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Is the paleo diet for you?

Everything is "primal" and "paleo" at the moment! Having struggled with my weight for all of my adulthood I long ago gave up going on a "diet" to fix the problem. It's not worth it. I lose 20kg only to gain 25kg some time later. It was like that since a long-ago boyfriend told me

Cupping Therapy – why you need to try it!

Cupping therapy has actually been around for thousands of years. There is evidence that the ancient Egyptians used it, Hippocrates recommended it, Native North Americans used it, and illustrations from Medieval Europe show cupping. It's a therapy that was widely used around the world until the late 19th century. Many Asian countries, along with Germany,

Winter morning swim

Winter Morning Swim Pounding surf Icey wind Freezing shower Warm sun Tingling skin Hot coffee It's so good to be alive!

Tears over technology

Technology. I think I've got it sorted, I can do what I want to do and it's working. Then it doesn't. This week I've spent several hours trying to get my credit card reader to work. I spoke to one Customer Service man from my bank who, having spent an hour and a half with

The power of words

Do you ever look in the mirror? Really look? What do you see? Are you busy doing your hair, putting on your makeup, checking your teeth, making sure your clothes fit and the hem's not coming down on your favourite skirt? Do you look at the "bits"? You know, just your face or just your

Gratitude for the perfect morning

OMG! I can't tell you how glorious, amazing, wonderful, totally divine it was that morning! I woke at 5am. Too early. Back to bed, snuggling under the covers for another hour. Up at 6am. Wrote in my journal. Cool, dark morning, anticipating cold water and a cool breeze. My committment to myself is to swim.

Mum’s Legacy

Two weeks ago my Mum died. It's been quite a journey, since then, sorting out emotions, sorting out practicalities, sorting out her things. Dad is with us, living downstairs in their part of the house. Having him close has been great. He and I have been doing quite a bit together, as well as remembering,

The importance of community

When I started early morning swimming at my local beach, I was warmly welcomed into The Buckettes - a community of wonderful ladies who swim. I am pretty much the baby of the group and for a while, felt a bit awkward. This is a group who have swum together, socialised together and been there

Do I have to take my clothes off?

Ummmm. . . do I have to take all my clothes off? The short answer is "No, absolutely not". This is one of the most asked questions about massage so I thought I'd write about it. When I studied massage, many years ago, we were told to say, "Take off whatever you're comfortable with". That's