Health Blog Awards 2013 Nominations

HOW TO ENTER

Just comment on this post, remembering to:

  1. Name your favourite health blog in one of the 6 categories
  2. Provide us with a link to it
  3. Tell us how the blog helps others to live a healthier life

The search for Australia’s best health blogs is on.

At Bupa, we’re all about helping you to find a healthier you.

So, naturally if we can support blogs with similar interests, then that’s what we want to do! There are thousands (maybe millions) of blogs out there helping people to make healthier choices and live happier lives. Quite frankly, we have lost track.

That’s where you come in.

Nominations are now open for the #BupaBlogAwards

We’re looking for nominations across 6 categories:

  • Healthy lifestyle
  • Healthy eating
  • Family time
  • Positive life change
  • Personal development/self care
  • Social good

Nominate your favourite health-related blog that fits into one of the above categories. Have a think about a blog that has inspired and informed you about health, and maybe even changed the way you live.

Our judges are ready. The prizes are sitting in a well-guarded corner of the office. All we are waiting for are your nominations.

There will be one grand prize winner who will receive AUD $5000 to spend on improving their health, happiness and wellbeing.

Health Blog Awards

There will also be six runners up – a winner for each category – who will receive an Apple iPad with Retina display (64 GB) valued at $759 including GST. We will also highlight their blogs in our Shine Magazine, which is distributed to several million Bupa members – that could make them feel very special and important. Aside from that, it will help more people to find their blog and that’s what we like to see – more people taking an interest in health!

Meet our judges

So, who will choose the winners? These are the people you need to impress.

Health Blog Awards Judges

  • Gemma Sutherland – Editor of body+soul and big fan of eating for nourishment
  • Dr Paul Bates – Bupa’s Chief Medical Officer and passionate healthcare advocate
  • Matt Welsh – Olympic, Commonwealth Games and World Champion swimmer, and Bupa Health Ambassador
  • Kathie Melocco – Multi-award winning health communicator and winner of the United Nations Award for Communicating Priority Health Issues. Visit Healthivate

Our judges will be assessing health blogs based on their content as well as the user experience, digital presence, overall aesthetics, and reader interaction.

How to enter

Just comment on this post, remembering to:

  1. Name your favourite health blog in one of the 6 categories
  2. Provide us with a link to it
  3. Tell us how the blog helps others to live a healthier life

Why not spread the word?

We accept one nomination from each person, so if you really want to support a blog for this award then let your friends and family know how to nominate.

Nominations close on May 30th, 2013.

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Diane Leonard

Diane is the Online Marketing Manager at Bupa. She is a self-professed geek and lover of all things digital. She continues to search high and low for the healthier version of herself, but imagines that she is probably off for a run with the healthier version of Andy Lark.

  • http://www.copingwithjane.com Jane Copeland

    This blog is a girl’s real guide to work, life & baby. It provides a platform that celebrates and supports women so that they can successfully navigate, life, love and motherhood, and in particular manage the transition to becoming a first time mother.

    • http://www.bupaaustralia.com.au Louise Miller

      Hi Jane, thanks for your nomination :) Please can you let me know which category you would like to nominate this blog under?
      -Healthy lifestyle
      -Healthy eating
      -Family time
      -Positive life change
      -Personal development/self care
      -Social good

      Lou

  • http://www.divinitywellness.com/learn/expert-blog chrsitophe

    This blog was posted on FB and it read like a lot of thought had gone into it.
    I normally don’t bother reading these types of things but i read the whole thing and even quoted some to girlfriend at the time as it was exactly what she needed to hear.

    • http://www.bupaaustralia.com.au Louise Miller

      Hi Christophe, thanks for your nomination :) Please can you let me know which category you would like to nominate this blog under?
      -Healthy lifestyle
      -Healthy eating
      -Family time
      -Positive life change
      -Personal development/self care
      -Social good

      Lou

  • http://pathtowellness.com.au Katherine Ambrosini

    I love the pathtowellness website for its great tips and health coaching and great blog posts. It is inspirational, fresh and a beautiful way to inspire all to live a healthier life.

    • http://www.bupaaustralia.com.au Louise Miller

      Hi Katherine, thanks for your nomination :) Please can you let me know which category you would like to nominate this blog under?
      -Healthy lifestyle
      -Healthy eating
      -Family time
      -Positive life change
      -Personal development/self care
      -Social good

      Lou

  • http://www.hummingbirdssong.com Rhian Blaby

    I’m a mum, art teacher and blogger with a passion for running and living a fit, active and healthy lifestyle. After my toddler was diagnosed with multiple allergies, I made it a priority to cook with fresh whole foods and the change has been remarkable.

    Exercise is an important part of my day, and I’ll be gearing up to take part in my first half marathon in April. I aim to keep my blog uplifting and inspiring, and it’s so important for me to be a great role model for my little boy. I love that my husband shares the same values as me, and I share the active adventures and endeavors that we as a family experience on my blog.

    I’ll be 32 in a few weeks, and I’m in the best shape of my life. I can’t wait to see what the rest of the year brings me!

    • http://www.bupaaustralia.com.au Louise Miller

      Hi Rhian, thanks for your nomination :) Please can you let me know which category you would like to nominate this blog under?
      -Healthy lifestyle
      -Healthy eating
      -Family time
      -Positive life change
      -Personal development/self care
      -Social good

      Lou

      • http://www.hummingbirdssong.com Rhian Blaby

        Hi Lou! I think Healthy Lifestyle would be the best choice. Thank you! x

  • http://pathtowellness.com.au James Ambrosini

    The pathtowellness website has provided me with fantastic recipes and information that I use to nourish my body for the benefit of my health and also for my career. Melissa is my sister and she has done a very good job in convincing me that this is a lifestyle that benefits both mentally and physically. I can honestly say that her passion, enthusiasm and dedication to health and well being is proven in her work on her website and the way she lives her everyday life.

    • http://www.bupaaustralia.com.au Louise Miller

      Hi James, thanks for your nomination :) Please can you let me know which category you would like to nominate this blog under?
      -Healthy lifestyle
      -Healthy eating
      -Family time
      -Positive life change
      -Personal development/self care
      -Social good

      Lou

  • http://pathtowellness.com.au Kristen Adler

    Path to Wellness is my favourite blog.

    • http://www.bupaaustralia.com.au Louise Miller

      Hi Kristen, thanks for your nomination :) Please can you let me know which category you would like to nominate this blog under?
      -Healthy lifestyle
      -Healthy eating
      -Family time
      -Positive life change
      -Personal development/self care
      -Social good

      Lou

  • http://squigglemum.com/ Tamara

    This website provides readers with helpful information about raising children and looks to encourage other mums on their mothering journey.

    • http://www.bupaaustralia.com.au Louise Miller

      Hi Tamara, thanks for your nomination :) Please can you let me know which category you would like to nominate this blog under?
      -Healthye, lifestyle
      -Healthy eating
      -Family time
      -Positive life change
      -Personal development/self care
      -Social good

      Lou

  • http://www.copingwithjane.com Sarah Appleby

    This blog/website is a girl’s real guide to work, life & baby. It provides a platform that celebrates and supports women so that they can successfully navigate, life, love and motherhood, and in particular manage the transition to becoming a first time mother.

    • http://www.bupaaustralia.com.au Louise Miller

      Hi Sarah, thanks for your nomination :) Please can you let me know which category you would like to nominate this blog under?
      -Healthy lifestyle
      -Healthy eating
      -Family time
      -Positive life change
      -Personal development/self care
      -Social good

      Lou

  • http://FoxInFlats.com.au Marnie Darren

    FoxInFlats is my favorite blog. The founder Andrea Zanetich is insightful and perceptive, to real women issues. She writes from the heart and all of her articles inspire women to feel beautiful inside and out. Even as a woman without children, she provides lifestyle tips and life advice that I embrace everyday. I look at my wardrobe with fresh eyes and her tips inspire me to play with what I have. Her article on infertility this week was both touching and refreshing. I am grateful that FoxInFlats talks openly about real issues, to real women. I love this blog. It makes me feel better about ME.

  • http://www.thatspaceinbetween.com Sarah Wayland

    This blog belongs to me, but provides a platform for others. It was born from the need to acknowledge the spaces that exist in all our lives – through grief, loss, parenting, mental health, mental wellbeing, family connection and health. The goal with the blog is to create a community of people across a number of platforms like FB, twitter and instagram that recognise that in sharing our stories we create understanding where people might have had limited understanding. I invite people to send me their ‘spaces in between’ and then in return I share my professional expertise as a mental health clinician and my personal narratives about the spaces that have and continue to exist in my life. The spaces Ive covered focus on disability, grief, divorce, single parenting, health, eating, cancer, poverty, parenting teens and a focus on families of missing people – the topic of my PhD.
    Its my little way to share the richness of what people have shared with me over the years and give people a moment to talk about theirs.

    • http://thewellnessproject.net.au/ Ken Hilson

      I love the concept of making a space and creating a platform for others to share stories and create an understanding. It is by sharing that all are supported in their life journey(s). There are many spaces within a persons life that create challenges, understanding and a reason to communicate with others and share personal experience, so that we all may learn. Many thanks for you’re sharing.

  • http://www.sarahwilson.com.au Shayne Tilley

    http://www.sarahwilson.com.au — it’s hard to know which category to nominate Sarah for, she crosses most of them. As well as her blog, her Books and eBooks have changed so many lives.

  • http://cakecrumbsbeachsand.com Peggy

    I nominate Fox in Flats – http://www.foxinflats.com.au. Andrea has created a wonderful community inspiring women daily with ‘style dares’, honest and real posts on subjects such as infertility and motherhood, and she does it with a smile. Andrea’s voice is positive and inspiring, and creates an environment where women can feel empowered and confident.

  • http://www.kellyexeter.com.au Kelly

    I’d like to nominate http://www.foxinflats.com.au as well. At first glance it is a ‘fashion’ type blog, but rather than being exclusive like many fashion blogs, it is very inclusive. In addition to empowering all women to feel better about themselves each and every day, Andrea also writes about the importance of exercise and other important health issues such as ovarian cancer and more recently, infertility.

  • http://www.thewellnessproject.net.au Claire

    I’d like to nominate The Wellness Project, my own site – http://www.thewellnessproject.net.au. It has a great blend of nutritional information, health tips, wellness insights, spirituality, yoga, self-love, empowerment, recipes and more.

    This blog aims to help individuals find their OWN brand of wellness. Tailoring the information to suit themselves and their own lifestyle in order to find balance, true happiness and perfect health. It’s insightful, tactical, honest, approachable and realistic. It’s down to earth nature resonates with the Australian attitude to health and happiness.

  • http://mamacino.wordpress.com mamacino

    I really love The Wellness Project…full of awesome and helpful articles and advice from a very caring and beautiful lady, Claire.

  • http://thewellnessproject.net.au/ Tegan Buchanan

    I discovered The Wellness Project through a friend and it was the best thing that happened to me in 2012. The Wellness Project is all about life balance, happiness and health. Claire is an amazing young woman who has inspired myself and others to live a happier, healthier and calmer life.

  • http://thewellnessproject.net.au/ Jayne Van Cauwelaert

    I LOVE the Wellness Project. It’s such a varied and informative blog and Clare connects so well with her readers through her thorough health knowledge and friendly, non-judgemental attitude. The articles always offer practical and realistic ways to improve health and lifestyle and Clare’s positive approach provides the inspiration needed to get the wheels in motion. I have also purchased one of Clare’s online courses and can only say that the content was excellent and I felt that Clare was genuinely interested and supportive throughout. I think this blog would be a very deserving winner.

  • Deanna

    I have been reading this blog, http://www.thewellnessproject.net.au for over a year now and it has helped me transform my health! I am well on the path to wellness thanks to Claire and her wonderfully informative and encouraging posts. I’ve been working on anxiety, stress, digestive health and fitness and thewellnessproject.net.au blog has helped me help to myself in all areas. Thank you Claire!

  • http://thewellnessproject.net.au/ Tanya Mah

    http://thewellnessproject.net.au/

    Claire is such a passionate Health Coach and her passion for what she does shines through. Her website is power-packed with useful tips and tricks, info, recipes and inspiration for living a healthier and shinier life.

  • Oliver Harris

    I’d like to nominate The Wellness Project – http://www.thewellnessproject.net.au
    It’s a really well written blog that is full of lots of great health and nutrition advice, including loads of easy to follow recipes.

  • http://www.thewellnessproject.net.au Vanessa Bernardo

    I LOVE The Wellness Project – http://www.thewellnessproject.net.au. It’s my go-to health and lifestyle blog that gives me the perfect mix of nutrition, spiritual and life balance, as well as a good dose of perspective from the beautiful Claire. Not to mention her obsession with yoga and meditation, which I share.
    The Wellness Project would be a well-deserved winner.

  • http://thewellnessproject.net.au/ Kerrie

    I absolutely love http://thewellnessproject.net.au/ Claire has such a refreshing and endearing approach to all things wellness! Her generous and kind spirit shines through in her teachings and all that she shares.

  • http://www.geliheimann.com/ Geli Heimann

    I would like to nominate The Wellness Project: http://thewellnessproject.net.au/

    It is easy to navigate around and is packed with invaluable knowledge, ideas, tips and easy access to great coaching. As an energy therapist and psychologist I would rate The Wellness Project as outstanding an worthy to win!

  • Jess Sy

    I would like to nominate The Wellness Project- http://thewellnessproject.net.au/
    I have been following this blog for well over a year now and it is without a doubt one of my favourite weekly reads. The Wellness Project is my happy health place as Claire shares a wealth of healthy living information that allows us to create balance within our daily lives with ease. Claire’s passion for healthy living shines through as she writes from a place of genuine interest in sharing her journey and the journey of those around her. Claire educates and inspires her readers every week with practical advice that nourishes the mind, body and soul. Keep up the good work Claire :-)

  • http://thewellnessproject.net.au/blog/ clara

    I would like to nominate The Wellness Project. It’s a fantastic blog that teachers you about health both physical and mental. It’s changed my life; the way I look at everyday things, the way I nourish my body and the choices I make. I have found that it is none judgemental, doesn’t lecture but informs and is so encouraging. Plus it also has amazing recipes and fantastic inspiration for living healthier each day!

  • Amanda Graham

    I’m nominating http://www.thewellnessproject.net.au which is written by the beautiful and inspiring Claire Obeid. Claire IS The Wellness Project and reading it is part of my own emotional, physical and spiritual Wellbeing Journey. i’ve read many different health blogs over the years and this is one of the few that is bookmarked in my Favourites on my computer!

  • http://www.thewellnessproject.net.au Julie Hogan

    thewellnessproject.net.au has provided invaluable support on my journey to a more healthier and happier me! I get inspiration on delicious healthy recipes, tools to meditate with and to overall support my health and fitness goals. I have been following this blog since it’s inception and it just keeps getting better and better! Thanks Claire for caring enough about me and helping me to change my life :)

  • http://thewellnessproject.net.au/ Danielle

    The wellness project is a well rounded health blog, encompassing a range of wellness topics from recipes to yoga and general well being. Claire approaches health from both a body and mind perspective and is passionate about communicating her message.

  • http://thewellnessproject.net.au Lorraine Murphy

    I adore Claire’s blog http://www.thewellnessproject.com.au as it strikes the right tone between being educational, but not preachy. Claire rights in a light, entertaining style and shares little titbits of wisdom that are really easy to apply in everyday life.

  • http://www.sassmouthmama.com Steph

    I’d like to nominate http://www.ecobeautyeditor.com – it’s an amazing site for health, beauty and wellbeing info. It’s written by Shannon Dunn who writes in a really down-to-earth way that makes for easy reading for anyone wanting to try a more natural approach to healthcare, nutrition and beauty.

  • Brylea King

    I would like to nominate the Curiouser and Curiouser blog for the category of SOCIAL GOOD at http://www.csicop.org/specialarticles/archive/category/curiouser_and_curiouser.
    I recommend it for its fascinating interviews and insights to living life as a critical thinker and investigations of science and intersection with pop culture. When it comes to social good, this Australian-authored blog is second to none. It even talks “nerdy” with science communicators worldwide!
    From learning about how pharmaceutical companies should be accountable with Dr Ben Goldacre, to the influence of vaccinations on our culture with award-winner Sonya Pemberton, to dodgy pseudoscientific practices that affect community health with Dr. Robert Blaskiewicz and Dr. David Gorski – this blog features great interviews with a range of scientists, activists and educators. Highly recommended.

  • http://austphi.tumblr.com Colin Sizer

    I’d like to nominate http://austphi.tumblr.com under “social good” – its a very informative blog about private health insurance and how it works, written by actuaries who support their statements with data and evidence. It definitely a good read for the average person like me, much better than misinformation by agenda driven media types and lobbyists.

  • http://freethoughtblogs.com/cuttlefish Cuttlefish

    I would like to nominate the Curiouser and Curiouser blog for the category of SOCIAL GOOD at http://www.csicop.org/specialarticles/archive/category/curiouser_and_curiouser.

  • Hannah M

    Curiouser and Curiouser blog at http://www.csicop.org/specialarticles/archive/category/curiouser_and_curiouser for the Social Good category. This is an Aussie blog that encourages critical thinking and a positive pro-scientific look on life, with cool interviews. The writer Kylie has some great chats with fantastic folks in science and activism.

  • http://thehappinesscocktail.wordpress.com/ Zoe Dent

    The Happiness Cocktail also crosses all genres and is a standout due to Yaz’s down to earth, yet knowledgeable writing style that crosses all genres to help her readers live a healthier, happier life. Every time I read it I am inspired to take a positive step to taking control of my life, as every post radiates good health and happiness. A must to add to your bookmarks.

  • Jo

    I would like to nominate the Curiouser and Curiouser blog for the category of SOCIAL GOOD at http://www.csicop.org/specialarticles/archive/category/curiouser_and_curiouser. It’s a fresh look at issues in science, health and brings together a range of interviewees with a critical eye. I always enjoy the entries on this blog.

  • http://www.csicop.org/specialarticles/archive/category/curiouser_and_curiouser Jim Wiltshire

    Social Good: The blog at http://www.csicop.org/specialarticles/archive/category/curiouser_and_curiouser is a great blog with health and science interviews by an Australian writer, that encourages a critical eye on issues that involve science and thinking.

  • Marg

    I love Diet Schmiet (dietschmiet.me) because I love the honesty of Deb the blog owner and the fact that she shares personal stories. Sometimes I think she could be talking about my life. I find it hard to talk about the sort of things she talks about but I can relate to her experiences.

    I can’t relate to those sites where the owners are fitness teachers or skinny minnies or perfect.

    I also like lately that the Diet Schmiet blog is not about dieting as much as the mental part of dieting or not dieting.

  • http://marketingonvenusclub.tumblr.com/ Chaerul Anwar

    Positive life change
    Personal development/self care

    That is what we had been being done for almost more than 3 years, The Avatar is called MoverFly, it is formed from alphabet M.O.V.E ( Marketing on Venus ) and drawn like butterfly but obviously it is MoverFly.

    Do you want to Mastering Soft Skill then i invite you all obviously and absolutely :)

    Warm Regards,

    Chaerul Anwar

  • http://kangarue-silverlinings.blogspot.com @Kanga_Rue

    Diet Schmiet is a relatable journey that many people can associate with; overcoming personal struggles and looking after one’s self on many different levels.

  • http://kangarue-silverlinings.blogspot.com @Kanga_Rue

    I forgot to include the link to Diet Schmiet… http://www.dietschmiet.me

  • http://fujistaplehurst.com.au Fuji Staplehurst

    Positive life change
    Personal development/self care
    Healthy lifestyle
    Healthy eating

    I would like to nominate http://thewellnessproject.net.au/
    Claire shares valuable insights on health and wellbeing, with realistic goals and easy steps to follow for the average individual to maintain a balanced life. Claire is a living, breathing example of her fabulous blog.

  • http://thewellnessproject.net.au/ Ken Hilson

    Hi, recently this has given me asistance to re-evaluate life, while looking forward to a healthier me. This has helped to evaluate the high level of stress that is sometimes present in life and to look for practical ways of lowering stress, which I have done through diet, but especially exercise. I have been empowered to walk for 45 mins each morning, then following this up with a bike ride, before work and feel that the stress reduction is apparent. This goes part way to finding a healthier you, (me) as we recognise that stress has a huge impact on a weakened immune system response and lowered wellbeing. Good luck to all.

  • Jeanette Findlay

    I would like to nominate my daughter Carly Findlay for the ‘positive life change’ category. She blogs at http://carlyfindlay.blogspot.com.

    Carly Findlay is a Melbourne based writer, tv presenter on No Limits, and speaker. She also works full time for the Australian Public Service. Carly has a life long serious skin condition called Ichthyosis. She has used her blog (and other media outlets such as Mamamia, The Hoopla, ABC’s Ramp Up amd DiVine) to raise awareness about issues of appearance. She writes and speaks  about what it’s like to look visibly different. Her blog has given her confidence, fostered many friendships and helped her achieve her dream of becoming a writer.

    Her blog has led to her writing and speaking opportunities. It’s also enabled her to connect with patients with ichthyosis and parents of children with the condition, and also others with various visible differences, chronic illnesses and disabilities. She has also enabled people without such adversities to gain a sense of empathy and understanding about what it’s like to live with a visible difference. A teacher is using some of her blog entries to educate year 9 students about diversity and acceptance.

    In 2013 Carly has spoken at the Healthivate conference, and will soon speak at the Youth 4 Human Rights Conference and also guest lecture at a university. She has proudly worked with Samuel Johnson to promote his charity Love Our Sister – raising awareness and funds for breast cancer research and treatment. 

    In 2012, she has achieved the following:

    -  A published article and photoshoot in Frankie Magazine.
    -  A finalist place in the Best Australian Blogs competition (in the top 31 of 1024 entrants). She was also a finalist in the 2011 competition.
    - Received a Layne Beachley Aim for the Stars grant and mentoring to further her writing and speaking career
    - Completed her masters of communication at RMIT university, majoring journalism and new media. Her thesis, which received a high distinction, was on the way blogging has helped her form a sense of identity
    - Spoke at the Appearance Matters conference run by the Centre of Appearance Research (CAR) at the University of Western England in Bristol (after CAR found her blog!) View her speech here – http://carlyfindlay.blogspot.com.au/2012/07/couldn-handle-looking-like-you.html
    - Worked with the Royal Melbourne Hospital to deliver speeches to geneticists and dermatologists about the social impacts of a visibly different appearance 
    - Met with the CEO of British charity Changing Faces in London to discuss how a similar initiative could be brought to Australa
    - Spoke at The Australian Public Service Commission’s Ethics Advisory Committee conference about being a responsible social media user and public servant
    - Spoke at the Scope Young Leaders conference – in front of 600 school children, talking about her Ichthyosis, appearamce and the importance of getting to know a diverse rate of people. 
    - Judged The Other Film Festival – a film festival highlighting disability issues – all films featured people with disabilities.
    - Worked with Rick Guidotti, fashion photographer and founder of Positive Exposure. Rick took photos of Carly at the Other Film Festival and Carly interviewed Rick for No Limits and for an article on Mamamia – view that here – http://www.mamamia.com.au/health-wellbeing/rick-guidotti-photographer/
    - Interviewed Australian musician Kevin Mitchell and ex Navy Clearance Diver Paul De Gelder.

    In 2010 she received a Yooralla Media Award for best online commentary and in 2011 she received an Australian Public Service Australia Day Medal for the work she does in the disability community – both within the Australian Public Service and the wider Australian community.  

    Carly has a large social media following on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, and her blog receives around 30,000 hits a month. She has received positive testimonies from blog readers and influential people in the media industry. Mia Freedman said, of Carly’s first article on Mamamia, “Thank you for your beautiful post today…we were so honoured to publish it.” 

    Not bad considering she was once told “it’s great that someone like you is out publicly working, and not locked away somewhere”.

  • Jeanette Findlay

    Or maybe Carly’s blog is more suited to the social good category?

  • Jar

    I’d like to nominate Bub Sweat and Tears http://www.bubsweatandtears.com for the *Healthy Lifestyle category. Pip tries to encourage parents in general, but mainly focuses on mums to choose to exercise, be positive, focus on the ups and supports them in the downs. She’s just started studying a Cert III & IV to add more weight-scuse the pun-to her viewpoints and has a total passion for ALL physical and mental health initiatives. Cheers, Jar

  • http://inspiredperformancetoday.wordpress.com/ Kylie

    I would like to nominate inspiredperformancetoday.wordpress.com for the Personal development/self care category. This blog provides a variety of helpfull wellness tips across a wide range of topics. What I love most about this blog is the balance it provides, which is key to a healthy life. It doesnt lecture or preach it just provides honest, proof to claims made. The suggestions and tips are also extremely easy to incorporate into your everyday life. Anyone that subscribes/reads or engages with this website will be a better person inside and out..

  • http://mylifeasamisspentyouth.blogspot.com.au/ darren palmer

    I want to nominate http://mylifeasamisspentyouth.blogspot.com.au/ in the personal development category. This blogger provides a variety of techniques for dealing with multiple relationship breakdown and depression through humour!

  • L

    Healthy lifestyle category

    http://www.bushwalkingblog.com.au/

    It just makes the whole idea of hiking more accessible to everyone.

  • http://Austphi.tumblr.com George Savides

    I highly recommend austphi.tumblr.com under social good.

  • http://www.thewellnessproject.net.au Christopher Rivera

    I would like to nominate my fiance’s blog http://www.thewellnessproject.net.au

    She is inspiration to myself, our friends and all of the people she has coached. She is committed in making a difference to the way we think about food and our health.

    You have done a fantastic job so far babe and wish you all the best for the future.

    Chris

  • http://bushwalkingblog.com.au Neil

    Positive Life Change Category

    http://www.rrsahm.com

    Lori has become an inspiration to many people dealing with mental illness, be it their own, or that of a partner or other loved one.

  • Ben Thompson

    I would like to nominate http://www.takechargenow.com.au under the category of positive life change.

  • Alan Bond

    I would like to nominate http://austphi.tumblr.com for social good. Its a great read.

  • http://www.ouryoungwarriorevan.blogspot.com De De

    I would like to nominate, Tune into Radio Carly, http://www.carlyfindlay.blogspot.com under positive life change.

    I found Carly’s blog through the Ichthyosis community and it has been nothing but an inspiration to me and an inspiration for my son as I think about his future (he is also affected by ichthyosis). She is funny, honest, intriguing and intelligent. She shares some amazing posts which are not only helpful on how to deal with the pubic when it comes to appearance, practical tips living with ichthyosis, how and why you should live a positive lifestyle but includes many personal posts about love, life, music and specifically advocating for others with visibly different appearances or disabilities. She has shared others stories which I have learned a great deal from and many other blogs, websites, charities and foundations which all are geared to help others. She is nothing but a positive, caring, beautiful woman who is making a change in this world by helping others with her optimistic lifestyle.

  • Patrick lee

    How objective are the judges?

  • http://www.womenlovetech.com/category/health Frederique Bros

    I nominated Women Love Tech as a healthy site, because it’s different, this blog talks to women via technology. The health category is different of what usually you see in others blogs, it talks about different healthy sites and fantastic apps! The site has diver topics and it’s fun to read – keep an eye on this site, I’m sure you will hear more about it this year! Did I forgot to say the editor is French living in Sydney?

  • http://www.onehandedcooks.com.au Allie

    I would like to nominate One Handed Cooks for Healthy Eating. The blog is for busy parents to cook beautifully simple, healthy food for their children. Developing positive food associations from the first mouthful and encouraging a generation of healthy eaters.

  • http://blogs.plos.org/globalhealth/ Jenny Jamieson

    I would like to nominate Translational Global Health under the Healthy Lifestyle category. Dr Demaio provides commentary from a wider perspective, examining health challenges that affect populations worldwide.

  • http://businessonmarketst.com Nicole Pereira

    This website is international and has some really great blogs and articles that are well researched and help me understand how vitamins and minerals keep you healthy,

    http://vivioptalvitamins.com/

  • http://sunnycoastkids.com.au Lisa Renee

    In the Family Time category this blog/website is great to getting families out and about and spending time together where money isn’t always required.

    weather it be for a family fun day or just getting out together at the beach or park. Also a very informative site with news and information.

    http://www.sunnycoastkids.com.au

  • Maria

    I would like to nominate Southern In Law for the healthy eating category. The blog is http://www.southerninlaw.blogspot.com and the blogger Kristy makes the most delicious recipes which are really healthy and really good. My family have lots of allergies and thats how I found Southern In Law as all of the recipes are adaptable and allergy friendly. Our household now really enjoys healthy eating and we try almost every recipe!! Our favourites are cheesy quinoa bake, healthy brownies and chicken bacon rice bowl (hubby loves this!!!)

    Maria Samuels

  • Anonymous

    http://www.diaryofamadcow.com.au in the Positive life change category.

    Diary of a Mad Cow is a fantastic, real, look at parenting

  • Catherine Davis

    Hi Guys,

    I would like to nominate http://www.diaryofamadcow.com.au for Positive Life Change. This site tackles all things that the average Mum would go through. It tackles the serious issues like to breast feed or not to breast feed debate through to what to put in your kids lunch box that won’t make you feel inadequate. All topics are handled without judgement or condemnation and just the right amount of comedic value. It is really lovely to have finally found a site that accepts mothers are human beings and no one is perfect but no matter what choice you make as a parent your kids will be just fine.

  • http://eatdrinkandbekerry.blogspot.com.au Eat, drink + be Kerry

    I’m nominating my blog http://eatdrinkandbekerry.blogspot.com.au. I write about the best things in life – good food, great wine and gourmet travel – but I also believe it’s important to have balance. I’m always searching for great ideas on how to develop and maintain balance in life so I can enjoy the good stuff but not suffer for it in either the short or long term. It’s a work in progress but I’m finding my way and hopefully sharing some great tips with my readers. I have a dedicated ‘eat healthy’ page on my blog so readers can easily find inspiration and new ideas. Sometimes the simple things work best and my healthy blog posts are full of them.

    I am nominating for the Healthy Eating and Healthy Lifestyle categories.

    Good luck to all involved and thank you BUPA for this great initiative.

  • Kerryn Woods

    I’d like to nominate Last Chance Training for the Healthy Lifestyle category. Liz is an exercise physiologist and fitness professional who blogs about the challenges of living a healthy, active lifestyle from the perspective of a working mum. She keeps it real and offers sound advice to people of all shapes and sizes and all levels of fitness.

    http://lastchancetraining.com.au/

  • http://www.sweetcheekscookiesandcakes.com.au Danielle

    I love the Southern In Law blog – and would love to nominate this blog in the Healthy Eating category.
    With so many kids, (and adults these days too!) out there with allergies and intolerances – Southern In Law really caters to these people and shows you that things like gluten free eating – don’t have to taste like cardboard! It’s so great to see blog supporting people with intolerances and giving them heaps of options – instead of the old ‘pfft, it’s all your head’.
    Really well written and researched posts.
    Incidentally – I have no food allergies or intolerances myself – so I can only imagine how much MORE grateful I’d be for this blog if I did! ;)
    Check it out here – http://southerninlaw.blogspot.com.au/

  • http://kirriwhitecoaching.com Kirri White

    I’d like to nominate my own blog under the personal devlpt/self care category. I blog for women who aim to lead ordinary lives, extraordinarily well, through radical self care and whole-hearted living.

  • http://www.beyondthebump.com.au Kyla

    I’d like to nominate http://littlebentoblog.com/ in the healthy eating category, her bento-style lunches always inspire me to get a variety of healthier foods into my little man – something that anyone with a toddler will know can be hard work.

  • http://leadersinheels.com/ Kasia Gospos

    I would love to nominate Leaders in Heels blog, especially the “After hours” and “Career” section, dedicated to health, wellness, relationships, coaching, career and healthy body & soul topics. It is very inspiring!

    http://leadersinheels.com/after-hours/
    http://leadersinheels.com/work/

    Categories:

    Healthy lifestyle
    Healthy eating
    Positive life change
    Personal development/self care
    Social good

  • http://www.diaryofamadcow.com.au Kirsty Rosman

    I would like to nominate http://www.diaryofamadcow.com.au for the Positive Life Change category. Amanda Cox (aka Mad Cow) blogs about the hilarious antics of her family whilst also addressing mental health issues, healthy wellbeing and parenting issues all whilst keeping it “real” She helps her followers to see life and circumstances differently often challenging “what the experts say”. She strips down the trials and tribulations of motherhood to its bare bones with her unique humour allowing mothers to simplify and prioritise what really matters. Drawing from her own personal, often heartwrenching experiences she promotes the “you are not alone” philosophy, allowing her to relate to the every day battles of being a real mum. She fosters an incredibly nurturing, non-judgemental safe arena.

  • Bernadette

    I’d like to nominate http://www.diaryofamadcow.com.au for “Social Good”. The insight that Amanda Cox provides into the challenges of the world of today, with various acts of juggling we all do, and ways to view them differently or overcome them with honesty, humour, sarcasm, empathy, understanding, definitely resonates with me, and some of the posts have me smiling, even laughing, on days that even my husband can’t get me laughing due to the amount of stress that I am overwhelmed with at the time. I realise that a lot of the crap I’m trying to deal with is not isolated to just me, I’ve got a much deeper understanding of the crippling nature and resources available for depression which has enabled me to better monitor my own mental health and provide better support for my friends that are suffering from the various conditions that are mental illness.

  • http://www.sweetestkitchen.com/ Jamieanne

    I would love to nominate Southern In Law in the Healthy Eating category. Kristy’s recipes give everyone – no matter what their food intolerances/allergies may be – a chance to enjoy delicious, healthy food, straight through from breakfast to dinner (and maybe even a bedtime snack!).

    http://southerninlaw.blogspot.com

  • http://www.thisistaryn.com Taryn

    I’d like to nominate my own blog

    http://www.thisistaryn.com

    Under the Healthy Eating category.

