This is why yoga works
Aug10

This is why yoga works

This is why yoga works for improving core strength. For a long time I was very confused about what core strength truly meant. In yoga classes, the cue “engage your core” didn’t mean anything, as I had no idea what to do or not do, which muscles to engage etc. Even more confusing was the idea that I had to keep my belly soft while engaging my core. So I started looking into it and came across a booklet ‘Functional Pilates‘...

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7 Tips For Healthy Eating Habits
Aug03

7 Tips For Healthy Eating Habits

Healthy eating habits? Most kids in developed countries currently consume nearly 90% of their daily calories from animal products and processed foods! This can make it very difficult to consume enough fruits and vegetables needed for optimal health. Did you know eating five serves of different colour vegetables daily can help combat against chronic diseases? Diseases which begin in childhood, though we may not see their effects until...

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13 Sydney services that de-clutter, organise and remove overwhelm.
Jul31

13 Sydney services that de-clutter, organise and remove overwhelm.

“Is there like a service, that comes into a messy house with an exhausted mother and just organises everything and cleans and helps figure out how to make things work well and look nice?” In Sydney? Yep! Here are 13. A Sydney mother recently asked for help on a Facebook forum and she took the thoughts right out of my head. “Is there like a service, that comes into a messy house with an exhausted mother and just organises everything...

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6 Ways to Handle those ‘Off Days’
Jul24

6 Ways to Handle those ‘Off Days’

Ever feel like it’s all too much? I do, and certainly at the moment! So when Tammi got in touch with Sydneymum, we thought it was fitting to share her thoughts with you. Tammi Kirkness is a Life Coach, the Founder and Director of VisionScope Coaching , a professional speaker, proud yogi and the creator of The Tresaure Love Trust Series. Enjoy our guest post and these are her 6 tips for handling thise ‘Off Days’....

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LSA will make you feel awesome from the inside out
Jun29

LSA will make you feel awesome from the inside out

What is LSA ? LSA stands for a blend of ground linseeds (flax seeds), sunflower seeds, and almonds. This mix is an amazing source of dietary fibre, protein, omega fatty acids, minerals (including calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, selenium, copper and zinc, and vitamins A, B, D and E).  It’s role is to keep your blood-sugar levels balanced, keep you regular and curb sugar cravings along with helping keeping your regular....

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Whole Foods, Wholey Foods
May22

Whole Foods, Wholey Foods

When Natasha of Wholey Foods worked at Coke and Kellogg’s in marketing she wasn’t conscious of the food she was eating; then she started feeding a family. “I guess like many mums when I had a family I reconsidered my priorities around food. Suddenly, I wanted to do what was best and it took me on this whole journey of looking at what we were eating. I started looking closely at ingredients and nutrition panels. I wanted to...

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Calcium amounts and benefits for kids
May11

Calcium amounts and benefits for kids

Is your child getting adequate calcium (Ca) ? Our children need adequate calcium to support their growing bones,  a process that’s  complete by the end of their teen years. Then from young adulthood, bone calcium  begins to decrease, and we progressive lose  bone as we age, particularly in women. The recommended daily intake of calcium varies according to your child’s age, but it’s worth noting that from 9 years they...

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‘The Eyes Have It’ or the practice of meditation
May04

‘The Eyes Have It’ or the practice of meditation

One thing I love to do to enrich my yoga and meditation practice, is read from various reputable sources and practice by myself and/or guided by a good, experienced teacher. Recently I have had the challenging task of emptying my parent’s apartment and saying goodbye to my childhood, the home my brother and I grew up in. It has been exhausting, both physically and emotionally. Yet, what has kept my head on my shoulders and my...

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Food additives – a step by step guide to understanding
Apr20

Food additives – a step by step guide to understanding

  Click on this link for the complementary PDF – a comprehensive list of food additives   Share this:FacebookTwitterGoogleEmailPinterestRedditMorePrintLinkedInLike this:Like...

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Busy? Find Balance among the Chaos with these quick 7 yoga movements
Apr17

Busy? Find Balance among the Chaos with these quick 7 yoga movements

As a mum of (only!) two, there are times when it becomes extremely challenging to keep up with the  frantic pace of a life with kids: a mum often is a professional, a psychologist, a nurse, a taxi driver, a chef and meal planner, a maid, a fairy, a wife and many other roles! Among all this, it becomes difficult to find time to do something for ourselves, let alone find time to do a yoga practice, or practice of anything at all. So,...

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