My attitude to food: deciding what to eat

I had a question from a mum about what kind of perspective the food presentation part of Saturday’s Mother Daughter Date event would take, as she wanted to know what sort of information her daughter would be told. Fair enough too – teenage girls are surrounded by so many negative or extreme influencers now, I’d be wary too about information being …

Say no to diets

There are many ways to waste your precious life, but obsessing about your looks and your body is possibly one of the saddest ways. There are important health reasons for wanting to lose weight when obesity is involved but let’s be honest – most people who want to lose weight want to do it primarily for looks, not for their …

Choc-o-block for Easter, without the bad stuff

Ah, Easter. Choc-fest. Even before I cleaned up my diet and lifestyle, I wasn’t a fan of feeding my kids chocolate. When they were little, Easter was a time for books. Easter Bunny left them a small gift with no chocolate involved. They didn’t know what chocolate was, so it wasn’t hard denying them. When my son was two, he …

Ten tips to having more energy

Wanting more energy was actually the start of this wonderful journey into health and happiness for me. Sitting on the edge of a bed a few years ago, feeling bone weary and tired way beyond my years, I’d finally had enough. I didn’t want to feel that way anymore. I wanted energy. I wanted to feel vibrant and alive with …

Five energy drains that are making you tired

Strangely enough, the kids and hubby are not on this list, although I’m sure they can on occasion, make you tired. If you find you suffer the slumps every afternoon, or even start the day that way, then it’s possible these common drains are robbing you of your precious energy. Unlike the kids and hubby, these ones you can change. Tiredness …

Magic Quinoa Jars: fast, sugar-free yumminess

Knowing I have some cooked quinoa in my fridge is like knowing I can’t lose. It’s a security blankie that brings me comfort on a busy day. If I have cooked quinoa in the fridge or freezer, I know I have a meal ready to go at any time. Same deal with boiled eggs and bone broth. They are my …

Five easy steps to a healthier diet

At a presentation given by Dr Libby Weaver that I was at one night, she posed the question: “Why do we do what we do, when we know what we know?” She makes a great point. We are all smart enough to know when change is required. We all know junk food is bad for us. We all know alcohol …

The burden of busyness

This past couple of weeks have verged on a little out of control around here. I knew February and March were going to be full on – birthdays, a wedding, lots of travel for conferences and presentations, an event and a wedding anniversary. Add in some work as well, somewhere in there, and the usual run of kids commitments and feeding …