    I help others find health by spreading the sugar free message and encourage others to enjoy wellness adopting a “real food” lifestyle.

  • http://www.cookingforbusymums.blogspot.com.au Amanda Voisey

    I would like to nominate my blog Cooking For Busy Mums in the Healthy Eating category. On my blog I share recipes and ideas to help busy mums and families be able to always have a home cooked meal on the table and minimise the reliance on Fast Food. My recipes are quick, easy and economical as well as incorporating the healthy food groups into each meal meaning you should always be ale to whip something up even when you don’t feel like cooking.

    Visit me at http://cookingforbusymums.blogspot.com

  • Joelle

    HI there – I am looking to enter this competition, but have a question re. the Ts & Cs.

    Re.
    “14. All entries submitted become the property of the Promoter. Entries will not be returned to any Entrant. As a condition of entering into this promotion, each Entrant licenses the Promoter to use their entry in any media for an unlimited period for any reason including but not limited to future promotional, marketing or publicity purposes.”

    Does this mean that blog content becomes the property of the Promoter? Would you please elaborate on this for me?

    Thanks in advance.

    • http://www.bupaaustralia.com.au Diane Leonard

      Hi Joelle,

      The entry is the words/comment you use to nominate a blog here. We may want to use them on a promotional flier or in a blog post to promote the awards or to describe the nominated blog/announce winners. Hope that makes sense.

      Regards
      Diane

      • Joelle

        Thanks Diane. That’s great.

        I’d like to nominate the blog on our site, B32 Athletics : http://www.b32athletics.com.au/dailytraining in the Healthy Lifestyle category.

        We provide a holistic and integrated approach to health, lifestyle and fitness, empowering people to find and live their best life. Through our blog, we provide not only a balanced fitness training program (daily), but we strive to educate and provide people with the tools and resources they need to navigate health and fitness. This includes everything from nutritional and alternative medicine education, information to improve the quality of fitness coaching in industry, through to perspectives on finding your life’s purpose and mission. We strive to help folks integrate health and balance across each area of their life – physical, mental, spiritual, familial.

  • Leigh Mackie

    Lou is an Aussie Mum who creates amazing (mostly) vegan recipes from whole foods – she comes up with some pretty crazy combinations, but they are always delicious and creative.

    I would love to nominate her for the Healthy Eating – she promotes healthy, simple food for the whole family…. and shows people that eating a vegan diet does not have to mean boring/bland food.

    http://fridgescrapings.com

  • http://bodybeyondbaby.com.au Olivia

    Body Beyond Baby
    Healthy Lifestyle
    Gave me a new lease on life after having my second baby, I was back in better shape then before my first child due to a wonderful community with support in not only fitness but also nutrition..
    A great motivation for life & family and prevention for post natal depression…!.

  • http://bodybeyondbaby.com.au Olivia

    Healthy Lifestyle
    bodybeyondbaby.com.au
    Gave me a new lease on life after having my second baby, I was back in better shape then before my first child due to a wonderful community with support in not only fitness but also nutrition..
    A great motivation for life & family and prevention for post natal depression…!.

  • http://www.mummedia.net Tara

    This blog discusses the importance of physical health but the focus is creating a ‘healthy’ family and home by questioning the influence of popular culture on self-image, values and the experience of parenting and childhood.

    I would like to nominate it for family time or positive life change – could come under either.

  • http://www.nicoletattersall.com Nicole Tattersall

    I’d like to nominate….
    Positive life change – Carly Findlay http://carlyfindlay.blogspot.com
    Personal development/self care – my own blog http://www.nicoletattersall.com as I like think I inspire others to be creative and to share their talents. Whilst also sharing my paddling and surfing stories.

  • http://Www.bodybeyondbaby.com.au Celine Gold

    This website is all about healthy positive change for mothers, it’s has extensive blogs on nutrition for adults and children, the lady behind this Jen dugard is passionate about creating a change in people’s attitudes towards food, rebuilding mothers bodies from the inside out and teaching woman how to love themselves as much as their children

    http://bodybeyondbaby.blogspot.com.au

  • http://fitmotherhubbard.com/ Benita

    Fitmotherhubbard is my favourite blog. I would nominate it for healthy lifestyle. It includes tips on incorporating health (good food and excercise) into your every day, and it really reminds you how important good quality time with your friends and family is. This recent article was particulalry relevant to me. Struggling to find time to excercise with a toddler, it suggest – why not include them in your excercise regime!

    http://fitmotherhubbard.com/2013/03/27/looking-for-a-fitness-buddy/

  • http://bodybeyondbaby.blogspot.com.au/ Sharon Gray

    Hi there,

    I would love to nominate Jen Dugard of Body Beyond Baby blog in the POSITIVE CHANGE category.
    http://bodybeyondbaby.blogspot.com.au/

    Jen specialises in post natal fitness and has a simple key philosophy to her training – empowerment. Empowering mothers, such as myself, to achieve healthy bodies after having had a baby. Jen understands the pressures of being a mother and that is evident in her training style – she know when to push and knows when to support if it has been a tough day/night with bub.

    For me Jen’s blog is a constant, alway available, source of valuable information – from both the fitness and nutrion perspectives but also the holistic perspective of self happiness and positive attitude. Jen’s constant support to positively change the way a mother (me) thinks of herself, her body, her nutrion (for the whole family) is amazing.

    I hope you enjoy Jen’s blog as much the other 1,200 strong community of mothers and myself do.

    Thank you!

  • http://www.fitfabforty.com Rachael @ Fit Fab Forty

    I would like to nominate my blog http://www.fitfabforty.com in the category of Positive Life Change, I have been told it is very motivating and also shows you don’t have to be skinny to be fit.
    Thanks for the opportunity.

  • http://www.lifeasweknowit-blog.com LisaW

    I would like to nominate http://www.fitfabforty.com for the Postive Life Change category.

    Rachael’s blog is so inspirational. She demonstrates that you can achieve your health goals, no matter your size. I love that she keeps her story real.

  • http://thebumpiestpath.com Jules

    nominating http://thebumpiestpath.com for Social Good category.
    The Bumpiest Path shares life as foster carers as well as promoting healthy lifestyle for children, adults and families.
    TBP keeps it all very real and relatable.

  • http://bodybeyondbaby.blogspot.com.au/ Sarah Hunstead

    Jenny Dugard of Body Byond Baby has an amazing blog, all about nuturing yourself to be a better parent, working from the inside out. It has changed my life!

    Category: positive change

    http://bodybeyondbaby.blogspot.com.au/

  • http://www.realfitwomen.com Casey

    I would like to nominate http://www.realfitwomen.com for the Heathy Lifestyle Category.

    As well as blogging, Real Fit Women publishes a podcast:
    https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/real-fit-women-magazine/id600179711?mt=2
    which chats with women in all different circumstances who have incorporated healthy eating and fitness into their lives. From women with M.S., to ladies who have come back from 10 years of anorexia to a mother of 5 who runs marathons. The Real Fit Women podcast aims to inspire, teach and help women learn that no matter the circumstance, you CAN do something to live a healthy lifestyle.

    Real Fit Women also publishes a magazine for women over 30:
    https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/real-fit-women-fitness-magazine/id594666587?mt=8
    with articles, workouts, recipes aimed at the particular challenges women over 30 face.

    The Real Fit Women philosophy is to help women find what works for them and help instill a habitual healthy lifestyle.

  • http://beccisdomesticbliss.blogspot.com.au Becci Sundberg

    I would like to nominate Katie180 in the Healthy Eating category.
    Katie is a nutritionist who cuts provides lots of information without all the boring stuff, all in her own personal style with lots of humour. All the info is backed up with lots of links to research for you to peruse yourself if you wish.
    But mostly I love Katie’s relaxed and funny blogging style.
    http://www.katie180.com.au/

  • Jane

    I’d like to nominate Jo Whitton’s Quirky Cooking blog (http://quirkycooking.blogspot.com.au/) or the Healthy Eating category. Jo regularly posts recipes which are dairy free, often gluten free and full of nutrition. She also provides posts on things like sugar substitutes, wheat-flour substitutes etc. so that people can make improvements to the ways they prepare foods they already cook. Jo also promotes fruit, vegetables and lean meats as well as bone broths as key parts of a balanced diet.
    In January, Jo ran a body spring clean challenge, encouraging readers to take on their own specific health goals for the month such as drinking more water, including more exercise in their day or reducing caffeine. We were encouraged to update on and discuss our progress, and there was a random giveaway at the end.

  • Francine Robson

    hi, I would like to nominate the 120$ food challenge blog, in the healthy eating category.

    Thanks to the blog, I now cook every night. Recipies are very easy to follow, very very tasty, and there’s a fantastic choice. It made me a confident cook.
    http://the120dollarsfoodchallenge.com/

    Fantastic blog.

    Francine. Robson

  • http://austphi.tumblr.com Patrick Lee

    I want to you tell about this really interesting behind the scenes about private health insurance blog http://austphi.tumblr.com. I think it should be nominated under ‘social good’.

    Good effort Planet PHI!

  • Alison

    I’d like to nominate The $120 Food Challenge: http://120dollarsfoodchallenge.com/ in the categories of Positive Life Change and Social Good.
    Sandra, the blog’s creator (and a fabulous cook), started the blog when unemployed and needing a way to stretch her food dollars further. Interest from her friends in how she would manage to feed her teens on just $60 a week prompted her to share the recipes she was creating, initially on her facebook page, then via her newly created blog. Three years later, Sandra is a published cookbook author (Positive Life Change) and still sharing her writing and recipes, information about seasonal shopping, market prices and how to stretch those dollars further, free of charge, on her blog (Social Good).

  • http://www.amyelandry.com/blog Amy Landry

    This is my personal blog. I’m deeply passionate about spreading the message of Yoga & the ancient health science of Ayurveda to my community. I do this not only via my blog, but mostly through my social media, and my newsletter. Ayurveda is the ‘science of life’ – through understanding one’s own constitution and lifestyle we can make positive changes appropriate to each unique individual. Yoga teaches us compassion, self love, and attentiveness to our bodies needs. The two practices are incredibly complimentary.

  • http://www.danimezza.com Danimezza (@Danimezza)

    Hummingbirds Song
    Healthy Lifestyle
    http://www.hummingbirdssong.com/

    Rhian is an artist, an educator and a mother who inspires me daily with her healthy lifestyle. A year ago she’d never gone for a run and this weekend she’ll be doing her very first 1/2 marathon! She knows how to indulge but does it in a balanced way that makes me reassess my own relationship with food. She’s inspiring, professional and totally relatable. I adore her.

  • http://www.wiseupmarketing.com.au Mary-Anne

    I love the blog at http://www.mumsonthego.com.au
    I think it would be great in both Positive life change and Personal development/self care

    Linda writes honest, down to earth posts on what being a mum is all about. But as a woman. Not as a parent. I love how it reminds me to think of me, and myself. To nurture myself and my relationships. It helps me remember who I was before I came Mum.

  • http://www.aboutabugg.com Renee | About a Bugg

    I would like to nominate Caro & Co (http://www.caroandco.com.au) for both the Family Time and the Healthy Lifestyle categories. She is so inspiring the way she makes imaginative play accessible for all families, with tips and ideas for families to get involved with their kids in a natural manner.

    Her focus on being outdoors and encouraging families to get into their gardens and creating vegetable gardens, as well as cooking in family friendly and healthy ways, also inspires people to get out there and into their surroundings!

  • http://Www.thegirlthatruns.com.au Richelle

    Hi, I’d like to nominate this running blog. http://Www.thegirlthatruns.com.au for your healthy lifestyle category. The writer Zoe Gell is a knowledge of experience (as a hobby runner, & marathon runner) and isn’t afraid to share her battles and failings. She tests a few products a month too and shares her experiences so we the readers have a great idea of what is helpful, useful and safe. She promotes real balance great for a healthy lifestyle! It’s a great blog!

  • Shaun Moran

    Blog: http://www.thegirlthatruns.com.au/
    Category: Healthy LifeStyle
    Comments: Regularly updated site that contains a variety of healthy life tips, Doesnt try to sugar coat information and lets people know that there are ups and downs in life and how to respond to them.

  • http://musingsofthemisguided.blogspot.com.au/ Tegan Churchill

    I would like to nominate my own blog for the category of Social Good.

    http://musingsofthemisguided.blogspot.com.au is a blog about my struggles with mental illness. I share my stories in the hopes that out there somewhere, it will reach a person who didn’t know about Mental Illness up until they read my blog. I hope that with sharing my experiences, it will help to remove the stigma around Mental Illness.

  • http://www.julieanne.com.au/ Julie Anne Longano

    Hi There!

    I’d love to nominate my blog ‘All or Nothing’ in the category of “Personal development/self care”. My blog is all about living life to the max, making it the most it can possibly be – as illustrated through my own personal stories and journey. The over-arching theme is positivity and self love which is the key and beginning to all other health and happiness.

    I’d love to be considered for the Bupa Blogger Awards as I hope we can all live a healthier life through open, honest communication that starts in a good place.

    Jules x

  • http://Www.thegirlthatruns.com.au Glaucia barbosa

    This is a good website for informing about healthy food and encouraging people to have a positive lifestyle.

  • http://www.hummingbirdssong.com/ Alison Wood

    I would like to nominate Rhian’s blog “Hummingbirdssong” for the category ‘Healthy Lifestyle’.

    I only recently found Rhian’s blog but her writing style is fantastic, enthusiastic and encouraging. Her blog shares healthy recipies, her fitness journey (running a 1/2 marathon), exercise adventures, tips on healthy eating and exercise, product reviews and more!

    I always look forward to her blog posts and definitely look to her for inspiration and motivation!

  • http://www.thegirlthatruns.com.au Ashley Gell

    I nominate The Girl That Runs blog under Healthy Lifestyle. The url is http://www.thegirlthatruns.com.au and is a funny/inspiring blog about a girl that has been running for 10+ years – doesn’t claim to be fast or great at it but shares her ups and downs as she goes and helps motivate others to run and be healthy.

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  • Amelia

    I’d like to nominate Nat Kringoudis’ blog – Fertile Body Heart and Soul – http://www.melbournenaturalfertility.com.au.

    The category I’m nominating is for positive life change or healthy eating or healthy lifestyle

    Why Nat’s blog? This woman is on a mission to spread the word of health, wellness and fertility for women. It’s an incredibly important and beautiful message that needs to be heard.
    Plus – her recipes are super dooper amazing! :)

  • http://Www.thegirlthatruns.com.au Julia Austin

    I have been tapping into the above blog for motivation to get running six days a week. The site provides lots of good advice, the experience of a runner, and good humour too.

    I nominate the site under HEALTHY LIFESTYLE.

    Thank you.
    Julia

  • http://www.thegirlthatruns.com.au Zoe

    Hi no need to publish this but a number of people have nominated my website and the posts do not appear to be showing on here – can I just check that you have been receiving them?

    I couldn’t find any other way to contact you hence my posting on here – kind regards – Zoe

    • http://www.bupaaustralia.com.au Louise Miller

      Hi Zoe, thanks for getting in touch. Sorry we hadn’t approved all of the posts that we got over the weekend until Monday morning so they will definitely be showing now :) – Lou

  • http://www.melbournenaturalfertility.com.au. Chamilka Jayawardana

    I’d like to nominate Nat Kringoudis’ blog – Fertile Body Heart and Soul – http://www.melbournenaturalfertility.com.au for the category Healthy Lifestyle because of it’s holistic view on health and her motivation to empower all women to take charge of her health. Her work is incredible and I think everyone ought to subscribe to her work.

  • http://catcore.blogspot.com Cat Woods

    As a personal trainer and fitness instructor, living a fit healthy lifestyle is my passion and I want to share that and inspire readers to exercise, eat well and nurture their bodies!

  • http://melbournenaturalfertility.com.au Megan iemma

    I would like to nominate Natalie Kringoudis from “Melbourne Natural Fertility”- Owner of The Pagoda Tree – Melbourne’s Home of Women’s Health, Traditional Chinese Medicine & Alternative Therapies. She is an Acupuncturist, Herbalist, Natural Fertility Educator, Writer, Blogger and Natural Health Expert. I have used her services as an acupuncturist and did this because of her great blog posts.

    I love the fact that she posts informative posts on a variety of topics from Fertility, to healthy eating and lifestyle. She interviews different guests and
    and she has featured recently on The Morning Show Channel 7 as one of their Natural Health Experts.

    I think it is great when bloggers write for professional magazines and Nat has written for Maeve Magazine and has been spotted in several health publications including Cosmopolitan Health, Mother and Baby Magazine and Cosmo Baby.

  • Claire

    ‘Caro & Co’.

    Fantastic blog. Fun, inspiring. Connects children with outdoors.

    Offers creative, magical activities for kids outdoors. ‘Cara & Co’ is single-handedly helping to combat what Richard Louv terms ‘Nature Deficit Disorder’, ie the effect lack of time outdoors has on kids’ mental and physical wellbeing, e.g. increasing obesity, ADHD, anxiety, etc.

    Caro & Co would fit within many of the 6 categories, but if forced to nominate one: ‘Family Time’.

  • http://www.pugglefm.com.au Charlie Caruso

    I would like to nominate PuggleFM (of which i am the Founder of) for the Social Good category. PuggleFM’s mission is to better inform, educate and connect parents and provide them with credible, quality and advertorial free content without the risk of commercial bias. PuggleFM has 11 podcast channels ranging from Health & Well-being, Parenting Advice, Education, Lifestyle, Community, Small Business, Story time, Family Finance, Family Events, Social & Political and Travel topics. PuggleFM is committed to credible content and forbid any of our content to have any commercial influence – the content is protected so parents around the world can trust what they are listening to its not a hidden ad in disguise – we are committed to collecting the very best news, information, tips and advice from leading sources from all over the globe and deliver it to busy parents by the convenience of podcast (which means you can keep up to date while driving, cooking, ironing, cleaning, waiting in line or any of the other million things us busy parents seem to be forever doing). PuggleFM is committed to giving parents trusted, quality content so they can be the best guides for tomorrow’s leaders.

  • Susan Wallis

    I’d like to nominate my friend Caro from http://www.caroandco.com.au in the category of Family time. Caro and her family live and breathe the concept of engaging kids in the outdoors and living an authentic life in touch with nature, good food and focused on a healthy lifestyle. I have had the pleasure of seeing the way this family operates personally, and I am inspired by their real committment and joy which is reflected on and shared by Caro’s great sharing and tips on her fantastic blog.

  • Chriss

    I’d like to nominate Nat Kringoudis’ blog – Fertile Body Heart and Soul – http://www.melbournenaturalfertility.com.au.
    The category I’m nominating is for healthy lifestyle – she provides some practical tips and advice and engaging interviews and recipes that make living a healthier lifestyle easier for everyone.

  • http://www.caroandco.com.au Caroline Webster

    I love CaroandCo.com… In Family Time category
    Caro knows how to stop, take a breath and bring the family together in a real way. She does this with all her wonderful examples of easy to do things with kids at home. Be it cooking or gardening she has a really true spirit to everything she does and it never waivers…. Love her ..

  • http://www.caroandco.com.au Michelle Newton

    I love CaroandCo.com… In Family Time category
    Caro knows how to stop, take a breath and bring the family together in a real way. She does this with all her wonderful examples of easy to do things with kids at home. Be it cooking or gardening she has a really true spirit to everything she does and it never waivers…. Love her ..

  • http://Www.mysupernanny.com.au Steph

    I’d like to nominate Nat Kringoudis’ blog – Fertile Body Heart and Soul – http://www.melbournenaturalfertility.com.au.
    The category I’m nominating is for positive life change!

  • http://www.nadufitness.com Nadu FItness

    Hi, I would like to nominate The Girl Who Runs.
    Healthy lifestyle
    http://www.thegirlthatruns.com.au/
    As a personal Trainer, I really enjoy reading this blog as it is an honest blog and takes you through the ups and downs of training (running). The blog also provides some useful supplements review which I think is fantastic.
    Thank you!

    • http://www.nadufitness.com Nadu FItness

      Sorry, it’s the girl that runs!

  • http://www.travelboatinglifestyle.com Fiona Harper

    I’d like to nominate Travel Boating Lifestyle blog for the Healthy Lifestyle category. Created and managed by travel writer Fiona Harper, Travel Boating Lifestyle encourages active outdoor activities, with a partiucular focus on cycling, hiking, boating and:soft adventures that take travellers into the outdoors to revel in nature’s magnetism. http://www.travelboatinglifestyl.com

  • Helen Bitsikas

    I would like to nominate Nat Kringoudis’ blog – Fertile Body Heart and Soul – http://www.melbournenaturalfertility.com.au. – the category i am nominating this for is positive life change/healthy lifestyle. Nat’s blog is constantly updated with the most positive messaging. The recipes and healthy eating messages have changed the way i see even the basic of foods (butter vs margarine, full cream milk vs low fat milk etc). Nat does an amazing job and i am constantly inspired by her blog and look forward to always seeing what new journey she will take me on! She is an author of amazing books and this blog, that every body should read and live by.

  • http://www.magsblog.com Nick

    Hi,
    I would like to nominate http://www.magsblog.com in Social Good.
    The Breast Cancer journey in cartoons of a young mum in Sydney. It informs about breast cancer and reduces the stigma about breast cancer. We are following every steps of her journey through her smart and joyous drawings every week. A very powerful testimony.

  • http://www.cancer.org.au/blog Sophie

    I would like to nominate Cancer Council Australia’s blog (http://www.cancer.org.au/blog) for the Healthy lifestyle category. It’s great blog for the latest on cancer news and research and you can find out what it all really means straight from the experts.

    • http://www.cancer.org.au/blog Sophie

      Actually… maybe it would go under Social Good category too?

  • http://www.facebook.com/hollie.agnew.1 Hollie Agnew

    I’d like to nominate Nat Kringoudis’ blog – Fertile Body Heart and Soul – http://www.melbournenaturalfertility.com.au.
    The category I’m nominating is for healthy lifestyle.
    I am nominating Nat because she has made it her life’s goal to help as many people as she can be the best version of themselves they can be! An intelligent woman with an amazing message!

  • Martin

    I’d like to nominate Wholesome Cook in the Healthy Eating category http://wholesome-cook.com where Martyna presents allergy-friendly food that’s super easy to make, tastes fantastic and her photography is amazing! Her mission is to create an anti-revolution to highly processed, pre-packaged meals. She is great with providing tips for allergy-friendly substitutes and help for those new to cooking for intolerances.

  • Mike

    I would like to nominate my own blog: http://www.meatmikecampbell.com in the healthy
    eating and healthy lifestyle categories.
    Last year this blog involved me sourcing, cooking and eating a different meat every week- ’52 Meats over 52 weeks’. As well as telling entertaining and inspiring stories, it’s purpose was to educate people about health and nutrition with some obvious specifics in using variety in diet.

    This year my partner and I are blogging about ’52 Eats over 52 weeks’, in which we eat at a different eatery every week, reviewing it from a nutrition and health stand point, as well as taste/experience etc.

    Our aim with this is to help educate people on healthy eating choices when they dine away from home. We look at the kind of menu and choices available and educate on what to look out for, what to ask and what to order when at similar places to the example we use.

    We have currently covered 14 quite different places, providing a variety of information on the types of eateries, as well as a vast range of nutrition and health tips relating to issues etc that come up via our experiences and reader questions.

    We are passionate about arming people with the information and strategies they need to succeed with their nutrition lifestyles even when not preparing food themselves, which is such a massive part of life for many today.

    • Kate Twentyman

      I vote for http://www.meatmikecampbell.com/ I love Mike’s honest & intelligent approach to clean living & training hard. His blog & posts are inspiring & motivating. I find myself saying “what would mike do?” That usuakly results in a set of “man sprints!” Good luck Mike.

  • http://www.facebook.com/geoff.hetherington1 Geoff Hetherington

    I’d like to nominate http://www.meatmikecampbell.com in the healthy lifestyle and eating categories. He walks his talk and exemplifies the values and behaviours that he lives.

  • Sarah D

    I would like to nominate http://www.meatmikecampbell.com in the healthy eating and lifestyle catergory. I always look forward to reading about what exciting new place Mike & his partner have been to each week. Reading their blog has helped me to pick what the healthier options are when eating out & what to avoid. It has also inspired me to go out & try the places they have been to. I especially liked the blogs on the New Zealand restaurants, being a kiwi aswell it was very cool to see they have included places fron their home country.

  • Tony N

    My nomination is for http://www.hummingbirdssong.com/ a blog that well integrates healthy and inspired living. I love Rhi’s unique approach to health, incorporating it into a well rounded life as a great educator, wife and mother, as well as an accomplished artist. Rhi demonstrates that no matter now busy you are, you CAN live a healthy, fulfilled life.

  • MELISSA @ Bright Side Up

    I would like to nominate my blog in the category of Positive Life Changes. Bright Side Up http://mj-brightsideup.blogspot.com.au/ was started as therapy for my Anxiety Disorder, but also to inform others with Anxiety. I have also made some big changes to my life. On the blog you can read about giving up sugar, my personal trainer sessions, getting the family outdoors, and enjoying life.

  • Luke

    I’d like to nominate http://fitandstrongdads.com/ – because busy fathers are an under appreciated group of people, who have just as specific health and fitness needs as any other group of people.

    Think about it – Mothers-Only Fitness groups are everywhere, but how many fathers groups are there?

    Fit & Strong Dads are filling that gap in the industry, and providing amazing fitness information. I’ve already lost 4kgs, and become so much stronger by following their advice.

  • http://www.theparentingfiles.com.au the parenting files – tahlia

    I would like to nominate The Parenting Files – http://www.theparentingfiles.com.au – in the category of Family Time. The Parenting Files is a blog about parenting, life and family mattes, inspiring readers to capture ‘everyday moments’ and cherish the little things around them with their family.

    The Parenting Files gives readers inspiration and ideas of ways and idea to play together, be together and enjoy family moments and time together. Whether it is a stroll to the coffee shop, cooking, gardening, playing or just ‘being together’ this blog is all about family.

  • Annabel Candy

    In the Positive life Change category I’d love to nominate my blog Get In the Hot Spot and the 52 Exercises quest where I road test a different exercise each week – so far I’ve tried and blogged about 14 very different exercises including soccer, stand up paddle-boarding and feldenkrais amongst other things.

    The aim is to improve my own mental and physical health and inspire others to look after themselves better and exercise more. I was excited to get an email from a reader recently which said: “Your posts are absolutely not depressing, actually they have inspired me to start exercising which trust me is not an easy feat.”

    The quest will continue every week in 2013 so I’m looking forward to trying many more exercises and inspiring more people to get out of their comfort zones and try something new.

    You can check out Get In the Hot Spot and the 52 Exercises series here: http://www.getinthehotspot.com/52-exercises/

  • IR RESOLUTION

    I would like to nominate http://www.dearbabyg.com in the healthy lifestyle category. Sarah has made a massive transformation from sarcastic housewife and mother of many to a weight loss machine and amateur athlete who is about to compete in her first half marathon. Her transformation pictures have to be seen to be believed and the change in the recipes she posts reflect her dramatic change to lifestyle. Reading the comments she gets every week it is clear that she is an inspiration to many other people who are embarking on their own transformations to a clean eating and daily exercise.

  • Kelli .

    Healthy Lifestyle category nominee: http://www.runkellirun.com

    Not only does my blog encourage both experienced and novice runners to get out there & hit the pavement, it is full of helpful product reviews, race recaps, and training tips. Additionally – I overcame Generalized Anxiety Disorder through running & it is my goal to encourage others who are suffering from this terrible disorder to give running a try.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lanna.birnie Lanna Mack

    My sister is a superstar.
    And her blog proves it! I am nominating Hummingbird’s Song http://www.hummingbirdssong.com for the Healthy lifestyle category.

    Hummingbird’s Song is a provider, who cooks up delicious healthy ‘Jamie Oliver inspired’ meals, always ensuring the recipe meets her 3 year old son’s allergy needs.

    Hummingbird’s Song is a natural beauty, who absorbs fresh air and vitamin D on her daily fitness runs. I’m so proud of her recent achievement – smashing a half a marathon in Geelong. Her next goal is the Mother’s Day Classic run, alongside my ‘cancer survivor’ mum to support breast cancer.

    Hummingbird’s Song is a fashion guru, her unique look and artistic threads make her one hot mumma! She has an eye for style and provides tips on fashion and organic cosmetics.

    Hummingbird’s Song is a balanced soul, who teaches by day, but understands the importance of family time and the value of a cup of tea and a good book.

    Being my big sister, I have always looked up to her.
    With her blog, I just love that anyone can be inspired by her lifestyle and the wonderful person she is too.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lanna.birnie Lanna Mack

    My sister is a superstar.
    And her blog proves it! I am nominating Hummingbird’s Song http://www.hummingbirdssong.com for the Healthy Lifestyle category.

    Hummingbird’s Song is a provider, who cooks up delicious healthy ‘Jamie Oliver inspired’ meals, always ensuring the recipe meets her 3 year old son’s allergy needs.

    Hummingbird’s Song is a natural beauty, who absorbs fresh air and vitamin D on her daily fitness runs. I’m so proud of her recent achievement – smashing a half a marathon in Geelong. Her next goal is the Mother’s Day Classic run, alongside my ‘cancer survivor’ mum to support breast cancer.

    Hummingbird’s Song is a fashion guru, her unique look and artistic threads make her one hot mumma! She has an eye for style and provides tips on fashion and organic cosmetics
    .
    Hummingbird’s Song is a balanced soul, who teaches by day, and also who understands the importance of family time and the value of a cup of tea and a good book.

    Being my big sister, I have always looked up to her.
    With her blog, I love that anyone can be inspired by her lifestyle and the wonderful person she is too.

  • http://www.facebook.com/daniel.bardallo.7 Daniel Bardallo

    i would like to nominate the blog : http://www.meatmikecampbell.com in the healthy lifestyle categories.
    last year i found myself very interested every monday night to read what new meat mike had tackled during the week. It sparked my interest with just how many different kinds of meat there actually is out there and was awesome to get inspiration from someone truly stepping out of their comfort zone to try these weird and wonderful meats.
    Being in the health industry myself i also found all the information on training and healthy living to be really well researched and written about in a manner that was easily read for those in the know and general populations. Awesome work.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kerry.birnie.5 Kerry Birnie

    Some things make our hearts sing and we feel blessed to experience them. My daughter’s blog, Hummingbird’s Song (www.hummingbirdssong.com ) does just that every day and I am therefore thrilled to nominate her for the BupaBlogAwards in the Healthy Lifestyle category. Rhian
    consciously considers how to embrace and enhance each area of her daily life so that it’s gratifying and happy….or at least manageable. Yet, she is real. She gets it. She knows to delight in the little things in life and that they are rarely things. Rhi makes the ordinary special and the extraordinary achievable.

  • http://www.facebook.com/johanna.mckenzie.7 Johanna McKenzie

    I’d like to nominate The $120 Food Challenge: http://120dollarsfoodchallenge… in the categories of Positive Life Change and Social Good

    Sandra writes an amazing blog, interesting, funny and full of good recipes and good advice.

  • http://twitter.com/lindsaygetslean Eatcleanandgetlean

    “TOOT TOOT”!
    … That’s the sound of me blowing my own trumpet and nominating my blog, http://www.eatcleanandgetlean.com for the Healthy Living category.

    Eat Clean and Get Lean is the healthy living blog for girls who find this s*** really difficult. Everybody knows that working out and eating wholefoods will make you look and feel great, but turning down pizza for salad is HARD WORK!

    I was the girl who always had ‘period pains’ during PE. I ate lollies for breakfast! But I successfully made healthier choices (with great results) and I’m keen to help you do the same.

    Want to know how not to boredom-eat loads of crap when you’re working at an accountancy conference? Make a freaken’ awesome 234 calorie apple crumble? Torch loads of calories in a workout that’s 30 per cent rest? I’m your girl.

    I’ll even let you look at my food diary (go on, admit it, you’re a food diary pervert too!)

    xo Lindsay
    http://www.eatcleanandgetlean.com

  • http://www.thetraveltart.com The Travel Tart

    I’d like to nominate my own silly blog for these awards – The Travel Tart (http://www.thetraveltart.com) in the positive life change category. Generally, I aim to give people a chuckle because life isn’t meant to be taken too seriously! Oh, I’m also a long term cancer survivor (18 years this year!) and this blog is just one of the products of a ‘don’t die wondering’ attitude. While my blog is about the offbeat aspects of travel, I cover a number of topics like social good (http://www.thetraveltart.com/samuel-johnson-breast-cancer-awareness-interview/), travel health (http://www.thetraveltart.com/the-travel-doctor-interview-health-diseases/) and trying new but unusual food (see http://www.thetraveltart.com/seafood-recipes-raw-sea-cucumber-guts-marinated-in-lime-juice-samoa/, and http://www.thetraveltart.com/chicken-fish-poulet-seafood-vanuatu/). Anyway, thanks for the opportunity!

  • Rose

    I would like to nominate http://www.meatmikecampbell.com in the healthy eating and lifestyle category. This blog site helped me with sourcing and looking at different foods to eat and in a healthy way. It was most valuable to me last year with my husband who was terminally ill, it gave me heaps of tips for good quality nutrition. This years blog has been excellent, with tips on eating out and how to choose healthy alternatives. Excellent site, excellent blogging!

  • Amanda

    I would love to nominate my blog http://www.amandachristian.com in the positive life change category!

    My blog empowers people to completely transform their lives through positive thinking, practical spirituality and whole lot of love. You will find the courage and confidence to express your unique talents and create a life beyond your wildest dreams!

