Meet Ruby Warrington , babe Journalist who’s pieces have been published in The Sunday Times , InStyle, and Stylist magazines to name a few .She’s travelled the globe interviewing the likes of Miley Cyrus (pre-twerk!) and Alexa Chung .. but this is a lady of difference and alongside her day job has become the Creator .. or Mother ?!?! lets say Mother of the beautiful and niche websiteA site unlike any other …for all things new age, meditative, spiritual and other worldy .. however all the while being modern .. its basically a cool girls spiritual den.The articles vary from the latest fashions all the way to Crystal healing . Ruby ‘s managed to traverse the gap of the mystical and modern beautifully .. And will become a port of call for all conscious Gen Y’sWe Picked Her Big Zen Brain ..
1.How was the Numinous Born?I first heard the word ‘Numinous’ – meaning ‘that which is unknown or unknowable’ – in conversation with my friend Shelley Von Strunckel, who is a very eminent astrologer and all ’round mystical oracle. I immediately fell in love with the concept of ‘the numinous’ – aren’t our interactions with the big un-namable sometimes our most profound experiences? – and thought it would be a brilliant name for a chic and fashionable magazine about the esoteric.
2.You have some amazing contributors to the site , have you naturally sought out people with a similar outlook
on life , or have they been drawn to you ? basically where do you find these awesome people ?I’m used to reaching out to people for interviews and commissioning writers – I have 15 years experience as a magazine editor behind me, so it sort of comes naturally! But I have been surprised and really delighted by the number of people who’ve also approached me about contributing to the site since I launched. It feels like people have been waiting for this platform to appear.
3.why do you think people have such a hard time seeing harmony with the “mystical” world and the hustle and bustle of “real” life ?Because I think there is this very outdated idea that to be a spiritual being – i.e. connected to the mystical or divine – you need to sever you ties to the material world. But since the 1960s – the dawning of the Age of Aquarius – ideas about how we ‘should’ behave and what’s right for each individual have become much less rigid. We are all essentially spirit in human form, and we all experience the numinous -Asos.com addiction, high powered career in finance or not!
4.Can you give all the sceptics a few examples of tangible events or anecdotes where you’ve really seen how being more mindful can positively effect your life?I wrote about a recent experience I had though my kundalini yoga practise here - it really blew my mind!
5.How does one stay spiritual , but still want to gain wealth and success .. i think people assume one detrimentally effects the other ?(I feel like I answered this one above! But…) The older I get and the more I connect with the numinous, my definition of ‘success’ is changing. It used to mean being able to buy my first Marc Jacobs bag (a truly AWESOME moment), but these days success is more about the manifestation of my heart’s desires, and seeing the tangible results of my positive action in the world. Of course I still want Marc Jacobs bags, Marc Jacobs bags are beautiful, but by no means does this detract from my understanding of myself as a spiritual being.
6.Reading material ..what are some books thats have really helped you on your path?I recently read Marianne Williamson’s ‘The Law of Divine Compensation’ – which gets into the subject above in a really accessibly way.
7.what part does nutrition play in your life?Wow – what part doesn’t it play? I am a firm believer in ‘we are what we eat’ and definitely try to choose food that feeds my spirit as much as my body (seeing as the two are really one and the same). Which also means not getting too fanatical about anything food wise, which I think is easy to do when nutrition has become such a loaded and political subject.
8.this is a health blog, any go-to foods or supplements or even regimes that you swear by ? we want to know your secrets!!I stopped eating meat about three years ago, around the same time I gave up coffee and sugar – and all three things have had a profound effect on my overall wellbeing. Ditching meat has dramatically improved my digestion, and without coffee I am more focussed, sleep better and have more sustained energy. As for sugar – it was like coming off drugs in terms of feeling less anxious and just more happy in general. Kind of amazing! I think I’ve actually got quite a sensitive system and I’m pretty tapped in to how different foods make me feel. On that tip, I also love the way my morning hot water and lemon is so very refreshing.
9.What is the first article you would advise someone to read .. if you could only choose the one! (i know its cruel) from The Numinous ?This is really hard! But I wrote a story on a workshop called ‘Becoming Your Own Psychic’ recently, which was sort of like a workout for your third eye. Developing my own intuition has been a big theme for me this year, and I think if we all paid more attention to what the ‘unseen’ – or numinous – is telling us, we’d all have an easier, more magical time. So I guess start here.
