Living From The Inside-Out

Living From The Inside-Out

How to manage stress blog

Peeling away our layers, to discover who we are at our core, can be uncomfortable and scary. 

The layers of fear and judgement can be all that we know. They help us operate as we are today. But when we peel away these layers (stored emotions, beliefs, stories), we come to a renewed place of trust and love for ourselves and others.

When we were born, our mind was like computer hardware beginning to take on what we saw and heard around us.

As we aged, we continued to download software (information, beliefs, experiences) from parents, friends, family, media. Our minds have kept filling up with core data which has created a lens for us to see the world through. 

Sometimes, these old stories and beliefs that we hold onto are quite simply – lies.

They can take up a lot of space in our life and they become us. The journey to discovering ourselves is about letting go of the “software” (the blocks) that prevent us from being present to the loving person we are. These stories prevent us from being filled with wonder and gratitude. 

When we practice mindfulness, we are not taking on the job of fixing ourselves – mending our thoughts to better conform with those long-running beliefs we’ve come to know as truths.

Instead, by being mindful, we are peeling back what’s on the surface; we go inside, we are in the present (void of any past thoughts, future worries or planning) and we start to live from the inside-out rather than the outside-in.

We gain the ability to let go and breathe and connect to who we really are. In what ways are your long-held beliefs and stored emotions holding you back?

If you would like to discover more, book in a FREE strategy call with Amanda.

Healthy Hormones

Healthy Hormones

How to manage stress blog

Whenever my energy takes a dive or my body feels out of balance, I pause. Then I take a look at my lifestyle and ask myself: What can I modify?

– Sleep, stress, diet, exercise, spiritual health?

 

Nutrition has always been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember. Studying nutrition didn’t stop once I received my qualifications. I continue to research and learn and I love helping others to find a sustainable approach to aligning their diet and lifestyle.

This month I’m taking on board my own learnings and increasing my intake of broccoli and brussels sprouts – the B team!

Both are in season and help immensely during peri-menopause. The B team are the cruciferous connection to healthy hormone metabolism. These plants, cultivated for centuries and originally used as medicines, contain an active ingredient known as DIM.

DIM affects estrogen metabolism in the body, breaking it down into healthy metabolites. Unhealthy metabolites cause estrogen to activate heavy periods, weight gain, mood swings, depression, low thyroid symptoms, and greater risks for cancers. The B team help rid the body of unsafe hormone build up.

By eating plenty of cruciferous vegetables; baked, sauteed, or lightly steamed to retain their natural fiber, you will notice a considerable difference in the balance of your hormones. Try steamed brussels sprouts with sea salt or with onions and garlic. Tonight I whipped up a stir-fry with the B team sprinkled in tamari sauce. Delectable!

For more information on whole-being nutrition or our menopause health courses, get in touch with Amanda.

“I loved the workshop – I am now seeing life through a menopause lens and it’s been good to make that adaption.” Brenda, Auckland

Keen to learn more ways to embrace Menopause naturally? Join us for our upcoming Menopause Online Workshop!

An interactive webinar to help you understand your menopause journey, why our hormones behave a certain way and what we can do about it.           learn more here.

 

How to Escape Hustle Culture

How to Escape Hustle Culture

How to manage stress blog

It’s not enough.

If you don’t hear these words daily, you certainly feel it.

In our hustle culture, we get sent messages all the time that there needs to be more activity, we need to take every opportunity, we need to hustle to get ahead. What is this causing us to be? What impact is this having on our mental and physical health?

As women, we put this pressure on ourselves in our career, our family life, our fitness as if we are not enough just as we are. We know we’re hustling. We know we’re stretching ourselves and we know we should stop the cycle for our health’s sake, YET we can’t seem to change it.

Here’s the thing my friend, we are not meant to go and go and go. As humans we have been designed to rest. So then what keeps us in this cycle of hustle?

Mindset.

Deep rooted broken soundtracks.

And that is why it’s not enough to just introduce new habits.

Creating habits is just the outer layer. When you get to the core soundtracks in your brain that are running the show, only then can the pattern be fixed. When you activate powerful brain science and change your brain at its sub conscious level, your ability to live outside of the hustle culture becomes real.

But have compassion on yourself! This hustle cycle is normal – the world wants us to overachieve. It wants us to stay stuck in hustle – achieving and performing, doing more, being more, getting more. Instead, we have to be willing to be counter-culture and put our emotional, physical and mental health first.

Headaches are my alarm. They are my reminder that I’ve been stressing about something. So I make a point to stop and ask myself; What is hustling achieving? How is this making me feel good about myself?

When you’re wired to achieve, it’s hard to change. From one type A to another, I hear you! But getting to the root of the forces driving the hustle is gold. Using the thought transformation method, you learn how you’re contributing to your own issues and you work out what stories you’re telling yourself, that are not lining up with your core values.

What is it that you need to do, to step away from this hustle and find rest and peace and abundant life?

If you want to learn more about how to create lasting change in your life, get in touch with Amanda for a FREE strategy call.

 

 

Embracing Menopause The Natural Way

Embracing Menopause The Natural Way

Embracing Menopause
The Natural Way

2 hour Live Webinar via Zoom
Just $89

Includes free e-book: Embracing Menopause the Natural Way!

Register your spot now and let’s have you be symptom-free.

Join us for a highly informative and fun evening to understand your menopause journey, why our hormones behave a certain way and what we can do about it.

Embrace Menopause
with grace and joy!

