Adaptogens: Let Food Be Thy Medicine. Fight Stress!

Adaptogens: Let Food Be Thy Medicine. Fight Stress!

For those that subscribe to the philosophy of "let food be thy medicine"; healing plants a.k.a. Adaptogens, help balance, restore and protect the body by increasing the body's resistance to stress and normalising the individual's physiological functions.

Read on to find out more about this elite-class of nootropics that can help your body cope with stress - bringing your body back into a balanced, healthy, optimized state.

These non-toxic herbs and roots have been used for centuries in

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Who has heard of Marie Kondo? Tidying, Decluttering and Breaking Free with the KonMari Method™

Who has heard of Marie Kondo? Tidying, Decluttering and Breaking Free with the KonMari Method™

Fear, anxiety, resistance and sometimes guilt/shame creeps up when faced with understanding limiting barriers and the task of tidying.

There is a profound relationship between material possession and the state of mind. Our internal states and attitudes may be reflected upon the attachment to possessions and the way we treat them.

Take a moment to look at your clutter. How do they hold you back from progressing towards your goals? How do they reflect your inner and outer world?

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In Need of a Retreat? What to Lookout For in Your Next Escapade

In Need of a Retreat? What to Lookout For in Your Next Escapade

Like hustling at work non-stop isn't enough, you come home to a sink full of dishes and a mountain of laundry to be done. Your friends don't call you busy bee for nothing!

If you’re feeling frazzled and not quite sure where your mood will take you next, then it might be time for a retreat. While many feel that they aren’t skilled enough to go on a yoga retreat or that a wellness retreat is an indulgence

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Picks of the Week: Why We Owe It To Ourselves To Spend Quiet Time Alone Every Day // Different Ways of Thinking — That Aren't All About Positivity

Picks of the Week: Why We Owe It To Ourselves To Spend Quiet Time Alone Every Day // Different Ways of Thinking — That Aren't All About Positivity

This week's collection of readings from around the world, influencing our mindset, growth, health, well-being, lifestyle and community.

MINDSET: 5 Different Ways of Thinking — That Aren't All About Positivity

You think: I’m not happy where I am, but I don’t know what to do next. What to think instead: What have the past 12 months taught you?...To kick-start this, focus on the positive and what can you dial up — a new hobby that came into your life?

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Cramps? Moody? Anxious? Working With Your Hormonal Cycle and Tracking Your Period

Cramps? Moody? Anxious? Working With Your Hormonal Cycle and Tracking Your Period

The levels of our hormones changes with each menstrual phase. Many of us have rather negative relationships with our period; often relating the cycle to PMS - mood swings, fatigue, breast tenderness, bloating, food & sugar cravings - and inconvenience during the time of the month.

Growing up with cramps and pain was (and perhaps, still is) taken to be normal. Ingesting pain killers, old advice to not drink 'cooling' stuff , herbs from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Medical Certificate leave

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WTH is...Sexual Wellness? Does Size Always Matter?

WTH is...Sexual Wellness? Does Size Always Matter?

SEX. INTIMACY. Awkward? ...Shame? Sexual Wellness is an important & normal part of everyday wellness - your health & wellbeing. Yet, conversations around this still remains taboo!

We speak with former consultant turned Sexual Wellness Advocate and Sex & Relationship Counselor + TEDx Speaker Erin - ...because sex, sexual wellness, love, intimacy, relationships impact our physical, emotional, self and relational happiness 🙏🏽.

Read on and let's explore the conversation together, shall we?

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What is sexual wellness to you?

First, I want to

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Learning to Love Stress? ...and Thrive in the Grind. This is for You - Driven Busy Women

Learning to Love Stress? ...and Thrive in the Grind. This is for You - Driven Busy Women

Driven people, Type As, perfectionists always want to be the best version of themselves, to be successful on their own terms.

