• I pull apart the Covid “bliss bubble” I feel cautious around all the “Covid-19 is a beautiful corrective experience”-speak. Not because I don’t wish that such a sentiment was signifying a substantive shift in the Zeitgeist. I want it more than anything else on this poor, bedraggled planet. But is the point. We want a correction. We want more of the stuff more
  • 72% of us toss bagged salad leaves each month. There’s a reason why… When I wrote Simplicious Flow I pivoted the whole book from a huge survey I did with you guys. More than 3000 of you responded and there were 7000-plus comments and questions for me. Call me a sucker for flaggelation, but I went through every one of them and then wrote the book to attend more
  • Wondering what I should do with this blog…thoughts? Hello there, Can I ask a favour? This blog has been around a bit. It needs some freshening up. I mean, that header photo! The dinky staples! What do you think… * I was thinking about moving things over to Medium. Heard of it? Use it? Here’s my Medium Page. 
  • Excitedly seeking web designer! Hello. The look of this site is, well, tired. And I’m doing a call out to you all to see if you have ideas for a design overhaul. Are you a clever web designer with ideas who’d like to come into the office and work with me on this project? I always like to put these more
  • How to look even hotter on a bike Spring has sprung Down Under. Time to really think about taking up bike riding, yeah? Each year I like to agitate you all to get on your wheels. I try all kind of tacks. This time, I’m posting this fetching image (below) and sharing some inspiring cycling Spring outfits. I’m appealing to our collective sense more
  • Is your cooking oil making you sick? My mate David Gillespie has a new book out: Toxic Oil: Why Vegetable Oil Will Kill You and How to Save Yourself. David and I have chatted before (you can find that conversation here) about the central premise of this new book: that “vegetable oils” (or seed oils) are bad and saturated fats are what we should more
  • My 12 days of Christmas giveaway! It’s exactly twelve days to Christmas. And so: a twelve days of Christmas giveaway seems entirely appropriate. Also, I’ve had a great year with everyone here. And it would be nice to share around a bunch of special prizes as a thank you. Feel free to spread them around as Christmas gifts for your friends more
  • you can still hear me speak at the problogger conference… I’m talking at the Problogger conference this weekend. So is the formidable Darren Rowse and Chris Guillebeau, and the inspiring fellow chick bloggers Fat Mum Slim, WoogsWorld, Kerry Sackville and Edenland will also be there, paneling it up on social media tricks and tips. I know so many of you wanted to come but couldn’t more
  • handsome man and an apology First the dude. There. Done. Now a quick apology for a messy clusterf*ck of blog spewage that those who follow my RSS feed were subject to today at lunchtime. Some gremlin took over for a few hours and sent out draft and rejected posts and Lord knows what other flotsam. Needless to say I realised more
  • Aspiring journalist? Blogger? Writer? you might like this free event Media is in trouble. There are 29384792387 Communications graduates competing for the three jobs still going in the industry. Which are generally taken up by the girl whose Daddy is mates with the CEO. Right? Without a doubt the media landscape has changed in the past few years. And if you’re a hungry communicator things more
  • chatting wing women with Agony Aunts Have you caught Agony Aunts on ABC yet (Wednesdays 9.30pm…or iview if you missed the first ep). It’s a lovely show. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6YLnuYqbJE[/youtube] The producer Adam Zwar(he made Wilfred) and I met about 10 years ago when we both wrote a relationship-ish column in the Sunday Herald Sun. Funny to come full circle. He’s an ace more
  • some fun bike porn It’s been a while since I’ve done a gratuitously evocative bike post. It’s time… Famous people on bikes Some hot looks courtesy of  Fashionising, and Cyclelicious. Starting with Olivia… Just some pretty looks
  • Are the nutritionists lying to us? (a podcast, plus five *more* copies of Big Fat Lies to giveaway) This post has been updated. Last week I chatted to David Gillespie about some of the food myths he debunks in his new book Big Fat Lies. Today we have a quick chat about why the “lies” continue. I reckon you’ll like this one. It’s easy to conclude from what David exposes in his book more
  • six big fat myths about fat: a podcast with David Gillespie (plus I’m giving away 5 copies of his new book!) You may remember David Gillespie from previous discussions such as Why Sugar is Really Grim For You. He’s the author of Sweet Poison and over the past 13 months since I quit sugar we’ve been in regular dialogue. Sometimes we talk about the fact that much of what we know about sugar and fat is 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
  • Your chance to tell *me* what *you* want Sometimes you go and go and go. And then you stop and look up and think, I need to stand back and check in with other humans. See where everyone’s at. Today it’s time to check in. Turn around. See if everyone’s looking in the same direction as I am. So. Are we? I write more
