Spinach And Ricotta Pie Recipe For Happy Ovaries

Spinach and ricotta pie

Last Saturday I made my way on a ridiculously GORGEOUS Melbourne winter's morning to the Melbourne Museum to Nat Kringoudis's Debunking Stress seminar*. I have a few "brain crushes" on people, meaning I kinda have the hots for their brains. Nat's brain is one I have a total teenage-girl-drawing-love-hearts-and-initials-on-my-notebook crush on. Her mission to spread the message of natural fertility, happy healthy hormones, and stress-less living is one I am totally on board with. Last year I went to her Debunking Ovulation seminar where I sat with about 40 other women in a room completely riveted by all this mysterious information being imparted to us about how our ovaries actually work; information that got lost after the sexual revolution of the 1960s; information that our grandmothers took completely for granted. I...
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Perception, Empathy, And Colour Blindness

  Considering I live with colourblind brothers, this topic comes up a LOT in our house and amongst our friends. It is at once a topic for banter, humour, and philosophy. Colourblindness is probably the best(?) disability to have since it doesn't really affect your day-to-day life unless of course you want to be an engineer, pilot, police officer or interior designer. Some people don't even realise they are colourblind and therefore live their lives blissfully unaware that they are wearing a navy suit jacket with black pants to work... As a child I often wondered what it would be like to experience the word through the eyes of another person. I never went so extreme as to wonder what it would be like to grow up in Africa or Italy (though I did fantasise about living in the nostalgic past of my novels). It...
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Seek Mykonos

Lighthouse 6

Seeking Mykonos came down to four things for me: the main town, beaches, light, and reading. This holiday was an actual holiday - something I rarely (to the point of almost never) do. To clarify, by this I mean, instead of sight-seeing, travelling to multiple destinations, or packing in a bunch of activities, this trip was about plonking myself on a beach, eating food, and above all, relaxing. That is why this post won't be resplendent in all the wonderful sights/ruins/museums/cultural displays I saw, language I practiced, or things I learnt. It is rather more simple than that - we mainly just floated from beach to beach, meal to meal...and it was marvellous!! Quite different to most of my travels and considering the health problems I have been experiencing recently, it was a welcome change of pace. It was...
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Why Fantasy Isn’t Just For Nerds


All my life I have been a massive fantasy fan. When I was five-years-old I taught myself to read by labouring over a Fisher-Price version of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. The first full novel I ever read was Enid Blyton's The Magic Faraway Tree at age six. As a kid, I was a voracious reader and obsessed with anything to do with fairies or mystical lands beyond the mirror/wardrobe/chocolate factory. As I grew older I got into "teen fantasy" books by the likes of Tamora Pierce, J.K. Rowling and, yes, even Stephenie Meyer (Twilight was a guilty "trash" pleasure of mine for a few months around my 21st birthday...I put it down to my panic at turning into a real "adult"!). The_Magic_Faraway_Tree_1st_edition After a decade long obsession with historical fiction, in the last...
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