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November 10, 2020

The Connection Between Stress and Your Relationship with YourSelf

There is such a valuable connection between stress and your relationship with yourself. In my personal experience, realising this connection has been

October 26, 2020

Let go of the need to control and surrender to the magical flow of life

Are you one of those people who has the need to control (almost) everything in your life? This can show up differently for different people. You may l

October 6, 2020

Understanding ‘Normal’ Stress vs Chronic Stress

Do you suffer from stress in your life? While some stress in the body is normal, ongoing stress is not. Today we’re looking at the difference be

September 17, 2020

Power Morning Lemon Turmeric Drink

Food is a powerful natural medicine for the body, and this is one of my favourite simple recipes to illustrate that. Introducing my Power Morning Lemo

September 15, 2020

A Value-Packed Conversation on Turmeric and Curcumin

As you may know, I LOVE turmeric. But seriously… this golden spice has truly captured my heart for the long haul… I’ve been digging more into th

September 2, 2020

Simple Cinnamon Oats Breakfast Recipe to Kickstart Your Day

Oats breakfast was a staple growing up, and I’m sure that is partly why I grew up healthy and strong. My grandad is also someone who has eaten o

August 7, 2020

What are Personal Values and How to Figure Them Out

Your personal values are essentially a summary of what you value in life. In even simpler terms, they symbolise what is important to you. I never used

July 1, 2020

14 Healthy Eating Habits that Keep me Feeling Good

Just to be clear up front, don’t take these healthy eating habits as gospel. We are all unique and have our own needs. However, these are some o

June 17, 2020

6 Ways I Practice Mindfulness and Enjoy Life More

Practising mindfulness was not part of my world years ago. I was way too ‘busy’ and stressed out to even think about actually slowing down

May 26, 2020

5 Healthy Habits to Help You Manage Stress and Anxiety

Do you suffer from stress or anxiety? Or both? Well, here’s a great article for you! I know so many people who suffer from stress and anxiety, a

April 29, 2020

Find Your Purpose by Being YOU

Are you on a quest to find live your best life? When on this quest, the question how to find your purpose is likely to come up. When I decided to inte

April 20, 2020

How to Face Your Fears and Move Forward

Is there something you want to do in your life, but fear keeps you stuck? Do you want to face your fears head-on, so that you can finally move forward

March 16, 2020

6 Simple and Powerful Immune-Boosting Foods to Eat Regularly

This immune-boosting foods post contains Affiliate Links, which means I may get a commission when you purchase a product. Please note: There is no ext

February 17, 2020

Simple Healthy Habits of Wonderful Women

Health and happiness mean something different to everyone – it’s ‘bio-individual’ as we call it. And so, to tap into this idea

January 28, 2020

Tips to Actually Achieve Your Goals in 2020

In January most of us take the time to write down our New Year Resolutions aka our New Year Goals. We feel charged up by the new year, and our lists a

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 23, 2020

End-of-Year Holiday Health Tips to Feel Good!

I can’t believe it’s the end of the year already, how time has flown! During this time of year, I approach my health a little differently.

October 14, 2020

Signs of Stress in your Body, Mood and Behaviour

Stress can show up in your life and affect your health in many different ways. Some of the signs of stress are also not as obvious, and you may not ev

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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