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MIDDLE EAST MONDAY: SLOW COOKED SPICED LAMB + EGGPLANT STEW

MIDDLE EAST MONDAY: SLOW COOKED SPICED LAMB + EGGPLANT STEW

Posted June 03, 2013

Oh I love me some lamb in the winter time. It’s nourishing, filling, satisfying and makes my body feel ‘cared for’ in the colder months. My body does not work on a full vegetarian diet. Depending on the season I can sometimes go MONTHS without meat, but at a certain point I will get a clear signal that it’s time to eat meat again. That’s my body and I believe it’s heavily influenced from my culture and heritage. Have you ever really looked at your heritage, body type, health and digestion to understand what really works best for you? As I’ve mentioned before, Middle Eastern cuisine is heavily based on lamb. It’s the staple meat and they KNOW how to cook it right. Slow, soft, pull-apart deliciousness. I had a chat to my mum on the phone to get this recipe right and she basically said I just had to trust myself and keep an eye on it. Let it happen slowly… My mum is such an intuitive cook that it’s hard to get directions off her because she just ‘feels’ her way through each recipe. Here we have my take on a lamb stew that my mother makes often. I’m serving it with brown rice instead of basmati and I’m including a few additional veggies that don’t normally feature. You can change this up as much as you want too! Lamb + Eggplant stew What you’ll need: 600 – 800 grams of lamb shoulder on the bone – ask your butcher for the best cut and have it cut up into small chunks for you 5-6 whole organic tomatoes 1 large eggplant 1 large green capsicum 2 – 3 zucchinis 2 -3 brown onions 3 garlic cloves Allspice or Cumin, Sumac, Coriander – any spices you have that are middle eastern inspired are great! 1 tbls organic tomato paste (look for the ones that are 100% tomato and nothing else) Water Brown Rice 3 lge tbls of organic cultured butter or ghee Just a side note here: I LOVE that I have a local butcher that serves grass-fed and pastured produce and that I can get what I need, know where it’s come from and have a little chat… it’s so divinely old school. If you can strike up a relationship with a good butcher it makes the world of difference. What to do: First rub some spices into your lamb and let it come to room temperature Heat the butter/ghee and brown off the lamb in a large pot Next toss in the onions and garlic, and stir-through Blend up all the tomatoes in a thick, chunky mixture and chuck into the pot. Add in all the veggies – diced into a small chunks Mix everything together and season to taste – I am very liberal and unstructured with my seasoning so aim for at least 2 tsps of spice, if not more! Mix 2 cups of water with the tomato paste and pour into the pot. You can also use your own homemade veggie stock here too. You want to almost cover the veggies/lamb but not drown it. Bring it all to a nice simmer and then drop it down and keep it on the stove at a low-ish heat for at least 1.5hrs. Cook up your brown rice with sliced onions through it To serve: plonk your brown rice in a bowl with the stew on top – use a slotted spoon so you strain some excess liquid out. Served with a bowl of yoghurt on the side. Eat and enjoy! Saha to you, Cx Read more

SUCCESS LOOKS LIKE LEIGH CAMPBELL

SUCCESS LOOKS LIKE LEIGH CAMPBELL

Posted May 30, 2013

Coaching success stories We all want success in our lives. In someway, shape or form. sometimes it’s small but might – living in a healthy body with a clear mind. Other times it’s big, bold and risky. either way, success is personal and it is ever-changing. At different points in your life, success will be measured up against a very different set of criteria. Today’s success story is Leigh Campbell. My very first client. EVER. Leigh and I have known each other for years – she is the Beauty Editor of Cosmopolitan magazine and my past life in PR brought us together. We always shared a special bond. It became deeper when she had enough faith in me to embark on my 6 month coaching program As Leigh was my first foray into putting the theory I’d learnt into practice, at each session and each turn I was astounded to see how powerful and profoundly life changing coaching is. I knew it, in my heart, but watching Leigh evolve was so incredible. I also got to truly discover what makes her heart sing – her family, her friends, her workouts! She is one of the most stunning women I’ve met, then you discover the real Leigh and her beauty soars into orbit. Leigh says: I can’t recall what I thought the course would be before I did it, I guess I thought it would be mainly diet focused. But can honesty state that it was so much more than I presumed. Her initial goals were to rely less on caffeine and slow down a bit in general. However, her journey was so much more than just caffeine and pace. I can honestly divide my life into two parts now. Before my course and after. Leigh When I asked Leigh what came up for during the course she highlighted that the realisation that everything in her life was linked therefore everything affected by the other. As we organically explored every aspect of her life, we flowed from topic to topic and it became apparent that underlying habits or issues had laid roots everywhere. We explored diet and exercise, relationships, finance, lifestyle, work, family, spirituality, time management, goals. Leigh experienced some big changes during our program. The fortnightly meeting with Claire made me accountable for every decision in my life. I would think “I am going to tell Claire about this when we next meet, so why am I doing it?” in terms of reaching for junk food, skipping a training session, indulging in negative internal dialog. So even now, I still ask myself the question ‘why?’. Why do I want that burger? And after I sit with the answer for a while I make the choice. I can still have the burger, it’s just that now I know why. Am I upset about something? Is it a reward? Or is it just a delicious burger? If you know why you make the choices you do, you’re going to make the right ones.  For me, as Leigh’s coach I find real joy in the knowledge that her transformation and journey still continues to this day. Leigh has taken the practice of journalling and gratitude into her daily routine – even if she is getting at at 4:45am for training. I remember her scoffing at that suggestion and telling me not to bank on that one happening. We aimed to move her mindset from the negative into starting her day with a clear, brighter more positive tone. It brings me so much happiness to know that this has become an integral part of her day. Now I acknowledge the good instead of taking it for granted, and from that I swear more goodness comes. Together we did some work on Ayurveda (check out my recent guest post by Ayurvedic Expert, Monica Bloom). To this day, Leigh lives her life as a Vata in balance as her personal prakruti/dosha resinated so strongly with her. And yes, she dramatically reduced her coffee habit and eats according to her needs and body type. Leigh is about to head off to Europe for three months. I’m so excited for her – she works incredibly hard and the life of a Beauty Editor (although looks glamorous) is time-sapping. I know, I used to be the one that would sap their time!  After a decade of work, I’m tired. I’m looking forward to throwing a regimented schedule, obligations and my and alarm clock out the proverbial window and switching off for a while. Every time I see Leigh I feel so honoured that she game me a chance to help her live in the way SHE deserves. I also feel incredibly proud of the effort and focus she now puts into herself. She shares her knowledge with her friends and has become the ‘health guru’ in her world. This part makes me the happiest – the message of health and wellness spreading out like a web. You can stay connected to Leigh via instgram and Cosmo Online. I hope you enjoyed this insight into Leigh and her personal success on her wellness journey. love + light, Claire Read more

YOGA WITH CLAIRE: 5 RESTORATIVE POSES FOR THOSE TIRED DAYS

YOGA WITH CLAIRE: 5 RESTORATIVE POSES FOR THOSE TIRED DAYS

Posted May 28, 2013

Some days I’m just bone tired. We all get those days! And it’s ‘those’ days when I know that a dynamic yoga practice, as much as I would love it, is not what I need. What I have always loved about Yoga is how it can profoundly, directly and positively affect your health. All you need to do is manipulate the practice to get what you need. Today’s sequence is a mini restoration. It is so simple and soothing. All you need is a mat, a bolster/cushion and a wall. It’s for those days when you feel depleted and exhausted, down-right flat. I’ve kept the video short + sweet, but once you know what to do please hold/extend the poses for as long as possible.  The longer you do the more energetically + physically restorative. This is so sweet. Enjoy! Recap of postures: Cat/Cow: 1 minute round Forward hero pose: hold for 3 -5 minutes Child’s pose: hold for 3 -5 minutes Supported downward facing dog: hold for 3 -5 minutes Supported standing forward bend: hold for 3 -5 minutes Legs up the wall: : hold for 5 minutes Supported twists: 30 second round Namaste, Claire x Read more

SWEET POTATO + CACAO PALEO SLICE

SWEET POTATO + CACAO PALEO SLICE

Posted May 27, 2013

Some call this a brownie, others call it a cake. Call it what you will, it’s just damn delicious! I’ve mentioned before how much I love sweet potatoes. So comforting and delicious, not to mention naturally sweet. If you are in the process of quitting sugar,t eventually, root veggies like the sweet potato will be oh-so-sweet to you. AND, the best bit, you can make pretty awesome things with the humble sweetest of potatoes. I was on the hunt for a little snack. Something I could have with a cup of tea at 3:30pm on those days I really need a pick-me-up. I’m not a huge snacker because I work from home and can enjoy three decent meals, but every now and then I love a little something spesh. I’ll bet if you are a 9-5er, a mum, a uni student (anyone!) that this little Paleo Slice will be exactly what you need to curb cravings, get an extra hit of protein and feel nicely satiate. It’s sugar-free It’s protein packed It’s vegetarian (vegans use chia seeds instead of eggs!) It’s gluten-free Ohhh yes. Does that make you as happy as it makes me?! What you’ll need: 3 eggs 1/4 cup melted coconut oil – cold pressed EV 1 tbls of rice malt syrup or raw honey if you don’t have it. 1 scoop of chocolate Sunwarrior protein power (vanilla and natural work fine too) 3 tbs coconut flour 1 tsp gluten free baking powder 1 large sweet potato 3 tbls raw cacao powder Lashing of cinnamon What to do. Peel and dice the sweet potato, toss in coconut oil Bake in the oven for 30 minutes or until soft. Meanwhile mix all the above DRY ingredients together and all the wet ingredients in a separate bowl. When the sweet potato is ready, blend or mash up. Add to the wet ingredients, then mix the dry ingredients in. Make sure it’s mixed really well. Spread into a low cake tin/baking tray (using baking paper so it doesn’t stick). Bake at 180 for 30 minutes. Optional topping: Melt cacao, butter and rice malt syrup for a chocolatey topping. Try my Healthy Nutella mix . OR mix cacao, rice malt syrup and yoghurt. Add onto the brownie once it’s cooled and then refrigerate. Enjoy as a snack with a peppermint tea, a breakfast option or even a dessert! Eat and enjoy. Claire x Read more

A MODERN GUIDE TO AYURVEDA

A MODERN GUIDE TO AYURVEDA

Posted May 23, 2013

I am totally a multi-passionate person. There are so many things that excite me and get me all lit up. For those of you that have been following this blog for a while (thank you!) you would’ve heard about Ayurveda and how much I dig it. However, there are a HEAP of new friends following The Wellness Project (totally humbled) and I’d like to introduce Ayurveda to you. Ayurveda, is Life Science or Life Knowledge. It’s very much about working harmoniously with the seasons, mother nature, your own personal nature and the elements. To help us navigate through Ayurveda, I’m stupidly excited to introduce to you the amazing Monica Bloom – an expert in Ayurveda to help explain this amazing system of health and healing. Monica is an Ayurvedic Practitioner (she also calls herself an Ayurvedic Promoter) who hails from San Francisco in California. I’ve been following Monica’s amazing website, HeyMonicaB for a very, very long time and I’ve learnt SO much from her. She is also INCREDIBLY generous with her knowledge and resources (you’ll see what I mean in a minute). So, instead of me sharing the limited knowledge of Ayurveda I’ve asked for Monica’s help. She is open, passionate, clearly knowledgeable, but the best bit – she takes this complex topic and makes it SO EASY to understand… enjoy! Ayurveda according to Monica B … What IS Ayurveda? In a nutshell, Ayurveda is living according to who you are as an individual! No two of people are exactly alike and that is the foundation of Ayurveda. You see, we each have an innate balance of the five great elements; space, air, fire, water, earth – that’s all that exists in the great Universe, all the way down to our tiniest cells! While everyone has all of the elements, we have them in different combinations, making each one of us unique. Ayurveda seeks to find out what this combination is, and through diet, lifestyle, therapies (massage, cleanses, aromatherapy), and herbal remedies it helps us maintain that balance throughout life. According to Ayurveda, maintaining our individual, natural balance is optimum health. Now, over time the balance can change due to wrong diet, wrong thinking, emotional or physical traumas, stress and a slew of other things that can happen during our lifetime. I mean, life happens! Using Ayurveda can help correct and shed those problems, allowing us to move closer to our true selves, our innate natural combination. How is Ayurveda relevant in our day-to-day lives? Ayurveda IS our every day lives! It is food, sleep, exercise, thoughts, relationships, skincare, digestion, home remedies, pooping, laughing, loving, praying. Pause and take a deep, slow breath through the nose, let your lower belly fill with air. Now exhale through the nose letting the lower belly sink toward the spine. That is prana (life breath), that is life, that is Ayurveda. Simple as a breath…and there you go, Ayurveda Share with us your belief in Ayurveda – any success stories? I don’t BELIEVE Ayurveda, I KNOW it. I rely on it. I require it. It’s in the pulse of everything I do and everything I teach the people around me. Success stories…so many!! One success story I can think of is a gal who had IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) for 12 years. She’d been to several western doctors and specialists and taken countless medications. After a short dive into her daily habits, she told me she was having fake sugars in her coffee. I told her to stop that…and within 1 week her IBS was gone. [Having come out the otherside of IBS using Ayurveda I can attest to this – Claire] The reason? Fake sugars are not natural and our bodies are! If we give our bodies stuff that isn’t from nature, it doesn’t know what to do with it and our bodies (and/or minds!) go a little wackadoo to try and get rid of the stuff. So simple and it changed her life. Ayurveda is astonishingly simple and so logical. It’s almost as if it’s too logical…could the secret to life really be this easy? You betcha, baby!! What is the BEST bit about Ayurveda? It honors our authenticity as individuals! It see me, it sees you. Also, it is cheap, logical, and extremely effective in a short amount of time. The only downside is that not everyone on the planet knows about it…yet. But, that’s my job Ok, so for someone TOTALLY new to Ayurveda how do they explore it further? Ah, the most important thing first is to get a sense of who you are. You can take my dosha test here: http://heymonicab.com/dosha-test/ Take the test according to who you are naturally, not necessarily who you are today. Remember, we can change over time so finding your natural balance is necessary so that you can make changes and get back to that. I also wrote a post specifically addressing this question because so many people don’t know where to start. Monica, we are in Autumn write now in Australia. What are some top tips for staying in balance during the season? That means that it’s vata season! You should read my vata seasonal bloom, which is a little booklet with goodie diet, exercise and lifestyle management tips for autumn! [This is AMAZING! – Claire] Ayurveda is quite complex, so do we have to take on the WHOLE system or can we cherry-pick from it? Honestly taking on a WHOLE method would be overwhelming. I always recommend choosing 2-3 things to work on for a month, do them well and then add more. For example, I might tell a client to change their breakfast, go to bed earlier (by 10pm) and do 5-10 minutes of pranayama a day. Practice this for a month and when these become habits, we can add 2-3 more things. This sets people up for success because they can actually incorporate them! Ayurveda is totally doable. So, rather than cherry-pick, I see it more as building blocks. Choose […] Read more

YOGA WITH CLAIRE – LEARN THE SUN SALUTATIONS

YOGA WITH CLAIRE – LEARN THE SUN SALUTATIONS

Posted May 21, 2013

Good morning gorgeous! How did you move your body today?? As you might have seen, last week I shared my passion – Yoga – with you. In a VLOG last week I spoke about how my journey into health and wellness, physically AND professionally, is wholly attributed to yoga. You can catch-up HERE. I also asked YOU if you were ready to experience yoga. Thrilled so many of you email to say you were keen. Woo! I’m so thrilled to sink my teeth into the foundation of my wellness and share it with you. Teaching yoga brings me so much joy and I know you are going to get SO much out of this. So here I am, ready to share and teach you my passion. I’ll be creating and posting Yoga sequences for you to practice at home. To kick-off I’m starting with a very well-known Vinyasa sequence called Sun Salutation. There are two traditional sequences – A + B. Check out this video first where I explain the Sun Salutes to you. NOW… let’s get into it. I’ve split up the two sequences so you can do them separately Traditionally, these are practiced in the morning to salute and serenade a new day. We practice 5 rounds of A and then 5 rounds of B. But you can do whatever feels right for you. You might start with 2 x A and 1 x B and build up from there. Now watch this video on Sun Salutation A and then give it a shot. You can stick with Sun Salutation A, or if you feel you want to go further then add in Sun Salutation B. How did you go with these two salutes? Remember, MODIFY and make adjustments based on you and your body. It doesn’t have to look perfect, it just has to FEEL safe within your body. Stay tuned – soon I have a great mini-sequence for those ‘tired-days’ . I’m also covering how to do Downward Facing Dog, plank and other foundational poses properly. We’ll also learn how to breath correctly in yoga. There will be SO much. I’d love to hear your experience with these Sun Salutations. Let me know if the comments below – did you enjoy these sequences? Namaste! Cx Read more

MIDDLE EAST MONDAY: LAMB KAFTA

MIDDLE EAST MONDAY: LAMB KAFTA

Posted May 20, 2013

In the Middle East, lamb is a staple within the diet. And it’s something I most definitely grew up on! The key here, with Middle Eastern cuisine is the QUALITY of the produce. It must be organic, grass-fed/pastured. Today I’m going to guide you through how to make my mother’s famous Kafta. You’ve probably heard of it before and perhaps even tried it, but this recipe is so stupidly delicious you’ll want to make it over and over and over. The best way for me to describe Kafta? It’s The Middle East’s version of the Aussie Sausage.  Incredibly healthy, clean + nourishing. Now, just a little note. I know there are hundreds of blog posts focusing on Meat-Free Monday’s. Please know I’m  totally cool with that. I do eat a predominantly plant-based diet, but I’m not a vegetarian – it just doesn’t work for my body type. In fact, the traditional Middle Eastern way of eating is like this – lots of veggies, fresh herbs and spices and meat sprinkled through a meal. I know some people think meat is something totally avoid. I disagree, unless it’s an ethical choice or you really, truly don’t function well on it. I think we don’t NEED as much meat as some people eat (but then again your cultural heritage comes in to play here too), but I do believe that meat can be incredibly health-giving. Protein, good fats, a way for all those vitamins and minerals to be ABSORBED… and more. The reason I am bringing this up is because meat, in my family, is seen as a life-source. Not something to abuse or over-use, but something that we need at particular times. I strongly remember my mother gazing at my face and saying: “Sit down, you look pale, are you getting your period? Here, I’ll make you some meat.” Maybe that’s just her cultural way, but it makes sense within my body. To this day, I can literally HEAR when my body craves meat, when it needs that extra sustenance. Kafta is one of the easiest ways to refuel. Can I just say, ladies, if you make this for your men they will think you are, by far, the best thing that every walked this earth. So let’s get onto it. Here’s a recipe for at least 10 Kafta. The ingredients: 1/2 lamb shoulder – trim the chunky fat off + dice up 1/2 lamb leg 1 bunch of parsley 2 brown onions Salt Lebanese 5 Spice How to: Place the onion and parsley in the food processor  Add the lamb. Whiz it up until it’s minced. (You might like to do this in two batches) Place the mixture into a bowl and mix in the spices and salt. Use your hands to really get into it! Shape into long sausages and thread onto skewers (pre-soak your bamboo skewers) Either BBQ or place under your grill – 15 – 20 minutes To serve: Slide each Kafta off the skewer. Serve with a big dollop of natural yoghurt and a sprinkle of Z’artar. Serve with a big green salad, tabouli or anything else you like. Keep it simple. These Kafta’s do all the talking. You can get fancy with it though – turn them into meatballs and make a delicious tomato based sauce to cook them it and serve with some brown rice or quinoa and lots of veggies. Just a note: you can ask your butcher to dice/mince up your meat to cut out the effort. You want to use a blend of lean and slightly fattier lamb to get a nice juicy Kafta, otherwise it’ll be too dry! Saha to you! Claire x Read more

