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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Kids and epilepsy
Mar30

Kids and epilepsy

“I’m not sure all the teachers realise that he isn’t not listening. It’s often hard to know when he is having a seizure. I do because I know him so well”. This was the paraphrased conversation I had casually joined at the school gate yesterday.   Her son has multiple Focal (partial) seizures during the day. A form of epilepsy that often goes unnoticed because the person could simple look like they are...

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The Early Ups and Downs of Motherhood
Mar23

The Early Ups and Downs of Motherhood

The day I found out I was pregnant with my son was full of mixed emotions. Most of them happy, but I did have a few concerns and fears as well. All of which I am sure any new mum would have when faced with the reality that you are going to be responsible for a new little life! The first test came back negative and we were surprisingly disappointed. On a hunch a week later I did another test and it showed I was in deed expecting!...

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Learning To Love Yourself Through Yoga
Mar06

Learning To Love Yourself Through Yoga

‘Learning to love yourself’ – We’ve all heard it so many times, and especially us busy mums! But what does that mean anyway? It’s all over social media, magazines and self-help books… I had trouble with understanding the concept for many years until I decided I wanted to learn how to do a free-standing handstand (which I perceived it to be a yoga pose completely out of my league and reserved for acrobats). How does that...

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10 Simple Pantry Swaps For A Healthier Kitchen
Feb27

10 Simple Pantry Swaps For A Healthier Kitchen

“Tomorrow I am going to start eating healthy”, does that sound as familiar as “Rome wasn’t built in a day”? A client recently asked me to do just that – help set up a healthy way of eating and with Summer nearing its end what better way to start tweaking your pantry staples. Drawing on my knowledge, habits and an article recently published on Kidspot highlighting pantry staples, I want to share with you a list of some...

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How to make New Year resolutions successful
Feb20

How to make New Year resolutions successful

Most people have a New Year’s resolution yet why it is necessary to wait for the New Year is beyond me but nonetheless every January and February I see it – the yoga studios, gyms and pools are flooded with genuinely well-intentioned souls bringing their body for a workout. Then, halfway through the month, a good quarter has given up … Why is this so? The main problem with these resolutions is that they are not...

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How’s your Vitamin D?
Feb13

How’s your Vitamin D?

With Summer almost nearing its end, the weather is still beautiful and inviting to the outdoor lifestyle. One question many ask themselves is how much is too much or too little Vitamin D… Did you know that Vitamin D is like a Hormone ? We make it in our body rather than absorb it from our diet and is essential for many functions in the body because nearly every tissue and cell type have Vitamin D receptors – meaning high levels...

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Meet Marie of Nutrition That Fits…and Sydney Mum
Feb09

Meet Marie of Nutrition That Fits…and Sydney Mum

Hello, my name is Marie, an accredited clinical nutritionist specialising in nutrition for families, pregnancy, pre-conception and children. Being a mum of three I have seen first hand what effects small changes to our diet can make to our children’s behaviour and health and dealing with atopic conditions such as eczema and asthma. Today we live in a world where there are too many fast food options and people are overfed and...

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Sydney mum feeling good
Oct26

Sydney mum feeling good

Just met up with my good friend Carmen who volunteers her time to this fabulous and awesome community grass-roots social movement – Mums 4 Refugees (www.mums4refugees.org.au). An inspiring and aspiring organization of volunteer mums dedicating their time to help and support asylum seekers and refugees, offer opportunities for people like me to ‘do their bit’ and bring about conversation about the status quo of asylum...

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Lou Pollard: A Passionate Fool
Jun13

Lou Pollard: A Passionate Fool

Comedy is about telling the truth. I tell it both in my stand up and in my work with families as a Clown Doctor. “Clown Doctoring is mostly improvisation and sometimes our work is about naming the elephant in the room, saying the things that other people need to hear but are too scared to utter out loud, but always with a great deal of sensitivity. Our main priority as Clown Doctors is to be highly tuned to the needs of the sick child...

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