A Nourishing Life with Jules Aron

Jules Aron is a Holistic Wellness Coach, Natural Beauty Advocate, Green Lifestyle Expert and recipe book author, passionate about creating revitalising, beautifying and guilt free plant based recipes that support wellbeing within and without.

What time do you wake up?

I usually wake up at 7 a.m. and my ideal sleep is a solid eight hours.

How do you start your day?

I have a mindfulness practice, that involves free flow journalling and gratitude pages that I do before getting out of bed. I then start the day with warm water and fresh lemon juice, before I head out for a brisk walk.

What do you eat for breakfast?

I’m a slow starter and prefer to have a warm and nourishing elixir that carries me through until lunch on most days. My choice of beverage these days consists of a variation of raw cacao, an adaptogenic mushroom powder, a homemade nut milk and coconut oil.

What do you do with your morning?

I go for a brisk walk around my home on most mornings and for a longer walk on the beach twice a week. I can then focus my attention on creative projects, writing assignments or other business obligations. I try not to schedule morning meetings.

What daily rituals are important to you?

My morning mindfulness practice. Quiet time while I sip on my morning potion. And my evening bath.

Do you exercise?

I never skip my morning walk although I’m not so rigid about times. I also like to get some yoga in during the week and I have an elliptical and rebounder at home that I like to use in the afternoon when I need a pick me up.

What do you eat for lunch?

Lunch can consist of anything from a large nutritious salad sprinkled with hemp seeds, to a buckwheat buddha bowl with roasted veggies to a grain free homemade muesli with fresh fruit.

Do you have a set of tasks/ responsibilities to handle every day?

My day’s work can consist of meetings, interviews, writing assignments, photo shoots, promotional work and correspondence.

What does your afternoon look like?

I’m in full work mode in the afternoon.

Do you spend time with friends daily?

My work tends to put me in the spotlight more often than I would like, which takes a toll on me. But friends and loved ones are very important to me, so I make time for social activities with them at least twice a week.

How do you begin your evening?

As an author, I sometimes need to work through the early evening to complete the day’s work tasks. Once I break, I’ll either head out to yoga or a more leisurely walk.

Does the day feel like one period to you or do you segment it?

I like to take breaks every 40-60 minutes. If I’m sitting, I’ll get up and stretch or jump on the rebounder for 15 minutes. Regardless of what I’m doing, I’ll take regular breaks and make myself a cup of herbal tea to shift my energy. This keeps me focused and creative for longer stretches of time.

What do you eat for dinner?

Jackfruit tacos, quinoa tabouli with chickpeas, nutritious homemade soups and stews, lentil meatballs, artichoke patties.

How do you spend your time before bed?

Reading, reflecting on the day and winding down.

I make myself an evening elixir with a homemade plant milk, coconut butter and the adaptogen, ashwagandha. This puts me in a peaceful, meditative state that helps me transition to bedtime.

Do you have a night time routine?

At least one hour before bedtime, I shut everything down and light some candles and incense. I then spend at least 20 minutes soaking in the tub with herbal salts.

What are the last things you focus on before you go to sleep?

I am very aware of the thoughts I focus on before I drift off. Once in bed, I like to review my day in a positive light and set intentions for the following day.

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