Today weâ€™re talking all about my current favourite health podcasts.
Rewind to a year and a half ago: I had never even listened to a podcast, never mind considered them an essential part of my week.
Now? I LOVE listening to podcasts and find them to be an insanely useful and entertaining form of media. Sure, Twitter and Instagram can be great, but they can also suck the life out of you. Podcasts, though, are like a warm, informative beam of sunshine on a cloudy day.
Rise of the Podcast
Iâ€™m not the only one to have jumped on the podcast wagon, either. In the last few years, podcasts have gone from a wonky, ignored media form to audio renaissance. In fact, a 2017 report from Edison Research found that the popularity of podcasts amongst Americans rose by 22% between 2015 and 2017, compared to only 12% between 2008 and 2015.
Hey, friends! Welcome to another Fave Files post. The fifth one, actually! It feels like just yesterday that I started writing these, and Iâ€™m so glad that I did. I think theyâ€™ll be great to look back on later down the line - like a diary, of sorts. I hope youâ€™re enjoying them too?!
So letâ€™s get into it. Spoiler alert: youâ€™re about to discover my penchant for “Escape to the Country” and long train journeys.
…Why am I like this? *shakes head*
After a short break, The Fave Files return! The last few weeks have been (once again) rather stressful. I sat my penultimate nutrition exam, waded through lots of new projects at work and juggled (and continue to juggle) more than a couple of personal projects.
When I think about it, stress has actually been a rather consistent theme to my 2018. But when I look over the list I created at the beginning of the year entitled “2018 goals”, I canâ€™t say Iâ€™m at all surprised. Good job that I love to stay busy, eh?!
Without further ado, letâ€™s have a gander at a few things Iâ€™ve been enjoying lately!
Links Iâ€™m Loving
How to Tackle Imposter Syndrome
Ever landed yourself in an incredible position and felt like you donâ€™t deserve it or arenâ€™t good enough - despite the evidence showing that you do and you are? Thatâ€™s imposter syndrome, and it is so real. I think knowing how many other women (and men!) experience this too is extraordinarily helpful.
Vegan Chocolate Custard Cake
ERM, yes please?! These look so delicious. Iâ€™ve been wanting to try making a dessert with tofu for a while now, so this might just be my entry point.
Hey friends, and happy a-third-of-the-way-through-January! I hope youâ€™re having a great 2018 so far.
This week is all about the LINKS! I didnâ€™t get around to writing a Fave Files post last week, but I still read a lot of great articles, so Iâ€™ve popped all of my favourites from the last two weeks into this one post. I hope you find them as interesting as I did.
The last couple of weeks have been a bit stressful, to be honest. Iâ€™ve been rushing around all over the place, visiting family, catching up with friends, commuting a lot, catching flights, and (slightly manically) squirrelling away on work deadlines. Alas, Iâ€™ve lived to tell the tale. Iâ€™ve even managed to read, listen to, watch and eat some things, too.
Hereâ€™s the Fave Files #3. I hope you enjoy it. ðŸ™‚
EXCITING NEWS COMING THROUGH: Iâ€™m giving away a pair of completely free tickets to the 2018 Edinburgh Wellbeing Festival!
Iâ€™m SO gutted to say that I wonâ€™t be able to make the festival myself due to prior commitments (ironically, Iâ€™ll be sitting in on a weekend of nutrition lectures!), but that doesnâ€™t mean that everyone has to miss out. If you hold an interest in health, fitness, nutrition and wellbeing and fancy the chance of nabbing yourself some FREE tickets, read on to find out how you can enter my giveaway for this awesome festival hitting Edinburgh on January 27th-28th!
The Edinburgh Wellbeing Festival 2018
This will be the first ever wellbeing festival to come to Edinburgh and is set to feature some of the biggest and most influential names in health and fitness. Will there be expert nutritionists? Check. Yoga teachers? Check. Celebrity chefs? Check. Personal trainers? CHECK!
We all know we should be eating more fruits and, in particular, more vegetables. With recent research suggesting that we should now be eating up 10 portions of fruits and vegetables a day, it really can seem like a bit of a mammoth challenge to fit them all in - especially if youâ€™re not used to eating many at all! But it can definitely be done.
With this in mind, I thought Iâ€™d share my top 9 easy ways to eat more vegetables on a daily basis. These are all tips that I frequently make use of when creating my own meals and are easy, sneaky and best of all, sustainable. If I can do these things, so can you!
HELLO beautiful chums, and welcome to the second installation of The Fave Files!
This week, after realising that it was the only time Iâ€™d be able to squeeze it in for a while, I headed down to Norfolk for some catch ups with family and old high school friends. The public transport system in my tiny village always tests my patience and sanity, and debating how much I am willing to pay for gym passes for the short time that I am here has been upsetting for my bank account to say the least. Nonetheless, these are small drops in the ocean of what has so far been a wonderful trip.
Catching up with high school friends is making me super happy. Youâ€™ve been through so many life changes with these people, and thereâ€™s just no one else like them. I absolutely love hearing about what everyone is working on and how their lives have changed in the interval between our last catch up. Iâ€™m super proud of everything that each one of them has accomplished.
Welcome to the Fave Files, a new weekly round up of everything Iâ€™ve been loving lately. Iâ€™ll be covering everything from blog posts that caught my eye, to what Iâ€™ve been reading, eating, watching and listening to. This first installment is a juicy read, so letâ€™s jump in!
Links Iâ€™m Loving
Ethical Influencing: Why Bloggers Need to Do Better // Vix Meldrew.
Always relevant. I can understand that bloggers need to yield an income in return for the time spent creating content - but is it ever worth compromising your morals or putting others in danger by promoting potentially dangerous products? (No).