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If you’re on a quest to live your best life, you’ve come to the right place. When you believe in yourself, set goals smartly, and stay healthy and strong, you’re capable of achieving anything! You can do it, and Live the Wonderful is here to support you along the way.

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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

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

December 14, 2019

What is a Health Coach and how can one help you?

Are you on a quest to live your happiest, healthiest life? Are you looking for more support in reaching your health and wellness goals? A Health Coach

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

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 thoroughly en

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

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...

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From the Earth: Artichokes

Artichokes caught my attention when I moved to Italy. When Artichoke season comes along, you'll start seeing more and more of these pretty veggies out on display. Back home in South Africa, I didn't pay much attention to these pretty veggies. However, here in Rome, when the artichokes come out, they are difficult to ignore. Seasonal eating in Italy is part of life here. It is awesome, making me feel that little...

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10 Rome Travel Tips for First-timers

If you're coming to Rome for the first time, this post if just for you. Below you'll find some useful Rome Travel Tips to make your first visit that much more magical. Don't make the same mistakes other travellers make, and instead navigate the city like a pro. Below are the post sections, in case you want to jump straight to a specific tip: 1. Don't try to see it all on...

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Workout Music: Groovy Tracks to add to your Mix

Music has the power to change your workout experience. In the last year, I have been trying quite a few different types of high-intensity workouts, from Betty Rocker to Fittlyss. And I have found that, when a groovy track comes on, tough exercises like burpees don’t seem as difficult anymore. The rhythm of funky tracks is often upbeat and motivating, but it’s more than that. Listening to feel-good groovy music just adds that something special to a workout, that get-down and enjoy it kind of feeling. Of course, music is personal, but here are some groovy tracks to add to your workout music mix, to inspire you to get down on it!

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Where to Eat in Rome: The Charming Trastevere Neighbourhood

Trastevere is a pretty neighbourhood, that is bustling day and night. It's no wonder it's become so popular! There are lots of places to eat in this hood, from sit-down restaurants to street food takeaways, and everything in between. One of my favourite ways to spend an afternoon in this hood is to food-hop. I pick 4 or 5 spots and hop from place to place, enjoying the different foods and...

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