10.People cant seem to wrap their heads around tarot cards and star signs .. however we’ve all heard those spooky stories of premonitions and readings becoming reality , have you ever had an amazing experience ?Louise Androlia, who writes the monthly Tarotscopes for the site, is very talented reader. Once I found myself wide awake at 4am, only to find out later that day that she had been doing a reading for me at exactly that time (she’s based in London, I’m in NYC) because she’d been called by spirit to do so. I woke again later to a a long and incredibly detailed email about exactly what I was going through that that moment in time, along with exactly the advice I needed. As for astrology, I see it more as a tool for self-awareness and personal development than a way to ‘predict’ the future. Learning to read into my chart, with the help of the Astro Twins - which I wrote about here - has helped me understand my strengths and weaknesses, as well as my relationships, so much better.
11.You worked in fashion… how do you traverse modern and mystical lives?I try to combine the two! For example, I recently did a ‘psychic closet clear out‘ with my friend Psychic Betsy – so much fun! And when I recently bought myself a pair of tiny diamond earrings, I definitely saw it as a way of letting the Universe know I was ready for more abundance in my life…
12.Whats next for the Numinous ?I have big plans for the site in 2014, all of which will be unveiled in due course! But coming up soon, a very cool line of apparel and a very different take on the traditional women’s mag “new year, new you” January diet. Watch this space!
13. the most testing emotional, spiritual and physical challenges come from relationships , what advice do you have for young women today in terms of being conscious in romantic relationships?On a very practical level, knowing your astro chart and knowing theirs can be an incredible tool for understanding relationships – what works, what doesn’t and why (of course you also have to be willing to accept what you see). From my personal experience (I’ve been with my husband for 15 years, married for ten), always being my own person first, and being completely honest about that, is what works for me. In other words, never fake it and never pretend it’s working when you know it isn’t.
finally quick fire questionsFood – anything green with salmon on top – in pretty much any way shape or form.Mantra – “yes I can”What makes you laugh – the irony of life…(I am British after all)Makes you cry – weddings, every timeBeauty product – St Tropez fake tanPerson you would most want to be stuck in an elevator with – my husbandDaily practice – I like to mix it upWebsite you love - yogaglo.com!Instagram everyone should follow – @sparkleomyoga, @The_NuminousPlace you should eat at least once - La Paloma IbizaFilm – Too many – but for some reason today I’ll say Cloud AtlasHealthy Habit – choosing to love myself, no matter what
LADIES … its time to brush your asses… yep .. not just your ass your whole body .
Dry Brushing has been around for yonks.. but many people either .. cant be assed to do it .. (pun happy this morning) aren’t using enough pressure or a hard enough brush ( go hard or go home)
so what is it ?
it is literally using a dry brush on your DRY skin usually done in the morning to flush the lymphs (hey immune system!) exfoliate dead cells (hey silky smooth body) and allow the skin to detox , because the skin IS THE LARGEST ORGAN OF ABSORPTION AND EXFOLIATION (i know fuck , right .. ) you know that cellulite .. yeh you don’t need that .. that my friends is TOXINS STORED WITHIN THE FAT CELLS … you’ve stopped reading because you’re looking on Amazon for a dry brush ..
what are the other benefits?
(i cant believe you need more convincing after the cellulite thing..gawdd)
-help with bloating because massaging the lymph nodes helps the body shed excess water and toxins
-improves kidney function
-firming the skin
-rejuvenates the nervous system
-eliminating clogged pores
how to do it ..
its not rocket science
Prior to a bath or shower , take said body brush (all natural , non synthetic because thats retarded)
from the extremities in long sweeping brushes applying firm-ish pressure (lets not bleed peeps) always going towards the heart to promote that circulation
however when you get to the stomach apply clockwise brushing movements, to stimulate digestion (HEY OOO)
and thats its boom , shower off the dead skin cells and butter your self up with some coconut oil . your ass just thanked me
WARNINGS FOR PEOPLE WITHOUT COMMON SENSE
-Don’t do it on sensitive skin or on wounds or fresh tattoos or anything where the skin is broken … oh gawd
- DONT USE ANY PRODUCTS WITH IT
-don’t do it on your face .. please
- Don’t give up – IT TAKES ABOUT 2-4 WEEKS to see this baby work its magic
3 Kinds Of Cravings
How To Keep Burning Those Calories When Your Workout Ends
Deepak Chopra Talks Bad Medicine (as a DOCTOR )
HEALTHY FOOD PORN/New RECIPE WEBSITE
How The Best Beat The Flu
I love Tara Stiles.. she’s got to be the least cray cray boring yoga teacher ever.. its no wonder she teachers Deepak Chopra how to downward dog . this is a simple 8 mins (i friggin minutes, dont tell me you dont have time) gentle sequence .. its a good early morning or before bed little opener . oh tara .. why you so awesome ??!
