Category: Wellness

The Meaning Behind My Meltdown

The Meaning Behind My Meltdown

I am going to take a departure from my usual look-how-green-my-life-is posts and talk about something extremely personal. I mean, deeply personal. Now I’m doing so not because I’m an over-sharer. And unlike the new brand of ‘influencer’ I’m not writing this to contrive an appearance of being ‘human’ to commoditise my ‘authenticity’. Take it,...

6 Tips to Increase Mental Focus Naturally

6 Tips to Increase Mental Focus Naturally

Everyone knows the feeling: it’s three o’clock, and you feel like you can’t get a single thing done. It’s impossible to focus, and everything keeps flying around in your brain until you don’t even know what you should be doing. Understanding focus Aside from healthy living, one of the most important aspects of harnessing your concentration...

Do You Suffer From Ethical Living Burnout?

Do You Suffer From Ethical Living Burnout?

Ethical Living Burnout isn’t a term you’ve probably heard before, and it’s not something you’re likely to be diagnosed with by your GP/naturopath/chinese herbalist. However, if you’ve adopted an ethical lifestyle I’m taking bets that it’s a term that is going to resonate with you. To be clear: for the purposes of this article ‘ethical...

Say No to Fast Food & Say Yes to These 6 Easy, Healthy Snacks Instead

Say No to Fast Food & Say Yes to These 6 Easy, Healthy Snacks Instead

Given our busy lives and the abundance of fast food and other unhealthy meal options, losing weight and getting in better shape can be difficult. Luckily, several easy, healthy snacks exist that not only enable you to maintain your fitness, but also satisfy your cravings for flavour and texture. Enjoy the following great tasting snacks without feeling guilty or worrying about gaining weight or incurring...

The 5 Health, Wellness & Sustainability Trends Dominating 2016

The 5 Health, Wellness & Sustainability Trends Dominating 2016

Health, specifically weight loss, continues to be a top New Year’s resolution, so there is no doubt that the first few months of 2016 will mean a renewed interest in health and wellness for many. However, consumers are less interested in a silver bullet and more concerned in long-term healthy lifestyles. In the past, this...

Self-Care for Zombies

Self-Care for Zombies

Where I live, zombies are everywhere. They fill the busy city streets, all of them in a hurry to be someplace else. I have sat (or more often, stood) beside them on the crowded bus, or the even more crowded train. I have seen them munch on sad-looking burgers on the ride home, their tired...

How to Get Enough Calcium on a Vegan Diet

How to Get Enough Calcium on a Vegan Diet

I have been vegan for around two years now. In that time, I get the same recurring questions asked about my diet: how I get my calcium, how I get my protein and how I make sure that I don’t shrivel up and die without meat and animal byproducts. My answer to these people is...

How to Build an Ethical Business Without Losing Balance

How to Build an Ethical Business Without Losing Balance

When you’re in business for yourself, whether you own a large private company or working solely as a freelancer, it can be difficult to switch off. There are exciting projects to work on, clients to get back to, deadlines to meet, enquiries to answer, emails to respond to, invoices to pay, reports to review, products...

Why I Embraced Mindful Living

Why I Embraced Mindful Living

Work commitments, family schedules, convenient junk food and nutrient-poor diets, information overload and a culture of ‘material success’ can cause high stress, burnout and anxiety. It’s no wonder that around the globe people are popping meds, are being diagnosed with degenerative diseases and their families are breaking down. Many are beginning to realise the detrimental...

A Journey to Mindfulness

A Journey to Mindfulness

Do you want less pressure and more balance? Less anxiety and more calm? Less distractions and more clarity? Less stress and more joy? There is a way to achieve this and it’s through mindfulness. What is mindfulness? In his book “Why Can’t I Meditate?” psychoanalytic psychotherapist Nigel Wellings defines mindfulness as “being consciously aware of what is happening in...

Digesting the Idea: Ethical Eating for Beginners

Digesting the Idea: Ethical Eating for Beginners

Eating is such an intrinsically biological impulse. As living things, our bodies feed in specific, regular patterns, where our guts extract nutrients and vitamins from the tasty morsels we‘ve polished off and digested, and send these precious goodies out into our bloodstreams. Once on the loose in our blood vessels, these molecules travel to our...

Medical term of the year: Orthorexia

Medical term of the year: Orthorexia

(Image source: Harpers Bazaar)   Definition: “orthorexia” noun an obsession with eating foods that one considers healthy. a medical condition in which the sufferer systematically avoids specific foods that they believe to be harmful. noun: orthorexia nervosa (Source: Google) When vegan blogger Jordan Younger previously known as “The Blonde Vegan” finally came out to the...