Sunday morning my friend, Mina, accosted me in the changing room at the beach. "There's an ocean swim here, today and I really want to do it. Will you do it with me Shan?" was pretty much her question. Mina is a remarkable woman. After retiring and moving near the beach, she decided that she
Here we are, once again at the end of the year, looking forward to the Christmas break. Hot weather. End of year busyness. Christmas shopping left to the last minute. Plans made and changed. Hopes and goals for next year in mind. For a lot of us, it's been a REALLY BIG YEAR!!! When you
The other day I met my friend Wendy for a turmeric latte and catch up chat. She mentioned that she was thinking of having a house healing. The problem Wendy’s had a pretty rough year, with her husband fighting for his life after multiple surgeries, her son navigating the anxieties of middle high school and
How to get motivated. It can be a challenge! Being the world's greatest procrastinator is a delightful time waster. I have a million ideas, a million "to-do's" and limited time - just like you!. My list, written on paper looks like a normal list. What it really looks like in my head is, "must do,
I remember being about 12, being fit, strong, healthy - and cellulite free. Growing up in the tropics of Papua New Guinea, I'd lived on plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, fresh fish and meat and not much in the way of sugar or processed foods. The sugar I did have was usually a "treat"
I think I've killed my SCOBY! After attending a fermented foods workshop last week, I went mad, making everything! Chicken broth - amazing! I have a cup a day, either for breakfast or lunch. It's delicious, quick and filling. (After the 24 hours it took to make that is!) Red cabbage and beetroot kraut -
Do you grab something to eat on your way out the door in the morning? Or raid the fridge at lunchtime to see what’s there, eating whatever left-overs are available? If you’re on your own, do you even bother to do that? Maybe, you grab a handful of nuts, or a piece of fruit, or
Do you wish you could talk to your Gran, or your Mum, after they've passed over? My Mum died on 11 May this year. Not very long ago. Twelve weeks ago today. For the first few weeks I couldn’t stop thinking about her. I went to bed and dreamed about her, when I did sleep.
So, you’ve got a big decision to make and you can’t decide what to do. You’ve just met someone you really fancy and before you spend too much time daydreaming about a potential future, you want to know if there might even be one! You’ve been offered a new job that sounds amazing but you
Carefully, quietly, making sure not to wake anybody, you lifted the box out from under the Christmas tree. You held your breath and softly shook the box, listening intently. You closed your eyes and tried to imagine what could be inside. You sniffed it, hoping for a clue. Then you put it back down, knowing