One of the jobs that put me through uni was working at a hairdresser. Which mostly involved making coffee, giving head massages and sweeping the floor.
But one of the most memorable parts of that job was Helen’s famous mini Christmas puddings. People would always “just drop in to say hello” from the 1st of December in hope of taking home one of the absolutely dense, decadent mini puddings.
Sometimes I feel like I’m either bossy or awkwardly quiet, there’s nothing in between. I often come out of conversations wondering whether I came on too strong.
I spent the first 12 years of my life being a bossy older sister (I take full credit for my brothers’ intelligence and athleticism), and the years after that I figured I should tone it down a notch for fear of offending anyone. Hence the awkward quietness.
This morning I woke up with the sun and walked to a sweaty yoga class in a studio immersed in the jungle. After yoga, stopped at a cafe for a healthy breaky and headed straight to my coworking space (which is a bamboo hut looking over the rice paddies in Ubud, Bali) to start “working”.
For as long as I can remember, I have struggled with PMS and cramps. I did a pretty good job of masking the acne, PMS and cramps for the 10 years I was on the contraceptive pill (band-aid approach, anyone?!). But ever since I went off the pill a few years ago, I’ve been doing a whole lotta work on myself to balance my hormones with real food nutrition and lifestyle changes.
In my group nutrition programs, I help people ditch the sugar and processed foods and transition to a real-food approach to eating. Without a doubt, the number one question I get asked as people are going through this process is "what on earth can I eat for breakfast?!"
I’ve had some pretty crazy eating habits in my time. I was never at the point of say an “eating disorder”, but there were definitely stages of disordered eating.
If I went out to dinner I’d eat way too much, and wind up with a food baby feeling painfully bloated. (The undiagnosed gluten sensitivity meant I had major cravings for food like pizza and pasta, even though they made me feel like crap.)
As a kid, I hated meat. In my teens, I became anaemic (low in iron). I was absolutely exhausted and nobody could figure out why. This wasn’t ‘the one’ reason why I was struggling with fatigue, but it definitely played a part.
Everything we do, every second of every day, is a choice.
Every action we take, every word we speak. Where we work, how (and if) we move our bodies, whether we nourish our bodies with healthy food. How we feel about ourselves. Every single thing in your life is a choice.
Wanna be super healthy? Well, you've come to the right place! Digestion is where it allll starts. If you can get your digestion in tip top shape, it may just have a massive flow on effect on every aspect of your wellbeing, from your skin to your mental health.
Digestive symptoms like bloating and distension, constipation, diarrhea and acid reflux are such a Debbie downer.
You've probably heard of bone broth as the new superfood. For most people, broth is very healthy. It’s rich in minerals and amino acids, and boasts a long list of health benefits, including immune, skin and gut health.
It's cold outside in Sydney but a steaming bowl of this curry will warm you right up! I love my slow cooker, and this is one of my favourite easy recipes to whip up. Pop it in the morning before you leave home, and voila, a beautiful meal is waiting for you when you get home!
Make your room a blissful sleep sanctuary. Ideally, your room should be dark, quiet and cool.
It's super important to get rid of all sources of light in your bedroom. Use blackout curtains where possible, although if you're getting to get early enough to make sure you're clocking up plenty of hours of sleep, waking up with the sun is an awesome and healthy way to start the day.