Day five of #15From2015 and I am having so much fun reading all the inspirational posts from everyone! I love how different they have all turned out to be. Everyone is so creative and knowledgable in there own way and it’s been fun to read all the different points of view from this year.
I’m excited that to day I get to share with you again from my super talented beachy vegan cousin Paige. I got to feature her a while back where she shared with us her 5 Easy Steps To Lead The Life You’ve Always Wanted. It was a fantastic read and I highly recommend you check it out! But for now I hope you enjoy her Helpful Hints From 2015 as much as I did.
15 Helpful Hints From 2015
By: Paige Bombardier
1. Listen to your gut
I should definitely think again before taking a broad-spectrum antibiotic—at least,
according to the prestigious Dr. Robynn Chutkan. Did you know that for every ONE
human cell in our bodies, we have TEN non-human micro-organisms that can
determine everything from our cravings to our behavior patterns? A diet rich in
plants is the way to go!
2. Drink lots of kombucha… is there such a thing as too much?
3. Have a weird smoothie every day from this book
4. Follow lots of Australian bloggers, for they all seem to be
gorgeous/fit/vegan/happy and are willing to share their secrets:
I can’t speak enough about how running has helped me this year. 2015 was literally
the start of a 16-month marathon of clinical rotations in the Texas Medical Center,
and I had no idea how to tackle the mental obstacle of it all. As any runner will tell
you, time sort of slows down—you get a mental calmness and sense of optimism
unlike any other I’ve experienced—and your thoughts become more like soft waves
of warmth that fade when meeting a cool breeze. Suddenly my worries and anxiety
seemed to pale in comparison to the beauty and wonder offered by the universe.
6. Making popcorn at home on the stovetop with Minimalist Baker’s vegan
5-min popcornhttp://bakedbree.com/perfect-stovetop-popcorn (omit the honey)
7. Don’t be afraid to ditch the headphones and Garmin every now and then
8. Buying lots of cookbooks and then finding your favorite recipes is really fun:
9. The best way to discover a new city is to run through it
10. Showing up to work or school with the best looking lunch can be very gratifying,
but it might also piss people off.
11. Visualization and meditation actually work
12. Listen to the Rich Roll Podcast to make a long commute something to look
forward to! This podcast has changed my life in so many positive ways. From health
and wellness to spirituality and amazing feats of athleticism, endurance athlete and
vegan Rich Roll interviews the paradigm-breakers of the world and brings the
conversations to your earbuds on a bi-weekly basis.
13. You are not obligated to live the way everyone else does
14. Spend some time with a very experienced and decorated runner and learn a few
— “For running very long distances without fatigue, make sure to inhale and exhale
all the way down to your toes; breathe loud enough so that a person ahead
of/behind you can hear you; pick a pace and breathe consistently (every 3 or 4
paces); muscle soreness and lactic acid build-up will be greatly diminished by the
— “Treat your footsteps as if you were trying not to harm the ground beneath you;
don’t stomp on Mother Nature—control the impact and leave as little a trace as
end of the course”
possible; this will build muscle and control”
15. Remember that we are all spiritual beings having a human experience.