dear stress, let’s break up

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I love this quote. It sums up exactly what I need to say to myself when I get too wound up. And because stress is the major focus of week 3 on Kate Troup’s W8less program (a holistic program which I have written about here and here), it’s made me realise how important it is to manage it – to consciously carve out some time to reset my body when it goes into overdrive (as it easily can in our modern, fast paced lifestyles).

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product love: frank coffee scrub

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Image via Instagram/@workagency (original photo by Nicole Bentley)

I came across Frank’s coffee body scrub in my bag of goodies from Lola Berry’s book launch event and am absolutely in love with it. I also kinda get excited with new and natural beauty buys because aside from writing about health, I love reviewing the odd beauty product or two!

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peninsula hot springs, melbourne

Image via Peninsula Hot Springs

Image via Peninsula Hot Springs

This is a visit of absolute self-indulgence, pampering and relaxation.

Peninsula Hot Springs had been on my ‘to go’ list for a while. I went with a few girlfriends (one who’d already been there and is also a keen spa goer) just after Christmas.

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three ways to practise self-care

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As I’m writing this it’s the Christmas holidays, the much-needed breather between the end of one year and the start of a new one. The holiday period generally means I’m a bit more relaxed, try to move at a less frantic pace and make more time to do the things I love to do.

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