Monthly Archives: September 2017


Jude Blereau is a Speaker, Cooking Teacher, and Author of five bestselling award-winning wholefood cook books.  I love Jude because she takes the ‘fanaticness’ and overwhelm out of choosing a real food life.  There is much joy and love and authenticity about Jude and her message.  In this interview Jude will share:

– grains 101 – why grains are not the enemy
– How to properly prepare porridge
– Food culture – and our disconnection from it
– Understanding the value of food
– What the best things we can do for our kids are
– How we are spiritual beings having a human experience
– Shop bought biscuits versus homemade biscuits
– How to let your children know they are loved and belong
– The ‘nirvana’ lunchbox!!!
– Why it takes ages to get the hang on it and why that is OK!
– Why you don’t need superfoods
– Sweetness is NOT a dirty word (phew!)
– The ramifications of the perfect storm we are in as a species
– Why lifestyle matters too
– Life does not have to be a struggle
– Why planning is essential
– How the female revolution has made us high achievers with feelings of worthlessness
– Why the denial of joy and deliciousness can be seriously dangerous to your health
– Why veganism is a no no but vegetarianism is ok – sometimes

Jude is coming to Albany WA on Wednesday 4th to Friday 6th October for a Wholefood Masterclass as part of the Food For Thought Festival and will be appearing in Geraldton WA in November.   You can find out more about Jude and sign up for her mailing list here

To get tickets to the Albany Masterclass go here:

If you have a passion for wholefood, and love creating in your kitchen – would you like to become an artisan baker in your community?  Check out the Primalista Licence at   The Primalista Licence is a franchise opportunity that gives you a walk-in business model to become a home baker.  Be part of our network of local producers – think sisterhood!

TPS 238: Paleo Sweets with Kelsey Ale

This week Brett interviews Kelsey Ale about an ever favourite topic, Paleo Sweets! Kelsey shares her journey from a fat phobic vegetarian sugar addict to reclaiming her health and learning to enjoy sweets again (just a healthier version). So join us for this fun episode full of information, inspiration and a few delicious treat ideas!


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MUM 083: Early Post Partum – Dotan Dagan

Dotan Dagan Bio: 

Dotan was born in Israel and grew up in the Netherlands. She has been a carer for a decade and has owned a catering company. After becming a mother in 2012 she felt inspired to work with new mothers. Dotan is now an independent postpartum care taker, (kraamverzorgende) which is a recognized profession in the Netherlands and part of its unique maternity care system. She is focusing on a nourishing, natural approach for the postpartum period. Dotan has experience in methods such as attachment parenting, Aware parenting, baby wearing, baby led weaning, co-sleeping, long-term nursing and non-violent communication and is very respectful of the parents individual needs and wishes during this special moment in their lives.

“If you want the truth, I’ll tell you the truth: Listen to that secret sound, the real sound, which is inside of you.”  by Kabir a Sufi poet

Dotan’s Resources:
Atachment Play” by Aletha Solter
The First Forty Days: The Essential Art of Nourishing the New Mother”  by Heng Ou, Amely Greeven, Marisa Belger
Mother’s Wisdom deck by Niri Dewart, Elizabeth Marglin

Dotan’s Links:
Natural Postpartum Kraamzorg

RFR 138: Functional Medicine, Thyroid & Gut Health with Dr Michael Ruscio

In Episode 138 of The Real Food Reel, we are joined by Dr Michael Ruscio. In today’s episode, you will learn about the future of functional medicine, plus all things thyroid and gut health. We discuss personalised treatment, thyroid medication, SIBO and so much more.

Show Notes:

Dr Ruscio online:
Dr Ruscio Radio:

WWR 87: Acne

Have you suffered with acne? Pimples, blemishes, zits, spots or blackheads are unsightly no matter what you call them! Hormonal changes can certainly influence acne but so too can your gut and overall health. On this episode of Wellness Women Radio, Dr Ashleigh and Dr Andrea are exploring the causes of acne, why hormonal imbalance can exacerbate it and the best foods and holistic solutions to keep your skin glowing beautifully! Listen in for a HUGE and life-changing announcement from Dr Andrea!

