• Personal Life

    Juicing for a healthy gut

    Since I can remember, I have suffered from constipation on a regular basis. Then I found the wonders of celery juice and I have been regular ever since! Seriously guys, read on. Celery juice can: Lower blood pressure Help to prevent chronic diseases Helps lower stress levels Has anti-inflammatory properties Aids digestion Apple juice can: Enhance your skin Help control weight Help keep your heart & liver healthy Is a great remedy for constipation Hydrates and prevents amenia Improve vision Mix the two together and you have a combination of health-boosting effects full of nutrients for your body. A lot of people believe that you only get the effects of celery juice if…

  • Mental Health,  Personal Life

    5 Daily Habits for a Healthier You

    This post is simple. Five healthy habits to become a healthier you. These are 5 habits that you should try to focus on incorporating into your everyday life. These are: Drink enough water Get plenty of sleep Reduce  your stress Eat healthy Exercise daily Let’s focus more in depth on each point. Drink plenty of water We all know that water is good for you but I don’t think people realize how important it is to drink just the right amount. Too much and you can make yourself poorly. Too little and you’ll suffer the side effects. By drinking enough water you avoid dehydration. Dehydration effects you both physically and…

  • Mental Health,  Personal Life

    Living in Gratitude

    Today I am going to talk about living in gratitude. What it means to live in gratitude and how you can start following this positive way of living for a better mentality on life. I’m not saying I do this all the time, everyone has bad days. Heck, I have major anxiety problems to the point that I don’t leave the house on my own. I have panic attacks. I most likely have PCOS and can’t have children without being dosed up on pills and other such things but I’m still smiling. I focus on the little things. Waking up to my husband giving me a goodbye kiss before he heads…

  • Personal Life

    Optimism in life

    Hello, something I seem to neglect writing about enough on here is myself and my everyday. I write advice, tips, guidance, recipes. Pretty much anything that will help others but I don’t just sit down and talk to you guys and that’s something I really want to get better at doing. I think the main reason I struggle with this is that generally I only open up to people I’m close to or my therapist. So, this is a challenge me that I’m setting myself to continue doing this year and hopefully next year as well. So, what do I want to talk about today?  Well, yesterday, honestly was a tough day…

  • Personal Life

    My 100th blog post – What I’ve learnt and What’s Next

    As you may have guessed from the title. This post is my 100th blog post. Technically I think I’ve already surpassed this but due to clearing out old posts this is the official 100th blog post. First of all, thank you to any followers, old, present and new. You’re the reason I continue doing what I love and sharing all the nitty-gritty. I thought I would use this post to focus on what I’ve learned since I began blogging. It’s less about writing When I decided to start blogging I mainly began WallyJay as a way to promote Veganism, create recipes and hone in my writing. I figured what better…

  • Mental Health,  Personal Life

    Thriving on supplements – Daily vitamins

    I’ve touched on this briefly in my post ‘Anxiety Self Help – Advice and Tips” it’s a great look into how I deal with my Generalised Anxiety Disorder, I would highly recommend giving it a read. You may find some helpful tips. So, what’s the point of this post?  Well, people seem to see the term ‘supplements’ as a dirty word. You’re still perfectly healthy if you take supplements. Consider supplements the safety net to your general wellbeing. I would also like to show the importance of these vitamins because as with most deficiencies, you won’t know you’re deficient until you’re in trouble and have to be pumped full of that…

  • Personal Life

    How to deal with Heavy Periods

    Hello, it feels like it’s been a while since I’ve sat down to type…..well, type what’s on my mind and going off in my life I guess. So, I thought I would talk about something that has been the main focus recently. My periods. Yep, close this post now if you don ‘t want the nitty-gritty because it’s not full of rainbows. Although I doubt you would expect that anyway…unless you’re a child and in that case go away, you shouldn’t be reading this. Problematic Periods Let’s start with my issues. I’ve always had very heavy periods and very painful ones. I spend a couple of days of each period…

  • Mental Health,  Personal Life

    Become a more positive person

    Positivity, as I’ve said many times before is the root of your tree but in this modern world, it’s so difficult to stay positive. Things are complicated and there are so many stressors in our everyday lives, but, if you learn to turn the negative into something positive it’s a great way to become a more positive person overall. A few examples of this:  If your husband angers you because he has an annoying habit such as, oh I don’t know. Leaving the toilet seat up? (not mine, luckily). Instead of getting annoyed by that, try to appreciate it for what it is. Yes, that habit may be a little frustrating…

  • Personal Life

    Diet’s don’t work – Losing weight the healthy way

    Did you know only 5% of people that lose weight by dieting will have kept it off after 5 years? 95% will put the weight back on. That’s a lot, right? So, why spend all that money, time and effort on something that doesn’t work. I’m no saint, I did it as well. I never felt comfortable in my skin and spent years trying to lose the weight with diet pills, fasting, shakes. I would always put the weight back on. I was what some people called a Yo-Yo dieter. That was until a year ago when I turned Vegan and started seeing things in a different light. So, why don’t…

  • Personal Life,  Vegan Lifestyle

    My Essential Vegan Shopping List

    When I went Vegan I went through a steep learning curve. Lot’s of months of trying new products and lots of research. I never had anything to help me along the way and had to learn what I needed on a weekly basis in my shopping basket. So, I have written out a list of what I use most days and what I buy regularly in my shopping. I’m hoping this may help some people or may even just show people that Vegans eat plenty of ‘normal’ foods. But, first a few notes about the list. Disclaimer: Everyone is different. This is just what I buy. I follow a healthy, whole…