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Do You Need to Slow Down?

Do You Need to Slow Down?

The Low Down on Slowing Down For months now I’ve been caught up in the gotta do-more, be-more, give-more cycle, and I’ve created my own well of resentment in not giving enough to myself. I bet you can relate. Over Christmas I felt suffocated. I just wanted a breather, a break, a moment to myself to process a mountain of emotions – away from running my business, planning events, and being switched on for others all the time. Time away from feeling like I had to post on social media, write blogs, articles and newsletters at certain times and days –

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Homemade Body Scrub and Face Mask

Homemade Body Scrub and Face Mask

Homemade Beauty: Body Scrub and Face Mask I am often complimented on my skin (which is lovely to hear as I age). When people ask what I use, they are often surprised to learn that I actually do not use expensive creams, masks or potions. Putting toxins and chemicals on my face isn’t as appealing as it used to be before I knew what was actually in those products and how they harm the body. Just my like my REAL FOOD Guidelines, I like to keep my beauty routine simple. Unfortunately I was fond of using harsh glycolic acid peals and lightening

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Inspiring Wellness to Live Your Best Life

Inspiring Wellness to Live Your Best Life

Wellness Inspiration to Live Your Best Life Death and Cancer. These two words often co-exist and can strike fear, anger and grief into the heart with one cruel blow. And chances are, you have been affected by either one of these at least once in your life so far. Last weekend Jess Ainscough, founder of The Wellness Warrior, peacefully passed away at 30 years of age after living with a rare cancer (epithelioid sarcoma) for 7 years. She was so young and outwardly positive. Jess inspired wellness into the hearts of thousands who received her regular emails. She spoke and wrote

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My Interview on HOT FM

My Interview on HOT FM

HOT FM Interview I love talking on the radio, especially going into the studio and sitting around all the equipment that I would have a ball playing around with! I wouldn’t know what I was doing but I know I’d have fun! This morning I spoke on the radio with Hamish and Tanya from HOT FM 100.7 in Toowoomba. The interview was by phone and is a quick chat on women, food, dieting and emotional eating. It’s nice and short at four minutes long so it won’t take a lot of time for you to listen in while you’re working or pottering

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Tasty Cashew “Nut” Cheese [Recipe]

Tasty Cashew "Nut" Cheese [Recipe]

Tasty (Nut) Cheese that’s Dairy Free! You’ve got to hand it to the Cashew Nuts (that are actually the seeds and grow on the outside of the fruit!). Cashews have a great mineral source and contain 31% of the daily recommended value for copper, along with 23% for manganese, 20% for magnesium and 17% for phosphorus. Add to that 12% of the daily recommended value for vitamin K and you’re looking at a versatile and healthy nut to add to your whole food pantry. They’re also the perfect creamy nut with a subtle sweet taste. Because they aren’t overpowering you can dress them up however

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Super Seed & Herb Crackers [Recipe]

Super Seed & Herb Crackers [Recipe]

Super Seed & Herb Crackers Finally! I’ve cracked the code on home made crackers that don’t require a dehydrator! I’ve made so many seed and gluten free, grain free loaves of bread now, that I’ve wanted to finally break our Jatsz cracker habit by creating some kind of delicious and super healthy home made version of crackers that will make a decent amount to last for a while before having to make them again. I like the idea of all the things I can create with a dehydrator, but we don’t have one and I’m not ready to find extra

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Cravings, Needs and Desires [VLog]

Cravings, Needs and Desires [VLog]

What are you really hungry for? Cravings, needs and desires… We all have them, but how often are we actually attending to our cravings, needs and desires? When we don’t feel fulfilled in our lives, these three areas will be left hungry for whatever it is that will fulfil, satisfy and satiate us on a deeper level. Yet, because we aren’t always aware of what we truly crave, need and desire in all areas of our lives, it’s far easier to reach for pleasure inducing foods that give us a short-term feeling of being happy and having what we want.