  • Martyna

    Healthy Eating Category – Wholesome Cook (http://wholesome-cook.com)
    I would like to nominate my own blog, Wholesome Cook – a place where I explore
    natural, additive-free, sometimes vegan and often allergy-friendly recipe ideas
    that come to mind. In a nutshell, the aim of Wholesome Cook is to
    create a point of reference for healthy, nutritious and easy to prepare
    meals, without breaking the bank or over-complicating things. Think of it as an
    anti-revolution to the world of highly processed, fast-food and pre-packaged
    meals. Having successfully published two healthy eating eBooks, I focus on
    catering to a wide variety of dietary needs and my readers love it (here is
    some feedback: http://bit.ly/113gSmJ ).

  • http://www.facebook.com/moneka.davoud Moneka Davoud

    Wholesome Cook http://wholesome-cook.com in the Healthy Eating category
    Because Marty makes eating healthy food fun!

  • Mojay

    Wholesome Cook http://wholesome-cook.com in the Healthy
    Eating category
    Because Marty makes eating healthy food fun!

  • Mel

    I’d like to nominate The Girl that Runs for the healthy lifestyle category. It’s a great blog that has really motivated me to get running and keep at it over the past year. It’s really honest, and inspiring, and has lots of good advice not just on running but on lifestyle, running gear, health and fitness etc: http://Www.thegirlthatruns.com.au.

  • http://www.facebook.com/carol.howe.7 Carol Howe

    I would like to nominate http://www.thegirlthatruns.com in the healthy lifestyle category.
    ‘The Girl That Runs’ is a motivational blog that inspires people of any ability and fitness to get moving. I like that it is relevant to me whether i want to go for a walk, a run or the gym or push myself further and harder than I believe I can go. There are plenty of tips to take from the blog and I enjoy reading about the ups and downs of an amateur runner…it isn’t just me, it can happen to an experienced runner too :)

  • Sam

    I would like to nominate: http://thegirlthatruns.com in the healthy eating and healthy lifestyle category. I find the blog articles interesting and it inspires me to do some exercise in the knowledge that even though I am not a runner the stories strike a chord with my own exercise regime.

  • http://twitter.com/RenaeKay Renae Stokes

    I nominate Wholesome Cook (http://wholesome-cook.com) in the Healthy Eating category. Martyna’s blog is fantastic. It inspires you to cook healthy and wholesome food and reminds you that it isn’t too hard to do.

  • reika roberts

    Caro & Co http://www.caroandco.com.au is a blog that I and my friends always look out for. In todays fast paced world it is too tempting to take the easy road and let the kids fall into technology traps. We all get lazy, but what I really love are the simple tips and ongoing inspiration on how to keep kids AND parents engaged with the world around them. The blog is packed with suggestions on how to connect kids to the outdoors, nature, and food sources. Many of my friends dotted around Australia -particularly isolated areas, draw continually on her ideas. Some of them simple things we have just forgotten how to do! As a BUPA member, I can definitely say her blog helps others to live a healthier life by offering fun and imaginative advice and ideas on just so many things, such as how to get kids to grow and eat their own vegies, love the outdoors and nature across a wide age category. I also love Caro’s dedication to helping build discovery, imagination, resilience and creativity in our children. Always entertaining and a delight to read, Caro & Co would be a worthy winner in the family time category. Every family needs to be kept informed by Caro & Co – then the world will be a better place and BUPA will have a healthier, happier client base. I can’t wait for the next ‘ping’ on my computer from Caro & Co.

    • JennyC

      I second this.

    • Anna

      I second that nomination!

  • Roger Alsop

    I like reading The Girl That Runs (Www.thegirlthatruns.com.au), short tales, good advice and the blog always looks smart with pictures. It’s not an in depth paper but gives you just what you want to get you thinking. Nominating in the Healthy Lifestyle category.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kristen.lea.90 Kristen Lea

    I would like to nominate Jessica Ainscough – The Wellness Warrior (www.thewellnesswarrior.com.au) in the personal development/self care category. Jess provides so much inspiration and support through her blog and lifestyle program, and is always willing to go that extra step for her readers. The changes I have implemented in my life through her guidance have made a huge difference to myself and my family and we are so much healthier and happy because of it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kristen.lea.90 Kristen Lea

    I would like to nominate Jessica Ainscough – The Wellness Warrior (www.thewellnesswarrior.com.au) in the personal development/self care category. Jess provides so much inspiration and support through her blog and lifestyle program, and is always willing to go that extra step for her readers. The changes I have implemented in my life through her guidance have made a huge difference to myself and my family and we are so much healthier and happy because of it.

  • http://www.thekidsareallright.com.au/ Rachel @ TheKidsAreAllRight

    I nominate Jules at The Bumpiest Path – http://www.thebumpiestpath.com. Jules’ childhood is a story of abuse and dislocation that she was born into and didn’t leave until she was a young adult and met her husband. Despite the scars that must still exist, she has been a loving, generous mother to her 10 children, 5 of them foster children. Her parenting experience has included taking on difficult behavioural issues, and losing one of her own aged 5. For someone who has known such heartache, Jules is an inspiration on how to turn an early life that gave her so little into one where she gives back so much.

  • http://www.thekidsareallright.com.au/ Rachel @ TheKidsAreAllRight

    I just left a nomination for The Bumpiest Path – I forgot to say the category was Positive Life Change. Thank you.

  • Jo

    I’d like to nominate http://www.thegirlthatruns.com.au in the healthy lifestyle category. This blog is well written and topical, with information on new running related products. It is motivating as well as entertaining and funny. http://Www.thegirlthatruns.com.au

  • Anna Waddington

    I would like to nominate Wholesome Cook http://wholesome-cook.com in the Healthy Eating category.

    I love this blog for the quality food photography and styling, as it makes healthy food look so appealing!! It has also inspired me to try alternatives to (processed) sugar which I never would have considered previously.

  • http://twitter.com/kozakilla Sarah Kozak

    I would like to nominate Amanda Christian’s blog–http://www.amandachristian.com/ for the positive life change category. If you are need of a direction or just a laugh… This girl can make you do both. Amanda’s blog is inspiring, interesting, and full of warmth.

  • Sammy

    I would like to nominate http://www.hummingbirdssong.com in the healthy lifestyle category. I think this blog deserves to win because it is inspiring, realistic, and makes me want to put my runners on and go running!

  • margaret

    i would like to nominate http://www.hummingbirdsong.com because it motivates me to run and eat healty. Rhian is the most inspiring blogger Ive ever read.

  • Monn

    i would like to nominate http://www.hummingbirdsong.com in the healthy lifestyle catergorie. I believe this blog deserves to win because it motivates me to run and be healthy

  • Nikki Fox

    I would like to nominate Humming Bird’s Song (http://www.hummingbirdssong.com/) in the Healthy Lifestyle category because her blog is inspiring and makes me feel happy reading about her son and her way of living. I get inspired by her recipes she cooks, her ‘Couch to 10k’ goals and the way her blog is layed out. It is very professional.

  • http://www.facebook.com/delamottedesigns Monique Reinbott

    I’d like to nominate http://www.modernmummymayhem.com in the category Healthy Lifestyle! Although this funny, inspiring, educational and often yummy blog coud fit any category! Mrs MMM shares life, the ups and downs of a working wife & mum. With 2 kids with GORD in various degrees and a fish lure crazy husband! This blog is good for your mental health and that’s good for your Soul!

  • http://www.clintonpower.com.au Clinton Power

    I would like nominate my blog Relationship Matters at http://clintonpower.com.au/blog for the personal development category. My blog provides relationship advice, tips and research on how to create a great relationship.

  • Zoe Gell

    I don’t know if I can vote for myself but I noticed a few other people have put their own blogs in so I thought – why not! I’d like to nominate my blog http://www.thegirlthatruns.com for the healthy lifestyle category. I have been a runner for 11 years now and I started the blog because my husband got sick of me talking about running all the time – I wanted to talk in a real way and share my highs and lows and running achievements with people initially and it has been going for a few years now and I really enjoy being able to help people in their running and healthy living journey.

    My blog was featured in Weight Watchers Magazine as an inspiring blog as well as being in the local newspapers around where I live for one of the races I was running. I think it is important to be realistic about training and the benefits of a healthy lifestyle as well as motivating and encouraging people at all stages in their journey.

  • James

    I’d like to nominate Jules Galloway – Naturopath at http://julesgalloway.com for the healthy eating category. As a food allergy specialist, Jules has the tools and information to help people choose healthier options, particularly with desserts (which I love).

  • Alison

    I would like to nominate the blog the first taste of life for the healthy eating and lifestyle categories. This blog recognises that learning healthy eating and lifestyle habits starts with parents in those early years of life and provides parents with easy to understand information, facts, tips and delicious healthy recipes to get you through those many firsts in your babies life. http://firsttasteoflife.com/2012/11/29/calcium-for-toddlers-where-to-get-it-aside-from-a-cow/

  • http://www.facebook.com/stormsagecentral StormSage Central

    Id like to nominate First Taste of Life – Bite-sized chunks of all things baby for the Healthy Eating Award. http://firsttasteoflife.com/2012/11/29/calcium-for-toddlers-where-to-get-it-aside-from-a-cow/

    I have often referred to this site for help with nutrition when it comes to my family, particularly my little ones and have always found it helpful and easy to relate to, unlike many of the mainstream nutrutional websites out there today.

  • http://twitter.com/ableicester Angela Barnes

    I would like to nominate http://www.thegirlthatruns.com in the healthy lifestyle category. As a person who doesnt exercise as much as I should this blog gives me the motivation that I need to get moving. It is also very informative

  • janelle

    Runkellirun.com in the healthy lifestyle category because it’s funny and down to earth unlike a lot of running blogs

  • alex riemondy

    I would like to nominate Amanda Christian’s Spiritual Sweat: A Workout for the Soul (amandachristian.com) for the personal development/self care category. On her blog, Amanda challenges readers to shift their perceptions and to take accountability for their own happiness, health, and wellbeing. Her message is easy to understand, and relatable. Time and time again, I find myself revisiting her site through her resource page when I feel out of control mentally, or boggled down by fear when working on personal growth. For the past couple months, I have participated in her Soul Workout Wednesday’s and have found they have help me to find the power from within to make positive changes in my life. She is an inspiration, and committed to supporting others in their personal development and taking care of the mind, body, and SOUL! For this I am truly thankful and appreciative. I look forward to following her career, and imagine I will see her on Oprah someday!

  • http://www.facebook.com/nichola.hoelscher Nichola Hoelscher

    I nominate http://www.thegirlthatruns.com.au in the healthy lifestyle category. It is a great motivator for running. It’s about an average girl and her experiences running.

  • http://www.facebook.com/liz.jesberg Liz Jesberg

    I would like to nominate http://www.thegirlthatruns.com.au in the Healthy Lifestyle category. It’s good to read a blog that is honest, she’s not afraid to admit that she’s not a professional runner. The author promotes other healthy excercise even when she isn’t able to run herself, and when she can run, her blog is full of fun helpful hints!

  • http://www.facebook.com/george.kresic George Kresic

    I would like to nominate the blog on the E-Cigarettes R Us Australia website: http://www.ecigarettesrus.com.au

    The category that is most appropriate would probably be Positive Life Change.

    The website deals with electronic cigarettes, which are used to help people quit smoking. The product has worked for me and I have not had a cigarette for about 6 months now. The blog keeps people informed about the latest scientific research on electronic cigarettes.

  • http://www.facebook.com/georgier Georgie Sparkle

    I’m nominating http://www.healthypartygirl.com in Personal development/Self care … the concept of the blog is great; approaching health and fitness from a non judgemental perspective which is all about simply getting the most out of life. It’s also well executed, with well written articles.

  • Francesca

    Alive Berry – http://www.aliveberry.com Healthy Lifestyle

    I have been reading this blog since it started and it already has some amazing personal stories and handy tips to help improve my life. As a sufferer from chronic arthritis I have found some of the most amazing things there. Just thought i’d do my part and enter it into the comp to try and give back.

  • http://www.facebook.com/susie.cameron.58 Susie Cameron

    I would like to nominate the blog http://www.energycoachinginstitute.com. in the positive life change category. I could without blinking also nominate this blog in the healthy lifestyles and healthy eating categories as well! Jo Rushton’s blog, website and social media platforms all offer a positive life changing experience to individuals, families and organisations through a unique multi-disciplined approach to enhancing energy, personal health & professional performance. Jo also has launched a book called “Rocket Fuel On A Budget – How to Get Healthy Without Going Broke’ In it she shares the 16 top mistakes people make when trying to get healthy, a 21 Day meal plan with recipes, 31 achievable tips for lasting health and vitality and much more. Her blogs are packed with nutritional guidance, recipes and achievable goals for transforming the health of the entire family = a Positive Life Change.

  • Rach aka Stinkb0mb

    Rhi from http://www.hummingbirdssong.com/ in Healthy Lifestyle.

    Rhi has such a positive attitude and approach to not only her running but also in her encouragement in others to reach their own personal health goals [myself included]. She strives so hard to reach her goals and meets them through sheer determination, making not only herself proud but also her readers.

  • Gillian

    Anyone that takes the time to blog about walks in my opinion is doing a public service by helping others to move!

    (www.bushwalkingblog.com.au

  • http://www.facebook.com/justine.glucina Justine Glucina

    The blog I’m nominating is the most beautifully designed, inspirational, motivational blog I’ve ever come across. It’s called Ascension Kitchen (www.ascensionkitchen.com) for the Healthy Eating category.

    This blog promotes conscious and compassionate eating. It’s about eating raw, live, natural and healthy foods that are kind to your body, kind to the planet and kind to all animals.

    The recipes are completely original, the photos are divine and the videos she makes are unlike any I have ever seen. She designs everything herself, her newsletters feature inspirational stories about people healing through food, she includes gorgeous mantras and positive words of encouragement.

    For anyone wanting a healthier, happier life, this blog is the one for them.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sammysalmon89 Samantha Fernandes

    Ascension Kitchen – healthy eating

    http://www.ascensionkitchen.com

    Lauren’s blog is quirky and inspirational with heaps of tips, tricks and plenty of information on the importance of healthy eating, nutritional values and it’s benefits! Her recipes are super tasty too with photographs that will tantalize your tastebuds!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=614765750 Karly Nimmo

    Jules Galloway is my pick for the healthy eating category: http://www.julesgalloway.com

    She has some AMAZING smoothie recipes… plus, lots of great healthy recipes for a sweet tooth like me.

  • bharti

    hi I would like to nominate http://www.bushwalkingblog.com.au in the healthy lifestyle category, as it has very interesting, useful articles on hiking safely and information on beautiful, scenic walks/hikes, all trails tested by the blogger. It motivated and excited me and my husband (former coach potatoes) to take one of the mentioned walks from the blog and we thoroughly enjoyed it. we are looking forward to following Neil’s (the blogger) footsteps on many more walks.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=841575626 Lisa Wilson

    I would like to nominate ascensionkitchen.com in the healthy eating category. The information on this blog about the benefits of vegan and raw eating is life changing and is informative and well researched (I come from a health background so this is important to me). I am not a vegan or vegetarian but this blog has still changed the way I look at food and made me realise how exciting food can become, by following Lauren’s blog and recipes I have resolved the issues I suffered from which were caused by preservative and additive intolerances and moved toward a more alkaline diet, less animal protein (milk/meat). I have learnt about the benefits natural food sources (how delicious they can be) and have seen how they can help strengthen the immune system, increase energy levels, clear the skin and make my mind healthy & happy. Good luck Lauren!

  • Jemilla Russell-Clough

    I would like to nominate http://www.bushwalkingblog.com.au in the Health Influencer Blog Awards. This blog encourages an active outdoors lifestyle in one of the most accommodating and beautiful countries in the world. Having been a freelance sub-editor for the blog, I wholeheartedly believe in what it is setting out to do in giving relevant timeless information on some of the world’s most beautiful, inspiring and healthy places to spend your time. The owner / editor of the blog practices what the blog preaches and through an active and healthy love for hiking and bushwalking the blog is able to have true substance.

  • Emma Glucina

    I would like to nominate my lovely cousin Lauren Glucina, with her blog http://ascensionkitchen.com/ in the healthy eating and healthy lifestyle categories.

    Her blog is helping others to live a healthier lifestyle,learning to be more conscious of the food choices we make by choosing plant-based, raw foods, its more than just food that feeds the body, it feeds your mind and soul and helps mother nature too! Bonus! :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/ward.jackie Jacqueline Ward

    I would like to nominate http://www.bushwalkingblog.com.au in the healthy lifestyle category. As a very grateful visitor to the site it gave me the impetus to get out and about and enjoy my holiday hiking experience to the full. Plenty of relevant information for all the different abilities among our group too so no excuses to not join in and enjoy the great outdoors. Full of handy tips and advice. Changed my attitude enough to continue hiking and trekking back home.

  • http://www.facebook.com/laurencevancamp Laurence van Camp

    I am putting fwd http://ascensionkitchen.com in the healthy eating and healthy lifestyle category. It’s sites like this one that make it easy and delicious to change one’s diet for the better. Inspiring and innovative dishes and really amazing photography makes it a pleasure to read.

  • Alexis

    http://www.onehandedcooks.com.au in the Healthy Eating category. This is an amazing blog that has inspired me and so many others to cook healthy food for their kids. Using the tips and recipes on the blog has changed my little family, particularly my 2 year olds behaviour.

  • http://twitter.com/stelawn World Organic

    Even i would like to recommend a blog http://blog.worldorganic.com.au/ containing beauty as well as health related information. The information we have shared here is about total natural products with natural solutions. Natural and world organic products is one of the best ways to have healthy and energetic life.

    Stella

  • Michelle Holland

    I would like to nominate my own blog Mummylovestowrite under the Social Good category.
    http://mummylovestowrite.com/
    I have shared my ongoing battle with mental illness and I am grateful for the ‘we are all in this together’ stule comments I have received from doing it. I have shared this very personal story to try and help others and roase awareness. I also blog to make other mums feel that they aren’t alone in their parenting ‘imperfections’. I aim to be humorous and entertaining-hopefully I am.

  • Stephen Ward

    I would like to nominate: http://www.bushwalkingblog.com.au

    Most athletes do not need motivation to leading a healthy life. I unfortunately do.

    I have recently developed a passion for hiking, simultaneously discovering this blog. I have through http://www.bushwalkingblog.com.au come to the realization that coupled with outdoor ethics and an appreciation for our countryside and the environment; I actually enjoy and spend more and more time in the great outdoors.

    This particular blog is a great source of inspiration and the mainstay of my current planning. Neil blogs in an honest first hand approach, which in content and scope always hits the mark. My natural curiosity and sense of adventure has found in this bloggers expertise not only a trusted source of factual data, but also the necessary advice and information needed to remain both safe and active without causing a negative impact to the environment.

    Please give this well structured blog careful consideration so that others like me may soon find
    themselves realigning their approach as to how ones leisure time may be productively utilized so as to remain healthy, active and environmentally conscious.

  • http://www.facebook.com/vee.knell Victoria Knell

    Ascension Kitchen for the “Healthy Eating” category (although it should take out all categories, it is honestly amazing!):
    http://ascensionkitchen.com/
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ascension-Kitchen/306049982835497

    Ascension Kitchen is about nutritious and yummy food rather than the food-like products that seem to have become the norm in society. The food is innovative, raw, healthy and best of all not difficult to make! I love that Ascension kitchen is about real food in its natural state but that it’s fun and inviting too. Thanks Lauren, keep up the great work!

  • Matilda Iglesias

    In the healthy lifestyle category, I would like to nominate Rhi over at http://www.hummingbirdssong.com.
    Rhi writes from her heart, and she writes in a way that I can identify with. She’s quirky and funny but also informative. She’s also a mum so she understand family life. She gets my vote.

  • http://www.littlewolff.com/ Lila Wolff

    I’d like to nominate Hummingbird’s Song for the Healthy Lifestyle category. Rhi works hard at sharing the lifestyle choices and tips that work for her in leading a healthy life and also makes people aware that with their choices they need to be well informed and consult professionals in some areas. She strikes a great balance between being informative and encouraging with making sure people find out what is right for them.

  • Meredith Martell

    Bushwalking Blog (www.bushwalkingblog.com.au) – Healthy lifestyle category – Bushwalking Blog inspires people to be at one with nature by walking. Doing that regularly makes for a very healthy lifestyle.

  • Brendan Fahey

    Bushwalking Blog – bushwalkingblog.com.au

    Bushwalking Blog helps people live a healthier life by providing them with detailed information on where to go hiking, and how to stay safe while doing it.

  • Rachel

    I have just discovered this inspiring blog and it really could be nominated for any of the six categories. I nominate http://www.hummingbirdssong.com in the Healthy lifestyle category, after recently achieving her goal of completing her first half marathon Rhi has inspired me to not just dream but to achieve.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profoundpaparazzo Profound Pooj

    This page ftw please, this lady is going to change the world: http://ascensionkitchen.com/

  • Micca Delaney

    I love Bushwalking Blog – bushwalkingblog.com.au – because it’s an entertaining read and inspires me to go for a regular walk outdoors. I’m living a much healthier lifestyle since I discovered it. (

  • Rachel

    I would like to nominate Sarah Wilson’s blog http://www.sarahwilson.com.au/ in the healthy lifestyle category. I look forward to her posts every Friday and she always has great tips on improving our lifestyles!

  • Simon

    http://blogs.plos.org/globalhealth/ – Social Good category

    Written by Alesssandro Demaio, a young Melbourne doctor now living and completing a PhD in global health in Copenhagen, Translational Global Health is an innovative and unique blog that draws attention to new developments and concepts in the field of global health and in particular, non-communicable diseases (eg. diabetes, cardiovascular disease). It provides an up-to-date forum for health professionals and others with a passion for global health to write and discuss emerging topics in both the developed and developing world, for example food shortages, the need for open access medical journals and the interplay between urban design and population health. Engaging, accessible and snappy, this blog is an inspiration for all of us who live locally but wish to think globally.

  • Jo

    I would like to nominate Little Aussie Travellers for the category of Family Time. http://www.littleaussietravellers.com.au Matt & Loreena have sold their business and everything they own to be able to spend more time with their 3 children and travel Australia together.
    They started their blog to inspire other families to get out and explore our amazing
    country, and take some time to slow down and really get to enjoy family time together.
    Not only does their journey inspire people to really enjoy their children, but
    they also take people to amazing places across the country through their
    photography and stories. Their lifestyle encourages togetherness, fitness, health and happiness as well as a strong connection to the environment and conservation.

  • Irina

    https://theconversation.com/columns/alessandro-demaio-8823 in the Social Good category.
    I would like to nominate this blog for its inspiring message for all Australians. Alessandro is informative, provocative, and raises local awareness of global issues. This is a “must read” blog and worthy of my nomination.

  • Matt

    I nominate Wholesome Cook http://wholesome-cook.com in
    the Healthy Eating category. This blog is a rich source of fantastic recipes, great healthy cooking hints and tips and outstanding food photography. Martyna the author is an absolute talent and it’s fantastic she provides such a depth of resource at no cost!

  • http://babblingbandit.me/ babblingbandit.me

    Hello. I would like to nominate my own blog http://www.babblingbandit.me under the positive life change category. In my blog I write about my journey from Rock Bottom to Parenthood. I talk about everything from overcoming drug and alcohol addiction, depression and anxiety, PTSD and being a survivor a violent sexual assault. I have been involved with campaigns for healthy lifestyle (Droptober) and for sober living (Febfast) as well as suicide prevention (RUOKday). My blog’s goal is to help breakdown the stigma of mental health issues by writing openly and honestly about my own experiences while showing how it is possible to get maintain sobriety! Vanessa Beattie

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  • Sam

    copingwithjane.com in the personal development/self care category. She’s so inspirational, but also accessible! I think she perfectly targets the ‘older’ new mothers category and discusses such a range of topics. Fantastic blog.

  • Megan Greasley

    http://wholesome-cook.com/ in the healthy eating category. I was so excited to have stumbled across this blog filled with practical recipes that allow me to combine traditional family foods with healthier eating (not an easy task!) Good luck wholesome cook!

  • Stephanie Osfield

    I want to nominate my own blog, Savvy by Stephanie Osfield at http://www.savvysteph.com/ in the healthy lifestyle section.
    My blog is still in its infancy – only five months old, but over time my aim is to continue to provide a wide variety of high quality health information to people that may be slipping under their radar. I write about health, nutrition, self-help issues, vitality, relationships, family, work/ life balance, social welfare, human rights and how to nurture your emotional life and experience. I hope each story has its own tiny butterfly effect. My next step with this blog is to find the time to nurture my social media connections to get the savvy word out there.

  • Emma

    http://www.thenutritionguruandthechef/wordpress.com for the healthy eating category… They provide a broad range of recipes, that are easy to follow, as well as great blog posts about current health topics. They are friendly and clearly have a passion for spreading healthy advice!

  • Katrina Harrison

    http://www.feedingtwogrowingboys.blogspot.com & on Facebook. Teaching families how to cook REAL food (preservative, additive & allergen free) and also covering many topics such parenting a child with eczema, special dietary needs (anaphylactic food allergies) & healing autoimmune disease.
    A great little community of helpful like minded individuals willing to help each other out.

  • Chris De Cean

    I would like to nominate the Nutrition Guru and the Chef in the healthy eating category. They post heaps of great recipes, food advice and general feel good stuff. They are always really positive and responsive to their readers.

  • belinda

    I would like to nominate http://inspiredperformancetoday.wordpress.comfor the Personal Development/Self Care category. I thoroughly enjoy reading the blog as I find the topics, style and sentiment hit the mark every time. I can personally relate to the topics discussed and the blog challenges and inspires me as well as providing a source of comfort and genuine understanding. There’s a real sense that the blog content ‘comes from the hear’ and I’m rapt Inspired Performance Today has been nominated, great work and good luck!

  • Kylie

    I would like to nominate http://inspiredperformancetoday.wordpress.com
    for the Personal Development/Self Care category. The blog is a great and varied source of information on a wide variety of exercise and nutrition related topics.

  • http://www.facebook.com/andrew.innes.5876 Andrew Innes

    Bushwalking blog for mine @ bushwalkingblog.com.au in the healthy lifestyle category. It provides great tips, ideas & locations to get out into nature. You’ve got to love that!

  • Kathleen O´Brien

    Fertile Body, Hearth and Soul

    http://melbournenaturalfertility.com.au/

    I love the connection between fertility and Eastern Medicine. Nat really takes a holistic look at health and provides health advice for women of all ages.

  • Skye

    I’d like to nominate Nat Kringoudis’ Blog – Fertile Body, Heart and Soul – http://melbournenaturalfertility.com.au/ in the Healthy Lifestyle category. This blog is about so much more than just fertility – in fact it took me a while to pick up on that bit! It’s really prompted me to think about what I put in my body and changed my whole perspective on what a healthy lifestyle really looks like and the reasons for making changes.

  • Adam

    I would like to
    nominate http://inspiredperformancetoday.wordpress.com
    for the Personal Development/Self Care category. Vanessa has done a great job with providing practical tips which are workable, functional and fun. More importantly, they are a great way of keeping myself fit and healthy and this blog is worthy of nomination.

  • Danika

    http://www.veggiesandme.com/ in the Healthy lifestyle.

    I love this blog because it has inspired me to change the way I eat and consume food. No longer am I eating “meat and three veg” for every meal. The great thing about this the blog is it is full of great articles, useful recipes and tips that you can actually incorporate into your everyday life.

  • gina hartican

    I’d like to nominate Sarah Wilson’s blog (www.sarahwilson.com.au) as part of healthy lifestyle.
    Every post has been informative, well researched and non bias regarding developing easy strategies to maintain health and improve thyroid function. As well as simply keeping your chin up and directing yourself to improved health while maintaining financial comfort.
    Her blog contains easy reads in an upbeat attitude which is refreshing and energizing in itself.
    I’d love to see her rewarded for the positive spin she’s put on a sleepy issue.

    • Emma

      Me too! She is an absolute life saver/changer

  • Kathleen

    I would like to nominate http://inspiredperformancetoday.wordpress.com for the Personal Development/Self Care category, because Vanessa is a great inspiration.

  • Marianne

    I would like to
    nominate http://inspiredperformancetoday.wordpress.com for the Personal
    Development/Self Care category. The blog shares great perspective on sport, health and well being!

  • Annabelle Young

    I would like to nominate ‘veggies and me’ for the healthy eating category. This blog that is a feast for the eyes with its beautiful photographs and innovative recipes. It has a great variety of health and nutritious recipes… Even something for chocolate lovers… Go the raw cocao. It can be found at http://www.veggiesandme.com

  • Kristina

    http://www.veggiesandme.com/. Megan’s blog is a beautifully photographed exposition of healthy, nourishing vegetarian foods that are accessible and easy to make. Lots of interesting insights into aspects of nutrition that the general person may never have considered.

  • Amber Chandler

    I would like to nominate in Personal Development/ Self Care category the blog Mums on the Go http://www.mumsonthego.com.au

    This blog has helped me in my journey since becoming a mother 4 years ago by encouraging me to stay ME despite also being someone’s wife, someone’s mother. To retain my sense of self. Great articles on goal-setting, finding creative ways to keep fit, dealing with motherhood issues, cafe reviews — the blog covers it all!

  • Bec

    I’d like to nominate Fertile Body, Heart and Soul by Nat Kringoudis in the Healthy Lifestyle category – I discovered the blog late last year and have become a regular reader. It features delicious healthy recipes, a really good gentle cleanse which I completed in February of this year, and most importantly for me, I think it really encourages discussion and increased awareness of reproductive (and overall) health. I don’t plan to have babies in the near future so for me that isn’t the focus, but since reading Nat’s blog I’ve become aware of just how little I listened to my own body, and how little active interest I took in my health. I’m now taking steps to correct that.

    http://melbournenaturalfertility.com.au/

  • http://twitter.com/thenextbigk Sandra Muller

    http://www.bushwalkingblog.com.au in the Healthy Lifestyle category because this blog actively encourages you to get out there and enjoy our regional, state and national parks, from short walks to mult-day hikes, plus it provides loads of other great information and advice about hiking, from gear reviews to camp cooking.

  • http://twitter.com/Empography Emily Powell

    Nadia Felsch Blog! AMAZING! http://mumanddaughter.wordpress.com/ I try to eat clean and this have recipes which are easy and delicious.

  • Viki Vas

    I’d like to nominate http://www.sarahwilson.com.au as her blog covers all the lifestyle categories. Her posts are well researched and presented. Easy to read, and not preachy which is a pet hate of mine. I have taken on her whole approach to health and wellbeing as she presents her ideas in a gentle and sensible manner. Her honesty also comes through in her writing

  • Kate M

    http://mumanddaughter.wordpress.com/ – healthy lifestyle

    It informs us of a healthier option to living life and provides amazingly tasty recipes which are also good for our well being.

  • Pam

    I would like to nominate http://inspiredperformancetoday.wordpress.comfor

    the Personal Development/Self Care category. The blog as the name suggests provides inspiration to help achieve a fit, healthy life. Vanessa’s ideas are able to be implemented straight away so can become part of everyday life and not just a dream of what you really should do. .

  • Sonia

    Sarah Wilson’s blog has had a huge positive impact on the quality and I am sure the longevity of my life. I was gaining weight, tired and always sick when a girlfriend who knew I had hashimotos recommended her blog to me 18 months ago. Reading Sarah’s weekly updates and trying each of her suggestions out has led to me being very happy to share with you that I am a changed woman – and as well as the priceless positive impact on my and my family’s life, I am also now no drain at all on the nation’s medical budget nor my work’s sick leave accruals! http://www.sarahwilson.com.au

  • Graziella

    I’d like to nominate Claire Obeids Blog of the Wellness Project. Excellent, practical and achievable

  • Nicole

    I’d like to nominate Mother and Daughter blog in the Healthy Lifestyle category:

    http://mumanddaughter.wordpress.com/
    There is such care and attention to the research made, just by reading each post you feel motivated, positive and incredibly influenced to want to each a better, healthy you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jan.wannan Jan Snape

    I would like to nominate http://www.ascensionkitchen.com in the Healthy Eating category. The blog is full of informative information on the healthy benefits of raw foods, It is clear and precise and easy to follow. Such lovely pictures to inspire those of us who are not totally vegan. As a mum of two teenagers (with allergies) trying to find some healthy good food which I know will benefit them is really hard. The super green smoothie recipe is just absolutely fantastic. So easy to make (even though I don’t grow my own greens but buy organic greens) the kids love it. What a great start to their day knowing they have all the goodness they need. Thank you ascension kitchen look forward to more of your wonderful recipes to come.

  • Laura B

    Am nominating Kerry of Eat Drink + Kerry – a terrific blend of good-for-you food reporting, locavore in-season food choices and complementary nutrition tips. Great and informative blog! http://eatdrinkandbekerry.blogspot.com.au/

  • Caro Webster

    I’d like to nominate http://energycoachinginstitute.com in the healthy lifestyle category. Jo’s passion for helping people be the best they be is infectious and inspirational.

  • Amy

    I would like to nominate Sarah Wilson (www.sarahwilson.com.au) for her fantastic blog in the healthy lifestyle category. She’s a no nonsense, say it as it is kinda girl who will give you her opinion, based on her research, but by no means force it on you, just encourage you to look into a different way of living and form your own opinion. She is a wealth of information and I would highly recommend her for this award, she is an inspiration!!

  • Marilyn Domenech

    I would like to nominate Kerry Heany’s blog: http://www.eat,drink+bekerry.com. She writes lots about restaurant eating but balanced with healthy eating as well.

  • Melissa Kennedy

    I’d like to nominate Sarah Wilson’s blog (sarahwilson.com.au) as part of healthy lifestyle. He blog helps me to live a full and healthy life and know that I am not alone in my struggles with an immune disorder. I am awed by her raw courage.

