When it comes to knowledge building (and just general reading) I’m a bit of a digital-phobe. You could say I've been reluctant to fully immerse myself in the digital age - preferring a ‘real’ book over an e-book and a printed newspaper over scrolling through a 'news feed'. We have so much 'essential' screen time … Continue reading Top health & wellbeing podcasts for 2019
As new diets continue to make headlines, promising weight loss, wellness and more, I wonder – do we spend too much time and energy on exactly what we eat and not enough on the rituals and values that surround food? A few years ago a magazine article on the latter caught my attention. In ‘Eat like an … Continue reading 3 Ways to Eat Like a Mediterranean
As a child I read and re-read my treasured collection of Roald Dahl books many times over. Over 25 years later I still have the same collection - although it's more than a little worse for wear nowadays. I recently gifted my niece a shiny new copy of one of my favourite Roald Dahl books, … Continue reading 12 Roald Dahl Quotes to Live By
The headlines continue to emerge on the negative health outcomes of our modern day relationship with (or addiction to) technology. Outcomes that span mental, physical and emotional health. Outcomes that mean we should all be stopping to ask ourselves: “Is technology really working for me?” Here I'm sharing a recent post I wrote for a local health business, … Continue reading Technology: How it’s Harming our Health
Practice makes perfect they say. If only this applied to writing. Every piece we wrote would be better than the last. Every time we put pen to paper (or more likely fingers to keyboard) the words would flow more easily. And with every draft would come less re-work and finessing. Unfortunately, in my experience at … Continue reading 21 tips all writers need to know
Big global companies are making bold moves when it comes to plastic. By 2020 IKEA will have stopped selling all single use plastic products and Starbucks will have eliminated plastic straws - saving over 1 billion straws every year. And finally the major Australian supermarkets, Coles and Woolworths, have banned single use plastic bags. A welcomed move given that … Continue reading Are you mixing food & plastic?
It wasn't until recently that I realised just how many new 'official' words we have at our disposal every year. That's because the Oxford English Dictionary is updated four times annually. I discovered this after stumbling upon an article talking about some of the latest new entries. Like cultural appropriation, mardy bum and everything bagel......and … Continue reading New ‘official’ words for 2018