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On Behalf of Your body, PLEASE do This

On Behalf of Your body, PLEASE do This

ON BEHALF OF YOUR BODY, PLEASE DO THIS…. Do you ignore your body’s needs… like the need to eat, to pee, to sleep? Are you often so busy or up in your head that you ‘forget’ your needs, or simply put your needs aside? Let’s be honest – we ALL ignore our needs at some time or another. But when it becomes a regular occurrence, your body is the one that suffers… malnutrition hormonal imbalance discomfort fatigue low energy moodiness weight gain increased stress and strain… and the list goes on. Working WITH your body means listening to its’ inner wisdom

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Design Your Ideal Morning to Create Your Ideal Life

Design Your Ideal Morning to Create Your Ideal Life

Design Your Ideal Morning, Create Your Ideal Life   Many motivation masters and psychologist agree that how you start your morning will set you up for your day ahead. With all the recent focus on starting a fresh year, I think it’s more important to focus on one day at a time, keeping your overall goals in mind, but giving your power and attention to the current moment and asking yourself, What one thing can I think about/do differently today? Putting a little thought into how you’d ideally like to be starting your day, will help you align the focus, energy

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3 Steps to Embrace Your Body Now

3 Steps to Embrace Your Body Now

Embrace Your Body in 3 Steps, NOW Ready to embrace your body, dump the hate and stop punishing it with endless diets and negative self-talk? Recently I attended the first Toowoomba screening of the new documentary, EMBRACE by Taryn Brumfitt. Hundreds of women, men and children have attended in our region, but after watching, feeling inspired, shedding tears and finding hope… now what? It’s opened a huge pandoras box for so many women who are now wondering, well just HOW do I embrace my body? What do I do? Our bodies are nobody else’s business, yet we constantly allow ourselves to be distracted by comparison,

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How Chronic Stress Impacts Your Long-Term Health [Audio Interview]

How Chronic Stress Impacts Your Long-Term Health [Audio Interview]

Chronic Stress Impacts Your Long-Term Health AUDIO INTERVIEW w/ Alison Palmer   Let’s talk about stress and how chronic stress impacts your long-term health. This year I’ve given multiple audio and video interviews and appeared on several (all different) online summits. It’s so great to connect with like-minded people in different parts of the world and talk about various topics that I love, and help people work through every day, both professionally and personally. We never stop helping others do we?! Stress is always a major topic of conversation, and a big reason why people want to learn meditation and relaxation tools.

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5 Steps to Manage Stress + Live Facebook Workshop

5 Steps to Manage Stress + Live Facebook Workshop

5 Steps to Manage Stress   Recently I hosted the first of many Live Facebook Video Workshops – this one on Steps to Manage Stress.   Learning to better manage stress in our lives is a 5 step process. Here are the steps and some tools to help you: 1/ Develop an understanding of how stress affects us physiologically and psychologically. • Stress Management Diary • Understanding self • Paying attention to self-talk 2/ Learn to recognise the symptoms of stress within our bodies. • Progressive Muscle Relaxation Exercise (PMRE) • Meditation and Mindfulness • Self-awareness 3/ Understand what our

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{Podcast} Self-Care, Cancer & Making Friends with Guilt

{Podcast} Self-Care, Cancer & Making Friends with Guilt

NEW MINDBODYFOOD PODCAST SERIES I have an inspiring and awesome new free resource for you, in the form of my brand new MindBodyFood Podcast series. An easily downloadable audio mp3 interview and meditations series you can listen to on the go. Hormones and Self-Care are huge topics for many women, so first up is an honest, practical and very inspiring self-care journey that started with a shock thyroid cancer diagnosis at 23, forcing a high-achieving, people-pleasing music teacher to reassess her life choices and start making herself and her health a priority. This meant learning to make friends with guilt and stop feeling resentful when

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What’s Holding You Back?

What's Holding You Back?

