Blog 2017-07-10T14:49:39+00:00

Why your kids won’t eat vegetables & what to do about it!

May 12th, 2018|Lifestyle, Nutrition|

ALL of the parents I have ever worked with in consultations have trouble getting their children to eat vegetables. Kids don't give a flying turtle if something is healthy or not! They are ruled by intuition, feeling and live 100% in the moment. They don't eat healthy because they want to grow big and strong, or sleep better, or do well at school. So telling them something is healthy or good for them is rarely [...]

DIY Natural cleaning solutions that actually WORK

April 29th, 2018|Essential Oils, Lifestyle|

I think we all intuitively know that choosing natural cleaning solutions is better for our health. BUT how do we know what products are legit, and what have been "greenwashed?" If you just want the natural solutions; scroll down. Otherwise here is a really quick summary on WHY you should clean out your cleaning cupboard!  Avoid 'green-washed' cleaning products... If you've never heard of greenwashing before - it describes products that have things like [...]

Why I call myself Flexitarian

March 13th, 2018|Nutrition|

Vegans swear a 100% plant-based, high carbohydrate diet is the answer. Paleo advocates swear a grain-free, dairy-free, protein-rich diet is the answer. LCHF (Low-carb, high fat) advocates swear high protein, high fat diet including bacon, cheese and bulletproof coffee is the answer. And Doctors pretend that diet has nothing to do with anything. Of course all of these statements are big generalisations - I have met some incredible vegan doctors, vegetarian paleo advocates and [...]

How to get the most out of your doTERRA account

March 4th, 2018|Essential Oils|

If you have placed your first order with doTERRA and really want to boost your physical, emotional and environmental health then understanding the Loyalty Rewards Program (LRP) is super important... because you are going to want to be on it. It’s not about ‘spending’ money each month. It’s about investing in the oils so that we have more options while spending less money. For instance, if you purchase a few companion products you can drastically cut your cleaning and cosmetic [...]

Young Living vs doTERRA – Which Essential Oil Company is better?

January 6th, 2018|Essential Oils|

I have used Essential Oils for YEARS and recommend them almost daily. They are the foundation of my chemical-free home and natural first aid kit that I use on our whole family; human and fur-babies alike. One of the most hotly debated arguments in the oily world, is where to source them from. Here is my comparison of the top essential oil companies. Why I'm only comparing doTERRA and Young Living... If you are [...]

Smoothie maker, blender or food processor? Comparing the best of 2017

August 11th, 2017|Lifestyle, Nutrition|

In just a few weeks I am releasing my brand new eBook - The Zoosh Book. It has been a labour of love for over 2 years and I am so excited to finally share it with the world! While we all wait for the 1st of September to arrive; here is my tips for choosing the best blender/processor/smoothie-maker (aka Zoosher) for your needs. My NUMBER ONE PICK: is...drumroll... Whatever Zoosher you already own!! I am [...]

5 Reasons why Calories don’t count & what to do instead

July 18th, 2017|Mindset, Nutrition|

We need to move on from Calorie counting. It doesn't work and could actually be doing you harm! I honestly thought calorie counting had been left behind in the nineties, but apparently not! After coaching a couple of clients around calorie counting recently, I dug into some research to find some studies to give me some street-cred when I say: Counting calories is a WASTE OF YOUR TIME!  Before I dive into all the reasons [...]

How to menu plan like a boss & example winter plan

June 30th, 2017|Menu Plans, Nutrition|

If you fail to plan, you're planning to fail. One of the best things you can do to help yourself upgrade your food choices is to create a meal plan and stick to it! As your health coach, I don't do this job for you. Why? Because I'm not you! What might look delectable to me, may not have the same appeal to you. What my kids eat is likely different to what your [...]

Considering the Institute for Integrative Nutrition? Read this.

June 23rd, 2017|Lifestyle, Nutrition|

This post is for anyone considering studying the 1 year health coaching course at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Full disclosure: If you click one of the links below or mention my name when signing up to IIN, I will get a small commission. However, this is my 100% honest, warts & all review of the IIN health coaching course and nothing has been left out. My reputation matters to me! Course pre-requisites & entry requirements [...]

Health Coaching in Australia + why YOU need a coach!

June 19th, 2017|Lifestyle, Mindset, Nutrition|

Ever wondered what health coaching is or what a holistic health and nutrition coach actually does? If you told me to go and see a health coach 5 years ago I would have said something like "I have Google, why do I need a coach?" Why health coaching is more important than ever before We all know to eat more veggies and lay off the chocolate, lollies and alcohol, but what about everything else? How [...]

Why you need to try Kombucha!

March 20th, 2017|Nutrition|

Kombucha has been a huge factor in helping me to establish and maintain a healthy balance of gut bacteria and overcome irritable bowel syndrome. Oh, and its absolutely delicious! What is Kombucha? Kombucha [pronounced KOM-BOO-CHA] is a fermented probiotic tea, also known to the Chinese as the 'Immortal Health Elixir'. Health benefits of drinking Kombucha daily By drinking it, you introduce GOOD bacteria into your digestive tract, where they can improve health in a number [...]

Is DIY Skincare Worth The Effort?

January 10th, 2017|Lifestyle|

Is DIY skin care really the solution to the nasty chemicals found in our personal care supply? As a health coach and everyday user of therapeutic grade essential oils, you'd think that I would be 100% behind DIY skincare! Here's what I've found out... Why we love DIY skin care so much. Radiant, glowing skin made with a handful of cheap ingredients you've already got in your pantry? As more people are suffering adverse reactions [...]

How to set New Years Resolutions that don’t suck

December 26th, 2016|Mindset|

New Year New You? With every new year comes the promise of a fresh start, wiping the slate clean and 'finally' making our dreams come true. We are never more keenly motivated to make changes and improve our lives than at the start of a new year. But motivation alone will only get you so far, so sadly most new years resolutions are left unfulfilled year after year! Do what you've always done, and you'll [...]

Movie Review: Embrace the Documentary

September 30th, 2016|Lifestyle|

Last night myself and 159 other women (and a few men!) in Alice Springs had the privilege of watching the new 2016 Documentary Embrace. It was an incredibly powerful documentary that hit pain points for women of all ages; mums, teenagers, even 'threenagers' got a mention! Despite what Taryn's haters say on social media, Embrace is not about 'letting yourself go' or becoming unhealthy. Instead, it is about loving and accepting your body (your HEALTHY [...]

Turn Mindful Eating into a Mindful Life

August 15th, 2016|Mindset|

Extend your mindfulness practice! To effect any real change in your wiring; mindfulness needs to become a way of living - not just a way of eating. Manifest a holistic mindful life. Eating is only one piece of the health puzzle. If you build your mindful eating practice into a holistically healthy lifestyle and stay in control of your thoughts, you will set yourself up for permanent success. Turn your mindful eating to a mindful life. Mindfulness [...]

Stop Making ‘busy’ an excuse to sacrifice your health

July 26th, 2016|Mindset|

How many times have you been asked this week, "How are you?" And responded "OMG, so busy!" Every day strangers down the street stop me in my tracks to comment how busy I must be, or how full my hands are with twins to care for. Add huge business ambitions and a heavy study load and you can see why I might be considered 'busy'. These days I prefer to call my life 'full'. Here's why. [...]