“You only need motivation until a habit is formed. After that, the routine will take care of itself”
- Mel Robbins 2018
Being prepared and having a daily routine helps you to maintain a healthy lifestyle, and helps your body to relax and develop a comfortable and predictable rhythm. The effect of this on your wellbeing is amazing.
Having a routine provides structure and familiarity
The structure is a way of organising your life so that it makes sense to you. When you have established a routine for yourself, you wake up with a sense of ownership, order, and organisation in your life which is empowering and gives you what you need to get everything done. Things may not go as planned every day but certain elements of your routine will keep you grounded in the unexpected times.
With the many forms of anxiety and mental health issues in the world today, the best way to counter some of them in life is to get...
You’re made differently to every other person, and there will never be another you in the history of time. Even in cultural similarities we might have with other people, we each carry a unique worldview, set of skills, identity and purpose. The purpose you carry can only be outworked by you, the world needs you! Below we explore how to live out your unique purpose, and a few things that might be holding you back.
It starts with understanding who you are and appreciating what you carry. You need to be comfortable in your own skin, no matter who is standing next to you. It’s about skipping the comparison trap and moving into a world of peaceful acceptance. Valuing yourself is not overindulgent, greedy and selfish… it’s about discovering your true self so that you can serve with love and humility.
When you start to realise the wonder of your uniqueness, you start to value...
If you haven't yet, go and watch the Navigating Life podcast, where we have real conversations about health, lifestyle, confidence, self-worth, purpose, nutrition and hearing God's voice in everyday life. The podcast was born out of many conversations that Kerry and Kate have had over the past few years. The idea behind this podcast series is to share some of those golden nuggets with you, so that you can grow, benefit and be empowered by the testimony, knowledge, life lessons and wisdom we share.
Navigating Life, is about navigating the unique way you were made, and how that works out in your family and purpose.
YOUnique Life was founded through a personal journey of discovery. Through years of counselling and inner healing ministry, Kerry Stewart, recognised that every person is unique. This revelation trickled through into every facet of life, as she began to see how women would focus in on some of the same issues. Most of them relating to...
Clean eating comes in many forms, through the plethora of information on food and wellness. Thankfully, real clean eating is simple, practical and possible for everyone. Below are 7 gut-conscious tips to eat clean everyday.
The idea is to ultimately eat as many wholesome foods as you can. Plants are power and contribute to a healthy gut microbiome and too much of some other good things (such as salt) in your diet can cause issues down the line. It's important to find the right balance, and make sure that your body is nourished properly from top to bottom with all the nutrients it needs to function.
Many diets on the market these days will advocate for cutting out entire food groups to lose weight. Juice diets are also a go-to for many people who just need to lose that last stubborn 5kgs. These are not necessarily good! Read our blogs on yo-yo dieting and why diets don't work for more.
It's a fact that many of us...
Many of us were brought up loving certain foods because the supermarkets do a great job of selling them to us, and we don’t even realise that some of these foods cause harm. In this blog, we’ll give you some practical tips to eliminate toxins from your diet so that you can live the life of freedom and vitality you long for.
You may be wondering how there could be toxins in food. The truth is that toxins are hidden in some of the most unsuspecting places. Did you know that the toxins found in certain foods can upset hormones and cause weight gain and cost you energy for life? If you’ve been feeling like you just can’t shake that last 2kgs or 5kgs or you’re exhausted at the best of times, then toxins and an imbalance in your hormonal structure could be the culprits.
At YOUnique Life, our core focus is on helping our community to take small, practical steps toward food and lifestyle freedom. You were created to live a life of wholeness and vitality,...
A yo-yo dieting mindset is something we never intend when we start a diet. When we first sign up to the latest and greatest dieting plan, it really is with all of our best intentions. We also genuinely believe in the results we’ve witnessed others achieve and find ourselves spending a lot of money on supplements (depending on the diet plan).
However, it doesn’t take long before some of our past unhealthy habits start to slowly creep in again when life gets busy. This is normally when we either decide to start again “next Monday” or we completely give up only to start a new diet fad in the following January.
Research has shown us that yo-yo dieting can do us more harm than good. When we fail miserably with one eating plan and jump into the next one, our bodies take on the pressure and strain.
The word diet is often used in conjunction with the idea of our goal weight or our perceived goal weight.
You may be asking, why should I balance my blood sugar? How does this even affect me? Or you might be seriously needing some help in balancing your blood sugar! Either way, we aim to lighten your load, by making it easier for you to incorporate healthy habits into your normal lifestyle.
First of all, Blood Sugar refers to the amount of sugar or glucose in your blood at any given time. If this is not balanced or in a normal state, it can lead to fatigue, or a loss of energy, it can cause issues with your moods and emotions, as well as cause unhealthy cravings and hormone imbalances.
One might say that a balanced blood sugar can really change your life!
The heart of our blog is to bring the right information to your news feed so that you can make wise decisions about food for you and your family. We hope you find our blogs enlightening and interesting! Today we are jumping into what preservatives are, and why they are not good for us.
Preservatives are used to ‘preserve’ food items so that they remain fresh, or as fresh–looking as possible. They help to increase the shelf-life of products and they make sure that there is no loss of taste or flavour in the product over an extended period of time.
There are two types of preservatives, they are either natural, or chemical and artificial.
Natural preservatives are natural ingredients that have not been chemically altered and are not mixed with any synthetic items either.
Artificial Or Chemical Preservatives are artificially produced or synthetic in nature. Often these are also called ‘additives’ on our everyday food...
There are so many diets and eating programs that you could follow. There is so much information out there that you could read and apply to your life, and before you know it, you end up more confused than before you even started. We thought we would simplify this.
Here are some incredibly simple tips to getting healthy and sustaining a healthy lifestyle in yours and your family’s lives.
Is it to be thin?
Or having enough energy to get through our busy days?
Maybe it is to have no illness in your body?
Define what you see health as, and write it down. Spend time recognising why you are taking a step into a journey towards good health.
Once you have a good understanding of why you are doing something it cuts out a whole lot of other “noise”, which in turn helps you to not get yourself distracted by other fad diets or other people’s experiences.
The real foods we are talking about are the...
Hmmmmmmmm, Christmas smells like cinnamon spices, warm summery days with pineapples, and most of all, our healthy deliciously juicy gammon!
This recipe serves 8 people, with lots of leftovers for the week after Christmas
You will need:
A nice big gammon, approximately 1.8kg or 2kg.
125ml of rice malt syrup.
4 tablespoons of olive oil.
1 tablespoon of paprika.
2 teaspoons of ground cloves.
1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon.
1 teaspoon of sea salt and 1 teaspoon of black pepper.
Zest of 1 big orange.
3 tablespoons of orange juice.
Prepare the following on Christmas Eve: