Travelling Tips; Wellness Away From Home

Travelling Tips; Wellness Away From Home

Travelling Is Fun! Whether you’re going near or far, for work or for pleasure – there’s always a new adventure to be had. But with this break from your routine, and being away from home and all its comforts, you can lose some of the daily healthy habits and rituals that keep you feeling good. I’ve recently wrapped up several months of travel for work and thought I’d share with you some of the things I take with me, and do while I’m away, that keep me feeling my best.   Healthy Food I eat incredibly well, and enjoy the occasional indulgence – and this applies when I’m at home as well as away. But eating well away from home can be a bit tough. Without my fridge and cupboards stocked with fresh, healthy options I’m forced to rely on either what I’ve packed – or what I can get nearby. Plane food is the pits and in-room dining menus can be pricey. I always pack snacks/meals for the plane and I also carry a brekkie kit for healthy mornings that cost a fraction of the buffet. With the right forethought and preparation you can prepare all kinds of elaborate, fresh and nourishing meals and snacks for the plane and for when you reach your destination – but below is my ‘Lazy Girl’s Guide’ to keep it simple and easy: Nuts and Seeds: a ziplock bag with your favourites is a handbag must-have and will keep you going when there is literally no other option. A sprinkling of dried fruit and/or dark┬áchocolate┬ácan keep things interesting too. Water bottle: a...
Everyone is Entitled to an Education

Everyone is Entitled to an Education

I am so very, very grateful to have been born into a wonderful family and been given ample opportunity to Get an education Be in a position where I can use it It is a tragedy that over 1.3 billion people suffer in extreme poverty including hunger, malnutrition and limited or no access to education. Knowledge is Power. Education is Everything. Right now you’re probably scratching your head as to why I’m writing about something that has nothing to do with my practice. Bear with me. Consider this… 3 billion people live on less than US$2 a day. 1.4 billion people live on less than US$1.25 a day – the definition of those who live under the condition of “extreme global poverty.” Poverty is Crippling 2.6 billion people around the world do not have access to adequate sanitation and about 885 million people do not have access to clean water Inadequate access to healthcare sees nearly 11,700 people die every day from HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. Nearly two-thirds of these people are living in sub-Saharan Africa Women are even More at Risk According to the U.N., the majority of impoverished people are women, who globally earn roughly half as much as men Women in developing countries travel an average of almost four miles each day to collect water People living in the poorest slums can pay as much as ten times more for water than those in high-income areas of their own cities Children are the Most Vulnerable Approximately 600 million children live in extreme poverty An estimated 30,000 children die each day as a result – this is...