There is no better time of year to pick up a book than a chilly Winter evening. Mug of tea in hand and a nanna blanket over my knees, I’ve spent many a Winter night (and afternoon mind you) with my head buried in a book. I love fiction novels, but lately I’ve been devouring “self help” and non fiction titles.
I know I know. Getting up in the morning is hard. But come Winter it’s 500 times harder. Your bed is warm, it’s bitter outside and motivation is clearly lacking. But just because it’s the coldest time of year doesn’t mean life stops. These days should not be wasted! As hard as it is, I enjoy getting up early (even in Winter), because there are memories to be made and fun to be had.
As much as I love getting into the kitchen, sometimes I just can’t be bothered cooking after a long day at work. Especially when I work a lot of different shifts and sometimes don’t get home till after 8pm. The easiest option would be take away, but we all know how bad it is for you. That is why I was so excited to try Perth’s newest vegan food delivery service Wholistically Healthy, a quick and easy meal delivery service made fresh weekly in Perth and extremely good for you! Based on Ayurvedic principles, the universal and intertwined concept: you must have a healthy body to have a healthy mind, and a healthy mind to have a healthy body, the aim at Wholistically Healthy is to help you nourish your body, so you can feed your soul.
This weekend I was a bad blogger, but let’s set the scene first. I work full time, in a very stressy environment. And it’s shift work, with weird start and finish times. I’m in a relationship, which is very important (obviously) and besides the blog stuff I have friends and things I want to do in my time off. So this weekend I was a bad blogger
Are you a chia fan? I’ll admit it is a bit of an acquired taste (I personally love it) but it’s one of those foods that is so good for you that you may want to force yourself to start eating it.
I don’t know about you, but I used to struggle to get out of bed in the morning. I’d whinge, moan, shuffle around like a zombie and head into work feeling like the world was going to fall on my head. Negative much! But I soon realised if you start your day happy the rest will fall into place and it’ll make the day (and your life) easier for you, and those around you.
I never thought I’d see the day when I woke up extremely early on a Saturday morning to exercise. I’m not a huge fan of getting sweaty at the gym and hate “walking” as much as I hate a lot of green vegetables, so when I set my alarm for 5am a few weeks ago I knew I must be crazy. Why so early you ask? Because I randomly lost my mind and enrolled in a yoga class with a friend.
With the change of season now is the time to make a few changes in your life. Cleansing and cleaning your headspace, body, living space and social space can be exactly what you need to do to kick those Winter blues. I’ve compiled a list of six key areas of your life to get rearranging, revitalising and changing for the sunshine months. Think of how good you’ll feel when your health, head and home is decluttered! Detox your body Raise your hand if you ate your way through Winter? I did! It’s so much easier to comfort eat during the chillier months because it is just so good to snuggle up on the couch with a cuppa and a chocolate biscuit (or five). But now the sun is out and I want to get out and enjoy it! Except I’m feeling sluggish and blah and kick starting your Spring health routine is a great way to get back to feeling like you normally do. I’ve juice cleansed in the past so I though why …
I thought I’d start this post with a warning. It may contain content you might not be too keen on, especially since you might be reading this first thing with a cup of coffee. Let’s talk about lactose intolerance. I can’t even remember when my body stopped “liking” milk products. It’s been that long. First it was regular milk, then came yoghurt and ice-cream and don’t even ask me about excessive amounts of cheese. My Mum always drank soy milk in her coffee back in the day, but as a child I hated soy. I didn’t want to find an alternative so I rebelled for a while. I kept drinking milk, I gorged on ice-cream and ate cheese by the chunk (don’t you do that?). My body hated me. I was constantly bloated and nauseated, I was back and forth to the loo post binge and I was irritable and generally unwell. So I had to move away from milk which really pissed me off, because I loved dairy products! Besides the obvious of not …