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Inspiring lives – Anita Kaiser

I am so pleased to bring you another inspiring,

alternative life interview, introducing Anita Kaiser.

Please tell our readers a little about your life, where are you currently living, what you do?

These days I live in Hamilton Ontario which is the known as the City of Waterfalls but also has quite a gritty side having come up as a Steel Town.  I’m a yoga teacher, Reiki healer, as well and Business/Life Coach.  I’m a big believer in the things that hold you back in life will also hold you back in business if you don’t clear them.  We all came to this place to live in joy and instead we so often hold ourselves in that space of not good enough.  I like to help people lessen that energy and more into a freer, happier, easier place.  In my coaching I tend to pull from all sorts of training to create this shift.  I’m also a bit of super foods pusher because I know what a difference that has made in my life and the life of my family.
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Clean water worldwide, it’s not just a dream

Clean water worldwide it’s not just a dream thanks to One Water

The company pours profits into clean water projects worldwide, uses test packaging to urge consumers to ‘drink and think’.
663 million people worldwide don’t have easy access to clean water.

British bottled water brand One Water is trialling alternative packaging to alert UK consumers to the poor water conditions experienced by an estimated 663 million people worldwide.

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Food trends 2017

So what will 2017 have in store for healthy food trends?

Are you a foodie?, do you love trying out new flavours and foods? There are some great foods to try in 2017, if you already are not a fan!

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Vegan Valentines recipes

Get your mouth around these delicious vegan Valentines recipes and treat yourself to some seriously good loving!

Start off with breakfast served in heart shaped bowls to fill your day and your porridge with love.

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Conscious film night in Blackpool

The first ever conscious film night at the refurbished vintage cinema, The Regent in Blackpool with cacao hot chocolate, Sicilian orange oil and hemp milk, amazing vegan cake by Kate from Blackpaper UK and films to bring awareness about our world.

 

Conscious Film Night
We will be showing Before the flood, from Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Fisher Stevens and Academy Award-winning
actor, environmental activist and U.N. Messenger of Peace Leonardo DiCaprio,
Before the Flood presents a riveting account of the dramatic changes now occurring around the world due to climate change, as well as the actions we as individuals and as a society can take to prevent catastrophic disruption of life on our planet. The film follows DiCaprio as he travels to five continents and the Arctic speaking to scientists, world leaders, activists and local residents to gain a deeper understanding of this complex issue and
investigate concrete solutions to the most pressing environmental challenge of our time. Film is shown at 7.30, please be seated before then.

There will also be a brief history of the Regent cinema which originally opened in 1921 by Linda from Actitout, find out about the fascinating history of this amazing building.

Tickets are £10 each, this includes a drink and cake and entry into a prize draw to win an original rainbow positivity artwork by myself, winner drawn at the end of the night.
Under 12’s are free and welcome at the discrection of their parents. (Drinks not included)

Please book tickets in advance from my website http://dottydelightful.com/shop/

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Low impact living in a town – what can be done?

We live in Blackpool which is a seaside resort in the Northwest of UK, population of roughly 142,000, so we are a large town. Contrary to popular belief from my photos, we live in a terrace house surrounded by neighbours and the normal trappings of large town life. So until we get our dream home in the countryside what do we do to have a lesser impact on the environment and to live a ‘back to nature’ way of life. A simple guide to our low impact living.

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Why I quit social media

Are you addicted to social media?

Because I run 2 businesses and am involved in various projects and love to attend workshops and events and I was addicted to social media sites especially Facebook. I run 4 different pages on FB, am admin to 3 groups and was spending a crazy amount of time everyday at my laptop and if I was out of laptop reach I was on my phone.

My partner is just as bad, he is more addicted to Twitter though, at night we would put on a film and have to rewind the beginning because we was both on our phones and didn’t know what was going on, if we watch a programme, in the adverts, the first thing is to pick up the phone to quickly check in case we missed who had what for dinner, how so and so’s dog is and all the other garbage 20 years ago we would not be interested in at all.

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Fix your digestion naturally

Spearmint is a sweet, mild herb that is packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants such as vitamin A, C, B-complex, beta carotene, iron, magnesium, calcium, manganese, and potassium. Spearmint is wonderful for digestion, nausea, indigestion, ulcers, halitosis, and flatulence.

It can also provide relief from headaches, sinus congestion, sore throats, fatigue, stress, and anxiety. Spearmint can also help to promote blood circulation and improve metabolism making it an excellent choice for cleansing and weight loss. Spearmint is also beneficial for respiratory issues such as bronchitis, asthma, and respiratory inflammation.

You can easily grow spearmint, but grow it in a pot as it is fast spreading, you can even bury the pot in the ground so it contains its roots from spreading everywhere. You can add a few leaves to your smoothie or your fruit salad. It is a delicious flavor combination and provides an added mineral and antioxidant boost!

You can dry your spearmint (or any mint you grow) by tying bunches of it together and hanging it upside down in a dry room, pantry or kitchen, when it crisps up and it easily crumbles it is ready to put into pots that will last throughout the winter. You can use it in cooking and make herbal tea with it. It is so refreshing and makes your mouth feel clean and eases bloating when drank daily.

Allotment time, books and foraging

I spent a lovely afternoon in the sunshine today at our plot, did some weeding and dug over a bed ready for planting, planted some seed potatoes that were on offer (I normally just sprout my own in a dark cupboard), built up the next layer of compost with grass cuttings, veg peelings, coffee dregs and horse poo and then sat on a bench we made from bricks and a scaffolding plank and closed my eyes and listened to the birds and the sounds of nature all around me. It was amazing, I remembered when we first got the phone call to say we could have an allotment I said to Tom (my partner) which plot I thought it was, we had visited plenty of times on open day so knew the plots quite well, it was a middle plot with fruit trees on, when we visited to view our new plot it wasn’t that one, it was right at the far end with no trees, it was only today I realised when we moved from the half plot to this double plot just over a month ago I was sitting next to the original plot I dreamed about and our new plot has loads of fruit trees on it too!

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Plum and blackberry crumble recipe

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Sometimes after a hard days work you need something comforting, warm and cosy in a bowl and this plum and blackberry crumble with dairy free custard did the trick.

It was so good I wanted seconds but it had all gone!

I used the last of our foraged blackberries which I had been storing in the freezer since last year and bought plums as our plum tree is not ready to bear fruit yet, wait till it does, I will be going plum recipe mad!!

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