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Gluten Free Herb Loaf [Recipe]

Gluten Free Herb Loaf [Recipe]

Gluten Free Herb Loaf I love sour-dough bread but I’m not so keen on bread in general because it doesn’t always sit well throughout my gastrointestinal tract. It’s almost like it makes everything slow down, back up and feel heavy! In wanting something a little more substantial and filling, to wrap around my salad or be covered with avocado and eggs, I’ve simply adapted one of my sweet recipes (Orange Almond Cake [gluten & diary free, naturally sweetened]) to a savoury one. And voila! Here you have a simple and easy alternative to full-on bread making that gives you a

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Does Eating Stress You Out?

Does Eating Stress You Out?

Are you a stressed out eater? What kind of eater are you: Fast, medium, slow? I used to be a fast eater – I didn’t know how to eat slow. I lost touch with when I felt hungry and never seemed to stop when I was full. Are you aware when you’re hungry? Do you register when you’re full? Eating is a necessity to sustain energy balance and fuel. But it’s definitely a requirement that is viewed as a chore when we’re busy and too tired or rushed to nourish ourselves. A familiar scenario I often hear from new clients

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Uncover your desires for an authentic life

Uncover your desires for an authentic life

Uncover how to create an Authentic Life What do you want? Such a question may seem like an innocent enquiry, yet sadly we rarely ask ourselves. Life takes us in so many different directions that we often forget to course correct when we take a wrong turn. When I ask my clients this simple question, I am often met with silence, tears or an invitation to finally let it all out. The blank look on their faces often conveys their confusion: at the fact that someone is genuinely interested, or the realisation that they actually don’t know. The fierce rush

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How to Heal Your Gut (instead of bloating, fatigue and hormone imbalance)

How to Heal Your Gut (instead of bloating, fatigue and hormone imbalance)

Bloating? Fatigue? Hormone Imbalance? In the last two years we’ve heard more and more about the importance of gut health and it’s influence on the brain and mood – Largely thanks to the ABC Catalyst Program for their gut and brain function series last year which you can watch here. When I was navigating my way through Bulimia Nervosa for 18 years – eating and throwing up and literally hating my own guts – I had NO CLUE as to how our digestive health is intimately linked to our immune, endocrine, circulatory and central nervous systems… I didn’t realise that all the

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Hydration Drink & Zesty Fruit Salad [Recipes]

Hydration Drink & Zesty Fruit Salad [Recipes]

Hydrate & Zest Up your Fruit Salad! My honey and I love to make hydration drinks that include natural mineral salt, whole citrus fruits, fresh herbs and a little zest. These drinks are perfect for a hot summers day, or at any time where you’ve been working out, sweating or simply not drinking enough water. Added bonus is using the whole fruit and having the fibre help to assimilate and metabolise the sugars. If you don’t happen to like the taste of plain water, making a vitamin water is a great idea in making the water look and taste more

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Dairy Free Creamy Berry Pops

Dairy Free Creamy Berry Pops

Creamy Berry Pops – Dairy Free It’s summertime. Hot, hot, hot. Of course the children, and adults alike, would love a nice ice cold treat that’s sweet, creamy and delicious. Well I’m all up for giving my family that, but I don’t like the unnecessary added sugars, artificial colours and preservatives that make up the store bought coloured icy poles. I’m really not a fan of frozen yoghurt or ice-cream, simply because of the ingredients and how it makes my stomach queasy. I’ve been blending up frozen berries for quite some time now on a hot afternoon and the children

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The secret to Visualisation and Creating Change

The secret to Visualisation and Creating Change

Visualisation Secret to Create Change Every January millions around the world make New Year’s Resolutions. They have the best of intentions to create change and often convince themselves that this time they’re really going to do it. One small problem: only thinking that you want to make change, is not physically going to create any! You firstly need to write your goals down so you can see them and make them appear real – preferably in big bold letters on colourful paper. You can even decorate a vision board on large cardboard, covered with pictures, symbols, words and drawings that summarise and capture the essence of

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Steps to Create Positive Change

Steps to Create Positive Change

Create Positive Change Not New Years Goals… Change has to be when you are ready to change, not simply because the New Year is coming. Whether you’d like to create a specific change now, or a list of things to focus on next year, the below steps will make it easier for you to define, clarify, challenge and support yourself. 1. Define what you don’t want – it’s not negative to be clear on what you don’t want. It’s necessary in weeding out the things that you simply aren’t willing to compromise on or live with, through previous experience or personal

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