its that time of the year again .. not only does it start to get cold … but the victorias secret 2013 showed was filmed.. and the photos are out .. and we’re all like FARRRKKKKKK . a billion set of abs , not a ripple in sight and butts that sit more in the middle of the back as opposed to mine .. which can sometimes reside closer to my knees.. what he’s comfortable down there .. i think my butt has vertigo … oh woe is us … it is eternally confusing why the show is aired at the time we have all decided to bury our gym memberships in the deep abyss of some stray summer handbag , and start pretending that our bodies still look the same , its merely the more layered of clothing adding bulk .. naaat
anyway .. how do the angels keep so babe’n .. the general consensus seems to be ballet , pilates and a way of life … more specifically .. ladies show us you tricks
“I do Ballet Beautiful. It’s a lot of fun learning the movements and getting better at them. Playing with grace and elegance is not something I did growing up and it’s so fun to have the opportunity now. It keeps my spirit youthful and the perfect way to improve posture,” she told us. “It also inspires me to move my body in different ways.”
“When I am in NYC I always go for a run outside, along the Hudson River, and I really love that. But I also do lots of boxing and jump rope training,” she told us. “I love to really sweat and have a tough workout and so my best workouts are mostly cardio. They do good but they make you feel good at the same time.”
“I’m fit all year round, but about three weeks before the show I do step it up a bit. I have to eat a lot more, so I can work out a lot more,” she told us. “I like to feel really strong: to have a good bum and strong legs on the catwalk, so I really focus on that.”
“I eat normally, but I’ve been exercising a lot more. I work with Ballet Beautiful and Mary Helen is amazing. You can ask her to focus on certain muscles of your body that you want toned and she’ll do that,” she said. “When you work in lingerie, you really want your glutes really tight and your core, so I’ve been focusing on those areas.”
Ambrosio undertakes pilates and yoga three times a week, and intense 10-day sessions of the Brazil Butt Lift class, devised by her trainer. “It isn’t hard to stay in shape,” she told Vogue‘s Sarah Harris. “I think I’m in better shape now than I was 10 years ago, but it takes a bigger toll – I get back pain!”
“I try to do Pilates when I can all year around and I also like to swim a lot. I also have a trainer that kicks my butt when it’s needed! I like to be active and keep busy,” she told us.
“My exercise regime is pretty strict anyway. I work out every day, but I step it up for the show,” she told us. “Before the 2013 show, I didn’t eat sugar or gluten for a month – which is extreme for me because I’m a big, big sweet tooth – so that was the biggest challenge of my life basically!”
Above recipe minus spidey : http://vgourmet.ca/tag/vegan-soup/
Ah tis the season.. to be cold and sick… OR NOT
yes as the cold snap comes (not you australians ! damn you and your upside down summer!)
and no longer will the fresh juices or smoothies suffice .. instead we replace them with some things that are a little more heavy and a little more warming ..and cue the first pop of the trouser button .. ohhh poop
but it doesn’t need to be a fondue party people .. soups are a great nutrient dense meal .. and they can pack a soup-a punch (yep thats the only pun i have for this post so Im going to sprinkle it EVERYWHERE!!! ) by adding super foods so that warming delicious cup o love .. but remember soup is warm so it has to be superfoods that can handle the heat and have all those vitamins to ward off flu nasties as well as being savoury .. acai berry soup is a NAAAT .. the following are your new best friends ..
sprinkle no more than a teaspoon into your soupy bowl.. anymore and you’ll start to get the “fishy” smell and after taste .. and no one wants that
Spirulina supplement is actually one of the richest and most complete food source present in the world. It has over a 100 types of nutrients, more than any other type of grain, plant, or herb. The product is widely used as a food supplement to boost ones energy, maintain health, and reduce weight among other uses.
