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Stay Healthy and Happy in 2018!

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YOUR HOLISTIC WELLBEING 

2017 so far has been challenging for many on a mental, emotional and physical level. 

So today I would like to share with you a few suggestions to that may help. 

The habits we create from the moment we wake in the morning set the tone for the entire day.

 

Staying Present

Doing a short mindfulness meditation can help you to focus on the present moment by bringing your attention to your breath. Helping us focus on the present instead of dwelling on the past of being anxious of the future

Great apps I would recommend to help you are :
Stop Breathe and Think and Headspace .

Exercise

I like to do some gentle yoga / pilates moves  in the morning . It strengthens the body. It wakes the mind and body up and helps you feel energized for the day ahead .

A 20 minute walk daily maybe on your lunch break will get fresh air into your lungs . Clear your mind . Overall puts you in a feel good mood.

What exercise to do practice ? I would love to read your suggestions in the comments.

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Eat A Healthy Well Balanced Diet 

We are all individual when it comes to our eating habits, how much we eat in a day can vary . I like to have 5 small meals a day . So here are just a few general tips to help you clean up your eating habits.

Try to get your 5 a day fruit  and veg in. Smoothies and juices are a great way to do this. Drink plenty of water to flush toxins out of your system. Try Herbal tea it is a healthy alternative to coffee.
Introduce good carbs into your diet eg. Brown Rice , Rice and Millet Pasta,  Brown Rice Noodles.
Quinoa is the best source of protein you can have, it can be added to soup, stir fry etc
The most important tip I could give you is to cut out refined sugar.

Start by making small changes and you will think better and feel better.

Forget fad diets they do not work , choose to eat healthy and be healthy. 

BE HEALTHY

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Health Supplements

During periods of stress, the body is less able to absorb nutrients, so some supplementation especially of the B group of vitamins, and vitamin C is helpful. Sometimes we need that extra boost if we are  feeling lethargic , run down, constantly getting colds and flu to name. Here are a few suggestions :

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Remedies For Colds and Flu

Iron is essential for a healthy immune system, preventing anemia and producing haemoglobin , a protein that helps red blood cells transport oxygen around the body. The best sources of Iron are found in meat, nuts and seeds, sardines and tuna, dark green leafy vegetables, lentils, chickpeas.

Symptoms of Iron Deficiency include:

  1. Pale skin
  2. Poor Appetite
  3. Fatigue
  4. Cold hands and feet
  5. Shortness of breath easily
  6. Headaches
  7. Anxiety

Spatone is 100% Natural Liquid Iron Food Supplement

This comes in convenient ready to drink sachets with apple juice with vitamin c, which helps with the absorption of the iron. Less issues with constipation .

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Echinaforce is a traditional herbal medicinal product used to relieve colds and flu like symptoms. It has anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties. Find it here http://www.avogel.ie

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Vitamin D can be made in the skin on exposure to sunlight. Vitamin D is also found in milk, eggs and meat . Deficiency is common in those who have little exposure to the sun. 

     Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha in Aryurveda is known as the uplifting herb . It helps to reduce stress.  It may help to reduce anxiety and depression. This blend includes iodine which helps to calm the nervous system . It is suitable for vegetarians and vegans. 

Find out more at: pukkaherbs.com 

If you are taking medication, please consult your doctor before taking any new supplements.

Gratitude Journal

A practice I enjoy doing every night is writing 10 things I am grateful for . It really helps you to feel good and appreciate your life.

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This the gratitude journal I use . The Secret Gratitude Book by @RhondaByrne

Essential Oils

As a qualified Aromatherapist I cannot recommend essential oils enough, to help you relax, de-stress , unwind .

A Relaxing Bath

Mixing six drops of pure lavender essential oil with an unscented bath foam/product . Add the mixture to the water and enjoy ! Lavender is known to relieve stress, anxiety, headaches, balance emotions .

