Do You Get Enough Sleep?

Anyone who knows me, knows I need a solid 8-9 hours of sleep a night to function! This is a priority for me as I don’t like the way I feel when I don’t get a good night’s rest. I choose not to drink coffee to compensate for a lack of sleep and want to function at my optimal each day. There have been many studies conducted on the benefits of getting enough sleep, how it impacts on your health and well-being if you don’t, and yet so many people don’t make their sleep a priority. Sleep is also a time for us to dream. Believe it or not, we all dream each night, despite the fact we may not be able to recall it the next morning. During our dream state our subconscious mind is sorting out the issue

Why I Converted To Glass

You would have to have been living under a rock to not notice the current trend of BPA free plastic or the conversion to glass as better mediums to help with the sustainability of the earth. BPA was found to be causing all sorts of hormonal issues and likely contributing to some cancers, hence many of the manufacturing changes that have been implemented. I personally prefer to take it a step further and use glass. Whilst glass comes with its own set of issues, it is recyclable and better for our health (it won’t leak nasties into your food) so that gets my tick of approval. Clear glass containers make for great food storage options and are relatively inexpensive, especially if you recycle yo

Silly Season Tips & Tricks

As we near that time of year...and we all comment on how quickly the past year has flown...I thought I would share some of my tips and tricks for managing this silly season! For many of us, this time of year can really push the limits of our budgets. Be aware of this and begin planning earlier in the year, try making your own gifts or recycling unwanted items that you feel others may love, or consider layby and an option. Remembering that the more you spend on someone doesn’t have to be proportionate to how much you love them. There are lots of inexpensive ways to show love. Be weary of the increased food and alcohol consumption during this time. With parties and celebrations ramping up, go

No More Waves For Me

I’m not talking about the ocean, as I love to surf, rather I mean no more microwave exposure. When I moved interstate 4 years ago, I sold or gave away the majority of my furniture belongings as I had only my car and a trailer to move myself. I sold my microwave and made the conscious decision to not buy a new one unless I felt I absolutely needed it. I had been pondering this for some time as I became curious on the effects of microwaves on our health. A bit of research into this area turned up a lot of grey zones and unknowns. Whenever there is inconclusive evidence, I prefer to err on the side of cautious. So as I became more and more heath conscious, it seemed like a good step to be makin

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