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Depression is A Disease of Civilisation: Hunter-gatherers hold the Key to the Cure

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Depression is A Disease of Civilization: Hunter-Gatherers Hold the Key to the Cure

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Depression is a global epidemic. It is the main driver behind suicide, which now claims more than a million lives per year worldwide. One in four Americans will suffer from clinical depression within their lifetimes, and the rate is increasing with every generation.

It robs people of sleep, energy, focus, memory, sex drive and their basic ability to experience the pleasures of life, says author of The Depression Cure Stephen Ildari. It can destroy people’s desire to love, work, play and even their will to live. If left unchecked it can cause permanent brain damage.

Depression lights up the pain circuitry of the brain to such an extent that many of Ildari’s psychiatric patients have called it torment, agony and torture. “Many begin to look to death as a welcome means of escape,” he said in a Ted Talks presentation.

But depression is not a natural disease. It is not an inevitable part of being human. Ildari argues, like many diseases, depression is a disease of civilization. It’s a disease caused by a high-stress, industrialized, modern lifestyle that is incompatible with our genetic evolution.

Depression is the result of a prolonged stress-response, Ildari said. The brain’s “runaway stress response” – as he calls it – is similar to the fight or flight response, which evolved to help our ancestors when they faced predators or other physical dangers. The runaway stress response required intense physical activity for a few seconds, a few minutes, or – in extreme cases – a few hours.

“The problem is for many people throughout the Western world, the stress response goes on for weeks, months and even years at a time, and when it does that, it’s incredibly toxic,” Ildari said.

Living under continually stressful conditions – as many modern humans do – is disruptive to neuro-chemicals like dopamine and seratonin, which can lead to sleep disturbance, brain damage, immune dysregulation and inflammation, Ildari says.

Civilization is the disease

hadza-dance-tanzania_13187_990x742Epidemiologists have now identified a long list of other stress-related diseases as “diseases of civilization” – diabetes, atherosclerosis, asthma, allergies, obesity and cancer. These diseases are rampant throughout the developed world, but virtually non-existent among modern-day aboriginal peoples.

In a study of 2000 Kaluli aborigines from Papua New Guinea, only one marginal case of clinical depression was found. Why? Because the Kaluli lifestyle is very similar to our hunter-gatherer ancestors’ lifestyle that lasted for nearly 2 million years before agriculture, Ildari said.

“99.9 percent of the human experience was lived in a hunter-gatherer context,” he added. “Most of the selection pressures that have sculpted and shaped our genomes are really well adapted for that environment and that lifestyle.”

In view of nearly 3 million years of hominid existence, since homo habilis first began use of stone tools, our genus has undergone rapid environmental change since the advent of agriculture about 12,000 years ago. And in the last 200 years, since the industrial revolution, our species has had to cope with what Ildari calls “radical environmental mutation.”

While our environment has radically mutated, our human genome is essentially the same as it was 200 years ago, Ildari says. “That’s only eight generations. It’s not enough time [for significant genetic adaptations].”

“There’s a profound mismatch between the genes we carry, the bodies and brains that they are building, and the world that we find ourselves in,” he said. “We were never designed for the sedentary, indoor, socially isolated, fast-food-laden, sleep-deprived frenzied pace of modern life.”

 

The Cure

Though he’s not entirely opposed to medication, Ildari says we can throw all the drugs in the world at the depression epidemic, and it won’t make a dent.

Anti depressant use has gone up 300 percent in the last 20 years, but the rate of depression has continued to increase. One in nine Americans over age 12 is currently taking an antidepressant, and one in five have been on them at some point.

The answer, Ildari says, is a change in lifestyle. He says the results of his six step program have exceeded his wildest dreams:

1. Exercise

2. Omega 3 Fatty Acids

3. Sunlight

4. Healthy Sleep

5. Anti-ruminative activity

6. Social connection

In his presentation, he emphasized the importance of exercise and social connection, as they are two of the hardest parts of the program for modern Americans.

Exercise is ‘not natural’

Ildari says the results of exercise on depression are so powerful that if they could be reduced into a pill, it would be the most expensive pill on earth. The problem is 60 percent of American adults get no regular physical activity. Ildari says it’s not their fault. Between long days at work and household and family responsibilities to attend to, who has the time or energy to hit the gym?

