IBS – Collab with Thrive Festival

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a functional gut disorder that effects the large intestine, also known as the colon. It is classified as a syndrome as it is collection of symptoms, meaning it can manifest differently from one person to the next. Symptoms can include flatulence, bloating, distention, diarrhoea, constipation and stomach cramps. How it …

Insta post: Lead your life

Are you the leader of your life? Or are you letting life lead you based on what’s been defined for you? Definitions are something that can hold us back and cause multiple barriers along the way. We tend to adhere to certain ways of living, as it’s what has been defined for us. When we’re …

Insta post: Labels

L A B E L S . Why is it that we always feel the need to define everything? We do it to everything from food to relationships, and from characteristics to illness. We often find comfort in fitting into a picture of the way things are meant to be, according to that label. . …

Insta posts: Compliments

C O M P L I M E N T S . Do you accept compliments or praise given to you by others? Or do you retaliate with reasons why you don’t deserve the credit? Do you belittle yourself and your abilities as you feel you cannot accept the compliment? Why is it that we …

Insta post: Photographs

Do you ever find that when you try to capture a photo of a stunning view and it simply doesn’t do it justice? You might try and adjust the colours or apply a filter, but it still doesn’t capture the beauty that you saw with your own eyes. . Have you ever thought about applying …

Insta post: Change

Are you someone that resists change? Or do you welcome it with open arms? Recently I have been going through big changes in a few areas of my life and I have never felt better. Initially, I felt like a few ‘bad’ things were happening to me at once. I quickly reminded myself that life doesn’t …

Protein Pancakes (updated)

The beauty of these pancakes is that they can be made using a bullet style blender, so no whisking and no mess! You can add more or less oats to increase or decrease the calorie content. This recipe has been created using whey protein as plant based proteins generally don’t cook with the same taste …

Model for change in mental illness: Change the individual’s environment before trying to change the individual

When it comes to treating mental illness, the first thought is to focus on what the individual is doing right or wrong that lead to this low point in their life. People ask questions like what’s wrong with them? What’s wrong with their body? What chemical imbalances exist within them to make them feel like …

How your mindset and lifestyle can alter your Genetics

You’ll often hear people using the phrase ‘it’s down to your genetics’, meaning it’s something that was pre-programmed into you as a human, from the moment you were conceived. A basic explanation for anyone that doesn’t know is that we all have a sequential genetic ‘code’ of chemicals that together, built into structural proteins that make …

How the ‘Fitspo’ lifestyle can lead to Amenorrhea and Hormonal imbalances

As a young female, hormones and periods may not seem all that important. It doesn’t become apparent until you start thinking about having children, but if you put it to the back of your mind for a few years, you may find yourself struggling to conceive. You may then need to add an extra year or two to that …