Creamy Cucumber Salad Recipe

As the weather is warming up so does the desire for simple salads. This recipe is based on cucumbers but it would be super simple and delicious to add a few cherry tomatoes or even some chopped fennel. Super easy to make, this little recipe is a great side for your meal tonight. How about trying it beside our Stuffed Capsicum recipe?

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Would you go to the loo with everyone watching?

Did you also know that there are 1 in 3 women living without a toilet and that they spend 97 billion hours each year looking for private places to go? All this while we might be deciding what clothes to wear today. It’s frightening really. Think about how frightened and exposed these women must feel trying to go to the toilet out in public all because they simply need to relieve themselves. Think about how going to the toilet out in the open would subject you to the risk of violence and harassment.

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Yoga is for hippies?

I was first introduced to Kundalini Yoga in 1994 while going through a very challenging time in my life. I was 25 years old, newly married to an alcohol and drug addict, and feeling trapped by my commitment to God in the presence of my family and close friends in my marriage to this man. As well as that, his family members were telling me that I was a horrible woman for even considering divorcing their son.

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7 signs you’re sleep deprived

Getting enough sleep as a busy mum can be impossible. And it doesn’t necessarily just last through the baby phase either. Just when you think they are ‘sleeping through the night’ in comes the new tooth, the flu, the gastro, the nightmare, the bed wetting…need I go on? I almost get deflated when a relatively new mum proudly announces to me ‘She’s sleeping through the night!’. ‘You poor soul. You think it’s over. ’ is automatically what springs to mind but I smile encouragingly letting the fear of sleep deprivation wipe away from her face.

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Stress is good…I’m not joking

I know that statement may cause your nose to wrinkle and eyes to squint to be sure you are reading it correctly…but yes, stress is not only good, but very necessary in our lives. Here’s why…
Just by waking up every morning, you begin to operate under stress…waking up the body, stretching it and exercising it. Any movement from the body creates a kind of stress in order to perform the function of forward motion.

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Fitness Groupies

I was a personal trainer for a really long time before I became an Exercise Physiologist and to be perfectly honest the clients I continue to train outside of my clinic hours are still the high points of my week. A majority of these clients are mums and one of the questions I am faced with every January is: ‘How about group classes? Can I do those too?’ Absolutely!

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Keeping Flexible With Buzvil

It’s a juggle we all know too well, every day, week in, week out. You have to get the kids ready for school, pack their lunches, then drop them off at school after picking up that one friend who is always running late. Plus there’s a full day of work ahead,

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5 Minute Abs and Butt Floor Workout

es, I said 5 minutes. You won’t be heading to the Olympics with this workout but you will at starting to strengthen your abs and butt. Usually I advocate using more bodyweight as resistance but this floor workout is a great opportunity to get things back to basics.

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