Have you ever wondered if working with a coach is the right thing for you? Having started taking on coaching clients (and also hiring a coach myself!) I’ve noticed a lot of common traits amongst people ready to work in this special one-to-one way. Check my list to see if you’re ready.
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’ve noticed recently the way some people behave and the choices they make in their life often make me really annoyed. I probably sound like a crazy person so please bear with me! But maybe this is something you can relate to and if you can, I hope what I’ve come to realise might help you too.
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?
A few months ago I published two blog posts of my recommended podcasts for health, food and nutrition. Since then I have discovered a whole wealth of other 'pods' that I've become hooked on. So I wanted to give you all a little update of my new favourites to add for your listening pleasure.
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:
The thing with cooking is there are always alternative ingredients. So what if there were beautiful graphics to teach you what you can swap in and out to use what you've got? I will leave Ruth to explain more about how she created just that in my guest interview this week....
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.
After a boozy night in London recently and listening to a podcast with Ruby Warrington, founder of Club SÖDA NYC, I started to analyse my drinking habits. In this post I ask myself: why do I drink? I've come up with three reasons which got me to really reassess my attitude to a night out.
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.
This is the second part of my list of top 10 podcasts which I love to listen to, all about food, nutrition and wellness. Or just some general inspiration! There might be some surprises in there you wouldn't expect....
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.
The lovely folks at Buy Whole Foods Online recently sent me a big stash of cashews and I honestly couldn’t have been happier. Cashews are the most unbelievably versatile ingredients. In this recipe they’re showcased in a simple pasta sauce with delicious and earthy roast peppers.
The lovely folks at Buy Whole Foods Online recently sent me some cashews to test out a few new recipes. I got so excited searching for inspiration and trying out new ideas that I’ve turned my explorations into a couple of blog posts for you including this round up of amazing cashew based recipe inspiration.
At last month’s Creative in Residence supper club I insisted to my co-host Charlotte that I put a vegan chocolate mousse on the menu. And I’m going to be honest, I had to fight for it. I really wanted to prove vegan and tofu can be delicious - and I achieved it with this recipe.
I started a new series on the blog back in September 2018: Wellness Words. And I’m ashamed to say this is only my second instalment after all the excitement of coming up with it! But it’s worth the wait because trust me, it’s a good one.
In this blog post I’m explaining what eating seasonally means and discuss four reasons I think are pretty compelling for giving it a go. Leaving aside the nutritional benefits, eating seasonally is going to make you more creative, more supportive of local businesses and maybe even… more mindful? Read on to find out more.
This month I cooked for 12 wonderful female entrepreneurs at our second instalment of the Creative in Residence supper club. I wanted to share the cauliflower curry recipe with you because I think it’s a fabulous way to showcase this often neglected vegetable. Plus it tastes amazing.
Recently I’ve become completely obsessed with getting more protein in to my diet. It’s a nutrient that gets a lot of attention, often in a really unhealthy way. But there are loads of natural ways to add protein into your diet. With simple swaps and a bit of consideration you can increase your intake very easily.
In the last year I have made a real conscious effort to make a better use of my mornings. Whatever your circumstances, I would argue you could try squeezing in at least one of these activities before you press the ‘ON’ button on your computer. Why not give it a go and see what difference it makes?
Wow this turned out good. I would be thrilled if you gave it a go and let me know what you think! If you’ve got a stock of carrots to use up and fancy a slice of something different this is the perfect recipe for you.
Evidence is so important in the wellness industry. It’s absolutely critical to building a world in which people know who to trust. So why now am I writing a blog post about ignoring the evidence? Because sometimes, belief is more important. Your essential New Year read.