How To Practice Preventative Health Care

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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My Sugar-Free Life Three Years On

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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My Top 5 Sources For Low Carb Recipes

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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5 Best Free Organisation Apps That Make Life Easy

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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5 Free Yoga Videos For Beginners

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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5 Tips To Help You Prioritise Things In Your Life

Use these five tips to help you prioritise things in your life and decide what to next. It is not easy dealing with things one at a time when they refuse to get in frigging line. If you have a family, run a business, work from home, write to deadlines, whatever it may be you […]

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5 Tips For Reducing Bloat In Your Life

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

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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Healthy Low Carb Cauliflower And Zucchini Fritters

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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How To Tame Your Inner Beast And Liberate Beauty

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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Bottling and Troubleshooting Kombucha

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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7 Inspiring TED Talks By Brilliant And Remarkable Women

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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7 Habits of Top Fitness Experts That You Can Do Too

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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My Journey Into The Hidden Forest Of Kombucha Making

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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How To Help A Child Who Is Addicted To Snapchat

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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7 Tips For Keeping An Organised Kitchen

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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5 Prepackaged Foods You Shouldn’t Waste Money Buying

So many times at the supermarket I dream that perhaps today I could make my life a little easier. That perhaps today I could steal some time on the couch with a book, a rose and one of those heart-attack-inducing chocolates I know my daughter is hiding at the back of the bar fridge behind […]

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Is Giving Up Sugar The Secret to Eternal Youth?

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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5 Essential Survival Skills For Mothers Of Teenagers

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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Using Weights To Build And Tighten Arm Muscles

My tricep muscles are at risk of looking like a turkey’s neck. I was in the supermarket the other day reaching for something on a high shelf when the unimaginable happened. I checked behind me to make sure there wasn’t some supernatural weirdos making me do things I didn’t want to. THERE WASN’T. I had caught […]

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5 Tips For Keeping The Stress Out Of Christmas Shopping

The stress of christmas shopping can start in the carpark. Today’s car stalking episode. The mall doors slide open and a woman walks out keys in hand, pushing a trolley laidened with enough presents to provide a very-merry-christmas for every kid in the city. At this point I expected to hear the ark angels sing. […]

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Healthy Cinnamon Spice Cookies

You can whip these yummy cinnamon spice biscuits up in no time flat and with all that lovely cinnamon spice they really add to the Christmas spirit. For even more of a Christmas vibe roll out the mixture and cut out shapes with a cookie cutter. Stars, candy canes, whatever takes your fancy. Of course that […]

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How to Improve Bad Self-Esteem

Bad self-esteem is that gothic mistress with black khol eyes who treats everything and everyone with suspicion and distaste. She wants you to be perfect, to judge yourself as not good enough, to think the worst and when the worst happens she tells you to give up. Here are some tips for kicking that black-eyed […]

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