The dirty little secret about exercise, Ildari says, is “it is not natural.” We are designed to be physically active “in the service of adapted goals,” not to exercise on a hamster wheel.

Hunter gatherers get four or more hours of vigorous physical activity every day, but if you ask them they will tell you they don’t exercise, Ildari says. “They don’t work out. Working out would be crazy to them. They live.”

“When you put a lab rat on a treadmill … it will squat down on it’s haunches, and the treadmill starts to rub the fur and the skin right off it’s back side,” he said. “When you stare at a piece of exercise equipment, there is a part of your brain that’s screaming out ‘Don’t do it! You’re not going anywhere!’”

If you can’t go out gathering your own nuts and berries or hunting your own meat, Ildari recommends brisk walking with a friend. Walking for 30 minutes, three times a week, has better effects on depression than Zoloft, he said.

Social Connection

Another huge factor in modern depression is the lack of social connection in our modern nuclear-family bubbles. “Face-time with our loved ones puts the breaks on our stress response,” Ildari says.

The problem is we’ve replaced face-time with screen-time. “Our hunter gatherer ancestors spent all day every day in the company of their loved ones.”

Unfortunately illness, including mental illness, triggers people to isolate themselves, which only makes depression worse.

“Resist the urge to withdraw,” Ildari says, “because when you’re ill, your body tells you to shut down and pull away. When you have the flu, that’s adaptive. When you have depression, it’s the worst thing in the world you could do.”

Rewilding and Tribal Living

What Ildari didn’t mention in his Ted Talk is how difficult his cure is for most modern humans to attain. Sure, we’d all like more fresh air, sunlight, exercise, a better diet, better sleep, less monotonous work, and more interaction with loved ones, but who has time for all that?

I’m stuck here staring at my screen typing about it in an effort to make a living for myself, and many of you don’t even have time to read this article because you have 50+ hours-a-week jobs of your own. Meanwhile, immediate-return hunter-gatherers work an average of 17 hours a week. In this world, we certainly can’t just quit our jobs to be less stressed, when the financial stress would create more stress.

In my opinion, the answer lies in baby steps. Baby steps away from dependence on civilization, and toward nature, earth skills, and self-sustaining communal living.

Its about remembering to come back to your heart, your true nature and loving where you are.

Getting back to your roots, following an ancestral diet, listening to your body, going with the flow of our natural cycles with nature, trusting your gut knowing are the keys to set you free.

You are not broken, there is nothing to fix, there is only a return to the present moment of loving what is.

Interested in getting to the root cause of your disease, suffering, anxiety and depression?

Book a complimentary CLARITY to healing through lifestyle medicine session now

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What you don’t know about depression

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What you don’t know about depression

On my own journey through life and mis diagnosis of bipolar disorder. functional autism, it makes my heart expand to know that finally the truth about depression, anxiety and chronic stress can no longer be muted by big pharma. When you ask questions and trust the inmate wisdom of your body mind, you can heal your body naturally using nature’s medicine chest and the ancient wisdom of our ancestors to write your own prescription for a healthy, fulfilled life on purpose. Over the past 15 years, I have had the honour of assisting women all over the world to heal themselves from the inside out, from their cells to their soul using simple strategies like eating clean, getting enough restorative sleep, rewiring their nervous system by getting to the root cause of their current health, relationship and money issues through my Mindfulness Change and early childhood experiences with unpredictable stressors i.e. epigenetic and then using an integrative healing approach unique to each individual to reboot their brain and support their body systems naturally and effectively so they thrive!

Who am I to show you how? Well, I have created the True nature Systems based on healing my own body mind, years of study, certification and clients results . When doctors told  me I would be on SSRI’s for the rest of my life if I wanted to stay alive and functioning, I chose to look at alternative medicine and nutrition as my pathway from pain to purpose. In 6 months, I tapered off the medication, cleared my brain fog and anxiety through the D.R.E.S.S code (diet, rest, exercise, sleep and supplementation) and regained “a mind of my own.”

