Now a days it seems that everyone is always on the go. Children are subjected to busy lives, with parents rushing to get them to school and then bringing them to a myriad of lessons, sports, play dates, activities, homework, and other social engagements. We don’t usually think of these routines as stressful for our kids but a lot of the time they are.Read More
Who do you think you are? What is your role here on this earth? Do you even think you have one or is that something that should be left for others, for all those who are brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous, not for you… for ordinary you or ordinary me? What a great time of the year to sit down and consider these questions.Read More
“What is spiritual health?” I hear you ponder. My definition of spiritual health is having a sense of your purpose in life, knowing your place in the world, having an understanding that you are part of something bigger than yourself.Read More
Anxiety disorders are one of the most common mental health disorders and it is estimated up to 33.7% of the population will be affected by an anxiety disorder in their life. Anxiety, however, can just be a symptom of another underlying condition within your body.Read More
Have you ever been to an energy healer?
If you've ever seen a brilliant counsellor, gifted massage therapist, devoted yoga teacher or compassionate family doctor, you've been in the presence of an energy healer. That's right, energy healing isn’t just the domain of Reiki masters, acupuncturists, kinesiologists or practitioners working in fields such as Quantum Touch, The Bars, Feldenkrais, Bowen Therapy... The list is long.Read More
Have you ever thought what happens to the brain and how your thought patterns change when you are on a diet?
Dieting causes us to feel deprived of the food we want, foods we love and crave, make us feel guilty when we eat what we are not allowed, and remorseful when we have eaten the ‘forbidden fruits’. So, does dieting really help us or hinder us in our endless quest to lose weight and reach the Armageddon of the ‘perfect body?’Read More
A woman is like a diamond, she is enthralling, beautiful, exquisite and unique.
Just like the diamond, she has many facets and she is hard to break…
Today I would like to share with you the wonders of you and offer some insights for you to know that all you are is enough and that all you do is enough.Read More
There is a huge difference between the quality of various pregnancy supplements, and this is a time when it is even more important to consult with a practitioner to make sure you are not only spending your money on a worthwhile product, but to make sure you are taking the best products possible for you and your child.Read More
There is still a perception dearly held by many people that to seek out counselling is to somehow be giving in or admitting to some sort of weakness or character flaw of not being able to cope, and they hold up being able to cope as the Holy Grail of life. It’s the pinnacle of being in control and having some mastery of this thing called life. The bitter irony is, of course, that most of the masters would say control is the last thing you want. In fact, the very notion that you’re ever in control of anything other than your own mind is one of the grandest illusions of allRead More
The average Australian consumes around 14 teaspoons or 60 grams of free sugars per day. Recently the World Health Organization recommended that for optimal health we should restrict our added ‘free sugar’ intake to less than half of that, at just 6 teaspoons.
But what is ‘free sugar’? Where is it found? And, how can you work to reduce your intake? This article helps you start that journey.Read More
Prolapse, Pelvic Floor and Diastasis were 3 things I knew little about. I had always been a fit and strong person, I loved high intensity exercise and competitive sport but had also discovered Pilates and working on core strength. But no one, during my pregnancy asked me if I was doing my Pelvic Floor exercises or even better, if I was doing them correctly.Read More
How often do you start to yawn at 10am or 2pm in the afternoon? You think you’re tired. Your not tired, you're dehydrated. Most Australians are chronically dehydrated. When we hit the fatigue point maybe we go and get a coffee, energy drink or chocolate, something to stimulate us, then we come back to our desk or work we feel betterRead More
At last year’s Wellness Expo, I did a talk on thyroid health and had thyroid focus on my stall and got to talk to many women living with a thyroid condition. Quite a few women, when I asked if they had a thyroid condition, replied, “Doesn’t everyone have a thyroid condition??” I’ve heard this in clinic many times also and 70% of my clients present with a thyroid condition.Read More
Endometriosis is so much more than just heavy and painful periods. It is a condition in which endometrial tissue (that should be lining the uterus) grows outside the uterus, commonly on the ovaries, bowel, pelvic ligaments, bladder and endometrial tissue has even been found in patient’s lungs. Because oestrogen promotes the growth of endometrial tissue, symptoms will often fluctuate within a women’s menstrual cycle, however, it is important to notes oestrogen is not the cause, it just aggravates and drives the condition.Read More
The impact of perinatal distress can be significant, affecting the woman’s physical and emotional health during the pregnancy and consequently the development of her unborn child; her experience of child-birth; her ability to bond with and care for her baby; her day-to-day functioning as a new mother; and her relationship with her partner.
For all of these reasons, I believe it is critical for any woman who is planning to become pregnant to optimise her emotional wellbeing before she conceives.Read More
Menopause marks the end of a woman’s ability to naturally have children as menstruation has completely finished at least 12 months prior. According to various resources, the typical age range in reaching this time can be anywhere from 48 to 55 years of age. A conversation I had with a GP I used to visit suggested the age is a lot younger, certainly for peri-menopausal symptoms. He claimed he had been treating someone in their late twenties. The overall peri-menopause to menopause transition appears to be anywhere from seven to 14 years (1).Read More