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Tribe Meetings Online

Tribe Meetings Online

 Push up Challenge Mind your Balance Team I need your help, please. You all know how important it is to me to break down the stigma attached to “Mental Health”. I am always going on about how mental health is one of the components of our overall health....

Connect for Energy

Balance minder – Connect for Energy (Let’s do it together) “Bring some energy and routine into your day, with Time Out Tai Chi” Balance Minder is an Australian based business that has long been known for improving health and wellness through a range of...
Positive ‘time out’ = resilience

Positive ‘time out’ = resilience

Find positive ‘time out’ to build resilience in our children You know how we sent our children to have ‘time out’ when they are upset or angry and often this so-called breather from each other escalates into another conflict. Well, what we do, is use a story to...
Connecting through Virtual Hub

Connecting through Virtual Hub

To get started: Please allow 15 minutes before your first class to set up You will need one of these: Laptop or Computer with webcam, speaker and microphone – use this link to set up an account Smart phone or Tablet/ipad – Download the Zoom App (it looks...
Breathe, Smile, Exercise

Breathe, Smile, Exercise

Ahhh, that was torture! How many of us say “exercise“ with a groan or with a screwed up face? Even if we love our PT or group exercise session we feel compelled to whinge and moan about our attendance. Changing the way, we use and perceive the word “exercise”, maybe...

Essential Oil Choc Roughs

These are Gluten and Dairy Free. They are best stored in the freezer to keep them at their best, but also to make it harder to get to them because wow they are addictive! Remember these Essential Oil Choc Roughs are only a sometime food. 😂😂😂 1 ½ cup Desiccated...
Time Out Tai Chi Mackay

Time Out Tai Chi Mackay

  Join us for Tribe Talk Available for our Balance Minder Subscription Tribe Members.  For more information contact Leanne Virtual Hub Meetings have us all smiling Pre-registration required  click here Free Online Class If you can’t get to see us through Virtual...
Take Time MNBSHS

Take Time MNBSHS

TAKING TIME OUT TAI CHI STYLE @ MACKAY NORTHERN BEACHES SHS Brief: Take Time for Tai Chi – a whole school approach to taking time for exercise for mental health A self-care session for all staff incorporating the benefits of physical activity and experience of taking...
Pumpkin & Oat Bread

Pumpkin & Oat Bread

A great little slice of toast for our gluten free lovers. Part a 2 cups rolled oats (grind 1 cup into flour) ***make sure these are gluten free oats*** ¾ cup plain gluten free flour 2 teaspoons baking powder ¼ teaspoon baking soda ¾ tsp salt Part b ¾ cup cooked puree...
Fruit Oat Slice

Fruit Oat Slice

For when you have the tea set out and want a pretty little slice to accompany the vegetable sticks and hummus 😊 Part a 1 1/2 cups plain flour (I use a mix of plain and wholemeal) 1 cup rolled oats ½ cup sugar ½ cup desiccated coconut 1 tsp ground cinnamon Part b 135g...

Women in League Mackay Cutters Change the Game

Women of League we applauded you.  The evening was about acknowledging and thanking YOU for your contribution to Rugby League.  (Play Greatest game of all) From selling raffle tickets through to representing Australia we have all contributed to Rugby League Football...
By helping yourself, you also help others

By helping yourself, you also help others

Extensive research has indicated a link between positive mental health and exercise as well as consistent mindfulness practices.  Individuals often experience barriers such as lack of time, motivation, resources, family care-giving and work obligations.  Balance...
Mentally Healthy Workplace Welcome

Mentally Healthy Workplace Welcome

Welcome to your online program to support workplace wellness You are receiving this information because your organisation has become a Balance Minder Tribe Collaboration Partner You will receive: Learning Modules – Make the move to a Mentally Healthy Workplace Let’s...

IDEAL Leadership Wellness

Groups and our connection to them is the cornerstone of our Social Identity and this is linked with our overall wellness. A balanced life requires us nurturing our physical, mental and social well-being to have optimal good health. This workshop was well attended with...
Celebrating Mothers in Business

Celebrating Mothers in Business

Mothers in Business (existing, start-ups, aspiring) come-along and celebrate Queensland Small Business Week 2019. Let’s acknowledge being a Mum and a Small Business Owner can be a challenge, but this tribe is growing and there is strength in numbers. On Monday 27 May...
Baked/BBQ Banana Parcels

Baked/BBQ Banana Parcels

Here is a quick and healthy dessert for our banana lovers, I have also used mango cheeks and sliced apple. All taste yummy! Ingredients Banana Cinnamon Brown sugar Yogurt or custard to serve Method Place banana in baking paper, sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon, made...
World Tai Chi Day Mackay 2019

World Tai Chi Day Mackay 2019

The idea of making movement the basis for health and well being was highlighted at Mackay’s contribution to World Tai Chi Day. The rain couldn’t dampen our enthusiasm as beginners and long-time tai chi practitioners joined as one.  Starting off with a walk around to...
Time Out Tai Chi @ Bluewater Quay

Time Out Tai Chi @ Bluewater Quay

Time Out Tai Chi has been developed by Balance Minder with a focus on exercise for mental wellbeing.  Deeply grounded in Tai Chi and using a mixture of traditional Tai Chi principles in combination with modern fitness practices, Time Out Tai Chi is an...
Leading the way to positive mental health

