Saturday, July 26, 2014

Toni's Inspirational Story Divorcing ED Eating Disorder with MBT

Toni's Inspirational Story

A joyful story to read from one of my special VIP members who I have had the great pleasure of working with, coaching her through the 10 Week  Mind Body Transformation Program. I first met Toni over  two years ago in WA at my Find Your True North Workshop. Toni, could not look at herself in the mirror, in fact the pain was so high and painful for her tears  would come and self hate was evident.  It was such a high vibration that I was feeling her pain also. I wanted to help her more than anything. 
So from a compassionate and safe place that very day in that Bikram Hot Yoga room, we began and amazing journey together. 

Read on for Tony's story she has bravely shared with us... To help others know you are not alone and it is possible to transform in happiness and radiant loving energy.

Tony starts with her Poem.

So another 10 weeks has just passed
This second time of MBT for me has gone so fast
Was it the same as the last time round?
No it wasn’t, it was even better I found.

My inspiration and motivation changed from the first time
Something I hope to explain in this little rhyme
So 20 years ago ED entered my life
Eating order it stands for and was nothing but strife

Years of confusing my body no wonder I got sick
I had to do something because I was sinking like a brick
So a friend suggested I do a course called Find Your Truth North
Outside my comfort zone I never knew what was coming forth

However that very workshop many changes were made
My thoughts were challenged and foundations laid
Being someone who plans and aims to prepare
I’d written down some reasons for why I was there
I need to state here that talking about myself is rare
And looking within is definitely hard to share

Self-acceptance was at the top of my list
Acceptance of my body and journey to give you the gist
I wanted mental wellness with physical improvements too
Reducing injury in sport, increasing flexibility and mental strength that’s new
I needed to let ED go, find my authentic self and be me,
And that’s where it all started along my discovery.

I remember trying to look in the mirror in the yoga room
And the tears falling down my cheeks they lasted until noon
As hard as I tried to stop crying and my emotions I fought
It was such a defining moment and a glimpse I had caught
Of my authentic self, peeking from behind the tears
It was the scariest thing because I hadn’t seen her in years.

The workshop finished and I decided to keep the vibe
So I took a leap of faith and to MBT I did subscribe
I wasn’t looking to lose weight, ED had convinced me of this fact
I was looking to get well and fix all the things I thought I lacked.
I survived the first 10 weeks, with bumps along the way
I set goals and achieved and at times did shout hooray!!

Sometimes things didn’t quite go as well as planned
Infact there were days where I really couldn’t give a damn
But you know there was always an email, in the next day or three
A motivation or mindset, affirmation and recipe

So after the first 10 weeks and some goals that were a success
I contacted Nicky again for I had to confess,
Not everything had gone to plan for the changes that I’d made
Had slipped from sight and were now beginning to fade.
She reminded me of that day I couldn’t look at myself in the mirror
It was time again to revisit my life and to tackle all my fear

I’ve just only finished the second 10 week MBT
I have again accomplished and made changes I can see
First of all ED is gone, and his voice in my head
I feel the freedom in food and no longer eating do I dread
I have mindfulness in my food, I pause and I reflect
There are so many changes that I didn’t expect.

The affirmations I scoffed and laughed at first time round
How can stating things outloud to yourself be a process that’s sound?
I took on the challenge to use them this time
There are two in particular that I use within my mind
The first – It’s not easy, but it is worth it
Continues to be relevant and reminds me not to forfeit
The second – all I need, is within me now
Is my biggest revelation and has told me about the how

How to overcome my negative thinking and to think positively
How to look within myself and search for authentic me
How to make food that fuels my body and heals my soul
How to use affirmations to make my journey whole
How to be a better mum, a wife and good friend too
How to tackle anxiety when taking on things that are new
How to conserve my energy and rest and recuperate
How to live more in the moment and relax about my fate
How to continue my journey wherever the destination may be
How to nurture and love myself, and look in the mirror to see
My authentic self is no longer peeking, she’s looking back with a smile
This tells me that the MBT is a course that is worthwhile.


