Yearly Archives: 2013

Six human needs

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“The quality of your life is in direct proportion to the amount of uncertainty you can comfortably live with” – Tony Robbins What are the key aspects determining a happy and successful life?  One interesting and practical answer to this comes from Tony Robbins, who  refers to  six human needs, so I thought I’d share […]

The DANGERS of PHTHALATES

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“What?!!!!” The following article was published recently  in FITNESS FIRST magazine (current Sept/Oct edition) – I wanted to bring this topic  to your awareness here too. Have a quick  read, it might be somewhat enlightening… WHAT ARE PHTHALATES? Phthalates (pronounced “Thal- Ates”) are chemicals that have been used since the 1920’s  to make a  variety of different products. […]

PROMISE YOURSELF

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I thought I’d share  “Promise Yourself” , an inspiring piece of work  by Christian Larson written  in 1912.   Also known as “The Optimist’s Creed”, it is great in that it encompasses so much about life – inner strength and resolve, health and happiness, family and friends, excellence and living in the now. So yes, just a […]

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TEN GREAT BENEFITS OF MEDITATION

Photo: Dawn in Uluru- Utterly blissful! I have been meaning to write on this topic,  but a recent  Meditation day has finally got me to put pen to paper! The Meditation day was delivered by Dr Ian  Gawler, an amazingly  inspirational human being,  totally  encompassing the mind body medicine concept. He is  a long term […]

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FLAT TUMS and FODMAPs

Flat tums? Well, now that we have your attention!… Today’s chat is about Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and a group of foods called the FODMAPs that – when reduced or eliminated- have been proven to help with symptoms such as bloating. IBS is a condition that affects around 15% of the population and the usual […]

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7 foods/drinks to boost your metabolism

Hmm, now well into the New Year –  how are the those NY Resolutions going?!  Great? –  well,  if not, remember every day is a fresh new opportunity to make yourself proud! Here is  just a short  list of 7  foods/ beverages  that can  help boost the metabolism  –  every little bit helps!   Think of them merely as aids […]

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40 quick tips – towards your best self and a great year

Well, we’re half way through the first month already! No doubt, you may have read umpteen articles on New Years resolutions – this is not another long drawn out one of those-  no, honestly!  Just some general,  handy, quick(ish), readable tips on making this a great year, better than last year ..and of course the […]

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