Posts by Rochelle

The Reason Why You’re Fat and Broke

“Rochelle, come on let’s go out tonight!” “Nah, I can’t I have no money” “Come on! Let’s go out to dinner!” “Nah, I can’t I’m too fat, I have to go on a diet again”   And so the period of social isolation began.   Hibernation.   Winter always hit me the worst. The cold,…

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The Hero’s Journey

Growing up, I was an only child. I was the daughter of two Filipino immigrants who moved to Australia in the hope of a better life and a better future.   I grew up in the 90s in the predominantly white Eastern suburbs of Sydney. The only other kids I interacted with before going to…

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Parenting An Obese Child

DISCLAIMER: Parenting an obese child is a touchy subject, but the dangers of choosing to ignore the issue are far greater than the risk of causing offence. Let’s open up the conversation so that we can open up new opportunities to improve the lives of the next generation. In Australia, 1 in 4 children are overweight…

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Body Positive… A Crippled Religion?

‘ Body Positive ’ is a term that many people, (women in particular) today can relate with. It’s a mentality that many women strive towards – a philosophy of embracing our uniqueness and having a more kind, loving and caring attitude towards our own bodies.   This is significant! Particularly with the many negative ideas…

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