To read more of Toni's Inspirational story and what motivated her to change  go to my website TESTIMONIALS 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Turmeric and Black Peppercorn Tea

Turmeric and Black Peppercorn Tea

My winter favourite Tea. Why? Because it is  warming on you digestive system and turmeric has so many amazing health benefits. 
Living a Raw Life style doesn't mean you can not sip on beautiful healing warm teas. But what are the health benefits? 
  • When combined with cauliflower, research has shown it helps to prevent prostate cancer and can stop the growth of existing prostate cancer.
  • It is a natural pain killer. Great for Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, Fibromyalgia,  and Autoimmune and inflammatory issues.
  • It is a very potent natural anti-inflammatory 
  • Eases headaches, muscle and joint pain.
  • Used for depression in Chinese medicine, you can use this in its simple form and get results.
  • Research shows it may even prevent metastases from occurring in many cancers, what have you got to lose when it is a natural source of food. 
  • Liver cleanser
  • Support immune system
  • Mood booster 
Why wouldn't you add this spice to your LIFE?

Overall it is an uplifting energising drink, beautiful and soothing on your digestive system and I personally believe it can help with weight loss.  The black pepper is what add the fire in the belly for better digestion and more efficient metabolism. Drink it when you feel like that 'something else' It seems to satisfy the need, keep carvings at bay, may you feel positive and uplifting and at the same time calm and relaxed. 
If you struggle with depression, or low mindset or thoughts, this is a must for you to start drinking. 

Here is my simple Turmeric Tea recipe

1 tspn turmeric spice 
1 cup of boiling water slightly cooled. 
couple of twists of black peppercorn 

Pour water into a large cup or mug, stir in turmeric spice, add pepper, stir briskly. Tip you will need to continue to stir as you drink this as the turmeric will settle to the bottom. After you have consumed your drink, make sure you soak your cup as turmeric can stain some mugs depending on the quality of the mug. My mums tip is to use rub table salt on the cups to remove the tea stain. 
At first you may not like it, but hang in there and give it a chance, it will grow on you.
Its that simple. 

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Healing Teas for your TUMMY

Healing Teas for your TUMMY.

Winter is here! Are you fighting a cold, or starting to feel like you are never going to thaw out? Finding it a hard to get moving, or maybe eating stodgy foods and experiencing a bloated stomach?

I have the answer to warm your tummy and ignite your energy! GINGER TEA. I am not talking about a tea bag. Following my Power of Living Raw will change your body and ignite your soul.
It's simple, 100% natural and healing. 

I love drinking my very own healing teas and can't wait to see them published in my new up and coming book soon.

We all know how great ginger is. But have you tried Raw Ginger as a tea. This is my favourite winter tea. It is so simple to make. All you need is a blender and a strainer, or nut bag.

Ginger Tea healing for your tummy and boost immune 

600mls filtered water
2 inches of Raw Ginger
1 Lemon - SKIN OFF
Blend all ingredients in the vitamix , thermo mix or high speed blender. Strain through a mesh cloth, nut bag or strainer into a glass jug, and drink as a concentrate or tea with added honey optional.
Makes enough for 2-3 days

This healing tea is gold for a cold coming on or low immunity, The more ginger the better, and you can drink it  as a concentrate for the bold,or just top up with boiling water as a tea. Tip the warmer the better on your  digestive system.

Health benefits of Ginger Root

1. Ginger root is pungent, adding intense flavour to foods. It has healing qualities too. Add to meals or drink as an infusion. 

2. Nip the flu, cold, nose runs in the bud with raw ginger

3. Add raw ginger to your bath for aches and pains 

4. Feeling the blues... add some ginger to your soup.

5. Sick or nauseous- sip on ginger tea 

6. Ginger clears the sinus- no need for drugs, food is your medicine. 

7. Ginger fires up the digestive system, warming your tummy and healing

8. Ginger can act as a detoxify and gentle cleanse for your internal body

9. Ginger improves the absorption and assimilation of essential nutrients in your body.