Is juice actually healthy for you or is juicing making you gain weight?

Eating healthy can be a challenge for everyone. Healthy living is something that we should all aspire to. You’ve probably seen millions of articles on the best juicer to buy and the best juices to drink – but could drinking juice actually be making you gain weight? Is juicing unhealthy? Healthy snacks – does juice count? A fairly recent Harvard study about sugary drinks found that if you take exactly the same energy (calories) as a liquid instead of consuming…

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What is the meaning of the Blood Moon in September 2015?

There is another Blood Moon a’comin’. If you are a regular reader of my blog, you may know that I have blogged about Blood Moons before. One of my saddest posts was, “My partner is leaving me, but I’m OK with that.” At the time of writing it, I was in love with the guy in the post. I can happily say to you now, that I am engaged to the most wonderful man in the world, my soul mate….

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Should you take your husband’s name? The pros and cons

I am about to undergo an identity change. I am getting married and changing my last name. I am very excited about it – I cannot wait – but it will be a big change. I always liked my birth name, and since I am now in my mid-thirties, I have become quite used to it. Back when women taking their husbands’ names was the norm, people got married younger. And I am getting married older than most people. Not…

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5 reasons you’re not losing weight

There comes a time in everybody’s life when they look down at their jelly belly, thunder thighs or lack of box gap when they say to themselves, “Ya know, I really gotta shed some pounds.” For me, that time is now. I am getting married in 3 months – yikes! 3 months and 3 days to be exact. The countdown is definitely on. Recently after a retreat I gained about a kilo. This is making me miserable. It’s even worse…

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Copy the celebrity look: 5 famous icons and how to snare their style

Which celebrity most reflects your style? If you’ve got a big birthday or event coming up, you can take your influence from 5 of the best! Dress to impress when you meet your milestone – and gain a legion of new fans! Can’t find anything in the stores to tickle your fancy? Don’t panic!  You can create your ultimate celeb look. From short and sassy to long and luscious – there’s a unique design for you to discover to emulate…

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6 best foods to eat in winter for weight loss

Winter can be the time of year when the pounds and kilos simply creep on. It’s cold outside and you are less likely to want to exercise and your body is craving warm, nourishing meals in an effort to provide your body with a layer of fat to protect you from the cold. If you’re like me – you’ll be wanting to avoid that extra layer of fat at all costs. Here are 6 of the best foods to eat…

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The 8 signs of being in love: How to know when you’re truly in love

Lucky you – are you thinking that maybe you’re in love? Love is the world’s greatest gift, and it is one of the deepest benefits of being human – having the capacity to love and be loved. There have been times in my life when I have felt so far away from any love. Life can feel empty and shallow. Without love in our lives, we struggle to do the simplest things. “Man is not an island”. This expression means…

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10 quick ways to lose weight (2 kilos or 5 pounds) in 2 days

Really, I think you’re beautiful just as you are but if you need to lose some weight very quickly, I have a few tips for you. Most of these are not that healthy for you, although I maintain that you’ll be fine, so long as you do them for the recommended time only, and no longer. Also, I am not a nutritionist or a health professional, just a regular Jane like you. Also, if you have any health problems, I…

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