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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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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

health benefits of yoga

7 Reasons to Read “Light on Yoga” by B.K.S. Iyengar

The book "Light on Yoga" by B.K.S. Iyengar is a wonderful item to have on your bookshelf. Written by the yoga legend, B.K.S. Iyengar, the man who founded the style of yoga known as "Iyengar". This book is like a super guide for yoga, detailed and filled with all the good stuff. This particular version is amazing, bigger in size and very easy to read. If you're a yoga beginner or an advanced yogi, this book is worth a spot on your bookshelf. Here are 7 Reasons to...

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The Whole30 Challenge

I've done Whole30 challenges a few times, and thoroughly enjoy how they make me feel. And so I wanted to share this dietary theory with you. But remember, we are all different, and what works for one person, may not work for another. That said, Whole30 has had a really positive effect on my life and body. Not only in getting rid of excess weight, but also transforming my relationship with food. Below is more about Whole30, how it works and my personal experience doing it....

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Wonderful Walnut Egg and Banana Cake

We recently started a Whole30 challenge, where you give up added sugars, alcohol, dairy, grains and legumes for 30 days. And whenever we do this challenge, the first thing we start thinking about is: What are we going to have for treats?! When you start researching and getting creative, you'll discover that there are lots of tasty treats to eat, even after quitting so many foods.  It's just about reframing your idea of what a treat really is. It may not be a slab of hazelnut...

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5 Ways to Avoid Burnout

Burnout can sneak up on you. Life can get busy, particularly at work. The to-do list is always long, and it can feel like you're running through the days instead of living them. And often, we put work above health. We work too much, sleep too little, sometimes eat badly, and spend way too much time in front of the screen instead of outside. And eventually, it can creep up on you...

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Easy-peasy Almond Banana Smoothie

Recently I was feeling a little tired and run-down and felt like a nutritious Almond Banana Smoothie was in order. Whether you're feeling on top of the world or down in the dumps, this smoothie will give you a power dose of essential nutrients your body and mind needs. Super easy to make and packed with goodness, this easy-peasy Almond Banana Smoothie is worth a try! >> Jump straight to the recipe. Raw Almonds I recently wrote a blog post on where to find vitamins and minerals in food....

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