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How to Stay Focused When Working From Home

Working from home can be the greatest: You save money on public transport, don’t need to iron clothes or style your hair. Having just started my life as a freelancer, I soon came to realise that working from home also has its occasional downsides. Certain weeks are slower than others, some days you’ll find it much harder to stay focused… Read more »

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5 Deliciously Healthy Protein Ball Recipes

Preparation and organisation is the key to successful clean and healthy eating. It’s much easier to cook healthy meals and prep healthy snacks when your fridge and pantry are stocked with healthy and natural foods. As a gym junkie and group fitness instructor, I love a healthy protein snack in between classes, after a big session at F45… Read more »

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5 Activewear Brands you might not have heard of yet – but you definitely need to know

If you’re anything like me, then at last two thirds of your wardrobe are filled with activewear. And I love wearing it. And shopping more of it. When I need a new blazer for work or jeans, I usually return from the mall with two more activewear items instead. Sounds familiar? Well, you’re probably one… Read more »

Protein Powders

My Favourite Protein Powders

When it comes to protein powder, there are so many (too many?) options out there that it can get a little confusing and overwhelming to choose the right one between all these fat burners, WPIs, soy proteins and everything in between. But once you know how to select the right protein for your body, protein shakes and… Read more »

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Stop Counting Calories!

Like the majority of normal human beings, I’m not always responsible with my eating habits. Some days, I’ll choose chips over salad and put all the toppings on that baked potato. Because it makes you happy when it tastes good, right? I am not a big fan of diets, yes, they might work for some, but I rather… Read more »

Protein Smoothies

5 Delicious and Healthy Protein Shake Recipes

It’s time for some yummy protein shake recipes! Whether you are following a meal plan or simply want to add some new flavours to your shakes and smoothies while eating clean, it’s always great to try a few new flavours and recipes, especially when you’re like me and get bored quickly if you have the same shake twice… Read more »

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S.A.S.H.E.D. The Label – blending functionality with fashion

For me as a yogi, F45 addict and group fitness instructor, I love finding leggings that make a statement, are comfortable and high quality. S.A.S.H.E.D. The Label is one brand that ticks all these boxes for me. S.A.S.H.E.D. stands for Soon | All | Shall | Have | Empowered | Desires and is a label that believes “that nothing can stop a… Read more »

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Manly to Spit Bridge – A Scenic Walkway

Sydney’s Popular Coastal Track from Manly to Spit Bridge Total Distance: 10 km Total Time: Approx. 3 hours 10mins Download the map With its mix of bush and coastal views, the tourist-favoured 10km walk from Manly to the Spit Bridge near Mosman makes you feel like you’re a world away from the hectic city life…. Read more »

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Chic Beach House: 10 Interior Design Ideas to Beach Up Your Apartment

I feel so lucky to live in Australia – this country has some of the world’s most distinctive and diverse natural environments and is blessed with thousands of beautiful, stunning beaches. Having the beach right at my doorstep, I am used to always having sand everywhere on the balcony and on every part of my… Read more »

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5 Office Etiquette Tips for Australia

Australia is known to be a very relaxed nation. People live by „Don’t worry, mate, you’ll be right!“ and I remember very well how I did not only have to get used to a new country and culture, but also to a very different workplace atmosphere – and office etiquette. Although hard work is respected, and expected, especially… Read more »

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    Because I’m Happy

    A lot of my friends back home think I am brave. They say they would have never had the courage to move abroad. I should probably take it as a compliment. But I rather call it choosing a happier life. I am a very positive and happy person. Moving to Sydney endorsed my way to… Read more »

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    Fakebook

    Facebook can be fascinating, useful, annoying and devastating. I am not sure how to feel about the power it has on people’s lives. I joined Facebook January 2008 (and yes, I had to look that up) and the fact that I did not remember it shows how less important Facebook used to be. At least… Read more »

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    I just wanna make you sweat

    When I run, my nose runs. Sweat is accumulating at parts of my body that I do not want particularly want attention drawn to. My face turns red and I puff like a grampus. I should really swallow my vanity while running, but in Manly, the whole Ocean Promenade along North Steyne as well as… Read more »

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    Viral Shark

    Terry Tufferson’s escape from a great white shark has gone viral after the video of his close encounter was published on YouTube. The footage filmed with a GoPro already had over 10 million views on YouTube. The video titled GoPro: Man Fights Off Great White Shark in Sydney Harbour shows Terry Tufferson jumping of the… Read more »

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    El Beau is Beautiful.

    Coming from Berlin, I love the charismatic German corner bars. Quaint interior, comfy couches, vintage wallpapers, laid back atmosphere, an international, arty (or should I say hipster?) crowd of people. Tasty corner pubs like this are rare in Manly. Tonight, I found one. El Beau Room, Manly’s newest love child (established 2013) is a late… Read more »