If you’ve been following this site since we launched in January – you’ll know by now that we try hard to promote lifestyles that protect our beautiful planet but also encourage a healthy and balanced lifestyle for those who adopt them.
Today we are going to hear from vegan author Sarah Philpott, who has recently written and published her first recipe book called ‘The Occasional Vegan.’
In this article Sarah explains how she battled her own demons with food, and eventually found that by becoming vegan she had actually stumbled upon a healthier and more balanced approach in her own relationship with eating.
Make sure you read to the end of the article where you can find a delicious recipe by Sarah, a link to her book, AND details of how you can win a copy for yourself!
So, without further ado, I shall hand over to Sarah.
In my introductory post on this site, I made reference to the fact that in a lot of ways, I set this blog up as a coping mechanism as I came to terms with the end of some very significant friendships in my life.
I can’t even begin to underestimate how much said closures have impacted on my life, and I wouldn’t wish the loss of a best friend on any one.
Take the worst breakup you ever had with a boyfriend and multiple it by a million percent – that doesn’t even come close to how much it hurts.
Female friendship is without doubt one of the purest and most important forms of relationship this world has to offer – but when it goes wrong it can also be the cruelest.
But through the greatest losses come the most salient periods of growth and reflection, and hopefully positive change.
I would like to share with you today how I’ve coped with friend ending and why it’s ok to be totally broken by it – the rebuilding is the best part.
Strap yourselves in Hygge babes, we’ve got a real treat for you today. Not only are we sharing the latest entry on our ‘Let’s Hygge’ approved business list – but also, that very same business are sharing a Hygge themed wedding shoot with us. I know, there aren’t enough heart eye emojis in the world, so let’s just get down to biz & meet Lianne from Blonde Army.
Dydd Gwyl Dewi Sant Hapus Pawb! / Happy St David’s Day Everyone!
In case you didn’t already know – I’m from Wales, and I’m a little bit proud of it. By little – I mean a lot. You’ll know this if you’ve ever had the unfortunate experience of standing or sitting next to me while Wales are playing rugby.
Today is a day to celebrate all things wonderful and Welsh – and there’s a lot for us to get through!
We have our own version of Hygge in Wales (except it’s actually a lot older!) It’s called ‘Hiraeth.’ Just hearing that word makes me feel warm inside.
I think Hiraeth is something all Welsh people are born with, there is no direct English translation, but in my heart it means ‘a longing, wistfulness, desire and a love of your home nation.’
Sometimes people liken it to homesickness, but I personally like to couch it in more positive terms. For me, it’s knowing that home is where the heart is – and you will always find comfort there (whether physically in the moment or through memories.)
Here are 40 things about Wales that fill my heart with joy, pride and hiraeth – and serve as a constant reminder as to why, in my opinion, Wales is the most beautiful & special country in the world.
What a brilliant opportunity then, to indulge in some serious self love – stick on a face mask, find your fluffiest bed socks, get some naughty snacks, and press play on a seriously uplifting film to warm the cockles of your soul. (hehe, cockles.)
Luckily for you guys , my dear friend, colleague and film buff Alastair has put together a list of his five fave feel good films – so you don’t even have to think about it!