Why dis-ease is not the leading cause of death!

This time seven years ago my status on Facebook read “eating chicken chips, barbecue chips, sausage rolls, monte carlos, and chocolate…” I wish I had of known then what I know now, that I was quite literally eating myself to death. And I was doing it daily! No wonder I had no energy and constantly felt fatigued! I wasn’t eating real food, and all that junk food led to… well… junk moods!

How do you react when life doesn’t go to plan?

So you have this amazing goal that you’re working towards, you’re 3 months from reaching that year-long vision that you set for yourself when the universe decides to throw a curve ball at you! Your dog broke your housemates vase, your house flooded, your spouse is driving you nuts, or better yet your grandfather reversed into your car with your brother-in-law’s car (that actually happened to me!).

Why I stopped eating my friends

Having transitioned from a strict Paleo diet just under a couple of years ago to a fully plant-based diet was, for me, one of the most profound experiences of my life. And I don’t say that lightly. My whole entire perception of what I was choosing to fuel my body with changed in an instant. And I kind of felt like there was this deep part inside my subconscious that I just could not fight. After 24-ish years of eating every cut of meat imaginable, I turned vegetarian. I later became vegan, and I haven’t looked back since.

Behaving like a badass!

The other day I came to a little realisation that a lot of the time I can be a pretty serious person. After all, I’ve passed the age of 25, I should be all grown up by now hey? I’ve always been one to play by the rules and keep others best interests at heart, no matter what the situation or scenario is. It’s almost as though there is a big side to my personality that has this disease to please. Well, most of the time anyways!

Tips and tricks to help you reach your health goals

How many of you have set that large New Years Resolution that’s based around a health and wellness goal? How are you tracking with it on day 3 of the New Year? If right now you’re thinking to yourself “oops I shouldn’t have eaten that donut/burger/pastry/bla”, don’t beat yourself up about it. I’ve devised this short little list of considerations that will help you get back on track in no time! 🙂

Why dieting doesn’t work!

So many people regularly ask me if ‘diet x’ is better than ‘diet y’, or what “diet” would I suggest. From paleo, to raw vegan, to intermittent fasting, the Atkin’s diet, the soup diet, and probably hundreds more! It’s no wonder why people are so bloody confused, one minute fat makes you fat and the next carbs make you fat. With best-selling diet books completely contradicting each other, how is one to know which diet is the so-called “best”?

The road to awareness and your health

The me five years ago was not the same me. I wasn’t as consciously aware of what I was putting into my body, and I wasn’t aware that I inherently had a choice as to what I was doing and where my life was headed. I ate the standard three meals a day without question, and the weekly McDonalds drive through on the way home from the nightclub was just a standard Friday or Saturday night for me. I just plodded along, had lots of fun along the way, and did what was expected in order to fit into the mold that society had created for me (sound familiar?). I didn’t really think to question any of it either.

A few tips for surviving the festive season

With the festive season coming up, many people (in fact almost everyone) will no doubt be enjoying this time with their family and close friends and making that “guilt free” exception! There’s absolutely nothing wrong with indulging in life’s pleasures, especially during a time of celebration, but be sure to set your intentions and stick to them. The most important thing leading up to Christmas and the New Year is to be responsible, not just with what you drink but also with what you eat. 🙂

Listen to your body. It doesn’t make mistakes.

Ever felt so unwell that you didn’t feel like doing anything? You didn’t feel like going to go visit that friend that you made plans with last week, you didn’t feel like eating and heck you didn’t even feel like getting out of bed to go to the toilet! Did you ever stop to think and analyse why you felt like crap or did you just decide that you feel that way just because, no explanation needed, you felt like crap for no reason whatsoever and it’s just a case of “bad luck”? It’s my personal belief that (whether you choose to believe it or not is your choice) during these moments your body is giving you a sign.

Which juicer should I purchase?

A couple of months ago I decided to complete a short juice fast after experiencing the once in a blue moon case of digestive discomfort (which lased for weeks untreated because of work). About a year ago I completed my first fast, which was a mono-fast, after pleasing results I decided to undertake a 21-day juice fast at the start of the year and have never looked back since. This is something that I have added to my regular routine as a way to reboot and reset my digestive system and give my energy levels a bit of a boost!

Are you living your life in motion, or are you stagnant?

Today I would like to tell you all about life and movement. What it means to me, and why most people play in dirty ponds. One thing I have found by speaking to others and also with my own journey is that when it comes to being in motion with life there is no in between – you’re either constantly on the go getting shit done or you do the minimal that’s required and the remainder is chill-out time, where you’ll watch a movie, hang out with friends, play some App on your phone, etc. Being in motion is either part of your lifestyle or it isn’t!

Relationships and Air

After completing Tyler Tolman’s 7 Day Self Care Adventure in Bali I’m feeling educated, inspired and have a greater sense of mental clarity. As promised to my close friends and fans, here is a little snippet of the teachings that were involved during my time learning from Tyler.