  • friday giveaway: The Muesli packs (sugar free!), valued at $20 Happy Friday! To continue our summer Friday giveaways, I have a pretty special offer this week, particularly for everyone quitting sugar at the moment: 60 x 450g bags of The Muesli This stuff is the best of the no-added sugar muesli on the market that I could find and I mention it in I Quit more
  • Yes, Sarah wore frog shoes out to lunch. With me. For this post I’ve handed reins over to Jo… to choose some favourites from the year that was. Jo, go for your life! It’s not an easy gig, picking (only) three of my favourite posts/thoughts/memories to share on the blog. I’m usually attached to each post, for all sorts of reasons on any given day. So I more
  • a christmas gift guide #2 (plus some super reader offers) Since last week’s guide went down like brandy with Grandma after Christmas lunch, I thought I’d do another. Again, not a definitive list. Just some stuff I thought you’d like and that supports supporters of this blog and/or have a snappy, ethical slant. Enjoy! merfins by Oceanika For your mer-obsessed daughter, from $115. Kazzie’s a Byron chick more
  • a christmas gift guide (plus some special offers for readers) Oh goodness, it’s a month to Christmas. I have the smell of pine needles in my nose, the taste of prawns and cherries in my being (both staples at our Christmas lunch), and I’m priming myself for the after-lunch delirious wrestle with my brothers.  image via Shannon Martin cards I’m not a big fan of more
  • friday giveaway: 10 double passes to see “we need to talk about kevin” Over the summer I’m going to do a number of Friday giveaways. So stay tuned! Last giveaway, Lisa Corduff won free tuition with the Institute of Integrative Nutrition course in NYC. (Sorry to everyone else who was keen to win…for those of you still thinking of doing the course, if you enrol between now and more
  • 5 inspiring things to learn about writing from Kate Grenville (a podcast) I’m running an occasional series with creative people I admire who have a spark of unique “dive-into-life”-ness that I think we could all learn from. This week Kate Grenville is my guest. Kate is one of Australia’s best-known authors, having written eight books of fiction and four books about the writing process. Her best-known works are the more
  • 8 things to learn about being creative from Wendy Harmer (a podcast) I’ve decided to start an occasional series with creative people I admire who have a spark of unique “dive-into-life”-ness that I think we could all learn from. There. A long sentence for you. Wendy Harmer is my first such guest. She is a MASSIVE spirit and her impact in Australia is huge. She’s a comedian, more
  • healing autoimmune disease #10 (a podcast) I posted my interview with Nora Gedgaudas last week that detailed the whole paleo diet thing. I’m two weeks in and am noticing amazing differences – which I’ll report back on. Anyway, I know a lot of readers on this site have an auto-immune disease of some sort. Nora very kindly talked me through her more
  • great bike satchel ideas, from you! I recently shared my fixation of finding the perfect bike satchel so that I can ride light and free. To be honest, I think you guys provided some infinitesimally good suggestions. Here they are, if you’re still in the market. And  many cheered triumphantly about a Crumpler bag being the perfect solution… Some other ideas more
  • oh glory be! a Conscious Club Frankly, I’m bored. Mostly. Not of life. But of my ways. I want to live more, I want to live life more fully, I want to engage. I cry this out from my very being sometimes. But I default often to pastimes and company that are not always full of growth. You too? Frankly, again, more
  • my hunt for the perfect bike satchel This has become a fixation with me – finding THE satchel that I can carry my laptop (and wallet, keys, glasses etc) in, which also works on a bike. If you ride, you’ll know that  not all satchels are created equal. So I’ve been exploring… via copenhagencyclechic.com via downtown from behind tumblr The sling over more
  • my new TV show: Eat Yourself Sexy (why don’t ya!) A little while back I finished making a TV show. It’s a nutrition makeover show. It’s called Eat Yourself Sexy. The premise is simple: I take 8 average Australian women and show them how to eat their way back to wellness in 8 weeks. It’s all it takes. And they wind up eating MORE than more
  • My oprah necklace giveaway/charity thingo I asked last week what you thought of giveaways. I loved the feedback – thank you for taking the time to be clear and honest with me about it. It’s a tricky issue. And thank you for the suggestion to tie giveaways in with giving to those in more need than those of us reading more
  • oh, and a question…giveaways? Like? I’ve been wondering, and I’m just not sure how I feel, so I thought I’d ask you… how does everyone feel about giveaways on this site? That is, a company paying me to have me highlight their products so a bunch of you get stuff for free? It would be product I think readers here more
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