Meet December’s Health Blog of the month – this month we have chosen the charming “Well and Happy” blog – run by gorgeous Chelsea.
Here’s a little about why we have chosen “Well and Happy” as our Blog of the Month:
Chelsea’s blog is super cute. It has a really clean layout, which we love as it makes it so much easier to browse the site for ages! It has tons of inspirational posts – we absolutely love reading those, so that definitely scored lots of points with us… There are tons of amazingly cute dog pictures – cuteness overload! – But our personal favourite is the fact there’s a cute little store with adorable goodies including pet treats!!! We can’t wait to get our hands on some of these and try them out on our pets…!
Here is what Chelsea had to say about it….
Tell us a little bit about yourself
Hey, I’m Chelsea, author, owner and creator of Well and Happy. I’m a hugely passionate raw food and plant based recipe creator, yoga junkie, fitness freak, dream chaser, food lover and most importantly mummy to my gorgeous St Bernard, Bernie.
Well and Happy is a hub for all things happy and healthy, so you’ll find articles, recipes, reviews, and inspiration galore on the blog. I also make and sell raw and plant based Well and Happy hampers and other goodies – they’re filled with good food and positive vibes, made with love and delivered to your door. (http://www.wellandhappy.co.uk/shop/)
In the New Year I’ll be launching Well and Happy brunches, events to bring together like-minded plant based food lovers to enjoy good food and positive vibes together. In 2016 I’ll be opening my very own Well and Happy café… watch this space! (http://www.wellandhappy.co.uk/events-classes/)
What inspired you to start your blog?
My journey to this point and to living a plant-based lifestyle all started when I lost my Mum to cancer a few years ago. We explored healing disease through food and health together and both went on a journey of self-discovery. Since losing my beautiful mum, I’ve continued to explore health, healing and food and studied nutrition, kinesiology, flower remedies and energy healing. I actively do a lot of research to further my knowledge, but my own body has really been my greatest teacher.
Over the years I’ve suffered with low energy levels and was more recently diagnosed with adrenal fatigue. Leading up to that point I have suffered with hormonal imbalances, terrible insomnia, anxiety and awful skin. Through using food as my medicine I’ve cured 90% of my problems and am currently working a lot on my digestive system, which is still an area of weakness for me. It went from being a hobby, to a passion for creating healthy delicious foods, which fuelled and energised my body.
I was inspired to start my blog, when so many people were asking for my recipes after trying my creations. It felt like the natural next step for me to house everything I’d learnt and was still learning. The blog is now primarily a channel for all of my above passions, anything tried and tested by me, a way for me to interact, mingle and share with other healthy food lovers.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
Life is too short and too precious – don’t waste it holding back, holding grudges or playing small.
Favourite health rule
Everyone’s bodies require something different. Plant-based eating isn’t for everyone, eating meat isn’t for everyone. We all have food, which energises us and food which leaves us feeling rubbish. We need to pay attention to what our bodies are telling us when it comes to eating food and how its affecting our minds and our bodies.
Secondly – it’s to remember that 90% of our serotonin receptors are found in our stomachs. That means that SAD, anxiety, thyroid or hormonal disorders, depression and anything else linked with our serotonin levels all have huge links to what we’re eating, but also how we’re eating it. We need to pay attention to how we’re digesting food, are we chewing properly? Are we giving our digestive systems the right support?… its amazing what you can cure just from looking at our digestive health.
Your favourite post from your blog
Just because it’s perfectly fitting for this time of year – it has to be my raw coconut and goji berry porridge - http://www.wellandhappy.co.uk/raw-coconut-and-goji-berry-porridge/
Its autumnal, hearty, energizing and delicious.
Also just because I’m a massive fan of happiness – heres a link to another fave blog post of mine… 30 ways to be happier – http://www.wellandhappy.co.uk/30-ways-to-be-happier/