It was not always easy or comfortable, there were times when I just wanted to curl in a ball and go to sleep forever, but my vision to heal myself and help other women was bigger than my fear.

I know I did not go through all of this to keep it to myself – this work matters and there has never been a better time to trust your YES!

You can read the long version of my story here

Knowledge is power and I am on a mission to “teach a wo/man to fish and feed him/her for life”.

If you’re diagnosed with depression, then chances are you can relate to any of the following: persistent distress, malaise, anxiety, inner agitation, fatigue, low libido, poor memory, irritability, insomnia, sense of hopelessness, and feeling overwhelmed and trapped but emotionally flat. You might wake up most mornings unmotivated and uninspired, and you drag yourself around all day waiting for it to end (or waiting for a drink). Maybe you feel a sense of dread or panic without knowing why. You can’t silence the negative thoughts, which puts you on edge. Sometimes it seems like you could let loose an endless stream of tears, or perhaps you can’t remember the last time you cared enough about something to cry. All of these descriptions are symptoms that typically fall under a diagnosis of clinical depression. And if you were to seek help through conventional medicine, even if you don’t consider yourself “depressed,” you’d likely be handed a prescription for an antidepressant, joining the more than 30 million users in America. You might already be part of this community and feel like your fate is now sealed.

It doesn’t have to be.

Over the past twenty-five years, ever since the FDA approval of Prozac-type medications, we’ve been taught that drugs can improve the symptoms of or even cure mental illness, particularly depression and anxiety disorders. Today they are among the most prescribed, best-selling drugs. This has led to one of the most silent and underestimated tragedies in the history of modern health care.

As a practicing psychiatrist with a degree in cognitive neuroscience from MIT, an MD from Weill Cornell Medical College, and clinical training from NYU School of Medicine, I care deeply for women struggling with their well-being. I’m compelled to share what I’ve learned about the corruption of modern psychiatry and its sordid history while investigating holistic methods that focus on nutrition, meditation, and physical activity—what some practitioners are calling lifestyle medicine because the approach involves changes in everyday lifestyle habits, rather than the use of pharmaceuticals. While such drug-free methods are rooted in supportive science, they are virtually unknown in this age of the quick fix.

Let’s get a few facts straight from the get-go. I’m not a conspiracy theorist. I’m not even that politically minded, but I do like to think for myself. I’m a natural skeptic and pragmatist. These days, there are a couple of issues in my line of work that are making my blood boil, and I’m working to connect the dots between them to help establish a framework for a truth in science “sniff-test.” For one, symptoms of mental illness are not entirely a psychological problem, nor are they purely a neurochemical issue (and, as we’ll see shortly, not a single study has proven that depression is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain). Depression is merely a symptom, a sign that something is off balance or ill in the body that needs to be remedied.

And two, depression is a grossly misdiagnosed and mistreated condition today, especially among women—one in seven of whom is being medicated (one in four of reproductive age). Although I was trained to think that antidepressants are to the depressed (and to the anxious, panicked, OCD, IBS, PTSD, bulimic, anorexic, and so on) what eyeglasses are to the poor-sighted, I no longer buy into this rhetoric.

We owe most of our mental illnesses—including their kissing cousins such as chronic worry, fogginess, and crankiness—to lifestyle factors and undiagnosed physiological conditions that develop in places far from the brain, such as the gut and thyroid. That’s right: you might owe your gloominess and unremitting unease to an imbalance that is only indirectly related to your brain’s internal chemistry. Indeed, what you eat for breakfast (think whole wheat toast, fresh OJ, milk, and multigrain cereal) and how you deal with that high cholesterol and afternoon headache (think Lipitor and Tylenol) could have everything to do with the causes and symptoms of your depression. And if you think a chemical pill can save, cure, or “correct” you, you’re dead wrong. That is about as misguided as taking aspirin for a nail stuck in your foot.

