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Helen Turner Health & Wellness Consultant Physio/Acu Travel & Wellness Writer Retreats Slow Living & Slow Fashion Social Media Consulting Content Creator πŸ“AMS https://www.helenturnerhealth.com/become-a-holistic-health-coach/
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Helen Turner
‘less is more’ is not always good advice. especially when it comes to clothing. i’m glad that my social media does not exist because of the amount of skin shown, like many women who use it for self promotion. there is something i find very un-classy in those that use their body as a way of getting attention. often these women have self esteem issues or need the confirmation that they are attractive. however i do feel ‘less is more’ when it comes to my belongings, be it household or my wardrobe. i keep things simple and try to ensure they are sustainably made and have minimal negative effect on the environment. i try and coordinate my clothes as much as possible and only buy things that can be used in a variety of environments. my work attire often needs to also be suitable for evening events and needs to be comfortable. heels are really almost something from the past for me, i hardly wear them these days and my feet and back certainly don’t miss them. women often want the best of both worlds, to be sexy but not sexualized, to be equal to men but still place them on a pedestal if they are a man of power or political / religious position. i hope one day women will be more empowered to just be themselves and not fit into what society specifies as being desirable. i have friends who have to wear heels to their office jobs. well i’m sorry but don’t complain if you accepted the job and the terms, it’s a choice you made, a career you choose. your circumstances are the product of the many choices you make. make wise choices that make you feel happy, and change the things that don’t. if you want some ideas for sustainable clothing brands then check out the ‘slow fashion’ page on my website. this #lbd is from the lovely @studioheijne which i love for the ability to customize. you want sleeves on your dress? no problem! you want the length a little longer? sorted! make your wardrobe suit you, don’t try and fit your wardrobe.... ✨#custommade #sustainablefashion #slowfashion #slowfashionmovement #slowliving #blackandwhitepic
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This time of year i love being home and relaxing. keeping warm with my @yuyubottle and drinking lots of herb teas. today i stocked up on organic veggies from the #noordermarkt and bought some #reishi mushrooms. they are one of the best #adaptogens out there and great for health for so many different reasons. one of my favorite stalls at the noordermarkt is the mushroom stall, especially the wild mushrooms. maybe this week i will make some mushroom burgers? this week was an interesting one getting to try some new foods. firstly some #egusi soup (made from ground melon seeds) with #plantain #fufu which i love! it’s my new favourite thing and can’t wait to have some more. then i experienced my first #eritrean and #ethiopian restaurant with some friends. i loved sharing the food and we had a lovely variety of vegetarian dishes (see my instastory for a pic). i just wish i had had more traditional food whilst in #tanzania. the majority of the food at our lodge was more #western rather than local. anyway i can’t wait to try some more new things! #trynewfoods #nigerianfood #ethiopianfood #melonseeds
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Well.... it is the weekend. will you be enjoying some healthy treats this weekend? why not try some of these lovely vegan matcha pancakes from @quiestea_amsterdam ? be careful though, they are a little addictive βœ¨πŸŒΏπŸ’šπŸ΅ #matchapancakes #veganpancakes #quiestea #amsterdamhotspot
14 184 4 days ago

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Well today is one of those #facialacupuncture days πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ™πŸ»βœ¨ have you tried facial acupuncture? worried about having needles in your face? don’t be, the needles are tiny and can hardly be felt. facial acupuncture can be great for stimulating circulation and lymph flow, reducing tension in the muscles of the face, calming and reducing stress, pain relieving and much much more! why not give it a try? sessions also include facial cupping ans jade roller massage βœ¨πŸ™πŸ»πŸ‘ŒπŸ» #naturalbeauty #greenbeauty #agethenaturalway #cosmeticacupuncture #tcm
9 148 5 days ago

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Its #healthcoachweek ! so here is a shout out to all my fellow health coaches and people who are also trying to live their healthiest life and encourage those around them. i believe the world is becoming more educated in health related issues and understanding that government recommendations and the pharmaceutical world are not always honest or correct. learning to question western medicine and find our own solutions to health concerns is empowering and eye opening. the one thing i wish was for more people to ask questions and educate themselves on health related issues. the things i grew up learning at school are not correct (i.e dairy being healthy and that we need to consume meat). question everything, read research papers. say no if you are not comfortable with the information given to you.... or ask a health coach to help you live your best life πŸ‘ŒπŸ» #knowledgeispower #educateyourself #iin #iingrad #iinstudent
18 319 1 weeks ago

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Great night with these inspiring ladies at the @rockstart green challenge closing event. so interesting to learn about the new sustainable start ups and their creative ideas. @earthenablerwanda @weloveglowee @postcodeloterij @dinadehart @seagoinggreen #sustainablestartup #sustainability #circulareconomy
7 161 2 weeks ago

