The ultimate wellness gift: an 8 week program voucher!

Posted on December 19th, 2014

Thought I’d grab you as gift-buying tension hits fever pitch and suggest a smooth idea. The next round of the I Quit Sugar 8 Week Program kicks off January 22… and gift vouchers are now available!

Ultimate Tuna Salad

Ultimate Tuna Salad

I’m betting Uncle Bob is gagging for a trimmer waistline. Maybe your sister is after a fresh start to the year. Maybe you and your best mate have been pushing your liver too hard in 2014 and want to dive in together…

The Program is suitable for Paleo followers, omnivores and vegetarians and includes meal plans, recipes, support and loads of information to keep you and Uncle Bob on track.

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It’s also meaningful, sustainable, liberating, educational and waste-free.

Give the gift of food freedom this Christmas.

And if you’re wanting to sign up yourself, go here.

Why I wore the same pair of green shorts for 8 years

Posted on December 17th, 2014

My green shorts have become A Thing. I didn’t intend it this way. It kind of evolved.

My green shorts and I climbed Icelandic volcanoes together in 2012...

My green shorts and I climbed Icelandic volcanoes together in 2012…

I bought my first pair of green shorts eight years ago from American Apparel during a trip to the US. They were on sale. I wore them for four years, every day, until the holes in the groin (from inner-thigh rub) became obscene. They become a grease rag for my bike. I then bought a replacement pair. Actually, my assistant Jo remembers buying them when she started working for me. Ergo, this pair is at least four years old. Same size, same colour, no need to try them on.  I’ve worn these ones virtually every day since – hiking, at yoga, at the gym, to the pool.

The other day, on a bush walk with friends, my mate and business partner Zoe (walking behind me as we climbed up the rocky face of a gorge) commented that there was probably only three hours of wear left in the shorts before they hurt her eyes. Read more

The Sarah Wilson mindful xmas gift guide. ‘Cos you asked for it.

Posted on December 11th, 2014

My family doesn’t do Christmas gifts. Each year we pitch in for a crappy, wood-veneered, chenille-bedspreaded holiday house down the coast. We wrestle, eat, attempt to play board games (none of us are good at sitting very still), go for bike rides and try not to step on each other’s toes (especially those of the crew sleeping on the floor in the lounge). I accept my family is in the minority, but will never accept that this time of year should be a time of rampant, crass consumerism. And to this end will continue to offer up some sustainable gift options, as I do each year. You can find my previous posts here, here, here and here. But to my latest round of ideas, collated from the wares of wonderful folk who’ve spun into my orbit throughout 2014…

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Planter boxes by Fresh Prince made festive.

1. Fresh Prince Desk-top Planter boxes
Bondi boy Richie, aka Fresh Prince, is the delightful dude who created our rooftop garden at IQS HQ, and recently snuck in to the office to deliver a stack of his pen holder planter boxes for the team. The little pen holder bits are lined with fake grass. Sweet. You can buy them here.

Screen Shot 2014-12-09 at 5.09.15 pm2. A six-pack of Blind Corner Field Blend wine
Buy a six pack of their Blind Corner Field Blend and save yourself and your family from certain toxic  hangover this Christmas lunch. I love these guys. Ben and his wife produce stunning, hand (and foot)-crafted wines with minimal, if any additives. The vineyard is organic, dry grown and utilises biodynamic Read more