I BELIEVe IN
- Nourishing your body with wholesome, mostly plant-based, fresh organic, and unprocessed foods
- Starting your day with a beautiful and soul-nourishing morning routine
- Moving your body every damn day
- But doing so because you love and appreciate your body
- Daily gratitude; sprinkle that sh*t like confetti
- Talking to yourself as if you were your own best friend; no mean girl talk allowed
- Incorporating micromoments of self care into your day, every day
- Making sleep a priority in your life - every other health habit depends on this
- Drinking a crap load of water errrrday
i don't believe in
- Calorie counting, portion sizing and restrictive eating
- Scales - throw that sh*t out the window, ASAP
- That new diet that's going to solve all your problems
- The elusive thought "Once I loose weight, then I will be happier."
- Spending time with people that don't lift you up and inspire you
When I first started this healthy lifestyle, a new world opened up in front of me. I started educating myself by reading books, watching documentaries, listening to podcasts and absorbing every inspiration I could find.
Whether you are a coaching client of mine or are just browsing my website, it's my hope to inspire you to make educated and empowered choices about what you eat, how you take care of yourself and how you live your life. Knowledge is power.
- Women, Food and God by Geneen Roth - My absolute favourite book when it comes to emotional eating! Roth's belief is that your relationship to food is a direct reflection to your relationship to life itself. I resonate so hard with this and everything else this women says. (PS her other books are amazing too)
- The Highly Sensitive Person by Elaine N. Aron - This book has helped me understand that being highly sensitive is an asset rather than a flaw, and has given me coping mechanism to dealing with over-stimulus.
- The Power Of Now by Eckhart Tolle - If you read only one self help book (apart from Geneen Roth's ones), let this be the one. It teaches us to disconnect from the insanity of the mind and how to slow down from our busy hectic lives and appreciate being in the moment.
- The Power Of Habit by Charles Duhigg - We have the power to change our habits, if we choose so. Charles translates cutting-edge behavioural science into practical self-improvement action, and uses narratives of people's transformations to show us how it can be done.
- Mastering Your Inner Mean Girl by Melissa Ambrosini - A good beginner's guide to learning to be kinder towards yourself
- The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A Fuck by Mark Manson - The opposite of every other book. Don't try. Give up. Be wrong. Lower your standards. Follow the pain. Each point is profoundly true, useful, and more powerful than the usual positivity.
- First, We Make The Best Beautiful by Sarah Wilson - A book that re-frames anxiety as a spiritual quest rather than a burdensome affliction. It has helped me to better understand my episodes of stress and anxiety.
- The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin - What I love about this book is that it has a specific focus (becoming happier over 12 months, broken down into one life area per month such as money, family, fun), that it's based on genuine research and that it contains regular practical ideas that you can implement straight away
- The Queens Code by Alison A. Armstrong - Teaches the so-called "Language of Heroes" which is designed to transform how women relate to and communicate with men.
- The Way Of The Superior Man by David Deida - My all time favourite relationship book. Phil and I read it numerous times together, and we've implemented many of it's tips into our own relationship.
- Dear Lover by David Deida - The female counterpart to "The Way Of The Superior Man".
- Open Wide by Melissa Ambrosini - An easy-to-ready relationship book with concrete and actionable steps you can take to improve your relationship
- Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser – This was one of the first books I read and was a complete eye-opener. It gives an amazing insight into the reality of our food industry and the crap in fast food.
- The Beauty Detox Solution by Kimberly Snyder – Explains how beauty comes from the inside out, and outlines a powerful program to rid the body of toxins in order to look your best.
- The China Study by Dr. T. Colin Campbell – This is the book I bring to the table when I am being confronted with skeptics of a vegetarian/vegan diet. It reports on the biggest study on nutrition ever conducted and advocates the benefits of going vegetarian/vegan.
- Wheat Belly by William Davis – Outlines why wheat is one of the largest contributor to our obesity epidemic and why its elimination is key to optimal health.
- Low Tox Life - Covers topics around sustainability, health, fashion, farming, lowering our toxic load and mind happiness.
- The Melissa Ambrosini Show - I'm obsessed with everything this gorgeous lady does, including her podcast where she interviews inspiring thought leaders and experts from around the world about all things health, wealth and love.
- Broad New World - Nick, Melissa Ambrosini's husband, is a wealth of knowledge and I love listening to his short, insightful and incredibly raw podcast around similar topics as what she covers.
- Chloe's Countertop Podcast - A podcast that dives deep into the lives and stories of those fuelled by living consciously.
- Happier With Gretchen Rubin - An extension of her book, this podcast discusses all things happiness, mindset and healthy habits.
- Psychology of Eating Podcast - An absolute must if you are struggling with emotional eating.
- The Period Party - Want to empower yourself and learn about women's health? This is your go-to podcast.
- Recovery Warrior Show - Interviews with ED recovery warriors and treatment professionals to get advice on what it takes to heal your relationship to food and body.
- 1GiantMind - My favourite meditation app
- Fitbit - I use this in connection with my Fitbit watch to track my daily steps, heart rate, water intake and even my menstruation
- Eve - Before I switched to tracking my period through Fitbit, I used this app
- Deliciously Ella - Even though cook books are great, sometimes it's nice to have recipes on an app so that they are always accessible