The breath is pretty powerful – it continues to amaze me just how powerful it can be. Breathing is something we take for granted every moment of every day. We don’t tend to stop for a second to think about the action that is taking place every waking and sleeping moment of our lives. Our … Continue reading Monthly Musings: March 2020
If you look up the term “affirmation” you’ll find many different definitions, all with a common, basic thread that isn’t based on any magical belief or emotion. It is simply the action or process of affirming something. It is an assertion, a declaration, a statement, a proclamation. Nowadays, we hear about affirmations in the same … Continue reading Monthly Musings: February 2020
To kick start 2020 and the month of January, it only seems right that we talk about Veganuary. Going Vegan for January – adopting a plant-based diet, lifestyle and mindset for the month – is such an amazing initiative. Taking the pledge adds you to the more than half a million individuals worldwide who have … Continue reading Monthly Musings: January aka Plant Power 2020
I thought long and hard about the theme for December 2019. I wanted to capture the essence and the feeling of the month: togetherness. December is here and I can’t quite believe it! January seems like a long time ago and I guess it is… a good 11 months ago. A lot has happened at … Continue reading Monthly Musings: December 2019
Happy November and World Vegan Month, which along with Veganuary, is another amazing month to celebrate veganism. And that makes me so happy. To see people celebrating everything that is plant-based feels amazing – and knowing that each meal, each choice, each day we are making positive change is pretty remarkable. As you may know … Continue reading Monthly Musings: November 2019
Patience - we have all heard the old adage, patience is a virtue, but more often than not, when we are told that, we are not in the right place to hear it. As human beings in the 21st century, we are all focused on the doing. The action rather than the in-action, the fast-forward … Continue reading Monthly Musings: October 2019
Purpose – identifying, finding, harnessing your unique purpose. Each new month rolls around so quickly, and I cannot believe as I am sat in bed, the morning light streaming in the window that September is here. How are we already in the 9thmonth of the year, and in the part of the cycle which feels … Continue reading Monthly Musings: September 2019
Relaxation – take some time out. August is more often than not, the time for holidays, time off work and for a little self-love and TLC. Are you going away this summer? Or perhaps you’re having a staycation in your home country or having a little weekend here and there where you can totally unwind? … Continue reading Monthly Musings: August 2019
Courage I was thinking about what I wanted this month to be devoted to, as I really enjoyed June’s theme of authenticity (read the original post here) and I shared a lot of quotes, thoughts and personal stories over the weeks on my Instagram captions. It meant so much to read your comments and to hear … Continue reading Monthly Musings: July 2019
Authenticity. Stop trying to uphold the façade of being something and actually just be that something instead. The social media world we live in means that we always have an insight into someone’s life, whether that is what they ate for breakfast, the HIIT workout they did at the gym or the nicely labelled jars … Continue reading Monthly Musings: June 2019
Value Your Own Worth Knowing your worth means an awful lot more than those cute little graphics that we see on social media encouraging us to “know your value” and reminding us that “you are worthy” – which, of course, you all are. You are all worthy beings, you are all worthy of life, love … Continue reading Monthly Musings: May 2019
You will never always be motivated, so you must learn to be disciplined. Motivation is a tough one but it can also be a really easy one. Some days I wake up full of energy, excitement and determination to really smash it and get everything done. But other days I simply cannot harness that power … Continue reading Monthly Musings: April 2019
This month is all about Spring and refreshing your mindset.
It may be a cold winters day outside, but as I sit down to write this, the sun is streaming in through the windows, leaving a warm golden glow around me. My heart feels filled with light and love, so what better way to start writing about February’s inspirational theme: LOVE. It may seem a … Continue reading Monthly Musings: February 2019
January is here and that can only mean one thing: Veganuary.
Top tips for health and happiness as inspired by The Happy Pear.
December is the time for Transformation.
November is the month for: Compassion. Compassion could be described as a special combination of empathy and altruism – the gentleness of a petal combined with the selflessness of the breeze that carries it. It means not just considering the feelings of others but also desiring to help alleviate any suffering on their part. As … Continue reading Every Day Matters: November
1st November 2018 marks World Vegan Day. The world started celebrating the founding of The Vegan Society in 1994 and every year since then, November 1st has been marked as World Vegan Day with people celebrating and championing their vegan lifestyle. It recognises how far the vegan movement has come, highlights how accessible and beneficial … Continue reading World Vegan Day
Be you. Do you. For you. Love you. If you type in “just do you quotes” into google, you will be faced with hundreds, if not thousands, of ‘motivational’ quotes to be yourself because, quite rightly so, there is only ONE YOU out there. With everyone else busy being themselves, why interrupt your being by … Continue reading Just Do You
With Autumn in full swing, it is now time we shift our monthly intentions to 'focus' on our new theme: Focus. “We have incredible powers of focus, although we don’t always choose to use them. Think of how we tend to view a leaf, maybe just observing its general colour and shape. But try looking … Continue reading Every Day Matters: October
September is the month for CONNECTION. “Like the strands of a spider’s web, our lives are intricately connected with the lives of the people around us, whether we know them or not. We are all linked through the information, ideas, thoughts and beliefs we gather from the world, and all these connections have the potential … Continue reading Every Day Matters: September
August is the month for PATIENCE. “Living mindfully, and enjoying each moment to the fullest, requires patience. Only by learning to inhabit the moment, without brushing aside our current experience as we hurry through our to-do lists, can we live in total appreciation of life’s beauty. Instead of constantly striving to achieve everything in an … Continue reading Every Day Matters: August
July’s monthly theme: FRIENDSHIP. “The bonds that our early ancestors formed were essential to humankind’s survival, enabling them to build communities that protected and nourished. Like birds flying in formation, even today we humans still find strength in numbers, relying on one another for support and guidance. Friendship provides a means to care for others … Continue reading Every Day Matters: July
It’s now my second opportunity to share with you my monthly inspirational theme: Perspective. “As we approach the mid-point of the year, it’s a good time to pause and evaluate how we’ve been looking at the world. Our perspective is key in shaping our experience of life, whether positively or negatively. A balanced perspective helps … Continue reading Every Day Matters: June
This is my first (of many, I hope) Nourishing Interviews, where I talk with a fellow food blogger, inspirational individual or just a really cool friend to let you in on their stories. This first post with Emma from the gorgeous Fruits and Routes isn't so much an interview as it is Emma's exploration of … Continue reading A Nourishing Interview: Fruits and Routes
Let me introduce this post with the biggest, most truthful and heartfelt thank YOU. It has been exactly one month since I launched Nourishing Amy and I continue to be bowled over by your support, kind words and your dedication to read what I have to say. I cannot describe the elation I feel every … Continue reading Attitude of Gratitude
How do we feed and nourish our bodies? In order to achieve a healthy and long-lasting relationship with food we also need to have a positive image of, and about, our body. There’s no point focusing all our energy on eating ‘well’ if we are then only to berate ourselves for all of our faults. … Continue reading Dancing With Balance
This is my first opportunity to share with you, in length, my inspirational theme of the month as encouraged by my “Every Day Matters” 2018 diary. Each month I have shared the monthly theme on my Instagram story, as well as talking about it and offering my interpretation within my posts. Seeing as Nourishing Amy … Continue reading Every Day Matters: May
A sage woman once said “Just Do It”. No, I’m not talking about anything to do with Nike, but rather my first interaction with Welltodo founder, Lauren Armes. It was April 2017 and I was experiencing my first ever Health Bloggers Community event at The Hoxton, London. I remember feeling so overwhelmed and out of … Continue reading Just Do It