5 Ways to Keep Energised and Healthy During The Festive Season

Christmas decoration with lights

The festive season is upon us. A fun time celebrating with family and friends. Work parties, family and friends gatherings, Christmas shopping, inviting food and drinks, delicious desserts; it can drain our energy levels.

Looking and feeling at your best is essential. These simple but effective methods will help you feel energised and fit, not only this festive season but on a daily basis.

Spend 15 to 20 minutes on yourself every morning to ensure you get into a daily routine before your other commitments. It will kickstart your metabolism for the rest of the day.

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The Remarkable Effect of Gratitude during Thanksgiving

Autum leaves

“Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.” – Henri Frederic Amiel

Thanksgiving is a time of reflection, affection, and delicious meals. Today, our youngest son, his lovely wife, her family, and all the US are celebrating with family and friends.

But regardless of where we are and where we live or which holidays we celebrate, we can all agree that gratitude and appreciation make the world a much better place.

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What does the Day of the Dead celebrations really represent to Mexicans?

Two colourful skulls that say Feliz Dia de Muertos

In Mexico, each town, each region, has its traditions, its uses and customs. Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a time of celebration.

During the festival, families and communities gather to honour those who passed on and embarked on their spiritual paths.

On November 1, called All Saints Day, is when the children’s spirits arrive. On November 2, the Day of the Dead, the adults arrive.

The Origin of the Day of the Dead

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A Long Weekend Ready To Celebrate The Queen’s Birthday In WA In September

Three ladies sitting on a bench admiring the Indian Ocean

All Australians and Western Australia is not the exception love to take a day off whenever there is an opportunity to enjoy the company of our family or friends and this time; we are having a long weekend to celebrate the Queen’s birthday.

When I first arrived in Perth, I often questioned why Western Australia celebrates the Queen’s birthday in September while in other states it usually falls in June.

But before I tell you why Western Australia celebrates the Queen’s Birthday in September, I would like to share a short history of it.

History of Australia

As you probably already know, The British colony of New South Wales was established with the arrival of the First Fleet of 11 vessels under the command of Captain Arthur Phillip in January 1788. That was the first year that the Monarch’s birthday was celebrated in the new country.

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