Cumquats are an early autumn citrus fruit. They are tangy in flavour and provide a good source of vitamin C and phytonutrients. One of my favourite ways to enjoy cumquats is as a spicy chutney. Spiced cumquat chutney goes nicely with vegetarian curries and burgers, cheese, meat and poultry.
My first ever overnight hike in New Zealand was the Routeburn Track. This was some 17 years ago, but my memories of lush green forests, big rivers, still lakes and misty snow cap mountains are backed up by my photos. I also recall the terror of crossing my first major landslide.
An eating habit forms without us even realising it. A habit is defined as, routinely undertaking a task or action on autopilot. These types of decisions may also be referred to as mindless or unconscious. In this post I reveal three myths about eating habits.
My recent experience on the Three Capes Trek, Tasmania, has inspired me to share more about the health and wellbeing benefits of overnight hikes and treks.
I am fortunate to have completed some wonderful hikes and treks in New Zealand, Tasmania, Queensland, and Nepal.
“What is happening to my mind and body?” This is a question that I found myself asking when I first noticed perimenopausal symptoms.
It was like the “how to do guide” that I had developed over the past 47 years was no longer of any use. My body was changing and my mind was working differently too.
The experience of perimenopause varies as women are all different. In this post, I share what has worked for me, as well as research on the topic. The gifts of menopause offer a pathway for you to follow.
At an annual check-up with my GP, he was intrigued when I told him “menopause is an interesting journey”. He immediately asked, “How is this?” And then asked whether I ever felt angry, depressed or overwhelmed. Unfortunately, he mostly hears the stories of women experiencing severe symptoms of menopause, which are thought to affect about 20% of women. I will outline the challenges of perimenopause in part 2 of this series.