Monthly Archives: July 2014

Emotional Intelligence Series: Empathy

Empathy. A seemingly straight-forward word elucidating images of a person reaching out to console their friend who has just received bad news, a counsellor nodding her head in agreement with a statement made regarding the injustice of losing her job, … Continue reading

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Using the Health Belief Model for Change

Last week i facilitated a worksop on building resilience. I found it ironic that the majority of participants chose to fuel their minds and bodies throughout the day with biscuits, ciggies, mentos lollies, packets of crisps, fried food for lunch, … Continue reading

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You think learning is hard, try un-learning!

Last week i decided to join a martial arts gym, after having a hiatus from most forms of structured physical activity for around 9 months to help my body recover from adrenal fatigue. I was so excited to find a … Continue reading

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Vegan Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

It’s winter in Sydney, and some nights i’m just tea’d out. Yesterday i had already consumed three teas and was craving something warm after dinner. One of my favourite vegan restaurants, Sadhana’s Kitchen in Newtown, has the most amazing salted … Continue reading

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Emotional Intelligence Series: Understanding Emotions

Daniel Goleman first wrote about Emotional Intelligence (EI) in his 1995 book “Emotional Intelligence: Why it can matter more than IQ”. The two keys to EI are: 1) Understanding yourself, your goals, intentions, responses, and behaviour; 2) Understanding others, and … Continue reading

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Perfect Paleo Pancakes

Whilst I don’t strictly follow a paleo diet, I do find paleo recipes work for me since they avoid gluten, dairy and refined sugar. This recipe is not my own, though I cannot tell you who created it, since I … Continue reading

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Creative Cookery

One of my favourite things to do at the end of the week is to pull out all of my leftover fruit, vegetables, and other perishable ingredients, and think up something to make with them. Today, I noticed I had … Continue reading

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