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Although i love living in amsterdam, paris had a piece of my heart. i love the simple, elegant style of dressing, nothing obvious but when worn with a bit of confidence can turn heads. which is why i’m very flattered to have been asked to feature in a collaboration with a parisian clothing brand later this year. now let me work on my #jenesaisquoi ✨ #parischic #parisfashion #parisienne
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Usually i like to tell you about things i like. i tend to be that person who doesn’t like to complain about things publicly, but rather address them privately or only speak about them with my friends in person. but maybe i should share them more? one of the things that is really irritating me presently are yoga classes. or ‘trendy’ yoga studios to be more clear. there is nothing worse than going to a yoga class of 40 so called ‘yogis’ where you have to line your mat up with the black tape on the floor like you are in the army or something. you are just a number on the online sign up program where the teacher not only doesn’t know your name but knows nothing about your physical health or weaknesses or your skill at yoga. to then be put through a set routine of yoga poses which are not tailored to the groups needs in any way and while looking around the room (as i’m hiding at the back observing everyone pretending to be good at yoga) and seeing terrible form and dangerous technique, whilst the teacher turns a blind eye as they cant possibly slow down, stop or correct anyone otherwise they will run out of time to complete their set routine (and get fired????) what happened to teachers being able to come up with their own routines, be skilled enough to change if they see the group struggling or at least offer some ‘teaching’ during the session. must be the physio in me but if the class is more than 6 i feel i’m not getting any value for money and tend to learn absolutely nothing (aside from the fact my hamstrings are pretty tight when doing downward dog endlessly) . i want my teacher to be spontaneous, be able to look after myself and fellow students, not put anyone at risk of injury and be able to teach me something that i didn’t already know.... as a basic level yoga student that shouldn’t be too hard...... teaching yoga has become far too easy to just copy a set routine and totally goes against what yoga is actually supposed to be about. instead it is unfortunately all about the €€££$$ don’t even get me started about what goes on in spinning classes...... #rantover #lookafteryourbody #notlovingtrendyyoga #overandout #petpeeves
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Spying on the elephants eating lunch in the rain 🐘🌿 🌧. can’t believe how close they were! #safaritime #elephantlove #lunchtimefun
8 169 3 weeks ago

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Purple cauliflower and oranges πŸ‘ŒπŸ» . i wonder how purple cauliflower rice looks??? maybe next on my list of things to make! i’ve been craving oranges recently and i guess it’s my body’s way of telling me to keep my vitamin c levels up a this time of year, when colds and flu are rife. anyway i’m doing as i’m told... πŸ™πŸ»πŸ‘ŒπŸ»βœ¨ #vitaminc #healwithnature #holistichealth
4 249 3 weeks ago

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Missing this african sunshine! 🌞 #it’s been drizzling most of the day here in amsterdam so not too fun. #mondaymood #safarihat
11 274 4 weeks ago

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What a great way to start my sunday morning, a lovely breakfast at @cateringsmallworld . i had the delicious matcha pancakes with lemon curd and fresh fruit πŸ“, topped with a sprinkle of chia seeds! guess i’ll be seeing you next week πŸ€— #loveyourlunch #smallworldcatering #jordaan #sundaybrunch
24 284 4 weeks ago

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That view though! looking down into the ngorogoro crater last sunday. this sunday i’m back in amsterdam and off for sunday brunch! #travellife #travelblogger #travelwriter #tanzania #amsterdam
10 217 4 weeks ago

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My new favorite warm drink! the red velvet hot cacao made with beetroot juice, cacao, dates and unsweetened almond milk from @juicebynature βœ¨πŸ‘ŒπŸ» #redvelvethotcacao #veganuary
17 257 4 weeks ago

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I was super excited when i popped into @cateringsmallworld the other day and found out they are now doing sunday brunch from 9am! my neighborhood was seriously lacking in a good breakfast place on the weekend that has tasty food and great service! i’ll be there this sunday for my pancakes! or maybe some avocado toast..... decisions πŸ€” #sundaybrunch #sundayvibes #smallworldcatering #amsterdamfoodie #amsterdamhotspot
17 309 4 weeks ago

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Doing some color coordination with the new @blackrhinoacademy school in karatu, tanzania. this beautiful building behind me is the new dormitory block with these huge windows and amazing views out over the surrounding landscape. wish my school had been this picturesque βœ¨πŸ‘ŒπŸ» . the dress is custom made by @studioheijne , so glad i got to wear it! πŸ‘ŒπŸ»
48 379 4 weeks ago

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On the road again.... but getting to look at this view while driving isn’t too bad... πŸŒ… #roadtrip #safari #tanzania #kenya
19 175 5 weeks ago

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Looking down into the ngorogoro crater before the drive down. the picture doesn’t do it justice, one of the most amazing views i’ve ever seen. feeling very lucky to have experienced this wonder of the world. . #ngorogoro #tanzania #πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡Ώ #safaritanzania #tanzaniasafari #ngorogorocrater #ngorogoroconservationarea #traveltotanzania #gototanzania #seetanzania #eastafrica #nomads #wanderlusting #safarilife #safari #travelwriter #travelgram #travelblogger #nationalpark #safaristyle #safaritour
33 323 5 weeks ago

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Yesterday was a long day full of adventures! a 9 hour drive from nairobi to karatu in tanzania. saw some giraffes πŸ¦’ and zebra πŸ¦“ on the way! then got stuck after the road collapsed in the rain and we had to take a detour through the bush! arrived at a lovely lodge and had a great nights sleep. now fresh for what today will bring! #day2 #karatu #tanzania βœ¨πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ¦“πŸ˜πŸ¦’
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A little blue for you on #bluemonday today! how was your blue monday or otherwise the most depressing day of the year apparently? i’m not sure it’s really true but it has been a miserable day in amsterdam today... so i’m doing #brewmonday instead. can’t wait to get together tonight for my ‘instagram tips and tricks for small businesses’ talk, and i will have a warm brew waiting for everyone after braving the cold rainy weather. #workmode #growyourbusiness #growyourbrand
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