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Stop Blaming Your Tools

by Carly Jacobs
I have a mate who’s having a bit of a struggle with his creative endeavors and he refuses to see what the problem is. He’s a musician by trade and a very talented one. He has that lanky, languid, long-haired, slightly broken look about him that ensures he is constantly surrounded by young women who are begging for a heartbreaking. He also has these soulful eyes that make all the mother’s want to Read the rest!
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Autumn Wishlist 2014

by Carly Jacobs
I simply adore the cooler weather. I’m not built for heat. My wellness guru Morgan says this is because I’m ‘very pitta‘ in the terms of the Ayurveda practice, which means that I’m already full of fire so leaving me out in the open in summer is like death by Tabasco sauce. This is apparently why I get so stabby on 30 degree days. Here I was thinking that I only liked winter for the sou Read the rest!
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The Every Day List

by Carly Jacobs
Image Us humans don’t always know what’s good for us. Truthfully we probably do know but our brains like to sabotage us sometimes. I know sometimes my brain is all ‘Let’s drink 5 pints of beer on a Tuesday afternoon. TASTY FACE!‘. Then I end up drunk at the pub,  yelling at a stranger about my theories of feminism on Game of Thrones at 11pm on a weeknight. I know what works for my bo Read the rest!

Retail Recommendation: My New Favorite Clothing Store

by Carly Jacobs
What delicious rainy weather we’re having in Melbourne! I just got back from a 5 day detox in Bali with Luxury Retreats Bali (stay tuned for my review next week!) and I’m feeling incredible. It’s the most relaxed and focussed I’ve felt in years. Namaste! First up on my agenda when I got back was a trip to the post office to pick up a dry body brush and some scented candles I ordered. Before Read the rest!
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Why Don’t You… Grow Fresh Basil?

by Carly Jacobs
Image Why don’t you…? Go to the pool? Swim a few leisurely laps? Relax in the sauna afterwards? Make homemade versions of your favourite treats? Pop tarts? Donuts? Croissants? Drink ginger tea with your meals? Give your digestion a helping hand? Go to bed early? Make a cup of chamomile tea and snuggle down with a good book? Make chocolate covered strawberries for dessert and share them with someone you Read the rest!

So You Had Sex and Now She’s Pregnant. How is That Her Fault?

by Carly Jacobs
Image I was having lunch with some friends the other day and the conversation steered towards one night stands. One of my friends told us about her cousin who’s ‘life is over’ because of a one night stand where the girl said she was on the pill ‘but wasn’t’. Now he has to ‘hand over half of his paycheck’ every week until the kid turns 18 because of an ‘innocent Read the rest!
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5 of the Strangest Health Rituals in History

by Carly Jacobs
If someone had told me a week ago that it was a good idea to pour a pot of salt water through one of my nostrils and out the other one I would have been all ‘Bitch please!’ *hair flick*.  It was much to my own surprise that I found myself doing that very thing this morning. Observe.Now there’s a reason why I did this… and that reason is Morgan. She’s the yoga teacher and wellness gu Read the rest!
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What to Pack For Bali

by Carly Jacobs
It’s been a super busy week in Smaggle Land. Firstly, after 8 weeks of hard-core and flawless running training (seriously I didn’t even skip one session) I had to ditch my finale 10km run because I got struck down with the sleepy flu virus from hell on the same day my monthly friend came to visit. So the only activity I’ve been fit for this past week has been moaning on the couch in the foetal pos Read the rest!
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March: What Are The Top Three Things You’d Recommend To A Friend This Month?

by Carly Jacobs
My aunty once told me about her old boss and the unusual gift registry she had on her 50th birthday. She asked each of her friends to give her what they were currently into for a birthday present. For example a book they’d recently read, a TV series they were addicted to, a CD of their favourite songs, a voucher to a great new restaurant they’d discovered. It was such a great way to get to know her friends a Read the rest!
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How To Get Upgraded On Your Next Flight

by Carly Jacobs
I have never, ever been upgraded on a flight before and it really pisses me off. It’s like being picked last for sport. Which happens to me with more regularity. Also I fly a lot, heaps more than almost anyone I know, so it’s a statistical anomaly that it’s never happened to me. It seems like every person I’ve met has been upgraded at least once. I’ve been quizzing people for years a Read the rest!