Embracing Your Flaws:: Featured Post

I know it’s been quite a while since I’ve written a piece for you guys, but I’ve finally found some inspiration, and I’ve been featured on the Endeavour College of Natural Health blog, ‘Wellspring’, with a piece that is all about embracing your flaws.

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As someone who has overcome a lot of self-doubt and poor self-esteem, I’m a big believer in the power of learning to love yourself, so this post gives you a step-by-step guide to do that, with the dorky-style brilliance you can usually expect from yours truly. I’ve tried not to make it too “woo-woo” – because, let’s be honest, that doesn’t always resonate with me – but sometimes you have to get a bit weird and gushy about yourself in order to truly appreciate who you are. It’s not like anyone is going to see or hear you doing it, so the way I see it, is that it doesn’t really matter what you look or sound like when you do, especially if it means you get to feel so much better about yourself!

After you’ve read it, let me know in the comments below – what is something you love about yourself?


Don’t forget to grab a ticket to my Nutrition for Fatigue workshop tomorrow night at Little Tokyo Two, Spring Hill, Brisbane, 6pm-7.30

5 Tips for Productivity (from someone who has been pretty bad at it in the past)

You know, working from home, or alone can be super hard sometimes, right? Well, it is for me at least.

But I’m having one of those I’m-on-a-freaking-ROLL moments right now due to a whole host of things that have happened over the last few weeks, so I thought I’d share the, uh, “secrets to my success” (yes, getting shit done is a measure of success for me, even if I don’t yet have much to show for it) because exams are also a thing that are happening for people, and I think you guys could totally benefit from the things I’ve learned while flailing about.

1. Get yourself a planner system of some sort

This seems obvious, but DUDE – I have been struggling with my system all year and it totally sucks.

I had a diary – nope!

I used To-Do lists – nope!

I tried online planners – NOPETY NOPE NOPE NOPE!

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Breaking the habit

It’s always a nice feeling when you realise you’ve changed a habit that you’ve been struggling with.

This happened to me yesterday. I was sitting in the cinema with my friend Tiffany about to watch That Sugar Film. We’d just purchased some chocolate treats from Koko Black (after having veggie-filled Vietnamese soups for lunch at that place in Westfield Indooroopilly – holy moly, they were good!) and after having 4 dark chocolate covered hazelnuts, I realised I didn’t want anymore. I happily folded the bag of chocolates and put them in my bag. I wasn’t doing it out of punishment or to hide it from myself, I was simply very satisfied by the few morsels that I’d had and didn’t want to have anymore. That was it. Had a really said “no” to more chocolate?

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We all need to stop judging

I am absolutely sick to death of hearing people judge other people.

It happens everywhere; among my friends, on Facebook (of course), the “news”, on blogs and even among a group of fellow practitioners who have been taught, like I have, to view every human being with unconditional positive regard. And it just makes me so frustrated!

Are you perfect? No, you’re not! You are human, and so are they, so kindly shut up!

Dr John Demartini puts it perfectly when he says that

Everything you see in others is a reflection of what actually exists within you, though you may be too humble or too proud to admit it

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#DearMe

This week YouTube has been celebrating International Women’s Day by creating the #DearMe movement, where a whole lot of wonderful female YouTubers write a letter to their younger self via a video. I follow A LOT of YouTube accounts and when I saw this, I just thought that I really wanted to write a letter to younger me.

I’d love to hear what advice you have for your younger self – and if you’re feeling brave, share it via video because I would love to see it.

Although it starts off a little slow, I am very new to this video blogging thing, so please watch it with an open heart. Here is my letter to young Miranda:

Babes.

Sometime in the last couple of months, I decided to change the subtitle of my blog from ‘Affordable. Achievable. Delicious’ to ‘Because you, my friend, are a total freaking babe’. Maybe you noticed the change? Maybe you were confused by it? I know a few people have been because I’ve been asked why it isn’t food related, so I thought it deserved a bit of explanation.

You know how sometimes something smacks you in the face and makes you realise that you've been ignoring something for way too long? This photo was that for me, on Easter weekend 2013

You know how sometimes something smacks you in the face and makes you realise that you’ve been ignoring something for way too long? This photo was that for me, on Easter weekend 2013

In the last year or so I’ve gained a lot of self-esteem and confidence in everything about myself and it feels incredible! I can happily say I am now in a position where I don’t look in the mirror and automatically criticise myself, I don’t worry about what other people will think about my outfit in ways that has me almost tearing out my hair (which I used to do almost daily) and I wear make-up for the fun of it. Even when my self-esteem was at it’s lowest, I knew that there were more important things about me than the way I looked, but for some reason, that niggly voice in the back of my head was very loud and very powerful and made me doubt myself over things that I knew weren’t that important. Getting dressed, even just to go to uni was a big task, let alone to go out and see my friends and I agonised over things like not being as quick-witted as some of my friends, or at quoting things that were relevant and hilarious at the time. Continue reading