• Education,  health,  Life,  Personal,  Self Love,  Spring,  Tips,  Wellness

    Let’s talk about fear, stress and anxiety

    A topic that has been on the front of my mind pretty much everyday for the past few months is fear. The reason for this is due to a huge amount of upheaval and change in my life, and my brain is feeling it. I’m not ok, I have had panic attacks, trouble sleeping, and instead of being my usual confident, positive self, iv’e been a negative ball of anxious energy. I know that when I live my life in fear of what is coming next I forget about the present. I miss that opportunity to laugh with someone, I miss the gorgeous sunrise, and I miss the everyday miracle of…

  • Full moon,  Personal,  Science,  Wellness

    The Flower Moon

    So last night marked the May full moon, which is also know as the Flower full moon traditionally named for the time of planting in spring (For us here in the southern hemisphere its a little opposite).Its also called the hare moon, corn planting moon, and the milk moon. This particular full moon is interesting for a few reasons, Firstly in the scientific community this full moon passes past Saturn, called an Occultation. You can read more about it on Universe today. Sadly, I missed this astronomical event, but none-the-less was interesting to watch the videos. Secondly, the full moon during May is a very significant day for the Buddhist community. Its…

  • How to,  Inspiration,  Personal,  Self Love,  Vision board,  Wellness

    Manifesting dreams: Creating a vision board

    I recently finished my vision board while having a pretty lame sick day. It was a day full of bed, rest, tea and vitamin c. But I decided that there was no better time to sit down with my scissors and glue, and a couple of great mags, and complete my vision board. Its been sitting unfinished for 6 months, and maybe that has been why I’ve been feeling a little incomplete with my goals and dreams. I’ve been feeling like I’m not any closer to my dream of becoming a dietitian, and that I have no idea where I’m headed or what I’m supposed to be doing. But after…

  • Nepal,  Nutrition,  Nutrition Student,  Personal

    Volunteering in Nepal: Undernourished kids

    As you guys are probably aware (as I talk about it all the time) i’m nearing the end of my Nutrition degree. And from everything I have been able to learn, I want to apply my skills in a much more practical way. I would also like to give back to the community. So with all that I have decided to take the leap and volunteer in Nepal for a month in January. There is a real need for assistance at the many children’s homes, day care centres, early learning classes and centres for children with special needs in Nepal. The centres that Projects Abroad work with often suffer from a…

  • Food,  Health Challenge,  Life,  Live below the line,  Meal prepping,  Nutrition,  Nutrition Student,  Personal

    Live below the line: $2 a day

    Hi Lovelies! I will be embarking on “Live below the line” next week, and I wanted to share with you a bit about it, and why i’m doing it. Basically live below the line is an initiative to increase awareness of poverty, and how it affects food choices for the poor. Its also a personal journey to discover what it is like to live on the poverty line. The challenge is to live on $2 a day for food for 5 days. Iv’e taken quite a bit of time to prepare for this, and it’s going to be tough!I am personally doing it to experience what food choices are like…

  • Inspiration,  Life,  Nutrition,  Nutrition Student,  Personal,  Review,  Wellness,  Wellness Women

    10 inspirational women

    Today in the health and wellness industry, there are so many incredible and inspiration women. These women have motivated and inspired me to be on the path I am today, and without knowing it, every one of them have had a huge impact on my life, and the way I view myself. I’m not one to be inspired by celebrities, instead I am inspired by strong, intelligent, and brilliant women. In no particular order, here are the 10 women I am most inspired by:  Jess Ainscough (aka: The Wellness Warrior): Jess Ainscough was one of the first wellness blogs I started reading when I began my journey a few years ago.…

  • Life,  Paleo,  Personal,  Recipes,  Review,  Things I Heart

    Stuff I heart #2

    I hope everyone had an amazing Easter weekend, full of rest, relaxation, treats, family and love <3 I know lots of people are still on holiday until next week, but I’m back in action this week, and I’m ready for the remainder of the Uni semester as well as filling the blog with yummy recipes and nutrition posts. So here is my (slightly) overdue stuff I heart post:  1. The Paleo diet and Claire Yates cookbook “Optimal health the Paleo way” I picked up this book from work after months of swooning over it, and I spend Friday morning reading the entire first half, which is full of some fantastic nutrition information.…

  • Holidays,  Life,  Personal,  Self Love

    Hello happy!

    Today is the United Nations International day of Happiness. The day was launched in 2012, and was developed because of the recognition that  the pursuit of happiness is a fundamental human goal. Everyone wants to be happy, and the 3 components of global happiness were defined as social, economic and environmental well-being. I think thats a pretty cool day to celebrate, and i’m going to spend the day doing all the things that make me happy! 1. Preparing good, healthy food with love, and sharing it with the people around me. 2. Cuddling my fur babies 3. Doing yoga and being mindful and present 4. Educating people about their health…

  • Life,  Personal,  Self Love,  Wellness

    The one word that can kill your groove

    I read an article this morning on mind body green, and it really resonated with me. It was all about one word. And how that word can turn the best intentions of self love into an spiral of anxiety. Its a word I find myself using all the time. Its a word full of expectation of myself imposed on myself by the external environment. Should.  Iv’e realized that I have been having some major breakdowns in my want to live a healthy life. Everyday I find myself thinking: I should exercise more I should do more study I should blog more I should feel happier today I should eat healthier…

  • Five Friday Favourites,  Movie Monday,  Nutrition,  Nutrition Student,  Personal,  Review

    Five Friday favourites #3

    Hey all! Its been a slow week here on The Wellness Plate, I have been incredibly busy with work and Uni! Alas, that’s no excuse for a lack of posts 🙂 So here is my roundup of Five of my favourite things from this week. 1. This article about the 11 most destructive nutrition lies ever told. There have been so many nutrition myths told in the past, much of it is misinformation and a lack of research. Some of it is marketing hype or media lies. Anyhow, all of it is destructive and have caused a significant change in the way we eat. Take the eggs myth for example.…