Category: Wellness

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...

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...