Beautiful DIY Body Butter

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For quite a while now I’ve used simply coconut oil as my ‘body butter’, make-up remover, as well as in cooking. However, I’ve recently decided to try cacao butter as a base in combination with some dietary manipulations to help treat some skin irritations as it’s worked for others and is a relatively low-reactive oil. Cacao butter, however is solid … Read More

“What The Health” documentary – WTF??

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The recent release of the What The Health documentary on Netflix seems to have stimulated a lot of discussion amongst the wider community. I’ve heard of some people turning their existing healthy dietary habits around and deciding to go completely Vegan, I’ve also heard a lot of flack from other parties as well. If you plan on watching the movie, or … Read More

Guest Blog – 48 Hours in Melbourne

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Melbourne

Guest Blog: How to Spend 48 Hours in Melbourne By Emma Lawson   A weekend in Melbourne can be plenty of time to get to know the soul and groove of this magnificent Australian city. Of course, it all depends on how open you are to new experiences. But if you welcome Melbourne with open arms, you can be sure … Read More

Resources

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I regularly use these resources to expand my health and wellness knowledge. Pubmed and Google Scholar – are fantastic databases you can use to search for evidence-based research. Jessica Cox Nutritionist  – www.jessicacox.com.au The Nutrition Press – Evidence-based blogs written for the every-day person to understand the science stuff! Positive Health Wellness – www.positivehealthwellness.com    

Fussy Eaters

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Are your kids FUSSY EATERS? Would you like some tips on how to minimise ‘fussiness’? A recent article by the BBC delves into why some children are more fussy than others when it comes to food choice. Genetics, environmental and evolutionary influences all play a role in a child’s like/dislike of a food. Up until 24 months of age it seems most … Read More

Barcelona Take Two

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Barcelona, Take Two! There’s no questioning that Barcelona is a mesmerizing city for many. A unique blend of a complex cultural history, medieval architecture, modern art and metropolitan vibes. I first visited Barcelona with my friend Gautam back in June 2016 (Gautam wrote a guest blog about Barcelona which you can read here) and like many, I also fell in love … Read More

Vagabonding at its Best; Cool Travel Stories.

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Vagabonding: The Lost Art of Meeting People and Making Friends! If you followed my vagabonding adventures throughout 2016 you’ll know that I visited some pretty amazing places and met some unique people along the way facilitating some truly once-in-a-lifetime experiences. However, recently, with the heightened alert for potential terrorism threats and people feeling on-edge walking down the street, I find that many tend to retreat … Read More

Carcassonne: A restored Medieval French City – Penny Benjamin

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Carcassonne

Carcassonne A Restored, Fortified Medieval French City Carcassonne is a city situated in the Aude department in the South-West of France. Its hilltop has been inhabited since the Neolithic period and is perfectly situated along routes linking the Atlantic Ocean with the Mediterranean Sea as well as Central Europe with the Pyrenées. Throughout the centuries, Carcassonne’s strategic location has been … Read More