Firstly, seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is more common than you think and you are not alone. The sudden lack of sunlight, the cold mornings and the natural instinct to retreat into your space battles with what's expected of us in modern society – to get up when it's still dark, work through all of the light hours and keep the same routine all year round. This isn't natural to human nature and our instincts go against everything we're taught. Knowing this should bring you a sense of harmony – there's nothing wrong with you. You're perfect. And society has it's standards set against our natural rhythm. But there are ways to cope with seasonal affective disorder. Here's what helps me on a daily basis:
Tuesday, 29 November 2016
The cooler months are rolling in and my morning routine is changing from smoothies for breakfast to more porridge oats. I love the creaminess and thickness of porridge as well as it being a blank canvas for me to add any taste I like to. The world becomes my oyster (well, the porridge does anyway). Because it's Winter I chose a delicious seasonal version... the apple pie. Classic, simple and tasty. So here's my recipe:
Thursday, 3 November 2016
Minimalism is about slowing down and finding joy in everything around you – okay, this may not be everyone's experience of modern day minimalism, especially if you're in it for the aesthetics, but at the heart of the concept is mindfulness. And this is where we find joy in the simple, everyday things that we perhaps normally take for granted. For me, the world is a much happier, more synchronised place when we take the time to appreciate what is around us.
Friday, 28 October 2016
Castile soap is a staple in most eco-conscious, green-living, zero-waste home. It's uses are seemingly endless and it's a 100% natural product so no bad chemicals are being spread around you home, body, or flushed into the ocean. I love the stuff and have used it for pretty much everything you can think of. Here are 10 ways you can use the Dr. Bronner Castile Soap:
Friday, 14 October 2016
Living the life you want starts with taking steps in the right direction. It can seem daunting at first but take a closer look and choose what is right for you today. Make positive choices and decide what you need in every moment. Here are 6 things to keep in mind to enhance your life and get you living healthy and happy today.
Monday, 10 October 2016
Since transitioning to a zero-waste lifestyle I have noticed the huge amount of waste products I get through. I've always seen myself as an ecologically minded person, but the little things that go unnoticed add up over time and create a huge amount of waste. So I dove in head-first and took a hard look at what I consume that I can switch up for more eco-friendly options. And here's what I no longer buy: