herbs for radiant skin and healthy hair

If your hair and skin has lost its usual lustre and shine, chances are you’re body is not obtaining the required nutrients from your diet. Skin, being the largest body organ is always the first to show any outward signs of inner disharmony. Supplements are not a replacement for a well balanced diet, food can…

5 reasons to add Watercress to your diet

I grew up eating Watercress but not in the traditional soups or salads. I am part Maori and traditionally, watercress is a staple in the diet, so every 2 weeks we would have what was coined The Boil Up. Fresh Wild Watercress was washed, removing the stalking bitter ends and then placed into a 7L…

Mr Men … there is strength in weakness

I was in awe when legendary All Black, Sir John Kirwan came forward many years ago and spoke publicly of his panic attacks and battle with depression at the height of his career … a battle he succinctly called ‘freaking out’. Rugby in New Zealand is essentially one of the nations major identities which unfortunately transforms these remarkably talented rugby players into faultless ‘gods’. As in most sports…

how do you meditate …

I was just out gardening weeding, feeling very clear headed and peaceful, when it struck me that we all practice meditation in various ways. So I just wanted to ask you all – What is it you do day-to-day that brings you peace and calm, that restores you without really being that aware of it….

turn your face to the sun …

 turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you Te tiro atu to kanohi ki tairawhiti ana tera whiti te ra kite ataata ka hinga ki muri kia koe – Maori proverb

giggle-fest

I just had to share this from Sugarfreeme28 ~ it made me laugh out loud !

ask Strala ~ I need to lose weight !

It’s hard to be healthy when we keep practicing struggle and strain in our lives. We need ease. We need to feel, breathe deep, and get calm.

lets play

here’s hoping you manage to find some time in your day to play, jump around, belly laugh and let go a little 🙂

10 ways to boost immunity

1. laugh. Laughter is the best way to relieve stress and helps the body to lower tension and blood pressure. Firstly it distracts you from pain and worry. Secondly laughter increases the production of T-cells, antibodies and natural killer cells (defence cells that attack foreign material in our bodies), these cells increase the likelihood that infections…

quiet: the power of introverts in a world that can’t stop talking

So I’ve finally received the audiobook and I’m, so excited (geek me loves books and reading) … check it out and I’ll keep you posted on what I learn … YAY ! “At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who…

forgiveness … it’s medically beneficial

Dr Frances Pitsilis a Medical, Integrative and Holistic Doctor in New Zealand explains how Forgiveness is not just a conscious decision we make to ease our psychological pain it takes an enormous physical toll on our bodies too. Forgiveness and Health: “We have all watched as the family comes out of the courthouse with a…

the half smile

“Smiling to yourself is like basking in love: you become your own best friend. Living with an inner smile is to live in harmony with yourself.” “By transforming destructive emotions into positive energy the inner smile removes the cause and symptoms of disharmony”  – Mantak Chia “Peace begins with a Smile” – Mother Theresa When…

my love affair with coconut oil continues

Great books offering all you need to know about the benefits of coconut oil and your health: The Coconut Oil Miracle by Bruce Fife Oil Pulling Therapy: Detoxifying and Healing the Body Through Oral Cleansing by Bruce Fife