My raw vegan diet change – BIG updates!

My raw vegan diet change

July 4th just passed… and as I renewed the domain for this site, I realised it’s been 3 years since The Wellness Explorer was officially formed. I purchased this domain on the 4th of July 2013… I couldn’t even walk during that time but the desire to start up a blog was still there. My intent has always been to share my wellness journey, to share what I’m learning, to inspire others to thrive and take control of their health & diet. That intent remains the same to this day, 3 years later. I love that I get to share through this platform – it’s through sharing that we help others and create positive change in the world.

And so, I wanted to share with you some big changes that have happened in myself recently, that most definitely will reflect in the way I blog and the direction some of this site takes moving forward.

Where do I begin?

For me, the turning point started at the beginning of this year. It was just a few days into 2016 and I was noticing that my digestion was not feeling so great. I felt sluggish and bloaty and just very off. That seemed puzzling to me because (I thought) I had been eating so well. Lots of veggies, berries, winter squash and farm-fresh eggs; I was culturing my own raw dairy, eating warm kitchari & buckwheat dishes, lots of healthy coconut oil and raw butter, free-range meat or fish once or twice a week. I was eating a nutrient-dense diet. And I felt SLUGGISH.

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Traveling through Freiburg & hiking the Black Forest

Traveling through the Black Forest, Freiburg

To be honest, travel to Germany has never been big on my radar. I’m a Scandinavia girl, always have been and always will be. And more recently over the past few years I’ve become Southeast Asia-infatuated. But Germany? It’s always been a country that I’ve passed through en route to other destinations, never really devoting large chunks of time there.

I did know about the Black Forest though. And my gosh, did I want to see the Black Forest.

Freiburg's Black Forest

Freiburg's Black Forest

The Black Forest, Freiburg Germany

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Afraid of being JUDGED? Read this

Are you afraid of being judged?

Last year I was writing an email to an old friend of mine who I hadn’t seen in a long time. I had recently gotten back into the habit of blogging regularly again and had set up a few automated things to promote my writing more – one of these being a link to my blog in my gmail account. It had seemed like a good move at the time… and then I soon quickly forgot it was even there…

I finished up my email and pressed SEND without thinking much about it – and suddenly realised to my sheer horror that I had just unintentionally sent this friend the link to my blog.

Horror and panic ensued.

It’s not that I was trying to hide my writing from him or the fact that I was a blogger. I just didn’t feel ready to share my words with everyone yet. My blog posts are raw; they’re honest and revealing and I tend to write in a way that reads a bit like a journal entry. This is just my personal style and way I communicate best. I felt fine with sharing these posts with strangers and people looking for that inspiration in their own lives but wasn’t fully prepared for it to go beyond that just yet.

The self-defeating thoughts were racing through my mind: What will he THINK? I probably sound so dumb! So girly and naive, such a dreamer.

What was I so afraid of?

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How I healed my body – the secret to my success

How I healed my body & The wellness mentorship program

A couple months ago back in January I woke up with MAJOR insomnia one night. Not something I often experience and I spent the first hour trying various methods to soothe myself back to sleep. When that didn’t work and I was pretty much resigned to being up for the rest of the night, I asked myself a question: Is there something I need to know here? Is there something this is trying to show me?

I had a burning desire to write for some reason so I pulled out my journal… and proceeded to write the outline for what is now my new coaching program!

I wrote and wrote and wrote that night… I couldn’t stop. And since that night in January I’ve been designing and refining, bubbling over with creative flow, inspiration and ideas to make this the best coaching program I can possibly think of – the wellness program that I WISH would have been available to me when I was struggling with so many health issues. I’ve made a couple announcements on my newsletter about this already and a mention or two on insta… and now the time has come to release this labour of love out into the blogosphere!

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Often when people find out I self-healed from a condition where I couldn’t walk, they want to know what exactly I did.

How was I able to clear this out of my body when doctors couldn’t figure it out? What was my secret? Well in a nutshell, it really boils down to two big things:

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