Interview with Jessica Giljam Brown on Hormones, Fertility & The Best Contraception Methods

Jessica Giljam Brown is a holistic nutritionist, hormones and fertility genius, self-confessed “science geek” and creates epicly informative content for her Instagram followers. She eats cake. She also eats cheeseburgers, drinks wine, and has never really enjoyed Yoga. A girl after my own heart, shifting the paradigm of how you need to ‘show up’ in the wellness industry.

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Why Doing Hard Things is Good For Your Mental Health

I learnt a lot at the Wim Hof method workshop I attended over the weekend with Element Health but one of the things that really stood out to me was how wired we have become for comfort. We seem to do everything in our power to avoid feeling the cold (and also the heat). We have heat pumps, electric blankets, underfloor heating, heated toilet seats (!), heating in our cars, in our offices, and scalding hot showers.

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Want to try a menstrual cup? Here's what you need to know

I remember the first time I saw a menstrual cup sitting on the shelves of a health food store and thinking “there’s no fucking way I would ever bring myself to use that”. “I use tampons! Tampons are fine!”

Except they aren’t fine. Even less so when they are your toxic, chemical laden supermarket stocked tampons. You know the ones. With the bright packaging and the expensive advertising budgets.

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Autumn Skincare Edit: The Products I Swear By For My Skin

It’s officially Autumn down here in the southern hemi, but a confused Autumn; meaning that some days still call for no sleeves and sunblock and others for flannel PJ’s and a fire. Typical Auckland weather, really. But I’m not complaining, I think Autumn is probably my favourite season. Not only as it’s kinder on my Pitta body that often overheats and is prone to heat related exhaustion and/or anger, but for everything that the season represents; old habits and patterns falling like leaves to the ground. Preparing to turn inward. Switching up our meals to more grounding root vegetables and warming spices, and exercising at a more gentle pace. That’s what it means for me, anyway!

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The People, Books, Podcasts & Modalities That Have Transformed My Life

I hope everyone has had a restful Easter weekend. I had been feeling super exhausted after coming home from Bali, getting slammed by the full moon (3 nights of very interrupted sleep and sore head), so the long weekend was very much chill mode. I had been feeling rather sad and jaded after arriving back - for a number of reasons - but once that full moon passed, it’s like a proverbial cloud lifted from me and I was re-inspired to dive back into work, getting lots of downloads and just feeling all round excited. Never underestimate the power of the moon, I always say.  She’s a handy scapegoat when I need one.

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My Biggest Lesson In Non-Attachment And It Came From Tinder

After 3 incredible weeks in Bali I’m sitting here, under a new moon in Aries, reflecting on what an incredible trip this has been. People often ask me why I keep coming back to Bali—and how I don’t get bored spending a whole month ALONE—and it makes me sad that they don’t get why. I talk a lot about expanders and the importance of having people and places in your life that truly expand you—that force you to challenge what is possible.

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I Saw A Vedic Astrologer And Here's What He Told Me

I woke up yesterday with a cold which is not the best fun, but makes sense given the change of climes. I’m in Ubud now which is super damp and rainy. I changed hotels as I was so unhappy with my first choice, and cannot begin to tell you how much better that feels. Life is too short to put up with shit sex, food or hotels. And given that I’m here to do work—blog, create programs, content etc, I need somewhere that inspires creativity, not stifles it. I shared a post on my Instagram yesterday about the importance of showing up as your highest self. Because when we do that, the Universe has no option but to match us.

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How To Say No To Things You Don't Want To Do

It’s Sunday, a little over a week until my next trip to Bali and I’ve just gotten back from an epic Kundalini yoga class at my fave Yoga Ground here in Auckland. I plan to do a lot of yoga while I’m in Bali so have been easing back into it. In all honesty, I can count on one hand the number of classes I’ve taken since my last trip to Bali last August.. I tend to dip in and out of it. And right now my focus has been on F45 and walking my dogs.

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How To Manifest Anything You Want Using The Law Of Vibration

You’ve no doubt heard of the Law of Attraction, made famous by the book and film The Secret by Rhonda Byrne which first launched in 2006. But what you mightn’t be familiar with is the Law of Vibration which serves as a foundation of Law of Attraction and is one of the most important Universal laws to contemplate. What this principle teaches us is that everything in the world is energy.

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[Book review] 7 Surprising Things Guru Jagat Taught Me About Invincible Living

In this book, Invincible Living, Guru Jagat reveals how the simple, super-effective technologies of Kundalini Yoga and Meditation will upgrade your body’s operating system and reset your life. A candid and encouraging guide, Invincible Living offers powerful, practical tools for both inner and outer transformation. From beauty and self-care to work and relationships, Invincible Living is packed with exercises, tips, and step-by-step instructions to live your most invincible life.

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Goals & Vision for 2019

What is a new year without setting some goals? I’ve never been a big fan of resolutions, as they seem so loaded in expectation, and there’s a timeliness to them that doesn’t sit well with me. But I am a fan of setting intentions and goals for a new year. Some people set these at the start of a new year, and others set them on their birthday, so as it was my birthday earlier this month (Feb 3rd!), I’m choosing the latter. After all, every year we are essentially reborn :)

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How To Overcome Getting Ghosted (+ My recent experience!)

I recently shared with you that I’d met an incredible guy and we’d been dating for three weeks. In many ways it had been moving relatively quickly, but at the same time we went days at a time without seeing each other due to his travel schedule. I was over the moon that I’d found someone so on my level, with the same sense of humour, who thought I was the cutest thing he’d ever seen and regularly reminded me so. He was smart, ambitious, honest, attentive and incredibly generous. He met some of my friends and spoke about the future. We were in constant contact. And then three weeks in, on the eve of my birthday weekend (hi 35!!) he was gone. I’d been ghosted.

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