The One Reason to Eat Healthily (and It’s Nothing to do With Your Weight!)

The One Reason to Eat Healthily (and It’s Nothing to do With Your Weight!)I wrote an update on my facebook page the other day that gathered a bit of feedback. I was really just musing on my thoughts, but those thoughts seem to have struck a bit of a cord with some people. So I thought, let’s delve a little deeper into it, shall we?

Here’s what I wrote:

I’ve been thinking about WHY people choose to become healthier, or at least, begin to eat better.
Usually it’s about aesthetics – how you look.
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Diets, Body Image and Divine Femininity

Diets, Body Image and Divine FemininityYesterday was a momentous day for me. It was the day of the You & Your Wellbeing workshop, and it was hands down the most incredible day I’ve had the blessing to be part of. 50 women in one room, oh man! You know what it’s like with that many women in one space? The energy was electric!

And, the energy was positive. Open, welcoming, loving, genuine. These are feelings that women do best, yes??

So for four hours (we ran over by a whole hour and no one minded!) we did yoga, listened to inspirational talks, talked about – and ate – great food, and meditated. Read the rest of this post »

Why I’m Digging Yoga – And You Should Too!

Karratha Yoga group 2So if you’ve been reading my Facebook updates you’ll know that for the past four days I’ve been yoga-ing my butt off. I took part in an Iyengar yoga workshop that totally knocked my socks off! My trikonasana has improved considerably…my what?!? Oh yeah, my triangle pose that is. I’m sore, I’m a little tired, but I’m enlightened and loving every moment. In the last year I have taken to yoga like a duck to water, and it’s funny because in my early 20s I was a huge yoga fan but then I started traveling, got a serious boyfriend, started partying, and all thoughts of yoga kind of got left behind. Read the rest of this post »

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 »