• Health & Wellbeing

    10 Mood Boosters for Mental Wellbeing

    With the year we’ve had so far… mental health and mindfulness has never been more important than right now. Whether it’s the stresses of the COVID-related work from home juggle, new financial worries, pressure on relationships or social isolation, most of us have now experienced some level of anxiety. Our hope is that with a greater understanding and ability to relate to these feelings, we’ll all find it easier to talk with others, seek help when needed and ultimately remove the stigma around mental health. With Mental Health Week coming up in October (10th -18th), I’ve pulled together ten simple tips to boost your wellbeing and practice mindfulness in the…

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    Summer Bodies are Made in Winter

    If you’re feeling like the past few months have resulted in a lot more ‘lounging around’, then you’re probably not the only one. For a lot of us, ‘staying at home’ has meant exactly that – a lot of ‘couch and PJ time’, often at the expense of our fitness, general health and wellbeing. For some of us, it has also been challenging to resist the temptation to over-indulge with easy access to unhealthy snacks and beverages and the fact that when you are bored, you eat! In our defence, cold rainy days have made getting outside less appealing – but have no fear, warm sunshine will be upon us…

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    Is your 40’s the new 20’s?

    This week I turn 43, I know, I know, I don’t look a day over 35, thank you..hahaha but all jokes aside, why do we cringe when another birthday comes around? Why shouldn’t a woman ever reveal her age? I recently received a phone call from my mother-in-law who had seen a picture of me in the newspaper’s social section where it had revealed my age and she was mortified and told me I shouldn’t let people know how old I am as she thought it would go against me. I just laughed it off, but I did start to wonder why people make age such an issue or a…

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    How to beat the Winter blues

    Brrrrrrrrrr. Winter is here, just in case you haven’t noticed! It’s easy to feel a little low during this time – particularly as we’ve all been cooped up in ISO. It’s quite natural during the cooler months to be less happy than usual – this is because reduced sunlight can affect your biological clock and circadian rhythms, as well as melatonin production (if that sounds too technical, I'm talking about how our body feels overall, how well you sleep and general energy as a result). So yes – I admit it, there’s plenty of ‘downers’ to Winter, and sure – no one can jump on a big jet plane and…

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    Sober Curious Movement

    “Oh, so how do you have any fun”?  This is a statement that has embedded into my brain for a few years now.  This sentence, statement or I could say question, was said to me at a gala event when a person at my table asked if I wanted a drink from the bar and I responded  “thank you but I don’t drink alcohol”. Now don't get me wrong,  I paaaartaaied like the rest of them in my late teens and twenties.  My favourite stomping ground was City Rowers nightclub in Brisbane on a Friday and Saturday night, and wee hours of the next morning.  I remember, well the first…