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Alix Rassel

Once upon a time there was a sad, grey, capitalist girl called Alix who worked in the boring corporate rat race. Then one night, as if by magic, Princess Consuela Banana Hammock appeared to Alix in a dream and told her to ,"EMBRACE THE MADNESS!" Now Alix is a Joyful Vegan, Yogini, Buddhist who loves the Environment and spends her time Saving Animals. She also has a penchant for dressing up and an Obsession with Unicorns! - TRUE STORY..... (Well sort of:)
Mindful Life

Don’t get hooked by ‘Hate!’

By On February 10, 2017

  It seems that everywhere you turn these days be it, newspapers, T.V or social media, the world is immersed in a blanket of hate, anger, fear and sadness. Regardless of what… Read More

Conscious Foodie

Bright Luxembourg: Get your GLOW on!

By On October 7, 2016

  Shout it from the roofs tops! Tweet, Instagram, messenger everyone you know…. Hashtag like a man possessed….”There’s a new Vegan/Vegetarian café in Luxembourg!” Excuse my excitement, but I’m one of those… Read More

Mindful Life

Non-Judgement ( And why we are all occasional A**holes)”

By On September 30, 2016

  What is Love? Love is the absence of judgement – Dalai Lama Ironically, this post did not start out life on the topic of Non-Judgement. Infact it was pretty much the… Read More

Breathe Green

Green is the New Black – How the food Industry impacts our Environment!

By On May 16, 2016

  Green is the new black is a part of an ecological project that Orla contributor, Nicole, is doing for Radio ARA Graffiti as part of her service volontaire civique. The aim… Read More

Mindful Life

Fear or What if?

By On May 12, 2016

  Fear is an emotion that all of us have experienced at sometime in our lives. Fear is actually something that our culture actively encourages. We are told to be fearful of… Read More

Mindful Life

Letting go of Anger

By On March 17, 2016

  “Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned” – Buddha   As a… Read More

Conscious Foodie

Christmas Munchies – Orla’s 4th Brunch

By On December 14, 2015

    Twinkling lights + Santa Costumes + Yummy Vegan food + Amazing people = Orla Collective’s ‘First’ Christmas brunch at our most favorite of all cafe’s, Ready?!   Since the first… Read More

DIY Lust

Bright Luxembourg: Merry DIY Xmas!

By On December 4, 2015

  Orla Collective’s popular workshops made a welcome return on Wednesday evening with a crafting Christmas workshop presented by Lynn Cosyn of Cosymore.     Lynn had always been inspired by her… Read More

Healthy Folks

Ayurveda Master Class – The basics unraveled

By On November 2, 2015

  Like most Yogini’s, I have always been fascinated by it’s sister philosophy of healing, Ayurveda. Along with yoga, ayurveda is based on the Vedas, Sanskrit texts that date as far back… Read More

Mindful Life

The reality of grief and loss

By On October 12, 2015

  “No one ever told me that grief was so much like fear.” – C.S.Lewis Back in April I wrote an article for ‘Orla’, entitled , “The Gift of Impermanence.” I recently… Read More

Healthy Folks

Bright Luxembourg: IYD // Get your Yoga…On!

By On June 20, 2015

  It was Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, that proposed the adoption of an “International Day of Yoga” (IYD) to the UN General Assembly back in September 2014.   In his speech… Read More

Conscious Foodie

Bright Luxembourg: Get your Go Gusto fix at Ready!

By On June 15, 2015

  Matchmaking is always a bit of a hit and a miss with friends that you know. It’s either a complete disaster and you rue the day you ever concocted the plan… Read More

Conscious Foodie

Bright Luxembourg: A Raw Food Sanctuary

By On June 4, 2015

There are some places that you would just prefer to keep secret; little sanctuaries that feed the body and soul, filled with beautiful people and an almost transformative spirit. Usually we look… Read More

Breathe Green

A Letter from Earth

By On April 23, 2015

  Dear Homo Sapiens, As you mark off another “Earth Day” in your calendars, content that for at least 24 hours I remained in your thoughts, I wanted to remind you that… Read More

Mindful Life

The Gift of Impermanence

By On April 14, 2015

  I was recently watching an episode of a popular ‘Netflix’ Political drama that depicted a group of Tibetan monks making a Mandala in the lobby of the White House.   The… Read More

Mindful Life

The Power of Community

By On March 31, 2015

  Sometimes when you are an activist, it’s all too easy to get a little downhearted and despondent. Take this last week as an example. I have been attending every event I… Read More

Conscious Foodie

Bright Luxembourg: Saturday Munchies – Orla’s Vegan Brunch

By On March 12, 2015

  Do you have one of those friends who is just super creative, versatile and seems to excel at everything they do? I have 2 such friends – Linda and David from… Read More

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