How to Enjoy a Mindful Christmas

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Put down your to-do list so you can get down to what you’d really like to do: inject some joy back into the holiday season.

It’s time to rest up for the holidays.

We are often so busy at this time of year that we can’t do what we’d really like to do: appreciate one another, give thanks & celebrate. Instead, we’ve got a long to-do list, our usual routines are disrupted, and we get less sleep than usual.

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November Inspiration

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“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough.” – Melody Beattie

Similar to how our minds tend to wander during meditation, It’s natural to get caught up in the stress and strain of daily life. Just like mindfulness invites us to return to the breath when we notice ourselves lost in thought, mindful living invites us back to the present moment to interrupt the snowballing effects of stress.

Upon returning to the present moment, one of the ...

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3 Recipes with True Nopal Cactus Water

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3 Recipes with True Nopal Cactus Water 

We all know that coconut water is often the go-to-drink for post-Pilates and yoga sessions, but Cactus water is hot on its heels and is set to revolutionise the market!

With 50% fewer calories and sugar content than coconut water plus the added benefit of it containing taurine an amino acid that our bodies naturally create. It is also full of antioxidants, and one of the antioxidants are called betalains, and they help to add lustre to ...

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The Art of Self-Discipline

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Few words in the English language spark the same heady mix of youthful enthusiasm, stubborn rebellion, and a vague sense of “should-be-doing-better” guilt like self-discipline.

I don’t know about you, but I’ve had my own (not-exactly-positive) associations with self-discipline, and I wish there was another word to describe this quality that wasn’t quite so… off-putting.

But here we are.

Self-discipline is helpful. It enables us to get stuff done. It helps to build our self-esteem (actions aligned with principled goals = higher self-esteem). Depending on where ...

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Is Yoga & Pilates As Effective As Physical Therapy For Back Pain?

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Is yoga & Pilates as effective as physical therapy for back pain?

Whether you pinched a nerve, pulled a muscle, or suffer from chronic back pain, it’s long been thought that the most effective cures for the all-too-common aches are rest and physical therapy. And while both options are smart (and you should always check in with your doctor to weigh in on your situation), new studies indicate that the solution to your pesky pain may actually be getting active.

Don’t be surprised if ...

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10 Stress Free Travelling Tips To Adopt This Bank Holiday

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Whether you’re travelling by plane, train or bus, being on-the-go can take its toll on your health and wellbeing. The upheaval that comes with travelling – lack of sleep, adapting to time zones, being surrounded by the unfamiliar – can put stress on your body, mind and immune system. However, travelling doesn’t need to be a stressful experience!

With a little forward planning and preparation, you can save yourself unnecessary stress and protect your immune system in advance. Below we have ten tried-and-tested ways ...

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Words of Wisdom Wednesday

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Believe your ability to succeed.

Believe it’s worth the effort.

Believe that we all make mistakes on the journey towards great things.

Believe that you can be foolish, intelligent, selfish, generous, stressed, and happy all at the same time.

Believe that most people do not hurt you intentionally.

Believe there is more than one path on your journey.

Believe and trust your intuition, your inner guide, especially when choosing which direction to take on your path.

Believe there are always answers out there waiting to be discovered ...

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Living a Simply Luxurious Life

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Each week we look at ways to help you feel fabulous! This week it’s all about indulging in simple luxuries.

The beautiful reality of simple luxuries is that they are everywhere waiting to be savored. From the first cup of freshly brewed coffee we sip in the morning to the way we spend the last waking hour before catching some sleep reading a wonderful book, listening to our favourite music or catching up with our loved ones.

I ...

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Guest Blog From Niyc Pidgeon Founder Of Optimallyou

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This week we are all about creating! We would love to inspire you to get creative with your cooking, your outlook and your ideas. Niyc’s new video blog focuses on how you can experience more happiness through embracing your own creative side, and what we need to start doing to help this happen. We are also challenging you to show us some Sisu! Step outside your comfort zone and keep creating your best version of you – have a great ...

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Give your health a spring clean

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Limber up for the new season in 5 easy steps, says owner of Yogalilies Lissa Foley-Hughes

1 Choose Good Mood Food

Iron, magnesium, zinc and B vitamins are all vital nutrients for psychological wellbeing. Eat plenty of berries, wholegrains, fish, nuts and modest amounts of lean organic red meat.

 

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