Last month I was extremely honoured to receive the Nutramino Health & Fitness Award 2019 for Blog of the Year. I wanted to let you in on a secret to writing an award-winning blog. The one thing that goes beyond writing brilliant content, sharing your knowledge, speaking from experience, taking great photos, being consistent and knowing your audience. Let me tell you the secret.
I started training to be a coach earlier this year with Erickson Coaching. Rather than giving me an elaborate and complex set of theories by which to undertake coaching, it gave me a very simple, single principle by which to lead all my sessions: the client is okay. Here’s how that’s helped me become a better friend and more patient person in my everyday life too.
My Flourishing Entrepreneurs series continues this week, introducing you to incredible women who have started their own businesses. I'm thrilled today to introduce my Flourishing Entrepreneur #3 Amie Forster, a blogger and Personal Trainer who lets us in on how she quit the 9-5 and started her business.
I was thrilled to learn last month that someone had nominated me for 20 On The Rise. I thought I'd share with you the women who have inspired me most in the last year so that you can go and check them out and get all the good stuff from them like I have. Read on to learn more about them and find out what's coming soon to the blog to share more from these women and many others.
You’ve logged on to Instagram for a quick browse. The first image that pops up is a group shot of women, arms around one another stood in a beautiful woodland, smiling at the camera. Retreats are popping up everywhere – yoga retreats, meditation retreats, digital detox retreats, fitness retreats. Why? And more importantly, why now?
I moved from London to Dublin a little over a year ago now. And I haven’t once looked back or regretted it. More than anything I’ve managed to build a community around me of new friends, work and support. If you’re thinking about doing the same as me, here are a few things I’ve done to create a life full of friends and opportunity in my new home that you could try too.
A friend called me the other week asking for advice. He'd reached a point where he was considering leaving his job and wasn't sure what the next step was. He thought of me because I did the very same thing last year - I left my perfectly stable job to leap into the unknown. What advice could I give him?
At the start of the year I interview Samantha Blamires from new blog Nutrition Unwrapped. Sam is a qualified dietitian and her blog aims to give her readers trustworthy information about nutrition written in bitesize, accessible chunks which are easy to digest (no pun intended!). In this follow-up mini blog post I give registered dietitian Sam some quick fire questions for more nutrition nuggets of wisdom:
My next guest interview for the blog is registered dietitian Samantha Blamires from blog Nutrition Unwrapped. It's important for me to 'stick to what I know' and only share advice on nutrition where I have an expert to back me up. Cue Sam! In this interview we talk about rejecting fad diets and kicking it to 'detoxes': the perfect way to start off 2018 in the Pantry.
It’s very easy when you’ve been to a lot of health and wellbeing events to come away and think “did I actually learn anything new today?” The talks at Fresh Resolutions were really varied with a range of speakers coming from different backgrounds and with different expertise. But I noticed there were a few themes that popped up across all the talks that I wanted to share with you.
This week I've got another guest on the blog for you: the lovely Rachael O'Hegarty from Yoga Sound System. I'm teaming up with Rachael in January for the second of my Health Bloggers Community events in Dublin to host a supper club, with yoga, live DJ and a delicious three course meal. I ask Rachael a few questions ahead of the event to find out more about her, what got her into yoga and her relationship with food.
I've recently partnered up with Asquith London to write a few posts for their #AsquithWorld blog. The first of these picked out 5 of my favourite Nutrition & Wellness podcasts. But I wanted to go one step further for the readers of my blog and give you an even wider selection of the stuff I listen to.
Wow. What a night! Last month I was absolutely honoured to be awarded Best Free From & Illness Recovery blog 2017. The whole experience has really made me reflect on my place in the blogging world over one year on from starting The Flourishing Pantry. Here are a few of my thoughts and photos from the night.