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Why do it if you don’t enjoy it? Life is too short to be whinging and moaning about exercise. Exercise is one of the keys to keeping our body in good condition and enjoyment helps us tone our mind and soul. Find activities that you like to do. If you like dancing or like talking for instance find an exercise regime that incorporates these elements…

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Reinhold Niebuhr – Serenity Prayer

“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can,
And wisdom to know the difference.”

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Rabindranath Tagore – time dance

“Let your life lightly dance on the edges of time like dew on the tip of a leaf.”

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Olivier Dahan – La vie en rose

La Vie en rose is a biographical movie about the French cabaret singer, songwriter and actress Edith Piaf. The movie weaves the story of her life through key events…

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Gnocchi with simple sauce

Homemade gnocchi is not as hard as you might think with this simple and tasty recipe. It may look a bit daunting yet all it takes is a bit of time and patience. By following the step by step instructions and photos…

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St. Jerome – good, better, best

“Good, better, best. Never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better and your better is best.”

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Nina Simone – feeling good

Feeling Good also known as Feelin’ Good is a song from the 1964 musical “The Roar Of The Greasepaint—The Smell Of The Crowd”. Many artists have recorded this song with Nina Simone’s version being one of the most popular versions…

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Simple jerusalem artichoke with leek soup

A great winter warmer and comforter Jerusalem artichokes are the tuber of the plant resembling ginger root and is native to eastern North America. The Native Americans used it as a food source…

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Dalai Lama – simple kindness

“My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.”

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Camino de Sydney | Route 5 | Hurstville via Kogarah Bay to Botany Bay

For this Camino I decided to take a journey through a more familiar territory and wanted to see if I could see it with fresh new eyes. As the quote from Marcel Proust goes “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”…

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Dr Stephen Marmer – forgiveness

In this short talk Dr Stephen Marmer helps us to understand the different forms of forgiveness and how we can overcome negative emotions that are holding us back…

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Napoleon Hill – conceive, believe, achieve

“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”

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Gnocchi with simple sauce

Homemade gnocchi is not as hard as you might think with this simple and tasty recipe. It may look a bit daunting yet all it takes is a bit of time and patience. By following the step by step instructions and photos…

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Simple jerusalem artichoke with leek soup

A great winter warmer and comforter Jerusalem artichokes are the tuber of the plant resembling ginger root and is native to eastern North America. The Native Americans used it as a food source…

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Veggie spaghetti puttanesca

A simple pasta dish that made its way on the scene around the mid 20th Century and usually includes anchovies. Our recipe centres around vegetables and herbs that make a quick and tasty meal…

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Classic roast chicken & potatoes

Chicken is such a common meal now but once upon a time the classic roast chicken was what we had on special occasions or Sunday lunch with the family…

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Rocket pumpkin quinoa salad

In a simple salad you get the high protein, gluten free punch of quinoa. Low GI of sesame seeds and quinoa as well as packed with vitamins through the rocket leaves to name a few…

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Spaghetti with prawns

Combining popular spaghetti and prawns, easily prepared and is on the table in no time will soon be one of your favourites. Prepare the prawns first then while the spaghetti…

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Garden vegetable stew

This meal is a bit of a set and forget dish which frees you up while it is cooking. With an assortment of garden vegetables bathed in red wine and tomato puree it makes a rich and tasty dish which is soaked up…

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Frilled lettuce salad with herbs

Sometimes you just need a basic salad to add to a main meal. There are so many different ways to make salad and this one is simple with a little twist of herbs…

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Beef noodle salad

Lightly cooked rump steak enhances this fresh Asian inspired noodle salad. Great when you want a dish to serve a variety of vegetables meat and noodles…

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Chilli baby octopus in red sauce

Baby octopus slow cooked with onion, garlic, chilli and red sauce makes a very simple & tasty meal. Variations of this dish are cooked in many regions of Italy. Make sure to include your favourite crusty bread…

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Carrot & walnut cake

Egg free, dairy free and sugar free this carrot cake is a little bit different. Eggs have been substituted with a mixture which contains prunes, dairy with olive oil and oat milk, sugar with coconut nectar…

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Lamb fillet salad

A quick and easy meal starts by tenderising the lamb fillets in lemon marinade and lightly cooking. Tossed with fresh vegetables and feta cheese. Finally, drizzled with a refreshing…

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Smoked salmon & cream cheese rolls

Serve before a meal, finger food or with drinks these rolls are always popular. Be careful, while you are making these lovely morsels they tend to...

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Honey chilli prawn skewers

A little sweet, a little heat make these prawn skewers a favourite for the barbecue or griller. It is a really simple dish to prepare just most of the preparation time is...

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Penne with chargrilled capsicums, cherry tomatoes & olives

A versatile dish that can be served cool for hot summers and made ahead of time. Or simply serve warm for winter ...

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Sesame snow peas

Cooking the snow peas on a slow heat for a short time keeps them nice and crispy. It is quick and easy to make and will go well with many types of dishes. To string the snow peas, hold the top of a snow pea...

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Chicken thigh fillets with zucchini filling

A delicate looking dish with the added moisture of the zucchini filling is quick and easy to prepare. Just a little care is needed when rolling the fillets to keep the filling secured...

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Baby spinach salad with cherry tomatoes, avocado & olives

Serve this fresh and versatile salad as a side for meat dishes, great for fritters or as one of a combination of dishes. The salad is rich with moisture and has a beautiful dressing enhanced...

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Walnut & fig bliss balls

These bliss balls combine walnuts, dried fig, dates, prunes and coconut. Simple to make, no cooking required and ready to eat within the hour. We have chosen to blend these ingredients...

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Super easy pumpkin & sweet potato soup

Pumpkin with sweet potato and a good vegetable stock combines for a great soup. This version is of a thinner style and we love our homemade stock with this soup ...

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Simple & basic vegetable stock

Making vegetable stock is easy and you can use a variety of vegetables to your taste. We have found that the combinations listed in our vegetable stock give a nice flavour to any recipe ...

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Atisa Dipamkara Srijnana – inner mind

"If the inner mind has been tamed. The outer enemy cannot harm me."

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Simple & basic quinoa

Quinoa is a seed and can be used as a substitute for rice. It is light, fluffy, high in protein and is gluten free. There is a multitude of ways to use quinoa...

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Simple & basic brown rice

Brown rice has a richer depth of flavour and is filling. Brown rice and white rice are similar with the difference in the processing and nutrients...

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