Tag Archives: Nutrition

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

womanbeachWhilst 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

October Ritual: Become Consciously Aware of all that Goes in Your Mouth and on Your Skin

October is 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. We live on this planet and have the power to vote every day with the choices we make at the supermarket/deli/grocery and department store. Every time you buy a product you are saying to that company, ‘keep on doing what you are doing.’ You are supporting everything that company does: every source of raw material, every packaging solution, every environmental standard that they are undertaking, every form of employee relations, every marketing choice. Continue reading

What’s Wrong with Our Food System and How We Can Make a Difference

Love love love this talk from TED! How gorgeous, courageous, inspiring and switched-on is Birke Baehr, and what a fabulous job his family has done in home-schooling him.

Books I Love

A little while ago I uploaded a survey asking what you’d like to read more about on the Be Genki blog, and a number of you asked for a list of books that I recommend, so here goes…

(if you’d like to purchase any of the books, I’ve added links to Amazon when you click on the book cover image)

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
This little book is a practical guide to personal freedom . It’s one to keep forever and read once a year to remind yourself of the four agreements so that they become second nature to your every moment. With gems like…
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Making the Vegan Choice

my guest blog for
Diary of a Vegan

Making the decision to go vegan is a different path for everyone. The reasons behind the choice may range from healthy living to animal rights. Whatever they are, making the decision to be vegan is one of the biggest gifts you can give yourself, animals and the planet.

I was chatting with Be Genki‘s Sam Sample recently. She mentioned she had recently made the transition to veganism, after years of flirting with it. I asked if she would be happy to share her journey in the hope of inspiring others who are thinking about becoming cruelty-free. Here is her story… Continue reading

Quick, Easy, Nutritious and Delicious Dinner Ideas

It’s not such a great idea to go to bed on a full tummy. Nor is it a good idea to quickly throw together a meal via the microwave and sit down on the couch with eyes on the TV and dinner on your lap.

Whether you’re finding it a challenge to find the time to prepare a healthy nutritious dinner after a full day’s work at the office or household chores, or lack inspiration about what to cook, following are two versatile “recipes” that you can adapt to suit you and your family’s tastebuds. Quick and easy to prepare, nutritious and delicious, perfect for taking the stress out of dinner time, salads and soups are the way to go. Continue reading

VEGAN. For the People. For the Planet. For the Animals.

This is the best VEGAN video I’ve seen. Well researched, relevant unignorable facts, light hearted, yet straight to the heart. (Ok, so unignorable is not a word, but you get what I mean … any better suggestions? x)

Know Your Neighbourhood

Have you ever had one of those days when you’ve been racing around from meeting to meeting and haven’t had a moment to stop and feed yourself and then suddenly you get that all-encompassing feeling of “I NEED FOOD, NOW!!” and then you grab the first thing in sight to satisfy that hunger and neglect. If we lived in a world that was free from processed and junk foods this wouldn’t be such a problem, but chances are that first thing you grab is not so healthy. Continue reading

The Art of Mindful Eating

If you can relate to any of these scenarios then I highly recommend you keep reading.
BREAKFAST: Rush out the door; stop at a local café to pick up a coffee and muffin; take sips and bites at the traffic lights on the way to work.
LUNCH: Seated behind the computer screen with a sandwich in one hand and the mouse in the other; taking bites whilst checking emails and surfing the internet.
DINNER: Quickly throw together a meal and sit down on the couch with eyes on the TV and dinner on your lap.
Not the best practices to pursue. Continue reading

When Salt is a ‘Good’ Thing

Salt is such a contentious topic to raise. Dare I say that salt can be healthy?

I’m certainly not suggesting to start (or continue) adding a sprinkle of salt to every meal. I would, however, like to propose an alternative to table salt and a lovely relaxing ritual to enjoy each month. Continue reading

The Locavore Movement

I thought I’d heard it all… vegetarian, pescatarian, vegan, ovo-vegetarian, omnivore, carnivore, herbivore and a bunch of others. But then I was presented with the idea to write an article on the locavore movement. With a love for food, nutrition, health, wellbeing and anything that remotely falls in to these categories, I naturally jumped at the opportunity. Continue reading

Eat Chocolate to Improve Your Happiness, Health and Beauty

If you’re anything like me and believe that chocolate should be one of the main food groups then you’ll love what you’re about to read.

Okay, so I’m not talking about the “mainstream brand” blocks of chocolate and chocolate bars. I’m talking about the real deal: chocolate in its raw, unprocessed and unadulterated state — raw cacao.

Firstly, let’s clear up any confusion you may have about cacao, cocoa and mainstream chocolate. Continue reading