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Heavenly Chocolate: Vegan Chocolate Banana Mousse

  There are a few things, after a long day, that I want to do. One of which is indulging in soothing chocolate desserts, just before I go to bed, be it a dark chocolate square, hot chocolate or bites of a chocolate pie. Chocolate has an earthy, dark and intense flavor, and it elevates our happy hormones – no wonder why we women love it especially when we are in need of comfort, and some ...

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Adaptogens: Better than Caffeine? (Part 2)

Last time around, we learned what adaptogens are, and how they work in balancing our body. We’ll pick up today from where we left off and cover why adaptogens can increase our energy without leading to a crash, and how they work in balancing our body. You might think that adaptogens may only cause a short term effect, if any, but this may not be the case – in fact, drugs and caffeine are ...

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Interview with Dr. James Costello – Adaptogens: Secret to Better Mood, Sex, and Health? (Part 1)

There are lots of talk about adaptogens in the wellness world these days. It's the new "buzzword", well at least in the "West." Adaptogens have gotten particularly popular these days. Examples include GOOP's collaboration with Moon Juice's Amanda Chantal Bacon on their $30 adaptogenic "Dusts," and Nootrobox's use of nootropics. Actually, adaptogens have been used in centuries in China and ...

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How A Near-Death Car Accident Taught Me About Self Love

It was midnight. I remember when I looked out to the right car window, I knew I was near death because there was nothing we could have done to avoid the collision. I had only two seconds to react, and then the other car struck my friend’s car. My friend and I were extraordinarily lucky we walked out of that accident with minimal injuries. A year after the accident, this got me thinking—how did I ...

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4-Ingredient Salted Caramel Easter Truffles

If you're going to get started, these are the easiest easter truffles you should begin with. It's simple and so deliciously good. Conventional caramel truffles usually require pure white sugar and a sugar-thermometer, none of which I prefer, but vegan, healthy, refined-sugar free truffles can be rustled up in a matter of moments. Vegan salted caramel easter truffles - without compromising on ...

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3 Tips to Super Charge Productivity After Lunch

This article has originally appeared on Huffington Post You’ve made it halfway through the day! Your day started at 7 AM and lunch is right around the corner. You go to your favorite salad place and wait in line to order food. Ten minutes passes by and you finally get to the front of the checkout line. Then you patiently wait for food. You’re told: good food takes time (even ...

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Luxury Wellness – Fivelements: Healthy, Spiritual Gem in Bali

Luxury Wellness in Bali I'm starting a series on luxury wellness in Asia. Being from Asia, I would like to spread the word on Asian healing practices, beauty rituals, and plant-based dishes with exotic flavours. I had the pleasure of sampling Fivelement’s scrumptious 3-course Chef Tasting Menu and Sakti Healing Ritual, and would like to share my experience below. Nestled in the luscious ...

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10 Travel Tips to Stay Healthy On the Go

Earlier, I was traveling to Bali (more to follow), and being in airports and hotels made me realise how challenging it can be to travel healthily. Many of you may be traveling quite a bit, be it for work or vacation. While you may have cultivated your top health habits, flying can be challenging for all of us. Plane rides can be intense on your physical health, moods, and sleep ...

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