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Urban Originals

Bags are a hot topic at the moment. From today the Queensland Government follows other states in Australia by banning single-use plastic bags. This action aims to protect our precious environment and wildlife. According to the Clean Up Australia website, plastic shopping bags take 20 – 1000 years to disintegrate and often end up polluting … Continue reading Urban Originals

Clear as MUD

Remember back to your childhood, playing in the garden making pies out of mud and eating dirt before your parents could stop you. Well, two Victorian friends have taken this concept to a new level producing a holistic health brand called MUD. MUD is a range of natural clay based products designed to purify your … Continue reading Clear as MUD

Peaceful Songbirds Rainforest Retreat

The end of another competition season means it is time to take a break from training to relax, revive, and rejuvenate. This year my partner, Matt Levy (Paralympic swimmer), and I had the pleasure of spending five indulgent nights at Songbirds Rainforest Retreat in Queensland’s picturesque Tambourine Mountain. Songbirds boasts six luxurious villas and an … Continue reading Peaceful Songbirds Rainforest Retreat

Edible Beauty Australia

If you follow me on Instgram (@susanseipel.paralympian) you will know that I love coffee. It’s the thing that motives me to jump out of bed in the ridiculously early hours of the morning to get to training. It’s a daily habit of mine. Another of which is my skincare routine. So you can imagine my joy … Continue reading Edible Beauty Australia

The Paddle Shop

Only one week to go until racing starts at the 2017 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in Racice, Czech Republic.  I am very proud to be representing my country at my 4th World Championships and will compete in the women's Paracanoe individual KL2 (kayak) and VL2 (outrigger canoe) races.  Time will tell if all my … Continue reading The Paddle Shop

Eco Friendly Foods Initiative

The Eco Friendly Foods Initiative or EFFi for short, is a great company producing nutritional snacks as well as supporting philanthropic projects and campaigns.  I have always had a keen interest in nutrition and even studied sports nutrition in 2011. Nutrition is a crucial part of sport performance and is also very important for everybodys … Continue reading Eco Friendly Foods Initiative

Hila Upcycle – saving the planet!

One of the many things I love about kayaking is that I get to train on the beautiful waterways around the Gold Coast and Brisbane.  During a session, I usually see a range of wildlife enjoying the water from ducks, swans, cormorants, kingfishers and other birds, to water dragons (lizards) and numerous unidentified fish that … Continue reading Hila Upcycle – saving the planet!

Motivation with Fitbit

A question I often get asked as an athlete is… how do you stay motivated?  Motivation is what drives you into action to achieve a goal. I believe that motivation comes when we see results from our efforts. To stay motivated you need a way of measuring your progress which will help you continue on … Continue reading Motivation with Fitbit

HorsePLAY

What do athletes do in their down time? Well something I love to do to relax and have fun after a long day training, is host an old fashion board game night with family and friends! Charity Op Shops are great places to find inexpensive board games, while supporting a worthy cause. One unique game … Continue reading HorsePLAY

Sweet Treats

I must confess I have a sweet tooth. As an athlete, I try my best to eat healthy most of the time but one can’t say no to the occasional pleasurable treat. So, I am always on the lookout for something to soothe my cravings without the guilt! I stumbled upon The Stable Co and … Continue reading Sweet Treats