The supplement actually contains about 60% of protein, 12-13% of vital minerals such as Magnesium, Calcium, Potassium, Iron, Zinc, and Phosphorous as well as a complete group of vitamin B. It’s also rich in several anti-oxidants, which protect body cells. In fact it is the only source of the antioxidant phycocyanin.
HOW: similar to spirulina .. easy peasy
It is a nutrient-dense superfood that contains 60% protein, 18 amino acids (including all the essential amino acids), and various vitamins and minerals. One of its unique properties is a phytonutrient called CGF.
Chlorella provides all of the dietary-essential amino acids in excellent ratios. It is also a reliable source of essential fatty acids that are required for many important biochemical functions, including hormone balance. Chlorella also contains high levels of chlorophyll, beta-carotene and RNA/DNA. More than 20 vitamins and minerals are found in chlorella, including iron, calcium, potassium, magnesium, phosphorous, pro-vitamin A, vitamins C, B1, B2, B2, B5, B6, B12, E and K, biotin, inositol, folic acid, plus vitamins C, E and K.
HOW: cook the chia in with the veggies and you’ll have an instant thickening agent ! no need for cornflour .. or simply sprinkle them over at the end to add some crunchy texture
The most touted benefit of chia seeds is their high omega-3 content. However this is in the form of short-chain ALA omega-3. This needs to be converted to long-chain EPA/DHA omega-3. Unfortunately, our bodies aren’t very efficient in converting ALA to EPA/DHA so much of the benefits are lost. If this is the main reason you’re looking at chia seeds, you may well be better off with some wild fish, grass fed meat and fish oils for your omega 3s.
On the plus side, chia seeds are packed with soluble fibre and are high in antioxidants, calcium, iron, manganese and phosphorous. A unique property of chia seeds is the ability to hold up to 12 times its weight in water. Soaked for 30 mins, the seeds will form a gel like substance. Researches believe this gel reaction also occurs in the stomach, forming a barrier which means carbohydrates are broken down slowly. This makes the seeds popular among endurance athletes and also diabetics, who want a slow release energy source.
have it in your miso , add it in with the veg or simply get some toasted nori strips and garnish .. mmmm toastie
matcha tea turns bitter above 180 degrees , so i wouldn’t recommend long cooking , but its great for warm soup or even RAW soups
In addition to providing trace minerals and vitamins (A, B-complex, C, E, and K), matcha is rich in catechin polyphenols – compounds with high antioxidant activity. These compounds offer protection against many kinds of cancer, help prevent cardiovascular disease and slow the aging process. They also reduce harmful cholesterol in the blood, stabilize blood sugar levels, help reduce high blood pressure and enhance the resistance of the body to many toxins. The most important polyphenol in matcha is EGCG (epigallo-catechin gallate), which is the subject of many medical studies. Matcha has a significant amount of dietary fiber and practically no
remember hemp oil is a heat sensitive oil , so scorching hot soup is not a friend , unless you want rancid oil (ewwy) .. try having some on the table and drizzling over your pumpkin soup with a few toasted pumpkin seeds
Hemp has 3 unique nutritional factors. It has an ideal balance of Omega 3 and 6 for sustainable human health, it has a full amino acid spectrum meaning it provides complete protein, and it has a massive trace mineral content – truly one of nature’s superfoods.
Consumption of hemp oil and hemp seed is ideal for people with low essential fatty acid intake, and also perfect for athletes. It is of course particularly valuable to the veggie/vegan population, and even more so for veggie/vegan athletes, who are always looking for complete protein sources.
Other benefits of hemp seed oil include its effect on the skin and the hair, nourishing both on a cellular level. Hemp oil is easily absorbed by the skin and those EFA’s go straight to work!
Walter Mischel’s marshmallow test is one of the best-known studies in the history of psychology. In the 1960s, Mischel, then a professor at Stanford, took nursery-school students, put them in a room one-by-one, and gave them a treat (they could choose a cookie, a pretzel stick, or a marshmallow) and the following deal: They could eat the treat right away, or wait 15 minutes until the experimenter returned. If they waited, they would get an extra treat. Tracking the kids over time, Mischel found that the ability to hold out in this seemingly trivial exercise had real and profound consequences. As they matured and became adults, the kids who had shown the ability to wait got better grades, were healthier, enjoyed greater professional success, and proved better at staying in relationships—even decades after they took the test. They were, in short, better at life.
ahh meditation , nothing makes guilt bubble up more than when you hear a friend/family member / or just some a*s hole on public transport exclaim .. “erhh ma gawd meditation has changed my life”
am I right ?
