Category Archives: Nutrition

Create a Space of Relaxation, Serenity and Love this December, by Making it a Priority to be Kind and Thoughtful to Your Self.

Whilst the holiday season is something that most of us look forward to, jumping with joy, it can also become a little stressful, frustrating and exhausting.

With the risk of sounding a little like the Scroodge, please be sensible. It’s not called the silly season for no reason. Partying, drinking, indulging, overeating and running around like a headless chicken from event-to-event and shop-to-shop, trying to please everyone but yourself, it’s no wonder many of us feel tired, rundown, overweight and stressed as the new year rolls around. Continue reading

Green Inspiration from Switzerland

The first thoughts that come to mind when I hear the word Switzerland are ‘eco’ and ‘green’ – not only for the beautiful lush green valleys and mountains sprinkled with pretty flowers, but also for the admirable respect the people of Switzerland have for nature, the environment and sustainability. And how apparent that it is indeed green that we associate with this region. Continue reading

Mindbloom: Grow the Life You Want

Mindbloom has a deep, spiritual purpose to help you improve your life, nurturing a virtual tree by engaging in positive behavior related to health, exercise, relationships and finances. Co-founder Chris Hewett calls Mindbloom a “social life game focused on health and wellness.” Genius! Love it!
To start growing the life you want visit

Become Consciously Aware of What Goes In and On Your Body

October 1st is the kick off day for Vegetarian Awareness Month. A wonderful initiative to help inspire us to think about what goes in our mouth and how our choices can impact the world in which we share. We can all stick our head in the sand, if we so choose, and ignore the reality of what goes on in the world. Or we can do something about it. Continue reading

Inspiration from Paris

Having just returned from a weekend in Paris, I am inspired to write. Yes, I know, I’m hardly the first person to be inspired by a visit to la ville de l’amour. But I won’t be sharing my musings on days spent aimlessly strolling through the streets, gazing at masterpieces in the Louvre, visits to all my favorite haunts, romantic walks by moonlight along the river, champagne in Saint Germain, or feasts of French delicacies as I’m sure you’ve heard it all before.

What I would like to share is a little slice of Paris that we can all create no matter where we are in the world. Continue reading

The Protein Myth

One question I often get asked when people ask about my vegan diet is “so where do you get your protein from?”

There is a huge misconception out there when it comes to nutrition: that protein equals meat. This is not a true equation. Continue reading

Try Something New For 30 Days

Is there anything you’ve always meant to do, wanted to do, but just … haven’t? Matt Cutts suggests: Try it for 30 days.

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Postcards from Aloka

Aloka is a unique wellbeing centre in the heart of Brighton’s historic lanes and a stone’s throw from the sea. Aloka means ‘the light’, particularly the light associated with your inner wisdom. Aloka offers a complete wellbeing experience dedicated to giving you physical, mental, emotional and spiritual nourishment, underpinned by the Aura-Soma colour system. If you’re interested in reading more click here for my previous Aloka experience. Continue reading

From Farm to Fridge

Warning … this is not going to be pleasant. In fact, it will make you squirm, weep and want to throw up. Well … that’s the affect it had on me. But it is an issue very close to my heart, with facts that need to be shared so that we can all make better, more informed, more conscious, more compassionate, and more loving choices. Continue reading

Invitation in to a World Rarely Seen by the Human Eye

Filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg’s high-speed images from his film “Wings of Life” is without a doubt the most unbelievably beautiful imagery showing the intricate world of pollination, that I have ever seen, and far more beautiful than I could ever imagine. Inspired by the vanishing of one of nature’s primary pollinators, the honeybee, this short clip is a MUST watch, not only for the visual feast but also as a reminder that we are most certainly connected with nature so we need to nurture it. What can you implement in to your daily life today to help nurture the natural world?

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Integrate Something New in to Your Daily Life to Help Bring About a More Naturally Beautiful You

Whether you’re new to receiving Be Genki rituals, or have been reading and following them for years I’d love to express my deepest thank you for your support and for simply taking a moment in time to stop whatever it is that you’re doing to read the latest Be Genki ritual. This month I’d love to share something that is particularly close to my heart and that which I have been working on for the past 6 months. Continue reading

Eat Your Way to a Healthy and Strong Immune System

Is it just me or has EVERYONE got some sort of flu like symptom at the moment?
Coming from someone who is rarely ever ill, I have spent the past few days asking question after question wondering what it is that my body is going through. I don’t feel sick. My glands aren’t inflamed. But I had one day where my kidneys, pelvis and legs felt like they had been beaten by a cricket bat, and then the following three days my throat has been rather strange and if I laugh I then can’t stop coughing. OK… way too much information to share, I know. But I do have some lovely gems to share with you as we go through this change of seasons. Continue reading