All posts tagged: healthy living

green everyday

Chantal Chalita is an environmental engineer who found a way to do something good for the world, uniting her marketing skills with her passion for the environment in the “GREEN ME” Blog. She encourages people to live a greener and sustainable lifestyle through small changes in their daily life. She does it in a very characteristic and attractive way that makes it completely different from any other blogs. “That’s why I try to give you practical tips to be a little more environmental without changing your lifestyle, because I’ve realized that being an extremist does not lead to a lasting change. The first and most important thing is to become conscious, and by this I mean to know what am I doing? and why am I doing it? Advertisements

5 of the healthiest ways to drink coffee

Jacqueline Arias is an advocate for fair-trading and natural and organic producers. She is the founder of Republica Organic, an organic local coffee. Republica delivers wonderful flavours, aromas, delicious tastes and exceptional quality whilst never compromising on their ethical stance. “Sometimes coffee pops up in health discussions and people can be confused about whether or not coffee is a good thing. Is coffee good for you? Bad for you? Is it the caffeine? Does quantity matter?

7 beauty benefits of flowers for skin, hair & more

Gwen Lewis is a writer who lives in California. She has been in the health industry for years and loves writing on the topic to give tips from experience. In her free time she loves to stay active and has just taken on learning how to surf. “It’s true. Flowers are always appropriate! We all know fresh flowers are an excellent way to show someone affection, brighten up a dreary room, or beautify a yard, but did you know that flowers are actually good for our overall wellbeing? From fighting aging to boosting your mental mood, flowers are good for us in numerous ways. Let’s start from the inside out. Recent studies show the simple pleasure of seeing and smelling fresh flowers has multiple benefits for enhancing and improving our state of mind. Their scent provides aromatherapy for relaxation and a sense of peace, while the color variations have been shown to calm (softer tones) or invigorate and energize (bold, saturated colors). Fresh flowers also have been shown to improve health levels, such as reducing blood pressure and improving …

rituals to love

Lorien Waldron is a blogger, founder of ‘Wholesome Loving Goodness’. Read about her 5 Simple Ayurvedic self-care Rituals to cultivate more Self-love in daily life. “It is through the alignment of the body that I discovered the alignment of my mind, self, and intelligence.” ~ B.K.S. Iyengar To have love to share, we first must cultivate a juicy bank account of love inside of ourselves. Sometimes this is easier said than done as when there are a million things to be done, children to feed, emails to respond to, appointments to fit in and a plethora of other activities surrounding your day-to-day routine, it can sometimes feel impossible to make time for self not to mention the practice of some juicy daily self-love & care.

barre exercise you can (and should!) do at home

Gemma Dawkins is a writer and Barre Body instructor who lives in Sydney. While working as a contemporary dancer and choreographer, she fell into Barre and quickly realised that it would be her next adventure. After immersing herself in the world of barre and pilates she now delivers trainings as part of the Barre Body Teacher Training team, and is Barre Body’s marketing coordinator.  ‘It’s no secret that exercise is a crucial part of wellbeing – as important for your mental health as it is for your body. There’s nothing exciting or groundbreaking about that. We also know that greens are better for us than guacamole, but I’ll still take Taco Tuesday over Kale kill-me-now-day every time. 

the glowiest of glowy skin

According to Felicity Evans “an extraordinary life starts with extraordinary health”. As an alchemist and creator, in love with the healing powers of fermented probiotic products, she founded ‘Imbibe Living’. Read about her here, and her tips to glowy skin for everyone. “You know that glow that just turns heads?  It’s as if some women literally are lit up from within and their skin seems to sparkle in the sunshine. Maybe you’ve tried everything like avocado masks, raw honey treatments, and dry brushing, but still that sparkle is not quite sparkly enough?

taoist beauty secrets

Tahnee McCrossin is a student of the body, weaving the ancient healing traditions of Yoga and Taoism with somatic exploration and modern scientific understanding into an integrated system that supports longevity and self-healing of the body-mind-spirit. Through her work as a yoga and meditation teacher, chi ne tsang practitioner and health researcher, she is striving to reunite the modern body-mind with the spiritual and psychological wisdom of the ancients. She is grateful to be a current student of Mantak Chia, Paul Grilley and Michael Tierra. She shares with us some precious Taoist beauty secrets. “Chinese women are renowned for their perfect porcelain skin and anti-ageing lifestyle. Their secrets have been passed down for thousands of years from family to family, but the originators of many of the most secret Chinese beauty practices were the Ancient Taoists. Enamoured with the natural world, they were interested in living long, full, healthy lives in an ageless body (sounds great, right?) and they used energy cultivation and tonic herbs to help them achieve this goal.

international day of peace

Peace is something we all want in the world – we dream of it, fight for it, and imagine a peaceful world. It can be overwhelming to look at all of the places in the world where peace seems currently out of reach. We feel helpless, like we can’t do anything to make things better. This may be true on a global scale, but we have huge power to affect positive change and peace in our own lives. It was Ghandi who famously said, ‘Be the change you want to see in the world,’ and these words ring true even now. 21 September 2017 is the International Day of Peace. We may not be able to single-handedly solve global struggles or wars between nations, but  can we see this day as an inspiration to invite more peace into our daily lives. Whatever peace means to you, September 21 is a great day to make a new intention to welcome peace into your lives, so you can share it with others…

gluten free orange cake

Over 16 years experience in health and fitness have taught Diana the essential role of food in the health and fitness balance. Food coaching at Body Be Well has allowed her to combine her passions for food, fitness, teaching and helping people realise goals they may never have imagined for themselves. Discover here her recipe for “Gluten Free Orange Cake”.

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 …