Walking tips for labrador pups

Here is a post to share a couple of tips for walking labrador pups or other kinds of pups I hope could be helpful, in case you have a puppy too or are hoping to be able to have a puppy soon  🌸 we got a labrador puppy called Ruby in early 2017, and she is very affectionate, cuddly and curious 🕊 we had not had a puppy before, and took her to puppy training school when she was a couple of months old, to help to train her to sit, come, heel and a couple of basic commands 🌸 she needs quite a lot of exercise each day, and because she is so curious and full of life and quite a big breed of dog, it is sometimes not so easy to take her for walks on the lead where she has to walk gently and sensibly just alongside you, as she loves to run and is really curious about finding new things to see and smell, and greeting other pups.

A veggie pizza recipe

Here is a recipe for a veggie pizza I often make for our family for dinner, and made for lunch just a couple of days ago 🕊🌸 the pizza dough is made in our bread maker and the pizza is made with mostly plant based ingredients you could hopefully find in your garden or at your local fruit and veggie market or shop, and you could also change the cheese to a plant based cheese in case you are hoping for the recipe to be plant based 🌸 a couple of the ingredients included on the pizza include a simple home made tomato sauce, red bell pepper, cheese and fresh herbs from the garden, and you could also include any different kinds of ingredients you enjoy, including courgettes, lean protein, rocket, olives, capers, sun dried tomatoes, artichokes and more.

Care tips for INFPs

Here is a post to share a couple of care tips for INFPs, noted to be one of 16 Myers Briggs personality types. The four letters in the word INFP stand for introversion (I), iNtuition (N), feeling (F) and perception (P) and help to describe four preferences, which are most natural, and feel most comfortable to use, to help to understand and navigate the world 🕊 I am an INFP and the care tips noted include a couple of self care and care tips I hope could be helpful in case you are an INFP too, are quite introverted, or enjoy self care and are hoping to look after yourself as much as possible 🕊🌸 a couple of the care tips noted include nature and animals, books and inspiration, yoga, being as organised as possible, bath and body care and hydration and healthy foods.

KORA Organics soothing moisturiser

I made an order for a couple of natural skin care and beauty care products from KORA Organics a couple of weeks ago, including for a gentle moisturiser as I had just run out of a moisturiser 🕊 the moisturiser is called the soothing day and night cream, and I had tried it before about a year ago, as a part of the KORA Organics daily ritual kit for sensitive skin. I use the soothing moisturiser both in the morning and at night, just after cleansing and misting my face, and often apply a natural face oil with the moisturiser to help to look after my skin as much as possible. The natural face oil I am currently using is called the very gentle restoring oil from Trilogy Products, a beautiful natural and organic beauty and skin care brand who are based in New Zealand (where I am from).

A couple of humanitarians

Here is a post sharing a couple of humanitarian figures, including Audrey Hepburn and Princess Diana, Princess of Wales, I know of and look up to a lot, because of how they helped to create positive changes in the world, and shared a lot of kindness, love and bravery with others and with the world 🕊🌸 Audrey Hepburn was so beautiful and kind, was an award winning actress and also became a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF. Princess Diana was loved so much by a lot of people from around the world, and worked a lot for a number of charities, to help to raise awareness of important humanitarian issues. A couple more humanitarian figures I look up to a lot include Mother Teresa, who was so full of kindness and unconditional love and did so much to help and support the poor and the sick, and Gandhi, who was so brave and helped to uplift and support less fortunate people and to create more peace in India and lead India to independence (a second blog post coming soon) 🌸

A couple of nature books

Here are a couple of favourite nature, environment and mindfulness kind of books I have a copy of at home, or have borrowed to read from the library 🕊🌸 I studied environmental studies at university and have always loved nature, being outside and reading books and notes about nature, the natural world, mindfulness and being kind to yourself and to the environment. A couple of the books noted include the treasure yourself book by Miranda Kerr, the prophet by Kahlil Gibran, mindfulness and the natural world by Claire Thompson, the art of mindful gardening by Ark Redwood and peace is every step by Thich Nhat Hanh 🌸

Open heart tips by KORA Organics

Here are a couple of open heart tips about how to open your heart chakra as much as possible 🕊🌸 the tips are noted in a post on the KORA Organics Instagram page (@koraorganics) and were originally shared by mind body green (@mindbodygreen). I often do yoga when I can, try to be outside and close to nature and animals as much as possible and often do a meditation too (sometimes holding a rose quartz gemstone just on my heart area) although I am hoping to try more of the tips noted and hope the open heart tips could be helpful. In case you would like to check the open heart tips in more detail, the link to the KORA Organics Instagram page (@koraorganics) and the link to the original post by mind body green are noted in the Sources.

Cacao and almond energy balls

Here is a recipe for cacao and almond energy balls, created by Ella, the founder and creative director of Deliciously Ella 🕊🌸 I often made the cacao and almond energy balls when I was almost finished studying at University, to help to feel energised and keep pepped up when writing essays and before exams. The cacao and almond energy balls by Ella are so delicious and nice to make, and are made with a lot of nourishing and plant based ingredients, including almonds, raw cacao powder and coconut oil. The recipe for the cacao and almond energy balls is from Ella's blog and website, Deliciously Ella and there are also more recipes for energy balls with different flavours in case you enjoy different flavours too 🌸

Quinoa with fresh lemon

Here is quite an easy and simple plant based recipe for quinoa, made with fresh lemon juice, salt and pepper and olive oil, with roasted and fresh veggies. I often make the recipe for lunch if I can and the recipe has just a couple of ingredients you could hopefully find in your garden or at your local shop or fruit and veggie market, including quinoa, fresh lemon, olive oil, salt and pepper, veggies to roast, fresh veggies and fresh herbs 🕊🌸 I am also hoping to be as plant based as possible until Christmas, to help to feel as light and healthy as possible, and to be eco friendly and look after the environment. I am hoping to share a plant based diary a couple of times each month, where I could share a couple of plant based recipes I hope you could enjoy too, and helpful notes about how eating more plant based and whole foods can help to support your beauty, health and wellbeing from the inside out 🌸

September favourites

Here are a couple of natural skin care, beauty care and other favourite things I have been enjoying or using quite a lot for the month of September. It is early spring here in New Zealand (where I am from) and there are a lot of spring blossoms, daffodils, bluebells, camellias and kowhai trees flowering in gardens 🕊🌸 the air outside feels light and fresh, a lot of light green leaves are coming through on flowers, plants and trees and there are a lot of birds singing and cheeping 🌸 a couple of the favourites I chose for the month of September include a moisturiser and a light pink cotton tote bag from KORA Organics, a chickpeas with fresh tomato and lemon recipe, a white cotton jumper from Country Road and a soft pink rose quartz gemstone.