Sep 29

Acne Causes And Remedies

By Jane

Acne causes and remedies are as relevant among teenage women as they are among adult women who are going through menopause. In this post, I have tried to simplify and condense the huge amount of information that is available on the subject. I have luckily not had the misfortune of suffering from acne or skin […]

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Sep 05

Eat According To Your Metabolic Type

By Jane

Your metabolic type determines what how much carbs, protein, and fat you should eat to have optimum health. Do you like sweet or salty foods? Perhaps you prefer a mixture of both. Each of us has a unique metabolism type which means the foods we eat affect our waistlines as well as our personalities. This […]

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Aug 23

How To Have Things To Look Forward To In Every Day

By Jane

In life it is important to have things to look forward to, a holiday in the sun, upgrading that furniture, having family visit, that awesome new show but those are the big ticket items. It is also important to have things to look forward to in every day. Have Things To Look Forward To In […]

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Aug 18

How To Survive Toxic People In Your Life

By Jane

In the early 2000’s Peter and I ran a business where we let a group of toxic people nearly strip us of our power. Peter and I remained strong through the constant bombardment of mental and verbal abuse and eventually managed to extract ourselves but the 3 years of fear for what was coming next […]

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Aug 15

7 Simple And Quick Ways You Can Healthy Up Your Day

By Jane

Doing things a little differently to healthy up your day is easy peasy. I have told my daughters, Molly and Lulu, many times, when they struggling to keep on top of things in life, school work etc. There are some essential things they need to help them through, plenty of water, plenty of sleep and healthy […]

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Aug 08

Low Carb Chilli With Cauliflower Rice

By Jane

At least once a week I make this low carb chilli. It is easily the family favourite.  Pre our low carb diet we always loved our chilli with cannellini beans and generally I would make some sort of bread, preferably corn bread, to soak up the sauce. Now we use cauliflower rice under the sauce […]

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Jul 19

How To Practice Preventative Health Care

By Jane

Practising preventative health care is so much easier than being unwell. “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” or, if you prefer “a stitch in time saves nine”. I remember mum telling me that after she had asked me for the tenth time if I had brushed my teeth and washed my […]

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Jul 11

My Sugar-Free Life Three Years On

By Jane

How this sugar-free life started If you had told me three years ago that by 2017 I would be living a completely sugar-free life I would have likely spat out my triple chocolate brownie in utter disbelief. Three years ago my health was not a priority in my life. I thought if I ate a […]

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Jul 07

My Top 5 Sources For Low Carb Recipes

By Jane

When we first started out on our low carb journey it was difficult to find low carb recipes we liked. We treated ourselves to wicked delights on the weekend. How was I ever going to replace those? What was I going to do instead of potatoes, rice, pasta? I was a little overwhelmed by it […]

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Jul 04

5 Best Free Organisation Apps That Make Life Easy

By Jane

I love being organised. It is what gets my blood pumping and my heart racing that and finding free organisation apps that help me stay organised. Sad? Maybe but your raised eyebrows and declarations of sympathy won’t change that. Fail to plan, plan to fail – Winston Churchill Despite everything I have put in place […]

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Jun 20

5 Free Yoga Videos For Beginners

By Jane

I am currently 14 days into a 30-day free yoga challenge which feels like it will be just the beginning of a very long and enjoyable journey. Yoga is a 5000-year collection of Indian knowledge and wisdom. It is harmonising the body with the mind and breath through the means of various breathing techniques, yoga […]

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Jun 05

5 Tips For Reducing Bloat In Your Life

By Jane

Reducing bloat is an issue that is often talked about in hushed tones amoung the women in my circle of friends. I hope this article may help a few of them. You’ve just purchased the MOST GORGEOUS pair of jeans, a beautiful new shirt and belt to wear out for the monthly lunch with the […]

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May 16

How To Be A Vital, Healthy Woman In Your 50’s

By Jane

How to be a vital, healthy woman in your 50’s comes down to doing a few things consistently. Incorporate these seven tips into your everyday life and celebrate your vitality. 1. Don’t Go Mental Above all else, you must keep your brain healthy. The old saying use it or lose it is so true when it […]

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May 02

Healthy Low Carb Cauliflower And Zucchini Fritters

By Jane

I love fritters and I have just discovered these cauliflower and zucchini fritters to help feed my habit. I remember mum making the best corn fritters with a can of creamed corn, eggs and flour. There were never enough. We often had them for Sunday night tea with eggs and bacon or between two bits […]

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Mar 31

How To Tame Your Inner Beast And Liberate Beauty

By Jane

Has your beauty been hidden underneath the beast that is motherhood? When you kids are a little older having time on your hands is both good and at times a little soul destroying. Now you get to glance in the mirror from time to time and the beast staring back gives you nightmares. “What the hell […]

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Mar 14

Bottling and Troubleshooting Kombucha

By Jane

My first post about making kombucha was about growing a SCOBY and how to make your first batch of the fermented tea. You can read that post here Today are: Bottling and Troubleshooting Kombucha Several weeks down the track from making Kombucha for the first time and we, that is Molly, Peter and me, because Lulu wouldn’t […]

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Mar 03

7 Inspiring TED Talks By Brilliant And Remarkable Women

By Jane

These seven remarkable women have powerful messages we could all learn from. I have just discovered TED talks. Now I have them on my computer while I’m getting stuff done in the kitchen. Not whistling while I work but learning while I work. The seven dwarfs would be proud. The remarkable women in these videos who talk […]

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Feb 14

7 Habits of Top Fitness Experts That You Can Do Too

By Jane

You’ve seen those fitness experts. On TV or maybe your computer when you’ve been furtively searching for “how to tighten butt muscles in just a few minutes a day”. They always look great in the latest gear with their abs glistening, smiling like it’s the easiest thing in the world to do a gazillion (definitely […]

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Feb 07

My Journey Into The Hidden Forest Of Kombucha Making

By Jane

Kombucha is slightly effervescent sweet fermented tea. Some people claim it tastes like dirty sock-soaking water. Others swear by its health properties. It’s about time I find out for myself what all the hype is about and I’m dragging you into this wonderland with me, for company. The creatures in this story would be well […]

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Feb 03

How To Help A Child Who Is Addicted To Snapchat

By Jane

Our daughter Lulu became addicted to social media, Instagram and Snapchat were here drugs of choice. She measured by her friendships by their Snapchat Streak score. This is Snapchat’s way of keeping these teenagers on their app.  Lulu became truly distressed if she thought her streak was about to be broken due to her own inaction. “GET OFF YOUR […]

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Jan 31

7 Tips For Keeping An Organised Kitchen

By Jane

Before we moved into this teensy tiny townhouse with not even the hint of a pantry my kitchen was organised, at least I thought so at the time. I lined up everything in my pantry like fairground ducks. It was so big; it was so glorious. Shit it was hard to keep clean. It was a […]

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Jan 17

Is Giving Up Sugar The Secret to Eternal Youth?

By Jane

Since cutting sugar from my diet I have noticed a huge improvement in the condition of my skin. Finer wrinkles have disappeared and my skin is clearer and smoother. I have never been one to get many pimples but I no longer suffer from that annoying pimple that pops up once a month either. Also, […]

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Jan 13

5 Essential Survival Skills For Mothers Of Teenagers

By Jane

These five survival skills for dealing with teenagers won’t be all you need but they will serve you well. Just yesterday I left the house to get some groceries. As I was coming home I caught sight of myself in the mirror.  I was sporting a great big smear of something brown coming from the corner […]

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