I have to somewhat smugly confess I am now this a*ss hole .. HOWEVER , keep your judgement but one moment longer .. it was after much searching and FAILED attempts at every meditation under the sun that i finally found my method.
which also happens to be kinda the lazy person guide to meditation .. how fitting
its also the meditation of the celeb world.. which made me apprehensive .. as I bookmarked it alongside Kabbalah , those sneaker heels and tom cruise .
basically a fad
dun dun .. wrong
Yes i am aware it sounds almost cult-y , slightly complicated and like something only ghandi could master , but that is where its name does it no favours .
its far from all those things .
HOW TO DO IT ?
the technique is a simple and effortless mental process practiced for 15–20 minutes twice a day, sitting quietly and comfortably in a chair with the eyes closed. and can be learned by anyone .. including CHILDREN !
your teacher does a short prayer and provides you a MANTRA (nothing religious) it is simply a no-meaning sound that you repeat mentally.. you are not meant to verbally say the mantra or write id down ( so you don’t get visual pictures in your mind)
WHY DO IT?
because it requires no religious beliefs , no props (put down the incense and meditation pillow) and all those “how to meditate” books.
” you can be thoroughly skeptical and the technique will still be fully effective.”
Its also is completely portable , provided you aren’t driving a car , you kinda need your eyes for that.. but im a horrible driver so dont take my word for that
its mental benefits , read as long as the Harry Potter series …
“The benefits of the Transcendental Meditation technique are immediate and increase over time. The technique’s positive effects—for mind, body and relationships—have been verified by hundreds of research studies conducted at top medical schools and published in over 350 peer-reviewed scientific journals.”
Important to Note .. you do pay for it (according to your earnings) but it isnt a fad or money making machine
and is completely a Nonprofit organization: The Transcendental Meditation technique is taught through a nonprofit, tax-exempt educational organization. The organization’s goal is to develop the full potential of the individual, minimize the negative impact of stress, and bring unrestricted and fulfilling progress to all areas of society.
I know it sounds too good to be true ..
so lets listen to some people I love discuss it
oh ellen.. how i love yee
lil aussie nod, hey wolverine
to find out other public accounts from go here :
also if you have the time DAVID LYNCH this film director is the greatest advocate of T.M and has created The David Lynch Foundation For Consciousness-Based Education and Peace to help fund the research and continuing teachings of the meditative practice .. and yearly has an annual charity gala which is all recorded here
p.s i have to say it .. it changed my life , that 20 mins morning and evening , is still revealing its amazingness to me daily . (sorry to be that asshole.. but i do it for your benefit )
Not those thailand full moon mushroom cups.. although those too I hear are life changing .. but this supplement comes trip-free and delicious
In a previous post I explained
and although incorporating a vitamin style mushroom complex into your diet is beneficial and somewhat essential for stressed, lethargic and active people.
Sometimes you can make it a little more fun .. I GIVE YOU FOUR SIGMA FOOD’S
and specifically its instant superfood powders .. highlighting adaptogenic mushroom complex’s .. they are small pouches of amazing mushrooms (and a few other natural herbs and flavourings ) that can be added to juices or smoothies , or in my case the PERFECT REPLACEMENT FOR TEAS AND COFFEE!!
yep mix this puppy up with some warm milk and you have a deliciously caramel almost malty flavoured drink ( bizarre i know , you think mushrooms would taste like ass)
Its such a great company ( note i again am not being gifted for this post… i should probably start asking to be gifted … but then how will i spend all my money at the health food store?!?! :O wahhh )
so lets go through the list
Top 2 Benefits of Shiitake
1. Nurture skin and beauty
2. Support liver
Shiitake mushroom, the active ingredient in Instant Shiitake, is a true beauty food. For thousands of years in Asia, shiitake has been used to heal the skin, support the liver, enliven the blood, and boost Qi (meaning ‘life force’). It is a great natural booster for detoxing. Schisandra berry has always been the number one beauty herb in Asia and dandelion further detoxifies the body to support clean and glowing skin. Natural vitamin C from rose hip multiplies the bioavailability of all the active components.
