By Di Westaway | Founder and Chief Adventure Chick (CEO) at Wild Women On Top Fifteen years ago, I would have been horrified at the thought of doing my ‘business’ anywhere other than a private, sparkling, white, porcelain bowl. Now, in the wilderness, I think nothing of dropping my pants wherever I happen to be standing and doing a wee when nature calls. But periods are a different story, and I’ve had my fair share of embarrassing ones.
By Di Westaway | Chief Adventure Chick and Founder of Wild Women On Top
I’ve just realised my New Year’s resolutions always fail. Nearly every single year since I was allowed out in the dark, I’ve raised my glass of bubbles (or tea, or tequila) at midnight on 31 December and wished for a fitter, slimmer, more fun version of myself.
Alas, I’m not a genie, and my wishes did not come true.
That’s not to say I haven’t, at various thrilling stages of my life, felt fitter, slimmer and more fun. But it wasn’t the promise of a new year that motivated me. Here's what did.
There’s nothing quite like a partner, kid or friend accusing you of ‘PMS-ing’ or being ‘hormonal’ when you’re grumpy, especially when you are. In fact, I reckon there’s a special store of rage reserved for anyone who dares comment on the state of your hormones, particularly when they’re right.
But is it okay to occasionally pick a fight with your partner because they're breathing too loud? Science says yes.
Our obsession with youth and beauty means we see age as a curse rather than a gift. A burden, rather than an opportunity that gives you the freedom to live the way you want to live, without worrying about what others think.
The silly season is about to get silly. Really, really silly. So some of us make plans to stay healthy. Really, really healthy. Which is not always possible...
In an attempt to find some kind of middle ground, I quizzed the Wild Women On Top team about their holiday health hacks, and their advice ranged from hilarious to helpful to downright horrible. Take what you will...
Getting your kids to come with you on a walk can feel like pulling teeth. But it's seriously worth it when you're out in nature gathering memories and laughs that last a lifetime.
Having raised three kids, our Founder and Chief Adventure Chick Di Westaway knows a thing or two about walking with children. She's sharing some principles to apply when you're choosing a wild walk to do with your kids.
Have you ever struggled to stick to an exercise program? Is moving more and eating better an eternal struggle, one you often feel you’re failing at? Do you spend more time than you’d like thinking about food, or beat yourself up when you skip the gym?