  • Lou

    I’d like to vote for the Happiness Cocktail!
    http://thehappinesscocktail.wordpress.com/
    Such a great blog for wonderful recipes for healthy eating, as well as top ideas for living a caring, joyful and stress less life. I feel better each time I read it! :)

  • http://twitter.com/memybestandI Me my best and I

    I’d like to nominate Yaz Trollope from the http://thehappinesscocktail.wordpress.com in the Healthy lifestyle category. I have learned so much from Yaz’s work and have so made so many positive food, beauty and health choices based on her reccomendations. I get excited when one of her blog posts hits my inbox and she has that type of infectious positivity that always makes me smile no matter the medium – TV/You Tube/Magazines/Online Blogs

  • vijayp

    I’d like to nominate Lauren Glucina’s blog in the healthy eating category ~ ascensionkitchen.com

    Very informative and non-bias, giving great insight into the ways of healthy eating. This has provided me with great info on how to tailor my diet to my lifestyle.
    The blog is full of informative information on the healthy benefits of raw foods, It is clear and precise and easy to follow.

  • Amanda

    I nominate Sarah Wilson’s blog http://www.sarahwilson.com.au – healthy lifestyle
    All of her posts are aimed at helping people create and live a healthier lifestyle. The posts are not limited to food, they include exercise, spirituality ie meditation, cleaning products and many other useful elements that make up ‘health’

  • Rebecca Coyle

    I would like to nominate Sarah Wilson’s blog – http://www.sarahwilson.com.au for the healthy lifestyle category. I have always found Sarah’s blogs to be full of useful and well researched information that has changed the way I view my diet and lifestyle, and I’m sure many others. Sarah is a great example of someone who walks their talk and is fearless when tackling issues she feels passionately about. It would be great to see a smart, strong women being recognised for her hard work.

  • evawin

    I’d like to nominate Clinton Power + Associates. http://clintonpower.com.au/blog/ – the blog is full of great realistic relationship advice which easy to apply.

  • http://www.facebook.com/louise.pride.5 Louise Pride

    Sarah Wilson for Healthy Lifestyle (http://www.sarahwilson.com.au/)

    Sarah’s honesty and up-beat “here it all is” way of communicating through her website and cookbooks is really refreshing.

    By encouraging conversation and investigation, and in sharing her own knowledge, her own search and her own quirkiness Sarah uses her blog to present information and opinions in a truly accessible and enjoyable manner.

    Her recipes have changed my kitchen forever :)

  • Sarah

    I’d like to nominate Lara Hodgsons blog at http://www.sunnycoastkids.com.au as I love the articles, product reviews and competitions…her work just makes me smile and it’s what I read in the morning while I am having my coffee!

  • Kim

    I would like to nominate The Wellness Project under the
    Healthy Lifestyle category.

    http://www.thewellnessproject.net.au/blog

    Claire’s posts provide a great deal of easy to understand
    information that covers all aspects of creating and living a healthy lifestyle,
    including nutrition, fitness and spirituality.
    She is passionate about helping others to lead a healthy and fulfilling
    life and her posts are always interesting and enjoyable.

    I have picked up many tips and ideas, which I have been able
    to incorporate into my day to day life and improve it. I find her posts (both the information itself
    and her positive, open and passionate communication style) a great source of
    information and inspiration.

  • ChinaGirl

    The Wellness Project http://www.thewellnessproject.net.au/blog Category: Healthy Lifestyle. Claire inspires thru her blog, which covers diet & nutrition, cooking, relaxation & stress management, yoga & meditation, exercise how to build a positive framework to support yiur life – The Wellness Project is an uplifting inspirational blog that empowers readers to implement positive changes which support enhanced health & wellbeing, that translate to my living a healthier, happier more fulfilled life. The Wellness Project rocks my Healthy World! I would love her to win so she can re-invest the prize money back into her business, making it even more AMAZING! A truly worthy candidate for this award!

  • http://www.facebook.com/nikkibrennanryan Nicola Brennan-Ryan

    I nominate The Wellness Project – http://www.thewellnessproject.net.au/blog for the Healthy Lifestyle/healthy eating/positive life change/personal development/self-care categories. The Wellness Project gives me daily inspiration, tips, knowledge, support, laughter, motivation to live in a holisitc and healthy way. I look forward everyday to reading the new posts as the knowledge shared by Claire at the Wellness Project is changing my life in a very positive way! – Nicola from Ireland

  • Sola

    Sarahwilson.com.au in the healthy lifestyle category, though she could fit across all. I have learned so much from her and I love her style of writing and sharing.

  • Nicole

    Without doubt, the biggest and best influence on my life in the past 12 or more months has been Sarah Wilson (www.sarahwilson.com.au)

    Informative, heartfelt, tested and trusted. She has helped me make a fantastic transformation that has helped me get on track and create a better lifestyle for myself and my partner. There is no whiz bang hype or gimmick, just honest and accurate advice to help myself and partner find the healthy us!

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.bonington Joe Bonington

    Mike Campbells blog http://www.meatmikecampbell.com 52 meats and this years 52 eats are a great and fun look at healthy eating and lifestyles. Mikes casual writing style is engaging and really gets the message across

  • http://www.facebook.com/nards.felsch Nards Felsch

    I would like to nominate the best thing that has ever happened to me. The blog that I co-created with my amazing mum – http://mumanddaughter.wordpress.com/ through which we have both found an incredibly supportive and passionate arm to hopefully inspire others to lead a cleaner and more active life.

    Within our own lives it has meant increased smiles, more time spent with each other, cleaner food and a healthier, more balanced life.

    Daily; we both receive the most wonderfully positive words AND photos from those that have found us and felt inspired themselves.

    To create something with the hope to inspire others to lead a healthy and balanced life; knowing the joy we experience from it; is absolutely the best thing we have experienced.
    Category – healthy lifestyle

  • Eloise

    I would like to nominate http://mumanddaughter.wordpress.com/ – this blog is inspiring and sits in just about all of the categories that have been listed.

    Healthy lifestyle – Is what Nadia and Viv stand for. They are both active through fitness, lifestyle and wellbeing. Read any of there posts are you will be motivated, learn and be excited to know more and start living your life to be the best that you can be!

    Healthy eating – Lots of yummy and original whole food recipes in ways that you didn’t know were possible! Your mouth waters just looking at the delicious meals and drinks that these two are conjuring up.

    Family time – Mum and daughter what more needs to be said about this dynamic duo

    Positive life change – Eat clean and your life will follow in this direction

    Personal development/Self care – Nadia and Viv’s blog gives Amazing tips, information and stories to help all folk make changes that will benefit all areas of your life. Starting in the kitchen!

  • http://twitter.com/rarabeans Rachael Bettiens

    I would like to nominate The Skin Deep Project in the Social Good category! Check it out at http://www.skindeepproject.com

    Skin Deep blog about a range of things including body image and local community events they attend and organise, all with the view of sharing their message of self-love, body-acceptance and diversity. Skin Deep are encouraging people to have positive conversations about health and beauty, and reject unrealistic stereotypes or pressures.

    Following the progression of Skin Deep I have developed my own self-esteem and self-belief to levels far beyond what I had ever dreamed!

  • Zen

    I would like to nominate http://kirriwhitecoaching.com in the category of personal development and self care. Kirri’s blog is truly inspirational and honest. She makes me challenge my beliefs and strive to improve myself.

  • Nadine Lee

    I would love to nominate Kirri White, the mind behind the blog http://kirriwhitecoaching.com/, in the category ‘Personal Development and Self Care’.

    Simply, Kirri’s articles are a breath of fresh air in this fast paced, high pressure lifestyle that we live in, where the demand to be all things to all people, often leads to self-neglect.

    Kirri helps to remind us that it is absolutely OK and in fact, it is crucial, that we take care of ourselves in mind and health, be gentle with ourselves when it is appropriate, be tough on ourselves when it is appropriate and to just be ourselves, not a copy of someone else. Most of all, a common message from Kirri is that we learn to love being ourselves.

    The greater love we have for ourselves, the more we are able to love others. This is what I believe the world needs more of and this is why I believe Kirri’s blog is so great … it’s a positive step toward a more loving and accepting world.

  • http://www.facebook.com/henny.dwyer Henny Dwyer

    I would like to nominate Kirri White in the lifestyle/ personal development/ coaching category. http://kirriwhitecoaching.com. Kirri is an inspiration to so many women (particularly Mum’s)! She’s incredibly engaging and has created a real community among like-minded women who want to learn more about self-care, setting and achieving goals and prioritising what’s really important in life. I wish I could vote for Kirri more than once!

  • Tara

    I would like to nominate Kirri White http://kirriwhitecoaching.com for the personal development/selfcare category.
    Kirri is passionate about looking after yourself and learning to love yourself.
    I think in todays society there is such a stigma against loving yourself, it is often seen as being cocky or selfish but in all honesty it is something that is vital to create the life you want. I find as a mum it is beneficial to learn to look after me and love myself so I can be the best mum I can be to my kids.
    Kirri is beautifully natured and very easy to work with. Her sensitivity is one that makes you feel at ease yet you know she is in control and knows exactly what she is doing.

  • Lucy

    I would like to vote for http://kirriwhitecoaching.com/ in the category of Personal Development and Self Care. Kirri’s blog feeds enter my inbox and I usually read them on the train, and I get quiet excited as they brighten up my day and make appreciate all the good things in my life. Kirri’s blog helps women especially, to not only appreciate what they have but be fearless women in work, family life, love and generally loving yourself and your life.

  • Maggie

    I’d like to nominate Deb at Diet Schmiet (http://dietschmiet.me). She’s made some big changes in her life lately and her blog is evidence that taking risks can make you happier and that happiness isn’t always about losing weight.

  • Kelly Hanna

    Hi! My vote for Healthy Eating and healthy Lifestyle is for Ascension Kitchen. I’ve recently changed to a raw eating lifestyle to heal from cancer which can be a challenge at times. The posts on Ascension kitchen keep me elevated and motivated!

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  • http://twitter.com/WeAre2Fit2Quit Lawrence Thaniel, Jr

    I would like to nominate Pick Fresh Foods at http://www.pickfreshfoods.com in the Healthy Eating category.

    Her recipes keep me from going back to the once obese individual I was.

  • Jayde Mayes

    I’d like to nominate the Mum & Daughter blog: http://mumanddaughter.wordpress.com/

    Nadia is a true inspiration in my life. She has taught me to love myself, eat well & live well. All the girls in my office follow Nadia & Viv’s blog. We are eating better and exercising more because of them! It’s such an educational blog, well written & the images from Tippy Dray are divine!

  • http://www.facebook.com/susie.cameron.58 Susie Cameron

    I’d love to nominate Jo Rushton for her blog http://www.energycoachinginstitute.com.in the Positive Life Change. Jo’s passion to inspire individuals to add quality years to their lives is infectious.

  • Fiona Hansen

    Healthy Lifestyle – http://www.sarahwilson.com.au
    Sarah posts on a broad range covering diet, exercise, meditation and lifestyle. Her blog is ever informative, interesting and inspiring. It gives readers lot of confidence to know that Sarah only promotes products that she herself has tried and believes can make a positive difference. Her i quit sugar book and blog posts have gained huge popularity in Australia helped to inform the wider community about the dangers of leading a diet high in sugar. Its evident in her posts that Sarah is passionate about leading a minimalistic, healthy lifestyle and encouraging those all over the world to do the same.

  • Margaret

    I nominate http://mumanddaughter.wordpress.com in the Positive Life Change category. It’s wonderful to see inter-generational expertise and support for the whole of life from two highly motivated and professional women. Their interesting and delicious blog entries on Mum and Daughter really help the motivational process stay on track for positive life change whatever age you may be.

  • Jeff

    ..http://www.elevatevitality.com.au/category/evs-friends/

    Positive life change..

    Healthy body is nothing with out a healthy mind and vice ersa..This inspires me as I know first hand the effects of mental blocks and anxiety. It all goes hand in hand with frustration and wanting and knowing you can succeed but for the reason sometimes due to life experiences and choices you can not.. This is s very serious thing in society and often stops people from being all they can be..

  • Mel

    I’d like to nominate http://www.elevatevitality.com.au.in the Healthy lifestyle category.

    Cassie is a naturopath, nutritionist & herbalist who readily blogs very valuable information and clearly knows her area of health care extremely well.
    Cassie is a true professional, Her blog information is

    succinct
    relevant

    educational
    regularly updated
    research based

    and the aesthetics of her site are captivating.

  • ChrissyM

    I’d like to nominate Cassie Mendoza-Jones’s blog.Its such a great blog -really interesting and inspirational articles! She always keeps me motivated to eat good and keep healthy. I would love to see being her recognised for her awesome work :) xx

  • CP

    Healthy lifestyle – http://www.elevatevitality.com.au/blog/ . Cassie’s blog is genuine, informative and focuses on women.

  • cp

    Healthy Lifestyle – http://www.elevatevitality.com.au/blog/. Cassie’s blog is genuine, informative and focuses on women.

  • M__K

    I’m nominating http://www.elevatevitality.com.au for healthy lifestyle. There are some really great posts on that one – good balance between health advice and inspiration to follow it. Definitely deserves an award!

  • http://twitter.com/JessGee83 Jessica Gee

    I would like to nominate my blog for positive life change.
    http://fortheloveofpork.wordpress.com/
    On 12 June 2012 I quit smoking and signed up to the Michelle Bridges 12 week body transformation. Before then I had never exercised, ate badly, smoked and drank.
    Now not even 12 months on I am doing a half marathon and started cross fit.
    My blog containts all my training and healthy meals and helps motivate others to make that lifestyle change too.

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  • Samantha sobel

    I would love to nominate Cassie Mendoza-Jones’ blog called Elevate Vitality, http://www.elevatevitality.com.au.

    Cassie has an amazingly inspirational blog. She is a natropath, nutritionist and herbalist who is currently doing her masters. Her blog is great as its targeted at everyday people and their busy lifestyles. She makes being healthy easy! She is so supportive and offers her readers so much time by responding to all their comments and emails.

    She is under the category of positive life change and healthy lifestyle as Cassie doesn’t only focus on eating. She speaks about downtime, meditation, methods in dealing with stress and anxiety as well as many other useful life tips.

    My favourite part about Cassie’s blog is its really easy to follow, especially when I need a recipe to make a quick healthy dinner for the family!

  • http://www.facebook.com/vivien.peer Vivien Peer

    My nomination is for http://mumanddaughter.wordpress.com/ within the positive life change category as a co-creator of this blog with my daughter.

    We promote and aspire to inspire a clean and active life in others as we have found the joy in this ourselves.

    It has been wonderful to hear feedback from all over the globe and build a community based on principles that are important to us.

  • Robin Sobel

    http://Www.elevatevitality.com.au I nominate Cassie Mendoza jones under the category of healthy lifestyle and positive life change and her blog has absolutely changed my life for the better! She has taught me how easy it is to be healthy even though I work a 9-6 job and I have a busy family life style!

  • http://www.facebook.com/nicmendozajones Nic Mendoza-Jones

    I’d like to nominate my beautiful wife’s incredible blog ‘Elevate Vitality’ in the Healthy Lifestyle category. The blog is available at http://www.elevatevitality.com.au/blog

    Cassie’s blog provides readers with an incredible range of information to help improve their health and vitality. From delicious recipes, interviews with other inspirational healthcare professionals to motivational entries, lifestyle support and snippets of naturopathic and nutritional advice, Cassie’s blog has it all. What’s more, the blog is beautifully presented and easy to navigate.

    I know that I as well as many other friends, family, and blog subscribers are continually educated by Cassie’s blog which helps us all to live happier and healthier lives! Go Cass!

  • http://twitter.com/_oculusmundi akaAlison

    I vote for Tegan Churchill’s Musings of the Misguided at http://musingsofthemisguided.com/. Tegan has endured a lot but has managed to maintain a sense of humour and positive focus. She is heartbreakingly honest, empathetic and caring despite suffering from mental health problems herself. She has genuine insight and compassion into the suffering people endure when their mental health is poor. Tegan’s blog has great information on many different aspects of mental health, self harm and depression being only two of the areas she touches on. She is approachable and interactive on her site. I have personally learned a lot from reading Tegan’s posts, she provides valuable information and her honesty is helping to destigmatise mental health issues. I would like to place my vote for Musings of the MIsguded in the category of Social Good.

  • http://www.facebook.com/renee.dewing Renee Dewing

    I would like to nominate http://mumanddaughter.wordpress.com/
    I’ve had some health issues lately and have had to change my diet completely and this blog has helped me through it in the most amazing way.. From inspirational quotes for me to get off my bum and exercise to all the amazing recipes, that have inspired many breakfast, lunch, dinner and treats. simply amazing!

    • Nards Felsch

      Renee thank you and we are so thrilled to have inspired wonderful you xx

  • Margaret

    My vote goes to Mum and Daughter blog in the Positive Life Change category – I love that it’s inter-generational. Two fantastic, highly motivational women cover the issues of wellness through exercise and healthy eating for all ages by example, experience, love of good food and thorough research on topical subjects.
    http://mumanddaughter.wordpress.com

  • Natalie – Out Loud

    Hi

    I would like to nominate my relatively new blog ‘Out Loud’ http://nattie3.wordpress.com/
    in the “Positive Life Change” category.

    I write about a variety of topics, with a focus on healthy living & family, plus anything else in between.
    I’m a young step-mother and on my search for resources to deal with this life change, found that there were SO many negative takes on being a step-parent. When I write about step-parenting, I try to do so in a positive light, in order to show that it’s not all about the Evil Stepmother that we have become so used to.

    I hope you at least stop by for a look, as there are so many other wonderful entries here!

    Thanks

    Natalie

  • http://twitter.com/swr147 Marie Duncan

    I too would like to nominate Sarah Wilson: http://www.sarahwilson.com.au/
    Her blog is always uplifting and encouraging of both physical and mental wellbeing, while still being realistic, with lots of great advice and ideas for improving one’s life. I look forward to reading her newsletter “A Sweeter Life” every Friday.

  • http://twitter.com/karlao_dtn Karla O

    I would like to nominate Sarah Wilson (www.sarahwilson.com.au) in the Healthy Lifestyle category. Her articles are an honest and informed look at ways to improve our health and our minds in simple, gentle ways. A thoroughly good read.

  • Mical

    i’d like to nominate http://www.ministryofmacarons.org/blog under family time. ministry of macarons and motherhood blog seeks to promote a positive image of motherhood for those mums that need an ego boost about the importance of what they are doing. It involves every day moments that a very relateable to everyone and also comments on the role that children play on this earth in our every day lives including health benefits.

  • TeganMC

    I would like to nominate Babbling Bandit in the category of Positive Life Change category. She has managed to stay sober for the past 5 years while raising a child. She is pretty awesome too! http://www.babblingbandit.me/

  • Bec

    I would love to nominate the Wonderfully Women Blog (http://www.wonderfullywomen.com/), in the personal development/self care section. However, this particular blog really encompasses apsects from all of the different categories. A truly inspirational and motivating blog, which hows opinions and new ways an attitudes on many topics, whilst also providing fun and innovative ideas for everyday life. This blog really helps develop a sense of lifestyle and I have never left it disappointed. Wonderfully Women help many readers by simply showing how with some consideration and positivity there developing an enjoyable lifestyle really is easy. Honestly, the Wonderfully Women blog is amazing and should be read and enjoyed by everyone!

  • Angela Leicht

    I would like to nominate http://www.musingsofthemisguided.com in the ‘social good’ category as this is an insightful blog coming from a mother of a toddler who is suffering from long term mental illness. She has overcome many hurdles and uses her blog to give an insight to her life with many interesting posts about her everyday life, being a mother, and is helping along the way to wipe out stigma that surrounds mental illness in its many forms.

  • Louise

    Sarah Wilson best blog ever truely inspirational
    http://www.sarahwilson.com.au/

  • Roxanne

    I’d like to place a vote for http://ascensionkitchen.com. Lauren promotes a raw-vegan lifestyle and supplies great tools and delicious recipes for anyone wanting to make a change to a healthier lifestyle. A very useful and fun health blog.

  • Kylie

    I would love to nominate Claire Obeid for her fantastic and life changing inspiration she offers via her online blog and health and life coaching on http://www.thewellnessproject.com.au, in the Positive Life Change category for the health blog awards. I have only just commenced my personal journey towards wellness with Claire by my side, but have been exploring wellness and what it means to me since the beginning of the year.

    Her manner, her choice of words and sources of inspiration, and most of all, the honest sharing of her own personal journey and reflections is what sets her apart from other like blogs and health coaches. You cannot be anything but inspired to make changes in your own life, and jump in feet first, despite your what fears you may have.

    Her blog is well-researched, honest, relevant and consistent with her cause – you will never be lost only inspired and energised. There is nothing not to like or not be excited about, if you are thinking about making some life changes, minor or significant.

  • http://84thand3rd.com/ JJ – 84thand3rd

    Healthy Eating Category – 84th & 3rd (http://84thand3rd.com) – I would like to nominate my own blog, 84th & 3rd. Healthy eating is about balance, education and creativity. My mainly unprocessed, allergy friendly recipes aim to put a spin on traditional expectations of food while keeping it real for home cooks. I believe food should be fun, healthy should not mean boring and if all else fails there is always (gluten, dairy and refined sugar free) pie!

  • Chloe Watts

    I would like to nominate mumanddaughter- http://mumanddaughter.wordpress.com/ in the Healthy Lifestyle category.

    Not only is this blog a constant source of inspiration for me, I find myself laughing and crying along with Viv & Nadia as they share their trials and successess in the goal to not only achieveing a healthy lifestyle, but becoming a happy, confident people who LOVE THEMSELVES!! That sounds easier than it is, and this blog always gives me a little boost to run harder, eat cleaner, or just to take a moment for myself.
    I love the little boosts that also come via. facebook and instragram (not to mention little looks at Nadia’s amazing wardrobe!) :)

    Keep up the good work ladies- you are an inspiration!

    • Nards Felsch

      Oh my goodness Chloe I have just seen this and am floored.

      Thank you!! YOU are an inspiration and keep up the good work xxx

  • Helena

    I’d like to nominate Sarah Wilson – http://www.sarahwilson.com.au

    I love her positive aura and her honest and raw approach in everything she writes. I also love that she writes about and pursues topics that she is genuinely passionate about, not just the lastest diet or lifestyle craze

    I received her I Quit Sugar cookbook for Mother’s day and cannot wait to start making some of her fabulous recipes!

  • Shelley

    I would like to nominate Wholesome Cook http://wholesome-cook.com in the Healthy Eating category.
    Following Wholesome Cooks recipes allows me to cook interesting, healthy meals for my family while catering for our various food intolerances. They are easy to follow and often add a ‘twist’ to ordinary meals to make them healthier and definitely more appealing.

  • Natasha Nero

    I would like to vote for Ascension Kitchen, for the Healthy Eating category. I am changing my eating lifestyle for health reasons. So I am learning about food and also trying to get new recipes. Ascension Kitchen provides me with info on food and also some great recipes. It’s making my transition so much easier!! Natas

  • KC

    I would love to nominate Jess Ainscough The Wellness Warrior for her inspirational blog in the Positive Life Change and Healthy Lifestyle categories.

  • LucyJJ

    I would like to nominate Cassie Mendoza-Jones’ blog Elevate Vitality located at http://www.elevatevitality.com.au in the categories of Healthy Lifestyle and Positive Life Change. Cassie always has something interesting to say about how we can make healthier choices in life without sacrificing joy (or flavour!). Elevate Vitality also has lots of yummy recipes and informative articles about positive changes to benefit physical and mental health and wellness.

  • Maria Montana

    I would like to nominate WHOLESOME COOK (http://wholesome-cook.com/) in the healthy eating category.

    I am coeliac and I have now found myself in the ‘fussy eater’ category :( I find that there is far too much focus on “healthy” food and this itself can turn into a bit of a fad.

    Our time is far better spent focusing on the wholseome nature of the food that we eat and Martyna does in her blog http://wholesome-cook.com/ and she does so with the most delicious recipes!
    I also find that some blogs tend to preach to their followers whereas on WHOLESOME COOK there is a definite vibe that Martyna just wants people to eat better and live more wholesome lives.

    The recipes have many different options that allow the reader to adapt the recipe to suit their dietary restrictions, which is unbelievably helpful!

  • LeighM72

    Hi, I would like to nominate the Mukti Organics blog at http://muktiorganicskincare.com/ in the Healthy Lifestyle category. The blog strives to inform consumers about the health risks of using cosmetics that contain synthetic chemicals and preservatives that are harmful to health. Its focus is on organic, natural lifestyles, incorporating healthy eating, safe skincare products, spiritual development, wellbeing and environmental conservation. Thanks.

  • Sabia Caruso

    I would like to nominate http://www.Wholesome Cook in “The Healthy Eating Category”, Martyna shared recipes are truly delicious, healthy and the contents on her Blog are very informative. Making it easier for families to have recipes on hand when needed.

  • Rachael

    Hello, I would like to no,inste Sarah Wilson’s blog, I look forward to her updates and find the opinions/information she provide incredibly helpful and inspirining.
    She also make me smile :)))
    Cheers Rachael
    //www.sarahwilson.com.au/?s=Paleo&x=0&y=0

  • Laura

    I LOVE The wellness project: thewellnessproject.com.au/blog so much great advice and so diverse. There is something for everyone recipes, meditation, yoga, lifestyle and the author is so personable I feel like I know her and she is looking our for me just by being subscribed. I look forward to my weekly emails with an insight and three new blog posts to read. Highly recommend :)

  • Ali M.

    I’m voting for Nadia and her mum Viv who co-created the blog
    http://mumanddaughter.wordpress.com/
    in the Positive life Change category.

    Through Nadia and Viv’s regular posts on Mum and Daughter they’ve added a true source of inspiration to my life, to not only make healthier and more informed food choices (the healthy
    & clean living recipes are easy, delicious and amazing!), but to also encourage
    me to think about all aspects of my life in a nourishing and positive way.

    Mum and Daughter is the perfect example of everyday people, facing the same daily struggles
    as you or I (to lead positive and healthy lifestyles) and how you at home can
    achieve the same with a simple change of thought and/ or patterned behaviour….. one
    small step at a time.

    Well done ladies, you’ve certainly changed my life and I’m sure, many others.

  • adam carter

    Mike Campbell 52 Meats in 52 weeks

  • adam carter

    Click here to vote for my blog- both ’52 Meats’ from 2012 and this year’s ’52 Eats’

  • adam carter

    Click here to vote for my blog- both ’52 Meats’ from 2012 and this year’s ’52 Eats’

  • Nadia Taher

    I nominate the girl that runs.
    http://thegirlthatruns.com/
    It’s an informative blog about the ups and downs of a runner. It’s a real life experience. It also gives you an insight about running and tips of some nutritional products. I find it very inspiring and informative!

  • Ondrea

    My vote is for http://www.thegirlthatruns.com.au in the healthy lifestyle category. It’s the greatest influence for running. The stories are incredibly positive. A better life style to a healthier you.

  • Jane

    Another vote for Sarah Wilson (www.sarahwilson.com.au) for positive life change Inspirational for all us sugar addicts, offering practical advice and support and fantastic recipes to try out.

  • Silvia G

    I nominate The Wellness Project (www.thewellnessproject.net.au/blog) for the Healthy Lifestyle category.
    The blog is overflowing with simple and effective tips that I have been able to implement into my daily routine, without causing stress or time pressures. The tips cover food, movement, mind and relationships. Claire’s warmth and generosity flows through in the manner that she shares useful information. She also gives the gentle and necessary encouraging reminders that keep me on track. The difference I find between Claire and other bloggers is that she does not attempt to portray herself as perfect (which can be intimidating). She admits her flaws or areas where she fails and offers advice to overcome those flaws. This makes her believable and easy to relate to .

  • mel1987

    I would like to nominate http://www.runkellirun.com in the healthy lifestyle category. As someone who struggles with anxiety, I stumbled upon this amazing running blog when I was searching for ways to combat anxiety without medication. She inspired me to start running & I now follow her blog to stay up to date with training tips, as well as product reviews that pertain to running and being active in general. This blog should be nominated not only because of how it helps people with anxiety understand how running can help then, but because it’s a very down-to-earth running blog that is truly a delight to read.

  • runnerchick87

    Hi there! I would like to nominate http://www.runkellirun.com in the healthy lifestyle category! It is hard to find running blogs that offer reliable product reviews, but I really trust in and enjoy all of Kelli’s reviews & have stayed connected both via the blog and via the blog’s facebook page. She is also a very inspiring writer & writes in a way that makes you want to read post after post & TAKE her advice. Isn’t that what blogging is all about??

  • Alana Joseph

    I want to nominate RUNKELLIRUN.COM (http://www.runkellirun.com) in the healthy lifestyle category. I love reading this blog & Kell always interacts with her readers on Facebook & Instagram to keep us informed about new running products, races, training tips & even fun DIY projects. This is unlike any other running blog out there and deserves to win!

  • CB

    Sarah Wilson

    Healthy Lifestyle

    http://www.sarahwilson.com.au/

    Sarah keeps it inspirational and simple. Exactly what is needed in these tumultuous and uncertain times. Thanks Sarah!

  • http://www.facebook.com/passionatept Michael Thannhauser

    (www.travellingdietitian.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/rose.funkenhouse Rose Funkenhouse

    I’d like to nominate Get Zompt (http://www.getzomt.blogspot.com.au) in the healthy eating category for having such a positive impact on my circle of friends in a really responsible way. All about soul feeding, health and nourishment not fads, starvation and guilt. Go Zoe Tattersall!!

  • Pam Robinson

    I’d like to vote for Zoe Tattersall. With todays obesity epidemic people don’t want to give up their treats. Zoe creates healthy alternatives. http://zomtbakes.blogspot.com.au/
    Looking after your weight and health is made easier!

  • Nat Carter

    I would love you guys to consider my blog: nataliecartetalksfitness.com for the Health Lifestyle category

    I am a straight talking, boisterous, fun loving, red wine drinking, meat eating Sydney Personal Trainer and lifestyle coach- working with both face to face and online clients. I’m not just passionate about my job- I live, eat and breathe it, everyday. I love to provide people with real life solutions and motivation-No fluff just stuff that works! I have over 12 yrs experience in the fitness industry and I know starting a healthy lifestyle can be tough at times. I’ve also developed The 50DaysNoSugar Challenge to inspire Aussie’s and others around the globe to decrease their sugar intake for greater health.

    I also love interacting with my readers through social media as a way of providing a “real-life” snippet into a healthy, fun lifestyle.

    The blog is read globally and covers multiple areas of a healthy lifestyle: food, fitness, self-love, weight loss, motivation, health related products/reviews, challenges and workout programs.

    Thanks again for considering me and nataliecartertalksfitness.com!

  • Laura

    I would like to nominate Kim from Kim Gatenby Acupuncture http://www.kimgatenby.com/blog
    for the Healthy Lifestyle category.

    There are a lot of health and well being blogs out there but what makes Kim’s blog different is that its from a Chinese medicine perspective.

    I find it so fascinating to read about things like tongue diagnosis and eating for the seasons. Kim’s blog is informative but easy to read which is great. The blog helps people lead a healthier life by educating them about acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine and also provides practical tips that people can apply at home.

  • PaulaDurrant

    I have great pleasure in nominating http://www.travellingdietitian.com in the Healthy Eating and Healthy Lifestyle catergories. Kara’s blog is always incredibly informative (as well as enteraining) and gives everyday people the opportunity to learn more about tasty and nutritious food, and inspires us to live a healthy and well balanced life (that includes a little indulgence!). Her travels around the world and her infectious passion for good food make her blog an absolute must read and a definite winner in my eyes!

  • http://www.facebook.com/shanisandyha Shani Sandyha Semenec

    I nominate Amanda from http://dailydosefitness.com.au/

    She has a firm head on her shoulders and doesn’t preach but educates. She also constantly updates what she is doing is isn’t beholden to the “one size fits everyone” approach. On top of this she completely “gets” what most of us girls go through from a head space perspective. She’s been there and done that and tried many methods, and even though she has a particular style she in no way will force it upon others, merely saying that this is what worked for me. Her approach is balanced and her community is one of the best things about what she does. There is so much support on there.
    But the most important factor I find is that she cares. She cares so much about others and how the health industry effects them. She’s really made a change in me for the better, and I am so happy I stumbled across her blog!

  • http://www.facebook.com/shanisandyha Shani Sandyha Semenec

    sorry I forgot the categories .. she could easily be all of them but the if I had to pick one

    Positive life change

  • http://www.facebook.com/shanisandyha Shani Sandyha Semenec

    sorry.. her blog is via this http://mevsthebulge.com/

  • http://www.facebook.com/jennifer.chipperfield.7 Jen Chipperfield

    I’d like to nominate The Travelling Dietitian.

    I enjoy reading this blog because it’s always based on research and common sense. It’s well written and the authors personality shines through, without hard to digest (see what I did there?) technical jargon. It certainly is informative, and relevant to my lifestyle.

    I’m better able to make informed decisions based on the advice from The Travelling Dietitianhttp://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.travellingdietitian.com%2F&h=ZAQFFUOc1

    .

  • http://www.facebook.com/iouliamerzlikina Julia Merzlikina

    I would like to nominate Amanda’s Daily Dose Fitness and Coaching: http://dailydosefitness.com.au/ in the healthy lifestyle, positive life change and personal development self care categories.

    I have followed Amanda’s amazing transformation (over a number of years), not just physically, but completely turning her life around! She has started with posting her weightless journey and is now a fitness professional! She has thousands of followers and inspires people everyday to take care of the bodies they live in – physically and mentally. She is an amazing person that lets everyone into her personal life, which provides amazing comfort that makes you realise you are not alone!

