The Real Reason You’re Not Losing Weight

ScalesYep, it’s that old weight-loss chestnut again. We’ve all been there somewhere – you can’t lose it, you don’t know how, you don’t know where to start, or you’ve tried 101 ways and none of them have worked. Considering a quarter of all Australians are now obese (and more than half are overweight) it’s really no surprise to you or me that there are so many people looking for the answer. So before you read on, let me warn you that this article is not the magical answer. Read the rest of this post »

It’s Mother’s Day and I’ve Got Breast Cancer On My Mind

Happy Mother’s Breast Cancer RibbonDay to all the Mums out there! What an amazing job you do! And I’m not just talking about the cooking, cleaning, organising, driving around, answering homework questions and dealing with tantrums. I’m talking about the way you put yourself second to make sure these little lives have the best upbringing they can possibly have, no matter what your personal circumstances are. It can be draining, tiring, exhausting, and you often don’t get thanks for any of it. Read the rest of this post »

I’ve Given Something Up for My 34th Birthday

20130804_172615This post is a little scary to write. And a little confronting. But isn’t that what getting older is all about? Evolution, new paths, changing our direction and becoming happier in our own skin? So I’ve made a big decision recently and I’m so excited, nervous, anxious, determined, to share it with you.

Writing it down makes it a little more real for me. Don’t you find that? You think so many things in your mind, make so many decisions and resolutions, yet until they’re made reality somehow it’s like they don’t really exist. Read the rest of this post »

How You Are No Different Than The Trees

WaterMy husband sent a cute message to me this morning saying “I wish it would rain!”. And I thought yep gorgeous, I wish it would rain too! We live in a part of Australia where it doesn’t rain very often. We have wet season (aka cyclone season!) and dry season, and unfortunately dry season can go on for a long, long time – I’m talking 10 months or so – especially when wet season turns out to be a fizzer. That’s what happened this year, we had one little cyclone and a couple of decent storms and that’s pretty much it. Read the rest of this post »

Want Chocolate Without The Guilt? Here’s How!

No, yHealthy Chocolateou didn’t read that wrong. Healthy chocolate is possible and I’m going to show you how (you’re welcome!).

So here’s what you need:

2 tbsp coconut oil
2 tbsp raw cacao powder
2 tbsp raw honey or 100% pure maple syrup
pinch of rock salt (himalayan if you have it!)

Melt the coconut oil, mix it all together, spoon into cupcake moulds and refrigerate! Instant delicious chocolately goodness. Well, almost instant – you’ll need to wait a couple of hours for it to set (sorry!). Read the rest of this post »

Why You Are More Powerful Than Anyone Else

happiness2014 I used to be one of those types that liked to blame other people. How I was feeling, what I was doing, it was all based on what someone else had done. I had a boyfriend in my 20s that didn’t treat me particularly well and it had a major effect on the next year or two of my life after we broke up. My mindset was basically, “I got cheated on! I got disrespected! I gave away part of myself and he threw it down the toilet!” So that gave me ample ammunition to go into the world and treat myself, and others, exactly the same way. Read the rest of this post »