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What Does Your Posture Say About You?

“Who you are speaks so loudly I can’t hear what you’re saying” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Ever wonder how others see you ? One way to find out is to look at your posture. It speaks volumes about you and causes people to respond to you in very particular ways. Take my...

Smudging

Energy Hygiene part 3 How do you cleanse your energy field if you’re not near a shower, bath tub or salt? You smudge. Smudging or burning certain plants to cleanse your energy field… has been around forever. About 50,000 years across all cultures. You’ll see smoke...

Salt Extraction

Energy Hygiene part 2 Salt rocks. Seriously. It has so many applications for health I could write a book about it. For now, let’s stick to what it can do to cleanse your energy body. In part 1 of this series you learned about your chakras and how to clean them every...

How to Clean Your Chakras

Energy Hygiene Part 1 Do you live a healthy lifestyle and still feel a bit meh? You could have a congested energy field and need to clean your chakras. Ugh not that weird stuff again. I know, I used to hate it as well....but I dare you to read on. We each have an...

How Your Ancestry Can Keep You Stuck (and how to break free)

Do you find yourself repeating family patterns ad nauseum ? It happens to all of us to some degree. Despite our best efforts, we play out the very same dramas in our own life that drive us crazy about our family. Why ? Aside from obvious traits like physical...

The Despacho Ceremony

During my time in Peru, we spent hours every day doing ceremony with the Q’ero medicine men and women. This beautiful and powerful ceremony was one we did often and seemed to create the biggest shifts. It was all completely new to me and sometimes arduous, but I just...

How to avoid getting sick and depressed in the Fall

Sometimes the shift from Summer to Fall feels like the sudden slow down of the rollercoaster. One minute you’re screaming with excitement waving your arms in the air and then bam, the brakes are on. Woah, slowing  dooooown nooooowww. For many people Fall is a hard...

Are You Constantly Exhausted No Matter How Much Sleep You Get ?

Exhaustion  is one of the most common things I see in my practice, especially my female clients, although lately I’ve seen an increase in tired men. It usually comes from stress - the disease of our busy times or what I call “too muchness” - too much to do, too much...

Body Pain Relief: The Surprising Benefits of Going Barefoot

You might be surprised to find out that going barefoot could help your body pain. How often do you go barefoot ? Growing up in Australia we were barefoot most of the time but I find that this is not the case for many of my clients. Some people wear shoes all the time,...

How to Start Your Day Right

How do you start your day? Do you wake up well rested and full of energy, take the time to sit quietly and set the tone for your day, then proceed slowly to do whatever needs to be done that day feeling calm and clear? Ah, maybe not always. Sounds ideal right, but...

Oil Pulling: What is it?

Several mornings a week I do a strange ritual that really helps me stay healthy and feel good. At first it totally grossed me out but once I got the hang of it and felt the results, it’s become one of my go to daily rituals, especially after a day of heavy eating, or...

3 Surprising Reasons to Have More Sex

I don't mean to be controversial, but I have to say that I really miss a good sex conversation. Dad you might want to stop reading right now. Back in Australia where women consider it just another national sport, conversation about sex flows easily. We laugh, cry and...

Plantar Fasciitis

  So what is it? Plantar Fasciitis is an inflammation/irritation and or thickening of the plantar fascia - the sheet of connective tissue stretching from your heels to your toes. Often experienced first thing in the morning it can feel like sharp, tearing pain in...

Part 3: How to Spring Clean your Soul

You can think of your soul as the vital essence that keeps you alive and thriving - that sparkle in your eyes and spring in your step. It’s who you were as a kid when the world was still a magical place and all you wanted to do was play. It’s the real you, behind the...

Part 2: How to Spring Clean your Mind

Have you listened to your mind lately? If you’re like most people it’s noisy in there. My inner commentators are like a cross between Australian horse race caller Johnny Tapp and self deprecating Aussie comedian Judith Lucy - a fast paced excitingly manic life script...

Part 1 : Feeling Drained? Spring Clean Your Body

1. Clean out the Winter debris It’s natural to overindulge a bit more in Winter so now’s the time to get out your broom and sweep off the internal muck which has built up. Do a week long cleanse. I like the raw food week run by our local raw cafe Glow during which we...

The Many Faces of Mindfulness Practice

By Ryan Redman executive Director Flourish Foundation Mindfulness begins with a clear understanding that the quality of our mind plays a pivotal role in shaping how we experience the world, our own lives and the lives of others. Over many generations contemplative...

The 5 Food Frenemies

You know those people who seem like they’re your friend but eventually you realize they’re not healthy for you to be around? You hang out with them out of habit even though afterwards you feel crappy and drained. One day you have the courage to say goodbye and you...