Out & About

800km in 8 days… a challenge for a great cause in Thailand

I did it! An 800km bicycle ride in 8 days. A personal challenge but also for a great cause. In March last year I registered for an Annual Thai Ride through the charity Hands Across the Water ("Hands"). Watching my dad complete the same ride 2 years prior, I was keen to become involved this year… Continue reading 800km in 8 days… a challenge for a great cause in Thailand

Medicine Chest, Out & About

the secret to longevity. a lesson from okinawa

Okinawa is the largest island among the Ryukyu Islands in southeast Japan. Not only does it look like an amazing holiday destination, the people of Okinawa have one of the highest life expectancies in the world. In recent times, the region has been termed a ‘blue zone’- identified as one of the pockets around the world where people lived measurably… Continue reading the secret to longevity. a lesson from okinawa

Out & About

inspired by the japanese culture- itadakimasu, bike riding & kampo medicine

My interest in complementary medicines and eventually my adventure to study Naturopathy began when I was living in Japan. The path leading up to this time wasn’t all too different to my current philosophy on health and wellbeing, however it was in Japan where I was ‘officially’ introduced to a holistic perspective on health. Some… Continue reading inspired by the japanese culture- itadakimasu, bike riding & kampo medicine

Kitchen & Garden, Out & About

hashtag mealforameal. australian’s throw away $8 billion annually

We are loving the #mealforameal initiative by Virgin Mobile Australia. It combines Australia's passion for sharing food pics with philanthropic motives. Virgin tapped into the trend of food posting and in conjunction with OzHarvest pledged to feed a person in need when the meal was tagged with #mealforameal. Australian's throw out a massive $8 billion worth of food… Continue reading hashtag mealforameal. australian’s throw away $8 billion annually

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a preference for local: the rise and rise of the farmers market

Gone are the days where imported comes with an exquisite and worthy statue, when it comes to food, local is the word. Shoppers have never been more enthused about eating local. Research conducted by Queensland University of Technology found the enthusiasm surrounding local produce wasn't simply driven by environmental or health concerns but rather consumers… Continue reading a preference for local: the rise and rise of the farmers market

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making exercise easier & your muscles happy on a chilly morning

The thought of getting up early on a chilly work week morning to exercise is definitely not our idea fun. However, we do admit, that once we have gone for that run, we are always pumped with endorphins and ready to face the day like a boss.  So Em & I signed up for the… Continue reading making exercise easier & your muscles happy on a chilly morning