Halloween has been and gone, it’s got me thinking.............The question I’ve been asking myself this week is, how often do we walk around with a mask on? And why does that matter?
I've recently been working with a client who used to arrive home from work, so tired and wanting to flop on the couch with little energy or desire to prepare that nourishing meal. Feeling guilty about all the “have to dos” with little energy to do it. Not fun. I’m so proud of the work she's put in. She's dug deep and challenged her beliefs about saying no to every request at work when her own workload was already up around her ears.
GF, DF, Veg When you're in those menopausal years, research shows women benefit from a more plant based diet particularly if you've got belly fat you're trying to shift. Our dietary needs are different to men as we go through this stage. If you're estrogen dominant (think stubborn belly fat and more) then steer clear of soy and dairy, making this recipe perfect. Think a low GI, low acidic diet if menopause symptoms are causing you issues.
Here's an easy dinner, great for mid week, make extra and have leftovers for lunch. Get creative, this is a base recipe and you can add what you have on hand in the fridge.
On Thursday, when technology failed and the world seemed wonky (even our dogs were crazy), I put it down to the full moon. Then this morning I questioned, was I being overly simplistic?
Was there more to what was happening? A YES popped up. Over the past fortnight situations have arisen that have really got me digging deep – and I’ll admit, it hasn’t always been easy.
DF GF V - but certainly not taste free!
Enjoying a plant based gluten free dinner doesn't mean NO to a creamy cheese sauce. Eliminating dairy is a real struggle for many who choose to for varied reasons from health to ethics, there's something about cheese! So here's a solution as my theory isn't about deprivation thinking but adding in better choices; finding options that serve me or the people I work with. I don't tend to measure and always think of it later when the dish turns out well! I love being a free range cook – this is one of the greatest gifts my mum gave me, allowing me to experiment in the kitchen from a very young age.
You know you're on the right path to your desired dream job, next step or activity when you feel that rush of excitement when you think about it. Or on the flip side (feeling stuck), Mondayitis creeps in everyday bringing with it no energy, maybe some brain fog, health issues and that overwhelming feeling of losing your mojo. Feeling stuck effects your wellbeing and can show up as stubborn weight issues plus many other bodily aches, pains and dis-eases.
Are you always getting sick?
Suffer from low immunity, always catching everything that’s going around?
Or even something more sinister?
Ever find yourself saying “I’m sick of working around here”?
I read a stat today that said nearly 90% of people report feeling unhappy with their jobs. Gosh that’s a lot of unhappy people! If that’s you, what effect is this having on your energy levels, mojo, relationships and health and wellness?
This is a super easy slice, I enjoy changing recipes to match the ingredients I have on hand. Recently I made it with a mix of dates, prunes and goji berries in the base as I didn't have enough dates and going to the supermarket was not an option! If you don't fancy making the icing, simply roll the base mixture into balls. Hope you enjoy.
Robin Wilson with guest Tom Wilson
Tom is passionate about the environment, loves spending time outdoors mountain biking and has a passion for science backed up with a Master of Science in Geophysics.
Have you ever felt like you eat the perfect diet, nourish your body well, work out like there's no tomorrow but still struggle with weight, energy, sleep or other health issues?
It’s easy to overlook all of the things in life that contribute to our sense of nourishment and fulfillment. It’s not just the food we eat that affects our health, but all of the other factors present in our daily lives. Healthy relationships, a fulfilling career, regular physical activity, and a spiritual awareness are all essential forms of nourishment. When these are balanced, what you eat becomes secondary.
I'd always presumed I got headaches due to a lack of coffee, if I'd cut back for example or not had my daily habitual "fix". Turns out, it's a very rare day now that I get a headache.
What's made the difference for me? It's been six months since I ended my relationship with coffee and had my last one - I admit I'm feeling very pleased with myself!
I'd like to be your personal advocate for living an energised and passionate life. Enjoy these articles and get in contact if I can help.