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by annemyne

Exercise: Yoga with Adriene

I’ve been a fan of yoga for years but at the same time I was always intimidated by it. That changed after I found Adriene’s YouTube channel – she was the one who really got me into it and got rid of the fear.

If there’s one thing you should know about me, it’s that I don’t like being told what to do. Instead, I love being educated. I want to understand things. I get that from Adriene, and I appreciate it so much. During her videos she explains things every step of the way. What you’re doing, why you’re doing it, what it means, how it benefits you.

Apart from that she has created videos and playlists for ‘complete beginners’ on her channel which helped me immensely in my early days of yoga. They are so basic that anyone would benefit from them.

Lastly, Adriene’s ‘Find What Feels Good’ series really helped me up my yoga game in a fun and fulfilling way.

Founded by Adriene, FWFG Yoga is an online space for practice and growth that provides a wide array of tools that encourage you to be authentic, love yourself, and Find What Feels Good.

Find creative and experiential invitations to learn and explore the body and what it means to be well. These classes and workshops are led by Adriene and a diverse curation of unique and experienced guest teachers.

She also has a website with more information. Check it out here.

 

Book: My Dirty Little Book of Stolen Time

This is a weird one, but I absolutely devoured it. I picked it up from a second-hand book stall at a market in Cape Town a couple of years ago (the Root44 market if I’m not mistaken).

The author, Liz Jensen, has only written a handful of books and they’re impossible to find in South Africa. If any of you are willing to be a mule, I will reward you handsomely, please and thank you.

I’ll talk about her other books another time, because there’s lots to say. One thing you must know, though, is that all of her books are written in wildly different tones of voice and styles. You really wouldn’t say that their written by the same author.

Anyway, here’s what this unputdownable novel is about:

In fin-de-siecle Copenhagen, part-time prostitute Charlotte and her lumpen sidekick, Fru Schleswig, have taken on jobs as cleaning ladies of dubious talent to tide them over the harsh winter of 1897. But the home of their neurotic new employer, the widow Krak, soon reveals itself to be riddled with dark secrets – including the existence of a demonic machine rumoured to swallow people alive. Rudely catapulted into twenty-first-century London, the hapless duo discover a whole new world of glass, labour-saving devices and hectic, impossible romance.

Yes, I dug 261 weeks deep into my Instagram account to find this pic. Just appreciate it for what it is, thank you very much.

 

Hair care: Tangle Teezers

I mentioned in a previous post that I am proper kleinserig (I have the lowest pain tolerance) and on top of that chose to have really long hair most of my life even though my hair tends to knot way easier than others’.

I switched from regular hair brushes to Tangle Teezers in 2016, and I haven’t looked back. These bad boys are ridiculously gentle on your hair. Knots are much easier to brush out and there is way less breakage. They are also super easy to clean (unlike WetBrush which I also tried for a while, but really didn’t like).

Tangle Teezers are available from Takealot, Superbalist, Clicks, and most local online hair care retailers like Retailbox.

 

Movie: Blinded by the Light

In England in 1987, a teenager from an Asian family learns to live his life, understand his family and find his own voice through the music of American rock star Bruce Springsteen.

This is not the story of Bruce Springsteen, similar to Bohemian Rhapsody or Rocketman, but rather a story about how his music inspired many in a very turbulent time.

I’m a biiig fan of the 80’s, particularly the music and fashion, so this movie was right up my alley.

You don’t need to be a fan of The Boss to enjoy this movie. I guarantee you’ll also learn a thing or two about England in the 80’s that you didn’t know.

 

Food: illy Coffee

OK so I’ll admit I am biased because they’ve been my client for many years, but I do love their coffee so 🤷‍♀️

The reason I choose to share this brand is not only because they make really good coffee, but more because of the company itself. Their ethics and what they are doing for the planet. I love everything they stand for.

I won’t go into too much detail, you can read all about what makes them different here.

To summarise; every single step in their coffee production process is carefully calculated and considered. From growing, transportation, production, packaging, all the way to the cup you’re sipping from in the restaurant or your home.

I’m all for supporting brands who take our planet and its people into consideration, and aren’t just trying to make money.

 

And that’s a wrap. Feel free to share your favourite sustainable brands/companies in the comments 👇

Kthanksbye x

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