• 8 end-of-year favourites: a listicle Dearest Reader, It’s been the biggest year of my working life. Bugger it, let’s not tone it down. It’s been The Biggest Year of My Life. Also the hardest. Also the best. I’m grateful many of you joined me along the way. You kept me honest and steered me where I needed to go. Thank more
  • what you’re craving is much closer Last weekend I got super antsy. It was a classic Single-When-All-Your-Friends-Are-Ensconced-In-Relationships scenario: I’d rung around everyone I knew, trying to fill out my weekend with activity…and everyone was busy…with husbands and kids and family barbeques and trips to Bunnings. Or whatever. And I felt abandoned. Then I felt like a loser for caring. And so more
  • Why i choose green smoothies over juices I kind of cringe at the fact I’m a green smoothie fan. I never bought into flouro T-shirts back in the ‘80s and I don’t do diets. I try many things, but I don’t like to buy into a “thing”, unless a) I’ve looked into said thing in detail, b) I’ve experienced a substantial improvement more
  • I wasn’t given The Guidebook to Life! When God was handing out The Guidebook to Life I reckon I was on the toilet. Or out buying milk for mum. This was a line I shared at a presentation I gave to 3000 youth leaders at the National Young Leaders Day conference just recently. I was asked, loosely, to share some advice I more
  • the most sustainable prawns to buy this christmas I’m not sure if you’re aware but prawns – or shrimp – are an ecological and ethical disaster waiting for a barbie to be thrown atop. I wasn’t…until recently. My uncle Pete was a trawler. We ate them every Christmas. And in fried rice when Mum made it for one of my brother’s birthdays most more
  • my sustainable christmas gift guide… plus a bevvy of giveaways for you! I personally don’t do Christmas gifts. It’s something our family agreed to a few years back (after trying Kris Kringles and giving each other World Vision goats). Instead we pitch in to get all the family together – plane tickets and rental houses to accommodate us all. But I do love the idea of mindful, more
  • how to develop your blog voice I was recently contacted by Srinivas Rao of BlogcastFM to do a podcast with him. His very popular site gets hundreds of thousands of downloads a month, and previous guests include Seth Godin, Tim Ferris, Danielle Laporte and Chris Guillebeau. I got some really lovely feedback on some of the topics I covered and thought some more
  • five surprising broccoli recipes Broccoli is good stuff. I don’t need to spell it out much more than that. Why don’t I share a few clever things to do with it instead. I like to par-cook and freeze mine. I do this as soon as I buy a head. Or two. I simply cook it 60% (in a steamer), more
  • We must get aligned Got a few minutes? Watch this quick video of Russell Brand-isms. And then let’s reconnect below. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kkpxi6MayY[/youtube] I’d risk sanity and my mother’s approval to, um, be in this guy’s orbit (I’ve previously said I’d marry the guy…is there a slightly watered down take on such a commitment that I could opt for?!). Russell Brand is more
  • The I Quit Sugar Christmas Cookbook is here! Ready for your simplest and healthiest sugar-free Christmas ever? I’m excited to share my UPDATED I Quit Sugar Christmas Cookbook with you today – hot off the press, with six meal plans designed specifically to help you enjoy a simple, joyful, and healthy, nutritious sugar-free Christmas. Plus, a bonus Thanksgiving meal plan (just in time for Thanksgiving this Thursday!). more