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. Advertisements
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.
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.
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…