Steptember – will you putting a spring in your step?

Steptember

Yippee, just one more sleep until spring and Steptember.  Nope, its not a spelling error, Steptember is just an innovative way of repurposing the first month of a new season in an energetic way. Steptember has been initiated by the Cerebral Palsy Alliance and they are asking us to take 10,000 … [Read more...]

Personal bests and PB’s – what are you striving for?

personal bests

The past two and a bit weeks have been exciting, exhilarating, tearful, stressful and most of all extremely lacking in the sleep department. You may recognise these things in yourself if you have been following the journey of our Australian athletes (or your own country) achieving their personal … [Read more...]

Lemon and Coconut Slice – a delicious makeover

lemon and coconut slice

There are some recipes that just about everyone loves and I think that the good old Lemon and Coconut Slice is one of them.  It is the perfect marriage of buttery biscuit base with a zesty lemon topping scattered with coconut. This delicious slice can often be seen making its entrance at afternoon … [Read more...]

The beauty of a wellness retreat

Yoga Retreat

A yoga and wellness retreat.  Have you ever been to one? To be quite honest, yoga and I have had a rather rocky relationship over many years.  There have been many times that I have been so discouraged with my ineptitude that I lost all hope of the relationship going anywhere. There was certainly … [Read more...]

Running for a Reason – whats yours?

Run for a Reason

If you are a running enthusiast, autumn and winter in Australia provides you with a veritable smorgasbord of events to try your legs at. I love the fact that anyone can run at any time, in any city of the world. It is a great way to see the sights (even if it is just your neighbourhood), get some … [Read more...]

Lacing up with the Perth Run Collective

exercise buddy

I have become part of something that is pretty darn special.  This 'thing' is all about having fun, staying healthy and fit and joining a bunch of other people all on the same page. Last year, lululemon athletica started up a Perth Run Collective in the city, designed to encourage people to run for … [Read more...]

Movies and Popcorn anyone?

Candy Bar

It is school holiday time here in Australia and in my house, that can also mean lights, camera, action aka the movies. I do love the whole process of going to the movies but one thing I just don't get is the side serve of literally everything from the candy bar.  While waiting to pick up my tickets … [Read more...]

Going Nuts

Apricot and Almond Cake

Yesterday afternoon, I walked into the home of one of my dear friends to be greeted by the wafting aroma of something delicious baking in the oven. Not only was she baking a cake for afternoon tea but being super organised, she had modified the recipe to: reduce the fat content but include more … [Read more...]

Nutrition in the News

Apples and newspaper medium

  In the early part of the year, it shouldn't be surprising that nutrition and well-being is at the top of the list in the media. Many of us may have been lured into making those rash New Years Resolutions, which lasted for a couple of days at the most and yet, we are still looking for ways … [Read more...]

Whizzing up a Carrot and Mango Smoothie

carrot and mango smoothie

It is an absolute scorcher today in Perth! By lunchtime we had already hit 42 degrees and its hard not to feel like a melted puddle. Knowing that the weather was going to be a little harsh today, I whizzed up one of my favourite smoothies. The colour is super vibrant and it is so packed full of … [Read more...]