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Love your body: WIN a $10K wellness trip to Thailand


Sponsored by Female for Life Take that mince pie out of your mouth (well put it down for later) because have I got the ultimate motivation to love your body through the festive season? A 7-night wellness retreat to Absolute Sanctuary, Koh Samui, Thailand. YES! One very lucky Styling You reader will get to join me

10 tips for surviving the party season

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Sponsored by Female for Life There is a pile of washing folded on my bed. Most of it is active wear. When I travel, my suitcase always contains a set of said activewear and my sneakers. I don’t even know who I am any more. But I do like this person I’ve become. I don’t

This is what smoking does to your skin

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Sponsored by Queensland Health I do not know how I did NOT become a smoker. At one point in my young life, my boyfriend, both parents and two brothers all smoked. Inside the house. When I started work as a journo, many of my colleagues smoked. At their desks. It’s quite incredulous today to believe

Make health your priority for lasting change

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Sponsored by Fernwood Fitness I’m not a health professional and I’m not a fitness guru. I’m just a woman who has always had to work hard at losing or even maintaining my weight. An underlying health issue – Hashimoto’s – does not help my efforts (you can catch up with my back story on that

My health story – an update

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It’s been a while since I wrote a health update here. You can catch up with my health story here and here. In a nutshell, it’s 12 months since I decided to get serious about my health. I’d always been pretty good with my food choices. I’d made quite a few changes because of my

My health story – an update

My health story an update

I honestly didn’t expect the response I received to the post I wrote about my 2013 health story – published in between finishing off the Christmas ham and packing boxes for our move to Brisbane. I’d been chipping away at changes to what and how I ate plus discovering that gentle exercise was not only

How to choose activewear for any size or shape

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Sponsored by Female For Life I received this email from a SY reader late last year: Hi Nikki, First things first – I love your daily instagram of what you’re wearing, so inspiring! Has expanded my wardrobe no end, AND without spending a single $ – thank you! Now to where I do need to

My 2013 health story

The SY 2013 health story

Hello my name is Nikki and I’m a much healthier person than I was this time last year. Yes, I may have indulged in one too many glasses of champers over the past few days but I’ve done so in the knowledge that I think I’ve finally come up with a health formula that works

Why my feet and calves won’t ache this summer: Revitive LV


Sponsored by Revitive LV Are you ready for another of my health confessions? This one’s not new. It’s related to my auto-immune thyroid disorder, Hashimotos, which I’ve talked about at length before. One of the many and varied symptoms I have with this condition is what I like to affectionately dub, the Summer Cankle. See,

It’s World Psoriasis Day. Don’t hide

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Sponsored by Janssen Today is World Psoriasis Day. I wrote about my experience with this auto-immune condition here. Writing about it or even telling a friend I have psoriasis is something I thought I’d never do. I was just too embarrassed. Up until a few years ago, the only people who knew I had psoriasis

7 reasons to love Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat

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I was a guest of Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat* It may have been five and a half years since I’d driven up the very steep driveway that leads to Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat but those five plus years disappeared in a breath. Specifically a deep breath. Deep breaths being the only kind of breathing encouraged at this

8 cold and flu busters

8 cold and flu busters

Oh, Stylers. I really hope I’m going to turn the corner today. This flu has knocked me for six. Usually, I can stop a cold in its tracks with my mix of immune-boosting home remedies. Not this one. It took all my energy just to do the school run yesterday. The aches and pains and

WIN a weekend at Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat

Win a weekend at Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat

Sponsored by Dettol Mission for Health I’ve been a mum for almost 18 years now. It’s a privilege that comes with an equal mix of frustration, joy and hard work. Oh and a whole lot of love, that crucial binder that keeps you going. I always wanted to be a mum. That much I knew. Growing up,

Keep on the right side of healthy this Easter

keep on the right side of healthy this easter

Sponsored post I do love a tradition and one of the most popular traditions in this family gets trotted out for any party or special occasion … but particularly so at Easter. That tradition? The Chocolate Salad. With the chocolate just sitting there – on the table – for the whole long weekend, not just

11 tricks to get motivated to work out

11 tricks to get motivated to work out

Editor’s note:  Hopefully by the time you read this post, I’ll be almost home {weather dependent} after a very indulgent week of food and cocktail consuming in Bali. Time to dust off those sneakers, I think … and today’s post from health and lifestyle writer and blogger Nicola Conville* may be just the prodding I need.

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