A lesson on greed from a 10 year old

A couple of weeks ago my niece Kirrily & Nephew Josh (they are actually a Grand Niece & Nephew…but that makes me sound a little old) who are aged 10 and 8 were at our place for a visit. These gorgeous children are an absolute joy to be with, smart, funny and engaging…a true credit to their parents. After a …

The power of focus

AT 5pm Saturday night I HIT THE WALL BIG TIME…… It all began on Friday at 12pm when myself and a good friend went to a 48 hour lockdown in Mount Martha so that we could work on our books without any distractions….by the way mine’s called Corporate Fit Cats – Success Inside & Out. I had an outcome in …

Power strategy for dining out

My hubby turned 50 yesterday and I whisked him away to a surprise dinner at Vue De Monde which was a sensational fine dining experience. We had an experience that we will never forget. The food itself was amazing accompanied by a sensory explosion which included rocks used as plates, liquid nitrogen used to prepare a course or two and …

6 Strategies to Win the War on Carbs

If you have declared war on Carbohydrates then you are on a one-way campaign to facing your own personal defeat. You need to lay down your dietary weapons and forge an alliance with carbohydrates. When Leah first came to see me she was waging that very same war with Carbs however she was losing the battle and not the weight. This …

Life is precious

Last week marked the close of the first third of 2014. Reflecting on what has been an insanely busy year so far, I realised that there were two events that managed to put everything into perspective for me. The first was my Dad’s 84th Birthday and the second was the tragic death of a young man that worked out at …

The big picture: what’s yours?

Winter is well and truly here and its getting harder and harder to stick to those big picture goals. I have to admit that on more than a couple of occasions this month, I have turned off the alarm and slept through my scheduled run. When you make the decision to stay in bed rather than to get up and …

3 days with Deepak

I have just returned from Coolum Beach on the beautiful Sunshine Coast. I was fortunate enough to have attended the amazing 3 day Deepak Chopra’s Journey to Enlightenment retreat. For those of you who are not familiar with Deepak, he is a prominent alternative-medicine advocate. He has become one of the best-known figures in the holistic-health movement & regarded as …

The BS of ‘not enough time’

Do you believe that you ‘don’t have enough time’ to get things done? Are you ‘too busy’ to do the things that are required to achieve your goals? The ‘not enough time’ reason is nothing more than an excuse. Not enough time Time is one area where we are all exactly equal. Everybody has 24 hours every day and 7 …

How to have a regret free Christmas

Christmas is approaching and so are the inevitable Christmas parties and social gatherings, which usually means that we tend to over indulge and put on weight! There are so many parties to attend and so many temptations. The good news is that we can still have a fabulous time and enjoy all the treats without waking up the next morning …

Survive Christmas with family you don’t like

I admit it there was a long period of time in my life where I hated Christmas because it was all too hard. Xmas time in a standard nuclear family is hard enough but in a blended family it takes a whole new meaning. Apart from the usual stresses, there are timetables with ex-wives and ex- husbands to negotiate as well …