Throughout the year so far, there has been a countless amount of food trends sweeping the country and congesting our Instagram feeds: the hugely popular acai bowls – however you pronounce them, courgetti the answer for those looking for a lighter dinner, and beetroot burgers, inspired by our neighbours from across the pond are just a few of the most desired dishes of 2017. However, it seems amongst the brightly coloured photos and hashtags galore, a new ‘trend’ has grown in popularity. Food guilt. In the most common form, felt by those desperately seeking to stay on the straight and narrow path towards a health goal when they indulge in a perhaps not so nutritional treat. Though arguably now, an unconventional side of that trend has gained momentum – food guilt that is triggered by the judgement given out to those also who may also want to opt for an alternative, perhaps…
Wellness philosophies, or lifestyle concepts, are a recent trend for lovers of wellness. Japanese ikigai and Danish hygge are just two examples that modern lifestyles seem to demand and deem necessary for living longer and happier. The way the world is going, we need all the positive help we can get. Below are the wellness philosophies recently uncovered and trending.
When reading your latest book purchase, listening to your favourite Spotify playlist or watching Netflix reruns of the Gilmore Girls just don’t suffice as entertaining ways to fill your fleeting moments of free time, the world of podcasting might offer a refreshing option. With the popularity of podcasts exploding within recent years, it seems no matter what sort of mood you’re in, you can find solace, enjoyment, enlightenment, alternative opinion, and general enjoyment by tuning into the vast array of podcasts now available for free listening. Though, as like finding a good book, it can take some time to find the right one for you. Ladies Who Lunch – Ingrid Nilsen & Cat Valdes Youtubers Ingrid & Cat explore numerous subjects that are often seen as taboo when having those everyday conversations. If you’re looking for some refreshing honesty and some solidarity in the embarrassing experiences and issues suffered by most…
Pinnacle to English traditions, tea in all forms is part of many peoples daily routine. Whether drank with a friend whilst gorging on a rich tea or sipped away during the dreaded morning commute, tea, only rivaled by its famed nemesis Coffee, is arguably the front runner when it comes to hot beverages in the UK. However, more recently the humble mug of English Tea has arguably sat in the shadows of the industries newest trend: Herbal Tea. Thanks to many praising the alternative brews for their varied health benefits, the tea market has exploded with brands offering a magnitude of choice for your morning cuppa.
There are plenty of health benefits to swimming, but even more to swimming in the ocean. It can enhance your mood, lifting depression and any feelings of stress. It can also enhance your body, honing it into a lean and athletic shape. Check out the reasons outlined below for why you should hit the beach as often as possible.
With the rise of YouTube and Spotify, it is easy to learn of new artists and musicians. It is easy to follow them and appreciate the music they make. What is missed, however, is seeing these artists live. Nothing beats the experience of seeing your favourite artist live, of hearing personal anecdotes and seeing them getting lost in the music. Plus, it is definitely the best way to discover a new artist. Below are the benefits of live music, which ranges from inspiring energy to creating unforgettable memories. If you cannot wait to see your favourite artist live, the need is appeased by stations such as NPR, who set up bands in an intimate setting and film them live, as if you are there with them.
Life is hectic. It is full of surprising highs and unexpected lows, all of which make us who we are today. Resilience is key in dealing with such a roller coaster, particularly the lows that may leave us devastated and in disarray. Occasionally called emotional resilience, it is when you are able to adapt to stressful situations without too much difficulty. To be resilient means you are flexible, versatile and mentally strong. Below are some suggestions on how to build your resilience.
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