Ally Guppy, otherwise known as Ally The Earthling, is a vegan food and spirituality blogger based in Oxford in the UK.
In the summer before going to university, and before going vegan, Ally found herself stuck in a bad relationship with food. She spent a number of years and much of her time at university battling social anxiety, low self-esteem and disordered ways of eating fueled by the perfection she saw on social media channels. She then discovered veganism, and more importantly the ethical views behind it.
Ally found a new compassion and love for animals and for Earth. It was through this that she realised she needed to treat herself in the same way - with kindness and love. The disordered eating mentality began to disappear, her confidence grew and she spoke to more and more people both online and at university. She began to share her experience with food on her blog and bought a few spirituality and self-growth books that had been recommended to her. Despite the difficulties she had with food and body image for most of her time at university, Ally graduated in 2018 with a First Class Honours Degree in Music Business and Innovation.
Today, Ally’s life is centered around the food and wellness industries. On both Instagram and her website she shares wellness tips and information, vegan recipes that show the array of foods available, and that vegans eat (a whole lot) more than just lettuce. She focuses on self-love and compassion in her work and hopes to help any soul that needs a boost of self-confidence in their relationship with food or with their body image. Self-care and community is central to every piece of content that Ally shares.
Brownies and cookies are both pretty delicious. But have you ever tried a Brookie? If not, today is the day to discover this crunchy and fudgy hybrid of soul food.
Reactions and learnt behaviours that leave you feeling a negative emotion(s) are often based in fear and control. It’s time to tackle those worries and those controlling, self-destructive thoughts, so here I’ve shared my top tips for doing just that!
Self-esteem is something that I have battled with a lot over the years. A huge trait in people who are codependent is highly valuing the opinions and words of others, which can lead to low self-esteem. Time to help yourself out of that spiral, and get some positivity flowing.