• sunday life: try this self-control trick This week I delay gratification To be honest, I just don’t trust people who can keep an open packet of TimTams in the fridge for two weeks.  Are you one of these? Can you take one biscuit and leave the rest, and not think about them incessantly until you’ve demolished the lot (rationalising that, hey, more
  • really not much too much at all. I don’t have much to say. It’s early. I’m getting my hair and makeup done in my sunroom, ready to go sky-diving in Picton. I’m drinking this amazing Miessence antioxidant “Berry Radical” drink – a chocolaty “superfood” hot drink. Like a hot chocolate, but it only contains superfoods. You can add coconut milk, or have more
  • taking it away with you At the yoga school I’ve been going to since the first day (literally) I arrived in Bondi seven years ago, the instructor Rick, at the end of each class, invites us to “take it away” with us. We’ve slogged our way through our nervous tension, our annoyance with the heavy breathing dude next to us, more
  • Tuesday eats: why i don’t drink soy milk I used to drink the stuff a bit. I got sucked in by the health messages. Then I got told it’s a no-go for anyone with thyroid issues. Then I learned it’s really a no-go for everyone. I know soooo many of you drink it in your coffee or tea.. Perhaps you’d like to reconsider more
  • stop. ask… what’s the most important thing? Just a thought for this morning. It’s an old Buddhist story. Of a student who asked his teacher, “What’s the most important thing?” The wise old teacher replies, “The most important thing is asking what’s the most important thing”. Asking is engaging, caring, being alive, diving in. Not really knowing for sure – having an more
  • sunday life: in which I shine the light on my judgmental, bourgeois, affected, quinoa-loving “white” self This week I face up to my whiteness I’m so white it hurts. I’m achingly white, not in the alabaster sense. But in the beige sense. Being white means I’m not the “other”. If you’re black or Asian, I’m what you are not. Whean they cast for home loan or Milk Arrowroot commercials, my type more
  • what’s your true religion? a quiz I’m 100 per cent Neo-Pagan and 96 per cent New Age. So says the results from the Belief-0-Matic test on Beliefnet.com that I just did. I’m only 16 per cent Catholic…which might horrify my mother. I was raised Catholic, but didn’t go to a Catholic school…thank goodness. Mum and Dad, mercifully, didn’t like the draconican more
  • How to buy a pretty single-speed bike A stack of you have asked me how to go about buying a single-speed bike.  Here’s a little guide, based on my experience. 1. Be very sure you want a SS bike! They’re not for everyone. They have NO gears. Correct, none. So it means riding it like you did a BMX as a kid more
  • Tuesday eats: more quinoa recipes (cos I know u love them) Oh. Yeah. I’m quinoa obsessed. For now. So are many of you, it would seem, because EVERYWHERE I go people tell me they discovered the stuff on my blog and …blah, blah, blah. So, here we go again. I came across this recipe for quinoa crumble on the New York Times website. Fills the gap more
  • the perfection of why your fingers + toes wrinkle in the bath This is a random Monday factoid: there’s a perfect reason why your fingers and feet turn to prunes in the shower. So says Mark Changizi author of The Vision Revolution and Director of Human Cognition at 2AI Labs in Psychology Today. Basically we prune-up because we’re former apes. And it saves brain power: Pruney fingers more