Wholehearted Nutrition

A Conscious Easter: healthy recipes and creative ideas

I love Easter. The crisp, cozy autumn weather and the warm spiced scent of Easter treats baking away. And of course, my little guy was born on Easter Sunday on his birth year, so it holds extra special sentiment. While I love a celebration, I can’t help but feel Grinch-like as I buy Matchbox cars and board books for B’s first real Easter hunt. Good thing he adores them equally. There was an internal shift for me a while ago driven by the…

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Flourishing Food

Flourishing Food: Wholegrain Maple and Goji Granola

Hola beauties! How are you?! I’ve been keen to get back into this space for a while. At the moment I’m working away on the revival of an idea I shelved a while ago. Its spark still smoulders so I’m giving it the energy it deserves. More on that to come. For now I want to create some wellness DIYs, tips and recipes to add to the blog.  Also I’m going to reinstate the social media Sweet Sunday Share. For those of…

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Wholehearted Nutrition

On Conscious Cravings and why food isn’t the enemy.

You’ve been lied to. There’s a tremendously misleading belief that runs rampant in the food industry. It glares at you through profit-driven food advertising and twists its way into your mind where it settles. Nutritionism. It grips you every time you eat, think about food or try to demystify another obscure nutrition panel. Nutritionism is a concept invested in the belief that only scientifically identified components in food – vitamins and minerals, etc – are what gives any value to…

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Wholehearted Nutrition

21 quotes on food, nature and true nourishment

The healing potential of food is what originally drew me to study nutrition at university. Although the nutrition principles that I believe and practice are worlds apart from the staunch industry-led science force fed to students, I still marvel in child-like wonder at the nature of it. Miraculous I think, of how the compounds in an apple can clear toxins and how pectin, a naturally occurring fibre, can sweep heavy metals from the body. I’m endlessly fascinated by the shapes found in nature…

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Self-Care

Relationships are your biggest spiritual teachers

We accept the love we think we deserve. It sounds so contrived and smug when you’re in the midst of another average relationship that’s just about fizzled out. These seemingly holier-than-thou truisms can do two things: They can tip you over the edge into a screaming pit of hyped up motivational BS.  They’ll be the catalyst for life affirming change. Let’s choose the latter, the kind of catalyst that stops you in your tracks, reaches in and flips an internal switch. Just the way a…

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Conscious Conversations

Self Love is the Drug

Self love has its own hashtag. It’s trending on Instagram, Facebook groups are built and green juices are sipped in it’s honour. It’s a movement per se. I like social media for the most part and I’m a fan of green juice but I can’t help feeling we’ve kind of missed the entire point. By Google’s definition self love is having regard for your own happiness and well-being. Isn’t it kind of a no-brainer that we have regard for our own…

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Things I love

Tony Robbins: ‘I am Not Your Guru’ Review

Tony Robbins, I want to bear hug the guy. A man who moves millions and is a pro at showing up and doing the work. I watched I am not your guru on Netflix last week, a behind-the-scenes look at Tony Robbins Date with Destiny seminar, and was spellbound. His ability coupled with the sheer vulnerability of the participants made for a truly insightful peek into human nature. Tony Robbins is testament to the fact that telling your story gives other…

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Wholehearted Nutrition

Weight loss – an intuitive beginners guide

Weight loss is a numbers game and approximately two-thirds of Australian adults are playing. $613.5 billion is the number of dollars we’re expected shell out on weight loss services and food products; shakes, pills, and drinks this year. Yes, billion. $8.5 billion is the number of dollars we spent on gym memberships, fitness related products and fitness fads last year. 54% of gym members allow their memberships to lapse between 12-18 months of joining which means that 4.25 of that $8.5…

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Self-Care

Energy clearing: 11 easy ways to amp the good vibes

Everything is energy Click To Tweet You don’t need to be a spiritual guru or a practicing monk to understand how beautifully simple this is. You just need to learn to turn down the noise and tune in to how something makes you feel. Your feelings are the barometer to understanding the frequency you’re vibrating with – and you’re dealing with them all the time, cos you’re human. True story. Ever felt the tension lingering in the air after two people have had…

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Wellness

Fitness and Nutrition on social media

Fitness Inspiration has learnt its own hashtag – #fitspo and Nutrition comes in a million different packages.  I wanted to share this really quickly because social media and the trending #fitspo hashtag feed the illusion that the answers to what you should eat to feel and be well are ‘out there’.  Let me remind you, they’re not. My Nutrition Philosophy Eat anything you want. Eat as much as you want, as long as you make it yourself. I love good food…

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