Something new has been cooking at My Lighthearted Kitchen: an exercise section!

I have been playing around with this idea for a while now, and I have finally decided to share my training sessions with you. Some of you might know that I have started weight training in January and have been completely obsessed with this sport ever since. I have to say that it has beenContinue reading “Something new has been cooking at My Lighthearted Kitchen: an exercise section!”

Iron Vegan Protein Powder Review // Poudre protéinée Iron Vegan

I’ve been testing out a few vegan protein powders recently, and I have to say it’s difficult to find one that is not too chalky, that tastes great and that is not filled with weird ingredients. Just last week, I had to go out to buy a third bag of the Iron Vegan Spouted VeganContinue reading “Iron Vegan Protein Powder Review // Poudre protéinée Iron Vegan”

Motivation tip: Visualization \\\ Truc de motivation: La Visualisation

When working on achieving goals, there comes a time when things get tougher because your motivation levels are slowly decreasing. I found that when I get unmotivated to continue working on my goals, one thing that really helps is visualization. It’s a really simple but powerful trick that can help you hit the gym whenContinue reading “Motivation tip: Visualization \\\ Truc de motivation: La Visualisation”

Motivation Tips \\\ Let’s go, on est capable!

It’s the middle of January already! Like many people, I took new year’s resolutions. The first week or so, things were simple enough since I was still home on a break. However, now that my work and study routines are back, I find it difficult to keep up with my resolutions and to work onContinue reading “Motivation Tips \\\ Let’s go, on est capable!”

Minimalist Skin Care: Oils // Soins minimalistes: Huiles

(version en français plus bas!) A few posts ago, I wrote about my favourite floral waters. Well, let’s talk about oils now! In the past, I had a lot of difficulties finding moisturizers that would keep me skin hydrated but not overly oily. I used to love Clinique’s yellow moisturizer, but when I realized itContinue reading “Minimalist Skin Care: Oils // Soins minimalistes: Huiles”

Minimalist Skin Care: Floral waters \\ Soins pour la peau minimalistes: Eaux Florales

(Version française plus bas!) If you read my last post on Materia body care products, you know that I have struggled with and still am working on my skin. After trying every anti-acne product I could get my hands on, I went cold turkey and got rid of all of them. I turned to theContinue reading “Minimalist Skin Care: Floral waters \\ Soins pour la peau minimalistes: Eaux Florales”

A clutter-free mind

As we moved recently, I have been witness to the incredible amount of junk and clutter we can accumulate without noticing. These unused items take place, are magnets for dust, and make our living space smaller and cumbered. It’s fascinating to see how much more comfortable I feel when I enter a yoga studio whereContinue reading “A clutter-free mind”

Yoga Mat Cleaning Spray

There comes a time when you do yoga when you realize that your yoga mat has different marks and grime stuck to it, no matter how clean and careful you are. This is what happened this morning. I took out my yoga mat, and realized that my footprints were visible. Ew! How disgusting! So IContinue reading “Yoga Mat Cleaning Spray”

I’m a mindfulness instructor!

I feel like I have reached a new level in “hippie-land”! Joke aside, I have completed my 12 weeks training with Mindful Schools to be a mindfulness instructor this week. How exciting! As an end of training celebration, I’m sharing some thoughts on how this happened. Flashback to the beginning of the year: This year,Continue reading “I’m a mindfulness instructor!”

Meditation Prop: Small Bench

After completing my yoga prop cabinet, my boyfriend set out to make me a meditation bench. How exciting! This is really comfortable: it helps me keep my back straight while giving me support for the legs. Since I don’t sit with my legs crossed it is also easier on the knees, and it make itContinue reading “Meditation Prop: Small Bench”