Deciding to Get Fit for the Last Time Changed My Whole Life

  Late last year I had an epiphany. It was the kind of realisation that is so strikingly obvious that you can’t comprehend how it didn’t occur to you earlier. I was stuck in an endless cycle. I would exercise intensely and follow a strict eating plan for months in the lead up to an event and then once the event had passed, turn into a take-out-ordering-couch-potato as a way of decompressing It occurred to me that not only was this exhausting cycle a total waste of my time and energy, it felt like it was getting harder each time… Continue Reading

Wellness with Bianca Cheah of Sporteluxe

  Last weekend we headed out to a masterclass with Bianca Cheah put on by the Canberra Centre as part of their holistic health and wellbeing event, Eden. Bianca is the founder and editor of online destination Sporteluxe, a digital publication exploring health and wellness as well as beauty and fashion through a wellness lens. Bianca is a highly respected social media influencer and is dedicated to sharing her wellness philosophy through her online and social platforms. ‘I founded Sporteluxe in 2012 as a personal blog. I was so engrossed in the fitness industry at the time but I couldn’t… Continue Reading

womenCANplay Launch

  On a crisp Canberra morning, I found myself out the door at 7:15am and heading to the launch event-breakfast for womenCANplay, hosted at the YWCA. A not-for-profit organisation that was founded in Canberra, womenCANplay offers an interactive online hub for women who wish to get involved with sport and other activities in the ACT. This NGO was founded by Hannah Massingham and Billi McCarthy-Price after they moved to Canberra and discovered a gap in the market for information on female sporting and recreational opportunities.   ‘We wanted to help ensure that every women, regardless of age, race, religion, ability,… Continue Reading

Paper Folding at Eden with Benja Harney

  For as long as I can remember, I’ve been an origami enthusiast. I’ve always found the repetition, and the concentration it requires stills my mind like nothing else; when I’m working with paper, I am at peace. So when my editor informed me that Eden, a series of holistic wellness workshops hosted by the Canberra Centre, was putting on a paper-craft master-class, and that I was to report on said class, I was, to say the very least, rather pleased. The event was to be run by Benja Harney, a ‘paper engineer’ based in Sydney, who has been in… Continue Reading

Sacred Cacao Ceremony

  Have you been finding it hard to switch off? Do you feel the compulsion to check your email one last time before struggling to fall to sleep? Don’t worry, you are not alone. Our increasing use of technology has been driving more and more people to seek out alternative approaches to switching off and reconnecting with ourselves as well as others. Over recent years we have seen the rise in popularity of yoga, meditation and mindfulness. As these practices have become more mainstream, what have previously been considered fringe events are now gaining momentum. One such event is the… Continue Reading

That Bitch Called Anxiety

  Anxiety. You know it well. That bitch of a disorder that many of us are all too familiar with and feel we can’t really talk about.    Why? Judgement, fear, perception. It’s an invisible condition so it mustn’t be real. You’re just a drama queen/king. Well, people that have never suffered anxiety will probably see it this way and I’m sure you’ve been on the receiving end of this if you’ve experienced anxiety. Friendships, family, work, thoughts, social media. They’re all triggers and sometimes nothing triggers it at all because anxiety is an irrational bitch that can strike at… Continue Reading

Turmeric Lattes with the Golden Grind

  Turmeric is an aromatic powder that has been celebrated in eastern countries for centuries for it’s healing properties and is commonly used as a spice in curries and hot drinks brewed over the stove (namely in India). However the turmeric hot drink has now become equally celebrated in western society, trending in popular cafes around Australia due to the creators of Golden Grind. Golden Grind is a turmeric blend founded by co-owners husband and wife team Tahli and Renwick Watts and sister Sage Greenwood. The group were working together in their own café, Evolve Food Store in Belgrave, where they started making… Continue Reading

The Environment – Our Built, Natural and Personal Surroundings

  The environment is something we are all familiar with. When we refer to the environment we are referring to our surroundings, everything around us. The environment exists on a macro and micro level. Think about the immediate surroundings like home, work and school, then broaden out to the neighborhood and the entire city where we reside, the country and then the entire planet and beyond. At each level environmental factors impact our health and wellbeing and how we engage with our lives. We humans also have a massive impact on our environment with our choices and actions. There is… Continue Reading