I do not deny that I have developed a bit of an acrimonious relationship with much of conventional medicine over the past several years. After having witnessed the devastation this paradigm has wrought upon the lives of hundreds of my patients, I’m convinced that the pharmaceutical industry and its bedfellows, concealed behind official titles such as certain medical societies and associations, have created an illusion of science where none exists, in the service of profit over professional responsibility. I can myth bust just about everything you think you know about the role of drugs in the treatment of depression and anxiety. It’s time to turn the lights on in this dark room. Let’s open up this conversation and embrace a perspective on depression that radically challenges mainstream assumptions and theories.

The time has come for you to have a mind of your own.

Adapted from A Mind of Your Own by Kelly Brogan, MD

Kelly Brogan, MD, is a Manhattan-based holistic women’s health psychiatrist, author of the book, A Mind of Your Own, and co-editor of the landmark textbook, Integrative Therapies for Depression. She completed her psychiatric training and fellowship at NYU Medical Center after graduating from Cornell University Medical College, and has a B.S. from MIT in Systems Neuroscience. She is board certified in psychiatry, psychosomatic medicine, and integrative holistic medicine, and is specialized in a root-cause resolution approach to psychiatric syndromes and symptoms. She is a mother of two.

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How to reset your Nervous system in 60 seconds

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How to reset your Nervous system in 60 seconds

In todays’ post I want to introduce you to the ACE score and show you how you can use it to rescue your abandoned childs part and integrate the core woundings, really get to the root cause of your

trauma so that you can transform anxiety and depression and heal your body mind naturally and live your healthy, fulfilled life. Read on and learn how to reset your nervous system in 60 seconds.

Are you dealing with acute or chronic illness?

Do you have trouble sleeping well, or feel stressed, moody and on edge?

Do you find yourself unable to get better, despite visiting different doctors and trying different food, exercise, prescription and supplement routines?

In my work with root cause resolution, I want to know where in your early childhood experiences these

early life stressors epigenetically have reset the gluticocorticoid receptors, resulting in a lowered threshold required for a stress response. So, early life stress causes chronic release of stress hormones and inflammatory cytokines. Genes that shut off the stress response are silenced.

The body is flooded with inflammation at the slightest provocation, and researchers have confirmed that crucial set of breaks are off, and the body is marinading in inflammatory chemicals.

A study by Dr Joan Kaufman and colleagues also looked at epigenetic differences in children with ACEs and found gene expression changes across the entire genome, including genes implicated in cardiovascular diseases, obesity, and cancer.

We live in a world of constant stressors and they are not going to go away. So getting to the root cause of yours health challenges now could literally save your life later on in life.

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We have learnt to avoid our body’s million signals to slow down. rest, eat and push through the daily grind as our “normal.” Bad things happen like home invasions, car crashes and we never fully process the stress response all the way through the 5 stages of euro modulation. WE keep going, we think we are coping, that we are functioning and twenty, thirty years later we have a body crisis like cancer or an auto immune disease or heart attack that literally stops us on our path of self destruction and forces us to slow down and heal from the root cause of experiences and adversity we may not even remember.
Worse still that a traumatic event like rape or some other unspeakable shock and trauma that has a beginning and an end is the prolonged daily stressors of every day living in a modern, fast paced world. When we don’t take stock and practice radical self care, when we ignore our tension instead of addressing it, our bodies experience a buildup of cortisol, the flight-or-fight hormone. Over time, an abundance of cortisol can have disastrous consequences. Brain fog, lowered immunity, heart problems, elevated blood sugar, eating issues, diabetes, and hormonal and sleep disturbances are just a few common ramifications of persistent stress.The good news is, there are simple daily rituals you can use that don’t cost anything and that you can use straight away.What if you could use some simple practices when you feel your fight/flight/freeze response kicking in to move through your triggers without causing damage to your body or brain?We can rebuild our resilience, health, and peace of mind through the 5 keys to transform chronic stress, anxiety and depression naturally. When you learn how to heal your body, manage your stress response and DRESS ( diet, rest, exercise. sleep and supplementation) for success you will reclaim your meaningful, healthy life!Today, I want to invite you to listen to part 1 of a 2 part masterclass on “Abandonment and healing your childhood wounds that are holding you back from living in your fullest expression of health, wealth and happiness.You can listen in here:What is the Ace test?

