How do you love yourself when you don’t like yourself?

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Sometimes there are people in your life who you just can’t stand. For no particular reason, this person just gets under your skin. Or perhaps there is a very good reason for your distaste towards this person. Unfortunately, as this is the real world and not some cartoon where you can zap them away, we must put up with these people. So we smile, grit our teeth and get on with it. But what do you do when you feel that way about yourself?

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Pretty pancakes and a pep talk

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This week has felt like the longest of my entire life. The completion of my final exam and therefore freshman year, saying far too many goodbyes and coming to terms with the fact I don’t have to do anything for 4 whole months! In amongst all that I had a character defining moment. You know, a situation you are forced into that defines who you are by the way you respond to it. I hope you like this post, it’s pretty close to my heart (and that’s not just because it’s about pancakes, promise.)

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How to become emotionally intelligent + bonus free worksheet!

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Do you ever feel completely frazzled? Like you could be on the brink of a full-on Britney-head-shaving-rampage. Maybe you got stuck in traffic on the way to work, tripped over your own feet in front of someone you like or didn’t get invited to a “friend’s” party. Rage, embarrassment, sadness…ever feel like you’re on some sort of terrifying emotional rollercoaster? You wanna be one of those flippy skirted, omming hippies…but you’re just not feeling it. Well, what I’m talking about today will definitely apply to you. Emotional intelligence is all about being able to identify, understand and manage emotions. Read on to find out how to be a little less cray and a little more calm…

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The secret to being happy, beautiful and successful…

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If you read the title of this post, you are possibly scrunching up your face in confusion, rolling your eyes or holding your breath with anticipation. What could I possibly tell you that could be that powerful? Let me tell you folks, it’s something so simple that you may have overlooked it 100 times before. I don’t want this to just roll over you, and you to shrug your shoulders and move on. I want this message to resonate deep within you, so that you believe it with every part of you. I want to share a secret that will change your life…

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5 words you probably use but definitely shouldn’t

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This post is for all of you out there who are desperately trying to be healthy. You’re grasping at straws, holding on for dear life to anything that will turn you in to one of those perky, blonde, gym bunnies who sips on kale juice and does crunches for fun. If that’s you, then I bet the 5 words I’m talking about, you will know oh too well…

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Why fat is not the enemy

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Is it the full-fat milk that’s causing the spare tyre around your waist? The muffin says it’s 95% fat-free…that means it’s healthy, right? There is a lot of uncertainty surrounding this major dietary component. Katie from ‘Chocolate covered Katie’ has put out a challenge for us to show fat some love this month. Today I’m hopefully going to undo some of the myths and confusion concerning fat. I’ve got some simple tips to help you get fat-savvy.

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The secret life of a disordered eater…and how to break free.

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The desire to fit in. We all feel it at some point. We all want to be “normal,” to be liked and accepted by others. So how do you navigate this treacherous territory when food is controlling your life? When everything around you feels like a crazy whirlwind and the only sense of calm you feel is when calculating the number of calories you had for breakfast. I want to let you in on a secret…how to be free from guilt, fear and shame…and to start really living!

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Monday must-reads!

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I finally beat the flu. It was quite a struggle, but in the end it was no match for my super vege-powered body. There is so much happening at the moment. Uni work is piling up, but I’m also really excited about the Rugby World cup (because you’re not a true kiwi if you aren’t caught up in the hype.) So if you aren’t currently yelling at the ref or singing patriotically to your national anthem, I’ve got some awesome reads for you.

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