Let's live and love like Lisa Messenger

Happy Thursday! I am still buzzing with all this love in the air! Things have been hectic with kids after school activities, parent teacher meetings, school projects, show and tell, You Tube clips and of course creating a beautiful Pana Chocolate Valentine's Day recipe for you! WHOOSH!! What I am loving most throughout my day is the YOUApp. Such a great reminder everyday to take a little breather, when life gets a little hectic, all you need to do is one micro action. Have you checked it out yet? Here's an example of an Action of the Day for the Mind "Read 5 Minutes," what an awesome way to remind me to take time out and grab my favourite book, especially when I am waiting at the airport.


Dani reading Lisa Messenger book

Reading helps us a lot. We learn new things, get inspired, it's calming, provides mental stimulation and of course you get to meet new people and have fun exploring the world without leaving our home.

I'm so excited to share with you an inspiring story of a successful woman Lisa Messenger.  I loved her book Daring and Disruptive, as she shares her entrepreneurial roller-coaster ride, helps us identify our true purpose, passions in life and how to make it ALL happen. And because you know I dream big, this book resonated with me. I believe in making extraordinary things happen, so can YOU. We all have that power.

Lisa Messenger Dani Stevens

Without further adieu here is the sensational woman herself, Lisa Messenger extraordinaire editor-in-chief at the Collective Hub. With her rising career, she has a new follow-up book coming out today, Feb 12 called Life and Love. She takes 5 minutes with us to share her Fitness, Food and Style ethos. Welcome Lisa.

 Dani Stevens interview on Lisa Messenger


1. What fitness activity do you schedule into your daily routine to keep healthy?

I do weights training at least 2 and generally 3 x a week.  I also have a personal trainer at least 2 times a week – with him I focus on cardio outdoors. I am obsessed with boxing.  And I love the odd spin class!  I’ll pretty much do anything and sporadically surf, indoor rock climb, golf and just about anything else on offer.

2. Describe your dream meal – what could we expect to find on your plate? 

I spent years thinking I liked complex foods but what I’ve realised in the past few years is that the simpler the better – fish or chicken and salad is pretty much my go to.  At the moment I’m obsessed with a simple quinoa, tomato, cucumber, parsley, avocado mix with loads of lemon juice. The funny thing is my fiancé hates salad but he said he can eat this like dessert. Every morning religiously I start the day with a green juice or green smoothie, it’s the one thing I can’t do without!

3. Who’s your go to style icon – who have you always admired for their style, and why?

I love Anna Dela Ruso to be honest. She just has so much grit and flair and isn’t afraid to shake things up and pave her own way.  She oozes coolness and style.

4. What’s a childhood habit or mannerism that has followed you into adulthood?  

I have always loved doodling and writing.  I journal every single day.  It’s now just turned into a bit more than a fun hobby – it’s my life.

5. Name three things you can’t leave the house without and why?

My dog Benny comes absolutely everywhere with me.  And I mean pretty much everywhere – work every day, meetings, beach.  My iphone and my ipad – I’m going to group them together ;)  I just need to be connected. Finally my Nike trainers so that I can jump into any sport or activity on the spot!

Life and Love by Lisa Messenger

Now I am thrilled to let #TeamDani know that Lisa Messenger being the beautiful woman that she is, would like to share some Valentine's love with YOU this week. Not only am I enjoying the read but I want you to read all her wisdom and cool life experiences in this book. To win simply tell me what life and love means to you and we will choose 3 lucky #TeamDani winners and announce it in our weekly newsletter.

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Good Luck! And a BIG thank you to Lisa for coming to visit us today, you are welcome anytime babe.


W     I     N     N     E     R     S

1. Kylee Even

2. Milina Opsenica

3. Lana Todes

Expect your Life & Love books in your mailbox this week


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