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How to Stay Strong in Times of Uncertainty and Change.

Are you going through a time of uncertainty and change? Are you perhaps moving cities, leaving a job or a toxic relationship? Whatever it is, during times of uncertainty and change, the overwhelm of the unknown can take over. It’s scary not knowing what the future holds, or whether something will work out or not. Recently I’ve been going through a lot more change than usual. We moved cities, down south of Italy. At the same time, I stopped working for an agency I’d been working with for...

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5 Ways to Stay Motivated when You’re Feeling Burnt Out

Have you been pushing yourself really hard and starting to feel burnt out? How are you feeling? Tired? Exhausted? Uninspired? Unmotivated? Down? Deflated? Riddled with self-doubt? Does any of the above sound like you? Trust me, I've been there. I go through phases where I overwork and push myself to the limit. And, over time, I start throwing all other areas of my life out the window, just work-work-working...

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7 Ways to Break Free of Sugar Cravings and Get Your Life Back

Are you battling sugar cravings? Sick of feeling like you have no will power when it comes to sugar? It’s everywhere… Cookies, soft drinks, ice cream, chocolates, sweets… pulling at you like a magnet from all directions. You try and resist the urge, but eventually, give in and find your hand back in the cookie packet. And, after your sugar fix, you feel weak and frustrated. Why can’t I control myself? What’s wrong with me? You lose confidence in yourself and your willpower. You try and fail time and time again....

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[How to] Set Goals and Change Your Life

Years ago, I decided to be braver and bolder, and started to set much clearer goals. And, by getting clear on what I wanted to achieve and taking small steps to get there, I began to actually achieve my goals, that were once simply fantasies. By achieving some of my goals, I was naturally inspired to keep at it and set new ones. This journey of focus and taking it step by step has proven to me that anything is possible with a roadmap. Here's a...

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What is holistic health and how can it help you

While food truly does have the power to change everything, health is so much more than what you eat. All areas of your life impact your health and happiness, from your career, relationships, physical activity, to your spiritual practice. By taking this holistic approach to your health, and nourishing all areas of your life, you have the opportunity to really feel your best. Here is a post on holistic health and how it can help you on your quest for health and happiness. What is holistic health? --...

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6 Easy Smoothie Recipes to Kickstart your Day

I've never been much into smoothies, and have always preferred eating food whole. However, having a fresh smoothie for breakfast in the morning can be an easy and refreshing way to give your body a boost of nutrients. And so, I went on a morning smoothie journey, trying all kinds of mixes. What fun! After some experimenting, here are 6 of my favourite easy smoothie recipes. Try one or more out and let me know which you like most! Notes on Smoothies 6 Easy Smoothie Recipes to...

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How to Make Homemade Sauerkraut

Sauerkraut, like other fermented foods, is great for gut health. And so, recently I decided to try and make my own at home. What fun! I thoroughly enjoyed the experimental process and found eating it freshly homemade so rewarding compared to store-bought. Sauerkraut is easy to make, highly nutritious, and can be enjoyed in many different ways, making it a great recipe to keep in your toolbox. I hope this post inspires you to give homemade sauerkraut a try too! Homemade sauerkraut for gut health Why gut health...

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A Beginner’s Guide to Gut Health

Are you interested in learning more about gut health? It's a fascinating topic, and an important one to read up on if you want to improve your overall health. As many experts say, your gut is your pathway to health...

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Nutritious Foods for Gut Health

If there is one thing you can do for your longterm health, it would be to look after your gut. The gut is a huge factor in our overall health and wellbeing, and when it's out of balance, we can suffer from many different negative effects, from IBS to depression. It's one of your gateways to health, so it's important to look after it. And one of the best ways to do that is through food. Here are a few nutritious foods for gut health...

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Must-try Tasty Recipes for Lunch or Dinner

I regularly search online for new simple and healthy recipes to try at home. While I've found many that I've tried, enjoyed, and added to me extensive recipe list, there a few that have become my favourite go-to recipes for any day of the week. Here are a few of my favourite tasty recipes for lunch or dinner - Try one or more out and let me know if any make it to your favourite list! Spring Pea and Basil Soup                     This is a recent favourite of mine....

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