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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

10 suggestions for putting yourself first.

Putting yourself first is a matter of nourishing yourself to allow you to operate at your optimum. Here's ten tips to show you how.

5 things I'm committing to doing this year for the sake of my health and happiness

I've been doing a bit of thinking about how I can really optimise my health and wellbeing this year. Perhaps this will provide some inspiration for you too.

Your ultimate nourishing travel preparation guide.

Whether domestic or international, this post will help you better prepare for healthy travel. The essential contents of my travel pack included within.

Healing from adrenal fatigue (my well kept secret) + an eCourse to show you how

Read about my recovery from Adrenal Fatigue and an Adrenal Fatigue eCourse which will help you get right back on track.

I've been too busy to make a life. Have you?

Are you so caught up being busy, following your career dreams and passions, at the detriment of the rest of your life? Have you forgotten the rest of your life? 

The Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat and a Beautiful Giveaway!

There's many reasons why I loved my stay at The Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat but the proof in the pudding was the amazing way I felt when I hopped on to the bus to come home.

Goodbye! (advising of a brief hiatus from the world).

Just in case you're wondering, that's not me. But it will be in about 48 hours. In fact I am going to strike that pose and see if I can get a photo in exactly that spot!

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.

8 Steps for Creating Technology Boundaries in Your Life.

I've finally found a career that has me feeling incredibly excited. There's a downside though -  the boundaries between 'work' and 'play' have disappeared and technology has has begun to encroach into the majority of my waking hours.

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.

Mindful in May + Ten Steps to Bring Mindfulness into Your Daily Life

 

The brain child of Melbourne's Dr Elise Bialylew, Mindful in May is a 30 day international meditation campaign delivered to your inbox every day in May.

Kitchen pandemonium and a necessary blog post hiatus.

Just a little note to let you know that for the next 1.5 weeks I will be totally and utterly ensconced in recipe book creation.

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.

“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.