My Feelings On Kindness & Some Things I’ve Learnt

Ok so lately something has been on my mind and that something is kindness. Or, I suppose, a lack there of?

For me, kindness has always been high up on the priority list, I didn’t care if it wasn’t considered “cool” or not, it was a quality I’ve always wanted to possess. But recently, I’ve gone from thinking about kindness from a shallow perspective to one that runs much deeper. And believe it or not, this was all spurred on by a lil’ altercation I had with someone over instagram DM’s haha!

Long story short, this women was being super rude to me and although I was upset about the situation I was proud of myself for handling it gracefully (come on girls lets uplift eachother and not pull each other down!). Anyways, the funny thing was her instagram feed portrayed a person that was exceptionally kind; she even had the phrase ‘good vibes’ written in her bio. How ironic right?!

…And then it occurred to me, she’s not alone, I’ve known several people to be not-so-kind despite declaring across social media how important it is to be kind… Now, don’t get me wrong, I am ALL for promoting kindness, but it’s almost as if their kindness comes with terms and conditions?

This got me thinking – how many of us can actually say we show unconditional kindness? Because I know I can’t. I may not reserve my kindness in the same way these other people do, but hey I find it SO damn hard to be kind to people that haven’t shown me kindness. Oh, look what we have here, terms and conditions. But I think most of us have terms and conditions of some sort. When you stop and look around you notice a lot of people are only kind to the people they like or relate to, but c’mon that’s easy. The real challenge is showing kindness regardless of how people treat you, regardless of any jealousy you have towards someone, regardless of stereotypes, regardless of occupations, regardless of cultural differences, regardless of age, etc.… View Post

Chocolate Bliss Balls

Recently I have been craving chocolate SO badly; for me it always seems to be something that comes with uni assessment ha! I’m not one to deprive myself of any food, buuuut more often than not I want a chocolate treat that doesn’t come with a sugar rush. So I dug up this old recipe I adapted from a book called ‘The Blender Girl’ by Tess Masters (you should definitely check it out) and I can’t believe I hadn’t made them in forever because they’re actually the best.

What I particularly love about these is that they’re high in fibre and healthy fats, two things which a lot of us don’t get enough of! Oh and if you’re scared about eating healthy fats, you should totally check out these two scientific articles on why they’re so good for your health >> here and here.… View Post

August Health & Beauty Favourites

GUYS IT’S SPRING! Or should I say Fall for those of you on the other side of the hemisphere 😉 Despite the fact that I have SO much assessment due, I’m surprisingly chipper ha. I think it’s because a new month always makes me excited and also, I can’t wait for the weather to start warming up! Anywhooo, I’ve decided to do a monthly favourite because there were so many products I was loving in the month of August and well, it would just be plain rude not to share.… View Post

BTS: Bristle & Bones Photoshoot

Happy Sunday everyone! How’s your weekend going?? I’m spending this weekend with Ryan which is consisting of lots of rest, blogging and night photography adventures (you know, chasing the milkyway, cause everyone does that right?!). Basically I’m doing everything besides what I should be doing: my uni work ha! Anywho, this time last week things were a little bit different, I was at a photoshoot with Bristle & Bones (you might remember them from this post here) and today I’m going to show you what we got up to! 

As you have probably already guessed, the shoot was 70’s inspired and I absolutely loved it. The big hair. The velvet. The flares. 70s Perfection. Now let’s discuss the deets.… View Post

Chai Tea

Things are gettin’ real spicy over here… And by that I mean I may have developed a slight addiction to Chai Tea; homemade chai tea that is, not the pre-packaged stuff that’s a little more sugar than spice. Coincidentally, this past month in one of my classes at uni we’ve been discussing all things spices and how underrated they are! Not to get all science-y on you, and yes that is now a word (according to me), but although gaining clinical evidence (evidence on how it interacts within the human body) can be super tricky, studies in-vitro (studies that have been performed on isolated cells) have shown spices to have lots of amazing bioactive properties…  Basically, things are looking promising, yay! With that said, herbs and spices will be making a regular appearance on my plate, or in this case, mug. So I introduce to you the yummiest and easiest homemade chai tea! … View Post