‘Your skin is a mirror of your internal health’ ~Dr Andrea

HSW 44: Happy Nurses & Midwives with Carmen Barry.

Are you a nurse or midwife?  If so, then you’re going to love this episode as I had the pleasure of chatting with Carmen Barry, a nurse based at the Royal Women’s Hospital in Melbourne who has been involved in the rollout of a pilot program called ‘Happy People’.

The Happy People program is an initiative designed by workplace wellbeing advocates, Happy Body At Work, to help improve the mental, emotional and physical health of shift workers.

Carmen shares what it was like being a part of the 6-week pilot program including some of the things she and her fellow nurses learnt along the way to help with energy, mood, stress, and sleep.  According to Carmen, the program also instigated a healthy bit of “competitiveness” amongst the various nurses and wards, making it not only an informative project but a fun one too which is a huge bonus when you’re running on little sleep!

Links mentioned on the podcast:

The Royal Women’s Hospital Article

Carmen’s Email –

NTM 117: How to get okay with tears MASTERCLASS

What do your child’s tears bring up in you? Do you see them as something to move through quickly, too overwhelming to ‘hold’, and so triggering that you fear them? This masterclass is designed to begin to get you more comfortable with crying, with witnessing your child in ‘pain’ and equip you with a toolkit to handle yourself and hold them. Tears can be part of our children’s communication, and a pathway to connection when we fully understand them.

Connect with us: – Bridget – Jules

UC 250: Flashback Chat – Habits of Happy People Part 2

Flashback Chat, we have had many requests to replay some of our Most Popular podcasts from the past.

This week is the continuation of a 3 part series on the habits of happy people. The challenge to do one of the habits each day continues. This week Kim, Carren and Cyndi discuss the following habits. 1. Speak kindly of others, look for the good in people. 2. Forgiveness is a noble habit 3. Keep Learning 4. Start and don’t quit 5. Love what you do 6. Enjoy good company and change the relationship you have with self 7. Change negative thoughts around to positive. Once again Kim matches these habits with essential oils that will help you through the daily habit changes.

Five Hard Truths about Fat Loss That You Need To Hear

YEL 035: Dealing With The Fear Of Success

On this episode of Your Exceptional Life we cover – dealing with the fear of success, defining your life in just four words, planning to create quality time experiences with loved ones, and a snapshot of what I’ve been learning and listening to this week. Enjoy!

Life Purpose – 4 words to define what you love

I’ll talk about dealing with the fear of success in a moment (I actually cover that in the movement section of this blog). I”m about to head off to Melbourne to speak for Wellineux & CPA and I’m excited. I just LOVE travelling and speaking. When I hear those two words travelling and speaking it reminds of Dr John Demartini’s message. His life is dedicated to four things – research, write, travel and speak. Where possible he delegates everything else. Those four actions are the core of his genius. If Demartini is doing those four things he is a pig in shit. If you had to just put your daily activities into 4 words, what would they be? Mine would be Travel, Speak, Research – Research, Family/Friends/Engage/Socialise, Travel, Speak.

I definitely subscribe to research, travelling and speaking. My fourth one is not writing. It’s engaging, socialising, or connecting with people (my family, friends, etc). If you were to define your life’s purpose in four words, what would they be?

From there, the idea is to constantly plan your days and life in a way that increases the time doing those four things and reduces the time doing everything else.

Movement – dealing with the fear of success

At the beginning of this week I didn’t think that movement would be the area of life that challenged my fear of success. If you’ve been listening to previous episodes of Your Exceptional Life, you’ll know I’m committed to doing 100 consecutive push-ups. Not because I care about doing 100 push-ups; purely because it requires discipline and a lot of upper body strength (which I’ve been deficient in). On Monday I retestested my max, and it went from 42 up to 52.

This was somewhat scary for me because as vulnerable as I feel in saying this – I probably never expected to get to 52. I started at 23 push-ups about 12 weeks ago. Then it went up to 30, 35, 42 and now 52. The result? I’m now doing over 2000 push-ups per week – which I’m thoroughly enjoying the challenge of.

The components of the 100 push up challenge I am doing is here (I’m doing approach D).

