I love to sleep. I've tried all kinds of different routines in the past. At one point I even bought in to the "getting up at 4am" mentality. It didn't work for me. It meant I had to go to bed super early so I missed out on time with my family. I absolutely had to have a "nana nap" every day or I Just felt awful.
In the end, you know what I did? I decided to find a way that works for ME and wish all the 4am'ers and happy life.
It's been proven over and over, that sleep counts when it comes to the way you feel and function. The suggestion is a 7-9 hours of QUALITY sleep every night. Now I'm not going in to sleep cycles and circadian rhythms here.. I just want to keep it simple. So let me give you a few tips to help you get better sleep so that you have bring the energy you need every day to chase your dreams!
Do you have kids? If you do, I'm sure you had them in a routine. I remember when I had my first, I had NO idea what I was doing....
This is a really simple recipe and one that I've adapted ever so slightly from Joe Wickes' 90 Day Veggie Plan that I'm currently on (and loving it).
Soups are great for so many reasons. They tend to be quick to knock up (especially if you have an Instapot), helps toward your 5 a day and they are really filling so great if you are on a health plan.
2 tsp vegan butter
2 carrot (pref organic) washed and finally chopped
2 stick celery - as above
2 cloves garlic - crushed or finely sliced
2 tsp (or to taste) of finely chopped fresh rosemary. You can substitute dried if you like.. start with 1 tsp and add depending on your taste
1 good tsp of turmeric
4 tsp tomato puree
1 or 2 vegetable stock pot (depending on your taste)
600ml boiling water
1 can tinned beans (I like haricot or butter bean)
Couple handfuls of kale or cabbage (pick out those big chunky stalks!)
Salt and pepper to taste
60g vegan feta cubed
In a heavy based pan (or...
Are you holding back from taking action because you're not clear on where you're going? What you are actually aiming for? I hear you cry...
I get it. I was drowning in that space. So I want to share my story with you here, in the hope that it might help you see a new perspective and take some action toward creating your life of Purpose, Passion and Profit.
#1 - We all share a common purpose
The chances of YOU being born are 1 in 400 trillion. You are an integral, energetic component of the world. You are born, like a seed, with the potential to become something absolutely incredible.
Therefore, our common purpose is to live each day ON and WITH purpose. Yeah, yeah Louise, what does that even mean? Simply, it means that you give a . You think about the kind of person you want to be, with your family, lover, colleagues, strangers. You decide what you can CHOOSE to be excited about or engage, with each day. Consumption (of mind numbing,...
I'm not writing this article in an expert capacity but rather to provide some resources that will help you make up your own mind about using a foam roller.
It's basically a tube, made of compressed foam/plastic that is used to help release muscle tightness, soreness and inflammation and may increase flexibility as the muscles regain flexibility. In other words, it helps you perform self massage!
As with everything, if we don't know how to do something, we can risk doing more harm than good. So in this article I just want to share some useful resources to help you make the decision if a. the practice if for you b. if it is, how do you do it property.
If you've ever used a roller (or had a good sports massage), you know that it can be SUPER painful. Why is that? Should it be that way? These articles will explain more for you..
On 1st January, hubby and I decided to embark on Joe Wicks 90 Day Plan. Truthfully, we both signed up the middle of last year but never really implemented consistently. And what happens when you are not consistent? You don't get results. Simple.
Although I didn't eat much over Christmas (and drank substantially less too), I felt pretty groggy by the time the year ended. Having spent 85% of my time gluten free and vegan for the past 4 months - eating cheese, crackers and bread on a daily basis had played havoc with my mood, my appearance and my digestion. TIME TO DO SOMETHING.
Whilst Joe Wicks has some amazing recipes on the programme (as well as online and in his books).. I do LOVE to experiment and that's how I came up with these balls of deliciousness. Super quick, easy, cheap and healthy.. ready to give them a go?
1-2 tsp coconut oil
1 can chickpeas drained
1 red chilli - finely chopped
2 cloves of garlic - finely chopped
Every New Year’s, we come up with our to-do lists, resolutions, bucket lists, and strategic plans — all the stuff we want to have, get, accomplish, and experience outside of ourselves. And here’s the heart of it all: All of those aspirations are being driven by an innate desire to feel a certain way.
So what if this year, we get clear on how we actually want to feel within ourselves, and then we design our to-do lists, set our goals, and make our resolutions?
How do you want to feel when you wake up on January 1st?
How do you want to feel when you look at your schedule for the week?
When you get dressed in the morning?
When you walk through the door of your studio or your office?
When you pick up the phone?
When you cash the check, accept the award, finish your masterpiece, make the sale, or fall in love?
The Desire Map is an entire curriculum and experience, designed to help you access (perhaps for the first time), the feelings that underlay each one of...
I know it sounds harsh, but I've done enough work on this myself, and coached enough business women, to believe this is 100% true.
Two books really helped transform my mindset around money at that was Napolean Hill's "Think and Grow Rich" and Barbara Stanny's book, "Over Coming Under Earning".
After reading those, I became a Sacred Money Archetype coach and dived in to re-writing my own money story and committing to helping as many women as I could to do the same.
I hear you ask. Well, your soul's purpose is to live a life on and of purpose and to experience it's fullest expansion and expression.
It can't do that if it's constantly being told "I can't afford it".
Besides which, I'm pretty sure that when you set up in business, you didn't have the goal to under earn and over work?
I became a coach in SMA at least 3 years ago and it was such an incredible insight to my own beliefs, fears and motivations...
It was April 2015. I'd ordered the book from an advert on Facebook. You know the kind.. just pay the shipping.
I started it straight away, but on this particular day I read the chapter than literally changed the trajectory of my life.
Too often we find ourselves muttering at the mirror, "You again? Why can't you get your act together and go for what you truly desire? Why aren't you taking more risks, speaking up more, being more consistent, connecting better with people?".
These are difficult days when we realise our internal demons are beating us. Those days must come to an end. Now.
Greatness belongs to those who have mastered their internal world. We are all plagued by doubt, but the great nevertheless find faith and begin. We all feel lie delaying action, but the great march on. We all want to avoid vulnerability or act superior over others from time to time, but the great consistently demonstrate openness, humility and love.
I used to work out because I hated my body. In fact, I pretty much hated all of me.
Now I work out because I love myself, because I'm grateful that I CAN workout and it also keeps my mental health is good shape!
I trained with a company called Metabolic Effect and they focus on hormones vs calories. One of their frameworks is EMEM, Eat More Exercise MoreNow at the moment, I'm having to do low, non-weighted workouts because I'm recovering from a long term injury (totally my fault for not getting it looked at sooner!).
So over the coming weeks I'll be sharing some of the workouts I recorded when I was a personal trainer... and if you're expecting someone who's ripped... you'll be disappointed. (However, never say never)!!
How to do this workout! (and here's the YouTube Link)
#1 - Pick a set of weights that challenge you and force you to rest. The Metabolic Mantra is "Work till you can't and rest till you can"...
#2 - Form always trumps speed i.e. go slower and do it right
Found this great recipe of BBC Good Food and decided to give it a go this evening. It didn't disappoint.
I realised I hadn't ordered courgettes in my online shop (although I did receive grapes that I didn't order!) but I didn't miss them.
The other thing I'd suggest is either get a REALLY big frying pan ( I couldn't get all the kale in mine) or consider wilting down the kale in a separate pan and then transfer once the volume has reduced.
I have to confess, the recipe says serves 4 but I probably ate half.. as a main course and I have given the remainder to my sister for her lunch tomorrow!
If you give this a go, do be sure to share your pictures on social media and #yourrichfood
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