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Posts from the ‘Body’ Category

Primal Living: The Way To Optimal Health

I’ve recently become an advocate of going back to basics, of following the rules of life that our ancestors followed. Although we may be living in quite a different world today from when we first evolved, our bodies and brains have not really changed that much. In our crazy, busy, overcomplicated world, sometimes the best way forward can be going back to the simplest things.

This article from Mark’s Daily Apple on the Primal Blueprint is well worth a read. Enjoy!

If you are looking for a life of optimal health and wellbeing don’t’ forget to check out these previous articles on the liver and sleep.

Check out the 2nd Annual Eating Psychology Online Conference at No-Cost!

2nd Annual Online Eating Psychology Conference 
July 21 – 26, 2014.

I’m excited to share that I’m participating in the 2nd Annual Online Eating Psychology Conference . Join me, along with Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, as he interviews over 45 experts in eating psychology, embodiment, weight, health, and nutrition. Get ready to hear some great insights and information that will advance your understanding of eating psychology and personal transformation in this one-of-a-kind virtual conference!

Sign up for the 2nd Annual Online Eating Psychology Conference for FREE here: Click here

It’s time for a whole new understanding of our relationship with food. Obesity, overeating, body image concerns, emotional challenges with food, and diet-related health issues are with us more than ever. People have abundant access to nutrition facts and information, but need to search long and hard for true healing wisdom. It’s time for an approach that honors all of who we are as eaters – body, mind, heart and soul. Join us for an exciting time together as we explore leading edge thinking in the fields of eating psychology and nutrition. Get inspired by speakers from a variety of disciplines who have something unique and innovative to share.

Speakers include Dr Mark Hyman, Dr David Perlmutter, Paul Chek, Dr Hyla Cass, Amy Pershing, Dr Srini Pillay, Dr Frank Lipman, John Robbins, JJ Virgin, Tom Malterre, Dave Aprey, Dr Tom O’Bryan, Jon Gabriel, Dr Susan Albers, Sayer Ji, Donna Gates, Dr Alan Christianson, Jessica Ortner, Daniel Vitalis, Emily Rosen, Meghan Telpner, and many more!

Dates: July 21 – 26, 2014
Price: FREE
Where: Sign up online: Click here

I look forward to seeing you in the conference!

Best regards,

Sarah O’Flaherty

 

Healthy Snacks For Work – Finally An Easy Option!

Snackpack Treats

Have you found it difficult to find healthy snacks at work? Do you get that mid afternoon craving and head straight to the nearest convenience store and grab a can of soda and a packaged snack? Do you consume this cheap negative nutritional food and then feel rubbish?  Do you want an easy option for healthy yummy snacks while you’re at work?

I’ve found a AMAZING solution! When I was at Gwinganna last month I met the very lovely Monique Satherley – one of the creators of Snackpack – a NZ based healthy snacking company.  They are committed to providing healthy snacks that support health and wellbeing, and they deliver to your door.

TOO EASY!!!

Snackpack Delivery

And if you’re one of those people who thinks that healthy equals not tasty. With these products you couldn’t be more wrong.  One of their key product ranges are called AMAZEBALLS – a great name for a great product – and they are just one of the yummy options you can get from Snackpack!!

Healthy Snacks

So, if you’re struggling to snack-well while at work then check out Snackpack NOW!!

How To Achieve Optimal Health By Sarah O’Flaherty

We all want our bodies to work optimally. And so why have most of us have let ourselves get run-down to a suboptimal level? We seem to forget that our bodies are systems, and that when they’re functioning on top form we feel good, look younger, sleep better, digest better, have optimal energy, are our best weight – not over or under weight, and are less stressed. We should all be aiming for this optimum goal, right?

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Gwinganna Learnings – Sleep

Gwinganna Infinity Pool

Gwinganna Infinity Pool

It’s now been five and a half weeks that I’ve been hanging out at the Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat in Queensland, Australia, and, man, do I feel amazing!

After being picked up at Coolangatta Airport on the 13th April, along with the other guests due in that day, I was quickly whisked inland through the Tallebudgera Valley and up the super steep driveway to what would become my home for the next six weeks.

The first thing that hits you on arrival is how divine the location is – we are surrounded by native Austalian bush with beautiful gum trees towering up toward the almost always blue sky. Everyday I see a wallaby taking a snack on the grassy knolls, and I can’t go far without being overseen by a cheeky kookaburra (the teddy bears of the bird world, as I can’t help see them) who will be peering down on me from an overhanging branch. Many of the buildings are old style Australian classics  – wooden slat buildings with covered verandahs that add a sense of nostalgia for simpler times. These old buildings were dragged up the hill by the previous owner, and even include an old church which had to be bought up in two pieces and is now a very special venue for meditation, relaxation or pilates.

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The Healthy Way To Detox

Are you thinking its time to detox? If so, check out this article before you start. You’ll want to be sure that you do it the right way in order to get the most benefit and to get those nasty toxins cleansed out of your system as quickly as possible.

The Healthy Way To Detox

Got Gas? It Could Be A Sign Of A Healthy Gut

Passing gas has always been something that we’ve found embarrassing. Someone farts, we laugh. Someone does a smelly fart, and we do our damnedest to find out who the culprit is and then persecute them mercilessly. I’m not sure where and when this negative perception about passing gas began, but it appears that farting may actually a very healthy and normal part of the way that our body operates.

Read more here.

Yoga in Schools

With yoga, comes teachings on breathing and meditation. All wonderful foundational tools for kids.

Research shows that yoga and other contemplative practices can help kids better regulate their emotions and behaviors in healthy ways. Findings from the Kripalu Yoga in the Schools (KYIS) initiative show that students who have been exposed to these techniques are less reactive, more optimistic, and better able to focus, concentrate, and interact with their peers.

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Some Serious Inspiration For Women

How do you see yourself?

How do others see you?

Isn’t it amazing how differently we see each other!

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7 Mind – Body Practices to Transform Your Relationship With Stress

Stress is the body’s way of reacting to a challenge. In days of old it was a useful reaction that set off the sympathetic nervous system resulting in a fight or flight response. However, today that ‘fight or flight’ response is often unnecessary.

Because we live in a rather over-stimulated world, where we face many challenges, it is all too easy to get overloaded and stressed out. And once we are stressed, it can be difficult to get back to a healthy equilibrium.

These 7 practices will get you off to a very good start. Find out more here.