  Have you ever shown up and did something that you weren’t initially sure about – do I know enough, can I pull this off, will I be able to deliver – but then totally surprised yourself by how much fun you had, and how comfortably you took to it when you did? That’s how I feel now after finally stepping up to the plate this year and teaching the yoga portion of the first half of my yoga and meditation classes. I love teaching meditation – I love teaching, connecting and engaging with people in general. But I hadn’t realised just how

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Why You Need to Love Yourself + Free PDF Printable

Why You Need to Love Yourself + Free PDF Printable

Do You Love Yourself? FREE Self-Love Reminders Printable PDF below!   I used to loathe myself. Love was a word that didn’t compute. I could never truly accept love because I didn’t know how to feel it for myself. As babies we are born happy, loveable and wanting to love. But what happens when we experience feelings of neglect, criticism or abandonment in our childhood…. that we feel the hurt so strongly and intensely as children we appoint ourselves to blame and internalise our pain? As we grow, a part of us begins to believe we are unworthy of love…. That inner child who felt unsafe and

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Overcome Negative Body Image

Overcome Negative Body Image

Overcome Negative Body-Image Here’s how just one of many clients did it! Sometimes in my coaching practice I need to get down into the pit with a client… really sit down in the mud with them and wade through the shit in their lives. It’s my job to hold steadfast as an anchor for them while they experience losing control or embracing their fear. Whatever the overwhelming emotion is, I’m always willing to go to the depths with them in order to help guide them back out of it. Not many traditional therapists allow themselves to do that, with the idea

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I Felt Like a Fat Failure

I Felt Like a Fat Failure

VULNERABILITY ALERT… (spoiler, I’m not perfect) Yesterday I felt like a fat, inauthentic, hypocritical failure. I know I’ve gotten into some bad habits this year as I’ve struggled to balance a growing business and demand for my time with now building a second training institute, being a supportive partner, a loving and present step-mum, and delivering consistent energy and enthusiasm at my classes, workshops and live events. Somewhere in there I forgot to PRIORITISE myself. I forgot that my body doesn’t like missing breakfast, and especially does NOT like skipping lunch or being delayed to the point of feeling famished.

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How to Get a Good Night Sleep

How to Get a Good Night Sleep

Get a Good Night’s Sleep I openly admit I’ve been guilty of prioritising emails, phone calls, and tweaking my website over getting to bed at a decent hour. Once I’m actually in bed it’s very tempting to check my Facebook, Instagram and YouTube accounts – and I know I’m not the only one! Sleep deprivation affects a large percentage of the population and contributes to various health concerns. It’s hard to show up every day and be productive, effective and vibrant when you’re consistently lacking sleep. According to Shawn Stevenson in his latest book, Sleep Smarter – a scientific look at

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Morning Routine to Access Your Subconscious

Morning Routine to Access Your Subconscious

Create a Morning Routine! Influence Your Subconscious, Set Your Intention & Increase Awareness Spring is a great time to be yourself and start your day right! Start a morning routine that keeps it real and do-able! My morning routine consists of waking up, being grateful, peeing, then moving OR meditating – in that order! The practice of consciously looking for gratitude – especially in the morning as you wake, and in the evening as you prepare for sleep – is powerful in rewiring your mental programming and influencing your subconscious mind. This is why meditating is so powerful during those times. Click here and here

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Self-Care September – [Guest Post By Harmony Agenda]

Self-Care September - [Guest Post By Harmony Agenda]

Self-Care September Guest post by Ellen Ronalds Keene at The Harmony Agenda   Spring is finally here, and with it comes my favourite time of year: Self-Care September. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to practice at least one act of self-care per day for all of September. It’s about making you a priority and cultivating a daily habit of being kind to yourself. Easier said than done, but so worth it! But what exactly is self-care? Well, it depends who you ask. If you work in a health field, you may be familiar with the word

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The Easiest Way to Exercise

The Easiest Way to Exercise

Easiest Way to Exercise? Just Move Your Body   I’m grateful to report that our family of four (including one fully fledged teenager and one on the cusp) managed to survive six nights away together at the Sunshine Coast. We had a wonderful time exploring the hinterland, enjoying the pool and walking along the beach. Unsurprisingly, the Sunshine Coast is abuzz with health enthusiasts. People of all ages, sizes and capabilities were busily huffing and puffing as they walked, ran, jogged and rode their bikes, or walked their dogs. Early in the morning, late in the afternoon and any time in-between,

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Is Living to Work Working For You?

Is Living to Work Working For You?

Live to Work or Work to Live? Today I’m packing and making some nutrient dense foods to take with us for the road trip tomorrow. I was thinking about making my:  Berry Delicious Health Bars Sweet Summer Rolls Super Seed Crackers with cashew cheese Spiced Fruit Loaf (I love taking homemade treats when we go away – even if they only last a day or two!!) Over the next 7 days I’ll be somewhere along the Sunshine Coast strolling along the beach, bushwalking in the mountains, or dining on whole food with my beloved family! It hasn’t been often in the last

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