We caught up with Bella Burke, known as @theplantbasedbella to her loyal followers, to find out how she finds balance and happiness in her life.
What is the meaning of a balanced lifestyle for you?
Tuning into your body. Balance means something different for everyone but for me it’s about balancing time with my daughter, eating well vs convenience, which is a necessity at times. Also, enjoying dinners out, but also enjoying working out.
What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?
Peoples hearts are like butterflies - they will land on your open hand and keep coming back if you keep your hand open and nurture it. The moment you try to tighten your grip, to possess it, to trap it, the wings will be damaged. So... be gentle, be soft and trust in love.
You're stranded on a desert island- what's the one food you can't live without and would take?
Humous or chocolate - both are essential in my every day!
What was the main factor in your decision to go Vegan?
Living compassionately - why harm another sentient being when you can thrive without.
Yoga or HIIT?
What's your favourite spot in London?
Wulf & Lamb and Sticks n’ Sushi
What are the ingredients to make your perfect day?
My daughter, a workout at BXR or Evolution LDN. A walk down by the river with my golden retriever and a homemade Lentil Bolognese with a pile of spaghetti!
Chocolate or Peanut Butter?
Which books have influenced your growth most?
Why Love Matters by Sue Gerhardt,
The Five Languages of love by Gary Chapman
Rising Strong by Brene Brown
Loveability by Robert Holden PHD
The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
The Universe has your back & Miracles Now by @gabbybernstein
How to be an Adult in relationships by David Richo
What is a highlight from 2019 so far?
I walked part of the Camino Way from San Sebastián to Bilbao- 25km a day, with my dad in May. It was the first time my father and I have spent more than a few hours alone together so I’m really excited to have time to build and connect with my dad.
Thank you again Bella for your precious time and letting us get to know you better. We can’t wait to add all those books to our holiday beach read list!