I haven’t always enjoyed hiking and being outdoors. It’s been a hobby I’ve come to enjoy later on with age and I’m so happy that it’s been such a big part of my life ever since. Hiking to me isn’t so much an exercise routine, but more so of an escape.
Visiting the Phuket Elephant Sanctuary was one of the biggest highlights of my honeymoon. Being surrounded by these giant yet gentle creatures was eye opening, and I learned so much about their personalities and the lives they have lived. Before we decided to visit a sanctuary we wanted to make sure to visit an ethical one.
Let's talk about hair. I've fully committed into transitioning my hair from relaxed to natural about 3 months ago. It's definitely been a journey and I will admit that I've had more bad hair days than good ones, but it's been exciting to truly get to know my real hair. The curls are more visible now, which is why I haven't given up yet.
Mindfulness, what exactly is it and why is my blog even called the mindful nook? Mindfulness means being fully present in everything that you do. This means not worrying about your past or the present, just being in the now and enjoying every single moment of it.
In my last blog post I told my background story on how and why I started my healthy eating journey. I also promised that I would give a guide on how you too can easily change your eating habits, and start eating cleaner.
So I’m finally doing it. I’m going natural, and by natural I mean not straightening or relaxing my hair. After a long time of going back and forth on the issue, hours of Youtube videos, joining Facebook groups, and envying all of the naturalistas on Instagram. I’ve finally bit the bullet and decided to do this.
“I don’t cook! No, seriously I don’t.” These were the words you would often here coming from my mouth. I loved eating food, but never had the desire or the urge to cook. To be honest, just thinking about standing in the kitchen and preparing a meal would cause me extreme anxiety and I would try to avoid it as much as I could.