INSTANT MAITAKE ( one of my favourites , but i can never get it as apparently its everyone’s favourite)
Top 2 Benefits of Maitake
1. Support weight-loss
2. Balance blood sugar levels
Maitake mushroom (Grifola frondosa), the active ingredient of Instant Maitake, can be of great help for diabetics and in supporting weight loss. It is especially known for its capabilities to modulate blood sugar levels and to optimize the insulin production. Tulsi (Ocimum tenuiflorum) is a sacred herb in Ayurveda and supports these effects. Ginger helps with bloating and natural vitamin C from rose hip increases the assimilation of all the goodies.
INSTANT LION’S MANE (ive not personally tried this , but my brain probably needs too)
Top 2 Benefits of Lion’s Mane
1. Increase memory and concentration
2. Protect the nervous system
Lion’s Mane mushroom
Lion’s Mane mushroom (Hericium erinaceus), the active ingredient of Instant Lion’s Mane, is the best friend for anyone who wants to maintain a healthy brain and a strong nervous system throughout life. The stimulation of Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) production will result in better memory, improved concentration and boosted creativity. Lion’s Mane has shown great results in prevention of various brain and nervous system related diseases as well as some psychiatric disorders.
Top 2 Benefits of Chaga
1. Boost the immune system
2. Fight against pathogens
Chaga mushroom (Inonotus obliquus), the active ingredient of Instant Chaga, is a vital part of a “pathogen-proof” immune system. Chaga contains one of the nature’s highest amount of SOD (superoxide dismutase), the most potent antioxidant in the human body. The antioxidant count in the ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) scale also goes through the roof. The antioxidants prevent oxidations from happening in the body and thus protects the DNA and keeps the body young. Studies have shown that chaga use is an effective way to fight against unwanted bacteria, viruses, and inflammation. Chaga has also been shown to have very strong anti-tumor properties.
INSTANT REISHI (the one that got me hooked Planet Organic Cafe does an AMAZING reishi rice milk Cappuccino .. its a must )
Top 2 Benefits of Reishi
1. Reduce stress
2. Improve sleep quality
Reishi mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum), the active ingredient of Instant Reishi, is nature’s ultimate anti-stress antidote. As an intelligent mushroom, reishi may balance an overdriven hormone system and improve sleep quality. As an adaptogen reishi may help the body fight against stress caused by demanding modern society. Reishi has a history of use of over 4000 years, and it’s one of the most researched natural medicines in the world.
INSTANT CORDYCEPS (all round good one)
Top 2 Benefits of Cordyceps
1. Boost energy levels
2. Improve sexual performance – OH HELLO !!
Cordyceps mushroom (Ophiocordyceps sinensis), the active ingredient of Instant Cordyceps, has some exciting properties for anyone who desires to improve his/her performance. Many scientific studies have shown that cordyceps can increase one’s maximal oxygen intake (VO2 max) by up to 15%. Oxygen is the most important element for your body. By using cordyceps you will be more energetic and achieve exceptional performances in sports, at work, at home and not to mention in the bedroom!
ALSO WITH A LIST OF TESTIMONIALS LIKE THIS :
you don’t have to take my word for it .. instead hear about it from real smarty peoples
so get shroomtastic .. I definitely noticed a difference in my energy levels especially with my Ashtanga Training (see Image above) and they taste delicious so its win win .. let me know if anyone has tried them ?!?!
P.S FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM MY BEAUTIES
dont ask about the coconut ..
Stress , ahh stress.. its such a f*cker .
basically if you aren’t “Eating well, getting proper rest, staying active, writing down what you’re grateful for and maintaining social connection” you’re stressed.. so we’re basically all in chronic stress…
and the symptoms you have high cortisol ( we all do you don’t even needs this friggin list )
but there are herbal remedies to allow your body to regulate and cope .. and these little treasures are called ADAPTOGENS .. and they do just that they ADAPT (oh gen?!? who’s gen.. whatever)
they “work a bit like a thermostat. When the thermostat senses that the room temperature is too high it brings it down; when the temperature is too low it brings it up. Adaptogens can calm you down and boost your energy at the same time without over stimulating.”
they also have no effects and can be used long term! unlike energetic super foods like cacao , which can strain the adrenals.
and unlike COFFEE they dont come with the crashing fatigue afterwards .
common supplemental adaptogens are holy basil, rhodiola, mushroom blends , liquorice root , maca and astragalus root .