Rescuing your child for a fulfilled life now

 

Your homework for today is to:

  1. Take your ace score here at http://www.acestudy.org/
  2. Take the enneagram quiz here at http://www.janspiller.com
  3. Practice mindfulness by using the following 5 steps to Stress Less living below
  4. Use the Peace process which I guide a client through here:

Mindfulness peels away layers of rushing, negative self-talk, and anxiety. It encourages us to honor ourselves as living, breathing, deserving humans. Mindfulness softens life’s challenges and makes us aware of the larger picture, in a kind and gentle way, by valuing and tuning in to the present moment.

Time is not a renewable resource, and it can’t be saved for later, either. The only moments we can treasure and appreciate, truly, are the ones we are living through right now. That alone is reason enough to be mindful—but we can also gain a physical health benefit: Mindfulness diminishes harmful cortisol build-up.

We have a lot to gain by learning to practice mindfulness.

 

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  1. Name your feeling.

When you notice stress, take one minute (or hopefully more) to quietly discern what you’re feeling and where you perceive sensation in your body. Go ahead and actually name it out loud, such as, “I’m feeling anger, and my pulse is pounding” or “Fear is giving me a knot in my stomach.” In a hurry? Then walk while you think, but do it slowly so you can focus.

  1. Observe the situation—without self-judgment.

That’s really what you’re doing by naming your feelings. You’ve taken a step back to observe, completely without judgment, the way a camera lens would do. This allows you to detach from the drama itself and just consider how it affects you. What do you see?

By the way, if you feel resistance to naming the emotion, or if your thoughts are racing, or you just want to hurry through or dismiss the feelings, that’s normal. This kind of focused attention isn’t our usual status quo. Focusing on yourself takes practice!

  1. Just breathe.

Take 3 to 5 deep, measured breaths. You can even close your eyes. This focused, purposeful deep breathing is the opposite of the shallow, rapid breathing that accompanies stress. The dramatic shift from that anxious pant to a slow, refreshing breath resets, calms, and informs your system immediately. When I’m tense, I feel a difference every time after I slow my breathing. It’s like magic.

  1. Make friends with what you’re feeling.

Rather than engaging in the default habit of self-criticism or judgment—for example, “Why should I be angry about that? I’m so stupid”— cultivate a new awareness and curiosity about the emotion or reaction. Pay close attention to what’s really in front of you, not an automatic interpretation of it. Usually, our versions of present events come from our past and prevent us from truly seeing what’s happening in reality. Question whether your story is really true—or does it just seem that way?

  1. Finally, make room for self-acceptance.

Have some compassion for your imperfectly perfect humanness. The overachievers among us tend to think “I’m never good enough” thoughts. Others of us may judge ourselves undeserving or feel selfish for shining a light on ourselves. Meet those doubts with softness, kindness, and an understanding that you are a loving, valuable presence in the world.

Let this 5-step technique become your best new rituality. It takes practice, but with time, you can achieve an effective stress reversal in 30 seconds!

Perhaps along the way you’ll also find yourself becoming more aware and appreciative of the world around you.

Right here and now is what we have in front of us, and it’s a friendly, important place that we don’t want to miss. Looking at what we’re presented with more closely, even in its difficult moments, just might be the answer.

I choose health, peace, and freedom over stress, worry, and mindless activity. How about you?

Want to learn more about how I can support you in healing your core woundings and childhood trauma through my practice of integrated functional medicine and the mindfulness process of changing your story?

Book your complimentary CLARITY to healing breakthrough session here:

Yes, I want to know I can be my own medicine!

Reference to long term stress and how it damages the brain

 

How to March into miracles begin by slowing down

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As we move in to March, do you find yourself
beating yourself up
saying things like

“I should be so much farther along by now”

“I’ve said yes to too many things”

“There’s never enough time to do what I want”

“I have no space in my life, no breathing room”

“Where did my joy go?”

“I don’t know who I am any more life is so chaotic”

 

Can you relate to the heaviness
the self judgement
the lack of vitality in all those
conclusions?

I myself have days of beating myself up
The recovering perfectionists, A type
super women out there,
I hear you.

