Jessica Ainscough — aka ‘The Wellness Warrior’ — is our go-to-girl for all things healthy and holistic. A few years ago, she was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. Rather than take the news lying down, Jess stood up and is fighting head on… drastically changing her life in the process. She is a writer, blogger, certified holistic health coach and a ‘super greens’ goddess with a great story to tell. For more about Jess (and her cookbook Make Peace With Your Plate) visit her at The Wellness Warrior. She has kindly shared her FFF Guide to Life, so take it away Jess!
HOLIDAY: Byron Bay.
HOTEL: The Atlantic, Byron Bay.
RESTAURANT & BAR: My favourite restaurant is The Spirit House. It’s an amazing Thai restaurant here on the Sunshine Coast. It’s not organic, unfortunately, but that is where I plan on heading for a celebratory dinner when I’m a little further along the healing path. I don’t go to bars anymore, but my boyfriend owns a bar called Lot 104 – best bar on the Sunshine Coast!
DRINK: The Wellness Warrior smoothie: kale, cos lettuce, frozen banana, coconut water, spirulina, maca, bee pollen, lime juice. Delicious!!
SHOP: Goddess of Babylon or Spell And The Gypsy Collective.
BOOK & FILM: Book: A Return To Love by Marianne Williamson, Film: Anchorman.
CHARITY: I am an ambassador for The Warwick Foundation, which is an amazing charity that supports young adults with cancer. I also sponsor two pigs and a cow at Edgar’s Mission and donate monthly to Animals Australia.
MUST HAVE WARDROBE ITEM: Dark Ksubi skinny jeans in winter, denim shorts in summer.
MUST HAVE KITCHEN/PANTRY ITEM: My juicer!
MUST HAVE BEAUTY ITEM: Coconut oil. It can be used as a moisturiser, hair mask, deodorant, eye make-up remover, and so much more.
AND FINALLY, WHAT IS YOUR MANTRA: Our lives are not determined by what happens to us, but by how we react to what happens to us.
Pop over and visit Jess at thewellnesswarrior.com.au