WANT TO KNOW WHAT SUCCESS LOOKS LIKE?

WANT TO KNOW WHAT SUCCESS LOOKS LIKE?

Posted May 15, 2013

I’m always so proud of the success my clients achieve. I feel like a proud mamma. These incredible people come to me ready, willing and able. Meaning, they are open to change and ready for a better life. Often they come wanting to tackle their diet and physical health – and we definitely do that – but we also end up tackling SO MUCH more. No stone is left unturned. It’s from this ‘SO MUCH MORE’ space that I want to share with you. A little light-bulb went off in my head when I was thinking through some of the amazing achievements my gorgeous clients have experienced. Of course! I am always so inspired by other people’s success, even if they are small baby steps. Which means my readers would love to discover their success too. Moving forward, growth, change – it can be messy and challenging, but I witness the rewards ever single time a client decides to get messy. So, it’s time to show you the many forms of success, how much MORE there is to devour in life… and hopefully this will inspire you to grab your life with both hands and OWN IT! With great pride I’d like to introduce you to Brooke Rudzis. What I LOVE about being a health coach are the surprises. I know, just like I know that my name is Claire, that Health + Wellness is only partially about food. I KNOW that real happiness and health comes from passion, purpose, balance, love… and of course good food and movement. Brooke is the perfect example of that which I know. Brooke signed up for my Three Thrilling Months coaching package. She came to me initially looking for guidance on getting more energy. She was tired and lethargic. Brooke was after a healthy eating regime that would give her “that extra up and go each day”. What did she discover. In her words: Trying new things isn’t always difficult!! Taking the first step is the hardest – then it just becomes part of life.  From simple things such as doubting I would have time in the morning to cook eggs for breakfast right through to discovering I wanted to find an outlet to express my creativity. Once I took the initial step and trialed it, it is now just part of the routine.  It is amazing how much you can do when you love it. I will never isolate health and wellness again.  It is so easy to separate eating and exercise from mental wellbeing, relationships and your spiritual side but they are all one and the same and inextricably linked. Balance in one sector will lead to balance in others. Brooke experienced some ‘expected’ changes. She now understands her food and how she views ‘indulgence’. She sticks to foods she enjoys and that make her feel good and avoids the rest. Perfect! Some unexpected changes for Brooke came in the form of identifying ‘Brooke-time’. The opportunity to invest time in doing things that fulfil her own goals and desires. And you know what I find so awesome about Brooke’s journey, is that it continued (as they usually do) after we finished working together. We spoke ALOT about her creative side that needed nurturing and her love of interior design. As a result Brooke enrolled in a Diploma of Interior Design and she is now learning how to get skilled on her love of decorating and design. Her blog, Chooks Pen, is also an example of her ongoing transformation. Here she shares her passion for interior decorating. Wait, it gets better. Brooke set herself a fitness goal and completed Tough Mudder (Check it out HERE) which included 10 weeks of training to complete a 20km obstacle course in mud. That’s one Tough Mudder. Life is going really well.  I am feeling fit and healthy physically. My course and blog are giving me the necessary creative outlet I needed thus making me feel more rounded as a person.  As a result I am happier and doing well in my current job! How’s that for success! In so many different ways Brooke found her wellness. When I asked Brooke to just write from her heart and share her story this is what she said: I am really grateful for the opportunity to meet and work with Claire.  Her support and guidance was invaluable.  She allowed me to explore things she presented and find a way they would work for me and my life. I recognize there will always be times we slip off the rails and need to realign, however I now have the tools to recognise when this happens and make the positive changes required. I’m really excited to see where my new adventures take me and to continue to set new goals to keep my mind and body active and healthy. So much love for Brooke. She was always open to new ideas even if they seemed bizarre to her. She gave it her all and in such a short time made some BIG, lasting changes. What do you think of Brooke’s journey? More energy, clean diet, strong body, finding passion and purpose, trying new things. I think she’s the BUSINESS, but maybe I’m just biased. Stay tuned for more success stories coming your way. love + light to you, Claire x Read more

