Category: Lifestyle

Disconnecting from Instagram for a Week

Wednesday morning last week I was browsing my podcast app looking for something new to listen to when I came across Crappy to Happy – 3 Mindful Minutes by Cass Dunn. I don’t usually go for these types of podcasts because I find them… Continue Reading “Disconnecting from Instagram for a Week”

30 Day Challenge: No Soft Drink

Chasing Emma at the Trephina Gorge Ridgetop Walk Lookout

Tomorrow I embark on my first 30 day health challenge. From tomorrow, Thursday November 12th, I am giving up soft drink. It all started when I watched Matt Cutt’s Ted Talk Try Something New for 30 Days. In this video he talks about how… Continue Reading “30 Day Challenge: No Soft Drink”

Round Up: October 2020

Mt conner and red sand dunes

As I welcome the start of a new month and begin the race towards the end of 2020 I’m enjoying the opportunity to reflect back on the month that was. In my goal to improve my mental health and better manage my stress, I… Continue Reading “Round Up: October 2020”

Outdoor Orchestras and Saying Yes

I’m gazing up at the striking blue sky of Central Australia. My vision is guided by the looming red walls of Simpsons Gap. White, fluffy clouds drift overhead. The breeze picks up and I huddle even more under my thin blanket. The sounds of… Continue Reading “Outdoor Orchestras and Saying Yes”

An Attitude of Gratitude + 50 Things I am Grateful for

The Peak of Mt Gillen from the summit of the mountain.

Earlier this year when I was in a total slump I bit the bullet and made an appointment with a counsellor. While there I received a metaphorical slap in the face. My counsellor told me that I should try adopting “an attitude of gratitude”… Continue Reading “An Attitude of Gratitude + 50 Things I am Grateful for”

Bucket List: Wine Tasting at McLaren Vale

Wine Tasting in McLaren Vale Blog cover

Going on a wine tour has been an item on my bucket list for a very long time, so when I found myself heading to Adelaide during a time that corresponded with my birthday you can bet I jumped at the opportunity to celebrate with a big bucket list check in McLaren Vale, Adelaide.

Bucket List: Play an Escape Room + Tips and Tricks for Your First Escape Room

The Escape Hunt image cover the The Deadly Discovery game

Escape rooms have in recent years become all the rage, and for obvious reasons. Not only is it a great social activity, it’s like playing a 3D board game. My friends and I recently decided to give it a go as part of my 2020 birthday celebrations and we had a ball.

Dear Future Self

What better time to write a letter to your future self than when you are at a crossroad? I’ve wanted to check this off my bucket list for so long but it never seemed to be the right time to do it. Now it does.

Bucket List: Make Origami + tips and tricks

Bucket List: Make Origami, www.chasing-emma.com

This is probably one of my more unusual bucket list items, but I personally find origami to be a rather amazing and beautiful art, especially if it is done with beautiful paper. As a teacher I’d thought creating origami was going to be a great and easy activity to assign my students one chaotic Friday afternoon, but boy was I wrong. Origami is deceptively difficult.

Bucket List: Get a Fish Pedicure

I never thought I’d get a fish pedicure. I’m way too ticklish. But that’s exactly the bucket list experience I found myself having in Bali.