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Breaking the Silence on Silence – What it is REALLY like to go silent for 3 days.

Last Thursday afternoon, my friend, Carin and I set off to the Coramandel for three nights. This was not a typical “girly” weekend. No this was one where we were to be in silence for three full days and two nights. Earlier on this year, I had put Silent Retreat onto my Happy 100 List, [...]

By |2017-10-05T03:00:19+00:00October 3rd, 2017|Self Love|

How Music improves your workout

  If there’s one thing humans across all cultures can agree upon, it’s the power of music. While taste in music varies greatly from person to person, its ability to improve mood and enhance emotions means that it’s universally regarded as somewhat of an essential part of life, from birth right up to old age. [...]

By |2017-10-05T03:10:28+00:00September 19th, 2017|Fun and Fitness, Powerhoop|

Who REALLY benefits from our self care?

It is all too easy  to wake up in the morning and rush out of bed only to find yourself  zapping  around at 100 miles an hour, getting everything organized for the day ahead. It is like a hurricane of packing school lunches, looking for lost socks, feeding the animals, walking the dog, messaging our [...]

By |2017-10-05T03:00:19+00:00August 22nd, 2017|Self Love|

7 Things you need to be warned about before joining a Powerhoop class

You have maybe heard all about Powerhoop classes and maybe you haven’t tried it yet? It is my hope that at some stage in your life, you have the chance to experience the magic of a Powerhoop class. But if you are sitting on the side lines and are unsure if you will make it [...]

By |2017-10-05T03:00:19+00:00August 19th, 2017|Community, Fun and Fitness, Powerhoop|

This is not a diet. This is my life. – Why I would NEVER diet ever again.

As a young girl I was aware that I was a little “heavy”. Not anything horrendous, but just “bigger boned” than a few of my friends.   In my teenage years I played around with “diets” and by my late teens I developed Bulimia Nervosa. It came on gradually, starting with some extreme food deprivation. Then [...]

By |2017-10-05T03:00:19+00:00August 17th, 2017|Body Image|

Why I am sharing my personal battles with my Mental Health.

  I have just about completed my book. It took me nearly 6 months, working with my incredible ghost writer, Bronwyn Bay. Last year, on my personal page, I felt compelled to share my battle with bulimia after seeing a video one of my daughters friends, on the subject of eating disorders. I remember sitting [...]

By |2017-10-05T03:00:19+00:00August 11th, 2017|Body Image|

Exercise – The only Happy Pill I need now

I have had my fair share of depression throughout my life. I have suffered  from post natal depression,  3 times, suffered bulimia for a number of years throughout my late teens and into my 20s and even 30s. I KNOW what it is like to have a low self -esteem and no confidence. I KNOW [...]

By |2017-10-05T03:00:19+00:00July 5th, 2017|Body Image|

Believe in yourself, others will follow.

There I was, driving through to Orewa in the pouring rain, on  Sunday night,  thinking to myself how amazing it is when a small idea, if nurtured properly and tended to with love and care can grow into something quite beautiful and indeed BIG! I was off to do a talk for one of my [...]

By |2017-10-05T03:00:20+00:00March 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|