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The Joys of the Central Coast


If you’re heading to the Central Coast this Summer these are my must visits for some of the best that our little part of the world has to offer! My recent birthday family dinner at Fish Dining was perfection, one of our local favourites Young Barons is pasta perfection and for a bit of high tea kitsch another local is Hatters Tea House. The Central Coast is a bit of a gem, and although this is no secret, having an Insider who adores the explore and who seeks out all things joy helps to narrow down where to visit!

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Insider Guide: Central Coast

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It’s been 4 months since we said farewell to the Sydney Suburbs and made Ettalong Beach on the Central Coast of New South Wales home. Growing up in Terrigal looked a lot different to the Central Coast of 2017! I must confess that I did a weekend ‘review’ of the foodie scene before making the final decision to return to the Coast! It was such a relief to find so many new cafes and restaurants and lots of decent coffee. The Central Coast is finally a bit of a foodie playground with lots of joy to be found!

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10 Foods for Good Mental Health

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The foods that we choose for our bodies and minds can have a huge impact on the way that we feel. I am not a Health Professional, anything that I share about food is based on my own experience of living with anxiety and depression. Over the years I have found that certain foods make me feel less anxious. I have also found that some foods feed my brain in a good way and that others simply feed the depression.

It is important to remember that you are human, I don’t make the best choices every single day. I slip up occasionally and choose food based on my mood rather than what I know is best for my body. Ironically, choosing food based on mood is not always the best thing for the mood! For example, ice cream appeals to me when I am feeling a little down, and it provides temporary relief (and pleasure!) however I know that it is not ideal if eaten regularly.