Top of the Fibre Charts

muffins USA

Have you ever tried psyllium husk? Strange they might be spelt but these husks are the portion of the seeds of the plant Plantago Ovata, a native of India and Pakistan.  These little fluffy husks are an indigestible source of soluble fibre and contain 70% more soluble fibre than oat bran, which is … [Read more...]

A Life Performance

Nan

Last week I experienced one of the toughest moments in my life. I had to say goodbye to my beautiful 92-year-old Nan. She has been there for me through thick and thin, encouraged me through good and bad and just loved me for who I am. All who knew her will forever remember Nan’s epic … [Read more...]

Sitting on the Job

office guy lifting weights

In the world of risk factors for health, sitting is being touted as the new smoking.  This of course, does make me fidget in my seat as I write. This controversial info graphic might make you squirm too. Jobs that require standing all day present issues of their own but a mixture of both has got to … [Read more...]

The Groats and the Oats

As the steam gently wafts away from my warm bowl of porridge, I get a little feeling of happiness because I LOVE starting a cold winters day with some oaty goodness.  Because they are so delicious, I can't help but look for them even when eating breakfast out and I love that they make regular … [Read more...]

Need a reboot? Take a break.

new york cowgirl

A few weeks ago I was speaking to a team of successful mortgage brokers about the strategies they could use to maximise their daily energy levels and enhance performance.  One of these key strategies is taking regular mini-breaks and holidays but when I asked the 80 odd brokers in front of me how … [Read more...]

Sprint Finish

running sprint vs marathon

A few nights ago I came to the end of my first month back at interval run training.  I say back, because prior to this, the last time I graced the springy grass track was over 10 years ago before I had kids.  It has hurt me big time, because for many years I have just been running. Training for 10, … [Read more...]

Easter Boombalatta

Resting between Hot Cross Buns

  I love, love, love Easter.  Mostly for the subtle change in the weather, the smell in the autumn air but also for the chance to spend time with the family and as my kids say, a spot of chillaxing. For me there is always a slight frisson of fear that accompanies Easter as some years … [Read more...]

Spotting the Loophole

loophole

I'm a big fan of Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project. Her insights are so spot on, that it wouldn't surprise me in the least if she could read minds.  Earlier this year Gretchen wrote a blog post on the 10 Categories of Loopholes that we all invoke in our lives, which explains quite a … [Read more...]

On the Move

computer man

The productivity and engagement of staff should be a top priority for businesses simply because it drives the profitability of the company and there are many innovative businesses globally who look for unique ways of doing this. Stand up desks and fit balls are now more common in the workplace than … [Read more...]

Dare to leave the flock

walking sts of viterbo

I don't do jaywalking.  It is forever linked with my 15 year old self and a very heavy hand gripping my shoulder. A hand that appeared out of nowhere while I casually flicked through the clothes rack of my favourite department store. The burly policeman attached to the hand had followed me unseen … [Read more...]