Burnout vs. Passion: Finding the Balance

Burnout vs. Passion: Finding the Balance

You’ve poured your heart, soul, and possibly an unhealthy amount of coffee into crafting a career that’s more lit than a birthday cake in a retirement home. You’ve clocked in more hours than a marathon runner, made sacrifices, and shown a level of commitment that would make a colleague blush. But here’s the million-dollar question: At what cost?

Magnesium – The “Go Fast Adrenal Junkie”

Magnesium – The “Go Fast Adrenal Junkie”

One common test that we naturopaths perform is a hair tissue mineral analysis. Based on an analysis of a strand of your hair we are able to identify the mineral profile and existence of heavy metals and their influence within your body. This is the first test I always...

Move your body

Move your body

Daily exercise is vital to both your physical health and mental wellbeing. The human body was not designed to spend 40, 50 or more hours a week sitting behind a desk, yet that is exactly how most of us spend our lives. Regular exercise will help you to manage your...

Move your ‘but’, then move your ‘butt’

Move your ‘but’, then move your ‘butt’

Stop making excuses and exercise – Move your body daily. How many New Year resolutions did you make this year? Focusing on fitness and health made it into the top ten most common New Year’s resolutions with only spending time with family and friends to beat it. When...

No Bum Glue

No Bum Glue

Bum Glue’ is the term I use to describe refined and processed grains. Do you remember at school, we used to make glue out of white flour and water?

Out of Balance is still Out of balance

Out of Balance is still Out of balance

I meet people in my travels how self-prescribe him or herself the latest vitamin or mineral multi supplement and expect miracles. You may have seen it advertised on the television or in some mode of the media and think yeh I have been a little tired lately and skipped...

Six a day, six days a week

Six a day, six days a week

Need a basic but realistic recipe for a balanced diet? Go for six ‘airplane-sized’ meals a day, six days a week (no, not the size of an actual airplane...but the size of the meals they serve you on board). When trying to manage weight, many people make the mistake of...

Ten Simple ways to bring balance into your workday

Ten Simple ways to bring balance into your workday

In research commissioned by Grand United Corporate Health earlier this year, 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...

The Seven Deadly Sins of Work Life Balance

The Seven Deadly Sins of Work Life Balance

In the thirteenth century, Dante listed the Seven Deadly Sins on the pathway to Paradise: Gluttony, lust, greed, envy, pride, anger and sloth. Now, almost eight hundred years later, people are still committing these seven sins in Work Life Balance. So let me share...

Unwind after work

Unwind after work

It’s 5pm and all you want to do is pack up your desk and head on home. You’ve had enough and are hanging out for that long glass of “red”. As much as this sounds the best way to end the day it is not necessarily the only way to end the day. In the perfect world you...

Waking up Well – The Essentials

Waking up Well – The Essentials

Preparing for sleep the night before is the place to start. Quality sleep vs quantity is vital. A busy mind leading to broken sleep does not allow for a fresh mind on waking. Try some of these simple steps to help you sleep well and then wake well. 1. Use...

Breakfast on the run

Breakfast on the run

Picture this, your alarm screams at you at 5 or 6am. You think to yourself you’ve got a full on day ahead and need to get to work NOW. You skip breakfast and just grab a coffee as you run out of the door or at one of those drive throughs on the way to work. You get to...

Aromatherapy reduces the risk of car accidents

Aromatherapy reduces the risk of car accidents

The leading causes of car accidents are distractions (such as using your mobile phone, fiddling with the radio or CD player, eating, grooming, dealing with the kids or picking up something you’ve dropped on the floor) and drowsiness. Have you ever felt tempted to rest...

Staying positive through adversity

Staying positive through adversity

Adversity is inevitable in life. Sometimes it is welcome or expected, but other times it can make us want to run, scream, cry and even throw in the towel. So how can get better at managing adversity - and manage to stay positive in spite of it? Here are five tips to...

Setting your intentions for the year

Setting your intentions for the year

Intentions are the starting point of every achievement. As Wayne Dyer says, “The secret to changing your life is in your intentions. Wishing, hoping and goal setting cannot accomplish change without intention. What is needed is a shift from the inert energy...

Why play is essential – regardless of your age

Why play is essential – regardless of your age

Play is for kids, right? Or is it?  As you grow up and become an adult, play is no longer something you prioritise or consider as an important part of your life. Despite it being crucial in your development as a child, helping you to develop communication...

Four ways to help you overcome inaction

Four ways to help you overcome inaction

Have you ever been fired up to make changes and achieve your goals only to find that in a month or two you’ve been plagued by inaction?  Often we know what we need to do to get healthier and achieve our goals, but we get in our own way and fail to do...

How to make this your healthiest year yet!

How to make this your healthiest year yet!

For many of us, the beginning of every year is a time where we think about and set some goals (or resolutions) around our health and happiness. It can also be a time where we get disheartened as we start with the best of intentions and within weeks our well-meaning...

