Why You Need More Raw Food In Your Life


I am a nerd. Big time. There I said it. But here's why: I like to read nutrition textbooks in my free time. And while I was studying for my finals I read something that gave me one of those 'Duhh' moments. I have been following a way of eating that intuitively made sense to me (my diet is very high in raw foods, especially during the summertime), and reading this passage confirmed my intuition.

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Raw, Health, Wellness, Nutrition, Food, Diet

Chewy Pecan Brownie


We have always loved a vegan brownie, and this is definitely one of our most popular raw treats. The natural chewy sweetness delivered by the dates coupled with the dense texture from the nut gives this brownie its special flavour, and gives you this nutrient-dense dessert that doesn’t leave you with a nasty sugar high.

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Health, Wellness, Nutrition, Recipe, Healthy, Kitchen, Chocolate, Raw, Inspire,

The Key To Magic and Manifesting


One of the key ingredients to magic and manifestation is to acknowledge your sublime magnificence. In fact, I would venture as far as to say if I could practice only one manifesting technique, it would be self-love.

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Mindfulness, Spirituality, Manifesting, Magic, Love, Self Love, Positivity, Inspire

5 Ways Positive Thinking Will Change Your Life


If I’ve learned one thing in my 19 years on this planet, it’s that I am my toughest critic. We put so much pressure on ourselves to be the best, the smartest, the prettiest, etc. Sometimes we forget the little things in life. We forget how important it is to take care of ourselves: mind, body and soul. We forget to appreciate the things that we do have. Most importantly, we forget to love ourselves first. A positive mind will bring you everything you could possibly need. It allows us to accept what we have, what happens to us, and how others treat us. This is not to say that we don't need to strive to be better, stronger, and happier. It is to say that the things surround us should not be effecting our light and our joy.

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Positivity, Health, Wellness, Self Love, Mind, Attitude, Gratitude, Mindfulness, Psychology

Lemon Blackberry Cheesecake


This recipe for a vegan Lemon Blackberry Cashew cheesecake was inspired by my affinity for all things lemon, and the idea that all desserts don't have to be heavy.. But they can be light, rich, nutrient dense, and colorful all at the same time! If you're looking for a recipe thats both effortless and impressive, this vegan cashew cheesecake will be your go to recipe for years to come..

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Recipe, Health, Vegan, Wellness, Food, Nutrition, Dessert, Kitchen

Heal Your Life Through The Art Of Self Love


What is self-love? We hear the words ‘self-love’ get thrown around the spiritual world willy-nilly, but not many of us actually practice self-love.For many people they don’t know how. Some don’t know what self-love actually is. I’ll take this moment now to share what self-love is, but I just ask you one thing: Don’t dismiss its simplicity. For it is in the simplicity that lies the magic.

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Self Love, Love, Health, Wellness, Positivity, Personal Triumph, Inspire

7 Home Remedies For Beautifully Long Eyelashes


Eyelashes are designed to protect our valuable eyes from airborne pollutants such as dust; they also serve to reduce glare from sunlight and bright lights. Mystics say that the eyes are the window to the soul; eyelashes offer a shield from prying eyes and lend expression to the eyes as the focal point of the face. This is a feature we have repeatedly seen in models of women in ancient art; eyelashes add mystery to a woman.

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Beauty, Natural Remedies, Natural Therapies, Organic, Health, Wellness, Knowledge, Skin

Chocolate Lavender Chia Pudding


Chocolate and lavender truffles are one of my favorite desserts. The light floral sweetness of the lavender complements the rich dark chocolate so beautifully that I wondered why the flavor profile was so often limited to after-dinner noshes. This Chocolate Lavender Chia pudding recipe brings the decadence of dessert to breakfast – it’s so rich and creamy that it’s insane that is passes as a morning food, but it does – it’s refined sugar free, gluten free, dairy free and packed with Omega-3s, protein and fiber.

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Health, Wellness, Nutrition, Recipe, Chocolate, Healthy, Inspire, Create

Chunky Guacamole


Avocados are so versatile and one of our all time favourites here at YZL HQ!! They are such a super food, naturally nutrient dense and full of amazing health benefits. Low in saturated fat, high in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and did we mention also a great source of fibre? What's not to love!! Today, the lovely Jess from the Lookbook Cookbook shares with us her super easy (and so delicious that you'll want to make x5 batches!) chunky guacamole recipe.

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Health, Nutrition, Diet, Raw, Organic, Vegetable, Guacamole, Recipe, Wellness, Food

Interview with...Simone Milasas


Simone Milasas is a dynamic business leader with a difference: in a very black and white industry, she is taking a different approach and always looks for the ways in which you can bring joy to not only business, but life. We got to sit down for a chat with Simone and pick her brains on all things life, joy, business and philosophy!

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Health, Wellness, Mind, Business, Positivity, Outlook, Inspire, Heart, Philosophy, Joy

New College Semester? These 10 Tools Will Prepare You To Face the Challenges!


Each college term comes with new challenges and obstacles. When the courses, tests, and assignments get overwhelming, it’s easy to forget all about the enthusiasm you once had. You had your share of fun over the summer, so it’s time to prepare yourself well for the school year. That doesn’t mean you should get used to spending boring hours in the library.

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Education, College, Study, Knowledge, Health, Wellness, Body, Mind, Tools

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