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Declutter Everything

READ this post (10min): What is clutter? Clutter is anything that you no longer need, no longer use, or which no longer serves you. Examples include, useless computer files, worn-out jeans, or an unfulfilling relationship. Decluttering therefore, is simply the process of removing these things from your life, and/or reorganising these things in a way which minimizes clutter. Why declutter? Most of us are drowning in clutter – an overwhelming sense of ‘too much’ in virtually every aspect of...


Prevent Vitamin and Mineral Deficiency

READ this post (10min): Almost one billion of us take vitamin and mineral supplements, provided by an industry fast approaching two hundred billion dollars per year. But why? Often, it’s because we believe that supplements will cure us our deficiencies, and prevent us from being run down and ill. We believe that they will help us get ahead, and help us to live a better life. We believe the promise of vitamin supplements over the more mundane advice to eat well, exercise often and get...


Empower Yourself

READ this post (10min): What is motivation and why is it so important? Motivation means having a reason to act or behave in a particular way. We can have the best of intentions but without motivation nothing happens. Being motivated is integral for taking action and facilitating change in any area of your life, including towards your health and well-being, which is the focus of this post. Very few of us are really motivated: Most of us struggle to not only find motivation, but also to keep...


Maintain Correct Posture

READ this post (10min): What is correct posture? Posture is the position you maintain – essentially how you hold your body. Dynamic posture is how you hold yourself when you are moving, like when you are walking, running or bend over to pick up something. Static posture is how you hold yourself when you are not moving, like when you are standing, sitting, or sleeping. You have correct posture when your position creates the least amount of strain on supporting muscles, ligaments and joints...


Eat Organic

READ this post (10min): We are what we eat but how many of us actually know what we are really eating? We often think that the food which we eat is safe, however this is hardly the case. Food is really only as safe as it is grown and manufactured, and the safest food to eat is organic food. What is Organic? Organic farmers and food producers grow and produce food without using synthetic chemicals such as pesticides and artificial fertilisers. They do not use genetically modified (GM)...


Write Your Own Story

READ this post (10min): Definition: ‘Writing your own story:’ Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom. Thomas Jefferson. Did you know that the Latin root of the word "authenticity" is "author." To write your own story means to be the authentic author of your life. This includes knowing and living true to your highest values and continuing to do so when you experience adversity or hit cross roads in life. It means to live life on your own terms – in consideration of your needs...


Stay Social

READ this post (10min): There are many things we should be doing if we want to live happier, healthier, fitter lives. But the one which is the greatest predictor of health and longevity is staying social. Staying social means; *Having good relationships in your life – these are relationships with people whom you can count on when the going gets tough. People who you can trust to take you to the doctor if you are sick, or who can just sit with you if you're in despair. It's a biological...


Drink Less Alcohol

READ this post (7min): For the most part, Australians have a positive relationship with alcohol. The majority of us drink moderately, and enjoy having a drink to relax and enjoy a meal with family and friends. However, there are those who have a more negative relationship with alcohol - consuming too much and too often. Whilst we are aware of the risks associated with heavy alcohol use, we are largely unaware of the risks associated with moderate alcohol use. In-fact, there is an...


Be Grateful

READ this post (10min): What does being grateful really mean? Gratitude is the feeling we have when we experience and reflect upon something that is of value to us. This could be something which is given to us or simply a feeling which spontaneously rises in our heart when we recognise the love and blessings in our life. Why is it important to be grateful? Gratitude is the basis of everything. Being grateful... *Reduces Dis-Stress/Anxiety: All emotions stem from either love or fear....



READ this post (12min): What is meditation? Many people think that meditation is about thinking about nothing, but it is not this at all. We cannot block thought and emotion. In-fact we need thought and emotion. Instead, meditation is simply the act of diverting your attention inward, in order to become more aware of, and familiarise yourself with the present moment. Why is meditation important? Today, we live in an incredibly busy world, where the pace of life is often frantic. It seems...


