All posts tagged: healthy living

i am a woman and i am capable

Never stop dreaming, achieve your dreams Cynthia is a mother, yogini, life lover, permanent student and rookie cooker. She has a degree in Communication and is a researcher for a healthy life. With Women’s Day approaching, Cynthia Landa, shares with us the reasons why it’s so important to follow your dreams and how to achieve them. “Which person do you admire the most and why? Do you admire a woman who has already achieved her dreams? Life goes too fast, so much, that there are millions of people who regret not having done what they really wanted. They are living someone else’s dream, they are accomplishing the duties that society has constructed.. even against their deepest dreams! Today is a good day to think about your own dreams, maybe you have to dust them off, but it’s never too late to start walking towards them…

self-care at work

Olivia Caputo is a beauty and lifestyle influencer based in NYC who shares only her favourite brands, techniques, experiences, and tips with her followers. Her curious and wild spirit is what has led her to the most memorable adventures worth sharing. As an educated consumer and well-versed traveler, Liv inspires her followers to ‘Liv to the Max’. “Work hard, care hard. Can that be a thing? Sometimes we get so caught up in our work that we neglect our mental health and well being. Over the years, I have learned how important it is to give myself a break and take care of myself. I have implemented little things into my daily routine to make sure I am taking care of myself — while staying as efficient as possible when it comes to working on my business. Here are some little things that you can add into your daily work routine to help you stay focused and relaxed at the same time.

love your life

A new year is the perfect time for reflection, goal-setting and visioning all we want to achieve in the coming 12 months. The first few months can be a flurry of resolutions, best intentions, and dreams! In the constant push to better ourselves, to advance, to improve and live our best lives, it’s good to remember that we are already good enough. While it’s great to focus on fitness plans, new nutrition goals, career wishes or leisure pursuits, there is a place for gratefulness too. Often, we can get caught in the trap of seeking more and more. In this cycle, we are actually running away from the present moment and from who we are right here and now. We are seeking, the new improved version of ourselves, but what’s so wrong with the current one?

tempeh nourish bowl

Steph Wearne is a Nutritionist and holistic foodie whose recipes are a revelation for anyone wanting to fuel their body with good food that is balanced, easy and seriously delicious! As well as being a creative recipe developer that has contributed to many books, Steph is also a cooking class guru and loves to share her passion and knowledge around nutrition through her blog – Body Good Food, as well as seminars and speaking events. When she isn’t in the kitchen, Steph is running a training and nutrition studio in Melbourne) with her partner Jack, and is also Head of Nutrition for 28 By Sam Wood. In her spare time Steph loves to downward dog, go on coastal or country road trips, and eat chocolate…dark and homemade of course! Serves 1

plant love

Many of us live in cities and for all the buzz, hustle and bustle, creativity, excitement, opportunities that come with that, there are some downsides too. Stress, pollution, traffic, constant noise, confined spaces can all wear down our natural immunity and inner resources. It’s a jungle out there! One of the best remedies for creating a calm and nurturing home environment is to bring the jungle inside… a real one. The recent trend of greening indoor spaces has really taken off and there are so many benefits.

coffee and period pain

Jennifer Ward is a leading Naturopath trained in herbal medicine, nutritional medicine and health coaching. She created her own blog ‘She Glows’ to help educate women about the inner workings of their bodies. In this article, she writes about the relation between coffee and period pain. “Having your period is a pretty cool thing (seriously!). It reminds us of our femininity, child bearing abilities and shifts us back a notch to marvel at the wonders of the human body. For some having a period is a dream, however if you are reading this is it likely it’s a less rainbows and lolly pops and more like there is something trying to claw their way out of your uterus. Yes, it can be that bad. With each cycle you may be experiencing cramping, period pain and that can’t-get-out-of-bed-to-face-the-world exhaustion. With an energy dip a natural go to solution is to grab an almond latte or iced long black, right? Because let’s face it, coffee = getting through the day.

move it or lose it

Exercise is important all year round. It helps clear the mind, balance emotions and strengthens and tones our bodies. One reason people often give up an exercise routine is because the weather changes. You get used to exercising at a certain time of day and when the temperature suddenly heats up or cools down, it can throw us off… WINTER – its harder in the winter to wake up early. It’s just so cold! Exercising after work or a busy day is less appealing when it gets dark earlier. SUMMER – excessive heat can make us less motivated to exercise. We have to be careful of sun exposure outside and also battle humidity and fatigue that sap our drive to exercise.

yoga for men, health from the inside out

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.

lip colour for your colouring

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…