Lifestyle

Comfort Of A Hug

How Full Is Your Cuddle Tank?

by Rhianna on November 20, 2014

As I opened the internet this morning I found my home page had decided to change from Google to MSN. I don’t know why this happens and I actually find it quite annoying, but before I could reset my page back to normal a featured story caught my eye. Apparently a woman in Portland, Oregon
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Tired Asian businessman with dark eyes circle holding coffee cup

The Dangers of Living a ‘Normal’ Life

by Rhianna on November 13, 2014

It’s a dreary kind of day here today, and after an uncomfortable night sleep I woke feeling a bit worse for wear. Getting ready for work I tend to go into autopilot and just let my thoughts wander, and today they wandered to coffee. As I looked outside at the misty, dull day and felt
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Woman With Butterfly Wings Flying On Fantasy Sea Sunset, Relaxat

When Physical Symtoms Are More Than Just Physical

by Rhianna on November 11, 2014

I have recently been reminded just how much more our bodies hold than simple mechanistic feeling. In the past, I have written about the emotional aspects of detoxing, and how emotions and feeling are stored in our body cells just as sure as nutrients and wastes are. Most retreat attendees experience a physical detoxification on
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different types of salt (pink, sea, black, and with spices)

Salty Cures

by Rhianna on November 6, 2014

I know the title of this blog sounds like a band or perhaps a street performer known to live in Byron Bay (oh wait, that’s Salty Rain), but today we are actually looking into the miracle that is salt. I was lucky enough to travel around Australia last year, helping out on the David Wolfe
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Publicly Funded Bariatric Surgery

by Rhianna on November 4, 2014

Last night I half watched a news clip about Bariatric Surgery and the push for this procedure to become publicly funded. With a little research today I found that the ACT has already begun paying for bariatric weight-loss surgery, making taxpayer-funded operations available in the ACT for the first time. Taxpayer-funded weight-loss surgery has been
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What Happens at a Vegan Wedding?

by Rhianna on October 28, 2014

My partner and I have had a crazy run of weddings over the last few months, and last weekend we attended our final celebration of love for the year. This one was a little different. It was a vegan wedding. The most common question I was asked coming up to the big day was “What
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Variety Of Squash

Accidentally Organic

by Rhianna on October 24, 2014

I know I always go on about how eating organic is better for your health, or if not 100% organic, then following the guidelines of the Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 (12 foods you should never eat commercially grown and 15 foods that are fine from the supermarket!). I’m always talking about the higher nutrient
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Bath Salt With Fresh Lavender Flowers

DIY Stocking Stuffers

by Rhianna on October 21, 2014

Can you believe there are only 9 weekends left before Christmas? I know, I have said this to all my friends but seriously, where has this year gone? If I were to guess at what month I thought it was, I’d say about May. If you’re feeling this way too, Christmas might just be sneaking
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Green Vegetables

A Change In Taste

by Rhianna on October 17, 2014

How do you feel about vegetables? Brussel sprouts? Broccoli? Rocket? If these foods are not on your yummy list, do you just choke them down because they’re good for you or do you avoid them all together? What if I were to tell you that you could actually and easily come to love them… When
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Chia Seed Pudding And Fruit

What’s For Breakfast? Part 2

by Rhianna on October 13, 2014

For me, breakfast might just be the most exciting and delicious meal of the day. I feel terribly sorry for people who say they ‘hate breakfast’ or wake without an appetite. If this is the case for you, some work on your hydrochloric acid levels and nervous system will help bring that morning appetite back.
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