Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Day 2036 - Iron Deficiency

How are your iron levels?

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Mine are good. Now.  But previously ... I was in strife.

About six or seven years ago my iron levels were so low that I had to have iron injections in my butt. Apparently iron levels should be somewhere between 35ish and 150ish.  My doctor had wanted mine around 70. They were at 13.  It was getting dangerous.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Day 2035 - Weleda Age Revitalising Skincare Range Product Review

Today I'm going to hand over my product review to my mum.

The lovely PR peeps from Weleda asked if I might like to trial the Evening Primrose Age Revitalising Skin Care range.  Of course I'm up for anything that helps us to age positively.  But rather than add these items to the ever growing basket of goodies on my bathroom shelf, I thought I might hand them over to Mum instead.  Happy birthday!

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Day 2034 - That's a wrap!

Loving Life ...

Coach Belinda, Cheer Chick Jordan, Cheer Chick Ciara, Photographer Tahlia,
Cheer Chick Hannah, Cheer Chick Charlie, Cheer Chick India, Director Leanne.
... when I get to hang out with people I adore to do fun things like cook and dance and that's my "work".  It's not work when it brings you so much joy!

Yesterday's Cheer Chick Charlie filming session ran like clockwork.  Such a great day and the best news is I got three new Cheer Chick Charlie videos out of it!


Saturday, May 2, 2015

Day 2033 - Cheer Chick Filming

Today is filming day! 

This Cheer Chick Charlie filming is getting seriouser and seriouser! ("Seriouser" is not a word, but it really should be a word. Seriously.)  Now that we're really quite bedded down on the Cheer Channel Network in the USA we need to be doing bigger and better and higher quality things.  I mean, it's still me standing there with my handheld camcorder and all.  But the content and the preparation is being stepped up a few notches.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Day 2032 - Into the Woods #DFFWoods

When was the last time you took a walk into the woods?

We did it daily just last week when in Noosa.  Although it was on a boardwalk and it was a national park, but still, I'll claim that as an "into the woods" experience.

Disney has taken a wander into the woods.  They've taken a bunch of family favourite fairytales and turned them into an award nominated film.  "Into The Woods" places a modern twist on several beloved stories exploring just what comes after the classic "happily ever after". It did super well in cinemas and now it's ready to be released on Digital, Blu-Ray and DVD on May 6 2015.

Best news is - I have FIVE COPIES to give away! 

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Day 2031 - Daydreaming

Daydreaming can boost the brain! 

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Are you a daydreamer?  Do you wander off into your own fantasy world?  I do.  Although I prefer to call mine "visualisation" as I am dreaming about the day when everything I'm working towards finally pays off.  It turns out that experts are extolling the cognitive benefits of daydreaming (over and above the benefits of visualisation).

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Day 2030 - Wordless Wednesday

As the leaves change ... 

The tree outside our house is changing it's outfit on a daily basis

I love autumn.  I love the colours and the crispness of the air. I love that in Canberra autumn usually gives us blue sky sunny days with a chance to wear jeans and boots and scarves.  Sure I am challenged by the fact that the cold is setting in, but it's a season with so much colour and so many changes that you can't help but be delighted by its magic.  As the trees shed and get ready to expose their core, it's a good time for us to shed some of our layers too and get back to the bare bones of why we're here. Don't you think?

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Day 2029 - Fibromyalgia and weather

Fibromyalgia and me

Noosa one day, Canberra the next.
Oh what a difference a day makes.
One of the interesting "symptoms" of fibroymalgia is the significance that weather has on this beast.  When I was first diagnosed I discovered that days with low pressure systems seemed to be worse than other days.  Rainy days, cloudy days and generally grey days increased the fibro fog and these days it also increases the pain.  Apparently I am not alone with this theory.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Day 2028 - Winter Essentials

Get ready for winter!

With winter fast approaching here in Canberra-ville (and my Noosa trip an almost distant memory already*) I thought it might be nice to share some get-ready-for-winter finds thanks to my fabulous PR peeps.

See below for all the deets and my fave picks!

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Day 2027 - Lovin Life

Life is for living ...

Now this is something I've wanted to do for a long time. I tried it once before and failed, failed, failed. It's not as easy as it looks! So happy I managed to get up on the board this trip without falling off.