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Mindfulness: the Practice of Being Present

Have you ever felt that your life has lost its meaning? That you are just existing and not really living? If you do, you need to step back, evaluate yourself, and most importantly, shift your perspective. A useful tool when shifting your perspective is to practice mindfulness. Mindfulness is using the mind to appreciate every moment as it occurs, or it is simply being present. It might be simple to do, yet it takes practice in order to make it a habit. This principle can be applied to all aspects of your life. For example, when eating your meal, make … Read More
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Cauliflower Fried Rice

Ingredients: 48 g cauliflower florets 4 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce 2 tablespoon sesame oil 2 tablespoon freshly grated ginger 1/2 teaspoon white pepper 4 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided 4 large eggs, beaten 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 onion, diced 12 g broccoli florets, chopped 4 carrots, peeled and grated 1 cup frozen corn 1 cup frozen peas 4 green onions, thinly sliced 1 teaspoon sesame seeds Directions: To make the cauliflower rice, pulse cauliflower in the bowl of a food processor until it resembles rice, about 2-3 minutes; set aside. In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, sesame … Read More

Do You Need Tech-Free Time?

Technology is a two-edged sword. It is such a privilege to have, but it can also be a source of problems if abused. According to a report, an average Australian spends 10 hours engaging with their devices every day. Before, I found myself disconnected and full of anxiety when I started my day by checking emails, suddenly feeling the urgency of other people’s needs before I’ve even relieved my bladder. Now, I choose not to look at my phone before I start my work day. Nothing is more important than my mental health and the attention that my family deserves … Read More

Stress Eating

Is stress eating real? In a word. Yes. Stress does weird and wonderful things to us, but firstly let’s address what stress is. We throw this word around but what does it actually mean to be stressed? Stress is a modern word for fear. Worrying fearful thoughts and conflicting feelings create a stress response inside our bodies which escalates our stress hormones. Stress responses can be triggered by life threatening danger and it can be triggered by worrying thoughts. Us Mum’s know this feeling oh so well. Our li’l Johnny isn’t coping with his school work, so we worry for … Read More
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Prevent Excessive Inflammation the Natural Way

Prevent Excessive Inflammation the natural way Our body has an amazing natural defense against illnesses. It can fight pathogens, dilute toxins, protect and repair damaged cells, and deliver much-needed oxygen and nutrients to our cells through the inflammatory process.   However, when the inflammatory response is excessive or out of control, it will do more harm than good. Some of the diseases brought about by this condition are acne, rashes, asthma, peptic ulcers, arthritis, Crohn’s disease, and sinusitis.   Prevent excessive inflammatory response by avoiding foods that exacerbate inflammation. These are processed and grain-fed meats, farmed fish, gluten, dairy, grains, … Read More
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Omelette To Go

Get a good protein kick with this tasty and easy omelette full of lycopene and iron to start the day full of charge. Ingredients: • 2 large eggs • 1 tablespoon almond or rice milk • 2 mushrooms diced • 1/4 onion diced • Handful baby spinach • 3 cherry tomatoes halved • Himalayan rock salt and pepper to taste • Herbs and chilli to taste Method: • Heat 1 tsp grape seed oil in a saucepan and add mushrooms, onion and tomato, cook in medium heat. Add desired herbs (my fave is cumin, turmeric, oregano and chilli) • Beat … Read More