It was so exciting to bring you ladies my four-week Live Well Series. Here is a recap on the important topics I discussed with my fabulous guest speakers.
It had become a new year’s resolution of mine (as cliché it may be) to have a more holistic, healthy approach to this year after a personally tough 2020. Maybe you felt like you were in the same boat… so I set up my Live Well Series in order to share ways in which we women can feel a little lighter, stronger and more confident this year.
I spoke with four amazing special guests each week, focusing on topics such as healthy thinking, healthy eating, looking after ourselves and even detoxing your wardrobe to help live well with a positive mindset.
I chatted to Monika Macnaughton, a registered counsellor who specialises in anxiety, depression and addiction with her own practice in Kenilworth, Cape Town. She helped shed light on the matter that it’s okay not to be okay. We aren’t perfect and we are all human beings. Coping tools such as writing lists or journalising is a healthy way to prioritise your day and put your stresses on paper rather than bottling them up.
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Week two focused on feeling well and looking after our skin. Special guest Michaela, from Ohmm Beauty, and her team has been in the skin care business for 26 years. She has her own salon in Newlands, Cape Town, for the last 16 years and it is my favourite go-to-place for skin and nails. Her treatments vary from dermapen needling, light to heavier peels, laser treatments and much more. We discussed the important role collagen plays in keeping our skins elastic and healthy. We like to think of the skin as the foundations to a house – without proper foundations you can cause damage in other areas over time.
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I started a detox eating plan in the beginning of 2021 and I just had to share the amazing benefits I felt making a few small changes to my lifestyle and feeling healthier. Chatting to Fiona Glendinning, a UK trained nutriotional therapist, she highlights how our bodies and hormones change as we get older, and the importance of cutting out some food groups and fuelling your body with others. By no means is this a diet, but a change in lifestyle to eat well for the better – a total reset to losing weight, gaining energy and finding balance. Fiona is also a naturopath and herbalist as well as a functional healthcare coach.
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To end off, I had the lovely opportunity to chat with Jane McNamara, who owns Maven with Teri Mc Duff. Maven is a curated second hand online boutique specialising in women, men and children’s fashion. We discussed sustainable fashion and how good a wardrobe detox can be to shed clutter and make “light”. Selling to Maven, benefits include being able to receive money for your special, high quality items and also contribute to a good cause (clothes not resold by Maven are donated to the Clothing Bank).
With a slow economy, shopping thrift has also become popular and great for finding unique items you wouldn’t have found otherwise. I’m delighted to have my own curated Off The Rails collection for winter with Maven you can shop online.
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Thank you to all you lovely ladies for watching.
Let me know if you enjoyed this series and what you would like to me to chat about in the next edition of my Live Well Series.