• Why Emotional Eating Is Not A Bad Thing + Immune Boosting Coconut Yogurt
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    Why Emotional Eating Is Not A Bad Thing + Immune Boosting Coconut Yogurt

    What is Emotional Eating? Emotional eating means when you eat foods, oftentimes ‘unhealthy or junk food’ for other reasons than hunger. So, you use food as a response to negative emotions, such as stress, anxiety, or sadness. Or you do it to numb or handle a difficult feeling. Eating your feelings is a real thing. Think about that time you finished a chocolate bar at one sitting or a pint of Haagen Dazs ice cream just like in romantic comedies. We all have experienced a form of emotional eating at some point in our lives. And hey, it’s not necessarily a bad thing. Don’t label emotional eating as something bad…

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    How to Navigate Through COVID-19 With the Right Mindset?

    So life is tough for most people right now, globally. As we speak there’s a global pandemic going on, people are getting sick and even worse dying. But then there are a lot of people who don’t fall in this category. But they are left without jobs, being stuck at home with their spouse and/or children, experiencing anxiety, financial stress, domestic abuse, worries, sleepless nights and exhaustion. Yes, exhaustion. Bottom line, in whatever category you fall – your life has changed dramatically and expected! And the hard part is, for how long? We don’t have a clear endpoint to this new way of life or any manual or roadmap for navigating a…

  • 5 reasons to cook your own meals
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    5 Reasons to Cook Your Own Meals

    Ok, I bet you’re all cooking a little bit more than you’re used to — or if you are not the main person to cook at home, I bet you at least eat more home-cooked meals during this time of social distancing and isolation. This article is written during the COVID-19 pandemic and it’s one of those challenging, once in a lifetime situations. I want to share five reasons why you should take action in this area of your life as it can transform your physical and mental health. It may seem obvious but let’s begin by getting clear on what home cooking is. The next time you’re attempting to…

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    How Keeping a Gratitude Journal Changed My Life

    You see, a diary isn’t just a place to write down your thoughts or scribble down that dream house. I want to encourage you to add a new category to your thoughts. How about you start to appreciate all the good things of your day. You start to count your blessings, see the positive aspects of that never-ending 2 hours commute to and from work. Because if you start to see the positive sides of your circumstances you start to ACT & THINK a different way.  The Right Perspective Complaining about your circumstances has never helped anyone. Including yourself. As a matter of fact, the more you focused on the negative and lack, the more you…

  • 12 easy steps to better health
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    12 Easy Steps To Better Health

    I have a question for you. Have you ever noticed that when people talk about health, they tend to fixate on what they should be doing and not what they are already doing now? I’m sure you’ve heard it many times — a friend starts talking about how unhealthy they feel, and before you know it the conversation has shifted to a negative spiral about not working out enough and not eating healthy. You find yourself in a situation where it looks impossible to be healthy. Start small But have you also wondered that you can move this situation from negative self-talk to encouraging, inspiring surroundings? You can, for example, celebrate…

  • 7 ways to become happier
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    7 Ways To Become Happier

    I’m going to throw out three threshold questions about happiness that I’m sure you thought about yourself. Then I’m going to suggest 7 very manageable, realistic resolutions for you to try in your own life to think about your own happiness, as well as the happiness of people who you might be trying to help.  Because what I found is that when you look at people who are happier, they have habits that work for them. And people who are less happy don’t have habits that work for them. But first of all, there are these three threshold questions that really come up again and again when you’re thinking about…

  • thanksgiving
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    Thanksgiving vs. Appreciation

    It’s THANKSGIVING friends!!! Although I personally didn’t grow up with this celebration and therefore don’t celebrate it (I’m from The Netherlands remember) Yet I’m fascinated by others who do. I see it in American movies, TV series, where they have big feasts and gatherings with friends and family, watching football, having turkey and so on. It reminds me of Christmas actually. The part that I love the most, aside from all the good food, is probably when everyone is saying what they are grateful for. It’s beautiful when a group of people gather and practice gratitude, it makes me wonder why we don’t do this more often. Being grateful is such…

  • how to pursue your passions?
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    How To Pursue Your Passions?

