Wholeheartedly Healthy Life: June


Wholeheartedly Healthy Life: June



Er, anyone want to vote we start June over? What a bloody shit show! Personally things have been good, but OMG Brexit and all that, seriously I have no words for what a mess the ‘United’ Kingdom is in right now. It’s deeply upset me what world I’m bringing Finley up in and I am genuinely worried about the future. I’m holding on to some positivity that all this must have surely happened for a reason and that the political upheaval will lead to some kind of revolution and a new political party might emerge and sort this mess out. I have to say the Friday and weekend following the result I was very down in the dumps and added to that my Grandmother was very ill, so I’m happy to see the end of this month from that perspective. 

Peace is in my pulse

I needed that oracle card from the Miracles Now Deck last weekend!


One of my big goals this month was to get my garden in better shape. With a lot of help from my parents we managed to make some progress and I love it! It’s still rather wild, but at least I feel like it’s more usable now.


Finley’s coming on leaps and bounds, such a little man! This month I decided enough was enough and we started working with Sarah Ockwell Smith, a gentle sleep consultant on a sleep plan for Finley. I started aspects of it this week while James is on lates and so far so good!

DoTERRA petal

One of my current obsessions is my doTERRA oils. Some of you might have heard of them as they’re huge in the States. I started getting more interested in them as I created preparations for Coconut Oil Inside and Out, and doTERRA really are amazing quality. I’m also using them as part of Finley’s gentle sleep plan and they are definitely making a difference! I’ll be talking much more about essential oils in the future, if you’re interested in doTERRA now, feel free to contact me for more info.

Foodwise here are some of my faves:

Chocolate banana smoothieChocolate banana protein smoothie

Strawberry almond butter on rye breadRye bread with almond butter and strawberries

Mexican bean bowlDay before grocery shop mix of beans, red onion, peppers, tomato sauce and chill powder with coriander and avocado

Thai red lentil curryThai red lentil curry with roasted cauliflower

Exercise has mainly been Barre3 with a few gym workouts and one run thrown in. James is running the Gateshead 10K on Sunday and Finley is running his first ever race, the Toddler Dash for our number 1 charity CHUF as well.

I’ve had some lovely days out with my friends this month. Last week we visited the recently renovated Wharton Park in Durham which is just lovely and has an amazing view of the cathedral and castle. I found seeing them a nice reminder that while times can be turbulent, life goes on, they’re still standing after centuries, battles and wars. 

Durham city


My goals for this month were to consistently use my Bullet Journal which I have done and loved! I’ve also achieved all my other goals so feeling very accomplished.

Some goals for July:

 Meditate three times a week – this really fell off the wagon in June.

 Read more – I’m spending far too much time scrolling Facebook in bed, just bought Lena Dunham Not That Kind of Girl.

 Get out and run – I totally lost my running mojo but when I went for that short run in June I really enjoyed it. It serves me well as alone time too, so really want to make the effort with it this month.

How was June for you? Do you have any goals / intentions for July?

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  1. LilyLipstick

    Your food looks amazing and, wow, Finley has grown up so much! June was fun on a personal level for me but the Brexit result has, to be honest, left me feeling pretty down and everything feels very uncertain at the moment. Meditation is definitely high on the July agenda for me as I really need to get some perspective and try to hope that everything will turn out ok! x

    • Laura@wholeheartedlyhealthy

      He’s getting such a big boy now! I feel just the same about Brexit, I do think everything happens for a reason, it’s just very hard to see what that is right now x

  2. Lauren

    I am sorry to hear your Grandmother wasn’t well, I hope she is better now <3
    I can't even imagine the atmosphere in the UK right now. I have skyped my family about it tonnes. Like you said, fingers crossed some sort of new party will emerge and sort the mess out. Shaky times hey, the uncertainty of it all is worrying. But we have to try and stay positive :)
    I am coming back to the UK in August for a few weeks so I guess I will experience it first hand…
    That chocolate smoothie looks amazing btw, I love the gold straw!! And the Lena book is a fun read :)

    • Laura@wholeheartedlyhealthy

      She’s much better now thank you :-) Yep, it’s a strange place to be at the moment, lots of uncertainty, hopefully by August the summer will have arrived and that good old British resolve will be kicking in!

  3. Maria B

    Hope your Grandmother is OK.
    Urgh the result was just awful- I just could not believe it, and although I know some people had reasons for voting to leave, it has also validated a lot of people’s racist ideas- the increase in hate crimes this last week was appalling. I hope we will be OK as a country but it depresses me that we have so many people living in this world with such extreme views. But we can’t change it now (no matter how many times they show people on the news wishing they could change their vote…).
    Yay for Finley running his first race! I hope he has fun! He’ll be doing parkruns before you know it!

    • Laura@wholeheartedlyhealthy

      Thanks Maria, she is now, went from telling us she only had a few days left to it only being a water infection treatable with antibiotics! Finley loved his first race, it was a great day and has reinspired me to run!


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