However, this pursuit often comes at a significant cost as often times, change & getting out of your comfort zones is required; with stress and anxiety resulting in sleepless nights and general deterioration of health and wellbeing. While it may feel like a detriment, if utilised strategically, stress can become the push we need in order to succeed.

This

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#livingmypurpose: In Conversation With The Busy Woman Project Advisor, Ong Chin Yin, Grab Singapore

#livingmypurpose: In Conversation With The Busy Woman Project Advisor, Ong Chin Yin, Grab Singapore

If you have ever found yourself being spoken down to, or being disrespected at work, whether woman or man, having to be in that situation is unpleasant and unnecessary. We #pressforprogress, but we can do zilch if we leave anyone out of the conversation. What we, as a collective, should strive towards is building empowering environments for everyone to thrive - regardless of gender, age, race and any other differences that we may have subconsciously (or consciously) singled out.

And

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Five Elements Personality Test - Learn More About Yourself

Five Elements Personality Test - Learn More About Yourself

The theory of Five Elements is based on Chinese philosophy used to describe interactions and relationships between things. The five elements which are wood, fire, earth, metal and water are believed to be the fundamental elements of everything in the universe in which interactions occur.

As human beings are part of the universe, our body structure, tendencies, temperaments, emotions, positive & negative behaviour, moods and illnesses can all be looked at in relation to the five elements. In fact, we

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De-Stress and Upgrade Your Health in 2018

De-Stress and Upgrade Your Health in 2018

Are you constantly feeling overwhelmed - by work, your social calendar, the holidays? Are you on the brink of a burnout, or flourishing?

Prolonged stress can lead to health issues like depression and anxiety. Long hours at work coupled with a sedentary lifestyle also results in weight gain and chronic illnesses like diabetes and heart disease. Many a time, one health issue increases the possibility of other problems down the road.

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Productivity and personal enjoyment takes a nosedive when we

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Yoga On & Off the Mat: Living Consciously & Finding Your Practice with Felicia Sun, lululemon Brand & Community Manager, South East Asia

Yoga On & Off the Mat: Living Consciously & Finding Your Practice with Felicia Sun, lululemon Brand & Community Manager, South East Asia

Whether you are based in Hong Kong, Singapore, or other areas in Asia & beyond, you'll probably have someone around you who's a "yogi", "practicing yoga" or a "yoga class addict". In some cities, you may even find a couple of yoga studios down the same street, coupled with athleisure brands that cater to this group of growing consumers.

So...what exactly does a practice mean? How can you discover what suits you amidst the 'commercialisation' of yoga? How has

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Trouble Getting Up in the Morning? Food Coma? Simple Tips To Be Healthy, Energetic & Productive - Feel Better All Day

Trouble Getting Up in the Morning? Food Coma? Simple Tips To Be Healthy, Energetic & Productive - Feel Better All Day

Ups and downs throughout the day are normal and are part & parcel of our lives. However, with some easy tricks, you can feel good all day (for most of it, at least!).

How to become a MORNING person

Not everyone is a morning person and some of us have difficulties getting started. Why not try starting your day off with a BANG? Literally jump out of your bed and get moving!

Let's get moving

Movement involves light stretching, jumping

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Chasing Wellbeing: On Healthy Living & Work-Life Balance, by Inspiring Busy Women

Chasing Wellbeing: On Healthy Living & Work-Life Balance, by Inspiring Busy Women

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) definition of health is "a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”

How often do we see people start making lifestyle changes only when they or someone close to them falls ill? Why wait for something to go wrong to only have to spend more time (and money) fixing it later?

Whether you’re on a mission to launch your own brand, planning for

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Beat The Bloat - Tips from Yoga, Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine

Beat The Bloat - Tips from Yoga, Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine

Travelling. Parties. Big Meals. 'Friends / Family Obligations'. We love the holidays season or vacation time in general, don't we? However, hopping between time zones, boozy brunches and feasting get-togethers can at times make your gut less than happy.

