As Mother’s Day rolls around the globe, I can’t help thinking about the extraordinary role that mothers play in society. They grow tiny humans in their own bodies, birth these little creatures into the big wide world and teach the newborn humans about many things that make this place beautiful and also, at times, scary. A baby is raised with the help of a village, a family, a team, a neighbourhood, a relationship, a marriage, grandparents, siblings, fathers, mothers, and any combination of all or none of the above – but on Mother’s Day, let’s all think of one mother we know and acknowledge her journey.
As part of our collaboration with Goodnessme box, we’re happy to share this interview of GoodnessMe Box Founder, Peta Shulman. What was it that drove/inspired you to create the Goodnessme box? When I was 21 what began as the flu resulted in three months of bed-rest experiencing constant headaches, heavy and achy limbs, low energy, fatigue and overall a low immune system. I saw a number of doctors during this time but received no real answer to the cause of the problem.
Claudia is a renowned Mexican athlete and Health Coach who, through the Private Practice of Holistic Nutrition, Physical Activity and High Performance Training and Food Psychology (One-on-One Counseling), has helped more than 1,000 people personally achieve Health goals. “We constantly fight with body inflammation because it seems to affect us everywhere. We become inflamed when we eat processed foods, when we exceed sugar, when our food is full of flour and refined oils. However, bad nutrition is not the only factor that produces inflammation; sedentary lifestyle, excessive exercise, emotional and physical stress, excessive consumption of medicines and the use of body products containing harmful ingredients are also all causes of body inflammation.
Melissa Ambrosini is the bestselling author of Mastering Your Mean Girl, a keynote speaker, an entrepreneur and self-love teacher. In her signature straight-talking style, Melissa teaches women how to master their inner Mean Girl, smash through limiting beliefs, and ditch the self-doubt so that they can start truly living the life of their dreams. Here she speaks about how to create a soul-expanding Mastering Your Mean Girl book club.
Karina Velasco is a Mexican health guru and writer. She teaches yoga, practical alchemy and she has written books about sexuality, love and healthy lifestyle. Karina likes to share inspirational photos on her social networks. She is also an excellent Certified Health Coach and nutritionist. In this interview she tells us what inspires her, how she stays healthy and what’s next for her career.
Imelda Burke is the founder of UK-based natural cosmetics retailer, Content Beauty & Wellbeing. Originally from New Zealand, now resident in the UK, she has become one of the most influential people in natural beauty.
Olivia Wollenberg is a British foodie blogger, best-selling author and super force behind Livia’s Kitchen. Having been diagnosed with severe food intolerances, Olivia turned her desire for “free from” sweet treats into a hugely popular brand of healthy treats and desserts with a twist. She tells us what inspires her, how she stays healthy and what’s next for Livia’s Kitchen. What does being naturally beautiful mean to you? Being naturally beautiful to me, is all about being who you are! Whether that’s in terms of using the makeup and wearing the clothes that best represent the person you feel you are, or speaking your mind and remaining true to yourself. What inspires you? The main thing that inspires me is seeing how people get over their hurdles and grow from them rather than falling down. I have big goals and I work really hard in order to reach them and I definitely get inspired by learning from others how they have dealt with difficult situations and how they have turned negatives into positives. I’m also really inspired by others within the …
By guest blogger, Dr Leandra Brady-Walker, aka “Cosmo Hippy”. “I want it all!” It’s the catch cry of the millennials. We want to be able to juggle career and home, be healthy, be happy, take time out while climbing the social and work ladder. We want eco, we want fashionable, we want luxury, we want affordable. In short, we want it all. I firmly believe that we can have it all. But just not all of it right now. You see, real lasting change takes baby steps. Just as Rome wasn’t built in a day, a balanced life takes time and commitment to build. So start small. Commit to doing one new thing a week. Maybe it’s getting an extra hour of sleep or drinking an extra glass of water or swapping your toxic lipstick for a healthier version. Whatever it may be, it is these small steps that add up to the big picture. And if you fall, just pick yourself up and keep going, remembering that health is a journey and not a …
In 2005, Kyla, aka The Champagne Dame, gave up her career in finance and moved to Champagne, France to follow her passion for the sparkling stuff!
Our mothers are most likely to be one of the most important influencers in our lives, if not the most important. Their love is unconditional. They are our biggest supporters through absolutely everything, even if they’re no longer physically with us. Sometimes we don’t realise the true importance of our mothers until we have either lost them or when we become mothers ourselves and are able to fully comprehend the amount of love they have for their children. For most of us, our mums are also the most beautiful women in our lives. We idolise them as little girls; watch them putting on creams or makeup, plucking their eyebrows, doing their hair. We are fascinated by our mother’s beauty regime and they are our very first window into the world of fashion and beauty. We might not always agree with the fashion and beauty decisions our mothers make, but there’s no doubt mums always have a huge influence on our own sense of beauty – both inside and out. They are our champions, cheer leaders, the epitome …