Five years ago today, at 9am, I slipped away from my desk at Dolly magazine and walked to my hand doctor’s office with excitement. Two weeks prior I’d had surgery to remove fluid on my left middle finger and biopsies to try and work out why I had strange little lumps popping up all over my hand arm. Being a firm fixture on the Sydney social scene, the cast I’d had to wear for the two weeks was a drag. It was uncomfortable and impossible to hide in photographs, and I was peeved off having to type with one hand at work. With the MTV awards just two days away, I was keen to get the thing off.Read More
In April it will be three years since I started this blog. I began blogging two weeks before I went to the Gerson clinic in Mexico, and I was so proud of it right from the beginning. I would pour so much love, transparency and vulnerability into each post. I wanted to give whoever was reading a truly authentic snap shot of what life is like when you are healing your body naturally. I was delighted when positive feedback and encouraging comments would come in, and this fuelled me to spend more and more time crafting my online sanctuary. But then, as if the universe knew my ego needed to be balanced out, I received a flood of criticism.Read More
One of the coolest things to happen in my world lately has been teaming up with awesome family-owned jewellery company Sanctus Stones to design a set of motivational jewellery. Sanctus Stones is owned by Wendy Dugan and her two daughters Heidi and Ann Marie. When these gorgeous ladies approached me with the idea of working… Read MoreRead More
I strongly believe that in order to completely heal our bodies, we need to address healing on all levels – physically, emotionally and spiritually. So, as well as dealing with the tangible areas of health like diet and exercise, I think that it’s super important to heal the areas that we may not be able to see. Warning: we’re about to go a bit woo woo.Read More
GUEST POST BY BELINDA DAVIDSON.
I have always been fascinated with the lives of the saints and the visionaries. I remember sitting cross-legged in Sunday School, listening to our teacher read stories about the lives of Jesus, Moses, Mary and the ‘Holy ones.’Read More
When I pledged to take the empowered approach in response to my cancer wake up call, it felt like I was being tortured by having all of the foods I knew and loved taken away from me. Suddenly everything that had been a staple of my diet for the first 22 years of my life was forbidden and I was left thinking, “what the heck and I supposed to eat?” I had absolutely no idea how to feed myself if I couldn’t rely on bottles of flavour and “instant” foods.
Thankfully, I learnt that not only would I not starve, but that I would also be opening myself up to an entire world of foods that have amazing healing powers. Every member of the plant family has beautiful healing qualities, but these guys are my top 10:Read More
Unless you’re colour blind, you may have noticed that this month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We are surrounded by a sea of damn pink ribbons everywhere we look. One of my daily highlights is watching The Ellen Show, but her whole pink “Ellen For The Cure” thing grates on me. Why? Because raising awareness of breast cancer and raising money to fund drug research is notRead More
It is very true that the simplest healing tools are the most powerful. It’s also true that these are the ones that are most often over looked. This is especially the case when it comes to the topic of today’s blog post: nature.
It’s no surprise that a few years ago my body had to resort to drastic measures to get me to give it what it needed. I was living a life of excess when it came to alcohol, drugs and bad foods; but I was living a life of lack when it came to aligning with nature.Read More
GUEST POST BY IAN GAWLER.
Want to be really well? Meditation may be the best individual thing you can do. Why? Well, we know that over 6000 research studies now tell us this is true (see ref 1). But who do you know that meditates? What are they like? Most I know are pretty cool. They seem happy most of the time. Bright, interested, engaged. Good people to hang out with and usually they look really vibrant, really well.
How about this? If the government wanted to save significantly on the health budget; if the health funds wanted to be more profitable or be able to afford better services, paying you to meditate would be one of the most cost effective things they could do!Read More