The Power of the Maddened Woman

***Note: This is an Op-Ed written for academic purposes and revised for AlmostWonderWoman. The op-ed focuses on the birth of feminism in the 1960s during the first wave of feminism, albeit the juxtaposing views to its contemporary reference. “The sisterhood is powerful!” The women roared. “Women unite!” The women roared. “Men are the enemy!” The…

Chucking Body Shame into the Barrel

Our society is far from perfect, yet, we’d rather tweet about tea and cricket than address the perilous topic of women’s empowerment in Sri Lanka. That’s the norm, isn’t it? We all go around social circles barely skirting the edges of what seems like an uncomfortable topic even though every single woman carries it around like a…

How Weightlifting Helped With My Mental Health

Mental health wasn’t a big topic in my life. I had effectively ignored it with the mindset that I wasn’t some ‘weak’ chic and chalked it up to something that was passing by. Before embarking on my lifestyle change, I didn’t classify my mood swings, mild panic attacks and paranoia as anything more than a…

How to Peacefully Say No to Sugar

Hey, sugar, sugar, I got you lickin’ all over! Let’s face it, sugar is addictive. Adding a dusting of icing powder over a bundt cake or even a generous helping of maple syrup on pancakes is a sight of beauty. Biting into a warm donut glazed with sweet topping is a happy place for most…

5 Easy Ways to Avoid Overeating During the Holidays!

Hi Everyone, The festive season is upon us once more (how are we already in December?!)! It’s still nonetheless exciting and ’tis the season to indulge and be merry! Some of us may prefer to let go of our ‘diet’ mindsets whilst others are looking to maintain their healthy strides across the holidays (me!). Over course…

The BIGGEST Reason your Diet Fails & How to Embrace it!

Hi Everyone, This is more of a long personal blog post, but I’ve learned an incredible amount from embracing a healthier lifestyle that I believe I can share with you, and that’s what I’m doing today. January of this year, I set just ONE New Years’ resolution: stick to my diet for the whole year….

Healthy 3-Ingredient Oat Cookies!

Hi Everyone, Last week I opened my fridge to see three full boxes of oats that I hadn’t even touched. Oats are a staple in my family and I use it for smoothies, breakfast bowls, fruit parfaits and the likes. So, with more to spare than what I really needed, I tinkered with a recipe…

Healthyish Chocolate Bread Pudding

Hi everyone! So, I’ve just had a realization: every single recipe on my blog so far is chocolatey. Whoops! And as you have guessed from the title of this blog post – this is going to be chocolatey, too and I’m not sorry about it – I don’t think you should be either! This is my…

Easy Healthy Breakfast Protein Smoothie

Hi everyone! I hope everyone’s having a fabulous weekend! I’m coming on here to make a quick post on my go-to breakfast smoothie! It’s super easy with only 5 (or 4) ingredients! It takes barely 2 minutes to put it together and it’s especially useful when I’m rushing out the door. This is a chocolate…