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eing a mother to Jed Isa­iah (nick­named Jedi af­ter the char­ac­ters from Star Wars, of which Jared is a huge fan), Jora Dream (the for­mer means ‘au­tumn rain’ and the lat­ter be­cause she is my dream come true), and Jaan Jus­tice (a com­bi­na­tion of both our names, it also means ‘life’ in San­skrit; and Jus­tice af­ter the Jus­tice League) has also made me re­alise it is im­por­tant to show a good ex­am­ple of ev­ery­day living to my kids if I want them to adopt a healthy way of life when they are older. What­ever I am prac­tis­ing comes from an aware­ness to connect with my body and mind, and I be­lieve it’s the way to live a ful­fill­ing and happy life.”

In or­der to keep her mind at peace while busy launch­ing Phase 2 of her prop­erty project ‘Dream­c­ity’, Dian reg­u­larly prac­tises yoga. “I had been afraid of be­ing up­side down for 30 years and fi­nally de­cided to open my mind to it. It was quite a lib­er­at­ing ex­pe­ri­ence,” she laughs. “The other day I asked Jedi what he did at yoga class and his re­ply was fas­ci­nat­ing. He an­swered, ‘Paint­ing with my toes,’ and ex­plained that it was to learn not to get frus­trated while do­ing it.”

A well-cu­rated diet is as im­por­tant as keep­ing fit. For this, trust busi­ness-savvy Dian to in­cor­po­rate her love of fresh healthy meals and on­line shop­ping. Her new pet project, Healthy Ever Af­ter, serves a pur­pose-driven eat­ing plan that in­cludes break­fast, lunch, and din­ner. “I love eat­ing re­ally cleanly ev­ery now and then for some bal­ance, but there wasn’t any­thing out there that ap­pealed to me. Come to think of it, I guess you could say that I started Healthy Ever Af­ter for self­ish rea­sons as well as want­ing to share the amaz­ing heal­ing qual­i­ties from a raw, ve­gan plant-based diet.” Her lat­est ob­ses­sion? Raw ca­cao. “It’s ba­si­cally raw choco­late that tastes like dark choco­late, and it is re­ally quite hard to be­lieve that some­thing so tasty can be ex­tremely good for you. Cur­rently, my Healthy Ever Af­ter kitchen is stir­ring up a storm ex­per­i­ment­ing with dif­fer­ent kinds of raw choco­late desserts and I am pretty ex­cited about what’s to come.”

Dian keeps stress to a min­i­mum with yoga

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