More than anything, I share this with you to ask you if you ever feel the same way I did this week? Do you fear success? My instant thought as I reached 52 was “How am I going to do this?” I really felt like I was in new territory. I thought I may have hit 45 or 46, but hitting over 50 left me way out of my mental comfort zone. And I realised I had a fear of hitting past 50 because I didn’t know what to do (Even though the answer is simply more push-ups).

Are you scared to succeed? It’s not a simple question to answer, as sometimes it’s not until you succeed at something once that you realise you’re not sure if you can sustain it.

Yoga for when you’re feeling ill

My angel Sarah hasn’t been feeling close to 100% this week, and so it’s no surprise that I found this on my YouTube history.

Social Life – family support

Sarah’s folks have arrived up here for about a month, which is just sensational. The kids get a little excited when they’re here (who could blame them), and Rob and Jill are just a pillar of support. I walked outside today to see Rob washing our cars! Seriously, stay forever mate 🙂

Nutrition – The Kitchens @ Robina Town Centre

It took me a while to get to The Kitchens but I finally made it. Only problem was, my good friend Sam Gowing, who is the resident chef at The Kitchens had the day off! Next time. If you’re ever up on the Gold Coast and you’re a foodie, The Kitchens is an experience not to miss out on.

Love & Relationships – When quality trumps quantity

Being in Melbourne for one night is a great exercise in determining how to spend it. In this case, my Dad and his wife Brenda are just back from Europe, both my sisters are pregnant and I haven’t seen them in a while, and it’s a good opportunity to add all of that together and have a family dinner together.

It sounds an obvious thing to do now that I’ve organised it, but at the time of booking my flights I was a little frazzled on what to do with the one night. Who do I spend it with and how? When you live interstate from family I’m sure you can appreciate that quality time trumps quantity time every day of the week.

I don’t take this approach with my family. I think both quality and quantity are required (just my personal view), particularly with children. However, it took me some time to qualify the best way to use the time. But I’m glad I sat down, considered all of my options and then had the brainwave to organise a family dinner.

Growth – Genius / Zimmer

I’m still in a massive Robert Greene learning phase. I listened to this podcast this week and what I find is when I’m reading a book like Mastery is that I do my own research as I’m learning. I’ll look more into Mozart’s life, Darwin’s life and other people featured in a book like this to broaden my learning and discover the best way for me to share their stories with my tribe. My evening routine still centres around reading Mastery by Robert Greene. One for the keyboard warriors this week. The latest album by Hans Zimmer & National Geographic is an

Other books that I have pulled apart like this are Healthy at 100 by John Robbins, Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell & The Top 5 Regrets of the Dying by Bronnie Ware and The Blue Zones by Dan Buettner. By far they are four of my most cherished books. One for the keyboard warriors this week. The latest album by Hans Zimmer & National Geographic is an

For the music lovers I just have to share what I’m listening to at the moment whilst writing. You may know I’m a huge Hans Zimmer fan. Earlier this year National Geographic released an album titled Genius, which Zimmer composed the main theme for. It’s a simply stunning album, with titles such as Truth, Goodness & Beauty, Solitude, In Love With The Mind and more. See the entire playlist below.

Wealth – Are you happy with your lifestyle right now?

It’s a fascinating question this one. I was catching up with a friend at The Kitchens and we were talking about wealth creation, the cost of living and so on. He asked me “are you happy with your lifestyle?” and my answer (thankfully) was an emphatic yes.

There are experiences I’d like to add to my lifestyle and the conversation we were both having was pricing those experiences and then working towards it.

So the question for you is – Are you happy with your lifestyle? What would have to happen to improve your lifestyle? Is it a money thing? Does your ideal lifestyle cost more? Is it in a different location to where it is now (if so, I recommend you listen to my Love Where You Live episode of 100 Not Out)

Spirit / Soul / Faith

Without a doubt the spiritual highlight of my week was this morning as I observed the whales having a party, breaching and splashing about whilst I went for a jog. Just an awe-inspiring experience, and yet another reminder that surrounding ourselves in nature can truly lift your spirit.


I installed Grammarly on my computer this week. I admit it, after skipping the ad I number of times on YouTube, I watched it in full and decided “why not”. It’s free, non-invasive and different to a normal spell check. I even used it in spell-checking this blog (hope it worked)!

Wishing you a sensational week!