Tag Archives: well being

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 »

Simple Ways to Rejuvenate Yourself #5 – Enjoy Some Sunshine


There is something about sunshine that always makes me feel happy and alive.  I live in Queensland, Australia which is referred to as ‘The Sunshine State’. I love being near the ocean and feeling the warmth of the sun.  Winter is particularly enjoyable as the sun shines but it isn’t quite as hot. There is a down side to enjoying… Read more »

12 ways You can beat Emotional Eating

emotional eating

I recently had a member of our #couchpotatotofabfit Facebook group ask the members for advice on how to combat Emotional eating.  She had been experiencing some problems in her life and found it difficult not to ‘fall off the healthy eating bandwagon’. Emotional eating is quite common and there are many reasons why we turn to food for comfort.  You… 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 »

My Home By The Ocean

A few months ago, my husband and I made the decision to buy an apartment at Surfers Paradise, on the Gold Coast in Queensland. We have investment properties, on the Coast and in Brisbane, however, we wanted somewhere we could have as our haven that we could ‘run away’ to whenever we wanted. We wanted our own home again. 

10 Benefits of Showing Kindness – Why not try?

10 Benefits of showing kindness

It is World Kindness Day today and although I think it is great to encourage kindness, I feel sad that we have to have a dedicated day to remind people to be kind. Often we have seen in social media ‘Random Acts of Kindness’ and I recently read a post about ‘Non-Random Acts of Kindness’ by Britty at Ever So… Read more »

Make Your Mental Health & Well Being A Priority

Mental Health Week

There was a time when talking about Mental Health was discouraged. People were pidgeon-holed and the subject was not raised. Women who felt depressed were told to ‘take a Bex and have a good lie down’. Men had to hide their feelings as it was not considered ‘manly’ to show emotion.  A man who showed emotion was considered weak. However,… Read more »

Diet is a Dirty Word!

Diet is a dirty word

How many diets have you tried?  Since high school I’ve tried every fad diet that is going.  There was the Israeli Army diet, the Atkins Diet, the 30 Days and you will be a supermodel diet, the list goes on.  Today we have the arguments for and against Paleo, Shakes, Low Carb, No Carb, Carb loading…. You have tried all… Read more »