Category: Wellness

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...

A Shift in Health Consciousness

A Shift in Health Consciousness

Photo by Alex Ling   I heard some wonderful news recently. It went something like this: “McDonalds is experiencing a slump in worldwide sales…!” On the back of Morgan Spurlock’s documentary film “Super Size Me” 10 years ago that revealed the disgusting reality about how McDonalds (colloquially known as Maccas in Australia) food can negatively...

The Introverted Extrovert

The Introverted Extrovert

Most people have me pegged as an extrovert. They point out the ease in which I can adapt to social situations. My effortless ability to make friends with people from all walks of life. Some will say that my gregarious and confident nature is a sign of an extrovert. Others will say that my extroversion...

The Elixir of the Indo-Tibetan town

The Elixir of the Indo-Tibetan town

“When life hands you lemonade, don’t try to make lemons” – Vince Guthrie In my recent travels up in Dharamshala (Kangra District of Himachal Pradesh, India), I noticed a beverage listed on almost all menus I read in almost all cafes.  Under the section of Tea was printed this beautiful cuppa called Hot Lemon Honey...

The Nature of Nature

The Nature of Nature

Eco Warrior Princess is proud to feature friend and guest writer, Shikha Sacher. A woman who is as passionate about the environment and making a difference as I. Born and raised in India, Shikha completed her Post-Grad in Information Systems in Melbourne and spent over half a decade living and working in Australia. She is...

Learning Not To Sweat The Small Stuff

Learning Not To Sweat The Small Stuff

Photo by Andy Powell   I’ve been reading this book I found in an op-shop called “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff for Women” by Kristine Carlson. I guess the title gives it away, but the book gives you 100 different pointers on how not to stress over the little things in life. I’ve been reading it...

What I Know For Sure

What I Know For Sure

Photo courtesy of Alan Light   Visiting my partner’s parents place up in Brisbane, I noticed some inspirational reading on their toilet wall. It was hard not to notice – the articles were plastered on the wall right in front of your face as soon as you sat down. I must say though, it made...