Archives For What gets me up in the Morning

This is a section with my own Blog posts, where I intent to share what is like to be a “free-range” mother .

Blog Your Heart Out!

Ivelina  —  April 3, 2014

I have been kindly tagged to take part in a blog theme “Blog your heart out!” by my friend and a star mummy blogger Oana from Mama’s Haven.

The beauty of this theme is , that you get to know a little bit more about me, but also I get a brilliant reason to write about myself.

If you are tagged in this theme , all you have to do is answer 5 questions and tag 5 other bloggers.Even if I don’t tag you please feel free to join in. So here it is. 

Who/What encouraged you to start blogging?

I made my first blog on Blogger, about 7 years ago  as an expression of my love for the Mediterranean lifestyle.That happened shortly after my youngest son was born, as I was looking for different ways to bring money.After that I was involved in domain marketing , where I was making blogs simply to put Adsense ads on them and other affiliate products to sell.Once I have done the initial set up I lost interest.I decided to set up my own blog where I will blog about only about things , that I love and inspire me.The thing , that encouraged me the most was the burning desire to share , inspire and help. It goes without saying the support from friends and family, including social media friends has been outstanding and that always helps. ivelina borislavova

What is something most people don’t know about you?

Ah, that is a hard one.But I will share a few things and I hope amongst them will be something you don’t know about me.I got my first job in the summer when I was 14 at a fruit and vegetable market in Bulgaria(where I grew up) and ever since then I love retail and talking to people.And no matter what I do I am always involved in working with people one on one and is simply makes my life full.I envy Sherlock Holmes brain and have this urge to know and be prepared and I am almost obsessed with being ready for whatever comes my way I want to be strong and willing to respond.I love building stuff in a ruff way.Give me a screwdriver , some bits and a few screws and I will make something :-).On the other hand, I want to paint pebbles. I have collected almost 100 from the beach and I have them all ready to be painted by me.mother nature loves you

How did you choose what topics to blog about?

After blogging about different things from internet marketing and branding to natural healing and vegan lifestyle I am still not as specific on my niche, as most of the marketing experts tells us to be.I like to blog about vegan lifestyle and how to heal naturally, but I also love blogging about personal development and starting up your own food blog.I feel , that making 4 blogs for each of those topics might take a lot of work .I also like variety.It is the spice in life.But never the less the best way to find your topics is to do a few and gradually you will know. 

What three words describe your style?

Now you are asking.How do I know.My style is very conversational , sometimes diplomatic and mostly loving.Being a vegan sometimes also leads me to a style, that is almost “preachy”.I do like to come across as a person who wants to give information , value and caring solutions when possible. 


 What do you love to do when you are not blogging?

I like to be with my family and friends, I love cooking and entertaining.I love parties and dinner parties.I love reading and being outside.I love learning something new every day and trying a new vegan recipe.I love being at the beach.I also love my own company-just reading, thinking.I also like to organize anything, that I have from my computer desktop and phone to the living room .This year I am taking a new activity and will be doing a bit of gardening as well, so this will be another topic to add to my blog. I almost forgot-I love Facebook .

We live in extraordinary times!

Thank you so much for being here and all your love and support. 

Here are the bloggers , that I would like to tag.Enjoy! 

1.Vanessa from HealthyBodyBudget.Com

2.Greta from FutureFood

3.Zsuzsanna from Zsu’s Vegan Pantry 

 4.Marina from LangSam Food

5.Debbie from Guiding Light.

6.Agata from InMake Up.


Blog your heart out and Enjoy! 

How to promote Veganism? #8

Ivelina  —  December 17, 2013

When you go vegan you go through a phase (at least I did) when you feel , that you can change the world. The truth is, that Veganism will change the world , not you, but everything that you do towards peace , towards compassion and towards communicating and living together will help. Everything that you do matter. 

There are countless ways to promote Veganism -from setting up a stall at the market for selling books and making movies about it. Going vegan is an empowering , uplifting and in away peaceful way to practice compassionate living. 

Today’s video is about how you can promote Veganism . Please click on the play button to watch it. 

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Morning rituals work for a lot of people and you can be one of them. There is a certain emotion attached to the word rituals .

According to the Oxford Dictionary “ritual”  is a series of actions or type of behavior regularly and invariably followed by someone . 

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Part of my morning ritual is a fruity smoothie full of goodness

In a sense you are creating your own religion. I believe that everyone creates their own set of beliefs and opinions and every new information and experience can change your mind. You can make a break a habit and once you see how freeing is to break a bad habit you will develop the habit or replacing your patterns with the ones, that serve you and make you feel good and empowered. 

In toady’s video I talk about Morning Rituals and how by simply taking 15-20 minutes of your day can really set it off for a wonderful start .Click on the play button to watch it. 


I know that everyone has a different set up and my morning rituals might not work for you , but nevertheless you can spend the time and make your own set of rituals, that work for you. There are only two main things to take into consideration.

The first one is to DESIDE and really mean it . There is nothing more powerful, than the belief, that you have. Making a clear decision puts you in a very empowered place and you can make anything possible.

But there is one more part of getting things done and that is to COMMIT to it. Rituals or any other kind of dedication takes commitment and desire. 

Listen to yourself, Love your decisions and be prepared to change your mind. 

morning rituals “When you wake up in the morning, Pooh,” said Piglet at last, “what’s the first thing you say to yourself?”

“What’s for breakfast?” said Pooh. “What do you say, Piglet?”

“I say, I wonder what’s going to happen exciting today?” said Piglet.

Pooh nodded thoughtfully. “It’s the same thing,” he said.”  A. A Milne 

Have a wonderful day ! 

Lots of Love