Friday, 27 May 2016

Recipe | Roasted Cauliflower & Garlic Soup [VEGAN].

So I've been ever so slightly AWOL for the last week or so - my blogging mojo may have got up and done one. But I've hunted it down and we're on speaking terms so today I wanted to share a really quick, easy and super delicious soup recipe that can be whipped up with minimal effort. 

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Better Sleep Month.

May is Better Sleep Month. A whole month dedicated to promoting good sleep and encouraging people to do what they can to improve their sleep. Sleep is vital for promoting positive health and wellbeing and not getting enough or having poor quality sleep can leave us feeling rotten. Recently my sleep hasn't been as good as I'd like it to be, which is leaving me feeling tired and sluggish throughout the day. So today I'm sharing some of Casper's Better Sleep Month pledge cards (they know there's more to it than just their mattress!) along with how I'm going to work towards getting my sleep back on track.

My General Life - Better Sleep Month

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Recipe | Pear & Pistachio Cake [VEGAN].

I've said it before and I'll say it again, I love cake. All kinds of cake. Except from maybe fruit cake. But there's always exceptions to the rule isn't there? A few weeks ago I cobbled together this delicious, vegan pear cake with pistachio icing. It was a bit of an experiment but oh boy did it work out. So today I thought I'd share the recipe so that you can join the yum train with me.

My General Life - Pear & Pistachio Cake Vegan

Friday, 13 May 2016

Ways To Use Essential Oils ft. Buff & Butter*

Essential oils are not something I've ever dabbled in if I'm totally honest. It's something I've more recently had some interest in and had started to recognise some of the many uses of essential oils, but quite frankly I find all the information a little overwhelming as I had literally zero idea of how to use them. When I was offered the opportunity to try out some of the Buff and Butter essential oils* I decided that there was no time like the present to learn more about them so I could share my new knowledge with you lovely folks.

My General Life - Ways To Use Essential Oils - lifestyle, wellbeing

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

What Is Health?

My General Life - What is Health? wellbeing - wellness

What is health? Well according to the World Health Organisation (1948):

Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.

I was introduced to this definition at University, can you believe that is has remained unchanged for nearly 70 years? When you search for the definition of health in a dictionary it tends to only focus on the physical and mental health side of things and not on the impact of well being, be it physical, mental or social. Which, for me, is what makes this definition stand out.