Healthy Meals: Campfire Edition

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This past weekend, Blake and I finally set off on what was my first ever real (read: not at a caravan park or music festival) camping trip. To give you a bit of history, part of me is a country kid, with half of my childhood living in a small town in North East Victoria. My Mum has a fireplace that I always volunteer to light, and I’ve been to many a bonfire each winter as a teen. I’ve camped at several festivals, and camping as a kid was always at a caravan park, so I have been itching to go ‘proper’ camping for years. Continue reading

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Weight loss and Self-love – Can they coexist?

Is it possible to love yourself and still have the desire to lose weight?

I mean, self-love is all about loving and accepting yourself for who you are right now, while desires to lose weight seems to be in opposition to that, right?

Honestly, I don’t agree.

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Self-love, like love in itself, isn’t just about positive stuff. To have self-love doesn’t mean that you look in the mirror every day and shout “Woohoo!”.   Continue reading

Miranda’s Chicken & Chorizo Paella

Picture this:

It’s a hot but blissful day. You’re 20. And for the first time in your life you’re in a country where English isn’t the first language. You’re staying in a resort with your sister and some family. You spend your days in the pool, at the beach, discovering tapas for the first time ever and getting tipsy from your new favourite summer drink, sangria. You feel adventurous, and you’re loving the extra summer you’re getting when it’s winter at home. Your soundtrack of choice is California Waiting by Kings of Leon and you’ve just tasted the brightest orange juice you’ve ever seen. You’re in Mallorca, an island off the coast of Spain. They serve garlic bread as bread smothered in garlic aioli and the week you are spending here feels like heaven to you.

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Exercise and Mental Wellbeing – it’s not just about endorphins #mentalhealthweek

I’m sure you’ve heard that one of the fantastic benefits of exercise, especially when it comes to your mental wellbeing, is that it boosts endorphins – right?

But it can do SO much more than that, because of one simple mechanism, and I am going to make it really easy for you to understand. Hopefully, the more you understand about how exercise can help you, the more likely you will be to include it into your life. Continue reading

Hiking Lamington National Park:: Mira’s Mates: Miranda Vlogs

A couple of weeks ago some of my favourite people organised a hike for us at a place called Binna Burra in Lamington National Park, South East Queensland. It was a day filled with so many fascinating conversations, and we all had something we could teach one another as we walked the altogether 17km.

Being in nature with people that I love; it was a perfect day.

This short video hopefully captures the adventure and shenanigans of the day, (complete with dorky nicknames) and is soundtracked by the gorgeous 19th Century Strongmen, whose EP you can purchase here for $4 (it’s a beautiful collection of work, and I highly recommend it). They also have a YouTube channel and Facebook page. The song is called, “Let’s Go”.

My Top 5 Tips to Increase Energy: Part 2

Fatigue can be quite debilitating, but luckily, there are many natural and easy ways to overcome fatigue and boost your energy, enabling you to achieve everything that you need to day-to-day.

Below is Part 2 of my 5 Top Tips for Increasing Energy. These short videos are give you quick strategies that are easy to put into your day – even when you do feel too tired! You can view Part 1 here.

Don’t forget that my Nutrition for REAL People workshop: Nutrition for Fatigue is 6pm, Wednesday, 24th June – which is next week! For your chance to get a more in-depth understanding of fatigue and achievable strategies to give you long-lasting energy, make sure you book your ticket, as seats are limited.