• the beauty of allowing others to interrupt your very important work This is a behaviour in myself I really wish wasn’t part of my makeup: friends call or drop in or write to ask if they can come stay and sometimes, not always, but way too often, I get…antsy. I feel they’re going to break my stride, stop me from achieving things. On the phone I’m more
  • 23 tips for beautiful food photography Now. You might have noticed (and politely not commented): I’m am THE crappiest food photographer going around. Cooking? I’m in my element. Dreaming up flavour combinations? Few can rival my boundless creativity (hyperbole alert). But I just seem to descend into an impatient numbskullness when it comes to capturing it in a pretty pic.   more
  • how to choose a toxin-free sunscreen *this post has been updated in red below Sunscreens confuse me. They’re full of toxins…should I bother with it at all? Zinc? (oooh, but the nano-particles?!)…You too? Good. I did some scouting, asked experts and here’s what I found…just in time for Australia Day!! A lot of the sunscreens out there do NOT protect us more
  • Morning Show fluff + truth + the last IQS supper Happy respill everyone. I’m heading off to watch the disaster that is Australian politics unfold. Personally, I’m glad/not surprised it’s all happening. Truth must find its way out. It can only fester below the surface of consciousness so long before the pressure builds up. The boil must be lanced. And we are at a point, more
  • a friday giveaway: 5 x Science of Stillness meditation memberships worth $300 So you’ve reached the end of eight weeks of sugar-free life. Here’s to a new, calm, life – free of sugar (!) To that end, this week I’m giving away five x premium memberships to Science of Stillness, each valued at $297 to help you kick off your new life. Tom Cronin (who I met more
  • Detox holiday? Nah. Ride around New Zealand instead Detox holidays. Everyone’s doing them, right? I call them “poo holidays”…you know.. the ones where people dart off to Bali or India or Thailand to detox and clean out their insides…if you know what I mean. From what I hear they entail drinking clay (to grab’n’drag whatever’s clinging to their guts) and pumping all manner more
  • Coconut and cheese biscuits (plus 3 more coconut flour treats) I’m coming to terms with coconut flour. I wrote about the stuff a few weeks back and have been experimenting since. It’s tricky stuff. But once you get it…it gets you. Since a few of you asked…here are some more recipes I’ve been playing with. These biscuits (above) were an experiment…that worked. They’re (good) fat more
  • The I Quit Sugar program: time to choose (week 8) Two months. No sugar. It’s out of your system. Hoorah! Now it’s over to you. Do you feel you want to stay off sugar, or do you want to go back to the way things were? Do you want to reintroduce a bit of fructose or be a nah-a-skerrick-pass-thy-lips proponent? Personally, I say do what more
  • Friday giveaway: vanessa megan hand cream packs This Friday I’m in Melbourne and working on an exciting project with my mate Marija…details will come! In the interim…I’m giving away 25 x Vanessa Megan hand wash & cream packs valued at $30.00  I recently met Vanessa through a mutual friend in Byron. She’s a woman passionate about providing natural and organic skin care more
  • what’s with all the gluten intolerances?? let me explain… You might have read a column by a former colleague of mine Mia Freedman recently where she questioned people’s food intolerances, specifically gluten, and avoidance of certain foods, specifically sugar. Funnily, I’m both intolerant to gluten and had to quit sugar due to an autoimmune disease. I was asked during Monday’s webinar for my thoughts. more