    She inspires all her followers to have healthy diets, exercise, healthy life choices and good mental health. She is an amazing person who deserves recognition!!

    I encourage anybody who reads this CHECK IT OUT! It definitely changed the way I look at life, take care of myself and know my self worth!

    Enjoy x

  • http://www.facebook.com/alexandra.byers.75 Alexandra Byers

    Me Vs the Bulge! It helped me to eat healthier, respect my body and ultimately get up on stage as a bikini model. I love Amanda to bits!

    http://mevsthebulge.com/

  • Lauren

    I’d like to nominate nataliecartertalksfitness.com in the healthy lifestyle category. Using Natalie’s blog I have been able to change my eating, exercise and lifestyle habits and become a healthier, more active me. Her exercise routines, daily hints and tips and her recipes have made making the change to a healthier me so much easier. Her 50 days no sugar challenge made me realise how much sugar I was ingesting without knowing it and it also showed me that its not hard to be healthy, it doesn’t cost a fortune and it can be fun. I enjoy her fun loving and witty approach to being healthy and active, it makes it so much more enjoyable.

  • http://www.facebook.com/janelle.couch.1 Janelle Couch

    I would like to nominate http://travellingdietitian.com/.
    For the best healthy eating blog. Kara Landau provides the latest nutrition
    information and inspires a clean lifestyle through her knowledge on nourishing whole
    foods to create amazing recipes. She is also well traveled and shares all her
    delightful foodie experiences from all over the world. Her blog is a truly
    wonderful read.

  • Greg Porter

    I would love to nominate the awesome blog of http://www.travellingdietitian.com for the healthy eating category.
    This is a great blog – very up to date cutting edge info without the b.s. This blog is very balanced and provides easy to understand information and recipes.

  • http://twitter.com/UrbanSocialSyd UrbanSocial

    Voting for http://www.nataliecartertalksfitness.com in the category of Healthy Lifestyle!

    Natalie is a total pro, committed to improving her vast array of readers fitness, health and lifestyles. She is inspiring, and has changed my outlook on diet, and the way I live day-to-day! Her “50 days no sugar Challenge” was a real eye opener, and a game changer!

    Congrats Natalie, and thank you for all your hard work!

    Good Luck!!!!

    Niel @Urbansocialsyd

  • Hope Familton

    I would like to nominate http://www.travellingdietitian.com for the Healthy Eating section. This blog constantly offers a further insight into relevant nutritional issues and is often backed up by great studies making it not only informative but research backed! There is always new information that isn’t just same old as other nutrition pages which keeps it exciting and interesting. Constant photos of delicious food and great facts and topics make it an always good read and a reminder that healthy food can be yummy too!

  • http://www.facebook.com/becanfruns Bec Anfruns

    My nomination is for – dailydosefitness.com.au

    I have seriously tried every diet available… none of them have worked & all have ended up with me going back to where I started… an unhappy mess.

    Amanda’s eating plan & support network has helped me understand how to achieve my weight loss goals in a healthy, balanced way. Not only am I in charge of what I’m eating, I’m also learning how to change my habits & feel like I have gained an online family with the members of the forum who’s support is nothing short of inspirational!

    If I hadn’t come across this forum… Id still on my diet merry-go-round… instead I’m happy & getting healthier by the day & I owe it all DAILY DOSE FITNESS :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/lauren.wylie Lauren Wylie

    I would like to nominate Amanda Marie’s blog http://mevsthebulge.com/ in the Postive Life Change category. She shares her journey of weight loss and lifestyle change (brought about by learning she had significant health risks if she continued on her path) over a few years, sprinkled with great information, inspiration and humour. She has inspired a number of people (including myself) to make similar changes in their lifestyle and has even made a business out of it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jllewis90 Julia Lewis

    I am nominating the blog http://www.runkellirun.com in the healthy lifestyle category. This blog has been very inspirational to me to stay in shape, as well as how important exercise can be for the body and soul. This blog definitely deserves an award!!! :)

  • Brett Parker

    I would love to nominate one of my greatest inspirations, Kara Landau (The Traveling Dietitian) for the Healthy Lifestyle category. Kara’s blog http://www.travellingdietitian.com has loads of great information that is no nonsense, easy to read, and filled with practical advice of how to eat and live life to the fullest. Kara’s messages come straight from the heart, and she’s not afraid to expose her own challenges in an enduring effort to inspire others. Her first book, “The Clean Separation” is a must read for any one who has turned to food or other means to mend a broken heart or fill a void. Do yourself a very big favour and check out her blog if you haven’t already, you’ll be hooked!

  • Kim

    I’d like to nominate my Naturopath (Laura Burton from Burton Health) who has a great blog in the healthy eating category. Laura loves sharing her healthy recipes on her blog which are often modifications of things we love, but healthier! I’ve tried a few of her recipes out and they always taste amazing. I also love that she gives tips on why her recipes are healthier, so you can make better choices in general.

    http://burtonhealth.com.au/blog/

  • KiwiChick

    Natalie Carter’s blog
    nataliecartertalksfitness.com
    Natalie gives inspiring, well-informed and pragmatic advice on how to get the most out of life with health, nutrition and fitness at the foundation. Fun and really accessible tips are the icing on the cake – and that’s a sugar-free cake, of course!

  • Micky Zucker

    I would like to nominate Cassie Mendoza-Jones from Elevate Vitality and her Elevate Vitality blog: http://www.elevatevitality.com.au/blog/

    Cassie is such a caring, dedicated naturopath and nutritionist that has helped me overcome various issues, including anxiety/stress issues and tummy troubles. Cassie always has an answer and solution to any problem – whether big or small – and no matter what is there for each and every client when they need her. She is extremely motivating, inspiring, knowledgeable and attentive. Having studied nutritional medicine, naturopathy, Western herbal medicine, kinesiology, and currently partaking in a Masters of Human Nutrition, it is fair to say Cassie is an experienced and hard-working individual!

    Her blog provides much inspiration with food recipes, wellness tips and tricks, opinion articles and overall guidance to live a happier and healthier life!

  • http://www.facebook.com/samialima Sara Clark
  • Debbie Whittle

    I would like to nominate http://www.travellingdietitian.com. I have recently found this site and absolutely love the information. As well as travelling tips (which I find fascinating) her weekly updates are great keeping me informed as to what’s happening in the scientific world in relation to all health topics. I think it’s so important when travelling to have as much up to date information about either food problems that may be faced in a strange country or even just recommendations about where to buy/eat healthy food and also where to avoid. Also providing tips on sanitation, diseases, bugs and how to avoid them. Great work Kara.

  • Rachelle

    I would like to nominate http://www.meepersonaltraining.com/blog.html for the healthy lifestyle and positive life change categories. This journey to become healthy has been ongoing for 10yrs so i decided it was time to help others on their journey by motivating, educating and empowering people to create the best version of themselves! Hopefully my blog will inspire and educate others on how to create their own health journey.

  • http://www.facebook.com/catherine.matthews.14 Catherine Matthews

    Hi, I would love to nominate http://www.travellingdietitian.com in healthy lifestyle and healthy eating. Her site is filled to the brim with insightful, humorous, honest information and has helped me and continued to inspire me during my weight loss journey. It is very easy to get confused with all the information out there, but this blog is straight forward and honest and is always one of the first things I check when I get up (a wee bit addicted lol) thank you

  • Cherlene

    I would like to nominate Amanda for her blog!!

    http://www.mevsthebulge.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/pam.robinsonpt Pam Robinson PT

    Oops I added the incorrect link earlier. This is the right one:
    http://www.getzomt.blogspot.com.au/

  • Anna Garcia

    I’d like to nominate Burton Health – by Laura Burton for the Healthy Lifestyle Award (www.burtonhealth.com.au/blog). This is an easy to read and incredibly informative blog that provides practicle, balanced and useful tips on maintaining a better lifetyle. Laura covers healthy eating tips as well as general wellbeing and wellness tips that I have been able to implement into my own everyday lifestyle.

  • Yolanda Severi

    I would like to nominate http://www.travellingdietitian.com for Healthy lifestyle. Kara dedicates so much of her time to teaching others about the importance of having a healthy lifestyle! I love to check out her amazing receipies as well as daily tips and advice how to make the right food choices!

  • Debbie

    I would like to nominate Natalie Carter in the healthy lifestyle and/or healthy eating categories. http://www.nataliecartertalksfitness.com. Last July I took on her 50 days no sugar challenge and have not looked back. Her blog contains great recipe tips and ideas for healthy eating, exercise, lifestyle changes and inspirational messages.

  • Nancy

    dailydosefitness.com.au
    Amandas blog is raw, inspiring, supportive, honest and real.
    She shares her personal insights and experiences in her weight loss journey, not only in ‘how-to lose weight’ but also her emotional journey. She continues to share her thoughts, passion for living, breathing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kate.babinard Kate Babinard

    I would like to norminate mevsthebulge.com for positive life change. Amanda has changed herself completely inside and out. She is an inspiration to me and many who feel that their battle is impossible she has made it real and possible.

    I would also like to nominate dailydosefitness.com.au for healthy lifestyle and healthy eating. It is a great informative blog.

  • Yuan

    I would like to nominate Kara (aka: Travelling Dietitian) http://www.travellingdietitian.com in the healthy eating healthy lifestyle category for her amazingly informative and insightful blog posts. As her title suggests, she has travelled the world and has brought back for us a wealth of knowledge about healthy eating and healthy foods from literally around the globe. Her enthusiasm and passion for all things nutritious is inspirational to other dietitians like myself and her knowledge and the information she shares are so sound and up to date. Rather than restrict and deny people of the joys food bring, the Travelling Dietitian embraces food and transforms every element and aspect of food into something both nutritious and delicious and shares them on her blog for everyone to enjoy. She discusses current issues and topics with professionalism and uses facts and tables to back her discussions to make them not only interesting and thought provoking but also informative and useful.
    The Travelling dietitian has definitely helped change my views and approaches to food as well as provided me with ideas for my own clinical practice.

  • Brenda Doran

    I wish to nominate Kara Landau The Travelling Dietician in the healthy eating and healthy lifestyle categories. Kara has very informative articles to help the general public eat clean and live a healthy lifestyle in return.
    http://www.travellingdietitian.com

    I particularly like the way she alerts her followers of new products that hit th the market for us to persue. I live in an isolated area without the help of people such as Kara. I am a personal trainer who loves to seek out clean healthy eating products free of sugars, preservatives and additives so I can forward my message of a healthy lifestyle to my clients. The Travelling Dietician’s knowledge and expertise enbles me to be sure I am passing on the correct message through her informative and educating articles and reponses. Her very straight forward and personal approach makes her very interesting to follow. Good Luck Kara!

  • http://twitter.com/jadegrrrl Jade

    I’d like to nominate http://dailydosefitness.wordpress.com/ Amanda is a constant source of healthful inspiration :)

  • J&C Gee

    we nominate Jessica Gee for Personal Development.link running for the love of pork.
    Her Blogs are both entertaining and goal setting.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004015884388 Judy Williams

    I’m nominating my own blog http://dementedfermenters.blogspot.com.au/. I post on fermented foods – how to make them and why they’re so healthy for our gut and overall health. I post on all things related to REAL FOOD e.g. butter, ghee, pasture fed meats, milk etc.

    I’m motivated about these foods as I see people heal and become well, once they start eating and connecting back to their food sources.

    I support eating local, fresh and seasonal foods and highlighting local food places for resources.

    Fermenting is a very old tradition (not particularly in Australia) and is being adopted particularly with autistic and asperger children where along with the removal of starches (temporarily), these children are making remarkable recoveries.

    Everything old is new again!

  • Warren Day

    I’m nominating @RDSouzaChiro – I’ve had regular chiropractic care from 3 chiros. Rowen D’Souza NET Chiropractic is my far the best I’ve ever had. Not just chiro care, it has transformed my quality of life.

  • http://twitter.com/MarriageDr Aaron Anderson, M.S.

    I nominate http://clintonpower.com.au/blog/ Clinton’s blog gives professional advice and information about creating healthy relationships but keeps it simple for a lay audience. There are no other blogs like it that I know of in Australia. He focuses on topics such as how to avoid common communication mistakes in marriage, online infidelity, etc. His blog is more than just a healthy lifestyle blog. It’s real information from a real professional for real people.

  • Laura

    I would like to nominate mevsthebulge.com for positive life change & dailydosefitness.com.au for healthy lifestyle and healthy eating. Unbelievably inspiring & endlessly helpful when it comes to proper education on what is best for your health and body.

  • Kirra rankin

    I would like to nominate http://inspiredperformancetoday.wordpress.com for the Personal Development/Self Care category. The blog is always uplifting & motivating. It targets an impressive range of topics, & always super positive & clever.
    Kirra

  • Misha

    The Labyrinth ~ and finding my way out: This blog has helped marginalised people who have chemical sensitivities. The woman who writes it is attending university while suffering disabling symptoms from fragrances and chemicals. She has managed to change peoples attitudes while also helping herself. The work she does will help all the people who go to university in the future who are sensitive to chemicals. The blog covers most of those areas that you have for nominations but the one that it fits in most is ‘positive life change’ because it shows that people can still live a rewarding life while sensitive to chemicals, and that education is the key to creating change for supporting these type of people. I have this condition and have found that I am not alone because of all the information provided here.

    http://the-labyrinth.com

  • Misha

    I’d like to nominate http://multiplechemicalsensitivity.wordpress.com because it is a blog that creates awareness about chemical sensitivities and it covers issues that people who have the condition need to be aware of. It helped me by educating me about a fake treatment that I was considering paying for. I was so sick that I would have tried anything! There is also information about how to make a first aid kit, which is not an easy task for a person who has physical symptoms bought on by most first aid kit’s contents. I’d like to nominate it for the ‘Personal development/self care’ section.

  • Misha

    I’d like to nominate http://multiplechemicalsensitivity.wordpress.com because it is a blog that creates awareness about chemical sensitivities and it covers issues that people who have the condition need to be aware of. It helped me by educating me about a fake treatment that I was considering paying for. I was so sick that I would have tried anything! There is also information about how to make a first aid kit, which is not an easy task for a person who has physical symptoms bought on by most first aid kit’s contents. I’d like to nominate it for the ‘Personal development/self care’ section.

  • Slobodan Zdraveski

    http://the-labyrinth.com/category/school-files/
    the-labyrinth.com.au
    Category-positive life change
    I nominate this blog because it shows us when we are faced with adversity in our lives we can overcome anything.Its an inspiring blog site which gives the reader an insight into the life of a chemically sensitive woman who has to get over an enormous amount of obstacles in her daily life and yet has a selfless outlook on life.She is an inspiration to myself and others with her vast knowledge on many matters,her bravery with her own struggles,informative and upto date writings,relentless push to help save our planet and at the same time ourselves,leading the way for others like herself to stand up for ones self and be counted as a real human being and exposing the bad company’s who mislead us all with their spin.A real crusader of our era who shows us that we can all change our lives for the better by helping others to help themselves and standing up for what we believe in.

  • Michellina van Loder

    I’d like to nominate my own blog for the ‘Positive life change’ as I think that it creates a sense of change in the way people think about chemical sensitivities. This condition used to be something that people didn’t believe: they denied its existence exactly like climate change skeptics used to; but both of these issues are interrelated due to the pollution and chemicals used on our planet. I don’t preach that we should all go natural or stop using chemicals but I try to show how we can survive and cope in this world because we can’t change it, but we can educate people about the condition, therefore, making life easier for them and those who have to struggle with this in the future. I have found that there are many doctors, teachers and other professionals who understand completely about this condition; and that our own Human Rights organisations and Disability rights have now recognised it too, therefore, making it easier for us to demand equal rights. http://the-labyrinth.com

  • chobrob

    1. Healthy lifestyle
    2. http://meatmikecampbell.com

    3. This blog has provided more than just nutrition and training advice. It challenges the way we think about health by using real life and everyday situations and not by getting over-complicated and high and mighty. It is geared toward everyday people and provides examples to help you think about nutrition and training and is the only blog/magazine that has actually helped make significant changes in the way I eat and train and think about food because it is simple, backs up it’s advice with evidence as well as interesting opinion and most of all it is enjoyable to read on a weekly basis because it is actually interesting unlike (in my opinion) most health and nutrition blogs and magazines.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004008609209 Samuel Reid Ogilvie Jr.

    I nominate http://www.superchargedfood.com. Super recipes, informative/educational posts and links, excellent writing, and outstanding illustrations.

  • Helen

    Supercharged food blog!! Healthy Eating. Very crafty and creative!

  • Sally

    I would like to nominate Lee Holmes’ Supercharged Food blog in the healthy eating category. Link: http://www.superchargedfood.com/category/blog/
    Lee provides a fantastic array of recipes, but goes beyond that, labelling them with clear details as to who they are suitable for, including taking into account a wide range of intolerances (eg gluten free, dairy free etc), and also goes into detail about the various properties and health benefits of the key ingredients. I don’t have any particular intolerances and am not a vegetarian (Lee has a combination of vegetarian and meat based recipes), but I do like to eat as healthily as I can, and in particular have a low gluten intake. So it suits everyone. Lots of healthy eating blogs are predominantly vegetarian, or have a particular slant. Lee provides a great balance of food, coupled with educative insights.

  • Ele

    I would love to nominate Lee Holmes, Supercharged Food: http://www.superchargedfood.com. Beautiful blog, great recipes and ideas. Lee is totally selfless in giving her time and recipes and educating us on how to live healthier.

  • KJ

    Are you allowed to nominate two blogs? If so, I’d like to nominate http://www.superchargedfood.com, where Lee Holmes shares all sorts of healthy recipes and ideas for eating for optimum health, especially for folk with autoimmune problems or food allergies and intolerances. And over at http://wholesome-cook.com/ Martyna shares natural, easy, wholesome fare that really makes you want to get in the kitchen.

  • Joanne McFarlane

    I love Supercharged Foods site http://www.superchargedfood.com it has changed my way of thinking and cooking and I have never looked back. I have children with various conditions and Lee’s way of cooking and making foods delicious and nutritious and fun is wonderful. My eldest often quotes Lee’s way of thinking at the school too, which I think is great.

  • Catherine

    I would like to nominate The-Labyrinth: http://the-labyrinth.com/blog/ in the Personal development/self care category, because the efforts the author makes to manage her medical condition are inspirational. Her descriptions of how she modifies her home, and gets help from other people and the support she needs at university are also full of practical tips.

  • Rena

    I would like to nominate http://www.superchargedfood.com it is an excellent site with great receipe’s for nutritious, healthy food, great for people with all kinds of allergies and intolerances – Lee Holmes is dedicated to sharing amazing receipes that taste good and are good for you.

  • Nicole Hopkins

    SUPERCHARGED FOOD (http://www.superchargedfood.com/category/blog/) is my go-to place for recipes, inspiration and motivation so I’d nominate it for the categories healthy lifestyle, healthy eating and positive change!

    She is truly inspirational and the implementation of her sugar-free, wheat-free, gluten-free and diary-free recipes make implementation so doable. With simple and clever foodie ideas, she’s also incredibly responsive to public questions and comments. LOVE it!!!

  • Jessica Sepel

    I would like to nominate myself in the Healthy lifestyle and Healthy eating category. I am in my 5th year of health and nutrition study and a passionate health blogger on a mission to change the health status of Australians and many worldwide. I hope my bog reveals just how passionate I am about helping individuals empower THEMSELVES to obtain a healthier and happier life.

    http://www.jessicasepel.com

    http://www.facebook.com/JSHealth

    instagram: JShealth

  • Emma

    I would like to nominate http://www.superchargedfood.com. Great ideas for a healthy lifestyle!

  • Jui jui

    http://www.superchargedfood.com/
    Healthy eating
    I like this blog, it shows me how food should be eaten for a fully functioning body and mind.

  • Somerset

    I would like to nominate http://www.superchargedfood.com in the healthy eating category. It’s full of amazing recipes and healthy tips to live a fruitful life.

  • Tamsin

    In the healthy eating category my vote goes to Lee Holmes http://www.superchargedfood.com blog her recipes are so simple to make and inspire you to change the way you look at food. She writes about food with such passion and knowledge.

  • Sebastian

    My vote goes to http://www.superchargedfood for Healthy Eating. I’ve changed the way I eat since reading and making Lees recipes and have lots weight and gained more energy. They are very healthy and inspiring.

  • Sebastian

    My vote goes to http://www.superchargedfood for Healthy Eating. I’ve changed the way I eat since reading and making Lees recipes and have lots weight and gained more energy. They are very healthy and inspiring.

  • Amanda

    I’m voting for http://www.superchargedfood.com for Healthy Eating. My I bought my mum Lees book for Christmas last year and it has been so encouraging to see her get her health back because of her recipes.

  • Cashew Holmes

    http://www.superchargedfood.com healthy eating-the blog inspires you to make better food choices and the recipes are easy to make.

  • Jack

    If you really want to eat healthy with real food simple recipes then http://www.superchargedfood should be recommended in the healthy eating category. It’s full of yummy recipes and health advice.

  • Jack

    If you really want to eat healthy with real food simple recipes then http://www.superchargedfood should be recommended in the healthy eating category. It’s full of yummy recipes and health advice.

  • Naz

    I would LOVE to nominate Lee from Supercharged Food – http://www.superchargedfood for the healthy eating category! I love Lee’s approach to healthy food and her recipes are fantastic!

  • sam

    I am voting for http://www.superchargedfood (healthy eating) I love Lees recipes they taste good and I’m never disappointed every time I make them. I have also got my whole family eating healthy now and as a busy mum of four the blog has been a godsend.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Jack68Dodge Jack Dodge

    http://www.superchargedfood Lee always has great reciepe ideas and info for a healthy lifestyle!

  • Colly

    I would like to nominate the founder of Supercharged Foods, Lee Holmes, blog http://supercharged1.wordpress.com for the healthy eating category.

    Lee stands out from the rest – her recipes are well planned, incredibly simple and delicious. She has a knack of taking a classic recipes and putting a modern spin to them. The blog is a trustworthy source of information with a plethora of recipes to choose from – and you can always be sure they are HEALTHY.

  • heidi wesely

    I would like to nominate http://www.superchargedfood in the healthy eating category this is an informative and easy to follow blog……

  • Adrienne T

    I’d love to nominatehttp://www.superchargedfood.com Lee Holmes makes nutrition easy to understand, provides no fuss tasty recipes and gives you the info to set your home and habits up for success. Sounds simple but sometimes when you need to make changes for your health it’s great to have the full picture spelled out and achievable solutions to get you on your healthy way daily. Also, I have food allergies so her recipes and approach keep my diet clean, tasty and economical!

  • Meredith Gaston

    I would like to nominate Lee Holmes’ inspiring blog ‘Supercharged Food’ for this award. <>

    Since following Lee’s health blog over the last two years my relationship to nutrition has been completely transformed. Lee’s approach to food and life is all about being creative, honest and thoughtful. Lee’s focus is on creating and maintaining day to day health in achievable ways through informed decision making, making it possible for us to see how what we eat becomes what we are.

    Not only does Lee’s Supercharged Food blog contain delectable, nutritionally rich recipes, there is also information about cleaning your home in safe and natural ways, natural medicines, and an excellent not-for-profit online shop allowing access to organic products I wouldn’t be able to find on supermarket shelves. This is an excellent opportunity for myself and others suffering from allergies, or those desiring healthful, real produce in everyday life.

    Lee’s dedication to nutrition, her passion for working together with others to achieve their health goals, and her genuine love of life make her Supercharged blog a delight and pleasure to follow. The bonus prize is that with each new post I learn more about doing the best for my body – and my health and outlook continue to benefit.

    ‘Supercharged Food’ is the most generous and informed blog I have discovered over the years and I wish Lee the very best of luck as I nominate her for this exciting award.

  • Karen Curry

    I would like to nominate http://www.superchargedfoods.com.au in the healthy eating and healthy lifestyles categories.
    I am new to following blogs and I loved that lee made it intersting and fun. I was particually impressed with the Lee taking charge in trying to change the meals we are served whilst in hospital.

  • Sara

    Definitely nominating Sarah Wilson (www.sarahwilson.com.au) for:
    Healthy lifestyle
    Healthy eating
    Positive life change
    She clearly puts a lot of time, research & thought into educating her readers to lead healthier & happier lives through her own experiences. Her blog has certainly changed the way I eat/live and I am truly grateful.

  • Sara

    Definitely nominating Sarah Wilson (www.sarahwilson.com.au) for:
    Healthy lifestyle
    Healthy eating
    Positive life change
    She clearly puts a lot of time, research & thought into educating her readers to lead healthier & happier lives through her own experiences. Her blog has certainly changed the way I eat/live and I am truly grateful.

  • Evelyn Scofield

    I want to nominate http://www.superchargedfood.com/category/blog/ in the healthy eating category. Lee’s blog is very good in regards to healthy eating, with wonderful recipes and tips. Lee also answers my questions, which is wonderful. I cannot say enough about all the good information in her blog. Please pick her for healthy eating.

  • Rachel

    I would like to vote for Supercharged Foods. I love reading Lee’s blog and the tips and food suggestions are great for both my little kids and my husband. I love that it promotes healthy foods and gives suggestions of local produce to use.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dalecthornton Dale Thornton

    I would like to nominate Supercharged Food http://www.superchargedfood.com/ for the Healthy Eating category.

    Lee Holmes and her blog literally changed my life. For years I had been experiencing digestive problems, lethargy and allergic skin breakouts. After going from doctor to doctor with no answer to my issues, I read the Supercharged Food site and changed my diet accordingly. Removing heavily processed wheat/gluten based foods from my diet my skin cleared up, my stomach aches stopped, I dropped 8kg in weight and felt refreshed and awake again. Lee Holmes’ site is full of great healthy food ideas that are simple and easy to prepare and taste great. That’s another benefit, I can now taste food. Removing the heavily processed food from my diet has given me a clean fresh taste palette.

    The Supercharged Food blog is easy to navigate and find what you are looking for. Lee is also very active on all the social networks, making sure her followers return to her blog on a regular basis.

    Social network integration into the Blog makes it easy to post Lee’s blog to Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc…

    The photos look great too.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rebecca.r.mason.3 Rebecca Reye Mason

    I’d like to nominate Supercharged in the healthy eating category. https://supercharged1.wordpress.com/

    Lee has the ‘best’ healthy advice spelt out simply but far from boring and tackles a real broad range of topics. Plus… loads of great recipes where you can apply the healthy ideas. Her blog really helped to change my diet and lifestyle around and rather than being focused on just one issue she covers everything. Since then I’ve subscribed to about 20 other health blogs but I keep coming back to Supercharged.

  • Cleo Demopoulos

    I would like to vote in the healthy eating category for my favourite blog http://www.superchargedfood.com
    it’s so full of healthy yummy recipes and advise and it has changed my relationship to food. I now enjoy getting into the kitchen and cooking more than ever and its all because of Lees blog.

  • Julene

    I would like to nominate http://www.supercharged food written by Lee Holmes in the healthy eating category. Lee invites you into her life and shows how you can be healthier just by making small changes to your diet. I like that it’s not complicated.

  • bachelormum

    I would like to enter Lee HOlmes At Supercharged Foods in the healthy eating category. Lee’s recipes are super fresh, super awesome and super healthy. She’s also an uber-cook and health coach.
    http://www.superchargedfood.com

  • Erica

    Recently removed my gall bladder and with pretty high cholesterol levels, I felt it was timely for me to become positive about what I ate and generally being observant of the foods I bought. I have young children and I want them to develop healthy eating habits from the onset.

    http://www.superchargedfood.com has helped me do just that! It has got me back on track with my health and wellbeing. My cholesterol has gone down to a level that is amazing. My sugar levels are superb since using Lee’s recommended Stevia.

    Now I snack on a small handful of almonds instead of chocolate and I use a lot of green in my diet. I have a healthy drink of fresh veg and fruit each day and I haven’t felt better!

    Lee’s blog is easy to understand, positive and relevant. The website is Sydney based, supports and understands the Australian lifestyle and is very focused on all things sustainable, natural and organic.

    The recipes and blogs are not just relevant to people who have intolerances to certain food products. I don’t have any known food or drink intolerances, and I find Lee’s recipes as tasty as anything I usually eat, sometimes even better.

    I love http://www.superchargedfood.com, I couldn’t recommend it more highly.

  • Bruce

    The most informative and no nonsense blog in Healthy Eating is http://www.superchargedfood.com its full of great recipes and tips and useful info I just keep going back to it.

  • Brett

    the healthy eating blog I like most is http://www.superchargedfood.com I made the chocolate torte for my wife’s birthday she has a lot of allergies and my wife absolutely loved it and couldn’t have been happier. I like putting a smile on her face. Lee’s recipes are easy even for a guy like me.

  • Brett

    the healthy eating blog I like most is http://www.superchargedfood.com I made the chocolate torte for my wife’s birthday she has a lot of allergies and my wife absolutely loved it and couldn’t have been happier. I like putting a smile on her face. Lee’s recipes are easy even for a guy like me.

  • Steven

    I am nominating for healthy eating the blog http://www.superchargedfood.com because it draws awareness to the foods we are eating which are not health promoting and provides us with recipes and ideas and foods that are easy to find and make. My family love it too and we often make Lee Holmes’ recipes. We are Chinese and there are some great Asian inspired ones that taste good and are healthy too. It is a really inspiring blog.

  • Erica

    Healthy Eating Category: Recently removed my gall bladder and with pretty high cholesterol levels, I felt it was timely for me to become positive about what I ate and generally being observant of the foods I bought.
    I have young children and I want them to develop healthy eating habits from the onset.

    http://www.superchargedfood.com has helped me do just that! It has got me back on track with my health and
    wellbeing. My cholesterol has gone down to a level that is amazing. My sugar levels are superb since using Lee’s recommended Stevia.

    Now I snack on a small handful of almonds instead
    of chocolate and I use a lot of green in my diet. I have a healthy drink of fresh veg each day and I haven’t felt better!

    Lee’s blog is easy to understand, positive and relevant. The website is Sydney based, supports and understands the Australian lifestyle and is very focused on all things sustainable, natural and organic.

    The recipes and blogs are not just relevant to
    people who have intolerances to certain food products. I don’t have any known food or drink intolerances, and I find Lee’s recipes as tasty as anything I usually eat, sometimes even better.

    I love http://www.superchargedfood.com, I couldn’t recommend it more highly.

  • Beth

    I’d like to nominate Burton Health by Laura Burton in the Healthy Lifestyle category. http://www.burtonhealth.com.au/blog

    Laura’s blog provides inspiration and motivation. She encourages everyone to live a healthy positive life and she does so in such an encouraging way.

  • http://twitter.com/fitbydons Donna Martin

    A great blog is Nat Carter – she inspired me to give up sugar! http://www.nataliecartertalksfitness.com/

    She keeps things real, is motivating and inspires many to get up and get out and exercise, be healthy and accountable!

  • lucinda

    I would like to nominate www. superchargedfood.com
    In the healthy eating category
    It changed my life
    Gluten is the devil and Lee Holmes helped me find delicious ways around it

    Cheers

  • http://twitter.com/LouiseCornege Louise Cornege

    I would like to nominate http://www.superchargedfood.com in the healthy eating category. Beautifully designed with a breadth of great information and delicious and easy-to-make recipes.

  • Gem

    Blog: http://travellingdietitian.com/

    Nominated category: Healthy eating

    “The Travelling Dietitian” blog by Kara Landau provides an extensive array of healthful eating tips and ideas to her all readers. Kara’s passion for food is evident in her outstanding blog entries from around the globe. As a student dietitian, I understand that the art of science and human nutrition is complex and I admire Kara’s ability to transform scientific information into practical suggestions. Kara’s blogs keeps me up to date with new products, new healthy eating tips for clients and generally motivates me to improve my practice. Her newly published book “The Clean Separation” is a fantastic read and I suggest everyone grab a copy!

    Kara is a leader in the field of nutrition and dietetics and deserves to be recognized for her outstanding efforts!

  • Heather Hutchinson

    I’d like to nominate http://www.superchargedfood.com/ in the healthy eating category for the amazing recipes & breadth of information about the good & bad effects of foods on our bodies. Lee Holmes comes across in the blog as personable, fun, happy, positive & healthy, a great inspiration to those trying to improve their health & recover from illness in a low risk, holistic way.

  • http://www.daniellegreason.com/ Danielle Greason

    I’m nominating Christie Fischer – Eat. More. Plants. http://www.christiefischer.com She helps others to live a healthy life by inspiring them with her personal food adventures, experimentation, delish food pics and authentic writing voice. Gorgeous blog!

  • Cleo Demopoulos

    I would like to vote in the healthy eating category for my favourite blog http://www.superchargedfood.comit‘s so full of healthy yummy recipes and advise and it has changed my relationship to food I now enjoying getting into the kitchen and cooking and its all because of Lees blog.

  • Cleo

    I would like to vote in the healthy eating category for my favourite blog http://www.superchargedfood.com it’s so full of healthy yummy recipes and advise and it has changed my relationship to food I now enjoying getting into the kitchen and cooking and its all because of Lees blog.

  • http://twitter.com/vonKotze vonKotze

    I would like to nominate http://www.superchargedfood.com/ As I get older I realise more and more …. “you are what you eat” and Superchargedfood directs me to try so many healthy delicious changes to my digestion lifestyle. Society needs Supercharged as a counter to all the unhealthy temptations arriving as ads on our media devices and in the shops and fast food restaurants that abound. I like the way they use social media to best advantage. I follow then on Facebook and Twitter and am always stumbling upon posts that take me back to the blog.

