Mama's Diary

My Dementia Story

My Dementia Story

On moving to the farm I took over the running of “A Place in the Country” specialist dementia care centre. Let’s be honest, running a dementia care centre is not on most 30 years old’s bucket lists! It’s not something I ever envisioned myself doing but that’s exactly what I did!

Border2Beach Psycle Tour

Border2Beach Psycle Tour

My husband was recently part of a team of four cyclists who cycled 2200Km from Beit Bridge to Cape Town for dementia awareness and to raise funds for Alzheimers SA to train caregivers. There is a very special reason why he chose this particular ride to honour his late father…

Eating the Rainbow

Eating the Rainbow

Let’s talk gut health. Not a sexy topic, but a relevant one. There is a growing body of evidence to suggest that the GI tract is not only important for the absorption of food, but it has links to mental health and overall well-being as well.

Mama's 4 week reset

Mama's 4 week reset

I’m on a mission to hit the reset button. I need to take a holistic view and make the necessary lifestyle changes to optimise my overall health and wellness. I’m super excited to be partnering with nutrition guru Patrick Holford to bring you an adaptation of his “Six weeks to Superhealth” program, in my attempt to do just that.

Fatties Anonymous

Fatties Anonymous

A friend, also looking to make some changes in her life, had added a few of us to the group to see if we would be keen to join a weight loss and fitness challenge. I teased her that she had signed me up for Fatties Anonymous – and the name stuck.

*Happy* new year

*Happy* new year

I quite like Australian comedian Tim Minchin’s take on happiness. His advice is, “Don’t seek happiness. Happiness is like an orgasm: if you think about it too much, it goes away. Keep busy and aim to make someone else happy, and you might find you get some as a side effect”.

Resolutions just go in one year and out the other

Resolutions just go in one year and out the other

The moral of the story is “just chill, you can’t do everything, you are not coconut oil”! In fact my mantra for this coming year is, “You can do anything, but you can’t do everything”