so if you’re fatigued , overwhelmed or training hard (please stop early running people, it makes me feel laze-a-hee)
get shopping for these adaptogens .. This is a slideshow below for all the computer illiterate (hi parents )
I WAS RECENTLY DISCUSSING THIS WITH SOMEONE:
THAT ALTHOUGH SCHOOL BEING GREAT….. REALLY LACKS IN SOME LIFE LESSONS, like no one told me how integral stress management , and happiness can be in terms of sticking with a career path . or that in life both professional and personal you’re dealing with other peoples emotions . and EGO’s .. AND I WONDERED WHY THERE WASNT A SCHOOL OF LIFE or a course or even anyone else who had thought about this major limitation in the education system , and alas as The Rule Of Attraction will have it I stumbled upon MindValley …
they use cartoons which makes life so easy (i probably should have listened more at school and maybe cartoons wouldn’t appeal so much )
and his company MindValley
VISHEN , also posted an amazing exercise in the form of a youtube clip to unblock our inner guide , in a pragmatic way and help people realise their career path by 3 simple questions . simply beautiful . what a duuuuuude . LINK BELOW
RB:Find your own voice. Don’t try to copy your past teachers, or an image of what you want to be as a teacher. Find what makes you unique and use that as a teacher.
For all of Rachels amazingness , click n follow peeps
To Read Some Of Her Wise Words :
for some reason this post made my head sing that craig david song .. Whats your flavour ohh tell me whats your flavour .
Any way ..
WHAT IS AYURVEDA MEDICINE ?
Ayurveda is around 5000-6000 years old and is a form of natural healing and prevention developed after thousands of years of monitoring the human body by the Indian monks. it means Ayur (life) Veda(science) AKA The Science Of Life .It focuses on BALANCE within the body and the theory that our Mind-Body-Spirits are composed of 3 DOSHA’s
With One more dominant overall Dosha .
I for example am predominantly VATA , which is the cold slightly pathetic one… prone to brain frizzes . and apparently i need a lot of massages … i have unintentionally been living by this rule my whole like (body intuition? )
a quick questionnaire will tell you yours.
WHY ITS WORTH IT ?
What Happens Without The Balance
READ ABOUT YOUR DOSHA BELOW
Characteristics for Vata predominant types:
Creative; Quick to learn and grasp new knowledge, but also quick to forget, Slender; Tall and a fast-walker; Tendency toward cold hands and feet, discomfort in cold climates; Excitable, lively, fun personality; Changeable moods; Irregular daily routine; High energy in short bursts; Tendency to tire easily and to overexert; Full of joy and enthusiasm when in balance; Responds to stress with fear, worry, and anxiety, especially when out of balance; Tendency to act on impulse; Often have racing, disjointed thoughts; Generally have dry skin and dry hair and don’t perspire much.
General Health Tips for Vata Types:
Maintain regular habits, try to eat and sleep at the same time every night. Get enough rest and choose foods that are warm, cooked, nourishing, and easy to digest. Sweet berries, fruits, small beans, rice, and all nuts and dairy products are good choices for Vata types. Exercise intensity should be moderate. A more meditative yoga, Tai chi, walking, and swimming are all good. Avoid strenuous and frantic activities.
Characteristics for Pitta Predominant Types:
Medium physique, strong, well-built; Sharp mind, good concentration powers; Orderly, focused; Assertive, self-confident, and entrepreneurial at their best; Aggressive, demanding, pushy when out of balance; Competitive, enjoy challenges; Passionate and romantic; Strong digestion, strong appetite, get irritated if they have to miss or wait for a meal; When under stress, Pittas become irritated and angry; Skin fair or reddish, often with freckles; sunburns easily; Uncomfortable in sun or hot weather, heat makes them very tired; Perspire a lot; Good public speakers; Generally good management and leadership ability, but can become authoritarian; Subject to temper tantrums, impatience, and anger; Typical physical problems include rashes or inflammations of the skin, acne, boils, skin cancer, ulcers, heartburn, acid stomach, insomnia, dry or burning eyes.
General Health Tips for Pitta Types:
It’s important for Pittas to keep cool by avoiding overexposure to direct sunlight and fried and spicy foods. Avoid alcohol and tobacco, overworking, and overheating. When aggravated, susceptible to feeling negative emotions like hostility, hatred, intolerance, and jealousy. Choose fresh vegetables and fruits that are watery and sweet, especially cherries, mangoes, cucumbers, water melon, and avocado. Have lots of salads with dark greens such as arugula, dandelions, and kale. Avoid conflicts. Cultivate the virtues of honesty, morality, kindness, generosity, and self-control.
