede jeg der blev talt enormt grimt om andre, så jeg blev i tvivl om hvad der så blev sagt om mig, når jeg ikke var tilstede. Det skete gentagende gange og det førte til jeg ikke havde lyst til at omgåes personen. Det var min måde at sige fra på, senere hen fik jeg bekræftet af andre kollegaer personen ikke kan lide mig og andre er blevet pålagt at undgå mig. Vi har haft forskelligt syn på fx. arbejdsprocesser og lign. som også er blevet til konflikter, som på trods af møder, ikke er blevet løst.
Men er det ikke ok at være enige om at være uenige? Behøver de at udløse mobning?

Det har naturligvis påvirket mig og jeg har bl.a. valgt at åbne mit eget sted, hvor jeg kan undgå et dårligt arbejdsmiljø.

En mobber er sjældent alene, de har medløbere. En medløber er typisk en der er vidne til at dette foregår og enten vælger at forholde sig passivt, eller går med mobberen, typisk er denne person også fyldt med dårligt selvværd samt er bange for at blive udsat for mobningen selv.

Hvad har det her så med sundhed at gøre?
I min verden rigtig meget, jeg oplevede selv at jeg ikke havde lyst til at være social med mine kollegaer, mit energi niveau gik ned, min lunte blev kortere (som er gået udover min kæreste) og selvom jeg ikke selv syntes det påvirkede mig så meget så havde jeg alligevel ikke lyst til at træne der hvor jeg plejede og min mistillid til andre kollegaer voksede, for hvem holdte med hvem.

Nu er det ikke alle der bare kan åbne sit eget eller bare lige finde en anden arbejdsplads og nogen gange følger aben med, lige meget om man er en stærk person med bestemte holdninger og meninger eller om man er en anden minoritet. Jeg syntes emnet her er relevant.

Jeg er heldigvis uddannet indenfor coaching og har arbejdet mange år i modebranchen hvor der er en høj stresstærskel, så det udviklede sig ikke til stress eller angst, som det kan gøre, mobning kan udvikle sig til mange søvnløse nætter og påvirke vores liv i mange retninger og derfor meget usundt for os.

Hvis du vil vide mere så klik ind her:
http://www.arbejdsmiljoviden.dk/Emner/Psykosocialt-arbejdsmiljo/Mobning
og

Følgevirkninger af mobning

Oplevelsen har lært mig meget om mig selv, om hvordan jeg bedre kan håndterer ubehagelige situationer og hvordan jeg nemmere lader jaloux og hadefulde blikke blive ligegyldige. I virkeligheden er det jo dem der har det sværest.

Mit bedste råd er faktisk ret simple:

  • Sig til (det er ok at hente hjælp, det er bare tegn på en stærk karakter)
  • Sig fra (når det er nok, så skal du sige fra)
  • Sig pyt (der er nogen situationer det er nemmest at give slip og komme videre)

//JoannaScharlett//

Photography Tips for Foodies

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When I started taking pictures of my food, I didn?t really think so much about lightening, backdrops and angles, I just wanted to share my food in pictures, but then my friend Patricia told me, that some of my pictures were not appetizing. So I looked up some tips online and thought I would share them.

  • Think about a nice texture as the backdrop to the meal. (Sometimes I?ll set the dish or drink on the ground for a better backdrop.)
  • Organize you?re table. A fork, map of the city, your handbag, phone or keys: each element gives the photo more visual texture and makes it more personal.
  • Good lighting is the most important part of food photography. Soft daylight is best. Depending on the situation, I would suggest taking your food to a place with good light.
  • Angle, above or 45 degree is best, grab a chair stand on it and take your photo.
  • Don´t use to many filters, let the photo be as natural as possible.

Go out and take some nice photos and let me know how it goes, by adding me on Instagram, I would love to see how good you become.

//JoannaScharlett//

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