What would you say if I told you that you could retrain your brain to view the world in a different way? What would you say if I told you that by doing so, you would raise your level of productivity at home and at work, you would build stronger relationships and achieve greater health? What would you say if I told you it would take less than 3 minutes each day to literally turn your life around for the better?
What I am talking about is ‘The Happiness Advantage’…
It is fair to say that my fear of dentists was an all consuming fear. One that would fill me with anxiety even at the thought of having to lie in a dentist chair without a soul in the room.
This fear stemmed from a horrific (and might I add, completely unnecessary) experience as a child. Think pain, tears, being pinned to the chair and complete lack of control. Not great. Which is why when I was told 15 years ago that I would need to have my wisdom teeth removed, I RAN in the other direction. I put it off again and again and again. I have used every excuse in the book. That was until this year when I knew I had no where left to hide.
For those of you who follow my Instagram account, you would remember that last week, with the help of the incredible team at ‘The Living Juice Co.’, I embarked on my very first juice cleanse. Whilst I will admit that I was a little apprehensive at first (I LOVE chewing my food), I am pleased to report that I thoroughly enjoyed the cleanse and more importantly, I am thoroughly enjoying the results! Before I spill all of the beans relating to my juice cleanse experience, I wanted you all to understand a little more about a juice-cleanse and why it may be something you could benefit from. To help me explain, I sat down with the beautiful Nicole, founder of ‘The Living Juice Co’ and asked her a few questions…
For a few months now, I have been adding a more personal touch to my weekly newsletters. This means including more personal pieces exclusively for my subscribers. These pieces discuss the lessons I have learnt during the week and how various experiences have changed me for the better. Ever since I started doing this, I have received such an overwhelming positive response from my newsletter subscribers (still makes me blush) and because they are all such beautiful people, they have encouraged me to share these on the blog for all to see. I hope you like them as much as they do. This week I kick things off with my latest piece, overcoming self doubt.
We all began the year extremely positive and gung-ho, full of fabulous resolutions and good intentions. Whether we created plans to exercise more, get organised, be more productive, sleep better or even eat better, the reality of waking up to that alarm and returning to work today can bring about a serious case of post-holiday depression. If this sounds like something you might have come down with this morning, let me share my tried and tested techniques for overcoming such a diagnosis in 3 simple steps!
When Andrew and I travel to different parts of the world, we love to do a food tour. Not only does it educate us on where to eat, what to eat and how to pronounce it (all those who have visited Europe will know what I mean), our previous experiences have proven it is also a great way to meet people, have loads of fun and enjoy a great night out on the town.
This is why when we recently travelled to the US, we decided to give it another go. We held our reservations (given the typical American diet doesn’t align much with our food philosophy), but we through caution to the wind, embraced the culture for what it was and hoped for the best. What’s the worst that could happen? Enter food coma.
For those of you that have followed me for awhile now you will know I love to hike. I love spending time outdoors and immersing myself in the beauty of mother nature and the fresh air. I love those moments when you reach the summit and you stop to look around and realise just how amazing this life really is. Hiking was one of the reasons I was drawn to Canada and I can’t begin to tell you how much I learnt about myself and about life, in one simple day in the wilderness.
If the doctor handed you medication and told you to take it twice per day, do you ask him or her how these medications may affect your overall health and wellbeing long-term? Dr. David Cahill looks at recent research suggesting that Cholesterol lowering medications may lessen brain function. A must read for all those on this form of medication.
FACT: Stress is a part of life. We all do it, even though we know we shouldn’t. Stress negatively effects our health and our relationships, yet in some way, shape or form, we are all guilty of letting stress get the better of us. Using myself as an example, I work with clients each and everyday helping them to manage their stressors, I explain the physical and hormonal challenges stress places on our body, our health and our happiness, but every now and then, I still catch myself in a midst of confusion, frustration and helplessness. Sometimes I find stress completely overwhelming and I don’t know where to turn…