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- The Holistic Ingredient.

By sharing my thoughts and experiences around the key ‘holistic ingredients’ fundamental in my path to wellness, I hope to educate, inspire and motivate others to better health.

My Living Blog

Displaying articles across all categories tagged 'Mindfulness'.

One simple tool for reducing overwhelm.

Simple tool to manage overwhelm

Everyone knows the feeling of overwhelm, yet what many of us don't understand is that we actually have far more power over it than we realise.

Self-sabotage - 5 tips to break free from what's holding you back.

Overcoming self sabotage

Ever wondered “why am I doing this to myself?” We are all masters of standing in our own way sometimes. Here's 5 tips to help you identify and overcome self-sabotaging behaviours.

Why we should foster creativity for greater happiness.

Creativity for happiness

When we’re feeling stressed out, we lose touch with those things that nourish us at a soul level - being still helps us sense what is missing in our lives. Sprinkling creativity across mundane tasks is a great first step towards happiness.

Six tips for managing tough times with mindfulness.

Managing overwhelm with mindfulness

Feeling overwhelmed? Here's six tips on bringing mindfulness to tough times, tips that will help you stay afloat and strengthen your resilience.

5 practical tips for staying mindful when you’re busy.

Mindfulness when busy

This time of year can be a tad unbalancing. Try these five practical tips for staying mindful to help you live with a little more joy and happiness.

Just 17 seconds to the life you want (and your personalised affirmations).

Consider this: your life is evolving in response to thousands of patterns of daily thoughts. Here's some inspirational affirmations to make those thoughts count

The power and purpose of inspirational affirmations.

Create your own luck. The power of affirmations to achieve a specific goal.

The mindful antidote to the agitation of “busy”.

5 steps for settling the agitation of busy with mindfulness meditation.

Join our meditation team!

Breathlessness, rush, urgency. Are you unnecessarily 'busy'? It's time to tune in. Learn to meditate, join our Mindful in May team.

Just 80 seconds of mindfulness for optimum productivity.

Enter the notion of 45 minute working blocks for the ultimate in mindfulness and productivity.

Five tips for mindfulness to calm your day.

Dr Elise Bialylew, founder of Mindful in May, shares with us her five tips for implementing mindfulness to calm your day.

Guest of the Month: Dr. Elise Bialylew of Mindful in May

Mindful in May is a one month, global, online meditation challenge that brings the benefits of meditation together with an opportunity to contribute to a global cause. 

Last week, a life changing learning (that has changed my life forever).

Last week, the way I viewed my world and my ability to function at my very best within it, was entirely turned on it's head, in one conversation with my dear friend Joanne Antoun. Just like that. 

How to Rewire Your Brain For Peak Performance and Happiness

CTC founder, Joanne Antoun sets out the seven simple steps to rewire your brain for peak performance and happiness.

“Just saying...

... Having an alternating hot and cold shower is better for you than any skin moisturizer you could apply. When you have a hot shower the blood rushes to the skin to keep the body temp down. When cold, it rushes back towards the stomach to maintain the core body temp (of approx. 98.6%) - so the blood is constantly flushing your skin."

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Amy Crawford - tips, just saying... Showers.

... Coconut oil is fantastic for skin conditions including eczema and psoriasis and reduces the appearance of fine lines. It also makes for a dreamy hair treatment. Whack a couple of tablespoons into dry hair and let it soak in for about 20 minutes. Beautiful."

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Amy Crawford - tips, just saying... Coconut Oil.

... Love the one you’re with and love yourself some more. And if you’re not in a relationship consider how lucky you are that you have SO much love to shower – all over yourself!"

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Amy Crawford - tips, just saying... Living Love.

... A good quality yoghurt containing live and active cultures, contains on average 20 percent more protein than the same volume of milk. Look out for brands that provide at least eight to ten grams of protein per serving."

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Amy Crawford - tips, just saying... Living Yoghurt.

... Social support has been linked to a lower risk of heart disease, so keeping your social networks alive may well benefit your ticker over time. No excuses then - go call your bestie quick sticks!"

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Amy Crawford - tips, just saying... Friends.

... Ease occasional indigestion by sipping on peppermint tea after your meal. Peppermint improves the flow of bile, which moves food through the digestive tract more quickly. "

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Amy Crawford - tips, just saying... Peppermint Tea.

... Green tea can help rev up your workout. The antioxidants and caffeine contained within increase the metabolic generation of heat. Drink a cup 10 minutes before exercising. "

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Amy Crawford - tips, just saying... Green Tea.

... To ease stress and prepare for bed, soak in a hot bath spiked with lavender essential oil. Play soothing music and let the day drift away..."

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Amy Crawford - tips, just saying... Lavender Essential Oil.

... Dry eyes? Try increasing your seafood intake. Salmon, sardines and mackerel contain omega-3 fatty acids which the body uses to produce tears. Consume higher amounts of these fats and say bye to dry eyes."

There's a yummy recipe for Salmon Pizza in my eBook, A Nourishing Kitchen!

Amy Crawford - tips, just saying... Salmon.

... Dry skin? Go Avocado! They’re rich in monounsaturated fat and vitamin E, both of which promote healthy skin. Add half an avo to your smoothie, or smash one up on gluten free toast."

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Amy Crawford - tips, just saying... Avocado.