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Two tickets for the price of one!

Just $50 gets you two tickets to the workshop, and half a day to focus on you.
We understand that as it gets closer to Christmas you’re probably keeping a close eye on your budget.  So we’re offering two tickets for the price of one to our Celebrate Your Ageless Goddess! workshop.

 

 

Join me and Sharyn Paul for this practical practical 4 1/2-hour workshop.

Get tips for feeling healthy, active and joyful

Plant Slant (Blue Zone Lesson #3)

I hope you’ve been enjoying learning about Blue Zones lifestyles and picking up a few ideas to try out yourself.

Although Blue Zones communities, other than the Seventh Day Adventists in Loma Linda California, aren’t vegetarian, they eat meat infrequently, perhaps just four or five times a month, and then only small serves which means they largely eat a plant-based diet.

Although experts don’t agree on whether a vegetarian diet is healthier

Seven Sisters Festival & Ageless Goddess Workshop

A couple of exciting things to tell you about….

I’ll be at the Seven Sisters Festival in Mt Martha this weekend, providing wellness & lifestyle coaching discovery sessions for the beautiful women who are attending, so if you’re going to be there, I’d love to see you!

My discovery sessions will run 25 minutes and show you how wellness & lifestyle coaching can help you create healthy habits that last, and stay

Hormonal (Im)balance #2 – Clean up your Diet

In my previous blog post I mentioned that 75% of us suffer symptoms of PMS, perimenopause and menopause, and that many women experience worse PMS symptoms as they get older (and to make matters worse, those who’ve had bad PMS often experience a worse perimenopause!).

The good news is there ARE things that you can do to balance your hormones and alleviate, and even eliminate, your symptoms, starting with simple lifestyle

October 6th, 2015|Tags: , , , |

Mount Athos: Fish Soup

Here’s another almost spartan, but fresh, healthy and tasty recipe from the Mount Athos monks.

Ingredients

1.5kg fresh white fish (rockfish, cod, monkfish, haddock)
3 potatoes, peeled and finely chopped
1 onion, finely chopped
3 carrots, finely chopped
juice of 1 lemon
1 handful flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
1 handful dill, finely chopped
Sea salt
2 teaspoons ground cumin
Olive oil

Directions

Put the fish in a saucepan, cover with cold water and bring to the boil. Skim off the foam that gathers

September 25th, 2015|Tags: , , , |

Secrets of the world’s healthiest people: Mount Athos Monks – Part 1 Diet

The Greek Orthodox monks of Mount Athos in Greece are among the healthiest people in the world.

Like the Blue Zones communities around the world they enjoy extraordinary longevity and freedom from the chronic illnesses and diseases that plague so much of the Western world, including cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes and dementia.

So, what’s their secret?

Essentially the monks lead a very simple and austere life (more on their lifestyle in Part

September 12th, 2015|Tags: , , |

Mount Athos: Chickpea Patties

This is one of the simple dishes regularly prepared by the monks from Mount Athos in Greece. The Greek Orthodox monks here are considered among the healthiest people in the world and have astonishingly low rates of cancers, heart disease, stroke and Alzheimer’s disease.

 
Ingredients

300g tinned chickpeas
3 cloves garlic
1 chopped onion
1 handful chopped flat-leaf parsley
1/2 tsp ground cumin seeds
100g flour
one beaten egg
olive oil for frying

Directions

Although the monks do this by hand,

September 5th, 2015|Tags: , , , , |

Inspiration & motivation – your wellness vision

Did you make New Year resolutions way back in January to do more exercise? Eat more healthily? Drink less? Manage your stress? Make more time for yourself?

If you’ve kept up with them – congratulations. But if not, don’t be hard on yourself. One study from the US found that only 8 percent of us actually stick with resolutions!

There are many reasons our goals fall by the wayside. One of them

August 17th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Is your anxiety worse? (Part 1)

Are you between your late 30s and your 50s and feeling more anxious – or anxious more often?

Anxiety is one of the most commonly reported – and often one of the first – symptoms of perimenopause (the years leading up to menopause). Many women with chronic low-level anxiety find it worsens around this time of life, while others who’ve never had anxiety issues suddenly find themselves struggling to cope with

July 14th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , |