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Nicky Lark

Life

3 Strategies to Define & Conquer your New Year Goals

As the year draws to a close it’s time to define some goals for the new year. I find this time of year exciting not just because of the faint sound of sleigh-bells in the distance but because I love that the new year offers an opportunity to redefine my short term goals & refocus. Here are my 3 simple strategies to define & conquer your new year goals: 1 // DEFINE WHAT YOU WANT This is a wildly broad…

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Life

My Experience of Panchakarma & How It Supercharged My Year

India Himalayas Panchakarma

This time last year I was on my way home from two magic weeks in India. Most of my friends and family were aware that hubs and I had learnt the technique of Vedic meditation and so it was easier at the time to just say we were going on a “meditation retreat”, than it was to explain what we were really doing. Truth is we went to India for Panchakarma.  I realize not many people would know what that…

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Life

Instagram, we need to talk…

Instagram Changes

Instagram, you’ve changed. I thought we were friends but you ran off with Facebook and I wasn’t sure I could ever forgive you. That was until I realised, I’m at fault too. I got lazy, I got complacent, and I took you for granted…  Truth is I came to instagram for inspo, I had Facebook to keep in touch share memes with family & friends and I began following influencer accounts on Instagram to offer me creative inspo and an opportunity to…

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Beauty

Springtime Natural Beauty Update

It’s Spring time & I’ve been busily cleaning! I’ve mentioned in my previous beauty blog posts that I’m on a mission to reduce (and ultimately remove) chemical products from my bathroom & beauty regimen, I’m succeeding. The key for me was not placing unrealistic expectations on myself, and simply being pragmatic about my approach to switching products – every time I finish a product I think consciously about what I want to replace it with.  It’s nearly the end of…

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Fashion

Celebrating Event Season with Marks & Spencer

This is a public service announcement… It’s almost November. I’m not quite sure where the year went, but I know that the next two months are going to disappear quicker than a hat in a hurricane, because it’s event season! ‘Tis the season for afterwork drinks, not to mention Derby Day & Melbourne Cup almost upon us. Before we know it it’ll be xmas parties and NYE. I’m getting organised this year by selecting a few easy-wear, easy-wash dresses that…

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Life

This Is The Book That Changed It All

Jacinta Tynan Mother Zen Book

Thank you Jacinta Tynan. Thank you for writing something that goes against the grain of every bit of evidence I’ve been presented with to date about parenthood. Thank you, for writing Mother Zen. A few weeks back I wrote a blog post about my fear around having children. It’s something I’ve kept quite close to my chest, but something that I’ve found huge comfort in discussing with my Meditation teacher & good friend Kate Cliff over the past 12 months.…

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Life

ABC’s The Letdown – Fuel to the Fire

Earlier yesterday I was flicking through my Instagram feed as I do, when that enticing little rainbow circle informed me that Celeste Barber had new insta stories – I watch her every day for a laugh & thoroughly enjoy her piss taking. It was then that I saw her promoting her new show due to air at 9.30pm last night on the ABC – it’s called The Letdown, and it’s about new mums & the reality of parenthood. My heart…

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Fashion

Velvet Obsessions With Hale Bob

Hale Bob Velvet Collab

After a month abroad it’s taken me a couple of weeks to get use to the cooler weather again here in Sydney. It hasn’t been cold but I’ve definitely had to put the shorts & swimsuits on standby. Transeasonal dressing is where it’s at, at least until the sun starts to roar for high Summer. So, I’ve taken advantage of this time to resume my search for the perfect velvet pants… and I found them. I’ve been on the look…

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Home Life

10 Essential Tips & Hacks for Moving House

Tips for Moving House

We’ve moved around a bit since we started dating, we bought & moved in together simultaneously, renovated, then moved back in with my parents to save while we rented our place out for 12 months, then moved back to our house, had a second crack at renovating, sold the old house, built our new house, moved in, moved out (long story), then moved back in. It’s been an exhausting few years. With that chapter finally behind us we’ve been enjoying…

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Life

This is why I’m scared to have kids

This is a post I’ve been reluctant to share, not because it’s any surprise to my hubby, but because it’s just a difficult subject. I thought when I was young that there’s this magical point in every woman’s life where a switch is flicked and all of the maternal feels start kicking in hard core. It’s that word, clucky, right?! Like, all of a sudden, us Women get clucky. Or at least that’s what I was lead to believe. I…

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