I have worked for 5 years with my website and Scandinavian blog - Intuitive Living by Ayako Miki - Conscious Lifestyle for Health & Happiness. It´s all about spreading awareness regarding health and sustainability. And on my blog I share healthy & healing anti-inflammatory recipes (developed by myself), articles regarding health, yoga, personal growth and sustainability. Unfortunately, non of my work was paid, partly because I´m clearly not an influencer presenting other company's products (I create all my content by myself), my website is not a commercial marketplace, and I don´t wish to be treated as a superficial billboard for products and services that other people and other companies provide. So, I have chosen to turn down ads, and so far I have no partners or sponsors.
Content from my Scandinavian blog.
A lifestyle concept for health & sustainability
Intuitive Living is a lifestyle concept I created with the sincere wish to work for a sustainable and thereby also happy and healthy world. And by walking my own talk I have now healed severe pollen allergy, constantly watering eyes when outdoors, as well as eczema. I am also completely free from all medication - even painkillers! (And Mother Nature is as grateful as I am!) Well, I don´t need it anymore. ;-) And my lifestyle is as sustainable as it possibly can be with the means I have. I have no car, grow veggies in my windows and even have two indoor composters in which I recycle old soil from pots and plants. (A method I developed myself).
On the path to helping others
My mission is now to spread my awareness and help others. For if I can help myself, I can also help others! We´re all connected and in order to create a healthy world we must first help and heal ourselves. It´s also important to realize that the solution to disease is not hospitals, although we´re very grateful for their existence. The solution to disease is simply to generate health. In other words; to take care of ourselves and live healthy lives. What I´m trying to say is that we need to act before getting sick, or harming our planet, rather than after.
My voluntary work
For many years I have done lots of research, developed and shared healthy sweet and savory recipes (sugar-free, gluten-free, whole foods, and mostly low-carb), written articles, answered questions, created a unique yoga practice as well as an interview series (A Sustainable World), that aim to spread unfiltered awareness regarding health, nature and climate. A Sustainable World is presenting prominent experts that truly walk their talk, so far from California, England and India. (Among these; Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride, founder of GAPS).
I have reached the world with the support of my family
My work with Intuitive Living and A Sustainable World has spread all over the world (56 different countries in the last year alone). However, all of this is completely voluntary work, so I´ve used my own assets to make this possible with the support of my family.
Your help will allow me to continue
I´d like to continue to spread #AwarenessForSustainability, but I honestly need financial support to make it possible. So I would be immensely grateful if you´d like to contribute. Any support is greatly appreciated!
We can create a beautiful & healthy world
I live in a world of possibilities, a world where cakes are both delicious and healthy, food is natural and healing and the future is bright and promising. Well, that is my reality anyway. If we can 'break down', we can also build. If we can get sick, we can also get healthy. If we can spread rumors, we can also spread awareness. My choice is simple and honest and I hope yours is too.
A sustainable business plan
As a part of spreading my lifestyle concept for a healthy and sustainable world, I have also started up an international blog in English. As my audience now includes a lot of English-speaking countries, I feel the time is right to expand and reach more people. I also have an idea to create a new form of 'business model' with less focus on product and profit, and more focus on what truly matters; making a difference. I believe we need to shift our awareness from money to growth, from winning over people to attracting people, and from superficial values to genuine and sustainable values. I wish to show people that the healthy and sustainable choice in no way has to be boring or limiting. It's all about focusing on quality - that of true value, rather than quantity, and thereby freeing ourselves from 'the unnecessary padding'. Truth is that if we want to create a sustainable world, we inevitably also need to create sustainable business solutions.
Money & value
The money we generate or earn has absolutely no value if it doesn´t make a difference in people´s lives. What I´m saying is that money has no value in itself, and if our goal simply is to earn money, the gift and value is lost. So, 'sustainable business' must be about creating and spreading that of true value that in some way improves our world or makes a positive difference, rather than just 'polishing the surface'. If we make true value important and valuable, if we make that attractive (and it already is, isn´t it?), people will be willing to invest in that. It´s all about perspective.
For more info, please visit my website: Intuitive Living by Ayako Miki (Choose EN or SE)
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With much love and gratitude, Ayako Miki (Yogi, Founder of Intuitive Living & creator of A Sustainable World)