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Fine Tune Your Fitness

The Mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it. As long as you really believe 100% - Arnold Schwarzenegger We can walk for longer, run faster and get healthier quicker and achieve amazing results, if we start with the right psychological equipment – our mind. Having a fit mind will get you the results you want. When I was growing up I would be constantly critiquing my body. I spent more time complaining and criticising my body than appreciating the blessings that life had brought....

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Surviving Love

When I was a little girl I loved the fairy tale stories about how a handsome prince would save Snow White and they would live happily ever after…..or so the story went. As a teenager I would flick through the pages of Dolly magazine and read articles on love and dream about ‘the one’ and wait in hope that one day he would appear. I would spend hours reading Mills & Boon books and believing that when I met ‘the one’ that’s what my relationship would be like. Well, what is love and relationships all about? Is it about...

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“I Hate My Body” Game Changer

“I finally realised that being grateful to my body was key to giving more love to myself” – Oprah Winfrey I recently read an article about the high percentage of women that speak badly about their bodies. A survey was done with over 300 women and it came back with 97% of women reportedly said negative things about their body. What was the biggest surprise to me was that these women have a "I hate my body" moment every day. Some of these women would have up to 13 negative thoughts about their body every day. What? Every day?...

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Finding the Rainbow

I was having dinner with a friend recently and we were discussing what it’s like to be in a long term relationship. Both of us have been married for over 30 years. While we were congratulating ourselves on an impressive achievement, we also acknowledged the challenges that we have had to work through to continue to stay in our relationship. And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow” – Jerry Chin What was interesting about our conversation was that we both had times in our relationship where...

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Your Well-Being Starts With You

“It is essential to our well-being, and to our lives, that we play and enjoy life. Every single day do something that makes your heart sing” - Marcia Weider Your health and well-being starts with you. Of course you already know that, so why am I telling you again. Well, because I want to go a little deeper. When most people think about their health and well-being, they think about the food choices they make, the exercise they do, how they manage their stress levels, how they rest and recuperate and how they can improve their lifestyle. They may...

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Stepping Stones

It doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from. The ability to triumph begins with you. Always. – Oprah Winfrey The people that we admire and who inspire us will create the most influence and give us our most important life lessons. We all want to achieve greatness in our lives and we may look to many people to inspire us. We can be inspired by great leaders, athletes, writers, celebrities, etc. Sometimes the people that inspire us are not typically the people whose stories make it to the press or social media. I was a fussy eater...

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Great skin – it’s an inside job!

Our face is what we show the world and most of us want to put our best face forward. We may not be able to slow down our wrinkles or sagging skin, however we can give our skin the best chance we can at keeping it looking young, fresh and healthy. Aside from the damage from the sun and ageing, there is another factor that also affect our skin. The way we handle stress and look after our body makes a difference to our skin. We are used to living in a fast paced and stressful world. Sometimes we...

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How To Breakthrough A Breakdown

Breakdowns can create breakthroughs. Things fall apart so that things can fall together. - Anonymous When one of my kids had a birthday party we wanted to have an activity to have some fun that we could all enjoy. I bought a beautifully decorated piñata that had lots of colours. During the party, we all had a turn, adults and kids alike to have a go at breaking through the hard shell of the piñata. Of course, we really didn’t care too much about what was in it, because we knew that whatever it was, it would be good....

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Relaxation for Mums

Mum's are the busiest people I know. If you're a mum, how often are you taking time out to relax? Or are you like me and find it hard to relax? Being relaxed can help ease stress, relieve anxiety, depression and sleep problems. To relax means to remove the noise in our head, calm the mind and slow down the body. Don’t forget to breathe. Even by taking some good deep breathes will help you to relax. Here are some easy and simple tips to feel more relaxed Sleep in We are always thinking about how much more we...

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