My first visit to Nepal was in 2008. It wasn’t the typical introductory trek that you might expect. Firstly, my husband Dennis and I didn’t go to Everest Base Camp, and secondly, we didn’t complete one trek, we combined three circuit treks in Western Nepal—Manaslu, Annupurna and Dhaulagiri. In this post I share the highlights from the Mount Manaslu Circuit Trek, which at the time was relatively unknown compared to the Annapurna and Khumbu regions.
Osteoarthritis is the fastest growing cause of disability worldwide. It is a condition affecting the whole joint.
It most commonly occurs in the hip and knees but can also affect the spine, hands and big toe. Cartilage breaks down and inflammation in the joint can lead to pain, discomfort and reduced quality of life.
My post on nutritional support for osteoarthritis focuses on whole foods, not supplements. Can nutrients and phytonutrients from whole foods help?
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.
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.