About the Site: This is a personal hobby blog that predominantly looks at the science behind the hype and combines Western approaches to health with Eastern philosophies about wellness and mindfulness, taking care of ourselves inside and out. It provides nutritious bites of information that may help readers make more informed decisions about their lifestyles, or simply serve as an entertaining read.
This site is not monetised through any paid blog content. My main motivations for researching and sharing have always been to further educate myself about the food I eat, the products I use and the activities I love. My family’s motto is ‘everything in moderation’ and as someone who grew up being fed the fast-paced London lifestyle, I enjoy investigating methods of becoming more mindful and balanced in an increasingly manic world. The writing / typing skills are a continuous work in progress but in the era of click-bait and junk, I hope that you may find some of the articles on here applicable and useful to you too.
About me: My name is Nia and I’m a born and bred Londoner but ethnically half Welsh and South Korean. I studied Medical Science with Gastroenterology and Hepatology (gut and liver health) at Imperial College London and retain an interest in areas such as mental health and PCOS. Having eschewed the clinical world, I enjoy a variety of ventures, including my personal-care and wellness brand – Yūgenial.
I love learning and being creative, pursuing writing, reading, photography, pilates, yoga, talks, workshops and dancing (badly). Having written for Timeout London as a Tastemaker and worked briefly with Dojo App as a contributor, I am always looking for new things to experience and share. I worked as a Junior Editor for Doctify App and have also written for Beauty By The Geeks, an evidence-based blog that reviews the top beauty products on the market and gives you factual advice when it comes to getting bang for your buck. I highly recommend the BBTG site as everyone’s go-to-guide when it comes to bathroom essentials: how often have you spent precious pennies on a promising new product, only to find out that its not nearly as effective as its marketing campaign?
More information can be found via the social icons on the left and on LinkedIn. A past portfolio ranging from Buckingham Palace to Playboy Club London demonstrates my enthusiasm for novelty and disparate experiences or projects. I love trying new things and hearing from new people, so feel free to connect or subscribe using the links, comments and contact forms – thank you for visiting.
‘I write — or attempt to write — about a saner, healthier, more centered way of moving through the world. Though I want to be clear about something: I don’t write about being sane, centered, and healthy because I am those things. I write about them because they — more often than not — elude me.
I write about patience because I am impatient.
I write about compassion because I am filled with judgment.
I write about meditation because my mind is incredibly active and loud.
I write about forgiveness because I am prone to resentment and grievance.
I write about risk-taking and busting up routine because I am a slave to habit.
I write about creative output and battling resistance because I am a highly distractible, world class procrastinator.
I write about giving myself permission to feel grief because I tend to run from negative feelings.
I write as an antidote to the madness within, as a reminder to myself of what is possible, like a message-in-a-bottle from a wiser me to a less evolved me. Often I don’t even know how I feel about a thing until I write about it. Sometimes my typing fingers are smarter than the thoughts in my head. So I pay attention to what I write. There’s something in there for me.’