Characteristics for Kapha Predominant Types:
Easygoing, relaxed, slow-paced; Affectionate and loving; Forgiving, compassionate, nonjudgmental nature; Stable and reliable; faithful; Physically strong and with a sturdy, heavier build; Have the most energy of all constitutions, but it is steady and enduring; Slow speech, reflecting a deliberate thought process; Slower to learn, but outstanding long-term memory; Soft hair and skin; tendency to have large “soft” eyes and a low, soft voice; Tend toward being overweight; may also suffer from sluggish digestion; Prone to depression; More self-sufficient; Gentle, and essentially undemanding approach to life; Excellent health, good immune system; Very calm; strive to maintain harmony and peace in their surroundings; Not easily upset and can be a point of stability for others; Tend to be possessive and hold on to things. Don’t like cold, damp weather; Physical problems include colds and congestion, sinus headaches, respiratory problems including asthma, allergies, and atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries).
General Health Tips for Kapha Types:
It’s important to be active on a daily basis as Kapha types are prone to sluggishness, depression, and being overweight. Getting out of the house and actively seeking new experiences is also recommended. Be receptive to useful change, be intentional in implementing life-enhancing actions. Choose foods that are light, warm, and spicy. Tea with dried ginger and lemon is a great pick-me-up for Kaphas. Avoid heavy oily and processed sugars, which are detrimental to Kaphas. Use lots of spices such as black pepper, ginger, cumin, chili and lots of bitter dark greens.
(source for Dasha characteristics general health tips http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-1117/Ayurveda-Dosha-Types-for-Beginners.html)
Sweet apple pie , made easy , dairy free, gluten free , sugar free.. free from everything but deliciousness
this little cleanse had some unusual characters ! it was like an ensemble cast from a Garry Marshall Film (he did New Years Eve & Valentines Day if you are living under a rock sheesh)
Well&GoodNYC what would i do without your little daily inbox’s of goodness !
this morning I got an email about Dr. T. Colin Campbell‘s new book .. he’s the Author of every health conscious persons Bible .. THE CHINA STUDY .. “It’s the largest comprehensive study of human nutrition ever conducted. It was launched via a partnership between Cornell University, Oxford University, and the Chinese Academy of Preventative Medicine. The groundbreaking results from the study (and other influential nutrition research) recommend the best diet for long-term health.”
And now Whole: Rethinking The Science Of Nutrition <——-thats a link
Well&good gave the lowdown on what the book covers:
I love when a company does it right and I also love a Dairy Free Milk Alternative .. in fact I think I have tried every brand under the sun ..Ii dont think actually I know , I carry rice milk in my bag at all times .YES I AM THAT LAME!.
So its pretty important when I find a brand that does a delicious one .. thats organic, with few ingredients and kind of funny!
come on rude boyyyyyy!
yes it exists .. I recently came across Rude health ( a health food company noted for its cereals and granola) they’ve branched out into milk alternative drinks . and they are great . good for the earth,body and mind . most notably they are one of the only almond milk brands that doesn’t contain CARRAGEENAN an additive that has shown to be cancer causing (WTF ! I KNOW ) along with gastrointestinal issues .. its best just avoided (CLICK HERE FOR FULL INFO) .
As for the rice milk , its the only brand i’ve come across in the UK that uses Brown Rice, so you’re getting a wholegrain .. a WHOLE FOOD !! which is lower Gi (sugary basically) than white rice and more nutritious ! it also means it is broken down by the body easier . can I get a WHOOP WHOOP !
ABOVE IMAGE: despite the brand name they are actually incredibly polite .. besides potty mouth Brown Rice Milk
not only does it not have any baddy additives, its also got an ingredients list that is so short ! so Rude health in perfect British form does exactly what its says on the tin .
Anyway point is its British , Environmentally friendly, healthy, funny, and far outshines all of the other million long ingredient milk alternatives .
I make my Golden Milk with it
Click on the site , they also have an amazing recipe section .. which is helpful for any dairy free peeps no matter where you are !
*p.s i’m not being gifted or paid to write this , in fact i think i’m the reason the brand has expanded into Waitrose .. I’ve bought so many .