Monday, March 21, 2011

fun in the sun.

Eleven days off work
No phones and no alarms
Copious sunshine and waist high waves
Positive people and belly aching laughs
Salty hair and sandy skin
Late nights and sleep-in’s
Nature walks and koala sightings
Rockmelon sorbet and cinnamon gelato
Coconut prawns and lychee margaritas
One word: freedom

The value of a great holiday is immeasurable. It allows you to escape the rut of autopilot living and peer back at your life to realise what is valuable and what is actually superfluous. As dalai lama as it sounds, holidays allow you to turn inward and assess where your life is going and if it reflects who you really are.

It’s true. Promise xx

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

a stitch in time saves nine.

Why is it that....

we only go to the dentist when we have a toothache

we only get a massage when our muscles are so tight that they keep us awake at night

we only go to the naturopath after we've had a cold for over a month

we only get a facial when our skin has broken out

we only do a detox when we've got the guilts

we only go on holidays when we get to the point when our adrenals are completely exhausted

Prevention is better than a cure xx

Friday, March 4, 2011

simplicity = beauty.

I'm not a fan of clutter. Since I was little, Dad would ask me "Do you WANT it or NEED it?" which taught me to use my own discretion towards material possessions. Beauty to me is about simplicity. I love how in the film Amelie that she finds pleasure and beauty in the most simplest things like cracking the top of her creme brulee, dipping her hands into bags of grains and skimming stones down the river.
With all the tragic floods in QLD this year, we've seen images of people left with nothing but the clothes on their back. I saw a lady showing a tv reporter through the child care centre where she worked that had been completey gutted by the raging flood waters. Yet I see spoilt toddlers walking around decked out in the latest trends on a daily basis and it baffles me. It really puts having the latest iPhone or third pair of boots into perspective.
Take some time this week to take any kids clothes, toys and books that aren't getting used into the opshop so someone less fortunate can have some joy, pass on books you won't read again and only buy the things you really need and love.
"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication" -Leonardo da Vinci 1452-1519

sup nerds.

I don't know about you cats, but I'm a visual person. Whenever I'm feeling a bit bored with cooking all I need to do is grab a new book and I feel instantly inspired and excited again.
So if you have the same brekkie 5 days a week and dinners are a merry-go-round of spag bol, Mexican and stir fry, then pop into Essential Health, take a flick through our new books and shake things up!

Thursday, March 3, 2011


Happy Friday everyone! Because you have all worked SO hard this week, here's a little weekend treat to reward yourself with xx

aka Banana chocolatey goodness

What you'll need . . .
2 large bananas
1/3 cup of chocolate chips
1/3 cup of peanut butter
Dessicated coconut

What to do . . .
1. Cut the bananas into little chunks. (5 to 6 pieces per banana).
2. Heat the peanut butter and chocolate chips in a bowl resting on top of a saucepan of boiling water. Stir until smooth.
3. Dip the banana pieces in the chocolate-peanut butter mixture and sit them on some baking paper. Spoon the remaining mixture over the top.
4. Sprinkle the pieces with coconut.
5. Transfer to the freezer for about an hour until hardened.

Store in an airtight container in the fridge.