Hannah is one half of Healthy Luxe. If you haven’t checked out their Instagram page, you simply must! This mother-daughter duo have created a beautifully inspiring platform to share their love for health, food and travel. Hannah has been kind enough to share a bit about their journey and all things health and sustainability.
TELL US ABIT ABOUT YOUR JOURNEY.
Our journey as Healthy Luxe began at the end of 2017 when we rebranded from Health Synergy. Health Synergy was the name of my mum’s naturopathy clinic which she ran form 2006-2012. In 2014, I (Hannah) started the Instagram and website as an outlet to share my mum’s healthy recipes and vast nutritional knowledge to a wider audience. This was also a great opportunity for me to put to practice the digital media/marketing skills I was learning whilst studying media and communications at University.
The motivation behind the rebrand was to more widely encompass the many facets of wellbeing. This includes topics such as lifestyle and fitness, eco-travel, skincare and mental health, as well as environmental and social issues. Healthy Luxe for us is symbolic of the notion that your health is your greatest wealth.
WHAT’S BEEN YOUR BIGGEST ACHIEVEMENT TO DATE?
We are very excited about the imminent launch of our new Healthy Luxe app (it is due to launch in the next 2 weeks!). We learnt a lot from having our current Health Synergy app and have tried to take on board the feedback we have received. Our Healthy Luxe app also has some exciting new features that we can’t wait to share. Something else we are particularly proud of is that we have been able to work with a number of leading brands in the health and wellness industry. Being able to help spread the word and share their mission towards better health and reducing our impact on the environment is a privilege.
HOW DOES BEING HEALTHY MANIFEST FOR YOU?
For me, being healthy manifests in increased energy levels, enhanced productivity, more restful sleep and overall better mood. I have always been fairly healthy (growing up with a naturopath as a mum and all!) however it wasn’t until my final years at school that I began to take more of a personal interest in health and just became more aware of what I was putting into my body. Simultaneously, I noticed a significant increase in my energy, concentration, as well as my ability (and desire) to exercise. After experiencing the difference healthier choices made to so many other aspects of my life, there really was no turning back. This was a big part of what sparked my passion for health.
IF YOU COULD GIVE ONE PIECE OF ADVICE TO YOUR YOUNGER SELF, WHAT WOULD THAT BE?
To be ok with uncertainty and not to be scared to make mistakes. I remember putting so much pressure on myself during school to know exactly what I wanted to do. I think it is important to remember that it is ok to figure things out as you go and to remember that making mistakes is all a part of your journey, and critical for your own personal growth.
HEALTH AND SUSTAINABILITY GO HAND IN HAND. WOULD YOU AGREE?
We 100% agree and this is integral to the Healthy Luxe philosophy. Generally speaking, choosing foods that are better for our health are also better for the environment. It has been amazing to see so many eco-friendly products hit the shelves and just experience the general shift whereby people are becoming increasingly aware of the environment and taking initiatives to reduce waste.
WHATS YOUR GO-TO MEAL WHEN YOU’RE FLAT OUT?
This depends on what ingredients we have on hand, but I’d say avocado on toast is our quick & easy go-to! We love keeping it simple with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice and some fresh herbs/spices. For some protein we add poached eggs.
WHAT ARE 3 WAYS YOU ARE REDUCING YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT AROUND YOUR HOME?
- Recycle. We always re-use and recycle in as many ways as we can. We are fortunate that our council collects compostable food waste… We try to prevent waste as much as possible however it is great to know we can avoid food going to landfill.
- Anyone who follows us on Instagram knows we love our coconut bowls! These are probably amongst the most sustainable products on the planet and we serve 99% of our meals in them.
- We love to shop at The Source Bulk foods which is another great way to reduce waste and avoid unnecessary packaging. Our pantry is literally filled with our reusable jars which we take re fill at the start of each month.
You can find Healthy luxe on Instagram @healthyluxe or check out their website here.
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