Month: December 2016

How to change the yearly marathon that’s your life!

Do you feel like your life and year is like running a marathon? It’s like you spend the whole year running around busily, very occasionally slowing down, then picking up the pace again? …. it’s now… the finish line is in site….only a few more steps to take and you’ve made it! BIG SIGH!! I know I often feel like this at the end of the working year. So, with the Xmas break fast approaching, perhaps it is time to stop and really stop, put the feet up,  rest up, breathe and take the time to really give back to yourself? You deserve it. What will the new year will look like for you?…. Will it continue with the same speed as it was this year?…. How is that currently been working out for you? Will it pick up the pace even more?….How will that end up looking like for you? OR Will you reassess? Reprioritise? And make some changes? I use to get to this time of year, and fall in a heap. Completely exhausted and worn out. I would …

The festive tipple!

The endless parties, dinner catch-up, breakups and then of course Christmas day…there is a lot of opportunity to have drink or three…or four. But how much is too much? Below you will find some tips to moderate and be a little more mindful of your alcohol consumption over the festive season….Oh, and a little bonus tip just in case you do overindulge! Once alcohol enter the blood stream, your body goes right to work and it’s top priority is to get rid of it. Your liver is the primary site for alcohol breakdown, but it also, whilst in our bodies, raises triglycerides, blood pressure, is loaded with kJ and contrary to popular belief, is not so good for the heart ( when overindulging). So how to enjoy a little tipple without overindulging? This can be challenging when we are socialising more and lets be honest, there is a lot of social pressure out there. Australians have a very laid back attitude in general, especially when it comes to drinking, but new research has revealed that people who are cutting …

Quick and Easy home made gift ideas.

Stuck for some Gift ideas?  Want to make some lovely personal handmade Christmas gifts for Family and Friends? You think you don’t have time to make or cook something but these simple homemade gifts can be whipped up in no time and a super easy to make!   I love giving my friends a lovely homemade gift. It always makes it more personal, along with the pleasure of knowing you made it yourself.  But I also know your all busy Chic’s, so I have created for you a few really simple and quick homemade delights. All these gifts can be made up from 5-15 minutes and will imbue you with the pleasure of giving something that will be enjoyed and well received. What you will need; Ingredients for one or all the below recipes. Some lovely jars with sealed lids. You can get these from any $2 shop, reject shop, Kmart or of the likes, for $2-5 ea. Some lovely Christmas ribbon and gift card. Optional– I like to get a few little Christmas decorations to tie onto the ribbon for extra …

3 simple steps to letting go!

Do you often feel like you are being judged or under constant pressure for not being ‘healthy’ enough? Fit enough? Skinny enough? Not a good enough mother? Partner? Employee…..the list can go on! Below you will find my 3 simple steps to removing overwhelm and the pressure of perfection. I get it I really do. We all have doubts and insecurities. BUT What if I said, the best thing you can do for your health and wellbeing right now is to LET GO OF THIS! Just let go of the pressure and accept that right here, right now, you are doing the best you can with the knowledge, time and ability you have. That’s it! Just take the breaks off for a moment and breathe. If you don’t like green smoothies…..that’s OK!  If you find the thought of working out at a gym amongst buffed up fitness freaks, freaks you out…..That’s so ok, too. If the thought of going to a yoga class and chanting is not your thing…guess what……OK!! There is so much noise and conflicting information …