Wholehearted Nutrition

On Conscious Cravings and why food isn’t the enemy.

You’ve been lied to. There’s a tremendously misleading belief that runs rampant in the food industry. It glares at you through profit-driven food advertising and twists its way into your mind where it settles. Nutritionism. It grips you every time you eat, think about food or try to demystify another obscure nutrition panel. Nutritionism is a concept invested in the belief that only scientifically identified components in food – vitamins and minerals, etc – are what gives any value to…

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Wholehearted Nutrition

21 quotes on food, nature and true nourishment

The healing potential of food is what originally drew me to study nutrition at university. Although the nutrition principles that I believe and practice are worlds apart from the staunch industry-led science force fed to students, I still marvel in child-like wonder at the nature of it. Miraculous I think, of how the compounds in an apple can clear toxins and how pectin, a naturally occurring fibre, can sweep heavy metals from the body. I’m endlessly fascinated by the shapes found in nature…

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Self-Care

Relationships are your biggest spiritual teachers

We accept the love we think we deserve. It sounds so contrived and smug when you’re in the midst of another average relationship that’s just about fizzled out. These seemingly holier-than-thou truisms can do two things: They can tip you over the edge into a screaming pit of hyped up motivational BS.  They’ll be the catalyst for life affirming change. Let’s choose the latter, the kind of catalyst that stops you in your tracks, reaches in and flips an internal switch. Just the way a…

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Conscious Conversations

Self Love is the Drug

Self love has its own hashtag. It’s trending on Instagram, Facebook groups are built and green juices are sipped in it’s honour. It’s a movement per se. I like social media for the most part and I’m a fan of green juice but I can’t help feeling we’ve kind of missed the entire point. By Google’s definition self love is having regard for your own happiness and well-being. Isn’t it kind of a no-brainer that we have regard for our own…

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Things I love

Tony Robbins: ‘I am Not Your Guru’ Review

Tony Robbins, I want to bear hug the guy. A man who moves millions and is a pro at showing up and doing the work. I watched I am not your guru on Netflix last week, a behind-the-scenes look at Tony Robbins Date with Destiny seminar, and was spellbound. His ability coupled with the sheer vulnerability of the participants made for a truly insightful peek into human nature. Tony Robbins is testament to the fact that telling your story gives other…

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Wholehearted Nutrition

Weight loss – an intuitive beginners guide

Weight loss is a numbers game and approximately two-thirds of Australian adults are playing. $613.5 billion is the number of dollars we’re expected shell out on weight loss services and food products; shakes, pills, and drinks this year. Yes, billion. $8.5 billion is the number of dollars we spent on gym memberships, fitness related products and fitness fads last year. 54% of gym members allow their memberships to lapse between 12-18 months of joining which means that 4.25 of that $8.5…

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Self-Care

Energy clearing: 11 easy ways to amp the good vibes

Everything is energy Click To Tweet You don’t need to be a spiritual guru or a practicing monk to understand how beautifully simple this is. You just need to learn to turn down the noise and tune in to how something makes you feel. Your feelings are the barometer to understanding the frequency you’re vibrating with – and you’re dealing with them all the time, cos you’re human. True story. Ever felt the tension lingering in the air after two people have had…

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Wellness

Fitness and Nutrition on social media

Fitness Inspiration has learnt its own hashtag – #fitspo and Nutrition comes in a million different packages.  I wanted to share this really quickly because social media and the trending #fitspo hashtag feed the illusion that the answers to what you should eat to feel and be well are ‘out there’.  Let me remind you, they’re not. My Nutrition Philosophy Eat anything you want. Eat as much as you want, as long as you make it yourself. I love good food…

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Conscious Conversations

Crystal + Mineral Magic | Rachel Crethar of Rock & Co

Crystals – I’ve been drawn to them since I was little. Always picking up stones and holding  them up to the light peering around for a twinkle. My first crystal was  a Lapis Lazuli. I was 19, dawdling around Spellbox in Melbourne’s Royal Arcade. A glittering tray of gems caught my eye at the counter and I wandered over to them. Lapis Lazuli, a stone said to be in alignment with my Sagittarius star sun, caught my eye. I tucked it into…

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Adventure/Travel

A is for Adventure

ADVENTURE is my glittering, guiding word for sweet 2016. ADVENTURE. I love it. Really, really love it. I love that I didn’t have to ponder it. I love that she just leapt right out and excitedly declared: Adventure Awaits. It feels right. Like an overzealous puppy she literally tugs at my sleeves, c’mon c’mon! Imagine this! Oh, and this! And we should read that! Let’s go here! And let’s make one of these! Everything is energy, and the energy of…

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