What I Learned By Not Reading Women’s Magazines

Body LoveIt’s really hard being a woman sometimes. And I’m not talking about the whole pregnancy, birth, stretch marks and period pain thing, I’m talking about how the media believes it’s their right to tell us exactly how we should look, act and feel, at every stage of our lives. They like to tell us what we should be wearing, how our hair should be cut, whether we’re acting our age and whether we’re cool or not. They like to make us feel like our entire life’s happiness depends on following their advice. 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 »

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 »

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 »