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Live Love Raw brings you raw food recipes and workshops, as well as advice on how to live in harmony with your body and nature (e.g. how to make your own natural beauty products). Here you will also find spiritual information, events and our latest sections include conscious travel guides and reviews of mindful retreats and workshops.
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Ghosts, breadcrumbers and f.boys, do we even date real people anymore?

I’ll let you in on something personal - I’ve never really dated. From the age of 16 I’ve gone from having one serious relationship after the next, lasting at least 1-5 years each. The first guy called me his girlfriend after about an hour. The second one just naturally flowed into a relationship right away.

What I learnt from doing things I said I’d “NEVER” do

The following is a list of “I will never…” phrases that I actually said out loud. Not only that, I truly believed them to the core of my being. Life has a funny way of throwing things your way that challenge your way of thinking. I began to notice a pattern over the last few

When you feel you’re getting enlightened, don’t throw away your handcuffs

A friend of mine was driving me to the airport a few days ago. Being as we are, we decided to spend our last hour together by talking about naughty girly stuff. After countless hilarious stories and some epic shits-and-giggles, this phrase came up, "we need to write a blog on if you feel like

Why I gave up my Prince Charming and don’t regret it

You may have seen an article of mine a while back about how I found my true love. It was a beautiful, magical fairytale. He was…let’s just call him Prince Charming…perfect in every way. He was gorgeous, mature, strong, funny, generous, honest, spiritual and someone I would call a “real man”. Basically you don’t find

Are you being abused? This is the voice of your child

Has your partner ever hit you? Has he* ever tried to control your whereabouts? Has he tried to physically or psychologically manipulate you into doing something you don’t want to do, or believe something you’re not? Maybe he’s even gone further? This year I spoke to two close friends of mine who are in abusive

Nataraj Spiritual Dance Festival in Delhi, India

What did you do last New Years Eve? My evening started off with a sacred cacao ceremony, setting intentions for the year to come, followed by rolling around on the floor from laughter, listening to live music, dancing, setting off colourful lanterns into the dark sky, and finally finishing off with an all-night gong bath

Useful travel tips for long-haul flights from a digital nomad

Are you prepared for your next adventure? My friends jokingly call me a "professional traveller", and I couldn't have put it better myself. When I applied for my Masters degree at UCL, I was asked to write down all of the flights I’ve taken in the last 3 years. That was a fun challenge counting

Letting go – why and how you can begin changing your life now

Just realised that I haven’t blogged anything in a while, been travelling in India and Nepal for the last 1.5 months, but I found this blog that I wrote a little while back so I had a minute to post it today as I think that the subject is a very important one, so I

What to expect (and not expect) from a Tantra Festival

I'm starting to notice that more and more people are getting curious about tantra, and there has been an increase in workshops and retreats held worldwide. I have previously written about what you can expect from a one day workshop and also posted an introduction to sacred sexuality video, which you can see by clicking on the links. This

A guide to white water rafting rivers in Bali: Ayung or Telaga Waja?

Which river to choose? If you are planning a trip to Bali, or you're already there, you don't want to miss going white water rafting!! It's honestly one of the best experiences of being on this beautiful island and I'd like to share some general information with you about what you can expect, as well

What does loving yourself mean? How do you begin to love yourself unconditionally?

If you have ever been to a group meditation, a spiritual event or any form of mindful workshop, you will no doubt have heard people saying that changes in our lives start happening after you begin loving yourself unconditionally. By doing so, you open yourself to a whole new world of possibilities, and this will

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