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Talking about Mental Wellbeing.

Here we are blogging about mental wellbeing and everything related. We welcome your questions and comments. If you have a particular topic you would like us to bring up for discussion please feel free to contact us via ‘contact us’ page. We kindly ask that the comments and discussions on here remain respectful to all.

Thanks, VYM x

Top Three Wellbeing Apps for Your Mood

TOP THREE WELLBEING APPS The last month I have been busy trialling and reviewing apps to improve your mood for this top three wellbeing apps list. Some new, some old. Some rubbish and some, I have to say, pretty damn good! I don’t know about you, but […]

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Nutmeg & Coconut Granola

Nutmeg & Coconut Granola

My latest granola creation. I think the combination of nutmeg, maple and coconut is a real winner. The way it tastes to the way it fills the kitchen with the it’s heart warming smells, makes it a perfect soul comforter. If you haven’t yet given homemade granola […]

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Cauliflower Rice & Pomegranate Salad

I have literally just discovered the wonders of cauliflower rice and now I make a big batch every couple of weeks. Put half in the freezer and with the rest make a few mid week meals.  Here I use the cauliflower rice as a base for a […]

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Wellness at Festivals ~ Guide & Review

Wellness at Festivals ~ Guide & Review

WELLNESS AT FESTIVALS It’s that time of year again! Time to don your wellies, stock up on whatever alcohol is left on the supermarket shelf,  find the tent (I swear I never remember where I put it last) and get your dancing feet ready.  Yup, it’s festival […]

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Courgette & Cauliflower Vegan Fritters

Courgette & Cauliflower Vegan Fritters

These courgette and cauliflower vegan fritters are so quintessentially VYM; They are incredibly easy, amazingly healthy and of course, packed with many wonderful properties for the brain. I typically don’t eat that much cauliflower, probably because I always liken it to cauliflower cheese and that’s about as […]

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Vegan Japanese Ramen

Vegan Japanese Ramen

This is a super quick, veg packed dish and a great way of getting in some of those 5 a day. Using soba noodles means there’s no wheat to cause that blotted feeling. In fact this dish is all about restoring your energy and leaving the digestive […]

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The power of to-do lists….

The power of to-do lists....

The Power of To-do Lists Confession. I am a to-do list obsessive. I write to-do lists for everything; work, shopping, places to go, recipes to make, things to watch, reminders for the day, reminders for the week. The list is endless! I don’t think writing to-do lists is […]

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Spinach, Pea and Mint Soup

Spinach, Pea and Mint Soup

One of the many things I love about winter is homemade soup. It’s such a simple way of getting lots of goodness in you and I find a real good soup, like this spinach, pea and mint soup, truly does have the ability to warm the heart. The pea […]

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Six Easy Ways to Practise Mindfulness

Six Easy Ways to Practise Mindfulness

Six Easy Ways to Practise Mindfulness The hot new word of the moment, ‘mindfulness.’ But do we actually know what it means? I’ve had so many people ask me about mindfulness – ‘What is it?’ ‘How can it help?’ ‘What’s the difference between mindfulness and meditation?’ ‘I […]

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Avocado Cashew Pesto

Avocado Cashew Pesto

This is a classic VYM recipe; it’s super quick, majorly tasty and a one blooming good mood enhancer. You might have heard about the ‘healthy fats’ in avocado’s and wondered what’s so healthy about it; well, healthy fats have this amazing ability of increasing dopamine and improving blood flow […]

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Mushroom Stroganoff

Mushroom Stroganoff

If you’re looking for a quick, healthy, comforting bowl of creamy deliciousness then this right here is your answer. It’s a quick supper dish that works for the solo you or a whole gang of friends and family. I serve it with pearl barley but basmati rice […]

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Fresh noodle salad bowl

Fresh noodle salad bowl

I can’t tell you how much I adore this dish. It’s so easy to make and the combination of mint & coriander just make it sing. In fact I love it so much I made it for my guests at this years yoga retreat; safe to say […]

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