Warming Lentil Chilli

This vegan chilli is a fantastic recipe full of healthy nutrients. It's a warming, hearty dish that's perfect for the colder months! It has the perfect combination of herbs and spices that form a rich, tasty sauce. Once you've cracked the bolognese, you simply add it to your rice. Recipe notes: VeganGluten-free (depending on whether … Continue reading Warming Lentil Chilli

Why a plant-based diet is the most sustainable

We've all heard about greenhouse gasses, single-use plastic and pollution damaging our environment. But what about meat, eggs, dairy and fish? Cowspiracy exposed the environmental issues surrounding agriculture and fishing that have been hidden from us. It ended the silence forced upon environmental charities and activists by the government. They have been unable to reveal … Continue reading Why a plant-based diet is the most sustainable

Shedding light on sustainable living

You've probably heard the word sustainable being thrown around. From ethical clothing to reusable coffee cups, there's a whole range of 'sustainable' products out there. But what is sustainable living? Living sustainably aims towards living in harmony with the environment, rather than against it. It's a lifestyle that focuses on protecting our environment, society and … Continue reading Shedding light on sustainable living

15 things to do instead of scrolling

Can't stop scrolling? Here's some inspiration of things to do instead of being on your phone, with the added bonus of mindfulness techniques. 1. Read a book Reading is a beautiful habit to cultivate. It's remarkable how fictional worlds entice us into a completely unreal world, where facts and reality do not apply. The more … Continue reading 15 things to do instead of scrolling

Do we need a new concept of teaching? (UoN Philosophy Lecture)

After sitting in a philosophy lecture today, I realised that philosophy makes you question EVERYTHING. Including teaching. Image source We discussed Andy Fisher and Jonathan Tallant’s alternative view of teaching. It was so interesting I decided to write a blog about it! What is teaching? 1. Learning Teaching is when someone learns, right? Not necessarily! Picture this: Freddie … Continue reading Do we need a new concept of teaching? (UoN Philosophy Lecture)

Creative therapy – Pretty Pots, Staffordshire

Creativity has always been a stress outlet for me. Getting "in the zone" stills my mind. Whilst I'm painting, drawing, playing music or colouring I'm not thinking of ANYTHING ELSE. Art is an underrated form of therapy. People are too busy to sit down and paint a pretty picture. Yet, we can spend hours scrolling … Continue reading Creative therapy – Pretty Pots, Staffordshire

What is reiki and how can it benefit you?

If you've not heard of reiki before, it's a form of healing therapy. Reiki was acknowledged in Japan by Dr Mikao Usui. A reiki practitioner will use light touch to change and balance the energy fields in and around your body. It's known as spiritually guided life force energy. This energy flows in the universe … Continue reading What is reiki and how can it benefit you?