Great barrier grief. The abyss of grief is a chasm so vast that no compass can navigate its exodus. Time is suspended, daily tasks rendered impossible. It is the only state where time and date are so irrelevant that the segmentation of society’s structure is blindingly apparent. As if in apology, time slowly returns and allegedly can heal all wounds. Coping with grief is a kaleidoscope of knots and kindling scars. The multifaceted void knows no remedy but rest. Distraction is futile, … [Read more...] about How to cope with grief
After a whirlwind book tour that took us to Bali, Melbourne (twice!) onto Sydney and home to Byron, "The little red book that could" has been well received across land and sea. Here's a few snaps and snippets of media, radio and the Byron Bay book launch at St. Elmo last week. Tune into Melbourne radio 3RRR ON DEMAND and get The Healing Feeling and some spring detox tips! You can download the Byron Shire News review here: Read Byron Shire News -The Healing … [Read more...] about Byron Bay gets The Healing Feeling
SWB 2013 SPEAKERS' PODCAST SERIES SWB 2013 CONFERENCE 30-31 October, Sydney. Known as the Dr Seuss of Health and Nutrition Sam Gowing is an award winning Chef and passionate socialpreneur, with a journey that’s taken her from a Front Bar on the gritty streets of Collingwood to the Sand and Surf of Byron Bay. Like so many of us Sam has had her fair share of twists and turns in her journey. With over 30 years in hospitality, she started out changing ashtrays and pouring water in her family’s … [Read more...] about The 80/20 Rule and other break throughs to Whole Happiness™
WH's 101 Best Nutrition Tips - Expert Panel Recently Women's Health magazine asked me for my best nutrition tips. Here's my absolute go to guide. Energy Alkalise, Alkalise, Alkalise, Alkalise! Sea vegetables have been used as food and medicine for thousands of years for their therapeutic qualities and rich mineral source. Some are salty, mild, or sweet, some have strong sea flavour. Overall they have some of the richest alkalising properties on the planet. In addition, a healthy … [Read more...] about WH’s 101 Best Nutrition Tips – Expert Panel
Unlocking your Miracle Magnet. This week on healthtalks Mel sits down with Nat to talk about how to become a Miracle Magnet! The girls demonstrate just how much your mindset and attitude create reality in our lives and how simple changes can start to make dramatic change in your life. Because really, who doesn't want a bit of that?! Be sure to share the love around and send this to others that may benefit. We can all help to make each others lives bigger and … [Read more...] about It’s a Miracle!
I was first introduced to quinoa when I commenced my nutritional studies at the Melbourne College of Natural Medicine (now Endeavour College) in 1999. It was terribly hard to source then and even harder to pronounce! I was fascinated by its health claims and spent many a month experimenting with it. Much to my delight I discovered back then that it lends itself well as a salad ingredient, a warm accompaniment and is delicious as a warm pudding in winter with quince or … [Read more...] about Quinoa – The Queen of Seeds
In today's Healthtalks TV episode our Nat is "pretty much busting her little ovaries to get this segment out to you today"! This is her area of expertise, so I'm handing it straight over. Enjoy x [tentblogger-youtube 8n_KXN6bb6Q&w=560&h=315] … [Read more...] about The Ovulater
A look at the cultural and historical importance of the Chinese teahouse and dim sum. Submitted as an essay for Principles of Gastronomy, Master of Gastronomic Tourism degree, Le Cordon Bleu March 1st 2013. “The stuffed dumpling, humble as it may seem, is a dish with a fascinating history going back many centuries and interwoven into the cuisines of a number of countries.”[i] Origins The art of stuffed noodles dates back to the days of Marco Polo and his family, who were Venetian … [Read more...] about To Dot the Heart: The importance of the Chinese teahouse and dim sum
From your feet to heart Mel and Jess will show you just where to start when it comes to body brushing. Imagine how good you're gonna feel with a little bit of self love and a whole lotta massage to minimise cellulite, promote circulation and stimulate the lymph nodes to clear and eliminate debris. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=rJJo2N2GR1E The great Elson M. Haas M.D.founder and director of the Preventive Medical Center of Marin reckons that dry brushing the … [Read more...] about The Brush Off
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So my great mate Jess aka The Wellness Warrior and co-host at Healthtalks TV asked me, well a few poignant and heavy questions the other day. One is so hardcore I had to share it with you and I'm sure she won't mind me re-posting them. You can read more of the "WHY" as I just published my first book which you can buy here. Foodie Friday: Samantha Gowing by The Wellness Warrior Today’s Foodie Friday is someone I love, admire and have so much respect for. Sam Gowing is a therapeutic chef, an … [Read more...] about Why I am a Wellness Warrior?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQ7-kld0Z6w A few weeks ago we aired the first probiotic segment Love Your Guts which catapulted up the YouTube charts faster than you can acidophilus. Well this week we bring you more gore from the Trupp Cooking School - and a little bit of Walter Wizardry too - check him out below conjuring up the magic! Now Walter Trupp and I go back a long way. He was once the Head Chef at the Melbourne fine diner Langtons - which is now Cecconis Cantina - and then … [Read more...] about Coming Up Trupps
It's been said that we're a bunch of clowns at HealthTALKS TV, so here's our first cartoon strip! Today's post will focus on Morning Routines. Apart from all our tips, Mel was eager to show us how to make a Green Smoothie, a part of her routine - and wow was it good? So good, she surprised us all! Here's a green smoothie that'll make you shinier than Kermit's collar - grab the recipe here. It's easy being green. [tentblogger-youtube YnWRr3iclaM] … [Read more...] about Smooth Operator