My Greatest Failures – Embarrassing Confessions About Things I Did But Don’t Regret

I saw Mimi Ikonn’s video where she talked about her failures and I realized that I really wanted to share mine. I’m still embarrassed about some of them, but I don’t regret anything. Each and every failure taught me valuable lessons and even if it seemed unbearably painful at that time, I look back now […]

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Visiting Lithuania + A Tour of My Mom’s Organic Fruit and Vegetable Garden

Hi guys! I’ve recently come back from a 2-week trip to my country, Lithuania. I didn’t film as much as I planned to because I really wanted to give undivided attention to my family and friends after such a long absence. But I did film some things, starting with my fur baby Stellina from London […]

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13 Months Off The Grid, 10 Valuable Lessons

We survived for 13 months off the grid: no generators, no solar energy, no cheating. Our existence was made possible by public libraries, friends’ help, local shops who let us freeze our ice blocks in their freezers, and of course the amazing battery of my laptop with 3 priceless hours of movies that saved our […]

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Hiking 16km and Feeling Great! (Farewell to Hashimoto’s)

Yesterday was a very special Sunday for me. Not only did we have a beautiful day walking up in the mountains, but I also had a clear proof that my health has finally turned a corner. Feeling over the moon, I thought it would be a shame not to share some photos from the hike […]

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Dear Me: Stop Trying To Please Everyone

I know I’m a little late (considering that Women’s Day has already passed), but I really wanted to do it. I think the Dear Me campaign carries such a deep and very important message not for just for teenagers, but for any young or not so young person. We’ve all had times when we felt […]

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How To Enjoy Life More: 6 Habits For A Happier And More Relaxed You

So many of you have been asking how we manage to stay so calm and positive… and happy, despite all the hiccups with the electricity. Well, this video is my answer. Despite everything, we are very happy and we’re thoroughly enjoying life and each other. Last Sunday I sat down and compiled a list of […]

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Awakening The Giant Within Myself Despite More Than 3 Weeks Without Power

Today, I feel happy. We’re still living without power. Nothing has changed. We don’t have any more reasons for happiness than a few weeks ago. But something in my mind has changed profoundly. I’m simply content. Negative thoughts are almost non-existent and if they try to raise their head, I simply banish them. It even […]

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How To Be More Positive And Make Things Happen

Just three short years ago, if I had to pick one word to describe myself, it would have been “inadequate”. Whenever I spoke to my parents, I felt inadequate. I was letting everyone down. Or so I thought. It took me a while to understand that I was simply doing what was best for me […]

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Safety In The Kitchen: Become One Of Those Amazing People Who Use Their Knives Properly

I’m so excited to introduce the first blog post written and illustrated by my amazing husband Luca! He has recently expressed his wish to become a regular writer on VitaLivesFree – I think it’s because there are some topics that he’s very passionate about and he needs an outlet for his thoughts. Safety in the […]

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What I Ate Today #2

Hi guys! Thought I’d share with you everything we ate in a day again. It was quite a simple day with nothing too fancy. Just delicious home-cooked food. I always think that simple food is the best one, don’t you think?  I also prepared some food for the next day, made my first fresh cream […]

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