Australia’s floral kingdom has an abundance of unique plants that have healing properties for our health and wellbeing. Eucalyptus and tea tree oils are two that get a lot of press, and for good reason. We’d like to introduce you to some other botanical super heroes that are just as incredible for your skin… The quandong is a wild bush peach native to the deserts of central and southern Australia. The fruit has been eaten by indigenous people for thousands of years, the leaves and bark of the tree were used medicinally. This fruit is worthy of a closer look and here’s why: Advertisements
Australian cuisine is filled with very easy recipes. Food coach Diana Tencic from Body Be Well has this wonderful recipe for a healthy dinner option: easy-to-make and so delicious baked beans. Ingredients (serves 2)
Meet Liam Twomey from North Bondi, Australia. Currently training with the hope of becoming a Paralympian, Liam talks about his life experiences – being diagnosed with cancer at a young age – and his renewed passion for life through sport. “My name is Liam Twomey, I’m 24 years old and at age 7 in 2001 I was diagnosed with a Ewing Sarcoma cancer in my right foot. This led to intense chemotherapy throughout that year, which stopped the cancer spreading, but didn’t save my foot, and I became a below knee amputee in August 2001. I adapted pretty well at that age, thanks to a very loving, supportive family and friends. I was treated no differently, and wasn’t really held back from doing anything. Not until I became a teenager did I realise that I wasn’t very comfortable in my own skin. I’d say these were just basic thoughts and feelings that teenagers go through, but I felt like I was under a magnifying glass due to my leg, I thought I was the black sheep …
Marteen Zárate is a well-known yoga teacher from Mexico. He shares with us the many benefits in practising yoga for men. Even if the largest part of the yoga community is feminine (70%), the number of men practising yoga has been multiplying, going from 4 million in 2012 to 10 million in 2016. This is interesting when traditionally the practice of yoga was only for men! These days, I dedicate all my time to practicing yoga and teaching and training teachers to the ancient techniques of yoga, thus sharing my 14 years of practice. When I started yoga, I still had my managerial job in technologies & human resources. Stress, speed and competitiveness were part of each day. Yoga came and changed my life for real – in a positive way! For this reason, I want to share with you the first 5 benefits I noted in my first months of yoga.
You know oat milk and quinoa from our new and much-loved natural liquid foundations, but of course, they are also great ingredients for your vegan breakfast. Check this recipe from Hong Kong blogger Angie Li for a delicious oat milk and quinoa porridge.
By Kiarra Smith As an Image Consultant and Style Coach, one of the things I do is teach women the colours to wear that make them glow, including makeup colours. Depending on the colour of your hair, skin and eyes, certain colours will harmonise with your unique colouring, while others will cause you to appear washed out and lifeless. Read on to find out which of Ere Perez’s new Cacao Lip Colours to choose for your colouring! The newly-released Cacao Lip Colours by Ere Perez are hydrating and moisturising to your lips while adding a sheer wash of colour. Because of this, all six shades are very forgiving and wearable, so you’re sure to find a shade that looks stunning on you! Here are my recommendations…
James Aspey is an Australian animal rights activist and lecturer. He is known for remaining silent for an entire year to raise awareness on animal cruelties. Read here about him and the ‘vegan revolution’. “To many people, veganism can seem like an extreme, challenging, unsatisfying and unnecessary lifestyle choice. I’ve been vegan for nearly four years and I can tell you that being vegan is one of the most life-enriching, positive, health-enhancing and important things I’ve ever done in my life. In fact, you’d hard-pressed to find a vegan who doesn’t agree it’s one of the best things they’ve ever done!
Diana Tencic, food coach at BodyBeWell says: “Food and fitness are my life – and in that order too. We place so much emphasis on training our bodies while forgetting the essential fuels our bodies require. For me, it’s the combination of these two in balance that are the key to achieving a leaner, stronger, fitter you.” Please read here on Diana’s delicious Vegan Lentil Curry. Ingredients: one tin organic lentils water drained 2 mushrooms finely sliced 1/2 carrot sliced
Samantha Hill, aka Priti Yogi, is a Brisbane based Yoga teacher and blogger. Sam started practicing Yoga in 2015 and her passion for Yoga led her to complete her YTT in 2016. Sam likes spending her spare time exploring nature, reading, and trying out fresh new Vegan food. Sam is passionate about animal welfare and empowering others to overcome fear and self-doubt so that they can start creating a life of their dreams. “About 5 years ago, my lifestyle changed in a big way. I made the decision to start living in a way that was not only good for my body, mind, and soul but also good for the animals. This was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Since changing my lifestyle I am the healthiest I have ever been. I rarely get sick, I am happier, healthier & I have more energy.
Ainoha, founder of the blog “Vanguardia Sustentable” shares with us 10 ideas to reduce plastic. Keep reading “Inspiration, ideas and will. That’s all we need to make changes to our daily habits to feel in harmony with ourselves and with the planet. Inspiration invites us to reflect. Ideas help us to concretize our inspiration. And we need to get ready, to commit, in order to welcome the new habits and changes in our life.” Millions of tons of waste end up in our bins every day. Plastic is one material the planet can’t digest. There are different types of plastics, some can take more than 1000 years to disintegrate. Our over-reliance on plastic has had huge consequences for the health of our environment and especially our oceans…