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    With the days getting shorter and cooler, now is the perfect time of year to curl up on the couch with a hot cup of cocoa to get a good dose of chocolate goodness.

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    If you’re lacking a bit of motivation in these colder months, we’ve got you! With just a few key ingredients, you can turn a winter slump around. 

     

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    You are going to love this recipe. It's one of those recipes you'll be cooking on repeat, particularly for those dinners where you want to be gourmet, but you don't have a whole lotta time. It's also an excellent mid-week staple, because it's so quick and easy to make. Enjoy! 

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    Mostly, I feel like I’m totally the boss of my body. It does everything I ask it to, gives me energy, clarity, pleasure and calm, doesn’t hurt or feel sluggish, stagnant or stale. Sometimes, though, it’s the opposite. Here's how I get back on track. 

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    A lasagne that's gooey, delicious and nutritious? Yes please.

    Di's eggplant lasagne is full of flavour, veggies and plant protein, making it a vegetarian's dream. It's gluten free, and can be adapted to be dairy-free, so it's the comfort food everyone can enjoy.

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    I love investing in quality gear because it keeps me safe and comfortable. However, its often expensive, so it’s essential I make it last. Most reputable brands have a section on their websites to help you with gear care and maintenance, but we’ve selected five hiking essentials to give you our top tips.

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    To celebrate World Cocktail Day, we’re sharing this Elderflower Spritz recipe to add a little extra sizzle to your next hike. This is the perfect drink for the end of a long hike as you set up camp by a bubbling brook. 

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    I’ve been feeling really ‘meh’. You know what I mean? Flat. Average. A bit unmotivated. 

    Turns out, I’m not alone. While most of us have somewhat recovered from the collective shock, panic and grief that besieged us in 2020, we’re still treading water. 

    The good news is, there’s lots of things we can do to support ourselves through this time, so we can thrive in the midst of the mess. Here’s what’s worked for me.

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    You've gotta make these for your next Coastrek or endurance walk. They are perfect. 

  • Camping adventures have a way of challenging us. Whether it’s pesky insects, no heating, bush toilets, lack of water and/or no electricity, we have to use our bodies in different ways than we do in the comfort of our homes. But the magnificent views, pure air, exotic birds, abundant wildlife, twinkling stars, breathtaking silence and access to natural wonderlands make it all worthwhile.

    If you want to make sure your camping adventures are more pleasure than pain, here's what I recommend. 

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    Unlike choosing a day pack, which is almost as easy as deciding what colour you like best, choosing an overnight or multi-day backpack requires time, research and a whole lotta trying on. This takes time, but it’s well worth the effort. Here’s a few hard-won hints to help you on your way.  

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    We're pretty lucky in Australia. As keen adventurers and hikers, we're spoiled for choice. Sometimes it's easy to forget we're home to some of the world's most beautiful natural wonders. Life-changing trips are right at our doorstep, ones that don't require a passport or hours on a plane. And they're perfect micro adventures for a girl's weekend away.

    If you're from Queensland, or you're hoping to explore the Sunshine state, there are hundreds of trails to try. We've asked our coaches and you - our Wild Women - to share your favourite hikes in Queensland with us. Here are the eight weekend walks that get the Wild Women tick of approval.

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    Most of us don’t need science to tell us that grumpy, moody teens are happier when they get outside. But what’s causing these mood swings and how do we keep them swinging in the right direction?

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    If you’re looking for some great ways to get out in nature this weekend, look no further! These gorgeous day walks are the perfect autumn activity – take the kids, friends, family or go by yourself for a solitary soak in nature’s playground. 

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    By the Wild Women On Top team

    Ooooh Easter. One of the only times it’s considered socially acceptable to eat chocolate for breakfast… our kind of holiday. However, like any holiday centered around eating not-so-nourishing treats, the Easter weekend can leave us feeling less than our best – lethargic and so full of buttered hot cross buns we can’t move.

    So how do we avoid feeling flat and fatigued while still enjoying the gorgeous traditions of Easter? Here are our tips…

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    This recipe is the perfect go-to when you're asked to 'bring a plate'... on a hike or just to a last-minute dinner party! 

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    Most of us have grown up thinking that losing strength and gaining weight are just part of growing old. We think that with each birthday after forty, we’ll get a bit saggier, a bit softer and a bit flabbier. But is weight gain really a fact of ageing?

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    We can’t tell you how excited we are that Australia is together once again, allowing us to travel to all the beautiful states and explore the glorious hikes each area has to offer. Here are three of the best hikes in Australia you should visit this year.

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    Di's pink gimlets are perfect for summer sunset drinks in the wild.

    They're fresh, fabulous and packed full of Vitamin C with the inclusion of citrus fruit. 

    Enjoy!

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    Here's how to deal with spiders and their creepy webs when you're on the trail. 

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