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October 17, 2018

5 Potent YouTube Video Workouts for Legs

I recently did a personal 100 Days of Daily Exercise challenge and tried many different workout videos along the way. YouTube became one of my be

November 27, 2019

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 t

October 12, 2019

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?

September 19, 2019

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 cr

August 20, 2019

[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

July 25, 2019

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 hap

June 22, 2019

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

May 29, 2019

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 thoroughl

May 23, 2019

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 o

May 11, 2019

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 well

May 7, 2019

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

Be Yourself and Find Real Happiness

The quote that inspired this post is "Remember, it's OK to be yourself" by Richard Branson. It is so simple but so important. Many of us don't tell ourselves this simple line often enough. And when I do, it takes me a moment to appreciate the power in saying it. Nowadays, it's difficult to not compare yourself to others. With people's lives displayed online in various forms, it's not easy to just be our 'real' selves without being affected by everything we're seeing and reading. Especially...

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Day Trips from Rome: Beach Day in Sperlonga

If you're coming to Rome in warmer months and love the beach, consider doing a Day Trip to Sperlonga Beach. It's a little further than some other beaches, but it's well worth the trek. Sperlonga is a blue flag beach and the water is clear and beautiful. It's a lovely beach lover's day trip, out of the bustle of Rome. Where is Sperlonga? Sperlonga is a pretty seaside town south of Rome. Check it out on Google Maps. When you arrive in Sperlonga, you can go to a...

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Coffee in Rome at Charming Barnum Cafe

Coffee in Rome is definitely a thing. Coffee is of the lifeblood running through this beautiful boot of a country. Or is that too dramatic? I think not, says the coffee addict! When you visit Rome be sure to get your coffee fix. Try lots of different cafes. Have it sitting down at a cafe, and standing up at a bar like most locals do. Celebrate the coffee when in Rome! While you're coffee-tasting your way around the eternal city, be sure to pop into...

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Simple Sauteed Artichoke Recipe

In springtime, the artichokes come out in Italy. In Rome, you'll start seeing Romanesco Artichokes displayed in most of the supermarkets. These veggies are hard to resist, with their pretty flower design and greenish-purple colours. They do take a little extra time to prepare, but they're worth it. Here is a super tasty and simple sauteed artichoke recipe to enjoy as a side dish or eaten simply alone. Look at this beautiful display in the local market. I simply had to buy a bunch, for a seasonal Italian...

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