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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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How to Reclaim Your Femininity and Be Vulnerable

I had a terrible dream last night. I was a little girl, and I felt betrayed by my mom. She jeopardised my brother’s safety, as well as mine?—?we too, could face imprisonment by speaking up. My mom plotted to kill the patriarchal symbol of control and suppression, standing up to patriarchal values that haunted me when I was growing up. But my mom submitted herself to authority because she was too ...

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Wild Blueberry Smoothie with Acai & Mango

    I've been falling in love with wild blueberries. These little gems, recommended by the Medical Medium, are packed with adaptogens, helping us thrive in the fast-paced, modern world. These slightly tangy berries are liver cleansers, can also help us with immune system support, extraction of heavy metals, digestive cleansing, and boost eye and digestive tract ...

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Valentine’s Day DIY Strawberry Acai Icecream

  When you haven't got time for overnight setting in the fridge or you don't have an ice-cream maker, this surprisingly divine ice-cream recipe is for you. You can whip this up easily with a blender. If you want to serve it in glasses to make it look pretty for your lover, by all means do. But it is so good that, when it is like the best strawberry ice-cream you've had,  I find I can ...

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5 Tricks to Make Vegetables Meaty

Most people think of vegetables as bland and boring. However, if you're creative enough, you can make vegetables hearty and meaty. As winter is approaching, many of you may crave heartier and meatier foods given the cold. This is why I decided to extract some tips from an interview I've done previously. Below are five tricks to making meaty vegetables and developing a passionate love affair ...

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3 Yoga Poses to Strengthen Core and Relieve Back Pain

You're probably too busy and inflexible ;) In an ideal world, you'd fit yoga into your schedule, but you're too swamped with spinning, running, and other more intensive workouts. I can't blame you. But what if there's a style of yoga that is very intense, works your core, and calms your mind? In this episode, we have Jen and Sean Silvera, the founders and owners of Baptiste Yoga San ...

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My Personal Transformation Journey: Before & After Pics

Who says we can't get better with age? ;) These pictures are going to tell you my story. Left Pic: A few+ years ago. Middle and Right Pic: Last 3 months. In my early 20’s, I was 10+ pounds heavier. Fresh out of college, I was stressed out and anxious. To top it off, I was eating processed foods, even as I tried to eat the “right” diet to lose weight. I continued to gain weight despite ...

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