The Way

The Way

I believe that we are here, on this planet, at this moment, for a purpose. This may be uncomfortable for some of you, and challenge your beliefs about health, healing and spirituality. Just notice what shows up for you. For me, I have to ask myself if what I was doing was fulfilling my purpose. So ask yourself, is your purpose to be sitting in an office, toiling, and waiting for 5 o’clock. For me the answer was no

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Stress Addiction - The Silent Killer

Stress Addiction - The Silent Killer

Identifying stress as a big issue seems lame, right? You can continue to deny that you don't feel stress or that it doesn't play a factor in your life. I get it, it's not glamour, but that is how it stays hidden in plain sight.

If this topic irritates you there is a very good chance that it is rubbing up against a truth, that perhaps you are addicted to your stress.

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DREAMTIME with the Waitaha

DREAMTIME with the Waitaha

I am feeling so lucky and inspired right now to have this opportunity. I am on my way to experience a truly unique adventure.

I'm headed from Dunedin, to Auckland and on to Kerikeri to take part in a Dreamtime ceremony with the Waitaha of the Maori tribe. The Waitaha are an ancient tribe, said to go back over 2000 years. They are a peaceful and deeply spiritual people.

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How can I live long and PROSPER like the Vulcans?

How can I live long and PROSPER like the Vulcans?

Medical advances can make sure we live longer, but that doesn’t translate into health or prospering. The keyword here is prosper and prospering by definition is about going beyond just getting by. To prosper is to thrive and flourish.

It all depends on your mindfulness surrounding health and healing. What are your expectations and what do you want to achieve?

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Whole Health Consciouness

Whole Health Consciouness

Here is a video of a talk I gave a while back about holistic healing, Eastern philosophies and optimal health. 

I'm doing an event in New Zealand in May that will go deeper, but this is the gist of my principles and practices, where I find inspiration and how I view health and self-care. 

I am aiming for a whole-health consciousness REVOLUTION! Will you join me?

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Eat to Live 21 Day Challenge

Eat to Live 21 Day Challenge

I hope that you have started reading the book Eat to Live and have joined the Facebook group.

The basic premise of Eat to Live is: 

Eat mainly nutrient-dense, natural plant foods: vegetables, fruits, beans, nuts, and seeds. Have a variety. Aim for foods with high nutrient-per-calorie density – this is measured in Dr. Fuhrman’s Aggregate Nutrient Density Index or ANDI.

Eat few, if any, animal products (a few servings per week at most).

Eat no (or almost no) foods that are completely empty of nutrients or toxic to the body, such as sugar, sweeteners, white flour, processed foods, and fast foods.

Super foods that you should include in your diet every day: G-BOMBS – greens, beans, onions, mushrooms, berries, and seeds.

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Is New Years Another Groundhog Day?

Is New Years Another Groundhog Day?

It’s that time of year again!

The holidays have snuck up on us and January is right around the corner.
Where did the time go?
The holiday season is one of the most stressful times of the year. The expectations of family members and the formalities of celebration are hardwired into our nervous system.

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Why Did Hillary Clinton Catch Pneumonia?

Why Did Hillary Clinton Catch Pneumonia?

Pneumonia is not just an infection that preys upon presidential candidates. It is a serious illness that can affect people of any age. College professors, stay at home moms, high school students and toddlers alike, can all contract pneumonia. That being said, most healthy people do not catch pneumonia. The major risk factor that increases your chances of catching pneumonia is a weakened immune system, which leaves you more susceptible to viruses and bacterial infections.

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What are the Mysterious Markings on Michael Phelps and other Olympic Athletes?

What are the Mysterious Markings on Michael Phelps and other Olympic Athletes?

Coverage of the summer Olympics in Rio have revealed an ancient Chinese healing practice being used this time by American athletes! The circular markings on these Olympians in Rio are from cupping. Cupping is commonly used in the rehabilitation of athletes in China, Japan, Korea and other Asian countries.

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Addressing the Root cause of Back pain: part 2

Addressing the Root cause of Back pain: part 2

In part two of this Q&A series on back pain, I answer some practical questions about coming in for treatment. If you haven’t read part one, check that out first! When someone comes to see me for back pain, I look at all the different layers of what’s happening with that person. My approach to treating back pain is to identify the patterns where it is coming from.

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Relief for Chronic Neck and Shoulder Pain

Relief for Chronic Neck and Shoulder Pain

Why are my tight neck and shoulder muscles constantly tight no matter what I do?

For those of you who have experienced acupuncture in my office know that I don’t just treat “muscle” pain, but address the “whole” person and the holding pattern/s that create a negative feedback loop causing so much trouble.

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