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Beauty - But At What Cost?

Beauty - But At What Cost?

This past year has involved many transitions into how consciously I consume things. I've written more about this in the post I wrote about consciously living. Having completely re-structured my diet and cut back on unnecessary purchases (mainly fast fashion), the next thing on my list was beauty products. This is a tricky one for me. For the last decade I have worked (and continue to work) as a makeup artist - I have more products than most people would own in a lifetime, thankfully not unnecessarily so-most of which I own is used regularly as part of my kit....


Navigating life with 1.5 hands

Navigating life with 1.5 hands


Life was not designed for any less than 10 fingers it would seem. A little over 2 weeks ago while preparing dinner for some friends, I sliced of the top of my thumb whilst (mindlessly?) chopping some leeks. I love leeks so there are no hard feelings, but at the time, I was of course, screaming bloody murder. Typically, it was the one day I had left my car in with the mechanic to be seen to, an extremely rare thing for me to do. I don’t tend to have the organisational skills to keep the car in check,...


Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent Fasting


Every religion has included intermittent fasting as a part of their repertoire. Seen as a way to give the digestive system a break and a way to cleanse the internal organs, fasting can be a good way to re-set your system.  It doesn’t have to mean fasting yourself for days on end to reap the benefits. I have been doing this for a while now, giving my digestive system a break really helps to boost my energy levels. Overall, it will help with weight loss, stabilising blood sugar levels, improve heart health and cognitive function. 
The easiest way...


5 Practices For Staying Grounded and Defeating Anxiety

5 Practices For Staying Grounded and Defeating Anxiety

Grounded. Ask yourself what does that word mean to you. Humble? Real? Down to Earth? Whatever your interpretation of it is, I'm sure you get the gist. Now ask yourself how it features in your life. Whether you look at it from an esoteric point of view or you're more black and white in your approach; remaining grounded in tough situations can be such a benefit to how you live your life.

Energetically speaking, my root chakra is always where most of my issues are, meaning I struggle with grounding. I always get physical injuries in this area and I tend...


Quick and Easy Vegan Pizza

Quick and Easy Vegan Pizza

Probably the quickest dinner you'll make this year! 

For the base:

Lebanese Flatbreads (we usually get these from Lebanese or Turkish supermarkets, however, I'm sure there available in big supermarkets)

For the topping:

Either a passata or a vegan pesto for the base, both of these can either be made from scratch or shop bought. Harvest Moon do an excellent vegan pesto available from Supervalu.

Courgettes

Red Onion

Mushroom

Peppers

Shaved Sweet potato (shave with a potato peeler to get ribbons)

Crushed Garlic

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 180degrees

Base the bread with either the tomato or pesto,...