I get a lot of questions about my stance on the whole Belle Gibson saga, so I thought I’d have a chat with you about it and my thoughts on the wellness industry in social media (mainly Instagram). I’d love to hear what you think about what I’ve said in the comments below
With something as simple as investing in a monthly pass to a yoga class, I have experienced so much change in my life.
I have been practicing yoga for around 3 1/2 years and it truly is something that works for me, fitness-wise. I love the feeling of strength and femininity that yoga gives me, the constant challenge and the fact that I can do it almost anywhere. (You can tell just by looking at my disheveled old yoga mat, that it’s been quite a long love affair).
Cultivate Calm Yoga is a beautiful yoga space in East Brisbane, providing a range of different yoga practices and teachers to bring calm and balance to the lives of busy Brisbanites. With our shared interest in stress relief, relaxation, yoga (of course) and anxiety, I was asked to share my best nutritional tips for dealing with and relieving anxiety.
It’s always a nice feeling when you realise you’ve changed a habit that you’ve been struggling with.
This happened to me yesterday. I was sitting in the cinema with my friend Tiffany about to watch That Sugar Film. We’d just purchased some chocolate treats from Koko Black (after having veggie-filled Vietnamese soups for lunch at that place in Westfield Indooroopilly – holy moly, they were good!) and after having 4 dark chocolate covered hazelnuts, I realised I didn’t want anymore. I happily folded the bag of chocolates and put them in my bag. I wasn’t doing it out of punishment or to hide it from myself, I was simply very satisfied by the few morsels that I’d had and didn’t want to have anymore. That was it. Had a really said “no” to more chocolate?
I am absolutely sick to death of hearing people judge other people.
It happens everywhere; among my friends, on Facebook (of course), the “news”, on blogs and even among a group of fellow practitioners who have been taught, like I have, to view every human being with unconditional positive regard. And it just makes me so frustrated!
Are you perfect? No, you’re not! You are human, and so are they, so kindly shut up!
Dr John Demartini puts it perfectly when he says that
“Everything you see in others is a reflection of what actually exists within you, though you may be too humble or too proud to admit it“
One of my number one tips for a healthy and nourishing life is to have a wisely-stocked pantry. But I also understand that not everyone gets the nerdy satisfaction of organising their pantry that I do, so I decided to film this video about the few simple steps it takes to reorganise.
(I’m really enjoying these vlogs – they’re a lot of fun)
Don’t forget that you can check out my services, including a pantry makeover if it takes your fancy.