Holiday Gift Giving Ideas

Fitty London

I’m from a big family and the holidays involves a lot of organisation on the present buying front.  Here is my list of ideas that I think would make great presents (or gifts for myself!): Voucher for a photo book website – I love Blurb Books.  I have had quite a few printed through them over the years and they are super helpful.  It can be a great gift for someone who has lots of photos on their computer that[Read more]

Where I am at now…

Yoga

Wow this year has whistled on by!  It’s been a year of so many changes and exploration from traveling around the Far East and returning to Europe.  It’s now the start of the wintery months here in Europe which is great in some ways and not so fun in others.  Being a sunshine baby I am not enjoying watching the sunsetting in the early afternoon.  But on the bright side we are getting close to the shortest day of the[Read more]

10 things I learnt by completing the I Quit Sugar 8 week program

I Quit Sugar

The 8 week I Quit Sugar program has flown by.  It was an interesting process for me.  The program sends weekly updates, meal plans, shopping lists and updates on great ingredients. Here are my top 10 things that I learnt by doing the program:  My overall moods have improved – I think those who spend a lot of time with me would say this is a very good benefit of quitting sugar!  It’s meant on the whole that I’ve felt more[Read more]

5 Tips for Finding Fitness that you Enjoy!

Nike Running

Finding a fitness that you love to do will help to get you through that barrier of ‘do I have time?’ or ‘can I get my butt to the class?’.  Everyone is different and it does depend on what you body needs or wants at this moment.  I have a few friends who are very regimented and will book out time for exercise and attend without fail even if it’s something they say they don’t particularly enjoy.  We’ve all been[Read more]

I Quit Sugar – well with a little help from Sarah Wilson and her team

Chocolate Cupcakes

I am a self confessed sugar addict.  Like a proper sugar addict. I tried earlier in the summer to curb my sugar habit.  It didn’t go as well as I had planned as in I still was consuming a lot of sugar!  I wouldn’t say I am the worst at eating sugar but it had definitely become a habit of mine.  I don’t even feel particularly hungry and I will snack on something.  I find it a little tricky in[Read more]

Testing out: HeadSpace Meditation App

beach

There have been hundreds of papers citing the benefits of mediation.  Over time the benefits can include reduction in stress, depression, increase in focus, and immunity to name a few. I am currently using Headspace to foster my meditation habit.  They offer a 10 Day Challenge which is essentially spending 10minutes each day meditating over the course of 10 days.  The meditation is guided by the founder Andy Puddicombe and there are mini videos to explain the purpose and what[Read more]

Coconut Oil: Why use it?

Benefits of Coconuts

It’s interesting to see that there are over 1500 studies on the benefits of coconut oil and it’s a very simple product with many uses.  The best coconut oil is organic, cold pressed and 100% pure.  It doesn’t need to have anything else added to it. Moisturiser – It is very hydrating for your skin.  It nourishes any dry patches, cuticles and helps elasticity. It is a natural low sun protection.  It is a great oil to use on stretch[Read more]

The Art of Tidying

This isn't my room

Since returning from my travels it has been an interesting process of readjusting back into a hectic and beautiful city. First off I needed to collect all of my belongings from various locations where things had been stored. I had things at my friend’s house where my boxes and bags were being used as extra areas for her to put her things on. Then my brother had taken an excess and last minute packing that I needed to move. Then[Read more]

Fostering Habits to Study

Learning

Studying when you are no longer in full education can be tricky as there are always things that need to be done.  The general life admin to working to enjoying yourself. I’m studying to be a health coach on a year long program.  Fostering the habit of setting aside 8 hours a week has been an interesting one.  Even though it doesn’t sound like a lot of time it’s been important to stay on top the weekly hours so that[Read more]

The Power of Gratitude

Grateful Heart

Gratitude is a powerful and simple tool to improve your mindset and overall wellbeing.  There have been many scientific studies about the health benefits of gratitude.  It has been proven to increase happiness, openness to others, increased resilience, increases productivity, and improves self-esteem.  Gratitude is an easy habit to foster with a few simple steps. Gratitude Notebook – This is a personal choice and it is more important to focus on the regularity of the habit. The easiest way is to write[Read more]