The Greatest Gift You Can Give Yourself And Others Is Your Best You – Your Healthiest You

Dementia – and the benefits of dance

  Introduction Dementia is one of the most significant healthcare problems globally. It is a collective term for neurodegenerative symptoms that include memory loss, communication and comprehension difficulty, impaired judgment, … Continue reading


Supercharge your Gut Summit

Join us for a  FREE ONLINE  “Supercharge Your Gut Summit” kicking off on 12th October 2016 over 5 inspiring days. I’ll be joining Lee Holmes, Andrea Alf and 30+ top GUT … Continue reading


The Art of Imperfection

  “Ring the bells that still can ring. Forget your perfect offering.  There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” – Leonard Cohen We live in … Continue reading


Hashimoto’s- incorporating Ayurveda

“Foolish the doctor who despises the knowledge acquired by the ancients” – Hippocrates Thank you to those who attended an  informative and enjoyable Hashimoto’s Wellness workshop last  weekend (thanks Bhree … Continue reading


E-motion: “Lose what needs to be lost to find what needs to be found”

“The Elimination Diet: Remove anger, regret, resentment, guilt, blame and worry. Then, watch your health and life improve.” – Charles Glassman Thank you to Qi Yoga for screening the documentary … Continue reading


The Power of Silence

“In Silence there is eloquence. Stop weaving and see how the pattern improves.” ― Rumi   Isn’t it interesting how SILENT and LISTEN have the same letters in it? Still … Continue reading


Psychiatry – Friend or Foe?

    “Psychiatry : Friend or Foe – The Untold Story of Australian Psychiatry”,  was premiered last night at the Sydney Opera House, hosted by CCHR Australia. It was indeed … Continue reading

March 22, 2017

Get up offa that thing!

  The words of James Brown, the “Godfather of Soul”- are featured in a British  initiative   – “On your feet Britain” –  a national day (29 April 2016) on promoting less sitting and … Continue reading

January 14, 2016

Let every day be Christmas…

 “Let Every Day Be Christmas” – Norman Wesley Brooks * Christmas is forever, not for just one day, for loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away like bells and … Continue reading

December 21, 2015

My friend Anxiety

Bringing to you another fab article by Dr Shami on the emotion we call anxiety. Let’s take a closer look at this all too common emotion that affects many of … Continue reading

December 13, 2015

The Power of the Chosen Word- Part 2

Following on from last week, here is the 2nd part of the article discussing the effects of  stress on our health, by Dr Shami. Today, a fascinating look into how the power of the … Continue reading

November 8, 2015

The hidden effects of stress on your health – Part 1

Today we have a wonderfully insightful and very practical article on sneaky ways that stress affects our health –  by Guest Writer, Dr Shamistra Barathan.  This is the first of … Continue reading

November 1, 2015

NAN TIEN – a true southern paradise

“Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom” Nan Tien is a Chinese term for  “Southern Paradise”. It is the name of a beautiful Buddhist temple located south of Sydney, the … Continue reading

May 27, 2015

Dance for Health

“Dance is a conversation between body and soul” It was a pleasure to recently attend a “Dance for Health” masterclass at the Sydney Dance Company, conducted by UK professional ballet … Continue reading

May 6, 2015

Creating ripples

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.”  ― Mother Teresa Thank you again to another wonderful group of … Continue reading

February 22, 2015

Optimise your health-maximise your weight loss

Hello again! Following the success of last November’s women’s health workshop, Nardia and I are proud to announce that we are running another one soon on Feb 21st. We had … Continue reading

February 11, 2015

The Happiest Place on Earth

“Prosperity is a way of living and thinking, and not just money or things. Poverty is a way of living and thinking, and not just a lack of money or … Continue reading

February 11, 2015

2015 – The Year of Being UNREASONABLE

Before we go into being “unreasonable” , just  a short journey  back to Christmas  to share this lovely little poem by Norman Wesley Brooks. “Let Every Day Be Christmas” Christmas … Continue reading

January 19, 2015

“The most beautiful make-up of a woman is PASSION”….

THANK YOU to all those who attended an awesome, enjoyable and informative (if I may so myself!!) Saturday morning in Kirribilli with Nardia Norman and myself.  We had a lovely group … Continue reading

December 2, 2014

Empowering you to take control – yes, YOU!

