What makes a happy marriage? Isn't that just the golden question. What truly makes a happy marriage?
Ben and I have been together for seven years and have been married for just over a year, while we don't have 'years of wisdom up our sleeves', throughout the years we have learned a lot about what contributes to a happy relationship. We are by no means perfect (we have walked some hard roads to get to where we are now), but we have learned so much along the way!
Last week, on one of Auckland's stormiest day's, I warmed up at the beautiful launch of Ti Ora's new range of teas. Most people know I am obsessed with tea, so I was truly in my element at this event.
Ti Ora is crafted right here in New Zealand using some of the world's finest fruits, herbs, and native New Zealand botanicals. It's only in recent years that I have got into herbal teas, and it's safe so say I now LOVE them! I have tried every one of these news flavours and I love them all! My favourite one is the Cinnamon Chai Tea with Horopito! You can actually have this one with milk too.
The new flavours are:
They truly all taste as good as they sound!
In our #cleaneating world, it can be hard to decipher exactly what being ‘healthy' means. We are overwhelmed with information about living a healthy lifestyle, from paleo, vegan, and gluten free, to dairy free and low carb THE LIST GOES ON! It is so easy to end up thinking that you shouldn’t eat certain foods, simply because it’s the latest trend.
About three years ago, my knowledge around health was incredibly limited. I thought being healthy meant eating a salad and a piece of fruit sometimes. I also thought that being tired every day was normal. This was until I was introduced to Dr Libby’s books and seminars which have seriously changed my whole outlook on health. I became so interested in the topic of health and energy levels and began reading books on health for fun. I know, I didn’t even recognise myself.
Growing up, I took full advantage of having a fast metabolism, and I was known for my love of coke and McDonald’s. I don’t think that a week went by at Uni that I didn’t consume nuggets or coke. I didn't take notice of how often I used the sentence “I am SO tired” because, to be honest, I thought being exhausted was a pretty normal part of life. The more I learned, the more lifestyle changes I made, which not only gave me more energy, but also made me happier
ONE YEAR MARRIED. It is hard to believe that one year ago today we were about to say I DO! Our first year has been packed full of adventure and big changes. Some exciting, some scary. This made me even more thankful for the safe place our marriage is. No matter what is going on, we always have each other's backs.