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De cativa ani incoace sunt atrasa de self-reliance. In sensul in care inteleg clar acum (adica mi-a cazut si mie fisa in sfarsit, cu niste suturi in spate, evident) si accept ca trebuie sa ma bazez pe mine insami in multe situatii. Si inainte o faceam insa credeam ca totusi nu sunt ok. Ei bine, sunt ok. A, daca cineva se ofera si ajuta cu adevarat, sunt foarte fericita, insa, ce pot face eu, fac si nu ma bazez pe nimeni.

Ca inspiratie urmaresc niste canale foarte reusite ce documenteaza placut si bine o viata independenta si armonioasa. Asa ca le voi trece aici pe o lista si sa stii ca atunci cand ai ganduri multe si aiurea prin cap, chiar iti recomand sa te relaxezi macar urmarind. Self-reliance inseamna, culmea, sa depinzi de natura insa intr-un mod cat mai curat si mai binefacator atat pentru tine cat si pentru natura.

Viata ne-a adus pe toti, cu totul neasteptat, in momentul in care e indicat sa devenim cat mai self-reliant, off grid, home-stead, minimalists, etc. Adica sa fim pe picioarele noastre si sa depindem cat putem doar de noi insine, avand in acelasi timp grija de cei dragi si de alti oameni, in general. Nu se aplica egoismul. Pentru ca back-fires.

Eu am sansa sa fiu inconjurata de o mana de oameni care nu numai ca imi sunt dragi si aproape, insa primesc ajutor si fara sa il cer. Ca nu prea imi place sa cer ajutor, asta e alta mancare de peste. Insa o vorba buna, o plimbare, o comunicare, o imbratisare rezolva foarte mult. Din fericire, ma descurc destul de bine singura insa stiu ca la nevoie, mai ales, ma pot baza pe cineva. Conteaza foarte mult pentru mine asta. La randul meu, vin in intampinare, sper. Mai bine sa zica altii decat eu.

Suficient, acum sa trec la lista, care nu e exhaustiva. Tu decizi daca si ce iti place si m-as bucura sa iti fie de folos. Ba chiar sa gasesti si alte canale pe care, de ce nu, sa le impartasesti aici. O seara frumoasa sa ai!

Elena G

How Much Is Enough?

Good question! Listen to the answers and give your own answer too. In these trying times, a moment of pause and thinking is welcomed. And don’t forget to calm down, get it all in and enjoy a tranquil video about life and it’s simple joys. ‘The true essence of why we are here is to appreciate this world more, in all it’s form.’

And smile! 🤗

Good night! ♥️

Elena G

Self-Sufficiency Tip for Tea Lovers

I have this simple, boringly simple habit: I gather herbs for tea. I am not a tea lover. But I like to make it from time to time and drink it like that, unsweetened or sweetened with honey and lemon, rather like a juice. Especially in the summer, when I come from outside, I enjoy it very much and it replaces the commercial juice, which is not a healthy option.

Tea plants are all year round but most are from spring to autumn. If I have lived in a house, I would definitely be more careful and learn more about plants and have them there to pick. Living in a block of flats has its limits. This doesn’t stop me from doing what I can. Here’s what I do with the plants that get in my way, especially during the summer.

I keep all the cherry and sour cherry stalks. I buy elderflowers, especially for elderflower cordial and what’s left, for tea. I keep all the corn silk from the cobs that are eaten in the house. If I can reach some linden branches, when they are in bloom, I pick the linden flowers. I also like lavender so I buy bouquets from the market and after a while, when they dry, the flowers end up in the jar. If I walk in the nature and find chamomile, mint, St. John’s wort and what else I recognize, they all end up in my hand. Then they are dried and put in recycled jars, because no matter how much I like the idea of having new and identical sets of jars of different sizes, I collect and throw away bottles that pollute and that I bought with something inside anyway. So I keep them, wash them, clean their labels and they are perfect. They are the same as the new ones, at least for me. The dried plants can still be kept in paper or canvas bags, but it’s easier for me, for now. 🙂

I know that not everyone does that, but if you’ve changed your mind in the meantime, it’s never too late. You only have advantages. You also avoid envelopes with powdered plants that are not very good, you make a small saving, sometimes you have an extraordinary perfume throughout the house, you have the joy and satisfaction of working with plants and most importantly, you keep your health. So now, when you eat plants from which certain parts, in the form of tea and infusions, etc., are beneficial to humans, you just have to keep them. Enjoy a beautiful summer!

Elena G


Call me cheesy but I really like this one.  I will always appreciate things that lift up my mood. Hope it lifts up your mood too. Enjoy! 🙂

‘Cause you’re great! You’re amazing! And you’re beautiful!