 “When you know better, you do better” – Maya Angelou Hello! Am  pumped for our forthcoming workshop for women on 29th November, together with Personal Trainer of the Year, Nardia … Continue reading

November 12, 2014

See the Moon

“Barns burnt down, now I can see the moon”    –    Mizuta Masahide, 17th century Japanese poet and samurai Following last nights wonderful lunar eclipse with the “red moon”, it reminded me … Continue reading

October 9, 2014

Tips on enhancing your performance (at the gym!)

It’s a good idea to ensure your basic health is good before embarking on a training regime as well as ensuring it’s looked after throughout –whether that be a new … Continue reading

June 22, 2014


“Finishing a Marathon isn’t just an athletic achievement; it’s a state of mind that says anything is possible” Well and truly recovered from the London Marathon! For anyone thinking about … Continue reading

May 26, 2014


Exactly 14 sleeps to go before the London Marathon! For those of you who haven’t seen the tears and sweat over the last few months over here in beautiful Sydney,  … Continue reading

March 30, 2014

LEAKY GUT – Could this be hindering your path to optimal health?

Know anyone who has any of these? Depression, Mood swings, Weight problems, Irritable Bowel Symptoms, Headaches, Chronic Fatigue, , Cognitive/ Learning and Behavioural issues, Period problems, Skin problems, Allergies, Food … Continue reading

January 18, 2014

Six human needs

“The quality of your life is in direct proportion to the amount of uncertainty you can comfortably live with” – Tony Robbins What are the key aspects determining a happy … Continue reading

December 4, 2013


“What?!!!!”   The following article was published recently  in FITNESS FIRST magazine (current Sept/Oct edition) – I  wanted to bring this topic  to your awareness here too. Have a quick  read, it … Continue reading

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I thought I’d share  “Promise Yourself” , an inspiring piece of work  by Christian Larson written  in 1912.   Also known as “The Optimist’s Creed”, it is great in that it encompasses … Continue reading

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Photo: Dawn in Uluru- Utterly blissful! I have been meaning to write on this topic,  but a recent  Meditation day has finally got me to put pen to paper! The … Continue reading

July 21, 2013 · 3 Comments

Sweet poison and the rest of the army; Reducing the risk of breast cancer

Some degree of chaos and confusion is still  lurking in the air following the recent media attention on Angelina Jolie’s “preventative” double mastectomy, a decision reached after acknowledging that she … Continue reading

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Flat tums? Well, now that we have your attention!… Today’s chat is about Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and a group of foods called the FODMAPs that – when reduced or … Continue reading

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7 foods/drinks to boost your metabolism

Hmm, now well into the New Year –  how are the those NY Resolutions going?!  Great? –  well,  if not, remember every day is a fresh new opportunity to make yourself … Continue reading

February 20, 2013 · 2 Comments

40 quick tips – towards your best self and a great year

Well, we’re half way through the first month already! No doubt, you may have read umpteen articles on New Years resolutions – this is not another long drawn out one … Continue reading

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Here’s to 2013!

The end of the year and the onset of a new one really gives a chance to reflect, renew and recharge for the upcoming year.  It’s a great insight to … Continue reading

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Connecting the dots …

“You have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future” The link below is to that of a wonderful  speech given by the late  Steve Jobs (1955-2011)  … Continue reading

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Gut health- Look after your gut bugs!

“All disease begins in the gut” – Hippocrates (460-370 BC) It’s quite amazing that Hippocrates stated this all those years ago. How did it get forgotten for so long?!  Sometimes the significance … Continue reading

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Photo: Kosciuszko Walk,  Kosciuszko National Park,  New South Wales, Australia

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Nick Vujiviv is a truly awesome and  inspiring human being.  He  was born with a very rare genetic disorder where there is the absence of all four limbs (tetra-amelia syndrome). … Continue reading

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Ten Fab Foods for your Face – Part 2

Ten more fab nutrient packed foods that work well for the skin -as well as general health.  As you will see, there is a pattern of common nutrients needed for good skin … Continue reading

November 3, 2012 · 2 Comments

Above: Yet another beautiful day in Samoa

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Ten Fab Foods for your Face – Part 1

What we put IN our face is just as important- if not more- than what we put ON our face! There are certain nutrients that are critical for great skin … Continue reading

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Thought for the Day

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Back to our Roots!