    Do you sometimes have a hard time fitting yourself in a conventional career box? I do. There are so many things that I was pursuing, yet it was all under this umbrella of entrepreneurship. The problem was that I constantly felt ashamed and self-conscious when people at parties would ask, “What do you do?” I figured after a while the term multi-passionate entrepreneur sums it all. I went from running my own fashion company to being an illustrator, photographer, jewelry designer, web designer, creative director at an e-commerce firm, copywriter, online marketer, content creator to what I do now helping women finding balance with food and weight as a health…

  • Cast out fear with this one tip
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    Cast Out Fear With This One Tip

      I used to be afraid of many things. Afraid of the dark (still now and then), for insects (God help me), for the dentist, public speaking, horror movies, sickness and to gain weight. I’ve spent too much time to be afraid. What you focus on will grow and this is also the case for fear. I don’t want my life to be dominated by fear, insecurity, and doubts. I can openly talk about my fears, acknowledge them, but let them dissolve without identifying with them. There’s a common mistranslation of saying: “I am afraid,” as if the fear is us, forever. We don’t say, “I am fever” or “I am a sore throat.”…

  • 12 Tips How to Practise Self-Care
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    12 Tips How to Practise Self-Care

    “To experience peace does not mean that your life is always blissful. It means that you are capable of tapping into a blissful state of mind amidst the normal chaos of a hectic life. ” – Jill Bolte Taylor With a demanding career, a full-on social life and running a smooth household we (women) often forget to take care of ourselves. This is a time where self-care is high on the agenda. Under self-care, we understand the actions and behaviors that help us to prevent health problems and give us benefits by improving our mental and physical health. It is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. If we take…

  • food for better sex
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    6 Foods For Better Sex Life

    Some people talk about it easily and others prefer to keep it for themselves, a low libido. It occurs more to women than men, but both know the problem. And that while a healthy sex life lowers stress, releases calming endorphins in the brains and healthy blood circulation. That’s why it’s important not to neglect this issue. The good news is there are plenty of opportunities to increase your libido naturally.  The aphrodisiac effect of food is known for many centuries. In ancient China, people believed that warm snake blood would lead to greater sexual stamina in men. The Aztecs attributed exciting forces to the avocado and the Romans considered…

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    You Can’t Detox Your Body. It’s a Myth

    The popularity of the so-called Detox and Cleanses have been steady for a while. From the first time it emerged, it was a hype among the healthy living enthusiasts, including myself. Until today, it’s not yet proven whether all the process one must go through to validly do detox and cleansing really does flushes out all toxins from your body. If done wrong, it can even be a boomerang for your overall health. What is Detox? There are two commonly known styles of detox and cleanses; you’re either fasting (not eating for a period) or making liquids the dominant part of your daily life and just eating fruits and vegetables.…

  • clean food tips
    Health,  Lifestyle,  Nutrition

    9 Tips Of Clean Eating

    According to American author and activist Michael Pollan: don’t trust nutrition labels with more than five ingredients. Or if you can’t pronounce the ingredients. Eat food, mostly plants, not too much is the philosophy Michael Pollan lives by. This message is what Pollan has preached in the US. His books about healthy eating are number 1 best sellers. Pollan says we don’t have a clue what we are eating today. Nutritionist often contradict each other and health claims are constantly withdrawn. No wonder we, the consumers, are left confused about what is wrong or right to eat. For a long time food experts agreed that it’s important to cut as much as possible…

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    6 Healthy Food Trends

    Just when you got used to goji berries and wheatgrass shots, it’s time to introduce you the new food trends of 2017. American nutritionists  have listed the next health trends and concepts which has the potential to become a hype sooner than we think. Surely I don’t want to keep this away from you my dear friends. 1. Moringa Move over Kale. It’s time for Moringa Oleifera. This tree, originally from Haiti, gained lots of attention from trend watchers due to its high nutrition value. The leaves contain lots of calcium, potassium, proteins and vitamin A, B, C, D and E. The trees grow in tropical as well as lower…

  • tips for better immune system
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    7 Tips For A Better Immune System

    Having a good immune system will prevent you from catching a cold or flu. But the question really is how to get a good immune system? Or better yet how to maintain one? The best remedy would be a ‘staycation’ on a tropical island (hello Bali!) fuzz and stress-free. Unfortunately, this is not the reality for all of us, thus my seven tips to stay healthy and sane 🙂 1. Sex. Lots of it At least one or two times per week sex will boost up your immune system, according to the research of the University of Pennsylvania. People who regularly have sex, have an ideal functioning immune system compare…