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Navigating Christmas Parties and Dinners When You Have Dietary Needs

Navigating Holiday Parties

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!!  I love Christmas – spending quality time with family and friends, buying and giving gifts, eating, drinking…and being merry! But the holiday season can be tough to navigate when you have food intolerances or dietary requirements like myself. There tends to be more temptation around food and […]

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Healthy and Happy Gift Guide 2015

HEALTHY GIFT IDEAS (1) One of my ‘best buys’ ever has to be my Vitamix.  Whether it’s whizzing up green smoothies, acai smoothie bowls, soups, dairy free ice-cream (made with frozen bananas) or coconut (or nut) butter it’s really just the tip of the iceberg as to what this machine can do.  Yes, it’s expensive but […]

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How Kindness Can Give You A Healthy Happy Glow

Kindness

Tomorrow, Friday 13th November (unlucky for some!) is World Kindness Day!  How cool is that?  Really every day should be world kindness day but I don’t think people give it much thought so it’s really good that there’s a day to highlight the benefits of kindness and to remind people why we should all be […]

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Feed Your Face and Get Glowing Skin!

If you were to ask people about their skin care routine, most would start talking about the beauty products they use.  However, skin care goes way deeper than that. Our skin is the largest and one of our most important body organs and is the first line of defence against the environment around us.  It […]

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My Favourite Places for Green Juices and Smoothies in Dublin

I love a good green juice and smoothie.  They are a great way of packing even more nutrients into my body and can be a great snack or addition to my breakfast or lunch. Lucky for me there are so many choices to pick up these green drinks around Dublin now.  While the following list […]

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Do You Laugh Enough??

Do you laugh enough?

We’ve all probably heard the saying ‘laughter is the best medicine’ and the Irish proverb ‘a good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures for anything’. As we get older though we tend to laugh less as we get caught up in the serious business of life.  Just think of how often […]

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Acai and Berry Smoothie Bowl and Popsicle (Vegan, Gluten Free, Paleo Autoimmune Protocol, Low FODMAP)

Acai berry smoothie bowl

While I love my green smoothies and have one nearly every day, I do like to mix it up so I don’t get bored.  Step forward smoothie bowls which are thicker and can be eaten with a spoon (how’s that for changing things up!).  One of my favourite smoothie bowls to have is an acai […]

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Let’s Go Outside

A Healthy Happy Glow Let's Go Outside

I feel like I’m one of those animals who tends to come out in the spring and summer and hibernates in the winter months.  I love this time of year and try to get outside as much as possible. But did you know that getting outside in nature can actually improve your health and happiness? […]

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Go On, Treat Yo’self – It’s Vital For Health and Happiness

Treat Yo'Self - Self Care

When I talk about treating yo’self, what I’m really talking about is self-care. Self-care includes prioritizing and engaging in actions that care for our physical, mental and emotional health resulting in less stress and better overall wellbeing.  It encourages us to be more in tune with our minds and bodies and is an essential part […]

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Superfood Spotlight: Turmeric

In my last post, I gave a round-up of some great anti-inflammatory foods.  One that I personally use every day is turmeric.  This golden spice has a warm, peppery flavour and is the main spice in curry.  Not only does it look and taste great, it has been said to be the most powerful herb […]

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