I just found out how to make infographics! It was fun :-)
Here is my very first one - just a simple one on how to reduce your cortisol levels. We all know too much cortisol is a sign of stress, and is not good for our health, so here are some basic things you can do to bring those levels down.
Enjoy, and look out for more of these colourful images in the future!
I have created a wonderful new group on Facebook for Blue Mountains locals who are interested in improving their health naturally in a supportive and fun environment.
Each week there will be a different theme, with mini-challenges, tips, recipes and inspiration covering all aspects of our health. The intention is to create a space where we can learn and grow together and cheer each other on!
There will be free gifts and exclusive giveaways inside the group. Already there is a 5-day Sugar Detox challenge for members, with a free downloadable success manual and a series of coaching emails to help you quit the sweet stuff!
There is an African saying that I have always loved: "If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together". If you are a local and would love to join us for the ride, you can do so here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2194244707548769/
Tis the season for giving and I want to thank you for all your support this year by offering you a FREE gift....the Healthy Holiday Gift Guide. It's a little last minute, but better late than never!
Nothing is more important than our health, and giving someone a gift that improves their health is a great way to show you care. In the guide there are a wide variety of ideas that can benefit almost anyone, and have a big range of different price points too.
You’ll find some unique ideas for:
Who knows....you might even find a few new “must-haves” for yourself! (I know my own Christmas list grew quite a lot researching this fun little E-book) ;-)
Check it out for yourself right now, no opt-In required:
I hope this makes your holiday shopping a little easier this year. Don't forget I also offer gift vouchers at the clinic if you would like to give the gift of acupuncture.
If you have any questions, simply comment below and I’ll do my best to help.
With the holiday season well and truly underway, I wanted to share with you a fun and helpful resource that I have found, and have permission to share with you. It is an e-booklet that you can download - full of recipes, tips and information to help you keep to your health goals during the midst of festive frivolity. It's 32 pages long, so just the right length to be able to flip through when you have a few minutes, and bookmark a handful of recipes or ideas that you'd like to try these holidays. There are lots of great ones that I'll be giving a try!
I hope you enjoy it, and stay healthy and well during this busy period.
Happy holidays to you!
How do you start your day...do you literally jump out of bed and plunge into your daily activities, or do you take time to gradually wake up, stretch and ease the transition between sleep and wakefulness?
You might feel victorious if you can jump straight into your daily routine, but did you know this can place a great deal of pressure on your body systems and create a strain on weak artery walls? For instance, strokes and heart attacks occur most commonly in the early morning, partly due to the sudden and dramatic changes in heart rate, blood pressure and temperature in this transition phase.
Take some time to develop a gentle morning routine to start your day in a great way, incorporating stretches, self massage and soft music. You might like to try this gently stimulating morning ritual passed down by the ancient Chinese Taoists
Emotional regulation and emotional resilience are key concepts to develop awareness and skills around for children of all ages, starting from the very young. Good mental health is every person’s birthright, however unfortunately in Australia our children are facing something of a crisis. Beyond Blue reports that 1 in 7 school aged children were diagnosed with a mental health condition in 2015, and this doesn’t take into account that mental health conditions are notoriously under-reported and under-diagnosed due to a pervasive social stigma around these conditions.
It’s really important for parents, carers, teachers and anyone with young people in their lives to be proactive about encouraging the development of emotional intelligence, and raising awareness around good mental health practices.
I've been a bit quiet on the blog front lately, because I have been enjoying playing with a new medium...Facebook Live Videos! I have done a few now, on various topics including:
* acupressure for stress relief,
* acupressure for anxiety, and most recently,
* a holistic approach to insomnia
Please make sure to "Like" me on Facebook to see what I am up to over there, and to see all my past videos, and have the opportunity to see me over there "live". You can ask questions and interact with me there, and I really welcome any requests for future videos. I'll be back to blogging again soon as well too. Have a wonderful day!
Would you like to live to be 100? You would be surprised at how many people would answer “no” to that question. Many people are in such poor health that it is a physical and emotional struggle to get through each day, let alone an entire century. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
If we are living properly, enjoying the rich quality of life that we are entitled to, we should all be thrilled to live to 100! In fact, the hard part should be figuring out how to squeeze all of our goals and accomplishments into such a relatively short period of time.
24 hours. One day.
What if you only got one? What would you do with it? Who would you see? How would you act? Where would you go?
Fortunately most of us get more than one day to live out our lives. But for too many of us there seems to be something wrong with every single day we are given. It’s too long. It’s too short. It’s cold. It’s rainy. It’s boring. It’s too busy.
If it were your last day, do you think you would give things like the weather a second thought? If you had just one day to live, your focus would undoubtedly shift from complaining and complacency to productivity, love, and thankfulness.
If you asked the average person how Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) keeps you healthy, they would probably answer that it involves acupuncture needles. That is a good start – but TCM is so much more than needles.
TCM is a complex understanding of how Qi (loosely translated as energy, or life force), affects your health. Qi flows through meridians passing through points which can be used to regulate and control that flow. When the flow of Qi increases, decreases or its quality changes, your health is affected. The most common way to manage the flow of Qi is with acupuncture needles. But TCM actually incorporates a wide range of therapies that complement each other to bring about health and harmony. In this blog post you will learn three ways to keep yourself healthy using TCM principles at home. By using these techniques in your daily life, you can be in charge of your health.
Acupuncture and Fertility
Acupuncture and Anxiety
Acupuncture and Stress
Acupuncture and Depression
Acupuncture and Immunity
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