Six Gifts to Give Yourself This Valentine’s Day

Six Gifts to Give Yourself This Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is often a day where we celebrate, recognise and appreciate those closest to us. The one day each year that reminds us of the importance to take time out and show how much we care. But there is often one very important person in our lives that gets...

Sleep and its impact on the immune system

Sleep and its impact on the immune system

There is enough research that suggests there is a link between your sleep and your mental and physical health. However, did you know that the lack of quality sleep has a direct effect on your immune system making you more susceptible to catching colds and flu? Now...

How stress increases inflammation in the body

How stress increases inflammation in the body

For years we’ve heard about the harmful effects that stress can have on our bodies, and now, as we are living more and more in a state of stress, we are finding out just how much damage is possible.  It can mess with our mindset through to our metabolism and...

You are what you eat: food as medicine

You are what you eat: food as medicine

Today many find their bodies are not living up to what they need and want from them. While this can be caused by our lifestyle and environment a lot has to do with the food we put into our bodies. Nowadays many of our foods are heavily processed and artificially made,...

The dangers of visceral fat

The dangers of visceral fat

Often when we think about the fat in our bodies, we think about subcutaneous fat. This is the fat we see, the fat under our skin that we try to shift when we want to lose weight. But there is another fat, a more dangerous fat that affects all of us regardless of...

Healthy GALT, Healthy Life

Healthy GALT, Healthy Life

With all the talk about gut health these days (I’m a huge fan of this by the way), the focus of eating healthy is especially emphasised (again, I’m a huge fan).  But how the gut keeps us healthy is all about how well your GALT helps your MALT…WT? Right? GALT...

How to boost your metabolism, naturally

How to boost your metabolism, naturally

Remember when you were a kid and could eat anything and still be lean and trim?  Yeah, me either.  But as we all age and slow down physically, so does our body’s ultimate fat burner – our metabolism. What exactly is your metabolism? Your metabolism is...

How to slow down when you naturally go fast

How to slow down when you naturally go fast

Are you a naturally go fast person? I know I am. My mind races and the pace at which I like to get things done can make most people’s head spin. If something needs to be done, I’ll do it. If a goal I want to reach, I’ll reach for it and if there is any way to push...

Sleep, nature’s wonder drug

Sleep, nature’s wonder drug

The most important thing you will do today is sleep. Sleep is there for our physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing and to help our body rest and recharge.  As someone who never respected my sleep when I was younger and burned out, I now have the utmost...

Six productivity boosts to get more done

Six productivity boosts to get more done

Do you ever find yourself running around stressed as you try to juggle your commitments and end the day feeling like you never accomplished anything? We’ve all been there.  But this ‘busyness’ is one of the biggest barriers to productivity. When we are productive...

Foods to boost your energy and brainpower

Foods to boost your energy and brainpower

Eating well isn't just great for you physically, it can also give you a much-needed mental boost.  So forget the quick coffee or chocolate to give you a boost during those periods of low energy and brain function, before we got used to processed food and buying...

Five Tips For a Sharper Mind and Body

Five Tips For a Sharper Mind and Body

For most of us this time of the year is a chance to rejuvenate.  With the sun warmer, the days longer and colour blooming all around us, we can almost feel the holiday spirit move in us. It’s also a time we want to look, feel and be thinking our best. We...

Five ways to live a life of true contribution

Five ways to live a life of true contribution

Life is a continuum of learning. Learning about others, the world around us and more importantly learning about ourselves. Through this learning process though, we can often discover how selfish we really are.  Even in times when we are seen to be generous, our...

Six Ways To Exercise While You Work

Six Ways To Exercise While You Work

We all seem to be so busy these days with long hours at work, then rushing to families or friends, before the day ends with us falling in to bed; only to start all over again after a few short hours of sleep. As much as we want to make time for exercise and mean to...

Six Habits of Happy People

Six Habits of Happy People

There are some very happy people out there in the world and I have to admit I’m one of them.  But there was a time when I’d look at happy people and wonder – what are they on, how can they be so happy all the time, how do they do it?  So when I decided...

Five Ways To Reconnect with your Adventurous Self

Five Ways To Reconnect with your Adventurous Self

It can be so easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of life that we forget to go out and live it. Just think about it, when was the last time you got excited about your plans for the day or even the week ahead? Can you remember the last time you planned...

Sleep your way to the top

Sleep your way to the top

When it comes to being successful and living a full life there is one key ingredient we often undervalue – sleep. But sleep is critical to our health, wealth and happiness. If you’ve ever experienced a few sleepless nights you’ll know what I’m talking about. You...

Seven tips for living life unplugged

Seven tips for living life unplugged

It’s a common sight to see people engrossed in their phones, checking emails, social media and posting pictures, documenting a life they don’t seem to be living.   Our minds are in overdrive, and while is great to be on top of ‘what is happening’, it’s also...