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- The Holistic Ingredient.

By sharing my thoughts and experiences around the key ‘holistic ingredients’ fundamental in my path to wellness, I hope to educate, inspire and motivate others to better health.

My Living Blog

Displaying articles across all categories tagged 'CFS'.

Detoxify your home - one room at a time.

Detoxify your kitchen

Unfortunately, every single one of us is being poisoned in some way, shape or form. The good news is that we can dramatically reduce the impact of these toxins by making some subtle changes to our daily habits.

Confined to one room for 5 years, Amelia Hill shares her inspiring story.

Every now and then you hear a story that makes you stop and reflect on your own circumstance, today that person is Amelia Hill.

Are you living your ideal life? (plus a fantastic eCourse to help you ensure you do).

Kate James of Total Balance will clarify those values that are most important to you, enabling you to live your ideal life.

What is the cost of burn-out?

Countless times the universe presented me with a virus that would send me crashing, but I chose not to slow down. I became so addicted to the adrenalin rush I felt throughout my career that life felt quite dull without it.

Are You Waiting to Get Happy?

Have you gone through life waiting, waiting for happiness to hit you in the face, to burst into your heart? Give up the wait, be happy now. Find happiness in your every day.

Transform Your Life, and the Lives of Others, in Two Hours

If you knew that you could free yourself from everything holding you back from being amazing - all of your fears, limiting beliefs, negative emotions – you would wouldn't you? 

A 48 hour technology detox - has life seriously got to this?

Many people may scoff at the idea of a technology detox. That is unless of course they were living with me and could see how many hours I feed into technology every single day.

A post illness 'body restoration' program commences...and with it a whole lot more self-love.

I recently commenced a post chronic illness 'body restoration' program in an effort to restore my body shape to a point where I feel at my absolute peak.  Two weeks in and I'm already feeling so much more in control and at peace with my body.

Introducing 'C' and 'D' of Alphabet Adventures

The Alphabet Adventures Challenge was born out of a desire to lighten up, reconnect with my inner child and most importantly, to learn to laugh again. On the weekend Luce and I completed the letters C and D.

A word on chronic illness & relationships from one of my living 'holistic ingredients', Nicky Done (and a Raw Chocolate Cookies & Cream recipe!)

Recently I asked my dear friend Nicky Done to share her thoughts on chronic illness and its impact on relationships. Prepare yourself for an amazingly honest, poignant and heartfelt piece of writing.

Is yours a meaningful life?

Power Living founder, Duncan Peak, talks about the courage it takes to live a meaningful live at the Melbourne launch of Soul Sessions.

Coffee. I drink it and I love it. But is it for everyone?

It's really important to say from the on-set that I believe coffee is a very personal choice. I don't recommend it or discourage it.

Alphabet Adventures

Yesterday marked the beginning of the Alphabet Adventures challenge. This is a an exercise in lightening up, reconnecting with my inner child, having FUN and learning to belly laugh again.

Sacking the Fun Police

Join me on a A-Z fun generating activity. Who knows, maybe we'll all end up belly laughing at each other's silly activities.

Learning to Let Go

One of the most significant lessons you learn with the onset of CFS is that once you expend your energy you don't get it back. So what happens to house work you may well ask?! Here in lay the challenge.

This is not a 'woe is me' post. It is a 'learning the hard way' post.

Yesterday I made the very difficult decision to walk away from two unfinished projects that I knew were making me very sick.  And in doing so I learnt some very valuable lessons.

Introducing the Far-infrared Sauna

When ever I am asked what the turning points in my CFS recovery were, the Far Infrared Sauna was without doubt the very first (and probably the most significant).

Introducing the four legged 'holistic ingredient', Wilson.

This little post is dedicated to Wilson - my gorgeous bundle of joy, who is without question one of the most significant 'ingredients' in my path to wellness.

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“Just saying...

... Having an alternating hot and cold shower is better for you than any skin moisturizer you could apply. When you have a hot shower the blood rushes to the skin to keep the body temp down. When cold, it rushes back towards the stomach to maintain the core body temp (of approx. 98.6%) - so the blood is constantly flushing your skin."

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Amy Crawford - tips, just saying... Showers.

... Coconut oil is fantastic for skin conditions including eczema and psoriasis and reduces the appearance of fine lines. It also makes for a dreamy hair treatment. Whack a couple of tablespoons into dry hair and let it soak in for about 20 minutes. Beautiful."

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Amy Crawford - tips, just saying... Coconut Oil.

... Love the one you’re with and love yourself some more. And if you’re not in a relationship consider how lucky you are that you have SO much love to shower – all over yourself!"

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Amy Crawford - tips, just saying... Living Love.

... A good quality yoghurt containing live and active cultures, contains on average 20 percent more protein than the same volume of milk. Look out for brands that provide at least eight to ten grams of protein per serving."

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Amy Crawford - tips, just saying... Living Yoghurt.

... Social support has been linked to a lower risk of heart disease, so keeping your social networks alive may well benefit your ticker over time. No excuses then - go call your bestie quick sticks!"

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Amy Crawford - tips, just saying... Friends.

... Ease occasional indigestion by sipping on peppermint tea after your meal. Peppermint improves the flow of bile, which moves food through the digestive tract more quickly. "

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Amy Crawford - tips, just saying... Peppermint Tea.

... Green tea can help rev up your workout. The antioxidants and caffeine contained within increase the metabolic generation of heat. Drink a cup 10 minutes before exercising. "

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Amy Crawford - tips, just saying... Green Tea.

... To ease stress and prepare for bed, soak in a hot bath spiked with lavender essential oil. Play soothing music and let the day drift away..."

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Amy Crawford - tips, just saying... Lavender Essential Oil.

... Dry eyes? Try increasing your seafood intake. Salmon, sardines and mackerel contain omega-3 fatty acids which the body uses to produce tears. Consume higher amounts of these fats and say bye to dry eyes."

There's a yummy recipe for Salmon Pizza in my eBook, A Nourishing Kitchen!

Amy Crawford - tips, just saying... Salmon.

... Dry skin? Go Avocado! They’re rich in monounsaturated fat and vitamin E, both of which promote healthy skin. Add half an avo to your smoothie, or smash one up on gluten free toast."

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Amy Crawford - tips, just saying... Avocado.