For those of you living in the Southern Hemisphere spring has sprung! For many of us the arrival of spring often means it’s also a time to “declutter” one’s life. This can include a variety of things such as the infamous spring cleaning of your home, a pre-summer health detox before the Christmas season kicks off and the whole eat, drink and be merry sentiment becomes the perfect excuse to overindulge. (more…)
I haven’t always loved the skin I’m in…
When I first moved to New Zealand I was excited to arrive in my mum’s homeland and learn about the half of me that was so completely foreign and exotic. Growing up on a small tropical island called Penang (part of Malaysia) and being brown was normal, and it was my caucasian mother who stuck out like a sore thumb everywhere we went. (more…)
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For the past 5 years Bali has been the one place I visit at least once every year (often solo), and I find myself pining for the place like I have a bad case of homesickness. I’ve never lived there, but it has this sense of familiarity about it that just makes me feel like I’m home as soon as I step off the plane and into that delicious balmy Bali air. (more…)
I love that we are empowering our young girls and teaching them to be strong, brave, and confident. It’s so very heartening to think that my mother and her league of feminist friends fought a good fight and paved the way for a whole new generation of women, myself included, to be and do whatever we set our minds to. Gone are the days when our role as females involved being “seen and not heard” and the right to vote was not ours. (more…)
My mum always used to teach me that beauty comes from within, that no amount of makeup or lotions and potions could disguise or hide an ugly heart.
Mum is living proof that a beautiful, kind, and generous heart is the best anti-ageing secret of all.
I like to think I make a conscious effort to be a good person but I know I will never reach Mother Teresa Saint status like my mum so I need a little bit of extra help achieving my full “inner glow” potential. (more…)