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Cook with Lauren - Chocolate Mousse

on Thursday, 30 July 2015.

Cook with Lauren - Chocolate Mousse

Who knew that Chocolate Mousse could be so easy and yet so delicious!?

If you have not yet tried Lauren's three ingredient chocolate mousse, please watch this video and discover this incredible dessert.  

Serve it as a mousse, chocolate tart or as a ganache for your next birthday cake.

Dream Big Achieve More - Cam Calkoen Interview

on Friday, 24 February 2017.

Hear Cam Calkoen's incredible story of growing up with Cerebral Palsy, how he overcome challenges and turned his perceived weaknesses into his biggest strengths.

We discuss:

  • how to turn rejection into affection
  • how and why to embrace differences
  • the keys to discover and draw on your strengths  and
  • ultimately how to turn your dreams into reality 

 Click to view

13 Tips To Live With Vitality This Winter

on Wednesday, 24 June 2015.

13 Tips To Live With Vitality This Winter

Thanks to Jeremy from Revive for this guest post.

For some people it seems to be inevitable. Getting sick every winter. Some people are sick for the whole winter.

"Your health over winter is really just a reflection on how healthy you have chosen to live your life over summer."

Here are some things you can do when you start feeling sick or people around you are getting sick.

An Attitude Of Gratitude

on Tuesday, 02 June 2015.

An Attitude Of Gratitude

Gratitude.

It's the ultimate cure for a bad mood, stress, depression and it underpins every success in life. 

Use these three practical steps to apply the Principle of Gratitude to your own thought life and truly transform your life starting today.

Are You Wearing Too Many Hats?

on Friday, 25 October 2013.

Are You Wearing Too Many Hats?

Thanks to Robyn Pearce for giving me permission to share this article with you.

We constantly hear the work/life balance drum being beaten these days. Do you sometimes wonder if you'll ever stumble across that mystical Holy Grail of perfect life balance? Or does it seem like something that only happens for others?

If life is too busy, maybe it's time to step back and evaluate. 

How many roles are you currently committed to?

Take a minute and 

Become Younger in Just Nine Minutes

on Thursday, 01 October 2015.

Become Younger in Just Nine Minutes

Would you like to have more energy, be more toned and feel more confident?

Exercise, in particular strength training is our 'fountain of youth', it extends our lives, fights disease and makes us feel great, but often it's hard to fit into busy lives.

How would you like to have your entire workout done in just nine minutes?

Boosting Your Resilience

on Sunday, 04 October 2015.

Boosting Your Resilience

Have you ever wondered why some people seem to sail through life coping with every and any situation, while others appear to be constantly overwhelmed, battling with one drama after another?

Discover a simple step by step process to build strong resilience so you can stay calm under pressure, maintain a positive outlook and weather the storms of life well.

Change your words, change your world!

on Friday, 25 October 2013.

Change your words, change your world!

Malcolm Gladwell's book Blink - The art of Thinking without Thinking is a fantastic read.

It looks at the role of our subconscious in making decisions.

The scientific studies Gladwell shares clearly demonstrate the power of words in shaping our lives.

It reminded me of how simple it is to set yourself up for success by...

Cook with Lauren - Banoffee Pie

on Saturday, 12 December 2015.

Cook with Lauren - Banoffee Pie

This completely natural dessert is rich tasting and incredibly easy to make!

Wow your friends and family with this nutritious version of what is traditionally a very unhealthy dessert.

Best of all you make make it ahead of time for easy entertaining. It slices and serves well and is sure to impress!

Ditching the Rat Race for the Simple Life

on Wednesday, 10 September 2014.

Ditching the Rat Race for the Simple Life

This story of the fisherman and the businessman is one of the best stories I have read. It comes to mind regularly as I contemplate life and how we live it.

I won't spoil the story, so first I encourage you to read on for one minute...

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An American investment banker was at the pier of a small coastal Mexican village when a small boat with just one fisherman docked. Inside the small boat were...

 

Eleven Enjoyable Eating Tips

on Wednesday, 11 September 2013.

Eleven Enjoyable Eating Tips

These quick tips are a great place to start getting the most out of your nutrition so you feel fantastic...

1 Eat good servings of fresh fruit and vegetables every day. They are a great source of vitamins, minerals and fibre so will make you feel full. If you focus first on getting lots of vegetables into your diet you never need to 'diet' again!

2 Drink more...

Finalists 2013 Fitness Awards!

on Tuesday, 05 November 2013.

Finalists 2013 Fitness Awards!

After an extensive judging process the 2013 Finalists have been announced.

We are very proud to be finalists in two catergories!  

The winners will be announced Sat 23rd November at the National Awards Dinner held in Auckland.

All the 2013 Finalists in all categories can be found here

 

Foods to Boost Your Mood

on Thursday, 12 June 2014.

Foods to Boost Your Mood

Food has a profound influence on how we feel. Both at an emotional level and a physiological one it affects our mood and temperament.

Here are the most important pick me up foods to eat regularly if you feel low;

Continue reading...

 

Getting Rid of Stomach Fat

on Wednesday, 11 September 2013.

Getting Rid of Stomach Fat

For decades people have searched high and low to find the perfect type of exercise regime to follow in order to flatten and tone their mid-sections.  

So what is the best way to get rid of stomach fat?

Read on for the answer to this elusive question...  

 

 

How does the Wellbeing Specialist stay well?

on Thursday, 20 November 2014.

How does the Wellbeing Specialist stay well?

In my role there is a lot of pressure to set a good example, which is great as I'm sure it helps to keep me on track. I am however far from perfect!

Just like everyone else, I have better and worse days and I have to be intentional to practise daily rituals that keep me in balance. If these start to slide (when I'm overly busy or distracted) I quickly notice in the way I feel and aim to get myself back on track.

These are my foundational building blocks which help me maintain balance.

Here's what I do every day:

How I Deal With My Self-Doubt

on Wednesday, 05 November 2014.

How I Deal With My Self-Doubt

Reading my newsletters, you probably wouldn't guess that this year has been incredibly challenging for me and full of self-doubt.

So... just what does the wellbeing specialist do when she gets down?

I share my answers to that question with you here in the hope that they might help you if you have ever felt the same way.

  

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Strength train every week

It is your fountain of youth as it makes you biologically younger!!!  

Stick to functional compound exercises that work lots of muscles at once.  Aim for quality not just quantity and ensure great rest and recovery in between.

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