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The Joys of Gratitude

The Joys of Gratitude

Have you ever tried being grateful and…Angry?Jealous?Annoyed?Resentful?Here’s the thing… it’s not possible.As the saying goes “It’s impossible to be grateful and unhappy at the same moment in time”.Because gratitude is a superpower and it has the ability to transform your life… if you allow it to.By seeing the good in a tough situation, it prevents you from getting sucked into lower vibration emotions.Shifting your perspective to being grateful might seem hard or even illogical, but it can cause radical shifts.These include:▪️Increased optimism▪️Strengthened relationships▪️Reduced stressStudies have even shown that practicing gratitude and counting blessings can help you to feel more happy,...

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Diabetic-friendly Energy Gels

Diabetic-friendly Energy Gels

A few months ago, I started getting messages asking if our gels were diabetic-friendly. 

My response? “I’d love to send you some to try out and hear firsthand how you find them during your training and racing”.

Judging by the glowing feedback, it’s safe to say that our testers were pretty happy!Here’s what our diabetic crew members Chris and Zoe had to say about using VALA during a run and a tennis match…“I used them for my long run last Saturday - I am so impressed with them! Found the texture really nice and easy to take - the taste is...

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Behind VALA's Branding

Behind VALA's Branding

When I had the lightbulb moment for VALA way back in 2017, I knew that I wanted to create an energy gel that tasted and looked like no other - and that meant our branding too.With over a decade of experience working for luxury fashion and beauty brands like NET-A-PORTER, The White Company, Reiss and Burberry, design and branding has been a passion of mine for most of my life.But when I scoured the internet and sports shops for a natural energy gel for my partner Dann to take during his marathon training, I felt… uninspired.By the ingredients, the names...

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VALA Crew Love + Reviews

VALA Crew Love + Reviews

It feels like this year has been whizzing by and I don’t know about you, but I’m so ready for long evenings, summer events and all around good times in the sunshine.As the weather warms up and the summer training season is in full swing, we’ve been getting so many lovely messages and reviews about our award-winning gels from our VALA energy crew.Peep what our users have to say about VALA below…“Just done my first ever ultra trail run powered by VALA. Couldn't have done it without your amazing gels… so thank you.”@sarahgravs“I ended up having three VALA gels today!...

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Race Season Reflections

Race Season Reflections

We had such a blast at the @runafanforest1 Beast of Bryn.Thank you to all of our VALA crew members new and old that stopped by to hang out and have a chat.It was so lovely seeing you all in person and you’re all incredibly inspiring (those hills! 🥵).We have a few more events planned over the next few months, so be sure to swing by and say hey 👋🏻

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Happiness is an Inside Job

Happiness is an Inside Job

So many people wait to feel happiness…They put it on the backburner and tell themselves they’ll be happy when they have the new job, the new home, the PB or the new partner.But the reality is that happiness is a CHOICE and we can always find something to be happy about.🙏🏻 Start by being thankful for what you have right now and allowing that to make you feel content - write down or speak out loud three things that you have to be grateful for today.💚 Learn how to forgive others and most importantly yourself - Hoʻoponopono is the most...

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