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The real reason you can’t keep that weight off

Have you been on a roller coaster ride trying to lose weight permanently? You are not alone, but this is not another article suggesting that you need to be a certain size or a look a certain way to be healthy or happy. Happy healthy bodies come in many shapes and sizes. If you do … Continue Reading

benefits of smiling

What happens when you smile at strangers for a week?

This morning, as I walked along the beachside promenade, I flipped smiles casually to passersby. Some people looked away probably presuming I’m a psychopath, but often people smiled back. When I got a “hi” or “good morning” it was a like hitting a little feel-good jackpot because it’s hard to know precisely how you’ll be … Continue Reading

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Best Ever Farm House Chicken Soup

There are very few things as comforting as a bowl of steaming hot farm style chicken soup. Asian chicken soups are dandy and all, but there is something about the no-frills straight up chicken soup that simply screams “nurture my soul!” In Winter this bad boy is on high rotation in my house. We eat it … Continue Reading

emotional baggage

Your emotional baggage is not a golden ticket to be a dick

I was involved in a conversation recently where people were talking about someone they were kinda friends with. I say kinda because hanging out with this often charming, clever and humorous person was akin to hanging out with a sweet, fluffy animal who occasionally tried to inviscerate you when you weren’t watching. This ‘kinda friend’ was … Continue Reading

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How an attitude of gratitude can bring you inner peace

If you hear ‘attitude of gratitude’ and die a little inside, you need to think again. If you’re skeptical about practicing gratitude to help bring you inner peace, let me shine a big fat light on the changes this daily gratitude practice brought to my life. I was having a tough time last year. There … Continue Reading

reducing belly fat

How to lose belly fat and get a flat tummy fast

You only need to be online for approximately 2.35 minutes before a pop-up ad will appear somewhere on your screen telling you how to lose 5 kilos in 2 weeks. “Want to know how to lose belly fat fast? Just eat this fruit every day.” “Dying to figure out how to lose weight fast? Eat … Continue Reading

asian bbq fish and mango salad

Asian style BBQ fish with green mango salad

    I love eating a whole fish, and this Asian style bbq fish is a taste sensation. Yep, eating a whole fish rather than fillets is a bit of work, but it’s totally interactive and fully acceptable to get in there with your hands and nibble on the crunchy bits. Make sure your fish … Continue Reading

How to survive the ‘suck back’ after a big achievement

I climbed Mount Kilimanjaro recently. I have to admit it was an incredible lifetime achievement to stand atop all 5895m of the highest freestanding mountain in the world. I trained intensively for months leading up to the adventure, I raised money for my favorite charity, Rafiki Mwema and I had the support of all of … Continue Reading

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10 ways to live a good life starting NOW

Almost everyone would admit that they could be happier in their lives, however, if we keep doing what we’ve always done we’ll keep feeling how we’ve always felt. Find out how to live a good life, a better life, with only small changes that you can begin immediately. It’s time to adopt some new healthy … Continue Reading