WELLNESS & WANDERLUST WEDNESDAY with featured fitness expert, Diana Tencic

Welcome to the first of a series of posts featuring fabulous individuals (some of my favourite people!), their inspiration and insights into some of my favourite subjects: wellness, wanderlust, food and travel! I couldn’t think of a better person with whom to begin this dialogue than long-time connection, friend from afar and I Quit Sugar super-star expert […]

ON AUTHENTICITY (eat – and post – what makes you happy!)

A while ago I posted about authenticity and that, according to Gabby Bernstein (and many others, no doubt), our truth – right here and now – is all we need to offer other people; our “authentic self” is what attracts others to us, and allowing ourselves to be who we are is the only thing that […]

THE LONG ROAD TO MY FIRST HALF MARATHON (and why I started running in the first place), PART 1

Even as I begin to type this post, I can feel my palms getting sweaty and my heart starting to beat a little faster. Why? Because there’s less than a month left before I am due to run my first half marathon*. This might not be a big deal for many people, but for me it […]

MY BIG NEWS & THE CONTINUATION OF THE SUGAR-FREE JOURNEY (and the gratitude)

What a week it’s been! My Cupcake became an 18 month-old today. This combined with seeing her through her first week ever at nursery school and my little L having some medical (and other) issues, makes for one super-emotional Miss Marzipan. And the start of a new cycle has of course amplified every feeling tenfold 😛 . But […]

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, […]

PRE-CHRISTMAS SHAPE-UP: the results

MY GOAL TALLY: To be able to run 30 minutes on the treadmill– I actually beat this by a few minutes not long after setting this target. To do yoga/pilates once a week– um, let’s just say this wasn’t quite so successful (but I am making up for it now with 2-3 sessions of yoga/body […]

PRE-CHRISTMAS SHAPE-UP

Traditional Christmas celebrations in Northern Europe, aside from being charming and cosy, are a decidedly stodgy affair. The weather calls for it. This year will be no different, but I hope that I will be a little different (in the old health department, that is). I should stress that I work out 5-6 times per […]