Are you Struggling with Hot Flushes?
Fatigue? Belly fat? Mood swings?

There’s no need for you to suffer for the next ten years!

In this workshop, we deliver healthy evidence-based strategies to help you manage and reduce symptoms and implement healthy practices into your daily life.

This workshop covers the reasons behind your symptoms, weight gain, hormone imbalance, nutrition, stress, adrenals, body clock health, supplements, blood testing, holistic remedies and specific exercise for hormone health.

I just wanted to say thank you! Until I met you, I had no idea that this was a manageable symptom. This has had a huge impact on my day-to-day ability to function!

S. Mole

Thanks Amanda, the workshop was great! So informative and lots of practical ideas. I’ll be passing these ideas onto others as well.

J. SKilling

I’ve had a few conversations with people about menopause since attending your presentation night. It’s been very helpful. Thank you.

E. Johnston

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Healing Retreat for Mothers

Healing Retreat for Mothers

Luxury Healing Retreat For Mums

it’s time for you!

 

Exhausted? Tired of cooking meals? No time for your own healing? It’s time to focus on you.

  20 – 22 January 2023

Cowan Bay Coastal Retreat, Mahurangi West

To Apply, Book in a Call Today!

Limited to 5 women

 

rest

Take a break from the crushing cycle of overwhelm and stress. Escape to pause and breathe. Nourish yourself with plant-based cuisine. Learn how to sidestep the burnout and put yourself into the essential relaxation response.

connect

Spend time in nature and connect with your soul again. Uncover the mind-body connection and the key it holds to optimum health. Enjoy daily yoga, connection with other mums and learn how to recognise and process your trauma wounds to integrate into your parenting journey.

create

Discover how to create a life of simplicity without giving up your goals. Dig deep and create a new mindset to help you stay organised, energetic and healthy without the mum guilt. Take back your time and start creating the perfect legacy for your children.

DON’T WAIT. This retreat is limited to 5 women.

From one mum to another...

I too have suffocated under the weight of the daily grind that comes with being a mum. Feeling unfocused, overwhelmed, stressed, anxious.

Five years ago I was a different person. No balance in my life and zero time to heal the emotional wounds from my past. I just didn’t have the tools to put myself at the top of my to-do list.

Change had to occur…not only for my own health but for the legacy I wanted to leave behind.

Using brain-based strategies and effective mind-body tools, I have been able to release myself from limiting beliefs and break the cycle of passing on unhealthy behaviours to my children.    

On this retreat, I will share with you how I did it! I guide you to shift from stress and overwhelm to radiating calm and peace in in every area of your life.

Looking after your emotional health is often overlooked by busy mums, yet it is the greatest gift we can give to ourselves and our children.

For 3 days and 2 nights…

Escape to the private, picturesque Cowan Bay Coastal Estate on the Mahurangi Harbour, 40 minutes north of Auckland city. With it’s own private jetty and surrounding native bush, you will have plenty of space to unwind, take a dip in the pool, soak in the hot tub, play tennis, go on nature walks, curl up with a book, kayak, lounge around and eat delicious food.

Not included: round trip airfare and shuttle to/from retreat venue.

IMAGINE....

No kids, no work, no cooking, no laundry, no to do list.

There’s no better time than now. You are worth it.

 

Retreat Inclusions:

  • Beginners yoga (to suit all levels)
  • Mindfulness and meditation
  • Healing sessions from the Soul Legacy Project 

  • Nature walk, kayaks, paddleboards, hot tub, infinity pool, tennis court, library 
  • Free time for reflection, relaxing or connecting with others
  • Fully catered plant-based meals
  • Lots of fun and laughter!
  • Massage available on request
  • Limited to 5 spaces, book early

What a wonderful retreat. I walked in feeling stressed and overwhelmed and walked out feeling calm, relaxed and happy. I would highly recommend these retreats.

Carey

A lovely break from normal life with time to focus on me and what I need to fill my cup.

Carla

The retreat was an incredible time to zone out of the busy and many demands of life and to instead tune into oneself. The motivating and insightful sessions inspired everyone to really think about how they live their day to day life and how they might want to alter this to be the best version of themselves. Would highly recommend anyone and everyone to attend!

Alannah

Weekend Schedule

FRIDAY

2:00 – 5:00pm:

Arrival, meet and greet

5:00pm:

Meditation and gentle stretch

6:30pm:

Dinner

8 – 9pm:

SESSION #1:
Introduction to emotional health and healing modalities

9pm onwards:

Free time to chat, journal, relax or hit the hay

SATURDAY

7:00am

Warm lemon water and tea, fruit bowl

8:00 – 9:00am

Yoga and meditation by the pool

9:00 – 11:00am

Breakfast bar available, free time to dress/relax

11:00am

SESSION #2:
Recognising unresolved emotional wounds & owning your story.

1:00pm

Lunch, massages, nature walk

3:00 – 5:00pm:

SESSION #3:
Healing goals and modalities

5:30pm

Dinner

7:00 – 9:00pm

Wind down – Return to calm:
learning about the relaxation response

SUNDAY

7am

Warm lemon water and tea, fruit bowl

8:00 – 9:00am

Yoga and meditation by the pool

9:00 – 10:00am

Breakfast bar available

10:00 – 12:00pm

SESSION #4:
The formula to follow to rewire your brain

12:00pm

Lunch and closing circle

2:00pm

Farewell

to reserve your spot

book in a call with Amanda today!

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