DO YOU LIVE YOUR LIFE WITH PASSION + PURPOSE?

DO YOU LIVE YOUR LIFE WITH PASSION + PURPOSE?

Posted May 14, 2013

How passionate are you? Now, I’m not talking the Ricky Martin style ‘passion’… although that is very infectious. I’m thinking more about HOW you live your life. Check out today’s VLOG where I talk about PASSION and I ask YOU to look, objectively at passion and purpose in your life. This VLOG came about very, very quickly after I had three different coaching sessions in one day where passion and purpose came up! I just had to switch the camera on and free-style my way around this topic. CLICK PLAY TO WATCH Ok, so to elaborate further, pull out a pen and answer these questions: WHAT are you passionate about and how does that filter through your world? Where do you source passion from? How do you navigate your life through and from passion? What would being passionate mean to you? What came up for you? A few years back I was perpetually ENVIOUS of other people I met that OOZED passion.You know the type, right? They smile for no reason at all, they just seem happy and content. Their life os filled with purpose because they are driven by something they are passionate about. It wasn’t that they necessarily DID or HAD something special, it was just that they’d tapped into their true essence and consciously lived each day from there. Sharing it, without even trying, to those around them. I wanted that. I wanted to feel shiny from the inside out. I wanted to radiate love and happiness because I truly felt it. It took me a while to find it. And the irony of it all was that what it looked like (yoga and health coaching) was just the dress that my true essence chose to wear. It was the GARB or the presentation of the real, true me. Deep inside there was this intuitive, spiritual little being that was just BUSTING to share, connect, feel, experience, grow, explore, move, breathe… I came full circle to the person I had always been, but had ignored. The reason I wanted to flag passion with you is because it’s not necessarily about how to turn your passion into a career (I believe that happens naturally!) but about moving deeper into wellness, into YOU, into your true essence from your passion. That desire; the beauty that is passion – it feeds our ‘humanness’ and incites more motivation, drive and clarity around creating and growing and building a more amazing life. If you can feed passion into everything you do, from the mundane to the amazing you’ll find you live and breath with purpose. Speaking of passions one of my true, from-the-heart passions is yoga. It’s not so much that YOGA itself was my calling, but it’s the connection to my breath, to the beauty of using my body and feeling proud of it and to the healing powers that it holds that incites passion within me. I can’t pay homage to where I am today (career and relationship wise) without truly thanking yoga. The exciting news? I’m now ready to offer more of my passion to you! As always, many of my major decisions on this blog I run by you. In the VLOG above I ask for you help in deciding whether to start including some yoga videos on my blog. After you watch the video please share your own insights and thoughts by popping your answers below in the comments. I can’t wait to read your comments. As always, love and light to you! Cx Read more


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