Category: Wellness

A Mindful Blogger’s Frustrations with the Cyberlife

A Mindful Blogger’s Frustrations with the Cyberlife

On Saturday September 17 2016, I received an email from a “Jasmine” (*name changed for obvious reasons) with the subject line: “Love your awesome blog!” She went on to say how she enjoyed one of our articles and that she’d “love to contribute a guest post.” Three days later when Jasmine didn’t receive a response, she sent me...

5 Things You Should Know Before Going Organic

5 Things You Should Know Before Going Organic

Going organic can do wonders for your body and the environment. It can save you from the detrimental effects of chemicals and pesticides, while encouraging sustainability and biodiversity. However, transitioning to organic food and skincare is not as simple as it sounds; without the right information and insights, you can be easily swayed by deceptive...

10 Whole Foods That Increase Your Brainpower

10 Whole Foods That Increase Your Brainpower

When it comes to eating healthy, people can talk at length about foods that are good for the heart, foods that aid muscle building, and foods that promote weight loss. What is often overlooked, however, is how to eat for the most used body part of all—the brain. Here are some foods that can significantly...

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...