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9 Ways to Make 2016 Your Best Year Yet

Amidst the bustling festivities at the start of every new year, we often find ourselves wondering if there’s any point in setting this year’s resolutions. Every year we set goals to exercise and be healthier and improve ourselves but we give up before we reach the halfway mark, so what’s the point right? But as I reflect on the past year, I’m convinced that every tiny improvement goes towards making our year better. So I’ve come up with 9 realistic and reasonable resolutions that will help 2016 your best year yet. Drink at least 8-10 glasses of water everyday. Sounds straight forward and simple right? Everyone knows that we need to drink water everyday, but little do we know about the importance of why we do it. Being hydrated throughout the day help to keep us energised. It also contributes greatly to keeping our immune system in tip top condition! (Personally, I like to keep a jug of water in my room to ensure that I have easy access to water.) Sleep at least 8 …

How-To: Tips for Cooking a Perfect Steak

My personal chef, who happens to be my son (haha!), cooks a perfect steak. However, he was busy with his school tests today which meant that I was forced to cook the “perfect” ribeye steak instead. Fortunately, I have assisted him in the past. As a mum, I’ve had more than 10,000 hours of cooking practice so I should be a good cook (according to the book, The Outliers.) This should not be much of a challenge but I was seriously panicking as I didn’t how these steaks will turn out. Everyone has different opinions on what a perfect steak should be like. I have “researched” into two of my favourite celebrity chefs, Gordon Ramsay and Jamie Oliver, as well as other recipes shared by different people. I came up with a few tips that will hopefully help first timers who are cooking steak to take a bold step forward. After all, your “perfect” steak is when you cook it with love and the people who eat it love it!! 😉   WHAT YOU NEED …

“Comparison is the Thief of Joy” – Theodore Roosevelt

*Watch till the end of the video*  ( I promise, it’s worth your time ) The way we perceive ourselves and the way we think other’s perceive us is what we call ‘Body Image’. Growing up in a generation where the media sets the standard of beauty has definitely brought more harm than good to all those young boys and girls that are going through the confusing stage of adolescence. The issue with body image doesn’t just magically disappear after puberty, it stays on for however long we allow it to. This video has definitely brought to light the importance of self-acceptance. Everyone comes in different shapes and sizes, we have to learn how to respect and love ourselves in order to stop allowing negativity into our lives. The internet definitely needs more videos like these to spread the positive message of self-love!  I hope this video has blown your mind as much as it has done for me! Stay positive, peeps!