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Do you?! …

It’s been a while, a whole month in fact, since posting my last blog and what can I say, I’ve been found guilty of hiding out with my best friend and worst enemy … Food.

It always seems to be the safety net I reach for… that piece of cake or junk food to numb my system and justify the “what are you doing!?” question with “Huh?… oh, never mind”… but sometimes, when I put the plate down, all that’s left is the stark reality of what I’ve done … and I realise it’s time to ask myself some tough questions and take some responsibility again.

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…. do you?

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Is a balanced life a crock of sh*t?! …

I’ve heard a lot of people talking about having a “balanced life” of late, after which I quite often sit scratching my head (or my arse more likely…) because I find it hard to believe that finding a true balance to life really exists?! Surely, we’re setting ourselves up for failure in this “wild” expectation, right?! Continue reading “Is a balanced life a crock of sh*t?! …”

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Boost Balls!!! …

I appear to be on a “roll” lately recreating “branded” chocolate bars and these  “Boost Balls” are my latest addition! If you’re interested in the my earlier “recreations” you’ll find them on my Instagram feed! Do look if you like a Topic or Fry’s Chocolate Cream?!

They’re all refined-sugar free so healthy but… if you eat the batch all in one go, maybe not so super healthy!  – you’ve been duly warned, disclaimer done!

You’ll be glad to read that they’re simple to make and come out about the size of golf balls, woohooo!!! This recipe makes approximately 15 in total!  So, are you ready to address the ball and see how many holes in one you can achieve! 15 out of 15, right?! Continue reading “Boost Balls!!! …”

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Wake up and smell the Roses? ….

I caught up with Hollie Azzopardi the other day and wanted to ask her a bit about sleep.

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I’ve been following her blog and Instagram feed for some time now, in fact, ever since meeting her at Melissa Ambrosini Goddess Group in Sydney late last year. Her posts show a deep understanding and passion about sleep… with quotes like “it matters just as much as exercise and nutrition and it’s time we wake up to the facts and realise this.”

I couldn’t agree more… and with sleep taking up on average a third of our lives, clearly it freaking matters all right! We all know when we need it… haven’t had it… and how it affects how we function right? – or do we?

So, I asked Hollie to let me in on her sleep patterns and how much is it part of her #a-game? Continue reading “Wake up and smell the Roses? ….”

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Look up what do you see ? …

The #a-game is all about the things we do individually each day, to try and be the best that we can … every day. And right now, my game is pretty-darn good – if I do say so myself!

That said though, I don’t want this to be a manicured, picture perfect “this is how it’s done” kinda blog … because that’s just not real life and hey, you’d see right through that bullsh~t anyway!? But I also don’t want this to be a one sided off load … I want to keep it real.

Every now and then though, I do just want to “mind-dump” on here … hey! it’s a blog after all,  but don’t worry I’ll wipe my own after?! So, here goes … Continue reading “Look up what do you see ? …”

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Well, are you going to show me yours?!!

Over the years, I’ve tried many, different ways to get to the bottom of my personal #a-game … I’ve delved into all types of wellness practices, read all the articles and even tried following, those so called, 10 steps to better wellness programs you see in magazines. I’d follow them – mostly blindly – exercising, trying not to bump into things, watching my diet, “thanking” what seemed like all of mankind, as part of a “gratitude practice” and repeating daily affirmations, or mantras, over and over for the one billionth time … no exaggeration! and at the end … I still wouldn’t really know why I’d exercised, practiced mindfulness or meditated … or what I’d actually achieved.

More times than not though, I’d just end up saying F@CK IT!! and throw in the towel – why – because of all the do’s, don’ts and don’t you freaking dare’s they’d imposed. It all just felt torturous, too disciplined, too restrictive, more like a punishment and something I was obliged to do, rather than self-development.

All these experiences have all led me to one big conclusion … “There simply must be a different and better f@cking way for people to develop and improve their wellness habits!?”

So what next? Continue reading “Well, are you going to show me yours?!!”

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#a-game

At the end of my last blog, the closing question to everyone was “are you interested, with me, and would you like to see one put together?!”

OK, now let’s just take one or two steps back … and let me be clear, because trust me, sometimes being clear isn’t one of my strong points. I’m not looking at blowing my own trumpet here, playing out arrogant notes, believe me I’m more comfortable passing the trumpet and seeing how we all play!

Ultimately, yeah I was talking about my own little, big idea… of an A-Game – which for me is a set of “go to” resources, individual and specific to us, that we can use to really get to know ourselves, our partners, our teams … what we need to do, in relation to… yeah, you guessed it, WELLNESS!

So, hopefully that’s clear… although I can’t help wondering just what your expectations might be after reading this?! So, this is probably a good time to explain my motives and intentions… Continue reading “#a-game”