The Just Be Revolution — Yellow Brick Road

Yellow Brick Road - You Gotta Let It Shine!

Yellow Brick Road

Yellow Brick Road - You Gotta Let It Shine!

I recently watched the Trolls movie with my little girl and, not unlike other kids’ movies, I could really relate this to the real world. It has such a strong message about being yourself and recognising happiness is within us all, we just don’t always realise it.   (Ref: dreamworks.com)  So the story is about 2 groups – The Trolls and the Bergens. Trolls are happy, sparkly, bright characters with big hair, well mostly unless they feel sad and they can lose their colour. Bergens are dull, muted and miserable.  However, Bergens apparently could only be happy when they ate...

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Yellow Brick Road - Just Be...Feeding The Change

Yellow Brick Road

Yellow Brick Road - Just Be...Feeding The Change

I have recently had the pleasure of working with Sarah Murnane, founder of the Australian Breastfeeding Project (ABP) and, having been a breastfeeding in public Mum, I thought this was a story I wanted to share as well as a stunning gallery of photographs from the project. I had a chat with Sarah to ask her all things about this fabulous project and where the idea started. What is the ABP? It is an initiative to create awareness of the beauty of breastfeeding, generate acceptance that prolonged breastfeeding has several health benefits and take action to eradicate the negative stigma...

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Yellow Brick Road - Brave Miss Jade, The Glam-Turbanator

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Yellow Brick Road - Brave Miss Jade, The Glam-Turbanator

To add to my yellow brick road journey through life, I met up last week with Miss Pinup Australia 2016, Miss Jade, a beautiful lady who I know through photography as well as fan following on social media. I really wanted to take some photos of her in a glamorous setting to show you all how this lady is overcoming a huge and unexpected obstacle in her life. I felt so many feelings that night! Let’s backtrack a year ago and I was photographing a group of beautiful 50s looking ladies and Jade was one of them. I had been...

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Yellow Brick Road - Sprint, RPM, Functional Fit...That's Right. I Joined A Gym!

Yellow Brick Road

Yellow Brick Road - Sprint, RPM, Functional Fit...That's Right. I Joined A Gym!

SO let's backtrack around 9 years ago... I was in the midst of a marriage breakdown and took up the gym to make myself feel better. I loved it, couldn't get enough of it. I went every day. I lost around 30kg and felt amazing. Then the pain started in the lower back and hips and down the legs into the knees. After much testing I was diagnosed with osteo arthritis. I stopped. Anyways fast forward to 2 months ago and after thinking in my head nearly every day how much I wished this pain would go away so I...

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Yellow Brick Road - The "F" Word Around Kids

Yellow Brick Road

Yellow Brick Road - The "F" Word Around Kids

Fat: A three-letter word that I associate with being taunted and being put down and someone trying to make me feel self-conscious.  And modifications of this word hurt just as much. The use of the “F” word can be damaging: poor body image, weight gain, or eating disorders. And it can set the stage for a lifetime of battles and wars against food and eating. I've struggled with my body image most of my life and my weight has been an issue since early adolescence. The “F” word is a word you won’t hear in my home, one I’ve encouraged my...

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