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SOUL

Fall in love with yourself all over again. Throw your cares to the wind and let yourself be wild and free. It’s all about that mind, body, spirit connection.

Clean + Simple: Chia Seeds

I am currently in the process of becoming a “Certified Health Coach”, and while I’m not exactly sure how that will play out in my life besides being a cool title to add to my Linkedin page, I have at the very least picked up a few tips and tricks through the process. In the midsts of superfoods and multi-vitamins, eating healthy can feel intimidating. Why are so many people obsessed with Avo-Toast? How many greens are too many greens? WTF is Kambutcha and why does it smell so gross? And that’s where I’ll come in. Through this new segment I am introducing to the site, I hope to clear up some of the confusion that can come with eating well. Every once and a while, I’ll pop over here to introduce you to a new way of eating, a new ingredient, and few easy recipes. For the first installment, I thought I would start with something simple, something many of you have probably heard of, and maybe even experimented with before. Chia seeds . What …

3 Self Care Tips to Try This Weekend

Treat yourself kindly not only with your words, but your actions. Move methodically in light and love. This weekend, make a promise to do something kind for yourself.  Below are some self-care practices and rituals that work for me, use these self-care practices frequently and with intention. Also remember to find what works for you, and linger in the process of self-discovery. Dry Brushing- This invigorating ritual stimulates the lymphatic system* (speeding up the process of eliminating metabolic waste from the body), increases blood circulation, releases toxins and exfoliates dead skin. The feeling of the bristles on your skin stimulates your nervous system and soothes the mind. All you need is a firm bristled brush. Before you bathe, brush your entire body, starting with your feet and moving in large upward stroking motions. Both your skin and the brush should be dry. Always brush towards your heart as this encourages lymph flow to the main ducts of the lymphatic system. Take the time to fully immerse yourself in the experience, embrace your body, radiate care and love …

21 Days of Gratitude Challenge #TVDGratitudeChallenge

  To be honest with you, the first days of 2017 have been quite tough on me. I tried really hard to remain positive, to refocus myself, to set new goals… But it was hard for to focus on the positive things in my life. It was like I couldn’t see them, even when they were right in front of me. I found myself suffering from panic attacks… in short, I wasn’t in a good headspace. I needed to calm down, to breath, and to attempt to get my life back together. One night, I randomly thought of the “365 days of gratitude” @jiliciousjourney has been doing on Instagram since the beginning of 2016. Without thinking twice, I grabbed a notebook a wrote “21 Days of Gratitude: Day 1/21”. I had nothing to lose. People say it takes 21 days to start a habit, so I thought that maybe after those 21 days of recording what I was grateful for, I would have my positivity back. Every day I try to write down all the things …

What Does it Mean to be Open Minded

For the last few years, open-mindedness has become all the rage, “hype”, fashionable, and something everyone wants to be – or at least appear to be. All over social media, people are presenting themselves as accepting, open to everyone + everything. I’ve met so many people claiming to be open-minded. It’s a quality we all aspire to have. But on touchy topics, like political conflicts, veganism, or even art, a few of us are actually willing to listen to people with opposing views and opinions. When I realized that, I asked myself : am I really open-minded ? I started to think about it, and to question what “open-mindedness” really is. I went to google and searched for the official definition : “Willing to consider ideas or opinions that are new or different to your own” We all have things we disagree with, but it’s the way we respond to those things are what makes us open minded or not. I’ve always considered myself as open minded. But now when I will disagree with something, …