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31st January 2019

Integrating Ayurveda Into Your Lifestyle – With Jasmine Hemsley

Composed of the Sanskrit “Ayur,” meaning life, and “Veda,” meaning knowledge, Ayurveda is the science of life. This holistic system of wellbeing developed in India some 5,000 years ago as a way to help people sync with nature and thrive in an ever-changing environment. This knowledge was passed down as an oral tradition until around 1000 BC, when it was inscribed as part of “the Vedas,” an ancient body of texts that are still sacred today. Ayurveda is often considered to be one of the oldest medical systems, and is certainly the most developed. In some parts of India, Ayurveda has been the only system of healthcare since it was first developed, although it was banned under British rule between 1835 and 1947. Thankfully, the tried-and-tested practice survived underground until India reclaimed its independence, when Ayurveda became recognised as a medical system in its own right. Below are Jasmine’s 5 top tips […]
18th March 2019

Jeeny Maltese’s Tips To Achieve Wellbeing

Today TV Chef and co-creator of My Nutrition- a leading Nutritional Consultancy, Jeeny Maltese shares her top tips to achieve wellbeing Set Healthy Boundaries, around work life, social life and home life. Build a healthy routine. Know it is ok to be a little selfish! In a world filled with pressure we are guilty of adding to that ourselves by doing things we really don’t want to do. It is ok to say no to that party you really don’t want to go to, and it is actually ok to say no to meeting that over powering friend who always talks about themselves and never asks you any questions! (We all have one right?) Be active. Movement is proven to make you feel better so be sure to do something every day, even for 5 minutes that gets you moving. The art of conversation is rapidly disappearing. Talk to that […]
22nd October 2018

Thrive Picks : The Best Mindfulness and Meditation Apps

Headspace Founded by Andy Puddicombe, Headspace is an app that presents guided meditations, animations, articles and videos. Their mission is to improve the health and happiness of the world, and with users in more than 190 countries, they are well on their way! The app’s simple interface allows you to browse sessions easily. There are three 10-day meditation packs to help users learn the basics through 3, 5 or 10-minute meditations. You can also find pre-recorded meditations on more specific topics such as productivity, mindful eating and managing anxiety. Our favourite aspect was the single sessions for different situations. Falling asleep, taking a city walk or cleaning your home. These help to fit new behaviours into existing routines which is dubbed as one of the best ways to make sure new routines stick. Headspace for iPhone / Headspace for Android   Smiling Mind Smiling Mind developed by an Australian non-profit, […]
27th February 2019

A Sustainable Life: Going Plastic Free

Finn Ni Fhaolain is passionate about reducing our dependency on single-use plastics and is an ambassador for an Teagasc’s Clean Coasts. She cooks for yoga and wellness retreats around the country, is a food judge in Ireland and the UK and spent this year helping her partner launch Burro Burro in Bundoran! Today on the blog she shares her top tips for going plastic free! Finn says: Trying to reduce the amount of plastic coming into our daily lives can seem so daunting and by no means am I getting it perfect all the time eithe. Here are my top 5 tips on how to kick that plastic out of your daily life!   Handbag essentials My handbag/kitbag/car kit essentials to stop single use plastics from sneaking in are: stainless steel water bottle, travel coffee mug, steel straw, bamboo cutlery set & a cloth shopping bag for those last minute grocery trips! Start […]