The global epidemics of obesity , heart disease, diabetes and cancer  together with the increase in so many other illnesses such as autoimmune disease and mental illness is of great … Continue reading

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Seven Secrets of Success


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Our Deepest Fear

This beautiful poem was featured earlier in the blog (June)  – this is a link to a  lovely  video narrated by its author,  Marianne Williamson. RELAX, SIT  BACK FOR JUST  A … Continue reading

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Nature’s miracles- Vitamin C

Individual nutrients deserve discussion in their own right and will be addressed in due course. Today, a few words about Vitamin C… Vitamin C  is one of the most powerful … Continue reading

September 23, 2012 · 2 Comments

Nature’s miracles and our health

 “The usual US diet provides an insufficient amount of vitamins, supplementation is inexpensive and the scientific evidence shows that supplementing with certain vitamins prevents chronic disease, specifically cardiovascular disease, various … Continue reading

September 23, 2012 · 2 Comments

Just a reminder!


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The best things in Life…

Photo: Another beautiful day on a Samoan beach

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RUNNING – The Benefits

Running – Yes, yes, you either love it or hate it! And we all know about how much we should be exercising, right?! I thought I’d summarise the benefits of … Continue reading

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It is regrettable that many people will leave this life with unfulfilled wishes and dreams. Their potential not being fulfilled. Burning desires left caged inside. Discontent. Regret. What would you … Continue reading

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Life is like a rainbow

Photo: A  beautiful day in Samoa…HEAVEN!

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A classic timeless quote Photo:  A beautiful sunrise taken on a roadtrip  near Broken Hill, New South Wales

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Thanks Annie for forwarding this- I had to share it. A fantastic quote and couldn’t believe these were Einstein’s words! So true though…in a nutshell, be yourself.  Your passion is … Continue reading

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An all- time hero!

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This is a simple quote yet with much depth and meaning as it highlights two main things- RESPONSIBILITY AND FEAR. Firstly, the fact that we cannot always change the people … Continue reading

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I remember seeing this Sir Edmund Hillary quote at his exhibition at the Auckland Museum..great quote from a great man.

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Epicurus on happiness

The subject of happiness has been studied by Philosophers all around the World and continues today to be one of the most written-about and discussed subjects with a plethora of books … Continue reading

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Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric Bertrand Russell

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Some more food for thought… The Rockefeller Institute of Medicine Research in New York stated “If the doctors of today do not become the nutritionists of tomorrow, then the nutritionists … Continue reading

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People are so worried about what they eat between Christmas and New Year, but they should really be worried about what they eat between the New Year and Christmas

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Nothing tastes as good as fit and strong feels Anthony Robbins

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Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today, I am wise, so I am changing myself Rumi

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Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity John F Kennedy

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If you really want to do something, you’ ll find a way. If you don’t you’ll find an excuse Jim Rohn

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Kaizen is a Japanese word meaning ” improvement”  or “change for the better”.  Kai means change and Zen means good. It has been used in various areas such as business … Continue reading

June 28, 2012

Inspiring clip from Anthony Robbins about how tiny changes can give rise to huge results…

June 26, 2012

There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is that everything is a miracle. Albert Einstein

June 26, 2012

Anyone can become angry – that is easy, but to be angry with the right person at the right time, and for the right purpose and in the right way … Continue reading

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Happiness resides not in posessions and not in gold; the feeling of happiness dwells in the soul. Democritus

June 22, 2012

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts; therefore guard accordingly. Marcus Aurelius

June 22, 2012

When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us. … Continue reading

June 22, 2012

Eat slowly!

Eat slowly! – A study presented at the International Congress of Endocrinology showed that the hurried eater is twice as likely to develop Type 2 Diabetes. It also helps you … Continue reading

June 22, 2012

Vitamin D

A few quick notes about Vitamin D, a fat soluble steroid vitamin of which there are 5 forms but  the major ones are D2- cholecalciferol and D3- ergocalciferol. It is … Continue reading

June 22, 2012


Current recommendations are to consume a serve of nuts, 30g on a regular basis. Large epidemiological studies have shown that this reduces the risk of heart disease by 30-50% and diabetes … Continue reading

June 22, 2012

Health benefits of coconut oil

Coconut oil has surprisingly variable health benefits…   Weight control Reduces abdominal obesity– A study in 2009  found a correlation between consumption of coconut oil and  weight loss in women (Try adding … Continue reading

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“A child can teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something, and to know how to demand with all his might … Continue reading

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“The thing is, we have to let go of all blame, all attacking, all judging, to free our inner selves to attract what we say we want. Until we do, … Continue reading

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Photo: St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney

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