Never diet again

Isn’t it interesting that the simplest things in life are usually the hardest to do? I have struggled all my life with eating. I love food and it has almost been like how to eat as much as I can without putting on weight. It is a game. And loving all the wrong food. Somehow yummy food tastes the best (but of course it does – otherwise the manufacturers wouldn’t be able to sell their processed ‘food’. And so, eating and I have an interesting relationship. And as I get older my body is starting to assert itself and I am having to listen. If I eat a big meal...

How our Feet Help us to Earth

Our feet not only support us, they are conductors of energy for our body. This is known as ‘earthing’ or ‘grounding’. Just as the sun gives us warmth and vitamin D, the Earth underfoot gives us food and water, a surface to walk, sit, stand, play, and build on, and an eternal, natural, and gentle energy. Think of it perhaps as vitamin G—G for ground. Why is earthing important? Maybe the difference between feeling good and not so good, of having little or a lot of energy, or sleeping well or not so well. You can’t see the Earth’s energy. For this reason it is usually disregarded, but just because...

Ready to Start Yoga?

Ready to Start Yoga?

  How to Start Yoga Choose a time of day that suits you. If you are a morning person, first thing in the morning is great. Set your alarm clock for fifteen minutes earlier to start with. If you don’t enjoy an early start, it may be better for you to do yoga before you go to bed which will help you to sleep soundly and unload the day’s worries. Start with 10 minutes yoga each day I found over the years that I felt better after doing yoga in the morning instead of staying in bed no matter how tired I thought I was. When I did stay in...

How can I create a fabulous life for myself in a few breaths?

Once you know how simple it is, your life will change from as it is now to a dream life – as you make it part of your daily living art. You can harmonise your energy and attitudes simply by breathing and holding our fingers and it is so easy. When you have a few minutes, see the power you have in your breath and fingers to change your life.  Keep breathing as you are. Notice how you are breathing. Is it shallow? Fast? Now breathe in through your nose for 5 counts and breathe out through your nose for 5 counts. Do the same but this time drop your shoulders when you...

What Happens When We Get Sick – 6 Stages of Illness

What Happens When We Get Sick?  With proper diet and lifestyle, medicine is of no need. With improper diet and lifestyle, medicine is of no use (Ayurvedic Proverb) When we get a cut we put a plaster on it, expect it to heal and it usually does. Our body is always healing and protecting itself. But if our body is out of balance, eg. being stressed, tired or not eating well, or through our attitudes –our body can’t focus on healing itself as it would like because it is busy dealing with the stress etc. These imbalances cause the body to be overwhelmed and can eventually lead to disease. Sometimes...

Be Kind to our Feet in Winter

Be kind to our feet in winter It is easy to forget about our feet when they are tucked up in shoes or boots all day, then into slippers at home, then into bed for the night until it all starts again the next day. It can be out of sight and out of mind with our feet in winter. Even pedicures may be forgotten, which is sad because our toenails, cuticles and exfoliation still need attention. With a little nurturing during winter our feet will repay us tenfold. And what is nicer than a hot footbath on a cold winter’s night? Caring for our feet is both pampering and therapeutic....

Life’s Paradox

 Why is life a paradox? I work harder to make a better quality of life -more money to have a better lifestyle. This is the paradox. The harder I work, the less I gain. But what is the answer? More, more, more but is it more? I make more money, I buy a bigger house – it takes more time to clean so I need a cleaner which means a certain lack of privacy, having to liaise with him/her and more money to pay them. A bigger house means I am able to fill it with more possessions. I get a nicer car, now I need to look after it more and house...

2016 Reflexology NZ Conference in Waihi

What a fabulous weekend the Reflexology NZ Conference was! We met at Waihi Academy in Waihi. Most had not visited this area before and were surprised how beautiful it was.   Reflexology NZ  conferences are such fun times to meet up with fellow reflexologists from around NZ and Australia and realise how alike we are – in our outlooks, our passion for reflexology and the direction we would like Reflexology NZ to take. Organising the Reflexology NZ Conference For the past 2 years I have had the privilege of organising the 2016 RNZ conference with Viv coming on board to help with registrations, which was a huge help. Marie walked the streets finding...

Queen Charlotte Walk

Queen Charlotte Walk

day one If I had known how amazing the Queen Charlotte Walk was years ago, I would have enjoyed it and been on many others since. Isn’t it strange in life how we have infinite possibilities in our life, but if we don’t experience them, we never know what we have missed out on. I have enjoyed such depth of pleasure it has permeated to my soul and I feel so blessed. The first day was blissful from start to finish. Picton is a delightful seaside town, built around a cove where the InterIslander arrives and departs. Bush covered hills surround a township that is full of cafes and restaurants...