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We're health Emma and Carla Papas, ‘The Merrymaker Sisters’... also real life sisters!

289: give up your all or nothing mindset (life will get better)

In this episode, we chat about the all or nothing mindset? Is it time to let it go? We vote… YES! Stuff we talked about… In some circumstances, the all or nothing mindset works. But if you’re trying to welcome something new in, for example, daily exercise, this mindset does not serve you well. Some …

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Do Short Workouts Actually Do Anything? Are They Worth It?

Before we became Yoga and Pilates Instructers we were always under the impression that a workout had to go for at least one hour. Anything less…not worth it. Short workouts were meaningless. COMMON UN-TRUE BELIEF: You have to spend hours at the gym to see any results. When you have this belief (like we did …

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19 Quotes about creating space, stillness and the power of silence

This month, April 2021, inside MerryBody the collective theme is all about SPACE. Creating space. Enjoying space. Taking UP space. Space for purpose. Space for magic. Space for love. Space for stillness. Space for speaking up. Space for silence… Space for YOU. Inside MerryBody we’re encouraging all of our Members to use their Yoga and Pilates practice as a time to do all of the above. And we encourage …

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What pasta taught me after years of diets, calorie counting, carb avoiding and disorderly eating

The other night I had the most delicious plate of carbonara, with no thoughts on carbs, calories or guilt. I know… it’s a miracle. Carbonara has fast become one of my most favourite meals, and before you start thinking of your bottled carbonara sauce… or the recipe where you add cream, peas and mushrooms… this …

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29 Quotes to Ignite Your Inner Strength

Often we look externally to create strength, whether it’s fitness and exercise for the physical body or learning new skills. It’s easy to forget that there is a special kind of strength inside of you that often lies dormant until you show up and ignite it. These words will inspire you to look inwards and raise …

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From dieting to self-acceptance, meet the Merrymaker Sisters Canberra Weekly Feature

Born and bred Canberran sisters Emma and Carla Papas, the Merrymaker Sisters, have always had a passion for creating things that bring joy to people’s lives. When they were young girls, they had their first “business” where they sold friendship bracelets on the street outside their home in Fadden. When they hit age 10 and …

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