My brand is one of my greatest loves. Beginning in Bondi, it has grown and expanded all the way to New York! We recently travelled to the Big Apple with my family and team of amazing people who put so much love and passion into Ere Perez. We met incredible people, trained our new distributors and exhibited our hearts out to thousands of people. For a small brand that began in Australia, we have loved the journey of sharing our products with people all over the world. Expanding to the US was a highlight of 2018. Seeing people discover our products, learn about the brand and explore our makeup & skincare made me so happy!
I can’t believe it’s May already! In Australia, Mother’s Day is coming up – a great time to reflect on what family means to us and how we can celebrate the people we share our lives with.
Gwen Lewis is a writer who lives in California. She has been in the health industry for years and loves writing on the topic to give tips from experience. In her free time she loves to stay active and has just taken on learning how to surf. “Technology seems to run our lives. Our phones keep us connected—online and offline. But there can be too much tech. And many of us find ourselves virtually tethered to our devices, awaiting the next text, social media update or call. Nomophobia is the fear of being without your mobile phone, and, yes, it’s a very real issue. If you find yourself a little nervous or twitchy when your phone isn’t accessible, you may have nomophobia. According to Psychology Today, many students in both high school and college suffer from a clinging reliance to their cell phones.
Holidays are nearly here! Another year is winding up and we all need a little break to take stock, celebrate the wins, reflect on the losses, and recharge for 2018. Usually around this time of year time feels like it speeds up. There’s more on the social calendar, plans take over and there’s often a rush to get the loose ends tied up before the clock strikes 12 on December 31st. Christmas or no-Christmas, New Year, holiday festivities, however you spend it, this time can be a joyous one when we focus on the people we share our lives with.
Interesting to hear this, isn’t it! Sounds funny to think that laughing can have an effect on us! Well let me tell you… Laughing will not only help you burn some calories by activating your muscles, it actually relaxes our body. It relieves pain, reduces blood pressure and decreases stress. Smile … or even better, laugh out loud! It’s the best medicine we can find. Just give it a go! Start your day with a big laugh, you will notice the difference. How does this work? Laughter helps the brain regulate the stress hormones cortisol and adrenaline and promotes the release of endorphin while enhancing immune reactivity.
Amy Malpass Hahn lives in Sydney with her three loves – husband Scott, and sons Isaac (3) and Charlie (brand new!). She is the Marketing Director at Barre Body, and also the co-founder of The Ten Active maternity activewear and marketing consultancy The Communication Studio.
2017 is here with the fresh energy of a new start and new possibilities. How was the festive season for you? I always find it such a balance between celebrations, spending time with family and fitting in some much needed leisure time as well. Modern life can be very busy indeed, even on holidays!