Archive | August, 2013

Body Image Detox - How to really get the body of your dreams

Body Image Detox

Spring is in the air (in Australia) - especially where I live in Queensland. Blue skies, warm sunshine, birds singing. You get the idea.

So of course, it’s that time of year when everyone starts talking about losing the winter weight, spring cleaning and the ubiquitous detox. Which is all fine.

But that only covers your body. What about your body image?

If you’re anything like me and mah girl Dani from Forever Glow, then you’ve suffered from poor body image. Maybe you still do.

Dani and I both know what kind of impact poor body image has (hint: it affects ev.ry.thing!) and we’ve both done a lot of work to be able to smile at our reflections.

So we’ve put our heads together and designed a free webinar to help you detox YOUR body image.

We’ll share our personal journey’s of how we transformed our body image. Plus you’ll learn:

  • How to glow inside AND out;
  • How to do a 180 from self loathing to self love; and
  • The two most important factors for rocking your body, right now!

It’s gonna be fun (Dani and I always make each other laugh when we’re together), interactive (you’ll get A’s to your Q’s) and insightful (we’re all about practical wisdom!)

Click here to register - remember it’s free, free, free! Don’t delay because places are limited and we wouldn’t want you to miss out.

PS - This event is part of Body Image Awareness Week. Check out the fabulous work of the Butterfly Foundation who support Australians experiencing eating disorders.


Revolutionary Review: Bluetech - Basement Dubs


Music plays a HUUUUGE part in my life.

Even during the 4 year hiatus when I didn’t compose a thing – I still devoured music like a banshee.

And seeing as the kind of music that turns me on and blisses me out is relatively ‘underground’ and I love sharing the exquisite treasures of new music – today’s revolutionary review is of one of my all time favourite artists – Bluetech.

His track ‘Leaving Winter Behind‘ has been my ringtone for years. For our 10 year anniversary, my partner and I had the immense delight of seeing him perform live in Byron Bay. Hands down one of the best nights of my life!

And now, Bluetech has just released a new EP called Basement Dubs that is five tracks of aural genius.

PLUS he’s using the money he raises from the sales of this album to go ‘off grid’ and install solar panels on the roof of his studio.

“In my efforts to be an example of change in the way I approach and utilize technology in my art, I am attempting to convert my work space to a solar powered studio. Funds raised from the sale of this EP will go towards this goal, and your support is greatly appreciated” - Bluetech

Sublime music AND sustainability?! Winning!

What it is:

5 glorious tracks of the most intelligent yet still musical electronic music ever. Listen for yourself below…

Why I love it:

A lot of ‘intelligent dance music’ is devoid of emotion, musicality and soul.

But Bluetech (a classically trained pianist since the age of 5) is able to blend melody and harmony with delicate, hyper-detailed sound design. His tracks are futuristic and innovative yet somehow melancholy and moving.

Subterranean bass sounds combine with sharp angelic synths. Bubbles, pops and clicks reminiscent of hidden jungle creatures pepper the sonic landscape.

It’s this subtle interweaving of the organic and the digital that makes Bluetech’s sound so unique. Part-psychedelic, part-sensual, all good.

Why you need it:

All of the above.

Seriously though - if you’re looking for a soundtrack to your bliss, an accompaniment to a sweet drive, or just a little something something to sway and wiggle your tushi to – Basement Dubs has got your number.

PS – these links are not affiliate links. I’ve just got a massive fangirl crush on Bluetech.

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With Roots You Blossom


In nature, it is so clear that an uprooted plant will wither and die. Unless you gently place it back in the earth and tend to it’s needs.

Humans are no different.

You need a daily grounding practice in order to come home to yourself, and feel confident and comfortable in your skin.

The taller / bigger / more expansive you want to grow, the stronger and deeper the roots need to be.

I know in my life that any time I’ve blossomed is when I’ve connected to my roots. To my power.

Ritual and routine help a lot. Now that I’m back on the path of entrepreneurship, I’ve found that having a certain amount of routine in an otherwise uncertain week, can help me stay present. In his incredible book, Uncertainty, Jonathan Fields calls these rituals ‘certainty anchors’.

They are grounding experiences to which you can always return, no matter what’s going on. Their consistency makes them effective tools to counter the anxiety that comes not only from living in uncertain times, but from embracing endeavors that ramp uncertainty even higher.

One of my certainty anchors is starting the day out with a healthy breakfast and my Pilates stretches. I know it will happen every day, and gives me the confidence and flexibility (both physically and mentally) to move forward with my day gracefully.

But even more than little rituals or every day routines - present moment training has helped me blossom the most.

Practices like mindfulness, diaphragmatic breathing and meditation quell the anxiety and reconnect me to my power.

Before I go to sleep at night, I listen to a meditones track. It’s very reassuring and keeps me in the flow. But if I forget one night, the days that follow aren’t nearly as nice. Something feels ‘off’ until I remember “Oh yeah, I need to meditate!”.

As Ishita Gupta (founder of Fear.less magazine) put it:

Unless you have something that brings you back to your core every single day, it’s going to be hard on the journey.

Ironically, ‘stuckness’ is a sign that I’m not grounded. I’m rooted in a different way, in every sense of that word.

When thoughts are swirling, emotions overwhelming and chaos reigns supreme - there is no way I’m grounded in the present moment. I’m too busy future tripping and so full of self doubt that decisions, let alone actions, become impossible.

Sound familiar?

The thing is, once you’ve become grounded mentally, physically and emotionally – life expands. Consciousness lifts and possibilities abound. - click to tweet

This is key to losing the weight loss obsession; to releasing shame; to progression; empowerment, confidence and clarity.

I’ve found a theme in the clients that I’ve coached.

They’re not just feeling stuck around eating issues or weight gain or a lack of self love. They’ve become disconnected from their power.

This is why I’ve done an overhaul to Attitude Coaching.

It’s now called EmpowerMentoring.

And it’s all about helping you connect back to your internal power; to get you unstuck and ground you in your truth.

If you’re seeking more clarity or confidence; self love or a sense of safety; or even just the ability to look in the mirror and smile - I encourage you to come check out EmpowerMentoring. I would LOVE to work together so you can blossom to your most fullest, kick-ass potential.

Whatever is holding you back right now, I guarantee it is because you’ve become disconnected from your power. From your roots.

Get out of your head and back into yourself. Into your body. Into the present.

Breathe, exhale and watch yourself bloom.

Got a friend who you’d love to see bloom more fully? Share this post with them and then bask in their glory!