Move over Tiger Mum – I’ve met the Devil Mum. How do you deal with a high-pressure parent?

I recently had the most distressing experience at pre-schooler swimming lessons. {Warning: This blog post is serving as my self-counselling session as a result.} I witnessed a mother verbally and physically assaulting her child because the mother believed her child was not swimming well enough. I ended up in tears watching this little 3 or 4 year old quivering […]

Healthy Gingerbread House – make your own gingerbread house this Christmas with dried fruit and nuts – allergy free options

Last year as I enjoyed making our first Gingerbread House with my two daughters, I came up with the idea of trying to make our own healthier version this year. Why the need for all the rubbish lollies? Sure, a dash of lollies and chocolate and magic this festive season is always fun. But my call […]

What makes you pretty?

Subscribe here:   Today was today. It wasn’t extraordinary.  It wasn’t ordinary. One thing stood out that made me stop and check. Check to breathe. Check to thank the universe that I am here and living and experiencing and all those things that make us human. That thing was this… Whilst driving my girls to pre-school […]

Quinoa Porridge, Burrito Salad, Sesame Pork Stir Fry – National Nutrition Week day 7

Breakfast: Quinoa Porridge by Energize Health Club Personal Trainer Therese Ingredients (serves 2): 1 cup (milk) your choice of dairy, soy or almond milk 1 cup water 1/2 cup quinoa (see note) 2 apples, chopped or grated with skin ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 tablespoon ground linseed (flaxseed) or LSA (linseed, sunflower […]

National Nutrition Week – Day Six by Energize Health Club Guaranteed Results Trainers

Breakfast: Muesli and Yoghurt Muffins by GR Trainer Therese Ingredients (makes 12): 1 cup organic self-raising flour 3/4cup wholemeal self-raising flour 1/2 cup caster sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 1/2 cups natural muesli (see note) 80g reduced-fat canola spread, melted 1 cup reduced-fat vanilla yoghurt 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1 large granny smith apple, […]

National Nutrition Week – Day Five by Energize Health Club Guaranteed Results Trainers Sarah and Isabelle

Breakfast: Mango Breakfast Smoothie by GR Trainer Sarah Ingredients (serves 1): 1 whole (seed/skin removed) chopped mango 1/4 avocado 1/2 cup skim milk 1/2 cup crushed ice 2 teaspoons lime juice 1/2 tbl honey 1 tsp cinnamon  Directions: In a blender, combine the chopped mango, avocado, milk, honey, lime juice, and ice. Blend on high […]