  • Guest

    Acension Kitchen. Beautiful, inspiring, nourishing and delcious health & welness inspiration. A must win. http://ascensionkitchen.com/

  • http://twitter.com/natnutritionist Natural Nutritionist

    Acension Kitchen. Beautiful, inspiring, nourishing and delicious health
    & welness inspiration. A must win. http://ascensionkitchen.com/

  • Lilapud

    Hi! I would like to nominate http://supercharged1.wordpress.com/ – Lee Holmes Supercharged Food Blog in the HEALTHY EATING CATEGORY. Lee’s recipes are easy to make and the ingredients are not fancy or difficult to source, but they taste gorgeous!

    Her blog comes from her own experience of ill-health and how she used food to cure herself, instead of drugs and hospitalisation. Lee took her illness on as her own responsibility, and shows us how to keep disease and poor health away by sharing her recipes and health food information on her blog.

    AND she is testament to the recipes & food that keeps her so healthy and glowing – she is an excellent advertisement for her healthy approach to eating! Lee’s blog has helped me to eat well, think creatively and feel better for almost 2 years now, which I have been able to share with my family and friends – and I know from reading her blog that she has helped thousands of people across the world, not just in Australia, by sharing what has helped her, in a very nurturing and caring way. I also like how Lee’s approach is first and foremost to help others, money is not her motivation, her desire to help people to feel better in themselves is what drives her.

    Apart from having a beautiful writing style, and using gorgeous images and photos, – making her blog a place that is a gift in itself in which to spend time, as a practising health coach, Lee also keeps up to date with new nutritional information and science, keeping us informed with latest research and developments, which I highly value.

  • Lee

    I would like to nominate ascensionkitchen.com in the Healthy Eating category. It is full of not only amazing pictures and videos but educational rich infomation which everyone can take home and utilize in their daily lives. Love it!

  • Lilapud

    Hi! I would like to nominate http://www.superchargedfood.com – Lee Holmes Supercharged Food Blog in the HEALTHY EATING CATEGORY. Lee’s recipes are easy to make and the ingredients are not fancy or difficult to source, but they taste gorgeous!

    Her blog comes from her own experience of ill-health and how she used food to cure herself, instead of drugs and hospitalisation. Lee took her illness on as her own responsibility, and shows us how to keep disease and poor health away by sharing her recipes and health food information on her blog.

    AND she is testament to the recipes & food that keeps her so healthy and glowing – she is an excellent advertisement for her healthy approach to eating! Lee’s blog has helped me to eat well, think creatively and feel better for almost 2 years now, which I have been able to share with my family and friends – and I know from reading her blog that she has helped thousands of people across the world, not just in Australia, by sharing what has helped her, in a very nurturing and caring way. I also like how Lee’s approach is first and foremost to help others, money is not her motivation, her desire to help people to feel better in themselves is what drives her.

    Apart from having a beautiful writing style, and using gorgeous images and photos, – making her blog a place that is a gift in itself in which to spend time, as a practising health coach, Lee also keeps up to date with new nutritional information and science, keeping us informed with latest research and developments, which I highly value.

  • Jill

    I love superchargedfood.com and would love to nominate it in your healthy eating category. It inspires me to try harder when preparing my everyday meals and replace processed, sugary foods with nutritious whole foods that taste delicious. Lee is honest and authentic and her recipes are easy to follow and truly doable for the home chef. I love the inspiration I get from following her website.

  • Jill

    I love superchargedfood.com and would love to nominate it in your healthy eating category. It inspires me to try harder when preparing my everyday meals and replace processed, sugary foods with nutritious whole foods that taste delicious. Lee is honest and authentic and her recipes are easy to follow and truly doable for the home chef. I love the inspiration I get from following her website.

  • Justin

    My favourite go-to blog is in the Healthy Eating category:
    SuperCharged Food – http://www.superchargedfood.com/

    This site makes it super easy to eat better – the recipes are
    do-able and taste clean and more-ish. Mostly, though they just make me feel
    good after eating.

    I also like the way the site is researched and written. It’s
    credible and easy to read…and fun (unlike some of the other ‘know-it-all’
    cranks in this category!

    I know quite a few people who have been helped by this site.
    There’s a growing club of us!

  • Guest

    I would like to nominate “The Zenspiration Magazine” over at http://www.clairecharters.com
    Her writing is very

  • http://twitter.com/ZenspirationMag Zenspiration

    Hi I would love to put forward my own health and wellness blog “The Zenspiration Magazine” which can be found over at http://www.clairecharters.com. I would love to be considered for “the healthy lifestyle section”

    The blog focuses on empowering everyday and ordinary people into becoming the best version of themselves. I research various topics and then write up a post that I hope reaches and inspires. My topics vary from healthy food, self-empowerment to natural and holisitic beauty. I have recieved many emails from people all over the world thanking me for putting the time into writing my blog – especially that one certain post that resonated with them at that moment.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lifetarian Brock Lifetarian

    I would love to nominate Eat More Plants blog (www.christiefischer.com) for the healthy eating category. This blog has nourishing recipes, real and raw experiences of the author and guest posts that question a lot of conventional thinking on healthy eating and nutrition. 11/10!! :)

  • Rosemary

    I’d like to vote for Bushwalking Blog (bushwalkingblog.com.au – Healthy Lifestyle). Neil encourages hiking, and when you’re hiking you’re getting some great exercise without even feeling like you’re exercising.

  • Trish

    I nominate Bushwalking Blog (http://bushwalkingblog.com.au) in the Healthy Lifestyle category. Neil’s blog is a great resource for people wanting to live a healthier lifestyle by getting outdoors.

  • Barbara

    http://www.sarahwilson.com.au/

    I vote for Sarah Wilson. Her advice has helped me kick sugar and provide yummy recipes I’ve tried tested and love.

  • Tom

    In the healthy eating category I nominate http://www.superchargedfood.com. This is a supremely informative blog that is delivered in an accessible and warmly manner. Lee Holmes speaks from the heart, and from experience. Through this the reader is able to connect with her and the content of her blogs which is a constant source of inspiration for me.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeanette.tamplin Jeanette Tamplin

    I’d like to nominate Rowen D’Souza Chiropractic for the healthy lifestyle category.
    All the practitioners contribute unique and helpful information about healthy life choices. And not only do they write about it, they live what they write!

  • Emily

    I would like to nominate Bushwalking Blog (bushwalkingblog.com.au) in the healthy lifestyle category. This blog helped me with all the info I needed to start getting outdoors and exercising. It’s entertaining and informative, and seems to be going from strength to strenght.

  • Nurse Naomi

    I want to nominate my blog, http://www.nursenaomi.wordpress.com for both the Personal Development/Self Care plus the Social Good Categories.

    My blog is a blend of the two categories. For the Personal Development/Self Care side, I focus on sharing tips and on disseminating important evidenced based information necessary for healthy living. I also share my own thoughts and ideas on how we can continue to live healthily in changing 21st Century socio-medical environments and I hope to encourage my readers to think critically and analytically about some of the things I propose.

    Two of my passions include limiting Infection Spread in our Communities and I also write some very personal posts on how to cope with Food Intolerance, the diagnosis of which is rapidly increasing.

    In terms of the Social Good side; I feel my blog is not merely anchored to the internet but is a reflection of Health Activist activity I conduct in my local and broader community through Health Campaigns. My blog acts as a place to document, share and discuss my Health Campaigns which, since I started my blog in January this year, have included, “Stop Gastro Spread” and a “Hand-Washing in Schools” Project. These projects aim to reduce Infection Spread in the community. Another Project in which I am involving the community is a children’s health Picture Book series called “Astro Nurse”, I will be blogging the whole progress of this ‘group-effort health project’ over the next few weeks.
    Thanks so much for this opportunity! Nurse Naomi

  • Shirin

    Bushwalking Blog (www.bushwalkingblog.com.au) empowers people to live a healthy lifestyle, by teaching them the ins and outs of getting into hiking, and showing them where to go for a hike.

  • Wendy G.

    Blog: Bushwalking Blog
    Address: bushwalkingblog.com.au
    Category: Healthy Lifestyle

    Neil writes a brilliant blog about visiting beautiful places. You can’t read his articles without being inspired to get out for a bushwalk. There’s no better way to live a healthy lifestyle than making exercise into a hobby. Neil has inspired me to do this.

  • Sara

    Bushwalkingblog.com.au – I think Bushwalking Blog fits well into the healthy lifestyle category. By making hiking seem like such a fun activity, it encourages people to get out for a hike who otherwise wouldn’t.

  • Ana

    I want to nominate TalesofaKitchen.com for the Healthy Eating category. I love this blog because it’s full of the most mouthwatering, simple, fresh and tasty recipes I’ve seen yet! I’m not a vegetarian or vegan, but this blog inspired me to try all sorts of healthier, lighter meals and snacks, including some amazing raw desserts free of processed sugars, dairy, flours….so much healthier than what I was used to.

  • Eva

    Bushwalking Blog (http://bushwalkingblog.com.au) is consistently entertaining and impossible to read without wanting to get out for a hike. It’s a great fit for the healthy lifestyle category.

  • Kevin

    http://www.paleo.com.au – Healthy Eating
    This is an amazing resource for all things Paleo. The information from Paleo.com.au has changed my life and that of many others.

    I feel healthier, have more energy, have a wider variety of food than before – plus the fact that it is geared to Australia specifically, there are local tips on how to source products locally

    Given the impact this has on my life – it could probably be in Healthy Lifestyle too.

  • Table_Tonic

    I nominate Sarah Wilson’s BRILLIANT Blog/Website:

    http://www.sarahwilson.com.au/

    For no other reason than because it has immeasurably changed my (already healthy) life/lifestyle for the better. She is an intelligent, incredible role model and an asset to the world wide web!

    ;)
    Louise

  • Kareela

    I think you should nominate Jill knapp who runs http://getupandgetmoving.net. Her blog has inspired me to lose 55 pounds so far.

  • Gav

    I’d like to nominate Bushwalking Blog – bushwalkingblog.com.au – in the Healthy Lifestyle category. Having been nervous about starting to get out hiking, Neil has made me feel like I don’t need to be an expert to do so. I’m definitely living a healthier lifestyle thanks to Bushwalking Blog.

  • Sandra Fitz

    i Would love to nominate : Women Love Tech.. great site with great ideas , helpful sites and useful tips.. .. a website that no women should be without. this is an abosulte winner

  • Scott

    Women Love Tech – http://www.womenlovetech.com.au

    I love this blog for many reasons, as it is very clean, easy to understand, and very informative. Always get updates weekly, and I know Frederique is super passionate about what she does! This shows in her blogs! Love it love it love it

  • Daphne Doukas

    I would like to nominate http://inspiredperformancetoday.wordpress.com
    for the Personal Development/Self Care category. This blog is fantastic – very informative, covering a broad range of topics on health, nutrition and wellbeing, both mind and body particularly for those who are athletic. I love this blog as I have a 10 year old with a metabolic condition and am always looking for new ideas to help him achieve staying well whilst he plays all the sports he loves – thanks Vanessa for providing information which helps me think “outside the square” and try new things – every bit helps!

  • Daphne Doukas

    I would like to nominate http://inspiredperformancetoday.wordpress.com
    for the Personal Development/Self Care category. This blog is fantastic – very informative, covering a broad range of topics on health, nutrition and wellbeing, both mind and body particularly for those who are athletic. I love this blog as I have a 10 year old with a metabolic condition and am always looking for new ideas to help him achieve staying well whilst he plays all the sports he loves – thanks Vanessa for providing information which helps me think “outside the square” and try new things – every bit helps!

  • Lisa S.

    Bushwalking Blog is my pick for the healthy lifestyle category – bushwalkingblog.com.au – Entertaining stories, educational how-to articles, and inspiring photos. Everything you need to start using hiking as your regular exercise.

  • Bek Sexton

    I would like to nominate Saimaa Miller’s from http://www.aussiebodydiet.com for the Positive Life Change category. She is inspirational and her recipes are always delicious!

  • Karryn

    Hi, I would like to vote for Sarah Wilsons blog – sarahwilson.com.au in the healthy eating category. Her information about auto immune diseases and how foods we consume can have a major impact on these diseases is outstanding. A must read for everyone! – Karryn

  • Sebastian

    I nominate Christie Fischer http://www.christiefischer.com (Eat.More.Plants) in the Healthy Eating Category.

    Christie’s amazing to say the least! She shares her life experiences with her audience, the good and the bad, through a journey of health and vitality. Her blog posts are insightful, articulate and she shares an honesty that her readers can really relate to.

    She expresses a certain ‘vulnerability’ about her experiences and challenges. It’s difficult for anyone to open up and share life’s challenges, and for that alone, she’s an inspiration and deserves the recognition.

    Best wishes Christie and keep up the fantastic work.

  • Keryn Simpson

    My vote is for ‘Burton Health’ by Laura Burton – http://www.burtonhealth.com.au/blog

    Her daily anecdotes, pics, recipes and suggestions for HEALTHY EATING are changing the way our family eats. Everything (well more than before!!) is more green, organic and full of natural flavours. We now actually cook every night because we get inspired with the new pics of healthy treats each day. We’re very excited to attempt to make our own Kale chips (featured this week). Even my 1 year old is getting a healthier start in life thanks to Burton Health – and I’d be happy to let her eat chips of the Kale variety :)

  • Jane

    I nominate Bushwalking Blog – bushwalkingblog.com.au. It’s full of great hiking advice and excellent suggestions for places to walk. It encourages a healthy lifestyle.

  • Sam

    Bushwalking Blog is a perfect fit for the Healthy Lifestyle category, because it provides me with encouragement and ideas to get out for a walk and keeps me motivated with drool-worthy photos when I can’t get out. (bushwalkingblog.com.au)

  • sue

    I’d like to nominate Sarah Wilson’s blog http://www.sarahwilson.com.au/ in the “healthy lifestyle” category.
    I’m endeavouring to prepare fructose free foods, minimize sugar in general and not waste food. I love that she (Sarah) covers all these things. It’s important to me personally but also to setting up good eating habits and providing healthy alternatives for my 3 boys.
    I like how Sarah provides great information, research and valuable points for consideration in all of her blogs. Plus her recipes (I quit sugar) are yummy!
    well done ;-)

  • Joyce H.

    Bushwalking Blog for the Healthy Lifestyle category (bushwalkingblog.com.au). I exercise more than I otherwise would thanks to encouragement from Neil’s website.

  • Jacqueline Smith

    There is no question in my mind that http://ascensionkitchen.com is the best healthy eating and healthy lifestyle blog I have ever come across. Every day I am excited to find out what Lauren has been busy creating. Her imagery and videos are so gorgeous and tantalising that I have started craving her green smoothies and raw guilt-free delicacies over my usual junky diet! She’s such an inspiration.

  • Stipe

    I’d like to nominate http://www.ascensionkitchen.com. This blog is amazing and full of fresh and healthy masterpieces. The way the posts flow keeps me reading…love the uniqueness!

    Informative and visually appealing, it draws in anyone looking for a fresh new approach on healthy lifestyln’ and eating. I’m hooked! <3

  • Angela

    Lots of great tips to living a healthy life and how affects the way you feel. This is a weekly vlog called The Ambaa Tree Wellness TV which I would like to nominate for the healthy living and healthy eating categories
    http://theambaatree.com.au/category/the-ambaa-tree-tv/

  • Kylie

    I’ve learned so much from Bushwalking Blog (www.bushwalkingblog.com.au). It’s a perfect fit for the Healthy Lifestyle category, because it encourages people to get outdoors and exercise.

  • Rose

    For the Healthy Eating Category:

    Takes of a Kitchen (http://talesofakitchen.com/recipe-box/)

    I love it for its, easy, and delicious, original recipes. There is a nice balance of meals, ideas, and ingredients for all times of the day, and a lot of the recipes are suitable for entertaining as well. Her ‘truffle’ recipes are to die for. The photography is pretty great too.

  • Chantelle

    Want to award a blog that gives health, wellness and lifestyle a whole different feel?

    Meet the Presidentess of a secret island nation, a country far more advanced than our own. She leaks health information in this blog:

    http://www.yogaleaks.com

    It is a super funny and original blog. Very well written, informative, original and captivating.

    I nominate yogaleaks.com for the following categories: Healthy lifestyle, Healthy eating and Positive life change (and a few of her posts fit into ‘social good’).

    This blog deserves it if you want to award orignality, creativity and great information!

  • Patricia

    I want to nominate TalesofaKitchen.com for the Healthy Eating category. I love this blog

  • Guest

    Ascensionkitchen.com in the Healthy Eating category! Lauren is amazing!!

  • Glenn

    I’d like to nominate Bushwalking Blog at http://www.bushwalkingblog.com.au as I love the trip-reports, gear reviews and competitions. It should win the Healthy Lifestyle category because it encourages hiking.

  • Lk Phonestar

    I would like to nominate my own blog:www.tutorfordesign.blogspot.com in Positive life change categories.
    I has been blogging since last year, my blog purpose is provide knowledge to people around the world who have the same interest technologies and live in technique style in their life. In my post is aim is motivate people who like the most and latest news relate to technologies.

  • Pete Melov

    Hi Id like to nominate Saima Miller, quite simply the the best health advocate I have come across in Australia,her and her family eat Organic food, promotes inner health, qualified Naturopath, and runs The Last Resort in Bondi, a great place to start to get your life back on track, herbals,Colonic Hydrotherapy..Spa, Massage, sounds like a commercial I know, but its what she does..and very community minded…and shes a spunk!..

    http://www.aussiebodydiet.com,

  • Pete Melov

    http://www.aussiebodydiet.com, Saima Miller, the best health advocate I have come across in Australia, her and her family eat Organic food, she runs The Last Resort in Bondi, Colonic Hydrotherapy, Spa, Massage, Herbals, and she is a Naturopath, as well, sounds like a commercial, but its what she does, and community minded..and shes a spunk!

  • Tara

    I would like to nominate Saimaa Miller at http://www.aussiebodydiet.com/category/truth-matters/

    I just love Saimaa’s recipes, tips and advice.

  • Annie Slattery

    My nomination goes to Saiima Miller’s http://www.aussiebodydiet.com blog for the “Positive Life Change” category because of the positive life changing effects it has had on me..

    4 years ago I went to Saiima’s “The Last Resort” tired, overweight and hungover.. There the journey began..

    4 months ago, after a long stint moving around overseas out of routine, I went knocking again, overjoyed to see the Aussie Body Diet was in the midst of being released. Once again, my relationship with food and outlook on life changed for the better, but this time I have the blog to revert to as a crutch with positive affirmations for my mind, Delish receipes & informative posts for my body and energizing posts for the Spirit!

    An honest, practical, open approach to living life to it’s full!! I cannot recommend this Blog strongly enough for it’s positive life changing effects :)

  • rachel

    I would like to nominate Samaii Millers AussieBodyDiet blog. Beautiful and simple – and a great example that a healthy lifestyle doesn’t need to be complicated. An approachable healthy vision.!

  • Juliet

    <3 HI there,

    I would like to nominate http://www.aussiebodydiet.com/ in the Positive Life Change category.

    Saimaa Miller encourages a well balanced and uplifiting way of living. She incoprates a range of beautiful recipes and her detoxfication therapies that are included in the Aussie Body 14-day detox.

    Having personally attended her Organic Day Spa , The Last Resort in Bondi Beach I felt an immediate state of pure serenity, peace and connection to myself.

    She is a true inspiration.

  • Luke

    I would like to nominate http://www.aussiebodydiet.com, in the positive life change category! The blog is informative, well written, and a great catalyst for change! It gives valuable tools, tip and encouragement in a concise format that is easy to digest.

  • Feebee-Lou

    It is with genuine conviction that I nominate Saimaa for her consistently informative and well researched writings on http://www.aussiebodydiet.com.
    I am nominating this blog under the Positive Life Change Category. If the aim of a blog is to create a forum for knowledge sharing, then I could not advocate any other blog more then http://www.aussiebodydiet.com.
    Saimaa Miller writes in a manner that personally speaks to me. She takes a simple, unique and creative approach to holistic wellness. Thank you for helping me realise some of life’s little pleasures; the satisfaction that comes with choosing and embracing healthy options.

  • Dan

    I nominate http://www.aussiebodydiet.com/category/truth-matters/ in healthy life style
    Because Saimaa is actually qualified to give advice .

  • Kristy @ Southern In-Law

    I’d like to nominate my own blog, Southern In-Law (www.southerninlaw.blogspot.com) under the Healthy Eating and Healthy Lifestyle categories – as really the two of those go hand in hand.

    Southern In-Law is an outlet to share my passion for healthy living. As a recently diagnosed coeliac with a dozen different health issues, I took to the blog to share my knowledge with others and to encourage others to lead a healthier life.

    All of Southern In-Law’s recipes are made to suit almost anyone’s unique dietary needs – whether you can’t eat gluten, are a vegan, can’t have eggs or are looking for low fat options – almost every recipe on the blog can be adapted to suit you.

    Since launching the blog just one year ago, it has grown an incredible amount and has surpassed my every expectation – and I am receiving dozens of emails each week from readers whose lives I have helped to better through the blog. Whether they found out through my posts that their ill health was because of undiagnosed coeliac disease or whether they’ve finally shed those excess kgs and kept them off by eating delicious, healthy meals – and even those who have been inspired to make a difference in their own lives and communities.

    My goal with Southern In-Law is to help as many people as I possibly can – from individual readers to businesses to my community and those in need. This year we are due to launch healthy cooking classes around Sydney and we are constantly looking for new ways to grow the blog and help others.

    Ultimately, my dream for Southern In-Law and myself is to create a book to share my passion with as many people as possible. I want to let as many people as I can know that Healthy Living is happy living – and healthy food can taste INCREDIBLE! (trust me, I’ve turned my Southern Gentleman from a typical American fast food lover into someone who can’t get enough of stir fries and loves a healthy veggie filled quiche).

    The blog is already thriving and I am incredibly thankful – but this competition could give Southern In-Law and myself that extra boost to help others and make a difference in the lives of myself, my family, my husband-to-be, our readers and the wider community.

  • Kristy @ Southern In-Law

    I’d like to nominate my own blog, Southern In-Law (www.southerninlaw.blogspot.com) under the Healthy Eating and Healthy Lifestyle categories – as really the two of those go hand in hand.

    Southern In-Law is an outlet to share my passion for healthy living. As a recently diagnosed coeliac with a dozen different health issues, I took to the blog to share my knowledge with others and to encourage others to lead a healthier life.

    All of Southern In-Law’s recipes are made to suit almost anyone’s unique dietary needs – whether you can’t eat gluten, are a vegan, can’t have eggs or are looking for low fat options – almost every recipe on the blog can be adapted to suit you.

    Since launching the blog just one year ago, it has grown an incredible amount and has surpassed my every expectation – and I am receiving dozens of emails each week from readers whose lives I have helped to better through the blog. Whether they found out through my posts that their ill health was because of undiagnosed coeliac disease or whether they’ve finally shed those excess kgs and kept them off by eating delicious, healthy meals – and even those who have been inspired to make a difference in their own lives and communities.

    My goal with Southern In-Law is to help as many people as I possibly can – from individual readers to businesses to my community and those in need. This year we are due to launch healthy cooking classes around Sydney and we are constantly looking for new ways to grow the blog and help others.

    Ultimately, my dream for Southern In-Law and myself is to create a book to share my passion with as many people as possible. I want to let as many people as I can know that Healthy Living is happy living – and healthy food can taste INCREDIBLE! (trust me, I’ve turned my Southern Gentleman from a typical American fast food lover into someone who can’t get enough of stir fries and loves a healthy veggie filled quiche).

    The blog is already thriving and I am incredibly thankful – but this competition could give Southern In-Law and myself that extra boost to help others and make a difference in the lives of myself, my family, my husband-to-be, our readers and the wider community.

  • Kim Abbate

    Id like to vote for 2 blogs: Tegan from http://musingsofthemisguided.com and Pip from http://www.bubsweatandtears.com/ who have already been nominated. Great blogs by great women spreading a message of both mental and physical health.

  • http://slapdashmama.blogspot.com.au/ SlapdashMama

    I’d like to nominate Musings of the Misguided. Tegan is a great writer, a wonderful role model and explains mental illness in a practical and down to earth way.

  • Young

    http://www.aussiebodydiet.com/

    Saima Miller’s blog rocks!!

    I am a true fan of her blog and tried out alot of her recipes .The recipes were quick and simple, but the taste was just so clean and enticing. Her diet and detox suggestions will surely help you look and feel great. I’ve tried it and it works.

    I learned of the chlorella supplement through this blog and this has boost my energy and sense of well being. I am usually fatigued and stressed, but since taking this supplement I have been feeling great!

  • Kate Dixon

    http://www.sarahwilson.com.au An honest, insightful and researched approach to health, healthy eating and wellbeing.

  • Russ

    Saimaa Miller’s AussieBodyDiet.com. Category: Positive life change

    Her book is fantastic and the blog has really helped me understand healthy nutrition and lifestyle choices.

    Love it.

  • Nick Tait

    I would like to nominate my own blog http://www.leanbodylaunchpad.com in the Healthy Eating, Healthy Lifestyle and Positive Life Change categories.

    I am passionate about helping people transform the lives through health, fitness and personal development.

    My blog’s purpose is to give people the knowledge to make informed decisions regarding their own health and fitness.

    • Phil the Fluter

      Good luck Nick. Leanbodylaunchpad is excellent, common sense advice delivered in everyday language.

    • Lizzy Alexander

      Good luck Nick! You definitely deserve to win- your regular articles have increased my knowledge on how to live a healthy lifestyle and its thanks to your Lean Body Launch Pad that I am now fitter, happier, healthier and more motivated than ever before! I nominate http://www.leanbodylaunchpad.com for the win!

  • Joanne

    I would like to nominate Kim Gatenby of Kim Gatenby Acupuncture in the Healthy lifestyle category
    http://www.kimgatenby.com.au/blog
    Her blog is full of inspirational information about health and well being, natural alternatives and yummy recipes – an informative easy read for the benefit of everybody’s well being.

  • Lyn

    We would like to nominate our blog : http://www.busybugkits.com in the Family Time Category.
    Our blog aims at promoting 1:1 activities with your baby or toddler in order to develop speech. Learning to talk is an important milestone for every baby and there are many ways parents can respond to and stimulate their baby’s learning.

  • Ell

    I am nominating my own blog, stylepot into the healthy eating category. stylepot is all about scrumptious, stylish home cooking, and I rely on seasonal produce to create inspiring dishes that any home-cook can achieve. I don’t preach calories or any of those ‘only-eat-this-kind-of-food’ diet, because I don’t believe in that kind of stuff. Being healthy is about eating fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables. It’s about sharing wonderful food with family friends and it’s about enjoying a varied diet – inclusive of desserts! Everything in moderation, I say.
    http://www.stylepot.com.au

  • Ell

    I am nominating my own blog, stylepot into the healthy eating category. stylepot is all about scrumptious, stylish home cooking, and I rely on seasonal produce to create inspiring dishes that any home-cook can achieve. I don’t preach calories or any of those ‘only-eat-this-kind-of-food’ diet, because I don’t believe in that kind of stuff. Being healthy is about eating fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables. It’s about sharing wonderful food with family friends and it’s about enjoying a varied diet – inclusive of desserts! Everything in moderation, I say.
    w: http://www.stylepot.com.au
    e: stylepot@live.com.au

  • Tarren Hehir

    I’m voting for http://thisislifeblood.com/ in the Positive Life Change and Personal Development/Personal Care categories. Claire’s approach to holistic health and life is in inspiring whilst maintaining a balance of easy implementation. Her much adored and respected blog covers meditation, cleansing, healthy eating, yoga, family, friends, work/life balance and nutrition. Claire speaks of her own personal experiences, family issues, healing techniques and overcoming destructive (internal and external) behaviour – her openness, relatability and kind natured approach enables myself and other ‘This Is Life Blood’ fans to create a more positive self. I’m confident in Claire’s ability to influence others to create positive life changes as she continues to share her own personal journey.

  • aa

    http://www.busybugkits.com.au/
    They have a great set of products including e-books, links to books and toys all designed to help young babies and children develop their speech skills.

  • Bren

    Health begins with nutrition, which starts with the soil – so I nominate Quantum Agriculture for blazing a sorely needed path to rejuvenating soil-plant interactions and growing natural nutrient-dense food that supports healthy people and communities.

  • Ronnie

    Acension Kitchen
    It’s beautifully designed, interesting, factual and most importantly a great read!
    http://ascensionkitchen.com/

  • ayla

    I’d like to nominate Ascension Kitchen: http://ascensionkitchen.com/ made by the Happy Body Maker, Lauren.

    It’s a super-positive and beautifully presented blog. The videos are fantastic and I’ve tried quite a few of the recipes and they taste amazing, especially the dessert treats. I am amazed by the quality of food and interesting, healthy recipes on this blog.

    Well done, Lauren!

  • Ann

    I would like to nominate http://www.aussiebodydiet.com in the Positive Life Change category. This blog is a very refreshing approach to living not just a healthy lifestyle, but a happy one too. Saimaa also has some great receipes. I made the ‘Green Soup’ the other day and it was delicious!

  • Thomas Jefferson Wedge

    http://badhairboy.com is my blog and I would like to nominate it in the personal development and positive life change categories. My blogging goal is to help build better men through encouragement and strategies to live successfully. I’m based in Perth, married to an Australian and originally from the USA. Thank you! Thomas Wedge

  • T.R.

    I’d like to nominate the Translational Global Health blog (http://blogs.plos.org/globalhealth/) in the social good category.

    This is an excellent blog run by Dr. Alessandro Demaio that is informative, interesting and very credible. Guest contributors are experts in their fields and all bloggers write clearly and without resorting to jargon. The blog focuses mainly on non-communicable diseases and discusses both interventions and preventative strategies without being prescriptive or dogmatic.

    This blog provides information and ideas for those seeking an understanding of health as more than the absence of illness, and of current global health issues.

  • T.R.

    I’d like to nominate the Translational Global Health blog (http://blogs.plos.org/globalhealth/) in the social good category.

    This is an excellent blog run by Dr. Alessandro Demaio that is informative, interesting and very credible. Guest contributors are experts in their fields and all bloggers write clearly and without resorting to jargon. The blog focuses mainly on non-communicable diseases and discusses both interventions and preventative strategies without being prescriptive or dogmatic.

    This blog provides information and ideas for those seeking an understanding of health as more than the absence of illness, and of current global health issues.

  • Guest

    Absolutely honoured to be nominated in the Personal Development/Self Care category.

    My blog This is Lifeblood has become a place for my readers to come to when they need a dose of nourishment, spirituality, creativity, honesty and heartfelt happiness and healing. I am a Holistic Health and Life Coach, passionate about living authentically and “clearing out the crap” to help others find their true passion and purpose.

    I believe life is to be enjoyed and endured and I hope to inspire others to live life with presence, gratitude and love.

    Thank you for such a wonderful opportunity to continue to share my journey and message with the world.

    Claire Baker

    http://www.thisislifeblood.com

  • Claire Baker

    Absolutely honoured to be nominated in the Personal Development/Self Care category.

    My blog This is Lifeblood has become a place for my readers to come to when they need a dose of nourishment, spirituality, creativity, honesty and heartfelt happiness and healing. I am a Holistic Health and Life Coach, passionate about living authentically and “clearing out the crap” to help others find their true passion and purpose.

    I believe life is to be enjoyed, not endured and I hope to inspire others to live life with presence, gratitude and love.

    Thank you for such a wonderful opportunity to continue to share my journey and message with the world.

    Claire Baker

    http://www.thisislifeblood.com

  • Diane

    Saimaa Miller, positive life change, aussiebodydiet.com/category/truthmatters. I love her down-to-earth lifestyle philosophies and sense of humour in helping us deal with everyday challenges that can affect our health. Saimaa’s style of writing and inspiring knowedge has invited me to take responsibility for my own health and wellbeing in so many ways. I love her recipes and flexibility with suggestions too. An amazing woman, mother and naturopath I know she has helped many people to be the best they can be!

  • Mark Ehlers

    I would like to nominate Oliveonblonde.com – an eco / health / lifestyle blog with a growing following covering the following categories:

    -Healthy lifestyle
    -Healthy eating
    -Family time
    -Positive life change
    -Personal development/self care
    -Social good

    It covers them all – from trying to live plastic free, tackling anxiety, having a baby, to being a healthier version of yourself and studying toward the life long dream of being a health coach. Em is a great writer and she invents her own recipes and documents her own challenges, hurdles and struggles in progressing to a more healthy life. A great blog for real people written by a real, intelligent and very passionate person.

  • emma selwood

    I’d like to vote for This Is Lifeblood at http://www.thisislikeblood.com in the personal development category because it is honest and informative.

  • emma selwood

    I’d like to vote for this is lifeblood at http://www.thisislifeblood.com in the personal development category as it is honest and informative.

  • Mei-Lyn Peterson

    I’d like to nominate my Trainers blog

    http://www.leanbodylaunchpad.com/

    In the healthy eating and lifestyle category.

    It’s a site that gives you all the information you need to train efficiently and also teaches you about how important diet is.

    I’ve learnt that I must focus on both to be fit, strong and healthy.

  • Cindy Luken

    I’d love to nominate Lee Holme’s blog http://www.superchargedfood.com in Healthy Eating.

    I met Lee in the business world before I knew what she did. Her inner beauty, grace and serenity captivated me.

    Then I learnt of her blog and have been addicted ever since. She researches and writes about healthy food and low tox living, deconstructs it and motivates you to embrace it with easy recipes, tips and tricks and gorgeous illustrations.

  • Despina Georgiou

    I nominate
    http://www.leanbodylaunchpad.com/
    Healthy lifestyle and positive life changes

  • Despina Georgiou

    I nominate
    http://www.leanbodylaunchpad.com/
    Great lifestyle change, healthy eating, positive outcome.