If you work with me, you know
its just all interesting points of view
Its not true.
And then you slow down
get really present in your body
with the feelings
and you use the “Peace process”
the somatic movements
and you integrate
and release
and come back to your True Nature.

 

Have you ever found that there’s just

no way to get everything done that you’ve

committed to?

 

So what’s the first thing that gets

knocked off the list?

 

If you are like most conscious women entrepreneurs
and health practitioners I work with

who are changing lives,
it’s your commitments and promises to yourself.

“get out of other people’s business and into your own”
TWEET THAT like you mean it!

 

Self care and self love take a back seat

to agreements we have to others.

 

Other people’s agendas start to become

the way we “prioritize” our time.

 

Do you check your phone or computer

for email or social media

first thing in the morning?

 

If you think about it, email is just

an organized list of other people’s agendas,

requests, and priorities of YOUR time.

 

It’s tricky because we live in a society that

rewards people for being quick, taking massive action

and responding to intense deadlines.

 

But the price we pay for “instant” success, can be

more long term challenges with our health or friends and family

relationships that we haven’t had time to invest in.

 

This constant sense of urgency, impatience,

feeling behind, GO GO GO, full steam ahead

INTERNAL PRESSURE tends to be

what is most associated with heart disease.

 

There’s even a psychological term for it,

“Hurry Sickness,” defined as, “a behavior pattern

characterized by continual rushing and anxiousness;

an overwhelming and continual sense of urgency.”

 

Sound familiar?

It’s becoming an epidemic among business owners.

 

The conversations I have with my
clients who are living life on their own terms now,
their success came when they added mindfulness
around not what to do-
but what to STOP DOING.

 

I’m constantly having to remind myself and
my clients to

S L O W  D O W N.
I remind them that yes,

you will achieve your big WHAT, your living legacy
your greatest dreams and desires,
just not all at once!

 

Tony Robbins has a saying,

“People overestimate what they can do in 1 year,

and underestimate what they can do in 10 years.”

 

Remember the story about the tortoise and the hare?

Slow and steady wins the race.

 

There used to be this thing called “spare time”,

which is time that’s available for things other than work…

 

It’s now upgraded to “leisure time,” which is

time available for ease and relaxation.

 

Our bodies and minds were not built for

continuous stress

We are supposed to follow the seasons
get in synch with the 5 elements feeding cycle
tick to the chinese clock
Tend to our inner garden
Rest and digest

 

When we don’t
Depression and anxiety sets in
Inflammation in the gut and joints make
our bodies ache and hurt
Blood pressure spikes,
hearts wear out,

we suffer from chronic stress
we have breakdowns.
we burn out

We are not PRESENT to the
miracles all around us
The simple things.
We forget who we are
We give up on dreams and
desires.

 

And if you take a deep look,

there’s really few times during the day that

you actually need to rush.

 

Multi-tasking while you eat,
speed walking,
skipping breaks,

getting impatient in conversations,
all are a part of

your internal push.
Resistance
Self judgement

What is it costing you
this dying to live a
purpose driven
meaningful life?

 

If you calculated the costs (like to your health)

you might start to slow down and replenish yourself.
GET REALLY PRESENT
Go to bed before 10pm
Dance and stretch your body.

 

Taking time off to relax doesn’t really work with this Inner Voice Trance,

because we tend to want to “hurry up with the relaxing already”

so we can get back to doing things. 😉

 

So when you notice that “hurry sickness”, the tension, stress and anxiety creeping up,

taking hold in your body as pain or tension
or you find yourself checking out
here are some simple reminders you can say to yourself

to create more PRESENCE, more white space in your life:

  • “It’s okay to relax and take my time”
  • “Everything does not have to be accomplished today or even tomorrow”
  • “It’s okay to take the time I need to respond accurately”
  • “I don’t have to check email first thing in the morning”
  • Even though I am afraid to slow down, I am going to

 

Send me a quick email if this was helpful to you!
Happy March 1st, and yes even marching towards your miraculous life
can be slowed down and intentional
mindful
peaceful
joyful
and much more.

I will be bring you some simple ways to heal your body, manage your stress response,
calm your nervous system down so you can free your mind
and reclaim your meaningful life over the next few weeks.
So let me know what you would most like to
hear and learn about.
because you matter and I want to support you
the very best way I can.

