Consider 50%

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Consider 50% Instead of 10 cheap tops in the year, could it be 5 you hold dear? Instead of 4 glasses of house wine, could it be 2 glasses of a rarer drop that you savour every sip of? Instead of the all you can eat buffet, could it be a main and a glass of wine in a great restaurant that values you and produce dearly? Instead of 2 for 1 non fair trade non organic chocolate at the store, could it be one precious block where every square makes a difference - to your mood AND the … [Read more...]

5 lessons from my eco adventure to the Fraser Coast

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I cannot believe it's been a month since I saw this incredible sight below, on my eco adventure in Queensland. I was invited by the wonderful Tourism Queensland team, following on from the problogger conference on the Gold Coast. I initially thought to myself "I'm not a travel writer, what on earth am I going to write about?" I certainly didn't want to write something that you guys would find out of context. Then as you do at 3 in the morning, one night, the clarity came: I was reminded of a few … [Read more...]

Are you trapped by your mind?

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A big part of conscious living for me, is evaluating often where one's mind is at. What is the flow of thoughts like? Are we being grateful? Compassionate? Brave in the face of our goals and dreams? Let me, for those of you who don't know here, introduce you to Turia Pitt. She is, quite simply, an amazing human. I had the fortune of seeing her share her story this evening thanks to my gym, Flow Athletic, as a part of our '30 days clean' challenge - a month of strengthening the body and … [Read more...]

Happy 2014

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They're funny things new years. It's a natural cleanse and catharsis I find, from the build up of 'busyness' of the end of the previous year. I don't know about you, but I find myself seeing the things amplified in December that I feel dissatisfied by, in either my day to day or in general in my life and of myself. This amplification serves as courage to identify what I'm going to refine, build upon, toss out or work to improve come the new year. I also see everything that I love and am grateful … [Read more...]

Wellness is the new skinniness

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There's something wonderful about today's growing conversations around health, healing and weight loss. Less talk about dress sizes Less talk about calories Less talk about low fat Less talk about being Size 2 Less talk about losing X pounds in a week Less talk about miracle potions and powders Less talk of deprivation Less talk about will power, weakness and giving into temptation   What's replacing it all? A conversation about wellness.   How do … [Read more...]

Facing a life long Fear

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Me, my sister and my grandmère set off for school one morning. Grandmère was driving us, as she was out from Mauritius visiting for a couple of months. Suddenly a big 8 legged friend walked up the windscreen (on the outside) and within seconds on a major road in Sydney, we'd pulled over, and all got out of the car and grandmère walked us to the bus stop and to school. So irrational was her fear of huntsman spiders, that she left mum's car with the ignition on and key most definitely in, … [Read more...]

Quit guilt. Get excited.

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I sat on a panel this week at Think Act Change, a monthly meet up which is the brain child of Avis Mulhall, passionate change maker. I was joined by the change making Justin Bonsoy, Sally Hill and the inimitable Costa Georgiadis. What a man, what a man. It was an amazing evening. The topic was "Consuming less in a time of excess". We offered our tips and built a conversation with the audience as opposed to speaking the whole time, and that particular element was beautiful. So many ideas and … [Read more...]

Discuss, don’t decide!

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I attended a really inspiring dinner this evening. A bunch of women trying to make a difference in the world - super inspiring stuff indeed. It was very frank, very open. There were blockages discussed as well as successes. One of the examples of blockage was one where a woman told us of her experience working in the arts, where it was perceived that a playing field was quite level between the sexes. The women had as much in put as the men when it came to direction, decisions and … [Read more...]