All posts tagged: healthy lifestyle

bask in the light

Light is an ephemeral quality that we just can’t live without! The rising and setting of the sun are the only events that happen every single day, no matter what. As they say, the sun always rises! Around the world, whether northern or southern hemisphere, light defines our lives and our lifestyles. As seasons change our worlds get darker in the mornings, lighter in the evenings, days stretch to midnight or fall short at 5pm. We are in a constant state of adjusting to how much light there is outside. This affects what we wear, how we eat, when we exercise, and what activities we can enjoy outdoors. This fluctuating state is universal and it can be said that in spring time, wherever you are in the world, as blossoms appear on trees and the air warms up, really, what we are most grateful for at the end of a long winter is more light in our lives. Light makes things grow – plants, trees, the food we eat; light also has an amazing ability …

small details make the difference

Check this article by Mexico-based blogger Ainoha Aguirre Moura and see how we can all be part of a more sustainable new life. “Some actions begin as a test and end up becoming a habit; others behaviors, which transform themselves into powerful actions that define us, making us feel proud of ourselves… These small changes usually have something in common: They come to stay.

nurture your health

This month of May, GoodnessMe Box is running an exciting promotion with an amazing pack of Ere Perez essentials to win. An opportunity for us 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.

April 22: Mother Earth Day

We go about our lives mostly in a rush with a long list of things to do and people to see. How often do we really stop and think about the source of everything that sustains us? I’m talking about mother earth. This holy planet. A.k.a ‘Our Home’. They say in life everything is a flow, or at least, it should be. In the seeking of right relationships, we want reciprocation, good ol’ give and take. But, how often do we take even a moment to think about giving back to the earth? It seems that all we do is use the earth – for resources, shelter, food, animals, water – but what do we give back? How do we make sure that the earth is not exploited in this relationship? How do we look after the earth? The answer is that we don’t. Our society is entirely focused on what we can get from the earth, often in extreme detriment to the environment and natural ecosystems of the earth. If the earth were a …

Find happiness in every day!

One of the most amazing things in life is happiness! The simplest way to find happiness is to be true to yourself and do what you love. However, as life moves so quickly, we can sometimes lose sight of these little wins… A great way to try to nurture happiness is to ensure you take a little time to find joy in every day! Here are 10 tips to help you do so: Surround yourself with positive people. There’s a great power in being surrounded by good vibes! Smile … or even better, laugh out loud! It`s the best medicine we can find. Just give it a go! Start your day with a smile and you will notice the difference. Be positive. It’s not only up to everyone around you to be positive, but yourself as well. Always believe in yourself. Celebrate your accomplishments. When you have done something right, no matter how small, celebrate and give yourself a pat on the back. Give without expecting anything back. This one is pretty self-explanatory, give and …

Run Free – 7 steps to successful running

Marathon season is under way and you may be tempted to get the running bug. And why not? Running is one of the best ways to get fit, healthy and change shape; it gives you mental and physical strength; time out from your busy life and a chance to get out into the fresh air and run free. Running can: Help to build strong bones, as it is a weight bearing exercise Strengthen muscles Improve cardiovascular fitness Burn plenty of kilojoules Help maintain a healthy weight The great thing about running is pretty much the most natural way of getting and staying fit: You can do it anywhere, do it alone or with friends; do it on the beach, in the park, round your neighbourhood (it’s great for getting a daily slice of local life!) or if the weather’s rubbish, on a running machine, if you have access to one. All you really need to invest in is a good pair of running shoes. Running shoes are the one piece of equipment you’ll need, and …

Ten easy steps to better health in 2015

You don’t have to be a total health nut, suddenly go vegan or vow to run 10 kms a day. You just have to make some minor adjustments and be good to yourself. Being healthy is actually EASY… Getting healthy and changing to a healthier regime can be quite daunting. That’s why our New Year’s Resolutions so often fail. We simply ask too much of ourselves and end up giving up and going back to our old ways. The trick is to try not to overcomplicate your new year’s health regime. Don’t set unachievable goals. Just aim to make some easy adjustments. Here are some of the easiest ways to get healthy for 2015. Water – there’s no real minimum or maximum you have to drink every day. Everyone is different. But as long as your pee is clear and light in colour, you’re drinking enough!! Juice – we don’t mean cartons of concentrated juice that’s full of sugar, we’re talking good old-fashioned home-juiced raw veggies! A juice every morning will set you up for …