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Time for a fresh start? Time to declutter

It’s the first new moon of 2018 and I’ve decided NOW is the time to clear out my clutter.  I have made forays into clearing out and cleaning up before but this time I plan to dig deep and really clear my space.

One of the principles discussed in my training as a Kinesiologist is “What is in your universe (environment) is also within you”.  Meaning a cluttered home could indicate; a cluttered mind, an overweight body, inability to live in the present moment and/or not happy with the person you are.

Clearing clutter is an emotional process, but if you follow through when the frustration and overwhelm kicks in, it can be a life changing activity.  To help keep me motivated I have done some research into the benefits of clearing clutter so I have something positive to focus on while I work through my “stuff”.  I am sharing them here… Read More…

Hot & Bothered? Take time to rest

In our busy ‘build up’ season it is extra important to take time to rest (and cool off).

Over the past few years I have come to realise how important it is to schedule rest into an exercise program.  Every Ironman training program I have looked at incorporates a rest day every week and a light training recovery week every month. Research in weight training has shown, that on average, people work 7% harder in subsequent sets after they have rested.  This means resting effectively, helps to improve your performance.

It occurs to me that the same principle applys in everyday life.  There seems to be recognition and admiration for people who work long hours and the ability to “push through” is regarded as a quality to strive for. Read More…

Restoring balance

Rena muscle testing an arm muscle related to lung meridian

As a Kinesiologist I generally talk in terms of providing “balances” rather than “treatments” for clients

This is because the goal in a Kinesiology session is to restore your body’s natural balance so you can heal yourself rather than “treating” specific diseases. The focus is to concentrate on your health and how to maintain it, rather than on illness and how to cure it.

One of the first balances I learnt in my training was a 14 muscle balance.  In this basic balance I do a series of specific muscle tests to find indications of imbalances in your body.   Read More…

Forest bathing

What better place for a tree pose, than an isolated water hole in beautiful Litchfield National park?

Many of us have felt the benefits of a trip out in nature, especially amongst trees and plants.  These short trips have come to be called “forest bathing”, and it is often considered as being similar to natural aromatherapy.

After a forest (or in our case bush) bathing trip whether a day trip or longer camping trip you know you feel better, but do you know why?   Read More…

3 Ways to Achieve Better Health

When the physical, bio-chemical and emotional sides of your life are working in harmony, balance is achieved. Kinesiology uses this “Triangle of Health” to provide equilibrium and complete bodily health.

Kinesiolgists use muscle testing to detect and correct imbalances related to stress, nutrition, learning problems, injuries and energy.  By looking at the whole person and the way they function and interact with their environment – rather than focusing on symptoms or named diseases – Kinesiologists can determine how your health and well-being is affected by imbalance and make necessary corrections.

Let’s look at how imbalance can affect your health. Read More…

Soft Lips Naturally

With the drying winds we’ve experienced lately both my daughter and I found ourselves with dry cracked lips.  I have become careful over the years about what we put on our lips, because any toxins the lip balm may contain are not only absorbed through the skin but are also ingested when we lick our lips, and when we eat and drink.  For this reason I like to make sure that whatever goes on our lips is natural, non-toxic and non-carcinogenic.

This natural lip gloss/balm recipe is simple to make yourself. Read More…

What is muscle testing?

A Kinesiologist’s main ‘tool of trade’ is muscle testing, but many people have difficultly understanding and explaining what it is and how it works, so I am going to try and clarify it here. Basically a  kinesiologist uses muscle testing to find what and where the imbalances causing ill health are occuring in your body, and from there how to bring it back into balance to acheive your ideal health and wellbeing.  So what is muscle testing and how does it work?

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Why falling off a bicycle was the best thing that happened to me

cyclingThe answer… It increased my confidence.

To give you some background… There is something about having your feet clipped into pedals that leaves you feeling quite precarious, and since buying my first set of ‘cleats’ a couple of years ago I have been working on getting past my fears around riding a bicycle.  (Of course the riding part is fine, it’s the “what if I fall off” that causes the problem)  So there I was at cycling training with my daughter.  Yes, I am the ONLY adult training with kids, AND guess who’s the biggest scaredy cat!  We were practising skills, specifically ‘track stands” where you are required to bring the bike to a halt and balance on the spot or at least balance while going very slow.  I had watched the kids do it and now it was my turn. Read More…

Kefir breakfast

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I love the probiotic goodness of kefir, so I consume it regularly.  I also prefer variety in my diet so I have created a couple of recipes to use kefir in a variety of ways.  This simple recipe is just as good whether you use kefir made from coconut milk or cow milk.  I include dried fruit in my recipe to assist with energy for my exercise schedule, plus I personally enjoy the sweet flavour burst from the sultanas.  If you’re concerned about your sugar intake, leave out the dried fruit, it still tastes great! Read More…

Coconut kefir pudding

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How’s this for an easy, yummy, healthy, kid friendly dessert!  It has all the probiotic goodness of coconut kefir plus the tropical sweetness of banana and mango.  Flaxseed meal gives it a lovely thick pudding texture, as well as being a source of fibre and Omega 3s. Read More…

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