Leading the way to positive mental health

Balance Minder is collaborating with Moranbah and District Support Services to promote positive mental health choices.  The MDSS Time Out Tai Chi Leaders Project has 10 Support Workers studying the Time Out Tai Chi Learn to Teach course plus the optional Welcoming...
Baked Cinnamon Apples

Baked Cinnamon Apples

Fruit is a great dessert and an excellent way to add our 2 serves of fruit per day.  The custard can be replaced with yogurt.  I try and use as less sugar as possible and have been known at times to leave it out of recipes. Ingredients 4 green cooking apples,...
Microwave Risotto

Microwave Risotto

No need to buy packet rice-a-risotto again. Change the vegetables, leave out the chicken, add bacon, add egg, use any type of rice. It all works. And yes! family it is sometimes a little gluggy, it adds to the taste. 😉 Ingredients 1 brown onion, chopped 2 tspns olive...
Bircher Muesli

Bircher Muesli

Make this in a travel bowl or jar for food on the run.  An excellent morning tea. Ingredients 2 cups rolled oats 200g tub reduced-fat natural yoghurt 250ml apple juice 125ml water 1/2 cup sultanas 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon or nutmeg 1/4 cup chopped nuts (optional)...
Fruity Chia Pots

Fruity Chia Pots

I love these little pots of deliciousness, they are a great replacement for ice cream and pudding. You can put this all in one jar or share it out over a few (3 works for me). This works best if you can leave it overnight. Ingredients: 2 Tablespoons Chia Seeds 1/2 cup...
Meeting Table Survival Pack

Meeting Table Survival Pack

Easy to make and easy on the waist line. Important for all of us who spend time in meetings. Ingredients: 1/4 cup popping corn 1/4 cup dried apricots, chopped 1/4 cup dried apple, chopped 1/2 cup sultanas Pop the corn in a microwave safe dish on HIGH for 4 minutes (do...
Laughing – No joke – Burns Calories

Laughing – No joke – Burns Calories

Yes, laughing does burn calories as it can elevate our heart rate and this increases your metabolism. While you can’t just laugh your way to significant weight loss, the effect on our brain increases those feel good hormones and these in turn help us stick to our...
Vege Egg Roll

Vege Egg Roll

I have one of those BBQ mats which I use on the local park’s BBQ.  An awesome way to have some outside time for very little money, you can even serve them in a bread roll with some salad. Ingredients Onion finely diced or shallot finely sliced Grated veges...
Pace yourself for more gain!

Pace yourself for more gain!

We have all been told at one stage or another to pace ourselves. What does this mean to you? Slow down? Stop? Take longer? With chronic pain management, pacing is a key skill to learn for managing successfully your energy levels. So! it fundamentally can mean all the...
Pumpkin Pot Soup

Pumpkin Pot Soup

A very simple replacement for takeaway.  I don’t put the milk or yogurt in it and it is still great.  Serving with toast fingers is a delightful way to finish the weekend. Ingredients Pumpkin peeled and diced Potatoes diced Onion diced or shallots thinly sliced...
Quick Vegetable Slice

Quick Vegetable Slice

This is a great way to use up stale bread (brown, white, grain), I make this in a muffin tray. It cooks quicker and makes a great afternoon tea. Ingredients 4 eggs 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard 2 cups low-fat milk 1 cup cheese, grated 4 slices brown bread, cubed 4 to 5...
Pass the sauce, please!

Pass the sauce, please!

Gotta have the sauce on every meal, that’s the go for lots of people, me included! So here is a great sugar free alternative. I use it with my poached eggs for breakfast. To make pizza breads for lunch and with meat at a BBQ. Hint: you can grate up other...
Drug-free mood lifter helps chronic pain

Drug-free mood lifter helps chronic pain

A comprehensive review has concluded a relationship between exercise and antidepressant effects. Exercise can help make us feel better.  Chronic pain and depression often co-occur. Not only costing a diminished qualify of life for the sufferer but also lost...
Be the best model you can be for your kids.

Be the best model you can be for your kids.

Models, those beautiful people on the catwalks of fashion, influencing our body image and self-worth. They are just doing their jobs selling us clothes, cars and even food. How can we balance this story our children are being told? Lock them in a room away from all...
Exercise is not a 4 letter word!

Exercise is not a 4 letter word!

How many of us cringe at this word “exercise”? It is not even a 4-letter word, but we put it in the unmentionable pot, out of site. Yet for most of us “cake” makes us smile and it is a 4-letter word! Let’s make exercise our chocolate cake! With any good cake we...
Not Wasted Vegetable Soup

Not Wasted Vegetable Soup

I love this recipe as it is a great way to use up the leftover vegetables you find in the crisper at the end/beginning of the week, that may look a little sad. They will be so glad, not to be wasted. Feel free to make replacements. If you want to freeze this, I...
Get off the tightrope to have balance

Get off the tightrope to have balance

Day after day we walk the tightrope of life, whether it links one chore to another or is gradually tightening around our necks, it is always there. One foot wrong and we will plunge into … what? Where will we end up, somewhere new, in the same place we are now or just...