Primal Confessions

When I switched my Blog over to The Mindful Journey, one of the things I promised to do was to be honest about my Primal food journey.  So now it’s confession time… While I was on holiday in Prague I found it very easy to eat to a Primal template.  The traditional foods in the […]

Primal Eating

Over the last year having dabbled on and off with Primal eating and a few rounds of the Whole30 I’m finally starting to change my mindset around food and feel that a Primal template (perhaps on a 85%/15% split) works well for me and occasionally I will have a little bit of something non-Primal – perhaps […]

The Whole 30

This is my 4th round of Whole30 since August 2015 and to be honest I’m starting to feel a little frustrated that I haven’t lost more weight than I have.  However, one thing I have to keep reminding myself is that Whole30 is essentially about wellness, not about weight loss or detoxing. So what is […]

Moving Forward

After a bit of thought I have taken the plunge and changed up the Blog.  First thing to change is the name – although I plan to stay in Saudi Arabia for a few more years, I felt it was time to look to the future and the things I want to do in the […]

A time for change

Since I went home to Scotland in December, and maybe even for a few weeks before this, I have been contemplating (and experimenting with) making what for me is a big change. From the age of around 21/22 I have been vegetarian.  My main reason for this was a disgust at eating animals and also […]

Birthday Celebrations

When I first arrived in Saudi Arabia and started work, I was really pleased to note that Aramco had scheduled a long weekend at the time of my birthday as this coincided with Saudi National day.  As National Day falls today (Tuesday) we are given Sunday and Monday as holiday also, creating a lovely 5 […]