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My top reads and listens for 2017

 

Reading is a passion of mine which was developed in secondary school thanks to an amazing English teacher who made the lessons fun and pushed me to be the best I could be, I would spend hours on my English essays and feel a sense of achievement when I was praised highly for my efforts. These days, I love to read about about health, wellness and self development but I also I love motivational books, autobiographies, true stories and a novel now and again. “Reading can keep the mind alert, possibly preventing Alzheimer’s, help us focus, improve empathy and further develop…
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7 healthy tips for the holidays!

 

Are you worried about the forthcoming weeks and possibility of over indulgence in naughtiness?  I have found over the years that the more I deprive myself the worse the damage is so here are my top tips for surviving the holiday season:   Don’t deprive yourself!  This is my number one tip, deprivation generally leads to cravings, overeating and anxiety.  Remember moderation is key, slow down your eating and eat with mindfulness. Try to enjoy the eating experience even if you are indulging in something that isn’t what you would usually eat (there is a lot more of that over the holiday…
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3 Self Care Rituals that are a non negotiable part of my day

 

You will hear me pipe on about self care quite a bit in my posts and it’s not because I don’t have anything else to say (trust me I could talk forever once i get going), it’s because I am a firm believer in the importance of self care for our overall health and wellbeing. When I crashed and burnt out from Adrenal Fatigue I wasn’t looking after myself well enough and the recovery program I designed for myself had to include bringing in more self care and I am not talking about going and getting my nails done (as nice as this…
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A healthy solution to FAT BUSTING and increased ENERGY

 

The rise of adaptogens has not gone unnoticed in the wellbeing world and they are now gaining serious momentum as a healthy, natural and effective way to lose weight (YIPEE). My I AM Lean blend is the lean green fast bust blend which  a science backed formulation by Cambridge scientist Sara Pamler Hussey who is making waves in the wellbeing world heralded as the star creator of supplements that work! Sara has formulated the blends to contain the world’s best superfoods and fat burning adaptogens, including metabolism boosting Matcha, energy increasing Moringa and appetite suppressing Yacon Root. Together these powerhouses help to ultimately balance the…
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My SOS Guide to making the Adaptogens part of your every day life and feeling great for good!

 

You may have recently purchased or are thinking of buying one of my Adaptogenic Super Blends with all good intentions to kick start a new healthy habit.  If you have a bag in the cupboard already maybe you are struggling to bring it into your routine or aren’t sure how to use it, if you haven’t bought one yet maybe it’s the fear of failure thats holding you back. I usually fall into the first category where I am bowled over by a new product knowing I NEED it in my life, so   buy it with enthusiasm only to have it…
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How to have a Happy and Healthy Christmas!

 

Christmas is coming and as fun as the festivities are they also bring an element of stress and pressure.  Festive stress presents itself in many forms for example, Food and Drink:  Eating and drinking excessively followed by feeling guilty after.  Physical Stress: Burning the candle at both ends  or the pressure of entertaining the family can all be exhausting.   Money:  Its an expensive time of year and the costs quickly add up causing additional stress. Here are a few simple tips to help keep you on track this year. Drink Sensibly:  Remember for every alcoholic drink to drink a glass of…
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The Start Up vs The Big Retailer – What really happens and why 9 out of 10 small businesses fail

 

I began the week reading a promotional event about how 9 out of 10 start ups fail within 2 years and after a string of unfortunate events recently I felt I was close to falling into that category which was a million miles away from the dreams and ambitions I had for my blends.  Obviously I booked my place immediately! Recent months have been a struggle to keep motivated while juggling 2 children, moving country and settling them into their separate new schools.  As if this wasn’t stressful enough, I had to try to keep my business afloat which I…
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Ditch Sugar and Get Lean

 

Sugar cravings are one of the most common complaints I hear about from my coaching clients and even those who enjoy a healthy and balanced diet suffer from sugar cravings as they can be triggered by other factors including stress, dehydration, hormonal imbalances, low serotonin levels and blood sugar imbalances.  There are various things we can do to alleviate sugar cravings naturally which include: Drinking more water Eating more greens Eating more sources of good fat and lean protein Eating slower Eating at regular times Avoiding alcohol and processed foods Boosting serotonin levels (exercise will do this) Stabilising blood sugar…
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Back to School : Back to Health!

 

If you have kids you might have just packed them off to school looking cute and gorgeous in their new freshly pressed uniform, like I have just done. And if you are anything like me you might be saying to yourself that you “need to get back on track” after summer indulgences, less exercise and little structure or routine. And the sundowners with friends on the beach, rich indulgent dinners and delicious desserts with a loved one, carefree pizzas with the kids after a long and fun day mould the memories that we will remember. But, however lovely this all is, it is not…
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Adaptogens for Radiant Skin

 

For years women have obsessed over expensive face creams, lotions and potions with promises of gorgeously glowing, radiant and youthful skin.  We have invested time and money into treatments and procedures to keep us looking younger and the value of the skin care industry reflects our commitment to youthful beauty.  According to market research the Global Skin Care Products Market is to Value US$155.44 billion by 2021: Transparency Market Research – That is a lot of product!!  Ancient traditions didn’t have access to the variety of product available to the modern Western world and relied on nature to provide their…
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My Sugar Story!

 

I have recently been very drawn towards this sweet subject and have felt compelled to share my sugar secrets with you.  For years I haven’t been comfortable with my relationship with sugar as I felt it had a controlling hold over me.  I also felt that I was the only one in the world that felt like this and it was completely unacceptable that someone who was working in the health industry could have an issue with it!   So today I thought I would share my sugar story with you and the fact that I can comfortably be in…
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A NEW Chapter

 

I started 2017 with a deep seated feeling that something BIG was going to change this year and the curiosity grew within me over those early months to the point where I found myself in a low and dark place feeling insecure about myself and unhappy with my life.  I hadn’t admitted to myself before but I had been in a silent internal battle with myself for years, fighting the fact that I should be happy with the life I had living the South of France – after all I was “Living the Dream” as people would tell me.  I…
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