  • Despina Georgiou

    I nominate
    http://www.leanbodylaunchpad.com/
    Healthy eating, lifestyle changes, positive outcome.

  • Claire Baker

    Absolutely honoured to be nominated in the Personal Development/Self Care category.

    My blog This is Lifeblood has become a place for my readers to come to get a dose of nourishment, spirituality, creativity, honesty and provide inspiration to find healing and heartfelt happiness. I am an advocate of authentic living and gutsy passion.

    I believe life is to be enjoyed not endured and sharing my journey through my blog has allowed many other people to realise this for themselves. This is my purpose!

    Thank you for such a wonderful opportunity!

    Claire Baker

    http://www.thisislifeblood.com

  • Verena

    I’m voting for http://talesofakitchen.com/ in the Healthy Eating categorie.

    This blog presents lots of highly inspiring meals which are mostly vegan or raw but sometimes also include fish. All recipes have well chosen ingredients and show how to eat balanced. The pictures look very beautiful and delicious and make you wanting to try the recipes immediatly!

  • Alicia Creighton

    I would like to nominate Nick Tait from http://www.leanbodylaunchpad.com , i have train and known Nick for over 10 years, he has help me transform for many reason reasons, tone up, heathly eating, getting fit , looking great for my wedding and of course my biggest challange so far loseing 40kg that i put on with my 1st baby. Nick is a credit to this area and he has help not only me but many others. so check out his website http://www.leanbodylaunchpad.com.au for more infomation on Nick Tait.

  • Sheriee

    I would also like to nominate http://www.leanbodylaunchpad.com in the Healthy Eating, Healthy Lifestyle and Positive Life Change categories. Since training with Nick and following his health programme my life has changed 1000 times for the better. I have not only lost weight, but gained confidence, feel healthier and more energised than I ever have before. He has always been an amazing motivator and a great role model. So thanks Nick!!

  • Janine Hoffman

    I want to nominate http://www.bushwalkingblog.com.au in the healthy lifestyle category. This blog provides inspiration and assistance for people wanting to live healthier by walking regularly.

  • Polly Mae

    A little while ago, I read an article on The Last Resort detox spa. I knew in an instant that it would be perfect for me. I’ve now been visiting them on and off for the past two years, for a variety of different treatments. On my most recent visit, I picked up a copy of Saimaa Miller’s new book “Aussie Body Diet and Detox Plan” – and never have I been more in love with a book in my life; full of positive messaging, incredible recipes and inspiring life adjustments you can make to better your wellbeing.

    Of course, along with it came a powerfully fresh blog – http://www.aussiebodydiet.com. Again, full of tasty treats, inspiring life stories from people of all different walks of life, and general tips for bettering your mind, body and spirit.

    For that reason, I think Saimaa’s blog is more than deserving (in my eyes, at least) my nomination for the “Positive Life Change” category. Her book and blog certainly has been such a positive, life changing thing for me. The book sits on my kitchen table, for me to flip through at least once a day; and her blog is bookmarked at the top of my list so I never forget to check in and see what else I can learn from her today.

    • Kellie Laycy

      The blog I’m nominating is Ascension Kitchen (www.ascensionkitchen.com) for the Healthy Eating category. It’s an artfully designed, inspiring and informative blog. Plus it has some really wonderful raw vegan recipes!

  • Leanne R.

    Bushwalking Blog – bushwalkingblog.com.au – Healthy Lifestyle category

    Neil presents his own life as a regular hiker, as inspiration for others to live healthier.

  • Casey Trebilcock

    I would like to nominate www. abLANkblog.com for the in any of the healthy lifestyle, healthy eating, positive life change or personal development/self care categories as abLANkblog.com seems to capture it all!

    bLANk is the collective growth of Casey’s visual perspective and style, a platform where she can expose a part of herself,
    where the mechanisms and imagination streaming through her mind can be communicated. abLANkblog offers her a domain literally, connected to the world, but,
    intrinsically offers her the world.

    Simply put food carries her essence and flavour, zest and personal expression and pours it onto a plate. The way food creates a unique experience that allows me to live in the present moment, to stop and appreciate a story of something beautiful, is a feeling that enriches my soul.

    Being an avid ‘foodie’ exploring the true meaning of health to her not only sits in the invaluable source of fresh produce, but having the ability to understand why, how and what creates our own internal and external optimum health. This understanding, she believes to be irreplaceable, as it provides communities, our neighbouring societies, and us with the greatest gift of purposeful health.

    Her goal is not only to create simple and nutritious dishes but also to share an interaction with others through food. A communication pathway that enables friendships to grow, for barriers to be broken down, to provide nourishment and offer health and to bring people together of all walks of life.

    bLANk is a blog that grows as Casey grows. Through her writing, the way she captures you and brings about peace and clarity through her photographs, it really does encompass all that a healthy eating, life change, self-care blog is!

    Que Sera, Sera – Whatever will be, will be.

    http://www.ablankblog.com

  • Lee Sutherland

    I would like
    to nominate Saimaa Miller http://www.aussiebodydiet.com
    in the Positive Life Change category. Saimma blog continuously educates me in
    the world of health and wellbeing (even though I work in a similar field!), and
    her inspiring interviews have lead me to discover many other inspiring people
    and businesses in Australia and Sydney. She isn’t preachy or one sided with her
    views which I love.

    I also adore the layout of her side which pleases my creative side!!

  • Saimaa Miller

    I would like to nominate my own blog for the Positive Life Change Category – Saimaa Miller http://www.aussiebodydiet.com/category/truth-matters/
    I have been writing this blog for over three years now with the objective of making true health and optimum wellbeing accessible to everyone. The blog has now turned into a book – Aussie Body Diet and Detox Plan (Penguin 2012), and the aim of creating positive life change on a national and global level; and to show readers that small changes is all that is needed.
    I have promoted BUPA Health Bloggers Award on all of our social media channels, both at Aussie Body Diet and at my health spa The Last Resort – as I really love what you guys are doing. It is with delight for us health bloggers to finally be recognised for the work that we do!
    Love and Blessings,
    Saimaa x

  • Rachel Carroll

    I would like to nominate our benevolent boss and true health leader Saimaa Miller for Positive Life Change category for her work on http://www.aussiebodydiet.com. If you ever have the opportunity to meet Saimaa, you will see that she emulates positive life change. She continually gives to everyone around her and has transformed so many people’s lives with her blogs and as a naturopath at The Last Resort for ten years now. We love her and know that we are bias here but we think she should win!

  • Bec Rowe

    I would like to nominate my blog http://www.sugarfreearmy.com.au in the healthy eating category. I’m a physiotherapist by trade and realise the importance of getting people interested in what you have to say before you even have a chance of teaching or inspiring them to live a healthier lifestyle.. SO I try to make my blog posts entertaining, as well as evidence based and educational.

    My recipes are all sugar and sweetener free and cater to a number of food intolerances which I believe makes them more accessible to the wider public. If we can break people’s addiction to sugar and inspire them to get excited about good food I really believe we can make a big difference to the health of our world!

  • drjoekosterich

    I nominate my blog http://www.drjoe.net.au in the Healthy Lifestyle section. As a doctor I write to help people be healthy and stay away from doctors.With practical knowledge people can better manage their own health. The key is to focus on the basics and to maintain balance across all aspects of health and wellbeing.

  • Anke Bialas

    I would like to nominate HERBOLOGY
    http://www.herbology.com.au

    Know It – Grow it – Use it
    About simple herbal health, recipes and remedies. Working with the herbs you already know and use.

    Knowing the health benefits helps use with more purpose, for better family health.

  • Rebecca Derrington

    I’d like to nominate: http://www.soniaosborne.com.au/blog.html: WELLNESS AND WEIGHTLOSS. ON A WEDNESDAY. under the ‘Healthy Eating’ category. Sonia provides excellent tips and tricks for clean eating in a colourful and engaging way. I’m hooked.

  • Laura

    I would like to nominate bennowlan.com – its centred on all types of personal development and self improvement from exercise, self-awareness to relationships. Not a fancy blog but the content is great!

  • Lauren Glucina

    I would love to nominate my own blog in the Healthy Eating category (is that ok?!) Asensionkitchen.com

    I haven’t been blogging very long, but am enjoying sharing all the cool stuff I have learnt over the years with a small and loyal audience. I blog about plant-based foods and nutrition, inspirational healing stories, and sprinkle it with doses of positivity. All my recipes and content are original and I do all my own design, photography and layout, as well as shoot quirky little healthy recipe videos to share, with my talented little brother. I want to share the knowledge and love with as many people as humanly possible, in an authentic, engaging and relevant way. :) Lauren

  • Gretchen Masters

    I’ve just found out about this at the last minute, so will have to resort to nominating my own blog, http://www.springfitness.com.au/press/ in the healthy lifestyle and social good categories. We help people out with food, fitness and general mindset tips, which culminates in a 30-day challenge each September. The aim is to get people talking about depression, and then making healthier lifestyle choices to minimise their feelings of low mood. It’s for everyone. People with mental illness and those lucky enough to have avoided it.
    And the best bit? All of the profits from Spring are donated to On the Line, Australia’s leading provider of remote counselling services for people in need.

  • Fran Music

    I would like to nominate Lauren Glucina’s blog http://ascensionkitchen.com/ in the Healthy Eating, Healthy Lifestyle and Positive Life Change categories.

    She is an inspirational young woman with a positive outlook on life despite many obstacles. She makes healthy eating easy and fun. You feeling amazing just reading through her blog.

  • Sarah George

    Hi, I’d love to nominate my blog, “The Wellness Ninja” in the Healthy Lifestyle, Healthy Eating and Positive Live Change categories. The Wellness Ninja brings you the best in health and good living with a twist of ancient wisdom from the East.

    Here it is: http://www.wellnessninja.com

    Via The Wellness Ninja, I share my knowledge and experience as a health professional (Traditional Chinese Medicine) and also as a martial artist (karate). I’m a lecturer of Traditional Chinese Medicine dietetics and a proud foodie, so ‘food as medicine’ is a popular topic on the blog. My unique view on this blog is to make Traditional Chinese Medicine concepts accessible within the Australian culture with our local resources (e.g. produce).

    Some of my content is based on clinical trials, some comes from my experience or traditional use and some is what my patients enjoy.

    The Wellness Ninja covers topics including women’s health, fertility & pregnancy care, digestive health and mental health, among many others. It is a resource to promote general health and wellbeing through inspiring positive change to diet and lifestyle.

  • sonia osborne

    I would like to nominate my own blog “Wellness and Weightloss. On a Wednesday” for the healthy eating category.

    http://www.soniaosborne.com.au/blog.html

    My blog provides specific tips ans tricks to convert your life to cleaner eating for wellness and weight loss. I provide recipes, links and advice, along with good humour, for people to be inspired to create change in their lives.

  • Robyn McNeill

    I would like to nominate my own stress and burnout prevention and management blog http://www.beatingburnout.wordpress.com in the Positive Life Change category.

    My own personal experience of constant stress and repeated burnout, and my journey to recovery has inspired me to step-up and take action to help and support others who may be living their lives in quiet desperation – just as I used to.

    With overwhelming stress and high risk of burnout now an epidemic in our workplaces and personal lives, I hope that through my blog, I can empower and encourage others to reclaim their lives from stress and burnout and to find the happier and healthier version of themselves that they used to know.

    In addition to my blog, I have launched my new business http://www.beatingburnout.com.au, offering programs to organisations and their people, and to individuals, in the prevention and early intervention of overwhelming stress and burnout.

  • Rebecca Derrington

    I would like to nominate Body Image Movement http://bodyimagemovement.com.au/latest-news/ under the ‘Positive Life Change’ category. Taryn, who writes the blog and runs the site, is a true inspiration, offering the perfect mix of humour and anecdotes to send a serious message: targeting real beauty, from the inside out.

  • Lbrowno

    I would love to nominate growlifelong.tumblr.com in the Personal Development and/or Positive Life Change category.

    The Grow Life Long crew do a beautiful job of helping people to understand the importance of being happy, and give you great simple ways to grow happy.

    Never have I come across a blog so honest and so helpful.

  • Tanaz

    I would like to nominate http://www.medepage.com/blog/ in the category of personal development. Medepage has revolutionised recruitment and resourcing in health and medical sectors, and the blog is a fascinating mix of industry news, tips and information.

  • Renee

    Hello BUPA
    I would like to nominate my blog and natural health directory Well Guided http://www.wellguided.com.au

    I am a Shiatsu and oriental medicine practitioner who’s mission is to help other wellness experts showcase their services and help inspire site users to stay fit, happy and healthy !

    Thank you !

    Renee

  • Jennifer De Lacy

    I would like to nominate the lovely Sonia Osborne (www.soniaosborne.com.au) and her healthy lifestyle blog “Wellness and Weightloss on a ” She sends through her blog once a week, including great tips on common ingredients in our foods, how to substitute with healthier ones, and gives us tips on products we may think are okay, but are definitely not. I love the educational flavour to the blog – it has helped me make small changes that were not hard but can make a really big difference. Thanks Sonia xx

  • Warren Priddis

    I would like to nominate Sonia Osbourne http://www.soniaosborne.com.au/ in all of the categories. Everything Sonia does, is in relation to a better lifestyle, a healthier lifestyle, and most of all, an more natural lifestyle. i am a single father of three kids, and that is hard to manage, in both eating , preparation, lifestyle changes and thinking etc, and yes we do have a weight problem, but Sonia has helped myself and my kids through that, for no charge, and hasn’t asked for anything in return except that i let her know how things are going. She has changed the way the kids and i think about food, and what we eat, and how we eat. This also enables us to spend more time together as a family, and we feel a lot better and healthier for it. Sonia didn’t have to help us,but she went out of her way and busy schedule, to spend time with me, and talk me through my changes, and also send me recipes that the kids can cook, that taste great, and are all natural and fresh.

    In today’s society, not a lot of people would do that for nothing. But Sonia has, and words cannot express the thank you, and the gratitude that i feel,,,she has changed my family and i, from being tired, cutting corners, with no exercise , to a happy, fun loving, spending more time together family, that eats all natural, and has a better outlook on life, and especially my kids, feel and look alot better for her knowledge.

    Thanking you all for your time

    Warren

  • Lani

    I would like to vote for Josh’s blog http://growlifelong.tumblr.com/ under the Positive Life Change category.

    An inspiring blog, that is very relatable in terms of the day to day emotions that we go through and how this in turn can impact our whole day. Great to read about ways around this and how a slight change in our thinking can help control the level of impact these emotions have.

    Cant wait for the downloadable classes!

  • Amy Hourigan

    I would like to nominate http://www.parentwellbeing.com/blog/ in the Personal Development/Self Care category.

    The Parent Wellbeing Live.Love.Learn blog has a broad range of advice that inspires and empowers Parents look after their own emotional wellness to make the most of l and love family life. Parent Wellbeing covers all aspects of wellbeing from confident parenting to healthier eating.

    The Live.Love.Learn blog features content from psychologist, parenting author and Mum Jodie Benveniste freely available to the community in order to help as many families as possible achieve whole self wellbeing!

  • Nigel Carboon

    I’d like to nominate the Healthy Eating blog http://www.bittersweetsour.com by nutritional chef Samantha Gowing.
    Her recipes have shown me that healthy eating can be easy to prepare, visually appealing and beneficial to my wellbeing in so many ways.
    Samantha’s writing is as informative as it is entertaining. She has a friendly, often funny style… always backed up with valuable tips and helpful links.
    Good luck, Sam!

  • Philip Owens

    Hi. A seriously good blog is http://www.reflectiveresolutions.com/live-well-blog.html
    It really fits into the positive life change and personal/self care categories. It really breaks things down into achievable chunks, is positive in its outlook (the signoff is even ‘live well’!) and is based on a range of real world situations that can easily be related to.

  • Brendan

    http://ascensionkitchen.com/

    Just looking at it you feel better.

  • Yvonne Bailey

    I would like to nominate Sally Symonds of https://www.sallysymonds.com.au/ in the Healthy Lifestyle category.

    She has been passionate about helping people overcome weight issues.Not only does she empower them through embracing healthy life but she has set herself as an example. Her story is inspiring!

  • Peta Serras

    I would love to nominate my own blog – http://www.pilatesevolutionnow.com

    The only blog you need for all things health, Pilates, food and fitness!

    I am nominating myself for the category of Healthy Lifestyle.

    I share my journey of health with my readers and talk about a number of things to fall under the umbrella of health including weight loss, food intolerances, mindset, toning and everything in between. I have lost 20 kilos and have changed my life by changing my mindset, diet and exercise routine. I hope to inspire others to lead the healthiest lifestyle possible.

  • Cathie Molloy

    I would like to nominate Sonia Osborne’s “Wellness and Weightloss” blog for the Healthy Eating Category. http://www.soniaosborne.com.au/blog.html

    Sonia’s blog is always a breath of fresh air and inspirational with lots of great information on issues that effect the way we live. Sonia is informative, funny and motivational and she takes the hard work out of eating to live.

  • Tami Rab

    I would like to nominate the Healthy Eating blog “The Cubicle Crunch” http://thecubiclecrunch.blogspot.com.au/.

    In my experience, people who work in busy office environments often make uninformed or impulsive food decisions, grabbing greasy take away or sugar-filled sweets to get them through their long days.

    This blog provides easy to prepare breakfast, lunch and snack recipe ideas which are transportable to work and provide nutritious and tasty alternatives.

  • Claire

    I nominate my blog, http://www.nakedladynutrition.wordpress.com for the Personal Development/Self Care category.

    What started as a blog to document my progress in a health and fitness challenge, turned into a journey of self discovery, addressing themes like emotional eating, denial, weight loss and weight gain!

    The blog is real, raw, funny and inspiring. I discuss my weight, confront my fears and identify obstacles.

    I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I have enjoyed writing it.

  • Narelle Cobb

    My vote goes to Sally (https://www.sallysymonds.com.au/) – Healthy Lifestyle category

    I am so grateful to have tried her weight loss system called Love Your Weight Loss. It is so different from any other programs I’ve tried and I could say that it’s the last weight loss program I’ll ever spend my money on. She teaches people how to lose weight and keep it off for good!

  • eliz a buf

    in the family time category, i’d like to nominate http://www.easypeasykids.com.au/

    thanks! :)
    elizabeth

  • Caitlin Moushall

    Healthy Lifestyle – Sally Symonds Healthy Life Mentor & Love Your Weightloss
    https://sallysymonds.com.au/sallys-blog
    Sally’s blog encourages people to take on healthy living with a new perspective that focuses on finding what healthy tips work for you as an individual. She has made me realise that if I get excited about my weight loss journey and all the new experiences it will lead to, then it will become quite easy and pleasurable to maintain a healthy lifestyle. She really has changed my perspective on what I’ve always seen as a great and difficult struggle.

  • Nicole

    I would like to noimnate Saimaa Miller at http://www.aussiebodydiet.com/category/truth-matters/ which provides inspiration and motivation to everyone.

  • Simone Versace

    I would like to nominate my Nutritionist, Sonia Osborne and her blog, “Wellness and Weightloss. On a Wednesday.” (http://www.soniaosborne.com.au/blog.html) for the Healthy Eating category.

    Every Wednesday, Sonia blogs of clean eating:

    Some Wednesdays she writes of foods we should be incorporating into our lives to bring us health and happiness.

    Other Wednesdays she’ll explain what foods to avoid: Many times this involves uncovering a food or product many consumers have been lead to believe is healthy via smart marketing techniques.

    Her blog include tips on how to incorporate clean eating into our lives (appropriate for everyone of different lifestyles).

    She also provides links to articles for confirming evidence of what she blogs as well as links to purchase products worthy of investing in (none of which she stands to make profit from!) to point you in the right direction of where to start.

    Her blogs are an entertaining read, filled with humour and her words are from one who is truly passionate about helping others achieve health and happiness.

    Furthermore, her blog can provide insight to anyone of any lifestyle, or any current knowelegde of health or clean eating: I love this about her blog in that even those working within the health industry (like myself) stand to benefit from reading it: It’s one of my favourite things to do on a Wednesday!

  • LynMcF

    I would like to nominate my own blog http://www.stilettosandgreenjuice.com/ for the categories of healthy lifestyle, personal development, healthy living and positive life change. I am passionate about inspiring people to nourish their bodies with good food and exercise and share my life journey and experiences to demonstrate the power of a positive mind in overcoming illness and depression.

  • madeleine

    I would like to recommend http://bennowlan.com/ for the healthy lifestyle catergory.

    Bens real life approach to everyday occurrences is always insightful and helpful!

    I love the fact that it covers all aspects of health, motivation, fitness and wellness as well as offering supplementary free stuff for everyone. It is the perfect combination of reality, humour and ideas to drive positive change that you can use everyday. Ben is a real credit to the industry!

  • Allison Marin

    I would like to nominate http://www.reflectiveresolutions.com/live-well-blog.html in the positive Life Change Category. Having being a client of Reflective Resolutions for some time now, I find the blogs very informative and helpful with my ongoing anxiety issues. What I find most interesting are the youtube presentations. I find the blogs are written with care and understanding towards some very sensitive issues.

  • lisa

    I would like to nominate saimaa miller from http://www.aussiebodydiet.com in the positiVe life change category….
    ‘This blog is the best
    it kills all the rest!
    it’s the place to go
    to get in the know!
    It lines up the truth
    and give you the proof!
    What can I say?
    I’ve found a new way!

  • Kelly

    I’d love to nominate Lisa, from http://www.bakebikeblog.com – in the healthy lifestyle category. Despite being a new mama, she always has time for healthy homecooked meals and fitness. A wonderful testament to finding that all important life balance!

  • Dani

    Bottoms Up Health is my favourite! The difference for me is the fun, casual way all the info is presented. Love it! http://www.bottomsuphealth.com.au

  • Jay – Moodie Foodie

    I’d like to nominate my blog The Moodie Foodie – http://www.moodiefoodie.com.au for the Healthy Eating category. The Moodie Foodie has a philosophy of ‘eat what you want’ – all food can be made healthy, you just need to know how. So no matter what mood you’re in you can find something healthy and good for you. Food moods include: Comforting Couch Potato (pure healthy comfort food), Exotic Pleasures (all of your international faves in their moodified healthy glory), Indulgence Absolute (light food for every special occasion), Ravenous Wrath (light and healthy food for those times when you haven’t got long before you eat the couch), Extreme Virtue (when you need to eat extra light but healthy and hearty) and Hangover Hell (all food that you crave when you have indulged a little the night before or just want takeout).

    The Moodie Foodie teaches people that they don’t have to miss out on their favourites to eat well. We all know what happens when we tell ourselves that we can’t have something – IT’S ALL WE WANT! This is a no deprivation, eat what you want but still eat healthily site.

  • Vicki Fuller

    I would like to nominate sally symonds http://www.sallysymonds.com.au/blog because she provides plenty of information enthusiasm and advice and encouragement in my effort to loose wait, keep fit and lead a healthy and happy lifestyle. Vicki‎

  • Mabel
  • Ana

    I would like to nominate my amazing daughter, Lauren Glucina from ascensionkitchen.com in the healthy eating category. I have found her blog to be inspirational, and comprehensive, outlining not only whats good about the food, but how it heals the body as well. It is also full of easy to follow recipes, showcased by beautiful photos. I love that Lauren’s approach to food is all about conscious and compassionate eating and also that Lauren’s caring nature with regards to the planet and the animals and how we treat them shines through. I am very excited about this blog, as I know this is just the start for Lauren, so watch this space everybody because there is much more of her to come.h

  • Sinead Roqueza

    I would like to nominate Laura from Burton Health in the Positive Life Change category.

    http://www.burtonhealth.com.au/blog

    Laura’s blog is written in a witty, down to earth manner. Her personality and enthusiasm for everything healthy shines through in every word! From the delicious receipes, to inspirational photos and words of wisdom, controversial topics for discussion and herbal medicine remedies, Laura makes sure she is what she preaches! Always positive and happy, Laura has a great outlook on life! And her blog helps me to stay focused on my goals! Through her blog, Laura provides a huge amount of encouragement and support to those of us looking to make a positive lifestyle change!

  • Nuran Higgins

    I would like to nominate Ascension Kitchen for healthy eating. http://www.ascensionkitchen.com

    Why you ask? How does it help myself and others around the globe? Easy!

    As a humanitarian aid worker I find myself in working in places where accessibility to healthy nutritional food is compromised, quality of water is not potable, and my immune system is constantly challenged on a daily basis due to the high levels of stress im face with and the various tropical and infectious diseases that I am exposed to. So healthy eating is vital for for my survivial and those I work with.

    When you think about healthy eating and some of the fundemental building blocks, this amazing blog covers it all!

    - A Platform, blog (ascentionkitchen) that is relevant, informative, and envokes positive changes (most important!) for people on an individual level but also provides a space to feel part of a collective community. Its vibrant, interactive, uses simple language and is very user friendly. Its engages you from the moment you enter wanting more! .

    - A inspirational person/ leader (Lauren) that is open to share her knowledge with others with an open heart.

    - An educational pedagogy approach that is fabulous using creative visual, audio images to distile life long skills, knowledge about health eating. Real, authentic and applyable to the average person and humanitarian aid worker too! :)

    Healthy eating requires being open and vulnerable to tap into our inner creative self and ignite that passion for cooking often lost due to our busy lifestyles. This blog provides that and much much more!Small steps but real sustainable ones are what make the difference!

    Check it out!

  • karenp

    http://www.soniaosborne.com.au/blog.html for Healthy Eating. Practical and sensible health advice not only about maintaining a healthy weight but clean eating for a healthy lifestyle.

  • Laura Murphy

    I nominate http://www.reflectiveresolutions.com/live-well-blog.html in the positive life change category

  • Jay Sabblah

    i’d like to nominate http://bottomsuphealth.com.au/ for Healthy Lifestyle Category.

    The blog is great, full of great education from why certain foods are good bad – investigating myths i.e. is Soy milk actually good for you right through to providing tips and how to run more effectively, how to improve your training with at home work out suggestions.

  • Julia Hunt

    I DEFINITELY vote for Bottoms Up! Health! http://bottomsuphealth.com.au/

  • Michelle Birch

    I’d like to nominate my coach’s blog Sally – https://www.sallysymonds.com.au/ in the Healthy Lifestyle

    I’ve been a fan of Sally’s weight loss program ever since I signed up for it. It’s not just about losing weight but rather loving yourself. She encourages us to feel good about ourselves and that the physical challenge is just part of the process. It’s about the psychological part that makes her program work. She taught us that if we believe that we can do it, then we can do it. She is such an inspiration that I know she deserves to be in this blog awards.

  • Amanda Hair

    I would like to nominate Neat2Eat http://www.neat2eat.com.au/blog/ . Ebony is a stay at home Mum of 2 beautiful children , she is giving busy parents inspiration and fun creative ideas to help with giving there children healthy meals and snacks .

  • Nicole

    Reflective resolutionsfor the positive life change category. http://www.reflectiveresolutions.com/live-well-blog.html
    Phil gives assistance with skills and strategies to help overcome anxiety, fears, weightloss and many other things.
    He has a no nonsense approach, and has a great way other words and looking at life in a positive way.
    I have better strategies and resources to help me deal with ongoing issues that are producing positive outcomes in my life.

  • Guest

    I’d like to nominate our own Life Active blog for the Healthy Lifestyle category.

    http://lifeactivefitness.blogspot.com.au/

    I’ve been writing this blog for a few years now, perhaps not always the most regularly at times, but we are working on it with renewed vigour now! I wanted a way of being able to communicate more complex health, exercise and metabolism matters in a simplified, conversational way that allowed readers to take on board one or two simple messages. From exercise tips to follow at home, to a look at myths surrounding carbohydrates and cardiovascular exercise, and much in between. Now that we have learnt about social media integration we tend to tweet and facebook each new post too – http://www.facebook.com/lifeactive

  • Dubs

    I nominate Rachael Campbell! Her blog would fit in any of your categories but perhaps best fits in Personal Development.

    http://www.rachaelcampbell.com

    What an inspiration. A girl who has changed her life by becoming more aware of herself, her body, her needs. She is an all round wellbeing guru – Food, exercise, self-empowerment. She is Australia’s answer to Kris Carr and that is saying something. Her blog is beautifully designed, easy to get absorbed into plus se provides great weekly newsletters, eBooks and one-on-one services. She is amazing!

  • Elizabeth Lee

    Nominating Sally’s blog https://www.sallysymonds.com.au/ in the healthy lifestyle category because I enjoy watching her videos about exercise and supermarket shopping. I’ve been visiting her blog often because it has all the package when it comes to diet, fitness and healthy living.

  • Guest

    I would like to nominate our Life Active blog in the Healthy Lifestyle category -

    http://lifeactivefitness.blogspot.com.au/

    I have been writing this blog over a number of years – perhaps not always regularly for some periods! – though we have renewed vigour in the last few months. I created the blog as a way of communicating what I saw were important messages about health, exercise and metabolism. Coming from an academic background, I could see the vast new wealth of great stuff being found in research that wasn’t getting through clearly to the public, and I wanted a way to put it in a conversational, easy to communicate format! With tips ranging from how to exercise at home for building strength; improving your posture with a few small tips; or busting some myths about carbohydrates and cardio, we hope to continue to bring the message of living a healthier life to our readers both in the blog, and in our other social media following.

  • Penny Burke

    I would like to nominate Sonia Osborne’s “Wellness and Weightloss. On a Wednesday” for the healthy eating category (http://www.soniaosborne.com.au/blog.html).
    The newsletter is an amazing inspiration – but I also know from personal experience that Sonia has made an extraordinary difference to the health of friends of mine (and I’m getting there too!!). One who was diagnosed with Cancer – and she genuinely says that her excellent results form chemo are down to Sonia’s advice. Can there be any higher praise? Go Sonia go!!

  • Anna Krincevski

    I would love to nominate a great blog I adore http://www.moodiefoodie.com.au . Simple and superb low fat recipes that are so easy to make, even for the most challenged. Great tips also for things like what’s in season or why a food is good for you. Great writing too with a little humour thrown in. Go Moodie Foodie!!

  • http://www.lifeactive.com.au/ Andrew

    I would like to nominate our Life Active blog in the Healthy Lifestyle category -

    http://lifeactivefitness.blogspot.com.au

    I have been writing this blog over a number of years – perhaps not always regularly for some periods! – though we have renewed vigour in the last few months. I created the blog as a way of communicating what I saw were important messages about health, exercise and metabolism. Coming from an academic background, I could see the vast new wealth of great stuff being found in research that wasn’t getting through clearly to the public, and I wanted a way to put it in a conversational, easy to communicate format! With tips ranging from how to exercise at home for building strength; improving your posture with a few small tips; or busting some myths about carbohydrates and cardio, we hope to continue to bring the message of living a healthier life to our readers both in the blog, and in our other social media following.

  • Jill Stonnell

    I would like to nominate http://www.beatingburnout.wordpress.com/ in the Positive Life Change category. It addresses the benefits of having a productive, engaged workforce with a creative and proactive approach to their work. Investing in prevention is a win-win situation for both the employees and the organisation.

  • Olivia Jade

    I would like to nominate the new blog a friend showed me recently called http://supernaturalfood.com.au in the Healthy Eating category. It is all raw, vegan food and no sugar, flour, animal products or unhealthy ingredients and the photos are TO DIE FOR (or to LIVE for!). The recipes are also simple and easy for me as I am a busy single Mum.

    I’ve made all the desserts so far for my 7 year old son and he is none the wiser that he is eating fruit, nuts and not sugar and fat! Believe me, this is AMAZING, it is a battle to get him to eat fruit usually. I’ve also made the green smoothies daily for him and we call them dinosaur smoothies. I can’t believe this blog has helped me to get my son to eat SPINACH on a DAILY BASIS. Seriously great!!!

  • Sally Asher

    I would love to nominate my blog http://www.sallyasher.com in the healthy lifestyle category. I am passionate about helping people lose weight the French way.

    My Mediterranean wellness program inspires people globally to eat like the French – mindfully and intuitively and arrive at their healthy weight pleasurably and sustainably.

    My blog helps people to understand why they overeat in the first place, so that they can manage their personal triggers in more effective ways than eating.

    I aim to inspire people to take better care of themselves – their body, mind and spirit because I believe a balanced life leads to balanced eating.

    You can view my blog here http://www.sallyasher.com

    Thank-you for the opportunity to spread the message of good health!

    Sincerely,
    Sally Asher

  • Amanda Smyth

    I nominate the Moodie Foodie for the healthy eating category.

  • Tamara Monks

    I would like to nominate my favourite blog http://www.neat2eat.com.au/ in the healthy eating category. They provide healthy family/ child friendly healthy recipes and ways to present food to get kids interested.

  • Jane

    I would like to nominate Sarah George The Wellness Ninja in category 1 – healthy lifestyles.
    http://www.wellnessninja.com. Full of great recipes and heaps of positive health tips.

    • Sarah George

      Thanks so much, Jill! :)

    • Sarah George

      Thanks so much, Jane! :)

  • Carly Findlay

    I’d like to nominate my own blog for the social good category.
    Carlyfindlay.blogspot.com
    I write about my experience with a rare severe skin condition called Ichthyosis.
    I am a strong believer that blogging gives people a powerful voice that is heard. Many patients and parents of children with Ichthyosis have encountered stares, comments and hurt around their condition that has sometimes scarred their confidence and quietened their voices. Additionally, it is often perceived that because of a person’s visible difference, their life is less quality than someone without. I have been sharing my story of living with Ichthyosis on my blog for more three years – it’s given me support networks and strong friendships, media opportunities, a thesis and a trip to speak in England. Writing about my Ichthyosis empowers me. I can share my story my way. And I wanted to give that opportunity to other people with Ichthyosis.