Eat Mindfully

READ this post (9min): What is mindful/intuitive eating? In order to understand what mindful eating is, we need first to understand what mindfulness is. Mindfulness simply involves deliberately paying attention, and being fully aware of what is happening both internally (mind, body and heart) and outside yourself (your environment). It is awareness without criticism or judgement. Mindful eating simply involves paying full attention to the experience of eating, by connecting more deeply...


Put Yourself First

READ this post (7min): What does putting yourself first really mean? Putting yourself first has nothing to do with being selfish. Instead, it is about living your life in a way which enables you to achieve and maintain balance and well-being. Many of us are really bad at putting ourselves first Every day in every way, I see examples of people not putting themselves first – and mum's are especially like this, because of their nurturing and caring role for the family. Why is it important to...


Spend Time Outdoors

READ this post (6min): How much time are we spending outdoors? Compared to 20 years ago, adults are spending 30% less time outdoors, whilst children are spending 50% less time outdoors. This is ridiculous - prisoners spend more time outdoors! And it’s a trend which is getting worse. Why are we spending less time outdoors? There are many reasons why we are spending less time outdoors - getting lost in the world of social media and technology is one of the major ones. In-fact, we are...


Eat Vegetables

READ this post (10min): Q.What’s the one thing that every successful diet in the world has in common? They all contain vegetables, and for good reason too… Why is eating vegetables so important? Vegetables contain essential vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, digestive enzymes and microbes, fibre and other nutrients. Any and all of these reduce acidity in the body and chronic inflammation, aiding vital nutrient absorption, stabilising blood sugar levels, keeping bowel movement regular and...


Take responsibility for yourself

READ this post (6min): What does taking responsibility for yourself really mean? Taking responsibility for yourself means being accountable for everything which is within your power or control. It’s about doing the things you are expected to do and owning the negative or positive outcomes of your thoughts and actions. This includes self-respect, that you respect yourself enough, and that you are truthful with yourself. And most importantly, it’s about realizing that you always have a...


Set Goals

READ this post (6min): Why is it important to have goals? If you fail to plan, then you plan to fail – Benjamin Franklin Research clearly shows that people who make consistent progress toward meaningful goals live happier, more satisfied lives than those who don’t. And this is largely because having goals allows you to steer your life in the direction you choose. Sure, you may already be setting and working towards certain goals, such as getting a job promotion or saving for a holiday. But...


Plan and Prepare Meals in Advance

READ this post (6min): Given the busyness of life today, many of us struggle to find the time let alone the energy, to prepare and eat a healthy meal three times a day, every day of the week. And you know what, I don’t blame you – especially if you have a family to cook for too. However, by pre-paring meals in advance (meal prepping) we can avoid this constant struggle, and eat healthier meals more consistently. Here are a few tips to help get you started… Make a plan of what you want to...


Be The Bigger Person

READ this post (7min): What is being the bigger person? Many of us have heard about the notion ‘be the bigger person,’ but what does this really mean? Well it definitely doesn’t mean eating more. Put simply, being the bigger person means to live and interact in the world in a way which better allows us to get along with each other. The result being more peaceful, rewarding and meaningful relationships in our life. Why is it important to be the bigger person? If you are not being the bigger...


Get Regular Medical Check-Ups

READ this post (5min): Anyone who owns a car knows that you need to service it on a regular basis to ensure that it runs smoothly and without problems. Well the same is true for your health too – regardless of your age, regular health check-ups can help find potential health problems before they become more problematic, and help you to live a happier, healthier, fitter life. Prevention is always better than cure. But what tests should we really be doing? The best answer to this is to see...


Drink Enough Clean Water

READ this post (7min): Water is the source of all life: Did you know that there are in excess of 60 billion planets in our galaxy alone which could potentially support life? And this is because all of these planets contain one essential compound called ‘water,’ which dissolves and transports chemicals causing important metabolic reactions needed to sustain all life. Essentially, water is the source of all life and without it nothing can exist. Why is water so important to us: Given that...