Stress… it seems that we all are susceptible to this overwhelming feeling. What may be stressful to one person may be a “walk in the park” for another. So whether it’s a monstrous to-do list at work; upcoming exams at school or college; an imminent wedding or event; trying to meet tight deadlines;
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
Have you ever thought about the effect that your personal and home fragrances may be posing? Whilst it is lovely to have a beautiful scent wherever you go, is it worth the expense to you, your loved ones and the environment? When you walk in to a room, does EVERYBODY really need to smell you? Does the outside of your fridge REALLY need to smell like vanilla?
There are literally thousands of perfumes, artificially fragranced bath, body and skin care products, candles, aroma reeds, air fresheners, room fragrances and household cleaning products that promise to leave your living spaces smelling clean and fresh. But do they? Continue reading
For a number of years I’ve been writing Be Genki Rituals and contributing to several blogs, with the aspiration to help educate and inspire holistic health and happiness. From doing this I have received countless queries from readers asking for tips on how to improve an area of their life. So I thought it seemed like a natural progression to put together a self-care guide, drawing down on the diverse principles and practices that I have studied and applied over the years. Continue reading
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It’s very easy to make unhealthy choices when healthy alternatives aren’t close at hand.
My number one tip here is to ensure that your fridge and pantry is always stocked with healthy options. Whilst it’s easy for young singles to stop by the local grocery store on the way home or way to work to pick up fresh fruit and veggie snacks, this scenario is not only near impossible but completely impractical for busy mums.
There is another solution… smoothies. Continue reading
I have recently become captivated by the ever so health-enhancing hemp plant and have been experimenting with all things hemp: hemp milk on my porridge; hemp seeds and hemp protein powder in my smoothies and in my cacao brownies; hemp oil in my salad dressings; and hemp oil in my face and body care products.
Why? Simply because the beneficial properties are astounding! Continue reading
Are there times when your body is telling you to put down the fork, but you keep on eating more food anyway? Is your life so busy that you forget to stop and nourish yourself with a balanced meal, instead eating a number of unhealthy snacks on-the-go? Are you consuming coffee and/or alcohol out of habit as opposed to listening to what would truly be nurturing for your body? Continue reading
I’m all for multi-tasking, killing two birds with one stone, or whatever else you want to call it. So naturally I have developed a special fondness for herbal teas.
We all know how important it is to drink an adequate amount of water each day to ensure the health and beauty of our body, so why not amp it up a little by choosing herbal teas as your beverage of choice. There are so many wonderful health benefits associated with certain herbs. Continue reading
One of the things I love about what I do for a living is that it gives me a great opportunity to learn and experience the therapeutic benefits of all sorts of plants. Over the years I have become especially fond of certain plant extracts purely because I am astonished at the healing properties and positive change they can have on the physical and emotional state of people. Continue reading
Maintaining a healthy diet can sometimes be a real challenge. There are so many temptations and if you’re anything like me and have a soft spot for icecream, cheeses and cakes then you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about. Or is it a glass of wine, chips and creamy sauces that you have a weakness for? Whatever your not-so-healthy penchant is, is beside the point. The real significance is how disciplined you choose or choose not to be. Continue reading
Do you find it a struggle to guzzle down the recommended 8 glasses of water each day? I used to see it as a chore, and come 8pm on the days where water consumption was not at the forefront of my mind I’d scull a 500mL glass in the hope that it would balance the scales. Not advisable at all! So I decided to get creative. Continue reading
These days we spend more and more time inside, surrounded by stale air, computers and televisions that are all sources of hazardous positive ions that can rob us of our good senses and disposition, leading to bad moods, weakness and sleeplessness.
Most indoor environments also contain chemicals such as formaldehyde, benzene and trichloroethylene found in carpets, furniture, paints, plastics, varnishes, adhesives, detergents, dyes and fire retardants. They are known to irritate the eyes, nose and throat, cause headaches and allergic dermatitis, psychological disturbances, and considered to be carcinogens. Continue reading