Much love and gratitude


If you are in Johannesburg this Friday, what if you practice some radical self care, love yourself into
coming through to The Woman of Substance Lifestyle Expo in Rivonia?
It’s going to be a day of conscious connections, inspiring talks, mini workshops
and laughter. One of my VIP clients Anjana Lale is going to to gift you some tension release
through laughter ( its the best medicine) and I will be giving you my 5 top keys to heal your
body naturally, manage your stress response and reclaim your meaningful, extraordinary life.

Book your ticket here: http://www.webtickets.co.za
I look forward to meeting you and empowering you to be your own medicine!

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What has your healing crisis gifted you?

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I know how challenging it can be to find the gift in disease and depression.

When I was finding my way through breakdown to breakthrough, part of my recovery process was not to try fix anything but rather integrating all the core woundings of all the parts and pieces of myself that had created the disharmony in my body mind, one step at a time.

Being in the mindfulness process of un ravelling, un learning, un doing, un becoming everything I had identified as the NOT me.

Reading and speaking to other people going through similar challenges from a space of empowering story telling and actionable enquiry a huge contribution to changing old outdated belief systems and perceptions holding me back from moving from hopelessness and diagnosis of chronic illness and into embracing those dark nights of the soul.

When I felt isolated, separate and alone – where family and friends could not “go there” because of their own fears and discomfort, I found people I had never met before connect, inspire and enquire about what else was truly possible and they have become part of an incredible tribe who are choosing change from a space of allowance and empowerment – healer be healed.

To trust that nobody knows their innate wisdom and body language better than you is a great place to start and to then ask for support to get to root cause resolution by addressing body, mind, heart and spirit. In todays fast paced information age its easy to get overwhelmed and move away from what is true for you and what you need most. Reading powerful memoirs like How toBe Sick by Toni Bernhard, Dying to be Me by Anita Moorjani and Broken Open by Elizabeth lesser gave me introspection, support and inspiration. All these authors share their stories of how they transformed disease, deep grief and loss though their own unique process of coming undone and broken wide open and second chances.

I know how powerful it is to know that I am not alone on this topsy turvy, winding road to living whole heartedly health and happy and because I honour and appreciate the power of community that supports, uplifts and celebrates the essence of living in True Divine Nature I would like to invite you to share your story on my blog.

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Why Sharing makes a whole and healthy

I’m sure you can relate to the power of parables. Since the beginning of time we have told stories through pictures before there was spoken word. It is our human nature to pass on information and wisdom on what it means to be connected in to human being ness and the power of the tribe.  If you’re healing a chronic health condition, if you have felt alone and unsupported, if you have felt confused, angry, depressed, hopeless, unsupported, isolated I want you to know you are seen and heard and loved.   I know your story matters, that you are resilient and that there are other people who you may never meet in this lifetime, that are waiting for you to share your story – what you know and what you are or have transformed in profound and deeply spiritual ways.

Everything about your story is so utterly valuable. Would you be willing to acknowledge that?

Would you be willing to shine like a Diamond of hope for others to know they can come back to their hearts and thrive being the greatest version of themselves they came here to be?

Here’s why:

▪ People moving from deep depression to deeply happy, people healing from life threatening illness need to know that they can get back on track to their divine true nature

   That they are not alone.
▪ They also need to know that there is a gift in their challenge that is healing the whole morphic field of humanity
▪ That sharing your story can be cathartic, and is a way to release energy and emotion and that there is deep insight and wisdom in the mindfulness process.
Listen to how you can use The Peace process here.

How To Share

The Share your story part of my blog is dedicated to… Your Story. The ups and downs on your healing path and what you’ve learned along the way.

If you’re overcoming a chronic illness (or have already recovered from one) and you want to share a little about your path, please fill out the interview questions here.

I will personally read your story with my whole heart. And if your story is inspiring which I know it will be, I’ll share your story on my blog. (Yes, anonymous posts are welcome. And yes, of course, it’s free!)

Click here to go to the questionnaire and share your tory with the world.