All posts filed under: Healthy Lifestyle

natural beauty, glowing skin from the inside out

Elise Cook is a famous Australian blogger, currently living in South Australia after one year travelling around the country. She shares with us the benefits of changing to organic and natural beauty products. “For the past 18 months, I have been choosing organic / natural beauty products. A simple realisation – why, if I care about what I put IN my body, am I not considering what I’m putting ON it? I’ve met people who have done a huge overhaul, throwing everything away and replacing all their products at once, but for me that would have been a little extreme (financially – as it meant changing all my makeup over) so I did it gradually.

seasonal allergies & recipe for zucchini, eggplant and turmeric stew

Nutrition and wellness coach Lee Holmes of Supercharged Food shares with us her tips about Spring allergy food guide, and her recipe for a delicious zucchini and eggplant turmeric stew. “Spring loving, had me a blast. Spring loving, happened so fast. I met a girl, crazy for me. Met a boy, cute as can ah… ahh… ahh… ahchoo! Spring fever got you down? While Spring brings with it a sense of lightness, florals and warmth for so many, for others, the only thing that comes to mind when I say spring is suffering with sneezes and sniffles – bless you! If the very thought of seasonal change makes your nose itch and eyes water, you’re not alone. While you can plough through the anti-histamines, decongestants, tablets and sprays or even wear a mask to protect you from days with a high pollen count, there are easier ways to clear out seasonal allergies. And it all starts in one of my favorite places – the gut.

soothing papaya acai bowl

Angie, aka the Floral Vegan, is obsessed with making eye-catching AND delicious vegan food, such as shaping numerous fruit roses on smoothie bowls, constructing pancake stacks, assembling nourish bowls etc. Being a Math degree holder and Creative Media graduate, one can surely derive that she is a person with multiple interests, from food photography to landscape photography, from travel to drone videography, from marathon running to weight lifting. Today Angie shares with us this beautiful recipe around our Papaya SOS Marmalade. “Whether you’re in summer or winter, it’s always a good time to enjoy endless smoothie bowls all day every day! Papaya is one of my favourite summer fruit and acai bowl is my favourite breakfast food. So why not combine them into one scrumptious soothing bowl? This is in fact inspired by the Papaya SOS Marmalade from my favourite vegan skincare brand Ere Perez. They have a wide range of vegan skincare and cosmetic products which I have been using them and totally in love with them! This Papaya SOS Marmalade is a nourishing cocktail of coconut, hemp, chia, …

conscious living as a family

Stephanie Francis is a Freelance Photographer & Qualified Spa therapist. She is a full-time mum of three girls & strong advocate for conscious living and planet health. “At what point do we look around and realise our day-to-day habits have become unsustainable? When did we swap our basic humanity for convenience?  It is estimated we currently need 1.7 + planet earth to provide resources and absorb our waste. We are abusing our only home, the only place that can keep us alive… How embarrassing to hand this mess over to the next generation. But, I’m here to tell you we don’t have to! It is never too late to change!

the zero-waste shopping revolution

Meet the Ere Perez community! Let us introduce you to our neighbour and friend “The Health Emporium” in Bondi, Australia. It’s already been a year since Australia’s supermarket giants Woolworths and Coles dropped their single use plastic bags at their checkouts. As we begin to choose more sustainable and ethical produce, we are choosing zero-waste options. The Health Emporium in Bondi are not only providing high quality organic produce, naturopathic supplements and natural beauty products, but are consciously practising environmental sustainability that aims to look after each other and most importantly our planet.

being a friend

As friends, we carry the happiness and hurts of our nearest & dearest. We ride the waves of life with each other – and I am so grateful for the amazing people who share their lives with me. Friends are different to family and lovers, these relationships have their own unique flare and intimacy and isn’t it amazing to be able to pick up the phone, or arrive on a doorstep, and be hugged, held, consoled, listened to, appreciated, propped-up, embraced, cheered up and encouraged? In life, sometimes our friends help us manage the other relationships in our life. We can talk about our family relationships and our romantic ones. Friendship can create a safe space to say how we really feel, get it all out, and vent, whether it’s about love, work or family dynamics. Friends can make us stronger and braver, remind us of our inner wisdom and reflect back who we are when we forget. Because we can all forget… we fall off wagons, give up on dreams, go back to situations …

night-time rituals for beauty sleep

Barre Body defines themselves as Australia’s best boutique barre & fitness. With studios across Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, they are the home of barre, yoga, pilates, and more… They also share their tips for healthy lifestyle, fitness, wellness & more on their blog. The team at Barre Body recently met with Sally Flowers of Home Sanctuary, to discuss the way we can get a better sleep: “We all know sleep is good for us. But while most of us could happily slumber right through alarm time, actually getting to sleep can be a little more elusive. Blame the auto-play feature on Netflix, the addictive nature of scrolling, or the 3 coffees you chugged to wake you up today (ironic) – getting sleepy can be exhausting! If you have an inkling that your insomnia may be self-inflicted, join the club. We chatted to Home Sanctuary’s Sally Flower about how to create a night-time ritual. Here’s what our dreamy expert had to say: If you have trouble reaching the utopia of quality sleep, you are not alone. According to the Sleep Health …

best ever vegan pancakes

Raphaelle is a French mum living in Hong Kong. Passionate by cooking and challenged by her kids’ allergies and her wish use only vegan & cruelty-free ingredients, she recently launched “Veggie Rapha” to share her best plant-based recipes with a French twist. Check here her vegan pancakes recipes to share with family and friends! “Easy-peasy, healthy and super fluffy, best ever vegan pancakes!! This is my exclusive recipe, improved to perfection, for deliciously fluffy pancakes! The mashed banana replaces eggs and gives perfect moisture and softness to those little pieces of heaven. So easy and quick to prepare, you can enjoy them any time you want! For 6 pancakes, Ingredients: