New year = new things on the blog

livingforlife.me

It’s been a bit quiet here on the blog on the past couple of weeks. But in the background there has been a lot of things happening. We’ve just spent two weeks together on holidays in Newcastle. It was a busy time with plenty of activities with four little girls – shopping, playgrounds, the beach, […]

What would I need to do differently in order to achieve my goal?

new years resolution

Over the past few days I have read hundreds of Facebook posts where people have declared that their new years resolution is to `lose weight’. Though it may have been expressed a little differently, that’s what 99% of them came down to. In many cases the status post was followed by lots of comments about […]

Are you making New Year resolutions that will work?

SMART goals

We’re in the last few hours of 2012. A new year is about to begin! Traditionally (at least in our Western cultures) this has become a time to reflect on the year that has been, and for making those New Years’ resolutions. Set some goals for the year to come. As I (Judith) sit here […]

Have a healthy Merry Christmas

cucumber finger foods

Well this time tomorrow evening it will be `the night before Christmas’. Most of  the food preparation will have been done, gifts all wrapped, and the kitchen floor mopped. Time to relax with a drink in front of the TV and  watch Carols by Candlelight from the Sidney Myer Music Bowl in Melbourne. A long […]

Drinks for special occasions – with no added sugar

drinks for special occasions

It’s only 3 days till Christmas. Today started with a trip to the local farmer’s market to stock up on the fresh produce. Then it was a full afternoon of making lots of healthy, paleo goodies ready for Christmas. Even had time to try some new recipes and put a whole lot of mangoes into […]

Caprese Salad looks festive for Christmas

tomato and bocconcini

A caprese salad is a very traditional Italian style that is very versatile, simple, and quick to prepare. It’s perfectly primal (paleo + some dairy) and doesn’t need any modification in order to look `normal’.  We love that at this time of year this salad has a festive look with the bright red, white and […]

Mango and yogurt icy poles

mango and yogurt icy pole

Here’s another post in our series of Preparing for a healthy, paleo Christmas. It’s just nine days till Christmas – and there’s a lot going on in our household. These past few days have been quite busy for me with our Miss Mac having surgery (tonsil and adenoids). Along with all the usual end of […]

Don’t let unwanted ingredients undermine your paleo Christmas

vegetable oil in nuts

This is the time of year when we really want to be able to have some convenience foods on hand. Or at least be able to run to the shops to pick up the bits and pieces to make food preparation easier. Today in our Preparing for a healthy paleo Christmas series we want to alert […]

Remove or reduce stress this Christmas

reduce stress at Christmas

In yesterday’s post I talked about stepping back and gaining a fresh perspective on stressful situations. Today, let’s start with a question: What makes a situation stressful? Your answer will be different to other people’s answers. What causes your cortisol levels to rise may not have that effect on another. Your stress levels are your response […]

Is sun exposure a safe way to get Vitamin D?

The amount of discussion about Vitamin D  in the media over the past two years is more than enough to leave people confused as they try to fit all the pieces together and make appropriate choices for themselves and their families. Is sun exposure safe? Should we use sunscreen? There are many questions. Let’s look […]