Homemade natural gummy candy (vegan + sugar free)

Why purchase store bought gummy candy when you can easily make your own natural and healthy version? This homemade naturally flavoured sweet is nurturing and without the additives, synthetic taste and gelatin. Gelatin is a common ingredient in mass produced gummy sweets, it’s what creates it’s jelly  texture. Gelatin is obtained from slaughterhouse waste (usually …

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How cleansing my tummy stopped period pains and enhanced my vision

Disclaimer:I have no training in physical health or nutrition. This is all based on my own research and experience. I’m sharing it hoping it’ll make a difference for others.  I often go into phases of detox to purify and reset my body. Quite recently I’ve added the element of targeting specific organs while detoxing. The …

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Satisfying yet harmless homemade fudge (vegan + sugar free)

This fudge is incredibly satisfying! Seriously, after my first bite I couldn't contain myself and the piece was gone before I knew it. It’s dangerously easy and quick to whip together, delicious and filling!  The star of the recipe is peanut butter (any type of nut butter will do). I’m hesitant to call it a …

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A simple exercise to feel better (the power of gratitude)

10 years ago, I was enrolled in a course on positive psychology, my favorite type of psychology! Traditional psychology mainly focuses on dysfunction and what does not work. On the flip side, positive psychology aims to understand what does work, meaning what contributes to our flourishing,  increased happiness and life satisfaction.  I don't recall a …

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Pinnaroo – highlights from my Australian small town experience

After having intensively traveled (Brisbane down to the Gold Coast via an inland loop to Byron Bay down to Sydney, over to Adelaide, up to Cairns and then returning to Adelaide) it was time to settle down, recharge and work.  While in Adelaide I came across a work ad for a position at a hotel …

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Treat yourself with nutritious Avocado Chocolate Balls (vegan, sugar & gluten free)

Do you ever get chocolate cravings? I do! But there’s such a difference between chocolate and chocolate. I wanted to find  a chocolaty treat that not only satisfies the urge but also is loaded with nutritional properties. So, I went on a digital hunt for inspiring recipes when I found “Cecilias avokadochoklad”, which hit the …

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Make your own personalized shampoo and conditioner (DIY)

I’ve tried out countless brands of shampoos and conditioners of all prices, with the result always being the same; overly dry hair, scalp covered in build up and leaving hair trails everywhere. It annoyed me to the point of refusing to purchase commercial hair products (seriously, washing my hair with only water is a better …

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Super moist blueberry & banana cake (vegan, sugar & gluten-free)

Blueberry season is sadly coming to an end, so I made sure to have a field day in the woods where I scooped up as many berries as I could. Most of the blueberries went in the freezer but I also wanted to bake with freshly picked ones. There are so many delicious pastries which …

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People pleasing- appreciated dysfunction

My name is Nouseibah and I’m a recovering people pleaser (“Hi Nouseibah”).  People pleasing is a well hidden, dysfunctional yet socially awarded way of living. The mechanics of people pleasing are simple: it's an exaggerated agreeableness and helpfulness at the expense of oneself. Behaviour wise, the primary motivation is externally driven: moving according to other  …

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