Lets talk about the colour of your food. And no, I'm not talking about those crazy artificial colours and dyes that are so prevelant these days - you are staying well away from those kinds of foods - aren't you?! I'm talking about the beautiful natural, vibrant colours of fresh whole foods. Did you know that in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) theory, the colour of a food can be an indication of it's therapeutic value? Read on to learn more about how the energetics of food can be understood from this perspective, and why it's important to have a rainbow of colours on your plate.
Free Holistic Health Magazine
The creative team at Bioconcepts have put together a new e-magazine for 2020 that is packed full of inspiring recipes, and have given permission for me to share it with you!
In this free download (no opt-in required) you'll find:
Download the PDF below and enjoy!!!
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/
Free Healthy Holiday Gift Guide
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.
Have you seen my recent FB Lives?
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!
100 years...and counting
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.
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