All posts filed under: Healthy Lifestyle

rituals to love

Lorien Waldron is a blogger, founder of ‘Wholesome Loving Goodness’. Read about her 5 Simple Ayurvedic self-care Rituals to cultivate more Self-love in daily life. “It is through the alignment of the body that I discovered the alignment of my mind, self, and intelligence.” ~ B.K.S. Iyengar To have love to share, we first must cultivate a juicy bank account of love inside of ourselves. Sometimes this is easier said than done as when there are a million things to be done, children to feed, emails to respond to, appointments to fit in and a plethora of other activities surrounding your day-to-day routine, it can sometimes feel impossible to make time for self not to mention the practice of some juicy daily self-love & care. Advertisements

barre exercise you can (and should!) do at home

Gemma Dawkins is a writer and Barre Body instructor who lives in Sydney. While working as a contemporary dancer and choreographer, she fell into Barre and quickly realised that it would be her next adventure. After immersing herself in the world of barre and pilates she now delivers trainings as part of the Barre Body Teacher Training team, and is Barre Body’s marketing coordinator.  ‘It’s no secret that exercise is a crucial part of wellbeing – as important for your mental health as it is for your body. There’s nothing exciting or groundbreaking about that. We also know that greens are better for us than guacamole, but I’ll still take Taco Tuesday over Kale kill-me-now-day every time. 

the glowiest of glowy skin

According to Felicity Evans “an extraordinary life starts with extraordinary health”. As an alchemist and creator, in love with the healing powers of fermented probiotic products, she founded ‘Imbibe Living’. Read about her here, and her tips to glowy skin for everyone. “You know that glow that just turns heads?  It’s as if some women literally are lit up from within and their skin seems to sparkle in the sunshine. Maybe you’ve tried everything like avocado masks, raw honey treatments, and dry brushing, but still that sparkle is not quite sparkly enough?

let’s get together

Holidays are nearly here! Another year is winding up and we all need a little break to take stock, celebrate the wins, reflect on the losses, and recharge for 2018. Usually around this time of year time feels like it speeds up. There’s more on the social calendar, plans take over and there’s often a rush to get the loose ends tied up before the clock strikes 12 on December 31st. Christmas or no-Christmas, New Year, holiday festivities, however you spend it, this time can be a joyous one when we focus on the people we share our lives with.

chocolate brownie bircher muesli

Angie Li is the talented creator, chef and photographer behind vANGIEtarian, Hong Kong’s most popular plant-based Instagram account and healthy lifestyle blog where she shares her stunning bowl photography and simple, nutritious and delicious recipes. She is a passionate vegan marathon runner. We’re happy to share here her recipe for chocolate brownie bircher muesli: such a warming breakfast combo!

the ultimate guide to finding vegan friendly cosmetics

There are animal products in cosmetics. It’s a fact. Some are animal derived and others are animal by products. Some use ingredients animals were born to make (think milk, honey and beeswax), others use ingredients made from animals. It’s easy to tell animal made foods at the supermarket. It’s a lot harder to pick out animal made cosmetics. Are you vegetarian or vegan? Would you be shocked to learn many moisturisers, mascaras, eye shadows and blushers are made from animal products? Would you like to know exactly how to choose vegetarian and vegan friendly skincare, makeup and cosmetics?

green monday

After the mayhem of Black Friday, Green Monday is about to hit. Black Friday has become a great platform for consumers to save on goods offered on sale on that day, and Green Monday is following suit. Usually the second Monday in December, we thought we’d challenge ourselves (and maybe you!) to use this day to purchase goods with a ‘green’ focus. This can mean many things – ethical sourcing, local, sustainable products, environmentally aware design, cruelty free – however you interpret this. We all consume a lot, from food, household goods, clothes, entertainment, advertising, social media, travel, transport, it’s at the centre of our lives! We thought Green Monday 2017 would be a good opportunity to see if we can use the day to look at what we purchase and consume. The more we consume, the more we buy, the more resources we are using.

does chocolate really give you spots?

It’s an age old question, does chocolate give you spots? Does a once weekly, caramel filled chocolate bar cause your skin to breakout in pimples? Does a cube of chocolate keep the doctor away but bring your dermatologist closer? Scout the internet for answers and you will quickly come to the conclusion that yes, chocolate does give you spots and therefore, should be avoided at all times. This is sad news. However, luckily my friend, the answer is a little more complex… and while some chocolate will ramp up your risk of an outbreak, others won’t.

men’s health: beautifying tonics & herbs

Mason Taylor is a health educator, speaker, and podcast host with a special interest in sharing how to navigate the evolving world of health and its many paradigms to create a unique and potent health philosophy and personal practice; an approach that helps people to feel safe, balanced and vital in their body. He is the founder of SuperFeast, purveyors of the world’s finest tonic herbs and blends. Read his article about herbal health and beauty here. “You don’t often hear guys saying that a core focus of their herbal health practice is on beauty, but it should be. Since true beauty is cultivated from the inside out, the radiance that a man is emitting through healthy skin, bright eyes and youthful energy levels can be a key indicator of what is going on in the inside. 

skin loving food

Alyce Cimino is a Naturopath (BHs Naturopathy) and owner of Ahara Health – Naturopathic + wholefood collective on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Alyce has a passion for wholefood cooking and using food to nourish the body and mind.  When Alyce isn’t in the kitchen or at the farmers market you can find her at the beach enjoying the ocean and sunshine. Discover here her article about ‘skin loving food’. “There is nothing more beautiful than the confidence that healthy glowing skin brings. As a Naturopath, I believe that healthy gorgeous skin comes from within. Our skin tells the story of our overall health; if our hormones are happy, if our liver is clearing toxins effectively or if needs a little more support, or perhaps that we need the support of a specific nutrient.