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Shifting Gears: How Gratitude Journaling Helps Happiness Flow

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Exercise your gratitude muscle

What happened today that you’re grateful for? Did you have a lucky break, did someone say something nice to you, did you have an awesome bike ride?

Do you own a $7,000 mountain bike, live in a beautiful pocket of the world, have a roof over your head, and friends and family who love you, but still feel discontent? That’s probably because we’ve been culturally conditioned to focus on what we don’t have, rather than appreciating we have and how far we’ve already come. Continue Reading…

Athletic Performance/ Health Tips/ Nutrition for Sport/ Wellness/ Zesty Adventures

Zesty Essentials: Base ingredients for a vibrant life

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Energetic, Focused, Peaceful

Do you realize how good you’re capable of feeling? Many people are living with chronic stress, nagging aches and pains, stomach problems, low energy, foggy thinking, and a poor immune system; and they’ve lost touch with what a healthy body feels like.

The human body is an incredible thing, but its basic needs are remarkably simple—food, activity, rest. Unfortunately, society has over-complicated these base ingredients with fad diets, gimmicky workouts, and a badge of honour for who survives on the least amount of sleep…
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Bowls/ Plant-Based/ Recipes/ Vegan

Curry Up! Nutrient-dense Injury Recovery Bowl

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Keep calm and curry on

Whether you’re injured or recovering from an intense training session, nutrition is paramount in recovery. Food is critical to our health and repairing our bodies. Both the body and the mind can be enhanced (or hindered) by what we eat.

I’m shocked by the junk people put in their bodies—especially when injured! Nutrients are building blocks of muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones and organs, and they’re what helps your body function properly. If you want to be back at your best as soon as possible, consider making a batch of my nutrient-dense curry.

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Athletic Performance/ Bravery/ Happiness/ Mountain Life/ Zesty Adventures

Plunging into Pain

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What’s my safe word?

As my body slipped into the ice cold water, it was as if I was stepping into another self. The bitter cold began to bite my skin as I got deeper and deeper, until I was up to my neck. Breathe, I told myself, calmly focusing my mind. My muscles contract and shivers run up my spine, as the cold switches to a pins and needles burning sensation; my nerves becoming confused. The temptation to tapout is calling my name. Continue Reading…

Dinner/ Lunch/ Plant-Based/ Recipes/ Vegan

Broccstar Soup

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Legendary flavour

This incredibly simple soup will make you look and feel like a brocc’ star in the kitchen! Starring a variety of different cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower and kale, this soup is rich in nutrients, including several carotenoids, vitamins C, E, and K; folate; and a good dose of minerals. The frontman in this lineup of nutrients is glucosinolates, frequently examined for their anticancer effects.

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Happiness/ Health Tips/ Nutrition for Sport/ Plant-Based/ Zesty Adventures

Food That Feeds Your Soul

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You are what you eat

You may know that eating a variety of nutrients is important for your health and wellness, but what you may not realize is how what you eat also influences your spiritual health and well-being.

Ayurvedic practitioners, ancient Greeks and buddhists alike have been aware for thousands of years that food has an energetic effect on the body, mind and spirit. The more nutritious and pure the foods, the more conscious and in sync your are with the world around you, the attuned you are with your heart, your intuition; and the more you can interpret your souls wisdom. Continue Reading…

Athletic Performance/ Mountain Biking/ MTB/ Zesty Adventures

Pilates: The Mountain Biker’s Secret to Strength, Balance & Recovery

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Crash with grace

Whether you pitch yourself over the bars, slip off a skinny or send yourself wayward on a wet root, if you ride a mountain bike you’re going to crash once in a while…but, I have a secret practice for landing on all fours.

I’ve had a number of crashes, close calls and tricky situations that I know Pilates has saved me from. Whether it’s addressing posture, breathing, strength, flexibility, coordination or awareness, for over 10 years Pilates has trained me to work with my body as whole to increase performance and resilience. If you think Pilates is only for women and ballerinas, you’re way wrong my friend. Continue Reading…