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Be patient and embrace equanimity…

The year of changes and transformation This year has been a very transformational, challenging year, I became a permanent resident of Australia (finally!), I quit my job, I met my nephew for the very first time, I made new friends, special friends that I know will be friends for life, I became a yoga teacher… Read more »

Why Is Self-Acceptance So Hard?

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection” – Buddha–  We’ve all been there. We’ve all had moments in our lives where we pretended to be someone else, whether that was to fit into a situation, to gain popularity or to because we thought we had to act in… Read more »

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Cafe Calm in Freshwater – Casual coffees & post-surf Burgers

The view out over Freshwater Beach and the grassy hang out area in front of the beach where to locals hang out, sunbake or gather for picnics and waterslide fun is a winner for Café Calm. It is a cosy place with a little outdoor patio, right next to Freshie Beach carpark, open for breakfast… Read more »

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Great coffee and all-day breakfasts at Sketch Bar Manly

Where the locals get their coffee, friends hang out for a late brekkie and lovebirds enjoy a tapas night Located on Pittwater Road, Sketch is where you want to stop and get your morning coffee before heading to work on the ferry. Owner Leo knows his regulars by name and doesn’t have to ask twice for their… Read more »

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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 »

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 »

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 »

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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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    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 »

  • 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 »

  • Modern Australian Cuisine With a Middle Eastern Twist – COYA in Cromer

    Tantalise your taste buds with an epic fusion food experience Located in Cromer, Coya is a local gem offering an epic fusion food experience for everyone who loves a very special and unique dining experience. Hospitality is central to Middle Eastern culture and the love for food is what you can taste in each and… Read more »