Category Archives: Health

Functioning vs thriving – an update

thriving versus functioning

I have to be honest, the past six months have been a bit of a blur.  After moving myself and my children out of our family home of 7 years, I was waking up every day, putting one foot in front of the other and getting by; I was merely functioning. Something had to change…

Checking my ticker

HF-ECG

This is a sponsored post by The heart Foundation It’s easy to be in denial.  It’s easy to pretend that we’ll lose weight one day, take care of ourselves and stop pushing our own needs to the bottom of the list. Stop doing that!  Stop being a martyr. Last week I was asked by The…

The power of a hug

girls weekend

We all have our ‘currency’: the thing that invigorates and energises us.  For some it is to catch up with a friend for coffee.  Others may list theirs as a phone call with a bestie.  For me, it’s a hug.  A really strong hug. Over the weekend I caught up with some lovely girlfriends at…

It’s not something we like to talk about – heart disease

poached pears

Breast examination is not a taboo subject.  We chat about it with our girlfriends and remind people to have regular checkups. Even pap smears are not off-limits.  I remind my girlfriends that they need to keep these uncomfortable exams up to date. Why?  Because our health is at risk.  Breast and cervical cancers are all…

Life can be shit, reach out to someone today

Tahereh Mafi saying

Life is not all rainbow unicorn farts and sunshine.  There, I’ve said it.  Sometimes, life can be shit.  It can knock you down, drive over you and blow exhaust fumes in your face as it leaves. Mostly, there is sunshine and happiness.  Mostly. Not always. I try to find a spark in the ‘every day’…

Not another diet – an 8 week long product review and a giveaway

The Chocolate diet shakes & treats

Last week I packed up my favourite frocks and headed up to Sydney for DPcon13 with a billionty other parenting bloggers.  It should have been all about the learning, connecting, networking and fun; however all I could think about was how uncomfortable I felt.  I wanted to stay out of photos and just blend into…

The day I died

surfing

The school year has begun (happy dance) and that means one thing: extra curricular activities for my kids begin with a vengeance!  Now don’t get me wrong, they don’t do a multitude of after-school activities, but the things that they have chosen certainly cost a pretty penny!     I can’t really blame them though,…

Stopping to smell the roses

sunset with friends

Standing in my beautiful town of Bright Victoria, surrounded by a wonderful group of bloggers was a dream come true for me.  I recently invited a ‘babble of bloggers’ (well what else would you call us?) to come and experience Bright as a tourism exercise and it could not have been more successful. They tweeted,…

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