Life Allergic to the Cold

I’ve never been good at winter. For one thing I was allergic. Quite literally. Cold air. Cold water. Cold surfaces. Cold urticaria.  It’s a chronic autoimmune disease. The onset is generally between 18-25. Right on schedule mine arrived as I turned 18. A rash of red hives that induced anaphylactic shock. Yep, you can die.…

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Dilled Zucchini Deliciousness

I’m totally buzzing from the Winter Day Retreat!!! Super stoked everyone had an awesome time. This dish was the crowd winner! It’s super quick and easy to make and well…delicious! So if you couldn’t be at the retreat on the weekend, here’s a little retreat goodness you can enjoy at home! Zucchini is vata pacifying and…

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Ayurvedic pumpkin soup

Ok so here’s what you need to know about pumpkin. It’s loaded with anti-oxidants (think vitamin A, C and E) and minerals (magnesium, potassium) and is high in fibre. Win. It’s also sweet and grounding. Perfect for this time of the year as early winter knocks our vata around so we need to favour oily,…

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Cumin Quinoa Veggies

We can all thank my Mum for this recipe. This was a fav of mine a few years back and it’s perfect for winter! When I cooked it for my Mum she loved it so much she wanted to know how to recreate it for herself. Which is always a little tricky when I don’t…

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We Need to Talk About Miscarriage

Did you catch Four Corners this week? It took a look at the fertility industry in Australia with a focus on whether clinics are being clear and unambiguous in their advice to patients on their chances of IVF success. If you missed it you can catchup here. It was pretty interesting. It focused on the…

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Vata Pacifying Apple Crumble Recipe

Well it’s the first day of winter and brrrr am I cold! This can only mean one thing. It’s apple crumble time! This recipe is sure to warm you from the inside out. The change in season is particularly vata activating. If you’re wondering what on earth I’m talking about, I briefly introduced Ayurveda, the…

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Why the Fu*k didn’t I do this sooner?

Today I’ve been meditating for four years. Who. Would. Have. Thought. Adding meditation into my life is an endeavour that I quite frankly, never thought I’d embark upon. And if you’d told me a few years ago that I’d be teaching meditation, well I would have thought you were f-ing crazy! I learnt at a…

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Ayurvedic Pumpkin Rice Recipe

It’s time to start sharing some recipes! This is going to be fun… There’s a whole line of knowledge behind the technique of meditation I teach. It’s the body of Ayurveda. The key to maximum health for me is incorporating Ayurvedic principles into my daily life. Ayurveda is an ancient Indian preventative medicine and health…

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When life hits you with a car

Five years ago today I was hit by a car. I was a pedestrian. On a pedestrian crossing. Doing all the right things. Doing the same thing I’d done day in and day out – leaving Lawyer Life one night in the city to catch the bus home. This night, I was in the wrong…

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2.5 Years Not Writing This Blog

You asked for it…and two and half years later, here it is! A blog. Actually. Let’s not get carried away. A blog post. Singular. So what took me so long? That’s a good question. Where to start? Have you come across ted.com? If not, get on that, it’s a platform to watch and listen to some…

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