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Love List – May15

Posted by on May 27, 2015 in Favourite Things, Giveaways | 18 comments

Love List – May15

Well, that was May! Here is my love list for the month – things I have been using, trying, loving and crushing on.     ♥ A Bit Hippy Why, yes I am! I have been trialling this lovely natural skincare range this month and I am now a firm fan. My favourite products include the shampoo and conditioner (they make my hair feel sooo lovely). The deodorant works really well and has a very mild scent so suitable for either gender. The anti-ageing cream is gorgeous and I would use it again – for $30 it’s great value. My...

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Cookware: What is toxic? What is safe?

Posted by on May 25, 2015 in Natural Health | 40 comments

Cookware: What is toxic? What is safe?

  I find that people are really confused about what cookware is safe and what isn’t.   There are so many new products on the market, each with wonderful marketing campaigns! Non-stick has been a feature in our homes for some time for its ease of use. However, there are concerns about the safety of some cookware and it’s good to know the facts so you can make an informed decision about what to use in your kitchen. I have double checked my information with the experts (see the end of the post) and am doing a quick round-up...

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Top Tips for Avoiding Dry Winter Skin

Posted by on May 21, 2015 in Natural Beauty | 6 comments

Top Tips for Avoiding Dry Winter Skin

  Winter time can exacerbate skin conditions and the wind and heaters can make your skin dry, itchy and lifeless. Here are some tips for keeping your skin lovely and soft over the cooler months. I also have some of the best natural skincare products that are all especially for repairing dry skin!   ♥ Stay hydrated! The cold weather can mess with our thirst mechanism a little. Lots of water will keep your skin smooth and moist. Try drinking herbal tea or hot water with lemon if water is a struggle.   ♥ Good fats Making sure you...

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Roasted Cauliflower

Posted by on May 14, 2015 in Dinners | 4 comments

Roasted Cauliflower

  I love cauliflower! It’s one of those really versatile veges that can be used in so many ways. My favourite way to do it though is roasted. The beautiful caramelization is just so tasty and it’s so easy to do. I use macadamia oil as it takes a higher temperature than most other oils.  Coconut oil is delicious but I find my kids aren’t fond of the flavour when it’s roasted. Duck fat or tallow would be amazing if you can get your hands on some great quality stuff. If you like some zing, add some chilli or spices...

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How to boost your immune system, naturally!

Posted by on May 8, 2015 in Natural Health | 2 comments

How to boost your immune system, naturally!

  Heading into the winter season, boosting our immune systems always seems to become more of a priority! There is nothing worse than being struck down by lurgies, but an immune system that is in top shape means you can fight them off with ease. Here are some ways you can boost your immune system, naturally!   ♥ Probiotics Good gut health is crucial to a good immune system. Taking a daily probiotic or including fermented foods or bone broth in your diet a great start. We have been using the certified organic Inliven by Miessence for...

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How to find a holistic medical practitioner

Posted by on May 6, 2015 in Natural Health, Natural Remedies, Natural Therapies | 13 comments

How to find a holistic medical practitioner

  First though, what is a holistic medical practitioner?  A holistic medical practitioner is someone who looks at you as a whole – body, mind and spirit. There is an emphasis on finding the underlying issues for ill-health, rather than just treating the symptoms. They are also referred to as ‘integrative’ practitioners as they combine integrative services in their treatment. I am finding that more and more people are seeking a holistic approach to their health. We want someone who has up to date information on nutrition...

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Love List April15

Posted by on Apr 30, 2015 in Favourite Things, Giveaways | 30 comments

Love List April15

I have missed the Love List the past few months, so the April one is going to be a bumper issue! There are so many things that I have been loving!   ♥ Eco Tan deodorant and sunscreen. Most of you would be familiar with the Eco Tan brand. Sonya Driver’s natural tanning range has been enormously popular! Since then, the range has expanded to include lots of other products under the name Eco by Sonya. With thanks to The Organic Beauty Shop, I have been trialling the sunscreen and the coconut deodorant. First up the sunscreen –...

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What to do when your family and friends don’t support your lifestyle choices

Posted by on Apr 28, 2015 in Inspiration for the Soul, Natural Health | 16 comments

What to do when your family and friends don’t support your lifestyle choices

  What to do when your family and friends don’t support your lifestyle choices. This would have to be one of the most common issues that crops up when chatting with the women in the NNAM community. I wanted to put some ideas and encouragement down in a post for us to refer to and hopefully navigate through this a little easier.   First up, I guess it depends on the severity of their ‘not getting it’. It can range from the odd comment here and there to outright judgement, ridicule and abuse. I have heard a lot of...

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Easy Coconut Biccies

Posted by on Apr 22, 2015 in Kids Parties, Lunches and Snacks | 10 comments

Easy Coconut Biccies

  I am loving these Easy Coconut Biccies. They are perfect for lunchboxes as they have no nuts! Also great when you have a bare pantry – you only need four ingredients and they are so, so easy to throw together. Feel free to add in your own bits and pieces – I have made them before with a mixture of dried fruit and some healthier choc chips would be yummo too. You may want to add in a little drizzle of honey and maple syrup if you like a really sweet biscuit, but I think the sultanas make them sweet enough.   Easy...

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How to support yourself in tough times

Posted by on Apr 20, 2015 in Inspiration for the Soul | 0 comments

How to support yourself in tough times

  I am so thrilled to welcome Kirri White from Kirri White Coaching to the blog today to share some expert tips on how to support yourself in tough times. We all have to go through bad stuff sometimes but having a few strategies to deal with it can really help. Kirri is incredibly skilled at helping women. I can’t tell you how much her life coaching sessions have helped me this year. I have also done two online courses with her – both of which were life changing. I highly recommend checking out her fabulous new program (which...

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