I QUIT SUGAR 8-WEEK PLAN (weeks 3 to 6 in review)

It’s hard to believe I am in Week 7 already. The fears I used to harbour around quitting sugar have now completely dissipated. I am by no means saying I plan to eat 100% sugar-free for the rest of my life, but I am convinced that quitting sugar is far easier than many would have had […]

HAPPY NEW YEAR! (+ some last-minute ideas to kick-start a fabulous 2014!)

Here I sit, in the warm summery town that I called home for many years, and contemplate the fact that in one hour and 2 minutes my fellow countrymen and women will be some of the first people on this planet to ring in the new year. I have just completed my visualisation mood board […]

MISS MARZIPAN ON PINTEREST (finally!), NO NAUGHTIES NOVEMBER (kind of) & NEW CHOPRA MEDITATION CHALLENGE (yay!)

Hi all! After waaay too long, I have finally started a MissMarzipan.com Pinterest account. So please do let me know if any of you have an account. I’d love to check out your stuff there and if you’re interested, share with you what inspires me too :). Feel free to leave me a comment with […]

SPRING CLEANING FROM WITHIN: RAW FOOD, JUICING & MEDITATION (AKA did I pick the craziest week ever to detox?!)

Yes, we’ve recently celebrated Easter and, amid the many significances of this special time of year, it’s a fabulous time for the bakers among us, right? So why, oh WHY did I pick Easter week to reevaluate my eating habits and try raw food for the first time? Could it be the subtle influence of Deepak’s soothing voice as […]

OPRAH & DEEPAK 21-DAY MEDITATION CHALLENGE (Perfect Health- my experiences, part 2)

So, the Chopra Center’s latest 21-day meditation challenge, Perfect Health, has come to an end and the free meditation sessions can no longer be found online… well, all except for the bonus 22nd meditation, Global Perfect Health, which I share with you here as part of the “Meditate it Forward” movement. I hope you enjoy it (if you haven’t already). Simply […]

OPRAH & DEEPAK 21-DAY MEDITATION CHALLENGE (Perfect Health- my experiences)

Hot on the heels of his last amazing 21-day Creating Abundance meditation challenge, Deepak Chopra has partnered with Oprah to bring us a new challenge, this one being focused on health (great timing for all of us who envisaged getting 2013 off to a healthy start but have yet to reach our full potential ;)). Yes, […]

THE CHOPRA CENTER 21-DAY MEDITATION CHALLENGE (Creating Abundance- my experiences, part 3)

Monday was to mark the official completion of the Chopra Center 21-Day Meditation Challenge™, Creating Abundance, but then Deepak threw in a cheeky extra bonus session (thank you!), so that brought me up to 22 days of meditation and reflection using this wonderful, free forum. I am a little sad that it has come to an end and I […]

THE CHOPRA CENTER 21-DAY MEDITATION CHALLENGE (Creating Abundance- my experiences, part 2)

Something has shifted this week. I am not entirely sure what it is, but I find myself feeling less anxious and more positive, not just when it comes to partaking in the Chopra Center 21-Day Meditation Challenge™, Creating Abundance, but in general. I am also VERY aware that I have a lonnnnnnnng way to go on this road to […]

PROJECT PINTEREST, WEEK 5 (The Healthy, Wholesome & Hearty Edition)

If you’ve been following this blog, you may be aware that I am currently taking part in the Chopra Center 21-Day Meditation Challenge™, Creating Abundance. One of the weird spin-off effects from doing this is that it seems I inevitably drift off at some point and start fantasizing about food and, more specifically, healthy food! I don’t know […]