    I invited a number of my online friends affected by Ichthyosis – patients ranging from seven years old to in their mid 50s, parents of children with the condition, grandparents, the leader of a support group, plus a dietician – to share their stories here. I asked them to show a life well lived – to give hope to others in the Ichthyosis community and also to educate people about the condition (including how it varies), and to break down stigmas of living with a condition that can be so visually confronting. I wanted them to tell their own stories free from the sensationalism and exploitation that can often be associated with raising awareness of a rare condition such as Ichthyosis. Their stories are about more than their Ichthyosis.

    I am proud to amplify 31 voices and faces (maybe more!) on my blog. I am moved by every guest post I received, and I have learnt so much. You will see that the symptoms, appearances and experiences differ between everyone who has shared

  • Nicole J Murray

    1. Healthy Lifestyle Category – Sally Symonds Healthy Life Mentor
    2. https://www.sallysymonds.com.au/sallys-blog
    3. Why?…

    I had to find a healthy lifestyle presenter for a segment on a TV show pilot, and after reading her blog, I was in no doubt she was the right person for the job.

    Sally’s blog is packed with fabulous weight loss hints, tips and recipes – highly recommend it. She teaches people how to not only eat healthier to lose weight, but also how to incorporate a totally healthy lifestyle.

    She was overweight herself and managed to drop from 106.5kg down to 53kg.

    Sally is now a qualified personal trainer, wellness coach and NLP practitioner. Sally busts the weight loss myths, and encourages people to take really good care of themselves on both the physical and psychological level.

    She provides sensible and practical healthy eating solutions that people can incorporate into their life, realistically. She has done it herself, and now she inspires others to do it for themselves too. Go Sally!

  • Margi Macdonald

    Sarah George http://www.wellnessninja.com gets my vote!
    A great mix of healthy lifestyle, and healthy eating, The Wellness Ninja successfully combines information, great recipes, tradition and modern evidence. It’s a must-read.

  • Anne @ Domesblissity

    I nominate Jay from The Moodie Foodie http://www.moodiefoodie.com.au/.

  • Sally

    I would like to vote for http://www.beatingburnout.wordpress.com amazing blog about living your life to the fullest, managing your stress levels and being the best person you can be. The writer of the blog uses real life experience to help and encourage people.

  • Berenice Lawrence

    I would like to nominate Natalie who has an awewome Blog at http://www.easypeasykids.com.au/ she helps so many of us to enjoy life without less tantrums and more smiles and offers support to the people who need it just to make it thought the day. I am so happy to be a part of this support network.

  • Sally-Anne Blanshard

    I would like to nominate my own blog at Nourish Coaching – http://www.nourishcoaching.com.au – I help people make positive progress in their career, business and life with inspiring posts and tips and tools to help make change.

    Sally-Anne Blanshard

    facebook.com/nourishcoaching

  • M-C

    I would like to vote http://www.bottomsuphealth.com.au for the Healthy lifestyle category. The contributors to this blog are all people who have fully embraced a healthy, happy lifestyle and exude it in everything they do. This blog covers all angles, from telling you how your favourite cereal might contain more sugar than your favourite chocolate bar, to quick 10 minute exercise routines you can do in your own lounge room. The tips are short, but well researched and easy to understand. Over the years I’ve been following this blog, I’ve really learnt the meaning of clean eating and the effects that has on my body, my mood and my ability to cope with whatever life throws at me. I often share links with family and friends who love the tips but are often shocked at things they have taken for granted, like ‘soy milk is healthier than regular milk’, is not true – and Bottoms Up Health explains why. Finally, the blog accepts we’re all humans. We sometimes drink a few more glasses of wine than we should, or a few more squares of that chocolate than we meant to, it doesn’t assume we automatically follow a 100% perfect diet, which I love, because it can be fun to break the rules every now and then, and they know that too!

  • Jade

    I love this blog http://sarahjgeorge.wordpress.com/ prob best suited to category Healthy lifestyle or healthy eating. The blog is really positive but the advice feels easy to achieve and incorporate into a normal routine making it really inspiring.

  • Lulu’s Lunchbox

    I would like to enter my page as a contender in the Healthy Eating category.

    I started blogging but moved to a facebook page as it works better for me. Called Lulu’s Lunchbox ( http://www.facebook.com/lulumangoslunchbox ), I post a photograph of my daughter Lulu’s Lunchbox almost every school day. What I am hoping to do is inspire mums to provide healthy, unpackaged, unprocessed foods for their kids lunches. I had around 71 followers late last year and to date have almost 800. It came about because I was looking for new ideas for Lulu’s lunchbox when she was in pre school and the teachers told me my lunchbox was the bench mark. After going on an excursion with her class I realised how many mums resort to packaged and processed foods whilst I have fresh, healthy foods my kids eat because that has been their only options. I am currently looking at doing a healthy lunchbox app with a doctor using medically backed research to encourage mums to stop buying packaged and processed foods in favour of healthier options. Check it out!

  • Danielle

    I author at travel blog for families that has a strong travel health emphasis. As well as blogging about traditional travel topics I incorporate my background as a GP and public health physician to inform families about best practice travel health. The blog, Bubs on the Move is found at http://www.bubsonthemove.com

  • Terry Hamilton

    I am nominating Sonia Osborne http://www.soniaosborne.com.au in the healthy eating category because she rocks! Her regular posts are hilarious, memorable, and she doesn’t hold back on giving you the low-down on food faves. I’ve ‘broken up’ with so many foods after reading her blog, and tried so many new simple alternatives. She makes it easy to ditch the bad habits because she just focusses on one thing at a time. Too easy! Love your work Sonz.

  • Amber

    I would like to nominate http://ascensionkitchen.com in the Healthy Eating category.

    Although I am not a vegan or vegetarian I am concious about the enviroment and what I put into my body and Lauren’s amazing blog has inspired me to try many different recipes which all focus on caring for the enviroment and the effect that good nutrition has for our body and well being. You can tell from her blog this is something she is truly passionate about and the beautiful photography and entertaining descriptions make me look forward to her next recipe! Good luck Lauren-I’m loving your blog!

  • Sam Seghers

    I’d like to nominate “The Wellness Ninja” in the Healthy Lifestyle, Healthy Eating and
    Positive Live Change categories. (www.wellnessninja.com).
    It provides great advice to live a more natural healthy life and great gluten free and dairy-free recipes to help those of us with those intolerances. I love the food as healing approach used on the site and well as the advice on things like meditation and exercise for mental well-being.

  • Joanne S.

    Healthy Eating Category – Sally Symonds https://www.sallysymonds.com.au/

    If you’ve been following her blog or just a recent visitor, you’d realize that she’s not just a weight loss coach but a healthy life advocate. She inspires people to be active and embrace optimism. Her story is a living proof that anyone can lose weight and overcome obesity.

  • Andrew

    I would like to nominate my sisters business http://www.rachaelcampbell.com/eating/raw-food/
    She is just amazing, with such a glowing presence towards health, mind & life what a women, changes women’s lives every single day! Check out her site amazing energy and life! Helping women overcome personal challenges and real life experiences. I strongly endorse Rachael Campbell

  • Christine Clais

    I would like to nominate Rachael Campbell, the girl with a zest for life. http://www.rachaelcampbell.com.
    Her posts cover a variety of topics which I always find very inspiring, from exercise, to food and emotional empowerment tips. They are really helping me to re-assess my lifestyle, to become more in tune with myself and to create positive change in my life. I highly recommend reading what Rachael has to say. Her energy is very contagious!

  • Charlie Kenney

    I would like to nominate my wife’s blog http://eatingbeauty.org for the Healthy Eating category. Her blog is all about finding ways to make healthy food as delicious and nourishing as possible. She is passionate about health and food and this is evident through the blog – in the recipes, photos and her words. An opportunity like this to help her spread her healthy-whole-food message would be amazing.

  • Kathy

    I nominate the Happy Families Blog by Dr Justin Coulson

    http://www.happyfamilies.com.au

    in the Family Time category

    Justin has very sensible, down to earth views, and great advice for achieving a happy, harmonious family while helping your children develop into well balanced adults. Happy Family = good physical and mental health.

  • Karen Coulson

    Justin Coulson – http://www.happyfamilies.com.au – for brilliant insights into what matters most- our families.

  • Aidan Uttinger

    I would like to vote for Ascension Kitchen http://www.ascensionkitchen.com for the healthy eating category.. The passion that this blogger has for healthy eating goes well beyond anything I have seen anywhere! Great recipes and quality info, nothing but class and you can tell that this person believes in what they are preaching 100%.. Love it!

  • Sophie Andrews

    I’m nominating Sally Symonds https://www.sallysymonds.com.au/ in the Healthy Lifestyle category because she’s shown us that you don’t have to starve and exercise yourself to death or count your calories to lose weight.

  • Mark

    I would like to nominate http://www.neat2eat.com.au/blog In the Healthy Eating category.

    Ebony the owner of Neat 2 Eat has been revolutionising the way parents can market food to their kids just by simply changing the way it looks. She has the most amazing blog in which she shares ways to make food fun.

    She has had so much feedback from parents saying how amazed they are that their children have started to eat healthier food when before all they would eat is junk.

  • Andrew Campbell

    I would like to nominate my sisters business http://www.rachaelcampbell.com
    She is just amazing, with such a glowing presence towards health, mind & life what a women, changes women’s lives every single day! Check out her site amazing energy and life! Helping women overcome personal challenges and real life experiences. I strongly endorse Rachael Campbell

  • Lianne Richards

    I would like to nominate Rachael Campbell http://www.rachaelcampbell.com in the Healthy Lifestyle/Healthy Eating/Positive Life Change/Personal Development categories.

    Rachael’s blog is based on the 3 E’s that have changed her life, healthy:
    - Eating
    - Exercise
    - Empowerment

    Rachael’s blog posts each week have inspired me to create massive change in my eating, exercise and daily life activities. I have begun incorporating more plant based foods into my diet, I have a regular exercise program and I am empowering myself each day to create the life of my dreams through journalling, affirmations and other empowerment techniques Rachael teaches. I am honouring myself and my body.

    The thing I love most about Rachael’s blog is that it’s about the overall picture of wellness – mind, body and spirit. Rachael creates an atmosphere that you are on the journey with her, she is walking her talk, and inviting you to come along with her and share in the riches that Eating, Exercise and Empowerment can provide.

  • Jesse Hogan

    I would like to Nominate http://www.bottomsuphealth.com.au in the Healthy Eating, Healthy Lifestyle and Positive Life Change categories.
    A great Blog space with continued and up to date information on all thing positive and wellbeing :)
    Always informative, I leave learning something new and feeling more aware of what great things are possible in the world of health and wellbeing :)

  • Stephen Bunting

    I nominate http://www.beatingburnout.wordpress.com in the Positive Life Change category. Robyn’s blogs are informative and insightful in the field of stress and burnout prevention. She has also posted blogs specifically for men on a subject that many of us choose to ignore.

    Most of us suffer strong stress related problems and by sharing her personal experiences and advice Robyn offers practical, well grounded thoughts on how to manage our own behaviours to prevent stress.

  • Bonnie Morgan

    Spa People Blog http://spapeople.blogspot.com It’s a Collection of Feel Good Positive Things Ranging from Health; Fitness; Wellness; Happiness; Wellbeing; Health Retreats and Spa Travels and overall it is a Beautiful Feel Good Collection of Positive Personal Development and Self Care. Best Part of the Blogger @SPAitgirl is a Down To Earth Aussie Girl who loves to inspire people to Live Their Best Healthy & Happiest Life. You Should Check it out! It’s Ad Free and is written from the Heart & Soul – Love It!

  • Ash

    I’m voting for http://rachaelcampbell.com/ in the personal development and and positive life change categories, as this blog has a tremendous impact of my life, as has its writer Rachael.
    Rachael offers honest, inspiring and easy to implement tools on her blog to empower women to become the best versions of themselves through self love and unconditional happiness.
    One does not walk away from reading a blog post without feeling motivated, inspired or energized. This blog is evidence of Rachael’s genuine passion and true life calling to help people and empower women around the world. Though this blog is relatively new, it has such potential to assist those wanting to work on their personal development and/or make a positive change and I don’t doubt that this blog will become HUGE in the very near future.

  • veronica wallington

    BottomsUpHealth! http://www.bottomsuphealth.com.au

    BottomsUphealth! gets my vote for sure!! It is so genuine in its approach to helping you achieve and understand the importance of health and wellbeing in your life. It covers all areas from nutrition, to fitness, to lifestyle and even alternative health remedies. There are so much positive messages about how easy it is to change your life for the better through looking after your health that you can’t help but be swept away by it and get addicted to healthy living. Love it!!

  • Amy

    I’d like to nominate Rachael Campbell on http://www.rachaelcampbell.com in the category of personal development & positive life changes.
    Rachael inspires me and others daily with advice, thoughts, recipes and motivation!
    I’d love for more people to be aware of her presence on earth, because she certainly makes the days brighter and the world seem like a safer place!
    She is an all-round superstar in the wellness department!

  • Maja Gray

    I would like to nominate http://www.rachaelcampbell.com – Rachael Campbell shares important information, in a fun and informative way, that truly brings out the best in everyone. I always look forward to what inspiring new information she has on the site. Truly inspiring!!

  • comfrey cottages

    Personal development/health care. Anke Biala’s Herbology. This blog is so wonderful for helping you learn how herbs can be incorporated in your life to help keep you healthy and vibrant! Lovely recipes, tips and information!

  • Chris

    I would like to nominate http://www.beatingburnout.wordpress.com/ in the Postive Life Change and Personal Development/Self Care categories.
    Robyn is passionate about empowering people to be able live their ‘good life’ by loving themselves and their lives.
    Robyn’s blog and seminars provide the tools to bring about the changes that lead us to a balanced and happy life

  • Stephen Roberts

    1. Sally Symonds – https://www.sallysymonds.com.au/

    2. Healthy Lifestyle

    3. Sally’s blog helped me regarding my issues about my weight and diet. Her approach to eating and exercise made me lead a healthier life. She is always ready to help whenever I have questions or I need a boost of motivation.

  • Jan

    I wish to nominate Sonia Osborne’s ” Wellness and Weightloss. On a Wednesday” for the healthy eating category.

    http://www.soniaosborne.com.au/blog.html

    Sonia has transformed my life with a powerful clean eating plan to support my secondary breast cancer. My results have been amazing. I look forward to the Wednesday wellness and weightloss update as I always learn something new and it inspires me to keep on track!

  • Adrian

    I’m reposting this as my previous nomination from a few days ago hasn’t appeared, so hopefully this one will get through :)

    I’d like to nominate The Good Food Theory (www.thegoodfoodtheory.com) by Jade Ashby for the Healthy Eating category. Her blog translates up to date and scientifically based information into vibrant, practical and easy to read articles. She presents a good balance of healthy and tasty recipes alongside interesting and relevant nutritional advice which make for both enjoyable and educational reading. The fact that she is in addition to her blog completing her university studies in nutrition shows her commendable dedication to healthy eating and desire to help others.

    Great stuff!

  • Daneen

    Sally Symonds http://www.sallysymonds.com.au in the Healthy Lifestyle

    Sally’s unique way of showing us how to successfully lose the weight and be a healthier version of ourselves is inspiring!

  • Dr Sarah Morante

    I wish to nominate my own blog http://www.MorHealthCoach.com in the Personal Development / Self Care Category. The aim of this blog is to provide a link between the research world where there is a plethora of useful information sitting unread in scientific journals with the general public where this information is so desperately needed. I hope to use my experience in the academic world to interpret the science and my background in teaching and coaching to communicate it in an easy-to-understand and apply manner. This valid and reliable information is hoped to be a trusted source to assist readers take charge of their own health.

  • Jill Madden

    Sally Symonds
    http://www.sallysymonds.com.au

    Sally’s blog isn’t just about weight loss but also about how to adapt to a healthier lifestyle and key points on how to be more active. She often says that we should learn how to conquer our mind so we can conquer our body. I agree.

  • Edwina

    I would like to nominate my own blog in the area of personal development as its about empowering people mentally, physically and spiritually with articles and interviews shared.
    http://www.edwinagriffin.com

  • Author Bek Mugridge

    Nominating http://www.authorrebeccamugridge.com in Healthy Eating and positive life change categories.
    A blog with passion and flair, showing that healthy food can be sensational, tasty, budget friendly, easy to make AND fit into the busy family lifestyle and yes kids really can be inspired to love food full of vegies! Lots of tips on that!
    My blog gives busy mums the inspiration and information to make healthy food for their families, how to grow food and also why it is great to eat local foods and support their community and producers that make real foods.
    Full of recipes and posts on taking care of yourself and taking time out with and also without your kids to unplug and unwind.
    It also shares my own weightloss journey to losing over 30 kilos and getting through PND through better food choices and exercise – no quick fixes! There is motivational posts on getting more active and guest posts by fitness experts to get you going!
    Amongst my recipes are also some that are allergy friendly, gluten free, dairy free, wheat free, non added sugar, low fat, meat free, egg free and raw so there is something for everyone and just so many recipes in one place using gorgeous healthy ingredients.
    Thank you

  • Yvette Johnson

    A Big thanks to my blog reader Bonnie Morgan for nominating my Spa People Blog into BUPA Health Influencer Blog Awards 2013. It really means the world to me. Thanks for your kind words and support. I love helping other people live their Best Healthy; Positive; Happy Active Life. You can Check out My Blog at http://spapeople.blogspot.com to read lots of inspiring things to improve your Overall Health and Wellbeing.

  • Fiona Compston

    I am nominating my own blog http://fionacompston.wordpress.com/ in the Healthy Lifestyle category.
    I am a personal trainer passionate about helping others adopt a healthier lifestyle through exercise.
    My blog is aimed at women aged 40+ and how exercise can assist with many of the health issues facing middle aged women.
    I provide evidence-based fitness information and not personal musings or opinions of others. In this way my blogs provide the tools for women to help themselves improve their fitness, and consequently help them lead a healthier lifestyle.

  • Margaret

    I like Bushwalking Blog (bushwalkingblog.com.au) for the Healthy Lifestyle category. It encourages people to be physically healthier by walking regularly and mentally healthier by reconnecting with nature.

  • DaynaMarie

    I nominated FizFitness-Personal Training, https://www.facebook.com/FizFitness. This site gets motivation going for women over the age of 40 and she puts the younger crowd to shame!! I love the advice she gives. It helps me stay motivated and realise that I am as young as my push up tells me I am!

  • Daisy

    I’d like to nominate Dr Justin Coulson for his blog – happyfamilies.com.au – for the Family Time category. Dr Justin’s advice is always sensible, measured, and well-researched. He has really helped me be a better parent.

  • tabitha

    I’d love to nominate Rachael Campbell. Check her out at: rachael@rachaelcampbell.com

  • Caitlin

    I’m nominating Melbourne Natural Fertility http://melbournenaturalfertility.com.au/ under the category of healthy lifestyle. Natalie informs people how to live healthy and eat healthy, and even coordinates health talks, a weekly short show which continues to educate people in many different health areas.

  • Anastasia Seferler

    1. I would like to nominate Melbourne Natural Fertility — Fertile Body, Heart & Soul.

    2. http://melbournenaturalfertility.com.au

    3. Dr. Natalie Kringoudis is a TCM practitioner. Although her specialty is in fertility she regularly posts on healthy living, healthy eating and consistently spreads the prevention & wellness message. Her Healthtalks segments have introduced me to new healthy habits and her down to earth friendly nature comes across as honest and very relatable.

  • Peti

    I would like to nominate http://inspiredperformancetoday.wordpress.com for the Personal Development/Self Care category. The blog is informative. interesting and up to the minute with mind, body, health connections

  • Hayley Stephens

    I would like to nominate Melbourne Natural Fertility under the Positive Life Change category. http://melbournenaturalfertility.com.au/ Natalike Kringoudis is a true inspiration to women of all ages, no matter what struggle you are facing Natalie is sure to put you on the right track to health and wellbeing via traditional Chinese medicine & alternative therapies, acupuncture and herbs. Natalie is a natural fertility educator, writer, blogger and natural health xxpert – who may I say can do no wrong! – GO NAT!

  • Rachel Carroll

    I would like to nominate Saimaa Miller for the http://www.aussiebodydiet.com blog in the positive life change category.
    A beautiful and inspirational health professional who is passionate about helping people realise their true potential. Saimaa has a beautiful way of teaching others a more balanced approached to positive and healthy living.

  • Em

    I would like to vote for http://mumanddaughter.wordpres in the healthy lifestyle category. Am inspired by Nadia and the way she lives her life to try and have even a fraction of that in mine. Their blog I think is a reminder that the journey is more important than the destination.

  • Kellie Butler

    I want to nominate Nathalie Brown of Easy Peasy Kids in Family time but she could also be nominated for positive life change. The link is http://www.easypeasykids.com.au/. Parents often struggle with issues surrounding raising children and even more so when their child is diagnosed with a mental illness. Nathalie provides invaluable support, guidance and a judgement free environment. As a parent the incessant guilt placed upon you, even by yourself to provide the best for your children can be overwhelming and this is especially true of parents who have children with higher needs. Nathalie has been a comfort and compass for many parents allowing them to create a healthier environment for their families.

  • Jo Biggs

    I’d like to nominate Sonia Osborne for her Wellness and Weight loss on a Wednesday http://www.soniaosborne.com.au.

    Always full of good fitness and food ideas. Very encouraging.

  • Jo Davey

    I nominate Melbourne natural fertility ( http://melbournenaturalfertility.com.au/ ) for healthy lifestyle.

    Nat’s blog is full of support & information & comes from a place of goodness within her. The fact that its not ‘just’ about making babies means she can appeal to everyone!

  • Anne M.

    I’d like to vote for Bushwalking Blog (bushwalkingblog.com.au) in the Healthy Lifestyle category. With all those beautiful pictures and detailed information about where to go for a bushwalk, how could you not get outside and exercise!

  • Jess Watt
  • Nadia C

    I’m voting for http://melbournenaturalfertility.com.au/ in the Healthy Eating, Healthy Lifestyle and Positive Life Change categories. Natalie Kringoudis is amazing and a wealth of knowledge.

  • Whitney Yip

    Nominating http://www.senseandsexuality.com.au

    Supporting & guiding parents on how to introduce the ‘birds & the bees’ & self-protective behaviours to children using song, dance and games.

    Early and factual approach to the amazing human body (& its functions) is correlated with decreasing the vulnerability to childhood sexual abuse, increasing emotional awareness, better (& safer) boundaries as teenagers, as well as healthy sexual attitudes as adults.

  • Immah

    I would like to nominate “An Apple a Day” Health Blog for the healthy eating category. It has changed the way I understand food and nutrition. Her information is fantastic, her arguments are always backed up by data and her energy and enthusiasm has made bring about great change in my life. This blog has taught me that being healthy is not about missing out, its about becoming the very best version of yourself and getting back the life you were born to live. Immah, Perth. The link is http://www.anappleaday.net.au

  • Stacey

    I’d love to nominate Nat from Easy Peasy Kids in the family time category. Nat is a child behaviour consultant that gives her time on her blog and FB page to help parents deal with their children’s behaviour. Nat has been a godsend for me this last year – not only giving advice to help deal with my children, but also giving general advice that makes me know I’m not alone in this parenting gig when I feel like I’ve failed. Nat is a champion of emotional health and well being for both children and their parents. I think too often we neglect the emotional side of health when it is so important to our overall well being. She tells it as it is and is not afraid to open up about the dirty laundry so to speak. She has also been a tremendous help to myself and a large group of mothers by forming a support network to help maintain our own emotional health. Nat, and Easy Peasy Kids, truly deserves an award like this for all the work she does for others. Find Nat at http://www.easypeasykids.com.au/ or on Face book.

  • Alex

    I nominate my friend’s blog – http://mumanddaughter.wordpress.com
    in the Positive Life Change category

    Nadia and her mum post fitness, nutrition, motivation and inspirational blog entries every week that have helped me and others stay on track with getting a better life. :)

  • Jade Vogler

    I would like to nominate Melbourne Natural Fertility @ http://melbournenaturalfertility.com.au in the Healthy Lifestyle category. Nat K is so passionate and committed to women’s health for all ages and has made it her mission to share her knowledge to us all in order to impact our health in the most beneficial way. :)

  • MorHealthCoach

    Just checking if you received my nomination which was submitted on May 30?

  • Jedha

    I just found this article and missed the deadline for nominating my own blog but I thought I’d list it here anyway. http://goodfoodeating.com a healthy eating blog. Good Food Eating helps women lose weight naturally through eating real food for long term sustained results. I share great health info, loads of healthy recipes and info on foods and nutrition.

  • Laura

    I would like to nominate http://www.nurturepod.com in the healthy lifestyle category. Corona is the most amazing health coach and is full of tips and wisdom on leading a healthy lifestyle. I absolutely love her blog too! :)

  • Benjamin Upston

    I would like to nominate my beautiful wife’s blog: http://www.CFMUDDA.blogspot.com.au. She mother to our 4 healthy boys & she suffers from a degenerative condition called Cystic Fibrosis (CF), but I’m happy to say she is winning this battle!!!
    Faye created CFMUDDA in November last year to raise awareness & to support people who suffer from CF. With an emphasis on good nutrition, lifestyle & all round positive message of hope. Spotlighting new treatments, holistic & cutting edge medications that are helping to change the face of CF forever; Kalydeco being one such medicine! It has been received with great support withing the CF community & is currently sitting on close to 20,000 views. The feedback from her readers has been overwhelmingly positive, through Faye’s own inspirational story, she is inspiring change in others CF patient’s health for the better! Very proud of all that’s she’s doing. If she won ‘best blog’, the proceeds will be paying for her Adult Stem Cell therapy in a hope to accelerate the healing of her lungs from CF related lung disease. Thanks!

  • Emma Marks

    Mum’s Lounge has a fabulous health section with a range of contributors! Their website is http://www.mumslounge.com.au and their health section in particular is http://www.mumslounge.com.au/lifestyle/health.html

  • Teresa

    I would like nominate the “Tales of a kitchen”-Blog: http://talesofakitchen.com. The authors really helped me to introduce one raw food day and one vegetarian day a week. Greetings from Germany!

  • Dannii

    Ascension Kitchen http://ascensionkitchen.com/

    FANTASTIC recipes and REAL food knowledge. What is awesome about Lauren’s blog is that she not only teaches us how to create amazing recipes using wholefoods, but she explains what health benefits the key ingredients in each recipe contribute to, as well as referencing articles that back up what she says. Perfect for foodies and health and wellness lovers who want that little bit extra info as to ‘why’ all this matters. Love it Lauren!! Plus totally dig your ‘how to’ videos and pretty/ mouth-watering food pics :)

  • Libertad

    I would like to nominate Ascension Kitchen for her wonderful job at making us understand the raw diet better and make it look yummi and fun. Love how clean and profesional her blog is. http://www.ascensionkitchen.com

  • Sue Scott-Jones

    I would like to nominate my own blog whatmotherssay we provide blogs on parenting issues and information that is important to parents with young children.
    http://www.whatmotherssay.com

    I am a registered Australian midwife, author and mother

  • Maxine basili

    What mothers say. Sue scott-jones blog, all about families, very informative. FAMILY TIME.
    http://Www.whatmotherssay.com

  • Hails, NZ

    I’m nominating the best blog and blogger I have come across to date, Lauren is gorgeous, friendly, suuuuper inspiring, arty and passionate, not to mention an amazing raw food chef who has healed herself of an illness through a positive lifestyle and plant based nutrition. Ascention kitchen is amazing and she definatly deserves to win!! Xx
    http://ascensionkitchen.com/

  • FromTheGroundUp

    I’d love to cast a vote for Sarah Wilson’s blog at http://www.sarahwilson.com.au/ in the Healthy Lifestyle category. She has inspired thousands of individuals – myself included – to kick their sugar addiction, she provides incredibly easy-to-integrate advice on living holistically and toxin-free, and is a beacon of light for those looking to tackle their wellbeing with solidly researched facts, personal testimonial, and just the right amount of biting humour.

  • DeAnn

    Ascencion Kitchen, http://ascensionkitchen.com, promotes ‘conscious and compassionate eating.’ I depend on this blog for an honest, detailed, human approach to living food. Every recipe, every subject gives me a clean feeling, a sense of ‘YES’. Personally, I think it should win across all 6 categories. If I must pick just one I’ll go with Healthy Eating.

  • Sarah

    I am just an average 30 year old realising that my metabolism isnt quite what it used to be and travelling for work isnt quite as fun as it should be. I have some fun ways to incorporate health and fitness with the every day life and am slowing realising the long term benefits of running.

    I would like to nominate my blog into the Healthy Lifestyle section:
    http://www.licoriceandolives.com

  • http://rayondreams.blogspot.com.au/ Vicki Martin

    Howdy! I would like to nominate my good self at http://www.rayondreams.blogspot.com.au/ in the category of Personal development/self care.

    My blog follows my journey through many rounds of IVF while having Bipolar, losing (& gaining) weight , overcoming alcoholism and giving up the ciggies, all while living the life of a 1950s vintage loving vixen. It’s a story of crackin’ the sads, jumping for joy, and my never-ending search for the perfect red lipstick while providing my readers with lots of laughs & information. xoxoxoxoxo

  • Christine

    I would love to nominate the blog http://www.rayondreams.blogspot.com.au/ for the Personal development/self care category.

    Through humor and honesty, this blog has proven to be extremely inspiring when it comes to my own personal growth. Mz Vicki (blogger) shares her struggles with leading a healthy lifestyle in such an open manner that the reader can easily identify with her. Emotional well being, as well as physical health and weight loss, is all covered. She takes us with her on her journeys, and I am happy to go along for the ride.

  • Lynnelle Jefferies

    http://www.rayondreams.blogspot.com.au/ is the blog I want to vote for under Personal Development/Self Care

  • jodie smith

    Hello! I would love to nominate the very vivacious Ms Vicki and her humorous, uplifting and just down right FUN blog http://www.rayondreams.blogspot.com.au/ in the Personal care / development category.

  • KatieK

    I want to nominate http://www.rayondreams.blogspot.com.au/. This a REAL weight loss blog, written by a REAL woman, who just happens to also be courageous and stylish and quirky and INCREDIBLY HONEST. Her weight loss journey has not been easy, and is ongoing, but her advice to others is medically and ethically sound, infused with positivity AND a whole lot of fun. Stop reading posts, dear judges. She is your winner.

  • Kristen

    I vote for http://www.rayondreams.blogspot.com.au/ in the Category of Personal Development/Self Care. I love the honesty and comedy that this blog brings to the ups and downs of losing weight, trying new things regarding exercise and the trials of lifes challenges. I dont read any other blog and thats cause she sums up what my life is all about so I love sharing the journey with her.

  • Jess

    I would like to nominate my own blog http://www.awakenyourtastebuds.com in the Healthy Eating category. I share recipes that are made from whole foods, they’re sugar free as well as some gluten-free and vegan friendly recipes. I love showing people that there are healthier ways to make things and that being healthy doesn’t = deprivation!

  • Shanti Korporaal

    http://meatmikecampbell.com/ for Healthy Lifestyle – Mike is an inspiration to people who need to get their lives back on track, he has helped me get over the excuses and I’ve now lost 12kgs and that is just the beginning!

  • Jacqueline Murphy

    My vote is for IQS by Sarah Wilson ( http://www.sarahwilson.com.au/) in the Healthy lifestyle, Healthy eating, Positive life change categories. I read the blog for months before actually quitting sugar. Cutting out sugar has been a very powerful change to my diet – helping me feel more empowered in my daily life. I no longer have so many dips in energy, no longer eat poorly and irregularly. Don’t get headaches and don’t have to take days off work. I continue to do a lot of research on the effects of sugar, but I really appreciate the ongoing enthusiasm that Sarah provides in her blog. She makes it feel like an adventure to try new food and styles of eating. She is a quirky woman and she lets her own individuality guide the blog. I think that’s just great.

  • Zali

    I would like to nominate Sarah Wilson’s blog http://www.sarahwilson.com.au
    She is just fabulous. Her blog goes into the healthy eating and the healthy lifestyle category.
    It is so good because it is well resourced, easy to read and very relevant to my own health interests.

  • Belgaicas

    I would like to nominate Sarah Wilson’s sweet life blog – http://www.sarahwilson.com.au

    She is genius!

  • Kate

    I’d like to nominate Sarah Wilson’s blog http://www.sarahwilson.com.au in the Healthy Lifestyle category. It’s unpretentious, easy to relate to and brimming with useful info/links/recipes/and more!

  • Gwyn

    Ascension Kitchen for Healthy Lifestyle. http://ascensionkitchen.com/

  • Stacey

    I nominate http://supercharged1.wordpress.com/ for the Healthy Eating Category. Lee’s simple approach to ‘healthful’ eating is a continuing inspiration for me as I make the journey to a healthier lifestyle. Her blog is a wealth of information and the recipes she creates are easy to recreate and taste amazing. Lee is constantly offering nutritional information and suggesting alternative healthy product ideas to adopt to ensure we get have the knowledge to get the basics right. Lee is passionate and talented, and worthy of recognition. I was also impressed with her efforts in raising awareness to the sad plight of hospital food being served to patients in hospital was huge success, which was very close to my heart.

  • Julia

    I would like to nominate the blog The Labyrinth . Michellina van Loder is super passionate about raising awareness of chemical sensitivity and chemical allergies. She also talks about how to reduce chemical usage in your home environment. Think about how people can be deathly allergic to peanuts, but instead of peanuts it’s perfumes, cleaning products, and hundreds of other little things that you’re not aware of. But they all add up at the end of the day, and just like ordinary allergies, they can seriously affect your health and quality of life. The more information about chemical sensitivity, the better.

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