It seems as though there’s a new way to achieve optimal health every day. It’s hard to keep up. Suddenly, foods we’ve been eating for centuries are suddenly slowly killing us. Menus and supermarkets are very difficult places, a maze of this week’s health foods, whether it’s coconut oil or hemp seeds, celery juice or gluten-free diets. In 2019 there are a lot of mixed messages about healthy eating. So I thought it was about time someone sat down with a dietician to set things straight and dispel some of these food fallacies and fantasies. Marina Payne, an accredited dietician and friend, offered her expertise.
The wonderful thing about change is that it doesn’t have to be big or newsworthy. Change is an avalanche, and each individual is the singular snowflake that creates the hurling mass of snow tumbling down the mountain. By focusing on what you can do, it creates a positive cycle of reinforcement and encouragement.
Regional Australia is known for its beauty and boundlessness. But amongst these limitless planes of ours, there are communities who are suffering. Mental health is a global issue, but in these small towns across Australia, access to mental health care and support is limited if provided at all. But there are people trying to change that.
Let’s be honest, in this ‘woke’ world it can be confusing to know how best to help. Even something like supporting charities can be very overwhelming. So, we’ve made it easy with a list of some of the best and most deserving Melbourne based charities.
Single use plastic bags, thrift store shopping and veganism. Choice has become an important aspect of climate change solutions as millions of people have become more aware of their environmental impact. It has become increasingly normal to make various lifestyle changes in the name of sustainability. But would you choose not to have children because of climate change?
In my post high school naive mind, it was simple. We were young and jobless. We had the time and the freedom of going out instead of studying for exams. Our days were empty, waiting to be filled with adventure. But this new found freedom came at a cost. There was no more seeing the same faces every day. No more sitting on the oval laughing about stupid shit. No more cramming for a test together or late-night snapchatting mental breakdowns of how we were all doomed to fail.
We like to think that we are truly good people who act on the values and morals we’ve been taught. But what makes a ‘good’ person? No matter how polite, kind and selfless we try to be, we can’t escape the bad habits, hidden secrets, dark thoughts and guilty pleasures that haunt us daily.
Generation Z gets a bad wrap. Millennials get typecast as the lazy and entitled generation who talk in hashtags and can’t go a moment without their phone. Older people continue to complain about our vanity and apathy, worrying about our lack of political engagement and self-absorption. The truth is a lot more hopeful.
Hey! It’s me again! Your favourite carb-free, fat-free, sugar-free, salt-free, heroin-free, seasoning-free, vegetable-free, fruit-free, protein-free influencer! And now I’m really excited to announce that I’m going water-free! Did you know that water makes up around 70% of your body weight?