Quinoa Porridge

A great meal to warm you from the inside out as well as sustained energy. Great to prepare fresh or (most likely) the night before, just add the toppings and feel free to mix them up. Ingredients 1 ½ cups white quinoa 1 can coconut cream 4 dates 2 bananas ¼ teaspoon cinnamon ¼

Setting an Intention for yourself

Father of triplets, Ecoriginals ambassador Nic from @balancedstudio shares his thoughts on setting an intention for yourself that’s more than just about your waistline. See if you can look down the line in three months’ time and imagine what your dream self is - not only what it looks like, but also what it feels like.

Pre & Postpartum Food Philosophy

If what we are is what we eat, we want our family and community to be eating the highest quality, locally sourced, seasonal and organic produce that is out there. I have found over the years that it’s more than what you eat, it’s also how you eat. When my wife and I found

Welcome Nic Laidlaw to the Ecoriginals Family.

We’ve now welcomed not 1, not 2 but 3 new babies to the Ecoriginals family. River, Tiger and Woody are the perfect little triplets to first time parents Nic and Madi. Growing up on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, dad Nic from @balancedstudio dedicates his time to teaching body balance, strengthening, lifestyle management and clean eating. We

Warming Chicken Soup

A beautiful meal to nourish you that’s easy to whip up and to heal you post birth with all goodies and nutrient rich minerals, fats, protein and iron. A great meal that you make and freeze before your birth so it’s ready to take to your place of birth or to enjoy when you are home. Ingredients: 

Pre & Postpartum breathing techniques

The best way to assist healing and growth of the body is to bring our nervous system into a state of rest, where the body feels safe to release the appropriate hormones create surplus energy for mumma as well as the bub/s. Practice breathing low and slow, regularly, when you are feeling rushed, anxious or

Do you feel selfish for taking care of your needs?

WHEN WE NEGLECT OUR NEEDS, WE ARE FAR MORE LIKELY TO OVERINDULGE IN SOME WAY. We might binge eat at night because we have been restricting food all day. We might go on a shopping spree and get into debt because we told ourselves we're not allowed to have nice things. We might become power-hungry

3 steps to your perfect body shape

So what is the perfect body shape? The perfect body size? What is the ideal weight for my height?   These questions are constantly asked by many women with many of us striving desperately to achieve its (often unrealistic) answer.   Your ideal body shape is not defined by a desired weight or a dress

Detox your fears for an easier birth

Spring is classically the time to detox your life. I really believe toxins are to the body what fears are to a pregnant mind. You may not be aware of them or their effects, but left to breed and run rampant, they can cause problems in the long run. Mental pollution comes in many forms.

Strategy of Surrender

Strategy for surrender Claire Obeid is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and Yoga Teacher who inspires women to discover balance, true happiness and perfect health. She reaches women in over 15 countries worldwide through her insightful and intuitive blog, video posts and dedicated Facebook page. This is her guest post: Since the day little Soleil

5 things I know about Postnatal Depletion

Australian Doctor Oscar Serrallach recently shared his learnings about Postnatal Depletion on Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop blog, detailing the long lasting physical toll taken on a mother after bringing a child into the world. His title of postnatal depletion is startlingly accurate and has struck a chord (big time) with women worldwide. His findings are one of the

Nourish your mind

Did you know each year approximately one in every five Australians will experience a mental illness? Most commonly experienced are anxiety, depression, bi-polar, mood disorders and eating disorders. Whether you experience any of these yourself or know someone who does I hope the following nourishing tips help to support good mental health, a positive mind-set