Vaporisers 

2 Drops of Vetiver essential oil added to the water in a burner is excellent to aid relaxation and release mental and emotional exhaustion.

Get Plenty of Sleep

If you have trouble sleeping , about 2 hours before bed try switching off computers ,phones , TV  it will help your brain to wind down . Start doing this each night at the same time this routine will tell your brain it is time to wind down and relax. Make sure your bedroom is clutter free because a cluttered room equals a cluttered mind. Do a quick tidy. Have a nice cup of camomile tea.

Listen to some tranquil music . I listen to Medwyn Goodall his music is soulful and full of positive energy. Check out @medwynggoodall.net

What is your favorite ritual to help you wind down at night . Please let me know in the comment box below.

I hope you enjoyed reading this blog post and find these suggestions helpful.

Until next time,

Stay happy and healthy

 

 

  • Disclaimer: Please consult you physician before starting any exercise or healthy eating plan or taking supplements if you have any health concerns or are pregnant or breastfeeding. 

 

What’s Your Style ?

“Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak”. – Rachel Zoe

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‘Real style is never right or wrong, it’s a matter of being yourself on purpose’. – G. Bruce Boyer

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Fashion is a trend. Style lives within a person. – Oscar de la Renta

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Create your own style. Let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others. – Anna Wintour

Style is very personal. It has nothing to do with fashion. Fashion is over quickly. Style is forever. – Ralph Lauren

Style is not a display of wealth , but an expression of imagination.

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Be Happy and Healthy

Have a great day beautiful followers 

 

Interior Trends 2018

Interior Trends 2018

When discussing interior trends 2018, the first thing to strike you is that people are interested in owning less. They want to use smart solutions that increase the quality of their lives. It should not surprise you to learn that the latest trends in 2018 revolve around multifunctional technology. From smart home devices to kitchen appliances, technology is helping people find solutions to help cut waste and improve the environment.

No to minimalism

Second, people are somewhat fed up with minimalism and they also feel that total white has become boring. The latest designs for 2018 involve the rediscovery of color. People are going for bold and saturated colors. Colors like blue and red and orange as well as yellow mustard are finding favor with people. This represents a comeback of the eighties, but there is also a lot of interest towards using color in any way possible.

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Use of moveable items

Another trend that is catching on and which will shape 2018 is the use of movable items. This means that temporary and evolving as well as assembled and even disassembled items are back. The new generation lacks fixed roots, and people are changing their homes more often than in the past. This means that nomad designs are becoming very popular. These new designs need to be smart and affordable as well as easy to carry. The success of IKEA is an example of the latest interior trends 2018. They sell inexpensive and smart as well as easy furniture.

The raw look is in

2018 will see people choosing raw finished items. This reflects a desire of people to go back to essentials. Certain materials will be popular including marble and granite as well as raw wood and terrazzo. Their textures are sure to attract a lot of interest. Another popular trend for 2018 is the use of handmade products. These items are unique and somewhat imperfect.

Hybrid items are in

Another popular trend for 2018 is the use of hybrid items. These items represent a cultural mix. They also represent a style mix as well as contaminations. Since the world has become globalized people are becoming exposed to different cultures. Also, since the cost of travel has come down, more and more people are traveling to different parts of the world. People are also migrating to the West and all of these factors have generated a new interest in cross-cultural items. Today, the latest interior trends 2018 include a mixture of various moods. The Japandi interior trend is very much in vogue and the same goes for the Wabi Sabi Japanese philosophy.

Earthy look

The earthy look is also trending, and the same goes for minimalist designs. The use of marble wallpapers is a staple of the more luxurious homes. They decorate the walls and floors and at the same time marble is also very affordable. 2018 will also see the use of different metals. People will want to mix metals, which creates a very stunning result. A combination of brass and nickel in the kitchen will make it look very attractive.

The bottom line is that when checking interior trends 2018, one should choose something that makes one feel good. There is no need to stay abreast with all latest trends. Simply choose something that suits your interiors.

 Thank you for reading.