We speak to our expert, Dr. Lim Xiang Jun – a Fully Registered Licensed Traditional Chinese Medicine (“TCM”) Practitioner in Singapore. Dr. Lim spent over 6 years in Beijing pursuing her Doctorate (PhD) and with her Bachelor’s in Biomedical Sciences, certification in

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Yoga Nidra: How do you relax after a long, busy day?

Yoga Nidra: How do you relax after a long, busy day?

Do you ever wish you could flick a switch, unwind and feel more relaxed, focused and clear? Do you find yourself going to sleep with unresolved tensions or still feeling stressed out after a busy day?

Also known as yogic sleep, Yoga Nidra is one of the deepest forms of meditation. It is a combination of allowing your body to relax while you keep your mind awake. By doing this, you reach a profound state of relaxation.

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Top 6 Easy Ways to Stay Motivated and Have A Healthy Mind & Body Despite Your Busy Lifestyles

Top 6 Easy Ways to Stay Motivated and Have A Healthy Mind & Body Despite Your Busy Lifestyles

Whether you’re climbing the corporate ladder, starting on your entrepreneurial journey or a new mom, being Busy and getting ahead at work / school / life doesn’t mean sacrificing everything else...

...more importantly, you'll need to have the ability & health (mental, physical, emotional) to be Busy!

It's probably tough to "have it all" - but there are definitely little ways or simple habits you can put in place to have some anchors in your life.

Our #TEAMBUSYWOMAN Community Ambassador

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The Digital Darlings - Inspiring Health, Fitness & Wellness Instagram Accounts to Follow: @thehealthseedconcept

The Digital Darlings - Inspiring Health, Fitness & Wellness Instagram Accounts to Follow: @thehealthseedconcept

In this series, The Busy Woman Project sets out to find out what moves the ladies, who inspire us through their social media accounts. Follow our series as you get to know these relatable digital darlings better!

Conscious Living. Yogi. Holistic Health & Wellness Coach

Karen Holt (@thehealthseedconcept) is dedicated to bringing her followers regular inspiration to live a healthier, happier life that you are fully present in, all while staying true to her philosophy of getting in harmony with

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4 Practical Tips to Help You Be More Positive and Be In Control of Your Feelings

4 Practical Tips to Help You Be More Positive and Be In Control of Your Feelings

I’m sure most, if not all, of us have trouble with staying positive and being able to control how we react & feel in different situations.

I’ve spent nearly 3 years now on Instagram where I actively follow many inspiring people, and one thing that I was amazed by at the start was how positive some of them always seemed to be. Of course, social media is but a tiny portion of someone’s life - but at

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Powerful Women in Business: Health, Fitness & Wellness Entrepreneurs - Dee Cheung, SUP Yoga, Float On, Hong Kong

Powerful Women in Business: Health, Fitness & Wellness Entrepreneurs - Dee Cheung, SUP Yoga, Float On, Hong Kong

On loving what she does, being practical about our passions and learning how to say no. Meet Dee Cheung.

"When it comes to being an entrepreneur, my mom has always single handedly run her own businesses. She went from not being able to speak English, to running a successful deli in the Eaton Centre for 9 years in Toronto. She is my inspiration!"

What are you Busy with?
Being a mom to my 1 year old (finally getting a helper!

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Powerful Women in Business: Health, Fitness & Wellness Entrepreneurs - Dr. Deborah Wong, Breathe Pilates, Singapore

Powerful Women in Business: Health, Fitness & Wellness Entrepreneurs - Dr. Deborah Wong, Breathe Pilates, Singapore

This fully licensed medical doctor by day, Dr. Deborah Wong, is also the Owner of Breathe Pilates, with 4 studios located across Singapore. Deborah is a certified STOTT PILATES®, Level One AntiGravity® Fitness, ZEN∙GA™, Total Barre™ Instructor, and has recently completed her training in Clinical Orthopedic Manual Therapy.

We learn what drives & inspires this lady, as well as her tips for healthy living!

"We have one life and I believe in making the most of what I have

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