Tag Archives: healthy

Friday Favourites: 5 easy ways to a Healthier, Happier YOU!

easy ways to be healthier and happier

Do you struggle to get through everything in a day and find that there is NO TIME FOR YOU or YOUR HEALTH? I was looking through my post archives and came across a post I had written about a year ago. It was for a writing group I belonged to and the prompt was ‘What are your top life hacks’?… Read more »

The Best Ever Recipe for Healthy Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie always reminds me of our visits to the East Coast of the USA and Quebec during Fall.  It is my favourite time of year to visit as the colours of the leaves are magnificent and fill me with warmth and joy. This year, I decided as we weren’t visiting the home of Pumpkin Pie (North America) that I… Read more »

5 surprising things I learned from 30 days of Stretching

What I learned 30 day stretching

  Well we did it!  Let’s celebrate completing our ’30 days to a More Flexible You‘ Challenge.  When I started the challenge at the beginning of the month I couldn’t touch my toes and that was my goal!  My P.T. Nikki Wakerley, is always promoting the importance of stretching. I love the 15 – 20 minutes at the end of… Read more »

8 Smart Ways to Make Clean Eating A Way of Life

Clean eating is healthy eating and as I wrote in my previous post Ditch The Diet! Just Eat Clean there is no need to try to follow fad diets or live on lettuce leaves. Living in this busy modern world we are surrounded by processed foods which are convenient choices when we are time poor.  I’m being realistic when I say… Read more »

3 Easy Ways to Minimalise the Clutter In Your Life

3 ways to minimalise your life

Recently my husband and I purchased an apartment which we will be moving to as our retirement home.  At the moment, we are caring for his parents who at 89 are both still going strong, so a permanent move for us is not in the near future. We have made the decision to purchase our apartment so that we have… Read more »

The Top 5 Benefits of Having an Exercise Buddy


So you have set your goal to exercise regularly.  You buy the outfit, feeling enthusiastic and ready for the challenge.  A couple of weeks in and the little voice in your head starts coming up with excuses for not exercising. “It’s too hot, It’s too cold, I’m too busy, It’s boring…..Sound familiar?  Your plans for a new you can easily become derailed. … Read more »

6 Ways To Make Sure You Are Rejuvenated When You Retire

It is a fact of life that we are living longer.  The number of posts to facebook showing people in their 80s, 90s and even over 100 being active and enjoying life to the fullest has increased.  We see older people running marathons, achieving university degrees and looking years younger than their actual age.  What is their secret?

10 Steps to A New Improved You – Part 1

In my previous post Diet is A Dirty Word – we learnt that dieting, especially ‘fad’ diets is a quick fix for weight loss but certainly not sustainable as a lifestyle choice.  Remember that I also said you need to remove the ‘D’ word from your vocabulary and replace it with the daily mantra ‘I will lead a fit and healthy lifestyle’ …. Read more »

Why We All Need a Mental Health Day

Why We Need A Mental Health Day

When I left one of my jobs, I left with $15,000 worth of sick leave accrued (unfortunately not paid out). Yes – that’s a lot of sick leave not taken over a 10 year period. Back then, my attitude was that if you weren’t ready to be admitted to hospital you packed your tissues and Panadol and took your germs… Read more »

Why we need to be selfish – Sometimes

I know, we have all been taught to think of others and not to be selfish. Well I think it is time for someone to say that it is okay to be selfish SOMETIMES, and that person is me! Before you start jumping up and down and saying we need to be selfless and think of others – I totally agree!

Want to kick start your day? Drink Lemon Water

Kickstart your day with lemon in water

It seems at the moment everywhere we turn, lemon in warm water is being promoted.  I have actually heard about this years ago however have never tried it.  Our personal trainer, recently suggested that a glass of lemon juice in warm water first up each morning can do wonders.  She advised drinking it and then waiting say 15 minutes before… Read more »

5 Top Health Checks for Men

Why is it that men are reluctant to make regular medical checkups a priority in their life?  Is it an ego thing? – “I’m fit, healthy and strong, I don’t need to go to the doctor”. Or maybe women’s health issues are much more publicized and focused on. Whatever the reason, regular health checks – apart from the normal visit… Read more »