Loving Food Instead Of Fearing It


Food was always the enemy. I just couldn’t seem to help myself. I would incessantly gobble up chocolate and French fries and chicken fingers and milkshakes. I knew it was wrong and I hated how I looked, but finding restraint when the tempters were so salacious was nearly impossible. My freshman year of high school, I started to count calories. I gave myself 1200 a day and went to the gym to “win back” the ability to feed my starving body. As a 5’8” (and still growing) teenage girl, I should have been eating 2,000+ calories a day, especially considering the way I worked out. The minimal amount of calories that I did consume were empty. I would scarf down a bag of pretzels, eat an apple and finish lunch off with some lettuce dressed with lemon juice. I was not loving or cherishing my body like I should have been, I was merely feeding it the baseline amount it needed to survive.

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Health, Wellness, Nourish, Vegan, Vegetarian, Diet, Nutrition, Knowledge, Mind, Body

Procrastination Is Something Every Individual Experiences


Procrastination is something that every individual experiences at least once in their lives. When we procrastinate we feel as though we are hitting a dead end and there’s no turning back from this feeling. Recently I had suffered from a dose of procrastination, due to work related stress from various tests and assignments that I had to do. During this period I felt really unhealthy because I felt unstable emotionally, and I had no idea how I was going to react around other people.

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Procrastination, Inspire, Psychology, Mindfulness, Wellness, Mind, Positivity

Tez Talks #21: "Establishing Boundaries"


I am SO excited to be back with a new Tez Talks! Today I talk about establishing boundaries. This is such an important thing to be aware of in all aspects of our lives; family, friendships, work. By having clear and open boundaries and putting them in place - it means that our relationships with one another can be as healthy as possible which in turn, allows them to grow and thrive.

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Tez Talks, Inspire, Knowledge, Positivity, Love, Life, Wellness, Relationships

How To Stay Afloat When You Feel Like Sinking


“Promise me you will not spend so much time treading water and trying to keep your head above the waves that you forget, truly forget, how much you have always loved to swim.” – Tyler Knott Gregson

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Positivity, Perspective, Inspire, Self Love, Philosophy, Personal Triumph, Psychology, Happiness

Colors In Nature


The occurrence of color in nature is timeless and takes place worldwide. The fact that green is the color of grass and that blue is the color of the ocean has been a reality since the beginning of time. There are different color mechanisms present in nature, all with their own reasons for occurring. Colors trigger psychological associations. This goes for just seeing one specific color, like the color red, which we associate with fear and danger. Also, the combination of colors triggers a specific psychological association, like the green and black arrow frog, which other animals and humans associate with being poisonous. Some animals use mechanisms that scare of predators; some creatures use color changing as a hiding mechanism.

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Eco-living, Philosophy, Nature, Knowledge, Positivity, Animals

The True Meaning of Beauty: My Experience with Body Dysmorphic Disorder


I was diagnosed with Body Dysmorpic Disorder two years ago after becoming obsessed with the condition of my facial skin. I spent the majority of my diagnosis numbed by medication; starring blankly into the mirror picking at severe cystic acne only I could see. I was emotionless and unable to control my compulsion to pick. I felt so alone and frustrated in my experience, spending my days convincing myself that what I saw was real. My obsession controlled me and I lost everything. I stopped eating, ended a five-year relationship, dropped out of university and missed out on so many special occasions and family celebrations, choosing instead to spend my days in front of the mirror.

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Positivity, Perspective, Inspire, Psychology, Mind, Self Love, Philosophy, Personal Triumph, Psychology

Green, Fair and Sustainable: Spring Clean Your Wardrobe


Having studied fashion design for three years I’ve spent a great amount of time obsessing over trend and style, as well as production standards, exploitation and labor conditions in the textile industry – coming to terms that boycotting brands that are producing fashion under morally questionable social and environmental circumstances surely is a good start, but ultimately not enough. A beloved piece of clothing becomes part of our life; part of our identity and it’s important we get past the anonymity of a clean and tidy shopping mall and find out the real story behind our clothes.

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Eco-living, Organic, Environment, Inspire, Health, Beauty, Fashion, Knowledge

My Zen Wedding


Recently, I married the man of my dreams in Australia’s Noosa Hinterland. The day was perfect! We had a “Boho meets Storybook” wedding theme complete with Golden Ticket wedding invites, fairy lights, a hay bale furnished reception and Willy-Wonka inspired candy table. My husband even knitted my garter!

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Love, Happiness, Zen, Wedding, Inspire, Heart

Do You Get Symptoms With Your Cycle?


Pain, bloating, skin outbreaks, cravings and irritability. These are just a couple of the common symptoms that women experience each month as part of their cycle. None of them are particularly pleasant and aren’t the kind of thing that women relish in experiencing; but despite this, they are important.

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Natural remedies, Wellness, Health, Nutrition, Periods

Wired On Music


Music is one of the few activities that involves using the whole brain. Listening to jazz, pop or classical music can benefit your mind as well as your body.

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Inspire, Psychology, Positivity, Music, Wellness, Health, Mind, Body, Spirit

Top Six Places to Find Your Zen in Asia


Some of the most fascinating architecture in Asia can be found in the continent’s religious buildings, be they temples, monasteries, or mosques. Asia, as the birthplace of most of the world’s major religions—including Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism, among others—is a place with a long history of connection to the spiritual realm. As such, there can be no better place than Asia to find your Zen.

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Travel, Wellness, Explore, Inspire, Knowledge, Spirituality

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