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belonging in community

The Beauty Of Belonging

Being a part of a community and having support is better for your health than going it alone I remember when I truly learned the value of belonging to a community. I recall one day looking at a list of articles with looming deadlines and simply bursting into tears. On the couch was my young … Continue Reading

The cost of perfectionism

What is the cost of your perfectionism?

Lucy* has a pretty damn near perfect life. She runs an award-winning business, she has been mostly happily married for 25 years, has two healthy kids, and a lovely home in a charming town. A busy, independent tower of strength, she would never ask for help and if anyone offers, forget it. She has everything … Continue Reading

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Are your crappy boundaries causing burnout?

Victoria* thinks she struggles to speak up for herself, but what she doesn’t realise is her biggest challenge is really her crappy boundaries. At work, she says “yes” to more work when her plate is already overflowing. When her colleagues or someone in her family does something she is not comfortable with she bites her … Continue Reading

The Stories of our Post Baby Flesh

First published on Keeping Up With The Holsbys in 2014 I recently received a Facebook ad in my newsfeed for a brilliant new procedure being offered to mums. It was enticingly titled – ‘Australia’s First Mummy Makeover Package.’ The makeover consisted of a little tummy tuck for the excess skin where your flesh stretched to … Continue Reading

Thought you’d have your sh*t together by now?

When I was in my twenties I had a magnificently clear picture of what my life would look like by forty. I’d be a well-known actor/director who had a fulfilling and sustainable career both in front of and behind the camera, a handsome loving husband, a couple of well-behaved kids, maybe a dog, and definitely, … Continue Reading


Show more gratitude today to feel better tomorrow.

Some days may feel like a ball ache, with not a whole lot to be thankful for. If a loved one’s health is declining, or your life has taken an unexpected turn, gratitude might seem an out-of-reach fantast for hippies. On other days, though, things could be totally different. You might feel that life is … Continue Reading

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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

best every farm style chicken soup

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

body image movement your good life

Is self-acceptance just an excuse to let it all go?

  Body image activist from the Body Image Movement, Taryn Brumfit, hit a global nerve when she posted an unconventional before-and-after image of herself in 2013. The first image was her post three babies, as a buff, bronze fitness model at the height of her game. The second image was her naked body in all … Continue Reading

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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

orthorexia clean eating

Orthorexia; the dark side of clean eating

While eating unprocessed, whole foods is undoubtedly better for our health, it is wholly possible to take clean eating that step too far and it becomes ortherexia. Health coach, Brenda Janschek, was focused on providing only the best food for her family. She stocked her kitchen only with organic, clean, whole, grass-fed, sustainable local, seasonal, … Continue Reading