Monthly Archives: December 2014

Laugh your way to wellness

In his book ‘Anatomy of an Illness’, Norman Cousins tells the story of how he ‘laughed his way out of a crippling disease’ that doctors believed to be irreversible. Cousins was an author, diplomat and editor of the literary magazine ‘The Saturday Review’. In 1964, he contracted ankylosing spondylitis – the connective tissue in his spine was disintegrating. He was told that there was no record of anyone ever beating the disease and that adrenal stress could have been Read More...

Energy Suckers vs Energy Givers

The biggest source of energy suckers in your life is yourself. You are the one cutting corners by not respecting your own needs, eating well, exercising or making time for fun in your life. Anything that takes the fun out of your life is an ‘energy sucker’ and anything that puts the fun back into your life is an ‘energy giver’ and feeds you energy. Identify your ‘suckers’ and replace them with ‘givers’ that feed you with energy and Read More...

The Myths and Truths of Low Carb Beer

Got your attention? Yes I am going to share with you the truths and myths of low carb beers. So what about low carb beer does it help you to lose weight??????? Read More...

Feel the fear and do it anyway

What holds you back and stops you from doing what you’ve always dreamt of? What’s stopping you from creating the life of your dreams or becoming everything you wanted to become? Are you afraid of failure or success? For a lot of people it’s both, which doesn’t leave many options open. It was Helen Keller who said ‘Life is a daring adventure, or nothing at all’.  Fear of the unknown is a normal part of life but one that Read More...

Get a check up

I get to do a lot of work in Asia and I find it interesting that over there they pay the practitioner to keep them well. If they get sick they don’t pay which is the opposite to our medical model not just in Australia but in most of the western world. They live from a place of prevention and don’t wait to get ill. The biggest change I have made in my life in the last twenty years Read More...

Ten simple ways to bring balance into your work day.

In research we comissioned three years ago only six percent of people interviewed felt that they had a handle on work-life balance .Four out of five people said they were experiencing work-related stress at least once a week (I know some of you are thinking, ‘I wish I were stressed only once a week!’), and almost three-quarters of people said that a lack of time was their main challenge to leading a balanced life. Read More...

Dad and I

I have always had a fascination with motor bikes and got my licence in my early twenties. In the last ten years I have taken up riding more regularly again and I have shared pictures of some of my rides with my mates in this newsletter and on my blog. Just before Christmas my mum showed me an old photo of my dad in his younger days with his motor bike. So I had a play Read More...

Living your dream or waiting for “OneDay”?

Are you living your dreams now, or waiting for “one day”? Fifteen years ago I read the book ‘The Camino’ by Shirley MacLaine and I was totally inspired to walk The Camino. So what is ‘The Camino’? It is a pilgrimage 800+km walk that starts in St Jean pied de Port in France, across the Pyreness mountains to Santiago de Compostela in north western Spain.  Like most people I have a list of things I have wanted to do Read More...

Snowshoeing in Vancouver

What do you do on a day off in Vancouver. You go snowshoeing on Grouse Mountain of course. Just have to remember to watch out for the Grizzly Bears. If you click the hyperlink you can see what the bears are up to right now. This was so much fun. What a great way to play and exercise at the same time.   Read More...

EA/PA Conference Melbourne

Yesterday I spoke at the Executive Assistant and Personal Assistant conference in Melbourne. It was  a fun filled day with really interesting speakers and delegates. I had the pleasure of spending time with Anji Hunter (ex Director of Government Relations to Tony Blair, Former British Prime Minister) and Kerry Collins (EA to the CEO of the National Farmers Federation). Read More...